25920.NicholasHathaway, born Abt. 1595 in Kingscote, Gloucestershire, England; died in Massachusetts or England.He was the son of 51840. ThomasHathaway and 51841. Margaret. Notes for Nicholas Hathaway: Taken from "Early Settlers to New England Before 1692." Nicholas Hathaway, of Braintree, had land grant for 4 heads December 24, 1639/40. Nicholas does not have a proven place of death or date of death. Some sources believe he may have returned to England before his death. He is first mentioned in the records of Boston as having purchased a piece of land at Mount Wolleystone in 1639. He is also listed as one of the first settlers of Taunton and is mentioned many times in land and court records there. His parentage to his son John Hathaway is proven by the mention in "The Proprietary Records" Vol . 5, pg 1 which reads that John held a purchase right that orginally belonged "to his father Nicholas." Child of Nicholas Hathaway is:
John Hathaway, born Abt. 1629 in England; died 1705 in Taunton, Bristol County,MA; married (1) Martha Shephard Abt. 1649 in Taunton, Bristol County, MA; married (2) Ruth December 25, 1692 in First Church, Braintree, MA.
25924.SamuelWilbor, born Bet. 1585 - 1594 in Braintree, Essex, England; died September 29, 1656 in Boston, Suffolk County, England344.He was the son of 51848. NicholasWilbore and 51849. ElizabethThickiness.He married 25925. AnnSmith January 13, 1619/20 in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England. 25925.AnnSmith, born Abt. October 04, 1592 in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England; died Bef. 1645 in Taunton, Bristol County, MA.She was the daughter of 51850. RichardSmith. Notes for Samuel Wilbor: From Who's Who in American History, Hist. Vol. 1607-1896 Marquis, p. 651: Wilbur, Samuel, Mcht, colonist; b. Eng, circa. 1585; m. Ann, m2d, Elizabeth Lechford; at least four childdren. Came to Am, circa. 1633, settled in Boston; a purchaser of Boston Common, 1634; banished for his part in Antinomian controversy, 1637; went to R.I.; a purchaser Aquidneck Island, (now island of R.I.) from Narragansett Indians; a signer of Portsmouth Compact which organized govt. of Colony of R.I.; returned to Mass. 1645, found colony on brink of war with Narragansetts, apptd. a messenger to return Indian's peace presents, succeeded in preventing war. Died Boston, July 29, 1656. From The National Cyclopadia of American Biography p. 384 Wilbur, (or Wildbore) Samuel, colonist of unknown origin and parentage, first appeared in Boston, Mass. in 1633. With his wife Ann he was admitted into the first church at Boston, Dec. 1, 1633. In 1634 he became a freeman of Boston and assessor of taxes. Soon after he bought lands in Taunton, Mass and while living there he embraced "the doctrines of Cotton and Wheelwright and Mrs. Ann Hutchinson." On Nov. 20, 1637, he and fifty-six others were disarmed in Boston and given license to depart from the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. With eighteen others, their wives and children, including Mrs. Hutchinson, he fled to Providence and by the advice of Roger Williams purchased from the Indians the island of Aquidneck or Rhode Island. They soon after established on the upper end of the island the town of Portsmouth after having signed what is known as the Portsmouth covenant, as follows, "The seventh day of the first month (March) 1638, we, whose names are underwritten, do here solemnly in the presence of Jehovah, incorporate ourselves into a bodie Politic, and as He shall help ____ will submit our persons, lives, and estates unto our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and to all those perfect and most absolute laws of his given us in his holy word of truth, to be guided and judge hereby. Exod. 24, 3-4; 2 Chron. 11, 3: 2 Kings, 11, 17. William Coddingham, John Clarke, William Hutchinson, John Coggeshall, William Aspinwall, Samuel Wilbore, John Porter, Edward Hutchinson, Jun, John Sanford, Thomas Savage, William Dyre, William Freeborne, Philip Shearman, John Walker, Richard Carder, William Baulstone, Edward Hutchinson, Sen, Henry Bull, his mark, Randall Holden." Wilbur was one of those excluded from the Massachusetts colony by act of the assembly passed May 12, 1638. After establishing his sons, Samuel and William, upon Rhode Island he returned to Boston toward the close of his life but made his home in both Boston and Taunton, where he had houses, being a man of wealth for that time. He, with Ralph Russell and others, built the third iron furnace on the continent in Taunton, now Raynham, Mass. known as the Taunton forge and put into operation in 1656. Its site is on the main road from Titcut to Taunton and it was in operation during the nineteenth century. This iron business was cared for by his sons, Joseph and Shadrack. In the Boston records we find for 1655 that Samuel Wilbore, Sen, and his son, Samuel, are retained as freemen of Boston. On Jan. 20, 1657, Quassaquanch, Kachanaquant and Quequanquenuet, chief sachems of the Narragansetts, sold to Samuel Wilbor, John Hull of Boston, goldsmith, John Porter, Samuel Wilson, and Thomas Mumford, a large tract of land on the west side of Narragansett bay, including a considerable part ow what is now Washington county, which was known as the Pettaquamscot purchase. Samuel Wilbur's son Samuel, whose wife was Hannah, a daughter of John Porter, succeeded to his father's interests in this purchase. This company afterward bought other tracts in association with William Brenton and Benedict Arnold, both of whom became governors of Rhode Island. Samuel Wilbur was also a signer of the petition presented to Charles II by the Rhode Island colonists and his name occurs in the list of those mentioned in the charter of 1663 secured by John Clark. Samuel Wilbur was a man of enterprise and good standing. His son, Samuel, who inherited the property in Portsmouth was also frequently called to important offices. Many of his descendants became Quakers, among them Gov. Wilbur of Rhode Island and John Wilbur who was the founder of the Wilburites. He was married, first, to Ann, daughter of Thomas Bradford of Doncaster, England, and a cousin to of Gov. William Bradford; second, to Elizabeth, widow of Thomas Lechford. He died in Boston, Mass, Sept (or Nov) 29, 1656. **Savage was wrong in making Ann Bradford the wife of Samuel Wilbore. Actually a Zacharias Wildbore was the husband of the Ann Wildbore mentioned in the will of Thomas Bradford. Wilbur, Samuel (c. 1585-July 29, 1656), Rhode Island merchant and colonist, whose name is also spelled Wilbor and Wildbore, was born in England and came to America some time before 1633. The first known fact about him is that with his wife Anne he joined the First Church of Boston, Oct. 1, 1633. He turned to trade and soon became a person of considerable importance. He owned a parcel of land near the present site of the city of Revere, another near the Roxbury boundary, a house and lot on Essex Street in Boston, and still another house on Milk Street. His interest in public affairs is evinced by the fact that he was one of the small circle of men who bought the Common for Boston from William Blackstone in 1634. A year later he contributed 10L for the first Massachusetts free school. In1637 he became involved in the Antinomian controversy and was banished for having been "seduced and led into dangerous errors." Accordingly he turned south to the more liberal colony of Rhode Island. He was one of the eighteen purchasers of the Island of Aquidneck (now the island of Rhode Island) from the Narragansett Indians, and a few months later established there his wife and four sons. He was one of the signers of the Portsmouth Compact, which organized the infant government; he farmed the lands granted to him; he built and managed the only planing mill in the community. He was chosen clerk of one of the train bands, and subsequently served as sergeant and constable. In 1645 he returned to Massachusetts to find the colony about to declare war on the Narragansetts, whose feud with the Mohegans of Connecticut was endangering the security of New England. Three messengers were therefore appointed to give back to the Indians the presents they had recently offered as promises of peace. Wilbur was one of those chosen for this critical task, which successfully frightened the Indians into submission. His last years proved to be more tranquil. After the death of his wife, he married Elizabeth Lechford, widow of Thomas Lechford, who had been Boston's only trained lawyer. Settling in Taunton, Mass. Wilbur devoted himself to his commercial interests and identified himself with the life of the town. He died in Boston, leaving a comfortable inheritance for his sons. He was one of that courageous early group of settlers who by successfully meeting the many problems of frontier life in the seventeenth century founded American civilization in the wilderness. More About Samuel Wilbor: Occupation: Merchant Child of Samuel Wilbor and Ann Smith is:
Shadrach Wilbore, born Abt. September 06, 1631 in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England; died February 1697/98 in Taunton, Bristol County, MA; married (1) Mary Deane; married (2) Ann Bass.
25926.WalterDeane, born 1612; died Aft. August 1693 in Taunton, Bristol County, MA.He married 25927. EleanorStrong Abt. 1637 in Taunton, Bristol County, MA. 25927.EleanorStrong, born Abt. 1612 in Chard, Somerset, England; died 1659 in Taunton, Bristol County,MA.She was the daughter of 51854. JohnStrong and 51855. EleanorDeane. Notes for Walter Deane: From Savage p. 31, Deane, Walter, Taunton, younger br. of first John, was from Chard in Co. Somerset, 12 or 14 ms. S. from Taunton, freem. of that Col. 4 Dec. 1638, had been with his br. first at Dorchester, m. it is said, Eleanor, d. of Rich. Strong of Taunton, Eng. wh. had come with her bro. John, had six ch. of wh. only Benjamin, Ezra, and Joseph, bef. ment. are kn. was rep. 1640, perhaps, and selectman many yrs. after; and was with his w. liv. so late as 1693. (selectman 1679-1686) Passengers on _____, Mr. John Diver, bound from Weymouth to New England: Walter Deane and six servants (PRO: E190/876/11) More About Walter Deane: Christening: May 13, 1612, St. Mary, Chard, Somerset, England Immigration: April 22, 1637, Ship Speedwell from England to Plymouth Colony345 Occupation: Farmer More About Eleanor Strong: Christening: May 13, 1612, Chard, Somerset, England Children of Walter Deane and Eleanor Strong are:
Alice Goodspeede, married Robert Seabrook September 12, 1596 in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England.
25982.ThomasSkidmore, born Abt. 1600 in Mayshill, Westerley, Gloucestershire, England; died April 20, 1684 in Fairfield, Stratford County, CT.He was the son of 51964. RichardSkydmore and 51965. AgnesLawrence.He married 25983. Ellen Abt. 1623. 25983.Ellen More About Thomas Skidmore: Residence: 1639, Westerleigh, England Children of Thomas Skidmore and Ellen are: