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Mary Brewster, "Mayflower" passenger

Nicknames: "Mary Wentworth", "Mary Love", "Mayflower"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Perhaps of , Scrooby, Nottinghamshire , England
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Mary Brewster's Unknown Father and Mary Brewster's Unknown Mother
Wife of WILLIAM BREWSTER and "Elder" William Brewster, "Mayflower" Passenger
Mother of Love Brewster, "Mayflower" Passenger; Jonathan Brewster; Patience Prence; son Brewster; Fear Allerton and 2 others

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About Mary Brewster, "Mayflower" passenger

Birth: 1570 Death: Apr. 17, 1627 Plymouth Plymouth County Massachusetts, USA

Pilgrim Elder William Brewster married by 1593 Mary _____, and she & two of their sons accompanied him on the MAYFLOWER. She died at Plymouth 17 April 1627. They had 6 children: Jonathan, Patience Prence, Fear Allerton, Love, a child buried at St. Pancras in Leiden, & Wrestling. The quest for the identity of Mary, the wife of William Brewster, has attracted the attention of many genealogists, but as yet without a definitive result. For some time she had been thought to be Mary Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth of Scrooby, and in 1965 John G. Hunt presented his case in favor of this identity, but this claim was rejected by Rubincam and others, and Hunt himself has now given up this position. He has, however, published a pamphlet claiming that she was a certain Mary Wyrrall, based on the appearance in a will of a bequest to "Mary Butho," which Hunt took to be a variant of Brewster resulting from a speech defect in the person dictating the will [John G. Hunt, Of Mary Brewster: The Identity of Mary, Wife of Elder William BREWSTER of the Mayflower Voyage of 1620 from Plymouth, England, to New Plymouth, New England. Eugene A. Stratton reviewed this volume negatively in 1985, to which Hunt responded with a supplement to his pamphlet. The maiden surname of Mary, wife of Elder Brewster, remains unknown. (Hunt has published other articles on various aspects of William Brewster's life which, as with all of Hunt's work, need to be used with caution: "Master Williamson' of the Mayflower;" "The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower;" "Mary Stubbe - A Connection of Elder William Brewster?") A number of other children have been proposed for William Brewster. Jacobus in 1936 disposed of the claimed connections between William Brewster of Plymouth and Francis Brewster of New Haven and his son Nathaniel. Mary Walton Ferris proposes a son Edward.


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[Note that Mary's last name has never been irrevocably proved and often appears incorrectly} Among possible names have been Mary Wentworth, Mary Stubbe (NEHGR 128:289, Supplement to Torrey, Sanborn, p. 24).

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Birth: 1570 Death: Apr. 17, 1627 Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA

Pilgrim Elder William Brewster married by 1593 Mary _____, and she & two of their sons accompanied him on the MAYFLOWER. She died at Plymouth 17 April 1627. They had 6 children: Jonathan, Patience Prence, Fear Allerton, Love, a child buried at St. Pancras in Leiden, & Wrestling.

The quest for the identity of Mary, the wife of William Brewster, has attracted the attention of many genealogists, but as yet without a definitive result. For some time she had been thought to be Mary Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth of Scrooby, and in 1965 John G. Hunt presented his case in favor of this identity, but this claim was rejected by Rubincam and others, and Hunt himself has now given up this position. He has, however, published a pamphlet claiming that she was a certain Mary Wyrrall, based on the appearance in a will of a bequest to "Mary Butho," which Hunt took to be a variant of Brewster resulting from a speech defect in the person dictating the will [John G. Hunt, Of Mary Brewster: The Identity of Mary, Wife of Elder William BREWSTER of the Mayflower Voyage of 1620 from Plymouth, England, to New Plymouth, New England. Eugene A. Stratton reviewed this volume negatively in 1985, to which Hunt responded with a supplement to his pamphlet. The maiden surname of Mary, wife of Elder Brewster, remains unknown. (Hunt has published other articles on various aspects of William Brewster's life which, as with all of Hunt's work, need to be used with caution: "Master Williamson' of the Mayflower;" "The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower;" "Mary Stubbe - A Connection of Elder William Brewster?")

A number of other children have been proposed for William Brewster. Jacobus in 1936 disposed of the claimed connections between William Brewster of Plymouth and Francis Brewster of New Haven and his son Nathaniel. Mary Walton Ferris proposes a son Edward.


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Spouse:   William Brewster (1566 - 1644)

Children:
 Patience Brewster Prence (1590 - 1634)*
 Jonathan Brewster (1593 - 1659)*
 Fear Brewster Allerton (1606 - 1634)*
 Love Brewster (1611 - 1651)*
 Wrestling Brewster (1614 - ____)*

Burial: Unknown


Find A Grave Memorial# 34836091

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Sometime before 1593, in England, William Brewster married Mary "Mayflower" Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth, Esquire (1522–1574), and Grace Gascoigne (1532–1574).[20][21][22][23][24] She was born in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England in 1569. She 'dyed at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 17 April 1627.' (Brewster Book).* Bradford says that, though she died ' long before' her husband, 'yet she dyed aged,' but by her affidavit of 1609 she was less than sixty years of age and it is probable that her ' great & continuall labours, with others crosses, and sorrows, hastened it (t. a. old age) before y* time.'[25]

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  • Mary Brewster (ca. 1569 – April 17, 1627) was a Pilgrim and one of the women on the Mayflower. She was the wife of Elder William Brewster and the mother of six of his children (one of whom died in infancy and another of whom, Wrestling Brewster, never married). She is an ancestor of possibly millions of people living in America today.
  • Mary married John Simkinson and had two children. He died shortly, leaving Mary a widow. The widowed Mary later married a man named William Brewster in 1589. They had six children; Jonathan, Patience Prence, Fear Allerton, Love, and unnamed child(she died too early to be given a name), and Wrestling. They lived as a family in Holland until Mary and William decided to leave, and find a place of peace with other members of their church. Love and Wrestling were the only two children who went with Mary and William on the voyage(a good 31 years after their marriage). The other children followed on other ships. Mary was 51 when the voyage began. Mary was one of the only four women to survive the first winter. She survived long enough to cook the first thanksgiving.
  • Mary’s husband was the patriarch for the pilgrims. He was their Ruling Elder from 1609 to 1644(the year he died). In fact, his gravestone reads: “In Memoriam Elder William Brewster Patriarch of the Pilgrims And Their Ruling Elder 1609-1644 Outstanding Leader of Pilgrim Movement…”
  • There is a lot of speculation over Mary Brewster's maiden name. She is believed to have been born in Scrooby, England, and to have married Brewster about 1591. Her name is often given as Mary Love Wentworth, Mary Love Brewster, Mary Love, Mary (Mayflower) Brewster, or Mary Wyrral. She was the daughter of Thomas Wentworth and Alice Gascoigne.
  • From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Brewster

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  • Mary WENTWORTH
  • Born: 1569
  • Died: 17 Apr 1627, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts
  • Father: Thomas WENTWORTH (Sir)
  • Mother: Grace GASCOIGNE
  • Married: William BREWSTER 1591
  • Children:
    • 1. Johnatan BREWSTER
    • 2. Love BREWSTER
    • 3. Patience BREWSTER
    • 4. Fear BREWSTER
    • 5. Elizabeth BREWSTER
  • From: http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/WENTWORTH.htm#Mary WENTWORTH1

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Mary Brewster, "Mayflower" passenger's Timeline

1568
1568
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire , England
1569
1569
Age 1
Scrooby,Yorkshire,England
1590
1590
Age 22
Scrooby, Nottingham, England
1593
August 12, 1593
Age 25
Nottingham, England
1595
1595
Age 27
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
1599
1599
Age 31
Leiden, Leiden, South Holland, The Netherlands
1606
1606
Age 38
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
1609
June 20, 1609
Age 41
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1611
1611
Age 43
Leyden, South Holland, The Netherlands
1614
1614
Age 46
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands