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Nicknames: "John /Kilbourn/", "John /Kilborn/ Sr.", "John //"
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Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
Death: Died in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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About John Kilbourne, Jr.

John Kilbourne, son of St. John & Naomi Kilbourne, was b. 15 Feb 1650/51 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co CT and d. 25 Nov 1711 in Naubuck (now Glastonbury) CT. He married 1st) 4 March 1673/74 in CT to Susannah Hills, dau of William Hills. She was b. 4 Feb 1674 and d. Oct 1701 in Glastenburg CT. He married 2d) 12 May 1702 in Hartford CT to Elizabeth Mitchell. He was admitted a freeman 13 Oct 1681. He was a fence viewer for the east side of the great river in 1697, 1702 and 1705, a lister in 1710. He was one of the grand jurors of Hartford Co in 1695 and 1703 and other times. He was probably a "Puritan."

JOHN, (ancestor of all the Kilbourns of the Glastenbury branch,) was born in Wethersfield on the 15th f February, 1651; married Susannah _______, on the 4th of March, 1673, and soon after settled "on the east side of the great river," in what was then called Naubuck, now Glastenbury. He was admitted a freeman on the 13th of October, 1681. On the list of town officers of Glastenbury his name frequently occurs. He was "fence-viewer for the east side of the great river," in 1685, 1689, &c.: a Townsman or Selectman in 1693 and 1708; a Constable in 1697, 1702 and 1705; a Lister in 1710. He was also one of the Grand Jurors of Hartford county in 1695, 1703, and at other times.

    That the subject of this sketch was a Puritan, and one of "the strictest of the sect," is evinced by various documents on record, and especially so by the preamble to his Will, which most strikingly exhibits his faith and piety.  On the 22d of October, 1692, (soon after the settlement of the Rev.Timothy Stevens, the first minister of Glastenbury.) he gave a parcel of land for a parsonage, as follows: "I, the said John Kilbourn, for divers causes and considerations him thereunto moving, and chiefly and principally for the good affection that he beareth unto Timothy Stevens of the said Town and place, and to promote his settlement in the work of the Ministry of the Gospel, in the said town of Glassonbury, hath given," &c.; said land was bounded east, west and north, on his land, and south on his Father's Serjt. John Kilbourn's land," &c. 
    Jan. 9, 1692-3.  "Serjt. Samuel Wells, Joseph Smith, and John Kilbourn, were appointed a Committee to carry on the whole work of building the said house for the Rev. Mr. Stephens."      "At a Tyown meeting held at Glastonbury, March 22, 1696, It was voted, that John Kilburn should have half a mile square of Land adjoining the Candlewood plain."
    The following is the list of Grand Jurors of Hartford county , appointed and sworn April 1, 1695, viz. Deac. John Wilson, William Pitkin, John Catlin, George Griswold, Benjamin Newbury, Samual Gibbs, Henry Buck, Ebenezer Kilbourn, Thomas Porter, John Hart, Peter Buel, John Hall,John Kilbourn, Timothy Stanley, Daniel Cone.
    The annexed petition to the General Court, containing the names of John Kilbourn, of

Glastenbury, and two of his brothers is well worthy of preservation here, manifesting, as it does, a filial attachment to and preference for their own Government, over that of a colony which was under the rule of a Royal Governor.

    "To the Honorable General Assembly set at Hartford, May 11, 1682.  The Petition of Richard Smith, Benjamin Crane, Jun'r., Edward Benton, John Brownson, Thomas Marshall, John Hunniwell, Caleb Benjamin, Samuel Smith, Joseph Smith, Ezekiel Buck, John Waddams, Will Tryon, John Kilburne, Jun'r., Thomas Kilburne, Ebenezer Kilburne, Daniel Bourman, Jonathan Bourman, Jonathan Belden, John Taylor, Samuel Taylor, Jonathan Colafoxie, Peter Blin, Joseph Curtis, Thomas Hale, John Hale, Alexander Keny, John Hollister, Will Taylor, John Morris, and Samuel Baker Humbly Sheweth; That whereas some of your petitioners and some other persons have lately taken a view of the Wabaquaset Country in order to the Discovery and settlement of a plantation there, and do

apprehend that a competent plantation may there be found Your petitioners do therefore humbly request that this assembly will please to grant unto them and such as shall join with them, a Township (or lands for a Town,) ten miles square; and also afford them such other instructions and privileges as may enlarge and enable them the better to go through the difficulties of such an Inland plantation as that will be. And forasmuch as it is doubtful whether the land which they have discovered and on which they desire to settle, will fall within this Colony or the Bay, and your petitioners are not willing to remove themselves from under this Government, they do therefore further request that this Honorable Assembly will please to take some course to settle the line between this Colony and the Bay, which being done, (and not before) they shall adventure, if it fall within this Colony,) with this Assembly's leave, to proceed upon the aforementioned undertaking.

  Note. The following extracts from the Glastenbury Records will show the regard which our pious ancestry had for the support of the institutions of religion and learning, even in the wilderness.
    "Samuel Loveman began beating the drume the First Sabbath in Aprill, 1701, which was the 6: day of the month."  This was the manner of calling people to church on the Sabbath and on 'lecture day.' before the introduction of bells to the houses of public worship.
    Susannah, his wife, died October, 1701, aged 50; and on the 12th day of May, 1702, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John Mitchell, of Hartford.  He departed this life on the 25th of November, 1711; his wife, Elizabeth, d. June 8, 1718.  The children of John and Susannah were, Susannah, John, Ebenezer, Jonathan, Benjamin, David, and Abraham.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN KILBOURN, Sen'r.LATE OF GLASSENBURY, Deceased.

    In the name of God, Amen.  I, John Kilbourn, Sen'r., of the Town of Glastenbury, in the

County of Hartford, in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England. Knowing that it is appointed for men once to die, and considering the uncertainty as to the time of death, shall withall knowing it to be the Will of God, who in his tender visitation calls upon me to set my house in order before I die, and I being (though weak in body) yet of perfect and sound understanding and memory, and of disposing mind, Praise be to Almighty God, Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God; hoping through the merits of Christ to obtain free pardon of all my sins and to inherit Eternal Life, and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named; and concerning my outward Estate, since the Earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, to him therefore belongs the Praise that I possess in this kind, and as for the portion thereof that he hath given me, it is my mind and Will that after my decease, the same be disposed of as followeth. Imprimis. I Will that my just debts and funeral charges, be well and truly paid and discharged.

Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife, Elizabeth Kilbourn, the sole benefit and improvement of my Dwelling House and the improvement of three quarters of my Barn, as also the use and improvement of three quarters of my meadow and uplands, with the use and benefit of my Orchard, all being in Glastenbury aforesaid, and she to have the use of same during her natural life. I also give unto my said Wife, the one half of my moveable estate, also all the Estate that was her own before I married her, to be forever at her own use and disposal. I also give to my said Wife, one Cow, also so much of my provisions of all sorts whatsoever, as may be for her comfortable subsistance the year ensuing.

Item. I give to my son, John Kilbourn, all my Land that is Eastward of the Land that I give to my son, David. That is to say, the East End of my farm in Glastenbury aforesaid, bounded upon my said son David's land West, and undivided land East, lands of Thomas Kilbourn, Sen., South and lands of Samuel Hale, North, to be to him, my said son John, and to his heirs and assigns forever. I also give unto my said son John, Mr. Perkins' Book, with a share of my other small books, to be at his own disposal forever.


Item. I give unto my son, Ebenezer Kilbourn, Mrs. Taylor's book on Titus, a share in the small books, a share of the moveables, to be at his own disposing forever having regard to what moveables he hath already had. Item. I give unto my son, Jonathan Kilbourn, all my labor which I laid out upon the lands in Colchester, which he now possesses and enjoys, vizt., the clearing of three acres of land, with all the Posts and rails, and a Frame, to be to him and to his heirs and assigns forever. Also Mr. Elton's Sermon book, with a share of my small books and remaining moveables, having regard to what moveables he hath already had.

Item. I give unto my son, Benjamin Kilbourn, my pasture land butting East upon a highway lately laid out by the Town, if said Highway is improved, but if not, to butt upon my said son David's lot, and West upon my upland field, North upon the said Samuel Hale, and South upon Joseph Hill, Sen. Provided he returns home to settle upon it, and if he return not home, and settle as aforesaid, then the same shall be equally divided between my four sons, viz., John, Ebenezer, David and Abraham, to be to them and their heirs forever. I also give unto my said son, Benjamin, Mrs. Hooker's book, with a share of my moveables, to be at his disposal forever.

Item. I give unto my said son, David Kilbourn, one half mile in length of my said Farm in Glastenbury, to butt West upon said Highway lately laid out by the Town as aforesaid, if said Highway be improved, if not, then to butt upon my said pasture hereby given to my son Benjamin, and to extend Eastward half a mile, butting East upon land I now give to my said son John, North upon said Samuel Hale, and South on said Thomas Kilbourn and partly upon said Joseph Hill, to be to him and to his heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my son David, my Great Bible and a share of my moveables, to be at his disposing forever.

Item. I give to my son Abraham Kilbourn, my Dwelling House, Barn and Orchard, with all my meadow land within the said Town of Glastenbury, and my upland from the pasture aforesaid to the meadow, to be to him and to his heirs forever, after my said Wife shall be deceased, he having had the use of one quarter part of my said House, Barn, Orchard, Meadow and Upland, during her natural life if she needeth it not for her comfortable subsistance. I also give unto my son Abraham, Mrs. Fox's book of Time, &c., and Mrs. Doolittle's book of the Lord's Supper, with a share of the moveables, to be at his disposing forever, and also my Horse Colt, to be to him forever.

Further, it is my mind and Will, That such of my Children as have their share of my Housing and lands, may sell their shares to none, save to other or some other of their Brethren. Further it is my mind and Will that my Debts be paid by my Executors in manner following, (viz.,) one half of my moveables being set out to my beloved Wife, in such things as may be most for her comfort and subsistance, my debts to be paid out of the remaining part or half, and when my debts are paid, what remains of moveable Estate to be equally divided between my aforementioned sons, Ebenezer, Jonathan, Benjamin, David and Abraham, always accounting that what estate my said Wife brought with her when I married her, be not deemed my Estate. And further, it is my Will, that my said sons, Benjamin, David and Abraham, shall yield a convenient way for Horse and man, to, and from, and through, each others' Land, as well for their advantage as for the advantage and ease of my son John, that he may pass to his Land, which in this my Last Will and Testament , I have given unto him, unless the aforesaid Highway laid out lately by the Town shall be improved for that end, and then if the Town shall make use of that Highway, my son David shall only and alone be obliged to yield to John a convenient way for horse and man, to his own land as aforesaid. Further it is my Will, that my son John shall not deter or hinder any of my other sons from cutting and carrying off of wood from his land, so long as the same shall lie unfenced.

Lastly, I appoint my beloved Wife, and my beloved son Abraham Kilbourn, to be my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In testimony that this is my Last Will and Testament, I hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ten, and in the ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne, Queen over England, &c. JOHN KILBORN, Sen. [Seal] Signed and Sealed in the presence of Samuel Smith, Mary Smith, Philip Alcock. -------------------- John Kilbourne, son of St. John & Naomi Kilbourne, was b. 15 Feb 1650/51 in Wethersfield, Hartford Co CT and d. 25 Nov 1711 in Naubuck (now Glastonbury) CT. He married 1st) 4 March 1673/74 in CT to Susannah Hills, dau of William Hills. She was b. 4 Feb 1674 and d. Oct 1701 in Glastenburg CT. He married 2d) 12 May 1702 in Hartford CT to Elizabeth Mitchell. He was admitted a freeman 13 Oct 1681. He was a fence viewer for the east side of the great river in 1697, 1702 and 1705, a lister in 1710. He was one of the grand jurors of Hartford Co in 1695 and 1703 and other times. He was probably a "Puritan."

JOHN, (ancestor of all the Kilbourns of the Glastenbury branch,) was born in Wethersfield on the 15th f February, 1651; married Susannah _______, on the 4th of March, 1673, and soon after settled "on the east side of the great river," in what was then called Naubuck, now Glastenbury. He was admitted a freeman on the 13th of October, 1681. On the list of town officers of Glastenbury his name frequently occurs. He was "fence-viewer for the east side of the great river," in 1685, 1689, &c.: a Townsman or Selectman in 1693 and 1708; a Constable in 1697, 1702 and 1705; a Lister in 1710. He was also one of the Grand Jurors of Hartford county in 1695, 1703, and at other times.

   That the subject of this sketch was a Puritan, and one of "the strictest of the sect," is evinced by various documents on record, and especially so by the preamble to his Will, which most strikingly exhibits his faith and piety.  On the 22d of October, 1692, (soon after the settlement of the Rev.Timothy Stevens, the first minister of Glastenbury.) he gave a parcel of land for a parsonage, as follows: "I, the said John Kilbourn, for divers causes and considerations him thereunto moving, and chiefly and principally for the good affection that he beareth unto Timothy Stevens of the said Town and place, and to promote his settlement in the work of the Ministry of the Gospel, in the said town of Glassonbury, hath given," &c.; said land was bounded east, west and north, on his land, and south on his Father's Serjt. John Kilbourn's land," &c. 
   Jan. 9, 1692-3.  "Serjt. Samuel Wells, Joseph Smith, and John Kilbourn, were appointed a Committee to carry on the whole work of building the said house for the Rev. Mr. Stephens."      "At a Tyown meeting held at Glastonbury, March 22, 1696, It was voted, that John Kilburn should have half a mile square of Land adjoining the Candlewood plain."
   The following is the list of Grand Jurors of Hartford county , appointed and sworn April 1, 1695, viz. Deac. John Wilson, William Pitkin, John Catlin, George Griswold, Benjamin Newbury, Samual Gibbs, Henry Buck, Ebenezer Kilbourn, Thomas Porter, John Hart, Peter Buel, John Hall,John Kilbourn, Timothy Stanley, Daniel Cone.
   The annexed petition to the General Court, containing the names of John Kilbourn, of

Glastenbury, and two of his brothers is well worthy of preservation here, manifesting, as it does, a filial attachment to and preference for their own Government, over that of a colony which was under the rule of a Royal Governor.

   "To the Honorable General Assembly set at Hartford, May 11, 1682.  The Petition of Richard Smith, Benjamin Crane, Jun'r., Edward Benton, John Brownson, Thomas Marshall, John Hunniwell, Caleb Benjamin, Samuel Smith, Joseph Smith, Ezekiel Buck, John Waddams, Will Tryon, John Kilburne, Jun'r., Thomas Kilburne, Ebenezer Kilburne, Daniel Bourman, Jonathan Bourman, Jonathan Belden, John Taylor, Samuel Taylor, Jonathan Colafoxie, Peter Blin, Joseph Curtis, Thomas Hale, John Hale, Alexander Keny, John Hollister, Will Taylor, John Morris, and Samuel Baker Humbly Sheweth; That whereas some of your petitioners and some other persons have lately taken a view of the Wabaquaset Country in order to the Discovery and settlement of a plantation there, and do

apprehend that a competent plantation may there be found Your petitioners do therefore humbly request that this assembly will please to grant unto them and such as shall join with them, a Township (or lands for a Town,) ten miles square; and also afford them such other instructions and privileges as may enlarge and enable them the better to go through the difficulties of such an Inland plantation as that will be. And forasmuch as it is doubtful whether the land which they have discovered and on which they desire to settle, will fall within this Colony or the Bay, and your petitioners are not willing to remove themselves from under this Government, they do therefore further request that this Honorable Assembly will please to take some course to settle the line between this Colony and the Bay, which being done, (and not before) they shall adventure, if it fall within this Colony,) with this Assembly's leave, to proceed upon the aforementioned undertaking.

 Note. The following extracts from the Glastenbury Records will show the regard which our pious ancestry had for the support of the institutions of religion and learning, even in the wilderness.
   "Samuel Loveman began beating the drume the First Sabbath in Aprill, 1701, which was the 6: day of the month."  This was the manner of calling people to church on the Sabbath and on 'lecture day.' before the introduction of bells to the houses of public worship.
   Susannah, his wife, died October, 1701, aged 50; and on the 12th day of May, 1702, he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John Mitchell, of Hartford.  He departed this life on the 25th of November, 1711; his wife, Elizabeth, d. June 8, 1718.  The children of John and Susannah were, Susannah, John, Ebenezer, Jonathan, Benjamin, David, and Abraham.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF JOHN KILBOURN, Sen'r.LATE OF GLASSENBURY, Deceased.

   In the name of God, Amen.  I, John Kilbourn, Sen'r., of the Town of Glastenbury, in the

County of Hartford, in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England. Knowing that it is appointed for men once to die, and considering the uncertainty as to the time of death, shall withall knowing it to be the Will of God, who in his tender visitation calls upon me to set my house in order before I die, and I being (though weak in body) yet of perfect and sound understanding and memory, and of disposing mind, Praise be to Almighty God, Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following. I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God; hoping through the merits of Christ to obtain free pardon of all my sins and to inherit Eternal Life, and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named; and concerning my outward Estate, since the Earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, to him therefore belongs the Praise that I possess in this kind, and as for the portion thereof that he hath given me, it is my mind and Will that after my decease, the same be disposed of as followeth. Imprimis. I Will that my just debts and funeral charges, be well and truly paid and discharged.

Item. I give and bequeath to my beloved Wife, Elizabeth Kilbourn, the sole benefit and improvement of my Dwelling House and the improvement of three quarters of my Barn, as also the use and improvement of three quarters of my meadow and uplands, with the use and benefit of my Orchard, all being in Glastenbury aforesaid, and she to have the use of same during her natural life. I also give unto my said Wife, the one half of my moveable estate, also all the Estate that was her own before I married her, to be forever at her own use and disposal. I also give to my said Wife, one Cow, also so much of my provisions of all sorts whatsoever, as may be for her comfortable subsistance the year ensuing.

Item. I give to my son, John Kilbourn, all my Land that is Eastward of the Land that I give to my son, David. That is to say, the East End of my farm in Glastenbury aforesaid, bounded upon my said son David's land West, and undivided land East, lands of Thomas Kilbourn, Sen., South and lands of Samuel Hale, North, to be to him, my said son John, and to his heirs and assigns forever. I also give unto my said son John, Mr. Perkins' Book, with a share of my other small books, to be at his own disposal forever.

Item. I give unto my son, Ebenezer Kilbourn, Mrs. Taylor's book on Titus, a share in the small books, a share of the moveables, to be at his own disposing forever having regard to what moveables he hath already had. Item. I give unto my son, Jonathan Kilbourn, all my labor which I laid out upon the lands in Colchester, which he now possesses and enjoys, vizt., the clearing of three acres of land, with all the Posts and rails, and a Frame, to be to him and to his heirs and assigns forever. Also Mr. Elton's Sermon book, with a share of my small books and remaining moveables, having regard to what moveables he hath already had.

Item. I give unto my son, Benjamin Kilbourn, my pasture land butting East upon a highway lately laid out by the Town, if said Highway is improved, but if not, to butt upon my said son David's lot, and West upon my upland field, North upon the said Samuel Hale, and South upon Joseph Hill, Sen. Provided he returns home to settle upon it, and if he return not home, and settle as aforesaid, then the same shall be equally divided between my four sons, viz., John, Ebenezer, David and Abraham, to be to them and their heirs forever. I also give unto my said son, Benjamin, Mrs. Hooker's book, with a share of my moveables, to be at his disposal forever.

Item. I give unto my said son, David Kilbourn, one half mile in length of my said Farm in Glastenbury, to butt West upon said Highway lately laid out by the Town as aforesaid, if said Highway be improved, if not, then to butt upon my said pasture hereby given to my son Benjamin, and to extend Eastward half a mile, butting East upon land I now give to my said son John, North upon said Samuel Hale, and South on said Thomas Kilbourn and partly upon said Joseph Hill, to be to him and to his heirs and assigns forever. I also give to my son David, my Great Bible and a share of my moveables, to be at his disposing forever.

Item. I give to my son Abraham Kilbourn, my Dwelling House, Barn and Orchard, with all my meadow land within the said Town of Glastenbury, and my upland from the pasture aforesaid to the meadow, to be to him and to his heirs forever, after my said Wife shall be deceased, he having had the use of one quarter part of my said House, Barn, Orchard, Meadow and Upland, during her natural life if she needeth it not for her comfortable subsistance. I also give unto my son Abraham, Mrs. Fox's book of Time, &c., and Mrs. Doolittle's book of the Lord's Supper, with a share of the moveables, to be at his disposing forever, and also my Horse Colt, to be to him forever.

Further, it is my mind and Will, That such of my Children as have their share of my Housing and lands, may sell their shares to none, save to other or some other of their Brethren. Further it is my mind and Will that my Debts be paid by my Executors in manner following, (viz.,) one half of my moveables being set out to my beloved Wife, in such things as may be most for her comfort and subsistance, my debts to be paid out of the remaining part or half, and when my debts are paid, what remains of moveable Estate to be equally divided between my aforementioned sons, Ebenezer, Jonathan, Benjamin, David and Abraham, always accounting that what estate my said Wife brought with her when I married her, be not deemed my Estate. And further, it is my Will, that my said sons, Benjamin, David and Abraham, shall yield a convenient way for Horse and man, to, and from, and through, each others' Land, as well for their advantage as for the advantage and ease of my son John, that he may pass to his Land, which in this my Last Will and Testament , I have given unto him, unless the aforesaid Highway laid out lately by the Town shall be improved for that end, and then if the Town shall make use of that Highway, my son David shall only and alone be obliged to yield to John a convenient way for horse and man, to his own land as aforesaid. Further it is my Will, that my son John shall not deter or hinder any of my other sons from cutting and carrying off of wood from his land, so long as the same shall lie unfenced.

Lastly, I appoint my beloved Wife, and my beloved son Abraham Kilbourn, to be my Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In testimony that this is my Last Will and Testament, I hereunto set my hand and seal this fifth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ten, and in the ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne, Queen over England, &c. JOHN KILBORN, Sen. [Seal] Signed and Sealed in the presence of Samuel Smith, Mary Smith, Philip Alcock.

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John Kilbourne, Jr.'s Timeline

1650
February 15, 1650
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
1673
March 4, 1673
Age 23
Weathersfield, Gastonbury, New Jersey
1675
February 4, 1675
Age 24
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, USA
1676
October 30, 1676
Age 26
Manchester, CT, USA
1678
March 10, 1678
Age 28
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1681
September 17, 1681
Age 31
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut
1684
March 30, 1684
Age 34
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1687
February 25, 1687
Age 37
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1691
August 25, 1691
Age 41
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1711
November 25, 1711
Age 61
Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, USA