952. Thomas BROWNELL (81) (386) was born in 1650 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. (386) Susan Thompson has birth place as Little Compton, RI. He died on 18 May 1732 in (prob.) Little Compton, RI. "Thomas Brownell did not hold any public office, but was the most successful financially of the immigrant's sons. How he made his wealth is not known, but most likely it was from buying and selling land and from operating a productive farm. After his death 18 May 1732, the inventory of his property included £1052, 12s, 1d in bonds. Shoemaker's tools and a Negro man and woman, as well as a number of bee hives, farm animals and equipment, were among other things listed. He had deeded land to his sons earlier." (Hubbard)
"He gathered the largest fortune, one thousand pounds in bonds, of any of the sons of Thomas Brownell the immigrant. Whether he made it by buying and selling land, or by means of his well-stocked farm is not known." (Susan Thompson)
He was married to Mary PEARCE in 1678.

953. Mary PEARCE(81) was born on 6 May 1654 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. She died on 4 May 1736. "Mary died sometime between 9 June 1735, the date of her will, and 19 Nov 1736, the date it was proved. Austin says 4 May 1736." (Bonnie Hubbard)
Children were:

child i. Capt. Thomas BROWNELL(386) was born on 16 Feb 1679.
child ii. John BROWNELL(386) was born on 21 Feb 1682.
child iii. George BROWNELL(386) was born on 19 Jan 1685 in Little Compton, Newport, RI. He died on 22 Sep 1756. "He married Mary Thurston in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, July 6, 1706." (Susan Thompson)
child476 iv. Jeremiah BROWNELL.
child v. Mary BROWNELL(386) was born on 22 Mar 1692 in Newport, RI. She died on 31 Jul 1717 in Little Compton, Newport, RI. "She married Ezek Carr in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, April 3, 1717. Ezek was born August 23, 1693." (Susan Thompson)
child vi. Charles BROWNELL(386) was born on 23 Dec 1694 in Little Compton, Newport, RI. He died in Feb 1774. "He married Mary Wilbur." (Susan Thompson)

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