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William Brewster
Birth: 1566
Scrooby
Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Apr. 10, 1644
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA

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, MA was incorporated Febr 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 Sainets 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 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Wentworth Brewster (1570 - 1627)*
 
 Children:
  Patience Brewster Prence (____ - 1634)*
  Elizabeth Brewster Emerson (1584 - 1638)*
  Jonathan Brewster (1593 - 1659)*
  Fear Brewster Allerton (1606 - 1634)*
  Love Brewster (1611 - 1651)*
  Wrestling Brewster (1614 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Burial Hill
Plymouth
Plymouth County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Created by: LF
Record added: Oct 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16195888
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- Hope MELSON Larson
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014

- Gloria
 Added: Oct. 11, 2014
12th great grandfather. Thank you for your courageous journey. You will never be forgotten.
- Jean Gillis Vanasek
 Added: Oct. 1, 2014
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