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Amy Weld (Clark)

Also Known As: "Amy Anne Brewster"
Birthdate: (32)
Birthplace: Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Death: July 13, 1598 (28-36)
Place of Burial: Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Wife of Edmund Weld
Mother of Daniel Welde; John Weld; Rev. Thomas Weld; Captain Benjamin Weld; Capt. Joseph Weld and 4 others

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About Amy Weld

Amye was born between 1566 and 1568. She died at England. She may have been Amy Brewster Clark.

On 12 Apr 1585 Edmund married Amy [Weld] in St Peters, Sudbury, Suffolk, Eng.

Their children include:

  1. Daniel Weld (ca 1586-22 Jul 1666)
  2. Rev. John Weld (ca 1591-bef 14 Aug 1665)
  3. Edmund Weld
  4. Rev. Thomas Weld (ca 1595-23 Mar 1660/1)
  5. Capt. Benjamin Weld (ca 1597-7 Oct 1646)
  6. Capt. Joseph Weld (ca 1599-Oct 1646)
  7. James Weld
  8. Mary Weld
  9. Elizabeth Weld


Disputed Parents In 1970 John G Hunt published an account of the family of William Brewster of Duncaster in NEHGR Volume 124 p 253 in 1970.[1] This was a follow-up article to his previously published treatment of this family published in 1965 in TAG Volume 41 p 1-5[2] In 2014 the General Society of Mayflower Descendants published the latest research on Elder William Brewster and the authors call these two articles the current state of research on this topic.[3]

William Brewster of Scrooby only had four children: William, John, James and Prudence. This is the family of a very important historical character and it should be as accurate as possible. A whole list of children are getting copied to GENI, Wikitree, Familysearch, Ancestry and Werelate, etc. and there is no evidence to support their existence. We should raise the bar. If we include a name or a profile in the family tree of the only college educated Mayflower Passenger then we had better pony up a solid source to back up that name or profile. John G Hunt lists no children named Millicent (Brewster) Eames, Elizabeth Brewster, Henry Brewster, Edward Brewster, or Amy (Brewster) Weld. As stated above 2014 the General Society of Mayflower Descendants published the latest research on Elder William Brewster and they called these two articles by John G Hunt the current state of research on this topic.[3] Therefore all profiles of children except for the three outlined by John G Hunt in NEHGR and TAG should be removed.


  • Born between 1567 - 71 from different sources.
  • Given name is written three different ways in marriage records to ‘’’Edmund Weld’’’, from different sources; ‘’’Amye Derselye’’’, ‘’’Amy Brewster’’’, ‘’’Amy Brewster Clark’’’.
  • Diaries and letters of Francis Minot Weld, M.D.: with a sketch of his life, a brief history and genealogy of the family of Weld
  • ‘’’Edmund’’’ was a Churchwarden of St. Peter's in 1598 and again in 1603. And was chosen as one of the overseers to assess the parish in 1599. ‘’’Edmund’’’ was the father of ‘’’Daniel’’’ (the schoolmaster), ‘’’Thomas’’’ (the minister), and ‘’’Joseph Weld’’’ (the merchant, and later captain in the militia), all 3 sons emigrated to Roxbury, Massachusetts about 1632-33
  • ‘’’Edmund's’’’ father, ‘’’Thomas’’’ was a linen draper and was licensed to eat flesh during Lent, 1590. this was usually granted to a sick person on a doctor's certificate. ‘’’Thomas Weld’’’, widower, was buried April 8, 1597.
  • ‘’’Hannah Johnson’’’ and ‘’’Polly Palmer’’’ with some of their kinsfolk and ‘’’Captain Joseph Weld’’’, born in Sudbury about 1601, emigrated to New England about 1635. His will was probated in Roxbury, MA in 1646. His brother, ‘’’Rev. Thomas Weld’’’, born in 1595, came to New England about 1632, and also another brother, ‘’’Daniel’’’, born in 1586.
  • These three brothers were the sons of ‘’’Edmund Weld’’’, ‘’Mercer of Sudbury, Suffolk’’ (b. 1559 - will 1608) and his wife, ‘’’Amy Brewster’’’.
  • ‘’’Edmund Weld’’’ and his sisters, ‘’’Mary’’’, b.1561, and ‘’’Prudence’’’, b. 1563, were the children of ‘’’Thomas Weld’’’, ‘’Draper of Sudbury’’, Suffolk, England, and he was born in 1535 and died 1597. The name of his wife is unknown, but she died in 1593.
  • ‘’’Thomas Weld’’’ had a brother, ‘’’John’’’, b.1530, a sister ‘’’Margaret’’’, b. 1535, and a sister, ‘’’Margery’’’, b. 1538, whose will was dated 1561. These four were the children of ‘’’John the Elder’’’ of Long Medford County, Suffolk, b. 1505 and whose will was dated 1551. The father of ‘’’John the Elder’’’ was born about 1475.


↑ John G Hunt "The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower" in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1970) Volume 124 p 250-254 link to article at AmericanAncestors ↑ John G Hunt, "New Light on the Brewsters of Scrooby and New England" in The American Genealogist (Demorest, Habersham, Georgia, United States: D.L. Jacobus, 1965) Vol 41 p 1-5 link ↑ 3.0 3.1 Merrick, Barbara Lambert, and E. Virginia Hunt. William Brewster of the Mayflower: and his descendants for four generations. (Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2014), p 1-2, 2014. The GSMD "Silver Book" Source: Suffolk, England, Extracted Parish Records Source: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Source: UK, Extracted Probate Records, 1269-1975 Source: Millennium File Source: S14 Source S13 Title: Ancestral File (R); Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998; Repository: #REPO13 Repository REPO13 Name: Family History Library; Address: 35 N West Temple Street; Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA Repository: #REPO13  

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Amy Weld's Timeline

Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Age 15
Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Age 17
Sudbury, Suffolk, England
February 11, 1585
Age 19
Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
May 3, 1586
Age 20
Of St. Peters, Sudsbury, Suffolk, Eng
March 17, 1587
Age 21
Sudbury, Suffolk, England
Age 26
Sudbury, Suffolk, x-England
July 1595
Age 29
Sudbury, Suffolk, England
July 13, 1598
Age 32