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Capt. John Breck 1651-1690 New England Ancestor August 4, 2015

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy — Janet @ 3:10 pm
Capt John Breck
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Birth: 1651
Dorchester
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1690
Dorchester
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

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.
Will made 4 February, 1691-2; and he died 17 February, 1691-2; age, forty; leaving several young children. His will provides that “one of my sons be brought up to learning,” also “my children I will to be well educated.” His son Robert graduated at Harvard College, 1700, and became a minister.

Family links:
Spouse:
Susannah Clapp Breck (1647 – 1711)*

Children:
John Breck (____ – 1712)*
Jemima Breck Blackman (1672 – 1742)*
Elizabeth Breck Butt (1676 – 1743)*
Edward Breck (1677 – 1713)*
Robert Breck (1682 – 1731)*
Hannah Breck Devotion (1686 – 1718)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription:
Here Lieth Burie[d]
Ye Body of Cap’t
John Breck
Aged 40 Years
Departed this Life
Ye 17 day of
February
1690

Burial:
Dorchester North Burying Ground
Dorchester
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
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Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Aug 01, 2007
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Keeper of the Stars
Added: Aug. 4, 2014
RIP 9TH great grandfather
Michelle Smith
Added: Aug. 18, 2012
My eleven greats grandfather. RIP.
Brian McCullough
Added: Jun. 5, 2012
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