Rebecca/2p Brooks

F, #3481, (12 April 1657 - )
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:24 Jan 2016
Rebecca/2p Brooks, baptised 12 Apr 1657 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts1,3, married, as the 3rd of his 4 wives, 12 May 1692 at Taunton, Samuel Haskins ["Hoskins"] of Taunton.4,3 The will of her father Gilbert Brooks, 6 Jun 1695, left "my nine daughters an equal share of my estate after my decease."3,5 In the executors' account of 15 Jul following, Rebecca Haskins has been paid her legacy of 12s., "with other things not particularly mentioned and therefore no sum to them but all her due by will."3,5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Rebecca Brooke 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. [S490] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2:70, Rebekah Brooks/Samuel Hoskins m.
  5. [S692] H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:128–30, Gilbert Brooks.

Hannah/2p Brooks

F, #3482, (2 October 1659 - )
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:17 Feb 2016

Children with Robert/3 Crossman:

Hannah/2p Brooks, baptised 2 Oct 1659 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts1,3, married, 21 Jul 1679 at Taunton, Robert/3 Crossman Jr. of Taunton, son of Robert/2 Crossman and Sarah (–?–).4,3 The will of her father Gilbert Brooks, 6 Jun 1695, left "my nine daughters an equal share of my estate after my decease," and named her husband an executor.3,5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Hannah 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. [S490] Vital Records of Taunton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2:70, Hannah Brooks/Robert Crossman Jr. m.
  5. [S692] H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:128–30, Gilbert Brooks.
  6. [S490] Taunton VR, 1:111, Nathaniell Crossman b.
  7. [S490] Taunton VR, 1:109, Hannah Crossman b.
  8. [S490] Taunton VR, 1:112, s. Robert Crossman Jr. b.; 3:59, d.
  9. [S490] Taunton VR, 1:109, Elizabeth Crossman b.
  10. [S490] Taunton VR, 1:111, Robert Crossman b.; 3:59, d.
  11. [S490] Taunton VR, 1:112, Seth Crossman b.
  12. [S490] Taunton VR, 1:110, Mehitabel Crossman b.; 3:58, d.
  13. [S490] Taunton VR, 1:108, Bethiah Crossman b.; 3:57, d.

Sarah/2 Redway

F, #3483, (circa 1642 - 15 July 1717)
Father*James/1 Redway1 b. s 1616
Appears on charts:Descendants of Gilbert/1p Brooks
Last Edited:27 Aug 2017

Children with Samuel/3 Carpenter:

  • Samuel/3 Carpenter7 b. 15 Sep 1661
  • Sarah/3 Carpenter8 b. 11 Jan 1663/64
  • Abiah/3 Carpenter9 b. 10 Feb 1665/66
  • James/3 Carpenter10 b. 12 Apr 1668
  • Jacob/3 Carpenter11 b. 5 Sep 1670
  • Jonathan/3 Carpenter12 b. 6 Dec 1672
  • David/3 Carpenter13 b. 17 Apr 1675
  • Solomon/3 Carpenter14 b. 23 Dec 1677
  • Zachariah/3 Carpenter15 b. 1 Jul 1680 or 10 Jul 1680
  • Abraham/3 Carpenter16 b. 25 Sep 1682
Sarah/2 Redway, born circa 1642, probably at Hingham, Massachusetts2, married (1), 25 May 1660 at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Samuel/3 Carpenter, son of William/2 Carpenter and Abigail Briant, with whom she had 9 sons and 1 daughter1,3, and she married (2), as his 2nd wife, 18 Jan 1687/88 at Rehoboth, Gilbert/1p Brooks1,4, who died there 13 Jun 1695.1,5
     His will of 6 Jun leaves beloved wife Sarah my dwelling house, orchard & homelot and some moveables "during the time of her widowhood and bearing my name," as well as some livestock and provisions for her current use.1,6 The executors' account of the estate of Gilbert Brooks, 15 Jul 1695, notes payment of £11-10-6 to "the widow,"1,6, who died 15 Jul 1717.

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:407–11, Gilbert Brooks.
  2. [S2277] Eugene Cole Zubrinsky, "Selected Branches of the Redway Family Tree," 3, James (1.) Redway.
  3. [S575] James N. Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 78, Samuell Carpenter/Sarah Redaway m.
  4. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 59, Gilbert Brooks/Sarah Carpenter m.
  5. [S692] H.L. Peter Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:11–12, Gilbert Brooks.
  6. [S692] Rounds, Abstracts of Bristol County, 1:128–30, Gilbert Brooks.
  7. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Samuell Carpenter b.
  8. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Sarah Carpenter b.
  9. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Abiah Carpenter b.
  10. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, James Carpenter b.
  11. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Jacob Carpenter b.
  12. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Jonathan Carpenter b.
  13. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, David Carpenter b.
  14. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Solomon Carpenter b.
  15. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Zachariah Carpenter b.
  16. [S575] Arnold, Rehoboth VR, 571, Abraham Carpenter b.

Mary/4a5w Brooks

F, #3484, (10 January 1704/5 - )
Father*Joseph/3a Brooks1 b. c 1670, d. 11 Jul 1746
Mother*Abigail/4w Bateman1 b. 29 Jul 1677, d. 24 Jan 1704/5
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Joseph/3a Brooks (of Joshua)
Descendants of Martha/2w Brooks
Descendants of Sgt. Thomas/3w Bateman
Last Edited:21 Jan 2016
Mary/4a5w Brooks, born 10 Jan 1704/5 at Concord, Massachusetts1, married Nathaniel Russell of Littleton, son of William Russell and Elizabeth Pope.2,3 Mary Russell, mentioned in her father's will, 4 May 17464, was living at Rindge, New Hampshire,after her husband's death in 1763.5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 62, Mara Brookes b.
  2. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:722, Mary Brooks m. ____ Russell.
  3. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 12: "m. Nathaniel Russell … of Littleton, Mass."
  4. [S572] William Gray Brooks, "A Genealogical Account of the Brooks Family," 60.
  5. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 12.

Capt. Hugh/1 Mason

M, #3487, (23 March 1605/6 - 10 October 1678)
Custom index:Philip's War (1675-76)
Last Edited:26 Sep 2017

Children with Hester/1 Wells:

  • Hannah/2 Mason+25 b. 23 Sep 1636
  • Elizabeth/2 Mason26 b. 3 Sep 1638
  • Ruth/2 Mason27 b. say 1639, d. Dec 1640
  • Mary/2 Mason28 b. 18 Dec 1640, d. after 30 Dec 1677
  • John/2 Mason26 b. 1 Jan 1645, d. 10 Mar 1666/67
  • Joseph/2 Mason29 b. 10 Aug 1646
  • Daniel/2 Mason30 b. 19 Feb 1649
  • Sarah/2 Mason31 b. 25 Sep 1651
Facsimile of Hugh Mason's signature, from Bond's "Watertown."
Capt. Hugh/1 Mason was baptised 23 Mar 1605/6 at Dorking, Surrey.1 A tanner of Maldon, Essex, there he married, 13 Jan 1632 in St. Peter's Parish, Hester/1 Wells of Maldon, daughter of Thomas/a Wells and Helen Siday.2 "Of Maldon, Essex," Hugh Mason, tanner, 28, and wife Hester, 22, sailed from Ipswich, Apr 1634, in the Francis, John Cutting, master, for New England3, where they settled at Watertown, Massachusetts.3 There he was admitted a freeman 4 Mar 1634/35.4 5 Jul 1642, it was "ordered, that Hugh Mason, Thomas Hastings and John Sherman are appointed to set up a sufficient (fence) about the Burying-place with a five foot pale, and two rails well nailed, by the 15th, of 2d (7) month and the town to pay them for it."5
     Hugh Mason was deputy from Watertown to the General Court in 1643, 45, 60, 61, 64, 71, 74, 75, 76, and 77, represented Watertown at a Court election, May 1644, and was lieutenant of the Watertown company, 1645-1652. 10 Jan 1647/8, Mr. Bisco, Lt. Mason and Isaac Stearns were appointed a committee "to determine the borders in laying out the Remote Meadows. At the same time a committee of seven was appointed, Lt. Mason among them, to consider the disputes "about lands in lieu of township." When Daniel Pierce brought suit in Salem against the town of Watertown in 1648, Lt. Mason was sent there to answer for the town. He was appointed commissioner to end small cases (under 20 shillings) by the County Court, 1650, 52, 53, 54, 57, 58, 59, 61.6
     At a town meeting, 17 Nov 1656, it was agreed that "Capt. Mason, Left. Beeres, Ensign Shearman, Michael Bearsto, with ye three deacons should have the ordering of the sitting of the persons in the meeting house. Ould Goodman Hamond and Goodman Stratton are joyned to the same business, and the rules are, 1, office; 2, age; 3, state; 4, gifts." At a selectmen's meeting 3 Feb 1656, "it is ordered yt Captain Mason with Brother Bearsto doe goe to Sister Baall and there to acquaint her yt it is in the mind of the selectmen yt she should sett herself to the carding of two skaines of cotton or sheeps wool, and her daughter to spin it, with other business of the family; and this to be her daily taske, the which if she refuse she must expect to be sent to the house of correction."7 The General Court, 5 Apr 1653, appointed him captain of the Foote Companie (the "train band") in Water Towne, a position he held until his death, the training field being at the junction of Mt. Auburn and Arlington Streets.8 In 1664 the Newtowne (Cambridge) selectmen, upon the suggestion of Capt. Mason, consented that the "Watertown pond heard [herd] might pass by the side of our bounds, not prejudicing our Cow Common and Ri: Eccles and Daniel Cleaves are nominated to view the place and make returne to the Selectmen."9 He was appointed, Aug 1664, captain of a volunteer foot company, to be raised "by beate of drume or drumes in each of the townes & plantations within this jurisdiction of the Massachusetts," for the purpose of reducing the Dutch at the Monhatoes unto obedience to the English Crown.10
     "At a meeting of the selectmen at Capt. Mason's 12-10-1665, the selectmen agreed that they would go two and two together to go through the towne to examine how the children are taught to reade and instructed in the grounds of religion and the capital law. Agreed Capt. Mason and John Livermore together, John Coolidge, Senior, and Joseph Tayntor together, Corporall Bond and John Sherman together."11 11 Feb 1666, Capt. Mason and Ens. Sherman were nominated, with the mutual consent of Elder Wiswall and neighbors, to view the necessity of a highway through the Elder's land, to the lands beyond towards Dedham.9
     At the election in Boston, 27 May 1674, Capt. Samuel Torrey of Weymouth preached the sermon, which the General Court ordered printed, and Capt. Mason was appointed one of a committee to give the Court's thanks to the author.9

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Hugh Mason clearly was a man of great stamina and vigor throughout his life, as the following account of "Sudbury Fight," which occurred during King Philip's War, when he was about 70 years of age, will indicate.
     
On the night of April 20 [1676], the Indians came over from Mount Wachusett and hid in the woods around Sudbury. Instead of the dawn's early light on the morning of the 21st, the people who had spent the night in the garrisons looked out upon a conflagration. The enemy had crept in and had promptly set fire to the unoccupied dwellings, and the flames were now leaping skyward.
     News of the attack on Sudbury soon reached Boston, Watertown, and Concord. And the first outside help came from a rashly brave handful of armed men who hurried down from Concord. They were slain by the Indians who lay concealed in the tall grass of Sudbury's river meadow.
     Captain Edward Cowell, returning to Boston with 18 troopers, was attacked a short distance from Sudbury, and four of his men were killed. The rest of the force reached the town, and soon afterward Captain Hugh Mason and his company marched in safely from Watertown, and with Cowell's troopers succeeded in driving the enemy back to the western side of the river. But the ominous sound of firing from the west could be heard. When Captain Mason led the troops across the river to give the assistance that seemed to be needed, he was compelled to retreat. It was well that he did, for otherwise the losses suffered by the English that day would probably have been heavier.12,13

Subsequently, Hugh Mason was one of three men tasked with examining losses of Sudbury's residents. They determined to allow £44.10s in abatements to their last "Ten Country Rates [tax levies] by Reason of their losses in Estates by the Common Enemy, as result of Sudbury Fight with the Indians."9

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     Hugh Mason's first will was dated 3 Feb 1677/78. He bequeathed his wife a third part of his housing and land, garden, orchard, etc., £20 of her choice of moveables, and an annual payment of £3 while she remained a widow. To son John he left land, houses, and barnes in Cambridge purchased of Daniel Hudson, and to daughters Hannah, Mary and Sarah £20 each. To son Daniel, "in regard of the liberal education I have given him, as also a deed of som land in England" (perhaps the Little Portland meadow in Maldon his wife had inherited), "I doe judg it an equal portion," provided that if Daniel could not gain that land in England, then he should have instead £20. Son Joseph was named sole executor and left all my housing and lands after his mother's decease, and the remainder of the estate after his mother's death.14
     Five days later, on 8 Feb 1677/78, Hugh Mason drew a second will, which he did not sign. This document increased his wife's portion of the moveables to £30 and her annuity to £4 per annum. Joseph's portion was clarified as the other halfe of housing and lands for present and after his mother's decease all my housing lands with the remayning goods and debts having first discharged all my just debts.15
     Hugh Mason died at Watertown 10 Oct 1678 at age 72.16 A probate deposition by the widow, undated and signed by mark, states that her husband told her that he would alter his initial will to do more for her comfort during her life. He subsequently read aloud to her this "2nd draft," and said that he made it by ye advise of his son Esterbrook. She asked her husband "if his will was firme that there might be no trouble." His response was, "Wife dost thou think that any child that I have will rise up against what I have done."17
     Untotalled inventories of his estate were dated 28 Oct 1678, by John Sherman, William Bond, and Walter Hastings, and 29 March 1679 by his son Joseph Mason. That he was still active in his trade of tanning is shown by the presence of tanfats, valued at £11, and "the leather in the tanfats," worth £120-1-8.18
     Hugh Mason's widow Hester died 21 May 1692.19 They are buried in Arlington St. Cemetery, where his headstone reads, Here Lieth ye Body of Capt. Hugh Mason Who Deceased October ye Xth 1678 Anno Aetatis 73 He that thus thought of Death In Lifes Uncertentie Hath Doubtless Now a Life That Bringeth Eternitie. His footstone is inscribed, Mr. Hugh Mason Capt. of ye Train Band In this Town Aged 73 Years Died October The Xth 1678. He Or Her Yt Looks Here On Live for to Learne That Die Thou Must, And After Come To Judgement Just.20,21

Local Notes:

PropertyWatertown, MAFrom the proprietor's book it appears that Hugh Mason received a homestall of three acres by purchase which was situated in what is now Belmont, on the easterly side of Hill Street (now School Street) and extended through to the line now marked by Grove Street. The north and south boundaries are approximately indicated in a recent atlas as the properties of Hittinger Bros., and of the Livermore heirs. Beside the "Homestall" we find mention in the records of "three acres of plow land by estimation, in ye further plaine"; also "three acres of remote meadow," "two acres of meddow by estimation in Rock Meddow," "thirty acres of upland by estimation," etc., the whole making quite a landed property.22
Elected10 Dec 1638, Watertown, MAIn the fall of 1638 Hugh Mason was chosen one of the freemen to govern the affairs of the town [i.e., a selectman] for the ensuing year. To this office he was twenty-nine times reelected, most of the time as first man upon the board. A part of this time he served as town clerk and in some years as treasurer of the town.22
Property1652Thomas Boyson [Boylston] makes Hugh Mason and J. Stedman feoffees in trust of ½ of £40 per annum in hands of Richard Boyson of London, his kinsman, and ½ of house in Watertown, and ½ of his boyes wages for keeping cattle. Suff. Deeds i: 247, 165223
Property29 Sep 1654, Maldon, Essex… and afterwards, that is to say, the 29 day of September, in the year of Our Lord 1654, being then in England, the said Hugh Mason, by his deed then dated, demised and granted unto one Giles Cole of Maldon, aforesaid all that his moiety of the said piece or parcel of land called Little Portland for the term of the natural life of him, the said Hugh Mason (in case she, the said Hester, should so long live), at the yearly rent of three pounds per annum, which rent the said Giles Cole in his deed then made and duly executed did for himself and his assigns covenant and agree with the said Hugh Mason well and faithfully to pay to the said Hugh Mason accordingly.24
Appointed30 Oct 1657, Watertown, MAHe was appointed by the Court October 30, 1657, one of a committee to attend to the defects in several bridges in the county, and upon the request of the inhabitants of Watertown, he was "empowered to solemnize marriages at Watertown," May 1658.8
Appointed23 Feb 1674/75, Watertown, MACapt. Mason and Simon Stone were appointed February 23, 1674-'75, to treat with Mr. William Goddard to keep school and he was employed at a salary of 30 pounds, to begin April 5, 1675.9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S148] Findagrave.com, citing TAG 78:61 (2003).
  2. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Descendants of Capt. Hugh Mason, 1-4, quoting Chancery proceedings of John and Joseph Mason, 19 Jun 1702; 17.
  3. [S97] Charles Edward Banks, Planters of the Commonwealth, 123, Hugh Mason family.
  4. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 13, Hugh Mason.
  5. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 17.
  6. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 17-18.
  7. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 12-13.
  8. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 18.
  9. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 19.
  10. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 18-19.
  11. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 12.
  12. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 3:167, citing Drake's Hist. Boston, 418.
  13. [S55] Olga Hall-Quest, Flames Over New England, 143–44.
  14. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 20-21.
  15. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 21.
  16. [S254] Watertown Records, 45, Captaine Hugh Mafon d.
  17. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 21-24.
  18. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 22-24.
  19. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 1.
  20. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 13, 19-20.
  21. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #27162100.
  22. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 12, 17.
  23. [S318] Thomas Bellows Wyman, Charlestown Estates, 1:105, Boylston.
  24. [S1304] Edna Warren Mason, Capt. Hugh Mason, 1-4, quoting Chancery proceedings of John and Joseph Mason, 19 Jun 1702.
  25. [S254] Watertown Records, 4, Hannah Mafon b.
  26. [S36] Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 3:167.
  27. [S254] Watertown Records, 8, Ruth Mafon bur.
  28. [S254] Watertown Records, 8, Mary Mafon b.
  29. [S254] Watertown Records, 13, Joseph Mafon b.
  30. [S254] Watertown Records, 14, Danill Mafon b.
  31. [S254] Watertown Records, 15, Sarah Mafon b.

Benjamin/3 Peirce

M, #3488, (1649 - )
Father*Anthony/2 Peirce1 b. 1609, d. 9 May 1678
Mother*Anne (–?–)1 d. 20 Jan 1681/82
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Hannah/3a Brooks (of Joshua)
Last Edited:18 Aug 2017

Children with Hannah/3a Brooks:

Benjamin/3 Peirce, born in 1649 at Watertown, Massachusetts1, there married, 15 Jan 1677/78, Hannah/3a Brooks, daughter of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks and Hannah/2 Mason.2 Admitted freeman of Watertown, 18 Apr 1690.1,3
     He and his brother Joseph lived on his father's homestall, located "on the north side of the road from Camb., immediately west of the homestall of John Stowers, which was afterwards the parsonage, occupied by Rev. Mr. Angier."4

Local Notes:

Property24 Aug 1697, Concord, MA"By a deed of 24 August 1697, Noah Brooks, Daniel Brooks Sen., Joseph Brooks Sen., Benjamin Pierce of Watertown, Benjamin Whittemore and Judah Potter of Concord, sold to Hugh Brooks, all right in the estate 'our brother Job Brooks had of our father Joshua Brooks, deceased. Thus, all the children were named except Elizabeth who was then living in South Carolina…"5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:393, Benjamin (21.8.8.) Peirce.
  2. [S254] Watertown Records, 45, Benjamin Peirfe/Hannah Brookes m.
  3. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 37, Beniamin Pearse, Watertown.
  4. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:393, Anthony (2.II.) Peirce.
  5. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:720.
  6. [S254] Watertown Records, 46, Hannah Peirfe b.
  7. [S254] Watertown Records, 51, Benjamin Pearce b.; 53, Benjamin Pears d.
  8. [S254] Watertown Records, 57, Grace Peirce b.
  9. [S254] Watertown Records, 59, Sary Peirce b.
  10. [S254] Watertown Records, 61, Grace Peirff b.
  11. [S254] Watertown Records, 61, Samuel Pearce b.; 62, Samuell Pearce b.
  12. [S254] Watertown Records, 66, Lydia Perce b.
  13. [S83] Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 1:395, Hannah (8.27.7.) Peirce.

Samuel/4a Brooks

M, #3489, (14 May 1694 - )
Father*Noah/3a Brooks1,2 b. 1656 or 1657, d. 1 Feb 1738/39
Mother*Dorothy/2 Potter1,2 b. c 1662, d. 15 Mar 1752
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Noah/3a Brooks
Last Edited:3 Aug 2017
Samuel/4a Brooks was born 14 May 1694 at Concord, Massachusetts, according to Bond and Savage, although his birth is not found in the town records.1,2 He was a brickmaker, of Charlestown.3

Local Notes:

Propertybetween 1733 and 1746, Charlestown, MAESTATE.—Taxed 1734–1737, 1741–1746. S.B., brick-burner, buys of Jonathan Tufts, 9 acres 7 poles—E., Capt. E.B; W, C. Chambers or D. Russell; x, J.T; S, Medford line; 1733, rec. 1742.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:261.
  2. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:722.
  3. [S318] Thomas Bellows Wyman, Charlestown Estates, 1:133.

Lt. Benjamin/3 Whittemore

M, #3490, (1 September 1669 - 8 September 1734)
Father*John/2 Whittemore1,2 b. 11 Feb 1638, d. 8 Dec 1694
Mother*Mary/2 Upham1,2 b. c 1637, d. 27 Jun 1677
Appears on charts:Descendants of Capt. Thomas/1a Brooks
Descendants of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks
Descendants of Esther/3a Brooks
Last Edited:24 Aug 2017

Children with Esther/3a Brooks:

Findagrave.com, memorial #24096460. Photo by Bill Boyington.
Lt. Benjamin/3 Whittemore, born 1 Sep 1669 at Charlestown, Massachusetts3,2, married, 17 Aug 1692 at Concord, where they afterward resided, Esther/3a Brooks, daughter of Dea. Joshua/2a Brooks and Hannah/2 Mason.4 "Representative several years,"5 he died at Concord 8 Sep 1734, a. 656, and she in Acton, formerly Concord, 11 Jan 1742/43, a. 74.7 Presumably both are interred in the Hill Burying Ground, Concord, but only his g.s. remains today.8
     "Weaver, yeoman, surveyor, gentleman, wealthiest of all the early Whittemores."9

Local Notes:

Property24 Aug 1697, Concord, MA"By a deed of 24 August 1697, Noah Brooks, Daniel Brooks Sen., Joseph Brooks Sen., Benjamin Pierce of Watertown, Benjamin Whittemore and Judah Potter of Concord, sold to Hugh Brooks, all right in the estate 'our brother Job Brooks had of our father Joshua Brooks, deceased. Thus, all the children were named except Elizabeth who was then living in South Carolina…"10
Electedbetween 1707 and 1724, Concord, MASelectman11
Property11 May 1720, Turkey Hills, MAConcord May the 11th 1720 | The Commtee Appointed, & fully Impowered by ye Great & Generill Court or Affembly of His Majesties Province of ye MaffachuSett Bay in New England at Their Feffion, On ye 7th of Decr. 1719 To Allott & Grant out ye Lands Contained, in Each of ye Two TownShips Laft Granted by ye Court Each Containing The Quantity of Six Miles Sqare Lying Weftward of, & Contiguous to ye Town of Groton &c.
     Mett at Concord in ye County of Middlesex On Wednesday the Eleventh Day of May 1720. At ye Houfe of Mr Jonth Hoberd, In Order to Grant out Said Townships, Agreeable to ye Order & Direction of ye General Court (The Whole of Sd Commtee Viz. | Mr Whittemor for his Son Nathll Concord | 2 10 0012

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S282] John Brooks Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 10.
  2. [S318] Thomas Bellows Wyman, Charlestown Estates, 2:1022, John (11.) Whittemore.
  3. [S282] Threlfall, "Thomas Brooks," 10: "b. 1 Sept. 1669, d. 8 Sept. 1734, son of John and Mary (Upham) Whittmore. "
  4. [S185] Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1635–1850, 36, Benjamin Whittemore/Ester Brookes m.
  5. [S182] Lemuel Shattuck, History of the Town of Concord, 387, Whittemore genealogy.
  6. [S185] Concord BMD, 128, Benjamin Whittemore d.
  7. [S185] Concord BMD, 158, Esther Whittemore d.
  8. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorial #24096460.
  9. [S135] Mariana B. Ruggles, citing NEHGR, 106:201; Carter & Fowler, Hist. Pembroke NH, 317.
  10. [S83] Henry Bond, Watertown Genealogies, 2:720.
  11. [S182] Shattuck, Hist. Concord, 234, town officers.
  12. [S570] Walter A. Davis, Early Records of Lunenburg, 12-15, Survey and Allotment of Turkey Hills.
  13. [S185] Concord BMD, 39, Mary Whittemore b.
  14. [S185] Concord BMD, 41, Benjamin Whittemore b.
  15. [S185] Concord BMD, 46, Nathanaell Whittemore b.
  16. [S185] Concord BMD, 51, Grace Whittemore b.
  17. [S135] Mariana Ruggles, citing NEHGR, 107:262.
  18. [S185] Concord BMD, 63, Mehittabell Whittemore b.
  19. [S185] Concord BMD, 67, Ester Whittemore b.; 74, d.
  20. [S185] Concord BMD, 72, Joell Whittemore b.
  21. [S185] Concord BMD, 77, Aaron Whittemore b.