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62. Yeoman Matthew Borden
MARRIAGE-LAND: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; ; LDS FHL Film 0928077, item 11; NOTE: First marriage documented by Canterbury marriage license. He was a yoeman and owned lands in Headcorn, Swarden and Bletchenden, Kent Co.
BIOGRAPHY-WILL: Thomas Allen Glenn, PEDIGREE OF RICHARD BORDEN Who removed from the country Kent Old Eng. 1637- 1638 and settled at Portsmouth, R.I ; 1901; 617 Witherspoon Building, Philadelphia, Penn. Printed for Private Distribution; p 12; LDS FHL Film 0990349, 15 p.; NOTES: WILL dated 26 Sep 1620. I, Mathew Borden, of Hedcorn in the County of Kent, Yeoman.
" To the poor of Headcorn, at my burial, 20s.
To my wife Joan two beds and a bedstead, with all things belonging, in the inner chamber over the hall, and the bed and bedstead, with furniture belonging, in the next chamber, wherein I now lie, and a fourth part of all the rest of my household goods, except my bedding, which is to be equally divided, and L8 a year out of my farm called Sim Harnden's, in Smarden, Kent, in the tenure of Edward Watts, broadweaver, until my son John reaches the age of twenty-one years, and after that £4 a year for life to my said wife, the rent of my houses in Headcorn, wherein Zacharias Elye dwells, during her life, the rent of my farm called Grinnett, in Headcorn, in the occupation of Robert Marrance, for her life, and the rest of the tenement where Robert Jones dwells, until my son Edward is twenty-one years old.
To my daughter Amye Borden £60 out of my Smarden lands, in the occupation of James Rich, butcher, at twenty years of age or marriage, to be paid by my son William, one of my executors.
To my daughter Amye a feather bed, with bedstead and furniture belonging thereto.
To my daughter Mary Borden, wife of John Rowe, £16 promised at her marriage.
To my son Edward £40, at twenty-one years of age, and two houses and land, etc., one in Headcorn, in the occupation of Zacharias Elye aforesaid, the other in the den of Blechenden, in the tenure of Robert Jones, sawyer. To my son Edward a feather bed and a bedstead, with furniture thereto belonging, three pewter platters, three pewter dishes, a brass pot, and a brass kettle.
To my son John Borden my house and lands called Sym Harnden's, in Smarden. To my son John a like gift of personalty and £10, at twenty-one years of age.
To my daughter Amye a dozen of pewter, a brass pot, a brass kettle, and a spit.
To Tomson Cuery, my servant, 10s.
To my son Richard my two houses and land in Hedcorn, in the tenure of George Brett and Robert Marrante.
To my son William £40, towards the performance of my daughter Amye's marriage money, to be paid out of my goods before a division is made. To my son William Borden my house and land in Smarden, in the tenure of James Riche, and William is to pay to my wife, his mother £5 per year for life.
Executors and residuary legatees: my sons Richard and William. Supervisor: Thomas Samson, of Cranbrook, yeoman. Witnesses: Obedia Vyne and Richard Pabworth. Written by Jonas Bottinge. Proved by Richard Borden 27 Oct 1620 and by William Borden 30 Nov 1620."
(Arch. Cant., Book 63 [Hall], folio 134.)
MARRIAGE-BIOGRAPHY: Genealogy of Borden Family of Shrewsbury, NJ; 1370-1868; typescript of "Borden Scrapbook" & family papers in poss of Charles F. Borden, Shrewsbury, NJ, 1952; ; LDS FHL Film 0858787, item 6; was churchwarden at Headcorn Parish in 1598.
REF: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; FHL Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146; NOTES: Owned land in Headcorn, Swarden, and Bletchenden, County of Kent, England.
65. Thomas Borden
REFERENCE: G. Andrews Moriarty, "The Bordens of Headcorn, Co. Kent," New Eng. Hist. Gen. Reg. 84 (1930): 225-229.
NAME: George Braden Roberts, GENEALOGY OF JOSEPH PECK & SOME RELATED FAMILIES; ; State College, PA. 1955; ; Family History Library Book 929.273 P334r, Fiche 6049146.
NAME-PARENTS: Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth RI,"Your Ancestors, a national magazine of Genealogy and family history"; 1635-1838; Buffalo NY by Harry Ferris Johnston 1947-1959; Part 14; LDS Family History Library Film 1597740.
67. John Borden
BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; ; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTE: indicate was John.
70. William Borden
BIOGRAPHY: Ralph & Mildred Branson Wandling, ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS & REBECCA BORDEN BRANSON; 1380-1950; 53 pages quoting research by John A Kelly of Haverford College, Penn, pub 190-, filmed by Genealogical Society of Utah, 1976; ; LDS Family History Library Film 0928077, item 11; NOTES: this record from Canterbury records, omitted in article by GA Moriarty of Bristol, RI. This article gives more fully than Glenn the will of William Borden, dated 10 Feb 1530/31. See New England Historical & Genealogical Record, LXXXIV (Jan 1930), p 74.
"William Borden of Headcorn, Yeoman, bachelor about 25 and Alice Bills of same parish, virgin about 19, daughter of Thomas Bills of same parish who consents; at St. Margarets, Canterbury, January 24, 1625".
CONFLICT: Ancestral file entry indicates burial date of 16 Jan 1615.