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Peter Brackett
Birth: 1585
Babergh District
Suffolk, England
Death: Aug. 25, 1616
Babergh District
Suffolk, England


Son of Richard Brackett of Long Melford, Co.Suffolk.

First husband of Rachel ____, who subsequently married Martin Saunders and emigrated with him to New England.

Children: Peter Brackett Jr, Richard Brackett, Rachel Brackett Newcomb, and Jonathan Brackett.

Peter made his will on 18 Aug 1616 and died a week later and was buried on 25 Aug 1616. He was buried at All Saints, Sudbury, Co.Suffolk, England. The death date used is his burial date.

Peter Bracket will 1616:

"In the name of God amen in the year of our Lorde one thousand six hundred and sixtene, the of 8th day of August in the 14th year of the reign of his sovereign lorde Kinge James by the grace of god King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland defender of the faith viz of England the ffourteneth and of Scotland the ffiftyeth. I Peter Bracket of Sudburye in the countie of Suff and diocese of Norwich being sicke in bodie but whole in mynde being of perfect rememberance thanks be unto allmightie god doe ordaine and make this my testament and last will in maner and forme following. First I bequeath my soul to allmightie god trusting through his mercies in Christ Jesus to obtaine pardon and forgiveness of my synnse, my body to be buried in christian burial Item I will and my mynd is that Rachell my wiffe shall have all my goods, chattells and implements of householde in consideration that she shall bring up my children and pay unto every one of my children twentye shillings apeece as namelye Peter, Richard and Rachell and my will is that the childe wch my wiffe is wth childe wth shall have twenty shillings to be paid unto them at their severall ages of twenty and one years and if any of them doe dye before their portion to be divided among them that shalbe living Item I will and my mynde is that my Father Richard Bracket shall have the rents of my house in the parish of St. Peters in Sudburye wherein one Martyn London now dwelleth during his naturall liffe and after his decease I will and my minde is that my said house shalbe sold by my wiffe and the money thereof to be devided amonge my children that shalbe then liveing and my will is that my eldest sonne Peter Brackett shall have five pounds more than the residue. Item I ordaine and make Rachell my loving wiffe to be executrix of this my last will and testament.
Peter Bracket

Sealed and delivered will & testament in the presence of

Rychard Bracket ... Ruggle William Strutt
Edward Strachie Thomas Grigges"

Proved 28 August 1616.

This will was transcribed by me, William Brackett, from a copy of the original in August of 2010.

Family links: 
  Rachel Brackett Saunders (1595 - 1651)
  Peter Brackett (1608 - 1688)*
  Richard Brackett (1610 - 1690)*
  Rachel Brackett Newcomb (1614 - 1684)*
*Calculated relationship
All Saints Churchyard
Babergh District
Suffolk, England
Maintained by: William Brackett
Originally Created by: Kevin Avery
Record added: Jun 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54234701
Peter Brackett
Added by: William Brackett
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Rest In Peace. My 10th great grandfather.
 Added: Jul. 9, 2016

 Added: May. 25, 2016
You were twice my ancestor, through your son, Richard and daughter, Rachael Brackett-Newcomb.
- Steven Dunn
 Added: Oct. 30, 2015
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