b.Abt 9 May 1632 London, England
d.5 Jan 1717/18 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
m. 4 MAR 1626
m. 28 Nov 1667
Facts and Events
Every Puritan settlement desired at once to have a spiritual advisor and preacher, and consequentlv the Rev. William Brimsmead was selected as the first minister. In April 1661 a house was built for him. Obadiah Ward, Christopher Bannister and Richard Barnes being employed by the town to build it. They were paid in corn, wheat and rye, fifteen pounds of each to be paid at stated intervals as the work progressed.
Garrisons - As the town grew, many homesteads were now out of reach of the Meeting House, so Garrisons were assigned to various families for resort in time of danger. The following Garrisons were assigned: