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John BEAN of Exeter; Wives Margaret EDWARDS? & Hannah LISSEN?

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Re: John BEAN of Exeter; Wives Margaret EDWARDS? & Hannah LISSEN?

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John MacBean (1634-1718) of the Scottish Highlands, who was a prisoner of war during the Battle of Worcester of the English Civil War. He and more than 200 other prisoners in 1651 were put on the ship "The Sarah and John", which docked in Boston 24 Feb. 1652 - (other sources report it was "Mary and John"). John's last name was changed on the ship from "MacBean" to "Bean", and he was sold as an indentured servant in Boston to a Nicholas Lissen of Exeter, New Hampshire, who may have also been of Scottish descent. When John married his master's daughter, Hannah Lissen (1635-1659), he gained freedom from servitude. They had one child, Mary Bean (1655-1743), who married Joel Judkins.

Their granddaughter Mary married her second cousin, David Bean (mentioned below). Hannah died young, and John then married another of Nicolas's indentured servants, Margaret (an orphan of unknown Scottish or Irish origin). Below is a brief history of Margaret: Margaret was an orphan when, at age 12, she was sent to America as an indentured servant, last name is uncertain. Apparently, she became indentured to Nicholas Lissen (as did John Bean, her husband), and after the death of his first wife, the daughter of Nicholas Lissen, she married him [thus her last name is often reported as Lissen.] >Enfield-Bryant Genealogy

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