Stephen Bessey

#37046, b. 1785, d. July 1853
  • Father: Stephen Bessey b. 17 May 1760, d. Nov 1831
  • Mother: Sarah Robinson b. b 1764

Individual's Timeline

Birth1785Stephen Bessey
Marriage12 May 1807Stephen Bessey1,2
Death of FatherNovember 1831Stephen Bessey
Marriage of SonMarch 1840Stephen Bessey3,4
DeathJuly 1853Stephen Bessey
Death RegSeptember 1853Stephen Bessey5

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Stephen was a blacksmith.

Census details

  • Stephen was named first in the census taken on the night of 6th June 1841. Others in the house included Elizabeth Daniel and John Bessey, but no relationships were recorded in this census. The address was Hemsby, Norfolk, England. He was aged 56 years.
  • Stephen Bessey was named as the head of the household in the census taken on the night of 30th March 1851. Others in the house included Elizabeth Daniel. The address was listed as Hemsby Street, Hemsby, Norfolk, England.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: other children noted by Raymond GODDARD -
    3) Mary Bessey baptised in Hemsby on 8/9/1816.
    4) John Bessey baptised in Hemsby on 1/10/1820 & died and was buried on 9/12/1821.
    6) Elizabeth Bessey born Dec 1841 & died and was buried in Hemsby 16/2/1842. (Not too sure about this child – there’s a very long gap!).3

Children of Stephen Bessey and Elizabeth Daniel


  1. Free parish registers, online,      Norfolk
    Place     Hemsby
    Church     St. Mary the Virgin
    RegisterNumber     67
    MarriageDate     12 May 1807
    GroomForename     Stephen
    GroomSurname     BESSEY
    GroomParish     Hemsby
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    BrideForename     Elizabeth
    BrideSurname     DANIEL
    BrideParish     Hemsby
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    WitnessOneForename     Stephen
    WitnessOneSurname     BESSEY
    WitnessTwoForename     Elizabeth
    WitnessTwoSurname     BESSEY
    Notes     Witness 3 John HARBORD.
    FileNumber     12507.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), M045001.
  3. Raymond Goddard, "info from Raymond Goddard," e-mail to Shirley Elrick, Word doc files as Bessey families fm Hemsby.
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, GEORGE      Margaret            E. & W. Flegg      13     219.
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Bessey      Stephen            Flegg      4b     23.
  6. Website ( "Bessey, Stephen, bur. 10 Jul 1853, Age 70yrs, Stephen Bessey's."
  7. International Genealogical Index (IGI), C045001.
  8. Raymond Goddard, "info from Raymond Goddard," e-mail to Shirley Elrick.