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View Tree for Thomas BrownellThomas Brownell (b. ABT 1656, d. 18 May 1732)

Thomas Brownell (son of Thomas Brownell and Anne Bourne) was born ABT 1656 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI, and died 18 May 1732 in Little Compton, Newport RI. He married Mary Pearce on 1678 in Portsmouth, Newport, RI.

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145. E.E. Brownell, Brownell Family Collection, index.

Notes for Thomas -4 Brownell:
Will of Thomas Brownell dated 1730, proven 20 Jun 1732. Executors, wife Mary and son Thomas. "To wife half of dwelling house and half of orchard, for life, use of all bills and bonds, or forty pounds a year instead; all my Negroes and half of chattels, for life; and use of household goods; to son Thomas ten pounds at decease of wife, and confirmation of Deed of Gift formerly made, and like legacy to sons John George and Jeremiah; to son Charles, all farming tools, and use of outdoor stock; ten pounds and confirmation of deed, he bringing his mother fire-wood for life, etc; to granddaughter Mary Carr, one hundred pounds, 2 feather beds, trunk, etc., and at death of grandmother rest of household goods, but if said grand-dau die before 18, then 5 sons of testator to have."

From Article by Mrs. Brownell Bready

"After the end of King Phillip's war, in 1676, Little Compton, RI became an organized township, the records of whose meetings are still preserved. A preponderance of Massachusetts settlers brought into existence a Congregational Church, and the proprietors granted one thirty-secondth of the township to the exclusive use of the ministry, but Rhode Island influence was shown by the vote that a minister be called "provided that he be content with voluntary offerings and the product of his land, without a rate or tax upon the people", thus comparatively early separating Church from State. Soil was fertile, etc. and Little Compton was known as the land of stone walls built by Indians, and with windmills on every eminence. Among those attracted to Little Compton was Thos. Brownell of Portsmouth, 3rd son of Thomas Brownell, the immigrant. His wife, Mary Pearce, was the dau of Rich'd Pearce, of Portsmouth, who belonged to the 20th generation of the Percy family of Northumberland, England.

Thomas Brownell held no public office, but he gathered the largest fortune, 1000 pounds in bonds, of any of the sons of Thomas Brownell the immigrant."

Town Council's will states he is the fourth son, and he died in 1732, age 76 years.

Notes for Mary * Pearce, Brownell:
Will of Mary Pearce Brownell dated June 9, 1735 proven Nov 19, 1736. Executor, bro. George Pearce. "To sons Thomas, Jeremiah, Geo. And Charles, one shilling each; to grandson, Samuel, son of Charles, a feather bed, to brother George Pearce, a mare, he paying 8 pounds to son, John Brownell; to grand-daughter, Mary Carr, money, bills, bonds, etc." Inventory 175 pounds, 12 shillings and 4 pence.

Children of Thomas Brownell and Mary Pearce are:
i. Thomas Brownell, Capt145, born 16 Feb 1678/79 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; died 01 Jan 1751/52 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; married Mary Crandall, Brownell 15 Dec 1714 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; born 17 May 1689 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; died 11 Jun 1732 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145.
ii. John Brownell145, born 21 Feb 1681/82 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; died Mar 1759 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; married Mary Carr, Brownell 30 Dec 1715 in Little Compton, Newport, RI; born 14 Jul 1685 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; died 24 Mar 1728/29 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145.
256 iii. George -5 Brownell, Lt, born 19 Jan 1684/85 in Little Compton, Newport, RI; died 12 Sep 1756 in Acoaxet, MA; married (1) Mary * Thurston, Brownell 06 Jul 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, RI; married (2) Comfort Dennis, Taylor-Brownell 18 Apr 1745 in Little Compton, Newport, RI.
iv. Jeremiah Brownell145, born 10 Oct 1689 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; died Jun 1756 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; married Deborah Burgess, Brownell 06 Nov 1712 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; born 1694 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; died 01 Jul 1779 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145.
Notes for Deborah Burgess, Brownell:
Daughter of Thomas and Esther (Richmond) Burgess.


v. Mary Brownell, Carr145, born 22 Mar 1691/92 in Tiverton, Newport, RI145; died 31 Jul 1717 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; married Ezek Carr 13 Apr 1716 in Little Compton, Newport, RI145; born 23 Aug 1693 in Little Compton, Newport, RI146; died 13 Nov 1728 in Little Compton, Newport, RI146.
vi. Charles Brownell147, born 23 Dec 1694 in Little Compton, Newport, RI147; died Feb 1774 in Little Compton, Newport, RI147; married (1) Mary Wilbor, Brownell 06 Jul 1717 in Little Compton, Newport, RI147; born 09 Oct 1697 in Little Compton, Newport, RI147; died Aft. 1737 in Little Compton, Newport, RI; married (2) Mary Potter, Wood-Brownell 02 Mar 1742/43 in Little Compton, Newport, RI; born 25 Mar 1702 in Dartmouth, Bristol, MA147.


More About Thomas Brownell and Mary Pearce:
Marriage: 1678, Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
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