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Re: Brocketts of Connecticut
Posted by: Arnold Beasley Date: August 08, 2001 at 06:04:09
In Reply to: Re: Brocketts of Connecticut by Zoe (Hemphill) Tom of 576

I am always reluctant to call to question the popular beliefs about John of New Haven and his ancestry. It seems everyone has accepted without question EJ's faulty book.
I am not descended from John, but from William of Craven Co, NC, (and his VA & English antecedents), about which EJ was totally wrong, also.
Dr Brockett will, I hope, publish his new chart in a month or so. The English John Brockett whom everyone seems to accept as the New Haven immigrant never left England. At the time the Hector sailed, he was busy cheating his father out of the family home and farm at Caswell. All other known John Brocketts of Hertfordshire have been eliminated as candidates for Hector John. Not only that, but a close study of all known facts about Hector John indicate that the image given of him by EJ was all wrong, and that John obviously came from a yeomanry background and was not of the "gentleman" class in England. The person best able to discuss all of this is Richard Nash, a long-time Brockett researcher. His e-mail is
Thank you for responding. (And I like the words "serious researchers.")

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