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Peter Brown

Male Abt 1632 - 1692  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Peter Brown 
    Born Abt 1632  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Mar 1692  [1
    Buried Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I17788  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of BJS
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2018 

    Family Mary Gillett,   b. Abt 1638,   d. 27 Aug 1719, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1658  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. John Brown,   b. 8 Jan 1668, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1729, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Cornelius Brown,   b. 30 Jul 1672, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1747, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He is reported in accounts dating from the 1700s to the early 20th century to have been a son of Peter Brown of the Mayflower. His descendant the abolitionist John Brown (d. 1859) certainly believed this to have been the case. But as Donald Lines Jacobus summarized in his 1957 article "Peter Brown of Windsor" (citation details below), the evidence is against it. Most notably, land deeds from 1647 to 1679 show that the Mayflower Peter Brown's land had been divided between three daughters, which argues against any son, named Peter or otherwise, having been alive at the death of Mayflower Peter Brown in 1633.

      Peter Brown (~1632-1692) = Mary Gillett (~1638-1719)
      John Brown (1668-1729) = Elizabeth Loomis (1671-1723)
      John Brown (1700-1790) = Mary Eggleston (1702-1789)
      John Brown (1728-1776) = Hannah Owen (1740-1831)
      Owen Brown (1771-1856) = Ruth Mills (1772-1808)
      John Brown (1800-1859), abolitionist

      Making L, K, and T fourth cousins five times removed to John Brown.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2301] Donald Lines Jacobus, "Peter Brown of Windsor." The American Genealogist 33:214, 1957.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011., date only.

    3. [S2300] Find a Grave page for Mary Gillett Brown., date only.