Person:Nicholas Desborough (1)

Nicholas Desborough
d.Bef 31 Aug 1683
  1. Nicholas Desborough1613/14 - Bef 1683
  • HNicholas Desborough1613/14 - Bef 1683
  • WMary BrownsonEst 1622/23 - Bef 1671
m. Abt Mar 1640
  1. Mary DisboroughEst 1641 - Bef 1709
  2. Sarah DisboroughEst 1642 - Bef 1690/91
  3. Hannah DisboroughEst 1644 - 1718
  4. Phebe Disborough1646 -
  5. Abigail Disborough
m. Aft 1669
Facts and Events
Name[1] Nicholas Desborough
Alt Name[6] Nicholas Disborough
Gender Male
Christening[1][7] 16 Jan 1613/14 Saffron Walden, Essex, England
Military[6] 1637 Soldier in the Pequot War
Marriage Abt Mar 1640 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Mary Brownson
Marriage Aft 1669 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United Statesto Elizabeth Shepard
Death[2] Bef 31 Aug 1683
Estate Inventory[2][8] 31 Aug 1683
Probate[8] 18 Dec 1683 Administration to Joseph Strickland.

'Nicholas Desborough (Disbro, Desbrough, Disborow Desbrow), Hartford, 1639, a proprietor “by courtesie of the town”; his home-lot was on the east side of road to the Cow Pasture (North Main St.), not far from the present tunnel. He served in the Pequot War; received a grant of fifty acres for his services, May 11, 1671. ... Chosen chimney-viewer, 1647, 1655, 1663, 1669 ; surveyor of highways, 1665 ; freed from training, etc., March 6, 1672-3, when sixty years old. ... Cotton Mather (Magnolia, vi. 69) tells a marvellous story of molestations in Desborough's house by invisible hands, in 1683.'[5]

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Walter Desborough, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011)
    2:343.

    Nicholas Desborough married at Saffron Walden of 18 October 1610 Mary Gilbye, and had second child Nicholas baptized there on 16 January 1613/4.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Coddington, John Insley. The Brownson, Bronson, or Brunson Family of Earl's Colne, Essex, England, - Connecticut, and South Carolina. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (1962-1963)
    38:209.

    'Nicholas himself died shortly before 31 Aug. 1683 [date of inventory of his estate], aged about 70; ...'

  3.   Coddington, John Insley. The Brownson, Bronson, or Brunson Family of Earl's Colne, Essex, England, - Connecticut, and South Carolina. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (1962-1963)
    38:208.

    'Mary was hastily married off, at Hartford, before 2 Apr. 1640, to a safe, substantial, and somewhat older man, Nicholas Desborough (or Disborough, Disbrow).'

  4.   Coddington, John Insley. The Brownson, Bronson, or Brunson Family of Earl's Colne, Essex, England, - Connecticut, and South Carolina. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (1962-1963)
    38:208-9.

    '... it seems to the contributor quite likely that he belonged to the same family as William 'Disberowe' of Walden [Saffron Walden], co. Essex ...'

  5. Nicholas Desborough (Disbro, Desbrough, Disborow Desbrow), in Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Starr, Frank Farnsworth. Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut. (Hartford, Conn.: The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Press, 1915)
    2:203-10.
  7. message 444, posted 29 Jul 2004 by Charlotte Dolan, in Bronson Family Genealogy Forum, Genealogy.com online (genforum.genealogy.com/bronson/), accessed Aug 2009.

    Nicholas Desborough, chr. Jan 1614, Saffron, Walden, Essex, Eng., s/o Nicholas Desborough & Mary Gilbye.

  8. 8.0 8.1 Nicholas Disbrowe, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06)
    1:298.