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Re: John Brockett of New England -- crazy theory for his ancestry
Posted by: Michael Fleming (ID *****2993) Date: February 24, 2008 at 12:49:08
In Reply to: John Brockett of New England -- crazy theory for his ancestry by cswkresearcher of 576

Your right, it's Crazy. Anyway, we know he came with John Davenport and complete reading of the Broket Archive shows his lineage back to Thomas Brocket (1370-1435), Lord of Brocket Hall in York. Now an argument could be made that his wife, who has never been identified except as "Goody", was Native American or part Native. This would follow the old family story that she was from "southern climes" ie. of a darker complexion. Another bit of "crazy" is that the name Brocket, while it does mean a young deer or yearling, is also derived from the name Brocetti from Centurian Brocetti of the Roman Legion serving on the Wall near York. After all, Thomas was from Yorkshire. The centurian idea came from Walter Dudley Brockett who told it to my mother, Margaret Brockett Slayton. Where Walter got it, I don't know. Maybe from his brother, Frank, who went to England to do family research. Of course, back in those days, they were still convinced that John of New Haven was the son or grandson of Sir John of Brockett Hall, Herts. Now you could really wrap your mind around the idea that the Romans knew the northern route to the New World and used it to bring back needed lumber. Then maybe even Brocetti could have had Native American blood. That's really crazy, and fun, but no where near supported by facts.
Thanks for the thought though.

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