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Elizabeth Emerson (Brewster)

Birthplace: St.Michael, Stortford, Hertfordshire, Eng.
Death: Died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of unknown Brewster, of Bishops Stortford and wife of unknown Brewster, of Bishops Stortford
Wife of Thomas Emerson, Sr.
Mother of Robert Emerson, of Rowley; Rev. Joseph Emerson; Elizabeth Perrin; Rev. John Emerson; Benjamin Emerson and 9 others
Sister of Edward Brewster; Lowe Brewster; Johnathan Brewster; Patience Brewster; Fear Brewster and 4 others

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About Elizabeth Emerson

She is not a known daughter of Gov. William Brewster. Her parents are unknown.

(f/g) Elizabeth Brewster Emerson Birth: Jul. 26, 1584 Herefordshire, England Death: Aug. 10, 1638 Ipswich Essex County Massachusetts, USA

Thomas Emerson was baptized on 26 Jul 1584 at Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, where Thomas Emershonne married an Elizabeth Bruester on 1 Jul 1611.

Mayflower passenger William Brewster was from Scrooby, Nottinghamshire. Under current UK postal codes, though physically in Nottinghamshire, Scrooby is listed as Doncaster when looking for it on a site like Google maps. The distance between Scrooby and Stortford is about 135 miles.

Parish records for Scrooby, Notthinghamshire do not begin until 1695. The claim that William Brewster had a daughter Elizabeth who was born in Scrooby on the same day as Thomas Daman was baptized goes beyond the highly unlikely to the purely fictitious as there is not one single piece of documentary evidence to prove it. In this country, William Brewster was part of the Plymouth community, while Thomas and Elizabeth Emerson lived 65 miles north in Ipswich.

William Brewster died intestate, with his estate being left to his two surviving sons. While Bradford did write of William Brewster, "His daughters which came over after him are dead but have left sundry children alive," he was likely only referring to Patience (Brewster) Prence and Love (Brewster) Collier, who have well documented and proven connection.

With no documentation to support the conjecture that Elizabeth Brewster could have been a daughter of William Brewster, it just leaves the geographic evidence which shows this to be unlikely.

The Mayflower Society does not show William Brewster having a daughter Elizabeth, nor does The Great Migration Begins.

Submitted by Gar Watson

Family links:

 Thomas Emerson (1584 - 1666)
 Elizabeth Emerson Fuller Perrin*
 Robert Emerson (1612 - 1694)*
 Michael Emerson (1627 - 1709)*
 Joseph Emerson (1629 - 1694)*
 Nathaniel Emerson (1629 - 1712)

Burial: Unknown Created by: Bonnie Huish Record added: Jun 01, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 53116374 -tcd

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Elizabeth Emerson's Timeline

July 26, 1584
St.Michael, Stortford, Hertfordshire, Eng.
July 26, 1584
St Michaels, Stortford, Hertford, England
July 1, 1611
Age 26
May 24, 1612
Age 27
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
October 2, 1614
Age 30
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
October 19, 1615
Age 31
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
February 16, 1618
Age 33
Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
June 25, 1620
Age 35
Bishop's, Staffordshire, Hertfordshire, England
Age 38
Age 38
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England