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Samuel (Boreman) Boardman (1615 - 1673)

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Samuel Boardman formerly Boreman
Born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USAmap
Husband of — married in Banbury, Oxfordshire, Englandmap
Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticutmap
5 November 2015
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Samuel Borma (Boardman/Boreman), son of Christopher Borma & Julian his wife, was baptized August 20, 1615, at Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. The family moved about 1619 to nearby Claydon. [1]

Samuel had land recorded to him in Ipswich, Massachusetts 22 Aug. 1639. He was probably "Boreman" who was aboard the ship "New Supply" alias "Nicholas" of London in April 1638. "Boreman's" man was punished on board for theft, and mentioned in the Journal of Mr. John Josselyn, Gent.[1]

An old letter written Feb 1641 from Julian Borman to her son Samuel in Ipswich, besides providing the clue to the ancestry of Samuel, also mentions Samuel's wife. Julian mentions that Samuel's father died some two years ago. As Mary Betts would only have been 15 or 16 in say 1639, it is implied that Samuel had a first unknown wife, who died between the last time he wrote his mother and her 1641 reply.[2]

Samuel married Mary Betts, about 1641, in New England[3] She was daughter of John and Mary Betts. The Betts family resided in Claydon also and later immigrated to New England where "Widoe" Mary Betts received a grant of land in Hartford, Connecticut.[1]

He stayed in Ipswich about three years, and then went to Wethersfield, Connecticut, where he continued his career as a cooper. He registered his earmark 3 Feb 1642, and he purchased a house lot and three acres 9 April 1645.[1] He continued to purchase land including 400 acres which he and Thomas Edwards had from the Indian Tarramuggus and another 400 acres near Mr. Willard's also from Tarramuggus[4] and received grants from the town,[4][1] He also owned land in what is now Rocky Hill, Connecticut, this land was wooded with trees suitable for making barrel staves.ref name="Goldtwaite" />[4] When he died in 1673 he owned about 350 acres.[1][4][5]

He was active in town affairs: eight years elected Townsman, chosen to take the list of estates, rate maker, surveyor of highwars, appointed to lay out highways, town bounds and land grants. He served on various town and church committees. He was Town Sealer of weights and measures (1646) and Customs Master (1659).[1]

He was a Juror on the Particular Court or Court of Magistrates, fifteen of the years between 1646 and 1662 and was one of the Grand Jury in 1660 an 1662.[1]

He represented the town of Wethersfield as Deputy to the Colony of Connecticut first in 1657 and then 18 more terms.[1]

He died in 1673 between 26 March 1673, when, as townsman, he was one of a group chosen to procure a house for Rev. Mr. Bulkley and 2 May 1673 when his inventory was taken May 2 1673.[1] He left no will. His property was valued at £742 15s and divided between his wife Mary and 10 children, Isaac (who had already had a portion), Mary, Samuel Jr. Joseph, John, Sarah, Daniel, Jonathan, Nathaniel, and Martha.[1]

His widow, Mary, lived until August 1684, age about 61. Her inventory was £277 1s 2d, and was distributed to the eight surviving children: Isaac, Samuel, Mrs. Mary Robbins, Jonathan, Sarah, Daniel, Nathaniel, and Martha.[1] Aug 3?

  1. Isaac Boardman b. 3 Feb 1642/3;[6][1] m. Abiah Kimberley; d. 12 May 1719.#[1]
  2. Mary Boreman b. 14 Feb 1644/5;[6][1] m 24 Apr 1675 John Robbins; m. 2d ____ Denison; d. 19 May 1721.[1]
  3. Samuel Boreman b. 28 Oct 1648;[1] Town record says born about 20 Oct 1648[6] m. 8 Feb 1682 Sarah Steele; d. 23 Dec 1720[1]
  4. Joseph Boreman b. 12 March 1650;[6][1] d. 1676; unmarried.[1] Joseph may have died in King Philip's War[7]
  5. John Boreman b. 12 June 1653;[1] 12 Jan 1653[6] d. 1676; unmarried[1] John may have died in King Philip's War[7]
  6. Sarah Boreman b. 4 March 1655;[6][1] m. Thomas Fitch[1] He died 1704.[7]
  7. Daniel Boreman b. 4 Aug 1658; m 8 June 1683, Hannah Wright; d. 20 Feb, 1724/5[1]
  8. Jonathan Boreman b. 4 Feb 1660;[6][1] m 22 Oct 1685, Mercy Hubbard;[6][1] d. 21 Sept 1712.[6][1]
  9. Nathaniel Boreman b. 12 Apr 1663;[6][1] m. 30 Apr 1707 Elizabeth Strong, dtr of Lt. Return of Windsor;[6][1] d. 29 Nov 1712[6][1]
  10. Martha Boreman b. 12 Aug 1666;[6][1] m. Benjamin Crane; m 2nd 4 Jan 1697/8 Samuel Terry; d. 29 May 1743.[1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 1.19 1.20 1.21 1.22 1.23 1.24 1.25 1.26 1.27 1.28 1.29 1.30 1.31 1.32 Goldthwaite, Charlotte. Boardman Genealogy, 1525-1895 : The English Home and Ancestry of Samuel Boreman, Wethersfield, Conn, Thomas Boreman, Ipswich, Mass. With Some Account of Their Descendants [Now Called Boardman] in America Vol I. p 158. Hartford: William FJ Boardman, 1895. The Boardman Genealogy 1525-1895 can be searched at Ancestry or downloaded from Family Search via ExLibrisRosetta.
  2. This letter has been published and transcribed in the Goldthwaite genealogy pp 14 & 15. A better picture is in the The Ancestry of William FJ Boardman between 128 and 129.
  3. Boardman, William Francis Joseph. Ancestry of WFJ Boardman The ancestry of William Francis Joseph Boardman, Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford, 1906. The text regarding Samuel, is almost identical to that of the previous genealogy by Goldtwaite.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Stiles, Henry Reed. and Sherman W. Adams. The History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut... Vol I – History, Part 1. New York: The Grafton Press., 1903. Indian land p48, 103town grants p93, 94, 103; boundaries 118
  5. See p.251 History of Wethersfield for a summary.
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 6.12 Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 - Wethersfield - pp 32-36 (Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Stiles, Henry Reed. Families of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut; Consisting of the History of Ancient Wethersfield, Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury Prior to Its Incorporation in 1693, from Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time, with Extensive Genealogies and Genealogical Notes on Their Families. Vol II. 1904. (p. 110)

See also:

  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 110, p. 68. NEHGR 110:68 "Memoirs" section about Cornelius Boardman Tyler gives his pedigree. "The Boardman descent follows: (1) Samuel, of Wethersfield, Conn., born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, in 1615, died in April 1673, married in Harford[sic] Mary Betts, daughter of John and Mary, who came from Claydon, England." It goes on with son Daniel, grandson Daniel, gr-grandson Sherman and gr-gr-grandson Elijah.
  • Hall, Charles Samuel. Hall Ancestry. New York: G.P. Putnam's sons, 1896. Mr. Hall had access to the Boardman Genealogy by Goldthwaite, and quotes from it. His information is a duplicate of this previous information.

The following may or may not contain information on Samuel and his descendants.

  • Notes of Terry Families in the United States of America - Stephen Terry - 1887.
  • The Genealogy of the Abbe Family - Cleveland Abbe and Josephine Nichols - abt 1916
  • Abbey Memorial - Memorial of Captain Thomas Abbey, His Ancestors and Descendants - 1917
  • Francis Olcutt Allen, History of Enfield Connecticut, Compiled from all the public records of the town known to exist, covering from the beginning to 1850. Carefully compiled by the town clerk. Vol.1 - - 1900: Historical sketches of the town and settlers, town meetings, land grants. Vol. 2: Treasurer's book, selectmen's accounts, Church records, Petit Jurors, birth -town records, Intentions of Marriage, Marriages- town records, deaths- town records, Index. Vol.3: Deeds- Enfield, Deeds-Somers, Church and town records-Somers, probate records, Graveyard record - Enfield & Somers, ear marks of cattle, 200th anniversary of the church, Soldiers' rolls and Miscellaneous matters.
  • Ruth A. McIntyre, "William Pynchon Merchant and Colonizer 1590-1662," Connecticut Valley Historical Museum, Springfield Mass. (1961)
  • A general account about William Pynchon, founder of Springfield Mass.
  • William Richard Cuttler, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial in four volumes, 1916; reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc by Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1996, 1997.
  • Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins Immigrants to New England 1620 - 1633, Vol 1-3, Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society (1995)
  • Alexander Young, The Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 to 1636, Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown 1846
  • Francess Rose-Troup, The Massachusets Bay Company and Its Predecessors, F.R Hist. Soc. Grafton Historical Series 1930
  • Harvey Hunter Pratt, The Early Planters of Scituate, The Scituate Historical Society 1929
  • Rev. William DeLoss Love, PhD, Colonial History of Hartford Gathered From the Original Records, Hartford, Connecticut: Author (1919); limited edition 350 copies printed from type.
  • Scaeva's Hartford in the Olden times first thirty years - Hartford: F.A. Brown 1853
  • WMB Hartley, ed., Hartford in the Olden Time First Thirty Years, Hartford: F.A. Brown 1853
  • R.A. Macintyre, William Pynchon Merchant and Colonizer, Connecticut Vally Historical Museum, Springfield Mass 1961
  • Robert C. Black III, The Younger John Winthrop, Columbia University Press, New York & London 1966
  • New England Historical & Genealogical Register, New England Historic and genealogical Society, Volume 5 for the year 1851
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  • History of Salem Massachuestts, Vol. 1, 1626-1637 and Vol.2, 1638 - 1670, Salem, Mass. Sidney Perley 1924 & 1926
  • Thomas Franklin Waters, Ipswich in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Vol. 1, 1633 - 1700 and Vol. 2, 1700-1917, Ipswich Historical Society, Ipswich Mass. 1905 & 1917; Newcomb and Gauss, printers
  • Edwin Whitefield, The Homes of our Forefathers: Being A Selection of the Oldest and Most Interesting Buildings, Historical Houses, and Noted Places in Massachusetts..., Third Edition, Boston: A. Williams and Company (1880)
  • Fransus S. Drake, Thirty-Fourth Report Boston Records - The Town of Roxbury..., Boston Municipal Printing Office 1905
  • Richard Anson Wheeler, History of Stonnington, Connecticut - County of New London From its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900..., First published in 1900 in New London Conn. Now published by the genealogical Publishing Co, 1977, Baltmore
  • Henry Melville King, A summer Visit Of Three Rhode Islanders To The Massachusetts Bay in 1651, Preston and Rounds, Providence in 1896. An account of the visit of Dr. John Clarke, Obadiah Holmes and John Crandall, members of the Baptist Church in Newport RI to William Witter of Swampscott, Mass, in July 1651
  • Frances Armytage & Juliette Tomlinson, Pynchons of Springfield Founders and Colonizers (1636 - 1702), Connecticut Vaally Historical Museum, Springfield, Mass.
  • The Pynchon Papers, Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts Vol 60. Edited by: Carl Bridenbaugh, Collected By: Juliette Tomlinson; Colonial Society of Massachusetts; Boston 1982
  • Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts (1639 - 1702), Harvard University Press under the auspices of the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1961
  • Samuel Green Arnold, History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Vol. I, 1636 - 1700 and Vol II 1701 - 1790 fourth edition, Providence R.I.: Preston & Rounds 1894
  • Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge Massachusetts, 1630 - 1877, with a Genealogical Register, Boston: H.O Houghton and Company; New York: Hurd and Houghton; Cambridge: The Riverside Press (1877)
  • The Records of the Town of Cambridge (formerly Newtown) Massachusetts 1630 - 1703; Printed by the order of the City Council under the direction of the City Clerk - Edward J. Brandon, Cambridge, 1901
  • The Diary of Thomas Minor, Stonington, Connectucut 1653 - 1684. Prepared for publication by L Sidney H. Miner and George D Stanton Jr. 1899; The Day Publishing Company, New London, Conn.
  • Grace Denison Wheeler, Homes of our Ancestors in Stonington Conn., Salem Mass: Newcomb & Gauss, Printers 1903
  • Diary of Thomas Minor, Stonington, Connecticut, 1653 - 1684. Prepared for publication by: Sidney H. Miner and George D. Stanton, Jr. The Day Publishing company, New London 1899
  • Samuel Eliot Morison, Builders of the Bay Colony, Originally published: Boston Houghton Mifflin 1930; First Northeastern Edition 1981
  • Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts CONT Vols. 1-5 covering years 1636-1674 & 7-8 covering years 1678-1683. Essex Institute, Salem, Mass 1911 -1921
  • Frank Thistlewait, Dorset Pilgrams: The Story Of The West County Pilgrims Who Went To New England In The 17th Century, Barrie & Jenkins, London 1989.
  • Carol F. Karlson, The Devil in the Shape of a Woman - Witchcraft in Colonial New England, W.W. Norton & Company, New York and london 1987 & 1998
  • "Boardman & Boardman" in [ Portrait and Biographical Records of Jasper, Marshall and Grundy Counties, Iowa

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On November 5, 2015 at 09:36GMT Anne B wrote:

I'm working on shortening this profile. I'll be making lots of changes. I'll try to remember to document as I go, and I'll let you know when it's finished.

On March 18, 2015 at 12:45GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

I've done some cleanup of the narrative, but much more is needed. There is far too much cut-and-paste remaining from originally uploaded GEDCOMs that needs to be summarized and appropriately incorporated into a single, whole narrative. Your help is appreciated.

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