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.
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.
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.
Samuel married Mary Betts, about 1641, in New England 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.
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. 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 and received grants from the town, 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" /> When he died in 1673 he owned about 350 acres.
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).
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.
He represented the town of Wethersfield as Deputy to the Colony of Connecticut first in 1657 and then 18 more terms.
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. 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.
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. Aug 3?
↑ 4.04.14.24.3 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
↑ 6.006.016.026.036.046.056.066.076.086.096.106.116.12 Connecticut Vital Records to 1870 - Wethersfield - pp 32-36 (Online Database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.) From original typescripts, Lucius Barnes Barbour Collection, 1928.
↑ 7.07.17.2 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)
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.
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