Colonel Gamaliel Bradford1

Citations

  1. [S796] Massachusetts State Archives, French and Indian War muster roll index cards, 1603-1779. Microfilm of cards at Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, Massachusetts: FHL Film# 2428118, Muster Roll index card# 14361 for Elisha Bolton referencing Volume 94, page 406 of the Massachusetts Archives : Muster Rolls; on 51 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as French and Indian War muster roll index 1603-1779.

John Bradford1,2

b. 20 February 1653, d. 8 December 1736
Birth*20 February 1653John Bradford was born on 20 February 1653 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3
Marriage*6 January 1674He married Mercy Warren on 6 January 1674 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts (Plymouth Colony).3
Death*8 December 1736He died on 8 December 1736 in Kingston, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 83.3

Family

Mercy Warren b. 23 Sep 1653, d. Mar 1747
Child1.Alice Bradford+4 b. 28 Jan 1677, d. 14 Jul 1746

Citations

  1. [S405] Robert S. Wakefield, Richard Warren of the Mayflower and his descendants for four generations (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997), p. 29. Hereinafter cited as Richard Warren of the Mayflower for four generations.
  2. [S408] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633 (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995). Hereinafter cited as The Great Migration Begins: 1620-1633.
  3. [S278] Multiple editors and compilers, Mayflower Families through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, December 1620, volumes 1-23 (Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1975), Volume 18, Part I: Richard Warren, page 42. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Families through Five Generations.
  4. [S278] Multiple editors and compilers, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 18, Part I: Richard Warren, page 46.

Catherine Bradley1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Houlton Bradley1
Mother*Dorothy Gerrard1
Birth*Catherine Bradley was probably born in Dublin, Ireland.1
(Grandchild) Will3 October 1763Catherine was named in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Houlton Bradley1,2

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Occupation*At the time of his marriage, Houlton was a stationer in Dublin, Ireland.3
Marriage*15 April 1758He married Dorothy Gerrard, spinster, daughter of Thomas Gerrard and Catherine Cooper, by licence dated 13 April on 15 April 1758 at St. Michan, Dublin.1,3,4,5,6
(Son-in-Law) Will3 October 1763Houlton was mentioned in the will of his father-in-law, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates. Hereinafter cited as "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research."
  3. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Marriage of Bradley "Hulton" of the city of Dublin, stationer, and Dorothy Gerrard of the parish of St. Michan, spinster, directed to said parish 13th April 1758.
  4. [S1646] Deputy Keeper of Ireland, Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin 1272-1858 (26th, 30th and 31st Reports, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, 1758 Marriage Licence, page 339, "Hulton" Bradley and Dorothy Gerrard, citing page 27. Hereinafter cited as Ireland, Index to the Act or Grant Books, and to Original Wills, of the Diocese of Dublin 1272-1858.
  5. [S1640] Mairéad Crinion of Evergreen Oak Family Research Services at https://www.facebook.com/…, "Gerrard - Gibney Family Research," e-mail messages exchanged on multiple dates, citing the church records on IrishGenealogy.ie at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…
  6. [S1659] IrishGenealogy.ie, online at https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/, Church Records, Marriages 1700-1800, page 37, reporting the marriage of "Houlton" Bradley, stationer and Dorothy Gerrard, spinster at https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/…. Hereinafter cited as IrishGenealogy.ie.

Mary Bradley1

ChartsDescendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath
Father*Houlton Bradley1
Mother*Dorothy Gerrard1
Birth*Mary Bradley was probably born in Dublin, Ireland.1
(Grandchild) Will3 October 1763Mary was named in the will of her grandfather, Thomas Gerrard, dated 3 October 1763 in Liscartan, County Meath.1

Citations

  1. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Thomas Gerrard of Liscartan, will dated 3 October 1763, probated 4 December 1763l. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Sarah Bradshaw1,2

d. 18 February 1718/19
Marriage*14 November 1670She married Randal Vernon of Marsden, Cheshire on 14 November 1670 in the home of Randal's brother Thomas Vernon of Stanthorne, Cheshire.1,3
Residence*Sarah and Randal Vernon lived with their children in Sandiway, Cheshire, England.1
(Wife) Immigration1682The Vernon wives, Elizabeth (__?__) Vernon, Sarah (Bradshaw) Vernon and Elinor (Minshall) Vernon, with their children traveled with their husbands, brothers Randal Vernon, Thomas Vernon and Robert Vernon, respectively, and immigrated together in 1682 to America, settling at Nether Providence, Chester County, Pennsylvania.1,4,5,2
Death*18 February 1718/19She died on 18 February 1718/19, probably at Nether Providence.6

Family

Randal Vernon b. c 1640, d. 1725
Child1.Jacob Vernon+1 d. 1740

Citations

  1. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Louis H. Everts, 1881), Randal Vernon, page 755. Hereinafter cited as History of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England", downloaded from HathiTrust at www.hathitrust.org. The Literary Era : a Monthly Repository of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, (September 1899), Volume VI, page 278. Hereinafter cited as "Vernon of Cheshire, England."
  3. [S1423] Howard William Lloyd, "Vernon of Cheshire, England", the date written as "1670... the 14 day of ye 9th month" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was November, not September.
  4. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Thomas Vernon, page 754.
  5. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Robert Vernon, page 755.
  6. [S1409] J. Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Randal Vernon, page 755, the date written as "12, 18, 1718-9" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was February, not December.

Mercy Bradstreet1

Marriage*She married Dr. James Oliver.2
Residence*Mercy and Dr. James Oliver lived with their children in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Citations

  1. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Direct Ancestry of the Late Jacob Wendell, of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with a Prefatory Sketch of the Early Dutch Settlement of the Province of New Netherland, 1614-1664, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1882), pages 17-27. Hereinafter cited as The Late Jacob Wendell.
  2. [S940] James Rindge Stanwood, The Late Jacob Wendell, pages 21-25.

Thomas Braither1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*1591He married Faith Heaton, daughter of Edward Heaton and Joane Browne, by 1591.1

Family

Faith Heaton b. 19 Jul 1563

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 437. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."

Mary Branagan1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*She married John Bell, son of John Bell and Anne Hinds.1
(Wife) DeathJune 1786Mary became a widow when John Bell died in June 1786.1
(Widow) Probate24 June 1786Probate was granted on her husband's estate on 24 June 1786 to his sons Richard Bell and George Bell, two of the executors named in John's will, saving the right of his widow Mary Bell and Hugh Cooke, the other executors.1
(Widow) Estate and LandHer husband's will confirmed that since his marriage with his dear wife Mary Bell alias Branagan he, by marriage settlement, conveyed to trustees therein named the lands of Killynure then and still held by him under a lease of three lives renewable forever made to his father John Bell deceased by Francis White also deceased and stated his desire that the said lands shall ensue to trusts of said deeds particularly mentioned.

To his eldest son Richard Bell he bequeathed the customs of the town of Redhills in County Cavan and also the lands of Atreagh, County Cavan which leases he held by three lives renewable forever, made by the said Francis White. And also to Richard he gave his lands of Shane in County Monaghan. To his wife Mary he gave one of his best horses, the furniture of her room and other furniture she may wish. That part of the lands of Gortaquill, County Cavan purchased by him from John Buntell, gentleman, he bequeathed to his second son George Bell. Also to his son George he bequeathed the lands of Carrigan, the half tate (a tate was equal to 10 acres) of Clonumphry and also that part of lands known by the name of Sallcony which lands, all in County Fermanagh, were purchased from William and Lancelot Coldston of County Fermanagh, gentlemen. Also to his son George he left the lands of Killybandrick and also the lands of Clinteough in County Cavan. To his dear wife Mary Bell for her life he gave £12 yearly charged on Gortaquill, Carrigan, the half tate of Clonumphry and that part called Sallcony, exclusive of what was settled on her by their marriage settlement. To his son George he bequeathed all of his chattel property whatsoever except his household furniture which he left to his son Richard and except what was reserved for his wife.

Whereas his son Richard Bell, now had he come of age, had joined him in security to raise a sum of money and in order to indemnify his son Richard therein, he had handed over to him several securities for money that he had had in his possession previous to Richard so joining him, which securities he had reason to imagine a part had been paid to him, but his will ordered that his said son Richard Bell shall account with his son, Richard's brother George Bell for all money he has received in consequence of said securities so handed to him and show what monies he has received in order to fairly liquidate and adjust such balance of any be owing on the security in which my son Richard joined him. If any balance be due, the same to be charged on the town and lands left to my son George Bell until Richard is fully paid and exonerated from said security and that the debt of his father, the testator, contracted shall not in any degree affect the lands left to my eldest son Richard Bell, but such debts to be paid by his son George.

To his natural and illegitimate son John Bell, he bequeathed £40 to be paid him by his, the testator's son George. He bequeathed £5 to the poor of the parish of Anna, also to be paid by his son George.

Should his son Richard die unmarried and without issue, the lands of Killynure, the customs of Redhills aforesaid and also the lands of Atreagh shall revert to his son George, and if George dies unmarried and without issue, the said lands of Gortaquill, Carrigan, Clonumphry, Sallcony, Killybandrick and Clinteough to his son Richard.

His will stated his desire to be buried in the family burial place at Clones at the sole expense of his son George, and he appointed his wife Mary Bell, his eldest son Richard Bell, his youngest son George Bell and Hugh Cooke executors. His will was witnessed by Thomas Hudson, James Griffith and Michael McCormick.1
(Mother) Administration31 August 1793Mary and her second son were appointed executors for the administration of the estate of her eldest son Richard Bell of Redhills on 31 August 1793.2

Family

John Bell d. Jun 1786
Children1.Richard Bell1 d. 1793
2.George Bell+1 d. 1809

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, John Bell, 1786, Killynure, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  2. [S1620] Betham Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, 1793 administration of Richard Bell, Redhills, County Cavan. Hereinafter cited as Betham Genealogical Abstracts.

Catherine Brandt1

d. 20 February 1925
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*11 June 1875She married Beatty Hinds, son of Walter Hinds and Elizabeth Ann Beatty, on 11 June 1875.1,2
Family Photocirca 1897 In Canada circa 1897, Beatty and Catherine Hinds had a lovely photo taken of their family.3
Death*20 February 1925She died on 20 February 1925.2
Burial*She was buried in Sanctury Park, Port Elgin, Bruce County, Ontario Province, Canada.2

Family

Beatty Hinds b. c 1835, d. 20 Dec 1913
Children1.Thomas Andrew Hinds2 b. 8 May 1876, d. 17 Nov 1959
2.Nellie Victoria Hinds+1 b. 28 Sep 1881, d. 3 Jun 1959
3.Edgar George Hinds2 b. 1884
4.Martha Lillian Hinds2 b. 24 Sep 1887, d. 11 Oct 1951
5.Sydney Beatty Hinds2 b. 13 Mar 1889, d. 15 Dec 1889
6.Oswald Hinds2 b. 1890
7.Ruth Blanche Hinds2 b. 23 Feb 1900, d. Apr 1981

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), email from Shirley Ertz dated 25 Sep 2008, outlining her direct Hinds line. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", from the Family Tree of Thomas and Mary Hinds prepared by M. Clayton and G. Clayton and dated Nov 1992.
  3. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection."

Julienne Brassard1

Marriage*She married Ignace Drolet.

Family

Ignace Drolet b. 1794, d. 19 Aug 1834
Child1.Emérence Drolet+ b. 1828, d. 8 Jul 1883

Citations

  1. [S126] Eglise Catholique. Saint-Pie (Saint-Pie Québec), compiler, Résumé des Registres: des baptêmes, mariages et sépultures de la paroisse de Saint-Pie au diocèse de Saint-Hyacinthe pour les années 1830-1900 (Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec: N. Delorme, 1957), pages 43, 72 At least one entry in the source spelled her surname "Brossard". Hereinafter cited as Saint-Pie, Québec Catholic Church Records 1830-1900.

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.