George Kylor Brengle

M, #38705, b. 25 February 1851, d. 24 April 1909
FatherEzra Mantz Brengle b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 23 May 1899
MotherRachel Addison Blackburn b. 15 May 1813, d. 26 Jul 1883
Relationship5th cousin 2 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited5 Oct 2018
Birth*25 February 1851 George Kylor Brengle was born on 25 February 1851 at MD
 He was the son of Ezra Mantz Brengle and Rachel Addison Blackburn
Death*24 April 1909 George Kylor Brengle died on 24 April 1909 at Frederick, Frederick Co, MD, at age 58. 
Marriage*1910 He married Lennie Sophia Weddle in 1910. 

Family

Lennie Sophia Weddle b. 14 Oct 1886, d. 11 Jul 1942
Child

George Kylor Brengle

M, #38707, b. 10 August 1906, d. 23 June 1987
FatherGeorge Kylor Brengle b. 25 Feb 1851, d. 24 Apr 1909
MotherLennie Sophia Weddle b. 14 Oct 1886, d. 11 Jul 1942
Relationship6th cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited5 Oct 2018
Birth*10 August 1906 George Kylor Brengle was born on 10 August 1906 at Frederick, Frederick Co, MD
 He was the son of George Kylor Brengle and Lennie Sophia Weddle
Marriage*28 December 1927 George Kylor Brengle married Gladys Viola Ayres on 28 December 1927. 
Death*23 June 1987 George Kylor Brengle died on 23 June 1987 at Brunswick, Frederick Co, MD, at age 80. 

Family

Gladys Viola Ayres b. 6 May 1910, d. 2 Mar 1988
Child

Joan Rebecca Brengle

F, #38709, b. 11 February 1931, d. 24 August 2015
FatherGeorge Kylor Brengle b. 10 Aug 1906, d. 23 Jun 1987
MotherGladys Viola Ayres b. 6 May 1910, d. 2 Mar 1988
Relationship7th cousin of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited5 Oct 2018
Birth*11 February 1931 Joan Rebecca Brengle was born on 11 February 1931 at Brunswick, Frederick Co, MD
 She was the daughter of George Kylor Brengle and Gladys Viola Ayres
Married Name26 December 1952  As of 26 December 1952,her married name was Marsh. 
Marriage*26 December 1952 Joan Rebecca Brengle married James Tolly Marsh on 26 December 1952 at Brunswick, Frederick Co, MD
Death*24 August 2015 Joan Rebecca Brengle died on 24 August 2015 at Callaway, St Mary's Co, MD, at age 84. 

Family

James Tolly Marsh b. 30 May 1930, d. 16 Sep 2007

Alice Corine Brennan

F, #32281, b. 13 July 1882, d. 1 June 1972
ChartsFoster Family
Last Edited12 Feb 2017
Birth*13 July 1882 Alice Corine Brennan was born on 13 July 1882 at Caseyville, St Clair Co, IL
Married Name19 August 1901  As of 19 August 1901,her married name was Foster. 
Marriage*19 August 1901 She married John Benjamin Foster, son of James Davis Foster and Catherine Brasel, on 19 August 1901 at Caseyville, St Clair Co, IL
Death*1 June 1972 Alice Corine Brennan died on 1 June 1972 at O'Fallon, St Clair Co, IL, at age 89. 

Family

John Benjamin Foster b. 17 Aug 1869, d. 26 Apr 1941
Child

Elizabeth Brereton

F, #39800, b. 1505, d. 30 November 1545
Relationship13th great-grandmother of Ted Earl Cash
Born inUnited Kingdom
ChartsPedigree Chart of Howard Cash
Last Edited6 Feb 2019
Birth*1505 Elizabeth Brereton was born in 1505 at Malpas, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Marriage*1520 She married Randall Mainwaring in 1520 at Over Peover, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Married Name1520  As of 1520,her married name was Mainwaring. 
Death*30 November 1545 Elizabeth Brereton died on 30 November 1545 at Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

Family

Randall Mainwaring b. 1495, d. 6 Sep 1577
Child

Adolph Brewer

M, #38235, b. 1912
FatherJohn Henry Brewer b. 3 Dec 1880, d. 1956
MotherMinnie D (--?--) b. 1893, d. 1981
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsBell Family
Last Edited18 Aug 2018
Birth*1912 Adolph Brewer was born in 1912 at Bond Co, ILG
 He was the son of John Henry Brewer and Minnie D (--?--)
(Witness) Census2 January 1920 Adolph Brewer appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 in the household of John Henry Brewer and Minnie D (--?--) at McCord (Shoal Creek) Twsp, Bond Co, ILG

Anna May Brewer

F, #38222, b. September 1886
FatherJohn W Brewer b. 2 Jun 1848, d. b 1912
MotherRhoda Bell b. 1852
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsBell Family
Last Edited18 Aug 2018
Birth*September 1886 Anna May Brewer was born in September 1886 at ILG
 She was the daughter of John W Brewer and Rhoda Bell
(Witness) Census16 June 1900 Anna May Brewer appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 in the household of Rhoda Bell and John W Brewer at Mississippi Twsp, Jersey Co, ILG
(Witness) Census2 May 1910 Anna May Brewer appeared on the census of 2 May 1910 in the household of Mary Eveline Brewer and Andrew Franklin (Frank) Smith at McCord (Shoal Creek) Twsp, Bond Co, ILG

Hulda Didama/Mahulda Brewer

F, #19187, b. 16 December 1864, d. 11 November 1902
ChartsEddings Family
Last Edited8 Jul 2019
Birth*16 December 1864 Hulda Didama/Mahulda Brewer was born on 16 December 1864 at Marion Co, ILG
Married Name7 April 1885  As of 7 April 1885,her married name was Brown. 
Marriage*7 April 1885 She married Barnabas (Barney) B Brown, son of Zadrick John Brown and Frances Jane (Faney) Blackburn, on 7 April 1885 at Marion Co, ILG
Death*11 November 1902 Hulda Didama/Mahulda Brewer died on 11 November 1902 at Romine Twsp, Marion Co, ILG, at age 37. 

Family

Barnabas (Barney) B Brown b. 1 Nov 1857, d. 11 Mar 1946
Children

John Henry Brewer

M, #38221, b. 3 December 1880, d. 1956
FatherJohn W Brewer b. 2 Jun 1848, d. b 1912
MotherRhoda Bell b. 1852
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsBell Family
Last Edited18 Aug 2018
Birth*3 December 1880 John Henry Brewer was born on 3 December 1880 at Reno, Bond Co, ILG
 He was the son of John W Brewer and Rhoda Bell
(Witness) Census16 June 1900 John Henry Brewer appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 in the household of Rhoda Bell and John W Brewer at Mississippi Twsp, Jersey Co, ILG
Marriage*circa 1911 John Henry Brewer married Minnie D (--?--) circa 1911. 
Census*2 January 1920 John Henry Brewer and Minnie D (--?--) appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 at McCord (Shoal Creek) Twsp, Bond Co, ILG
Death*1956 John Henry Brewer died in 1956 at Bond Co, ILG

Family

Minnie D (--?--) b. 1893, d. 1981
Children

John W Brewer

M, #36923, b. 2 June 1848, d. before 1912
ChartsBell Family
Last Edited18 Aug 2018
Birth*2 June 1848 John W Brewer was born on 2 June 1848 at ILG
Marriage*19 October 1871 He married Rhoda Bell, daughter of Leonard Palmer Bell Sr and Nancy E Smith, on 19 October 1871 at Bond Co, ILG
Census*16 June 1900 John W Brewer and Rhoda Bell appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 at Mississippi Twsp, Jersey Co, ILG
Death*before 1912 John W Brewer died before 1912 at ILG

Family

Rhoda Bell b. 1852
Children

Leonard / Lemuel Brewer

M, #38220, b. January 1879
FatherJohn W Brewer b. 2 Jun 1848, d. b 1912
MotherRhoda Bell b. 1852
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsBell Family
Last Edited18 Aug 2018
Birth*January 1879 Leonard / Lemuel Brewer was born in January 1879 at ILG
 He was the son of John W Brewer and Rhoda Bell
(Witness) Census16 June 1900 Leonard / Lemuel Brewer appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 in the household of Rhoda Bell and John W Brewer at Mississippi Twsp, Jersey Co, ILG
(Witness) Census2 May 1910 Leonard / Lemuel Brewer appeared on the census of 2 May 1910 in the household of Mary Eveline Brewer and Andrew Franklin (Frank) Smith at McCord (Shoal Creek) Twsp, Bond Co, ILG
(Witness) Census2 January 1920 Leonard / Lemuel Brewer appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 in the household of John Henry Brewer and Minnie D (--?--) at McCord (Shoal Creek) Twsp, Bond Co, ILG

Lydia Abigal Brewer

F, #36812, b. 18 June 1854, d. 24 April 1927
ChartsEddings Family
Last Edited11 Feb 2018
Birth*18 June 1854 Lydia Abigal Brewer was born on 18 June 1854 at Salem, Marion Co, IL
Married Name7 October 1880  As of 7 October 1880,her married name was Brown. 
Marriage*7 October 1880 She married Pleasant D Brown, son of Zadrick John Brown and Frances Jane (Faney) Blackburn, on 7 October 1880 at Marion Co, ILG
Death*24 April 1927 Lydia Abigal Brewer died on 24 April 1927 at Marion Co, ILG, at age 72. 

Family

Pleasant D Brown b. 11 Apr 1854, d. 18 Jul 1895

Mary Eveline Brewer

F, #36536, b. 2 June 1889, d. 9 April 1971
FatherJohn W Brewer b. 2 Jun 1848, d. b 1912
MotherRhoda Bell b. 1852
Relationship2nd cousin 2 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsBell Family
Last Edited16 Jan 2019
Birth*2 June 1889 Mary Eveline Brewer was born on 2 June 1889 at Jersey Co, ILG
 She was the daughter of John W Brewer and Rhoda Bell
(Witness) Census16 June 1900 Mary Eveline Brewer appeared on the census of 16 June 1900 in the household of Rhoda Bell and John W Brewer at Mississippi Twsp, Jersey Co, ILG
Married Name24 December 1907  As of 24 December 1907,her married name was Smith. 
Marriage*24 December 1907 Mary Eveline Brewer married Andrew Franklin (Frank) Smith, son of Ephraim Smith and Mary Minerva Long, on 24 December 1907 at Sorento, Bond Co, ILG
Census2 May 1910 Mary Eveline Brewer and Andrew Franklin (Frank) Smith appeared on the census of 2 May 1910 at McCord (Shoal Creek) Twsp, Bond Co, ILG
Census13 January 1920 Mary Eveline Brewer and Andrew Franklin (Frank) Smith appeared on the census of 13 January 1920 at Grisham Twsp, Montgomery Co, IL
Census9 April 1930 Mary Eveline Brewer and Andrew Franklin (Frank) Smith appeared on the census of 9 April 1930 at Grisham Twsp, Montgomery Co, IL
Married Name1948  As of 1948,her married name was Taylor. 
Marriage1948 Mary Eveline Brewer married Herbert Atwood (Herb) Taylor Sr in 1948. 
Death9 April 1971 Mary Eveline Brewer died on 9 April 1971 at Taylorsville, Christian Co, ILG, at age 81. 
Death*9 April 1971 She died on 9 April 1971 at Taylorsville, Christian Co, ILG, at age 81. 
ObituaryApril 1971 MRS. H. TAYLOR DIES SUDDENLY

Funeral services for Mrs. Herbert (Mary) Taylor, 81, were held in Lexieko Funeral Home at Livington. The Rev. Delbert D. Rose, pastor of the Kincaid Church of God officated. Interment was made in Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.
Mrs. Taylor died suddenly at 6 o'clock Friday morninng in her home. She had been in ill health for about a year.
She was born in Jersey County on June 2, 1889, the daughter of John and Rhonda Brewer. She married Frank Smith in December of 1906 and he died in November 1942. In 1948, she was married to Herbert Taylor. A resident of this city for many years, she was the last of her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George (Lola) Mann of this city and Mrs. John (Opal) Seganfreddo of Livingston; three sons, Leon Smith of Wood River, Lloyd Smith of Livingston and Dale Smith of Panama; 15 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two step-sons, Darrell and Charles Everett Taylor both of Taylorville and two step- daughters, Shirley Landers and Betty Mundhenke both of Taylorville and several step grand children and several great step grand children. 
Burial*April 1971 She was buried in April 1971 at Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento, Bond Co, ILG.

Family

Andrew Franklin (Frank) Smith b. 13 Feb 1889, d. 2 Dec 1942
Marriage*24 December 1907 She married Andrew Franklin (Frank) Smith, son of Ephraim Smith and Mary Minerva Long, on 24 December 1907 at Sorento, Bond Co, ILG
Children

Mildred Brewer

F, #38236, b. 1914
FatherJohn Henry Brewer b. 3 Dec 1880, d. 1956
MotherMinnie D (--?--) b. 1893, d. 1981
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsBell Family
Last Edited18 Aug 2018
Birth*1914 Mildred Brewer was born in 1914 at Bond Co, ILG
 She was the daughter of John Henry Brewer and Minnie D (--?--)
(Witness) Census2 January 1920 Mildred Brewer appeared on the census of 2 January 1920 in the household of John Henry Brewer and Minnie D (--?--) at McCord (Shoal Creek) Twsp, Bond Co, ILG

Sarah (Sallie) Brewer

F, #20102, b. 1764, d. 5 February 1784
ChartsCornelius Family
Last Edited7 Oct 2005
Memo*  Elias and Sarah had several children but they all died in infancy. 
Birth*1764 Sarah (Sallie) Brewer was born in 1764. 
Married Namecirca 1781  As of circa 1781,her married name was Cornelius. 
Marriage*circa 1781 She married Elias Cornelius, son of Jonathan Cornelius and Sarah (Mary) Baldwin, circa 1781. 
Death*5 February 1784 Sarah (Sallie) Brewer died on 5 February 1784. 

Family

Elias Cornelius b. 17 Oct 1758, d. 13 Jun 1823
Child

Winnie Brewer

F, #38389, b. 1818
Last Edited23 Sep 2018
Birth*1818 Winnie Brewer was born in 1818. 
Married Name Her married name was Bowden. 
Marriage* She married William Bowden, son of John Bowden and Anna Blackburn

Family

William Bowden b. 1804, d. 1886
Child

A Child Brewster

?, #31861, d. 20 June 1609
FatherElder William Brewster IV b. c 1566, d. 10 Apr 1644
MotherMary (--?--) b. c 1567, d. 17 Apr 1627
Relationship11th great-grand aunt/uncle of Ted Earl Cash
Born inNetherlands
ChartsMayflower Descendants
Last Edited4 Feb 2017
Birth* A Child Brewster was born at Leiden, South Holland, Holland, NetherlandsG
 A Child Brewster was the child of Elder William Brewster IV and Mary (--?--)
Death*20 June 1609 A Child Brewster died on 20 June 1609 at Leiden, South Holland, Holland, NetherlandsG
(Witness) Memo  [from New England Historic Genealogical Society]


WILLIAM BREWSTER
ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland

MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower

FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

REMOVES: Duxbury

OCCUPATION: Publisher (in Leiden). (See R. Breugelmans, ed., The Pilgrim Press, a bibliographical & historical memorial of the books printed at Leyden by the Pilgrim Fathers by Rendel Harris & Stephen R. Jones, With a chapter on the location of the Pilgrim Press in Leyden by Dr. Plooij, Partial reprint with new contributions by R. Breugelmans, J.A. Gruys & Keith Sprunger [Nieuwkoop 1987].)

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Morison summarized Brewster's church activities prior to 1620: "One of the original members of the separatist congregation at Scrooby which became the nucleus of the Pilgrim church, he emigrated with them to Holland in 1608, and became elder and teacher of their church at Leyden" [Morison 368]. With no minister at the Plymouth church for most of the years before Brewster's death, he was the lay leader and preached to the congregation regularly, and continued in this manner after his move to Duxbury. In the course of relating the controversy surrounding John Lyford, Bradford recounts how "our reverend Elder hath labored diligently in dispensing the Word of God to us, before he came: and since, hath taken equal pains with himself, in preaching the same" [Bradford 162]. Included in the inventory of his library were "7 sermons by W B," which may have been his notes for some of his own sermons.

FREEMAN: In 1633 Plymouth list of freemen, prior to those admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:3]. In list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (annotated "dead") [PCR 8: 173].

EDUCATION: Entered Peterhouse, Cambridge, 3 December 1580, but did not graduate [Venn 1 :213; Morison 368]. Within the inventory of William Brewster separate listings were made of his Latin and English books, with nearly four hundred titles included; "the total of both Latin & English books amounts to the sum of £42 19s. 1 Id." [MD 3:27].

ESTATE: In the list of Plymouth "meersteads & garden plots of [those] which came first laid out 1620" Mr. W[illia]m Brewster is on the south side of the street, at the corner of the highway, and next to John Goodman [PCR 12:3].

In the 1623 Plymouth land division Mr. William Brewster received six acres as a passenger on the Mayflower, and "Pacience & Fear Brewster" received two acres as passengers on the Anne [PCR 12:4, 6]. In the 1627 Plymouth cattle division "Mr. Will[ia]m Brewster," Love Brewster and Wrestling Brewster were the first three names in the fifth company [PCR 12:10].

Assessed £1 7s. in the Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27].

Administration on the estate of William Brewster was granted on 5 June 1644 to Jonathan Brewster and Love Brewster [MD 3:15, citing PCR 2:101]. The inventory of the estate of William Brewster, taken 18 May 1644, totalled £150 7d., with no real estate included [MD 3:15-27, citing PCPR 1 :53-59].

"Whereas William Brewster late of Plymouth, gent., deceased left only two sons surviving vizt. Jonathan the eldest and Love the younger and whereas the said William died intestate for ought can to this day appear," the two sons requested William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Prence and Myles Standish to assist them in coming to an agreement, and on 20 August 1645 a division was made. Jonathan Brewster was excused the debt he had owed to his father, except £4 "in consideration of the wintering of some cattle which the said Jonathan had the summering upon the division and for the diet of Isaack Allerton a grandchild of the said Will[ia]m which he had placed with his son Love to table and because he was the first born of his father we gave him his father's arms and also a two year old heifer over and above his part of the dividables of the said estate," and Love received his father's dwelling house. The lands were divided equally, except for a dispute over the lands at Duxbury, of which sixty-eight acres went to Jonathan (along with a "dwelling house which the said Jonathan had built on the said land by leave of his said father") and forty-three acres went to Love "and the reason wherefore we gave Love the less quantity was and is because the quality of Love's land in goodness is equal to the quantity of Jonathan's as we judge" [MD 3:27-30, citing PCLR 1:198-99; PCR 12:115-17].

BIRTH: About 1566, probably at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, son of William Brewster.

DEATH: Duxbury 10 April 1644 [MD 1:7].

MARRIAGE: By 1593 Mary____. She died at Plymouth 17 April 1627 [MD 1:7]. (See COMMENTS below for discussion of her identity.)

CHILDREN:

JONATHAN BREWSTER, b. Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, 12 August 1593 [MD 1:7]; m. Plymouth 10 April 1624 "Lucretia Oldam of Darby" [MD 1 :8]; she was bp. All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, 14 January 1600/1, and was sister of JOHN OLDHAM [PM 345].
PATIENCE BREWSTER, b. say 1603; m. Plymouth 5 August 1624 THOMAS PRENCE [PM 374], "the ninth marriage at New Plymouth" [Prince 229].
FEAR BREWSTER, b. say 1605; m. Plymouth by 1627 ISAAC ALLERTON [Bradford 218,242; PM 10].
LOVE BREWSTER, b. say 1607; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Sarah Collier [PCR 1:30], daughter of WILLIAM COLLIER [PM 128].
Child BREWSTER, bur. St. Pancras, Leiden, 20 June 1609 [NS] [Dexter 605].
WRESTLING BREWSTER, b. say 1611; d. unm. after 1627 and by 1651 [Bradford 444; see GDMNH 109, MD 43:13, Waterhouse Anc 67].
COMMENTS: In his list of passengers on the Mayflower Bradford included "Mr. William Brewster, Mary, his wife, with two sons, whose names were Love and Wrestling" [Bradford 441]. In the accounting of 1651 we find that "Mr. Brewster lived to very old age; about 80 years he was when he died, having lived some 23 or 24 years here in the country. And though his wife died long before, yet she died aged. His son Wrestling died a young man unmarried. His son Love lived till this year 1650 and died and left four children, now living. His daughters which came over after him are dead but have left sundry children alive. His eldest son is still living and hath nine or ten children; one married who hath a child or two" [Bradford 444].

The quest for the identity of Mary, the wife of William Brewster, has attracted the attention of many genealogists, but as yet without a definitive result. For some time she had been thought to be Mary Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth of Scrooby, and in 1965 John G. Hunt presented his case in favor of this identity [TAG 41:1-5, 63], but this claim was rejected by Rubincam and others, and Hunt himself has now given up this position. He has, however, published a pamphlet claiming that she was a certain Mary Wyrrall, based on the appearance in a will of a bequest to "Mary Butho," which Hunt took be a variant of Brewster resulting from a speech defect in the person dictating the will [John G. Hunt, Of Mary Brewster: The Identity of Mary, Wife of Elder William BREWSTER of the Mayflower Voyage of 1620 from Plymouth, England, to New Plymouth, New England (Bowling Green, Virginia, 1984)]. Eugene A. Stratton reviewed this volume negatively in 1985 [Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine 48:135-36], to which Hunt responded with a supplement to his pamphlet [Of Mary Brewster, part two (Bowling Green, Virginia, August 1985]. The maiden surname of Mary, wife of Elder Brewster, remains unknown. (Hunt has published other articles on various aspects of William Brewster's life, which, as with all of Hunt's work, need to be used with caution: "'Master Williamson' of the Mayflower" [NGSQ 62:88-90]; "The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower" [NEHGR 124:250-56]; "Mary Stubbe - A Connection of Elder William Brewster?" [NEHGR 128:288-90].)

A number of other children have been proposed for William Brewster, although there is no reason to accept any of these proposals. Jacobus in 1936 disposed of the claimed connections between William Brewster of Plymouth and Francis Brewster of New Haven and his son Nathaniel [TAG 12:199-210, 13:8-21, 113-116]. Mary Walton Ferris proposed a son Edward, for whom there is no evidence [Dawes-Gates 2:151].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: Emma C. Brewster Jones published early in this century a serviceable genealogy of the family [The Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907 ... , 2 volumes (New York 1908)]. Among the many versions of the family published in all-my-ancestor volumes the most complete is that of Mary Walton Ferris [Dawes-Gates 2: 142-56].

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants published in its "Mayflower Families in Progress" series an accounting of the first four generations of descendants of William Brewster, prepared by Barbara Lambert Merrick, the third edition of which was published in 2000. Two additional volumes by the same compiler were published in 1999 and 2000, the first of these on the fifth-generation descendants of son Jonathan Brewster, and the second on the fifth-generation descendants of daughter Patience (Brewster) Prence.

In 1985 and 1986 Jeremy D. Bangs published a three-part article presenting and discussing all known documents naming Jonathan Brewster in Leiden [MQ 51:161-67, 52:6-16, 57-63]. Bangs examined the claim made by the Dexters that Jonathan Brewster had an earlier wife and child while residing in Leiden and determined that the records cited by the Dexters did not pertain to Jonathan Brewster. 

Agnes Nancy Brewster

F, #32645, b. 25 April 1768, d. 25 August 1830
FatherJames Brewster b. 1720, d. 15 Aug 1807
MotherEleanor Williamson b. 1720, d. 1811
Relationship4th cousin 9 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
Born inBritish Colonial America
ChartsMayflower Descendants
Last Edited9 Jun 2019
Birth*25 April 1768 Agnes Nancy Brewster was born on 25 April 1768 at Augusta, Rockingham Co, VA, British Colonial AmericaG
 She was the daughter of James Brewster and Eleanor Williamson
Married Name Her married name was Alexander. 
Marriage* Agnes Nancy Brewster married William James Alexander Sr
Death*25 August 1830 Agnes Nancy Brewster died on 25 August 1830 at Bloomington, Monroe Co, IN, at age 62. 

Family

William James Alexander Sr b. 1 May 1765, d. 27 Aug 1818
Child

Benjamin Brewster

M, #32639, b. 17 November 1633, d. 14 September 1710
FatherJonathan Brewster b. 12 Aug 1593, d. 7 Aug 1659
MotherLucretia Oldham b. c 1600, d. 4 Mar 1678
Relationship1st cousin 12 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
Born inBritish Colonial America
ChartsMayflower Descendants
Last Edited12 Jul 2019
Birth*17 November 1633 Benjamin Brewster was born on 17 November 1633 at Duxbury, New London Co, CT, British Colonial America
 He was the son of Jonathan Brewster and Lucretia Oldham
Marriage*28 February 1659 Benjamin Brewster married Ann Addis on 28 February 1659 at Norwich, New London Co, CT, British Colonial America
Death*14 September 1710 Benjamin Brewster died on 14 September 1710 at Norwich, New London Co, CT, British Colonial America, at age 76. 

Family

Ann Addis b. c 1633
Child

Dora Brewster

F, #14898
Last Edited8 Jan 2001
Marriage* Dora Brewster married William Inman
Married Name Her married name was Inman. 

Family

William Inman
Child

Fear Brewster

F, #31860, b. circa 1606, d. before 12 December 1634
FatherElder William Brewster IV b. c 1566, d. 10 Apr 1644
MotherMary (--?--) b. c 1567, d. 17 Apr 1627
Relationship11th great-grandaunt of Ted Earl Cash
Born inUnited Kingdom
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsMayflower Descendants
Last Edited12 Jul 2019
Birth*circa 1606 Fear Brewster was born circa 1606 at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, United KingdomG
 She was the daughter of Elder William Brewster IV and Mary (--?--)
Immigration*July 1623 Fear Brewster and Patience Brewster immigrated in July 1623 to Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA, British Colonial AmericaG, aboard the ship Anne. 
Death*before 12 December 1634 Fear Brewster died before 12 December 1634 at Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA, British Colonial AmericaG
(Witness) Memo  [from New England Historic Genealogical Society]


WILLIAM BREWSTER
ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland

MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower

FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

REMOVES: Duxbury

OCCUPATION: Publisher (in Leiden). (See R. Breugelmans, ed., The Pilgrim Press, a bibliographical & historical memorial of the books printed at Leyden by the Pilgrim Fathers by Rendel Harris & Stephen R. Jones, With a chapter on the location of the Pilgrim Press in Leyden by Dr. Plooij, Partial reprint with new contributions by R. Breugelmans, J.A. Gruys & Keith Sprunger [Nieuwkoop 1987].)

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Morison summarized Brewster's church activities prior to 1620: "One of the original members of the separatist congregation at Scrooby which became the nucleus of the Pilgrim church, he emigrated with them to Holland in 1608, and became elder and teacher of their church at Leyden" [Morison 368]. With no minister at the Plymouth church for most of the years before Brewster's death, he was the lay leader and preached to the congregation regularly, and continued in this manner after his move to Duxbury. In the course of relating the controversy surrounding John Lyford, Bradford recounts how "our reverend Elder hath labored diligently in dispensing the Word of God to us, before he came: and since, hath taken equal pains with himself, in preaching the same" [Bradford 162]. Included in the inventory of his library were "7 sermons by W B," which may have been his notes for some of his own sermons.

FREEMAN: In 1633 Plymouth list of freemen, prior to those admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:3]. In list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (annotated "dead") [PCR 8: 173].

EDUCATION: Entered Peterhouse, Cambridge, 3 December 1580, but did not graduate [Venn 1 :213; Morison 368]. Within the inventory of William Brewster separate listings were made of his Latin and English books, with nearly four hundred titles included; "the total of both Latin & English books amounts to the sum of £42 19s. 1 Id." [MD 3:27].

ESTATE: In the list of Plymouth "meersteads & garden plots of [those] which came first laid out 1620" Mr. W[illia]m Brewster is on the south side of the street, at the corner of the highway, and next to John Goodman [PCR 12:3].

In the 1623 Plymouth land division Mr. William Brewster received six acres as a passenger on the Mayflower, and "Pacience & Fear Brewster" received two acres as passengers on the Anne [PCR 12:4, 6]. In the 1627 Plymouth cattle division "Mr. Will[ia]m Brewster," Love Brewster and Wrestling Brewster were the first three names in the fifth company [PCR 12:10].

Assessed £1 7s. in the Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27].

Administration on the estate of William Brewster was granted on 5 June 1644 to Jonathan Brewster and Love Brewster [MD 3:15, citing PCR 2:101]. The inventory of the estate of William Brewster, taken 18 May 1644, totalled £150 7d., with no real estate included [MD 3:15-27, citing PCPR 1 :53-59].

"Whereas William Brewster late of Plymouth, gent., deceased left only two sons surviving vizt. Jonathan the eldest and Love the younger and whereas the said William died intestate for ought can to this day appear," the two sons requested William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Prence and Myles Standish to assist them in coming to an agreement, and on 20 August 1645 a division was made. Jonathan Brewster was excused the debt he had owed to his father, except £4 "in consideration of the wintering of some cattle which the said Jonathan had the summering upon the division and for the diet of Isaack Allerton a grandchild of the said Will[ia]m which he had placed with his son Love to table and because he was the first born of his father we gave him his father's arms and also a two year old heifer over and above his part of the dividables of the said estate," and Love received his father's dwelling house. The lands were divided equally, except for a dispute over the lands at Duxbury, of which sixty-eight acres went to Jonathan (along with a "dwelling house which the said Jonathan had built on the said land by leave of his said father") and forty-three acres went to Love "and the reason wherefore we gave Love the less quantity was and is because the quality of Love's land in goodness is equal to the quantity of Jonathan's as we judge" [MD 3:27-30, citing PCLR 1:198-99; PCR 12:115-17].

BIRTH: About 1566, probably at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, son of William Brewster.

DEATH: Duxbury 10 April 1644 [MD 1:7].

MARRIAGE: By 1593 Mary____. She died at Plymouth 17 April 1627 [MD 1:7]. (See COMMENTS below for discussion of her identity.)

CHILDREN:

JONATHAN BREWSTER, b. Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, 12 August 1593 [MD 1:7]; m. Plymouth 10 April 1624 "Lucretia Oldam of Darby" [MD 1 :8]; she was bp. All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, 14 January 1600/1, and was sister of JOHN OLDHAM [PM 345].
PATIENCE BREWSTER, b. say 1603; m. Plymouth 5 August 1624 THOMAS PRENCE [PM 374], "the ninth marriage at New Plymouth" [Prince 229].
FEAR BREWSTER, b. say 1605; m. Plymouth by 1627 ISAAC ALLERTON [Bradford 218,242; PM 10].
LOVE BREWSTER, b. say 1607; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Sarah Collier [PCR 1:30], daughter of WILLIAM COLLIER [PM 128].
Child BREWSTER, bur. St. Pancras, Leiden, 20 June 1609 [NS] [Dexter 605].
WRESTLING BREWSTER, b. say 1611; d. unm. after 1627 and by 1651 [Bradford 444; see GDMNH 109, MD 43:13, Waterhouse Anc 67].
COMMENTS: In his list of passengers on the Mayflower Bradford included "Mr. William Brewster, Mary, his wife, with two sons, whose names were Love and Wrestling" [Bradford 441]. In the accounting of 1651 we find that "Mr. Brewster lived to very old age; about 80 years he was when he died, having lived some 23 or 24 years here in the country. And though his wife died long before, yet she died aged. His son Wrestling died a young man unmarried. His son Love lived till this year 1650 and died and left four children, now living. His daughters which came over after him are dead but have left sundry children alive. His eldest son is still living and hath nine or ten children; one married who hath a child or two" [Bradford 444].

The quest for the identity of Mary, the wife of William Brewster, has attracted the attention of many genealogists, but as yet without a definitive result. For some time she had been thought to be Mary Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth of Scrooby, and in 1965 John G. Hunt presented his case in favor of this identity [TAG 41:1-5, 63], but this claim was rejected by Rubincam and others, and Hunt himself has now given up this position. He has, however, published a pamphlet claiming that she was a certain Mary Wyrrall, based on the appearance in a will of a bequest to "Mary Butho," which Hunt took be a variant of Brewster resulting from a speech defect in the person dictating the will [John G. Hunt, Of Mary Brewster: The Identity of Mary, Wife of Elder William BREWSTER of the Mayflower Voyage of 1620 from Plymouth, England, to New Plymouth, New England (Bowling Green, Virginia, 1984)]. Eugene A. Stratton reviewed this volume negatively in 1985 [Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine 48:135-36], to which Hunt responded with a supplement to his pamphlet [Of Mary Brewster, part two (Bowling Green, Virginia, August 1985]. The maiden surname of Mary, wife of Elder Brewster, remains unknown. (Hunt has published other articles on various aspects of William Brewster's life, which, as with all of Hunt's work, need to be used with caution: "'Master Williamson' of the Mayflower" [NGSQ 62:88-90]; "The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower" [NEHGR 124:250-56]; "Mary Stubbe - A Connection of Elder William Brewster?" [NEHGR 128:288-90].)

A number of other children have been proposed for William Brewster, although there is no reason to accept any of these proposals. Jacobus in 1936 disposed of the claimed connections between William Brewster of Plymouth and Francis Brewster of New Haven and his son Nathaniel [TAG 12:199-210, 13:8-21, 113-116]. Mary Walton Ferris proposed a son Edward, for whom there is no evidence [Dawes-Gates 2:151].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: Emma C. Brewster Jones published early in this century a serviceable genealogy of the family [The Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907 ... , 2 volumes (New York 1908)]. Among the many versions of the family published in all-my-ancestor volumes the most complete is that of Mary Walton Ferris [Dawes-Gates 2: 142-56].

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants published in its "Mayflower Families in Progress" series an accounting of the first four generations of descendants of William Brewster, prepared by Barbara Lambert Merrick, the third edition of which was published in 2000. Two additional volumes by the same compiler were published in 1999 and 2000, the first of these on the fifth-generation descendants of son Jonathan Brewster, and the second on the fifth-generation descendants of daughter Patience (Brewster) Prence.

In 1985 and 1986 Jeremy D. Bangs published a three-part article presenting and discussing all known documents naming Jonathan Brewster in Leiden [MQ 51:161-67, 52:6-16, 57-63]. Bangs examined the claim made by the Dexters that Jonathan Brewster had an earlier wife and child while residing in Leiden and determined that the records cited by the Dexters did not pertain to Jonathan Brewster. 

James Brewster

M, #32643, b. 1720, d. 15 August 1807
FatherWilliam Brewster b. 22 Mar 1669, d. 11 Aug 1728
MotherPatience (--?--) b. 1679
Relationship3rd cousin 10 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
Born inBritish Colonial America
ChartsMayflower Descendants
Last Edited26 Jun 2019
Birth*1720 James Brewster was born in 1720 at British Colonial America
 He was the son of William Brewster and Patience (--?--)
Marriage* James Brewster married Eleanor Williamson at British Colonial America
Death*15 August 1807 James Brewster died on 15 August 1807 at Jessamine Co, KY

Family

Eleanor Williamson b. 1720, d. 1811
Child

Jonathan Brewster

M, #31859, b. 12 August 1593, d. 7 August 1659
FatherElder William Brewster IV b. c 1566, d. 10 Apr 1644
MotherMary (--?--) b. c 1567, d. 17 Apr 1627
Relationship11th great-granduncle of Ted Earl Cash
Born inUnited Kingdom
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsMayflower Descendants
Last Edited12 Jul 2019
Birth*12 August 1593 Jonathan Brewster was born on 12 August 1593 at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, United KingdomG
 He was the son of Elder William Brewster IV and Mary (--?--)
Immigration*November 1621 Jonathan Brewster and Governor Thomas Prence immigrated in November 1621 to Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA, British Colonial AmericaG, on the ship Fortune. 
Marriage* Jonathan Brewster married Lucretia Oldham at British Colonial America
Death*7 August 1659 Jonathan Brewster died on 7 August 1659 at New London, Plymouth Co, CT, British Colonial America, at age 65. 
(Witness) Memo  [from New England Historic Genealogical Society]


WILLIAM BREWSTER
ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland

MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower

FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

REMOVES: Duxbury

OCCUPATION: Publisher (in Leiden). (See R. Breugelmans, ed., The Pilgrim Press, a bibliographical & historical memorial of the books printed at Leyden by the Pilgrim Fathers by Rendel Harris & Stephen R. Jones, With a chapter on the location of the Pilgrim Press in Leyden by Dr. Plooij, Partial reprint with new contributions by R. Breugelmans, J.A. Gruys & Keith Sprunger [Nieuwkoop 1987].)

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Morison summarized Brewster's church activities prior to 1620: "One of the original members of the separatist congregation at Scrooby which became the nucleus of the Pilgrim church, he emigrated with them to Holland in 1608, and became elder and teacher of their church at Leyden" [Morison 368]. With no minister at the Plymouth church for most of the years before Brewster's death, he was the lay leader and preached to the congregation regularly, and continued in this manner after his move to Duxbury. In the course of relating the controversy surrounding John Lyford, Bradford recounts how "our reverend Elder hath labored diligently in dispensing the Word of God to us, before he came: and since, hath taken equal pains with himself, in preaching the same" [Bradford 162]. Included in the inventory of his library were "7 sermons by W B," which may have been his notes for some of his own sermons.

FREEMAN: In 1633 Plymouth list of freemen, prior to those admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:3]. In list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (annotated "dead") [PCR 8: 173].

EDUCATION: Entered Peterhouse, Cambridge, 3 December 1580, but did not graduate [Venn 1 :213; Morison 368]. Within the inventory of William Brewster separate listings were made of his Latin and English books, with nearly four hundred titles included; "the total of both Latin & English books amounts to the sum of £42 19s. 1 Id." [MD 3:27].

ESTATE: In the list of Plymouth "meersteads & garden plots of [those] which came first laid out 1620" Mr. W[illia]m Brewster is on the south side of the street, at the corner of the highway, and next to John Goodman [PCR 12:3].

In the 1623 Plymouth land division Mr. William Brewster received six acres as a passenger on the Mayflower, and "Pacience & Fear Brewster" received two acres as passengers on the Anne [PCR 12:4, 6]. In the 1627 Plymouth cattle division "Mr. Will[ia]m Brewster," Love Brewster and Wrestling Brewster were the first three names in the fifth company [PCR 12:10].

Assessed £1 7s. in the Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27].

Administration on the estate of William Brewster was granted on 5 June 1644 to Jonathan Brewster and Love Brewster [MD 3:15, citing PCR 2:101]. The inventory of the estate of William Brewster, taken 18 May 1644, totalled £150 7d., with no real estate included [MD 3:15-27, citing PCPR 1 :53-59].

"Whereas William Brewster late of Plymouth, gent., deceased left only two sons surviving vizt. Jonathan the eldest and Love the younger and whereas the said William died intestate for ought can to this day appear," the two sons requested William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Prence and Myles Standish to assist them in coming to an agreement, and on 20 August 1645 a division was made. Jonathan Brewster was excused the debt he had owed to his father, except £4 "in consideration of the wintering of some cattle which the said Jonathan had the summering upon the division and for the diet of Isaack Allerton a grandchild of the said Will[ia]m which he had placed with his son Love to table and because he was the first born of his father we gave him his father's arms and also a two year old heifer over and above his part of the dividables of the said estate," and Love received his father's dwelling house. The lands were divided equally, except for a dispute over the lands at Duxbury, of which sixty-eight acres went to Jonathan (along with a "dwelling house which the said Jonathan had built on the said land by leave of his said father") and forty-three acres went to Love "and the reason wherefore we gave Love the less quantity was and is because the quality of Love's land in goodness is equal to the quantity of Jonathan's as we judge" [MD 3:27-30, citing PCLR 1:198-99; PCR 12:115-17].

BIRTH: About 1566, probably at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, son of William Brewster.

DEATH: Duxbury 10 April 1644 [MD 1:7].

MARRIAGE: By 1593 Mary____. She died at Plymouth 17 April 1627 [MD 1:7]. (See COMMENTS below for discussion of her identity.)

CHILDREN:

JONATHAN BREWSTER, b. Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, 12 August 1593 [MD 1:7]; m. Plymouth 10 April 1624 "Lucretia Oldam of Darby" [MD 1 :8]; she was bp. All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, 14 January 1600/1, and was sister of JOHN OLDHAM [PM 345].
PATIENCE BREWSTER, b. say 1603; m. Plymouth 5 August 1624 THOMAS PRENCE [PM 374], "the ninth marriage at New Plymouth" [Prince 229].
FEAR BREWSTER, b. say 1605; m. Plymouth by 1627 ISAAC ALLERTON [Bradford 218,242; PM 10].
LOVE BREWSTER, b. say 1607; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Sarah Collier [PCR 1:30], daughter of WILLIAM COLLIER [PM 128].
Child BREWSTER, bur. St. Pancras, Leiden, 20 June 1609 [NS] [Dexter 605].
WRESTLING BREWSTER, b. say 1611; d. unm. after 1627 and by 1651 [Bradford 444; see GDMNH 109, MD 43:13, Waterhouse Anc 67].
COMMENTS: In his list of passengers on the Mayflower Bradford included "Mr. William Brewster, Mary, his wife, with two sons, whose names were Love and Wrestling" [Bradford 441]. In the accounting of 1651 we find that "Mr. Brewster lived to very old age; about 80 years he was when he died, having lived some 23 or 24 years here in the country. And though his wife died long before, yet she died aged. His son Wrestling died a young man unmarried. His son Love lived till this year 1650 and died and left four children, now living. His daughters which came over after him are dead but have left sundry children alive. His eldest son is still living and hath nine or ten children; one married who hath a child or two" [Bradford 444].

The quest for the identity of Mary, the wife of William Brewster, has attracted the attention of many genealogists, but as yet without a definitive result. For some time she had been thought to be Mary Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth of Scrooby, and in 1965 John G. Hunt presented his case in favor of this identity [TAG 41:1-5, 63], but this claim was rejected by Rubincam and others, and Hunt himself has now given up this position. He has, however, published a pamphlet claiming that she was a certain Mary Wyrrall, based on the appearance in a will of a bequest to "Mary Butho," which Hunt took be a variant of Brewster resulting from a speech defect in the person dictating the will [John G. Hunt, Of Mary Brewster: The Identity of Mary, Wife of Elder William BREWSTER of the Mayflower Voyage of 1620 from Plymouth, England, to New Plymouth, New England (Bowling Green, Virginia, 1984)]. Eugene A. Stratton reviewed this volume negatively in 1985 [Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine 48:135-36], to which Hunt responded with a supplement to his pamphlet [Of Mary Brewster, part two (Bowling Green, Virginia, August 1985]. The maiden surname of Mary, wife of Elder Brewster, remains unknown. (Hunt has published other articles on various aspects of William Brewster's life, which, as with all of Hunt's work, need to be used with caution: "'Master Williamson' of the Mayflower" [NGSQ 62:88-90]; "The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower" [NEHGR 124:250-56]; "Mary Stubbe - A Connection of Elder William Brewster?" [NEHGR 128:288-90].)

A number of other children have been proposed for William Brewster, although there is no reason to accept any of these proposals. Jacobus in 1936 disposed of the claimed connections between William Brewster of Plymouth and Francis Brewster of New Haven and his son Nathaniel [TAG 12:199-210, 13:8-21, 113-116]. Mary Walton Ferris proposed a son Edward, for whom there is no evidence [Dawes-Gates 2:151].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: Emma C. Brewster Jones published early in this century a serviceable genealogy of the family [The Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907 ... , 2 volumes (New York 1908)]. Among the many versions of the family published in all-my-ancestor volumes the most complete is that of Mary Walton Ferris [Dawes-Gates 2: 142-56].

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants published in its "Mayflower Families in Progress" series an accounting of the first four generations of descendants of William Brewster, prepared by Barbara Lambert Merrick, the third edition of which was published in 2000. Two additional volumes by the same compiler were published in 1999 and 2000, the first of these on the fifth-generation descendants of son Jonathan Brewster, and the second on the fifth-generation descendants of daughter Patience (Brewster) Prence.

In 1985 and 1986 Jeremy D. Bangs published a three-part article presenting and discussing all known documents naming Jonathan Brewster in Leiden [MQ 51:161-67, 52:6-16, 57-63]. Bangs examined the claim made by the Dexters that Jonathan Brewster had an earlier wife and child while residing in Leiden and determined that the records cited by the Dexters did not pertain to Jonathan Brewster. 

Family

Lucretia Oldham b. c 1600, d. 4 Mar 1678
Child

Love Brewster

M, #31862, b. 1611, d. from 6 October 1650 to 31 January 1651
FatherElder William Brewster IV b. c 1566, d. 10 Apr 1644
MotherMary (--?--) b. c 1567, d. 17 Apr 1627
Relationship11th great-granduncle of Ted Earl Cash
Born inNetherlands
Immigration StatusImmigrated
Mayflower PassengersMayflower Passengers
ChartsMayflower Descendants
Last Edited12 Jul 2019
Birth*1611 Love Brewster was born in 1611 at Leiden, South Holland, Holland, NetherlandsG
 He was the son of Elder William Brewster IV and Mary (--?--)
(Witness) Immigration11 November 1620 Love Brewster immigrated on 11 November 1620 to Cape Cod, Barnstable Co, MA, British Colonial AmericaG, with Mary (--?--) and Elder William Brewster IV aboard the Mayflower. 
Marriage*15 May 1634 Love Brewster married Sarah Collier, daughter of William Collier and Jane Clark, on 15 May 1634 at Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA, British Colonial AmericaG
Death*from 6 October 1650 to 31 January 1651 Love Brewster died from 6 October 1650 to 31 January 1651 at Duxbury, Plymouth Co, MA, British Colonial AmericaG
(Witness) Memo  [from New England Historic Genealogical Society]


WILLIAM BREWSTER
ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland

MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower

FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

REMOVES: Duxbury

OCCUPATION: Publisher (in Leiden). (See R. Breugelmans, ed., The Pilgrim Press, a bibliographical & historical memorial of the books printed at Leyden by the Pilgrim Fathers by Rendel Harris & Stephen R. Jones, With a chapter on the location of the Pilgrim Press in Leyden by Dr. Plooij, Partial reprint with new contributions by R. Breugelmans, J.A. Gruys & Keith Sprunger [Nieuwkoop 1987].)

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Morison summarized Brewster's church activities prior to 1620: "One of the original members of the separatist congregation at Scrooby which became the nucleus of the Pilgrim church, he emigrated with them to Holland in 1608, and became elder and teacher of their church at Leyden" [Morison 368]. With no minister at the Plymouth church for most of the years before Brewster's death, he was the lay leader and preached to the congregation regularly, and continued in this manner after his move to Duxbury. In the course of relating the controversy surrounding John Lyford, Bradford recounts how "our reverend Elder hath labored diligently in dispensing the Word of God to us, before he came: and since, hath taken equal pains with himself, in preaching the same" [Bradford 162]. Included in the inventory of his library were "7 sermons by W B," which may have been his notes for some of his own sermons.

FREEMAN: In 1633 Plymouth list of freemen, prior to those admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:3]. In list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (annotated "dead") [PCR 8: 173].

EDUCATION: Entered Peterhouse, Cambridge, 3 December 1580, but did not graduate [Venn 1 :213; Morison 368]. Within the inventory of William Brewster separate listings were made of his Latin and English books, with nearly four hundred titles included; "the total of both Latin & English books amounts to the sum of £42 19s. 1 Id." [MD 3:27].

ESTATE: In the list of Plymouth "meersteads & garden plots of [those] which came first laid out 1620" Mr. W[illia]m Brewster is on the south side of the street, at the corner of the highway, and next to John Goodman [PCR 12:3].

In the 1623 Plymouth land division Mr. William Brewster received six acres as a passenger on the Mayflower, and "Pacience & Fear Brewster" received two acres as passengers on the Anne [PCR 12:4, 6]. In the 1627 Plymouth cattle division "Mr. Will[ia]m Brewster," Love Brewster and Wrestling Brewster were the first three names in the fifth company [PCR 12:10].

Assessed £1 7s. in the Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27].

Administration on the estate of William Brewster was granted on 5 June 1644 to Jonathan Brewster and Love Brewster [MD 3:15, citing PCR 2:101]. The inventory of the estate of William Brewster, taken 18 May 1644, totalled £150 7d., with no real estate included [MD 3:15-27, citing PCPR 1 :53-59].

"Whereas William Brewster late of Plymouth, gent., deceased left only two sons surviving vizt. Jonathan the eldest and Love the younger and whereas the said William died intestate for ought can to this day appear," the two sons requested William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Prence and Myles Standish to assist them in coming to an agreement, and on 20 August 1645 a division was made. Jonathan Brewster was excused the debt he had owed to his father, except £4 "in consideration of the wintering of some cattle which the said Jonathan had the summering upon the division and for the diet of Isaack Allerton a grandchild of the said Will[ia]m which he had placed with his son Love to table and because he was the first born of his father we gave him his father's arms and also a two year old heifer over and above his part of the dividables of the said estate," and Love received his father's dwelling house. The lands were divided equally, except for a dispute over the lands at Duxbury, of which sixty-eight acres went to Jonathan (along with a "dwelling house which the said Jonathan had built on the said land by leave of his said father") and forty-three acres went to Love "and the reason wherefore we gave Love the less quantity was and is because the quality of Love's land in goodness is equal to the quantity of Jonathan's as we judge" [MD 3:27-30, citing PCLR 1:198-99; PCR 12:115-17].

BIRTH: About 1566, probably at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, son of William Brewster.

DEATH: Duxbury 10 April 1644 [MD 1:7].

MARRIAGE: By 1593 Mary____. She died at Plymouth 17 April 1627 [MD 1:7]. (See COMMENTS below for discussion of her identity.)

CHILDREN:

JONATHAN BREWSTER, b. Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, 12 August 1593 [MD 1:7]; m. Plymouth 10 April 1624 "Lucretia Oldam of Darby" [MD 1 :8]; she was bp. All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, 14 January 1600/1, and was sister of JOHN OLDHAM [PM 345].
PATIENCE BREWSTER, b. say 1603; m. Plymouth 5 August 1624 THOMAS PRENCE [PM 374], "the ninth marriage at New Plymouth" [Prince 229].
FEAR BREWSTER, b. say 1605; m. Plymouth by 1627 ISAAC ALLERTON [Bradford 218,242; PM 10].
LOVE BREWSTER, b. say 1607; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Sarah Collier [PCR 1:30], daughter of WILLIAM COLLIER [PM 128].
Child BREWSTER, bur. St. Pancras, Leiden, 20 June 1609 [NS] [Dexter 605].
WRESTLING BREWSTER, b. say 1611; d. unm. after 1627 and by 1651 [Bradford 444; see GDMNH 109, MD 43:13, Waterhouse Anc 67].
COMMENTS: In his list of passengers on the Mayflower Bradford included "Mr. William Brewster, Mary, his wife, with two sons, whose names were Love and Wrestling" [Bradford 441]. In the accounting of 1651 we find that "Mr. Brewster lived to very old age; about 80 years he was when he died, having lived some 23 or 24 years here in the country. And though his wife died long before, yet she died aged. His son Wrestling died a young man unmarried. His son Love lived till this year 1650 and died and left four children, now living. His daughters which came over after him are dead but have left sundry children alive. His eldest son is still living and hath nine or ten children; one married who hath a child or two" [Bradford 444].

The quest for the identity of Mary, the wife of William Brewster, has attracted the attention of many genealogists, but as yet without a definitive result. For some time she had been thought to be Mary Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth of Scrooby, and in 1965 John G. Hunt presented his case in favor of this identity [TAG 41:1-5, 63], but this claim was rejected by Rubincam and others, and Hunt himself has now given up this position. He has, however, published a pamphlet claiming that she was a certain Mary Wyrrall, based on the appearance in a will of a bequest to "Mary Butho," which Hunt took be a variant of Brewster resulting from a speech defect in the person dictating the will [John G. Hunt, Of Mary Brewster: The Identity of Mary, Wife of Elder William BREWSTER of the Mayflower Voyage of 1620 from Plymouth, England, to New Plymouth, New England (Bowling Green, Virginia, 1984)]. Eugene A. Stratton reviewed this volume negatively in 1985 [Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine 48:135-36], to which Hunt responded with a supplement to his pamphlet [Of Mary Brewster, part two (Bowling Green, Virginia, August 1985]. The maiden surname of Mary, wife of Elder Brewster, remains unknown. (Hunt has published other articles on various aspects of William Brewster's life, which, as with all of Hunt's work, need to be used with caution: "'Master Williamson' of the Mayflower" [NGSQ 62:88-90]; "The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower" [NEHGR 124:250-56]; "Mary Stubbe - A Connection of Elder William Brewster?" [NEHGR 128:288-90].)

A number of other children have been proposed for William Brewster, although there is no reason to accept any of these proposals. Jacobus in 1936 disposed of the claimed connections between William Brewster of Plymouth and Francis Brewster of New Haven and his son Nathaniel [TAG 12:199-210, 13:8-21, 113-116]. Mary Walton Ferris proposed a son Edward, for whom there is no evidence [Dawes-Gates 2:151].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: Emma C. Brewster Jones published early in this century a serviceable genealogy of the family [The Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907 ... , 2 volumes (New York 1908)]. Among the many versions of the family published in all-my-ancestor volumes the most complete is that of Mary Walton Ferris [Dawes-Gates 2: 142-56].

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants published in its "Mayflower Families in Progress" series an accounting of the first four generations of descendants of William Brewster, prepared by Barbara Lambert Merrick, the third edition of which was published in 2000. Two additional volumes by the same compiler were published in 1999 and 2000, the first of these on the fifth-generation descendants of son Jonathan Brewster, and the second on the fifth-generation descendants of daughter Patience (Brewster) Prence.

In 1985 and 1986 Jeremy D. Bangs published a three-part article presenting and discussing all known documents naming Jonathan Brewster in Leiden [MQ 51:161-67, 52:6-16, 57-63]. Bangs examined the claim made by the Dexters that Jonathan Brewster had an earlier wife and child while residing in Leiden and determined that the records cited by the Dexters did not pertain to Jonathan Brewster. 

Family

Sarah Collier b. 30 Apr 1616, d. 26 Apr 1691

Patience Brewster

F, #31854, b. circa 1600, d. 1634
FatherElder William Brewster IV b. c 1566, d. 10 Apr 1644
MotherMary (--?--) b. c 1567, d. 17 Apr 1627
Relationship11th great-grandmother of Ted Earl Cash
Born inUnited Kingdom
Immigration StatusImmigrated
ChartsPedigree Chart of Howard Cash
Mayflower Descendants
Last Edited12 Jul 2019
Birth*circa 1600 Patience Brewster was born circa 1600 at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, United KingdomG
 She was the daughter of Elder William Brewster IV and Mary (--?--)
Immigration*July 1623 Patience Brewster and Fear Brewster immigrated in July 1623 to Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA, British Colonial AmericaG, aboard the ship Anne. 
Marriage*5 August 1624 Patience Brewster married Governor Thomas Prence, son of Thomas Prence IV and Elizabeth Todlerby, on 5 August 1624 at Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MAG
Married Name5 August 1624  As of 5 August 1624,her married name was Prence. 
Death*1634 Patience Brewster died in 1634 at Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MA, British Colonial AmericaG
Memo*1635  Patience Brewster was born most likely in Scrooby, England, to Elder William Brewster and Mary (maiden name varies by source). Her birthdate ranges from 1595 to 1603.

She arrived in Plymouth aboard the "Anne" in 1623 along with her sister, Fear. Her parents and brothers, Love and Wrestling, arrived during 1620 on the Mayflower. Her other brother, Jonathan, arrived with her future husband, Thomas Prence, on the ship Fortune.
On August 5, 1624, she married Thomas Prence who would, on January 1, 1634, become the 4th Governor of the Colony. Together, they had four children, Rebecca, Thomas, Hannah and Mercy. 
(Witness) Memo  [from New England Historic Genealogical Society]


WILLIAM BREWSTER
ORIGIN: Leiden, Holland

MIGRATION: 1620 on Mayflower

FIRST RESIDENCE: Plymouth

REMOVES: Duxbury

OCCUPATION: Publisher (in Leiden). (See R. Breugelmans, ed., The Pilgrim Press, a bibliographical & historical memorial of the books printed at Leyden by the Pilgrim Fathers by Rendel Harris & Stephen R. Jones, With a chapter on the location of the Pilgrim Press in Leyden by Dr. Plooij, Partial reprint with new contributions by R. Breugelmans, J.A. Gruys & Keith Sprunger [Nieuwkoop 1987].)

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Morison summarized Brewster's church activities prior to 1620: "One of the original members of the separatist congregation at Scrooby which became the nucleus of the Pilgrim church, he emigrated with them to Holland in 1608, and became elder and teacher of their church at Leyden" [Morison 368]. With no minister at the Plymouth church for most of the years before Brewster's death, he was the lay leader and preached to the congregation regularly, and continued in this manner after his move to Duxbury. In the course of relating the controversy surrounding John Lyford, Bradford recounts how "our reverend Elder hath labored diligently in dispensing the Word of God to us, before he came: and since, hath taken equal pains with himself, in preaching the same" [Bradford 162]. Included in the inventory of his library were "7 sermons by W B," which may have been his notes for some of his own sermons.

FREEMAN: In 1633 Plymouth list of freemen, prior to those admitted on 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:3]. In list of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52]. In Plymouth section of list of 1639 (annotated "dead") [PCR 8: 173].

EDUCATION: Entered Peterhouse, Cambridge, 3 December 1580, but did not graduate [Venn 1 :213; Morison 368]. Within the inventory of William Brewster separate listings were made of his Latin and English books, with nearly four hundred titles included; "the total of both Latin & English books amounts to the sum of £42 19s. 1 Id." [MD 3:27].

ESTATE: In the list of Plymouth "meersteads & garden plots of [those] which came first laid out 1620" Mr. W[illia]m Brewster is on the south side of the street, at the corner of the highway, and next to John Goodman [PCR 12:3].

In the 1623 Plymouth land division Mr. William Brewster received six acres as a passenger on the Mayflower, and "Pacience & Fear Brewster" received two acres as passengers on the Anne [PCR 12:4, 6]. In the 1627 Plymouth cattle division "Mr. Will[ia]m Brewster," Love Brewster and Wrestling Brewster were the first three names in the fifth company [PCR 12:10].

Assessed £1 7s. in the Plymouth tax lists of 25 March 1633 and 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:9, 27].

Administration on the estate of William Brewster was granted on 5 June 1644 to Jonathan Brewster and Love Brewster [MD 3:15, citing PCR 2:101]. The inventory of the estate of William Brewster, taken 18 May 1644, totalled £150 7d., with no real estate included [MD 3:15-27, citing PCPR 1 :53-59].

"Whereas William Brewster late of Plymouth, gent., deceased left only two sons surviving vizt. Jonathan the eldest and Love the younger and whereas the said William died intestate for ought can to this day appear," the two sons requested William Bradford, Edward Winslow, Thomas Prence and Myles Standish to assist them in coming to an agreement, and on 20 August 1645 a division was made. Jonathan Brewster was excused the debt he had owed to his father, except £4 "in consideration of the wintering of some cattle which the said Jonathan had the summering upon the division and for the diet of Isaack Allerton a grandchild of the said Will[ia]m which he had placed with his son Love to table and because he was the first born of his father we gave him his father's arms and also a two year old heifer over and above his part of the dividables of the said estate," and Love received his father's dwelling house. The lands were divided equally, except for a dispute over the lands at Duxbury, of which sixty-eight acres went to Jonathan (along with a "dwelling house which the said Jonathan had built on the said land by leave of his said father") and forty-three acres went to Love "and the reason wherefore we gave Love the less quantity was and is because the quality of Love's land in goodness is equal to the quantity of Jonathan's as we judge" [MD 3:27-30, citing PCLR 1:198-99; PCR 12:115-17].

BIRTH: About 1566, probably at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, son of William Brewster.

DEATH: Duxbury 10 April 1644 [MD 1:7].

MARRIAGE: By 1593 Mary____. She died at Plymouth 17 April 1627 [MD 1:7]. (See COMMENTS below for discussion of her identity.)

CHILDREN:

JONATHAN BREWSTER, b. Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, 12 August 1593 [MD 1:7]; m. Plymouth 10 April 1624 "Lucretia Oldam of Darby" [MD 1 :8]; she was bp. All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, 14 January 1600/1, and was sister of JOHN OLDHAM [PM 345].
PATIENCE BREWSTER, b. say 1603; m. Plymouth 5 August 1624 THOMAS PRENCE [PM 374], "the ninth marriage at New Plymouth" [Prince 229].
FEAR BREWSTER, b. say 1605; m. Plymouth by 1627 ISAAC ALLERTON [Bradford 218,242; PM 10].
LOVE BREWSTER, b. say 1607; m. Plymouth 15 May 1634 Sarah Collier [PCR 1:30], daughter of WILLIAM COLLIER [PM 128].
Child BREWSTER, bur. St. Pancras, Leiden, 20 June 1609 [NS] [Dexter 605].
WRESTLING BREWSTER, b. say 1611; d. unm. after 1627 and by 1651 [Bradford 444; see GDMNH 109, MD 43:13, Waterhouse Anc 67].
COMMENTS: In his list of passengers on the Mayflower Bradford included "Mr. William Brewster, Mary, his wife, with two sons, whose names were Love and Wrestling" [Bradford 441]. In the accounting of 1651 we find that "Mr. Brewster lived to very old age; about 80 years he was when he died, having lived some 23 or 24 years here in the country. And though his wife died long before, yet she died aged. His son Wrestling died a young man unmarried. His son Love lived till this year 1650 and died and left four children, now living. His daughters which came over after him are dead but have left sundry children alive. His eldest son is still living and hath nine or ten children; one married who hath a child or two" [Bradford 444].

The quest for the identity of Mary, the wife of William Brewster, has attracted the attention of many genealogists, but as yet without a definitive result. For some time she had been thought to be Mary Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth of Scrooby, and in 1965 John G. Hunt presented his case in favor of this identity [TAG 41:1-5, 63], but this claim was rejected by Rubincam and others, and Hunt himself has now given up this position. He has, however, published a pamphlet claiming that she was a certain Mary Wyrrall, based on the appearance in a will of a bequest to "Mary Butho," which Hunt took be a variant of Brewster resulting from a speech defect in the person dictating the will [John G. Hunt, Of Mary Brewster: The Identity of Mary, Wife of Elder William BREWSTER of the Mayflower Voyage of 1620 from Plymouth, England, to New Plymouth, New England (Bowling Green, Virginia, 1984)]. Eugene A. Stratton reviewed this volume negatively in 1985 [Detroit Society for Genealogical Research Magazine 48:135-36], to which Hunt responded with a supplement to his pamphlet [Of Mary Brewster, part two (Bowling Green, Virginia, August 1985]. The maiden surname of Mary, wife of Elder Brewster, remains unknown. (Hunt has published other articles on various aspects of William Brewster's life, which, as with all of Hunt's work, need to be used with caution: "'Master Williamson' of the Mayflower" [NGSQ 62:88-90]; "The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower" [NEHGR 124:250-56]; "Mary Stubbe - A Connection of Elder William Brewster?" [NEHGR 128:288-90].)

A number of other children have been proposed for William Brewster, although there is no reason to accept any of these proposals. Jacobus in 1936 disposed of the claimed connections between William Brewster of Plymouth and Francis Brewster of New Haven and his son Nathaniel [TAG 12:199-210, 13:8-21, 113-116]. Mary Walton Ferris proposed a son Edward, for whom there is no evidence [Dawes-Gates 2:151].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: Emma C. Brewster Jones published early in this century a serviceable genealogy of the family [The Brewster Genealogy, 1566-1907 ... , 2 volumes (New York 1908)]. Among the many versions of the family published in all-my-ancestor volumes the most complete is that of Mary Walton Ferris [Dawes-Gates 2: 142-56].

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants published in its "Mayflower Families in Progress" series an accounting of the first four generations of descendants of William Brewster, prepared by Barbara Lambert Merrick, the third edition of which was published in 2000. Two additional volumes by the same compiler were published in 1999 and 2000, the first of these on the fifth-generation descendants of son Jonathan Brewster, and the second on the fifth-generation descendants of daughter Patience (Brewster) Prence.

In 1985 and 1986 Jeremy D. Bangs published a three-part article presenting and discussing all known documents naming Jonathan Brewster in Leiden [MQ 51:161-67, 52:6-16, 57-63]. Bangs examined the claim made by the Dexters that Jonathan Brewster had an earlier wife and child while residing in Leiden and determined that the records cited by the Dexters did not pertain to Jonathan Brewster. 

Family

Governor Thomas Prence b. c 1600, d. 29 Mar 1673
Marriage*5 August 1624 She married Governor Thomas Prence, son of Thomas Prence IV and Elizabeth Todlerby, on 5 August 1624 at Plymouth, Plymouth Co, MAG
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