Person:Gilbert Brooks (1)

  1. William Brooks1615 - 1682/83
  2. Gilbert Brooks1621 - 1695
m. Bef 1646
  1. Sarah Brooks1646 - 1711
  2. Elizabeth Brooks1646 - 1696
  3. Mary Brooks1649 - 1708
  4. Phebe Brooks1652 -
  5. Bathsheba Brooks1655 - 1739
  6. Rebecca Brooks1657 - 1712
  7. Hannah Brooks1659 - Bef 1736
  8. Bethia Brooks1662 -
  • HGilbert Brooks1621 - 1695
  • WSarah RedwayAbt 1642 - 1717
m. 18 Jan 1687/88
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Gilbert Brooks
Gender Male
Birth[3] 1621 England
Alt Birth? 14 Apr 1621 Citation needed
Marriage Bef 1646 Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child (Elizabeth and/or Sarah).
to Elizabeth Unknown
Marriage 18 Jan 1687/88 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Redway
Residence? Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Death? 1695 Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Alt Death? 30 Jun 1695 Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

William Brooke, aged 20, and Gilbert Brooke, aged 14, sailed from England in the Blessing, John Lester, Master, in 1635, "having brought Cert from the Minister & Justices of their Conformitie being no Subsedy Men, tooke oaths of Alleg: & Supremacie." They are entered on the passenger list with destination Marshfield, and arrived in Boston in August 1635.

    Gilbert came to Scituate with his brother William.  In 1638 he was in the family of Mr. William Vassall.  Later, his residence was on the south of Colman's hills.  He sold his house to Robert Crossman of Taunton in 1652.  In 1675 he kept a garrison at Gov. Josiah Winslow's house in Marshfield.  He was at Rehoboth 1679-1683, one of a committee in 1683 "to treat with the Rev. Samuel Angier, concerning his settlement in the ministry there".

Left London in the ship Blessing in 1635. The William listed before him in the passenger list is probably his brother.


References
  1. Samuel Deane. History of Scituate, Massachusetts, From Its First Settlement to 1831. (Scituate, MA: Reprinted by the Scituate Historical Society, 1975)
    pp. 223-225.
  2. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)
    1:260.
  3. Gilbert Brooks, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011).

    Origin Unknown. Migration 1635 on the Blessing.
    Birth: abt 1621 (age 14 in 1635)
    Death: 13 Jun 1695 (from inventory)
    Marriage: 1) by 1646 Elizabeth; m2) Sarah (Redway) Carpenter



Blessing (1635)
The people who probably sailed on the blessing are known based on lists compiled at port in 1635.
Sailed: July 1635 from London, England under Master John Lester
Arrived: Sep 1635 at Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony

Passengers:
~50 (Full List)
Henry Beck - Thomas Biggs - Jo. Briggs - Gilbert Brooke - William Brooke - Christion Buck - John Burles - Nathaniell Byham - Richard Cope - William Cope - Suzan Danes - Barnabie Davies - Jo. Fitch - Hathoway, Jo. Hathoway - Richard Hollingworth and family - Elizabeth Holly - Mary Hubbard - Christian Hunter and family - Edward Ingram - Jo. Jackson and family - Thomas King - Suzan King - Robert and Elizabeth Lewes - Nicholas Long - Jo. Manifold - Richard More - Jo. Mory - Thomazin Munson - Robert Onyon - Nicholas Robinson and family - Robert Salwell and family - Richard Sexton - Mary Spratt - Jo. Stucbridge and family - Thomas Trentum - Robert Turner - Sara Tynkler - William Vassall and family

Resources: Primary Sources:
Other information: Passenger list - Olive Tree