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The Kilbourne Family


1. THOMAS KILBORN, the common ancestor of the Kilbournes on the Western Continent, was born in the West Parish of Wood Ditton, in the County of Cambridge, England in 1578, and baptized there May 8 of that year. Unlike most of the pioneers of New England, he was a MEMBER OF

THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND and a "WARDEN OF THE CHURCH" in his native parish. He married in England, before 1612, FRANCES, whose surname is not recorded, but she was born about 1585. On April 15, 1635, Thomas Kilbourne, aged 55, with wife Frances aged 50, and children, Margaret, aged 23, Lydia, aged 22, MARIE, aged 16, Frances aged 12, and Joseph, aged 10, embarked from London for New England, on the SHIP "INCREASE".

He established his family in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and was the founder of a name prominent in the history of the town and state for many generations. Thomas Kilbourne died in Wethersfield, Dec. 25, 1640, and his widow died there in Nov. 1650.


2. MARIE KILBORN born in England, about 1619, came to New England with her parents in 1635, aged 16 years. She married, about 1640, JOHN ROOT of Farmington, Conn. and died there in 1697, aged 78 years.


Ref: Book "Bullard & Allied Familys"

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