Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameJohn BRABROOK 803
Birth Datesay 161593
Death Dateabt Nov 1654
Death PlaceWatertown, Massachusetts
Inventory DateDec 1654804
Immigr Dateby 1640
Misc. Notes
According to Savage,805 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.”806

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. Rodgers807 transcribes his estate inventory (totalling £61) along with several other court documents relating to the disposition of his property.
Death Dateaft Apr 1663
Immigr Date?
Marr Dateby 1640
ChildrenElizabeth (1640-)
 John (1642-)
 Thomas (1643-)
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