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John L. Brewer, I (VA)

Also Known As: "John Brewer"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Place of Burial: Isle of Wight County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Brewer, I and Mary Drake
Husband of Mary Grove and Margery Graves
Father of Frances Brewer; John L. Brewer II (of VA); John Brewer and John Brewer, II
Brother of Thomas Brewer

Occupation: Merchant and Grocer in Bartholomew Lane, London, Merchant in Bartholomew Lane in London England, Stepchild-House of Burgesses-State Legislature VA 1629-1630
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About John L. Brewer, I (VA)

http://mjgen.com/brewer/brewer.html

1st generation:

William Brewer was born 1520 and died 1618 (age 98). He married Deannes Baker. They had a son: Thomas

2nd generation:

Thomas Brewer was born in 1540 in Somerset, England and died in 1637, probably in London. He married Mary Drake. He lived in Chard, England and later moved to London. His sons were John & Thomas.

3rd generation:

John Brewer I was born in 1565 and died in 1635 in Virginia. He married Mary Grove (daughter of Ralph). He was a merchant and grocer in Bartholomew Lane, London, and a citizen of eminence and respectability in the City of London. John and Mary could have emigrated to Virginia with their 3 children before 1622 as there was a Petition in that year of Captain Francis West, Captain William Claybourne, John Brewer, Robert Sweet and William Capps, gents, ancient planters and adventurer in New England, for the remission of heavy duties on tobacco.

John Brewer was the owner of two large estates, Brewers Neck (which is between Brewer's and Chuckatuck Creeks) and a tract in "Stanley Hundred" or "Brewer's Burrough" on Warwick River, Virginia, just across the James River from Jamestown. He was a Representative from Warwick in 1629-30 to the Virginia House of Burgesses. He was a member of the Governor's Council 1632-34, and a man of power and influence.

  He and Mary had 3 children: John II, Roger & Margaret (and maybe Mary).

John Brewer made his will Sept. 4th 1631 as a 'citizen and grocer of London' which was filed in London 06 May 1635. for there was no recognized probate court in Virginia. It was probated 13th May 1636 as follows:

    "To be buried without any mourning apparel or gowns given to any but those of mine own household.
    To my dearly beloved father Thomas Brewer, eight pounds yearly [..as long as h shoul live]
    To my son John Brewer my plantation in Virginia called 'Stanley hundred' also 'Brewer's Burough' only the third part of the profits thereof during the life of Mary my wife I give to her and also the third part of my goods and chattels, beside which is also due by the custom of London.
  To my son Roger Brewer and my daughter Margaret Brewer forth pounds apiece payable at marriage or when 21.
  To my brother Thomas Brewer 40 sh and to each of his children 10 sh.
  The residue to my said children John, Roger and Margaret, they to be executors, but as they are now young, I appoint my wife Mary and my loving uncle Roger Drake, citizen and clothmaker of London, to be overseers and guardians of my children; to each of them 40 sh to buy them a ring.
  [Testator died in Virginia]"

John Brewer I died in Virginia in 1635 and his widow soon afterwards married Rev. Thomas Butler "Clark and Parson of Denbie", or later Warwick County. Thomas died in 1637.

4th generation:

John Brewer II, married Anne Skinner(?). He settled on the 1000-acre grant of his step-father, Rev. Thomas Butler. He also held his father's plantation "Stanley Hundred" in Warwick. He served in the House of Burgesses from 1637 to 1658 (like his father). He and Anne had several sons, including John Brewer III, and probably Thomas and Paul.

5th generation:

John Brewer III was born in 1635 in Virginia. He died in 1701 in Isle of Wight County, Va. His wife's name is unknown. His only known child was George. These are also probably his sons: John, Peter, James, Horace & William

6th generation:

George G. Brewer (son of John Brewer III) b abt 1685 in Isle of Wight Co, VA, married Sarah Lanier. Sarah was born abt 1686 in Charles City County, Virginia abt 1686, the daughter of John Lanier, Jr. and Sarah Edmunds, the widow of William Edmunds. Sarah died between 1724 and 1729. George's will (1744) names ten children by his wife, Sarah. George died Aug. 2, 1744 in Surrey Co, VA

Children: (birthdates vary)

1. William Brewer, b abt 1706, m Ann ?

2. Oliver Brewer, b abt 1708, m Rebecca Smith, d 1792, ch: George, Oliver, Christopher, Frances, Hannah, William, Henry, Rebecca, Edward (1762-1845 Rev. War soldier)

3. Henry Brewer, b abt 1710, m Mary ? ; His will was written in 1778. He patented land in North Carolina in 1756 & 1759. He was on the poll Tax list for 1755 Orange Co, NC. Ch: George, Henry, Hubbard, Isaac, Oliver, sarah, Amanda Rebecca, Frances, Mary, Ann (m ? Parker), Allison

4. Nathaniel Brewer, b abt 1710; ch: David, Nathaniel

5. Sarah Brewer, b abt 1712; m Matthew Vick

6. Lanier Brewer, b abt 1714; m Joanna ?; ch: Lanier Brewer Jr, b abt 1746. Lanier Jr is said to have had 30 sons, but only John and George are certain, others may be Henry M, Wiley, Solomon, Cornelius & Julius

7. George Brewer Jr. , b abt 1716, m Mary ?, d 1757; ch: Rawle, George III, Matthew, John

8. Nicholas Brewer, b abt 1718, m Sarah ?, ch: William

9. John Brewer, b abt 1720, m Mary ?

10. Howell Brewer, b abt 1722, m Marian ?

After Sarah's death abt 1727, he married Alice Burrell and they had 2 more children:

11. Burwell Brewer, b abt 1730

12. Joseph Brewer, b abt 1732

Not sure who this is:

1740 - On July 16, 1740, Thomas Cowan of Bartie Precinct, NC appointed Howel Brewer of Brunswick County, Va as his attorney to represent him over some cattle he had raised for James Wyche. Witnesses were: William (x) Brewer and James (x) Wise.

Reference:In the House of Brewer" by Edward Denton brewer, 'Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County Virginia" by John Bennett Boddie, "Marriage of some Virginia Residents 1607-1800" Volume I Surnames a-d by Dorthy Ford Wulfeck. The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660" by Peter Wilson Coldhame

John Brewer - I was born ca 1565 in London, England, and died in 1635 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He married Mary Gove, daughter of Raplh Grove of the Temple and of Cantebury. he was a merchant and grocer in Bartholomew Lane, London a citizen of eminence and respectability in the City of London He emigrated to Virginia with his wife and three children before 1622 as there was a Petition in that year of Captain Francis West, Captain William Claybourne, John Brewer, Robert Sweet and william Capps, gents ancient planters and adventurer in New England (sic), for the remission of heavy duties on tabacco. John Brewer was the owner of two large estates, Brewers Neck and a tract in Staley Hundred or "Brewer's Bourrough" on Warwick River, Virginia just across the James River from Jamestown. He was a Representative from Warwick in 1629-30 to the Virginia House of Burgesses, which met in the wooden church in Old Jamestown. He was a member of the Governor's Council 1632-34, and a man of power and influence. his will was written 4 September 1631 and was filed in London 6 May 1635. For there was no recognized probate court in Virginia. After John died, his widow, Mary, soon afterwards married Reverend Thomas Butler 'Clark and Parson of Denbie." Thomas Butler died in 1637 and his will was probated in London in the same year. he left no children.

An argument has been put forth that John, through his mother, Mary Drake, was a relative of Sir Francis Drake of Spanish Armada fame, and could have know Sir Francis. In the age of both is right plus John named a son Francis. There is an account of a John Brewer as a Co adventurer on Drake's famous voyage (beginning 13 Dec 1577 ending in 26 Sept. 1580) of circumnavigation, serving as Drakes' trumpeter and trusted companion. There was also an acocunt of a Thomas Brewer being killed and eaten by natives, At the voyages end, Drake sent John Brewer to inform Queen Elizabeth I of their triumph. In 1685, Sir Francis sailed to the West Indies, to the coast of Hispaniola, to Cartagena, to Florida dn then to Virginia with stores for Raleigh's colony. In the disheartened colonists persuaded Drake to take them back to England, which he idh, reaching Portsmouth on 28 July 1586. When the Spanish Armada in 1588 attacked England, John brewer's name does not appear. Sir Francis Drake died in 1696

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John & Mary (Faucett) Brewer left England in 1624 for Virginia. John Brewer owned a plantation here in Virginia, which was

called, "Brewer's Burrough".

1629 -1630 Served in the Virginia House of Burgess

1632 - 1634 He served on the governor’s council.

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                                                                               _William Brewer   
                                                                              |  b.1548
                                                  _Thomas Brewer______________|  d.1618                
                                                 | b.1572-1582                | 
                                                 |   Somerset, England        |
                       _John Brewer I___________ | d.Sep 4, 1637 Warwick, VA  |_Deannes Baker__________Richard Baker 
                      | b.Abt 1594 in London     |                               b.1550
                      |  England                 |                               d.1614
                      | d.1636 Brewer's Neck, VA |
_John Brewer _________|                          |                             _Richard Drake

| b.1619 St. Vedant, | | _Ann Drake ________________|

| London, England | | b.1577-1582 London, England|_Christian Fawcett

| d.Jun 23, 1684 |_Mary Drake/Grove _______ | d. Unknown

| Ipswich, Essex, MA b. Bef. 1600

| d. Unknown

|

|--Hanna (Anna) Brewer

| b.Jan 18, 1644/45 Cambridge, MA

| m.Feb 25, 1663/64 Charleston/Sudbury, MA

| d.Sep 11 1697 in Lancaster, MA

| (killed by Indians)

| Spouse: Daniel (2) Goble

|

|

|_Anne Skinner _

 b.Abt 1622 in England  
 d.Bef 1646 Ipswich, Essex, MA
                                         

Sources:

   * J. R. Planche, The Conqueror and His Companions, Vol 1, page 126.
   * Signe N. Parrish
   * Edward Denton Brewer, In the House of Brewer.
   * Joyce A. Hughes, Ancestry of Charles H. Brewer.
   * Jean Coddington Bogart - Hacienda Heights, CA
   * James A. Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, (1969, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD)
   * Dorothy Hand Dymond, Genealogy of the Hand Family and Related Families, (Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, MD 1982), says about 1620 in Cambridge, England.
   * LDS FamilySearch® Ancestral Files
   * NEHGR, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, page 424
   * Arlene Onken
   * By Andrew Henshaw Ward, A.M., A Genealogical History Of The Rice Family Descendants Of Deacon Edmund Rice, (Boston C. Benjamin Richardson 1858).
   * Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, (Gen. Publishing Co., 1981), page 67.
   * George W. Goble, The Goble Family, (1952, Not published).
   * Norma Goble Boykiw, Goble Families, NB, (1976 by Himes printing Company, State College, PA).
   * THE BATTLE ABBEY ROLL by Duchess of Cleveland, Vol 1, pp 183-4
   * Marilyn Duncan, Ancestors of Robert Christian Potts
   * A Rich Harvest, The History, Buildings, and People of Lincoln, Massachusetts, by John C. MacLean, 1987 

-------------------- John Brewer I was born in 1565 and died in 1635 in Virginia. He married Mary Grove (daughter of Ralph). He was a merchant and grocer in Bartholomew Lane, London, and a citizen of eminence and respectability in the City of London. John and Mary could have emigrated to Virginia with their 3 children before 1622 as there was a Petition in that year of Captain Francis West, Captain William Claybourne, John Brewer, Robert Sweet and William Capps, gents, ancient planters and adventurer in New England, for the remission of heavy duties on tobacco. John Brewer was the owner of two large estates, Brewers Neck (which is between Brewer's and Chuckatuck Creeks) and a tract in "Stanley Hundred" or "Brewer's Burrough" on Warwick River, Virginia, just across the James River from Jamestown. He was a Representative from Warwick in 1629-30 to the Virginia House of Burgesses. He was a member of the Governor's Council 1632-34, and a man of power and influence.

  He and Mary had 3 children: John II, Roger & Margaret (and maybe Mary).

John Brewer made his will Sept. 4th 1631 as a 'citizen and grocer of London' which was filed in London 06 May 1635. for there was no recognized probate court in Virginia. It was probated 13th May 1636 as follows:

    "To be buried without any mourning apparel or gowns given to any but those of mine own household.
    To my dearly beloved father Thomas Brewer, eight pounds yearly [..as long as h shoul live]
    To my son John Brewer my plantation in Virginia called 'Stanley hundred' also 'Brewer's Burough' only the third part of the profits thereof during the life of Mary my wife I give to her and also the third part of my goods and chattels, beside which is also due by the custom of London.
  To my son Roger Brewer and my daughter Margaret Brewer forth pounds apiece payable at marriage or when 21.
  To my brother Thomas Brewer 40 sh and to each of his children 10 sh.
  The residue to my said children John, Roger and Margaret, they to be executors, but as they are now young, I appoint my wife Mary and my loving uncle Roger Drake, citizen and clothmaker of London, to be overseers and guardians of my children; to each of them 40 sh to buy them a ring.
  [Testator died in Virginia]"

-------------------- John Brewer I

Parents: Thomas Brewer & unknown

Spouse: Margery Graves

Children: John Brewer II (b. @1600

Sources: http://www.serenitygate.com/finan/fam00118.html

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John L. Brewer, I (VA)'s Timeline

1565
1565
London, England
1593
1593
Age 28
London, UK
1594
October 14, 1594
Age 29
London, Middlesex, UK
1604
1604
Age 39
1614
April 11, 1614
Age 49
London, Middlesex, England
April 11, 1614
Age 49
London, Middlesex, England
1635
May 13, 1635
Age 70
Isle of Wight County, Virginia
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Isle of Wight County, Virginia