Love Brewster, "Mayflower" Passenger (1611 - 1650) MP

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Nicknames: "Love (Of God) Brewster"
Birthplace: Leyden, South Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in Duxbury, Plymouth , Massachusetts
Occupation: "Mayflower" passenger, farmer, land owner, deacon
Managed by: Daniel Robert May
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About Love Brewster, "Mayflower" Passenger

Love Brewster Mayflower Passenger, was born about 1611, in Leiden, Holland and died between 6 October 1650 and 31 January 1650/1, Duxbury, Plymouth Colony. His will was exhibited at the general court of New Plymouth on 4 March 1650.

Parents: 5th child of Elder William Brewster (ca. 1650-1643), Mayflower Passenger and Mary, his wife.

Married:

  1. on 15 May 1634 at Plymouth Colony to Sarah Collier (1616-1691). She was the daughter of William Collier and Jane Clark.

4 children of Sarah Collier and Love Brewster include:

  1. Sarah, born ca. 1635
  2. Nathaniel, called "eldest son," born ca. 1637
  3. William, born ca. 1645[10]
  4. Wrestling

Brief Biography

According to MayflowerHistory.com

Love Brewster was born in Leiden, Holland, to parents William and Mary Brewster. His father William was the Elder of the congregation, and in Leiden was a teacher of English and also published books on religion and theology (most of which were illegally sent into England).

At the age of about 9, he came with his father and mother on the Mayflower to Plymouth. He married Sarah Collier in Plymouth on 15 May 1634. Sarah was the daughter of William Collier, one of the investors, or Merchant Adventurers, an initial shareholder in the Plymouth Plantation. Love became a freeman (able to vote and hold land) in the Plymouth Colony on 2 March 1635/6, and was a volunteer to fight in the Pequot War of 1637, but Plymouth Colony's volunteers were not needed. He raised his family in the town of Duxbury, volunteered for the militia under Captain Myles Standish, and lived out his life in the town. His wife Sarah survived him for about thirty more years, dying on 26 April 1691.

Will

The last Will and Testament of Love Brewster Deseassed exhibited at the generall Court holden at New Plym: the 4th of March 1650 upon the oath of Captaine Miles Standish

Witnesseth these psents that I Love Brewster of Duxburrow in New England and in the goverment of New Plym: being in pfect memory doe ordeaine & appoint this to bee my last will and Testamente And first my will is that if the lord shall please to take mee out of this life that my body bee buried in a decent mannor and that my funerall expences bee taken out of my whole estate; Next my will is; That all my Just and lawfull debts bee paied out of the Remainder of my said estate allso I give unto my Children that is to say Nathaniell Willam Wrasteling and Sara each of them a kettle and further my will is that my three sonns shall have each of them a peece that is to say a gun; allso I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sara Brewster all the Residue of my whole estate both goods and Chattles and land at Duxburrow for her bringing up of her and my Children the time of her life and after her decease I doe give the aforsaid lands to my eldest sonn and heire apparent Nathaniell Brewster and in Case god should take him away out of this life without Issew I give and bequeath the said lands at Duxburrow to my second sonn Willam Brewster and in like case to my youngest sonn Wresteling Brewster; And for those books I have that my wife would destribute them to herselfe and Children at her discresion allso my will is and I doe by the same give unto my three sonns equally to be devided amongst them all such land as of Right due to mee by Purchase and first coming into the land Which was in the yeare 1620 allso I doe make Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Sara Brewster sole executrix of this my last will and Testament in Witnes Wherof I have put to my hand and Seale this sixt of october 1650

Witness heerunto

Love Brewster

Myles Standish

Links

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_Brewster
  2. http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/Passengers/LoveBrewster.php
  3. http://www.mayflowerhistory.com/PrimarySources/WillsAndProbates/LoveBrewster.php

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Love Brewster, "Mayflower" Passenger's Timeline

1611
1611
Leyden, South Holland, The Netherlands
1611
Scrooby, Nottingham, England
1611
Scrooby, Yorkshire, England
1611
Scrooby, Yorkshire, England
1611
Prob. Leyden, Holland
1611
Scrooby, Yorkshire, England
1611
Scrooby, Yorkshire, England
1620
1620
Age 9
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA
1620
Age 9
1620
Age 9
Plymouth, Plymouth, MA