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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bell 7848 & 7849

7848. Matthew Borden & 7849. Joan Reeder {Kent, England}

9/30/1563, Matthew born in Frittenden, co. Kent, England; s/o 15696. Thomas Borden & 15697. Joan ?.
~1573, Joan born in Headcorn, co. Kent, England; d/o Mary ?.
2/21/1584, Matthew married Eleanor Taylor in Biddenden, co. Kent, England. (S) Canterbury marriage license. [1 son – Thomas]
Matthew a yeoman [a farmer belonging to a class of English freeholders below the gentry], owned lands in Headcorn, Swarden and Bletchenden, co. Kent.
~1590, Eleanor died.
1591 in Biddenden, co. Kent, Matthew married Joan.
4/13/1592, Matthew named executor of his father’s will: “The rest of my goods to my son Mathhew Borden.”
1598, Matthew was churchwarden at Headcorn.
5/16/1600, “…for Churche Bridge to Brian Lee, gentleman, Robert Curlinge, John Wenborne and Mathew Borden of Headcorn, where are to supervise the repairs and building …” (S) UK National Archives.
9/26/1620, Matthew wrote his will. (S) Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, PRC17/63/134.
10/2/1620, Matthew died in Headcorn, co. Kent, England; buried 2 days later.
(S) History of Bristol Co. MA, 1883, Hurd, P379.

Family notes:
• Will of Matthew: 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 £8 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." (S) Arch. Cant., Book 63 [Hall], folio 134.

Children of Matthew and Joan: [10 children]

i. Richard Borden ( 3924), christened 2/22/1596 in Kent, England.

ii. John Borden, born 1607 in England.
John married Joan ?, born 1612 in England.
5/1635, John and his family sailed for America on the ship Elizabeth & Ann with his brother Richard.
Children: (S) The Original List of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, 1874, P78.
Mathew Borden, born 1630 in England.
Eliz: Borden, born 1632 in England.

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