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William Brockway

Birthplace: Lyme, New London, Connecticut
Death: Died in Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Lyme, New London, Conn, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Wolston Brockway, Sr. and Hannah Brockway
Husband of Elizabeth Gregory Brockway
Father of William Brockway, Jr.; Lt. John Brockway; Richard Brockway; Elizabeth Tiffany; Ebenezer Brockway and 1 other
Brother of Hannah Wade; Wolston Brockway, Jr.; Mary Mott; Bridget W. Brockway; Richard Brockway and 4 others
Half brother of John Harris

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About William Brockway

William Brockway, 2nd child of Wolston Brockway and Hannah Briggs, was b. at Lyme, Conn., on Juy 25,1666; married there on Mar. 8,1692/93, with Elizabeth -----. Gregory Wolterton (Brockway writes Wilterton) , of Hartford, Conn., by his will of 1674, gave him a legacy of $10, in consideration of which his father deeded land to him in 1709. William settled at Brockway's Ferry, in that part of Lyme to which Joshua, the son of Uncas, gave the name of Joshuatown; and died there Mar. 29,1775, in the 89th year of his age, as testified by his grave stone, still legible in the family cemetery at that place. His wife, it is said, was buried by his side, but no stone is there to tell the date. His father, Wolston, deeded land to him at Tautum Morantum, (Joshuatown) on June 8, 1697, [Lyme Records II,302]. On this land he probably settled. At the May session, in 1724, the General Court granted to him, in connection with William Pratt, who lived on the west side of the Connecticut River, the right to keep a ferry, which is still known as Brockway's Ferry. He signed a paper on Dec. 7,1724, relating to ecclesiastical matters in Lyme, North Quarter, now Hamburgh.

Children were: William (1693), John (1697), Richard (1699), Elizabeth (1701/02), Ebenezer (1704), and Dorothy (?).

  • Lyme Yesterdays by James E. Harding.
  • The Brockway family : some records of Wolston Brockway and his descendants compiled for Francis E. Brockway (1890) Author: Patterson, D. Williams (David Williams), 1824-1892; Brockway, Francis Edwin, 1844-1907
Subject: Brockway family; Brockway, Wolston, ca. 1640-ca. 1718
Publisher: Oswego, N.Y. : L.L. Brockway's Power Print
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language: English. Pg. 6, 9-10
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William Brockway's Timeline

July 25, 1666
Lyme, New London, Connecticut
March 8, 1692
Age 25
Lyme,New London,Connecticut
December 26, 1693
Age 27
Lyme, New London, CT
May 10, 1697
Age 30
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA
Age 30
Settled at Brockway's Ferry-part ofLyme latter called Joshuatown
September 11, 1699
Age 33
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA
March 2, 1701
Age 34
Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA
October 29, 1704
Age 38
Lyme, New London, CT
Age 39
Lyme, New London County, Connecticut Colony
March 29, 1755
Age 88
Old Lyme, New London, Connecticut