Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p247


Volume 1, Page 247

his f. in the Mayflower, d. "a young, man unm." bef. his f. says Gov. Bradford,
but Caulkins, in Hist. of Norwich, 115, refers to an idle tradit. that
makes him ancest. of Sir Christopher Brewster of our days. Sir
Christopher perhaps may descend from a gr.s. of the Elder and youngest
s. of Love, wh. rec. this name, prob. sev. yrs. after d. of his uncle. In
a very agreea. Memoir of the "Life and Time of Elder Brewster," by
Rev. Ashbel Steele, Phila. 1857, the author too casi. assum. that this s.
of the great Elder was of Portsmouth 1629, and built up his case on
three piles of fictitious paper: The first, a forged deed of 6 Dec. 1629
( wh. fell on Sunday), of ld. in Portsmouth, that was not so call. bef.
May 1653, but always Strawberry Bank, with prob. false grantor and
witnesses, and Writ. in language of one hundred and fifty yrs. later use;
next, a fabricat. fam. rec. whereby it is shown, that Wrestling B. was m.
1630 to E. S. had s. John, b. 20 Jan. 1631, and daur. 3 May 1636,
nam. Love Lucretia ! ! ! and the w. d. in childbed, thirty-eight yrs. after
(perhaps the ch. had it liv. would have seem. to require double name,
and so been bapt. Mephistophiles Beelzebub); that E. S. the w. is call.
d. of Augustine Story, one of the illustrious grantees in the more
ambitious forgery of the Wheelwright deed of all New Hampsh. from
the Ind. made also on Sunday in an earlier mo. of the same yr. and little
more than eight yrs. after Wrestling came over the Atlantic, with his f.;
and the third fountain of evidence is from many, near. all spurious, accounts
of business transactions, wh. by patient investigat. are found to
be almost wholly fanciful. In his new Ed. Mr. Steele will, no doubt,
correct those childish fictions of the last century. WRESTLING, Duxbury,
br. of Nathaniel of the same, had, with his br. William, gr. of lds.
(in honor of the rever. serv. of their gr.f. dec.) at Swanzey, provid. they
went there to liv.; but I presume neither of them accept. the favor, as
they cont. at D. By w. Mary he had sev. ch. and d. 1 Jan. 1697. He
was constable in 1680, and serv. on jury in 1682 and 4. Ten of this
name had been gr. at N. E. coll. in 1834.

    BRIARD. See Bryer; and (such is the carelessn. of subordin. officials),
the man may appear as Friard.

    BRIARS, JOHN, Gloucester 1652, m. that yr. Elizabeth d. of John Jackson,
had Grace, b. 1655; John, 1658; Benjamin, 1660; Mary, 1661, wh. d. very
soon; and he rem.

    BRICE, THOMAS, Gloucester 1642, a ship-carpent. d. 1691.

    BRICKET, NATHANIEL, Newbury, had Nathaniel, b. 20 Dec. 1673,
d. young; John, 3 May 1676; James, and Mary, tw. 11 Dec. 1679; and
Nathaniel, again, 23 Sept. 1683, drown. at 4 yrs. old.

    BRICKNALL, EDWARD, Boston 1681, by w. Mary had Edward, b.
20 Dec. 1682; John, 11 Sept. 1684; and Mary, 15 Sept. 1689. Often this
name is Bicknell.

    BRIDGE, EDWARD, Roxbury, freem. 22 May 1639, had w. Mary, and
ch. Mary, b. 18 Nov. 1637; and Thomas, 31 Mar. or May 1639; and,