Transcript:Savage, James. Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England/v1p242


Volume 1, Page 242

1656, by w. Mary had John, b. 24 Apr. 1660; was a merch. of large prop.
went home and came again, perhaps more than once; was made Gov. of
his Prov. of Nova Scotia by deputat. from Col. Thomas Temple, in Oliver's
day, and again, after the restor. when Temple was a baronet. He lent large
sums to Sir Thomas, and had mortg. of his estates on this side of the water,
1667. 2 Mass. Hist. Coll. VIII. 105, and 3 M. H. Coll. VII. 120. HAZ.
II. 462. Hutch. Coll. 339.

    BREME, JOHN, Casco 1661, a fisherman.

    BRENTON, EBENEZER, Swanzey, s. of Gov. William, by w. Priscilla
had Ebenezer, b. 1687, H. C. 1707; Martha, 1689; William, 1694;
Sarah, 1697; beside Ann, wh. m. Martin Howard, and Elizabeth wh. m. Edward
Perkins. His w. d. 1705; but he long surv. till a. 1766, if Potter
be correct, was rep. 1693; and a major in latter days. JAHLEEL, br. of
the preced. collect. of the customs at Newport for the whole col.; d. 8
Nov. 1732, without ch. RICHARD, Boston, had Barnabas, bapt. 24 Jan.
1635. WILLIAM, Boston 1633, came, perhaps, in the Griffin with
Cotton, as he join. the ch. a few days after the teacher; said to have
been b. at Hammersmith; freem. 14 May 1634, rep. 1635, selectman
1634-7; went to Rhode Isl. was there in high office, 1638, and presid.
1659-63, but had come back to Boston betw. 1650 and 8; every yr. was
a selectman in 1652-7, contrib. more than any other inhab. exc. Henry
Webb, to subscript. for erect. of town house, yet tho. at Portsmouth,
R. I. part of 1655, at B. is rec. a s.. b. 14 Nov, 1655; was Gov. of R. I.
1666,7, and 8; liv. at Taunton 1670-2, and d. at Newport, 1674. On
Merrimeck riv. a large tract long call. Brenton's farms, now the town of
Litchfield, in New Hampsh. was gr. to him in 1658; and the S. point of
R. I. by him nam. Hammersmith (from his birthpl. near London), where
gr. fortificat. are erect. for secur. of Newport harb. is usually kn. as
Brenton's. At Boston by w. Martha, d. of Thomas Burton, as is in fam.
tradi. report. had Mehitable, b. 28 Nov. 1652, m. Jospeh Brown of
Charlestown, and d. 14 Sept. 1676; Jahleel, 14 Nov. 1655, bef. ment.
and b. at other towns, Elizabeth wh. m. 28 Mar. 1672, John Pool of Boston;
William; Ebenezer, bef. ment.; Sarah, m. Rev. Joseph Eliot of Guilford;
and Abigail, m. Stephen Burton of Bristol. To these seven may
be add. John, if the slight tradit. that he was oldest s. be credit. but
certain. Martha, w. of John Card, as Brenton by deed of 16 Dec. 1667
gave him portion of est. that would have gone to his w. then dec. and
Mary, w. of Peleg Sanford, as to him, in deed of 22 Dec. 1665, B.
gives her portion. An absurd tradit. about him in a recent Eng. Biog.
of his descend. the late Sir Jahleel B. needs neither notice nor refut. of
other errors. WILLIAM, Bristol, s. of the preced. one of the early sett.
was a mariner, Collector of Boston 1691, and by w. Hannah, had