Daniel Bryant was baptized at the Second Church of Scituate, Massachusetts on 5 Feb 1659/60, the son of John and Elizabeth (Wetherell) Bryant. His last name is sometimes spelled Briant. He is my 8th great-grandfather on my grandfather Arthur Washburn Davis’ side of the family. I haven't found a great deal of information on Daniel, so this sketch is a work in progress.
Daniel married Dorothy, whose maiden name is not known, by 1688. They had six children born Scituate:
Mercy born 21 Nov 1688
Elizabeth born 4 Feb 1690/91; died 1722
Dorothy born 5 March 1692/93
Rachael born 3 July 1695; died 20 Nov 1695
Rachael born 10 Jan 1696/97
Elisha born 30 June 1701
I don’t have proof, but I believe it is their daughter Dorothy who married Nathan Nye of Sandwich, Mass. and is my 7th great grandmother.
On 20 April 1692, Daniel Bryant of Scituate, planter, for five pounds, sold to Peter Collamer one half of a Great Lott of upland in Scituate near a place called Grassy Plain that had been granted to his father John Bryant. John had bequeathed half of the lot to Daniel and the other half to his brother John, totaling 57 acres. He signed the deed with his mark.
The 17 June 1692 will of Richard Dwelley of Scituate mentions Daniel Bryant on a long list of people owing a debt to the estate.
At Scituate on 11 May 1697 Daniel Bryant was allowed for his one white horse to be allowed on common, unfenced lands. In 1701, he was allowed a dark bay horse to do the same.
On 29 June 1697 Daniel Bryant sold his division of swamplands to his brother John Bryant.
I have not found death or probate information for Daniel or Dorothy. I’ve read other people having Daniel’s death as 1688 in Scituate and 1692 in Yarmouth, but but he is mentioned in the above 1701 record at Scituate.
Dr. Percy Bryant, Descendants of John Briant, Sen., of Scituate, Mass., NEHGR, Vol 48, 1894
Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs, Seventeenth-Century Town Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, V. 3., 2001
Torrey’s New England Marriages