He was born about 1580 to 1585 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England and was the son of Richard Brackett of Long Melford, Suffolk, England.
Peter Brackett married Rachel Wheatley and their children included ...
Peter Brackett, b: c1608, occ: deacon, d: Jul 1688
Richard Brackett, b: c1610, occ: deacon, d: 03 Mar 1689/90
Rachel (Brackett) Newcomb, b: c1614, d: aft.1685
Jonathan Brackett, b: c1616.
He made his last Will on 08 Aug 1616 and was dead before the end of the month. He was buried on 25 Aug 1616 at All Saints, Sudbury, Suffolk, England.
His Will was proved on 28 Aug 1616 and his estate was probated in Bury St.Edmonds, Suffolk, England.
His widow Rachel remarried to Martin Saunders and they emigrated to New England where she died on 15 Sep 1651 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
"In the name of God amen, in the year of our Lorde one thousand six hundred and sixtene, the of 8th day of August in the 14th year of the reign of his sovereign lorde Kinge James by the grace of god King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland defender of the faith viz of England the ffourteneth and of Scotland the ffiftyeth.
I, Peter Brackett of Sudburye, in the countie of Suff and diocesse of Norwich, being sicke in bodie but whole in mynde, being of perfect rememberance, thanks be unto allmightie God, doe ordaine and make this my testament and last Will in maner and forme following.
First, I bequeath my soul to allmightie god trusting through his mercies in Christ Jesus, to obtaine pardon and forgiveness of my synnse, my body to be buried in christian burial.
Item: I will and my mynd is that Rachell my wiffe shall have all my goods, chattells and implements of householde in consideration that she shall bringe up my children and pay unto every one of my children twentye shillings apeece, as namelye Peter, Richard and Rachell.
And my will is that that childe wch my wiffe is wth childe wth shall have twenty shillings to be paid unto them at their severall ages of twenty and one yeares and if any of them doe dye before their portion to be divided among them that shal be liveing.
Item: I will and my mynde is that my father Richard Bracket shall have the rente of my house in the parishe of St.Peters in Sudburye, wherein one Martyn London now dwelleth, during his naturall liffe. And after his deceasse, I will and my minde is that my said house shal be solde by my wiffe and the money thereof to be devided amonge my children that shal be then liveing.
And my will is that my eldest sonne, Peter Bracket, shall have ffive pounds more then the residue.
Item: I ordaine and make Rachell, my loving wiffe, to be executrix of this, my last Will and testament.
(signature) Peter Bracket
Sealed and delivered, Will & testament in the presence of
(witnesses) ??? Ruggles, Rychard Bracket, Thomas Grigges, Edward Strachie, William Strutt.