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James BROWN I of Newbury
Judith __?__
Husband:  James BROWNE / BROWN
Birth:  ca. 1604
Death:  3 Nov 1676, Salem, Essex Co., MBC (Massachusetts Bay Colony)
Occupation:  glazier
Marriage-1:  by 1637, Charlestown, MBC [now a neighborhood of Boston, MA]
Wife-1:  Judith __?__

Thank's to Torrey (see below), many give Judith's maiden name as CUTTING, but even Torry — indicating by the use of [brackets] — was uncertain of her name.  There is, in fact, no direct evidence that her maiden name was CUTTING, and even if it was, she is certainly not Sarah's sister.  Bad data are not better than no data (mistakes mislead), so in such a case, it's better to leave her maiden name unknown.

Marriage-2:  by 1652
Wife-2:  Sarah CUTTING
Birth (æ 50 in 1679):  1628/9
Death:  1698/9
Other Spouse:  m2. 29 Nov 1677, Middlesex Co., MBC, William HEALY of Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MBC
Other Spouse:  m3. 3 Dec 1685, Newbury, Essex Co., MBC, Hugh MARCH, Sr.
Father:  John CUTTING — not known to have a daughter, Judith
Mother:  Mary __?__
Children with Judith — born in Charlestown, MBC:
  1.  John BROWN, b. 4 Jan 1637/8; d. 18 Dec 1690
  2.  James BROWN, b. 20 Feb 1642/3; d. 28 Aug 1643, Charlestown, Middlesex Co., MBC — the 22nd recorded death in the history of Boston

There must have been another son, James, because one survived to marry.
  3.  James BROWN II, b. aft. 1643
He named a daughter, Judith, presumably in honor of his mother.

Children with Sarah CUTTING — born in Newbury, Essex Co., MBC:
Birth dates and birth order of the first four children not known—
  4.  Samuel BROWN, b. ca. 1650s; d. at sea, 15 Nov 1690
  5.  Abraham BROWN, b. ca. 1650s; living in 1682
  6.  Sarah BROWN, b. by 1650s; m. bef. 1674, Mr. BEASLEY
  7.  Anna BROWN, b. aft. 1656; under age 18 in 1674

Children with birth records:
  8.  Mary BROWN, b. 25 May 1663; living in 1674
  9.  Abigail BROWN, b. 24 Oct 1665; living in 1674
10.  Martha BROWN, b. 22 Dec 1667

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; MBC, Massachusetts Bay Colony; PMB, Province of Massachusetts Bay; USA, US, United States, Massachusetts

Year Location Event
c1604 England birth of James BROWN
    birth of Judith __?__
1624 first English colonists settle at Mishawaum [now Charlestown]
1628 founding of Charlestown
1628/9   birth of Sarah CUTTING
4 Apr 1629 Royal Charter establishes Massachusetts Bay Colony
1635 incorporation of Newbury Plantation
by 1637   marriage of James BROWN & Judith __?__
4 Jan 1638 MBC: Charlestown birth of son, John
20 Feb 1643 MBC: Charlestown birth of 1st son, James
10 May 1643 MBC: Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk Counties formed (the last now in NH)
28 Aug 1643 MBC: Middlesex Co.: Charlestown death of 1st son, James
after 1643 MBC birth of 2nd son, James
by 1652 Charlestown to Newbury family moves
by 1652   marriage of James BROWN & Sarah CUTTING
25 May 1663 MBC: Essex Co.: Newbury birth of daughter, Mary
1664 MBC: Essex Co.: Salem James buys a house
24 Oct 1665 MBC: Essex Co.: Newbury birth of daughter, Abigail
22 Dec 1667 MBC: Essex Co.: Newbury birth of daughter, Martha
1668 Newbury to Salem family moves
1672 MBC: Essex Co.: Newbury sells Newbury estate to son, James
3 Sep 1688 MBC: Essex Co.: Andover marriage of daughter, Martha, to John TAPPEN
3 Nov 1676 MBC: Essex Co.: Salem death of James BROWN
29 Nov 1677 MBC: Middlesex Co.  2nd marriage of widow Sarah, to William HEALY
3 Dec 1685 MBC: Essex Co.: Newbury 3rd marriage of widow Sarah, to Hugh MARCH
15 Nov 1690 at sea death of son, Samuel
18 Dec 1690   death of son, John
1691 Chartering of the Province of Massachusetts
1698/9   death of Sarah (CUTTING) BROWN HEALY MARCH
1788 Massachusetts achieves statehood
5 Jan 1874 Charlestown annexed by Boston into Suffolk Co.


1a.  Clarence Almon Torry.  1985.  New England Marriages Prior to 1700.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA (reprinted 1997, Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD):
The "b" indicates the birth date of a child as an indication that the marriage took place before this time.  The locations are known residences of the husband, ending with the husband's place of death.  Items in [brackets] are uncertain.  An entry in Torrey does not imply a marriage in New England; it only demonstrates the presence of a married couple there before 1700.  Torrey is a compilation of published sources, not primary records, so he should be considered a secondary source.
p. 106 BROWN, James (?1605-1676) & 1/wf [Judith] [CUTTING]; b 1638; Charlestown...

BROWN, James (?1605-1676) & Sarah [CUTTING] (-1699) (æ 50 in 1679), m/2 William HEALEY 1677, m/3 Hugh MARCH 1685; b. 1652; Charlestown / Newbury / Salem

1b.  Clarence Almon Torry.  2015.  New England Marriages Prior to 1700.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA (repuslished; online at AmericanAncestors.org):
p. 219 BROWN, James (?1605-1676) & 1/wf [Judith] [CUTTING]; by 1638; Charlestown {Charlestown 136, 271; Sv. 1:268; EIHC 48:86; Cross Anc. 54; Cushing (ms) 130; Holman Ms: Brown 1}...

BROWN, James (?1605-1676) & Sarah [CUTTING] (-1699) (æ 50 in 1679), m/2 William HEALEY 1677; m/3 Hugh MARCH 1685; by 1652; Charlestown / Newbury / Salem {Charlestown 136, 137, 271; Salem 2:420; Sv. 1:268, 496; Essex Ant. 8:70, 165, 12:133, 13:164; Cushing (ms) 130-1; Woolson-Fenno 94: EIHC 48:86; Cross Anc. 54; Holman Ms: Brown 1}

1c.  Marriage Index:  Massachusetts, 1633-1850 (Broderbund CD-231):
Healey, William Brown, Sarah Nov 29, 1677 Newton Middlesex Co.
Healy, William Brown, Sarah Nov 29, 1677 Cambridge Middlesex Co.
March, Hugh, Sr. Healy, Sarah Dec 3, 1685 Newbury Essex Co.

2.  David Pulsifer, compiler.  1848-1850.  "Early Records of Boston."  The New England Historical & Genealogical Register  II(Jan): 76-80; II(Apr): 188-191; II(Jul): 274-276; II(Oct): 400-402; III(Jan): 38-40; III(Apr): 126-127; III(Jul): 247-248; IV(Jan): 55-56; IV(Apr): 181-184.
p. 183

John the sonne of James Browne & Judith his wife was borne 4°. (11°) 1637.
James the sonne of James Browne & Judith his wife was borne, 20°. (12°) 1642 & buried 28° (6°) 1643.

3.  Anon.  1911.  Vital Records of Newbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. Volume I.—Births.  Essex Institute, Salem, MA (online at AmericanAncestors.org):
p. 66 BROWN...
A[bigal CT. R. and S. dup.], d. James, Oct. 24, 1665...
p. 74 BROWNE...
Martha, d. James, Dec. 22, 1667...
Mary, d. James, May 25, 1663...

4.  Jay Holbrook & Delene Holbrook, compilers.  n.d. Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts: Massachusetts Vital and Town Records.  Typescript.  Holbrook Research Institute, Provo, UT (online at Ancestry.com):
Name - - - James Browne -
Event Type - - - Burial -
Death Date - - - abt 1643 -
Burial Date - - - 28 Aug 1643 -
Burial Place - - - Boston, MA -
Father Name - - - James Browne -
Mother Name - - - Judith Browne -

5.  Anon.  1909.  "Descendants of James Brown of Newbury." The Essex Antiquarian XIII(1): 164-166 (online at www.americanancestors.org and books.google.com):
p. 164
     JAMES BROWN,1 born about 1604; glazier; lived in Newbury as early as 1652.  He married Miss Sarah Cutting of Newbury before 1652.  He bought a house and some land on St. Peter street in Salem in 1664; and sold their estate in Newbury to his son James in 1672.  He died in Salem 3 : 9 mo : 1676; and his estate was appraised at £119, 10s., 6d.  She survived him, and married, secondly, William Healy of Cambridge before 1677-8.
     Children, born in Newbury:—
  2—I.   JOHN2, d. Dec. 18, 1690
  3—II.   JAMES2, See below (3).
  4—III.   MARY2, b. May 25, 1663, living in 1674.
  5—IV.   ABIGAIL2, b. Oct. 24, 1665; living in 1674.
  6—V.   MARTHA,2 b. Dec. 22, 1667; probably m. John Tappan Sept. 3, 1688, in Andover.
  7—VI.   SAMUEL,2 d. at sea Nov. 15, 1690, probably unmarried.
  8—VII.   ABRAHAM,2 living in 1682.
  9—VIII.   ANNA2, under eighteen, 1674.
  10—IX.   SARAH2, m. __ Be(o?)azely before 1674.

.  Sidney Perley.  1924-28.  The History of Salem, Massachusetts.  3 vols.  Self-published, Salem, MA (Broderbund CD-117):
Vol. II (1638-1670)
p. 420 James Brown,2 a glazier, born about 1604, came from Newbury to Salem about 1668, having bought a house and lot of Christopher Waller, at 28 St Peter Street, in 1664, and lived there until his death in 1676. [image of signature]

     2JAMES BROWN1 married Sarah Cutting of Newbury, died Nov. 3, 1676; she married, secondly, William Healy of Cambridge; children: 1. James;2 2. Abraham,2 living in 1682; 3. Anna,2 under eighteen in 1674; 4. Sarah,2 married — Beazely; 5. John,2 died Dec 8, 1690; 6. Samuel,2 died at sea Nov 15, 1690; 7. Mary,2 born May 25, 1663, living in 1674; 8. Abigail2 born Oct 14, 1665, living in 1674; 9. Martha,2 born Dec. 22, 1667, married John Tappan Sept. 3, 1688, in Andover.
     JAMES BROWN,2 ... [see his page]
Looks like Perley pretty much just copied the 1909 article in The Essex Antiquarian.

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