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William Brooks (abt. 1622 - 1688)

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William Brooks
Born about in Middlesex, Concord, Massachusettsmap [uncertain]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 18 Oct 1654 in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Deerfield, Franklin, Massachusettsmap
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Biography

William Brooks first appears in New England on 6 Feb 1648/49 at Springfield, Massachusetts, when he took the oath of fidelity (meaning that he was then at least 21 years of age).4 There he married, 18 Oct 1654, Mary Burt, daughter of Henry Burt and Ulalia Marche, with whom he had 16 children. She was at the time recently delivered of an illegitimate child by Sgt. Samuel Wright Jr. (who would be raised as Remembrance Brooks). William removed by 1686 to Deerfield where he died 30 Dec 1688. His widow Mary died 31 Aug 1689.

Notes: parentage of William not documented by any reliable source. Relationship to Henry & Grace removed.


  • Children of William and Mary (Burt) Brooks in Springfield, Mass:[1]
  1. William b. 18 Aug 1655 [2] William d. 27 Oct 1675.
  2. John b. 10 Feb 1656/57, d. 27 Oct 1675
  3. Sarah b. 4 May 1658 [3] d. 6 Jan 1733
  4. Mary b. 21 Dec 1659, [4]d. before 1677
  5. Patience b. 5 Jun 1661, d. before 29 Dec 1687[5]
  6. Ebenezer b. 21 Dec 1662[6]
  7. Nathaniel b. 9 May 1664[7]
  8. Abigail b. 25 Jan 1665/66,[8] d. 13 Mar 1754
  9. Joseph b. 17 Oct 1667, [9]d. 1743
  10. Mercy b. 25 Aug 1669, [10]d. 22 Jan 1700/1
  11. Benjamin b. 25 Jul 1671[11], d. 3 May 1755
  12. Deliverance b. 28 Feb 1672/73 [12]
  13. Thankful b. 28 Feb 1672/73, d. 3 Apr 1673
  14. Jonathan b. 13 Oct 1674[13]
  15. Mary b. 11 Jul 1677
  16. Thankful, b. 19 Sep 1679 [14] Their first daughter, Thankful, had passed away, so they named another child Thankful.


Sources

  1. EXCERPTS FROM BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM BROOKS COMPILED BY CHRISTOPHER BROOKS https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/10897558
  2. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4DC-SHN : 9 February 2018), William Brook, 18 Aug 1655; citing Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, v 1 p 2; FHL microfilm 14,766.
  3. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJ6-1VW : 9 February 2018), Sarah Brooke, 04 May 1658; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  4. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJF-3JR : 9 February 2018), William Brooks in entry for Mary Brooks, 21 Oct 1659; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  5. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJX-9MS : 9 February 2018), William Brooks in entry for Patience Brooks, 05 Jun 1661; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  6. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJF-QJN : 9 February 2018), William Brookes in entry for Ebenezer Brookes, 21 Dec 1662; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  7. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJF-7NR : 9 February 2018), William Brookes in entry for Nathaneel Brookes, 09 May 1664; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  8. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4DH-1BW : 9 February 2018), Abigaill Brookes, 25 Jan 1665; citing Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, v 1 p 6; FHL microfilm 14,766.
  9. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4DC-M3J : 9 February 2018), Joseph Brookes, 17 Oct 1667; citing Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, v 1 p 7; FHL microfilm 14,766.
  10. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJF-4PV : 9 February 2018), William Brooks in entry for Mercy Brooks, 25 Aug 1669; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  11. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJX-35M : 9 February 2018), William Brooke in entry for Benjamin Brooke, 25 Jul 1671; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  12. Vital Records from The NEHGS Register. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (Compiled from articles originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB522/i/21083/63/426694190
  13. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4DC-SVW : 9 February 2018), Jonathan Brooke, 13 Oct 1674; citing Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, v 1 p 10; FHL microfilm 14,766.
  14. "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPJX-7FX : 9 February 2018), Thankful Brookes, 19 Sep 1679; citing , Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, Springfield City Hall; FHL microfilm 185,414.
  • BIOGRAPHY OF WILLIAM BROOKS COMPILED BY CHRISTOPHER BROOKS
  • Eno, Joel Nelson. "The Brooks Family of Springfield, Mass., and Some of his Descendants," NEHGR (1918), 72: 142.
  • The Stebbins genealogy : Greenlee, Ralph Stebbins, 1838- : Free ...www.archive.org › ... › New York Public Library - The Stebbins genealogy (c1904). Author: Greenlee, Ralph Stebbins, 1838-; Greenlee, Robert Lemuel, 1838- Volume: 1. Subject: Stibbens ... page 84
Ancestry Family Trees
Name: William Brooks
Spouse: Mary Burt
Parents: Henry Brooks, Grace Wheeler
Birth Place: Middlesex, Concord, MA
Birth Date: 1622
Birth city: Concord; Birth state: MA
Marriage Place: Springfield, Hampden, MA
Marriage Date: 18 Oct 1654
Death Place: Deerfield, Franklin, MA
Death Date: 18 Oct 1688

Source Information Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Brooke-224 created through the import of Ancestors of PBHowe.ged on Jun 6, 2011 by Buck Howe.


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This says that the relationship to Henry and Grace as his parents was removed, but apparently someone added them back. As far as I know, there still hasn't been any evidence found to show this.
posted by Cathy (Kies) Bennett
575 FindAGrave - Different birth dat
posted by Stephen McCallum
The source, "Brooks Family Records: https://archive.org/stream/brooksfamilyreco00seav#page/16/mode/2up

claims William was born about 1610 in England and arrived on the ship "Speedwell" in 1635. I just found it so I don't know how accurate and/or well-searched the material is yet. So, I thought I'd pass it by you.

posted by Saundra Stewart
What source(s) document William's parents as Henry and Grace (Wheeler) Brooks?
posted by Ron Heroux
Brooks-9485 and Brooks-163 appear to represent the same person because: same spouse?
posted by Ros Haywood

Rejected matches › William Brooke (abt.1604-abt.1660)

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