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KING PHILIP'S WAR

Chapter 15, Part I 

XV

CAPT. SAMUEL BROCKLEBANK'S COMPANY AND MARLBOROUGH GARRISON

SAMUEL BROCKLEBANK, of Rowley, is said to have been born in England about 1630, and to have come to this country with his mother Jane, a widow, and his brother John. Samuel Brocklebank and his wife Hannah had children -- Samuel, born 1653; Francis, born 1655; Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Joseph who was born in 1674. He was appointed deacon of the first church in Rowley in 1665. Elected captain of the Foot Company of Rowley in 1673. Was active in recruiting for the Narraganset campaign, and after the fort fight, on the second call for recruits, went out with a company about January 1st, as I judge from his credits, and those corresponding credits of his men, which according to my best estimates were for five weeks, up to February 5th, when they returned to Boston, and reckoned from the time they left Rowley. 

These are only inferences, however, drawn from the Journal and various casual references, and I have yet found no direct statement as to the officers and men who went out to Narraganset at the second call, and I have not found any mention of Capt. Brocklebank or other officers whom I shall credit with such service. After the return to Boston, Capt. Brocklebank, with his company, within one week was called to Marlborough, where he was placed in command of the garrisons and military operations, and remained until April 21st, when he marched to Sudbury, with Capt. Wadsworth and his company, where they were ambushed by the Indians, and both captains, with most of their men, were slain. The account of this battle is in the Capt. Wadsworth chapter, as he was in command.

After the death of Capt. Brocklebank, his widow married Richard Dole, of Newbury. His descendants of the name are quite numerous by his son Samuel and Elizabeth Platts his wife; by his daughters Mary and Sarah, who married William and Henry, sons of Richard Dole; and by his daughter Hannah, who married John Stickney.

Soldiers credited under Capt. Samuel Brocklebank

February 29th, 1675-6

Samuel Mower

01

08

04

Joseph Parker

01

10

00

Rowland Ravensbee

01

07

04

John Abbott

01

10

00

March 24th, 1675-6

Thomas Stamford

01

10

00

John Wilson

01

10

00

Philip Butler

02

01

00

John Linsy

01

10

00

John Humkins

02

02

00

SamuelBrocklebankCapt.

07

10

00

John Hobson

01

10

00

John Woodin

01

16

00

Benjamin Peirson

01

10

08

Daniel Tenny

01

10

00

John Jackson

01

10

00

John Wood

01

10

00

April 24th, 1676

James Ford

01

15

00

John Giddings

03

00

00

Peter Jennings

01

15

00

John Pollard

01

10

10

June 24, 1676

Richard Potter

02

02

00

Peter Jennings

04

16

00

John Lovejoy

01

10

00

Jonathan Emery

03

12

00

Josiah Clark

06

06

00

Henry Cooke

00

10

00

Samuel Ireson

04

04

00

Simon Adams

04

11

08

Moses Bennett

03

18

10

John Burrell

03

06

00

Thomas Brown

04

03

00

John Wood

03

19

08

Francis Gefford

03

18

00

Nath. Pease

05

08

00

Samuel Hills

02

16

00

Simon Groe

03

09

04

Nicholas Richardson

03

09

04

Robert Rand

01

10

00

Richard Haven

01

10

00

James Day

01

17

08

Daniel Hutchins

03

10

00

SamuelBrocklebankCapt.

14

11

00

July 24th, 1676

John Brown

02

08

00

Nathaniel Stephens

02

09

06

Zechariah Ayres

01

10

00

Richard Bryan

08

11

00

Thomas Kemball

02

08

00

Philip Kertland

01

12

06

John Stanwood

01

02

00

Philip Stanwood

03

08

06

Robert Pease

03

12

00

Thomas Baker

05

09

06

Benjamin Jones

01

16

00

Joseph Fellows

01

17

00

John Lynd

05

09

06

Joshuah Boynton

05

10

04

August 24th, 1676

Jonathan Fantom

05

10

12

Peter Chever

03

04

00

Samuel Perkins

03

18

00

Richard Jacob

14

15

10

Sept 23d, 1676

Richard Prince

02

11

04

Samuel Peirce

00

18

00

James Chafe

01

12

06

Edward Sewery

02

02

00

Michael Derick

10

00

00

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