John Bray1

Occupation*circa 1660John was a shipwright in Kittery Point, York County, Maine, having arrived there circa 1660.1

Family

Child1.Margery Bray+1 b. c 1661, d. 24 Apr 1741

Citations

  1. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."

Margery Bray1

b. circa 1661, d. 24 April 1741
Margery (Bray) Pepperell
Father*John Bray1
Birth*circa 1661Margery Bray was born circa 1661, as calculated from her noted age at death.1
Marriage*circa 1680She married William Pepperell circa 1680 in Kittery Point, York County, Maine.1
Death*24 April 1741She died on 24 April 1741 at age 80.1

Family

William Pepperell b. c 1647, d. 15 Feb 1734
Children1.Andrew Pepperell+1 b. 1 Jul 1681, d. 1713
2.Mary Pepperell+1 b. 5 Sep 1685, d. 18 Apr 1766
3.Margery Pepperell+1 b. 15 Sep 1689, d. Jul 1769
4.Joanna Pepperell+1 b. 22 Jun 1692, d. 1725
5.Miriam Pepperell+1 b. 3 Sep 1694
6.Sir William Pepperell+1 b. 27 Jun 1696, d. 6 Jul 1759
7.Dorothy Pepperell+1 b. 23 Jul 1698, d. 8 Jan 1763
8.Jane Pepperell+1 b. 2 Jun 1701, d. 6 Feb 1765

Citations

  1. [S1006] Communicated by Usher Parsons M.D. of Providence RI, "Pepperell Genealogy", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 20 (January 1866): pages 1-2. Hereinafter cited as "Pepperell Genealogy."

Edward Breck1

d. 2 November 1662
Marriage*after 1653He married Isabel (__?__) Rigby after 1653 in Dorchester.1
Death*2 November 1662He died on 2 November 1662 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2

Family

Isabel ______ b. c 1610, d. 22 Jun 1673

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 94. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S1255] Philip A. Fisher, The Fisher Genealogy : record of the descendants of Joshua, Anthony and Cornelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1636-1640, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Everett, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898), pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as The Fisher Genealogy.

Alice Brett1

Father*Elder William Brett1 d. 1681
Mother*Margaret ______2
Marriage*She married Joseph Hayward, son of Thomas Hayward and Mehetible Waldo.1

Family

Deacon Joseph Hayward
Child1.Joseph Hayward Jr.+1 b. 15 Dec 1673

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.

Alice Brett1

b. 29 January 1685/86
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*29 January 1685/86Alice Brett was born on 29 January 1685/86 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Brett, pages 120-123. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 54. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Bethia Brett1

d. 1745
Father*William Brett1
Mother*Elizabeth Cary2
Marriage*5 June 1706She married Thomas Hayward, son of John Hayward and Sarah Mitchell, on 5 June 1706 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
Residence*Bethia and Thomas Hayward lived on the southerly side of Matfield River, within the bounds of East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), where Bethia's father, William Brett, had lived before him. There was no longer a house there in 1840.1
(Wife) Death1741Bethia became a widow when Deacon Thomas Hayward died in 1741.1
Death*1745She died in 1745.1

Family

Deacon Thomas Hayward b. 10 Jan 1674, d. 1741
Children1.Alice Hayward+1 b. 7 Apr 1707, d. 13 Oct 1803
2.Bethia Hayward1 b. 22 Sep 1715, d. 29 Aug 1778
3.Mary Hayward1 b. 4 Jan 1718/19
4.Seth Hayward+1 b. 3 Dec 1721, d. 11 Sep 1778
5.Phebe Hayward1 b. 26 Apr 1725

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 60; "Bithia" Brett and Thomas "Haward". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Elihu Brett Esq.1

d. 1712
Father*Elder William Brett2 d. 1681
Mother*Margaret ______2
Marriage*He married Ann ______.2
(2nd Neighbor) Land RecordsElihu Brett was identified as a neighboring land owner in transactions recorded in the original purchase record books of Bridgewater reflecting purchases made by John Bolton from Joseph Cary. The records were not dated, however all appear to have occurred around the same time Bolton settled in Bridgewater. Bolton purchased ten acres of wood lands laid out below the land of John Hayward of the Plain in the swamp, butting partly upon John Hayward's and partly upon land laid out to Elihu Brett, running easterly for its length 60 rods and 24 in breadth, bounded by a swamp pine near the northwest corner and a torn pine tree at the northeast corner and by a red oak tree at the southeast corner and from the red oak ranging westward to a small swamp pine marked on two sides near John Hayward's land where it buts and joins to the lands of John Kingman on the west side and to the lands of Joseph Hayward on the southerly side and easterly end.3
Biographical Info*1700Elihu Brett Esq. was a Magistrate and in 1700 was appointed a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and Sessions.2
Death*1712He died suddenly in his chair in 1712.2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  3. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 223.

Elihu Brett Jr.1

Father*Elihu Brett Esq.2 d. 1712
Mother*Ann ______2
Marriage*17 December 1706He married, as her second husband, the widow Susanna (Edson) Hayward, daughter of Samuel Edson and Susanna Byram, on 17 December 1706 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4

Family

Susanna Edson b. 15 Jan 1678/79

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  3. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 1, although he identified a different Susanna Hayward who has not been found to have existed. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 60. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Hannah Brett1

Father*Elder William Brett2 d. 1681
Mother*Margaret ______2
Marriage*She married Francis Cary, son of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey.2

Family

Francis Cary
Child1.Lydia Cary3 d. 27 Jan 1762

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Cary, pages 130-134.

Hannah Brett1

b. 18 October 1699
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*18 October 1699Hannah Brett was born on 18 October 1699 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*2 October 1732She married Joseph Gannett on 2 October 1732 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Brett, pages 120-123. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 55. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 60 with the added information that the Plymouth County record noted the date of marriage as 21 Oct.

Lydia Brett1

Father*Elder William Brett2 d. 1681
Mother*Margaret ______2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.

Margaret Brett1

Father*Elihu Brett Esq.1 d. 1712
Mother*Ann ______1
Marriage*18 March 1705/6She married Samuel Willis, son of John Willis and Experience Byram, on 18 March 1705/6 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2,3

Family

Samuel Willis

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Brett, pages 120-123. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Willis, pages 363-371.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 60. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Mary Brett1

Father*Elihu Brett Esq.1 d. 1712
Mother*Ann ______1
Marriage*She married John Willis, son of John Willis and Experience Byram.2,1

Family

John Willis
Children1.Mary Willis+3 b. 27 Nov 1699
2.John Willis Esq.+2 b. 24 Dec 1701, d. 17 Jul 1776

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Brett, pages 120-123. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Willis, pages 363-371.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Willis, pages 345-352.

Mehitabel Brett1

b. 12 August 1692, d. 20 February 1736
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*12 August 1692Mehitabel Brett was born on 12 August 1692 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*30 March 1721She married Samuel Edson, son of Joseph Edson and Experience ______, on 30 March 1721 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,1
Residence*They lived at East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).5
Death*20 February 1736She died on 20 February 1736 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 43.3,6

Family

Samuel Edson b. 28 Aug 1687, d. 7 Jan 1749/50
Children1.Samuel Edson3 b. 2 Feb 1721/22, d. 25 Feb 1801
2.Nathaniel Edson3 b. 5 May 1728

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Brett, pages 120-123. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 55. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Edson, pages 153-160.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 126.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Hayward, pages 181-190.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 465.

Nathaniel Brett1

d. 19 November 1740
Father*Elder William Brett2 d. 1681
Mother*Margaret ______2
Marriage*21 November 1683He married Sarah Hayward, daughter of John Hayward and Sarah Mitchell, on 21 November 1683 in Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,3
Residence* In Bridgewater, Nathaniel and Sarah Brett lived on the Plain between the original Jonathan Copeland's place and the old Powder House, the same place where Sarah's parents, John and Sarah Hayward, had lived with their family and where the young Jonathan Copeland lived in 1897.1
Death*19 November 1740He died on 19 November 1740 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).4

Family

Sarah Hayward b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Children1.Alice Brett2 b. 29 Jan 1685/86
2.Seth Brett2 b. 24 Feb 1687/88
3.Mehitabel Brett+2 b. 12 Aug 1692, d. 20 Feb 1736
4.Sarah Brett2 b. 28 Jan 1694/95, d. 28 Dec 1774
5.Hannah Brett2 b. 18 Oct 1699
6.William Brett2 b. 26 Apr 1702
7.Nathaniel Brett2 b. 3 Nov 1704

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 175. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 441.

Nathaniel Brett1

b. 3 November 1704
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*3 November 1704Nathaniel Brett was born on 3 November 1704 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Lands Committee) Land Recordsbetween August 1748 and July 1751Josiah Snell Jr., Joshua Willis and Nathaniel Brett served on the town's Purchasers Committee between August 1748 and July 1751 when they first renewed the bounds of John Bolton's land at Robbins Pond, and then laid out to him three different ten acre land grants within the eight mile grant of the township of Bridgewater.3,4,5,6

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Brett, pages 120-123. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 56. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 2, page 214.
  4. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, Book 2, pages 214-215.
  5. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, Book 2, page 215.
  6. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, Book 2, pages 215-216.

Nathaniel Brett1,2

(Appraiser) Inventory12 April 1722The Inventory of the estate of John Bolton, late of Bridgewater, was appraised and completed by Joseph Edson, Nathaniel Brett and John Field on 12 April 1722. They appeared before Josiah Edson Esq., Justice of the Peace, on 7 May and made an oath to its accuracy according to their best judgment. Administrators John Bolton Jr. and Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton appeared before Judge Isaac Winslow to approve the submitted inventory, making their oath that it was a true and perfect inventory as far as it came to their knowledge and when more should appear, they would give it to the Judge, and the document was filed with the court on 7 May 1722.

The value of his housing and about 53 acres of land being part of two 50 acre lots was appraised at £340; 4 oxen, 3 cows, 1 heifer, 1 mare and 5 swine were valued at £43, 18s; his farming tools at £13, 1s, 6p, 1 feather bed, bedstead and covering at £7, 5s, wooden vessels and lumber at £4, 7s, Indian Corn at £4, household furniture at £2, iron vessels and utensils about the fire at £2, 10s, a warming iron, glass and earthen vessels at 16s, pewter platters and plates at £1, 18s, a bag of cotton wool, cards and table linen at £1, 6s, 2 pounds of woolen yarn and 1 meal bag at 8s, books appraised at £2, 3s, and his wearing apparel at £4, 11s, 6p.1,2
(Lands Committee) Estate and Land5 April 1723A special committee of five good and sufficient freeholders, Josiah Edson Esq., Nathaniel Hayward, Joseph Edson, Nathaniel Brett and John Field, was appointed by Judge Isaac Winslow to determine the fair distribution of real estate that John Bolton died seized of in the County of Plymouth. Their task was completed on 5 April 1723 and included setting off the widow Sarah (Chesebrough) Bolton's Dower or Thirds of housing or lands, and also setting off an equitable portion or share of land for each of the deceased's children, John Bolton Jr., Samuel Bolton, Sarah (Bolton) Leonard, Elizabeth Bolton, Nicholas Bolton, Mary Bolton, Elisha Bolton, Joseph Bolton, Nathaniel Bolton, and Abigail Bolton.2,1

Citations

  1. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 549782, Index and Docket Abe-Bur 1685-1881, Case number 2216; FHL Film# 550705, Index to probates 1686-1820; FHL Film# 550510, Probates 1717-1724, Volume 4, pages 322-324; FHL Film# 550511, Probates 1724-1731, Volume 5, pages 643-649. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.
  2. [S1124] John Bolton, Probate (1723 Bridgewater, Plymouth County) Case number 2216, Box 107049 on FHL Film# 2426726. Probate file papers 1686-1881, Plymouth County, Massachusetts; microfilm of records at Supreme Judicial Court, Boston, on 246 microfilm reels. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Probate of John Bolton (1723 Bridgewater).

Sarah Brett1

b. 28 January 1694/95, d. 28 December 1774
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*28 January 1694/95Sarah Brett was born on 28 January 1694/95 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Death*28 December 1774She died on 28 December 1774 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at age 79.1,3

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Brett, pages 120-123. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 56. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Deaths, Volume II, page 441, referencing P.R.102 and citing a private record from a notebook of Timothy Fobes of Bridgewater now in the possession of Henry D. Forbes of Boston and printed in Pilgrim Notes and Queries, Volume 2, Number 10 with the notation "Sary Britt 'a 80."

Seth Brett1

b. 24 February 1687/88
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*24 February 1687/88Seth Brett was born on 24 February 1687/88 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).1,2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Brett, pages 120-123. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 56. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

William Brett1

Father*Elder William Brett2 d. 1681
Mother*Margaret ______2
Marriage*He married Elizabeth Cary, daughter of John Cary and Elizabeth Godfrey, and the couple had only one child, a daughter Bethia.2
Biographical Info*William Brett was a respectable man and a Deacon.2
Residence*He lived within the limits of East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2
Will*1713He left a will dated in 1713.2
(Lands Committee) Land Records2 July 1720Josiah Edson, William Brett and Josiah Snell served on the Purchasers Committee for the township of Bridgewater on 2 July 1720 when they recorded their settlement of the bounds between John Bolton Jr. and his neighbor John Willis in the town's Purchasers Book.3

Family

Elizabeth Cary
Child1.Bethia Brett+1 d. 1745

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.
  3. [S1154] Purchasers Books of Bridgewater (Massachusetts), earliest original records, Bridgewater Public Library Historical Room, 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Book 1, page 282.

William Brett1

b. 26 April 1702
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of John Bolton
Father*Nathaniel Brett1 d. 19 Nov 1740
Mother*Sarah Hayward1 b. 25 Oct 1663, d. 11 Jul 1737
Birth*26 April 1702William Brett was born on 26 April 1702 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*15 May 1732He married Bethiah Kinsley, daughter of Samuel Kinsley and Mary Washburn, on 15 May 1732 in West Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3,4

Family

Bethiah Kinsley b. c 1707

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Brett, pages 120-123. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Births, Volume I, page 56. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  3. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Kinsley, pages 229-230.
  4. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Marriages, Volume II, page 225.

Elder William Brett1

d. 1681
Marriage*He married Margaret ______.2
Biographical Info*Elder William Brett was probably from Kent, England and was in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, in 1645. He was one of the original proprietors and settlers in what became West Bridgewater. He was an Elder of the Church, a leading man both in the Church and in the Town and was often a Representative to the Old Colony Court. He often preached when the Reverend James Keith was ill or otherwise unavailable.2
Death*1681He died in 1681.2

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater, Brett, pages 120-123.

David Brewster1

b. 1924
Father*John Desmore Brewster1 b. 1892
Mother*Ethelin Weston Conger1 b. 4 Oct 1887
Birth*1924David Brewster was born about 1924 in Massachusetts.1,2
(Son) Census 193010 April 1930David appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 in the household of his parents in Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

Edward (Teddy) Brewster1

b. between 1925 and 1926
Father*John Desmore Brewster1 b. 1892
Mother*Ethelin Weston Conger1 b. 4 Oct 1887
Birth*between 1925 and 1926Edward (Teddy) Brewster was born between 1925 and 1926 in Massachusetts.1,2
Name VariationHe was called Teddy.1
(Son) Census 193010 April 1930Edward appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 in the household of his parents in Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

Fear Brewster1

d. before 12 December 1634
Christening1591Fear Brewster was christened in 1591 at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England.
Immigration*circa 10 July 1623Fear came to America circa 10 July 1623, arriving at Plymouth on the ship Anne.2,3
Marriage*25 February 1626She married, as his second wife, Isaac Allerton, son of Edward Allerton and Rose Davis, on 25 February 1626 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).4,5
Death*before 12 December 1634She died of smallpox before 12 December 1634 at New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut.4,5,6

Family

Isaac Allerton b. c 1586, d. 12 Feb 1659
Child1.Isaac Allerton b. 22 May 1627, d. 25 Oct 1702

Citations

  1. [S415] Compiled by Sholom Simon, online at www.rootsweb.com, WorldConnect Project, various authors and contributors (compiler email: e-mail address), downloaded 09 November 2007 from information last updated on 01 Nov 2007. Some of the information provided for this individual was obtained from a website whose compiler has stated that although he tries to ensure that the information is accurate, there is no guarantee that certain errors and omissions will not have occurred. His collection is a work in progress and contains almost 50,000 people. Much of his information has been contributed to him by other researchers and even much of that appears to be in line with information already obtained and believed to be accurate. For that reason, portions of the Descendants of Richard Warren database found on the website have been included in this collection. Information provided, unless additional proof has been offered, has not yet been verified and cannot be guaranteed.
  2. [S396] General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Mayflower Quarterly (Boston, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1959-), Volume 54, number 4. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Quarterly.
  3. [S373] John T. Landis, Mayflower descendants and their marriages for two generations after the landing: including a short history of the church of the pilgrim founders of New England (Baltimore, Maryland: Southern Book Company, 1956). Hereinafter cited as Mayflower descendants and their marriages.
  4. [S397] George F. Willison, Saints and Strangers: being the lives of the Pilgrim Fathers and their families, with their friends and foes; and an account of their posthumous wanderings in limbo, their final resurrection and rise to glory, and the strange pilgrimages of Plymouth Rock (New York, New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1945). Hereinafter cited as Saints and Strangers.
  5. [S296] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, showing three generations of those who came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer's Register, volumes 1-4 (Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown and Company, 1860-1862). Hereinafter cited as Genealogical Dictionary of First Settlers.
  6. [S420] Compiled by Barbara Lambert Merrick, William Brewster of the Mayflower: and His Descendants for Four Generations (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c 2000), Volume 12. Hereinafter cited as William Brewster of the Mayflower.

John Desmore Brewster1

b. 1892
Birth*1892John Desmore Brewster was born about 1892 in Vermont.2
World War I*He served in the first World War.2
Marriage*1918He married Ethelin Weston Conger, daughter of Arthur Willis Conger and Ella Chase, about 1918.1,2
Census 1930*10 April 1930Ethelin and John Brewster appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 on Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. John was 38 years of age and worked as a superintendent at a lace mill, and Ethelin was 42 years of age. They had been married about 12 years, rented their home and owned a radio. Three children, all of whom had attended school within the last year, resided with their parents in 1930. John Jr. was 9, David 6 and Edward 4. Also living in the household was 21-year-old servant, Mabel Montross.2

Family

Ethelin Weston Conger b. 4 Oct 1887
Children1.John Desmore Brewster Jr.1 b. 1921
2.David Brewster1 b. 1924
3.Edward (Teddy) Brewster1 b. bt 1925 - 1926
4.Lucy Francis Brewster1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

John Desmore Brewster Jr.1

b. 1921
Father*John Desmore Brewster1 b. 1892
Mother*Ethelin Weston Conger1 b. 4 Oct 1887
Birth*1921John Desmore Brewster Jr. was born about 1921 in Massachusetts.1,2
(Son) Census 193010 April 1930John appeared on the 1930 census taken on 10 April 1930 in the household of his parents in Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.2

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Brewster, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2067; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0046; Image: 190.0; FHL microfilm: 2341801. Hereinafter cited as 1930 US Federal Census.

Lucy Francis Brewster1

Father*John Desmore Brewster1 b. 1892
Mother*Ethelin Weston Conger1 b. 4 Oct 1887
Birth*She was probably born in Illinois or Massachusetts1
Death* and died of whooping cough in her first year.1

Citations

  1. [S9] Compiled by Mary Lou Heaton Skinner Ross, transcribed from the original Conger Volumes published by Helen Maxine Cromwell in 1973, "Notes Taken From: The Conger Family of America", compiled on 10 Aug 1982 (Issaquah, Washington 98029). Hereinafter cited as "Conger Family Outline."

John Briant1

Family

Child1.Mary Briant+1 d. 1789

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 471. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.

Mary Briant1

d. 1789
Father*John Briant1
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Timothy Ross.1
Death*1789She died in 1789.1

Family

Timothy Ross b. 20 Mar 1765, d. 15 Oct 1851
Child1.John Ross+2,3 b. 19 Mar 1787, d. 4 Aug 1873

Citations

  1. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country and its Pioneer Families. A Genealogical History of the Upper Monongahela Valley (with surname index). (Apollo, Pennsylvania: Closson Press, August 1993), page 471. Hereinafter cited as The Tenmile Country.
  2. [S1272] Howard L. Leckey, The Tenmile Country, page 285, although noting his mother as Rachel Wolverton, his father's second wife.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Colonel John Ross, Memorial# 100575984, although noting his mother as Rachel Wolverton, his father's second wife, and reporting The Tenmile Country as the source of the information. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.