He was baptized on 13 September 1584 in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England.3
He signed a will on 12 March 1663.
The Last will and testament of Thomas Philbrick SunR I Thomas Philbrick being very Aged and weak in body Butt sound in understanding senc & memory Doe settle my Estate according to this my last will here under written
Impri I Give and Bequeth unto my son James Philbrick and to my Grand Child John Philbrick my fresh medow lying near to the Beach being by Estimation six acres more or less as itt is the which to bee Equally Devided betwen them att such time as shal be . after mentioned: Ittem I Give unto my son James Phil-brick . . Dwelling House and my House lott with the orch-yard and all . . . priveledges and appertinances thear unto belonging to him . . His Heiers for Ever: Ittem I Give & bquith unto my son . . and to my Grand Child John Philbrick my . . . . of Thomas Sleeper lying towards the Clam-bancks in that . . of marsh Comonly Called the Little ox Comon to bee Devided . . them att such time as is hereafter mentioned
Ittem I Give unto my sonn Thomas Philbrick the some of . . pounds to bee payd by My Exequetor after my disease ittem I Give unto my. sonn Thomas Philbrick the land which was sometimes Daniell Hendrakes Called the Hop Ground to bee wholly att His Disposall at this prsent time: Ittem I Give unto my sonn James one bed with all the furnituer thearunto belongeing and a payer, of Cob Irons and a payer of tongues: Ittem I Give unto my Grand Child John Philbrick thatt Bed which hee useth to ly upon with the Bedding Belonging to It. and my Beetle and [fower] wedges and one of my Hakes: and a weanable Cow Calfe within a yeer after my Diseace to bee payd by my Exequetor and like wise I Give to my Grand Daughter Hanna Philbrick one weanable Cow Calfe the next yeer to bee payd by my Exequetor
Ittem I Give unto my son James Philbrick my mare and hee is to pay or deliver unto my sonn Thomas Philbrick the first Colt which she shall bring when itt is weanable Ittem I Give my fower Cowes to my fower Daughters to my Daughter Elizabeth one to my Daughter Hanna one to my Daughter mary [one] and to my Daughter martha one to bee Delivered by my Executor after my Deseace and the moveables in the House which [are] not Expressed above are to bee Equally Devided between [my four] Daughters after my Desease. and I Doe appoint my sonn [James] Philbrick to bee my lawfull Exequetor to this my Last [will] and Testament and I Doe Declare itt to bee my Intent thatt [when] my Grand Child John Philbrick shall Come to the age of twenty one yeeres thatt then hee shall Enter upon & posses whatt I have Given him by this last will: and thatt att the Deseace of my Daughter Elizabeth Garland her son James Chase shall have one Cow in lew of the Cow which I have Given my daughter Elizabeth & thatt the Cow Given to my Daughter Cass shalbee for the use and Pfitt of her daughter martha: & for the Confermation Hereof I have sett to my hand & Seale the twelft of march 166 :64:
Thomas [Seal] Philbrick
Signed & Sealed in ye prsents of
[Proved Oct. 8, 1667.]
[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files, and Norfolk County, Mass., Deeds, vol. 2, p. 99.]
[Inventory, taken by Thomas Marston and John Redman; amount, £124; sworn to by James Philbrick.]
[Essex County, Mass., Probate Files.]
[Words in brackets are supplied from the recorded copy.]
Thomas died on 4 October 1667 at the age of 83 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.4
He had his estate probated on 8 October 1667. Essex Probate # 21667; Inventory 3:452.
He was also known as Thomas FELBRIGGE II. Essex Probate # 21667; Inventory 3:452.
Thomas was also known as Thomas FYLBRIGG. Essex Probate # 21667; Inventory 3:452.
From the book "Genealogy of Families in Weare".
From the book "History of the Town of Rye, New Hampshire":
Other sources say he came over on the ship Arbella in the Winthrop Fleet, but no evidence has been found to prove this. Brayton, in his NEHGR article, says that Thomas didn't come across until 1635. He is possibly correct because Thomas' youngest daughter, Martha, was baptized in Sept. 1631 in Bures St. Mary, England. However, it is also possible that Thomas came to America in 1630, leaving his pregnant wife behind, returning later to retrieve her and the new baby.
He was a proprietor in Watertown, MA in 1637 and 1642, but removed to Hampton, New Hampshire, probably in 1646, but possibly 1651, to join his sons.
Many people believe that Thomas was the son of Thomas A. Fylbrigg of Bures St. Mary, born between 1545 and 1550, died 1621 in Bures, who married Elizabeth, born about 1554, died 24 Apr 1619, both in Bures, but nobody has found any "proof".
Thomas PHILBRICK and Elizabeth KNOPP were married on 4 June 1615 in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England.
She was baptized on 8 July 1593 in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk, England.3
She died on 19 February 1663/4 at the age of 70 in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.5 (12 mo. 19, 1663 OS).
She immigrated about 1630, possibly in the Winthrop Fleet.
Thomas PHILBRICK-2482 and Elizabeth KNOPP-2483 had the following children: