John Brockett Jr and Elizabeth Doolittle

My 9x Great Grandparents, John Brockett Jr and Elizabeth Doolittle settled in North Haven, CT. John was born in 1642 in New Haven, CT to John Brockett and unknown mother. Elizabeth was born in 1652 in New Haven to Abraham Doolittle and Joane Alling.

John was educated at Oxford in England and became a physician. He was the first physician in New Haven Colony and also had a farm. He had an extensive medical library collection that he donated to Yale but it does not exist any more.

John and Elizabeth married 23 Oct 1672 and had 9 children. They are: Mary 1673 d 1673, Mary 1674, John 1676 d 1676, Elizabeth 1677, Benjamin 1679 d 1679, Moses 1680, Abigail 1683, John 1686, and Samuel 1691.

He received land from his father’s estate.  He received 8 acres of land in the first allotment in Wallingford. In 1680, which was determined by the number of persons in his family and the amount of estate on which he paid taxes, John received he paid 40 pounds on 24 acres while naming 4 persons. In 1689 he received an additional 44 acres. In 1701 he was taxed 87 pounds for the land he owned.

The first allotment of land in Wallingford

John Brockett Jr died in 1720 and Elizabeth died in 1731. They are both buried in Montowese Cemetery, North Haven, CT

Photo courtesy Suzanne
Photo courtesy DWV


John Brockett Jr and Elizabeth Doolittle, their daughter,

Elizabeth Brockett and John Grannis, their daughter,

Desire Grannis and Gideon Frisbie their son,

Philip Frisbee and Phoebe Hendricks, their son,

Gideon Frisbee and Huldah Kidder, their daughter,

Freelove Frisbee and Jabez Bostwick, their son,

Jabez Bostwick married Sarah Jane Chase their son,

John Day Bostwick married Ida Shelby their son,

Charles Bostwick married Alpha Wilkins their daughter,

Florence Bostwick -my grandmother


New Haven genealogical magazine Jacobus, Donald Lines p 323
History of Wallingford, Conn., from its settlement in 1670 to the present time, including Meriden, which was one of its parishes until 1806, and Chesire, which was incorporated in 1780
Davis, Charles Henry Stanley
The descendants of John Brockett, one of the original founders of New Haven colony : illustrated with portraits and armorial bearings and historical introduction relating to the settlement of New Haven and Wallingford, Connecticut. The English Brocketts. “A pedigree of Brockett,” published in England in 1860 Brockett, Edward Judson
American magazine vol 13, p 377
Find A Grave Memorial# 30493871 Elizabeth Doolittle Brockett
Find A Grave Memorial# 13025085 John Brockett Jr


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