Wednesday, August 3, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Polly Barber (Child), daughter of Ichabod Barber, son of Mary Barney (Barber), daughter of Israel Barney, son of Elizabeth Brackett (Barney), daughter of Josiah Brackett, son of Alice Blower (Brackett).]

Birth: June, 1615
Death: November 30, 1690

Alice Blower married Richard Brackett at St. Katherine by the Tower in London. They were married on 06 June 1633/34. Richard had been in New England prior to this wedding. After the marriage they, along with relatives, returned to New England.

30 June 1615, Alice Blower was baptized in St. Gregory, Suffolk County, England. She was born to Thomas and Alice Blower. Thomas Blower and Alice Frost were married about 1610 probably in Stansteade, Sussex County, England. They later moved to Suffolk County near Sudbury. Alice Frost was the daughter of Edmond Frost and Thomasine Belgrave.

About 1585 Thomas Blower was born to Thomas and Susanna Blower in Stansteade, Sussex County, England. Thomas and Susanna had at least one other son who was born about 1588 and his name was Caleb Blower. Thomas Blower and Susanna Vincent were married about 1580. Susanna was the daughter of Andrew Vincent and Alice ... .

In 1996 I received information that Richard Brackett and Alice Blower's wedding took place on 6 June 1633/34 at Saint Katherine by the Tower, London, England. Alice was born 30 June 1615, St. Gregory's, Suffolk County, England. Alice died 03 November 1690 in Braintree Massachusetts. If this information is correct, Richard had returned to England as he is recorded in colonial records as early as 1628 or 1629.

Alice Blower's parents were Thomas Blower and Alice Frost. Their children were, (1.) Alice born 30 June 1615 and died 03 November 1690 in Braintree, Massachusetts. (2.) John Blower born about 1617. These are also from Suffolk County, England and attended St. Gregorys' church probably in Sudbury.

Alice Frost's parents were Edmond Frost and Thomasine Belgrave. They were born about 1550. Thomas Blower's parents were Thomas Blower and Susanna Vincent. They were born about 1560. Their children were, (1.) Thomas Blower born about 1585. (2.) Caleb born about 1588. (3.) Alice Blower born about 1590. They are from Stanstead, Suffolk County, England.

Susanna Vincent's parents were Andrew Vincent who married Alice ... . They were born about 1545.

Interestingly these families lived in and around Sudbury, England from 1522 to1630. Sudbury is not ten miles from Braintree, England. The immigrants, Captain Richard Brackett and his wife Alice, Thomas, Peter and Rachel lived, worked and died around the new town of Braintree, Massachusetts from 1630 to 1690. --William Brackett

Burial: Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 25250563
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The inscription of Richard's stone reads: ""Here lyeth buried ye body of Captain Richard Brackett Deacon Aged 80 years Deceased March 5 16and90". This photo was found on Alice, Richard's wife, has no marker but it is believed she is buried near her husband.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, my name is Pony Horton, and the Brackett's, Richard and Alice (Blower) are also MY Great Grandparents by way of the Farewell family line in the late 1700's to the Hudson line by the late 1800's, which was my maternal grandmother.

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