Thomas Shaylor

M, #17453, (say 1635 - circa 1692)
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Marah/2 Spencer:

  • Capt. Thomas Shaylor4 b. 2 Dec 1670, d. 4 Jun 1753
  • Abel Shaylor5 b. 14 Jun 1672, d. 1774
  • Timothy Shaylor6 b. circa 1675
  • Nathaniel Shaylor7 b. 16 Dec 1677
  • Anna Shaylor8 b. 16 Oct 1683
Thomas Shaylor, of Haddam, Connecticut, married, as her 2nd husband, 1669, Marah/2 Spencer of Haddam, daughter of Ens. Gerard/1 Spencer and Hannah Hills, and widow of Thomas/1h Brooks, with whom he had 5 children.1,2 11 Apr 1670, Thomas Shaylor, present Husband of the Widow of sd. Brooks, was granted administration on the estate of Thomas Brooks.3 Thomas Shaylor was lost at sea circa 1692.2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, Thomas Brooks.
  2. [S1049] Donald L. Jacobus, "Four Spencer Brothers," Gerard (9.), Marah (iv.).
  3. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 1:168, Thomas Brooks.
  4. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Thomas Shaylor/Shalor/Shailor/Shaler/Shaller b.
  5. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Abell Shaylor/Shalor/Shailor/Shaler/Shaller Jr. b.
  6. [S1316] N. Grier Parke, The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his Wife Emma Arabella Bosworth, 285.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Killingworth VR, Nathaniell Shaylor/Shalor/Shailor/Shaler/Shaller b.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Annah Shaylor/Shalor/Shailor/Shaler/Shaller Jr. b.

Susanna/2 Arnold

F, #17454, (circa 1675 - )
Father*Joseph/1 Arnold1 b. s 1640, d. 22 Oct 1691
Mother*Elizabeth/2 Wakeman1 b. s 1641
Appears on charts:Descendants of Thomas/1h Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks
Last Edited:1 Jan 2016

Children with Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks:

Susanna/2 Arnold, born circa 16752,1 (aged 16 years in Mar 1691/2), received £10 in the probate of her father Joseph Arnold's estate, 30 Mar 1693.1 She married, 16 Nov [Barbour; Mar, Torrey] 1695/6 at Haddam, Connecticut, Dea. Thomas/2h Brooks Jr. of Haddam, son of Thomas/1h Brooks and Marah/2 Spencer.3,4,5
     His will, dated 24 Feb 1728/29, left to "Susannah, my wife, the use of my dwelling house, barn and shop, and all that part of land hereinafter given to my son Jabez for his portion, for and until he shall attain to the age of 21 years if he live so long, or till she shall be married again, which shall happen first. I also give her 1 weaving loom, together with half the tackling belonging to two looms, and if sd. Jabez arrive at the age aforesd, and she remain still my widow, I give her the use of one end of my dwelling house (which she shall choose), viz, two rooms, so long as she shall continue my widow. I give to my wife ye third part of all my moveable estate forever." Susanna and eldest son Thomas were named executors.6 Thomas Brooks died 6 Apr 1734.4,7

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, Hartford, 1:401, Joseph Arnold.
  2. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, Thomas Brooks: Susannah ?Arnold, 1675–.
  3. [S221] Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, Thomas Brooks.
  4. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 1:168, Thomas Brooks.
  5. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Thomas Brooks/Susannah ____ m.
  6. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 3:143–44, Dea. Thomas Brooks.
  7. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Dea. Thomas Brooks d.
  8. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Thomas Brooks b.
  9. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Elizabeth Brooks b.
  10. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Abraham Brooks b.
  11. [S476] Charles William Manwaring, Early Connecticut Probate Records, 3:143–44, will of Dea. Thomas Brooks, transcribed by Jane Devlin and Kathy Chiappetta.
  12. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Susanna Brooks b.
  13. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Thankfull Brooks b. (n.d.).
  14. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Sarah Brooks b.
  15. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Haddam VR, Jacob Brooks b.

Susanna Hanford

F, #17455, (circa 1615 - )
Father*Jeffrey Hanford1 b. s 1585
Mother*Eglin Hatherly1 b. s 1587
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Last Edited:9 Aug 2017
Susanna Hanford, born circa 1615 in Devonshire, England, probably came to New England with her uncle Timothy Hatherly.2 She married (1), before 1640, John Whiston, with whom she had 6 children3,1, and (2), as his 2nd wife, by 1664, William/1p Brooks.4,5 12 Dec 1664, "Susanna Brooks, wife of William Brooks of Scituate" and her children received £12 and a heifer in the will of Timothy Hatherly of Scituate, who added, "I acquitt her of her first husband's debt to mee."5,6
     In 1665 "father-in-law" (stepfather) William Brooks and uncle Edward Jenkins (husband of Susannah's sister Lettice Hanford) assisted Joseph Whiston (eldest son and heir of John Whiston) in settling some of the realty of his father's estate. Joseph died in 1666, and Edward Jenkins was appointed guardian of John Whiston, Joseph's younger brother.7
     Mentioned as wife Susanna in the will of her husband William Brooks, 6 Mar 1682/83.8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S648] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration Begins, Timothy Hatherly.
  2. [S431] Evelyn S. Beran (Madison, WI, e-mail address), research shared with the author, 1997–2002, personal communication, 23 Nov 1999.
  3. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, William Brooks/Susanna Hanford Whiston m.: "w. John."
  4. [S431] Beran, citing Cornet Robert Stetson, 30–32: "calls her widow Susanna Dunham of Plymouth, niece of Mr. Timothy Hatherly, and mentions only one wife."
  5. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:412, William Brooks.
  6. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth" (Apr 1852), 6:187-88.
  7. [S431] Beran, citing Holman, Stevens-Miller Ancestry, 1:486.
  8. [S520] Anderson et al, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:412-15, William Brooks.