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Susannah (Unknown) Brooks (abt. 1610 - 1681)

Susannah Brooks formerly [surname unknown] aka Bradford, Richardson
Born about in Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married before 1631 in Englandmap
Wife of — married 27 Mar 1651 (to 15 Sep 1681) in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 71 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 May 2009
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The Puritan Great Migration.
Susannah (Unknown) Brooks migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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Susannah was probably born between 1600 and 1610, based on ages of her children. She seems to have come from the County of Suffolk, England. Her maiden name is unknown. She is too old to be the daughter of Gov. William Bradford, who was born about 1589/90, and she is too young to be his sister or aunt as Gov. Bradford's father died about 1591 and his grandfather in 1594.

She was a widow when she married Ezekial Richardson before 1630. They came to Massachusetts with Winthrop, about 1630. They resided first at Boston, then Charlestown, Massachusetts, later at Woburn. The Richardsons had seven children born between 1632 and 1643.[1]

She was a healer after she arrived in the Charlestown, Massachusetts area about 1630.

After Ezekial passed away in 1647, Susannah Richardson married Henry Brooks before 1651 [2] [3] There are several deeds that establish her marriage to Brooks.[4]

Susanna Bradford Richardson Brooks passed away on September 15, 1681.[5]


Children of Ezekiel and Susanna:[6]

  1. Phebe Richardson, bpt Boston 3 Jun 1632; m in Woburn 1 Nov 1649 Henry Baldwin.
  2. Theophilus Richardson, bpt Charlestown 22 Dec 1633; m Woburn 2 May 1654 Mary Champney
  3. Josias Richardson, bpt Charlsetown 7 Nov 1635; m in Concord 6 Jun 1659 Remembrance Underwood (recorded in Chelmsford)
  4. John Richardson, bpt Charlestown 21 Jul 1638; d Woburn 7 Jan 1642
  5. Jonathan Richardson, bpt Charlestown 13 Feb 1639/40; nfr
  6. James Richardson, bpt Charlestown 11 Jul 1641, m Chelmsford 28 Nov 1660 Bridget Henchman
  7. Ruth Richardson, b Woburn 23 Aug 1643; d there 7 Sep 1643

Above are the only known children of Ezekiel and Susanna. Some also include the children below, without source.

Do you have information about Susanna? Please contribute to her biography. Everything on WikiTree is a collaborative work-in-progress.


  • Robert Charles Anderson, "Ezekiel Richardson",The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol III, Boston, New England Historic Genelogical Society 1995 p. 1580-1583.
  • Eddy, Miriam Brightman Publication, Thomas, Henry and Hannah Brooks of Concord, The American Genealogist: Volume: 54, Pages: 234-235, 1978
  • Jaquith, George Oakes; Walker, Georgetta Jaquith, The Jaquith Family in America , Publication: New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Mass., 1982
  • Belle Preston's Bassett-Preston Ancestry (1930): 47
  • Source: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.
  • Source: Family Data Collection - Births Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001. Note: Originally, the information was derived.
  • Source: Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R), Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998. Repository: Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150. Ancestral File Number: 5749
  • Source: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) Godfrey Memorial Library, compiler, Middletown, CT, USA. Online Publication: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.
  • Source: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2010. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010.
  • Cutter, A.M., William Richard (1912). Genealogical and Family History of Central New York. A records of the achievements of her people inn the making of a commonwealth and the building of a nation. VIII. Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. (pg 1161)


  1. Great Migration Begins Vol 2 p.1580
  2. to Middlesex County Deeds - citation unclear
  3. Great Migration Begins Vol 2 P1580
  4. Davis, Walter Goodwin, 1885-1966. The Ancestry of Sarah Hildreth, 1773-1857: Wife of Annis Spear of Litchfield, Maine. Portland, Me.: Anthoensen Press, 1958. p. 30
  5. Great Migration Begins Vol 2 p.1580
  6. Anderson, Robert Charles. "Ezekiel Richardson," Featured name. Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, (Boston: NEHGS, 1995) p 1582, citing Sarah Hildreth and NEHGR 57:297-300


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Unknown-259 and Unknown-320885 appear to represent the same person because: Obvious match. Earlier date of marriage is likely closest to the truth.
posted by Bob Nichol
I will mark the lowest number profile for each proven child with * in the suffix. I will mark children who don't belong with -, until I can find the right place to put them.
posted by Vic Watt
The Richardson children will be merged next. Some of them may not be children of Ezekial and Susannah. GMB seems to be a good source for the children.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers
Susannah was a widow when she married Ezekiel Richardson. Her last name at birth is Unknown. Any duplicate profiles for her should be merged into Unknown-259. The order of her surnames: Unknown, Bradford, Richardson, Brooke. EXTRA CARE IS NEEDED WHEN MERGING THIS PROFILE. Thanks, Becky Syphers.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers
What are the ID's of the duplicates?
posted by [Living Geleick]
Please add a date of birth. She was married in the mid-1600's. Thanks
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers

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