|16386. Samuel Wilbore
From The Great Migration Begins:
ORIGIN. Sible Hedingham, Essex
FIRST RESIDENCE: Boston
REMOVES: Portsmouth 1637, Taunton, Boston
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP, "Samuell Wilbore and Anne his wife" admitted to Boston church 1 December 1633 [BChR 17|.
FREEMAN: 4 March 1633/4 [MBCR 1:368]. Signed the covenant at the foundation of Portsmouth, 7 March 1637/8 [RICR 1:52]. Admitted as a freeman of the joint government of Newport and Portsmouth by 12 March 1639/40 [RICR 1:100],
EDUCATION: Signed documents both in England and New England [NEHGR 113:100-011.
OFFICES: Grand jury, 19 September 1637 [MBCR 1:203]. Clerk of the Portsmouth train band, 27 June 1038, 13 March 10I3M [RICR 1:56,127]. Committee for "the venison trade with the Indians," 16 November 1638 [RICR 1:62]. Portsmouth constable, 24 January 1638/39 [MRICR 1:65]. Auditor, March 1640/1, March 1643/4 [RICR 1:1 13: PoTR 25]
ESTATE: On 1 June 1638 Samuel Wilbore was given permission to sell his house and garden plot to Mr. Offley and his house and ground “near Roxbury" to Samuel Sherman [BTR 1:34].
In 7 September 1640 "Mr. Wilboare" was granted "4(0) acres” in Portsmouth [PoTR 15]. (On 6 January 1657/8 this grant was rescinded [PoTR82].)
On 8 November 1 6-18 "Samuell Wilbore of Taunton" sold to John ???ford of Rhode Island six acres of meadow in Portsmouth & also one neck of land abutting upon the Cove" [PoTR 311],
On 6 May 1603 [sic, probably 1653] Samuel Wilboare and Elizabeth his wife deeded to Richard Sherman and Elizabeth his wife the easterly of the house and leanto and chimney in the house which they shared [SLR 3:145].
In his will, dated 30 April 1656 and proved 6 November 1656, Samuel Wilbore of Taunton bequeathed to "my loving wife Elizabeth all moveable goods that is or shall be in my house in Boston where at present I do inhabit ... also my sheep and lambs at. Dorchester ... also a mare and colt at John Moore's of Brantry"; to "Samuel Wilbore my eldest son my lands at Rhode Island and all my debts due to me their first from Richard Smith the elder, and also a debt from Henry Bull which is ?? and an ewe of two years old, also one cow in the hands of James Babcock, and also one cow that, is at Bridgwater together with the rent ?? the said cattle according to agreement and also six hundred of iron lying at Taunton in my dwelling house there"; to "my son Joseph Wilbore my house and land where he my said son Joseph doth inhabit ... with all appurtenances ... also twelve acres of grant ... by the Iron mills, and my share in the said Iron works"; to "my youngest son Shedrick Wilbore my house and lands thereunto belonging at Taunton where I dwell with all the move-able goods ... and cattle excepting half the orchard and half the said dwelling house & two of the best cows & hay ... which I give bequeath unto my said wife Elizabeth provided she continue and dwell there, but in case my said wife should marry another man and inhabit elsewhere that my said son shall have the said [blank] allowing my wife or her assigns the sum of £10"; to "my said son Shedreck my debt of James Seward, Ralph [illegible] & Henry Newland"; wife Elizabeth and son Shidrak executors; "my white horse unto my son Shedrick" residue of cattle and goods to executors equally; to "Robert Blot of Boston 20s."; to "Goodman Flack 20s."; to "my said son Shedrick the time of service of my man Jno Mockcliet, a Scotchman"; to "Joseph a piece of blue trucking cloth"; to "my son Joseph ... £10 in iron" [SPR 1:281-82]
BIRTH: By about 1595 based on date of marriage.
DEATH Boston 29 September 1656 [BVR 56].
MARRIAGE: (1) Sible Hedingham, Essex, 13 January 1619/20 Ann Smith [NEHGR 112:117]; she died after 1 December 1633 [NEHGR 112:117] and before 1645.
(2) By 1645 Elizabeth (_____) Lechford, widow of Thomas Lechford (on 2 May 1648 "Mr. Samuel Wilbore did depose that when he married the widow of Thomas Lechford late of Boston scrivener deceased, he never received or had any of the widow or other estate of the said Lechford no not so much as his said wife's wearing apparel" [NEHGR 30:201-02, citing SPR Case #71]); on 29 November 1645 “Elizabeth Wilbore the wife of our brother Samuell Wilbore" was admitted to Boston church [BChR 441]; she died after 30 April 1656 (date of husband's will).
i SAMUEL, bp. Sible Hedingham 10 April 1622 [NEHGR 112:117]; m. Hannah Porter, daughter of JOHN PORTER.
ii ARTHUR, bp. Sible Hedingham 28 December 1623 [NEHGR 1 12:1 17]; bur. Sible Hedingham 2 September 1624 [NEHGR 112:118, 113:101].
iii WILLIAM, bp. Sible Hedingham 27 Angust 1626 [NEHGR 112:117]; bur. Sible Hedingham 28 January 1620/7 [NEHGR 112:118).
iv JOSEPH, bp. Sible Hedingham 28 February 1629/30 [NEHGR 112:117]; m. about 1651 Elizabeth Farwell, daughter of Henry and Olive (Welby) Farwell [Bulkeley Gen 23; Farwell Gen 25-27, citing MPR 3:230].
v SHADRACK, bp. Sible Hedingham, Essex, 6 September 1631 [NEHGR 112:117); m. (1) by 1059 Mary Deane, daughter of Waller Deane [TAG 59:224-30]; m. (2) Taunton 13 September 1692 Ann (Bass) Paine, daughter of SAMUEL BASS and widow of Stephen Paine.
ASSOCIATIONS: William Wilbore of Portsmouth was cousin of Samuel Wilbore [NEHGR 112:110-11, 113:99-103]
COMMENTS: On 20 November 1037 Samuel Wilbore was among those men disarmed in the Wheelwright, unpleasantness [MBCR 1:21 I], and early in 1638 he was granted a license "to depart, out of this jurisdiction" [WP 4:14]. On 10 May 1039 he repudiated his signature to the Wheelwright petition [WP 4:121-22].
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1958 and 1959 Benjamin Franklin Wilbour published a five-part article which set forth many English records for the Wilbore family, and established the English origin of Samuel Wilbore [NEHGR 112:108-18, 184-90,250-57, 1l3:55-58, 94-1
|16387. Ann Bradford was born about 1590 in Bentley, England. She died before 1639 in Taunton, MA.|
8193 i. Dorothy Wilbore (Wilbur?).
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