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Anne (Unknown) Besson (abt. 1618 - bef. 1658)

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Anne Besson formerly [surname unknown] aka Pecke
Born about in Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in St. Mary, Leicester, Leicester, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of
Died before in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland Colonymap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 12 Feb 2013
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Anne's date of birth is estimated from her date of marriage.

A marriage record has been found at St. Mary, Leicester, England between Anne Pecke and Thomas Besson, their marriage took place on 5 November 1635.[1][2][3]

Anne was still alive when her husband, and their children, Thomas and Anne, moved to Anne Arundel Co., MD, in 1649.

Besson, Thomas of Anne Arundel Co, immigrated in 1649 with Anne, his wife, Thomas & Anne, his children, & Edward Cox, his servant.[4]

Thomas Besson Jr, would have been only 3 years old, and Anne Besson would have been only 1 years old in 1649. Thomas Besson's wife Anne must have died after they got to Anne Arundel, Maryland, which is probably why he married the widow Hester in 1658. They both needed each other in that new country.


  1. England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973, Author: Ancestry, FHL Film # 585273, 585274, 942 B4PRS V.64 Marriage between Thomas Besson and Anne Pecke
  2. "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991," database, FamilySearch (: 6 June 2018), Thomas Besson and Anne Pecke, 5 Nov 1635; records extracted by findmypast, images digitized by FamilySearch; citing Marriage, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, page 104, citing the Record Office of Leicestershire, Leicester, and Rutland, Wigston, UK.
  3. "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (: 10 February 2018), Thomas Besson and Anne Pecke, 05 Nov 1635; citing Saint Mary,Leicester,Leicester,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 585273, 585274, 942 B4PRS V. 64.
  4. 'The Original Lists of Persons of quality: Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; -Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and others who went from Great Britain to the American Plantation 1600-1700' edited by John Camden Hotten"

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On 7 Dec 2018 at 05:18 GMT Floyd Spencer wrote:

Initial section shows marriage date as 5 Nov 1635. The Biography note section shows May 11, 1635.

On 1 Aug 2018 at 23:12 GMT Darien (Stadden) Anonymous wrote:

Unknown-191343 and Unknown-434008 appear to represent the same person because: I am sorry for causing such inconvenience. I guessed at the birth and death dates so please disregard. After reading your reference concerning the Besson family, I know that these are one and the same.

Thank you.

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