12. Thomas3 Fillebrown (Humpfrey2 Phillibrowne, Robert1 ffilebrowne)(74) was born in Coggeshall, County Essex, England before February 6, 1633/31.(75) Thomas died June 7, 1713 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, at 79 years of age.(76) His body was interred June 1713 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay.(77) The Cambridge Burying Ground is at Harvard Square. He is buried beside his wife Anna and near other members of the family.

Thomas married Anna Cole before 1658.(78) Anna was born circa March 1632 in England.(79) The birth of Anna in England is supported in the NEHGS source document. Anna(80) was the daughter of Isaac Cole and Johanna(Joan) ________.

Anna died March 31, 1713/14 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, at 82 years of age.(81) Her body was interred circa 1714 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay.(82) She was buried at the Cambridge Burying ground at Harvard Square beside her husband Thomas. The grave is located 51' from Garden Street.

This is a bit of history.(83) Isaac Cole had been "certified in England" in 1634 and had two children at that time. "One of these was the son, Isaac, whose birth is not of record and the other is said, by Wyman, to have been Richard Cole, but may possibly have been the daughter Anna, as Isaac Cole seems to have recorded the children born here (America)."

Anna emigrated from England to a place in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony circa 1635.(84) "The only early Isaac Cole of record around Boston was an Isaac Cole of Charlestown, Isaac Cole came in 1635. In 1634, when he was certificated in England, he had two children [Elizabeth (French) Bartlett]. Since Anna's grave stone indicates that she was 82 when she died she would have been born in England.

Anna, Isaac Cole's child, resided with Isaac in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony circa 1638.(85) Isaac was a freeman.

When Anna was age 26 and Thomas Fillebrown was age 24 they became the parents of Thomas Fillebrown December 11, 1658 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(86) When Anna was age 30 and Thomas Fillebrown was age 28 they became the parents of Mary Fillebrown May 5, 1662 in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(87) The birth place was also reported as being Cambridge.

Anna, as Thomas's wife, resided with him in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony circa 1665.(88) According to Savage the family lived there in "1665 or earlier".

Anna, as Thomas Fillebrown's spouse, resided with him in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony circa 1666.(89) Thomas is mistakenly referred to as Gordon Fillebrowne in "A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England" by John Farmer. The actual entry in the records was to Gdm. (Goodman) Fillebrowne which is a title similar to "Mr.".

When Anna was age 34 and Thomas Fillebrown was age 32 they became the parents of Anna Fillebrown October 9, 1666 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(90) When Anna was age 38 and Thomas Fillebrown was age 36 they became the parents of Hannah Fillebrown October 18, 1670 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(91) Wyman reported the date as being October 19, 1670.

When Anna was age 40 and Thomas Fillebrown was age 38 they became the parents of John Fillebrown October 12, 1672 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(92) Birth Certificate indicates parents to be Thomas and Sarah but all other evidence indicates that this is the son of Thomas and Anna.

In Isaac Cole's will February 10, 1706/07 in Squamscott (now part of Exeter, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, Anna Cole was named as an heir.(93) "Isaac Cole (Jr.) made his will on 10 Feb. 1706/07, being then of Quamescott (now Squamscott) in New Hampshire, and left his property to "cosen Isac Foss, cosen John Felibroun, cosen Thomas Felibroun, sister Felibroun, her daughter Mary, brother Jacobs three children, cosen Abigail Foss and her son, brother Abraham Cole, exes. cosens John and Thomas Fillebrown". Of course, by "cosen" he meant nephew and niece."

A visit to an ancestor's grave.(94) On September 1, 1999, Charles Jerry Fillebrown and his wife Sue visited the grave of Anna Fillebrown in the Cambridge Burying Ground in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Anna is Jerry's 6th great grandmother.

Thomas was baptized a religion unknown at the church/site unknown February 6, 1630/31 in Coggeshall, County Essex, England. Thomas Fillebrown purchased land from an unknown person March 1, 1657/58 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(95) The records of the Town of Charleston indicate the following:

"Charlestowne, the first of March, or the first moneth 1657/1658," "It is Agreed that the first head line shal bee Meadford Farme, that line betweene them and o Towne, And all other head lines to run Parralell with that line foure scoree poole assunder. The first Lott distinguished by the figure one, shall begin at the southeast corner where Mrs Nowells Farme and Meadford farme meet, And so successively according to the figures, 1,2,3,4, &c., to the end of the last figure or lott. And at the end of the first Range to turne back againe in the second Range. And so to the third, &c., successively till each man have halfe his Proportion, for the first, And then the first to begin againe, 1,2,3,4 &c., and successively each number to take place, in the second division, as in the first, till every man have his other halfe of his Lott. It is Agreed that the Ponds shall not me measured. It is Agreed that he that Tarrye not in the Towne as an Inhabitant for one year next ensuing the date hereoff, upon his going out of the Towne shall lose his whole Propietie, both off wood and commons. It is further Agreed, That no man shall sell his wood or commons but to the Inhabitants of Charletowne, upon forfeiture of twelve pence, p. load of eyther wood or Tymber: And not to dispose of the commons to any of any other Towne, upon forfeiture of the same, And if any remove to inhabite in any other Towne, shall make no use of their commons, but shall sell it, or lett it to some of the Towne of Charletowne, that the commons may be reserved for ever to the use of the Inhabitants of Charletowne. It is Agreed that each shall pay for the laying out of his wood lott within one moneth after it is layd out, upon forfeiture of his wood and commons. And the select men of Charletowne shall have heerby power to sell it to pay the survayour. This was agreed unto by vote of the inhabitants of Charletowne at a meeting in the meeting hous, this first off March 1657/58, and ordered to be Recorded in the Towne Booke. The returne of the committee Apoynted by the Inhabitants of Charletowne for the division of the wood and commons one Mistick syde, with the Inhabitants there assent to the Articles above mentioned: Accepted, by drawing each his Lott, the Day and year above written; And is as Followeth:" Thomas Filleborne drew Lott 172 with 7 acres of woods and 1 acre of common.

Thomas resided in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony circa 1658.(96) Thomas was employed at his own business as a Miller in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony circa 1658.(97) When Thomas was age 24 and Anna Cole was age 26 they became the parents of Thomas Fillebrown December 11, 1658 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(98) When Thomas was age 28 and Anna Cole was age 30 they became the parents of Mary Fillebrown May 5, 1662 in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(99) The birth place was also reported as being Cambridge.

Thomas resided in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony circa 1665.(100) According to Savage the family lived there in "1665 or earlier".

This is a bit of history.(101) Thomas was listed twice as a Freeman in Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was listed, when he was certified by the town of Cambridge as a resident, April 29, 1666 as "Tho. Philebrowne" and May 23, 1666, when he took the oath, as "Tho. Phelabrowne" He would have sworn the following oath: FREEMAN'S NEW OATH 1 (A. B., ) being by God's providence, an Inhabitant, and Freeman, within the Jurisdiction of this Commonwealth; do freely acknowledge my self to be subject to the Government thereof: And do therefore do here swear by the great and dreadful Name of the Ever-living God, that I will he true and faithful! to the same, and will accordingly yield assistance & support thereunto, with my person and estate, as in equity I am bound; and will also truly endeavor to maintain and preserve all the liberties and priveliges thereof, submitting my self to the wholesome Lawes & Orders made and established by the same. And further, that I will not plot or practice any evill against it, or consent to any that shall so do; but will timely discover and reveal the same to lawful Authority now here established, for the speedy prevention thereof. Moreover, I doe solemnly bind my self in the sight of God, that when I shall be called to give my voyce touching any such matter to this State, in which Freemen are to deal, I will give my vote and suffrage as I shall judge in mine own conscience may best conduce and tend to the public weal of the body, So help me God in the Lord Jesus Christ. This oath was printed at Cambridge by Stephen Daye, in 1639. It is said to have been the first paper printed in New England.

May 18, 1666, Thomas, a Puritan, Church of England, was a member of the Church of Christ at Cambridge in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(102) Thomas is referred to as "Goodm." ffillebrown When he was "admitted into fellowship and full Comm" on this date implying that he had already been baptized. This is probably where the suggestion that his name was "Gordon" first occurred. "The Church of Christ at Cambridge" has been know as Cambridge Church and the First Precinct Church. His children Thomas and Mary were baptized May 20th and wife, Hannah, was baptized October 14th. The minister the Rev. Jonathan Mitchell recorded this event in his records.

Thomas was a member of the Massachusetts Colony in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony May 23, 1666.(103) He was sworn as a Freeman on this day. His name is shown as Tho. Phelabrowne in Colony Record Vol.IV. p. 562. "Under the first charter of the Massachusetts colony, none were regarded as freemen, or members of the body politic, except as were admitted by the General Court and took the oath of allegiance to the government here established."

Thomas resided in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony circa 1666.(104) Thomas is mistakenly referred to as Gordon Fillebrowne in "A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England" by John Farmer. The actual entry in the records was to Gdm. (Goodman) Fillebrowne which is a title similar to "Mr.".

When Thomas was age 32 and Anna Cole was age 34 they became the parents of Anna Fillebrown October 9, 1666 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(105) Thomas was a member of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony April 29, 1668.(106) He was sworn as a Freeman on this date. In 1666 he had been recognized as Goodman Fillebrowne. His name is shown as Tho. Philebrowne in the Colony Record Vol. IV. pg 600. Another copy of the records compiled by Shurfleff shows the name as Tho: Philebroune.

When Thomas was age 36 and Anna Cole was age 38 they became the parents of Hannah Fillebrown October 18, 1670 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.(107) Wyman reported the date as being October 19, 1670.

When Thomas was age 38 and Anna Cole was age 40 they became the parents of John Fillebrown October 12, 1672 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(108) Birth Certificate indicates parents to be Thomas and Sarah but all other evidence indicates that this is the son of Thomas and Anna.

In Mary Browne's will May 15, 1696 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay, Thomas Fillebrown was named as an heir.(109) "In this instrument she devised to kinsman Thomas Fillebrown (of Charlestown and Cambridge) and his three children, Mary, Thomas, and John; to daughter-in-law Mary Kemble (i.e., Mary (Brigden) Kemble, second wife of her son-in-law Henry Kemble); to Mary wife of Nathaniel Chapman of Ipswich; Sarah Bass; Abigail Voden; Joanna Everton; William and Mary Hough and her daughter Mary Brickneal; to Sarah Robinson; to wife of John Adams of Notomy. To Nathaniel Cary (Carey) of Charlestown she devised the house late belonging to her first husband, "Captain Founell." Executors were Nathaniel Chapman and Thomas Phillebrown) (Thomas Fillebrown), both of Charlestown, whose wives Mary Carey and Anna Fillebrown signed receipts (Pope, Pioneers, 179."

In Mary Browne's will, Thomas was named by Mary to handle her estate May 15, 1696 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay.(110) "In this instrument she devised to kinsman Thomas Fillebrown (of Charlestown and Cambridge) and his three children, Mary, Thomas, and John; to daughter-in-law Mary Kemble (i.e., Mary (Brigden) Kemble, second wife of her son-in-law Henry Kemble); to Mary wife of Nathaniel Chapman of Ipswich; Sarah Bass; Abigail Voden; Joanna Everton; William and Mary Hough and her daughter Mary Brickneal; to Sarah Robinson; to wife of John Adams of Notomy. To Nathaniel Cary (Carey) of Charlestown she devised the house late belonging to her first husband, "Captain Founell." Executors were Nathaniel Chapman and Thomas Phillebrown) (Thomas Fillebrown), both of Charlestown, whose wives Mary Carey and Anna Fillebrown signed receipts (Pope, Pioneers, 179."

Thomas's will was probated July 3, 1713 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts Bay.(111) His estate was inventoried at 16.

A visit to an ancestor's grave.(112) On September 1, 1999, Charles Jerry Fillebrown and his wife Sue visited the grave of Thomas Fillebrown in the Cambridge Burying Ground in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Thomas is Jerry's 6th great grandfather. The 1910 Genealogy states "Thomas Fillebrown of Charlestown and Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA was by occupation a miller. The first mention found of him is in the records of the church at Cambridge, by which it appears that he and his wife, Anna were admitted to membership in 1666. Although a resident of Cambridge and worshiping at the church of Cambridge, he was an owner of land at Charlestown. His name appears in the Charlestown records as being 50 years of age in 1682. His tax was abated at Charlestown in 1703. Name appears on petition from Medford, April 17, 1673. February 7, 1674, 'Presentment of Highway over Mill Dam (near the confluence of Mystic River and Alewifes Brook) at Thomas Fillebrown's.' 'June 19, 1674, he with wife and children give testimony in court.' He, with wife Anna, conveyed to Thomas Lord three and a half acres of pasture in 1692, recorded in 1694, the same premises which he had received of Thomas Lord in 1692, recorded in 1701. He was executor of will of Mary Hudson in 1696. Indications are that he resided in Charlestown in 1658, and perhaps at short intervals later." Research in 1997 by Charles Jerry Fillebrown makes it clear that Thomas Fillebrown and "Gordon" Fillebrown are the same person. The title "Goodman" abbreviated as "Goodm." was misread as "Gordon" in the "Records of the First Church in Cambridge". It is clear, in view of other evidence, that Thomas was the head of the family discussed in May 1666.

Thomas Fillebrown and Anna Cole had the following children:

child + 16 i. Thomas4 Fillebrown was born December 11, 1658.

child + 17 ii. Mary Fillebrown was born May 5, 1662.

child 18 iii. Anna Fillebrown(113) was born in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony October 9, 1666.(114) Anna died August 9, 1685 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, at 18 years of age.(115) Her body was interred August 1685 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(116) Anna was baptized a Puritan, Church of England at the Cambridge Church October 14, 1666 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony.(117) Her name is shown as Hannah in the "Records of The Church of Christ at Cambridge in New England" edited by S. P. Sharples.

child + 19 iv. UNCONNECTED PERSONS.

child 20 v. Hannah Fillebrown(118) was born in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts October 18, 1670.(119) Wyman reported the date as being October 19, 1670. Source #40 shows both this Hannah #71 and a second Hannah #2481.

child + 21 vi. John Fillebrown was born October 12, 1672.

child + 22 vii. UNCONNECTED LINES.

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