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  • ID: I17416
  • Name: ANTHONY BRACKETT
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1613 in Norfolk, England
  • Death: 28 SEP 1691 in Sandy Beach, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
  • Note: Killed in an Indian attack
  • Note:

    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
    1574.
    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
    Theophilus Eaton.
    e) The Bracket Genealogy, 1896. Anthony Brackett came from
    Scotland.
    f) The Leonard Weeks Genealogy, 1888, p. 130. Anthony Brackett
    arrived in 1631 to settle at Strawberry Point (now Portsmouth), New
    Hampshire.
    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
    children.

    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).
  • _UID: D37A97BEEA02499297B70B64192706A10DBD



    Father: ? BRACKETT b: in England

    Marriage 1 ? (11) b: ABT 1615
    • Married: ABT 1635 in Rye, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
    Children
    1. Has Children THOMAS BRACKETT b: BET 1635 AND 1640 in Strawberry Bank, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
    2. Has Children Anthony BRACKETT b: ABT 1636 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
    3. Has No Children John BRACKETT b: ABT 1640
    4. Has Children Elinor BRACKETT b: 1642 in Falmouth, Cumberland County, Maine
    5. Has Children Jane BRACKETT b: 1647 in Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire

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