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Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Benjamin Bussey and Elizabeth Bowen

The first Portsea Parish Church (St. Mary's) Built 1170 Demolished 1843.

Benjamin Bussey (b. 1781) married Elizabeth Bowen (b. 1796) at the first St Mary's Church, Portsea, on 28 May 1821. (Benjamin was a widower at the time of this marriage, having first married Sarah Deed at that same church on 31 Aug 1806, who had died, aged 37, and was buried there on 17 Nov 1820.)

Benjamin and Elizabeth had five children: 
  1. Benjamin Bussey bap. 22 Mar 1822 at St Mary's Church, Portsea
  2. James Wilmot Bussey bap. 24 Mar 1824 at St Mary's Church, Portsea
  3. Caroline Bussey bap. 6 Aug 1826 at St Mary's Church, Portsea
  4. Hannah Bussey b. 1828
  5. Susannah Bussey b. 1832
There don't appear to be baptisms for the last two girls.

Benjamin Bussey of Hereford St, Landport died on 10 Dec 1835 and was buried on 17 Dec 1835, the record says, at Portsea Cemetery (presumably St Mary's). 

In 1841, Elizabeth Bussey (45) was living in Chandos Street, Portsea with Benjamin (19), James (18), Caroline (15), Hannah (13) and Susannah (9).

In 1851, Elizabeth Bussey (56) widow, washer woman, was living with son Benjamin (28) cattle drover, and staying with her were her then married daughter, Hannah Tubb (21) and her granddaughter, Elizabeth Tubb (0). James had married in 1845; Caroline Bussey (24) was that year a housemaid at Greenwich Hospital, London - permanent home for retired sailors of the Royal Navy. Susannah isn't listed anywhere that I can find.

Benjamin Bussey Jnr, aged 34, died or was buried on 7 Dec 1855, in Portsea.

In 1861, Elizabeth Bussey (66) widow, was living alone at Landport View.

Elizabeth Bussey died, aged approx. 69, in 1867, in Portsea.