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Rev. Elder William BREWSTER

Rev. Elder William BREWSTER

Male Abt 1564 - 1644  (~ 80 years)

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  • Name William BREWSTER 
    Prefix Rev. Elder 
    Born Abt Jan 1564  Doncaster, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education Cambridge University, Cambridge, England (Matriculated 3 Dec 1580) 
    History Pilgrim colonist, leader and preacher
    Elder William Brewster came from Scrooby, in north Nottinghamshire and reached what became the Plymouth Colony in the Mayflower in 1620. He was accompanied by his wife, Mary Brewster, and his sons, Love Brewster and Wrestling Brewster. The town of Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts was incorporated Feb. 19, 1803 and was named for Elder William Brewster, a large part of the inhabitants being his descendants
    William Brewster attended Peterhouse College, Cambridge 1580-1583; was postmaster and baliff-receiver at Scrooby, England 1590-1607. Organized Scrooby congregation 1606-1609; removed his family to Amsterdam and later to Leyden, Holland where he tutored 1609-1616 and was ruling Elder 1616-1619. He was in flight and hiding in England in 1619-1620 while arranging passage for the Saints to New England. William, his wife and two youngest sons arrived Plymouth via the Mayflower in 1620. At Plymouth, William was Ruling Elder until 1643. He was also purchaser 1626; Undertaker 1627-1641.
    The philanthropic Rockefellers, Sewall Wright (evolutionary theorist), Chef Julia Child and actress Katherine Hepburn are descendants. 
    Immigration Abt 1620  Mayflower; Provincetown Harbor, Barnstable, Cape Cod, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Minister, Purchaser, Undertaker 
    Buried Abt Apr 1644  Myles Standish Burial Grounds, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 10 Apr 1644  Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60966  Reid Family | David's side of the family
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2017 

    Father William BREWSTER,   b. Abt 1535, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1608, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Prudence PECK,   b. Abt 1538, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jul 1590, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1560  Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40883  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary WENTWORTH (?),   b. Abt 1568, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1592  Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Jonathan BREWSTER,   b. 12 Aug 1593, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1659, Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Love BREWSTER,   b. 15 May 1611, Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1651, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    Family ID F40881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt Jan 1564 - Doncaster, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1592 - Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Apr 1644 - Myles Standish Burial Grounds, South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Apr 1644 - Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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    Brewster, William-1564 (2)
    Brewter, William-1564 (1)
    Brewter, William-1564 (1)

    Headstones
    Brewster, William-1564 (HS)
    Brewster, William-1564 (HS)