Elizabeth Bursley

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
Elizabeth Bursley, daughter of John Bursley and Joanna Hull, was born probably shortly before her baptism at Barnstable, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, 25 March 1649.1,2,3 She died at Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, 26 January 1706/7.3

Elizabeth married (1) Nathaniel Goodspeed, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Barnstable, November 1666;3,1 she married (2) Increase Clapp, son of Thomas Clapp and Jane (…), at Barnstable, October 1675.4,1,5

Family 1

Nathaniel Goodspeed b. 6 Oct 1642, d. Jun 1670
  • Mary Goodspeed3 b. 18 Feb 1667
  • Nathaniel Goodspeed3 b. say 1669

Family 2

Increase Clapp b. say 1647, d. 13 Sep 1716
  • John Clapp+6 b. Oct 1676, d. bt 1752 - 1754
  • Charity Clapp6 b. Mar 1677, d. 8 Feb 1697/98
  • Thomas Clapp6 b. Jan 1681, d. Jan 1683
  • Thomas Clapp6 b. Dec 1684, d. 20 Apr 1716
  • Benjamin Clapp6 b. say 1686
This person was last edited on21 Dec 2017


  1. [S2281] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:280-83 (John Bursley), further cited as Anderson, GMB.
  2. [S341] Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, 1978-1908: Part IV: The Ancestry of Linda Anna Powers, 1839-1879 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2000), 132-140, further cited as Smith and Sanborn, Kempton Ancestry 4.
  3. [S85] Mary Lovering Holman, The Scott Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Harriett Grace Scott, 1919), 235, further cited as Holman, Scott Genealogy.
  4. [S85] Holman, Scott Genealogy, 235, 232.
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 317, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S85] Holman, Scott Genealogy, 224-233.