The Family of Thomas Wyborn (Yeoman)

On balance it would appear that Thomas was baptised 3 March 1731/2 at Northbourne, Kent, a son of Robert Wyborn and Afra formerly Thompson.

Thomas (X) married Ann Wanstall 5 January 1765 at Deal, St Leonard, by licence (dated 22 December 1764). He was of the parish of Northbourne. The witnesses were John Wyborn and Elizabeth Jones. Thomas Wyborn was of Northbourne, a yeoman and bound in the sum of 200. The other bondsman was 'John Doe' (a legal convenience). The ages in the bond are at odds with the ages in the allegation. The bond ages (22 for both parties) may be an alternative to 'full age', simply implying that the parties were independent adults. The allegation ages are more likely to be accurate as there was a bit more detail there. The baptism of Ann Wanstall would be a helpful pointer to the truth of this. There is no suitable baptism in the IGI at Deal though there is one at Bekesbourne (27 November 1739, d. of Thomas Wanstall and Ann {Gardner}) and another at Challock (25 November 1739, d. of Thomas Wanstal and Ann). Thomas's age in the allegation was 24 and upwards. This makes the baptism of 1731/2 likely to be the right one. The witness, Elizabeth Jones, could be a sister of the Sarah Jones who married Daniel Wyborn at Northbourne in 1755. Daniel was a brother of the Thomas who was baptised in 1731.

Thomas was buried 13 February 1774 at Northbourne.

Ann married secondly Samuel Mercer 9 December 1780 at Northbourne by licence (dated 21 October 1780, John Gibson of St Mary Dover was the bondsman). She was a widow of Northbourne and Samuel was a bachelor of Northbourne. The witnesses were Henry Wyborn and Patrick Parker.

Thomas and Ann's children were:

  1. Thomas, buried 20 September 1765 at Northbourne.
  2. Edward, baptised 1 March 1767 at Northbourne. He married Ann Eason by licence 19 November 1789 at St Lawrence in Thanet. He was a bachelor and she was a spinster, both of St Lawrence in Thanet. The witnesses were Thomas Wyborn and Robert Eason. Edward was a carpenter and Robert Eason, ropemaker, was bondsman . Ann, wife of Edward, died of fever aged 28 and was buried 8 May 1793 at St Lawrence in Thanet. The children of Edward and Ann appear to be Ann, born 2 September and baptised 19 September 1790 at Ramsgate Chapel (recorded in St Lawrence in Thanet).
  3. Ann, baptised 1 January 1769 at Northbourne. She married John Parker 31 January 1791 at Northbourne, by licence. The witnesses were Elizabeth Parker, Thomas Wyborn and William Wyborn . The licence was dated 22 January 1791. They were both of Northbourne. He was a bachelor and yeoman aged 32 and she was a spinster aged 22.
  4. Thomas, baptised 24 February 1771 at Northbourne.
  5. William, baptised 20 December 1772 at Northbourne. He (bachelor) married Ann Castle (spinster) 2 October 1793 at Whitfield, by licence. The licence was dated 26 October 1793 and the bondsman was Samuel Mercer (then his step-father). The witnesses were Thomas Wyborn and Alice Meadows. Ann was probably the sister of Mary, who married Thomas.

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Posted 18 January 2007