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 Desire <I>Chipman</I> Bourne

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Desire Chipman Bourne

Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 28 Mar 1705 (aged 31)
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 5846769 · View Source
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Desire was born to John and Hope (Howland) Chipman in Barnstable in 1674. Her mother was the daughter of Mayflower passengers, John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley.

At the age of 18, Desire married Melatiah Bourne and the marriage is recorded to have been officiated by Stephen Skiffe, Esq., Justice of the Peace, on the 23rd day of Feb Anno Domini 1692. They made their residence in Sandwich, where they had eight children before her death at the age of 31 years.

Desire and Melatiah's children were:

1. Silvanus Bourne (1694–1763), m. Mercy Gorham.

2. Capt. Richard Bourne (1695–1738), m. Margaret Foster.

3. Samuel Bourne (1697–1697).

4. Sarah Bourne (1697–1697), twins, died as infants.

5. John Bourne (1698–1754), m. Mercy Hinckley.

6. Rev. Shearjashub Bourne (1699–1768), m1. Abigail Cotton, great-granddaughter of Rev. John Cotton; m2. Sarah Brooks on Feb. 12, 1736 in Medford; m3. Deborah Barker on Jun. 6, 1750 in Scituate; m4. Susanna Stevens on Nov. 10, 1757 in Roxbury.

7. Silas Bourne (1701–1772), m. Mary Allen.

8. Bathsheba Bourne (1703–1787), m1. William Newcomb; m2. Gen. Timothy Ruggles.

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Gravesite Details Thank you to Find A Grave contributors Christopher Brooks and Charlene Patton for marriage information updates.





  • Maintained by: Kline Lynch
  • Originally Created by: Tom Cummings
  • Added: 15 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5846769
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Desire Chipman Bourne (26 Feb 1674–28 Mar 1705), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5846769, citing Falmouth Old Burying Ground, Falmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Kline Lynch (contributor 47937188) .