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Elizabeth Tilden (Bourne)

Also Known As: "Waterman"
Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Cornhill, London, Middlesex, England
Death: December 12, 1663 (41-49)
Scituate, Plymouth Colony
Place of Burial: Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Deacon Thomas Bourne, of Marshfield and Elizabeth Bourne
Wife of Robert Waterman, of Marshfield and Thomas Tilden
Mother of Deacon John Waterman; Ens. Thomas Waterman; Joseph Waterman, Died Young; Elizabeth Waterman; Joseph Waterman, of Marshfield and 8 others
Sister of Margaret Winslow; Joseph Bourne; John Bourne of Marshfield; Martha Tracy; Sarah Anna Smith and 2 others
Half sister of Richard Bourne, of Sandwich

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1713. Elizabeth Bourne. Born ca 1618. Elizabeth died in Dec 1663 in Marshfield, MA. Buried on 12 Dec 1663 in Marshfield, MA.56

From http://aleph0.clarku.edu/~djoyce/gen/report/rr01/rr01_500.html#P9984

On 11 Dec 1638 Elizabeth first married Robert Waterman in Marshfield, MA.58 Robert died on 10 Dec 1652 in Marshfield, MA.56

Their children include:

  • 4246 i. Dea. John Waterman (19 Apr 1642-14 Sep 1718)
  • 4247 ii. Sergt. Thomas Waterman (30 Nov 1644-19 Jun 1708)
  • 4248 iii. Joseph Waterman (ca 1649-3 Jan 1710/1)
  • 4249 iv. Elizabeth Waterman (Died soon) (ca 1649-ca 1649)
  • 4250 v. Robert Waterman (ca 1652-18 May 1741)

On 1 Jun 1653 Elizabeth second married Thomas Tilden (1964) , son of Elder Nathaniel Tilden (772) (1583-between 25 May 1641 and 31 Jul 1641) & Lydia Huckstepp (5168) (ca 1587/8-31 Jul 1672), in Marshfield, MA. Born ca Jan 1618 in Tenterden, Kent. Thomas was baptized in Tenterden, Kent, on 19 Jan 1618/9. Thomas died on 1 Feb 1704/5 in Marshfield, MA.

Their children include:

  • 4251 i. (infant son) Tilden (Died soon) (25 Jun 1654-29 Jun 1654)
  • 4252 ii. (infant son) Tilden (Died soon) (4 Oct 1655 [6?]-5 Oct 1656)
  • 4253 iii. Lydia Tilden (26 Apr 1658-17 Sep 1740)


  • http://books.google.com/books?id=HWEblLuls8kC&printsec=frontcover&dq=New+England+Marriages+Prior+to+1700&hl=en&sa=X&ei=t6pFUt6KEMTEigLvroH4DA&ved=0CDcQ6AEwADgU#v=onepage&q=bourne&f=false
  • Pg.218
  • BOURNE, JOHN, Marchfield, s. of Thomas, perhaps b. in Eng. m. 18 July 1645, Alice, d. of Thomas Besbedge the sec. m. on town's book, being in his will of Nov. 1672 so describ. and her ch. nam. Thomas, b. 1647; and Sarah, 1663, with allusion to other sis. wh. were Eliz. b. 1646; Alice, 1649; Ann, 1651; Martha. 1653, and Mary, 1660; there was bur. 8 Dec. 1684; and his wid. was bur. 9 May 1686.
  • Pg.219
  • BOURNE, THOMAS, early at Marshfield, may prob. have come from Co. Kent, bring. fam. hav. been at Plymouth 1637, freem. of that col. 2 Jan. 1638, and w. Eliz. bur. 18 July 1660, aged 70, was a man of substance and repute, d. a. 1554, aged 83, leav. wid. Martha, ch. prob. all by w. Eliz. John, above ment.; Martha, wh. m. 1 John Bradford, s. of the Gov. 2. Thomas Tracy, d at Norwich 1689; Eliz. m. 9 Dec. 1638, Robert Waterman; Ann m. 21 June 1640, Nehemiah Smith; Margaret m. Josiah Winslow, br. of Gov. Edward; and Lydia m. Nathaniel Tilden. His will of 2 May 1664, made s. John excor. names ea. d. and Lydia, d. of Lydia, beside John, Thomas Joseph and Robert Waterman, and Mr. Arnold, his min., ....


  • Paine ancestry. The family of Robert Treat Paine, signer of the Declaration ... By Sarah Cushing Paine, Charles Henry Pope Pg.59
  • https://archive.org/details/paineancestryfam00pain
  • https://archive.org/stream/paineancestryfam00pain#page/59/mode/1up
  • Pg.59
  • Thomas Bourne = Elizabeth . . .
    • Margaret Bourne = Josiah Winslow.
      • Rebecca Winslow = John Thacher.
        • Bethia Thacher = James3 Paine.
  • THOMAS BOURNE was a resident of Plymouth in 1636 ; January 2, 1636-7, he was admitted a freeman of the Colony and at the same date a tract of land was assigned to his son Richard for his use.
  • He removed to Marshfield early in the settlement of that place if not at its very beginning ; was chosen one of its deputies or representatives in 1642 and at later times. He was a citizen of repute, a man of substance.
  • He married (perhaps as his first wife) Elizabeth __ , who was buried in Marshfield, July 18, 1660 ; he married afterward a wife named Martha, who survived him.
  • He was buried May 11, 1684, aged, as the record avers, 83 years. He left a will in which he appointed his son John "right heir and executor," and gave his estate to his daughters, "Bradford," "Smith," "Winslow" and "Tilden" ; to son Nathaniel Tilden ; to John, Thomas, Joseph and Robert Waterman, and (the minister) "Mr. Arnold."
  • Of his seven children the sixth, Margaret Bourne, married Josiah Winslow.


  • Representative men and old families of southeastern Massachusetts ..., Volume 3
  • https://archive.org/details/representativem00cogoog
  • https://archive.org/stream/representativem00cogoog#page/n249/mode/1up
  • Pg.1289
    • BOURNE. The Bourne family of south-eastern Massachusetts is descended from
  • (I) Thomas Bourne, "the eldest of the Marshfield settlers and a patriarch on its Eden," who appears at Plymouth in 1637, a freeman of that Colony of Jan. 2, 1638. Judge Savage says he may probably have come from the County of Kent, bringing family. "His home lands were situated adjoining the estates of his sons-in-law, Josiah Winslow, Sr., and Robert Waterman, to whom he gave of his own lands liberally." He was also a large land holder in the south part of the Colony. "He was a man of substance and repute." His wife Elizabeth was buried July 18, 1660, aged seventy years. He was buried May 11, 1664, at the age of eighty-three years. His will, probated June 9, 1664, made his son John right heir and executor, and bequeathed to
  • https://archive.org/stream/representativem00cogoog#page/n250/mode/1up
  • Pg.1290
  • him, to daughters Martha Bradford, Anne Smith, Margaret Winslow and Lydia Tilden; to Nathaniel Tilden, to John, Thomas, Joseph and Robert Waterman ; and to Mr. Arnold. His children were: John, Martha, who married (first) John Bradford, son of Governor Bradford, and (second) Thomas Tracy; Elizabeth, who married Thomas (Robert ?) Waterman ; Anne, who married Nehemiah Smith ; Margaret, who married Josiah Winslow, brother of Governor Winslow; and Lydia, who married Nathaniel Tilden.
  • (II) John Bourne, son of Thomas, born perhaps in England, married July 18, 1645, Alice, daughter of Thomas Besbedge or Besbeech (the second marriage on the town book). Mr. Bourne succeeded to the homestead, which in 1854 and later was in the possession of the then venerable John Bourne, a descendant in the fifth generation of the immigrant Thomas and a Revolutionary patriot who entered the service at the commencement of the struggle and was a prisoner of war when peace was declared; he died in October, 1859, in the 101st year of his age. The children of John and Alice Bourne were: Elizabeth, born in 1646; Thomas, in 1647; Alice, in 1649; Ann, in 1651; Martha, in 1653; Mary, in 1660; and Sarah, in 1663.


  • The New England historical and genealogical register (1847) Year 1860 Vol. 14.
  • https://archive.org/details/newenglandhistorv14wate
  • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistorv14wate#page/82/mode/1up
  • Pg.82
  • BOURNE, John, Marshfield, Oct. 7, a. 100 yrs. 5 mos. 27 ds. ; a Revolut'ry soldier.
  • He was a descendant, in the fifth generation, from Thomas and Elizabeth Bourne, early settlers of said township, and resided and deceased on the estate granted to this immigrant ancestor, Dec. 4, 1637, by the Court of the Old Colony, from whom it had passed to him by regular descent. The ancestor deceased May 11, 1664, a. 83 ; his wife, 1660, a. 70.
  • Their children were : —
  • Lydia, the wife of Elder Nathl. Tilden, of Scituate, to whom she was united previous to their emigration.
  • Martha, who m. John, eldest son of Gov. Wm. Bradford.
  • Margaret, who m. Josias, youngest brother of Gov. Edward Winslow, 1636.
  • Elizabeth, who m. Robert Waterman, 1638; and Anna, who m. Rev. Nehemiah Smith, 1639. Messrs. Bradford and Smith removed to Norwich, Conn.
  • John, supposed to be the only son of the ancestor Thomas Bourne, m. Alice Besbeech, July 18, 1645; she was probably the dau. of Thomas Besbeech, an early settler of Scituate. He died Dec. 8, 1684 ; his widow, May 7, 1686; ages unrecorded.


  • The New England historical and genealogical register (1847) Vol. LXV
  • https://archive.org/details/newenglandhistor1911wate
  • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor1911wate#page/331/mode/1up
  • Pg.331
  • 4. NATHANIEL TILDEN, baptized at Tenterden 28 July 1583. came to New England in the Hercules in March 1634-5, with wife, seven children, and seven servants ; settled at Scituate ; and died, probably at Scituate, between 25 May and 31 July 1641. He married in England Lydia, who, Savage thinks, was perhaps daughter of Thomas Bourne. But as Thomas Bourne was born about 1581, he would have been only twenty-seven when Nathaniel Tilden's eldest child was born, and therefore Savage's conjecture is wrong. The "son Tilden " referred to in Thomas Bourne's will, made in 1664 (see Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts), could not have been Nathaniel, who had been dead twenty-three years, but was probably Thomas Tilden, son of Nathaniel and husband of Elizabeth Bourne. ....
  • Children, baptized at Tenterden :
    • i. THOMAS, bapt. 23 Oct. 1608 ; bur. at Tenterden 19 Jan. 1618-19.
    • ii. MARY, bapt. 20 May 1610; came with her father to New England; m. 13 Mar. 1636-7, THOMAS LAPHAM.
    • iii. JOSEPH, bapt. 12 Jan. 1611-12; bur. at Tenterden 15 Mar. 1611-12.
    • iv. SARAH, bapt. 13 June 1613 ; came with her father to New England; m. 13 Mar. 1636-7, GEORGE SUTTON.
    • v. JOSEPH, bapt. 29 Apr. 1615 ; came with his father to New England; m. 20 Nov. 1649 ALICE or ELIZABETH* TWISDEN, widow or daughter of John: lived in Scituate.
    • vi. STEPHEN, bapt. 31 Mar. 1617 ; bur. at Tenterden 21 Oct. 1619.
    • vii. THOMAS, bapt. 19 Jan. 1618-19; came with his father to New England; m. ELIZABETH (BOURNE) WATERMAN, widow of Robert Waterman and daughter of Thomas Bourne of Marshfield ; lived at Marshfield.
    • viii. JUDITH, bapt. 22 Oct. 1020; came with her father .... etc.


  • The New England historical and genealogical register (1847) Vol. VI
  • https://archive.org/details/newenglandhistor1852wate
  • https://archive.org/stream/newenglandhistor1852wate#page/367/mode/1up
  • Pg.185
    • THOMAS BOURN. (Marshfield.)
  • Will dated May 2, 1664. To daughters Martha Bradford, Anne Smith, and Margaret Winslow. To son Nath'l Tilden. To daughter Lydia Tilden's daughter Lydia. To John, Thomas, Joseph, and Robert Waterman. To Mr. Arnold. Makes his son John his right heir, and Executor of the will. Witnessed by Sam'l Arnold, and Anthony Snow.
  • Inventory (£138. 14s. 2d.) by Sergt. Joseph Riddle. A. Snow, and Thomas Doged.


  • BOURNE, Elizabeth
  • b. ABT 1618 England
  • d. 12 DEC 1663 Scituate, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: Bourne, Thomas
  • Mother: Rouse, Elizabeth
  • Family:
  • Spouse: WATERMAN, Robert
  • b. ABT 1615 England
  • d. 10 DEC 1652 Marshfield, Plymouth, Mass.
  • Parents:
  • Father: WATERMAN, Thomas
  • Mother: BIRD, Mary
  • Children:
    • WATERMAN, John
    • WATERMAN, Thomas
    • WATERMAN, Joseph
    • WATERMAN, Robert
  • Family:
  • Marriage: MAR 1652/3
  • Spouse:TILDEN, Thomas
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_4.htm#62


  • Elizabeth Bourne Waterman
  • Birth: 1618 Kempsey, Worcestershire, England
  • Death: Dec. 12, 1663 Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Parents: Thomas Bourne and Elizabeth Rouse
  • Spouse: Robert Waterman m 12/11/1638
    • Child: Joseph Waterman m Sarah Snow
    • Child: John Waterman m Ann Sturtevant
    • Child: Thomas Waterman m Miriam Tracy
    • Child: Elizabeth Waterman
    • Child: Robert Waterman
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Thomas Bourne (1581 - 1664)
  • Elizabeth Rouse Bourne (1590 - 1660)
  • Spouse:
  • Robert Waterman (1608 - 1652)
  • Children:
    • John Waterman (1642 - 1718)*
    • Joseph Waterman (1649 - 1711)*
  • Siblings:
  • Sarah Ann Bourne Smith (1615 - 1684)*
  • Elizabeth Bourne Waterman (1618 - 1663)
  • Martha Bourne Bradford Tracy (1620 - ____)*
  • Burial: Winslow Cemetery Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
  • From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=50587913


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London, Middlesex, England
April 14, 1642
Age 24
Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
November 30, 1644
Age 26
Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
Age 29
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Age 31
Plymouth, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Age 31
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Age 34
Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
June 25, 1654
Age 36
Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, United States