Thomas Philbrick (Fylbrigg), II (1584 - 1674) MP

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Nicknames: "Felbrigge", "Fylbrigg", "Felbridge", "Philbrook", "Filbrigg"
Birthplace: England, UK
Death: Died in Hampton, NH, USA
Occupation: Shipmaster
Managed by: Thomas Edward Shirley
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About Thomas Philbrick (Fylbrigg), II

Thomas Philbrick was also known as Thomas FELBRIGGE II and as Thomas FYLBRIGG.

"Thomas Philbrick, with his wife and six children, emigrated from Lincolnshire, Eng., in company with Governor Winthrop, Sir Richard Saltonstall and others. They arrived in Massachusetts Bay, June 12, 1630, after a tempestuous voyage of seventy-six days. They attempted a settlement where Salem, Mass, now is, but in July went to Watertown, Mass. Here Thomas Philbrick remained until 1645, when he rem. to Hampton, N. H., his son, John, having previously settled there in 1639."

From the book "Genealogy of Families in Weare."

"Thomas Philbrick, it is said, came from Lincolnshire, Eng. He and his family sailed from Yarmouth, April 8, 1630, and arrived at Salem, Jjune 14. He settled in Charlestown, but soon removed to Watertown, and in 1645-46 moved to Hampton."

From the book "History of the Town of Rye, New Hampshire":

Other sources say he came over on the ship Arbella in the Winthrop Fleet, but no evidence has been found to prove this. Brayton, in his NEHGR article, says that Thomas didn't come across until 1635. He is possibly correct because Thomas' youngest daughter, Martha, was baptized in Sept. 1631 in Bures St. Mary, England. However, it is also possible that Thomas came to America in 1630, leaving his pregnant wife behind, returning later to retrieve her and the new baby.

He was a proprietor in Watertown, MA in 1637 and 1642, but removed to Hampton, New Hampshire, probably in 1646, but possibly 1651, to join his sons.

-------------------- Note:

   Another name for Thomas was Thomas Felbrigge.
   Noted events in his life were:
   ? He had an estate probated on 8 Oct 1667 in Hampton, Rockingham Co., NH. will proved
   Thomas married Elizabeth Knopp on 4 Jun 1615 in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk Co., England.


•Name: Thomas PHILBRICK

•Sex: M

•Birth: BEF 23 SEP 1584 in Bures, Suffolk, England

•Death: BEF 8 OCT 1667 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

•Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Seabrook, NH


Thomas Philbrick is said to have come Lincolnshire in England. Old records preserved in the family state that he and his family came in 1630 in the Arabella. This vessel was one of seventeen ships which in that year brought colonists to Massachusetts. The Arabella, in which came Gov. Winthrop, Sir Richard Saltonstall and others, sailed from Yarmouth, April 8, 1630, and arrived at Salem June 14. The next month the passengers in this and other vessels settled at Charlestown; but soon after divided, and a part, with Saltonstall, settled in Watertown. Thomas Philbrick and family were there in 1636. "His homestead was on the N. W. corner of Belmont and Lexington Streets."

In 1639, the second summer after the settlement of Hampton, N.H., John, son of Thomas Philbrick, moved to Hampton; and it seems that his brother Thomas soon followed him. It is said that "The first settlers of Hampton were attracted to the place by the fishing, the fowling, the best of clams, and the salt marshes almost ready of the scythe."

In 1645-6, Thomas Philbrick, Sen., a grantee of eight lots, sold his estate in Watertown, and in 1650 or 51 he had removed to Hampton, where his elder sons lived.

February 22, 1649, "Richard Saltonstall owned land in Ipswich joining that of Mr. Rogers' grant of the town," and Thomas Philbrick is named as being there (Antiquarian Papers, No. 37). John Philbrick, of Seabrook, says, "The deed, William Sanborn to Thomas Philbrick, dated May, 1647, proves that the remainder of the family came to Hampton in the spring, 1645-6." His wife Elizabeth died 12th mo. 19th, 1663, and in March, 1664, he calls himself "very aged." He died in 1667.


Thomas was a culler of staves in 1655. GDMNH reports a different order of births of his children than does Dow. The ancestors of Thomas were named FELBRIGGE. Noyes/Libby/Davis, "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," (1939), p. 546, #7; Moriarty, G. Andrews, "The English Connections of Thomas Felbrigge or Philbrick of Hampton, N.H.," [NEH&GR, Oct. 1954], v. 108, pp. 252-58; Stott, Clifford L., "English Origins of William and Judith (Tue) Knopp of Watertown, Massachusetts," (New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Oct 1993), p. 318 [marriage] and p. 327 [baptism].

Marriage 1 Elizabeth KNOPP b: BEF 8 JUL 1593

•Married: 4 JUN 1615 in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England


1. John PHILBRICK b: BEF 2 OCT 1616 in England

2. James PHILBRICK b: BEF 3 DEC 1619 in England

3. Elizabeth PHILBRICK b: 23 OCT 1621 in England

4. Mary PHILBRICK b: BET 1620 AND 1630

5. Thomas PHILBRICK b: BEF 7 MAR 1622/23 in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England

6. Martha PHILBRICK b: BEF 4 SEP 1631 in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England


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