John Brunson, of Farmington

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John Bronson, Sr.

Also Known As: "John Brunson", "John", "Brownson", "Bronson"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Lamarsh, Essex, England
Death: November 28, 1680 (78)
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger Brownson; NN Bronson; Mary Brownson and NN Bronson
Husband of Francis Bronson and Frances Bronson
Father of Dorcas Hopkins; Mary Allis; John Bronson; Mary Gaylord; Sarah Kilbourne and 4 others
Brother of Roger Bronson, Jr.; Edith Evarts; Cornelius Bronson; Alice Bronson; Richard Brunson and 2 others
Half brother of Mary Brewer

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About John Brunson, of Farmington

278 PROBATE RECORDS. VOL. IV. WILL of John Brunson Page 52. Brunson, John, Farmington. Died 28 November, 1680, Invt. £312-01-06. The children: Jacob, Isaac, Mary Ellis, John Brunson, Abraham Brunson, Dorcus Hopkins, Sarah Kilbourn. Court Record, Page 32—2 December,1680: Invt. now exhibited in Court by Jacob & Isaac Brunson & Dorcus Hopkins. This Court grant Adms. to the children of th Dec. and appoint Marchall Grave to assist them in the division. There being no will made by the deceased, and finding the sayd John Brunson had in his lifetime allotted to his foure sonns each of them a fifth part of his lands in Farrmington, This Court confirms the same to them and to their heirs forever; & whereas John had received short of Brothers £8, it is now considered in the distribution, as also what his daughters have formerly received, and the distributions as followeth £ s d To Jacob Brunson Eldest son 72-02-00 To John Brunson 44-17-00 To Isaac Brunson 36-17-00 To Abraham Brunson 36-17-00 To Mary Eldest daughter 35-16-00 To Dorcas 41-I6-00 To Sarah 45-16-00 And this Court orders that there be payd towards the Maintenance of the Widdow, yearly, the sum of £10 in good current pay, during the time of her natural life, to be paid by the children in proportion, and more if necessity arise. Page I 79- ( Vol. X) 5 March, 1727-8: Whereas it is represented to this Court byGeorge Rilbouru, Thomas Hopkins, John Bracy, Daniel Steele & Hezekiah Hopkins, Heirs by Marriage and descent from John Brunson, formerly of Farmington. deed, that there is considerable Estate in Land of the sd. Deed that has not yet been Dist., and necessary to be apprised in order to be Dist. to and amoug the heirs of sd. John Brunson, This Court grant Adms. on the sd. Real Estate which has not yet been Dist. unto the sd. Thomas Hopkins and John Bracy, and order that they make an Invt. thereof and exhibit the same to this Court as soon as may be, for Dist.

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John Bronson was born on 21 Sep 1602 in Lamarsh, Essex Co., ENG.

He immigrated on 8 Oct 1635 to Boston, Suffolk Co., MA. He arrived on the ship Defence. He was Puritan.

He served in the military in 1637 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He served in the Pequot War.

He was a Saw Mill Operator before 1650 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT. He died in Nov 1680 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.


Gristmills and sawmills were important to any community, but their role in seventeenth-century Farmington is not well documented. Typically. town governments made concessions of land to individuals willing to assume the expense of erecting mills; the lack of records of town votes for Farmington before 1682 has obscured such decisions, if indeed they were made. The first mill was set up by John Brownson on a brook that emptied into Diamond Glen. The mill, which was sold before 1650 to Stephen Hart. is not identified in the land records as either a sawmill or a gristmill. Julius Gay has indicated that it was probably a sawmill.32 One piece of evidence that leads to another conclusion can he found in a court case in which Farmington’s miller, Capt. Thomas Hart, was accused of charging too much for grinding Indian corn.33 In the course of his defense, Hart mentioned that the tradition of charging three quarts for every bushel of Indian corn went back forty years or more in the colony, to the best of his information, and that “ould John Brunson” charged the same. Meager as the evidence may be, it would seem to support the judgment that the first mill on Mill Brook (later Fulling Brook) was a gristmill.

John Bronson FamilySearch Family Tree Birth: Sep 21 1602 - Chelmsford, Essex, England Death: Nov 28 1680 - Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA This date was given several times-need to verify Parents: Richard Bronson, Mary Bronson (born Deming) Wife: Mary Bronson (born Deming) Children: Mary Allis (born Bronson), Abraham BRONSON, Sarah Bronson, Jacob Bronson Siblings: Mary Allis (born Bronson), Mary Allis (born Bronson) MyHeritage _________________________

Mary Gaylord formerly Bronson aka Wyatt, Graves, Allis Born about 1627 in Earl's Colne, Essexshire, ENGLANDmap Daughter of John (Brownson) Bronson and Frances (Hills) Bronson Sister of John Brownson #1, John Brownson #2, Dorcas (Bronson) Hopkins, Sarah (Bronson) Kilbourne, Jacob Bronson, John Bronson #3, Isaac Bronson and Abraham (Brownson) Bronson Wife of John Wyatt — married 1647 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USAmap Wife of John Graves — married July 20, 1671 in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USAmap Wife of William Allis — married June 25, 1678 [location unknown] Wife of Samuel Gaylord — married March 16, 1681 [location unknown] Mother of Hepzibah Elizabeth (Wyatt) Pratt, Joanna (Wyatt) Field and Elizabeth Wyatt Died after 1690 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticutmap ______________________________

John BRONSON140 was christened on 21 September 1602 in Holy Innocents' Church, Lamarsh, Essex, England.976 He died in 1680 in Farmington, Hartford,Connecticut.977 On 5 November 1668, the court desired John and Richard Brunson to as sist widow Mary Wyatt in the administration of the estate of her decease d husband John Wyatt of Haddam. John was at Hartford in 1639. He removed to Farmington and was on e of the founders of the church 13 October 1652. Parents: Roger BRONSON and Mary UNDERWOOD.

Spouse: Frances HILLS. Frances HILLS and John BRONSON were married on 19 November 1626 in St. Andrew's, Halstead, Essex, England.978,979 Children were: Mary BRONSON, John BRONSON, Sergt. Isaac BRONSON, Dorcas BRONSON.

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John Brunson, of Farmington's Timeline

September 21, 1602
Lamarsh, Essex, England
September 21, 1602
Lamarsh, Essex, England, United Kingdom
Age 12
Probably England
February 17, 1627
Age 24
Earls Colne, Essex, England
December 12, 1627
Age 25
Earl's Colne, Essex, England
Age 30
Earls Colne, Essex, England
Age 36
Wethersfield, Connecticut, United States
January 17, 1641
Age 38
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony, Colonial America
January 16, 1644
Age 41
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States