Sir Robert Brackenbury — an ancestor? — figures prominently in the tale of the boy princes in the Tower of London during the reign of Richard III.

William Brackenbury

M, #22270, (circa 1602 - August 1668)
Last Edited:4 Jun 2019

Child with Alice (–?–):

  • Anne/2 Brackenbury16 b. circa 1629, d. 22 Sep 1714
William Brackenbury, born in England circa 1602 (g.s.)1, married Alice (–?–).2 The name of Will. Drakenbury was included on a list of "such as desire to be made ffreemen" of Massachusetts Bay," 19 Oct 1630.3
     Oct 1649, William Brackenbury was a witness in a Middlesex County court action of Ralph Hall against Widdow Cole "of review touching ten acres of land."4 20 Dec 1650, William Brakenbury, late of Charlestown, conveyed to Henry/1w Brooks, yeoman of Woburn, six parcels of land in Woburn (178 acres) at a place commonly called Horn Pond, together with a house frame, his wife Alice ["Ales"] giving her consent by mark.5,6 Grand juror, 3 Oct 16547, 3 Apr 16558, 2 Oct 16559 and 6 Apr 165810; trial juror 19 Jun 1660.11
     William Brackenbury died in Aug 1668 at Malden, where he then lived12, and his wife 28 Dec 1670.13,14 They are buried in Bell Rock Cemetery, Malden (Wyman), his g.s. no longer extant.2

Local Notes:

Elected20 Aug 1638, Charlestown, MA1638. 20 August. | The 20th 6th mo 1638, Willi: Brankenborow being chosen cunstable of Charlestowne, in the roome of Thom: Ewar, did take his oathe to that place belonging, before me, In: Nowell./15

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S2102] Martin E. Hollick, New Englanders in the 1600s, 29.
  2. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorials #52628977, #118900785.
  3. [S222] Lucius R. Paige, "Massachusetts Freemen," 10, Will. Drakenbury.
  4. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 12 of 169.
  5. [S318] Thomas Bellows Wyman, Charlestown Estates, 1:108, William Brackenbury; 1:132, Henry Brooks: 1650.
  6. [S1640] Edward F. Johnson, Early Woburn Deeds, 3-4, Brakenbury/Brooks (Book 1, Page 25).
  7. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 42 of 169.
  8. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 46 of 169.
  9. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 51 of 169.
  10. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 88 of 169.
  11. [S2396] FamilySearch.org, "Massachusetts Town Clerk Records, 1626-2001," Middlesex County Court Records 1649-1663, v. 1, image 118 of 169.
  12. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorial #52628977.
  13. [S148] FindAGrave.com, memorial #118900785.
  14. [S302] Deloraine P. Corey, Malden Births, Marriages and Deaths, 332, Alice Brackenbury d. (g.s.).
  15. [S1590] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Records of the Massachusetts Bay, 1:230.
  16. [S318] Wyman, Charlestown Estates, 1:108, William1 Brackenbury.