Y-DNA testing has established that William had not shared a common male ancestor with other New England Brooks lines within hundreds of years.

William/1s Brooks

M, #21, (between 1610 and 1627 - 30 December 1688)
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Y-DNA Overlay Chart -- SPRINGFIELD line
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Mary/2 Burt:

William/1s Brooks was born in England, perhaps as early as 1610, perhaps as late as 1627/28, to unknown parents. The 1610 date may derive from Sheldon, who includes it in his histories of Northfield (1875) and Deerfield (1896), Massachusetts. A widely circulated tale is that William, b. London, 1610, first emigrated to Virginia and then to New England. In more than 20 years of research, however, this writer has yet to find any contemporary evidence supporting such a claim. The distantly secondary sources accompanying such claims inevitably reference each other in circular fashion.1,2,3 Some of the frequent conjectures in general circulation about William's origins are easily disproven, most notably the claim of a Whitchurch, Hampshire birth advanced in the so-called "Beverly Brooks" manuscript held by NEHGS and the Pocumtuck Library in Deerfield, Massachusetts.
     William Brooks first appears in New England 6 Feb 1648/49 at Springfield, Massachusetts, when he took the oath of fidelity (meaning that he was then at least 21 years of age).4 There he married, 18 Oct 1654, Mary/2 Burt, daughter of Henry/1 Burt and Ulalia/1 Marche, with whom he had 16 children.5,6 She was at the time recently delivered of an illegitimate child by Sgt. Samuel/2 Wright Jr. (who would be raised as Remembrance Brooks), for which Mary had been judged guilty of fornication (as also with Joseph Bond) and publicly whipped. (She paid a 30s. fine in lieu of a second whipping for her relations with Bond.) Wright was also whipped, and ordered to pay monthly maintenance for the child for 7 years, and then to pay costs to put the child forth to be an apprentice.7
     In the account books of William and John Pyncheon, father-and-son patroons of the Connecticut River Valley, are numerous notations of business dealings with William Brooks. Styled a tailor, William obtained the raw materials of his trade (cloth goods) from the Pyncheons.8
     In 1668, John Bagg, Edmund Pringridays and William Brooks joined hands and fortunes in a joint lease of town land on Chicopee Plain, located on the west side of Connecticut River in what is today West Springfield (details in the table below). Their initial cooperation did not survive the term of the lease.9 5 May 1669, Wm Brookes complained of John Bagg, Edmund Pringridays and Joseph Bedortha that between them they had left 6 cattle in the field overnight without the required keeper. The Selectmen found for the complainant, and fined the cattle owners 30s. between them.10
     The defendants of 1669 pushed back the following year. 16 Sep 1670, Reice Bedortha complained against William Brookes and Mary his wife for theire abusing of his son Joseph Bedortha by Bad language flinging a stick at him and using Reproachfull words Threatning expreshons and Taunting speeches. William Brooke and Mary his wife appeared, and though they partly denied the charges, magistrate Pynchon found them "both guilty of a very great Misdemeanor Touching that Busyness." He fined William 20s. and witness fees, and Mary 10s. Bagg and Pringridays were now witnesses against the Brookses.11
     In 1675, Rev. Samuel/3 Mather was preaching at Deerfield, and boarding with William Brooks, who must have been in residence there that year.12 Then Philip's War erupted, and after Lothrop's defeat at Bloody Brook, on the 18th of September, Deerfield's garrison and inhabitants abandoned the place.13 William's sons John and William were killed in an Indian ambush at Westfield on the 27th of October.14 Their father was among those who took the oath of allegiance at Springfield, 31 Dec-1 Jan 1678/9.15,16
     William Brooks and son Ebenezer were each granted 50 acres "beyond, or at ye upper end of Hight streete," at nearby Suffield, Connecticut, 1680. These grants seems to have been made in consideration of the family's losses in the war.17 8 Aug 1680, William Brooks was bound in the amount of £20 to produce his daughter Patience, pregnant and unmarried, at the September court session.18 He was one of 34 qualified voters at Suffield's first town meeting, 9 Mar 1681/82.
     5 Jan 1686/87, the land on the west end of Main Street, Deerfield was taken up. William Brooks, now resident at Deerfield, had the third and fourth lots, one in his own right and one by right of Quentin Stockwell, whose interest he had purchased. See the table below for the subsequent bargain he struck with the town.19 He died at Deerfield 30 Dec 168820,21, and his widow Mary 31 Aug following.22

Local Notes:

PropertyJul 1666, Westfield, MAIn July 1666 the first [Westfield] allotment was made to eighteen men, provided they came to dwell in their own persons the last of next May (1667) and continued for five years, "to use their endeavers for settling an able Minister and promoting the place for a comfortable town." There was granted as follows:—William Brookes 30 acres. [17 others listed.] Those that did not comply with the conditions were to forfeit their grants, except Samuel Marshfield and William Brookes who had liberty to sell their part. There was also "granted to Samuel Marshfield of Windsor thirty acres of land on condition he release the Indian Chief now in his Custody, to which land he hath relinquished all pretended right by Purchase from the Indians."
     Wm Brookes of Springfield, a Grantee of Land at Westfield July 1666, but sold out to Israel Dewey and removed to Deerfield …23
Property8 Feb 1668, Springfield, MALett out to John Bagg: Edm. Pringridays & W. Brooke the 35 or 40 acres of Towne Land in chickkupy plaine on ye west side of ye greate River, for the Tearme & space of Seven yeares fro: this prsent 8th day of ffebr. 1668; … They are likewise to take care of ye Fences belonging to this land & carefully to repaire it. … And for Rent the sd John Bagg Edm Pringridays and Wm Brooke, all as one party, are to allow or pay yearly the Rent or Sum of Seven Pounds Ten sh. p. annum … one halfe in good merchantable wheate & the other half in Pease & Indian corne, all good & merchantable … | John Bagg and William Brooks signed their names, Pringridays his mark.9
Elected7 Feb 1669, Springfield, MASpringfield ffebruary ye 7—1669. At a meting of the Select Men …
     The selectmen chose … for viewers of ye fences …
     Wm Brookes & Wm Hunter for ye feild caled chickuppy playne.24
Property10 Aug 1680, Suffield, CTGranted: several Alotmts to ye prsons next mentioned, who are for their Hom lots to ly beyond, or at ye upper end of High streete, on ye North side of David ffro, & so goeing Northward they are to have there 12 rod in breadth a peice, a Highway of 10. or 12. rod broad to run from ye front of these lots back eastward to ye Road, & this Highway to ly next to David ffroo, & then these lots begin here where they have other place. So that their whole Grants are (viz) James Taylor 50 acres, Jonath Taylor 50 acres, John Barber 60 acres, Sam Taylor 50 acres, Jonath Taylor 50 acres, Tho Cooper 50 acres, Victory Sikes 50 acres, Wm Brooke 50 acres, Ebenezer Brooke 40 acres.25
Property5 Jan 1686/87, Deerfield, MAHere follows a Record of divers things that were formelly omitted—A Record of the Home lots up Green River at the South side of the Street to begin at the west end.
     Ebenz Wells Jr. 1st lot.     David Hoit 2.     Wm. Brooks 3 & 4th     Edd Allyn 5th

Lots #3 and #4 were granted to William Brooks one on his own right and one on the right of Quinten Stockwell whose interest he had purchased. Through Ebenezer and Nathaniel Brooks, sons of William, these lots came to Benjamin Munn, who in 1741 conveyed them to his son, Samuel. Samuel conveyed an acre to the Town for a burial ground and in 1764 for 128 pounds 10 shillings 8d. he deeded the remainder of the 2 lots of Rev. Dr. Newton.

January 5, 1686. | William Brooks proposed to the Inhabitants he having a grant of two home lots, that if the Inhabitants would give him liberty to take his two Lots together and they should be laid out to him in what place he should choose in said tract that he the sd Brooks would give to the Inhabitants aforesd in recompence for that benefit or privilege, his dwelling hse that stands in the Town Street in Deerfield.
     The proposition was considered & it was agreed & voted that the sd Willm Brooks should have the liberty to chuse his two lots upon the consideration above sd. Accordingly he the sd Brooks went out when Lt. Thos. Wells & the Measurers went to lay out the home Lots & made choice of his 2 Lots which lie fronting upon the highway North or Northeast upon the Lot of David Hoit on the one side & Edward Allen on the other side.19

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S269] George Sheldon and J.H. Temple, History of Northfield, 413: "b. 1610."
  2. [S403] Joel Nelson Eno, "William Brooks of Springfield.
  3. [S1188] George Sheldon, A History of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 2:90.
  4. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 217.
  5. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, William Brook/Mary Burt m.
  6. [S1594] Springfield VR, 20, william Brook/mary Burt m.
  7. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 104 (summary), 230–31 (transcript).
  8. [S1444] Philip Coolidge Brooks Jr., personal communication, 28 Sep 2006.
  9. [S639] Henry M. Burt, First Century of Springfield, 1:369-370.
  10. [S639] Burt, First Century of Springfield, 1:381.
  11. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 270.
  12. [S283] John Langdon Sibley, Graduates of Harvard University, 2:364-368, Richard Mather, at 364-5.
  13. [S283] Sibley, 2:364-368, Richard Mather, at 365.
  14. [S811] Louis M. Dewey, History of Ancient Westfield, 34, 97.
  15. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Inhabitants of Springfield, Who Took the Oath of Allegiance" (Jan 1851), 5:83-84.
  16. [S1560] Mason A. Green, Springfield 1636–1886 History of Town and City, 187.
  17. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 26-28, Sketches of Proprietors.
  18. [S31] The Pynchon Court Record, 105.
  19. [S462] Mrs. Beverly Brooks, "Genealogy of the Brooks Family," 35, citing Thompson, Hist. Greenfield (1904), 2:1055, and probably Sheldon's Hist. Deerfield.
  20. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 269, William Brooks d.
  21. [S233] Richard I. Melvoin, New England Outpost, 184: William Brooks d., ae 78.
  22. [S20] Deerfield VR, 269, Mary Brooks d.
  23. [S811] Louis M. Dewey, Ancient Westfield, 8, 10–11, 76.
  24. [S639] Burt, First Century of Springfield, 1:385.
  25. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 27, 31, 75.
  26. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 9, William Brook b.
  27. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 9, John Brook b.
  28. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 10, Sarah Brooks b.
  29. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 10, Mary Brooks b.
  30. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 11, patience Brooks b.
  31. [S1594] Springfield VR, 18, Ebenezer Brookes b.
  32. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 12, Nathaneel Brookes b.
  33. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 12, Abigaill Brookes b.
  34. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 21, Joseph Brookes b.
  35. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 22, Mercy Brookes b.
  36. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 22, Benjamin Brookes b.
  37. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 23, Deliverance Brooke b.
  38. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 23, Thankfull Brooke b.; 1:48, d.
  39. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 24, Jonathan Brooke b.
  40. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 25, Mary Brookes b.
  41. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 26, Thankful Brookes b.

William/2s Brooks

M, #24, (18 August 1655 - 27 October 1675)
Father*William/1s Brooks1 b. btw 1610 - 1627, d. 30 Dec 1688
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Deerfield and Connecticut River Valley warfare
Indian Wars (1676-1763)
Last Edited:1 Aug 2017
The otherwise unremarkable intersection of Rt. 20 and Union St. in Westfield is said to be the approximate location where William and John Brooks died in 1675. Photo by Debbye Lansing.
William/2s Brooks Jr. was born 8/18 Aug 1655 at Springfield, Massachusetts.2,3,4 He and his younger brother John were killed 27 Oct 1675 in an Indian ambush at Westfield, in the early months of Philip's War.5,6 Rev. Edward Taylor chronicled the event:

… but summer coming, [1675] opened a door unto yt desolating war, began by Philip Sachem of ye Pakaneket Indians, by which this handful was sorely pressed yet sovereignly preserved. But yet not so as that we should be wholly exempted from the fury … for our soil was moistened by the blood of three Springfield men, young Goodman [John] Dumbleton, who came to our mill and two sons of Goodman Brooks, who came here to look after ye iron on ye land he had lately bought of Mr. John Pynchon Esqr, who being persuaded by Springfield folk, went to accompany them, but fell in the way by the first assault ye enemy made upon us, at which time they burn'd Mr. Cornish's house to ashes and also John Sachet's, with his barn and what was in it, being ye first snowy day of winter …6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 9, William Brook b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass." (Apr 1864), 18:143, William Brouk b.: 18 day of ye 6 mon.
  3. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 43, William Brooks b.: ye 18th of 6th mo.
  4. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 9, William Brook b.: 8: 6m:.
  5. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 91, William Brook.
  6. [S811] Louis M. Dewey, History of Ancient Westfield, 34, 97.

Remembrance/2sf Brooks

F, #25, (say January 1654 - )
Father*Sgt. Samuel/2 Wright1 b. 30 Oct 1632, d. 2 Sep 1675
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Last Edited:5 Aug 2017

Children with James Brown:

  • Mary/3sf Brown6 b. 26 May 1677
  • Abigail/3sf Brown6 b. 8 Sep 1678
  • Thankful/3sf Brown6 b. 1 Jun 1682, d. 20 May 1759
  • Sarah/3sf Brown7 b. 14 Dec 1683
  • James/3sf Brown8 b. 9 Apr 1685
  • Mindwell/3sf Brown+9 b. 20 Nov 1686
  • Hannah/3sf Brown10 b. 1 Jun 1688
  • Mercy/3sf Brown11 b. 4 Jan 1689
  • Elizabeth/3sf Brown12 b. 3 Aug 1693, d. 3 May 1698
  • John/3sf Brown13 b. 10 Feb 1694/95
Remembrance/2sf Brooks was born, perhaps about the beginning of 1654, at Springfield, Massachusetts, the illegitimate child of Samuel Wright Jr. and Mary Burt, who subsequently married William/1s Brooks. [The first child of William and Mary Brooks, a son William, was born 18 Aug 1655.] Remembrance's parents were presented for fornication and sentenced to public lashes after the child's birth. The court assigned her care to her mother, and ordered her father to make monthly child support payments for seven years, and then to pay 40s. to put her out as an apprentice.2,1 Raised as Remembrance Brooks, she married, 7 Jan 1674 at Springfield, James Brown of Hatfield.3
     Her luck in matrimony was no better than in the circumstances of her birth. Her husband was branded with a "B" on the forehead for burglary the following September, was in court again the succeeding March for assault and for profaning the Sabbath, and was the subject of a debt action in 1684. They settled at Deerfield, where she gave consent to her husband's sale of land in 1697.4 They removed to Colchester, Connecticut, where he died 8 Jul 1711.5

Local Notes:

Property1713, Colchester, CTResided in Colchester, Conn. In 1713, Remembrance Brown, widow of James Brown, of Colchester, and her son, James, deed land in Deerfield.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S31] Joseph H. Smith, ed., Colonial Justice in Western Massachusetts, 104 (summary), 230–31 (transcript).
  2. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 94: "(b not on record)."
  3. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 17, Remembrance Brook/James Brown m.
  4. [S233] Richard I. Melvoin, New England Outpost, 138.
  5. [S639] Henry M. Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:535-536.
  6. [S1077] George L. (Bud) Hartmann, citing Boltwood, Genealogies of Hadley Families (1862).
  7. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 37, Sarah Brown b.
  8. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, James Brown b.
  9. [S20] Deerfield VR, 37, Mindwell Brown b.
  10. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, Hannah Brown b.
  11. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, Marcy Brown b.
  12. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, Elizabeth Brown b.; 269, Elisabeth d.
  13. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, John Brown b.
John and his older brother William were killed in an Indian ambush in the early months of Philip's War.2

John/2s Brooks

M, #26, (10 February 1656/57 - 27 October 1675)
Father*William/1s Brooks1 b. btw 1610 - 1627, d. 30 Dec 1688
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Deerfield and Connecticut River Valley warfare
Indian Wars (1676-1763)
Last Edited:1 Aug 2017
The otherwise unremarkable intersection of Rt. 20 and Union St. in Westfield is said to be the approximate location where William and John Brooks died in 1675. Photo by Debbye Lansing.
John/2s Brooks was born 10 Feb 1656/57 at Springfield, Massachusetts.3,4 He and his older brother William Brooks were killed 27 Oct 1675 in an Indian ambush at Westfield, in the early months of Philip's War.2 Rev. Edward Taylor chronicled the event:

… but summer coming, [1675] opened a door unto yt desolating war, began by Philip Sachem of ye Pakaneket Indians, by which this handful was sorely pressed yet sovereignly preserved. But yet not so as that we should be wholly exempted from the fury … for our soil was moistened by the blood of three Springfield men, young Goodman [John] Dumbleton, who came to our mill and two sons of Goodman Brooks, who came here to look after ye iron on ye land he had lately bought of Mr. John Pynchon Esqr, who being persuaded by Springfield folk, went to accompany them, but fell in the way by the first assault ye enemy made upon us, at which time they burn'd Mr. Cornish's house to ashes and also John Sachet's, with his barn and what was in it, being ye first snowy day of winter …2

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 9, John Brook b.
  2. [S811] Louis M. Dewey, History of Ancient Westfield, 34, 97.
  3. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, John Brooks b.
  4. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 9, John Brook b.: 10: 12m: 1656.

James Brown

M, #27, (circa 1655 - 8 July 1711)
Last Edited:5 Aug 2017

Children with Remembrance/2sf Brooks:

  • Mary/3sf Brown8 b. 26 May 1677
  • Abigail/3sf Brown8 b. 8 Sep 1678
  • Thankful/3sf Brown8 b. 1 Jun 1682, d. 20 May 1759
  • Sarah/3sf Brown9 b. 14 Dec 1683
  • James/3sf Brown10 b. 9 Apr 1685
  • Mindwell/3sf Brown+11 b. 20 Nov 1686
  • Hannah/3sf Brown12 b. 1 Jun 1688
  • Mercy/3sf Brown13 b. 4 Jan 1689
  • Elizabeth/3sf Brown14 b. 3 Aug 1693, d. 3 May 1698
  • John/3sf Brown15 b. 10 Feb 1694/95
James Brown, of Hatfield, Massachusetts, was born circa 1655.1,2 He married, 7 Jan 1674 at Springfield, Remembrance/2sf Brooks of Springfield, daughter of Sgt. Samuel/2 Wright and Mary/2 Burt.3 8 Feb 1678, he took the oath of allegiance at Hatfield.4 They removed to Colchester, Connecticut, where he died 8 Jul 1711.5
     
... James Brown perpetrated a particularly long 'train of abuses' before coming to Deerfield. In September of 1674 Brown went to court for his 'gross miscarriages in Breaking up ye House & seller of Thomas Meakins, Sr.' and stealing nine gallons of 'strong liquors and doing other damages.' For this crime Brown had to pay triple damages, plus £3 in court costs, and, gravest of all, he and his partner were 'Branded on their fforheads for their Burglary with ye letter B.' Yet even this failed to settle Brown down. At the very next court session, in March of 1675, he was 'complained of' by Hatfield's John Graves 'for breach of ye Peace—beating him about ye head and face' while Graves was that winter in the meadow loading his sled with wood. At the same court session he was further accused of 'Prophaning ye Sabath Laughing and Sporting in ye time of Publique Ordinance,' for which he spent four hours in the Northampton stocks. In light of all this, a 1684 debt action against him seems minor, almost an 'improvement.' By 1688 Brown had settled in Deerfield.
     While these actions yield no clear conclusion, the fact that nearly one-quarter of
[Deerfield's] men were convicted of some crime in the county court is significant. Between inappropriate dress and sins of the flesh there emerges a picture of a young town, a frontier outpost, that was a refuge for valley people who had previously gotten in trouble with the law ….6

Local Notes:

Property1697, Deerfield, MA"Husband and wife often worked together in this way, as when James Brown of Deerfield sold land in 1697 'off his own ffree Will & alsoe with ye Consent approbation and good likeing of Remembrance Brown his Well beloved Wife.7'"
Property1713, Colchester, CTResided in Colchester, Conn. In 1713, Remembrance Brown, widow of James Brown, of Colchester, and her son, James, deed land in Deerfield.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S28] Frederick C. Warner, "Warner-Harrington Ancestry," 82: c. 1655.
  2. [S1077] George L. (Bud) Hartmann, citing Boltwood, Hadley Families (1862).
  3. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 17, Remembrance Brook/James Brown m.
  4. [S743] Daniel White Wells and Reuben Field Wells, Hist. Hatfield, 106.
  5. [S639] Henry M. Burt, First Century of Springfield, 2:535-536.
  6. [S233] Richard I. Melvoin, New England Outpost, 138.
  7. [S233] Richard I. Melvoin, New England Outpost, 155.
  8. [S1077] Hartmann, citing Boltwood, Genealogies of Hadley Families (1862).
  9. [S20] Vital Records of Deerfield Massachusetts, To the Year 1850, 37, Sarah Brown b.
  10. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, James Brown b.
  11. [S20] Deerfield VR, 37, Mindwell Brown b.
  12. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, Hannah Brown b.
  13. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, Marcy Brown b.
  14. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, Elizabeth Brown b.; 269, Elisabeth d.
  15. [S20] Deerfield VR, 36, John Brown b.

Sarah/2s Brooks

F, #28, (4 May 1658 - 6 January 1733)
Father*William/1s Brooks1 b. btw 1610 - 1627, d. 30 Dec 1688
Mother*Mary/2 Burt1 b. 13 Apr 1635, d. 31 Aug 1689
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Sarah/2s Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Dea. Jonathan/2 Taylor:

Sarah/2s Brooks was born 4 May 1658 at Springfield, Massachusetts2,1, where she married (1), 11 Jul 1678, Dea. Jonathan/2 Taylor Jr. of Suffield, Connecticut, son of Jonathan/1? Taylor and Mary/2 Wright, with whom she had 3 daughters3,4,5, and who died at Suffield 23 Jan 1725/26.6,7 She married (2), as the 3rd of his four wives, by 1731, Dea. John/2 Hanchet of Suffield, son of Dea. Thomas/1 Hanchet and Deliverance Langton.6,8 She died at Suffield 6 Jan 1733, a. 74.8

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1594] Springfield VR, Book 1, p. 10, Sarah Brooks b.
  2. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Sarah Brooks b.
  3. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Jonathan Taylor Jr./Sarah Brooke m.
  4. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 2, Jonathan Taylor Jr./Sarah Brooke m.
  5. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Judge Pynchon's Marriage Record: 1685–1711," 123:260 (Oct 1969).
  6. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 596, Jonathan (3.) Taylor.
  7. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 42: 23 Jan 1726.
  8. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 35, Sketches of Proprietors.
  9. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 85, Sarah Taylor b.
  10. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 85, Mary Taylor b.
  11. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 85, Mercy Taylor b.

Dea. Jonathan/2 Taylor

M, #29, (11 March 1654/55 - 23 January 1725/26)
Father*Jonathan/1? Taylor1 b. s 1625, d. 12 Oct 1683
Mother*Mary/2 Wright2 b. s 1628, d. 9 Sep 1683
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Sarah/2s Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Sarah/2s Brooks:

Dea. Jonathan/2 Taylor Jr. was born 11 Mar 1654/55 at Springfield, Massachusetts3,1, where he married, as her 1st husband, 11 Jul 1678, Sarah/2s Brooks of Springfield, daughter of William/1s Brooks and Mary/2 Burt, with whom he had 3 daughters.4,5,6 Grantee at Suffield, Connecticut, 1680, where his homestead, like that of his brother Samuel, was on the west side of Springfield road "(now Crooked Lane)."7 He died at Suffield 23 Jan 1725/26, leaving no male heirs.2,8

Local Notes:

Elected3 Mar 1690/91, Suffield, CTAt a Legall Towne meeting, March ye 3d 1690/91 for ye choice of necessary officers to order ye Prudential affaire's of this Towne, accordingly; choice was made, and ye persons chosen as followeth, viz. selectmen; Serj. Joseph Harmon, Victory Sikes, Serj. David Winchill, Jonath Winchill, Jonathn Taylor.9
Property2 Apr 1713, Suffield, CTAtt a meeting of the inhabitants of Suffield Aprill the 2nd 1713; the town by a full, and clear vote, gave unto the serverall persons hereafter named, land as followeth, viz; To Jonathan Taylor, 7 acres and an half
*The grants of land made at this and the proceeding meeting were annulled by an act of the county court, Jan'y 10th 1716.10

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S929] William Pynchon and John Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 72, Jonathan Taylor b.
  2. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 596, Jonathan (3.) Taylor.
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of Springfield, Mass.", 18:143 (Apr 1864), Jonathan Taylor b.
  4. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 42, Jonathan Taylor Jr./Sarah Brooke m.
  5. [S930] Pynchon Manuscript Records, 2, Jonathan Taylor Jr./Sarah Brooke m.
  6. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Judge Pynchon's Marriage Record: 1685–1711," 123:260 (Oct 1969).
  7. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 42.
  8. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 42: 23 Jan 1726.
  9. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 113.
  10. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 178.
  11. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 85, Sarah Taylor b.
  12. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 85, Mary Taylor b.
  13. [S929] Pynchon, Index to Hampshire Records, 85, Mercy Taylor b.

Dea. John/2 Hanchet

M, #30, (1 December 1649 - 23 October 1744)
Father*Dea. Thomas/1 Hanchet1 b. s 1626, d. 11 Jun 1686
Mother*Deliverance Langton1 b. s 1630, d. 10 Jun 1718
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1s Brooks
Descendants of Sarah/2s Brooks
Last Edited:20 Aug 2017

Children with Hester Pritchett:

  • Hester/3 Hanchet11 b. 1 Aug 1678
  • John/3 Hanchet12 b. 16 Nov 1679
  • Mehitabel/3 Hanchet13 b. 22 Jan 1686/87, d. 12 Feb 1739/40
Dea. John/2 Hanchet, born 1 Dec 1649 at Wethersfield, Connecticut2, removed to Westfield, Massachusetts, where he married (1), 6 Sep 1677, Hester Pritchett of Suffield.3,4 He removed to Suffield, Connecticut, where he had a grant of 40 acres, 16795, and was one of 34 qualified voters at Suffield's first town meeting, 9 Mar 1681/82. His wife died there 29 Nov 17114, and he married (2), 1713, Mary Skinner of Suffield, daughter of Dea. Joseph Skinner and Mary/2 Filley, and widow of Nathaniel/3 Harmon.4,6 He renewed the covenant at Suffield, 23 Jun 1728.7
     John Hanchet's 2nd wife died 17 Sep 17304, and he married (3), by 1731, Sarah/2s Brooks of Suffield, daughter of William/1s Brooks and Mary/2 Burt, and widow of Dea. Jonathan/2 Taylor Jr.8,4 She died at Suffield 6 Jan 1733, a. 744, and he married (4), 3 Jul 1733, Mrs. Sarah Southwell, who survived him.4,9 He died at Suffield 23 Oct 1744, a. 94, the last of the town's original proprietors.10
     "John Hanchet, oldest son of Deacon Thomas, was at Westfield, and married Esther Pritchet of Suffield, 1677; had two children, then removed to Suffield, 1680, was freeman, and voter at the first town meeting. He held many offices, was Deacon for many years. He had six children born at Suffield. The Suffield Hanchetts are his descendants."4

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S1461] Jacquelyn Ladd Ricker, The Ricker Compilation, Wethersfield VR, John Hanchet b.
  2. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Wethersfield VR, John Hanchet/Hanset b.
  3. [S1241] Massachusetts VR, 1841-1910 (NEHGS), Westfield VR, John Handchit/Hester Pritchet m.
  4. [S810] Hezekiah S. Sheldon, Documentary History of Suffield, 35, Sketches of Proprietors.
  5. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 26-28, Sketches of Proprietors.
  6. [S1077] George L. (Bud) Hartmann, 1713, source unreported.
  7. [S900] Suffield Congregational Church Records, 20, John Hanchet ren. cov.
  8. [S27] Thomas B. Warren, "Springfield Families," 596, Jonathan (3.) Taylor.
  9. [S1077] Hartmann, source unreported.
  10. [S810] Sheldon, Hist. Suffield, 35, 80.
  11. [S1241] Massachusetts VR, 1841-1910 (NEHGS), Westfield VR, Hester Hanchet b.
  12. [S1241] Massachusetts VR, 1841-1910 (NEHGS), Westfield VR, John Hanchet b.
  13. [S1461] Ricker Compilation, Suffield VR, Mehetable Hanchet b.