Person:Thomas Kilbourne (1)

m.
  1. Joan Kilborneest 1555 -
  2. John Kilborneest 1555 -
  3. Edward Kilborne1567 -
  4. Agatha Kilborne1568 -
  5. Ellen Kilborneest 1569 - 1569/70
  6. Margaret Kilborne1576/7 -
  7. Thomas Kilbourne1578 - abt 1637
  8. Andrew Kilborne1579 -
  • HThomas Kilbourne1578 - abt 1637
  • WFrances Moody1584 - bef 1650
m. 5 Sep 1604
  1. Anne Kilbourne1606 -
  2. Margaret Kilbourne1607 -
  3. Thomas Kilbourne1609 -
  4. George Kilbourne1611/2 -
  5. Elizabeth Kilbourne1614 - 1645/6
  6. Lydia Kilbourne1616 -
  7. Mary Kilbourneabt 1619 - 1697
  8. Frances Kilbourne1621 - bef 1683/84
  9. Sgt. John Kilbourne1624 - 1703
Facts and Events
Name Thomas Kilbourne
Alt Name Thomas Kilbourn
Gender Male
Christening[1] 8 May 1578 Ditton-Wood, Cambridgeshire, England
Marriage 5 Sep 1604 Moulton, Suffolk, Englandto Frances Moody
Death[3] abt 1637 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Ancestral File Number 99ZS-BX

He was only 13 when his father died, so he was brought up by his step-father Walter Howlett, who married his mother the following year. He appears on the Subsidy Roll of 7 James 1 (1610), taxed 10s on £6 of goods. In 1618, he paid the parish of Wood Ditton a rent of 14s. In the Subsidy of 18 James 1 (1620), he paid 6s in taxes on £6 of goods. He is also listed paying taxes in 1624, 1625, 1628, and 1629, all on £4-6 of goods. In his step-father’s will probated in February 1632, he was bequeathed 30s. In 1613, will of Agatha Borrowdale named him (and several other men) a trustee of a fund to benefit the poor of Newmarket and Bury, and left him a “ring of gold of the price of 30s” for the trouble. He was listed as a “Church Warden” of the Church of England in 1632. [2]

He left London on the Increase on 15 Apr 1635. He is listed on the passenger list as Husbandman Tho. Kilborne, aged 55, with wife Frances (50), and children Margaret (23), Lydia (22), Marie (16), Frances (12) and Jo. (10).[4][5]

Thomas died shortly after his arrival in Wethersfield, and it is supposed he was killed in the Indian massacre at Wethersfield in 1637. His estate was not listed in the early settlements recorded in 1639-40, though that of Abraham Finch, known to have been a victim, was listed in Sept 1640.[2]

GGGGGG-Grandfather of Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes by daughter Mary. 9G grandfather of Bess Truman, also by daughter Mary.


Text References

  1. Kilbourne, Payne Kenyon. The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourn. (New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1856), page *49.

    'Extracts from the Parish Register of Wood Ditton, Co. Cambridge: ...
    "1578.--The viij daye of May was baptized Thomas Kilborne, the sonne of John Kilborne.'

  2. 2.0 2.1 Kilbourne, John Dwight. The Ancestry of Thomas Kilbourn (1578-c1637) of Wood Ditton, Cambridgeshire, England and Wethersfield, Connecticut. (Washington, DC: J.D. Kilbourne, 1991).
  3. Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley. (Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1952), page 653.

    'Thomas Kilbourn was one of the first settlers at Wethersfield, Conn., and died before 1639 when the distribution of lands was made in the name of his widow. It has been suggested, and is quite possible, that he was one of the Wethersfield men killed in the massacre of April 1637, the event which occasioned the Pequot War.'

    This refers to what has become known as the Wethersfield massacre, in which 6 men and 3 women were killed when the Pequots attacked Wethersfield 23 April 1637, during the Pequot War.

  4. Jacobus, Donald Lines, and Edgar Francis Waterman. Hale, House and Related Families, Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley. (Hartford: The Connecticut Historical Society, 1952), pages 652-53.

    'On 15 Apr. 1635, the family embarked in the Increase for New England. He was entered in the shipping list as a husbandman, aged 55, with his wife "Francis Kilborne," aged 50, and children, Margaret (23), Lyddia (22), Marie (16), Francis (12), and Jo: (10). The ages are considerably at variance with the baptismal records of the children.'

  5. Kilbourne, Payne Kenyon. The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourn. (New Haven: Durrie & Peck, 1856), page 34.