Sylvanus Bourne was born 10 September 1694 in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States to Melatiah Bourne (1673-1742) and Desire Chipman (1673-1705) and died 18 September 1763 Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Mercy Gorham (1695-1782) 20 March 1717 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States.


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)


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.


Gorham History v1.jpg

  • John Howland: Vol 1 - Descendants of Desire Howland Gorham - The First Five Generations; Documented descendants through his first child Desire2 Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham. By Elizabeth Pearson White, CG, FASG, FNGS. 736 pp. Maps, illus, printed endsheets, 12,455 entry Every Name Index. 1990. This prize-winning opus by Elizabeth White documents the multitude of descendants of Mayflower passenger John Howland through his first child, Desire (Howland) Gorham.
  • Bourne in Massachusetts - first families
  • Silvanus Bourne - disambiguation


Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General