Phillbrick, Thomas

Thomas Phillbrick
b: 1584
d: 16 NOV 1674
Biography
"Thomas Philbrick, or Philbrook, is supposed to have come from England in 1630, or not much later, and settled in Watertown, Mass. He is said to have been a mariner in early life, and to have been master of a vessel before he emigrated from Lincolnshire in England. There is no doubt that he and his family were settled in Watertown in 1636. Bond says "His homestead was on the N. W. corner of Belmont and Lexington Streets. Probably he was of that company that came over in 1630." - History of Watertown, p. 909.

In 1639, the second summer after the settlement of Hampton, N. H., John (son of Thomas) PHILBRICK moved to Hampton, and his younger brother, Thomas, soon followed him. We are told that "The first settlers of Hampton were attracted to the place by the fishing, the fowling, the best of clams, and the salt marshes, almost ready for the scythe."

In 1645-6, Thomas Philbrick, Sen., a grantee of eight lots, sold his estate in Watertown to Isaac Stearns, and in 1650 or ''51 he had removed to Hampton, where his elder sons lived. In 1661 he bought of John Moulton, land joining the farms of his son James and his son in law, John Cass. His wife, Elizabeth, died, 12 mo. 19, 1663 and in March, 1664, when he made his will, he calls himself "very aged." He d. in 1667."

He signed a will on 12 March 1663. 
Will of Thomas Philbrick of Hampton 1663/4 

The Last will and testament of Thomas Philbrick SunR I Thomas Philbrick being very Aged and weak in body Butt sound in understanding senc & memory Doe settle my Estate according to this my last will here under written 

Impri I Give and Bequeth unto my son James Philbrick and to my Grand Child John Philbrick my fresh medow lying near to the Beach being by Estimation six acres more or less as itt is the which to bee Equally Devided betwen them att such time as shal be . after mentioned: Ittem I Give unto my son James Phil-brick . . Dwelling House and my House lott with the orch-yard and all . . . priveledges and appertinances thear unto belonging to him . . His Heiers for Ever: Ittem I Give & bquith unto my son . . and to my Grand Child John Philbrick my . . . . of Thomas Sleeper lying towards the Clam-bancks in that . . of marsh Comonly Called the Little ox Comon to bee Devided . . them att such time as is hereafter mentioned 

Ittem I Give unto my sonn Thomas Philbrick the some of . . pounds to bee payd by My Exequetor after my disease ittem I Give unto my. sonn Thomas Philbrick the land which was sometimes Daniell Hendrakes Called the Hop Ground to bee wholly att His Disposall at this prsent time: Ittem I Give unto my sonn James one bed with all the furnituer thearunto belongeing and a payer, of Cob Irons and a payer of tongues: Ittem I Give unto my Grand Child John Philbrick thatt Bed which hee useth to ly upon with the Bedding Belonging to It. and my Beetle and [fower] wedges and one of my Hakes: and a weanable Cow Calfe within a yeer after my Diseace to bee payd by my Exequetor and like wise I Give to my Grand Daughter Hanna Philbrick one weanable Cow Calfe the next yeer to bee payd by my Exequetor 

Ittem I Give unto my son James Philbrick my mare and hee is to pay or deliver unto my sonn Thomas Philbrick the first Colt which she shall bring when itt is weanable Ittem I Give my fower Cowes to my fower Daughters to my Daughter Elizabeth one to my Daughter Hanna one to my Daughter mary [one] and to my Daughter martha one to bee Delivered by my Executor after my Deseace and the moveables in the House which [are] not Expressed above are to bee Equally Devided between [my four] Daughters after my Desease. and I Doe appoint my sonn [James] Philbrick to bee my lawfull Exequetor to this my Last [will] and Testament and I Doe Declare itt to bee my Intent thatt [when] my Grand Child John Philbrick shall Come to the age of twenty one yeeres thatt then hee shall Enter upon & posses whatt I have Given him by this last will: and thatt att the Deseace of my Daughter Elizabeth Garland her son James Chase shall have one Cow in lew of the Cow which I have Given my daughter Elizabeth & thatt the Cow Given to my Daughter Cass shalbee for the use and Pfitt of her daughter martha: & for the Confermation Hereof I have sett to my hand & Seale the twelft of march 166 :64: 

Thomas [Seal] Philbrick 

his mark 

Signed & Sealed in ye prsents of 
Samuell Dalton 
Mehetabel Dalton 

[Proved Oct. 8, 1667.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 2, p. 99.] 

[Inventory, taken by Thomas Marston and John Redman; amount, £124; sworn to by James Philbrick.] 

[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.] 

[Words in brackets are supplied from the recorded copy.] 

He died on 4 October 1667 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire. 

He had his estate probated on 8 October 1667. Essex Probate # 21667; Inventory 3:452. 

He was also known as Thomas FELBRIGGE II. 

He was also known as Thomas FYLBRIGG. 

From the book "Genealogy of Families in Weare". 
"Thomas Philbrick, with his wife and six children, emigrated from Lincolnshire, Eng., in company with Governor Winthrop, Sir Richard Saltonstall and others. They arrived in Massachusetts Bay, June 12, 1630, after a tempestuous voyage of seventy-six days. They attempted a settlement where Salem, Mass, now is, but in July went to Watertown, Mass. Here Thomas Philbrick remained until 1645, when he rem. to Hampton, N. H., his son, John, having previously settled there in 1639." 

From the book "History of the Town of Rye, New Hampshire": 
"Thomas Philbrick, it is said, came from Lincolnshire, Eng. He and his family sailed from Yarmouth, April 8, 1630, and arrived at Salem, Jjune 14. He settled in Charlestown, but soon removed to Watertown, and in 1645-46 moved to Hampton." 

Other sources say he came over on the ship Arbella in the Winthrop Fleet, but no evidence has been found to prove this. Brayton, in his NEHGR article, says that Thomas didn''t come across until 1635. He is possibly correct because Thomas'' youngest daughter, Martha, was baptized in Sept. 1631 in Bures St. Mary, England. However, it is also possible that Thomas came to America in 1630, leaving his pregnant wife behind, returning later to retrieve her and the new baby. 

He was a proprietor in Watertown, MA in 1637 and 1642, but removed to Hampton, New Hampshire, probably in 1646, but possibly 1651, to join his sons.

 Immigration, 1635, Watertown, Middlesex Co, MA.
Facts
  • 1584 - Birth - ; Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
  • 23 SEP 1584 - Christening - ; Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
  • 16 NOV 1674 - Death - ; Hampton, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Ancestors
   
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Thomas Fylbrigg
1550 - 13 SEP 1584
  
  
  
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Thomas Phillbrick
1584 - 16 NOV 1674
  
 
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Thomas Fylbrigg
Birth1550St Mary, Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death13 SEP 1584Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Marriageto ?
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MThomas Phillbrick
Birth1584Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death16 NOV 1674Hampton, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Marriageto Elizabeth Knopp
Marriage4 JUN 1615to Elizabeth Knopp at Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas Phillbrick
Birth1584Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death16 NOV 1674Hampton, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Marriageto Elizabeth Knopp
Marriage4 JUN 1615to Elizabeth Knopp at Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
FatherThomas Fylbrigg
Mother?
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Knopp
Birth1593St Mary, Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death16 DEC 1663Hampton, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Marriageto Thomas Phillbrick
Marriage4 JUN 1615to Thomas Phillbrick at Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
FatherWilliam Knopp
MotherElizabeth Reade
CHILDREN
MJames Phillbrick
Birth1619Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death16 NOV 1674Hampton, Massachusetts Bay, British America
MarriageBEF 1651to Ann Roberts at Hampton, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Marriage1644to Jane Roberts at Hampton, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Thomas Phillbrick
Birth1584Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death16 NOV 1674Hampton, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Marriageto Elizabeth Knopp
Marriage4 JUN 1615to Elizabeth Knopp at Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
FatherThomas Fylbrigg
Mother?
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Knopp
Birth1593St Mary, Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Death16 DEC 1663Hampton, Massachusetts Bay, British America
Marriageto Thomas Phillbrick
Marriage4 JUN 1615to Thomas Phillbrick at Bures, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
FatherWilliam Knopp
MotherElizabeth Reade
CHILDREN
Descendancy Chart
Thomas Phillbrick b: 1584 d: 16 NOV 1674
Elizabeth Knopp b: 1593 d: 16 DEC 1663
James Phillbrick b: 1619 d: 16 NOV 1674
Ann Roberts b: ABT 1637 d: 10 FEB 1693
James Phillbrick II b: 13 JUL 1651 d: 14 NOV 1723
Hannah Perkins b: 24 FEB 1656 d: 23 MAY 1739
James Phillbrick III b: 1679 d: 1707
Sarah Silver b: 2 OCT 1682 d: 20 OCT 1770
Rachel Phillbrick b: MAY 1704 d: OCT 1767
Ephraim Brown b: 6 AUG 1702 d: 22 FEB 1768
Elijah Brown b: 10 APR 1742
Susannah Morrill b: 24 AUG 1746 d: 22 DEC 1825
Rachel Brown b: 6 DEC 1767 d: 10 APR 1852
David Thompson b: CA 1757 d: 20 NOV 1842
Daniel Page Thompson b: ABT 1798 d: 17 OCT 1852
Susanna B Richardson b: 14 MAY 1805 d: 2 MAR 1843
Daniel Hart Thompson b: 1 JUN 1829 d: 30 JUL 1893
Abigail B Cotes b: ABT 1829 d: 9 NOV 1856
10 Charles Henry Thompson b: JUN 1851 d: 10 APR 1898
Catherine H Roberts b: ABT 1853
Sarah Jane Raymond b: JAN 1850 d: 10 DEC 1912
10 Abigail Flora Thompson b: ABT 1847
Lydia A Peterson b: FEB 1835 d: 1921
10 Mary E Thompson b: ABT 1861
Baby Thompson b: FEB 1843 d: 28 FEB 1843
Susan Richardson Thompson b: 16 MAR 1826
Mary Baldwin Thompson b: 16 JAN 1828
Ruth Gould Thompson b: 14 MAY 1831
Martha Wyman Thompson b: 10 MAR 1837 d: AFT 1854
Fannie G Richardson b: ABT 1817
Walter C Thompson b: ABT 1844
Elizabeth G Thompson d: 21 FEB 1848
Judith Thompson b: ABT 1798 d: AFT 18 JUL 1820
Levi B. Thompson b: 1806
Jacob Thompson b: ABT 1791 d: 3 OCT 1849
Jonathon Thompson b: ABT 1801 d: 26 DEC 1882
Anna Thompson b: 1782 d: 1868
Betsey Thompson b: 1795 d: 1833
Judith Brown b: 29 AUG 1775 d: 7 MAR 1876
Elias Brown b: 17 JAN 1744
Moses Brown b: 23 DEC 1745
Hannah Perkins b: 24 FEB 1656 d: 23 MAY 1739
Jane Roberts b: 1627 d: 1648
Elizabeth Knopp b: 1593 d: 16 DEC 1663