These are some of the earliest Wilbourns known in America, let alone Virginia.
John Wilkins, 1300 acres, Accomack Co., 9 Sept 1636, p. 378. On E. side of Nansemond R. beginning on S. side of the first brook running S. W. by W along the creek E. S. E. into the woods, N. E. upon land of Mr. White & butting W.upon land of James Knott. 50 acres for his own personal adventure & 1250 acres, transporting 25 persons: Bridgett Craft, Agnis Medlam Rosomae Yetman, Henry Metcalfe, Georg Lee, Paul Trendell, Tho. Vincent, Joane Harman, Richard Ganes, Mary Wells, David Kiffin, Wm Woolfe, Richard Leake, Wm. Hutchinson, Anthony Stensby, Robert Stackhouse, William Willbourne, Michael Bryant, William Crozier, Rowland Raine, Edward Witt, Stephen Barnett, William Crossman, Thomasin, a maid, a Negro.
Thomas Wellbourne, 83 acres, Accomack Co. on Fox Island, in Chesipeacke [sic], 4 Apr 1678, p. 637. Being the N. island to Watts’ Island, beginning at S’most side of a little Cedar Hamocke on S. End of Fox Island, Etc. Transporting of 2 persons: Thomas Welbourne, John Welbourne.
Thomas Wellbourne (Welburn) 550 acres, Accomack Co., SE from the Marsh of Muskeeta Point; 21 Apr. 1690, p. 40. Transporting 11 persons: Eliza. Pool, Jo. Thorn, Reb. Hallawell, Jno. Irish, Anne Fish, Gellian Connar, Jos. Mathews, Step. Barrett (or Barnett), Elizabeth Walker, Wm. Adams, Jno. Denny.
Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Land Patents and Grants, 1622-1666 (Clearfield, 2004, orig. 1933).
—, Cavalier and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Vol. 2, 1666-1695 (Virginia state Library, 1977).
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Other Wilbourns in This Series (in alphabetical order):
Early Wilbourns of Accomack County
Most of these posts have names other than Wilbourn. Some posts have hundreds of names.