John BORDEN

Male 1607 - Abt 1635/36  (~ 28 years)


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  • Name John BORDEN 
    Christened 22 Feb 1606/7  Headcorn, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 1635  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    sailed from London in 1635 aboard the Elizabth & Ann 
    Died Abt 1635/36  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I57499  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2014 

    Father Matthew BORDEN 
    Mother Joan 
    Family ID F18355  Group Sheet

    Family Joanna HOOKER,   c. 12 Apr 1612, Lenham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1691, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1628/29  Lenham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • February 16 [1628/29] John Borden of Cranbrooke and Johan Hooker of Lenham of a Licenes. [1]
    Children 
     1. Matthew BORDEN,   c. 24 Feb 1629/30, Boughton Malherbe, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1635  (Age ~ 5 years)
     2. Elizabeth BORDEN,   c. 15 Feb 1631/2, Lenham, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Feb 1672, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
     3. John BORDEN,   b. 24 Jun 1635/36,   d. Bef 10 Apr 1684  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F18354  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 22 Feb 1606/7 - Headcorn, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Feb 1628/29 - Lenham, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - sailed from London in 1635 aboard the Elizabth & Ann - 1635 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 1635/36 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Robert Charles Anderson's 1976 article in the Register concluded that Joanna, wife of John Borden, was later the wife of John Gay. Joanna and John Borden came to New England with their two children, Matthew and Elizabeth. All four of them were listed on a certificate of conformity from the minister of Benenden, Kent, dated 12 May 1635, before they arrived the same year on the Elizabeth & Ann. A third child, John Borden, was born either at sea 24 June 1635 or in Watertown, Massachusetts 24 June 1636. Joanna married John Gay by 1638 and had ten children from that marriage.

      John Borden was known to have been baptized in Headcorn, Kent, and a search of records in and around Headcorn has revealed his marriage to Joanna, the baptisms of their children Matthew and Elizabeth, and Joanna's baptism, all with ages agreeing to the certificate of conformity.

      As Borden is a common surname in Kent, parish registers of this area of Kent were reviewed for at least ten years before and after the births of Matthew and Elizabeth borden; no additional children were found for a John Borden. That this family did not appear any more in the records after 1631/2 can be explained by their immigration to Massachusetts in 1635. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] NEHGR, New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, vol. 164, pg. 114.

    2. [S34] NEHGR, New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, vol. 164, pgs. 114-15.