John Brow

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Published: 08 Feb 2018
Updated: 08 Feb 2018

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Three points of interest from Jennifer Bartlau on 08 Jan 2018:

1. The “John Brow” on this list may be John Brown of Cambridge, and later, Marlborough, MA.

2. Here’s what Savage has to say in his genealogical dictionary: “JOHN, Cambridge, call. a Scotchman, m. 24 Apr. 1655, Esther, d. of Thomas Makepeace, and in [[vol. 1, p. 271]] her f.’s will, eleven yrs. after, is call. of Marlborough. He had Joseph, b. 8 Feb. 1656, k. casual at 15 yrs.; Elizabeth 26 Mar. 1657; Sarah, 18 July 1661; Mary, 19 Dec. 1662; all at C. and at M. had John, 27 Nov. 1664; Esther, 1667, d. soon; Thomas, 1669; Daniel, 1671; Deborah, 1673; Abigail, 9 Mar. 1675; and Joseph, 1677; next yr. he rem. to Falmouth [Maine], and prob. at the sec. destruct. of that town was driv. away, and came to Watertown, there dates his will 20 Nov. 1697, in wh. w. Esther, s. John, Thomas, Daniel, and Joseph, d. Deborah of Jeremiah Meacham, and s.-in-law John Gustin, wh. had m. 10 Jan. 1678, Elizabeth; John Adams, Thomas Darley, or Darby, and John Hartshorn, are ment.”

3. Also found at this website, brownsociety.org/browngen/256019.htm: “In a message dated 9/9/2012 8:21:20 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, poppybuzz@comcast.net wrote:
“Per James Savage, former President of the Massachusett Historical Society, our John Brown may have been a Scottish prisoner transported on the John and Sara as an indentured servant after the Battle of Worcester in 1652. Also, this same John Brown sold his estate October, 27, 1665, Menotomy (a part of the town of Cambridge) and 4 days later purchased land in Marlboro. In that deed of purchase he is called a Scotsman.

More research is required to verify this is the correct John Brow/Brown.