Simon Bromley


Simon Bromley was born in February 1749. He was the son of Albany mainstays William and Lena Boom Bromley. He grew up as a middle child in a large but marginal family mostly in rented homes in the vicinity of Gallows Hill.

In 1767, his name (along with his father's) appeared on the roster of an Albany militia company drawn from the first ward.

This individual does not seem to have married as no children were christened by him in the Albany Dutch church.

In his mid-twenties at the outbreak of hostilities in 1775, his name appears with the enlisted men on a composite roster of the first regiment and also of the third regiment of the New York Line.

In 1788, he was among a number of people with personal property only each minimally assessed at the end of the first ward.

After that, the name of Simon Bromley has not been encountered on our most recent sweep of Internet-based resources - leaving us with a number of unanswered basic questions. Thus, we move on for now.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Simon Bromley is CAP biography number 5964. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 1/10/16