Capt. BRECK John[1]

Male 1651 - 1692  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name BRECK John 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Birth CA 1651  [2
    Gender Male 
    Will 4 Feb 1691/2  [1
    • (His will provides that "one of my sons be brought up to learning," also "my children I will to be well educated.")
    _UID EB835398EEA4434884F18E1FF3C8624D02D4 
    Death 17 Feb 1691/2  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Burial Aft 17 Feb 1691/2  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Dorchester North Burying Ground 
    Captain John Breck gravestone
    Captain John Breck gravestone
    Notes 
    • NEHGR, Volume 2, 1848, p. 257:

      "John followed the business of a tanner, and was extensively engaged in various kinds of business, and was well known as Capt. John Breck. The neck of land now called Squantum belonged to him."

      Ancestry of John Davis, Horace Davis, 1897:

      Capt. John Breck, of Dorchester, son of Edward. Born about 1651. A tanner; also other business. Married about 1671 Susanna; she was born in 1648; parentage unknown.
      He is always called Captain; owned a cider-mill.
      In 1680, built a vessel; was made a feoffee of school land; on committee to repair school-house.
      In 1681, disciplined for voting in church meeting when he was not in full communion.
      In 1682, widow Elizabeth Gray licensed to keep an ordinary, on condition that Breck shall see that it is kept according to law.
      In 1683, on committee to lay out school land.
      In 1686, Selectman.
      In 1687, again on committee about school land.
      In 1688, Selectman again.

      In 1690, admitted freeman; filed inventory of estate of Thomas Tolman, Senior; on committee to seat the people in the meetinghouse.

      His son Robert graduated at Harvard College, 1700, and became a minister.
    Person ID I100472  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2013 

    Father BRECK Edward,   b. CA 1595, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1662 (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother [RIGBY] Isabel,   b. 1610   d. 1673 (Age 63 years) 
    Marriage CA 1647  [2
    Family ID F40208  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CLAPP Susannah,   b. 1648   d. 8 Feb 1711/2, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years) 
    Marriage 1672  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Ensign BRECK Edward,   b. 7 Apr 1674, Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Sep 1713, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 39 years)
    Family ID F40207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2024 

  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #20741726.

    2. [S175] Book-Torrey; NE Marriages Prior to 1700, p.94.