1626 - 1677 (50 years)
|1. ||Rebecca CONKLIN was born 1626 (daughter of John CONKLIN and Elizabeth ALSEABROOK); died Poss. bef. 1677. |
- Also Known As: Rebecca Concklyne
Rebecca — Thomas BRUSH. Thomas (son of John BRUSH and ? UNKNOWN) was born Abt 1630, England; died aft. 26 Apr 1670, Huntington, Suffolk County, Long island, New York. [Group Sheet]
- Thomas BRUSH was born Abt 1651/52, Poss. Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, New York; died 16 Apr 1698, Huntington, Long Island.
- John BRUSH was born 1654, Poss. Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, New York; died Abt 1740.
- Rebecca BRUSH was born abt. 1656, Poss. Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, New York.
- Edward BRUSH was born 1658/59, Poss. Huntington, Suffolk Co., Long Island, New York; died Bef Mar 1729/30.
- Jacob BRUSH was born Bef 1667, Huntington, Long Island, New York; died Between 23 Jun 1724 and 30 Apr 1728, Huntington, Long Island, New York.
|2. ||John CONKLIN was born Bef 1605, Nottinghamshire, England; died 23 Feb 1683/84, Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York. |
"Connecticut Ancestry": John Conklin was born in England, probably in Nottinghamshire and probably before 1605, and died at Huntington, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York on 23 February 1683/84. the most common present spelling of his surname is used herein, except where a specific record is being cited, in which cases the actual spelling at the time is shown. Conklin Mann studied the glassmakers of England from the standpoint of trying to determine the origin of the surname and eventually concluded, "My guess is that Conckelyne or Concklyne is an English corruption of a Continental name; that Ananias and John Conckelyne were of the second generation in England; that their forebears came from Italy, Lorraine or Normandy, perhaps by way of Antwerp".
A submission to the pedigree Resource File of the Family History Library claims that he was born about 1600 in St. Peter's Parish, Nottingham, son of William Conklyne and Ruth Hedges, but this has not been confirmed with independent investigation.
He married Elizabeth (?Mylner) Alseabrook on 24 January 1624/25 at St. Peter's Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. His presumed brother Ananias Conklin, with whom he was associated at several locations in America, was also married at this same church in Nottingham to Mary Launder six years later on 23 February 1630/31. Elizabeth died at Southold, Long Island on or before 26 mar 1671. Close associations both in Salem, Massachusetts and on Long Island suggest that she or her husband may have been related to the Scudder family. Rattray reported that John Conklin was married a second time to Mary ?, but no citation was given for this statement and no second marriage was reported by either Conklin Mann or Lawrence H. Conklin in their thorough articles.
Ananias Conklin was granted 10 acres of land by the own of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, on 25 June 1638, apparently for the purpose of starting a glass works, and he had established a glass making business there before the end of that year. The following year, 1639, Obadiah Holmes and Laurence Southwick joined Ananias in glassmaking. On 14 September 1640 the town received John Conklin as an inhabitant and granted him 5 1/2 acres near the "glass house". The proximity of ages of John and Ananias (as indicated by their marriage times) and their close relationship in Salem and later on Long Island have convinced researchers that they were brothers, although no specific statement of that relationship seems to have survived (at least in the American records). In spite of their apparently valiant efforts, the glass business didn't succeed. On 27 February 1642/43 "Ananias Conklin submitted a petition to the general court asking to be relieved of their obligations and allowed to seek 'a better accommodation of themselves" elsewhere, and the relief was granted.
Based on his extensive study of the career of these brother, Conklin mann has estimated that they left Salem in April 1650, along with Thomas Scudder and possibly others also bound for Long Island. John Conkin was certainly a landholder in Southold before January 1653, when he was mentioned as an adjoining landholder to Robert Ackerly.
Mann cited several documents that recorded charitable acts by John Conklin and concluded that "John Conklin was as generous, kindly man. He became an important but not a leading man in both Southold and Huntington. He remained Goodman Conckelyne through life and such public services as are linked with his name lead to the conclusion that men who knew him had the greatest confidence in his sympathetic understanding and integrity." Goodman "Conclin" and John "Conclin" Junr., both residents of Southold, were made freemen of the Connecticut Colony on 9 October 1662, during Connecticut's brief jurisdiction over that Long Island town.
On 26 March 1671, John Conklin sold his homelot and land in Hashamomuck (part of Southold) to his son Jacob, and although he continued to hold some parcels of land after this time, none of them appear to be residences. Mann's conclusion was that from this time until his death, John Conklin Sr. spent his time in both Southold and in Huntington, living with one or another of his children and their families. Huntington recognized his abilities by appointing him to important committees in 1673 and 1676. When his son-in-law Thomas Brush died at an early age in Huntington in 1675, John Conklin volunteered to be overseer of his young Brush grandchildren, and the Court approved the arrangement when John Conklin and Thomas Brush Jr. presented the inventory of Thomas Brush Sr. on 1 June 1675.
The will of John Conklin of Huntington was signed by mark and not dated, but was presented at the Court at a session of 18, 19 and 20 March 1683/84, at which time the notation was added that the testator had "deceased February ye 23, 1683/84". He mentioned my son John, my son Timothy, my son Jacob, he paying to Mr. Silvester 4 pounds and 10 shillings, Mr. Walter Noaks, my grand child Rebecca Hubert, Mr. Eliphalet Jones (the minister of Huntington), and my daughter Elizabeth Wood, sole executrix. The will was witnessed by John Corey, Samuel Titus and Epenetus Platt. No further probate papers appear to have been filed for this estate, and since only personal property is mentioned in the will, it appears that John Conklin Sr. had been successful in portioning out all of his real estate to his children and grandchildren prior to his death.
John married Elizabeth ALSEABROOK 24 Jan 1624/25, St. Peter's Church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. Elizabeth died 26 Mar 1671, Southold, Long Island. [Group Sheet]
|3. ||Elizabeth ALSEABROOK died 26 Mar 1671, Southold, Long Island. |
- Fact: "Alseabrook" might be her married name.
- Fact 1: Possibly the daughter of John Mylner and Winifred Ludlam.
- 1. Rebecca CONKLIN was born 1626; died Poss. bef. 1677.
- John CONKLIN was born 1630/31; died 6 Apr 1694, Southold, Long Island, New York.
- Isaac CONKLIN died 11 Oct 1635, England.
- Timothy CONKLIN was born Bef 1640; died 1720.
- Jacob CONKLIN was born Abt 1640; was christened 11 Mar 1648/49, Salem, Massachusetts; died Bef 22 Mar 1711/12.
- Elizabeth CONKLIN was born Bef 1645; was christened 11 Mar 1648/49, Salem, Massachusetts.