Shadrach (Wilbur) Wilbore Sr.
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Shadrach (Wilbur) Wilbore Sr. (1631 - 1697)

Shadrach Wilbore Sr. formerly Wilbur
Born in Sible Hedingham, Essex, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1657 in Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 13 Sep 1692 in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Bay, Colony of Englandmap
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Shadrach (Wilbur) Wilbore Sr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Name: Shadrach /Wilbur/[1]
Shadrach /Wilbore/[2][3][4][5]


1632 [6][7]
1631-09-06 Sible, Hedingham, Essex,England
16 Sep 1631 Braintree, Essex, England [8]


6 September 1631 Hedingham-Sible, Essex, England: Sidreake Wilbore, son of Samuell


28 FEB 1697/8 Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts Age: 65


12 SEP 1696 Taunton, Massachusetts.

Shadrach was mentioned many times in the History of Taunton, Massachusetts. He served as the town clerk for 35 years and was said to have had the finest penmanship. He was arrested at one point and thrown in prison for writing a position paper that disagreed with the Royal Government concerning taxation. In 1668, Shadrach, John Hathaway and others were proprietors of the "Taunton North Purchase" which had been made from the Wampanoag Indians. They are on record as selling two 100 acre plots of land to be used to start the "Chartley Iron Works", to James and Thomas Leonard. This iron works grew and later was known as the Leonard Works of Norton.

Rebeckah married: Abraham Hathaway (b:1652) on 28 Aug. 1684 in Taunton, Massachusetts" as per MASSACHUSETTS, TOWN & VITAL RECORDS, 1620-1988. Memorial #29340437. Her husband Abraham Hathaway's memorial is #9694446.

In order to trace the lineage, Shadrach's father, Samuel, was the son of Nicholas Wilbore, Jr.

Family links: Parents: Samuel Wilbore (1595 - 1656) and Ann Smith Wilbore Spouse:
 Mary Dean Wilbore (1653 - 1691)* Children:
 Rebecca Wilbore Hathaway (1665 - 1727)* Sibling:
 Samuel Wilbore (1622 - 1697)*, Shadrach Wilbore (1631 - 1697)

Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, Householders, 1675 Extracted from "Our County & Its People, A Descriptive & Biographical Record of Bristol County, Massachusetts", by Alanson Borden, 1899, Page 261-262. "At the beginning of King Philip's war [1675] there were in Taunton ninety-six heads of families, a list of which is on record. They were as follows: #88 is Joseph Wilbore, and #99 is Shadrach Wilbore

Shadrach's brother Joseph Wilbore ...

Research Notes


Wyldbore is recorded in several spellings including Wildbore, Wildboar, Wildboer, Wyldbore, Wilber, Wilbor, and probably others, this is an English surname. It is of pre-7th century origins, and was originally a personal name "Wyld-bar"and does translate literally as - wild boar. This however did not refer to a persons attributes or lack of them, but was given in the period of history known as The Dark Ages, as a baptismal name of affection. The wild boar being held in high regard for its strength and ferocity, as was recognized in that it was one of the earliest of the heraldic charges which appeared officially upon a knights armour from about the year 1190. The name both as a personal name and later a surname seems to have been quite specific to the north country of England and particularly the counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire. This is quite appropriate given the long tradition of civil wars between the houses (families) of York and Lancaster. The first known recording is believed to be that of William Wyldbar, recorded in the Assize Court rolls of Lancashire in 1246. Another early recording and clearly one that is not related, is that of William Wyldbore in the register of the manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire, in 1307. Finally we have John Wylbor who may or may not have been related to William. He was recorded in the highly unpopular Poll Tax register for Yorkshire in 1379, although his address is not known.


It is believed that Shadrach along with his parents, Samuel and Anne, and his two surviving brothers, Samuel, Jr. and Joseph, (Arthur and William having died in infancy in England) sailed to New England in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet; possibly on the Arabella.

The fleet consisted of eleven vessels: Arabella (the flagship), Ambrose, William and Francis, Talbot, Hopewell, Jewel, Whale, Charles, Success, Mayflower, and Trial.

The first five ships sailed April 8 from Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, and arrived at Salem, Massachusetts Bay, June 13. The other half of the fleet sailed in May and arrived in July, at various dates. About seven hundred passengers are presumed to have been on these ships.Wilbur-403 12:08, 18 July 2018 (UTC)

Page 192: Usurpation Papers. XLIV. Order for S. Wilbore's imprisonment. The paper subsequently spoken of, called in question the late Tax law. To the Sheriff of the County of Suffolk. Whereas Shadrack Wilbore, Town clerk of Taunton, hath lately in the name and with the consent of the said Town, written and published a certain scandalous, factious and seditious writing therein, very much reflecting upon and contemning the laws, authority and government of this his Majesty's Territory and Dominion of New England. The which writing, upon his examination before his Excellency in Council, he hath confessed and owned. These are, therefore, in his Majesty's name, to require and com- mand you to take into your custody, the body of the said Shadrack Wilbore, and him safely keep in his Majesty's jail, until he shall have answered for the said contempt and misdemeanor, and be from thence delivered by due course of his Majesty's Laws. Whereof fail not. And for so doing, this shall be your warrant. Dated in Boston, the 30th day of August, 1687. By order in Council. [Article 21st of the preceding papers, has but little variation from a similar one in oth vol, 2d series, commencing at p. 181 of our Collections. Still it is thought not amiss to have it, with this difference, as one among the present series of such documents.—Pub. Com.]

Full Bibliographic Information: Title: Collections., ser.3:v.7-8 (1838-43). HathiTrust Digital Library. Author: Massachusetts Historical Society. Published: Boston, Massachusetts Historical Society. Rights: Public Domain, Google-digitized. Permanent URL: Wilbur-403 09:53, 18 April 2017 (EDT)


  1. Source: #S17 Page: Ancestry Family Tree
  2. Source: #Wildbores p.4
  3. Source: #S5
  4. Source: #S-1947956284 FDC Birth
  5. Source: #S-1957244977 US and Intl. Marriages
  6. Source: #Wildbores p. 4
  7. Source: #S-1957244977 US and Intl. Marriages
  8. Source: #S-1947956284 FDC Birth
  • Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III (1995), 1986-1988 (Samuel Wilbore), at 1988; digital images by subscription, AmericanAncestsors.
  • England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1900, Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. FHL Film No. 1472365.
  • Essex, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers, 1518-1960, Provo, UT, Wilbur-403 10:13, 19 February 2017 (EST)
  • COLONIAL FAMILIES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - WILBORE; Mackenzie, George Norbury, ed. New York, NY, USA 1907
  • New England Historical & Genealogical Register
  • Birth: Aug. 6, 1631, Essex, England Death: Feb. 28, 1697, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

"He came to America 1633 with father Samuel Wilbore (Wildbore) & mother Anne (Bradford?) Smith-Wilbore" & 2 Brothers, Samuel and Joseph." This is as per the wikipedia story of SAMUEL WILBORE. also Born: 1632 Died: Feb. 1697-1698 Marriage: Mary Dean, Died: 27 March 1691 Also the "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" lists, "Wilbore, Shadrach (-1698) & 1/wf Mary DEAN (-1691); B: 1659 Taunton." As per the NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL REGISTER
1847-2011 Vol. 016 (1862) names "The sons & daughters of Shadrach Wilbore; Mary, B: 11 Nov 1659; Sarah B: 18 Mar 1661; Samuel B: 1 April 1663; Rebeckah B: 13 Jan 1664; Hana, B: 24 Feb 1667; Joseph, B: 27 July 1670 Shadrach, B: 5 Sept 1672; John, B: 2 Mar 1674; Eliezer, B: 1 July 1677; Benjamin, B: 23 July 1683."

  • Kathy Fetters,From the book "The Wildbores in America" by John Reid Wilbor and Benjamin Franklin Wilbour originally published in 1907 and revised in 1933, five volumes,
  • Source: 'Wildbores' Author: John Reid Wilbor. Title: The Wildbores in America, a family tree. Saint Paul MN, 1907. An E-Book Wildbores
  • Source: S5 Title: Great Migration Begins: Immgrants to New England, 1620-1633, Vol 1-3 Author: Robert Charles Anderson Publication: Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. Repository: #R1 Repository: R1 Name:
  • Source S-1947956284: Repository: #R1: Title: Family Data Collection - Births : Author: Edmund West, comp.: Note: FDC Birth
  • Source S-1957244977: Repository: #R1: Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 : Author: Yates Publishing : Note: US and Int Mar


This person was created through the import of breesefam.ged on 09 May 2011; WikiTree profile Wilbore-34 created through the import of BDM7-7-11.ged on Jul 8, 2011 by Brian McCullough; WikiTree profile Wilbore-80 created through the import of Oct 14 2012.ged on Nov 10, 2012 by Pam Carter; Wilbur-479 was created by David Higgs through the import of Brown-12 Generations_2014-07-23.ged on Jul 23, 2014.

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Wildbore-3 and Wilbur-479 appear to represent the same person because: Surname prob should read Wilbore as cited in the Great Migration Begins Vol 3 page 1988.
posted by Beryl Meehan
Good Read - Excellent Research
Samuel Wilbore & Ann Smith
posted on Wildbore-3 (merged) by Laura (Braun) Scott
Wilbore-139 and Wildbore-3 appear to represent the same person because: Same birth location and date, same spouse.
posted on Wildbore-3 (merged) by Judie (Harjung) Waldert