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John Brockett

Male Abt 1613 - 1690  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name John Brockett 
    Alternate birth Abt 1612  [1
    Born Abt 1613  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate death 12 Mar 1689  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 12 Mar 1690  Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I23377  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2020 

    Children 
    +1. Samuel Brockett,   b. 14 Jan 1652, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1742, Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F14052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "John Brockett was one of the original settlers at New Haven, where he was made a freeman in 1639, and was one of those to sign on June 4, 1639, the compact to govern the community according to the scriptures. He was an excellent surveyor, and was called upon soon after its settlement to lay out the square in the centre of the town, which he did with great accuracy. A few years later the Governor of New Jersey sent for Brockett to lay out Elizabeth Towne (Elizabeth, New Jersey). When the first General Assembly of New Jersey convened at Elizabeth Towne on May 26, 1668, Brockett was chosen as its representative in the House of Burgesses." [Babcock and Allied Families, citation details below]

      He was later one of the original founders of Wallingford, Connecticut.

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

    2. [S185] Families of Ancient New Haven, originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vols. I-VIII, compiled by Donald Lines Jacobus. Rome, New York: Clarence D. Smith, 1923-1932.