John Boreman was christened 30 October 1608 in Claydon, the son of
Thomas Boreman and Elizabeth Carter of Claydon.
Baptism record for John Boreman in Claydon: "John Boreman the sonne of Thomas Boreman and Elizabeth his
wyffe was baptized the 30th of October 1608"
John married Elizabeth.
Elizabeth died and was buried 1 March 1672 in Claydon.
Burial record for Elizabeth Boreman in Claydon: "Elizabeth Bourman ye wife of John Bourman"
John died and was buried 3 September 1680 in Claydon.
Burial record for John Boremen in Claydon: "John Boreman was buried in Friday 9ber the 3 1680, on
Wednesday following, being the eighth of the same month, an
afidavit was brought to the minister made by Mary Jackson, widow before George
Chamberlayne, one of his majesties justices of the peace for the
County of Oxon in the presence of Ann Watts & Thos Gorstelow."
John left a will dated 14 January 1679:
Will of John Boreman of Claydon, 1679
Jan: the 14th anno domini 1679 In the name of God amen, I John Boreman of Claydon in
the county of Oxford, yeoman, being weak of body but of pfect
memory, God be parised, doe ordaine and make this my last will and
testament in manner as followeth, to wit, first I give and
bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God which gave me life
and being and my body to decent burial, trusting through the
merits and satisfaction of my blessed redeemer Jesus Christ to
have a joyfull resurrection to eternall life and happiness. And
for my temporal good and estate which the Lord hath given me I
bequeath as followeth, that is to say I give and bequeath to my
loving daughter Anne Watts now wife to Isaiah Watts of Cropredy
in the County of Oxon, yeoman, the full and just sume of one
hundred pounds of good and lawfull English money, to be paid to
the said Anne Watts within one halfe year after my
decease, (inserted – which soe I will that it be equally
divided amongst the children after the decease of that said Ann
Wats). Item I give all the rest of my houses, leases, lands,
tenements and goods whatsoever to my loving sonn John Boreman,
upon condition that he shall pay all my debts and legacies
whatsoever, whom I make whole executor of this my last will and
testament revoking all other wills and testaments in witnesse
whereof I have here set to my hand and seal the day and year above
Sealed, subscribed and published in the presence of us These words being interlined before the sealing hereof
between the 13th and 14th and 15 lines (which are I will that it
be equally divided amongst the children after the decease of the
said Anne Wats) William Hatton Isaiah Knibb
John and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. John, mentioned in father's will of 1679; married Martha.
2. William, christened 3 June 1638 in Claydon.
3. Thomas, christened 7 April 1640 in Claydon.
*4. Anne, christened 10 August 1652 in Claydon; married
Isaiah Watts; buried 17 September 1718 in Cropredy.
SOURCES: Will of John Boreman of Claydon, 1679; Claydon parish
register; Cropredy parish register.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF THOMAS BOREMAN AND
Thomas was born in about 1570 of Claydon, the son of William and
Annis Boreman. Thomas was a yeoman. Thomas married Elizabeth Carter
2 February 1594/5 in Claydon. Elizabeth was born in about 1570, the
daughter of Felix and Margaret Carter of Claydon.
Thomas and Elizabeth's son Thomas was one of the early settlers of
Ipswich, Massachusetts. Elizabeth's sister, Julyan also married a
Boreman, and their son Samuel was an early settler of Wethersfield,
Connecticut, so a good deal of research is available for the Boreman
Marriage record of Thomas Boreman and Elizabeth Carter in
Claydon: "Thomas Boreman and Elizabeth Carter were married the
second daye of Ffebuari 1595"
Thomas died and was buried 9 March 1627/8 in Claydon.
Burial record for Thomas Boreman in Claydon: "Thomas Boreman was buried the ninthe daye of March 1627"
Thomas died without a will, so an administration
was created at the time of his death, naming his widow Elizabeth
as the administrator. An inventory was taken of his possessions.
Administration for Thomas Boreman of Claydon,
Elizabeth died and was buried 12 May 1631 in Claydon.
Burial record for Elizabeth Boreman in Claydon: "Elzabeth Boreman the wyffe of Thomas Boreman was buried
the xij daye of Maye 1631"
Elizabeth left a will dated 1631.
Will of Elizabeth Boreman, widow of Claydon, 1631
Will of Elizabeth Boreman, widow of Claydon, written 27 April 1631,
proven 15 August 1631:
In the name of God Amen, I Elzabeth Borman of
Cleydene in the countye of Oxford, wydowe, syck in bodye but
of good and pfecte remembrannce, thankes be to God for it, do
ordayne and make this my last will and testament, this 27th daye
of Aprill 1631 as followeth, first I bequeathe my soule into the
hands of Allmightye God my maker and redeemer, by whose ptrous
bloude & loving I hope and stedfastlye believe to be saved, my
bodye to be buried in the churchyard of Cleydone aforesayde. Item
I give to the churche of Cleydone xvid. Item my will is that my
sonne Daniell shall staye and beinge with my sonne John
Boreman, and alowe unto my sayd sonne Daniell meate, drinke
and apparel, and ten shillings a yeare during the naturell lyffe
of the sayd Daniell, and yf my sonne Daniell shall not be
contented to stay with his brother John, and can better pfer him
selfe in some other fortune he may, my sonne John to paye unto him
ten shillings a yeare notwithstanding as aforesayde. Item my will
is that my executor hereafter named shall pay unto my daughter
Sara Boreman xx poundes which was given her by the last will
and testament of my ffather Ffelix Carter, deceased. I
give unto her also fforty shillings to by payde unto her when she
shalbe of the age of twenty yeares. I give unto her also this my
bed that I lye nowe upon, with all that belonge unto it, and also
I give unto her the best payre of sheets in the house. I give unto
my sonne Job seaven poundes to be payde unto him within one
yeare after his apprenticeshippe is fully expired. I give unto my
sonne Josephe Boreman xx poundes to by payde unto him when
he shalbe of the age of foure and twentye yeares. I give unto my
sonne FfelixBoreman fforty shillings to be payde
unto him within foure yeares next after my decease, and I give
unto my sonne Thomas Boremen fforty shillings to by payde
unto him within foure yeares next after my decease. All the rest
of my goods, moveable and unmoveable, unbequethed, I give unto my
sonne John Boreman, whome I make my whole executor of this
my last will and testament. In witnesses hereof I have set my hand
& seale the day & yeare above.
Signu Elizabethe Boreman
I do intreat my very good friends Ambrose Holbech, George
Hopkins, Peter Carter and Christopher Boreman to be overseers to
this my will and testament. Witnesses William, Sanderson, Peter Carter, Christopher
The will is interesting in that Daniel Boreman, who would have
been about 26 years old is placed in the care of his brother Thomas,
perhaps indicating physical or mental needs.
A researcher commented: "Elizabeth's will is of great
importance, because the special provision she makes in it for the
maintenance of her son Daniel, together with a similar provision
that Thomas of Ipswich makes for his brother Daniel, clearly prove
that the emigrant Thomas was her son. Judging by the sum of her
inventory, Elizabeth Boreman must have ably managed the farm left
by her husband, for the value of the property after the interval
of three years had more than doubled in her hands, rising from a
valuation of £54. 3s .3d to £109 6s. 4d. She had five horses and
mares, with five "payre of horse geres" for them, six milch cows
and eight heifers, besides swine and poultry."
Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. William, christened 20 November 1596 in Claydon; 10 March
1612/3 in Claydon.
2. Felix, christened 4 March 1598 in Claydon. A history of
Samuel Boreman mentions his cousin Felix: "His cousin,
Felix, who was considerably older, was employed in 1628 as an
armorer or cutler on Fleete Lane near St. Paul’s Cathedral in the
heart of London. On March 17 of that year, Felix was paid 4
pounds, 12 shillings, for 25 swords he sold to the Massachusetts
Bay Company. The goods were likely part of Rev. Francis
Higginson’s company, which left to settle in Salem that spring.”
(One Life at a Time, A New World Family Narrative)
3. Thomas, born about 1601, emigrated 1634 to New England;
married Margaret; died 1673 in Ipswich, Massachusetts. “Felix
Carter and Margaret his wife, of Claydon, Oxfordshire, England,
were the maternal grandparents both of Samuel Boreman of Claydon,
who emigrated in 1638 and settled in Wethersfield, Conn., and of
Thomas Boreman who settled in Ipswich, Mass." (Hall
Ancestry, Charles Henry Hall)
4. Daniel, born about 1605; mentioned in mother's will of
1631; emigrated to New England with his brother Thomas.
*5. John, christened 30 October 1608 in Claydon; married
Elizabeth; buried 3 September 1680 in Claydon.
6. Joseph, christened 17 April 1611 in Claydon.
7. Job, christened 18 December 1613 in Claydon.
8. Sara, christened 4 May 1617 in Claydon.
SOURCES: Claydon parish register; will of Elizabeth Boreman of
Claydon, 1631; Hall Ancestry, Charles Henry Hall, 1896; One Life
at a Time: A New World Family Narrative.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF WILLIAM AND ANNIS BORMAN
William Borman was born in about 1535 of Claydon, the son of Thomas
and Isabel Borman. He was a husbandman of Claydon. William married
Annis died and was buried 12 May 1608 in Claydon.
Burial record for Annis Boreman in Claydon: "Annis Boreman the wyff of Willm Boreman was buried the
xijth of Maye 1608"
William died and was buried 10 January 1611 in Claydon.
Burial record for William Boreman in Claydon: "William Borman was buried the xth day of January 1612"
William left a will dated 12 December 1612.
Will of William Borman of Claydon, 1612
Will of William Borman of Claydon, husbandman, 1612
In the name of God Amen the xijth daye of December 1612 I William
Borman of Cleydon in the Countie of Oxford husbandman sicke
in bodie but of perfecte minde & memorye thankes be given unto
Allmightie God, do ordayne and make this my last will and
testament in manner and forme followinge First I bequeth my soule
unto Allmightie God my maker and redemer, by whose merrittes
deathe and passion I trust to be saved and by no other means, and
my body to be buried in the Church or Churchyard of Cleydon at the
will of my Executor And as Concerninge my worldly goodes I gyve
and bequeathe them in manner and forme followinge, First I gyve
and bequeth to the repayre of the Church of Cleydon thre
shillinges and four pence Item I gyve to the poore menn herein
named vjd a pece that is to saye to William Dunn, William Wadye,
John Kilsbye, John Francklyn, John Clyfford, Christopher Homes,
Thomas Bowler and Leonard Bradford, to Annis Stockly, Francys
Shakerly and Alice Grenewood ijd a pece. Item I gyve to everye of
my god Childrenn here undernamed vjd a pece that is to saye to
William Pratt, William Ellys, John Edmondes, William Claridge,
John Poley, Elizabeth Nicholls and Hester Gyldinge and to William
Borman my god sonn one shepe; Item my will is and uppon
condicion that Thomas Bormann my sonne do permitt and
suffer my Executor in this my will named to have take and enioye
all and singuler my moveable goodes, Chattles and Cattells which I
now have in my possession in that part of my Tenement wherein I
and my sayd sonne Thomas do dwell, then my will is these
Condicions beinge performed I do gyve unto my sayd sonne
Thomas Borman these parcelIs of goodes followinge that is to
saye the Cubberdes the Table the malte myll, the furnace, the doo
kevers, the yeelinge Fatt, and meshinge bowl and the greate spitt
which be in his use and possession, and also I gyve and bequethe
unto my sayd sonne Thomas Bormann his Childrenn the Fyve
poundes which he oweth me, to be equallye devided amonge them, And
also I gyve to his wyffe one payre of sheetes and xs Item
I gyve unto William Borman my sonne xxs, I gyve unto Annys
Claridge my daughter two shepe and one payre of sheetes and
xxs I gyve unto Alice Browne my daughter one Cowe and xxs,
I gyve unto Jone Heynes my daughter two sheepe and one
payre of sheetes also I gyve unto my daughter Heynes her
Children equally to be devyded amongest them xxs. I gyve
unto Annys Blackwell my servante one shepe. The Rest of
all and singuler my goodes, ChattelIs, Catells, money, plate armor
and weapons I gyve and bequeathe unto John Bormann my sonne
whome I ordayne and make my sole and onely Executor of this my
last will and Testament revokinge all former wills by me made
whatsouer. In Wytnis wherof I have signed this with my marke the
daye and yeare fyrst aboue written Wytnesses Charles Hattenn Willm: Sanderson
William and Annis had the following children:
1. John, married Elizabeth Poley.
*2. Thomas, born about 1560; married Elizabeth Carter;
buried 9 March 1627/8 in Claydon.
4. Annys, married Mr. Claridge.
5. Alice, married Mr. Browne.
6. Jone, christened 20 May 1570 in Claydon; married Edward
7. Christopher, christened 16 January 1572 in Claydon.
SOURCES: Claydon parish register; will of William Borman of
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF THOMAS AND ISABEL BORMAN
Thomas Boreman was born about 1519 of Claydon, and is likely the son
of William Boreman of Banbury. He married Isabel.
A biography of Thomas recounts: "Thomas Boreman of Claydon, near
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, appears in the Lay Subsidy tax list
of 1546, his tax being three pounds and three pence. The Lay Subsidy
was aid furnished to the King by a tax on the lands and goods of the
people, in distinction from the clergy. At this time Thomas Boreman
had probably been married for maybe five to ten years. Since the
parish registers of Claydon begin in 1569 the baptisms of his
children cannot be found there, but we get their names from his
will. Of special interest is the fact that he had two sons named
Thomas; he calls them "the elder Thomas my sonne" and "Thomas
the younger my sonne". This practice of naming more than one
child the same name was relatively common at that time. In addition
to the two children named Thomas, the will mentions William,
Christopher, John, Joane, Cicely, and Elizabeth. Also, there is a
burial entry for Ann Boreman in January of 1576; she was probably
also a daughter and died before her father wrote his will. The will
of Thomas Boreman is dated April 3, 1576, and was proved May 2,
1580. His burial at Claydon is recorded as December 9, 1580, but the
year is evidently a mistake, as shown by the probate records. This
entry in the parish register follows others of later date, showing
that it was not made until several years after his death, which is
undoubtedly the reason for the error. The inventory of his property,
taken Jan. 4, 1579/80, together with his will, show him to have been
the cultivator of a farm with considerable live-stock, including a
horse, two cows, three heifers, and sixty pigs. He had good store of
hay and grain in his barn, and a good supply of farming implements,
household furniture, bedding, etc., the whole not greatly differing
from the average inventory of the New England settlers some three
generations later, and making mention of the same rooms in the
dwellinghouse, viz.: the Hall, or living room, Kitchen, and
Chambers. His various tools -- augers, saws, adze -- and "the
bedstede I made myself," imply that he may have also resembled the
Puritan emigrants of a later day, in having, in addition to his
occupation as a farmer, skill in a trade, evidently in his case that
of some worker in wood, possibly, like a number of his descendants,
that of a cooper, whose distinguishing implement was the adze.
Thomas Boreman's wife, still living when he wrote his will, was
Isabel." (www.familysearch.org, Neal H. Jorgensen)
Thomas left a will dated 1576:
Will of Thomas Boreman of Claydon, 1576
In the name of God Amen: the thirde daie of Aprill in the year of
our Lord 1576 I Thomas Borman of Cleidon in the county of
Oxford & peculiar of Cropredie o& diocese of Lincoln,
beinge wholl and perfecte of mynde and memory doe constitute and
make this my laste will and testament in manner and forme as
followethe: ffirste I bequeathe my sowle to almighty God and my
bodye to be buriede in the churchyard of Cleidon. Item, I geve
unto the mother churche of Lincolne iiijd. Item I geve unto the
churche of Cleidon vjd. Item I geve unto the poore mennes boxe of
Cleidon iiijd. Item I geve and bequeathe unto Sisley my
daughter my maultgarner. Item a greate platter, a lytle
platte, a coffer standinge at my bedside and my greatest poane
paiyinge unto Elyzabethe my daughter in money vis viiijd.
Item I geve and bequeathe unto Elizabethe my daughter a
browne heifer, a greate platter, a little platter, a paire of
sheets and the coffer at Sysley her bedsted. Item I geve and
bequeathe unto Joane my dawghter a blacke heifer, the
leaste poane, a peawter dishe, a saucer, and a paire of sheets.
Item I geve and bequeathe unto John my sonne a blacke
hawked heifer, a table boarde, a bedstead I made my self, a coffer
in the men chamber,without hendges. Item I geve and bequeathe unto
William myne eldest sonne my greateste spitte. Item I geve
and bequeathe unto Christopher my sonne a chafer. Item I
geve and bequeathe unto the elder Thomas my sonne my three
biggeste nawgers, an overthwarte & myne oddes. Item I give
& bequeathe unto John Russell my two leaste nawgers. Item,
detts to be paide unto Robert Colman of Wodway xxxs. Item to Jhon
Russell xxxiijs. Item I geve and bequeathe unto Isabell my
wieffe ij kyne, one horsse, a bedde, a mattrice, ij paire of
sheets, a blanket, a bolster, a coverlet. The reste of my goods
unbequethed moveable and unmoveable my will, my detts &
funerall discharged I geve and bequeathe unto Isabell my wieffe
& Thomas Borman the yonger my sonne whom I doe joyntley
make my full executores to oversee that this my will be trulye
performed. I doe desyer William Borman and Christopher Borman
my sonnes & they to have theire costes & charges
borne at all tymes when they shall neede to travayle herein of
myne owne goods. Finis. Theese are witnesses: Nicholas Sickles, William Hatten,
Christopher Polley, curate & writer hereof.
Thomas and Isabel had the following children:
6. Thomas the elder; married Alice.
7. Thomas the younger; married Dorothy Gregory.
SOURCES: Will of William Boreman of Claydon, 1612; Claydon parish
Early Boremans in Claydon:
The Boreman family appears in Banbury records in 1525 in
the Lay Subsidy List for Banbury, when William Boreman appears on
the list:"Will Boreman, Banbury, in bonis, 40s. 7d.(His
tax on goods.)...He is the only Boreman in all the towns included
in Banbury Hundred in this Subsidy list of 1525. Twenty-one years
later, in 1546, another Subsidy was called for, when five other
Boremans appear in the lists of various towns near Banbury, some
of whom, at least, may be concluded to be William's sons."
(Boardman Genealogy; Charlotte Goldthwaite).
In the Lay Subsidy for 1546, these Boremans are listed:
Boreman, Cleydon John
Boreman, Draiton John
Bourman, Cropredy William
Bourman, Bloxham (Boardman
The Boremans of Claydon did not own their lands in fee, but held
them as leasehold estates of Lord Saye and Sele. (Hall Ancestry;
Charles Samuel Hall)