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James Brewster

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Sutton, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Sutton, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Brewster, of Scrooby and Prudence Brewster
Husband of Mary Brewster
Father of Grace Glaive; Elizabeth Brewster; Susanna Brewster and Judith Oldfield
Brother of John Brewster, of Scrooby and Prudence Peck
Half brother of "Elder" William Brewster, "Mayflower" Passenger

Occupation: Vicar at Sutton-cum-Lound
Managed by: Neil Murphy
Last Updated:

About James Brewster, Vicar at Sutton-cum-Lound

Children of William Brewster and Prudence Unknown:

1. James Brewster died in 1613. He matriculated at Cambridge in 1582 and succeeded his uncle Henry as vicar at Sutton on Lound.

"By the 1590s, William Brewster's brother, James, was a rather rebellious Anglican priest, vicar of the parish of Sutton cum Lound, in Nottinghamshire. From 1594, it fell to James to appoint curates to Scrooby church so that Brewster, James and leading members of the Scrooby congregation were brought before the ecclesiastical court for their dissent. They were set on a path of separation from the Anglican Church. From about 1602, Scrooby Manor, Brewster's home, became a meeting place for the dissenting Puritans. In 1606, they formed the Separatist Church of Scrooby."

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From page 74 ... of Collections Concerning the Church Or Congregation of Protestant Separatists ... By Joseph Hunter

James Brewster succeeded Henry Brewster as Vicar of Sutton, and held the living till his death in January, 1613-4. He was buried at Sutton on the 14th of that month. 

His wife's name was Mary, and she is doubtless the "Mrs. Mary Brewster, widow," who was buried at Sutton, on April 7th, 1637. 

Their children, as they are to be collected from the Register of Sutton, were, 

  • Grace, baptized in 1600; 
  • Elizabeth, 1603; 
  • Susanna, 1606; 
  • Judith, 1609. 

Grace married William Glaive on October 22d, 1620; Judith, Edward Oldfield on November 5th, 1633. Susanna appears to have died unmarried in December, 1637. 

As a Mr. Welbeck is said to be father-in-law to James Brewster in Slack's account of the proceedings respecting the Hospital of St. Mary Magdalene at Bawtry, it may be presumed that this Mary was originally Mary Welbeck. The Welbecks came from Suffolk, and were principal people in the parish of Sutton. The heiress married Cordel Savile, a member of the great Yorkshire family of that name.


The Cambridge alumni database seems uncertain whether James Brewster was William Brewster's brother or Henry Brewster the vicar's son

James BREWSTER

  • Approx. lifespan: 1564 - 1613
  • Matric. sizar from St John's College 1582:10MT:
  • One of these names, Master of Bawtry Hospital, West Riding of Yorkshire 1584
  • V. of Sutton-on-Lownd, [ West Riding of Yorkshire ???] 1596 ( H. M. Dexter 254)
  • [app:] brother of William BREWSTER (1580) a Pilgrim Father
  • Son of Henry, V. of Sutton cum Lound, [ Nottinghamshire ???] [:app]
  • [app:]V. of Sutton cum Lound, [ Nottinghamshire ???] 1594-1613 [:app]
  • [app:]succeeded his father[:app]
  • [app:]Buried 1613:01:14 [:app]
  • [app:](T.P.R. Layng: Notts Parish Regs. vol. XXI p. 11; Thor. Soc. XX, 178)[:app]

However, page 74-75 has no children known for Henry Brewster, vicar of Sutton super Lounde, on Feb 1598, and his wife Agnes, buried at Sutton in March 1599.

Comments

Barbara Merrick and Scott Barley, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations Descendants of the Pilgrams Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts 1620: The Descendants of Elder William Brewster (Plymouth, MA: GSMD, 2014) Vol 24 Part 1 Generations 1-4 p 36

p 36 Note k Merrick and Barley write:

"Rev James Brewster "vicar of Sutton cum Laude"...has been reputed to be the brother of Elder William Brewster, as published in an article in TAG, 41:3. To prove the relationship is more than the use of the name is the same, additional research must be done to document that the William, who consented to the church document mentioned in the article was one and the same as William Brewster of the Mayflower."

Biography

James Brewster born say 1568 probably in Scrooby died 14 Jan 1613 in Sutton, Nottinghamshire, England. He married Mary Welbeck who died 7 Apr 1637 in Sutton, Nottinghamshire, England and they had four daughters Grace who married William Glaive, Elizabeth, Susanna and Judith who married Edward Oldfied.[1] He is proposed to be the James Brewster who was vicar of Sutton cum Laude. He matriculated at St John's College at Cambridge in 1582, succeeded Henry Brewster (his uncle) as vicar at Sutton on Lound in 1594. His brother William Brewster testified on his behalf.[2][3][2] Although it has not been decisively proven that this son James is identical to the man of the same name who was vicar.[4] However, the evidence is fairly strong that he was. [5]

Sources

  • 1 Joseph Hunter, Collections concerning the church or congregation of Protestant Separatists formed at Scrooby in north Nottinghamshire (John Russell Smith, 1854) p 75 link
  • 2 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: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1970) Volume 124 p 250-254 link to article at AmericanAncestors
  • 3 Nottingham Parish registers, vol 21, Marriages at "Sutton on Lound," p 11, 12. See also, will of Richard Ellis, made there in March 1586 (York P&E 23:227) which was witnessed by Henry Brewster, clerk, and James Brewster, clerk, presumably his nephew and his successor as vicar.
  • 4 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"
  • 5 Cambridge alumni database Accessed 6/20/2016: James BREWSTER Approx. lifespan: 1564–1613 Matric. sizar from St John's College 1582:10MT: One of these names, Master of Bawtry Hospital, West Riding of Yorkshire 1584 V. of Sutton-on-Lownd, [ West Riding of Yorkshire ???] 1596 ( H. M. Dexter 254) [app:] brother of William BREWSTER (1580) a Pilgrim Father Son of Henry, V. of Sutton cum Lound, [ Nottinghamshire ???] [:app] [app:]V. of Sutton cum Lound, [ Nottinghamshire ???] 1594-1613 [:app] [app:]succeeded his father[:app] [app:]Buried 1613:01:14 [:app] [app:](T.P.R. Layng: Notts Parish Regs. vol. XXI p. 11; Thor. Soc. XX, 178)[:app]
  • 6 http://www.treetreetree.org.uk/Brewster.htm#William2
  • 7 John G. Hunt, 'The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower,' in Gary Boyd Roberts, ed., English Origins of New England Families, Second Series, v. I., selected from the NEHGR, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985. Online: Ancestry.com.
  • page 74 ... of Collections Concerning the Church Or Congregation of Protestant Separatists ... By Joseph Hunter
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James Brewster, Vicar at Sutton-cum-Lound's Timeline

1568
1568
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1600
1600
Age 32
Sutton cum Lound, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
1603
1603
Age 35
Sutton cum Lound, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
1606
1606
Age 38
Sutton cum Lound, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
1609
1609
Age 41
Sutton, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
1613
January 14, 1613
Age 45
Sutton, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
January 14, 1613
Age 45
Sutton, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1945
March 8, 1945
Age 45
1985
March 8, 1985
Age 45