Elizabeth Symons

F, #3471, (say 1624 - 1687)
Father-CandidateMoses Symonson1 b. s 1600
Appears on charts:Descendants of Gilbert/1p Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2017

Children with Gilbert/1p Brooks:

Findagrave.com, memorial #38414206. Photo by Kim Christensen.
Photo by Kim Christensen 38414206
Elizabeth Symons married, as his 1st wife, by 1645, Gilbert/1p Brooks of Scituate, Marshfield and Rehoboth, Massachusetts, with whom she had 9 daughters, all of whom lived to marry.2,3 Elizabeth Brooks was buried at Rehoboth 17 Jul 1687.3,4 A large monument in Winslow Cemetery, Marshfield, dedicated to the early settlers of Green Harbor who are buried there, names Gilbert Brooks and wife Elizabeth.5,6

     Thomas Symons and Elizabeth Symons (1st wife of Gilbert Brooks), both of Scituate, were likely brother and sister. See the Property note below.

Local Notes:

Property26 Jan 1649/50, Scituate, MAESTATE: On 26 January 1649[/50?], Thomas Simmons [Symons] of Scituate sold to "Gilbert Brookes of Scituate … planter … all that my dwelling house, barn, outhouses, garden, orchard & yards together with nine acres more or less of upland on which the said dwelling house & barn standeth … in Scituate … likewise ten acres more or less of upland lying & being in Scituate aforesaid on that hill commonly called Brushey Hill" [PCR 12:217–18].3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S431] Evelyn S. Beran (Madison, WI, e-mail address), research shared with the author, 1997–2002, citing Savage, 4:100; Torrey, 102.
  2. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 102, Gilbert Brooks.
  3. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:407–11, Gilbert Brooks.
  4. [S575] James N. Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 804, Elizabeth Brooks bur.
  5. [S344] "Massachusetts Tombstone Project", Winslow Cemetery listings, Marshfield, MA.
  6. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #38414193.
  7. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Elizabeth Brook bp.
  8. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:50, Sarah Brook bp.
  9. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:50, Mary Brook bp.
  10. [S431] Beran, citing Deane, Hist. Scituate, 224-225; Savage, 1:260.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:50, Phebe Brooke bp.
  12. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 555, Berthia Brooks b.

Elizabeth/2p Brooks

F, #3475, (21 June 1646 - 4 March 1675)
Father*Gilbert/1p Brooks1 b. c 1621, d. 13 Jun 1695
Mother*Elizabeth Symons1 b. s 1624, d. 1687
Appears on charts:Descendants of Gilbert/1p Brooks
Descendants of Elizabeth/2p Brooks
Last Edited:21 Aug 2017

Children with Francis/2 Stevens:

Elizabeth/2p Brooks, baptised with her sister Sarah 21 Jun 1646 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts1,2, married, by 1663, Francis/2 Stevens Jr. of Rehoboth, son of Francis/1 Stevens and Sarah Bisbee.2 She died at Rehoboth 4 Mar 1675, six days after the birth of their 6th child, a. 28.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Elizabeth Brook bp.
  2. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:407–11, Gilbert Brooks.
  3. [S575] James N. Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 879, Elizabeth Stevens d.
  4. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 749, Mary Stevens b.
  5. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 749, Sarah Stevens b.
  6. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 749, Ester Stevens b.
  7. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 749, Gilbert Stevens b.

Sarah/2p Brooks

F, #3476, (21 June 1646 - )
Father*Gilbert/1p Brooks1 b. c 1621, d. 13 Jun 1695
Mother*Elizabeth Symons1 b. s 1624, d. 1687
Appears on charts:Descendants of Gilbert/1p Brooks
Descendants of Sarah/2p Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2014

Children with Thomas/1 Grant:

Sarah/2p Brooks was baptised with her sister Elizabeth 21 Jun 1646 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts.1,2 She married (1), by 1668, Thomas/1 Grant, a Scottish prisoner of the English Civil War who had been sold into servitude in New England in 1652.2 He was buried at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, 12 Jun 1690.3 There she married (2), 5 Dec 1692, Samuel Lyon.2,4 The will of her father Gilbert Brooks, 6 Jun 1695, left "my nine daughters an equal share of my estate after my decease."2,5 In the executors' account of 15 Jul following, Sarah Lyon has been paid her legacy of £7-13.2,5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Sarah Brook bp.
  2. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:407–11, Gilbert Brooks.
  3. [S575] James N. Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 830, Thomas Grant bur.
  4. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 165, Sarah Grant/Samuel Lien m.
  5. [S692] H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:128–30, Gilbert Brooks.
  6. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 628, Mary Grant b.
  7. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 629, Sara Grant b.
  8. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 629, Gilbert Grant b.
  9. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 629, John Grant b.
  10. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 629, Hanah Grant b.; 907, Hanna Graunt b.
  11. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 629, David Grant b.

Mary/2p Brooks

F, #3477, (15 July 1649 - 21 April 1708)
Father*Gilbert/1p Brooks1 b. c 1621, d. 13 Jun 1695
Mother*Elizabeth Symons1 b. s 1624, d. 1687
Appears on charts:Descendants of Gilbert/1p Brooks
Descendants of Mary/2p Brooks
Last Edited:9 Feb 2016

Children with Nathaniel/2 Colburn:

Mary/2p Brooks, baptised 15 Jul 1649 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts2, married, 19 Nov 1669 at Dedham, Nathaniel/2 Colburn (Colman, NEHGR) Jr. of Dedham, son of Nathaniel/1 Colburn and Priscilla Clarke.2,3 The will of her father Gilbert Brooks, 6 Jun 1695, left "my nine daughters an equal share of my estate after my decease."2,4 In the executors' account of 15 Jul following, "Mary Colebond as yet will not receive any portion but rather shows dislike of the will."2,4 She died at Dedham 21 Apr 1708, a. 58.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Mary Brook bp.
  2. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:407–11, Gilbert Brooks.
  3. [S923] Don Gleason Hill, Dedham Records 1–2, 11, Nathaniell Coleborne/Mary Brooks m.
  4. [S692] H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:128–30, Gilbert Brooks.
  5. [S923] Dedham Records 1–2, 37, Mary Colburn d.
  6. [S923] Dedham Records 1–2, 12, Mary Coleborne b.
  7. [S923] Dedham Records 1–2, 13, Nathaniell Coleborne b.
  8. [S934] Katherine Hogenson, citing Marshall Anderson Family Home Page,
    http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/a/n/d/… c. 1680, Dedham.
  9. [S923] Dedham Records 1–2, 18, Epherim Coalburne b.; 20, d.

Rachel/2p Brooks

F, #3479, (7 July 1650 - )
Father*Gilbert/1p Brooks1 b. c 1621, d. 13 Jun 1695
Mother*Elizabeth Symons2 b. s 1624, d. 1687
Appears on charts:Descendants of Gilbert/1p Brooks
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017

Child with James Wiggins:

Rachel/2p Brooks, baptised 7 Jul 1650 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts1,3, married, by 1672, James Wiggins.3,4 Her father's will of 6 Jun 1695 leaves "daughter Rachel's share to Grandson Benony Wigin."3,5 The executors' account of 15 Jul following notes, "and as to Rachel another daughter being at Long Island we have as yet no opportunity to pay her anything ..."3,5 Rachel reportedly died at Southold, Long Island.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Rachel Brook bp.
  2. [S431] Evelyn S. Beran (Madison, WI, e-mail address), research shared with the author, 1997–2002, citing Deane, Hist. Scituate, 224-225; Savage, 1:260.
  3. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:407–11, Gilbert Brooks.
  4. [S692] H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:11–12, Gilbert Brooks.
  5. [S692] Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:128–30, Gilbert Brooks.
  6. [S446] Betty Morin Harris, citing "Tingley GEDCOM."
  7. [S692] Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:11–12, Gilbert Brooks, extr. Kevin Dye.