Brushett, Bruschett, Burskett


Spouse: Emma NICHOLS

Children: Christabel


Christabel / Christovell / Christobel Brushett, born 1590s probably Dorset, reluctant to make trip but came in 1633; admitted to Boston church 1634, will dated 7/24/1655 proved 10/31/1655; married 1/19/1616-7 Isle of Wright, England, died 9/27/1655 Boston

Spouse: Captain John GALLOP, ship's captain, fisherman, mariner, coastal trader;  born by 1593, of Bridport Dorsetshire England, arrived 5/30/1630 in Mary & John, died in Boston 1/1649-50, will dated 12/20/1649 proved 2/9/1649-50;  on trading voyage to Long Island he came upon boat of John Oldham whom Indians had killed, several Indians were drowned as a result of his actions which was a precursor to the Pequot War

Children: Joan baptized Bridport 9/20/1618 married Thomas Joy; John baptized Bridport 1/25/1620-1, slain in fight at Narragansett fort 12/19/1675, married Hannah Lake; William baptized Bridport 8/4/1622, predeceased his father; Francis baptized Bridport 7/27/1625 buried there 11/18/1625;  Samuel baptized Bridport 8/16/1629, perished while in command of a transport in the expedition of Sir William Phips against Canada, married Mary Phillips; Nathaniel baptized Bridport 8/16/1629 fought in Pequot war, married Margaret Eveley/Eveleth; John baptized Bridport 7/11/1630 died young


Joan GALLOP baptized Bridport 9/20/1618, died Hingham 3/20/1690-1

Spouse: Thomas JOY, builder/house-carpenter, born circa 1610 died 10/21/1678 aged 69, married 1637

Children: Samuel born 12/26/1639-40, married Ann Pitts of Hingham, died Boston 1670; John born 8/10/1641 probably died young; Thomas born 1/3/1642-3 died 1648; Joseph born 2/1/1645 married 1667 Mary Prince of Hingham, died 5/31/1697 Hingham; Ephraim born 12/7/1646-7 married Mrs. Susanna (Spencer) Gattensby of Kittery ME, died Berwick ME about 1697;  Sarah baptized 5/23/1648, age about 31 days, married 1669 Hick Dunning (or Denham) of Hingham; Benjamin born 3/12/1650 no further record; Eliza baptized 8/17/1652 probably died young; Elizabeth baptized 11/7/1653-4, married 1673 Nathaniel Beal of Hingham; Ruth born 12/28/1658-9, married 1/1679 John Low of Hingham, died 7/11/1745

The Great Mirgration: John Gallop. Origin: Brideport, Dorsetshire. Migration: 1630. First Residence: Boston. Occupation: Fisherman, Mariner, "John Gallop hath written to some of your neighbors for twelve doz. of cod lines, if he provide them and bring them to you I pray deliver him this bill," 4 July 1632 [WP 3:87].  Church Membership: "John Gallop fisherman" admitted to Boston church 5 Jan 1633/4 [BChR 17].  Freeman: 1 Apr 1634 (as third in a group of six Dorchester men) [MBCR 1:368]. Education: Son Nathaniel could write most imaginatively [WP 6:65], but John made his mark to his will.  Estate: On 8 Sep 1636 there are "twelve acres of land granted to John Galop, upon Nixes Island, to enjoy to him and his heirs forever, if the island be so much" [MBCR 1:179]. John Gallop was granted forty-nine acres in the allotment at Rumney Marsh and Pullen Point in 1637 [BTR 1:27].  In his will, dated 20 Dec 1649 and proved 9 Feb 1649[/50], "John Gallop of Boston" made "my wife whole executor and directed her to distribute the following bequests: to "my son John Gallop my now shallop"; to "my daughter Joane" my heifer, "my two youngest sons shall employ my bark the first years after my deccease wholly for their mother & after one year to have two thirds for themselves and one third for their mother; "my wife:" to have the use of livestock and after her death equally divided among "my two youngest sons Samuell Gallop & Nathaniel Gollop, if they are obedient children, but if they are rebellious, then my wife to have liberty to dispose of all as she shall think good; if one son die before their mother, all to remain to the other; to "John Joy my daughter's son" 5  at age twenty-one and if he die then to "his brother Joseph"; 40s. to the building of the new meetinghoue [SPR CCase #88].  The inventory of "John Gallupe" was taken 26 Feb 1649[/50] and totalled 311 10s. 8d., including real estate  valued at 120: "one house and ground lying in Boston," 100; "Gallupe's Island containing about sixteen acres," 12; and "four acres of meadow,"  8 [SPR Case #88].  In her will, dated 24 July 1655 and proved 31 Oct 1655, "Christovell Gallop, being in perfect memory through weak in body, "be quested to "my son John Gallop half my money which is about  15" with some moveables, including "a great Bible"; half my wearing clothes I do give Hannah my son John Gallop's wife"; to "my daughter Joane Joy" the other half of the money, the other half of the wearing clothes, and other moveables; and to "my son Sam[uel] Gallop & my son Nathaniell Gallop" the residue to be equally divided between them {SPR 1:136]. The inventory of the goods of "Christobell Gallop deceased" was taken about Dec 1655 (undated) and totalled  36 14s. including no real estate [SPR 3:35].  Birth: By about 1593 based on date of marriage.  Death: Boston Jan 1649/50 [BVR 29]. "Goodman Gallop is dead of a great griping in his bowels" (letter of Adam Winthrop to John Winthrop Jr. from Boston, 10 Feb 1649/50 [WP 6:171]), Marriage: Bridport, Dorsetshire, 19 Jan 1617[/8] Christabell Brushett. "Chrostovell Gallop the wife of brother John Gallopp" was admitted to Boston church 22 Jun 1634 [BChR 18]. She died at Boston 27 Sep 1655 [BVR 52].  Children: i. Joan, bp Bridport 20 Sep 1618; m. by 1637 Thomas Joh [TAG 68:13].  ii. John, bp. Bridport 25 Jan 1620[/1]; m. by 1644 Hannah Lake, daughter of John and Margaret (Reade) Lake [TAG 68:13; Bethia Harris Anc 55; NEHGR 84:316].  iii. William, bp. Bridport 4 Aug 1622; predeceased his father, evidently unmarried.  iv. Francis, bp Bridport 27 July 1625; bur. there 18 Nov 1625.  v. Samuel, bp. Bridport 16 Aug 1629; m. Boston 20 Jan 1650[1] Mary Phillips [BVR 31].  vi.  Nathaniel, bp. Bridport 16 Aug 1629; m. Boston 11 June 1652 "Mrgaret Eveley [Eveleth]" [BVR 38], daughter of Sylvester Eveleth [NEHGR 134:302].  vii. John, bp. Bridport 11 July 1630; presumably died young, since John calls Samuel and Nathaniel his "two youngest sons." (See TAG 68:12 for further discussion on this son.)  Comments:  On 4 July 1632 John Winthrop wrote "I have much difficulty to keep John Galloppe here by reason his wife will not come. I marvel at the woman's weakness that she will live miserably with her children there, when she might live comfortably her with her husband. I pray persuade and further her coming by all means; if she will come let her have the remainder of his wages, if not, let it be bestowed to bring over his children, for so he desires; it would be above  40 loss to him to come for her" [WP 3:87=88].  /// Lather letters make it clear that John Gallop was a coastal trader moving up and down from Maine to Connecticut, carrying goods for the Winthrops and others [WP 3:141, 156, 170, 275-76; 4:118, 190; 5:312].  In July of 1636 John Gallop played a crucial role in the events leading up to the Pequot War. On a trading voyage to Long Island, Gallop came upon the boat of John Oldham, which had been boarded by Indians, who killed Oldham. Gallop took countermeasures, as a result of which several Indians were drowned [WJ 1:25-28].  He and his supplies were very gratefully received by Roger Williams at "New Providence" about June `1637 [WP 3:433].  He saved the wife of Mononotto and the wounded Indians with her, coming "in a happy hour to bring them victuals, and to carry their wounded men to the pinnace where our chief surgeon was .. "during the Pequot war about July 1637 [WP 3:457].  /// Wiliam Hook at Agamenticus, 28 Jan 1639/40, spoke ill of him, by reference to "this poor man the bearer hereof which hath been much damnified by the master of Gallop's pinnace. Sir I leave the matter unto the party to relate unto your worship. To my knowledge hath carried himself here amongst us very shamefully, the master and Gallope['s] son too, invited some of our neighbors aboard his pinnace and made them drunk and drunk themselves too" [WP 4:184].  /// Many sources state that John Gallop resided briefly in Dorchester but we may doubt that he ever lived there. The one reference in Dorchester records to a "Mr. Gallup" pertains to Humphrey Gallop. The one record that may indicate Dorchester residence is puzzling.  As noted above, when he is made freeman John Gallop appears as the fourth name in a sequence of six men, all the rest of whom are from Dorchester. But Gallop had just been admitted to Boston church a few months earlier, and he was certainly residing at Boston at that time, but it cannot have been for long.  Bibliographic Note: In 1960 John Dorrance Morrell published some parish register extracts which demonstrated that the immigrant was from Bridport, Dorsetshire [TAG 36:108-09].  Gerald Parsons examined the same records more thoroughly and i 1993 published an article which extended and revised the work done by Morrell [TAG 68:11-13].  In 1950 Louis Effingham deForest prepared a comprehensive sketch of the immigrant, quoting at length from several sources [Bainbridge Anc 82=97 (the section on English ancestry has been superseded and should be ignored)]. In 1966 the Gallop Family Association published a genealogy which treats the descendants of this immigrant [Darwin C. Gallup and Josephine Middleton Pect, Gallup Genealogy: Gallop, Galloup, Galloupe, Gallups 9n.p., 1966)].  

Thomas Joy and His Descendants: Joan Gallop, who by her marriage with Thomas Joy in1637 became the mother of the American Joys, was the daughter of John and Christabel Gallop, of Boston. Her father, "Capt. John Gallop, the elder," had come over in 1630 in the "Mary and John." He was a skillful pilot and Indian trader, and his services were accounted of great value to the colony. His wife and daughter remained behind in England, apparently for dread of the perils of the sea, and on July 4, 1632, Governor Winthrop wrote concerning them to the Rev. John White, the Puritan rector of Trinity Church, Dorchester, Eng.: Thomas Gollop son and heir of Thomas and Martha Ironside was 6 years old at time of visitation 1623; Martha Gollop daughter was 3 years old at time of visitation 1623; 5 George Gollop of Southampton married....  Humphrey Gollop son of George of Southampton died without issue; 6 Richard Gollop of Bowood sixth son of Thomas and Agneta Watkins married a daughter of Davy of Saunford in County Devon John Gollop Egedins Gollop and other children Gollopp 1166 fol 59 WILLIAM GOLLOPP of s c married.... ROGER GOLLOP of Bowood in County Dorset Justice of Peace living in 1623 Married Mary daugher of of Kerton relict of Richard Gollop, Grace daughter Roger son and heir aged n in 1623, Amye second daughter, Joan third daughter. Copied at Astor Library New York April 29 1891. There seem to be two heirs alive in 1623 but one is of North Bowood and heir of Strode Thomas aged 6 and the other Roger son and heir aged n from folio 59 The latter is of Bowood only The English family is still at Strode.

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