John Brewster, Sr

John Brewster, Sr

Wolfeboro, Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 13 Jan 1886 (aged 72–73)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Larch Avenue, Lot 1099
Memorial ID 135502830 · View Source
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Boston Banker
Interred 1/16/1886
John Brewster
Massachusetts, Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910
birth: 1813
death: 13 January 1886
father: George
mother: Betsey
Interesting information on the home of John Brewster Esq in Cambridge, Massachusetts:

At high tide the Lechmere mansion (built and occupied by Richard Lechmere and Mary Lechmere) at the corner of Brattle and Sparks streets was shut off by the Great Marsh and could only be reached by boat from Boston, or by bridge from the Charlestown side over Willis Creek. It was called Lechmere Point, and on April 18, 1775, Lt. Col. Smith of the 10th, landed 800 British soldiers there. One man became ill and made his way to the Lechmere house from which the alarm was raised to send the Cambridge Company quickly on the way to Concord. After the Revolution, when the Lechmeres had gone to England and the house belonged to Jonathan Sewell, he sold it to Thomas Lee who had occupied an estate in Pomfret, Connecticut, where he had lived like a squire raising hunting dogs for fox hunts. He moved into the home in 1779. The home was later occupied by Andrew Cabot and John Brewster Esq. (History of Cambridge, MA, p. 170, 184).

During the Revolution this home was made the prison of Baron Von Riedsel and his wife. Mrs. Von Riedsel reported in her diary that no prison term could have been more enjoyable than theirs at the Lechmere home. They were treated as one of the family. In the afternoon the family all gathered for entertainment, dancing, singing, games, etc.. Mrs. Von Riedsel said she'd never seen a closer family group. (Boston - G. B. Warden: 200 Years Ago, or, A Brief History of Cambridgeport and East Cambridge)

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John Brewster died Jan 13 1886 aged 73 years

Gravesite Details Photo at right--Lechmere-Riedesel House 149 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA; original Lechmere Mansion torn down & replaced with this home.



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