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UNKNOWN SANBORN (d. by 1632)
Parents: Sanborn [Ref] hypothesises that John Sanborn of Hampton was a grandson of one of the brothers of Sir Barnaby Sambourne, the son of John Sanbourn, Esq. and Bridget Willoughby of Timsbury, Somersetshire.
Early generations often called themselves "Samborne" instead of "Sanborn" and these names were spelled various ways. Unknown Sanborn was said to be named John. [Ref]
Unknown Sanborn died in England before 20 Jan 1631/2, when his wife remarried. He left his three sons in the care of his father-in-law, the Rev. Stephen Bachiler. [Ref] He married Ann Bachiler [Ref][Ref, a daughter of Stephen Bachiler] by about 1620. [Ref]
Children of Unknown Sanborn and Ann Bachiler:
LIEUT. JOHN SANBORN (c. 1620 - 1692) of Hampton
Parents: Unknown Sanborn and Ann Bachiler
Lieut. John Sanborn was born about 1620, based on his 14 Apr 1668 deposition that he was 48. [Ref, 5;242] He died on 20 Oct 1692. [Ref][Ref][Ref] He married first Mary Tucke. [Ref] She died on 30 Nov 1668. [Ref] He married second Margaret Moulton on 2 Aug 1671. [Ref] Margaret was a widow and the daughter of Robert Page. [Ref] She died on 13 Jul 1699. [Ref]
John Sanborn was in Hampton in 1643. [Ref] He took the oath of allegiance in 1678 in Hampton. [Ref] He was made captain of the military company of Hampton, but as it appeared that he was not a freeman, the 11 Oct 1664 court noted that this appointment was referred to the General Court. [Ref, 3;199] John Sanborn of Hampton was a freeman on 23 May 1666. [Ref> 3;239][Ref] John was "legally chosen ensign" for Hampton on 9 Oct 1666. [Ref, 3;365] John was on the trial jury at the 24 Apr 1649 [Ref, 1;164], 7 Oct 1651 [Ref, 1;236], 12 Apr 1653 13 Apr 1652 [Ref, 1;279], 14 Apr 1663 [Ref, 3;59], 12 Apr 1664 [Ref, 3;144], 12 Oct 1669 [Ref, 4;183], 14 Nov 1676 [Ref, 6;208] and 9 Oct 1677 [Ref, 6;339] courts. He was on the grand jury at the 13 Apr 1652 [Ref, 1;251], 11 Apr 1655 [Ref, 3;247], 14 Apr 1668 [Ref, 4;20], 13 Oct 1668 [Ref, 4;60] and 13 Oct 1674 [Ref, 5;405] courts. On 2 Feb 1657, John was chosen selectman, but was exempted. [Ref] On 30 Mar 1657 he was appointed to a committee to see to building a house for Rev. Mr. Cotton. [Ref] Ens. Samborne was one of three men chosen to end small causes for Hampton the next year on 12 Oct 1669 [Ref, 4;186] and 8 Oct 1672 [Ref, 5;102]. On 9 Apr 1667 John Samborne, Sr. and Nathaniel Bachiler deposed that they had been appointed six or seven years ago to perambulate the bounds between Hampton and Exeter. [Ref, 3;406] John was a selectman in 1661, 1665, 1668, 1671, 1674-5, 1678-9. [Ref] On 16 Mar 1661 he was appointed to a committee to hire a school master. [Ref] He was on a committee to allot commonage in 1663. [Ref] He was appointed to a committee to express Hampton's views on lands claimed by Mason on 20 Jun 1665. [Ref] John was appointed a member of a committee to see what bridges were necessary on 9 Apr 1667. [Ref, 3;409] He was the agent for Hampton in it boundary dispute with Portsmouth in 1669. [Ref] He was a Representative to the General Court in 1685. [Ref]
John Sanborn was granted a house lot and land in Hampton in 1640. [Ref] He sold four acres of marsh to Thomas Marston on 23 May 1645. [Ref] Two shares of the commons were granted to John on 23 Dec 1645; his house was next to Stephen Bachiler's. [Ref] Stephen Bachiler left Hampton in 1647. [Ref] On 20 Apr 1647 he conveyed all of his remaining estate in Hampton to his grandson John Sanborn. John was to pay the other three grandchildren, Nathaniel Bachiler, William Sanborn and Stephen Sanborn £20 each. [Ref] On the same date, John gave his brother William six acres of upland, five acres of meadow and one share of the commons. [Ref] He sold five acres of salt marsh to Samuel Tilton for £26 in 1670. [Ref]
John Sanborn sued Thomas King and Nathaniel Boulter at the 4 Nov 1645 court. [Ref, 1;87] William Palmer of Hampton was presented to the 29 Sep 1646 court for "challenging John Sanborn into the field." [Ref, 1;110] William was ordered to pay 6 s. 11 d. to John on 30 Mar 1647. [Ref, 1;112] John sued Robert Lord for trespass at the 26 Sep 1648 court in Hampton, but the case was nonsuited. [Ref, 1;151] Capt. William Trask sued John for a debt at the 26 Dec 1648 court. [Ref, 1;155] On 18 Dec 1648 John wrote his "Resped friend Capting Traske" and entreated him to "forbeare me a bit longer" for his £19 debt. [Ref, 1;155] He successfully sued Walter Abbott for debt at the 9 Apr 1650 court in Salisbury. [Ref, 1;189] In 1651 the General Court ordered John and Edward Colcord to return to their owners all of the goods that they took on pretense of being authorised by Stephen Bachiler until they could exhibit proper power of attorney. [Ref] John Sanborn successfully sued Robert Lord for taking away goods at the 14 Jun 1653 court in Salisbury; Robert appealed. [Ref, 1;280] John sued William Feifield for slander on 11 Apr 1665. [Ref, 3;247] James Chase unsuccessfully sued John Samborne and Henry Green for an appeal against an earlier judgment on 8 Apr 1673. [Ref, 5;148] Elizabeth Garland, widow, and her son John Garland successfully sued John for seizing 2000 white red oak staves on 13 Nov 1673. [Ref, 5;292] On 30 May 1676 Henry Robie was fined for reviling Ens. Samborne and throwing him down. [Ref, 6;143]
Administration upon the estate of Robert Tucke was granted to Johannah Tuck and her son-in-law John Sanborn on 11 Oct 1664. [Ref, 3;200] On 11 Apr 1665 Edward Colcord sued Joanna Tucke and John Sanborne as administrators of the estate of Robert Tucke, late of Hampton. [Ref, 3;248] On 10 Apr 1666 Edward Colcord sued Johannah and John, in their capacity as administrators of Robert Tucke's estate, for debt. [Ref, 3;318] On 29 Oct 1668 John Sanborne agreed with Johannah Tuck that she should resign as administrator. [Ref 6;171-80] On 8 Apr 1673 John Tucke, son of Edward, successfully sued John Samborne, the administrator of Robert Tucke's estate for failing to confirm upon him lands that were supposed to be Edward's to encourage his mother Mary, the daughter of Thomas Philbrick of Hampton, to marry Edward. John appealed. [Ref, 5;148] On 14 Oct 1673, the aged widow Tuck complained that John, the administrator of her husband's estate, did not provide her with the necessary comforts. John was ordered to pay out some of the estate to her. [Ref, 5;240]
The court passed a law making it a misdemeanor for someone who was not an ordained minister to preach on Sunday. This was intended to restrain Joseph Peaseley and Thomas Macy of Salisbury, who were Baptists with Quaker tendencies. Robert Pike objected that it was against the liberty of the country. He was disenfranchised and fines. Many signed petitions and a committee was formed to ask those who did to give a reason. There were 15 men who refused to say and one was John Sanborn of Hampton. [Ref]
When Charles II decided to make New Hampshire a Royal Province in 1679, Sir William Warren wrote to the Lords of Trade that the men in Hampton most qualified for His Majesty's council were Samuel Dalton, Capt. Hussey, John Sanborne and Nathaniel Wyer. [Ref]
John suffered in the Cranfield and Mason persecutions and was imprisoned on 21 Oct 1685. [Ref] He signed a petition against Cranfield in 1685. [Ref]
John signed his will on 10 Oct 1692, but it does not survive. Inventory was taken on his estate on 20 Oct 1692; it amounted to £294.14. [Ref]
Children of Lieut. John Sanborn and Mary Tucke:
DEA. BENJAMIN SANBORN (1668 - 1740) of Hampton and Hampton Falls
Parents: Lieut. John Sanborn and Mary Tucke
Benjamin Sanborn was born on 20 Dec 1668 [Ref] in Hampton. [Ref, p. 86] He died in 1740. [Ref, p. 86] He married first Sarah Unknown. [Ref, p. 86] Sarah was born in 1666 and died on 29 Jan 1720. [Ref, p. 86] He married second, as her third husband, Meribah (Page) (Shaw) Tilton. [Ref, p. 86] Meribah was the daughter of Dea. Francis Page. [Ref, p. 86] She married first Josiah Shaw. [Ref, p. 86] She married second Samuel Tilton. [Ref, p. 86] She died on 15 Dec 1740. [Ref] He married third, as her second husband, Abigail (Gove) Dalton. [Ref] Abigail was the daughter of Capt. Edward Gove and the widow of Philemon Dalton. [Ref, p. 86] She married third James Prescott. [Ref, p. 86]
Benjamin Sanborn, Joshua Pierce and Henry Short witnessed the will of Joseph Hills of Newbury on 14 Sep 1687. They proved it on 14 Mar 1687/8. [Ref]
Benjamin was taxed in Hampton Falls in 1709. [Ref]
On 1 Jan 1723 Benjamin Sanborn of Hampton gave Enoch Colby of Hampton one half of his right in Chester and the house on that lot. [Ref, p. 493]
In his will, dated 27 Apr 1736, Benjamin calls himself a yeoman of Hampton. He mentions his wife Abigail; his children Mary Healey, Joanna Clough, deceased, Dorothy Moulton, Theodate Sanborn, Abigail Colby, Jemima Stacey, Susanna, unmarried, Judithy Quimby, Ebenezer and Benjamin. [Ref, p. 86]
Children of Benjamin Sanborn and Sarah Unknown
Children of Benjamin Sanborn and Meribah Tilton:
ABIGAIL SANBORN (1700 - aft. 1741)
Parents: Dea. Benjamin Sanborn [Ref, p. 493] and Sarah Unknown
Abigail (Abial) Sanborn was born on 22 Jul 1700 [Ref, p. 86] in Hampton. [Ref][Ref] She died after 1741. [Ref] She married Ens. Enoch Colby on 16 Dec 1725 in Hampton Falls. [Ref]
Her father calls Abigail "Abigail Colby" in his will. In his will, her brother Ebenezer calls Abial the wife of Enock Coleby and also identifies their father and his mother. [Ref]
On 10 Sep 1727 Abigail Colby was dismissed from the church at Hampton Falls to the church at Chester. [Ref]
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