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Thomas Philbrick, III

Also Known As: "Thomas Filbrick", "Felbrigge", "Flybrigg"
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: St Mary, Bures, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Place of Burial: Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Brook Philbrick, II and Elizabeth Ann Philbrick
Husband of Ann Philbrook and Hannah Philbrick
Father of Mary Philbrick; Bethia Perkins; Jonathan Philbrick; Samuel Philbrick; William Philbrick and 3 others
Brother of Hanah Walker; John Philbrick; Hannah Lewis; Lieutenant James Philbrick; Elizabeth Robie and 4 others

Occupation: (Immigrant),, Deacon Hampton Church 1669/Sgt Hampton Militia
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About Sgt. Thomas Philbrick

By comparing the early colonial records of New England and the records from Bures, Suffolk County, England, it is probable that the Philbricks came about 1633. Bures records record Thomas1's daughter Martha was baptised on 4 September, 1631 and Thomas the Emigrant also appears in the Bures manor court rolls on 12 October 1631. The Thomas Philbrick is found living in 1636.

   We do know that both the Knapp family and the Philbrick family were both Puritans and that the Knapp family did cross the Atlantic in 1630.
   Thomas Philbrick and his family are first recorded in America in 1636, in Watertown, Massachusetts. According to "History of Watertown," p. 909, "His homestead was on the N.W. corner of Belmont and Lexington Streets."
    Thomas the Emigrant settled on land on or near Sergeant's Island. Thomas would become "Culler of Staves" in 1652. From the trees in Hampton, the families would cut and carve wooden staves that were used for creating the sides of wooden barrels. Thomas had the job of finding and removing the bad or defective staves from the communal pile made by the local residents.

Thomas was Deacon of the Hampton Church in 1669, selectman of the town for 5 years, representative in the General Court and a sergeant in the Hampton Militia in 1693. Note: Died age 77. Another name for Thomas was Thomas Flybrigg. 1


  1. Title: Ancestors of William Bryant Moore
     Author: Folsom Family Association of USA
     Publication: Harry Folsom 

This site lists Thomas Filbrick and the Knapp family that came from Bures St Mary Suffolk England to America.

Philbrook is an English-derived surname commonly found in New England. The name is commonly seen as Philbrook or Philbrick, yet they both originate from the same familial line.

Thomas Philbrick (Philbrook) immigrated to the United States as part of the "Great Migration" of Puritans in about 1633 and was among one of the founding households of Watertown, Massachusetts. Eventually he, along with his three sons John, James and THOMAS Philbrick moved to Hampton, New Hampshire where they settled their families and descendants for most of the next 100 years.

Some famous Philbrook descendants include Robert Frost and Winston Churchill.

Jacob Chapman wrote "A Genealogy of the Philbrick and Philbrook Families," which was published in 1886.

Birth: 1623 Bures St Mary Suffolk, England Death: Oct. 24, 1700 Hampton Rockingham County New Hampshire, USA

Thomas PHILBRICK, Jr., (1624-1700), third son of Thomas and Elizabeth PHILBRICK, was chr. 7 March 1623/24, at Bures, England. He married first in 1642 to Ann KNAPP who died 17 May 1667. He married second, 22 Sept. 1667, to Hannah (FRENCH) WHITE, daughter of Edward FRENCH and widow of Edward WHITE. He was the father of Mary, Bethia, Samuel, Jonathan, Elizabeth (by Anne) and William, Jane and Hannah (by Hannah).

Family links:

 Thomas Philbrick (1584 - 1667)
 Elizabeth Knapp Philbrick (1593 - 1663)

 Samuel Philbrick (1660 - 1694)*

 John Philbrook (1616 - 1657)*
 James Philbrick (1619 - 1674)*
 Thomas Philbrick (1623 - 1700)
 Martha Philbrick Cass Lyon (1631 - 1694)*
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Burial: Elmwood Cemetery Seabrook Rockingham County New Hampshire, USA

Created by: Katherine McKiel Faella Record added: Sep 25, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 42359767

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Sgt. Thomas Philbrick's Timeline

March 7, 1623
St Mary, Bures, Suffolk, England
March 7, 1623
St. Mary's Bures, Suffolk, England
March 7, 1623
St. Mary, Bures, Suffolk, England
March 7, 1623
St. Mary, Bures, Suffolk, England
March 7, 1623
Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England
September 11, 1651
Age 28
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
October 15, 1654
Age 31
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, USA
July 4, 1657
Age 34
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire