Edward Breck

Male Abt 1595 - 1662


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  • Name  Edward Breck 
    Born  Abt 1595  probably, Ashton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  07 Aug 1635  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Edward emmigrated from Ashton (now Ashton-under-Lyne), England, with the Puritans to Massachusetts bringing his wife, one daughter and son Robert. They arrived with Rev. Richard Mather at Boston, probably in the ship James, August 7 1635. He settled in Dorchester and joined the church there in 1636.
    Will  30 Oct 1662  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • I Edward Breck of Dorchester in the County of Suffolke in New England yeoman being very sicke of body, but of pfect memory blessed be God do here make my Last will & Testament; this thirteth day of October One thousand and sixe hundred sixtie & two.

      Impris I doe here Committ my soule into the hands of the Lord & my body to a deceent. buryall in the earth And for this worlds goods wch God have graciously given me my will is that. all Debts due fro me to any man shall be justly payd & my funerall discharged

      Secondly my will is, that all my daughter Blaks Children shall have each of them forty shillings payd unto them out of my Estate in on yeare after my decease.

      Thirdly my will is that my Sonne Robert Although he have had his full portion already yet. my will is yt. he shall haue twenty shillings Payd him also as a token of my Love and fatherly affection towards him.

      Fowerthly my will is that Isabell my deare & Loving wife shall have one third part of my moveable Estate to her owne Prop use & behoofe, accounting the former Legacies as pt. of the Estate out of wch she shall have her thirds. Also I give unto my wife one third part of my houseing & Land during her naturall life she keeping & leaving it in good repaire.

      fifthly My will is that the other two third parts of my Estate both of Land and goods shall be equally devided unto my fowr Children vizt John Mary Elizabeth & Susanna provided my Sonne John shall have Liberty to reserve the Land to himselfe, & pay his sisters the valuation thereof upon a Just apprizement

      Also my will is that my Sonne John shall have after my wife's death that third pt of house & Land wch she in her lifetime is to enjoye & this to be an Addition to his Portion and to him only provided that if [it] Shall please God to take away any one or more of my Children by death before they come to enjoy theire portions then ye Portion of Such a one Shall be equally divided unto those that do Survive of those my Children last named

      furthermore my will is that whereas I have some Estate at Lancaster remaineing in Land I doe leave it in the Liberty of my wife & other friends, who may be advised with therein for to sell it or not sell it; as shall be thought best.

      Lastly my will is that. lsabell my wife shall be executrix of this my will & Testament. with the helpe & advise of Edward Clap and John Capen, Deacons of the Church at. Dorchester, with whome She shall Advise &d not to act without theire Consent., wittnes my hand and seale this thirtyeth day of the Eight Moneth 1662 above said

      Edward Brecke & a seale

      Signed sealed & deliv'ed in pr'nce of
      John Capen, Samue Rigbes, who deposed II Decembr 1662.
    Died  02 Nov 1662  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Probate  11 Dec 1662  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • "Inventory of the estate of Edward Brecke," who departed this Life the 2d of Novr 1662, apprized by us whose names are under written this 20th of November, 1662."

      Dorchester
      665 05s 09d

      Lancaster
      81 06s 06d

      Debts & Legacies
      139 12s 02d
    Notes 
    • Edward Breck, a member of the Dorchester church in 1636; admitted freeman 22 May 1639. He was selectman of Dorchester in 1642; one of a committee for building a new meeting house, 1645; selectman, 1646, 1655, 1656, 1659. (Annals of Dorchester)

      In 1638 Edward Breck bought a division of lands beyond the "Blue Hills" from Thomas Treadwell who had removed to Ipswich, north of Boston. Edward Breck's name is included on a list of members of the Dorchester Church which dated 4 da: 9th mo: 1639 (4 November 1639). In 1641 he was one of the inhabitants of the town of Dorchester who signed a conveyance of land to the town for the express purpose of a "free school" for the "instructinge and Teachinge of children and youth in good literature and Learninge."

      December 17, 1646 "There was given to Edward Breck, by the hands of most of the inhabitants of the town, Smelt Brook Creek, on the condition that he doth set a mill there." This mill was known as the tide mill, Breck's mill, or later, Tileston's mill.

      In 1653 Edward Breck of Dorchester was one of the petitioners to the General Court for the incorporation of a new town of Lancaster. In granting the request the Court named Edward Breck as one of the Prudential Managers of the town for the first year. He apparently stayed in the new town of Lancaster for only a short while and then returned to Dorchester. His holdings in the township are mentioned in his will. [1]
    Person ID  I16718  Bryant
    Last Modified  19 Jul 2004 

    Father  Breck,   d. Abt 1630, probably, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F715  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Unknown,   b. Abt 1597, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1646, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1617  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Breck,   b. Abt 1618, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Robert Breck,   b. Abt 1620, probably, Rainforth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1663, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Daughter Breck,   b. 1622, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1645, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elinor Breck,   b. Abt 1636, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1694, Marlborough, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1008  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Isabel,   b. 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1673, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1647  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Breck,   d. 25 Aug 1720, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. John Breck, Capt.,   d. 17 Feb 1690/91, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Breck,   d. 06 Apr 1690, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Susanna Breck
    Family ID  F1229  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1595 - probably, Ashton, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1617 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 07 Aug 1635 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1647 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 30 Oct 1662 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 02 Nov 1662 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 11 Dec 1662 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S366] Hannah (Haile) Mower, Mower, Lyman & Karen Hoiriis Mower, (Compilers, Durham, New Hampshire, 1997), p. 65.

    2. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 2:256.

    3. [S37] Breck, Edward Breck, Breck, Samuel Breck, (Omaha: Author, 1889), p.9.


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