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Thomas Brown

Male 1692 - 1763  (71 years)


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  • Name Thomas Brown 
    Born 14 February 1691/2  Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will WILL OF THOMAS BROWN
    In the name of God, Amen. March ye Seventeenth A.D., 1761, being in Health & Perfect Mind &
    memory Thanks be given to God therefor & calling to mind ye mortality of my Body knowing that
    it is appointed unto all Men once to die and after that ye Judgement to make & Ordain this my Last
    Will & Testament.
    "And First I recommend my Soul into the Hands of God that have it & my Body to the Earth to be
    Buried in a decent & Christian burial at ye discretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at
    General Resurrection I Shall Receive the Same againe through ye the Mighty Power of God -- And
    Touching Such worldly State as herewith it hath pleased God to bless me withall I give & dispose it
    in manner & form following --
    Imprimis: I give to my Eldest Son Thomas Brown five Shillings he having already received his
    Portion (vss) one Year after my deceased.
    Item: I give to my Son William Brown four acres of Land with a Dwelling House on the Same
    during his Nathral Life which is the Remainder Part of the Land that I Bought of James Palmer
    Joining on the South side at Collings Browns land & after my Son Williams decease ye Same is to
    go to Collins Browne his Heirs & Assignes forever.
    Item: I give to my Son Jesse Brown Twenty pounds Lawful Money Two years after my deceased to
    be for his Portion.
    Item: I give to my Sons Samuel Brown & Fish Brown all ye Remainder of my Lands to be their
    Portion with a Good Tittle to be disposed of ye Same S(ai)d Fish Brown & Said Samuel Brown
    maintaining his Aunt Thankful During her Life. This said Thankful being the Own Natural Mother of
    Said Fish Brown ---
    Item: I give to Benoni Brown my Son a Grist Mill and Ten pounds Lawful Money at ye End of one
    year after my deceased for his Portion.
    Item: I give to my Daughter Deborah Gest Thirty Shillings Lawful Money for her Portion to be paid
    he in two years after my deceased.
    Item: I give to my three Daughters Dorothy Palmer & Hannah Breed & Lois Palmer Thirty
    Shillings Each Lawful Money to be paid Two years after my deceased for their Portions.
    Item: I Give to my Wifes Sister Thankful & her Daughter Tabytha all my household Goods Equally
    to be divided between them. And the Rest of my moveables I put into ye hands of my Executors to
    pay the Debts with. I also appoint my Son Samuel Brown & Collings Brown to be my Executors to
    this my Last Will & Testament in witness whereof I hereunto Set my hand & Seal. Signed Sealed
    Published Pronounced & delivered to be my Lans Will & Testament ye Day & Date above
    mentioned.
    Thomas Brown [seal]
    In the presence of Caleb Niles, Sarah Brown, Elias Button
    Sworn before Amos Chesebrough, Justice of the Peace."
    The Last Will & Testament of Mr. Thomas Brown Decd, The d 11 Oct 1763
    The Foregoing is a True Copy of the Original Will of Thomas Brown Dec on the files of the Court
    of Probate for the District of New London (the Records of which were burnt on the 6th of Sep.
    1781) Certified per Matthew Griswold, Clerk. 
    Died 27 December 1763  Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Researching this line is Suzette Segar Goodrow at rgoodrow@peoplepc.com
    Person ID I49286  Schirado
    Last Modified 8 July 2005 

    Father Thomas Brown,   b. about 1654, Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 December 1723, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Hannah Collins,   b. 1 : 12 m : 1659 [1 February 1660], Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 January 1677  Lynn, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F10984  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Deborah Holdridge,   b. 3 April 1698, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 October 1715  Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Thomas Brown,   b. 5 April 1717, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 June 1791, Wyalusing, Bradford County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. William Brown,   b. 9 July 1719, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1761  (Age > 43 years)
    +3. Deborah Brown,   b. 30 May 1721, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Dorothy Brown,   b. 20 February 1724, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 March 1808, Preston, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     5. Hannah Brown,   b. about 1726, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jesse Brown,   b. 18 August 1731, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1782, Sorel, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +7. Samuel Brown,   b. 14 July 1734, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 September 1815, North Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Lois Brown,   b. 1 September 1736, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1775  (Age > 40 years)
     9. Collins Brown,   b. 13 June 1743, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 February 1822  (Age 78 years)
     10. Benoni Brown,   b. 16 November 1746, Stonington, CT Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F33673  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S486] Vital Records of Stonington, CT.

    2. [S133] (Essex Institute, Salem MA, 1905).


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