Burt family is probably the most colorful clan in our lineage, as well as one
of the oldest. Their history is filled with stories of success, tragedy, and high
drama. Whether it was Eulalia Burt climbing out of her coffin and giving birth
to 19 more kids, or Mary Burt being lashed naked 12 times in public for having
an illegitimate child with her new brother-in-law, the Burts had a flair for the
The "Burt" surname is English and Scottish:
from the Old English personal name Byrht, a byform of Be(o)rht (bright)someone
who was chipper or clever. (Quite often the Burts have been too clever for their
own good.) The coat of arms is silver on a red chevron, between three black buglehorns,
and three silver crosses. The bugle or 'Hunting Horns' signify a person of high
or noble pursuits. The three crosses signify Christian ideals, and possibly a
role in the Crusades.
A family with this surname was first
found in Norfolk, where they had been granted lands by William the Conqueror for
their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D., during the Norman Conquest.
The actual surname was first used in AD 1199, according to Bloomfield's of Norfolk
County (Vol. IX, p.520): "The Lordship of Homingtoft was granted by the Conqueror
to Alan, Earl of Richmond, who had married Constance, daughter of the Conqueror.
In the 10th Richard I (AD 1199), a manor in this lordship was granted to Sir Hamo
de Burt." Sir Hamo was still lord of the manor in AD 1259, with two sons:
Ralph the Eldar and Thomas. Other variations began to appear, as well. In 1272
a John Bert was listed in Wilts county, and a Roger Bert in Suffolk and Oxford
counties. In 1346, Ralph Burt (son of Peter Burt) was a benefactor of the convent
of St. Mary de Pratis in Leicester. Sir William Burt was knighted by King Edward
IV in the 1400's, and his sepulcher is in the church of Grey Friars, in London.
By the 1500's, however, there were Burts all over England, making the gathering
of a precise lineage almost impossible.
Our connection to
this family can be traced to (probably) HENRY BURT, born in 1516. Henry married
JOAN PUTTENHAM (1502 - 1565) of Eddlesborough, Buckinghamshire, England. It's
said that they were married around 1540 in Haberton, Devonshire, England. Henry
died soon after the marriage and the birth of JOHN BURT, born in 1541, in the
village of Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire, England (keep in mind this is unproved).
grew up in Pulloxhill, then married in 1566. One tradition has the bride's name
being "Katherine," but nobody knows for sure. She was born @ 1542 in
Harberton, Devonshire, England. They were married in Harberton, where John and
his family would make their home base for the next 50 years. They had a least
five kids: John, Thomas, William, (b. 1564), Henry (b. 1567) and Agnes (b.1569).
"Katherine" died on the 17th of July in 1571.
Mrs. Burt's name is forgotten, and the facts about her are unproved, we do know
the name of her son: HENRY BURT, born in 1567 in Harberton,
Henry was a very successful clothier.
In 1590, he married a woman named ISETT (or ISOLT), born in 1571 in Harberton.
They had the following children:
OF HENRY AND ISETT BURT
BURT was born about 1593 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.|
BURT was born around 1593 in Harberton, Devonshire, England, and died in Harberton.|
BURT, JR., was born about 1595 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. He married Eulalia
March. Family listed below.|
BURT was born about 1596 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. Father's will affirms
the marriage portion of £40 which is to be paid to his son-in-law Chrispine
Saunders, husband of daughter Johan.|
BURT was born about 1598 in Harberton, Devon, England.|
BURT was born about 1599 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.|
BURT was born about 1599 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.|
BURT was born about 1601 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.|
BURT was born about 1603 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.|
BURT was born on 11 Dec 1607 in Harburton, Devonshire, England.|
born about 1608 in
Harberton, Devonshire, England.|
died in Harberton, Devonshire, England, and was buried on the 10th of September
in 1617. His Will was Proved in Haberton, Devon, England.¹
10 Jul 1617; Harberton, Devon, ENG. |
will of Henry Burtt of Harberton (co. Devon), clothier, dated 10 July 1617. To
the poor of the parish of Harberton 30sh. To my son Henry and his heirs and assigns,
my close of land situate in Harberton Ford, called by the name of Racheparke,
together with the house that John Tummells now dwelleth in and the house that
George Causie and John Pearse now dwell in and the house that Andrew Pearse and
Edward Adams now dwell in, as also the orchard, nursery, herb gardens, backsides,
and other appurtenances belonging. To the said Henry, my son, the mansion house
of that land commonly called Crobers Land which Thomas Wood now dwelleth in, together
with the sheep pen, orchard, herb garden and bakehouse, during the term of his
life. To my said son Henry L 100 to be paid within a year after my death. Isett,
my wife, for life, one chamber over the shop, called the forechanmer, with the
bedstead and bed that I use to lie in. My wife shall have yearly, during her life,
£6 13s. 4d issuing out of that land or tenement called Crobers Land: and
my executor shall find one to attend her, during her life, sufficient meat, drink
and firewood for her own use; and, if my said wife do dislike her diet and do
leave it, then my will is that she shall have £ 3.6s.8d in lieu of her diet,
out of the lands aforesaid, for her life. To my said wife and son Henry the half
of my household stuff, equally to be divided between them: and the other half
to remain to my executor. To Raddegan, my daughter, £60, to be paid within
three months after she shall be of the age of twenty-one. To Allies, my daughter,
£40, to be paid at the age of twenty. To Agnes, my daughter, £40 at
the age of twenty. To Elizabeth, my daughter, £40, at the age of twenty.
Whereas I promised my son-in-law, Chrispine Saunder, L 40 at his marriage, and
because he is not yet paid, my executor shall pay it. Also I promised him other
£20 when my daughter Johan, his wife, for the term of her life or for fifty
years determinable upon her life, should be assured of that tenement that Thomasine
Saunders now dwelleth in or of some other as good, then my executor shall pay
him £20 towards the same. To Joseph Saunders and Samuel Saunders, my grandchildren,
£5 each. To my brothers' and sisters' children 2 s each. To every one of
my godchildren 12d. To Nycholas Hyans, my apprentice, 30 s., to be paid at the
end of his apprenticeship. Residue to my son John Burte. Witnesses: Will Huxham
and Thos. Colton. Proved 19 Sept 1617."
Inventory Taken; 10 Sep 1617; Harberton, Devon, ENG 2. £602-07-09: "Inventory,
taken 10 Sept 1617 by Thomas Colton and Paule Symons and exhibited 19 September
1617, includes apparel, £8: cloth and yarn, £102; money £70;
93 sheep, £31, 32 lambs, £6; other farm stock; an estate in certain
grounds, £61: an estate in house, meadow and garden, £20; two pairs
of lumbes, warping pins, raggles, quilt torns, and one spinning turn with sleyes,
£2. 10s. brass pans, cauldrons, and pots, £10. 13s. 4d; for household
cloth already made, £3; 13 silver spoons, L 3; desperate debts, £140;
total £602. 7s. 9d. (Archdeaconry of Totnes}."
Isett Burt outlived
her husband and died between March 14 1629/30 and July 8, 1630.
died on the 8th of July, 1630, and was buried in Wp, Harberton, Devonshire, England.
Her Will was Proved in Haberton, Devon, England:
son, HENRY BURT, JR., married EULALIA MARCH (1600 - 8/19/1690)
in Dean Prior, Devonshire, England, on the 28th of December, 1619. They lived
in England for about twenty more years, and raised around eleven kids. Puritans
generally had a lot of kids, because although they believed that sex could be
morally corrupting, they also considered it to be such an essential element of
a healthy marriageto
the point that they excommunicated those who denied "conjugal fellowship"
to their spouses.
And since birth control was out of the question, Eulalia had a new kid just about
The Nuncupative Will of Isott Burte of Harberton [co. Devon], being of perfect
mind and memory, declared 14 March, or thereabout, 1629 [1629/30], in the presence
of John Burte and Joane Saunders, with others, in manner and form following: she
gave all her goods unto Agnes Burte and Elizabeth Burte, her daughters, who she
made her executors. Proved 9 July 1630 by Elizabeth Burte, one of the executors
named in said will, with power reserved to grant administration to Agnes Burte,
the other executor.|
Inventory Taken; 8 Jul 1630; Harberton, Devon, ENG 2. Inventory, taken 8 July
1630 by Henry Burt and Symon Trumelles and exhibited 9 July 1630 by Elizabeth
Burte: her wearing apparel £5; household goods only; total, £9. 13s.
4d. [signed] Henry Burtt. The mark of Symon Trummells. (Archdeaconry of Totnes.)
Then in 1639, they sailed to America and
settled in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Apparently, Eulalia had just recovered
from a deadly illness:
"A tradition is preserved that
the mother of these children 'was laid our for dead in England, put into the coffin,
but signs of life appeared at her funeral, she recovered, came to New England,
settled at Springfield, and here had nineteen children'. What degree of credit
may be yielded to this account, quoted from Dr. Stiles, which was a very benign
in hearing such chronicles, may well be asked, but the answer will probably depend
on the spirit, education and habits of the respondent."²
a listing of their children, both before and after Eulalia rose from the coffin:
OF HENRY BURT, JR., AND AND EULALIA MARCH
BURT b: 14 Jan 1620/21 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. Sarah married Henry
Wakelee, son of James Wakelee, on 4 Sep 1649 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT. (Henry
Wakelee was born in 1620 in Gloucester, Glouchester, England, and died on 11 Jul
1689 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT) |
BURT b: Apr 1622 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. He was baptized in Apr 1622
and was buried on 21 Nov 1625 in Harberton.|
BURT b: 23 Jan 1623/24 in Harberton, Devonshire, England, was baptized on 23 Jan
1623/24 in Harberton, Devon, England. Oath of Fidelity; 6 Feb 1648/49; Springfield,
Hampden Co., MA. Marriage; 20 Oct 1651; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 29. Jonathan Burt
m. Elizabeth Lobdell, 20th of 8th mo. 1651, at Boston [recorded in Springfield].
Lawsuit; 20 Oct 1686; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Deacon Jonathan Burt plaintiff
against Thomas Mirick Senior for saying of Deacon Burth that he lyed basely and
was a Lying man: to the damage of 40s in defaming his the said Burt's name: Thomas
Merick appearing said he was sorry for the words acknowledges they were grose
Rash foolish & sinfull and: desyred Deacon Burt to Pass them By who replyed
he did not desire his Money But his wning his disorder and Ill speaking and now
doeing it he did freely forgive him: He paying Costs viz 18d Mony and so Issued
this matter. Died on 19 Oct 1715 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.|
BURT b: @ 1626 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.|
BURT b: 1626 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.|
BURT b: 18 Oct 1629 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. He was baptized on 18 Oct
1629 in Harberton, Devon, England. Marriage; 18 Nov 1655; Northampton, Hampshire
Co., MA. Married Mary Holton.30 Aug 1660; Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA. Son
David Jr. was killed by a cart or oxen, or both "There was presented to this
Corte from Northampton the verdict upon Oath of a Jury of 12 men who made Inquiry
concerninge the death of David Burt about 4 yeers of age beinge the son of David
Burte of that town The childe beinge taken up allmost dead by the father neere
his house: the Jury apprehendinge that the child being busy about the carte which
carted his fathers corne he was trodden down by the carte or cattell noe person
knowinge it: it beinge in the darke of the Eveneinge. This sad acciednt fell out
on the 30th of the 6th month 1660." He died on 9 Sep 1690 in Northampton,
Hampshire Co., MA.|
BURT b: ABT. 1630 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.|
BURT b: 13 Apr 1635 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. Court Appearance; 24 Mar
1654/55; Springfield. Brought charges against Samuel Wright Jr. as the father
of her child. Samuel was found guilty & ordered to pay for the child's upkeep
and to receive '12 lashes on his naked body'. Mary received the same 12 lashes
and 12 more for 'Comitting wickedness with Joseph Bonde". She received the
first 12 and paid a fine of 30s to redeeme the second 12. Samuel Wright Jr. was
the husband of her sister, Elizabeth Burt. Family listed below.|
BURT b: 1637 Harberton, Devonshire, England. Court Appearance; 11 Jan 1640/41;
Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Found guilty of two misdemeanors in promising to
marry John Hobell after her father had refused permission and for attemping 'fornication'.
Sentenced to be whipted by the Constable. Marriage; 3 Oct 1644; Springfield, Hampden
Co., MA 18. Married Francis Ball, who was drowned October 3, 1648, in the Connecticut
river. Marriage #2; 12 Apr 1649; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. m. Benjamin Munn
of Hartford. Then married Lieut. Thomas Stebbins, son of Rowland Stebbins and
Sarah Whiting, on 14 Dec 1676 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. (Lieut. Thomas
Stebbins was born in 1620 in Bocking, Essex, Eng and died on 15 Sep 1683 in Springfield,
Hampden Co., MA. She died on 3 Feb 1691/92 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Ancestor
of Wilbur and Orville Wright.|
BURT b: 23 May 1637 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. Marriage; 15 Jan 1662/63;
Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, to Rebecca Sikes. On 2 Feb 1668/69 in Springfield,
Hampden Co., MA, he signed a petition protesting the imposition by England of
customs upon goods being exported into and from Massachusetts Colony. He died
on died on 29 Sep 1720 in Longmeadow, Hamden Co., MA.|
BURT b: 1638 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. She was baptized on 4 Dec 1638
in Harberton. She married Sergeant SAMUEL WRIGHT, Jr., son of Deacon Samuel Wright
and Margaret Stratton, on 24 Nov 1653. (Sergeant Samuel Jr. Wright was born on
30 Oct 1632 in Wrightsbridge, Essex, Eng 49 and died on 2 Sep 1675 in Bloody Brook,
Dover Co., MA). Samuel fooled around and had an illegitimate child with her sister
MARY, and was ordered to pay for the child's upkeep and to be whipped '12 lashes
upon the naked body". Mary Burt was the sister of his wife, whom he had married
in Nov. 1653.|
BURT b: ABT. 1639 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.|
BURT b: 28 Apr 1641 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Marriage; 24 Dec 1657;
Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, to John Bag. She died on 1 Aug 1680 in Springfield,
Hampden Co., MA.|
BURT b: 19 Apr 1643 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Marriage; 28 Oct 1658;
Springfield, Hampden Co., MA to John Stiles. She died on 15 Apr 1743 in Windsor,
Hartford Co., CT.|
BURT b: 18 Aug 1645 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Marriage; 7 Oct 1667;
Springfield, Hampden Co., MA to John Bliss; marriage performed by Judge John Pynchon.
She died on 25 Oct 1732 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA.|
BURT b: 27 Sep 1647 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Marriage; 7 Jan 1666/67;
Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA to Judah Wright (brother of Samuel Jr.). She died
on 24 Jul 1686 in Litchfield, CT.|
came to Roxbury, Massachusetts prior to 1638, when his name appears in the records
of the General Court in reference to paying 8 pounds to Roxbury on account of
the burning of his house. In fact, Henry showed up in court A LOT:
1640, he appears in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. On January 13, 1641/42
in Springfield, Massachusetts, Henry Burt "Complaines against Judith Gregory
in an action of the Case for breach of Covenant in Molestinge him in his daughter
Sara[h] Burt. Judith Gretory was 3 tymes caled by the Constable to answer the
action abovesaid and she appeared not."
26, 1644, in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, by general vote of the town,
Henry Smith, Thomas Cooper, Samuel Chapin, Richard Sikes, & Henry Burt were
elected Selectmen with power "to order in all the prudential affaires of
the Towne, to prevent anythnge they shall judge to be to the dammage of the Towne
or to ordr anything they shall judge to be for the good of the Towne: and in these
affaires they shall have power for a yeere space and that they, 5, or any three
of them shall also be given full power and virtue, alsoe to here complaints, to
Arbitrate controversies, to lay out High ways, to make Bridges, to repayr High
wais ... to see to the Scouring of Ditches, and to the killing of wolves, and
to training up of children in some good caling, or any other thing they shall
judge to be to the profitt of the Towne."
14, 1648, in Springfield, Henry Burt was "sworne to be Freeman." As
for military service, on November 7, 1648, in Springfield, "Henry Burt was
this day sworne Clarke of the Band". On May 29, 1649, in Springfield, "Henry
Burt was chosen Clark of the writts for this Towne. This day all the printed lawes
were read: the whole Towne being present:" On March 29, 1659, in Springfield,
"Henry Burt Plantiff contra James Bridgman defendant in an action of debt
to the vallue of 27 19s 4d."
On April 7, 1660, in Springfield,
Henry Burt served on the jury investigating the death by drowning of Ebenezer
Herman, youngest child of John Herman who was found dead in the brook in Nathaneell
Pritchard's yard. The death was ruled accidental. On September 25, 1660 he served
on another jury in Springfield.
On May 14, 1661, in Springfield,
"Henry Burt Complaines against John Henryson for not paying of Three bushells
of wheate according to promise for spinning and knitting of Stockens. To which
John Henryson says that the debt which he owes Henry Burt is but 10s and this
he ingaged 2 bushells of wheate towards it and noe more: and he hat paid Henry
Burt in worke so that Henry Burt owes him 8x for worke: Henry Burt ownes owing
him 8s which says he John Henryson was to have a shurt cloth for and John owning
it is adjudged to take the shurt cloth: and for the other 10s John Henryson is
adjudged to pay Henry Burt Two bushells ow wheate (7s) and Three shillings in
a day and halfe worke."
On September 24, 1661, Henry
Burt again served on a jury in Springfield.
Henry Burt, "the
Clark of ye Writtts", died on April 30th 1662 "in ye evening" and
was buried on May 1, 1662. He wasn't quite as well-off as his father, and the
creditors descended on his property:
OF HENRY BURT - April 30, 1662 - Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts:|
Burt of Springfeild who departed this life Aprill 30th 1662, not leavinge any
will under his owne hand for the disposing of his leigh, estate yet for that he
did by words express his mind therein before Ensigne Thomas Cooper and Jonathan
Burt who by a writing under their hands presented the Same unto this Corte: a
coppy whereof hereafter follows, the Widdow Burt before the Corte consenting thereunto
The Corte allowed the same to stand as the Last will and testament of the said
Thomas Cooper and Jonathan Burt doe testify, That after Henry Burt now deceastl
had disposed of part of his estate to his Son Nathaneell, the said Henry had Such
expressions as these. vizt. that what estate he had then left should be at his
wifes dispose as witness our hand This 29th of September 1662.
the truth hereof in the mind of the said Henry Burt the said Ensigne Cooper &
Jonathan Burt tooke thier oath in the presence of the Corte:
Inventory of ye estate of Henry Burt of Springfield, deceased, taken Sept. 11,
1662. Also the Widow Burt before the Corte made oath that this is a true Inventory
of her said deceased husband's estate.
remnent of broadcloth 1.00 One
remnent of gray kersey 10sOne
suit of clothes 1.00One
hat, 12s--chest--10s 1.02One
pound of hemp and flax 0.12Several
other small things 1.00Other
particular things 10The
housing and land at ye town 45,00Corn
at ye town 1.005
pair of sheets 2.102
pillow cases 52
bed ticks, 20s--one bed, 20s 2.003
blankets and 1 rug 2.10Pillows
pan and kettles 5.00One
iron pott 12s--pewter 30s 2.02A
warming pan and frying pan 15||Wooden
wear 40s, 3 bottles 5s 2.05Books
10s--2 wheels 8s 181
smoothing iron 4s, a hatchell 8s 12A
branding, 3 bellows and clevis 09 72.153
and fencing 5.002
axes, 3 sithes, 1 beetle ring 1.00Swine
cows 11 003
young cattle 5 0015
acres of land 22.005
acres of land 7.1018
acres corne 20.0016
loads of hay 8.00Yarn
7 lbs., bedclothes 8.00One
Taken by Geo Colton 108.19
Debts. To Mr Pynchon 45.00
To John Drake 1.07
Mr. Hab. Glover 17
Sam Maudford 16
John Stewart 15
first generations of settlers in Colonial America had to learn to survive the
rigors of a harsh environment. Death rates in the 17th century were high for men
and women alike. Eighteen women were among the passengers who sailed to Plymouth
Colony in 1620 aboard the Mayflower. The following spring only four remained alive,
the rest dying of starvation or disease. But Eulalia escaped death in England,
then lived to be almost 90, finally passing away on the 19th of August, 1690,
in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
27 May 1684; Springfield, Hampden Co., MA 2. "I Ulaliah Burt, of Springfield,
being weake in body, but sound in mind, memory and understanding, do make this,
my Last Wil and Testament, this 27th of May Anno Dom 1684. I comend my soul to
God who made it, and to Jesus Christ, who redeemed I with his most precious blood.
And my body I commit to the earth hoping for that blessed ressurection when it
shall be reunited to be forever with the Lord. And for my worldly estate thus
I dispose it: To my daughter Sarah I give two milch cows, or kinde. To my daughter
Abiaile I give my cloake, a green Apron and coate and a shift. To my Daughter
Mary I give an hefer. To my Daughter Elisabeth I give two milch cows or kine.
To my daughter Patience I give my Flocke bed at the Medow, a Pillow-beer, one
pair of sheets and a Coverlet, my red stockins, one shift, one white neck cloth,
on dressing, my hat, one |
Coif and one coate, and the one halfe of my Clothe
that is sent to the Weavers, after two yeards are taken of for Abilene Bage. To
my daughter Mercy I give the halfe of that Cloth that is sent to the weavers,
and the Serdge her husband sent me for a wastecoate, one pair of sheetes, one
pillow-beer, ond shift, one coate. And to my son Jonathan I do give the whole
lot my husband bought of George Sancton and my best brasse kettle to bestow upon
his son Henry. If he se good that he enjoy the same, after his decease.Also I
give my son Jonathan the Pillow and Pillow-beer at his house. To my son David
I doe give my oldest yoke of cattle and my old brasse pan. To my son Nathaneel
I give my great brasse kettle and the four acres in the forral Lotte to bestow
if he se good upon his eldest son after his decease. And my Scarfe and my Cambricke
Necke clothe I give to my son Nathaneel, his daughter Rebeca; Also the Yarn and
Wool and Tow to make a coverlet I give to sd Rebeca and the Pillow at the Medow.
And the rest of my fmal estate not heer named I doe order to be given as there
is most need, or my Executors hereafter named see cause. And I do constitute and
appoint my son Jonathan and my son Nathaneel to be my True and Lawful Executors
to this my Last Wil and Testament as Witnes my hand and seale the day and yeer
Ulaliah Burt X (her mark)
With her seale affixt.
and sealed in the presence of Benjamin Parsons, Sr. and John Holyoke.
the courte Sept.30 1690. Sworn in Courte by Mr. Jno. Holyoke that he saw the Testator
signe and seale the Instument as the Wil and Last Testament of said Ulaliah Burt
deceased and that she was of sound mind and perfect remembrance, to the best of
his remembrance, the estate to be disposed according to said will.
DEC 30 1690.
This last will and Testament of Widow Ulaliah
Burt, Late deceased, is here entred from the Original on file. Attest, Jno. Holyoke,
daughter, MARY BURT, was christened on the 13th of April, 1635, in Haberton, Devonshire,
England. She sailed to America with her parents in 1639, then married WILLIAM
BROOKS (born between 1610 and 1629 in England) on the 18th of October in 1654,
in Springfield, Massachusetts.
But he's not the ONLY husband
she was with:
Wright Jr. was actually the husband of Mary's sister, Elizabeth Burt (married
on November 24, 1653 in Springfield). Based upon the above, Mary Burt's brother-in-law,
SAMUEL WRIGHT, Jr., and not her first husband, Henry Brooks (who she married on
October 18, 1854), was the father of her daughter, Remembrance, who was born prior
to March, 1654. While Remembrance later used the name Brooks when she married
in 1674, and most books refer to her as the daughter of Henry Brooks, THIS IS
NOT CORRECTshe was the child of Samuel Wright, Jr.
24, 1653/54 - HAMPSHIRE CO., MASSACHUSETTS COURT RECORDS, page 4:|
- 24 day of ye first month Samuel Wright jr charged by Mary Burt to be the Father
of her illegitimate child he advised to be tryed by a Jury of 12 men whereupon
the said Samuel Wright was ordered & adjudge to be the reputed Father of the
said child, and for his evil behaviour therein to be whipped with 12 strikes on
the naked body well layd on - to pay costs of court 2 1s 45 a week for seven yeares
for support of the child and to pay fforty shillings to apprentice the child &
give surety for faithful performance of the same And Mary Burt for her great wickedness
was ordered & adjudged to be whipped on ye naked body with 12 lashes well
layed on also to keep her said child - also she being found guilty of committing
wickedness with Joseph Bonde she was adjudged to be well whipped a second tyme
with 10 lashes about a month after the first whipping - for the second whipping
she paid a fine of 30s and was relieved from it Samuel Wright Sen & Thomas
Stebbns was his bondsmen.
died on the 30th of December in 1688. He was buried in Deerfield, Franklin Co.,
Mary died a few months later, on the 30th
of August in 1689 in Northampton, Franklin County, Massachusetts, after what turned
out to be a long, prosperous marriage, after an incredibly shaky start.
Fortunately for us and thousands of other descendants, she and William had a LOT
of kids --all his, outside of Remembranceincluding our ancestor, MARY BROOKS:
OF WILLIAM BROOKS AND MARY BURT
BROOKS b: BEF 24 Mar 1653/54 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. (Possibly
the daughter of SAMUEL WRIGHT, JR., the husband of Elizabeth Burt.)|
BROOKS b: 18 Aug 1655 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.|
BROOKS b: 13 Feb 1656/1657 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.|
BROOKS b: 4 May 1658 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.|
BROOKS b: 21 Dec 1659 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.|
BROOKS b: 5 Jul 1661 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.|
BROOKS b: 21 Dec 1662 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.|
BROOKS b: 9 May 1664 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts. |
BROOKS b: 25 Jan 1664/1665 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.|
BROOKS b: 7 Oct 1667 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.|
BROOKS b: 25 Aug 1669 in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts.|
BROOKS b: 28 Feb 1671/1672.|
BROOKS b: 28 Feb 1671/1672.|
BROOKS b: 13 Oct 1674.|
BROOKS b: 11 JUL 1677 in Springfield,Hampden,Massachusetts. Married BARRETT STEELE
on 30 DEC 1697 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts .|
BROOKS b: 19 Sep 1679.|
BURT (1516 - 1545) married JOAN PUTTENHAM (1502 - 1565)
BURT (1541 - 1566), who married "KATHERINE" (1542 - 1571) and begat...
BURT (1567 - 1617), who married ISETT (1571 - 1630) and begat...
BURT, JR. (1595 - 1662), who married EULALIA MARCH (1600
- 1690) and begat...
BURT (1635 - 1689) who married WILLIAM BROOKS (1629
- 1689) and begat...
BROOKS (1677 - 1713), who married BARRETT STEELE (1675
- 1713) and begat...
STEELE (1707- 1793), who married ABIGAIL BROOKS (d.
1774) and begat...
STEELE (b. 1735), who married ROBERT SANDERSON (b.
13 Jul 1734) and begat...
SANDERSON (1776 - 1854) married BETSY WALTERS and begat...
SANDERSON (1804 - 1884) who married POLLY BRIGGS (1811
- 1867) and begat...
SANDERSON (1839 - 1921) who married LABAN
HAUSE (1831 - 1906) and begat...
HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND
(1869 - 1961) and begat...
HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT
(1892 - 1939) who begat...
MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE
BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...
MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA
WENK (b. 1940) and begat...
JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL
LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY
MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).
¹Terry, George Skelton, Genealogical Research in England, Burt - March, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 86, January 1932, p 77 - 84; April 1932, p 216-220; July 1932, p 247-252.)
²A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND, BEFORE 1692 - Vol.
1 - Savage, James - 1860-62: BURT,
HENRY, Roxbury, had his ho. burn. for wh. loss the Gen. Ct. made a gr. to the
town of 8 pounds in Nov. 1639; rem. to Springfield next yr. was there clk. of
the writs (tho. rec. of the b. of his own ch. is not found), and d. 30 Apr. 1662.
His wid. Ulalia d. 29 Aug. 1690, and of his ch. we kn. names for Jonathan; David;
Nathaniel; Sarah, wh. m. first, 1643, Judah Gregory, and, next, Henry Wakley;
Abigail, wh. m. first, 1644, Francis Ball; next, 1649, Benjamin Mun, and bore
him five ch. and next m. lieut. Thomas Stebbins, whose s. m. her d. Abigail; Mary,
wh. m. 1654, William Brooks, and bore him eight s. and eight ds.; Elizabeth wh.
m. 24 Nov. 1653, Samuel Wright, jr.; Patience, wh. m. 7 Oct. 1667, John Bliss;
Mercy, wh. m. 17 Jan. 1667, Judah Wright; Hannah, wh. m. 1659, John Bagg, and
had ten ch,; and Dorcas, wh. m. 28 Oct. 1658, John Stiles. The four last nam.
of these eight Ds Of course, were b. after his rem. To S. and in neither rec.
of town nor ch. at R. is his name to be seen. A tradit. Is preserv. That the mo.
of these ch. "was laid our for d. in Eng. put into the coffin, but signs
of life appear. At her funer. she recov. came to N. E. sett. At S. and here had
nineteen ch." What degr. Of credit may be yeild. To this acco. quot. from
Dr. Stiles, wh. Was a very benign. in hear. such chronicles, may well be ask.
but the answer will prob. depend on the spirit. educat. And habits of the respond.
on the Burt Family
days in New England : life and times of Henry Burt of Springfield and some of
his descendants, genealogical and biographical mention of James and Richard Burt
of Taunton, Mass., and Thomas Burt, M.P., of England", by Henry Martyn Burt,
1893, 662 pgs.
Matthew Burt Family of Virginia and Deep South" by Robert B. Mathis.
First Century of the Historyof Springfield, the Official
Records from 1636
to 1736," by Henry M. Burt. Publication: Springfield, MA
Information taken from a family group record in possession of Ernel L. Anderson.
Source of information listed on the record reads, "First Century of Springfield,
Massachusetts, Vol. 2 p. 640". Record submitted by Lucy Burns, 776 East 33rd
South, Salt Lake City, UT.
& Rutland: - Index to the Wills and Administrations proved and granted in
the Archdeaconry Court of Leicester 1660-1750, and in the peculiars of St. Margaret,
Leicester, and Rotblen and the Rutland Peculiars of Caldecott, Retton and Tirover
of Wills Proved and of Administrations Granted in the Commissary Court of the
Peculiar and Exempt Jurisdiction of Groby, 1580-1800.
to Wills and Eldministrations Proved and Granted in The Elrchdeaconry Court of
The following wills belong to Book X, 1602, 3, 9, 10,
First Series, and follow immediately after the will of Thomas Traslour on page
96. County: Rutland Country: England 1694 Brookes, Richard, Glen Parva Adm. 53
Research in England, NEHGS "Register," Vol 86, pg. 219.
House and Related Families," by Donald Lines Jacobus & Edgar Francis
Waterman. Publication: Hartford, CT: 1952; repr. Genealogical Publishing Co.,
Baltimore, 1978. Repository: NEHGS Library. Page: pg. 489
Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England," James Savage, 1860-1862
& "Genealogical Research in England," NEHGS "Register,"
Vol 86, pg. 219 & "William Brooks of Springfield...," NEHGS "Register,"
Vol 72, pg. 142.
Branch of the Booth Family," by Charles Edwin Booth. Publication: NY: Press
of L. Middleditch & Co., 1910. Repository: Note: www.Genealogy Library.com.
Call Number: R929.2 B725. Media: Book. Page 24
Records of Henry & Ulalia Burt," Roderick H. Burnham, 1892, pg. 31