PURCHASE Joan[1]

Female 1579 - 1653  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name PURCHASE Joan 
    Birth CA 1579  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID CC53E9FE58D74380804EF3DD43CB972863A4 
    Death 25 Mar 1653  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (on the day Joan died she was 74 years old and AEtatis (i.e., AE, "Aged," in the XX year of her Age) 75.)
    Burial Aft 25 Mar 1653  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Dorchester North Burying Ground 
    Barnard & Joan (Purchase) Capen gravestone
    Barnard & Joan (Purchase) Capen gravestone
    Courtesy of the Dorchester Atheneum.

    Here
    lies the bodies of
    Mr Barnard Capen
    & Mrs Joan Capen his
    wife; He died Nov 8,
    1638 Aged 76 years
    & She died March
    26 [sic], 1653:
    Aged 75 years.

    Notes 
    • Joan Purchase, dau. of Oliver Purchase, b. in England on a date and at a place unproved. She d. Mar. 25, 1653 at Dorchester, Mass., Æ 75, meaning she was then 74 years old.

      In 1907 Julia Evans (Stone) Neil published "From Generation to Generation, The Genealogies of Dwight Stone and Olive Evans." This bare-bones work provides no source for the claim that "Joane Purchis," wife of Bernard Capen, was born March 25, 1578. The lack of a source suggests it was copied from some other printed work, but the memorialist cannot find in the literature this specific date with or without citation.

      According to the fly-leaf of a bible printed in 1615 apparently once owned by her descendant [NEHGR 2:80]:

      Joan Capen, ye daughter of Oleuer Purchis dyed ye 26 of March, 1653, ye night before, aged 75 yeers.


      Joan's replacement gravestone is based on the above bible entry, but on its face the actual entry can only be interpreted as she died the night before the 26th of March 1653, or on the 25th not the 26th.
    Person ID I101549  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 May 2013 

    Father PURCHASE Oliver   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F40737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CAPEN Barnard,   b. 1563, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Nov 1638, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 75 years) 
    Marriage 3 Jun 1596  Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • (31 May 1596 in their own time by the Julian calendar.)
    Children 
     1. CAPEN James,   b. 1598, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Sep 1628, Holborn, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 30 years)
     2. CAPEN Susanna,   b. 11 Apr 1602, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Nov 1666, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years)
     3. CAPEN Dorothy,   b. 1603, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 18 Sep 1675, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years)
     4. CAPEN Elizabeth,   b. CA 27 Jan 1610/1, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Jan 1678, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 67 years)
     5. Captain & Deacon CAPEN John, Sr.,   b. 26 Jan 1612, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 4 Apr 1692, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years)
     6. CAPEN Honor,   b. 1616, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F40735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2024 

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #6108090 [Don Blauvelt] 3/3/2010.

    2. [S6296] Periodical-American Ancestors, Spring 2013; 14:19 John Capen; A Sketch From The Early New England Families Study Project.

    3. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #5823815 [Don Blauvelt] 3/3/2010.