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Shadrach Wilbore

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Sible, Hedingham, Essex, England
Death: February 28, 1697 (65)
Taunton, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Wilbore, "The Immigrant" and Anne Wilbur or Wilbore
Husband of Mary Wilbore and Hannah Wilbore
Father of Sarah Hoar; Mary Wilbore; Samuel Wilbor; Rebecca Hathaway; Hannah Wilbor and 5 others
Brother of Samuel Wilbore; William Wilbore; Arthur Wilbore; Joseph Wilbore; Sarah Wilbor and 1 other

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About Shadrach Wilbore

Shadrach WILBUR (Samuel, Nicholas, Nicholas, Thomas), was born 6 SEP 1631 in Sible Hedingham, ESSEX, ENGLAND. At the age of <1, Shadrach was baptized in Sible Hedingham, Essex, England, on 6 Sep 1631. Shadrach died in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, in Feb 1697/1698; he was 65.

About 1658 when Shadrach was 26 and she was 22, he married Mary DEANE (Walter5, William4, Walter3, Richard(?)2, John1)., daughter of Walter DEANE & Eleanor Strong/COGAN, in MA. Born about 1638 in probably Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. Mary died in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, on 27 Mar 1691/1692; she was 53. They had the following ten children:

  1. Mary (Died Young). Born on 11 Nov 1659 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. Mary died in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, on 19 Jun 1674; she was 14.
  2. Sarah (1661-<1745)
  3. Samuel (1663-1695)
  4. Rebecca (1664-1727)
  5. Hannah. Born on 24 Feb 1667/1668 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA.
  6. Joseph. Born on 27 Jul 1670 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. Joseph died in 1720; he was 49. Joseph married Mehitable DEANE, daughter of John DEANE & Sarah EDSON. Born on 9 Oct 1671.
  7. Shadrach (1672-1749)
  8. John. Born on 2 Mar 1674/1675 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. John died in 1718; he was 43. On 20 Apr 1703 when John was 29, he married Alice PITTS, in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. Born in 1665.
  9. Elizier. Born on 1 Jul 1677 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. Elizier died in 1700; he was 22.
  10. Benjamin. Born on 23 Jul 1683 in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA. Benjamin died in 1750; he was 66. On 11 Apr 1716 when Benjamin was 32, he married Jane BIRD.

On 13 Sep 1692 when Shadrach was 61, he second married Hannah BASS, daughter of Deacon Samuel BASS, and Anne Saville, She was the widow of Stephen Payne/Paine who died in July, 1691. Born about 1633/1634. Hannah died aft Apr 1710; she was 77.
 With her first husband Stephen Payne/Paine, she had ten children.

Shadrach died in Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, in Feb 1697/1698; he was 65.

Shadrach Wilbor was evidently a man of wealth and influence in his time. He held several important trusts, represented his town in the Provincial Government, and served as town- clerk thirty-five successive years.

Baylis says (vol. iv. 8I), “By reason of a fire, we are deprived of the account of his long official services.” For lifting his voice, however, in opposition to the evils, as he deemed them, in the government of Sir Edmund Andros, he was apprehended, and imprisoned in Boston, Aug. 30, 1687 (Mass. Hist. Coll., vol. vii. p. 190). As he is referred to soon after as being in Taunton, it is not probable he was long retained in prison.

His will was dated Sept. 12, 1696, and probated the following March (see Bristol-County Probate Records, vol. i. pp. 213, 214), in which he bequeaths to Hannah, his wife, thirty pounds, and to take the estate brought to him from Braintree, provided, &c. Legacies are also made to the wife and children of his eldest son Samuel, deceased; to his Sons Shadrach, Joseph, and Benjamine; to his son John; to his son Eleazar; to his “daughter Sarah, wife of Samuel Hoar;” and to his grandson, Samuel Wilbor.

The inventory of his estate was 772l. 9d., a large estate in those days. By the date of his will, and the date it was probated, he must have died late in 1696, or early in 1697.

It is almost certain that all who bear this family name in this country have descended from this first family of Boston; those in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and the adjacent towns in Massachusetts, mostly from the two settled on the island.

From them, and from Joseph and Shadrach of Taunton, the descendants have spread almost, if not quite, into every State in the Union.

To show how rapidly and easily they extend over the country, the compiler has now (1871), unless quite recently deceased, a brother and sister, nephews and nieces and cousins, in Maine; a brother, nephews, and niece in Maryland; two first cousins and several second cousins in Illinois; two first cousins in Vermont; two more distant relatives in Iowa; a nephew in New York; and many near and more distant relatives in Massachusetts; and he has heard of persons of the name in other States, in New Hampshire, Ohio, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Utah. They invariably refer their origin to Rhode Island or Massachusetts, or their vicinities.

Also seen as "Wilbur" (Documentary History of Suffield By Hezekiah Spencer Sheldon, p. 196)

Sources: 1. Martin, David Kendall, "First Wife of Shadrach Wilbore and Children of Walter Deane of Taunton MA," The American Genealogist 59:4 (Oct 1983), p. 224, Los Angeles Public Library. 2. Anderson, Robert Charles, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-), 1:125, 3:1988, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 A549. 3. Sprague, Waldo Chamberlain, "Notes on the English Origin of Dea. Samuel Bass and William Savil of Braintree, Mass.," NEHGR 107:3 (Jul 1953) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 219, Los Angeles Public Library. 4. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before 1692 (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-62.), 4:545, Los Angeles Public Library, 929.274 S264. 5. "Marriages, Births and Deaths at Taunton, Mass.," NEHGR 16:4 (Oct 1862) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 324, Los Angeles Public Library. 6. Wilbor, John Reid, The Wildbores in America (Baltimore: George W. King Printing, 1933.), 1:35, 1:36, Family History Library, 929.273 W644w. 7. Sprague, Waldo Chamberlain, Genealogies of the Families of Braintree, Massachusetts, 1640-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1983. FHL US/CAN #1,405,272.), p. 5602, Family History Library. 8. Greenlaw, Mrs. Lucy Hall, "Abstracts from the First Book of Bristol Co. Probate Records: Shadrach Willbore," NEHGR 64:1 (Jan 1910) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 29, Los Angeles Public Library. 9. Anderson, Robert Charles, George F. Sanborn, Jr., Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2007.), 3:345, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 A549-1. 10. Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, "The English Ancestry of Samuel Wilbore, of Boston...," NEHGR 113:2 (Apr 1989) (New England Historic, Genealogical Society.), p. 101, Los Angeles Public Library. 11. Torrey, Clarence Almon, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.), p. 814, Los Angeles Public Library, Gen 974 T694.

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note: some accounts give a third wife, Myrick. I have yet to see evidence for this. Furthermore, Shadrach's wife Hannah outlived him. LDC

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Shadrach Wilbore's Timeline

September 6, 1631
Sible, Hedingham, Essex, England
September 16, 1631
Braintree, Essex, England
September 16, 1631
Braintree, Essex, England
March 18, 1660
Age 28
Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
March 18, 1661
Age 29
Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
April 1, 1663
Age 31
Taunton, Plymouth Colony
January 13, 1664
Age 32
Taunton, Bristol County, Plymouth Colony, Colonial America
February 24, 1668
Age 36
Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
July 27, 1670
Age 38
Taunton, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)