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Elizabeth Brattle (Tyng)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth Tyng Brattle"
Birthplace: Prob Wapping, London, Middlesex, England
Death: November 09, 1682 (44)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States (of a "fit" at her niece's wedding )
Place of Burial: Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Capt. William Tyng; William(Captain) Tyng and Elizabeth Tyng
Wife of Capt. Thomas Brattle
Mother of Thomas Brattle; Thomas Brattle, F.R.S.; Elizabeth Oliver; Rev. William Brattle; Katherine Winthrop and 3 others
Sister of Anna Shepard; Bethiah Wharton and Mercy Bradstreet

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About Elizabeth Brattle

Elizabeth Tyng, eldest daughter of Captain William Tyng, was born in England, 1638; married, in 1656, Captain Thomas Brattle, and they were the parents of Elizabeth, wife of John Eyre, the parents of Katherine Eyre (Jeffries) Noyes, second wife of Dr. Oliver Noyes.

"He [William Brattleboro] married c. 1656 in Boston to Elizabeth TYNG who was born 6 February 1637/38 in England and died 9 November 1682 at Boston. (Her tragic death is recorded in Judge SEWALL's Diary.)"

From An Account of Some of the Descendants of Capt. Thomas Brattle. D. Clapp and Son, 1867 - 90 pages page v

Thomas Brattle, born about 1624, merchant of Boston in 1656, was a member of the Artillery Company in 1675, captain in the militia, and commander of several expeditions against the hostile Indians. He was one of the founders of the Old South Church; a non-resident Representative for Lancaster in 1671-2, for Concord in 1678-9; one of the Commissioners to King Philip at Taunton in 1671; Selectman of Boston in 1679, and Treasurer of Selectmen in 1680.

He was early and largely interested in the purchase of lands on the Kennebec River. In 1670 he purchased of John Payne an interest in certain iron works, foundry, etc., at Concord, and so far augmented his possessions there by subsequent purchases, that at the time of his death they formed no inconsiderable portion of his estate.* The estate was appraised at ,£7827.16.10, and, says Savage, was probably the largest in New England.

He was married probably in 1656-7 to Elizabeth, daughter of Captain William and Elizabeth (Coytemore) Tyng. According to Savage she was born Feb. 6, 1638, perhaps in England, but was bapt. here May 23, 1641. She died Nov. 9, 1682, at Boston. The manner of her death is recorded by Bradstreet in his Journal, and by Judge Sewall and Noadiah Russell in their diaries. Sewall's account is as follows:

"Thursday, Nov. 9, 1682, Cousin Daniel Quincy* marries Mrs. Anna Shepardf before John Hull, Esq.,}: Samuel Nowell, Esq., and many persons present, almost Captain Brattle's great hall full, Capt. B. and Mrs. Brattle there for two. Mr. Willard began with prayer—Mr. Thomas Shepard concluded. As he was praying, cousin Savage, mother Hull, wife and self came in. A good space after, when had eaten cake and drunk wine and beer plentifully, we were called into the great hall to sing. In singing time Mrs. Brattle goes out, being ill; most of the company go away, thinking it a qualm or some fit; but she grows worse, speaks not a word, and so dies away in her chair, I holding her feet, for she had slipped down. At length, out of the kitchen we carry the chair, and her in it, into the wedding hall, and after a while lay the corpse of the dead aunt in the bride's bed; so that now the strangeness and horror of the thing filled the (just now) joyous house with ejulation. The bridegroom and bride lie at Mrs. Airs (Eyre's), son-in-law to the deceased, going away like persons put to flight in battle."

Thomas Brattle died April 5th, 1683, and was buried on the 9th, though Savage prefers that he died July 22, 1683.

His children, all born at Boston, were,

  • 2. Thomas, born and died Sept. 5, 1657.
  • 3. Thomas, b. June 20, 1658.
  • 4. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 30, 1660.
  • 5. William, b. Nov. 22, 1662.
  • 6. Katherine, b. Sept. 26, 1664.
  • 7. Bethiah, b. Dec. 13, 1666.
  • 8. Mary, b. Aug. 10, 1668.
  • 9. Edward, b. Dec. 18, 1670, bapt. at Old South, Dec. 25, 1670.
    • Daniel Quincy, son of Colonel Edmund Quincy by his wife Joanna, born Feb. 7, 1651, member of the Artillery Company in 1675, a goldsmith by trade, died 1690. He left an only son John, born in 1689, who was the great-grandfather of John Quincy Adams. Edmund, a younger brother of Daniel Quincy, was the ancestor of the distinguished Josiah Quincy, President of Harvard College.
    • t Anna or Hannah Shepard was a niece of Mrs. Brattle, her parents being Kev. Thomas Shepard, of Charlestown, and Hannah, daughter of William Tyng. The Mr. Thomas Shepard alluded to was her brother, he having but two years before succeeded his father as minister of the church at Charlestown.
    • J John Hull was Master of the Mint of Massachusetts, Treasurer of the State in 1676, and died Sept. 29,1683. Judge Sewall married his only daughter Hannah, Feb. 14, 1658, and "it is said that when dressed for the wedding and in presence of the guests, her father placed her in his large scales, and piled on the silver shillings in the other until they weighed her down." Judith, the wife of John Hull, was a sister of Col. Edmund Quincy.
  • http://capecodhistory.us/genealogy/Nauset/i4055.htm#i17116
  • http://www.geocities.ws/bostonancestors/brattle.htm
  • The Pioneers of Massachusetts: A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the ...By Charles Henry Pope page 467
  • Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs: A Record of Achievements of the People of the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys in New York State, Included Within the Present Counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Washington, Saratoga, Montgomery, Fulton, Schenectady, Columbia and Greene, Volume 1 by Cuyler Reynolds Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911 - Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) - 1847 pages.  page 336
  • Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists who Came to America Before ... By Frederick Lewis Weis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall  page 183
  • Reference: Ancestry Records - SmartCopy: Feb 12 2017, 19:41:11 UTC
  • Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy: Feb 12 2017, 20:33:57 UTC
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Elizabeth Brattle's Timeline

February 6, 1638
London, Middlesex, England
March 10, 1639
Age 1
Massachusetts, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
September 5, 1657
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
June 20, 1658
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
November 30, 1660
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
November 22, 1662
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
September 26, 1664
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
December 16, 1666
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
August 10, 1668
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts