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Thomas Hichborn (Hitchborn), II

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hitchbourn and Ruth Hitchbourn
Husband of Frances Hichborn
Father of Deborah Revere; Frances (Hitchbourn*) Douglass; Thomas Hichborn, Ill; Nathaniel Hitchbourn; Richard Hitchbourn and 1 other

Occupation: Joiner, Boatbuilder
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About Thomas Hichborn, II

1673-1731 joiner/boatbuilder

From A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere. By Jayne E. Triber. Page 9

"Deborah's father, Thomas, a joiner by trade, was also licensed to sell liquor from his house on Hichborn Wharf. The Hichborn's descended from a long line of mariners, artisans, and entrepreneurs ..."


(III) Thomas Hichborn, son of Thomas Hichborn (2), born in Boston, March 23, 1673, died there intestate, 1731. His widow Frances administered his estate, being appointed administratrix December 14, 1731. Her will was dated September 10, 1742, and proved December 26, 1749. She appointed her son Thomas and sons-in-law Paul Revere and Philip Merritt executors. Merritt was out of the province at the time of her death, the other two qualified. She bequeathed to son Thomas, among other property, a negro boy named Nulyar; to daughter Deborah Revere (badly mispelled in recorded copy of the will) ; to daughter Mary, wife of Philip Merritt (spelled Minot and Merrett in copy); and to daughter Frances Douglass.

Thomas was a member of the Brick Church, Boston, and his children were baptized there:

  • 1. Deborah, born January 25, 1703; married, June 19, 1729, Paul Revere Sr., and they were the parents of the famous Paul Revere, patriot.
  • 2. Frances, born May 16, 1706; marriedDouglas.
  • 3. Thomas, born June 30, 1708; mentioned below.
  • 4. Nathaniel, born October 28, 1709, probably died young.
  • 5. Richard, born March 10, 1710-11, not mentioned in mother's will.
  • 6. Mary, born November 30, 1713: married Philip Merritt



  1. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2 (Google eBook) William Richard Cutter. Lewis historical publishing Company, 1913 - New England.  Page 772
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Thomas Hichborn, II's Timeline

March 2, 1676
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 25, 1704
Age 27
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
May 16, 1706
Age 30
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
January 25, 1708
Age 31
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
October 28, 1709
Age 33
March 10, 1711
Age 35
November 30, 1713
Age 37
November 6, 1731
Age 55
Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 54
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States