James Beers the Immigrant was born 1628 in Gravesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom to James Beers (1594-) and Mary Selby (1580-1670) and died 28 November 1698 Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States of unspecified causes. He married Martha Barlow (1632-1698) 1650 in Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States.

Research Notes

James Beers, Second son of James and Hester (???) Bere, was born about 1620 probably at Gravesend, England, and the brother of Anthony Bere/Beers.

Migration to America

Emigrated to New England with his brother and uncle Richard Bere on 2 September 1635, from Granvesend, England,on the ship William and John and settled first at Watertown, Massachusetts, then removed to Fairfield, Connecticut, about 1638. There is recorded thirteen parcels of land at Fairfield to the name of “James Beere” from 1659 to 1684.

Married about 1648 to Martha Barlow (1632-1698), herself an immigrant from England, born about 1625, and died on 27 March 1698, at Fairfield. By occupation he was a Mariner like his father and brother Anthony. He died in November 1694


Offspring of James Beers the Immigrant and Martha Barlow (1632-1698)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Beers (1643-1691)
Deborah Elizabeth Beers (1651-1695)
James Beers (1656-1691) 1656 Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut 1691 Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Elizabeth Osborn (1656-)
Martha Beers (1658-1720)
Deborah Beers (1660-1697)
Elizabeth Beers (1662-1718)
Joseph Beers (1662-1695)




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