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Nicholas Brown

Male Abt 1617 - 1694  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Nicholas Brown  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1617  [4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 1694  Monmouth County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died Between 16 Nov 1694 and 27 Dec 1694  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 8
    Person ID I38  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 4 Apr 2020 

    Children 
    +1. Jane Brown,   d. Between 30 Apr 1718 and 4 Feb 1719, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Nicholas Brown,   b. Bef 1644,   d. Bef 26 Apr 1714, Shark River, Monmouth, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 70 years)
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Admitted an inhabitant of Aquidneck in 1638. One of the twenty-eight founders of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

      "1639, Apr. 30. He and twenty-eight others signed the following compact: 'We, whose names are underwritten, do acknowledge ourselves the legal subjects of his majesty, King Charles, and in his name do hereby bind ourselves into a civil body politicke, unto his laws, according to matters of justice." [The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, citation details below.]

      The identity of his children's mother is unknown. He married, second, between 1657 and 1659, Frances, widow of George Parker.

      William S. Hornor's statement (citation details below) that he died in Monmouth County, New Jersey is probably due to confusion of this Nicholas Brown with his son Nicholas Brown. This Nicholas Brown's will was made and proved at Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

  • Sources 
    1. [S715] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connecticut, from its First Settlement in 1649 to 1900 by Richard Anson Wheeler. New London, Connecticut: Press of the Day Publishing Company, 1900.

    2. [S993] Genealogical Record of Nathaniel Babcock, Simeon Main, Isaac Miner, Ezekiel Main by Cyrus H. Brown. Boston: The Everett Press, 1909.

    3. [S756] Early New England Families Study Project: Accounts of New England Families from 1641 to 1700 by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

    4. [S376] Janet and Robert Wolfe Genealogy.

    5. [S3837] This Old Monmouth of Ours by William S. Hornor. Freehold, New Jersey: Moreau Brothers, 1932.

    6. [S3107] Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: Early Settlers of New Jersey and Their Descendants, Volume 3, by John E. Stillwell. New York, 1914.

    7. [S3763] Babcock and Allied Families by Louis Effingham De Forest. New Haven, Connecticut: De Forest Publishing Co., 1928.

    8. [S679] The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Osborne Austin. Albany, New York; 1887., year only.