Elizabeth Bourton

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Elizabeth Bourton, daughter of John Borton and Anne Kinton, was born probably shortly before her baptism at Banbury Monthly Meeting, Aynhoe, Northamptonshire, England, 27 May 1664.1,2 She died at Northampton, Burlington Co., New Jersey, before 30 May 1718.3

Elizabeth married John Woolman, son of William Woolman, at Burlington Co., New Jersey, 8 October 1684.4

Elizabeth left a will dated at Northampton, 1 May 1718, and proved 30 May 1718:

I, Elizabeth Woollman Widdow and Relict of John Woolman late of Northampton in the County of Burlington and Province of New Jersey, deceased. Whereas my said husband did by his last will and Testament dated the 26th day of the first month called March 1711 did give unto me one third of his personal estate and twenty pounds over and above the said third as by the said will proved and in the office at Burlinton may more particularly and at large appear and I being sick and weak of body at this presant but of sound and disposeing mind an memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament and do hereby dispose of what my husband has by his last will given to me as followeth viz:

Imprmis: I give unto my son Samuell Wollman a piece of gold value one pound nine shillings and three pence lawfull money of America.

2dly I give unto my daughter Elizabeth Hunt fifteen shillings like money aforesaid to be paid to her within one year after my decease.

3dly I give unto my daughter Ann Buffin the wife of John Buffin sume of fifteen shillings like money aforesaid to be paid to here within one year after my decease.

4thly I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Woolman one third part of the aforementioned thirds of my husbands estate after the legacies aforesaid are paid there out, to be paid to my said daughter Mary as soon as can be after my decease.

5 The other two thirds of the said third my will is that the same be equally divided between my two youngest daughters viz. Hannah and Hester Woolman and their equall shares thereof to be paid to them or their Guardians as soon as can be after my decease and my will is that there respective shares thereof be put to Interest at the proper Risque and for the sole use of my said daughters

Moreover I give to my youngest daughter Hesther Woolman the twenty pounds above mentioned to be paid to her or her Guardians as aforesaid and in case that either of my two daughters viz. Hannah or Hesther should die before they arrive at the age of twenty one years or are married, that then the survivor or survivors of my said three daughters viz. Mary, Hannah and Hesther shall have the share of eather of the two so dying equally divided betwixt them and if it should so happen that both of my said daughters Hannah and Hesther should die before they arrive at the age aforesaid or are married that then my will is that my daughter Mary shall have the whole thirds and twenty pounds aforesaid.

Lastly, I constitute appoint and ordain my son Samuell Woollman to be the sole Executor of this my last will ordering him to pay my just debts funerall Charges and legecies aforesaid. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this first day of month called May 1718.3


John Woolman d. Apr 1718
  • Elizabeth Woolman5 b. 15 May 1685, d. 1755
  • Ann Woolman6 b. say 1688, d. 1750
  • Samuel Woolman7 b. 14 Apr 1690, d. 1750
  • Mary Woolman+8 b. 7 May 1692, d. bef. 27 Nov 1746
  • John Woolman9 b. 23 May 1694, d. bef. 28 Mar 1711
  • Hannah Woolman3 b. 1703
  • Hesther Woolman3 b. 7 Sep 1706, d. 1778
This person was last edited on28 Apr 2016


  1. [S1614] Florence L. Moyer, "A Brief Genealogy of the Bourton (Borton, Barton) Family Including John Woolman and William Hunt Connections", Washington, D. C.: 1973, microform copy: FHL Film/Fiche #974080 #4, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1, further cited as Moyer, "Genealogy of the Bourton Family."
  2. [S1653] Gilbert Cope, "Registers of the Quarterly Meetings of Berkshire and Oxfordshire", Historical Society of Pennsylvania, microform copy: FHL Film/Fiche #441490, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, further cited as Cope, "Registers of Berkshire and Oxfordshire."
  3. [S1599] Amelia Mott Gummere, The Journal and Essays of John Woolman: Edited From the Original Manuscripts with a Biographical Introduction (Rancocas ed., New York: MacMillan, 1922), 598-9, further cited as Gummere, The Journal and Essays of John Woolman.
  4. [S1592] Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College, Friends Historical Library, Burlington monthly meeting records, 1675-1897, Marriages: 194, FHL microfilm 20455, further cited as Burlington MM.
  5. [S1599] Gummere, The Journal and Essays of John Woolman, 520.
  6. [S1599] Gummere, The Journal and Essays of John Woolman, 522.
  7. [S1599] Gummere, The Journal and Essays of John Woolman, 522-3.
  8. [S1592] Burlington MM, Marriages: 1720 (Hunt-Woolman); FHL #20455.
  9. [S1156] William Wade Hinshaw and Thomas Worth Marshall, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy (six vols., 1938; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 2:189, further cited as Hinshaw and Marshall, Quaker Genealogy.