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Rachel (Brackett) Newcomb (bef. 1614 - 1685)

Rachel Newcomb formerly Brackett
Born before in All Saint's, Sudbury, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 27 May 1630 in All Saints, Sudbury, Suffolk, Englandmap
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Died after age 70 in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2009
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Rachel (Brackett) Newcomb migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640).
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Rachel Brackett was baptized on April 28, 1614 at All Saints in Sudbury, Suffolk, England daughter of Peter Brackett and Rachel (Unk). [1]

She married Francis Newcomb on May 27, 1630 at All Saints in Sudbury, Suffolk, England [2] [1]

Francis Newcomb, husbandman of Sudbury, Suffolk, England was born about 1605 as he came to New England at age about 30, on the ship Planter leaving London on April 6, 1635. Accompanying him on the voyage were his wife Rachel, his daughter Rachel aged 2 1/2 and his son John aged 9 months. [3] They first came to Boston before settling in Braintree, Massachusetts. [2]

On February 28, 1635/6, Rachel Newcombe, wife of Francis, was admitted to membership in the church at Boston. She was one of the thirteen Boston church members recommended to the Church of Christ at 'Mount Wollystone' on February 16, 1639/40. [2] [4] Mt. Wollastone was later renamed Braintree.

Francis Newcomb died on May 27, 1692 in Braintree, Massachusetts. [5] [2]


Rachel Brackett and Francis Newcomb had the following children:

  1. Rachel baptized November 13, 1631 at All Saints, Sudbury, Suffolk. [2] [1] (may have married Peter Adams at Medfield in 1650)
  2. John baptized at All Saints on August 8, 1634 [1]; married first, by 1659, Ruth Marshall; married second Elizabeth ___, who was named in his will of May 31, 1721. [2]
  3. Hannah baptized at Boston on October 15, 1637 [6]: married James Thorp at Dedham on January 8, 1657/8. [7] [2]
  4. Mary born at Braintree on April 1, 1640; married first Samuel Deering on December 9, 1657 [5]; married second George Spear on April 27, 1675. [2]
  5. Sarah born at Braintree on June 30, 1643. [5] [2]
  6. Judith born January 16, 1645/6 [5]; died at Watertown on March 1, 1722/3; married Samuel Jennison at Watertown on October 13, 1666.[8] [2] )
  7. Peter born May 16, 1648; married first Susanna Cutting [5] [8]; married second, widow Mary (Phillips) Humphrey. [2]
  8. Abigail born July 16, 1651. [5] [2]
  9. Leah born July 30, 1654 [5] ; married William Price by 1688, probably at Watertown. [2]
  10. Elizabeth born August 26, 1658 [5]; married first John Pidge at Dedham on July 3, 1677; married second at Dedham, James Emery on December 28, 1695. [7] [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Richardson, Douglas. The Bracket-Newcomb-Sanders Connection in :The American Genealogist. Volume 55, New Haven, Connecticut, 1979, p. 215-7 . (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Anderson, Robert C. Francis Newcomb in: Great Migration 1634-1635, M-P. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2007., p. 242-45
  3. Hotten: James C. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men sold for a term of years; apprentices; children stolen; maidens pressed; and others who went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700 : with their ages and the names of the ships in which they embarked, and other interesting particulars; from mss. preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Record Office, England, London, England, 1874, p. 48
  4. Focus on Braintree in: Great Migration Newsletter, Volume 10, 2001, p. 19; 22. Great Migration Newsletter, V.1-20.(Online Database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2018.)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Bates, Samuel, editor. Records of the town of Braintree 1640-1793, Daniel Huxford, Printer, Randolph, Masachusetts, 1886, p. 630: 641: 659: 716: 718
  6. Report of the Record Commissioners, Containing, Boston Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, 1630-1699, Volume 9, Rockwell and Churchill, Printers, Boston, Massachusetts, 1883, p. 5
  7. 7.0 7.1 Hill Don Gleason, editor. The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths, and Intentions of Marriage, in the Town of Dedham, 1635-1845, Dedham, Massachusetts, 1886, p. 17: 127
  8. 8.0 8.1 Watertown Records Comprising the First and Second Books of Town Proceedings with the Land Grants and Possession, and the First Book and Supplement of Births, Deaths and Marriages, The Historical Society, Press of Fred G. Barker, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1894, p. 28: 35: 75

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  • This person was created through the import of Family Line.ged on 01 March 2011.
  • WikiTree profile Brackett-202 created through the import of Travis Family Tree.ged on Jun 22, 2011 by Roger Travis.
  • WikiTree profile Rachel-33 created through the import of oldweymouth families072011.GED on Jul 5, 2011 by Alyson X. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Alyson and others.

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There is a large biography section, now moved to the bottom of the profile that remains unsourced - should be sourced/incorporated of deleted.
posted by Chris Hoyt
I removed it. It was virtually all repeat. Only two bits of information that could be incorporated: Rachel died after 22 March 1685/6 in probably, Braintree. (Is this really the last record of her).

And that the part of Braintree the family settled in was what eventually became Quincy.

I'll defer to others if they want to source and add those statements.

posted by M Cole
Added bio/sources. (left what was there that has (#__) sources?

Cannot find any source for her mother's LNAB or Rachel's estimated dod.

posted by Chris Hoyt
Rachel-33 and Brackett-1 appear to represent the same person because: Rachel was first name incorrectly imported into LNAB field. Looks like Anderson Great Migration Series confirms Brackett as LNAB.
posted by M Cole

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