"Deacon" William Brewster

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William Brewster, of Duxbury

Also Known As: "Bruister"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Plymouth, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: South Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Love Brewster, "Mayflower" Passenger and Sarah Park
Husband of Lydia Brewster and Deborah Brewster
Father of Benjamin Brewster; Nathaniel Brewster; William Brewster; Mercy Brewster; Benjamin Brewster and 2 others
Brother of Sarah Bartlett; Nathaniel Brewster; Wrestling Brewster and Jonathan Brewster
Half brother of Sarah Parke

Occupation: carpenter
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About "Deacon" William Brewster

Mayflower descendant - his grandparents were Pilgrims Mary & William Brewster. -tcd

Deacon William Brewster was born in 1645, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA and died 3 Nov 1723, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., MA.

Parents: Love Brewster (1611->1650) and Sarah Collier (~1615-1691)


  1. on 2 Jan 1672 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony to Lydia Partridge (d. 1742/3). She was the daughter of George Partridge & Sarah Tracy.

8 children include:

  1. Sarah (1674-)
  2. Nathaniel (1676-<1755)
  3. Lydia (1680-)
  4. William (1683-1768)
  5. Mercy (1685-)
  6. Benjamin (1688-)
  7. Joseph (1693-1767)
  8. Joshua (~1698-1776)


Brewster Genealogy, pp. 39-40:

“The inscription on his gravestone in the old cemetery at South Duxbury, Mass., says: ‘Here lyes ye body of Deacon William Brewster / who departed this life Novbr ye 3d 1723 / aged near 78 year.’

“William Brewster lived at Duxbury and was ‘a worthy man, who was often employed to good advantage in the civil affairs of the town.’ He was made a freeman in 1689. For many years he was a deacon of the church at Duxbury. He was an extensive land owner and he distributed the land by deeds ‘for love to his sons.’”


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"Deacon" William Brewster's Timeline

Plymouth, Massachusetts
November 8, 1676
Age 31
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, USA
May 4, 1683
Age 38
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, USA
December 7, 1685
Age 40
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, USA
July 7, 1688
Age 43
July 7, 1688
Age 43
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, USA
March 17, 1694
Age 49
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Age 53
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA, USA
November 3, 1723
Age 78
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts