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Eleanor Brackett (unknown)

Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Place of Burial: Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Anthony Brackett
Mother of Capt. Anthony Brackett, Jr.; Eleanor Johnson; Jane Marston; John Brackett and Thomas Brackett

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About Eleanor Brackett

Eleanor wife of Anthony the Immigrant. Last name unknown.

  • Buried on a little knoll in Rye, NH (Sandy Beach) near Saltwater Brook
  • Killed by Indians

From Rye: Then & Now

To begin the story of Rye, we must go back to the Isle of Shoals, circa 1614, and Gosport Island, now Star Island (in 1602 Bartholomew Gosnold, explorer for merchants in England, explored the coast of New England).  From approximately 1615 to 1623, there were no settlements, just a few fishing and trading outposts on the Shoals.  Explorer Captain John Smith named the Isle of Shoals after himself on his 1614 map, calling them: Smythe Isles.  Later they were named the Isle of Shoals due to the numerous schools of fish.  In 1876 four of the islands were annexed to what is now Rye, New Hampshire.  They were/are: Londoners (now Lunging), Gosport (now Star),  Massachusetts had he wished.  Passaconaway was no longer written about in history around 1666. This was about the same time period as the Mohawk raid on the Penacooks.

Battles with the Indians during the King Phillip War led to the September 29, 1691, Brackett Massacre at Sandy Beach.  Between twenty and forty Indians came down from York, Maine, and swooped down on the farmers while they were working in their fields.  Twenty one were killed, their homes burned and some children and possibly some women were captured.  The captives were taken to Canada.  Anthony Brackett was killed by the invaders and several of his children were captured.  Brackett came to the new world in 1630 to Portsmouth then to Sandy Beach (Rye) on Saltwater Brook close to the north end of what is now Wallis Sands State Beach.



  1. New England Marriages Prior to 1700 By Clarence Almon Torrey, Elizabeth Petty Bentley. Page 89.
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Eleanor Brackett's Timeline

June 24, 1613
Age 21
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 22
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 28
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
Age 32
Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
September 26, 1651
Age 38
Hampton, Rockingham County, New Hampshire
September 28, 1691
Age 78
Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Age 77
Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States