Anne Wilbur or Wilbore

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Anne Wilbur or Wilbore (Smith)

Also Known As: "Husband surname: Wilbore"
Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Sible Hedingham, Essex, England
Death: September 24, 1656 (58)
Probably, Rhode Island
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Smith and Mrs. John Smith (Unknown)
Wife of Samuel Wilbore, "The Immigrant"
Mother of Samuel Wilbore; William Wilbore, Sr.; Shadrach Wilbore; William Wilbore; Arthur Wilbore and 2 others

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About Anne Wilbur or Wilbore

Ann Smith, not Ann Bradford was 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.

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Anne Wilbur or Wilbore's Timeline

October 4, 1592
Sible Hedingham, Colchester, Essex, England
January 13, 1598
Sible Hedingham, Essex, England
April 10, 1622
Age 24
Sible Hedingham, Colchester, Essex, England
December 28, 1623
Age 25
Sible Hedingham, Colchester, Essex, England
February 28, 1629
Age 31
Sible Hedingham, Essex, England
May 21, 1630
Age 32
Sible Hedingham, Colchester, Essex, England
September 6, 1631
Age 33
Sible, Hedingham, Essex, England
Age 34
Sible Hedingham, Essex, England
September 24, 1656
Age 58
Probably, Rhode Island