William Sabin (c.1584 - 1687) MP

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Nicknames: "William Saben"
Birthplace: Titchfield, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Occupation: Miller
Managed by: Donald Kurtz Browne, II
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About William Sabin

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Marriages and Children

William married twice and had 20 children, 12 by his first wife Mary Wright, and 8 by his second wife Martha Allen.

Notes

From THE DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SABIN OF REHOBOTH MASS. by Gordon Alan Morris

William Sabin was a Puritan and a Nonconformist. He arrived in America some time before 1642 where he was mentioned in the organization of Rehoboth. He arrived with wife ( Mary Wright ). Their first two children Samuel and Elizabeth may have been born in England but not proven. He took up land in Seekonk, now in R.I. He was one of the leading persons in Rehoboth participating in matters of Schools, Church and affairs of the Plymouth Colony. The first free school in America was established in Rehoboth. He must have been a man of considerable culture and wealth, as shown in the account of his estate and gifts for the relief of those who suffered losses by the Indians. He was the miller of Rehoboth, Mass. He had 12 children by Mary between 1640 and 1860 He had eight children by his second wife, Martha Allen. A full page of his accomplishments from 1643 to 1677 is listed in this book pages 4 and 5.

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William appeared at the founding of Rehoboth, MA, in 1643. He was a Huguenot who came to the USA from Wales or the south of England after earlier fleeing France. He was a man of considerable culture, and extensive wealth. He was one of the leading spirits of early Rehoboth in schools, church, and civic affairs, and was well known for providing assistance to persons and families who had suffered the ravages of Indian raids.

Notable events in his life

  • Signed a compact for Rehoboth in 1644.
  • Served multiple times as a selectman in Rehoboth, starting in 1657.
  • Served on jury that convicted three Native Americans of murder in 1675. Their execution in June 1675 triggered King Phillip's War.
  • Native Americans burned down William's mill and killed his son Neheniah in March 1676.

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  1. The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns, and Churches, and Other Contemporaneous Documents by Charles H. Pope. Heritage Books, 2009 - History - 568 pages. Page 14. "ALLEN, James, Propr., 1638. He rem. to Medfield. ... Will dated 23 (7) 1676, in old age; son Nathaniel, son-in-law Joseph Clarke, dau Sarah, wife of Domingo White of Lynn, dau Martha, wife of William Saben of Rehoboth. Prob Jan 30 1676-7."
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William Sabin of Rehoboth's Timeline

1584
1584
Titchfield, Hampshire, England
1609
October 11, 1609
Age 25
Titchfield, Hampshire, England
October 11, 1609
Age 25
October 11, 1609
Age 25
Titchfield,Hampshire,England
October 11, 1609
Age 25
Of, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
October 11, 1609
Age 25
October 11, 1609
Age 25
1612
1612
Age 28
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
1639
1639
Age 55
Massachusetts, USA
1640
1640
Age 56
Rehoboth, Bristol, MA, USA