John Brockett, The Immigrant

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  • Name John Brockett 
    Suffix The Immigrant 
    Born 1612  Mackrey End, Wheathampsted, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 29 Jul 1612  Wheathampsted, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 1637  [2
    Occupation Surgeon, Surveyor  [2
    Religion Puritan  [2
    Died 12 Mar 1690  Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I45915  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 

    Family Mary Blackwell,   b. ~1609, (Hertfordshire), England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1662, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1635  St. Michaels, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Children 
     1. Mary Brockett,   b. 28 Sep 1646, New Haven, Connecticut, British Colony of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1694, (New Haven) Connecticut, British Colony of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F16793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1612 - Mackrey End, Wheathampsted, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 29 Jul 1612 - Wheathampsted, Hertfordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Aug 1635 - St. Michaels, Hertford, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Mar 1690 - Wallingford, New Haven County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Brockett Map of 1641
    The Brockett Map of 1641

  • Notes 
    • John Brockett
      Born about 1613 in England
      Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
      [sibling(s) unknown]
      Husband of Mary (Blackwell) Brockett — married 14 Aug 1635 (to about 1662) in St. Michaels, Hertford, England
      DESCENDANTS descendants
      Father of John B Brockett III, Benjamin Brockett I, Be Fruitful Brockett, Mary (Brockett) Pennington, Silence (Brockett) Bradley, Abigail (Brockett) Payne, Samuel Brockett and Jabez Brockett
      Died 12 Mar 1690 in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Colony

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      The Puritan Great Migration.
      John Brockett migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).
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      Contents
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      1 Disputed Origins
      2 Biography
      3 Notes
      4 Discussion of Sources
      5 Sources
      Disputed Origins
      Nineteenth and early 20th century genealogies have claimed that the immigrant John Brockett of New Haven was son of John Brocket and Mary Bannister.

      Others say that "The tradition has existed for two hundred years in New Haven, that John Brockett was the eldest son of Sir John Brockett, of Brocket Hill, Hertsfordshire, England; that on account of his Puritanical ideas, his father (who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth), disinherited him, and that John then gave up all claims to the title and the estates of the Brocketts in England, in order to join the Puritan Band which came with the Rev. John Davenport to America."[1]

      "In one of the Connecticut religious papers, published in 1868,[citation needed] the following is found: "John Brockett, the eldest son of Sir John Brockett, of the county of Herts, Eng., who was a well known loyalist of the time of Charles I, becoming convinced of the truth of the Gospel as preached by the Puritans, relinquished his birthright and all his prospects of honor and tame, joined himself to the little company of Rev. John Davenport, grated to New England and settled at New Haven in 1637. Of him, of Moses, it could be said that he preferred to suffer affliction with people of God than to enjoy the pleasures of Sin for a season.""
      Raymond W. Madsen, in 1999, argued for parentage of immigrant John Brocket, disproving previously published claims about him.[2]

      Madsen demonstrated how the immigrant could not have been the son of JohnBrockett and Mary Bannister, and points out that the John Brockett baptized in 1611 died in 1628/9. The author makes that case that the immigrant to New England was son of John Brockett of Mackrey End and his first wife Joan Lacon, baptized 29 July 1612, was the John Brocket, age 21, who matriculated from Cambridge University in 1634, and he who married Mary Blackwell 14 August 1635 at Sandridge.

      However, researchers associated with The Broket Archive found that John Brocket and his wife Mary Bannister remained in England, and died there in 1662. This website concludes that the immigrant's parents and origins remain unknown.

      See "Discussion of Sources" below for more information.

      Biography
      John Brocket, origins unknown, came as a single man, likely on the Hector with others following Rev. John Davenport, arriving Boston June 26, 1637 and settled New Haven, Connecticut.

      John Brocket of New Haven, a surveyor, moved to Wallingford. He died there March 12, 1689/90 at the age of 77. He had 8 children:[3]

      John, bp 31 Dec 1642 at the First Cong. Soc. of New Haven.[3]
      Be Fruitful, bp. 23 Feb 1644 at the First Cong. Soc. of New Haven; died young.[3]
      Benjamin, bp 23 Feb 1644 at the First Cong. Soc. of New Haven; d. 22 May 1679 in New Haven.[3]
      Mary, bp 28 Sep 1646at the First Cong. Soc. of New Haven. m. Ephraim Pennington[3]
      Silence, bp 3 June 1648 at the First Cong. Soc. of New Haven; m. Joseph Bradley[3]
      Abigail, b. 10 Mar 1649/50 bp 24 Mar 1650 at the First Cong. Soc. of New Haven; m. John Payne.[3]
      Samuel, b. 14 Jan 1651, bp 16 Jan 1651 at the First Cong. Soc. of New Haven; d. 26 Oct 1742; m. Sarah Bradley.[3];
      Jabez b. 24 Oct 1654; m. Dorothy Lyman[3]
      Notes
      The following is an excerpt from the Townsend Family Genealogy book. [4][5] The claims made here should be confirmed by original sources.

      "JOHN BROCKETT, the first person of the name of Brockett, of whom any record can be found in this country, was born in England in 1609 [wrong; based on his age at death, he was born about 1613], and came to America in 1637, probably in the ship Hector, with the Rev. John Davenport, and Theophilus Eaton, which ship arrived in Boston on June 26, 1637. The list of passengers on the vessel was never published, and, for prudential reasons, its clearance never appeared in the records of any English port so far as it can be ascertained. In regard to the persons who accompanied Rev. John Davenport to this country, and who joined him in the settlement of New Haven, G. H. Hollister, in his History of Connecticut, says “They were gentlemen of wealth and character, with their servants and household effects. They were, for the most part, from London and had been bred to mercantile and commercial pursuits. Their coming was hailed at Boston with much joy, for they were the most opulent of all the companies who had emigrated to New England."
      NOTE: The Broket Archives points out that John of New Haven was not styled "Mr." as were many others who came on the Hector, that the taxes he paid suggested he owned far less property than his Hector peers, and that while literate and likely educated, there is no evidence he was a "gentleman of wealth."
      “Shortly after the arrival of the Hector, and the accompanying ship in Boston, Eaton and a few others, unwilling to join the Massachusetts Colony, explored the coast of Long Island Sound, selecting a tract of land near the Quinipiac River, the present site of the city of New Haven, on which they left seven of their number."
      "In the spring of 1638, (April, 13), Davenport with others, among whom was John Brockett, followed. They purchased land at Quinipiac of the Indians and “taking the Bible as their guide”, formed an independent government or Plantation Covenant, upon strictly religious principles. Prosperity attended them and they laid the foundations of a town called New Haven."
      "John Brockett seems to have been one of the leading men of the company, as his name appears more often in the records of New Haven Colony than any other man in civil life, except that of Theophilus Eaton."
      See indented commentary above that suggests otherwise.
      "He had a widely extended reputation as a Civil Engineer and Surveyor, and in June, 1639, laid out the large Square (which is the center of the City of New Haven, including the Commons and the Site of the College buildings) in nine equal sections. Mention is made in the Colonial Records of the perfection of this work, especially of the angles. The same boundaries still continue to be used."
      "A few years later, the Governor of New Jersey deputed John Brockett to "lay out, survey, and bound the said bounds of Elizabeth Towne, (now the City of Elizabeth), the planting fields, town lots, and to lay out every particular man’s proposition according to his allotments and the directions of and disputes concerning the same, having had certain notice of the good experience, knowledge, skill and faithfulness of John Brockett in the surveying and laying out of land.""
      "The work was performed by John Brockett, and an allotment of land was made to him in the town of Elizabeth, which he held until 1670, when the record of its Sale to Samuel Hopkins appears. In order to perform this work, John Brockett removed temporarily to Elizabethtown and was constituted May 26, 1668. The town had chosen John Ogden, Sr,. and John Brockett to represent them in the House of Burgess."[6]
      "He died 1690. His burial is in Montoweese Cem[etary], near North Haven , [Connecticut]. There is very little of the official record, in this country [United States], concerning his birth."
      ...

      "John Brockett died in Wallingford, Conn., March 12, 1690, aged [??] years. His will, made nine days before his death, is available."[7] He had eight children. His wife's name is not known.
      While some believe that the immigrant was he who married Mary Blackwell on August 14, 1635, at St. Michaels, Hertford, England, subsequent research has demonstrated that that couple remained in England and died without issue.
      Discussion of Sources
      There has not been much published in peer-reviewed journals about John Brocket(t) of New Haven, Connecticut. He arrived too late for Anderson's Great Migration series.

      That said, [http:/brockett.info Brockett.Info The Broket Archive] appears to be the best compilation of Brockett-related genealogy information, a compilation of the analysis of the origins of Brocketts (then Broket) in England, with an extensive page devoted to trying to find the origins of [http://brockett.info/usaandcanada/usa/immigrants/johnofnewhaven/ John Brockett of New Haven.]

      Additional sources include:

      Edward J. Brockett, "The Descendants of John Brockett, One of the Original Founders of New Haven Colony: Illustrated with Portraits and Armorial Bearings - AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION - Relating to the Settlement of New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut - THE ENGLISH BROCKETTS ""A pedigree of Brockett,"" Published in England in 1860 - Compiled By (1905)" Available in electronic form at https://archive.org/details/descendantsofjoh00inbroc. Summart of his findings may be found here. E.J. Brockett lists 10 children for John Brockett. In addition to the 8 listed by Jacobus, Brockett shows two named Benjamin (one a twin of 'Be Fruitful', born and died in 1645, and another Benjamin born in 1648); and two named Jabez (one born and died in 1654, and another Jabez born in 1656). No sources have been found for the additional two sons. Both Jacobus (Families of Ancient New Haven) and Torrey (New England Marriages to 1700, page 209) show the marriages of Benjamin and Jabez related to the earlier sons (born 1645 and 1654) and no record of a Benjamin born in 1648 or a Jabez born in 1656.
      Donald Lines Jacobus (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932. In particular, see Vol II, pages 323-324 (Brockett Family). ADD SUMMARY OF HIS FINDINGS ABOUT BROCKETT HERE. Jacobus deals with children facts, naming 8 children. They have been summarized in the children's section above
      Raymond W. Madsen A.G., Brockett Family of England ((John Brockett and Mary Blackwell); written 29 December 1999, updating a 1978 published article by the same author, “A Case Study of the Brockett Family in Colonial America and England." Madsen concludes that John Brockett of New Haven was baptized 29 July 1612, Jn s. Mr. Jn Brocket, Mackrey End, and was also the John Brocket, age 21, who matriculated from Cambridge University in 1634, and he who married Mary Blackwell 14 August 1635 at Sandridge. However, researchers associated with The Broket Archive found that that John Brocket and his wife Mary remained in England, and died there in 1662.
      Allen Brockett Townsend, "Ch 10: Brockett First Generation" in The Townsend Family Genealogy. 1st ed. Oak Ridge, TN. n.p., Oct. 1991. Pg 59-61. Print. A complete and authentic history of and a delineation of the ancestors of Gilbert Lee Townsend (1882-1951) and the descendants of Robert Townsend (1819-1899). Self-published and distributed among descendants, this 300+ page book is rare. Kopel-16 has a copy and is willing to collaborate. ADD SUMMARY OF HIS FINDINGS ABOUT BROCKETT HERE. May be the source for the supposed 1609 birth.
      Sources
      ? Townsend, Allen Brockett. "Ch 10 Brockett First Generation" in The Townsend Family Genealogy. 1st ed. Oak Ridge, TN. n.p., Oct. 1991. Pg 59-61. Print. A complete and authentic history of and a delineation of the ancestors of Gilbert Lee Townsend (1882-1951) and the descendants of Robert Townsend (1819-1899). Self-published and distributed among descendants, this 300+ page book is rare. Kopel-16 has a copy and is willing to collaborate. OR "The Descendants of John Brockett, One of the Original Founders of New Haven Colony: Illustrated with Portraits and Armorial Bearings - AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION - Relating to the Settlement of New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut - THE ENGLISH BROCKETTS ""A pedigree of Brockett,"" Published in England in 1860 - Compiled By Edward J. Brockett (1905)" Available in electronic form at https://archive.org/details/descendantsofjoh00inbroc This source needs checking.
      ? Raymond W. Madsen, Brockett Family of New England (online article; accessed 30 May 2016), dated 29 December 1991
      ? 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
      ? Townsend, Allen Brockett. "Ch 10 Brockett First Generation" in The Townsend Family Genealogy. 1st ed. Oak Ridge, TN. n.p., Oct. 1991. Pg 59-61. Print. A complete and authentic history of and a delineation of the ancestors of Gilbert Lee Townsend (1882-1951) and the descendants of Robert Townsend (1819-1899). Self-published and distributed among descendants, this 300+ page book is rare. Kopel-16 has a copy and is willing to collaborate.
      ? "The Descendants of John Brockett, One of the Original Founders of New Haven Colony: Illustrated with Portraits and Armorial Bearings - AN HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION - Relating to the Settlement of New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut - THE ENGLISH BROCKETTS ""A pedigree of Brockett,"" Published in England in 1860 - Compiled By Edward J. Brockett (1905)" Available in electronic form at https://archive.org/details/descendantsofjoh00inbroc
      ? ibid. Facsimile reprint, Higginson Books, Inc.
      ? ibid. [which?]

      end of this biography [4]
    • "Brockett Family of England" ... http://www.wheathampstead.net/brockett/index.htm

      More history and content for the BROCKETT family ... http://www.brockett.info (Note: Now a broken link ... DAH, July 10th, 2017)

      more notes ...
    • About John Brockett, The Immigrant

      John Brockett was born c.1612 in England, baptized 7/29/1612 and died in Wallingford CT in 1690. He was the son of John Brockett of Mackrey End and Joan Lacon. John attended Cambridge University. He married Mary Blackwell in 1635. They had at least 8 children. They emigrated to the New World in 1637 and he was one of the first settlers of New Haven, CT.

      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/e/f/Rick-Heflin-Ohio/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0938.html

      Notes for John Brockett:

      John was an educated man and records of the University of Cambridge, Christ College show that he was admitted on 23 April 1634 at age 21 (sic.)

      On 14 August 1635 John Brockett, gentleman, of St. Michaels, Hertford Parish married Mary Blackwell of the same locality. The marriage license says that Mary was the daughter of Elizabeth Blackwell, widow of Richard Blackwell, late of Bushey. The Blackwell family was prominant among the Puritans living in St. Michaels, Hertford Parish.

      Tradition says that John fell in love with a Puritan maiden and when he married her, his family disowned him. Therefore, he had nothing to loose by going to America and starting anew. This may well be true as the will of John Brockett, Esq., proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 1649-50, makes no mention of son John. Whether this is true or not, John Brockett did come to America with the Puritan leader Rev. John Davenport. He arrived in Boston Harbor in the ship "Hector" on 26 June 1637.

      John was one of the first settlers of New Haven, CT in 1638 and surveyed the town's nine square (the center of the town.) He became a Puritan, was active in the religious settlement of New Haven and was a member of the 1st Church of Christ in New Haven. "He was a man of good judgment and one in who the people had confidence," said a leading man of the company of Puritans who arrived on the Hector.

      In 1654, when trouble arose with the Dutch on the Hudson River, John was appointed surgeon. Twenty years later, during King Philip's War (1675-1676) he was again appointed a surgeon. John was hired to help lay out the town of Elizabeth Towne, New Jersey and in 1667 and was asked to be one of two representatives of Elizabeth Towne at the First General Assembly of New Jersey. In 1669 John became one of the first settlers of Wallingford, CT and was appointed along with John Moss, Abraham Dolittle and Samuel Street to "manage all plantation affairs in ye said village." John Brockett died at Wallingford, CT on 12 March 1690, aged 80 years.

      Source: "The Brockett Family in Colonial America and England" by Raymond W. Madsen, published in "How to Trace Your Ancestor to Europe" by Hugh T. Law.

      John Brockett, born 31 December 1642 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died October 1720 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; married Elizabeth Doolittle Bef. 1674; born 12 April 1652 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died March 1730/31.

      Befruitful Brockett, born 23 February 1643/44 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 1645 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA.

      Benjamin Brockett, born 23 February 1643/44 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 22 May 1679 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; married Elizabeth Barnes 24 March 1668/69 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; born 28 May 1650 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died Bet. 1677 - 1750.

      Mary Brockett, born 28 September 1646 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 1694 in Newark, Essex, NJ, USA; married Ephraim Pennington II 25 October 1667 in Milford, New Haven, NJ, USA.

      Silence Brockett, born 3 June 1648 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died Abt. 1705 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; married Joseph Bradley 25 October 1667 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; born Unknown; died Unknown.

      Abigail Brockett, born 10 March 1649/50 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 4 July 1729; married John Payne 22 January 1672/73 in Newhaven Co, CT, USA; born 1649; died 1729.

      Samuel Brockett, born 14 January 1650/51 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 26 October 1742 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; married Sarah Bradley Abt. 21 May 1682 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; born 21 June 1665 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA;

      died Bet. 1698 - 1765.

      Jabez Brockett, born 24 October 1654 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died Unknown in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; married Dorothy Lyman 20 November 1691 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; born 8 June 1665; died 1 May 1735 in Wallingford, New Haven,

      CT, USA.

      http://www.wheathampstead.net/brockett/index.htm

      This Mary did have a son named John, but she is the second wife of John Brockett, Esquire. In 1583 the marriage place and date of John Brockett to Mary Bannister was not known. But we now know they were married at St. Bride Fleet Street, London on the 29th of December 1623[1] Any child of this couple after 1623 could not be the one found at Cambridge or married to Elizabeth Blackwell 16 August 1635 at Sandbridge.

      So who are the parents of the immigrant John Brockett? Actually the answer was there all the time, in fact the source is the same that caused us to point to Wheathampstead in the first place, the Cambridge University Record say he was 21 in 1634, son of John Brocket of Wheathampstead. His age in 1634 would calculate his birth year to be either 1612 or 1613. Already the 1611 christening has been proven wrong. That leaves the following christening -baptized 29 July 1612, Jn s. Mr. Jn Brocket, Mackrey End. There are no other John Brocket christenings until the 1629 entry mentioned above. Again the right place, the right names and exactly the right time period. So who is this Mr. John Brocket of Mackrey End?

      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/e/f/Rick-Heflin-Ohio/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0938.html

      John Brockett497 died date unknown. He married Mary Blackwell.

      Notes for John Brockett:

      It has been said for many years that John Brockett was the son of Sir John Brockett. This is not true as Sir John's will was proved in 1598, more than ten years before John was born. Sir John was John's great uncle, being the brother of John's great grandfather Edward Brockett III. Parish records in Wheathampsted, Hertfordshire, England show that John Brockett was baptised on 20 May 1611 and that he was the fourth child and third son of John Brockett of Wheathampsted and Mary Bannister of Drayton. John was an educated man and records of the University of Cambridge, Christ College show that he was admitted on 23 April 1634 at age 21 (sic.)

      On 14 August 1635 John Brockett, gentleman, of St. Michaels, Hertford Parish married Mary Blackwell of the same locality. The marriage license says that Mary was the daughter of Elizabeth Blackwell, widow of Richard Blackwell, late of Bushey. The Blackwell family was prominant among the Puritans living in St. Michaels, Hertford Parish. Tradition says that John fell in love with a Puritan maiden and when he married her, his family disowned him. Therefore, he had nothing to loose by going to America and starting anew. This may well be true as the will of John Brockett, Esq., proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 1649-50, makes no mention of son John. Whether this is true or not, John Brockett did come to America with the Puritan leader Rev. John Davenport. He arrived in Boston Harbor in the ship "Hector" on 26 June 1637.

      John was one of the first settlers of New Haven, CT in 1638 and surveyed the town's nine square (the center of the town.) He became a Puritan, was active in the religious settlement of New Haven and was a member of the 1st Church of Christ in New Haven. "He was a man of good judgment and one in who the people had confidence," said a leading man of the company of Puritans who arrived on the Hector.

      In 1654, when trouble arose with the Dutch on the Hudson River, John was appointed surgeon. Twenty years later, during King Philip's War (1675-1676) he was again appointed a surgeon. John was hired to help lay out the town of Elizabeth Towne, New Jersey and in 1667 and was asked to be one of two representatives of Elizabeth Towne at the First General Assembly of New Jersey. In 1669 John became one of the first settlers of Wallingford, CT and was appointed along with John Moss, Abraham Dolittle and Samuel Street to "manage all plantation affairs in ye said village." John Brockett died at Wallingford, CT on 12 March 1690, aged 80 years.

      Source: "The Brockett Family in Colonial America and England" by Raymond W. Madsen, published in "How to Trace Your Ancestor to Europe" by Hugh T. Law.

      John Brockett, born 31 December 1642 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died October 1720 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; married Elizabeth Doolittle Bef. 1674; born 12 April 1652 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died March 1730/31.

      Befruitful Brockett, born 23 February 1643/44 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 1645 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA.

      Benjamin Brockett, born 23 February 1643/44 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 22 May 1679 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; married Elizabeth Barnes 24 March 1668/69 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; born 28 May 1650 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died Bet. 1677 - 1750.

      Mary Brockett, born 28 September 1646 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 1694 in Newark, Essex, NJ, USA; married Ephraim Pennington II 25 October 1667 in Milford, New Haven, NJ, USA.

      Silence Brockett, born 3 June 1648 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died Abt. 1705 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; married Joseph Bradley 25 October 1667 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; born Unknown; died Unknown.

      Abigail Brockett, born 10 March 1649/50 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 4 July 1729; married John Payne 22 January 1672/73 in Newhaven Co, CT, USA; born 1649; died 1729.

      Samuel Brockett, born 14 January 1650/51 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died 26 October 1742 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; married Sarah Bradley Abt. 21 May 1682 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; born 21 June 1665 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA;

      died Bet. 1698 - 1765.

      Jabez Brockett, born 24 October 1654 in New Haven, New Haven, CT, USA; died Unknown in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; married

      Dorothy Lyman 20 November 1691 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA; born 8 June 1665; died 1 May 1735 in Wallingford, New Haven, CT, USA.

      Children of John Brockett and Mary Blackwell are:

      +Mary Brockett, b. September 05, 1646, New Haven, New Haven, CT497, d. 1694, Newark, Essex Co., NJ497.

      http://ia331409.us.archive.org/3/items/descendantsofjoh00inbroc/descendantsofjoh00inbroc.pdf

      Among the many items in the records of New Haven Colony regarding John Brockett we note the following:

      "June 4, 1639. The name of John Brockett appears as a Signer of the Covenant for Civil Government.

      "Appointed to lay out the large square in nine equal sections."

      "Appointed to lay out forthwith the 'Neck of land, according to the allotments June, 1641.

      In the Tax list, against his name, 1 person, 15 Estates, Land in 1st division, 314 acres; Land on the Neck, y2 of 2\ acres ; Land in Meadow, 5 acres.

      "June, 1643. Fined one shilling for coming late to the Military Training.

      "Feb., 1645. Ordered by the General Courte to survey certain lands.

      "Oct., 1647. Appointed Inspector of Highways.

      "March, 1648. Awarded by the General Courte 10 shillings per 1000 for killing blackbirds.

      "June, 1649. In second division of Upland, the "Meadow" is granted to John Brockett and Thomas Barnes.

      "June, 1653. General Courte ordered "That as John Brockett has spent much time and provided many things for the Soldiers, the Magistrates of New Haven allow him therefor, as they see cause."

      "June, 1654. The General Courte appointed its proportion of Soldiers to co-operate with a fleet sent by Cromwell, against the hostile intentions of the Dutch on the Hudson River, and appointed John Brockett as Surgeon.

      June, 1654. John Brockett was appointed one of the Commission to settle the troubles with the Indians.

      This Commission was kind to the Indians, and John Brockett helped them to survey their land and fence it in, that the cattle and hogs should not spoil their corn.

      "June, 1660. The General Courte appointed John Brockett one of a Commission to settle the differences between the Colony at Hartford and the New Haven Colony, as to boundary lines.

      From June, 1675, to June, 1676, the bloody war against the Conn.Troops called "King Phillip's War" raged. Six hundred of the Colonists were killed and the cost was over $1,000,000. During this war John Brockett was under appointment as Surgeon.

      John Brockett was Deputy to the General Courte of Conn, during the years 1671, 1678, 1680 to '82 and 1685.

      History of Wallingford, Conn. by Charles Henry Stanley Davis

      Genealogies - Part 1, pg. 658, 659

      "John Brockett came to Wallingford with John Moss from New Haven, in 1667 or 1668, and was chosen by the people of New Haven as one of the committee to manage the affairs of the settlement. He was frequently called to fill many of the public offices of the village, and after its incorporation, to represent the town in the General Court. His house lot was No. 1, at the extreme south end of the village, extending from the Old Colony road east toward Wharton's Brook, twenty rods wide and forty rods long ; subsequently it was extended to the Brook. The land on which now stands the house of the heirs of the late Edward Hall, is a part of this grant. He died March 12, 1689, ae. 80 years.

      Children: 1 John, b in England, was a physician, and set­tled near Muddy river in North Haven; 2 Benjamin, b 1648, m Lydia Elcock, he died May 22, 1679; 3 Abigail, b March 10, 1649 ; 4 Samuel, b Jan. 14, 1650, in Sarah Bradley, May 21, 1682 ; 5 Jabez, b Oct. 24, 1654, m Dorothy Lyman, Nov. 20, 1691 ; 6 Silence, m Joseph Bradley ; 7 Mary, m William Pennington of New Jersey."

      Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 323

      John Brocket of Mackery End by his wife Joan Lacon had Lacon in 1609 and John who was christened at Wheathampstead 29 July 1612. It is this John who attended Cambridge and married Mary Blackwell 14 August 1635 at Sandridge. It is this John Brocket who sailed to the American colonies to throw his lot with the Reverend John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton, Puritans from England.

      Footnotes

      [1] St. Bride Fleet Street, London: parish register FHL#380154
      [2] St. Mary Abchurch, London: parish record FHL#374483

      [3] Prerogative Court of Canterbury (P.C.C.) 1 Crumbroke, 1649/50

      [4] St. Helen’s Church Wheathampstead: A brief history and guide. Revised edition, Ruth Jeavons.

      [5] Eugene L.Oberly, Phelps-Brockett-Perkins and Allied Families (1948), page 65

      [6] Ibid., p. 68.

      An article by Paul Doane proposes that "Mr. John Brocket of Mackery End by his wife Joan Lacon had Lacon in 1609 and John who was christened at Wheathampstead 29 July 1612. It is this John who attended Cambridge and married Mary Blackwell 14 August 1635 at Sandridge. It is this John Brocket who sailed to the American colonies to throw his lot with the Reverend John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton, Puritans from England. [2]

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