New England Genealogy Notes

Research notes on ancestors and relatives from early New England, including Boston Irish and Massachusetts Bay Puritan families.

Eleventh Generation (Continued)

2042 John BRABROOK31, 8G Grandfather. Born say 1615.107 Died in Watertown, Massachusetts, abt Nov 1654.  in Dec 1654.71 Immigrated by 1640.

According to Savage,31 John Brabrook (or Braybrook), of "Watertown, by w. Eliz. had Eliz. b. 4 Nov. 1640; John, 12 Apr. 1642; and Thomas, 4 May 1643; first was at Hampton 1640, rem. to Newbury, where liv. his uncle, Henry Short, and d. 28 June 1662. Coffin has, perhaps, here made some confus. for I find the inv. of B. tak. Dec. 1654. Ann B. wh. d. at Roxbury 20 May 1648, may have been his mo."

Bond supports the idea that John Brabrook died in 1654 rather than 1662 and provides some further details of his life; his entry reads: "Oct. 5, 1647, JOHN BRABROOK, of Wat. by power of attorney from John Glover, sold to Nicholas Birom, of Weymouth, land in Watertown. Jan. 5, 1651-2, the town granted John Brabrook �30 towards his loss by fire. Nov. 1654, the court appointed the selectmen of Wat. administrators of John Brabrook, who d. leaving children. Dec. 23, 1657, the court ordered John Flemming to provide Thomas Brabrook, apprentice, double apparel, at the judgement of Hugh Mason and Dea. Thomas Hastings. Ap. 2, 1663, the selectmen ordered to take wid. Brabrook from Woburn, who is there in distress."40

Torrey's entry (with square brackets in the original) reads: "BRABROOK, John (-1654) (nephew of Henry SHORT) & Elizabeth [?SHORT]; b 1640; Watertown."

John Brabrook died intestate. Rodgers71 transcribes his estate inventory (totalling �61) along with several other court documents relating to the disposition of his property.

He married Elizabeth SHORT?31, 8G Grandmother, by 1640.

They had the following children:
i. Elizabeth31 (1640-)
ii. John31 (1642-)
iii. Thomas31 (1643-)
1021 iv. Rebecca

2043 Elizabeth SHORT?31, 8G Grandmother. Died aft Apr 1663. Immigrated ? .

2044 John BURGE64, 8G Grandfather.  Born in 1601 in England. Died in Dorchester, Massachusetts, on 22 Oct 1678. Immigrated ? .

See Torrey for his four wives.

He married Rebecca (Sisly?) UPHAM64, 8G Grandmother.

They had one child:
1022 i. John (1655-1743)

2045 Rebecca (Sisly?) UPHAM64, 8G Grandmother.  Born abt 1605 in Wiveliscomb, Somerset, England. Immigrated ? .

2046 Shadrach THAYER64, 8G Grandfather.  Born on 10 May 1629 in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England. Died in Braintree, Massachusetts, on 19 Oct 1678. Immigrated ? .

Details from

Data from Savage to be entered.

He married Mary BARRETT64, 8G Grandmother, abt 1654 in Braintree, Massachusetts.

They had one child:
1023 i. Tryall (1658-)

2047 Mary BARRETT64, 8G Grandmother.  Died in Braintree, Massachusetts, on 2d 2m 1658. Immigrated ? 1635.

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