Samuel Wilbore, "The Immigrant"
|Also Known As:||"Wildbore", "Wilbour", "Wilbor", "Wilbur"|
|Birthplace:||Sible Hedingham, Essex, England|
|Death:||Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts|
Son of Nicholas Wilbore, Jr and Elizabeth Wilbore
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Ann Bradford was NOT the wife of Samuel Wildbore
According to the New England Historic and Genealogical Society in "American Ancestors", Volume 112, pp. 108/109 Ann Bradford is not the wife of Samuel Wilbore. It is Ann Smith. I will quote some:
"In 1923 I went to the city of York, England, and examined the original will of Thomas Bradford of Doncaster and found the following statement as to his daughter Ann: "To my daughter Ann Wildbore, the wife of Zacharias Wildbore"......(she did marry) according to the Boyd index at Thorne, Yorkshire, in 1607, Zacharias Wildbore.
In the year 1944, I employed Mr L. H. H. Whitehead, of Long Melford, co. Suffolk, to go to Sible Hedingham and examine the parish records. He found not only the marriage of Samuel Wilbore and Ann Smith, but also the baptisms of the five children, namely, Samuel, Junior, Jespheff or Joseph, Sidreake, Arthur, and William, these two last died at Sible Hedigham an the remainder corresponded to the children who came over with Samuel and Ann.
The author says Mr Savage in his "Genealogical Dictionary" jumped to conclusions while looking at a copy of Bradford's will that omitted the name of Ann's husband. The purpose of the copy was the search for Gov. Bradford's ancestry (not proof of his descendants). The author I quote, Benjamin Franklin Wilbour of Little Compton, RI, himself inspected the original will.
---------------- Samuel WILBORE
Born: ABT. 1597 at: Braintree, Essex, England
Married: 13 JAN 1618/19 at: Sible Hedingham, Essex, England
Died: 24 JUL 1656 at: Boston, Suffolk, MA
Father: Nicholas WILBORE Mother: Elizabeth THICKINES
Wife: Ann BRADFORD Born: ABT. 1590 at: Bentley, Arksey, Yorkshire, England Died: BEF. 1639 at: of, Taunton, MA
Ann Bradford's Father: Thomas BRADFORD Mother: Mary ELMSALL
Ahnentafel, Generation No. 2
Samuel WILBORE was born ABT. JAN 1596/97 in SIBLE HEDINGHAM, EDINGHAM, ESSEX, ENGLAND, and died 24 JUL 1656 in BOSTON, SUFFOLK, MA. He was the son of Nicholas WILBORE and Elizabeth THICKINES.
He married Ann Bradford Smith.
Ann Bradford SMITH was born 13 JAN 1589/90 in BENTLEY, ARKSEY, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, and died 24 SEP 1645 in TAUNTON, BRISTOL, MA. She was the daughter of Thomas BRADFORD and . Mary ELMSALL.
Children of Ann Bradford SMITH and Samuel WILBORE are:1.
i. Dorothy WILBUR was born 1617 in DONCASTER, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, and died 19 FEB 1695/96 in PORTSMOUTH, NEWPORT, RI. She married Nathaniel POTTER BET. 1635 - 1637 in PORTSMOUTH, NEWPORT, RI, son of George A POTTER and MARTHA. He was born 7 OCT 1615 in NEWPORT PAGBELL, BUCKS, ENGLAND, and died 1644 in PORTSMOUTH, NEWPORT, RI.
ii. Samuel WILBORE was born 10 APR 1622 in SIBLE HEDINGHAM, COLCESTER, ESSEX, ENGLAND, and died ABT. 1700 in LITTLE COMPTON , NEWPORT, RI. He married Hannah PORTER ABT. 1648 in BOSTON, SUFFOLK, MA, daughter of John PORTER and Margaret OLDING. She was born 1636 in BOSTON, SUFFOLK, MA, and died 6 APR 1722 in TAUNTON, BRISTOL, MA. He married Mary POTTER 1680 in LITTLE COMPTON , NEWPORT, RI, daughter of Nathaniel POTTER and Elizabeth STOKES. She was born DEC 1666 in WESTPORT, BRISTOL, MA, and died ABT. 1713 in LITTLE COMPTON, NEWPORT, RI.
iii. Arthur WILBUR was born 28 DEC 1623 in SIBLE HEDINGHAM, ESSEX, ENGLAND, and died 2 SEP 1625 in SIBLE HEDINGHAM, ESSEX, ENGLAND.
iv. Joseph WILBUR was born 28 FEB 1629/30 in PORTSMOUTH, NEWPORT, RI, and died 27 AUG 1691 in TAUNTON, MA. He married Elizabeth FARWELL 1651, daughter of Henry FARWELL and Olive WELBY. She was born 27 MAY 1630 in TAUNTON, MA, and died 9 NOV 1670 in TAUNTON, MA.
v. Shadrach WILBUR was born 6 SEP 1631 in COLCHESTER, ESSEX, ENGLAND, and died 28 FEB 1696/97 in TAUNTON, BRISTOL, MA. He married Anna MYRICK. He married Mary DEAN, daughter of Walter DEANE. She was born 24 FEB 1641/42 in CONCORD, MIDDLESEX, MA, and died 27 MAR 1691 in TAUNTON, BRISTOL, MA. He married Hannah Bass PAINE 13 SEP 1692 in TAUNTON, BRISTOL, MA. She was born 1671 in SAFFRON WALDEN, ESSEX, ENGLAND, and died 1696. --------------------
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Added by vawilbur on 10 Apr 2009
Originally submitted by skries1 to Kries Aherin Donovan Carey Family History on 16 Mar 2009
NameSamuel Wilbur(Wilbore)56, MBirth Datebef 1595Birth PlaceEnglandDeath Date29 Sep 1656 Age: 61Death PlaceBoston, Suffolk, MAFlagsGreat MigrationMisc. NotesSAMUEL WILBORE
ORIGIN: Sible Hedingham, Essex MIGRATION: 1633 FIRST RESIDENCE: Boston REMOVES: Portsmouth 1637, Taunton, Boston OCCUPATION: Merchant.
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "Samuell Wilbore and Anne his wife" admitted to Boston church 1 December 1633 .
FREEMAN: 4 March 1633/4 . Signed the covenant at the foundation of Portsmouth, 7 March 1637/8 . Admitted as a freeman of the joint government of Newport and Portsmouth by 12 March 1639/40 .
EDUCATION: Signed documents both in England and New England .
OFFICES: Grand jury, 19 September 1637 . Clerk of the Portsmouth train band, 27 June 1638, 13 March 1643/4 . Committee for "the venison trade with the Indians," 16 November 1638 . Portsmouth constable, 24 January 1638/9 . Auditor, March 1640/1, March 1643/4 .
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 "next Roxbury" to Samuel Sherman .
In 7 September 1640 "Mr. Wilboare" was granted "4 acres" at Portsmouth . (On 6 January 1657/8 this grant was rescinded .)
On 8 November 1648 "Samuell Wilbore of Taunton" sold to John Sanford of Rhode Island six acres of meadow in Portsmouth "& also one neck of land abutting upon the Cove" .
On 6 May 1603 Samuel Wilboare and Elizabeth his wife deeded to Richard Sherman and Elizabeth his wife the easterly part of the house and leanto and chimney in the house which they shared .
In his will, dated 30 April 1656 and proved 6 November 1656, Samuel Wilbore of Taunton bequeathed to "my loving wife Elizabeth all the 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 & colt at John Moore's of Brantry"; to "Samuel Wilbore my eldest son all 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 Â£4 and an ewe of two years old, also one cow in the hands of James Badcock, and also one cow that is at Bridgwater together with the rent for 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 the appurtenances ... also twelve acres of grant ... by the Iron mills, and also 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 moveable goods ... and cattle excepting half the orchard and half the said dwelling house & two of the best cows & hay ... which I give and 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 allowing my said wife or her assigns the sum of Â£10"; to "my said son Shedreck my debt of James Seward, Ralph & Henry Newland"; wife Elizabeth and son Shidrak executors; "my white horse unto my son Shedrick" and 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 ... Â£10 in iron" .
BIRTH: By about 1595 based on date of marriage. DEATH: Boston 29 September 1656 . MARRIAGE: (1) Sible Hedingham, Essex, 13 January 1619/20 Ann Smith ; she died after 1 December 1633 and before 1645.
(2) By 1645 Elizabeth (_____) Lechford, widow of Thomas Lechford (on 2 May 1648 "Mr. Samu Wilbore did depose that when he married the widow of Tho 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" ); on 29 November 1645 "Elizabeth Wilebore the wife of our brother Samuell Wilbore" was admitted to Boston church ; she died after 30 April 1656 (date of husband's will).
i SAMUEL, bp. Sible Hedingham 10 April 1622 ; m. Hannah Porter, daughter of JOHN PORTER .
ii ARTHUR, bp. Sible Hedingham 28 December 1623 ; bur. Sible Hedingham 2 September 1624 .
iii WILLIAM, bp. Sible Hedingham 27 August 1626 ; bur. Sible Hedingham 28 January 1626/7 .
iv JOSEPH, bp. Sible Hedingham 28 February 1629/30 ; m. about 1651 Elizabeth Farwell, daughter of Henry and Olive (Welby) Farwell .
v SHADRACK, bp. Sible Hedingham, Essex, 6 September 1631 ; m. (1) by 1659 Mary Deane, daughter of Walter Deane ; 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 .
COMMENTS: On 20 November 1637 Samuel Wilbore was among those men disarmed in the Wheelwright unpleasantness , and early in 1638 he was granted a license "to depart out of this jurisdiction" . On 16 May 1639 he repudiated his signature to the Wheelwright petition .
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 .Spouses1Ann Bradford(Smith), FBirth PlaceEnglandDeath Date1633/1645Marr Date13 Jan 1619/1620Marr PlaceSible Hedingham, Essex, EnglandChildrenJoseph , M (-1691)Last Modified 8 Sep 2005
GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF THE WILBUR FAMILY COMPILED BY ASA WILBUR, jun., OF BOSTON. GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY BOSTON. PRINTED FOR THE FAMILY - 1871. THE WILBUR FAMILY
THIS family name, quite widely spread in the United States, mostly, however, in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, is now variously spelled by changing the vowel in the last syllable. Some use the a, some e, some o; but quite the largest number now use u, and spell it Wilbur. Notwithstanding this difference in the orthography of the name, it is satisfactorily ascertained that they all descended from one family; viz., that of Samuel Wildbore of Boston, Mass.
He came to Boston not later than A.D. 1633, — thirteen years only after the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. The earliest notice of this person, at present discovered, appears in the records of the First Church of Boston, Massachusetts Colony, as follows: “Samuel Wildbore, with his wife Ann, was admitted to this church Dec. 1, 1633.”
His wife was the daughter of Thomas Bradford of Doncaster, in the south part of York County, England (see Bradford’s Will, Nov. 1, 1607).
The city or borough where he resided or whence he came is not ascertained. That he married a second wife in this country appears from the further records of the above church, which state, “Elizabeth Wildbore, wife of Samuel Wildbore, was admitted a member Nov., 29, 1645.”
It is evident he had four sons ; viz., Samuel, jun., Joseph, William, and Shadrach, and probably a daughter named Sarah.
Samuel Wildbore was admitted freeman of Boston in 1634 (Boston Records). He bought largely in the town of Taunton, Mass., and removed thither with his family.
While in Taunton, he, with others, embraced what was then called “the dangerous doctrines of Cotton and Wheelwright;” for which he was banished the province November, 1637.
He, with seventeen others, fled to Providence; and, being advised by Roger Williams, they purchased of the Indians the Island of Aquidnic (now Rhode Island), to which place he removed his family early in 1638. These eighteen persons formed a colony by solemn compact, March 7, 1638 (History of Rhode Island).
He did not remain long on the island; for a subsequent document refers to him as “Samuel Wildbore of Taunton.”
He returned to Boston, probably, in 1645; that being the date of his wife Elizabeth’s admission into the church in Boston.
He had a house in Boston, and also one in Taunton, in which he resided, probably, alternately in the warm and cold seasons; as in his will he refers to them as residences in which he “doth now inhabit.”
He, with some associates, built and put in operation an iron-furnace in Taunton (now Raynham), the first that was built in New England. Its site is on the main road from Titicut to Taunton, and is still, or until recently was, improved according to its original purpose.
In Boston Records for 1655 we find, “Samuel Wildbore, sen., and his son Samuel, are retained freemen of Boston.”
He was a man of wealth for the times, and evidently of very respectable standing in society, exerting a wide influence in each of the places where he dwelt.
He died Sept. 29, 1656. His will, dated April 30, 1656, was probated the following November (see Suffolk Probate Records, book i. p. 281). In his will, he bequeaths to his “eldest son Samuel” his lands on the island, and various items of other property. He gives to Joseph and to his “youngest son Shadrach” his real estate in Taunton, with other property; provides for his wife, and makes her and his son Shadrach executors.
On the death of the father, we find that the sons, either by hap or mutual understanding, changed the spelling of the name. They dropped the d in the first syllable, and generally the final e; spelling their names Wilbor.
Joseph, Shadrach, and their immediate descenclants, sometimes retained the final e; but Samuel, jun., William, and theirs, invariably left it off.
It is somewhat to be regretted that the original o had not been retained by all the descendants of the original family, and the name uniformly written Wilbor.
It seems, from all the circumstances that can now be gathered, that father and sons, in all their dealings and labors, were as one family, as in patriarchal times, while the father lived; he, as the head, owning all the property, the sons giving their influence and labor into the common stock, and no division until the father’s decease.
The sons were evidently young when brought to this country, as the dates of their deaths fully show.
Samuel, jun., and William, died in 1710. Samuel’s age is unknown; but William died “aged 80:” consequently he must have been born in 1630, — three years before his parents were received into the church in Boston; and, as Samuel is called “eldest son” in the father’s will, he must have been over eighty at his decease. Joseph’s will is dated April, 1691, and probated the November following (Bristol-County Probate Records): he must have died in that year. Shadrach’s will is dated September, 1696, and probated in March following (same Records) he, therefore, must have died the last of 1696, or early in 1697. Again: referring to the records of William’s and Shadrach’s children, it will be seen that William was twenty-four years of age at the birth of his eldest child, which event occurred twenty-one years after his (William’s) parents were received into the church in Boston.
Shadrach’s oldest child was born twenty-nine years after the reception of his father into the church. These facts suffice to show their extreme youth at the first record of the parents.
Still another account: from History of Bristol County, Massachusetts: with biographical sketches ..., Part 2, edited by Duane Hamilton Hurd.
Samuel Wildbore, with his wife, Ann, daughter of Thomas Bradford, of Dorchester, England, settled* in Boston as early as 1633. The name is variously spelled . Samuel Wildbore's second wife, Elizabeth, was admitted a member of the first church in Boston Nov. 29, 1645. Mr. Wildbore was admitted a freeman of Boston in 1634 (Boston records).
He settled in Taunton at an early day, and became one of its largest landholders. He had residences in Boston and Taunton.
He with some associates built and put in operation an iron furnace in that part of Taunton now Raynham (see sketch of Theodore Dean).
"He was a man of wealth for the times, and evidently of very respectable standing in society, exerting a wide influence in each of the places where he dwelt." He died Sept. 29,1656.
His children were Samuel, Jr., Joseph, William, Shadrach, and Sarah. After the death of their father the children by common consent dropped the " d" in the first syllable and generally the " e" final, spelling the name " Wilbor."
Shadrach Wilbor, son of Samuel Wildbore, settled in Taunton (afterwards Raynham), on lands received probably from his father. He was evidently a man of wealth and influence in his time. He held several important trusts, representing his town in the provincial government, and served as town clerk for thirty-five successive years.
For lifting his voice, however, in opposition to the evils, as he deemed them, in the government of Sir Edmund Andros, he was apprehended and imprisoned in Boston, Aug. 30, 1687, but it is not probable that he long remained there.
He married Hannah , and had ten children, of whom Shadrach, Jr., born Dec. 5, 1672, was the third son and sixth child. He died in 1696 or 1697. (note: he married Mary Deane; they had ten children, She died and he married Hannah Bass, widow of Stephen Paine. LDC)}
Shadrach Wilbor, Jr., son of Shadrach, was born in Taunton (now Raynham), and was a farmer by occupation. It is not known whom he married. He had five sons, viz.: Shadrach, Meshach, Joseph, Jacob, and Abijah. The first two sons settled in Taunton, but it is not certain where the other three settled.
Meshach Wilbor, Sr., second son of Shadrach, Jr., was born in Taunton (now Raynham), married Elizabeth , who died Nov. 30, 1776, in the seventieth year of her age.
They had six sons, the youngest of whom was George, a native of Raynham,as the town was now called.
The date of Meshach's death is not known.
Nothing is known of George Wilbor, or Wilbur, as he now spelled his name, except that he settled in Titient parish, Bridgewater, Mass., and was a tanner by occupation. He had a son George, who settled in Easton, Mass., and followed farming. This George Wilbur was twice married, first to Betsey Packard, and had eleven children, of whom Joseph Wilbar was one. Mr. George Wilbur married for his second wife Widow Mary Francis, by whom he had two children. The name began to be spelled with an "a" instead of a "u," thus " Wilbar." --------------------
SAMUEL WILBORE (Nicholas3, Nicholas2, Thomas1). Born ca 1595 in prob. Braintree, Essex, England. Samuel died in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, on 29 Sep 1656; he was 61. Occupation: Merchant. Education: Signed Documents In Both England & New England. Religion: Admitted To Boston Church 1 Dec 1633. On 13 Jan 1619/1620 when Samuel was 24, he first married Ann SMITH, daughter of Richard SMITH, in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England. Born ca 4 Oct 1592 in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England. Ann died in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, bef 1645; she was 52. They had the following children:
16 i. Samuel (<1622-1697)
ii. Arthur (Died Young). Born bef 28 Sep 1623 in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England. At the age of <1, Arthur was baptized in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England, on 28 Sep 1623. Arthur died in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England, in Sep 1624; he was <1. Buried on 2 Sep 1624 in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England. iii. William (Died Young). Born bef 27 Aug 1626 in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England. At the age of <1, William was baptized in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England, on 27 Aug 1626. William died in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England, in 1627/1628; he was <1. Buried on 28 Jan 1627/1628 in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England.
17 iv. Joseph (<1629-1691) 18 v. SHADRACH (<1631-1697)
Earliest known resident of the name of Samuel Wildbore in this country: Admitted to the First Church of Boston: "Sam Wildbore, wife Ann, addmitted to this church Dec. 1, 1633. He'd married in England wife Ann Bradford, daughter of Thomas Bradford, of Doncaster, in Yorke Co., or Yorkshire. Ann was the mother of his children.
March 7, 1638, those 18 persons founded, by solemn compact, a new colony, Rhode Island.
He was the owner of considerable property in the town of Taunton, Massl, and likewise possessed holding in Boston, dividing his place of residence between the two places. In Nov., 1637, he was one of those banished from the colony because of religious views which varied from those held by the ruling majority of the colony. Acting upon the advice of Roger Williams, Samuel with the others fled to Providence, where they negotiated the purchase of the Island of Aquednek (now Rhode Island) from the Narragannsett Indians and early in 1638 he moved his family to the new location.
Purchase of land by colonists from the Indians: Quassaquanch, Kachanaquant, and Quequa-quenew. Chief Sachems of the Narragansetts sold to Samuel Wildbore, John Hull of Boston, (Goldsmith), John Porter, Samuel Wilson and Thomas Mumford, the large tract of land which was called 'The Petaquompscot Purchase.'
In 1645 Samuel Wilfore returned to Boston and later build an iron furnace at Taunton, the first in New England. He was clerk of the town board in 1638; constable in 1639; sergeant in 1644.
Samuel Wildbore's second wife was Elizabeth Lechford, widow of Thomas Lechford. The dateof the death of his sife, Ann, likewise the date of his second marriage to Elizabeth are not given.
Samuel died July 14, 1656. His widow, Elizabeth, and son Shadrach, were named as executors.
Elizabeth Wilbore then married Henry Bishop, Dec. 20th of some year. Bishop died in 1664 and Eliz. died c. July, 1665.
The question: "What family did Samuel actually leave?" This is still unanswered to satisfaction even after much research to this writer.
-------------------- In the book "Wilbore's in America" the story is given (facts unverified) that William, raised by Samuel Wilbore with his own family, was his nephew. Apparently, a colony of English emigrants, among whom were some families of Wildbores, landed on the coast of Maine, near the site of the present city of Portland about 1616. The theory is that William later joined the Plymouth colony and the household of Samuel, being one of the few remaining members of the Maine colony, their numbers having been depleted by death. By that same theory, William would have been the only remaining child of Samuel's brother's family, and being a mere child, Samuel took him into his family where he lived and grew up upon the same footing as Samuel's own children.
In Samuel, Jr.'s will, dated 1678, there is a reference to William as: "...my cousin, Wm. Wildbore, Sr.".
Samuel Wilbore and wife Ann, came to America before 1 December, 1633 and lived in Boston. May have come 4 September, 1633 on ship "Griffin" He was a merchant, had a ship, probably sold cloth and lumber and was in the wool business.
He and 6 men under him guarded the gate at Roxbury. He sold his home on what is now Washington St. to Samuel Sherman. In 1634, he and William Blackstene bought "Boston Commons" and gave it to the town. Made "Freeman" 4 March 1633/4 and with John Porter and Philly Sherman bought Aquidneck Island, (Rhode Island). He was banished from Boston 30 August 1637, and disarmed 20 November 1637 and went to Portsmouth, R.I. because of his association with a religious group lead by Anne Hutchinson, Mr. Wheelwright and possibly Roger Williams. Anne Hutchinson was the unauthorized Puritan preacher of a dissident church discussion group.
Rhode Island had become a haven for persecuted religious sects. These people, called Antinomians, believed that the moral laws as taught by the Church of England were of no value and that the only law that should be followed was that of the Gospel. Quakers, who eventually merged with the Antinomians, established a meeting house on Aquidneck in 1657. 11 January 1638/9 he was constable at Portsmouth. He owned land at Nt. Wolliston (now Quincy). With Ralph Earle he built a planing mill at Portsmouth,1640. By 1645 was back in Boston, though he kept his Portsmouth and Taunton land, and lived on Mill Street. He was wealthy and gave to the 1st free school in America. The early spelling was "Welleboro", a Norman name. In 1626 he was a "juror" in Sible Hedington, Essex, England.
-------------------- Samuel Wilbore and wife Ann, came to America before 1 December, 1633 and lived in Boston. May have come 4 September, 1633 on ship "Griffin" He was a merchant, had a ship, probably sold cloth and lumber and was in the wool business.
He and 6 men under him guarded the gate at Roxbury. He sold his home on what is now Washington St. to Samuel Sherman. In 1634, he and William Blackstene bought "Boston Commons" and gave it to the town. Made "Freeman" 4 March 1633/4 . He was banished from Boston 30 August 1637, and disarmed 20 November 1637 and went to Portsmouth, R.I. because of his association with a religious group lead by Anne Hutchinson John Wheelwright and possibly Roger Williams, Anne Hutchinson was the unauthorized Puritan preacher of a dissident church discussion group.
Rhode Island had become a haven for persecuted religious sects. These people, called Antinomians, believed that the moral laws as taught by the Church of England were of no value and that the only law that should be followed was that of the Gospel. Quakers, who eventually merged with the Antinomians, established a meeting house on Aquidneck in 1657.
11 January 1638/9 he was constable at Portsmouth. He owned land at Nt. Wolliston (now Quincy). With Ralph Earle he built a planing mill at Portsmouth,1640. By 1645 was back in Boston, though he kept his Portsmouth and Taunton land, and lived on Mill Street. He was wealthy and gave to the 1st free school in America. The early spelling was "Welleboro", a Norman name. In 1626 he was a "juror" in Sible Hedington, Essex, England. -------------------- Date of birth might be 1597.
Is he the same Samuel as this one?
Samuel Wilbore, "The Immigrant"'s Timeline
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December 28, 1623
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