Name: William Sabin
Birth: 1609 in England
Death: FEB 1685/86 in Rehoboth, Bristal Co., Ma.
Burial: 9 FEB 1686/87 Rehoboth, Bristol, MA 1
Baptism: 11 OCT 1609 Titchfield, Hampshire, England 2
Change Date: 6 MAR 2003
Reference Number: 01Z001
William Sabin, the miller of Rehoboth, MA, is the immigrant ancestor and progenitor of the S abin family in America and Canada. He is often referred to as the patriarch of the family si nce he married twice and fathered twenty children.
In the three hundred and fifty years that have passed since the first record of William Sabin in MA some 40,000 Sabin descendants have populated the United States.
William Sabin was born in Titchfield, Hampshire, England. His baptism is recorded in St. Peter's Parish, Titchfield, England: 'Oct 1609 bapt. William Sabin, the XI daye.' The parent s of William Sabin are not listed in the baptismal record as was the custom of the time. It is believed that William was the son of Richard Sabin and Mary (Bushe) Sabin who were married 29 October 1608.** Richard was buried 1 June 1641 and Mary was buried 14 October 1644 (Extracts from the Parish Register of St. Peter, Titchfield).
The IGI has William Sabin as the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Sabin bc 1615, Titchfield, Hamp shire, England. Lillian Swihart, a subscriber to the Sabin/Sabine/Sabean Genealogical Newsle tter offers the point of view that this information might be correct since the first two children of William were named Samuel and Elizabeth and that William failed to name any of his ch ildren Richard which was the name of both his father and father-in-law (SFN: Vol. IX, no. 4).
From the family of a later Sabine immigrant we read: "The Sabine family can be traced back as far as 1600 AD. The first we find of them is in the County of Hampshire (Hants) England, at Titchfield and towns near thereto. They were Puritans and Nonconformists of early date and glorious memory." (Sabine, John Dickinson. The Family and Descendants of Rev. James Sabine . Washington, DC, 1904. John Sabine was an immigrant from England to America in the early 17 00s and not a descendant of William Sabin.)
William Sabin arrived in America sometime before 1642 when he is first recorded in conjuncti on with the organization of Rehoboth, MA. It has not been determined how William Sabin got t o America. One suggestion is that he may have come on the ship Brevis when a group of Titchf ield people sailed for New England from Southampton in May 1638. This fact is yet to be prov en [SFN: Vol. II, no. 3, page 7].
It would appear that William Sabin arrived in America with his wife Mary Wright (According t o the IGI, a Mary Wright was born about 1620 in Kirk, Deighton, North Riding Yorkshire to Ric hard Wright). William and Mary were married about 1639. That their first two children, Samuel and Elizabeth were born in England is speculative and needs to be proven.
Rehoboth (The Roomy Place) is located near Swansea, MA. Here was established th e first free public school system in America in 1643 with the Massachusetts Bay Colony follow ing suit four years later. William took up land in the area, now located in Rhode Island, kn ow as Seekonk.
William Sabin was one of the leading citizens of Rehoboth participating in matters of schools, church, and affairs of the Plymouth Colony. That he was a man of considerable culture an d possessing wealth is shown in the account of his estate and gifts for the relief of the wan ts of those who suffered the ravages of the Indians.
[**Note: "Some sources list the parents of William as Richard Sabin, b. 1589 and Mary Elizabeth Bushe, b. 1591. They also sometimes list siblings for William Sabin. Among the possible siblings for William Sabin, b. 1609, are:
Thomas, b. 1614
Richard, b. 1616
Peter, b. 1619
Frances, b. 1619
Henry, b. 1624
Robert, b. 1629
Richard, b. 1629
(All supposedly b. in Titchfield, Hampshire, England)
Also a possible marriage date for Richard and Mary is given as 29 Oct 1608 in Titchfield, Hampshire, England. Perhaps this was taken from the parish records in Titchfield, too?
However, further research is needed on all of these facts pertaining to the ancestors of William Sabin, b. 1609, including the information on his possible parents, Richard Sabin and Mary Bushe, and his possible grandparents Joseph Sabin (b. 1560) and Elizabeth . William Sabin (b. 1609) was the original Sabin in this db (which focuses on the his descendants - with his two wives, Mary Wright and Martha Allen - in North America.)"]
Father: Richard Sabin b: 1589 in England
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Bushe b: 1591 in Titchfield, Hampshire, England
Mary Wright b: 1618 in England
in England ?
- Samuel Sabin , Sr. b: ABT 1640 in England
- Elizabeth Sabin b: ABT 1642 in England?
- Joseph Sabin b: 24 JUN 1645 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Benjamin Sabin , Dea. b: 3 JUL 1646 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Nehemiah Sabin b: 28 MAY 1647 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Experience Sabin b: 8 AUG 1648 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Mary Sabin b: 23 JUL 1652 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Abigail Sabin b: 8 NOV 1653 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Hannah Sabin b: 22 DEC 1654 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Patience Sabin b: 28 FEB 1655/56 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Jeremiah Sabin b: 24 MAR 1657/58 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Sarah Sabin b: 27 SEP 1660 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
Martha Allen b: 11 DEC 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk, MA
10 FEB 1662/63
in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA 3
- James Sabin , Sr. b: 1 JAN 1664/65 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- John Sabin b: 27 OCT 1666 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Hezekiah Sabin b: 3 APR 1669 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Noah Sabin b: 4 MAR 1671/72 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Mehitable Sabin b: 16 MAY 1673 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Mary Sabin b: 8 SEP 1675 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Sarah Sabin b: 10 FEB 1677/78 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
- Margaret Sabin b: 30 APR 1680 in Rehoboth, Bristol, MA
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