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Elizabeth Sanford (Webb)

Birthplace: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Death: Died in Boston, (Present Suffolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Alexander Webb, Jr., Kt. and Mary Margaret Wilson, of Bramcote
Wife of William Phillips; John Wordell and John Sanford, Governor of Newport and Portsmouth
Mother of Joan or Jean Scottow and Capt. John Sanford
Sister of William Micajah Webb, I; John Webb; Christopher Webb, Sr.; Henry Webb and Richard Webb, of Norwalk
Half sister of Sir Thomas Burdett, 1st Baronet of Bramcote and Anne Bowes

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About Elizabeth Sanford

  • Elizabeth Webb
  • F, #79422, b. 3 September 1585, d. 14 July 1635
  • Father Alexander Webb b. 20 Aug 1559
  • Mother Mary Wilson b. c 1560
  • Elizabeth Webb was born on 3 September 1585 at Stratford, Warwickshire, England. She married Gov. John Sanford, son of Samuel Sanford and Ellenor, circa 1631. Elizabeth Webb died on 14 July 1635 at Boston, Suffolk, MA, at age 49.
  • Family Gov. John Sanford b. c 1612, d. 22 Jun 1653
  • Child
    • Samuel Sanford+ b. 14 Jul 1635, d. 18 Mar 1713
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2643.htm#i79422


  • Elizabeth Webb Sanford
  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: unknown
  • John Sanford married 1st, by 1633, Elizabeth Webb, sister of Henry Webb (in his will of 5 April 1660 Henry Webb made a bequest to "my late sister Elizabeth Sanford's sons John and Samuell Sanford."
  • They had two children: John & Samuel.
  • Family links:
  • Spouse:
  • John Sanford (1608 - 1653)*
  • Burial: Unknown
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 35342170
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35342170


  • John Sanford (c. 1605 – 1653), was an early settler of Boston, Massachusetts, an original settler of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and a governor of the combined towns of Portsmouth and Newport, in the Rhode Island colony, dying in office after serving for less than a full term. He had some military experience in England, and also was an employee of Massachusetts magistrate John Winthrop's household prior to sailing to New England in 1631 with Winthrop's wife and oldest son. After living in Boston for six years, and being the cannoneer there, a divisive religious controversy arose, and Sanford was disarmed for supporting his mother-in-law, Anne Hutchinson, who was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Compelled to leave Massachusetts as well, he and many others signed an agreement to form a government, then settled in Portsmouth in the Rhode Island colony. Here he became a lieutenant, assistant, chief magistrate of Portsmouth, then governor of the two island towns of Portsmouth and Newport in 1653 following the repeal of William Coddington's commission to govern the island. During his administration, the two island towns slowly negotiated a reunion with the two mainland towns of Providence and Warwick.
  • .... etc.
  • The Lyon returned to England about May 1631, and was loaded in July and early August for its next voyage to New England.[5] In mid-August the ship once again set sail, with about 60 passengers, including Mrs. Margaret Winthrop (the wife of John Sr.), John Winthrop Jr. and his wife, John Sanford, Elizabeth Webb (the future wife of Sanford), and Rev. John Eliot.[5] Upon arriving in New England, Sanford was made a member of the church in Boston within a month, and became a freeman the following year.[6] .... etc.
  • Sanford married twice, first to Elizabeth Webb, who at one time lived at Groton Manor, the home of John Winthrop in England;[5] this marriage produced two children. Following Elizabeth's death, Sanford married Bridget, the daughter of William Hutchinson and his famous wife, Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson, this marriage producing nine children, many of whom died young.[6] William Hutchinson served for one year as the Judge (Governor) of Portsmouth. Sanford's oldest son with Bridget, Peleg Sanford, was the colonial Rhode Island governor from 1680 to 1683.[10] Sanford's oldest son with his first wife, John Jr., married, as his second wife, Mary (Gorton) Greene, the daughter of Rhode Island President Samuel Gorton.
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Sanford_(governor)


  • SANFORD, John
  • b. 1605 Alford, Lincolnshire, England
  • d. 22 JUN 1653 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • Family:
  • Spouse: WEBB, Elizabeth
  • Children:
    • SANFORD, John
    • SANFORD, Samuel
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1635 Boston, Suffolk, Mass.
  • Spouse:HUTCHINSON, Bridget
  • Children:
    • SANFORD, Eliphal
    • SANFORD, Peleg
    • SANFORD, William b. 4 MAR 1643/4 Boston, Suffolk, Mass.
    • SANFORD, Esbon b. 25 JAN 1645/6 Boston, Suffolk, Mass.
    • SANFORD, Frances b. 9 JAN 1647/8 Boston, Suffolk, Mass.
    • SANFORD, Elisha b. 28 DEC 1650 Boston, Suffolk, Mass.
    • SANFORD, Ann b. 12 MAR 1651/2 Boston, Suffolk, Mass. d. 26 AUG 1654 Boston, Suffolk, Mass.
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_2e.htm#58


Died late 1635 or early 1636


Elizabeth died soon after her son Samuel was born.


Sanford, Jack Minard, John Sanford and his Descendants, Rutland, VT, 1966; http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hal/Langworthy/ps09/ps09_134.html; accessed Aug 15, 2009


Orginally came from Titherly in Hants, England.

Sibling: Henry Webb, early merchant of Boston, MA, orginally from Salisbury in Wilts, England. He was an early benefactor of Harvard University.


Given name has also been (erroneously?) reported to be Sarah.


Birth: 1606

Death: Mar 23,1676 in Portsmouth,Newport,Rhode Island,USA

Spouse & Children

  • William Wodell 1614 – 1693
  • Mary Wodell 1640 – 1703

Other Spouse

  • William CHASE 1607 – 1659

Married to William Chase in 1627 at age 21


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Elizabeth Sanford's Timeline

September 3, 1585
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
October 28, 1611
Age 26
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
October 28, 1611
Age 26
October 28, 1611
Age 26
Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England
October 28, 1611
Age 26
Cranfield, Bedford, England
Age 29
Norwich, Norfolk, England
June 4, 1633
Age 47
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony
July 14, 1635
Age 49
Boston, (Present Suffolk County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 22, 1936
Age 49