About William Brewster, of Duxbury
Deacon William Brewster was born in 1645, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA and died 3 Nov 1723, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA.
Parents: Love Brewster (1611->1650) and Sarah Collier (~1615-1691)
- on 2 Jan 1672 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony to Lydia Partridge (d. 1742/3). She was the daughter of George Partridge & Sarah Tracy.
8 children include:
- Sarah (1674-)
- Nathaniel (1676-<1755)
- Lydia (1680-)
- William (1683-1768)
- Mercy (1685-)
- Benjamin (1688-)
- Joseph (1693-1767)
- Joshua (~1698-1776)
Brewster Genealogy, pp. 39-40:
“The inscription on his gravestone in the old cemetery at South Duxbury, Mass., says: ‘Here lyes ye body of Deacon William Brewster / who departed this life Novbr ye 3d 1723 / aged near 78 year.’
“William Brewster lived at Duxbury and was ‘a worthy man, who was often employed to good advantage in the civil affairs of the town.’ He was made a freeman in 1689. For many years he was a deacon of the church at Duxbury. He was an extensive land owner and he distributed the land by deeds ‘for love to his sons.’”