1590 - Yes, date unknown
||Wybra Hanson |
||Of Dover, Kent, England
||Yes, date unknown
- 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.
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||William Pontus, b. 1583, Of Dover, Kent, England , d. 9 Feb 1652, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
||4 Dec 1610
||Leyden, Zuid, Holland
|>||1. Hannah Pontus, b. 1614, Leyden, Zuid, Holland , d. 22 Dec 1690, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts |
| ||2. Mary Pontus, b. 15 Oct 1622, Leyden, Zuid, Holland , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. Wybra Pontus, b. 1625, Leyden, Zuid, Holland , d. Yes, date unknown|
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