BABCOCK AND ALLIED FAMILIES, by L. E. De Forest, page 35, 36.
Nicholas emigrated to RI, and in 1638 was admitted as an inhabitant of the Island of Aquidneck. In 1639 it is recorded that "Nicholas Browne, doth dismiss himself of the government here." On April 30, 1639, he and twenty-eight others signed the following agreement as incorporators of Portsmouth, RI.
On February 4, 1646, he was granted twenty acres adjorning twenty acres already in his possission. He was made freeman in 1655. In 1680 he appears on the tax list, as paying six shillings, fourpence. His will was made November 16, 1694, and probated December 27, 1694. The executor was his grandson Tobias. His eldest son, Nicholas Brown, and his son Abraham Brown each received five shillings. His daughter, Jame Babcock, received ten pounds. To the daughters of his son William, Martha and Jane, he left ten pounds apiece, and to Tobias, son of his son William, he left all lands and houses in RI, all his cattle, sheep, horses, hoop, carts, plows, corn, hay, pewter, brass, iron, provision, apparel and bedding.
The name of Nicholas' first wife is not known. His second wife was Frances, widow of George Parker. She died after 1669. It is not known which wife was the mother of his daughter.
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