Peregrine Stanbrough

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Peregrine Stanbrough

Also Known As: "Perigrine"
Birthplace: Southampton, United Kingdom
Death: January 15, 1702 (61-62)
Southampton, NY, United States
Place of Burial: Sagg Village Cem, Sagg, Ny
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Stanborough, Sr and Frances Stansborough
Husband of Sarah Stanborough
Father of John M Stanborough; Ruth Halsey; Mary Stanbrough; Olive Stanclift; Hannah Stanbrough and 6 others
Brother of Sarah Osborne; Mary Horsington-Edwards (Stanborough); Alice Stanborough; Anna Stanborough and Josiah Stanborough, Jr.

Occupation: Yeoman
Managed by: Wayne Matthew Jauss
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About Peregrine Stanbrough

Peregrime Stanborough lived and died on the homestead of his father, sit uated at the south end of the street of Sagaponack, and still bears the na me of "Stanborough Lot."In the ancient burying ground at Sagaponack is a t one stone with this inscription; "Mr. Peregrine Stanborough, Deac on in ye Parish, departed this Life, Jan, ye4, 1701 in ye 62 years of h is Age.The will of Peregrime Stanborough is recorded in the "Lester Will B ook"in Suffolk county clerk's office, and is printed in Pelletreau's "Ear ly Long Island Wills"The year 1701 should be 1702 according to the "new st yle, or present style of reckoning this it appears that he was born in t he same year the town was settled, and it is a tradition that he was the f irst child born in the town. Peregrine Stanborough married Sarah, daught er of Rev. Thomas James, the first minister of East Hampton, December 1 5, 1664.

Peregrine Stanborough, son of Josiah Stanborough and Frances Gransden, w as the first white child to be born in Southampton, Suffolk County, Long I sland, New York.

Date unknown: The General Court of Southampton, Suffolk County, Long Islan d, New York, " Josiah Stanborough is brought with his son Peregrin e. At a session of the court the lad, having been adjudged guilty of the t heft of fruit from Job Syre's garden, has been ordered soundly whipp ed by his father in the presence of competent witnesses. The constable ann ounces that the father has refused to comply with the order of the Cour t. He is adjudged as in contempt of court and ordered placed in the stock s. The son, Peregrine, is sent to the whipping post." Note: The Parrish A rt Museum now stands on the site of Job Sayre's garden.

The following was found in a book at the Long Island Historical Society, e ntitled 'Papers Relating To Long Island': A List of Ye Inhabitants of Ye T owne of Southampton Old and Yong Christians and Hethen FFreemen and Servan ts White and Black Anno 1698, among the names listed are those of Peregr in Stanbrough; James Stanbrough; John Stanbrough; and John Jur Stanbrough.

From the book, 'Records: Town of Southampton', comes the following: {Pa ge 81.} Feb. 12 1669. {Abstract.} (Peregrine stanborough sells to Peter Wh itehear of Southampton, 7 acres at Sagaponack, bounded S & S E by highwa y, E & N E by common land, W & N W by highway which goes N E from Mr. Topp ings land. Apl 24 1671.)

And also from the book, 'Records: Town of Southampton,' we find the follow ing entry: "Nov. the 17 1692 Whereas teh surveyors of ye highway namely Ia mes (James) White Ioseph (Joseph) Pierson and Wm Herrick chosen and appoin ted by the towne for this year to survey the highways who have according ly proceeded thereon, and doe find that Mr Peregrine Stanborough at Sagapo nack, hath taken within his home land of the highway right against his hou se, two Rodd or two poles of ground, that whereas the highway shou ld be 6 poles wide it is now but 4 poles wife in that place. Now know y ea that the said Peregrine Stanbrow doth covenant and promise for himse lf his heyres and Assignes to and with the said syrveyors, their heyres a nd successors, in the behalf of the towne that he the said Peregrine sha ll and will throw out the said two pole soe taken in (of the highway) on w hich his barne now standeth, that is to say so as to make the highway in t hat place 6 pole wide, which is terminated at a stone pitched downe In h is yard, and from said stone to Run upon a straight lyne westward to the n ext corner of Iosiah (Josiah) Toppings land against the highway, and likew ise to Run upon a straight lyne from said stone eastward to the next corn er of said Iosiah Toppings lott on which his old house standeth, whi ch he the said Peregrine doth promise to throw out to the said highw ay at or before the 17 day of Nov. in the year of our Lord 1699 which is s even years from ye date hereof which land in the meantime he is peaceeab ly to enjoy without disturbance, that is ye land the barne stands upon, t he Rest of the land taken in a aforesaid to be throwne out as soon as h is fence is rotten an comes {Page 159.} to be repared, and furth er it is to be understood that when said Peregrine hath throwne out the la nd as before described hee will yet have within his fence satisfaction f or one acre of his former division which Reserved out of the thirty wh en he sould but 29 to shamgar hand which agreement is to be a final iss ue between them forever. In witness whereof both partyes have set to the ir hands the day aforesaid.



Peregrine Stanborough's Will is dated May 1699. His tombstone, Sagg (now S agaponauck) Burying ground, states the following: "Mr. Peregrine Stanborou gh, Deacon in ye Parish, dep. 1/4/1701, 62 yrs of his Age"

Peregrine Stanborough's occupation was Yeoman, and he was a longtime Deac on in the church. He resided in Sagg (now Saggaponauck), Suffolk County, L ong Island, New York, s/side Bridge Lane, Stanborough Lot. Note: Stanborou gh Lot is still there today

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Peregrine Stanbrough's Timeline

Southampton, United Kingdom
December 11, 1665
Southampton, Suffolk, New York
June 4, 1668
Southampton, Suffolk County, NY, United States
July 18, 1670
Sagaponack, Suffolk County, NY, United States