Jonathan BREWSTER

Male 1593 - 1659  (65 years)


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  • Name Jonathan BREWSTER  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 12 Aug 1593  Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Fact Became a Dutch citizen Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Service 1637  [4
    Military Commissioner in the Pequot War 
    Occupation 1639  [4
    Served as deputy of General Court of Plymouth Colony 
    Occupation 1641  [4
    Served as deputy of General Court of Plymouth Colony 
    Military Service 1643  [4
    Member of Captain Myles Standish's Duxbury Company 
    Occupation 1644  [4
    Served as deputy of General Court of Plymouth Colony 
    Died 07 Aug 1659  Norwich, New London, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried Brewster Cemetery, Brewster's Neck, Preston, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Jonathan came in the ship Fortune in November, 1621. He married Lucretia. She was probable a sister of John Oldham, who came to Plymouth on his 'perticular', about 1623, and who was called 'brother' by Jonathan. About 1630 Jonathan removed his family to Duxbury, from which place he was deputy to the General Court, Plymouth Colony, 1639, 1641-1644. He then removed to New London, Conn., about 1649, and settled in that part which later established as Norwich, his farm lying in both towns. Here he was deputy to the General Court of the Colony of Connecticut, 1650, 1655-1658.

      In 1637 he was a military commissioner in the Pequot War; a member of the Duxbury Committee to raise forces in the Narragansett Alarm of 1642, and a member of Captain Myles Standish's Duxbury Company in the military enrollment of 1643.
      REF: Winsor's Hist. Duxbury, p. 90; Peirce's Col. Lists p. 75 and 84 and Genl. Reg. Soc. Col. War, 1899-1902, pg 576

      The descendants erected in the Brewster Cemetery, in 1855, a plain granite shaft about eight feet high, to the memory of Jonathan and his wife, Lucretia. A part of the inscription on the monument, referring to Jonahtan Brewster, says: "History speaks of his act," and to Lucretia Brewster there is the following: "A noble specimen of an enlightened, heroic Christian gentlewoman."

      The Brewster Cemetery is at Brewster's Neck, between Poquetanuck Cove and the Thames River, in Connecticut. It contains about one square acre and is surrounded by a substantial stone wall, which was rebuilt in 1903.

      Notes from William Brewster of the Mayflower and His Descendants for 4 Generations:
      1. One of the men who undertook to discharge the debts of Plymouth Colony.
      2. A freeman in 1633, he was active in the settlement of the town of Duxbury, Mass., incorporated June 7,1637.
      3. Served as a surveyor, laid out highways, practiced as an attorney, and was styled "gentleman".
      4. In 1638, established a ferry service to transport men and cattle across the North River. But sold this in 1641 to Messrs. Barker, Howell and others.
    Person ID I07757  Main Tree
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 

    Father Elder William BREWSTER,   b. Between 1566 and 1567, Doncaster, Yorkshrie, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1644, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary ?,   b. Between 1565 and 1569, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Between 1585 and 1586  [5
    Married Abt 1590  Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F04627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucretia OLDHAM,   b. Derby, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 04 Mar 1678 and 1679, Brewster's Neck, Preston, New London, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 Apr 1624  Plymouth, Conn. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Children 
     1. William BREWSTER,   b. 09 Mar 1625, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1658, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 32 years)  [Natural]
    +2. Mary BREWSTER,   b. 16 Apr 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 23 Nov 1697 and 1698, Probably Scituate, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
     3. Jonathan BREWSTER,   b. 17 Jul 1629, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 02 Jan 1659 and 1660  (Age 29 years)  [Natural]
     4. Ruth BREWSTER,   b. 03 Oct 1631, Jones River, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 30 Apr and 01 May 1677, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Benjamin BREWSTER,   b. 17 Nov 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., Massachsetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1710, Norwich, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Elizabeth BREWSTER,   b. 01 May 1637, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1708, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Grace BREWSTER,   b. 01 Nov 1639, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1684, New London, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Hannah BREWSTER,   b. 03 Nov 1641, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1711, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F04613  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S03436] The Brewster Genealogy 1566-1907 vol. 1, pg. 11-15.

    2. [S02649] Mayflower Descendents and Their Marriages for 2 Gen. After The Landing, pg 13-14.

    3. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.

    4. [S03585] Mayflower Families in Progress: William Brewster of the Mayflower & His Descendants for 4 Generations , Barbara Lambert Merrick/ E. Virginia Hunt, (General Society of Mayflower Descentants - Revised 3rd Edition 2000).

    5. [S02361] Genealogical Records: Pilgrim Genealogies and Histories, 1600s-1900s, Sons & Daughters of Pilgrims, Vol III.

    6. [S02018] Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines Volume II by Mary Walton Ferris.

    7. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connectict, Richard Anson Wheeler.