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Jonathan Brewster

Male 1593 - 1659  (65 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Brewster 
    Born 12 Aug 1593  Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 04 Jan 1600  , Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Aug 1659  Brewsters Neck, Preston, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Aug 1659  Norwich, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: Bill DeCoursey decoursey@earthlink.net 1735 - 19th Terrace NW New Brighton, MN

      Jonathan BREWSTER, son of William and Mary BREWSTER, was born 12 Aug. 1593 at Scrooby, England. George F. Willison's SAINTS and STRANGERS (1945), p.39; THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.51, pp.161-167; v.52, pp.6-16,57-63,72-83.

      Jonathan BREWSTER might have married first in Leiden, Holland to --?--, who was buried, 10 May 1619, at Leiden, Holland. A child of Jonathan BREWSTER and his first wife (name unknown) may have been buried in Leiden, 27 November 1610. MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT, v.6, p.57; (but this is disputed) see THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.52, pp.57-63,74.

      Jonathan BREWSTER became a "burgher" (full citizen) at Leiden, Holland, 30 June 1617. His guarantors were Isaack De SYDE and Jan Sebastiaensz van HOUT. The register of new burghers lists Jonathan as "Jonathan Willemsz BRUSTER uut het Noortquartier in Engelant Lintwercker." "Lintwercker" means ribbon maker. THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.51, pp.162.

      Jonathan Willemsz BREWSTER, Marye BREWSTER, and Mary ALLERTON witnessed the betrothal of John REYNOLDS and Prudence GRINDON on 28 July 1617, at Leiden, Holland. John REYNOLDS was a printer in the employ of William BREWSTER. THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.51, pp.164. (Note: I wonder if the "Marye Brewster" mentioned as a witness in this record might have been the unknown first wife of Jonathan Brewster?)

      William BREWSTER, Jonathan BREWSTER, and John CARVER were witnesses to the reading and signing of the will of Thomas BREWER and his wife, Anna, Nee OFFLEY, drawn up on 7 December 1617. Thomas BREWER entered a business agreement with Jonathan BREWSTER regarding the manufacture and exportation of ribbons, and BREWER had helped finance William BREWSTER in the printing business. THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.52, No.1, pp.6-16.

      Jonathan BREWSTER, on 25 April 1618, had negotiated and witnessed a business arrangement between Edward TILLEY, serge worker, and TILLEY's apprentice, Robert HAGGES. HAGGES contract with TILLEY was to be modified to allow him to go to England to receive an inheritance. THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.52, No.1, pp.6-16.

      On 21 May 1618 Richard TYRILL, a merchant from Southampton, England, made a deposition at the request of Jonathan BREWSTER. TYRILL, aged around 40, stated that around six months previously, he had heard Thomas BORDGES, who was also a merchant living in England, say that BORDGES had sold all the goods he had from Jonathan BREWSTER for the price he had given BREWSTER in cash. THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.52, No.1, pp.6-16.

      On 27 August 1618, Jonathan BREWSTER, Isaac ALLERTON, Janneken HAZEL and Mary ALLERTON witnessed the betrothal of Edward WINSLOW and Elizabeth BARKER. THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.51, pp.165.

      The first wife of Jonathan BREWSTER was buried, 10 May 1619, at Leiden, Holland. (Was this the Marye Brewster who joined Jonathan in witnessing betrothal in 1617 - see above?)

      Jonathan BREWSTER, son of William BREWSTER, arrived on the ship "Fortune" on 9 November 1621; lived at Plymouth and Duxbury, Mass., and at Poquetannock (near New London, Conn.). Mather, Frederic G. THE REFUGEES of 1776 from LONG ISLAND to CONNECTICUT (1972 reprint of the 1913 edition), p.276; THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.51, pp.161-167; v.52, pp.6-16,57-63,72-83.

      Lucretia OLDHAM and her brother John OLDHAM came over from Derby, England, in the "Anne," arriving about 10 July 1623.

      Jonathan BREWSTER married (2nd?), 10 April 1624, at Plymouth, Mass., Lucretia OLDHAM, baptized in the Parish of All Saints, at Derby, England, 14 Jan. 1600, daughter of William and Phillipa (SOWTER) OLDHAM. Jonathan and Lucretia (OLDHAM) BREWSTER had children: William BREWSTER m.1651 Mary PEIME of London, England; Mary BREWSTER m.1645 John TURNER; Jonathan BREWSTER; Ruth BREWSTER (1631-1677) m. (1) John PICKET and (2) Charles HILL; Benjamin BREWSTER (1633-1710) m.1659/60 Ann (ADDIS) DARTE; Elizabeth BREWSTER (1637-1708) m. (1) Peter BRADLEY and (2) Christopher CROSTOPHERS; Grace BREWSTER (1639-1684) m.1559 Daniel WETHERELL; Hannah BREWSTER m. (1) Samuel STARR and (2) John THOMPSON. Caulkins' HISTORY OF NEW LONDON, pp.276,277,passim; Mather, Frederic G. THE REFUGEES of 1776 from LONG ISLAND to CONNECTICUT (1972 reprint of the 1913 edition), p.276; Wurts' MAGNA CHARTA, v.5, pp.1368-1370; THE MAYFLOWER QUARTERLY, v.52, No.2, pp.72-83.
    Person ID I597696  7_families
    Last Modified 5 May 2009 

    Father William Brewster, (Mayflower),   b. 1566-1567, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1643, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Mary (Wyrall?) Love,   b. 1569, , Leinceshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married Bef 1593  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F215520  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Betya Rabnitz,   b. Abt 1595,   bur. 10 May 1619, Leiden, Zuid Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F216957  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lucretia Oldham,   c. 14 Jan 1600, All Saints, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1678, New London, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1624  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F216958  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Aug 1593 - Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 04 Jan 1600 - , Derbyshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Apr 1624 - Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aug 1659 - Brewsters Neck, Preston, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Aug 1659 - Norwich, New London, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7685] William Brewster of the Mayflower and his descendants for four generations, Barbara Lambert Merrick, E. Virginia Hunt, (Plymouth, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c1994), 4 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S311] Mayflower Descendant, (Wheat Ridge, CO: Search & Research Publishing Corporation, 1996), 1:7 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S7685] William Brewster of the Mayflower and his descendants for four generations, Barbara Lambert Merrick, E. Virginia Hunt, (Plymouth, Mass. : General Society of Mayflower Descendants, c1994), 1 (Reliability: 3).