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Peter Brown (abt. 1610 - 1658)

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Peter Brown
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Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married about in CTmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married in Stamford, New Haven Colonymap
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Died in Stamford, CTmap
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Categories: Signers of the New Haven Fundamental Agreement.

From Savage
"PETER, New Haven 1639, had Mercy, bapt. 6 Apr. 1645; and Elizabeth 1 Aug. 1647; rem. to Stamford, where his w. Elizabeth d. 21 Sept. 1657; and he m. 27 July 1658, Unity, wid. of Clement Buxton, and d. 22 of the mo. foll. His s. Ebenezer had d. the day preced. but he may have also had Thomas, and Hackaliah, by the first w. both of wh rem. to Rye. His wid. m. 9 Mar. foll. Nicholas Knapp."[1]

Confirmation of Savage
5 Feb 1639, Peter Browne was licenced to bake and to sell, "so long as he gives no offence in itt justly."[2]

He signed New Haven Fundamental Agreement about 1639 and in 1644 took the Oath of Fidelity.[2]

Before the recorded baptism of his daughter Mercy in 1645, approximately 1640, he was on the rates list as 3 persons, £30 estate; 33 ¾ acres of land.[2]

1 June 1647 Peter Browne sold 2 acres 32 rod of meadow, all the portion of meadow in the West Meadow to George Smith, and 5 acres of Upland in the first devision of the suburbs quarter. He also sold sold all his land in the Neck to Mr. Malbon.[2]

After his removal to Stamford Elizabeth Browne, wife of Peter, died 21 Sept 1657.[3]

Subsequently, Peter remarried the widow of Clement Buxton, Unica or Unity Buxton, 5th month 22, 1658, in Stamford. (22 July 1658)[3]

Within a month Peter's son died 21 Aug. 1658, and the following day, 22 Aug. 1658, in Stamford.[3]

Peter's widow, Unica, remarried Nicholas Knapp, 9 March 1659.[3]


  • Mercy bapt 6 Apr 1645[4]
  • Elizabeth bapt Aug 1647[4]
  • Ebenezer, son of Peter died in Stamford 21 Aug. 1658[3]

Unable to confirm or deny, Thomas and Hachaliah as children.

From RootsWeb (5)

He came from Sussex, England to Concord, MA., in 1632, then to Cambridge, then New Haven, CT. in 1638, and then to Stamford in 1647. His death is listed in Stamford, CT. Vital Records.

Peter Brown Was one of the Governor Theophilus Eaton, and Rev. John Daverport Company that made a settlement at New Haven in the spring of 1638. This company was partly from the City of London, where Rev. John Davenport had been a Celebrated minister, and Partly from the counties of York, Hertford, Kent, Surry, Sussex, and sailed from London, England, in the ship Hector, which arrived at Boston on the twenty-six day of june, 1637. Peter Brown signed the compact appertaining to the government of the New Haven Colony in 1639. He sold out in 1647, and removed to Stamford, Connecticut, where his wife Elizabeth died September 21, 1657, and his son Ebenezer, August 19, 1658. He married again at Stamford, May 25, 1658, Unity Buxton. (taken from records of New Haven Colony)[5]


  1. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Vol. I-IV. Boston, MA, USA: 1860-1862.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, From 1638 to 1649. Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1857. Baker 29; Fund. Agreement p 18; Oath of Fid p 138; 1640 rate list p 92; sells land p 317
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Stamford (pp 34, 37, 38). Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Connecticut Church Records Index: New Haven First Congregational Church 1639-1937. Vol. A-I. Hartford: Connecticut State Library, 1947.
  • Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932. p. 357
  • Huntington, Elijah Baldwin. History of Stamford, Connecticut: From Its Settlement in 1641, to the Present Time, Including Darien, which was One of Its Parishes Until 1820. 1868 p 50
  • WikiTree profile Brown-8712 created through the import of Clancy Family 9.ged on Aug 22, 2011 by Shirley Becker. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Shirley and others.

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On 19 Oct 2016 at 03:30 GMT Sherry Wells wrote:

Brown-8712 and Brown-1123 appear to represent the same person because: same name, same spouse, same child

Peter is 11 degrees from William Brewster, 16 degrees from Skye Driggs and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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