William/3p Brooks

M, #4582, (July 1683 - )
Father*Nathaniel/2p Brooks1 b. 29 Mar 1646
Mother*Elizabeth/2 Curtis1 b. 12 Jan 1651
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Nathaniel/2p Brooks
Last Edited:29 Jan 2016

Child with (–?–) Taylor:

William/3p Brooks was born in Jul 1683 at Scituate, Massachusetts, and there baptised 5 Jul 1685 at the Second Church.1,2
     His wife may have been a daughter of William Taylor.3 The latter, 1748, willed his York County, Maine farm to his three daughters. The same year, Mary Brooks (w. of Nathaniel [William's brother]), William Brooks and Mercy Wright, spinster, all of Scituate, were deeded as heirs of our father William Taylor, who formerly lived in Arundel, Maine.3
     Savage says William Brooks left numerous descendants. Said Deane in 1831, "William's posterity remain on the ancient seat of the family."4,5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:53, William Brooks b.; 1:50, William Brookes bp.
  2. [S862] Marion (Brooks) Gonsalves, citing NEHGR, 57:320.
  3. [S1221] Noyes, Libby and Davis, Gen. Dict. of Maine and New Hampshire, 676, William (27.) Taylor. Hereinafter GDMNH.
  4. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:261.
  5. [S430] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, 223–224.
  6. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:359, Joannah Brook d.

Hannah/2 Bisbee

F, #4583, (7 December 1656 - 24 April 1741)
Father*Elisha/1 Bisbee1 b. s 1620, d. 12 Nov 1695
Mother*Joanna (–?–)1 b. s 1621
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/2p Brooks
Last Edited:4 Aug 2017

Children with Thomas/2p Brooks:

Findagrave.com, memorial #142797866. Photo by James Bianco.
Photo by James Bianco 142797866
Hannah/2 Bisbee, baptised 7 Dec 1656 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts1, married, 6 Jun 1687 at Scituate, Thomas/2p Brooks of Scituate, son of William/1p Brooks and (–?–) (–?–). (Their siblings John Bisbee and Joanna Brooks also married.)2,3 Daughter Hannah Brooks and her children received bequests in her father's will, 6 Apr 1688.4 Thomas Brooks died 30 May 1733 (g.s.), a. 755,6, and Hannah 24 Apr 1741 (g.s.), "in 88th y."7,8 They are buried in First (South) Parish Cemetery, Norwell (formerly South Scituate).9

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:34, Hannah Besbee bp.
  2. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 103, Thomas Brooks.
  3. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:44, Thomas Brooks/Hannah Bisbee m.
  4. [S288] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, 47, Elisha Bisby.
  5. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:359, Thomas Brooks d. (g.s.).
  6. [S595] First Parish Cemetery Association, Index to First Parish Cemetery, Norwell, MA, Mr. Thomas Brooks, lot 172.
  7. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:359, Hannah Brooks d. (g.s.).
  8. [S595] Index to First Parish Cemetery, Mrs. Hannah Brooks, lot 172.
  9. [S148] Findagrave.com, memorials #142767432, #142797866.
  10. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:53, Thomas Brooks b.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:51, Joanna Brooks b.

Thomas/3p Brooks

M, #4584, (26 June 1688 - 8 October 1752)
Father*Thomas/2p Brooks1 b. 28 Jun 1657, d. 30 May 1733
Mother*Hannah/2 Bisbee1 b. 7 Dec 1656, d. 24 Apr 1741
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Thomas/2p Brooks
Last Edited:4 Aug 2017
Thomas/3p Brooks Jr. was born 26 Jun 1688 at Scituate, Massachusetts, and there baptised 1 Jul at the Second Church.1,2 He died without issue, 8 Oct 1752 (g.s.), a. 643, and was buried with his father in First (South) Parish Cemetery, Norwell (formerly South Scituate).3,4 "With him the male line of this branch became extinct."5

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:53, Thomas Brooks b.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 57:321 (Jul 1903).
  3. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:360, Thomas Brooks d. (g.s.).
  4. [S595] First Parish Cemetery Association, Index to First Parish Cemetery, Norwell, MA, Mr. Thomas Brooks [Jr.], lot 172.
  5. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:262, Thomas Brooks, Scituate.

Hannah/2p Brooks

F, #4585, (14 September 1645 - )
Father*William/1p Brooks1 b. 1615
Mother*(–?–) (–?–)1 d. b Mar 1665/66
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Last Edited:13 Jan 2016
Hannah/2p Brooks, baptised 14 Sep 1645 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts2,1, was apparently unmarried at the time of her father's will, 6 Mar 1682/83, as she is bequeathed more than her married sisters.3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Hannah Brook bp.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 57:82 (Jan 1903).
  3. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:412-15, William Brooks.

Mary/2p Brooks

F, #4586, (28 November 1647 - )
Father*William/1p Brooks1 b. 1615
Mother*(–?–) (–?–)1 d. b Mar 1665/66
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Last Edited:21 Jan 2016
Mary/2p Brooks, baptised 28 Nov 1647 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts2,1, was evidently unmarried at the time of her father's will, 6 Mar 1682/83, as she was bequeathed more than her married sisters.3
     "The Torrey entry for the younger Thomas Lapham of Scituate suggests that his wife might have been this Mary Brooks, but none of the sources listed by Torrey includes any evidence relating to this suggestion."3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Mary Brook bp.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 57:83 (Jan 1903).
  3. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, 1:412-15, William Brooks.

Sarah/2p Brooks

F, #4587, (26 May 1650 - )
Father*William/1p Brooks1 b. 1615
Mother*(–?–) (–?–)1 d. b Mar 1665/66
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Last Edited:22 Aug 2014
Sarah/2p Brooks was baptised 26 May 1650 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts.1,2 Torrey lists the marriage of a Sarah Brooks and Samuel/2 Leonard, son of Henry/1 Leonard, "b 1668," of Boxford, Essex County in the Bay Colony, and later New Jersey.3,4 Savage and Deane state that she married Joseph Studley. The Great Migration team finds no evidence of either marriage.5,6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:50, Sarah Brook bp.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, 57:83.
  3. [S2029] Pat Leonard, personal communication, 31 Dec 2012.
  4. [S221] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages, 461, Samuel Leonard/Sarah Brooks m.
  5. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:263: William Brooks: "Sarah, 1650, m. Joseph Studley."
  6. [S431] Evelyn S. Beran (Madison, WI, e-mail address), research shared with the author, 1997–2002, citing Deane, Hist. Scituate, 223–224: "Sarah born 1650, (who married Joseph Studley)."

Miriam/2p Brooks

F, #4588, (6 June 1652 - )
Father*William/1p Brooks1 b. 1615
Mother*(–?–) (–?–)1 d. b Mar 1665/66
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Miriam/2p Brooks
Last Edited:21 Jan 2016

Children with John/2 Curtis:

Miriam/2p Brooks, baptised 6 Jun 1652 at the Second Church, Scituate, Massachusetts2,1, married, 4 Apr 1678 at Scituate, John/2 Curtis, son of Richard/1 Curtis and Ann Hallett. (Their siblings Nathaniel Brooks and Elizabeth Curtis also married.)3

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:52, Miriam Brooks bp.
  2. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 57:84 (Jan 1903).
  3. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:43, Miriam Brooks/John Curtis m.
  4. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:111, Mercy Curtis b.
  5. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:108, Hannah Curtis b.
  6. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:114, William Curtis b.

John/2 Curtis

M, #4589, (9 December 1653 - )
Father*Richard/1 Curtis1 d. 15 Oct 1693
Mother*Ann Hallett2 b. s 1630
Appears on charts:Descendants of William/1p Brooks
Descendants of Miriam/2p Brooks
Last Edited:7 Aug 2017

Children with Miriam/2p Brooks:

John/2 Curtis was born 9 Dec 1653 at Scituate, Massachusetts, and baptised 5 Feb following at the Second Church.1,3 John Curtis (the same?) is found in a list of allowed and approved inhabitants granted land in 1673, although he would then have been as young as 19 years of age.4 There he married, 4 Apr 1678, Miriam/2p Brooks of Scituate, daughter of William/1p Brooks and (–?–) (–?–). (Their siblings Nathaniel Brooks and Elizabeth Curtis also married.)5 Mentioned in his father's will, 1692.6

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:105, John Curtice b.
  2. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:486, Richard Curtis.
  3. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Records of the Second Church of Scituate, Now the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass.," 57:84 (Jan 1903).
  4. [S430] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, 155–57.
  5. [S485] Scituate VR, 2:43, Miriam Brooks/John Curtis m.
  6. [S36] Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:487, Richard Curtis.
  7. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:111, Mercy Curtis b.
  8. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:108, Hannah Curtis b.
  9. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:114, William Curtis b.