Person:William Furber (3)

Lt. William Furber
b.1614 England 23 Jun 1687 and 2 Sep 1689 Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
m. 10 Nov 1594
  1. Temperance Furber1610 - 1635
  2. Lt. William Furber1614 - bet 1687
m. bef 1644
  1. Elizabeth Furberest 1644 -
  2. William Furber1646 - 1707
  3. Susanna Furber1664 - 1731
  4. Bridget Furber
Facts and Events
Name Lt. William Furber
Gender Male
Birth[5] 1614 England
Immigration[5][4][1][2][3][6] 15 Aug 1635 Pemaquid, Lincoln, Maine, United StatesSurvived wreck of Angel Gabriel
Marriage bef 1644 to Elizabeth Unknown
Military[6] 1657 Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United StatesPromoted to Sergeant
Military[4] 22 Oct 1677 Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United StatesLieutenancy by this date
Death[8] bet 23 Jun 1687 and 2 Sep 1689 Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States
Alt Death[5] 1692 Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United Statesperhaps Newington?
Alt Death[6] 2 Jul 1694
Alt Death[4] 1699 Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, United Statesperhaps Newington?
  1. John Henry Cartland, and J. Henry (John Henry) Cartland. Ten years at Pemaquid : sketches of its history and its ruins. (Pemequid Beach, Maine, 1899), 59-60.

    "Another deposition of Wm. Furber, also servant of Cogswell, was taken the same day, and is of the same character. Mass. Archives, Vol XXXIX, p. 504."

    "The Deposition of William Furber Senr., aged 60 years or there abouts."

    "This Deponent testifyeth and saith, that in the year of our lord 1635 I the said Deponent did come over in the ship (called the Angell Gabriel) along with Mr. John Cogswell Senr. from Old England, and we were cast ashore at Pemnayquid; and I doe remember that there was saved several Casks both of Dry Goods and provisions which were marked with Mr. Cogswell Senr. Marks and that there saved a tent of Mr. Cogswell Senr. which he had set up at Pemnaquid, and Lived In it (wit the goods that he saved in the wracke) and afterwards Mr. Cogswell Removed to Ipswich; And in november after that was cast away I the said Deponent Came to Ipswich and found Mr. Cogswell Senr. Living there, and hired myself with him for one year; I the said Deponent doe well remember that there were several feather beds and together with Deacon Haines as servants lay upon one of them, and there were several dozen pewter platters, and that there were several brass pans besides other pieces of pewter and other household goods as Iron Worke and others necessary as for house Repairing and have in the house then. I the said Deponent doe further testify that there were two maires and two Cows brought over in anther ship which were landed safe ashoare and were kept at misticke till Mr. Cogswell had ym., I doe further testify that my maister, John Cogswell Senr. had three sons which came over along with us in the ship (called Angell Gabriel) the Eldest sonnes name were William, and he were about fourteen yeares of age, and the second sonne were called John and he was about twelve years of age then, and third sonne name were Edward which was about six years of age at that time, and further saith not. William Furber Senr. came and made oath to all the above written this first of Xber (December) 1676."

    "Before me Richard Martyn, Comisr."

  2. Farmer, John. A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England: to which are added various genealogical and biographical notes collected from ancient records, manuscripts, and printed works. (Lancaster, Mass: Carter, Andrews & Co, 1829), 115.

    "FURBUR, *WILLIAM, b. 1614, came from London in the ship Angel Gabriel, [Coffin] and settled in Dover, which he represented in 1648, and was living, together with his son William, at Dover in 1684. His name appears as on of the witnesses of the genuine Indian deed to Wheelwright in 1638."

  3. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:220.

    "Furber, *William, Dover 1643, b. a. 1614, came in the Angel Gabriel from Bristol, wreck at Pemaquid in the great storm of Aug 1635, was one of the witnesses to the true deed of the Ind. 1638 to Wheelwright, rep. 1648; had William, b. 1646, wh. was of Dover, as well as the f. 1684, and is the ancest prob of a num. line; beside Jethro, and three ds. Eliz. wh. m. John Dam; Susanna, wh. m. 5 May 1664, John Bickford; and Bridget, wh. m. Thomas Bickford. The w. of Dam was his sec w. m. 9 Nov. 1664. John Bickford had ano. w. Temperance. Sometimes his name is Furbush."

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Burrage, Henry Sweetser; Albert Roscoe Stubbs; and George Thomas Little. Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, c1909), 2042-2043.

    "FURBUR The family was among the earliest settlers of the New England colonies, and members of it are to be found at the present time throughout the New England states. The elder members of this family are buried in Newington, at the right hand side of the drive to Furber's Wharf. The path, which is now very little used, is rough, but bordered by numerous fine walnut trees. Across the Narrows may be seen the White House on Adams Point, once called Matthew's Neck, which was the Durham terminus of Furber's Ferry. The Furbers were always very patriotic, and following is a list of those who took part in the war of the revolution: Thomas, William, Joshua, Richard, Eli, Levi, Moses, Benjamin, Nathan and Nathaniel. William Furber, the first of whom we have official record, was born in London, England, in 1614, and died in this country in 1699. He came to America in the ship "Angel Gabriel," which was wrecked at Pemaquid, Maine, August 15, 1635, when he went to Ipswich and hired himself out for one year to John Cogswell; was at Dover, New Hampshire, in 1637, had a grant of his home lots on the east side of Dover Neck given him in 1640, and at the same time received some marsh land in the Great Bay and some near Turney Point. August 19, 1647, he received thirty acres of the four hundred reserved to the town of Dover on the Newington side when Dover went under the Massachusetts government, and was taxed in 1648. He resided at Bloody Point (Newington, New Hampshire) 1666-71. Furber's Point and Ferry were named in his honor, and he was a lieutenant in the king's service at Dover, October 22, 1677. He gave his son Jethro some land, doubtless a part of that along the Great Bay, and June 17, 1674, he gave his homestead to his eldest son, William. The records show that he had a wife, Elizabeth, and children, William, Jethro, Moses, Elizabeth, Susanna and Bridget."

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Stearns, Ezra S.; William F. Whitcher; and Edward Everett Parker. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation. (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1908), 1912-1913.

    "FURBER The family of this name was early in the Dover settlement, and all the Furbers of that region may be descended from one immigrant ancestor. He shipped from Bristol, England, in the ship "Angel Gabriel," and was wrecked in a storm off Pemaquid, Maine, in the great storm of August, 1635. He was later a citizen of Dover, one of the witnesses of the true deed of independence to Wheelwright, 1638, a representative in 1648, and in 1683 one of the two hundred and fifty citizens of Dover, Portsmouth, Exeter, and Hampton, who sent King Charles II a remonstrance against the oppressive administration of Governor Cranfield. William Furber married Elizabeth _____, and they had six children: William, Jethro, Moses, Elizabeth, Susanna and Bridget. Two or more generations must have passed away before the records show a definite account of the Furbers again."

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Furber, Bud. Internet Posting of 4 Feb 1998.

    Posted by: Bud Furber Date: February 04, 1998 at 22:34:46
    William Furber, b.abt 1614, d. July 2 1694, he arrived on the ship "Angel Gabriel" on August 15, 1635 with John Cogswell of Westbury, Wiltshere. William was under apprenticeship to John. Apprenticeships are normally seven years, William's service expired in 1637-38. If this is true, then William worked under John in Westbury for about five years in the woolen business. John sold the woolen business to move his family to the Americas. The Angel Gabriel was wrecked in the Great Storm of August 15, 1635 at Pemaquid Point, Maine. William lived with John in Ipswich of the Bay Colony.

    William established in Dover Neck and Newington which was under the Dover Parish until the Newington Parish was established. Military rank of sergeant achieved in 1657 and later captain. Unsure if this was of the local guard or the British Army.

    Although we have assumed London as the birth place for William and his sister Temperance, absolute proof has not been established. Perhaps their parent also lived in Westbury.

    William Furber and Mary Newbe were married on November 10, 1594 at St. Benet, Fink, London.

    New Hampshire Census, 1790-1890 Record
    Name: WILLIAM FURBER State: NH County: Strafford County Township: Dover
    Year: 1648 Page: 031 Database: NH Early Census Index

    Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Record

    Name: William Furber Year: 1635 Place: Massachusetts Source Publication Code: 1262 Primary Immigrant: Furber, William Annotation: Date and place of settlement or date and place of arrival. Names not restricted to the Order of Founders and Patriots of America. Source Bibliography: COLKET, MEREDITH B., JR. Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657. Cleveland: General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America, 1975. 366p. Page: 115

    Name: William Furber Year: 1620-1650 Place: New Hampshire Source Publication Code: 275 Primary Immigrant: Furber, William Annotation: Comprehensive listing of early immigrants, in various arrangements to assist the researcher. Pages 1-189 contain passenger lists; pages 193-295 are indexes. Source Bibliography: BANKS, CHARLES EDWARD. Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England, 1620-1650. Edited, indexed and published by Elijah Ellsworth Brownell. Philadelphia: Bertram Press, 1937. 295p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1957. Repr. 1987. Page: 106

  7.   Hammond, Otis G. (Otis Grant); Henry Harrison Metcalf; and Albert Stillman Batchellor. Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire. (New Hampshire: varies, 1907-1915), 1:451.

    to ye honrable william partridg Esq'r Judg of ye probat of wills & granting Adminestration & settling of intestants Estats; within the province of Newhampsh'r may if ples youer honer: for as much as william ffurbur of welch Cove deseced dyed intesteted as is reported, Leveing A considerabl Estat behind him which s'd Estate Lyes in the hands of his son will: furbur who keeps the sam Contrary to Law from his sisters & will not Render there porshons: to them though often there to desiered:

    wee the subscribers ye husbands of s'd furbur sisters in their behallf being informed that by Law the whol settlemen of intested Estats Lys in youer honers hands doe therfore pray that our s'd brother may be Compeled to deliver untoo each of his sisters their portion in s'd Estat & that all such meshuers as the Law directs too may be useed for those ends so prays youer hon'rs most humbl Addresors.

    Dated 30 Dec 1699. Signed by John Dam, John Bickford, Thomas Bickford.

  8. William Furber, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Origin: Unknown Migration: 1635 on the Angel Gabriel First Residence: Ipswich Removes: Dover by 1637
    Birth: About 1615 (deposed 1 December 166 "aged sixty-two years or therabouts" [Cogswell Gen 11])
    Death: Between 23 June 1687 (when he acknowledges two testamentary deeds [NHPLR 6:115, 183-84]) and 2 September 1689 (when his son William called himself "Senior" [NHLR 6:309])
    Marriage: By about 1644 Elizabeth ______ (assumign she is the mother of all his children)