Name: ANTHONY BRACKETT
Birth: 1613 in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, England
Death: 28 SEP 1691 in Sandy Beach, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
Note: Killed in an Indian attack
David Falion, FALC7NF database on Genserv, November 1998. Born in
Scotland. Died after 28 September 1691 at Portsmouth, Rockingham
County, New Hampshire.
Cheryl Edwards, EDWO8DA database on Genserv, November 1998. Life
dates 1610 England - 28 September 1691 Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Bob Anderson, http://www.qni.com/~anderson/Brackett.html, Descendants
of Anthony Brackett, November 1998. Born Scotland or Norfolk,
England. Died 1696. Five children given.
Al Myers, http://www.qni.com/~anderson/Anthony1BS.html, November
1998. a) The name Brackett is rare, found in Norfolk, England, in
b) Four brothers, native of Scotland, by the name of Brocket came
from Wales with Governor Winthrop in 1630. Captain Richard Brocket
settled in Boston, later Braintree, Massachusetts. Peter Brocket
settled in Connecticut. William and Anthony Brocket settled in
Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1631. Source: Ezra S. Stearns 1908,
The Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire,
vol. III, p. 1013.
c) Anthony Brackett emigrated from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, to
Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
d) A John Brocket, born 1609, arrived in Boston 26 June 1637 on the
Hector, subsequently moving from Boston to New Haven in the following
summer. He was a member of the party of Reverend John Davenport and
e) The Bracket Genealogy, 1896. Anthony Brackett came from
f) The Leonard Weeks Genealogy, 1888, p. 130. Anthony Brackett
arrived in 1631 to settle at Strawberry Point (now Portsmouth), New
g) Anthony Brackett was in Portsmouth in 1650 where he sold his home
that year. He was granted 30 acres of land at Sandy Beach on 13
January 1652; the property was surveyed 4 March 1652. He purchased
additional land on 19 September 1678 in Sandy Beach (now Rye), New
Hampshire. On 28 September 1691 he and his wife were among 21
persons in the community who were killed by a band of Indians. Two
grandchildren, sons of son John, were captured. His will was written
only a few days earlier, on 11 September 1691.
Bob Anderson, http://www.qni.com/~anderson/Anthony1B.html, Anthony
Brackett, November 1998. Immigrated to Falmouth (now Portland),
Maine, about 1632 as one of its first settlers. Sold a house in
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1650. Selectman in 1655 in Portsmouth.
Will dated 11 September 1691 recorded in Falmouth, Maine. Five
children by an unknown wife. The Bracketts of Maine and New
Hampshire are his descendants.
http://www.qni.com/~anderson/BrackSavage.html, November 1998. James
Savage 1860-1862, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of
New England. In Portsmouth 1640, then to Exeter until at least 1657,
possibly afterwards at Casco.
F. Virkus, Compendium of American Genealogy, vol. 5, p. 298. Anthony
Brackett came from Scotland to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1623.
Was later in Exeter. Killed by Indians. Wife unknown
E.S. Stackpole, Old Kittery and Her Families, pp. 298-301. Settled
in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, before 1640. Died 1696. At least five
John Osborne Austin 1893, One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, p.
41. Tradition among some descendants is that he came from Wales. 3
February 1660 received a grant of 100 acres in Portsmouth. Will (now
missing) proved July 1692 at Exeter, New Hampshire.
Alpheus L. Brackett 1897, Descendants of Anthony Brackett of
Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Four Brackett brothers came to New
England in 1630 with John Winthrop who had been elected to be
governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony; they were: Richard who
settled in Braintree (now Quincy); Peter who settled in Connecticut;
William and Anthony who went to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1631.
Received 100 acres of land in 1660.
Signed a petition in 1683 to King Charles II for the removal of
Governor Edward Cranfield of New Hampshire.
Constable in Greenland and Sandy Beach (Rye).
Father: PETER BRACKETT b: 1580 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Mother: RACHEL ? b: 1590 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
? (11) b: ABT 1615
in Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
- THOMAS BRACKETT b: BET 1635 AND 1640 in Strawberry Bank, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
- Anthony BRACKETT b: ABT 1636 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
- John BRACKETT b: ABT 1640
- Elinor BRACKETT b: 1642 in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine
- Jane BRACKETT b: 1647 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire