Birth Date - Death Date


Birth Date - Death Date

Captain Daniel Brodhead

born ca. 1637, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
died 4 July (or 14 July?) 1667 (age 30) in North America

Ann Tye

Married in England (presumed), ca. 1661
born ca. 1642, England
died in 1703 in England (age 61)

Daniel Brodhead

1661 - 24 July 1690
died in Marbletown (near Kingston), New York, age 29

Charles Brodhead

1663 - 12 March 1724
died in Marbletown (near Kingston), New York, age 61
married Marie ten Broeck, 1693

Richard Brodhead

19 December 1666 - 1785


Note from Marty Miles, August 2013 (lightly edited; for more information, see Sources below):

Captain Daniel Broadhead came to America with Richard Nicholls and the rest of the British when they took New Netherlands away from the Dutch and renamed it New York. Captain Broadhead was put in charge at Kingston. He wasn’t very well liked, and he died at age 30 in 1667. Not just sure how that happened. He had brought his wife, Ann Tye, with him, along with their three sons, Daniel, Charles, and Richard.

So there is poor Ann, in a strange country, no husband, and three little boys to take care of. So of course she did what they all did in similar circumstances: She found another husband. This time it was William Nottingham, who was a Lieutenant in her first husband’s Company of British Grenadiers. They had a son William and a daughter Elizabeth. Son William married Margaret Bergjen Rutsen, daughter of Colonel Jacob Harmen Rutgers and Marritje Hansen Bergen. (Yes, daughter of Hans Bergen and Sarah Rapalje!) Their daughter, Bregjan Nottingham married Andries DeWitt (Jr.), the brother of your Johannes.

I have more on Captain Daniel and would be more than happy to share what I have in my computer and what I can find in their files in the filing cabinet.

I expect you would be able to find lots in the History of Ulster County about him.

After Lieutenant William died, Ann found herself a third husband, Thomas Gaston. I don’t have any particulars on him.

Further notes: In September 1664 the British took control of New Amsterdam and renamed it after the Duke of York; Colonel Richard Nicolls took over as Governor. In 1667 (more likely 1666?) Tjerck Claessen De Witt opposed the British occupation of Kingston and “refused to keep Christmas on the day according to the English observation, but according to the Dutch.” (The Dutch used the old Julian calendar, which was about two weeks off from the modern Gregorian calendar used by the British.) For his recalcitrance he was beaten. Captain Daniel Broadhead, who personally beat Tjerck and then threw him in prison for not keeping Christmas with the English, was known in the colony for treating the Dutch poorly; his superior, Colonel Nicolls, had already warned Broadhead about mistreating the people he governed. In 1667, Colonel Nicolls sent a commission to Kingston to investigate an uprising among unhappy residents, and the incident between Tjerck and Captain Broadhead was cited as one of many specific grievances. Broadhead was summarily dismissed; less than three months later, he died. Of note: Two generations later, Tjerck’s grandson Johannes married Captain Broadhead’s granddaughter Mary.


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The Story of Captain Daniel Brodhead, His Wife Ann Tye, and Their Descendants, edited by Anne Goodwill and Jean M. Smith, published in 1986 by the Brodhead Family Association, P.O. Box 66, Port Ewen, New York 12466. A colorful excerpt can be found here.

An invaluable source has been Maren Elizabeth Dodge Miles (“also known as Marty”), who in 2013 contacted me with voluminous information gathered over many years about her Broadhead, Tye, Nottingham, DeWitt, and other forebears. For a synopsis with much more detailed information on many branches of that tree (for many generations, including sources and further references), please see a PDF file that is current as of August 2013.

Also see The History of Kingston, New York, by Marius Schoonmaker (1888), a volume thick with detail and transcribed original records.

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