Captain John Capen

Male 1612 - 1692  (80 years)


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  • Name John Capen 
    Title Captain 
    Born 26 Jan 1612  Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 1692  Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Came with his father to Massachusetts Bay, arriving 26Feb1632. He
      was freeman 14May1634. In 1646 was part of the Artillery Company,
      later being Captain. In 1656 John was made Deacon of the Dorchester
      Church. He was Representitve of Dorchester in 1671 and again from
      1673 to 1678, he is credited for the man who, "wrote in the books more
      than anyone by far." These would be the town records. He is buried
      in the North Burying Ground, in Dorchester,MA. His stone reads, "Here
      lyes Buried Ye Body of Capt John Capen. He was Deacon of ye Church of
      Christ in Dorchester. He Died April ye 6th 1692 in ye 80th year of
      age."
    Person ID I345  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Bernard Capen,   b. 1562, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1638, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Joan Purchase,   b. Abt 1578,   d. 26 Mar 1653, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 1596 
    Family ID F2017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Radigon Clapp,   d. 1645 
    Married 20 Oct 1637  Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Bass,   b. 1631, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1704, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 20 Sep 1647  Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Samuel Capen,   b. 29 Jul 1648, Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1733, Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Family ID F259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1612 - Dorchester, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Oct 1637 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Sep 1647 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Apr 1692 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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