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Henry Sherburn 1611-1680

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Joseph SHERBURN 1578-1621 and Amy COWELLN 1582-1615 married in 1604 at Odiham, Hampshire, England. Children of this marriage were:-
1.Edward SHERBURN 1604
2.Elizabeth SHERBURN 1605
3.Gilbert SHERBURN 1608
4.Henry SHERBURN 1611 1680 +
5.George SHERBURN 1613
6.John SHERBURN 16151693 m.Elizabeth TUCK 1631-1693 in 1645 ,
children of this union were:-
Mary SHERBURN 1645-1691
Elizabeth SHERBURN 1647 m. Thomas SLOPER (maybe)
John SHERBURN 1650 1730 m. Mary JACKSON
Henry SHERBURN 1666 1738 m. Sarah WIGGAN
7.Bridgett SHERBURN 1617
8.James SHERBURN 1620

+Henry SHERBURN baptised 28 March 1611 at Odiham, Hampshire England married Rebecca GIBBONS the daughter of Ambrose GIBBONS b:? d:11 July 1656 Rockingham Co, Portsmouth, NH and Rebecca ? died 14 May 1665 Rockingham Co, Portsmouth, NH on the the 13 November 1637. children from this marriage were:-

Elizabeth SHERBURN 1638 1691 Twin m.Tobias LANGDON d:1664 m. Tobias LEAR 1632-1681 m.Richard MARTYN abt.1683
Samuel SHERBURN 1638 1691 Twin m Love HUTCHINS 1647-1738
Mary SHERBURN 1640 1718 m Richard SLOPER 1630-1716 in 1658
Henry SHERBURN 1641 1659 died at sea
John Sherburn 1647 1698 m Mary COWELL
Ambrose SHERBURN 1649
Sarah SHERBURN 1650
Rebecca SHERBURN 1654 1697
Rachel SHERBURN 1656 1656
Martha SHERBURN 1657 1658
Ruth SHERBURN 1660

Henry was an educated man and arrived in New England on the 12 June 1632 on the 'James' His first job was with his father-in-law Ambrose GIBBONS who was managing the Laconia Company a fur trading and fishing enterprise.
In 1640 Henry became an Officer of the Church of England at Portsmouth.
Then in 1642 he applied and was granted a license to operate a tavern and ferries.
In 1644 Governor BELLINGHAM appointed him judge 'to end small causes'
He was elected Selectman 12 times (1652-1672)
Associate judge for Strawberry Banke in 1651
Town Clerk 1657-1660
Clerk of the County Court 1657
Commissioner 1658-1659
Deputy to the General Court, Boston 1660
Henry acquired a large amount of property through purchase and Land Grants by the town of Portsmouth.
His wife Rebecca was the only child of Ambrose GIBBONS who later became Governor of New Hampshire. Rebecca died on 3 June 1667 and Henry later married Sarah a widow of Walter ABBOTT.By whom there was no issue.
Henry SHERBURN died at Portsmouth in 1680

** Portsmouth was originally called Strawberry Banke
*** SHERBURN also SHERBURNE in some family trees
Joseph Sherburn's father Henry SHERBURNE 1541-1598 Mother Joan ACTON 1550-1577

When it comes to hauntings and ghosts, the Sherburne House,is listed right at the top with its apparition of a woman in gray that protects the structure. It is believed that the gray ghost was the caretaker of Captain John Sherburne's mute daughter. Many visitors have reported seeing the lady in gray with her piercing stares, but she only appears to be watching out for the property. Whether or not she truly exists, the homes distinctive features give it an undeniable haunting feel just from one look at the steeply pitched roof, leaded diamond-paned windows, and the two gables on the front roof.

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on 2011-04-05 21:55:27

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