William Bracken: Birth: 1698. Death: BEF 8 Apr 1749
Henry Bracken: Birth: 1699. Death: Will 16 May 1779
HANNAH Bracken: Birth: 1701.
Margaret Bracken: Birth: 1703.
John Bracken: Birth: 1704.
Thomas Bracken: Birth: 1706.
Susannah Bracken: Birth: 1707. Death: BEF 8 Apr 1749
Martha Bracken: Birth: 1708.
Note: Rootsweb WorldConnect Lyn Smith Per Will - Calendar of Delaware Wills page 1749Yeoman - Mill Creek Hd. 4/08/1749. Dec 28, 1749. G. 359. Sons, Thomas, John, Henry - daughters - Hannah, wife to James Jordan; Mararet, wife to Alex. Moore; Martha widow to John Ball, Jr; Susannah, now deceased marrie to John Gilliham, Grandson - William Gilliham, William Bracken; Granddau - Elizabeth Gilliham, Martha Jordan; Exc. Henry (Son) and William Brackon (Grandson)
Ancestry.com. Frederick H. Hitchcock, Calendar of Delaware Wills, New Castle County, 1682-1800. p 46. William Bracken. Yeoman. Mill Crk. Hd. April 8, 1749. Dec. 28, 1749. G. 359. Son, Thomas Bracken; son, John Bracken; son Henry Bracken; dau., Hannah, wife to James Jordan; dau., Margaret, wife to Alex. Moore; dau Martha Ball, widow of John Ball, Jr.; John Gilliham was married to dau. Susannah, now deceased.; grandson, William Gilliham; granddau., Elizabeth Gilliham; granddau, Martha Jordan; grandson, William Bracken. Exc. Henry Bracken (son), William Brackon (grandson).
Ancestry.com 1703 in America Drawn up 8 April 1749 in New Castle County, Delaware, probated 28 December 1749.Mill Creek Hundred. "Yeoman; Son, Thomas Bracken; son, John Bracken; son Henry Bracken; dau., Hannah, wife to James Jordan; dau., Margaret, wife to Alex. Moore; dau., Martha Ball, widow of John Ball, Jr.; John Gilliham was married to dau. Susannah, now deceased.; grandson, William Gilliham; granddau., Elizabeth Gilliham; granddau, Martha Jordan; grandson, William Bracken. Exc. Henry Bracken (son), William Brackon (grandson)."Occupation: YeomanNotes:He settled at Delaware 1703 from England. He was the first Bracken in America and reached Philadelphia on 25 August 1699 by the ship Britannia from Liverpool, England. He settled near the present town of Brackenville, Delaware.The marriage information and Hannah's surname comes from esteemed researcher Henry Brackin Jr.
Ancestry.com Family Trees Immigrated from England in 1699, landing in Philadelphia aboard the "Britania" of Liverpool. He settled in New Castle, Delaware where he became well enough off to give land to his sons. Arrived in Philadelphia August 25, 1699, on ship "Britannia" from Liverpool. Witnessed will of George Goodsell July 25, 1699 shipboard. William Bracken .... was born in the 1670's, probably in Lancashire, England, and apparently the first of his line in America. Records call him a yeoman. He landed in Philadelphia on August 25, 1699, aboard the sickness-laden ship "Britannia," which had come from Liverpool under the command of Richard Nicholes. Many of the passengers were from Yorkshire and Lancashire. On July 25, 1699, while on this ship William Bracken witnessed George Goodsell's will. So he was probably a young man but not a child, old enough to witness a will 50 years before his death. Because of the illness on the ship, the Monthly Meeting of Friends (Quakers) in Philadelphia appointed a committee on August 25, 1699, "to assist the sick and weak passengers from Liverpool," which probably included William Bracken. Fifteen years later, on August 29, 1714 the Friends in their meeting resolved "whereas 30 shillings were lent to William Bracken, he being now able to repay, therefore Anthony Morris and William Hudson are appointed to write to him so he might return the money again for the use of other poor Friends." Although this story suggests he was a Friend, this family was later connected with Holy Trinity (Old Swedes Church) in Wilmington, Delaware, a Swedish Lutheran congregation until 1790.
Ancestry.com U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: William Bracken Gender: Male Birth Place: En Birth Year: 1670 Spouse Name: Hannah Number Pages: 1
Ancestry.com Family Data Collection - Births Name: William Bracken Father: Thomas Bracken Birth Date: 9 Sep 1671 City: Lancashire
Ancestry.com Family Data Collection - Deaths about William Bracken Name: William Bracken Death Date: 28 Dec 1749 City: Wilmington County: New Castle State: DE Country: USA
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