Other Betstone/Batson Connections

Another Batson Family
With connections to the Jones and Nurse Families

BESSTONE, William
      Born: circa 1744
      Died: buried 04 January 1787, aged 43
      Married: 05 October 1772
      Spouse: Sarah Walter
      Father: William Walter, planter in Trinity, buried 11 March 1772, age 56; born circa 1716
      Mother: Sarah (Planter in Trinity when her daughter married)
      Children:
           [1] Bernard Beston, christened 21 November 1773, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
           [2] Martha Bestone, christened 22 September 1776, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
           [3] James Beston, born about April 1783; christened 10 October 1784 at 18 months, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
           [4] John Baston, died 1789, burial 22 January 1789 (listed as son of Sarah Baston; William was already deceased)

Note: William and Sarah Walters had at least six children :
      [1] Sarah Walters; married William Besstone
      [2] Ann Walters, christened 09 October 1757
      [3] Mary Walters, christened 18 May 1759
      [4] William Walters, christened 23 August 1761
      [5] Jon(? son) Walters, christened 18 October 1764
      [6] Martha Walters, christened 05 January 1769
Sarah Walters' father died seven months before she was married. William Walter, planter in Trinity, husband to Sarah, was buried on 11 March 1772, aged 56 years, born circa 1716. At the time of Sarah's marriage, her mother was listed as a Planter in Trinity. When William died, his widow was left with five children between the ages of three and fifteen to support, so it is assumed that she took over and carried on her husband's fishing business.

BESTON, Bernard
      Born: christened 21 November 1773, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
      Father: William Beston
      Mother: Sarah Walter
      Married: 12 February 1804, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
      Spouse: Elizabeth Miller of Bonaventure
      Born: circa about September 1784; christened 05 October 1785 at 13 months, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
      Father: William Miller
      Mother: Mary Abbott
      Children:
           [1] Mark Baston, born 05 December 1806, christened 05 January 1807 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
           [2] James Bastone, christened 12 April 1809, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
           [3] Margaret Baston, born 26 October 1811; christened 26 November 1811, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
           [4] Joseph Baston, born 05 September 1813; christened 11 October 1813, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
           [5] John Baston, born 29 July 1816; christened 02 October 1816, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity

Note: William Miller and Mary Abbot, daughter of Matthew Abbott of Trinity, married on 09 October 1782.

BESTON, Mark
      Born: 05 December 1806, christened 05 January 1807 at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
      Father: Barnard Baston of English Harbour
      Mother: Elizabeth Miller of Bonaventure
      Married: 14 October 1828, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity; by William Bullock, Minister; witnesses John Penny and William Penny, Jr.
      Spouse: Susannah Penny
      Born: 27 July 1810; christened 16 September 1810, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Trinity
      Father: William Penny, Jr. of English Harbour
      Mother: Margaret Ivamy of English Harbour; married 11 October 1804
      Children:
           [1] Susanna Batstone, born about 1830
           [2] Joanna Bestone, christened 11 August 1844, of Mark and Susannah Bestone, at Church of St. Silas by Henry James Fitzgerald
           [3] Jane Beston, christened 13 May 1849, of Mark and Susannah Beston, at Church of St. Silas by Thomas M. Wood
           [4] Robert Beston, christened 10 August 1851, of Mark and Susan Beston, at Church of St. Silas by Thomas M. Wood
           [4] William Penny Batson; married Johanna Bestone; children Arthur Batson, William Batson

Note: Mark Beston was listed as a Planter in English Harbour when daughters Joanna and Jane were christened, but listed as fisherman when son Robert was christened. William Penny Jr. and Margaret Ivamy, both of English Harbour, married on 11 October 1804. William was the son of William Peney and Ann Jones. Ann Jones was the daughter of William and Hannah Jones. William Batson, of William Penny Batson and Johanna Bestone, married on 24 April 1890 Rhoda Freeman; their son Arthur Kenneth Batson, born 11 August 1899, married Judy Long, daughter of William Hillier Long and Sarah Nurse; Arthur Kenneth and Judy had daughter Lydia Batson.

BATSTONE, Susanna
      Born: about 1830, English Harbour
      Father: Mark Batson
      Mother: Susannah Penney
      Married: 19 February 1848, St. Silas Church, English Harbour, by Bertram Jones; witnesses Martin Miller and Richard Ivany
      Spouse: Robert Nurse of Salmon Cove
      Born: baptized 19 December 1826, St. Paulís Anglican Church, Trinity, by William Bullock
      Father: Richard Nurse
      Mother: Mary Spragg
      Children:
           [1] Margaret Nurse; born English Harbour; baptized 13 August 1848, St. Paulís Anglican Church, Trinity
           [2] Robert Mark Nurse; born 06 August 1860, Salmon Cove; baptized 19 August 1860, Trinity Anglican Parish; died before 1935
           [3] Sarah Nurse; born 23 December 1862, Salmon Cove; baptized 24 May 1863, Trinity; died 24 November 1945, aged 82; buried 26 November 1945, Anglican Cemetery, Champneyís East

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