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Wybra Hanson

Female 1590 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Wybra Hanson 
    Born 1590  Of Dover, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
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    • WYBRA HANSON PONTUS

      Wybra Hanson was born in about 1589 or 1590 near Austerfield, England.

      She came from a prominent family, and was related to William Bradford, the governor of the Plymouth colony.

      Wybra’s home town in England was a hotbed of religious activity, because so many Pilgrims lived there, affected by the Protestant Reformation. Wybra Hanson attempted to leave England while a teenager and was probably arrested more than once for her "Pilgrim" political views. When she was about 17, she managed to escape England, going to live in Holland with William Brewster, her relative William Bradford, and other prominent Pilgrim leaders.

      Wybra was living in a place called "Stink Alley" in Leyden, Holland, when William Pontus came to their doorstep to join the Pilgrims. She married William Pontus on December 4, 1610, with their friend William Brewster as a witness. While living in Leyden, they had their two children, Mary, born in about 1612, and Hannah, born in about 1614.

      Wybra’s husband was a "fustian worker" and apparently made a good living manufacturing cloth. The Pontus family did not go to America on the first Mayflower in 1620. Their friend William Bradford went, with his wife, but left their young son with Wybra. The Pontus family went to America more than 10 years later, in 1633. Even the Bradford boy went sooner than Wybra, making the trip in 1627.
    Person ID I595651  7_families
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 

    Family William Pontus,   b. 1583, Of Dover, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1652, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 4 Dec 1610  Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Hannah Pontus,   b. 1614, Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1690, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Mary Pontus,   b. 15 Oct 1622, Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Wybra Pontus,   b. 1625, Leyden, Zuid, Holland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F215145  Group Sheet

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