Mary (Burt) Brooks
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Mary (Burt) Brooks (1635 - 1689)

Mary Brooks formerly Burt
Born in Harberton, Devon, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 18 Oct 1654 in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 54 in Deerfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Mary (Burt) Brooks immigrated to New England as a child during the Puritan Great Migration (1621-1640).

Mary Burt (Citing "Descendants of Henry Burt" compiled by DUNHAM - WILCOX - TROTT - KIRK [1] ) :Mary Burt 1 2 was baptized on 13 April 1635 in Harberton, Devon, ENG 2 and died on 31 Aug 1689 in Deerfield, Franklin Co., MA 1 [1] Documented events in her life were:

1. Parish Record; 13 April 1635; Harberton, Devon, ENG 2. Record of Baptism.[2]

2. Court Appearance; 24 Mar 1654/55; Springfield, Hamden, Massachusetts 5. Brought charges against Samuel Wright Jr. as the father of her child. Samuel was found guilty & ordered to pay for the child's upkeep and to receive '12 lashes on his naked body'. Mary received the same 12 lashes and 12 more for 'Comitting wickedness with Joseph Bonde". She received the first 12 and paid a fine of 30s to redeeme the second 12. Samuel Wright Jr. was the husband of her sister, Elizabeth Burt.

3. VR - Marriage; 18 Oct 1654; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 29. Married William Brook

4. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 27 May 1684; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2. Received legacy of a heifer in her mother's will.

Mercy Burt - Sister of Mary Burt

"Judah Wright ... married ... first to Mercy Burt, Jan. 8, 1666.... Judah Wright and wife Mercy were admitted to the church 1672, and in 1675 personally took the covenant and admitted to full communion. The date of the death of the first wife [Mercy is] not known."[3]

Judah Wright married Mercy Burt on 8 Jan 1666 at Northampton.[4] Judah and Mercy had nine children: Samuel, Mercy, Hester, Judah, Judah, Ebenezer, Thomas, Patience and Nathaniel. [5]


An excellent resource for Mary and Mercy Burt (Citing "Descendants of Henry Burt" compiled by DUNHAM - WILCOX - TROTT - KIRK


  1. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 07 November 2021), memorial page for Mary Burt Brooks (13 Apr 1635–31 Aug 1689), Find A Grave: Memorial #230949849, citing Old Deerfield Burying Ground, Deerfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by MJ's FamilyTree (contributor 47101009) .
  2. "England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 February 2016), 005882803 > image 33 of 288; Devon Record Office, Exeter.
  3. #S-54 Page 281
  4. #S-57 "Northampton Births, Marriages and Death" Page 336 (number on page is 97
  5. #S-54 Pages 281-282
  • 2. Terry, George Skelton, Genealogical Research in England, Burt - March, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 86, January 1932, p 77 - 84; April 1932, p 216-220; July 1932, p 247-252.)
  • 5. William Pynchon, John Pynchon, Elizur Holyoke, Pynchon Court Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000).
  • 29. John Pynchon, Pynchon Birth Marriage & Death Records, (Families of the Pioneer Valley, Regional Publications, West Springfield, MA, 2000). Springfield, p 57.
  • Source S-54 The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: The New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1886, Vol. 40 NEHGR 40 (1886)
  • Source S-57 Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).
  • The Stebbins genealogy : Greenlee, Ralph Stebbins, 1838- : Free... › ... › New York Public Library - Cached Similar 14 Feb 2008 – The Stebbins genealogy (c1904). Author: Greenlee, Ralph Stebbins, 1838-; Greenlee, Robert Lemuel, 1838- Volume: 1. Subject: Stibbens 84
  • "Descendants of Henry Burt" compiled by DUNHAM - WILCOX - TROTT - KIRK [2]

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This person immigrated to New England between 1621-1640 as a Minor Child (under age 21 at time of immigration) of a Puritan Great Migration immigrant who is profiled in Robert Charles Anderson's Great Migration Directory (or is otherwise accepted by the Puritan Great Migration (PGM) Project).

Please feel free to improve the profile(s) by providing additional information and reliable sources. PGM encourages the Profile Managers to monitor these profile for changes; if any problems arise, please contact the PGM Project for assistance. Please note that PGM continues to manage the parent's profile, but is happy to assist on the children when needed.

posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Profile Managers: What is the reason she is considered Notable? I don't see anything in her profile, and she does not seem to be in Wikipedia either.

Thank you.

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Look at the bottom of this Profile page. She has been included in the Categories: Puritan Great Migration Minor Child | England, Notables | Notables. Frank Hastings
posted by Franklin Hastings
Thank you Frank. Do you know why she is Notable? Sorry I may not have made my question clear. I do see the categories, but wondered if the Notable category is correct for her? Thank you.
posted by S (Hill) Willson
Mary Brooks does not meet the criteria for "notability" established by the Notables Project and I have removed the project sticker. Exceptions can be made to our standard criteria, but I see nothing in her profile that suggests an exception is warranted. If someone would like to submit such information, we will be happy to take another look. Being that her profile was created in 2008, it is possible the sticker was added using now-outdated criteria.

Might I also suggest that she be looked at for inclusion in the Great Migration Project.

David Randall Coleader, Notables Project

posted by David Randall
Yes, you are right David. She does qualify to be included in the PGM project.
posted by S (Hill) Willson
Can we address the common online confusion between the William Brooks: 1610-1688, 1622-1688, 1631-1688
posted by Scott Hutchins
Yes! please can someone? I have the same question about the 1610 and the 1622 one
posted by Abby Lowe
Burt-1 and Burt-2335 appear to represent the same person because: they are married to the same person
posted by Debbie Howell
Unknown-198645 and Burt-1 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicate. Unknown-198645 states that Mary Burt had an illidit affair with Samuel Wright Jr which resulted in Remembrance. This data is repeated in the William Brooks genealogy. So, Mary's surname wasn't so unknown.
posted by Carolyn Adams
Burt-1 and Burt-1586 appear to represent the same person because: After looking at Mary Burt-1 profile I saw the biography was wrong - it was that of her sister, Mercy who was married to Judah Wight.

I updated profile to show both sisters bio, (citing "Descendants of Henry Burt" compiled by DUNHAM - WILCOX - TROTT - KIRK email [email address removed] also verified by Tributaries: Genealogies of the Brooks Families of New England by compiled by Christopher Hapgood Brooks) and linked Mercy Burt to Henry's children.

Mary Burt-1586, (please compare profiles) and Mary Brooks Burt are the same person. This is not the Mary Burt Brooks-1859 mentioned in the comments with birth dates are 20 years different. They are not mother and daughter. Thank you for reviewing this merge. Jerry

posted by Jerry Smith
Burt-1 and Burt-1586 do not represent the same person because: Wasted a lot of time but found the obvious mistake. They are mother and daughter
posted by Ed Poor
I don't know that I would have agreed to the merge of Brooks-1859 and Burt-1 given that their birth dates were 20 years different.
posted by Tami (Osmer) Mize
Brooks-1859 and Burt-1 appear to represent the same person because: I think these are the same person - same marriage date
posted by Jerry Smith
Burt-1586 and Burt-1 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by Jerry Smith

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