Mercy Gorham Bourne was born 5 December 1695 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts to John Gorham (1651-1715) and Mary Otis (1654-1732) and died 4 September 1782 Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. She married Sylvanus Bourne (1694-1763) 20 March 1718 in Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.


Offspring of Sylvanus Bourne and Mercy Gorham (1695-1782)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Desire Bourne (1718-1781)
Mary Bourne (1720-1813)
Melathiah Bourne (1722-1778)
William Bourne (1724-1770)
Hannah Bourne (1725-1781)
Abigail Bourne (1729-1761) 21 June 1729 Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts 21 December 1761 Kenelm Winslow Homestead, Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Kenelm Winslow (1716-1780)
Silvanus Bourne (1731-1761)
Eunice Bourne (1732-1778)
Richard Bourne (1739-1826)




  • John Howland: Vol 1 - Descendants of Desire Howland Gorham - The First Five Generations; Documented descendants through his first child Desire2 Howland and her husband Captain John Gorham. By Elizabeth Pearson White, CG, FASG, FNGS. 736 pp. Maps, illus, printed endsheets, 12,455 entry Every Name Index. 1990. This prize-winning opus by Elizabeth White documents the multitude of descendants of Mayflower passenger John Howland through his first child, Desire (Howland) Gorham.
  • Gorham in Massachusetts - first families
  • Mercy Gorham - disambiguation

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