James Bourne

21 February 1730–19 May 1807 (Age 77)
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James

When James Bourne was born on 21 February 1730, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Col. Silas Bourne, was 28 and his mother, Mary Allen, was 21. He married Mary Nye on 18 February 1753, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 19 May 1807, in his hometown, at the age of 77.

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James Bourne
Mary Nye
Marriage: 18 February 1753
Benjamin Bourne
Hannah Bourne
Allen Bourne
Mary Bourne
James Bourne
Temperance Bourne
Sarah Bourne

Spouse and Children

18 February 1753
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


    Benjamin Bourne


    Hannah Bourne


    Allen Bourne


    Mary Bourne


    James Bourne


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World Events (4)


Age 46

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 46

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 61

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, Old English burna, burne ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, for example Bourn in Cambridgeshire or Bourne in Lincolnshire. This word was replaced as the general word for a stream in southern dialects by Old English brōc ( see Brook ) and came to be restricted in meaning to a stream flowing only intermittently, especially in winter.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James Bourn, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James Bourne, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • James Jr Bourne, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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