Bursley (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 20, 2022:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line (Y-DNA) descendants of John Bursley (with a priority on descendants of his grandson, John Bursley III) for NGS/WGS SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com

Still to do as of March 20, 2022

  • NGS/WGS test multiple Bursley direct paternal (Y-DNA) descendants to firmly place family clade as well as discover any subclades unique to descendants lines

Biography

For more information see: White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. 2 (son John), Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1993

First Generation

John Bursley (III) was baptized Barnstable 11 Apr 1652, son of John Bursley (II) and Joanna Hull. He died there 5 Aug 1726. He married twice, first Barnstable Dec 1673 Elizabeth Howland and second, Elizabeth ____. All of his children were by his first wife (Barnstable): Elizabeth (1674-1675), Mercy (1675-1676), John (1677/8), Mary (1679), Jabez (1681), Joanna (1684), Joseph (1686/7), Abigail (1690), Elizabeth (1692) and Temperance (1695-1734 unm.)

Second Generation

John Bursley (IV) was born Barnstable 1 Mar 1677/8 and died there 5 Apr 1748. He married Barnstable 11 Feb 1702/3 Mary Crocker and they had three children (Barnstable): Experience (1706), infant daughter (1710-1711) and infant son (1711-1711).

Jabez Bursley was born Barnstable 21 Augt 1681 and died there 15 Jan 1731/2. He married about 1705 Hannah Fuller and they had eight children (Barnstable): Benjamin (1706), John (1708), Elizabeth (1710/1), Abigail (1713/4), Hannah (1715), Joanna (1719), Mary (1723) and Barnabas (1724/5).

Joseph Bursley was born Barnstable 29 Jan 1686/7 and died there 23 Jun 1750. He married Barnstable 7 Nov 1712 Sarah Crocker and they had three children (Barnstable): Joseph (1713/4), Lemuel (1718-1744 unm.) and Mercy (1721).

Third Generation

Benjamin Bursley was born Barnstable 21 Jul 1706 and died there 12 Mar 1779. He married twice, first Barnstable 7 Jul 1735 Joanna Cannon and second Barnstable 2 Feb 1743/4 Mary Goodspeed. By his first wife he had two children: Jabez (1736) and Martha (1740). By his second wife he had four more children: Elizabeth (1744), Sarah (1747), Benjamin (1752) and Lemuel (1755).

John Bursley was born Barnstable 1 Sep 1708 and died there before 11 Aug 1767 (son appointed administrator of his estate). He married Sandwich 12 Jul 1744 Hannah Landers/Sanders and they had one child (Sandwich): John (1744).

Barnabas Bursley was born Barnstable 16 Jan 1724/5 and died probably Barre aft 1800. He married Barnstable 16 May 1754 Thankful Smith and they had at least five children (Barnstable): Hannah (1756), Thankful (1759), Barnabas (1761), prob. Mary (c1763-1791 unm.) and prob. Mercy (c1769).

DNA Results TBD

Previous testing

Family Tree DNA currently does not have a Bursley surname DNA project, but has three kits associated with this surname.

NGS/WGS testing

NGS/WGS testing of patrilineal (direct male line Y-DNA descendants) would identify the haplogroup for the family and possibly define subclades for descendants.

External Links and References

  • White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. 2 (son John), Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1993