William Bracken Wow! A Big "Thank you!" to Rahn Brackin for pointing this out to me.

William Bracken, thought to be the first Bracken/Brackin to arrive in the Americas, is buried in the Hockessin Friends Cemetery in Hockessin, Delaware. William was born September. 9, 1671 in Lancashire, England. He arrived in Philadelphia on August 25, 1699 aboard the ship Britannia. He settled in northern Delaware, in what is now New Castle County. He died in 1749 in Mill Creek, New Castle County, Delaware, USA.

And that's how it all began...