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Hannah Immigrant Ancestor see FAMILY TREE (Brooke Family Tree)

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Born: Abt 1584 England    
Died: 1659    


John Potter

John Beecher


1. John Potter

2. William Potter

Hannah married John Potter about 1607 and a son William was born the next year. Another son, John, was born several years later. Hannah's husband John died about 1620, and she married John Beecher in 1622. They had a son, Isaac. John Beecher was one of the seven men sent by Eaton to New Haven in advance of the colony. In 1635, William Potter, his wife Frances and a son Joseph arrived in Boston. Accompanying them were Hannah Beecher and her son Isaac. They all arrived in New Haven on June 26, 1638, but John Beecher had died the previous winter. They settled on Beecher's parcel of land, which Hannah was allowed to claim. Hannah died in New Haven on April 5, 1659. Her will, dated June 13, 1657, stipulated that son William should be executor, son Isaac should receive one third of the estate and William should control the other two thirds, in order to take care of his younger brother. She named all three children of John Potter, John, Samuel & Hannah Blackly, calling them her grandchildren.

Information from The New Haven (Conn.) Potters, 1639