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Some Descendants of William Wilbore - aqw01.htm

Some Descendants of William WILBORE

First Generation

1. William WILBORE was born 1630 in Braintree, Essex, England. He died 1 Mar 1710 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island.

    Cousin of Samuel Wilbore of Boston and descendant of John, Joseph, Nicholas and maybe Thomas Wilbore.
    He was called cousin several times in the will of Samuel Wilbore, Jr., the son of Samuel Wilbore of Boston, who was born in Braintree, England, the son of Nicholas and Elizabath Wilbore of Sible Heddingham, Essex County, England and grandson of Nicholas and Ann Wilbore of Colchester, Essex County , EN.
   He first appeared in the legal records when his cousin Samuel of Boston transferred to him a piece of land in Portsmouth, 10 July 1654. He also owned land touching the land of Samuel Sr. and also of Samuel Jr. in Portsmouth, on the west road there near the coal mines. He lived on the farm which later became the Burrington Anthony farm, on the road that leads to the ferry, bound on the south of Freeborne Street.
    Besides owning land in Portsmouth, he bought much land in LC and about 1690 four of his sons settled there--Samuel, William Jr., John and Joseph. He had two other sons, Daniel who settled in Swansea, and Benjamin who settled in Dartmouth.
    Samuel owned what is now the Oliver H. Wilbor Place, Joseph settled on what was later the Isaac W. Howland place on the road south of the Commons, John settled on the place later owned by Walter Bullock on the Long Highway, and son William owned what was afterwards the Ephraim Sisson place near the South Shore.
    In the will of William Wilbore of Portsmouth, recorded there, dated 1 March 1710 and proved 15 Aug. 1710, he gives as follows: "...To son John Wilbore's two children, John and Mary Records, 30 pounds; to son Daniel Wilbore all land in the first division, great neck in Swansea; to son Samuel 43 pounds which he owes me; to daughter Mary Mowrey money that she owes me and then to her children; to son Joseph Wilbore 100 pounds in money; to son John Wilbore 20 pounds in money; to son Benjamin Wilbore the money which is due me from Daniel Wilcox; to daughter Martha Sherman 10 pounds and to daughter Joan 10 pounds; to four sons, John, William, Joseph and Samuel, all my lands that I now have in the township of LC equally divided between them..."
    Children, recorded in Tiverton although William lived in Portsmouth:

"THE WILDBORES IN AMERICA" pub 1933 gives William as son of Samuel, but the Commerative Biographical Record of Dutchesses Co., NY page 530 gives the following.
    An early settler in New England was William Wilbur who in 1630 came to America with his Uncle Samuel Wilbur from Doveaster, Yorkshire, England.
    They were Quakers and settled first in Boston, were driven out by religious persecutions, William Wilbur settled in Portsmouth, RI in 1656. And died there in 1710. He had a family of ten children, several of whom settled in Little Compton, RI where they owned large tracts of land some of which is still in possession of descendants. He made his will Dec. 15, 1701.

THE WILDBORES IN AMERICA, Vol. 1, by John Reid Wilbor and Benjamin Franlin Wilbour, 1933, page 36.

William married Martha POTTER on 1653.

This is one of my BRICK WALLS! Does anyone know who the parents of Martha Potter are?

They had the following children:

  2 F i
Mary WILBORE was born 1654 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. She died 17 Apr 1720.
Mary married Joseph MOWRY, son of Roger MOWRY and Mary, on 1671 in Little Compton, , RI.

LC Families, page 707
    Son of Roger and Mary Mowry.
+ 3 M ii Joseph WILBORE was born 1656 and died 4 May 1729.
  4 M iii
John WILBORE was born 1658 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He died in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island.
John married (1) Hannah on 1682.
John also married (2) Hannah on 1683.
  5 M iv
Thomas WILBORE was born 1659 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island.
Thomas married (1) Mary TALLMAN about 1685.
Thomas also married (2) Mary.
  6 M v
William WILBORE Jr. was born Dec 1660 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He died 1738 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island.
William married (1) Miss TALLMAN, daughter of Peter TALLMAN and Ann HILL.
William also married (2) Joan BRIGGS.
  7 F vi
Martha WILBORE was born 1662 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island.
Martha married William SHERMAN, son of Peleg SHERMAN and Elizabeth LAWTON, on 12 May 1681 in Little Compton, Newport Co., Rhode Island. William was born 3 Oct 1659.

LC Families, page 707.
    Son of Peleg and Elizabeth (Lawton) Sherman.
+ 8 M vii Samuel WILBORE was born 1664 and died 1740.
  9 M viii
Daniel WILBORE was born 1666 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He died 28 Nov 1741.
Daniel married Ann BARNY on 1692.
+ 10 F ix Joanna WILBORE was born 1668 and died 1759.
  11 M x
Benjamin WILBORE was born 1670 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. He died 1729.

LC Families, page 708.
    M. 2nd 2 Nov. 1710 Elizabeth Head, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Head.
Benjamin married (1) Mary KINNICUT on 22 Jun 1700.

LC Families, page 708.
    Daughter of Roger and Joanna Kinnicut
Benjamin also married (2) Elizabeth HEAD, daughter of Henry HEAD, on 2 Nov 1710.

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