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John Breck

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: Jemima Breck Blackman (1672 – 1742)* *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 Maintained by: Brian McCullough Originally Created by: Nareen, et al Record added: Aug 01, 2007 Find A Grave Memorial# 20741726

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