Sylvanus Bourne was born 10 September 1694 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts to Melatiah Bourne (1673-1742) and Desire Chipman (1673-1705) and died 18 September 1763 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Mercy Gorham (1695-1782) 20 March 1717 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, the United States, England, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Israel, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belarus, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden.


Offspring of Sylvanus Bourne and Mercy Gorham (1695-1782)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Desire Bourne (1718-1781)
Mary Bourne (1720-1813)
Melathiah Bourne (1722-1778)
William Bourne (1724-1770)
Hannah Bourne (1725-1781)
Abigail Bourne (1729-1761) 21 June 1729 Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 21 December 1761 Kenelm Winslow Homestead, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Kenelm Winslow (1716-1780)

Silvanus Bourne (1731-1761)
Eunice Bourne (1732-1778)
Richard Bourne (1739-1826)


Offspring of Col. Melatiah Bourne and Desire Chipman (1673-1705)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Sylvanus Bourne (1694-1763) 10 September 1694 Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 18 September 1763 Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Mercy Gorham (1695-1782)

John Bourne (1698-1754)
Shearjashub Bourne (1699-1768)
Silas Bourne (1701-1772)
Batsheba Bourne (1703-1781)

Vital Records

Gravestone Record


Gravestone of Sylvanus Bourne in Barnstable MA

Gravestone Location : Cobbs Hill Cemetery : Barnstable, Massachusetts Gravestone Inscription :

Here lies Hon. Silvanus Bourne Esq. born Sept 10, 1694 died 1764". Son of Melatiah & Desire (Chipman) Bourne.



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