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Marriage: 18 March 1794
Place: Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts

Birth Date: about 1760
Birth Place: <Marblehead, Essex, Massachsetts>
Death Date: 1797
Burial: Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts

Margaret Bubier Nance (w-1)
Joseph Nance (w-1)
Mary Nance


Father: unknown
Mother: unknown

Joseph Nance





From Marblehead Marriages :   Hendley, Mary and Joseph Nance, March 18, 1794.   Intention [to marry] also recorded.

From Essex County Probate:
Administration of all the Goods & Estate of Joseph Nantz late of Marblehead in said County, mariner deseased Intestate was granted to Sarah Besom who gave bond with Nathan Bowen esq. and Israel Eaton as sureties to exhibit an Inventory by the first day of April next and to render an Account by the first day of January AD. 1799, this first day of January Anno Domini 1798.

From Essex County Probate:
An Inventory od the Estate of Joseph Nantz late of Marblehead deceased appraised on Oath by us the subscribers duely appointed to that service by the Hon[ora]ble Sam[ue]l Holten Esq. Judge of Probate of Wills for the County of Essex.
                                                                                 Personal Estate:
Marblehead October 31st 1798
Sarah Besom Adm[inistrator]

Nathan Bowen, Joshua Prentiss, Samuel Devereux: Committee sworn

Essex, Salem November 7th 1798. Then Mrs. Sarah Besom Adm. presented the a forewritten and made Oath that is contained a true and perfect Inventory of the Estate of Joseph Nantz late of Marblehead mariner deceased so far as come to his hand or knowledge and that if anything further shall hereafter appear, he will cause it to be added.


Marblehead Messenger
January 26, 1900
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts

"Got Their Money Back"

The heirs of Captain Philip Besom Jr., whose vessel, the Hannah, was captured by the French about a hundred years ago have at last received their share of the French Spoliation Claims. Atty. Seccumb, who has had charge of the case, succeeding in settling affairs in about two years, and the sum involved has been divided among the sixty or more heirs. There are four heirs in Marblehead. Messrs. Joshua L, Eleazer and Philip E. Graves and Mrs. William Caswell. It was rather singular that in the final settlement not a Marbleheader named Bessom should have
received a share.


Footnote 1-4 NHC, 9/2001


Vital Records of Marblehead, Massachusetts
Vol. II- Marriages and Deaths
Essex Institute [Salem, Ma] 1916
US/Can 974.45/S1 V2e v.4

Essex County Probate
Book   page 254/507
FHL film # 861,445

Essex County Probate
Book   page 151/399
FHL film # 861,445