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This site is dedicated to

Anne (Bisset) & Andrew Bisset

and their son

William Bissett

Andrew Bisset, fought for the British with the 76th Regiment of Foot (nickname: Macdonald's Highlanders / aka: The Immortals), in the American Revolutionary War. Andrew was considered a United Empire Loyalist, but did not live to see the rewards of his service as he died a "prisoner of war" at York, PA, 1781 in Camp Security. After having survived the war, Andrew was struck down by an illness or infection that swept through the camp, reportedly killing around 900 soldiers. Shortly after the war ended, it was rumored that a number of doctors from the region exumed the graves of the prisoners and sold the bones to medical universities throughout the United States. Andrew's bones may still be hanging in the closet of one of these old establishments.

Despite the rumors, efforts are still be made to find the burial grounds of the Prisoners of Camp Security. Contractors have allegedly dug up bones in the region where Camp Security has been identified, while digging basements for new home development. A controversy of international proportions is developing as further development is scheduled to destroy the land of Camp Security itself. Families hoping to find their ancestors remains from several countries, primarily Canada, United Kingdom (England, Ireland, Scotland) and others hope to stave off the wholesale destruction of the last known prisoner of war camp from the American Revolutionary War. Once that land has been destroyed, invaluable and unrecoverable history will have been destroyed along with it.


Sarah Maria James
(Spouse to Andrew Bissett)


Andrew Bissett
(son of William, grandson of Anne & Andrew)


Ellen (Ellie) Fleetwood
(Wife of George Whittaker James Bissett: son of Andrew)
(Daughter-in-Law of Andrew & Sarah)

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These pages focus on the Bissett's of New Brunswick; Decendants of Anne and Andrew.

The background of the sidebars is one of five versions of the Bisset Tartan. There's also a version of the Bissett Coat of Arms, to the left. Place your mouse over the image to see two interpretations based on the same ancient description. The family motto is the war cry: "ABSCISSA VIRESCIT". You can also sneak a peek at a very rare book written in 1877, called "The History of The Beauly Priory", which contains some amazing history of a few early Bissett's.

If you're a Descendant of Anne and Andrew, we'd like to hear from you. To make contact with long lost cousins and get help with your research, join the WORLDWIDE Bissett discussion group. Instructions can be found at "Bev Barney's Bissett Family" web page. Bev's page also contains a "New Brunswick Bissett Family Data Base". If you're unsure of which Bissett line you belong to, you can also check Tom Giammo's "The Bissett Family of Nova Scotia" web site. Both Bisset/t lines are welcome to take part, particularly since so much of our history crosses paths and parallels each others.

For references to Early Bissetts, you can review an article from "Munro Eagle", the magazine of the Clan Munro, USA - written by Malcolm Hamilton, whose ggggrandmother was Janet Bissett [Inverness]. There is a link to that article and everything else I've referred to, in the header and footer of this website.

This effort is ongoing and updated from time to time. If you have any ideas that would help make this site more interesting or productive, feel free to email me with your suggestions.

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