William Sanborn Sr
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William Sanborn Sr (abt. 1622 - 1692)

William Sanborn Sr aka Samborne
Born about in Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married before 23 Jan 1649 in Hampton, Norfolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 70 in Hampton, New Hampshiremap
Profile last modified | Created 12 Nov 2009 | Last significant change: 7 Aug 2022
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William Sanborn Sr migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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William Sanborn was born about 1622, the son of Unknown Sanborn and Ann Bachiler.[1][2]

He migrated in 1632 aboard the "William and Francis," which left London on 9 Mar 1632 and arrived 5 Jun 1632[3], along with his grandfather, Stephen Bachiler, who settled first at Saugus, Massachusetts Bay.[4] William Sanborn appears at Hampton, Province of New Hampshire, by 1643[5]

He married Mary Moulton before 23 Jan 1649 and likely by 1644.[1][6][7][8]

He became a freeman in 1651, while living in Hampton, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay, and was selectman multiple times between 1651 and 1683.[9][10]

During the years 1675 to 1676, he served as a soldier in King Philip's war under Maj. Samuel Appleton[11], including participation in the Siege of Brookfield (Quaboag).[12][13][14]

He died on 18 Nov 1692 in Hampton[15][10][6][7], and his will was probated in 1692 in New Hampshire. It mentions his wife Mary and sons Stephen, Josiah, Mephibosheth, and William.[16]


  1. Mary Sanborn, b. 19 July 1645; d. 21 Jan 1733[17]
  2. Mehitabel Sanborn, b. 1647; d. 11 Oct 1686[17]
  3. William Sanborn, b. abt 1650; d. 9 Dec 1744[17][18]
  4. Josiah Sanborn, b. 1652; d. 1728[17][18]
  5. Mercy Sanborn, b. 19 July 1660; d. 9 Dec 1744[17][18][19]
  6. Mephibosheth Sanborn, b. 5 Nov 1663; d. 5 Feb 1749[17][18]
  7. Sarah Sanborn, b. 10 Feb 1667; d. 17 Apr 1738 m. Samuel Marston[17][18], Ensign, son of Capt. William.
  8. Stephen Sanborn, b. 4 Sept 1671; d. 21 Jun 1750[17][18]

Research Notes


  1. 1.0 1.1 Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/14288/328/264773649
  2. Henry McCoy Norris. Ancestry and descendants of Jonathan and Tamesin (Barker) Norris of Maine. NewYork, 1906. p28-41. https://archive.org/details/ancestrydescenda1906norr/page/n23.
  3. Banks, Charles Edward. (1930).”The Planters of the Commonwealth.” Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. p. 96. https://archive.org/details/plantersofcommon00bank_0/page/96
  4. Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012. https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7486&h=5565724&tid=&pid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=Buk2&_phstart=successSource
  5. John Farmer. (1829). A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England..." Lancaster, Mass.: Carter, Andrews & Co. p. 253. https://archive.org/details/agenealogicalre02farmgoog/page/n256
  6. 6.0 6.1 Noyes, Sybil; Charles Thornton Libby; Walter Goodwin Davis. "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," (1939), p.605.
  7. 7.0 7.1 New England Marriages to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. https://www.americanancestors.org/DB1568/i/21175/1324/426902733
  8. Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
  9. Sanborn, Victor Channing. (1897). "The First Sanborns of Hampton, NH." Boston: David Clapp & Son. pps. 8,9. https://archive.org/stream/firstsambornesof00sanb#page/8/mode/2up
  10. 10.0 10.1 Sanborn, Nathan, M.D., Henniker, NH Title: Sanborn Family, The Abbreviation: The Sanborn Family. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1856, Vol 10. p4. https://books.google.com/books?id=YpMeAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA271&lpg=PA271&dq=Sanborn,+Nathan,+M.D.,+Henniker,+NH+Title:+Sanborn+Family&source=bl&ots=WTklnN-jE7&sig=ACfU3U2kIGahqWZdOYO3UrBXEN02_jkHfg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwid0cDy6MTkAhVKdt8KHf2MA38Q6AEwBHoECDEQAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false
  11. “Supplement to the General register of the Society of Colonial Wars,” General Society of Colonial Wars (U.S.); General Society of Colonial Wars (U.S.),1906, https://archive.org/details/supplementtogen190306gene/page/350
  12. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Soldiers_in_King_Philip%27s_War#Garrison_at_Broofield_or_.22Quabaug.22
  13. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheeler%27s_Surprise
  14. Bodge, George M. (1906). “Soldiers in King Philip's war; being a critical account of that war, with a concise history of the Indian wars of New England from 1620-1677, official lists of the soldiers of Massachusetts colony serving in Philip's war, and sketches of the principal officers, copies of ancient documents and records relating to the war, also lists of the Narraganset grantees of the united colonies, Massachusetts, Plymouth, and Conneticut; with an appendix, 3d ed., with additional appendix containing corrections and new material.” Boston: (author). p. 113. https://archive.org/details/soldiersinkingp00inbodg/page/113
  15. New Hampshire: Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1654-1969. (From microfilmed records. Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB516/rd/13850/1880/247687376
  16. New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers; Author: Albert Stillman Batchellor; Probate Place: New Hampshire. Original data: New Hampshire County, District and Probate Courts. Vol. 31. pps. 374-75; image, Ancestry.com, (https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/7089/7089-Volume1-0417 : accessed 7 Aug 2022); Ancestry sharing link p. 374 & 375.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 Victor Channing Sanborn, Genealogy of the Family of Samborne or Sanborn in England and America, 1194 -1898, (1898), pg. 81. https://archive.org/details/genealogyoffamil01sanb/page/214
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 Joseph Dow. History of the Town of Hampton, New Hampshire: From its Settlement in 1638, to the Autumn of 1892. L. E. Dow; Date: 1893; Vol. 2 p . 945 https://archive.org/details/historyoftownofh02dowj/page/945
  19. New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FL5F-PHC : 22 May 2019), William Sanborn in entry for Mercy Sanborn, 19 May 1660; citing Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,043.

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The Hampton NH vital records say that son William died in October 1744 (www.americanancestors.org). There is disagreement on his arrival in America. The alternate date given is 1639 from London (Anderson, Robert Charles et al. The Great Migration Parish Web Mapping, www.nehgs.org).
posted by Robert Dorn
No objections at all Clyde, have at it.
posted by Toby Rockwell
I suggest improving this profile "into a single, easy-to-read narrative, removing duplication, long quotes, and long extracts that could be summarized and linked to,” in accordance with Puritan Great Migration Editing Guidance [1]. Any objections?
posted by Clyde Perkins