Hannah Potter

F, #17441, (say 1650 - 7 November 1723)
Father*John Potter1 b. s 1620
Mother*Elizabeth (–?–)1 b. s 1622
Appears on charts:Descendants of Henry/1c Brooks
Last Edited:31 Jul 2017

Child with Henry/1c Brooks:

Hannah Potter, widow of Samuel Blakeslee, married (2), 21 Dec 1676, probably at New Haven (also rec. Wallingford), Connecticut, Henry/1c Brooks.1,2 She died at New Haven 7 Nov 1723.1,3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S696] Donald Lines Jacobus, Ancient New Haven, 2:336, Fam. 2, Henry.
  2. [S927] Vital Records of New Haven, 1649–1850, 43, Henry Brooke/Hannah Blackly m.
  3. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, New Haven VR, wid. Hannah Brooks d.
  4. [S927] New Haven VR, 50, Thomas Brooks b.

Samuel/2e Brooks

M, #17443, (say 1645 - 5 February 1703)
Father*Richard/1e Brooks1,2 b. c 1611, d. 1687
Appears on charts:Descendants of Richard/1e Brooks
Descendants of Samuel/2e Brooks
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017

Child with (–?–) (–?–):

  • Jonathan/3?e Brooks b. say 1692
Samuel/2e Brooks, probably the son of Richard/1e Brooks, married, by 1675, at East Hampton, Long Island.3 On East Hampton's tax warrant, 24 Aug 1675, Samuel Brooke was rated at £66-6-8.2 He died at East Hampton 5 Feb 1703.4,5
     "Here also, at this attractive spot were the families of Schillinger, Fithian, Baker, Shaw, Conklin, Brookes, Meacham, Chatfield, and Bishop. The thatched roofed houses of most of these families bordered the east and west sides of the main street, which like the old street in Maidstone, England, runs north and south. The historian Thompson gives us this brief description of their houses: 'Their dwellings being of the rudest construction with straw roofs and wooden chimneys, plastered on the inside, no glass in the windows and destitute of most of the conveniences of a later period.6'"

Local Notes:

Property21 Nov 1695, East Hampton, NY[Presbyterian Church, East Hampton, New York, church records 1696-1884 : extract from printed records of the town of East Hampton, New York, vol. 5, 1905]7
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Nov. 21, 1695
Book A--132: Samuel Brookes to Cornelius Conckling.
CONVEYS: One-eighth share (Vol. II, 332).]
Property24 Jul 1716, East Hampton, NYI, Nathaniel Talmage, of East Hampton, in Suffolk County, yeoman … I leave to my son Enos, 3 acres of land near the Walnuts in the eastern plains. Also my 4½ acres in the old eastern plains, which I bought of Samuel Brook.8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, Samuel (son Richard) Brooks m.
  2. [S926] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Inhabitants of Colonial New York, 62.
  3. [S221] Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, Samuel Brooks.
  4. [S1216] Henry P. Hedges, Records of the town of East Hampton, v.2, page unrecorded, Nathl. Huntting's list of deaths, Saml. Brooks.
  5. [S486] Debbye Lansing, citing Presbyterian Church records, East Hampton, NY 1696-1884, 555, Samuel Brooks d.
  6. [S1308] Town of East Hampton, NY, Two hundred and Seventy-Five Years, 28.
  7. [S1216] Henry P. Hedges, East Hampton Records, 2:332, Samuel Brookes to Cornelius Conckling.
  8. [S1501] New York Historical Society, Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills, 11:24-25, Nathaniel Talmage.

John/2e Brooks

M, #17447, (say 1640 - before 16 March 1685/86)
Father*Richard/1e Brooks1,2 b. c 1611, d. 1687
Appears on charts:Descendants of Richard/1e Brooks
Descendants of John/2e Brooks
Last Edited:1 Aug 2017

Child with Hannah (–?–):

John/2e Brooks, son of Richard/1e Brooks, is first mentioned 22 Feb 1666 in the medical journal of John Winthrop, Jr.3 Had a wife, 1683.4,5 On the East Hampton, Long Island tax list of 9 Oct 1683, John Brook had 1 poll, 16 acres, 3 cows, 1 horse, 4 swine and 6 sheep, valued at £87-0-0.6 10 Mar 1686, John/2e Brooks of Easthampton by deed of gift transferred land there to his son John Brooks.5 His father's gift must have been made on John's deathbed, or posthumously with an eye to probate, as, 16 Mar 1685/86, administration on the estate of John Brooks, Easthampton, dec'd, was granted to widow Hanah Brooks in Southampton Court.2,5 The inventory of John Brooks, taken 24 Feb 1685/6 by Jerimiah Conklin and Robert Dayton, amounted to a modest £33-0-0, indicating that he had previously disposed of the bulk of his property.5 20 Jan 1704, his son John Jr., "eldest son unto John Brooks, deceased," quit-claimed property at East Hampton.7

Local Notes:

Property9 Oct 1683, East Hampton, NYEstimate of Easthampton, &c. | 9 ye 8th 1683 | John Brook | 1 (heads) | 16 (land) | 0 (oxen) | 3 (cows) | 1 (horses) | 4 (swine) | 6 (sheep) | £087-0-06
Property10 Mar 1685/86Richard Brooks of Easthampton on Long Island in Collony new york — a deed of gift to my son John Brooks of Land at wains__ in bounds of East hampton5
Property20 Jan 1703/4, East Hampton, NYKnow all men by these presents, that I, John Brooks, of East-Hampton, in the county of Suffolk, upon the island of Nassaw, in the colony of New York, husbandman, being eldest son unto John Brooks, deceased, (from whom the within bargained premises was derived) do for myself and my heirs forever wholly quit all manner of claim to any right; title, interest and inheritance in or to the land and privileges that is sold as within by *Samuel Brooks unto Cornelius Conkling, hereby fully and absolutely resigning up unto the said Cornelius Conkling and his heirs and assigns forever, for myself and my heirs forever, whatever claim, right, title, interest or inheritance I have, might have, or seem to have to the within bargained premises, as attest my hand and seal this twentieth day of January, 1703-4.
(*Deed found in Book A, pages 132-132½, 1695, is referred to.)
The mark of
JOHN X BROOKS [L.S.]
In presence of
JOHN LUPTON,
HOBART STANBOROUGH
acknowledged same day before
JOSIAH HOBART.7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S926] Edmund Bailey O'Callaghan, Inhabitants of Colonial New York, 61.
  2. [S1501] New York Historical Society, Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills, 11:167.
  3. [S1091] Medical Journal of John Winthrop, Jr., partially transcribed at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~pamw/Winthrop.htm, 705, 22 Feb 1666.
  4. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, John Brooks.
  5. [S1498] New England Historic Genealogical Society, "Abstracts of Wills, Administrations and Guardianships in NY State, 1787–1835", 204-205.
  6. [S926] O'Callaghan, Inhabitants of Colonial New York, 160.
  7. [S1216] Henry P. Hedges, Records of the town of East Hampton, 178, John Brooks quit-claim.