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William Sabin

Also Known As: "William Saben"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Titchfield, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Kickemuit Cemetery , Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Sabin and Mary Wright
Husband of N.N. Sabin and Martha Bowen
Father of Sgt. Samuel Sabin; Elizabeth Hayward; Joseph Sabin; Deacon Benjamin Sabin; Nehemiah Sabin and 13 others
Brother of Thomas Sabin; Frances Sabin; Peter Sabin; Henry Sabin; Robert Sabin and 1 other

Occupation: Miller
Managed by: Henn Sarv
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About William Sabin, of Rehoboth

Burial

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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Comments

From Re: Waitstill Snow's parents (not Constance Hopkins and Nicholas Snow, right?) Posted: 14 Nov 2012 9:44PM

"Research conducted and published in 1992 by Gale Ion Harris ("Captain Richard Wright of Twelve-Mile Island and the Burnhams of Podunk," in The American Genealogist, vol. 67 (1992): pp 32-46), results in a completely new theory about Richard Wright of Rehoboth and a second wife, and suggests that Richard married the widowed MOTHER of William Sabin, and NOT that Richard was father of William Sabin's wife.

"That means that a) there was no daughter of Richard by the name of Mary Wright; and b) no daughter of Richard Wright's married William Sabin. The full name of the first wife of William Sabin (and mother of Joseph, above) remains a mystery."

Sources

  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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4 1097 alternate dd given as "9 Feb 1686/1687" 4 39 46 (36:52) Discussion of family of William Sabin of Rehoboth, who m/2 Martha Allen, b. 11 Dec 1641, daughter James & Anna Allen of Medfield Dec 22 1663 112 m. ALLEN, Martha and Wm. Sabin, 22 December 1663, Medfield, Mass. 312 4 children by 2nd wife: 1. James SABIN Sr. 2.+John SABIN 3. Hezekiah SABIN 4. Noah SABIN 5. Mehitable SABIN 6. Mary SABIN 7. Sarah SABIN 8. Margaret SABIN 709 4J3T-RX 760alt. burial date 9 Feb 1686/1687 “Herbert Olding's Ancestor Charts “ 841 (10) Martha (Allen) Sabin of Medfield and Rehoboth, Mass., b. Dec. 11, 1641, d. after 1687, m. Dec. 22, 1663, Medfield, Mass. William Sabin, b. abt. 1620 in France, d. Feb. 8, 1687. 841 (213) #10 William Sabin (Huguenot) of La Rochelle, France, and Rehoboth, Mass., b. abt. 1620 France, d. (buried Feb. 9, 1687), m. .... 1st (Name unknown), b. ...., d. .... (had 12 children, names unknown). 2nd Dec. 22, 1663, Martha Allen, b. Dec. 11, 1641, d. ....

Children: See below] See [under] Martha Allen Sabin.

"William Sabin was landed proprietor of Rehoboth, Mass.; made advances of money for King Philip's War; Deputy to Court at Plymouth 1657-1659-1660-1661-1670-1674. Was a man of considerable culture and possessing much wealth, as is shown in accounts of his estate and gifts for relieving of the wants of those who suffered from the ravages of the Indians. He was a Huguenot from La Rochelle, France, and came to Am. from Wales or the south of England." Record accepted by Huguenot Society of Washington, D. C.

References: D. A. C.--Judge Noah Sabin. Bliss Hist. of Rehoboth, Mass., pp. 25 to 79. Supplemental on John Perrin (1614-1674) and N. E. H. & G. Register, Vol. 36, pp. 52-4-6; Vol. 32, pp. 178-9. See Perrin lines. Huguenot. 751SABIN This family is probably of Huguenot origin.

I. William Sabin was an original settler of Rehoboth, Mass. when the town was organized in 1643; a man of considerable property & influence; signed the Compact at Rehoboth; on Grand Jury; Deputy to Plymouth Colony Court. He m 1st (???) Wright dau of Richard Wright of Rehoboth, Mass.; she d 1660; m 2nd December 11, 1663 Martha Allen dau of James Allen & Anna (Guild) Allen; d 1641;12 ch by 1st wf; 10 by 2nd wf; William d 1687; Rev. Ralph Wheelock performed the ceremony. All ch. born in Rehoboth, Mass. Ch: By 1st wife 1. Samuel b ca 1640 m 1663 2. Elizabeth 1642-1717; m 1st 1662 Robert Millard d 1669; 2nd Samuel Howard 3. Joseph b 1645- x 4. Benjamin 1646- m 1st ca 1668 Sarah Polley dau of John; 2nd Sarah Parker Page 492 5. Nehemiah b 1647- ; served in King Philip's War 1675 6. Experience 1648-1728; m 1672 Samuel Bullen (Bollins) 7. Mary 1652- ; m 1674 Nathaniel Allen 8. Abigail 1653-1721; m 1674 Joseph Bullen 9. Hannah 1654-1730; m 1673 Joseph Allen 10. Patience 1655- 11. Jeremiah 1657- 12. Sarah 1660 By 2nd wife 13. James 1664-1748; m 1689 Abigail Brazier 1664-1746 14. John 1666 15. Hezekiah 1669-1693 16. Noah 1671-1696; served in Sir Wm Phelps Expedition to Canada 1691 17. Mehitable 1673-1751 m 1691 Joseph Bucklin 18. Mary b 1675; m 1696 Nath niel Cooper 19. Sarah b 1677; m 1686 John Kingsley 20. Margaret b 1680 1098 (43/4) "The 13th of the 3d mo. [May] 1653, at a town meeting lawfully warned, those were chosen, viz: Stephen Payne and Thomas Cooper, deputies; William Sabin and Joseph Pecke, grand jurymen; Robert Martin, constable; Richard Bowen and Thomas Redway, overseers of the ways." 1098 (38/9) “The 18th of the 12th mo. [February] 1646, at a meeting of the towne it was agreed to draw lots for the new meadow, and to be divided according to person and estate, only those that were under œ150 estate to be made up 150. They were drawn as followeth: [#]24. William Sabin, ... 841 (199) COLONIAL DAMES OF AMERICA. Mellcene Thurman Smith. Admitted Chapter VII, Nashville, Tennessee, 1938. National Number 1544.

“William Sabin (Huguenot) of La Rochelle, France, and Rehoboth, Mass., b. about 1620, France, d. (buried Feb. 9, 1687), m. 1st name unknown (had 12 children, names unknown); 2nd Dec. 22, 1663, Martha Allen, b. Dec. 11, 1641, d. .... Services: "William Sabin was a landed proprietor of Rehoboth, Mass.; made advances of money for King Philip's War; Deputy to Court at Plymouth 1657-1659-1660-1661-1670-1674. Was a man of considerable culture and possessing much wealth, as is shown in accounts of his estate and gifts for relieving of the wants of those who suffered from the ravages of the Indians. He was a Huguenot from La Rochelle, France, and came to America from Wales or the south of England." [not entered] Genealogy of the Martin Family: <genealogylibrary.com> A true and perfect Inventory of the lands, goods and chattels of Robert Martin of Rehoboth, deceased, taken this 19th. day of the fifth month, commonly called June, in the year, 1660, by Richard Bowin, senn, Thomas Cooper senn, Leiftenant Hunt and William Sabin, inhabitants of the same town. 1099 (19/20) In Arnold's History of Rhode Island, Vol. II., there is a copy of a map which was sent to England during the boundary controversy, which represents the whole territory--the "Gore,"--between Abbot's Run and the Pawtucket River as being "Senechataconett."(*) It is possible that the whole of that section had become at that late period, known by that name, but from the wording of numerous conveyances, there can be little doubt that at the early time when John Bartlett bought his land and took up his residence there, the name had a local significance and applied directly to this place, now known as Manville, R. I. This appears more probable because there is an island here which was called Senechetaconett Island. It being also one of the principal fording places and the only one in that vicinity, at that time, it would give the locality that importance which would require a name. Had not this place been called and known by the name of Senechetaconet, the land which John Bartlett here bought of William Sabin would have been described in the deed as "the fording place."

(*)Shunasetaconet, where John Bartlett located in Rchoboth, is, like most Indian names, spelled many different ways, but the spelling here adopted appears to have been the most common. The very diversified orthography, found in the early town records, has been perplexing. It was thought best, when practicable, to reproduce the original; especially when spelling the names of persons. 1098 (117/118) The following catalogue gives the names of those who, at one period of the war, made advances of money, together with the sums they advanced. It shows that many of those, who served as private soldiers in the war, also advanced money to sustain it. ...William Sabin, L15 s5 p8 ... 1098 (70) December 12, 1670. At a town meeting, "Deacon Cooper, Lieutenant Hunt, John Reade, senior, and William Sabin, were chosen raters, to make a rate for Mr. Newman's maintenance, according to a former vote." 1099 (30) #(1.) JOHN BARTLETT2 (John1) He was b. Feb. 11, 1666, in Weymouth, Mass., and was the eldest son; m. Alice(???). He d. Nov. 8, 1732. She d. the same year. In 1708-9, he purchased of William Sabin(*), one of the original proprietors of the Rehoboth, North Purchase, 200 acres of land. 308(1184) NOTE 494. WILLIAM SABIN.1 The date of his coming is unknown, but tradition has it, he came from Wales or south of England, whither he found refuge in flight from France. He was a Huguenot; the name was Sabine. The name of his first wife has not been found; m. 2d, Martha, dau. of James and Anna Allen, of Medfield, Mass. He was in Rehoboth, Mass., 1643; a man of culture, wealth and benevolence; one of the leaders in school, church and town affairs. The family crest was a ducal crown, with a hand holding a fleur-de-lis. He d. 1687. Will, June 4, 1687; proved, Boston, July 17, 1687. 1098 (33) "The 28th of the 3d mo. [May] 1645, at a meeting of the townsmen, Richard Wright, Richard Bowen, Walter Palmer, Mr. Henry Smith, Mr. Winchester, William Smith, and Edward Smith being present, it is ordered that a levy shall be made and forthwith gathered, of 12d. on each œ100 estate, to be paid either in butter at 6d. a lb. or in wampum: and it is also concluded that Robert Titus and William Sabin shall be collectors of said revenue." 37 (190/1) SABIN New Eng. Register, Jan. 1882, Vol. 36, p. 52 Wm. Sabin first appeared in Rehoboth, Mass., at the origin of the town 1643. When he came to America is not known. Tradition says he came from Wales or the south of England, a Hugenot refugee from France. He was a man of culture and wealth, as is shown from his gifts for relieving suffering after the Indian ravages. The name of his first wife is not known; she died shortly after 1660. His two oldest children were born before coming to Rehoboth, Mass. His second wife was Martha, dau. of James and Mary Allen (sister of Nehemiah and Joseph Allen).

His will was made 1685, probated July 17, 1687; original now on file in Boston mentions 16 of his 20 children.

Children of William Sabin and his first wife:

Children by second wife, Martha Allen: Rehoboth Records by Arnold

906 alternate descent: (1) Richard Samuel Sabin

Date of Birth: About 1576 First Marriage: 29 Oct 1608, Mary Elizabeth Bushe, Titchfield, Hampshire, England Date of Death: 1 Jun 1641 Place of Death: Titchfield, Hampshire, England

Spouse: Mary Elizabeth Bushe Date of Birth: About 1576 Date of Death: 14 Oct 1644 Place of Death: Titchfield, Hampshire, England

(2) William Sabin

Father: Richard Samuel Sabin Mother: Mary Elizabeth Bushe Date of Birth: 11 Oct 1609 Place of Birth: Titchfield, Hampshire, England First Marriage: ABT 1639, Mary Wright Date of Death: 9 Feb 1685/86 Place of Death: Rehoboth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts

751 (492) SABIN This family is probably of Huguenot origin.

  I. William Sabin was an original settler of Rehoboth, Mass. when the town was organized in 1643; a man of considerable property & influence; signed the Compact at Rehoboth; on Grand Jury; Deputy to Plymouth Colony Court. He m 1st (???) Wright dau of Richard Wright of Rehoboth, Mass.; she d 1660; m 2nd December 11, 1663 Martha Allen dau of James Allen & Anna (Guild) Allen; d 1641;12 ch by 1st wf; 10 by 2nd wf; William d 1687; Rev. Ralph Wheelock performed the ceremony. 
     All ch. born in Rehoboth, Mass. 
     Ch:        By 1st wife 
            1.  Samuel b ca 1640 m 1663 
            2.  Elizabeth 1642-1717; m 1st 1662 Robert Millard d 
                1669; 2nd Samuel Howard 
            3.  Joseph b 1645- 
          x 4.  Benjamin 1646-   m 1st ca 1668 Sarah Polley dau of 
                John; 2nd Sarah Parker 

Spouses 1Mary WRIGHT or WIGHT , 7560 Birth1618, , , England Death27 Sep 1660, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA FatherCapt. [mil] Richard WRIGHT , 7563 (1598-1644) MotherMargaret (?) , 7564 (ca1596-<1623) Marriage1640, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA ChildrenSamuel , 7558 (~1640-1699)

Elizabeth , 9894 (1642-1716)
Joseph , 17400 (1645-<1690)
Benjamin , 17402 (1646-1725)
Nehemiah , 17405 (1647-1676)
Experience , 17407 (1648-1728)
Mary "Mercy" , 12755 (1652-1675)
Abigail , 17409 (1653-1721)
Hannah , 12763 (1654->1730)
Patience , 17410 (1655-<1712)
Jonathan or Jeremiah , 17411 (1657->1675)
Sarah , 17412 (1660-<1677)

2Martha ALLEN , 8081 Birth11 Dec 1641, Medfield, Norfolk, MA Birth Memo(bapt 11 Oct 1646 Dedham) alt. 1 Jan 1644, Rehoboth Death11 Jan 1734/1735, Rehoboth, Bristol, MA Death Memoalt. after 1687 FatherJames ALLEN "ALLIN" , Sr. , 12714 (~1614-1676) MotherAnna GUILD , 12715 (~1615-1673) Marriage22 Dec 1663, Medfield, Norfolk, MA Marr Memoalt 11 Dec 1663 (intent?) ChildrenJames , 40233 (1665-1748)

John , 34493 (1666-1742)
Hezekiah , 40235 (1669-1688)
Noah , 40236 (1672-1690)
Mehitable “Mehittabell” , 25078 (1673-1750)
Mary , 40237 (1675-1711)
Sarah , 40238 (1678-1708)
Margaret , 40239 (1680-1697)
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William Sabin, of Rehoboth's Timeline

1609
October 11, 1609
Titchfield, Hampshire, England
October 11, 1609
Titchfield, Hampshire, England
October 11, 1609
October 11, 1609
Titchfield,Hampshire,England
October 11, 1609
October 11, 1609
October 11, 1609
Of, Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
1639
1639
Age 29
Massachusetts, USA
1640
1640
Age 30
Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
1642
1642
Age 32
Rehoboth, Plymouth Colony