Tuesday, August 30, 2011


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Birth: unknown
Death: September 15, 1651, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA

Martin Saunders married (1) by 1619 Rachel (_____) Brackett, widow of Peter Brackett. She died at Braintree on 15 September 1651.

They had 7 children: Mary Eliot, Martin, Leah Wheatley Parmenter, Judith, John, Martin again, and Daniel.

Rachel (_____) (Brackett) Saunders, first wife of Martin Saunders, was mother of Richard Brackett (1632, Boston), of Peter Brackett (1639, Braintree) and of Rachel (Brackett) Newcomb, wife of Francis Newcomb (1635, Boston

Rachel died September 15, 1651 at Braintee, Massachusetts.
Source: Anderson's Great migration Study project.
Find A Grave contributor treerpgmo adds
Rachel Brackett-Sanders maiden name and origin is not known. The earliest definite record of her is that of the baptism of her son Richard Brackett by her first husband Peter Brackett on 16d 9m 1610 at Saint Gregory's Church, Sudbury, Suffolkshire, England. She had three other children with Peter: Peter Jr. (no baptismal record), Rachel (baptized 1614), and Jonathan (baptized 1616). The inventory of her husband Peter Brackett's estate was taken 25d 8m 1616 in All Saints Par, Subury, Suffolkshire, England. Sometime between then and before 1619 she married second to Martin Sanders and they had seven children baptised in All Saints Parish from 1619-1632. Their last child, son Daniel Sanders was buried there 1d 8m 1634 and soon after Martin and Rachel Sanders emigrated to Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts where both of them died. Through both her Brackett and Sanders descendants, Rachel can be considered a "Grandmother" of Braintree as by 1800 a large portion of Braintree citizens were descended from her.
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Rachel emigrated in 1635.(266) (30) Rachel came with her second husband Martin Sanders 5 children and 4 servants aboard the ship Planter which left London in mid-April 1635 and arrived in Massachusetts Bay. She Slave or indentured servant owner When Peter Brackett's wife married second Martin Saunders, they emigrated with four servants in 1635 in Massachusetts.(30) According to the Winthrop Society's ships home page, Rachel came with her second husband Martin Saunders. There are four "servant" listed. I think three is more likely. Martin Saunder (age 4) seems an unlikely servant. Especially since the same sources also list a Martin Saunder age 4 as a child of Martin and Rachel. The other servants were Richard Smith (age 14), Richard Ridley (age 16) and Mary Fuller (age 17). I assume that these servants were indentured probably though their 21st year.

She married to Peter Brackett about 1609. I simply assumed they were married one year before the birth of Richard, the only child for whom I have a birth/baptism date. Children were: Captain Richard Brackett, Peter Brackett, Anthony Brackett, William Brackett.

She married to Martin Sanders about 1618 in England. Children were: Mary Sanders, Lea Sanders, Judith Sanders, Martin Sanders.

Robert Charles Anderson. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Vol. I (A-F). Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. Page 206. 267. Ibid. Page 205. 268. Ibid. Page 206.

30. The Winthrop Society. The Winthrop Scociety Homepage. Most of my citations come from the passenger list pages (both the pre and post-1633 pages), but also an article entitled "Pre-1633 Planters of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.". http://www.winthropsociety.org/home.htm.
found on ancestry.com

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