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Families covered: Bisse of Croscombe, Bisse of Shepton Mallet, Bisse of West Compton

John Bisse of Croscombe, Somerset (d by 1557)
m. Joan (d before 03.11.1558, possibly dau of _ Bother of Hartell)
1. Philip Bisse of Croscombe (b by 1539, a 10.1569)
  m. Christian Cocks
  A. Thomas Bisse of Croscombe (a 06.1599, clothier)
  m. + Gooddale
2. James Bisse of Croscombe (b c1534, d 18.11.1606)
  m. Christian Ashe (d before 10.08.1609)
  A. William Bisse of Croscombe (b 1558-9, d 18.06.1625, clothier)
  m. Joyce Strode (a 08.1625, dau of Thomas Strode of Batcombe)
  i. Strode Bisse of Croscombe (d before 04.05.1640)
  m. Frances Hodges (a 05.1673, sister of Hugh Hodges of Sherborne)
  a.+ issue - Strode of Sherborne (bur 28.10.1679, Joyce (a 02.1679-80)
  ii. Mary Bisse (a 12.1659)
  m. (before 22.05.1625) William Webb of Ham in Pilton (d before 16.02.1630-1)
  iii.+ other issue - William (d before 04.07.1627), Thomas (a 06.1625?), 3 sons, daughter
  B. James Bisse (a 1624, Rector of Croscombe)
  m. Dorothy Fillioll (a 07.1638, dau of William Fillioll of Knightstreet in Marnhull, sister of John of Spargrove)
  i. John Bisse of London (d 06.07.1653, stationer)
  ii. William Bisse (b 1609-10, a 10.1677, Rector of East Quantoxhead then Vicar of Henstridge) had issue
  m. Elizabeth (a 06.1653)
  iii. daughter (a 06.1653)
  m. John Whitbourne (Rector of Crocombe)
  iv. Anne Bisse (a 06.16583)
  m. (Robert?) Plympton
  v. Dorothy Bisse (b by 1619, a 04.1659)
  m. William Cox of Coxeley (a 04.1659)
  C. Robert Bisse of Shepton Mallet, Somerset (d before 26.01.1643-4, clothier)
  m. Hester (a 16498)
  i. James Bisse of Shepton Mallet (d before 04.09.1689)
  m1. Mary Joyliffe (d before 27.12.1701, sister of John Joyliffe of Boston, New England)
  a. Hester Bisse of Shepton Mallet (d unm c02.1716)
  m2. Margaret (a 03.1704)
  b. James Bisse of West Compton (b 1653, d 06.08.1707)
  m. Katherine Rogers (a 01.1725-6, sister of John Rogers)
  (1) James Bisse of West Compton (b c1684, d 15.01.1714)
  m. Elizabeth Combe (a 06.1722, dau/coheir of Richard Combe of Stalbridge by Mary)
(A) James Bisse (d infant)
  (2) John Bisse (d 13.07.1747, Rector of Weston-super-Mare)
  m. (1727) Margaret Towgood of Axbridge (sister of John Towgood of Bristol)
  (A) Margaret Bisse
  (B) Anne Bisse
  m. Lancelot Cooper of Bristol
  (C) Katherine Bisse (b c1740, d 1798)
  m. (1758) John Connell, later O'Connell, of Bristol then London then Brussels (d 1808, son of Michael by Philippa, dau of James, 6th Earl of Abercorn & widow of Rev. Benjamin Pratt)
  (3) Margaret Bisse (a 09.1721)
  m. (before 08.05.1718) Elias Rebotier (b c1677, d 19.12.1765, Rector of Abridge, m2. Elizabeth Chorley)
  (4) Katherine Bisse (b c1683, d 27.01.1743)
  m. Thomas George of Croscombe (b 1669-70, d 31.05.1741)
  (5)+ other issue - Robert of West Compton (d before 27.01.1725-6, clothier), Amy (a 06.1689, d before 03.1704?), Ann (a 09.1721), Edith (a 09.1721)
  c. Elizabeth Bisse (d before 08.05.1718)
  m. (before 28.06.1689) _ Browne
  d. Mary Bisse (d before 08.05.1718)
  m. (before 28.06.1689) _ Banister of Shaftsbury
  ii. Robert Bisse of Frome Selwood then Tinehead in Edington, Wiltshire (b c1634)
  m1. ??
  a. Susanna Bisse (d 1741)
  m. (after 06.1691) Peter Davis of Wells (b c1676, d 1745-6, Recorder of Wells)
  b.+ other issue - Robert (a 09.1683), Sarah (a 07.1691)
  m2. (c05.1669) Susnna Wadman (b c1647, a 09.1683, dau of John Wadman of Brooke)
  iii. William Bisse (b after 1620, a 10.1641)
  iv. Abigail Bisse
  m. Thomas George (a 01.1686-7)
  D. James Bisse of Westcombe (a 10.1641)
  i. Philip Bisse of London (d before 31.01.1653-4)
  m. Ursula (a 01.1653-4)
  ii. John Bisse of London (a 10.1651)
  E. Hester Bisse (a 04.1651)
  m. (before 30.01.1608) Robert Russe of Croscombe (d before 21.11.1651, clothier)
  F. Mary Bisse (A 01.1608)
  m. John Setty of Stoke St. Michael (d before 03.02.1607-8)
  G. Sarah Bisse (a 01.1608)
  m. _ Barket or Barkets
  H. Joyce Bisse (a 01.1608)
  m. _ Penn
  I. Elizabeth Bisse (a 01.1608)
3.+ other issue - John, Dionysia (a 1557), Joan (a 1557)



Richard Bisse of Croscombe (a 02.1570-1)
m. Mary Carter (dau of Joseph Carter)
1. Philip Bisse (b c1541, d 28.10.1613, Rector of Batcombe then West Monkton then Elingdon (Wroughton))
  m1. Thomasin Chancellor of Somerset (widow of _ Nayle?)
  A. Samuel Bisse of Hill Bishop then Wells, Somerset (b 1566-7, d before 28.07.1636)
  m. Prudence Prouse (d before 28.07.1636, dau of George Prouse of Kingston-next-Yeovil by Thomasin, dau of James Goddard of Wellington)
  i. Philip Bisse of Chedder (d 1643, Archdeacon of Cloyne)
  m. (c1638) Bridget Barber (d c1642, dau of George Barber of Ashmore by Lucy)
  a. Philip Bisse of Salisbury (b c1639, a 01.1679, clothier)
  m. (before 07.07.1674) _ Straight (a 01.1679 dau of Rev. John Straight)
  ii.+ other issue (a 1623) - George (b c1613), Samuel (b c1616), Thomasin (b c1605), Mary (b c1607), Elizabeth (b c1610), Prudence (b c1611)
  B. Thomas Bisse (b c1575, d before 158.02.1632-3, Recror of Weston-super-Mare then Elingdon (Wroughton))
  m. (before 17.01.1610) Elizabeth Garborne (a 02.1632-3, dau of Ricahrd Garborne of Oxfordshire)
  i. Thomas Bisse (bur 20.069.1656, Rector of Oldbury-on-the-Hill)
  m1. Eleanor (b 1612-3, d 31.08.1642)
  a. Thomas Bisse (a 1656)
  b. John Bisse (bur 19.07.1686, Rector of Oldbury-on-the-Hill)
m1. (15.07.1661) Sarah Hancock (bur 23.04.1662)
  (1) infant (b/d 4.1662?)
  m2. Joyce (b c1637, d 08.09.1717)
  (2) Philip Bisse, Bishop of St. David's then of Hereford (bpt 28.05.1666, d 06.09.1721)
  m. (c08.1706) Bridget Osborne (b 11.11.1647, d 09.05.1718, dau of Thomas, 1st Duke of Leeds, widow of Charles FitzCharles (illegitimate son of King Charles II by Catherine Pegge))
  (3) Mary Bisse (bpt 02.03.1663, d before 21.07.1718)
  m. _ Feltoe
  (4) Susannah Bisse (bpt 03.04.1673, a 07.1718)
  m. (Norris?) Jeamson (of London?)
  (5)+ other issue - John (bpt 29.12.1670, d before 21.07.1718, had issue), Thomas (bpt 06.04.1675, d 22.04.1731, Chancellor of Hereford), Dorothy (bpt 14.10.1678, bur 16.10.1678)
  m2. Susanna (a 02.1656-7)
  c.+ other issue - William (bpt 1643, d before 25.03.1696), Philip (bpt 02.02.1645-6, a 09.1656), Edward (bpt 14.06.1649, d unm before 28.04.1670), James (bpt 08.06.1654, a 09.1656), Susannah (bpt 05.02.1651-2, a 09.1656)
  ii. Christian Bisse
  m. (before 20.08.1632) Walter Brace
  iii.+ other issue - Edward of Ashton Keynes (a 09.1656, clerk), Elizabeth (a 08.1632)
  C. James Bisse
  D. Sarah Bisse (a 1613)
  m. William Hill of Mells (d before 10.03.1619-20, m2. Edith)
  E. Hester Bisse (d before 07.10.1613) probably of this marriage
  m. (before 17.01.1610) John Swadell
  m2. Bridget Milward (a 10.1613, dau of Richard Milward by Anne, dau of John Cleve of Stoke St. Michael)
2. James Bisse (b c1553, d 12.1607, Rector of Mells later of Hlagdon)
  m. Mary (d before 26.11.1624)
  A.+ issue - James of Beer Crocombe (a 11.1624), Elizabeth (a 09.1594)
3. Richard Bisse of Croscombe (d before 26.09.1623)
  m. Agnes Casbeared (d before 23.11.1626, sister of John Casbeard of eastherington)
  A. Philip Bisse (a 10.1626, 2nd son) had issue
  m. Joyce (a 10.1626)
  B. Sarah Bisse (a 10.1626)
  m. (before 23.10.1626) _ Davies
  C.+ other issue - George, Charles of Croscombe (a 05.1634), Anne (a 10.1626)
4.+ other issue (a 10.1713) - Johan, Agnes, Alice

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : MGH (NS2, vol 2 (1888), 'Pedigree of Bisse', p140+)
(2) For lower section : MGH (NS2, vol 2 (1888), 'Pedigree of Bisse', p150+) with just a little support from Visitation (Somerset, 1623, 'Bisse')
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