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John Brewer, II

Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Death: January 1, 1691 (44-52)
Framingham, Middlesex County, Province of Massachusetts, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Brewer, I and Hanna Brewer (Skinner)
Husband of Elizabeth Brewer, of Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA
Father of Lt. John Brewer, III of Sudbury, Middlesex County, MA; Mary Brewer (Jones); Hannah Brewer; James Brewer; Sarah Bridges (Brewer) and 5 others
Brother of Hannah Goble; Sarah Brewer; Abigail Brewer; Anna Brewer; Elizabeth Brewer and 2 others

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About John Brewer, II

Captain John Brewer was born on 10 Oct 1642 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and died on 1 Jan 1691 in Framingham, Massachusetts. [1]

Parents: Capt. John Brewer I & Ann ??. The names of Ann's parents are not known.


  1. Elizabeth Rice (1648-1739), daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth Moore. [2]

John Brewer and Elizabeth Rice had 9 children: [3]

  1. Lt. John Brewer (b. Sept. 29, 1669)
  2. Elizabeth Brewer (b. May 6, 1670)
  3. Hannah Brewer (b. March 22, 1672)
  4. James Brewer (b. Sept. 10, 1675)
  5. Sarah Brewer (b. Jan. 14, 1678)
  6. Mary Brewer (b. Mar. 17, 1679)
  7. Abigail Brewer (b. Apr. 5, 1682)
  8. Martha Brewer (b. Mar. 5, 1685)
  9. Jonathan Brewer (b. June 21, 1689)

These are his only children; do not add any others.


  1. Descendants of Edmund Rice © Copyright 2002, 2010 by the Edmund Rice (1638) Association
  2. Robinson, Harriet A. Brewer Genealogy. , 1902.
  3. Hinman, R R. A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut: With the Time of Their Arrival in the Country and Colony, Their Standing in Society, Place of Residence, Condition in Life, Where From, Business, &c., As Far As Is Found on Record. Hartford: Case, Tiffany, 1852. retrieved from Google Books 24 Jan 2011
  4. Cutter, William R. Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts. New York: Lewis historical publishing company, 1908 retrieved from Google Books 24 Jan 2011


  1. Hinman, Pg. 322. Brewer, Widow Joanna, of Roxbury, Mass., d. 1688, aged 87 years; said to have come to N. England about 1633, with a family, and to have been the wife of a brother of Daniel Brewer first of Roxbury. "Ann, widow Brewer's daughter d. 1658."
  2. Rice Family Association.
  3. Brewer Genealogy. Brewer, Capt. John, of Cambridge, Mass., (probably son of Joanna.) Wife Ann, had son 'John, b. in Cambridge, Nov. 8, 1642', and a daughter Hannah, b. Jan'y 18, 1644. Married 2d wife Mary Whitmore of Lynn, Oct. 23, 1647, and had children, Mary, b. 1648; William, b. 1653; Sarah, b. 1658, married Samuel Graves, of Lynn, March 12, 1678, and had 3 chldren, Crispus, Hannah and Samuel. 'John Jr., settled in Sudbury, m. Elizabeth Rice, and had 9 children, John, b. 1669; Elizabeth, Hannah, James, 1675; Sarah, 1678; Mary, 1680; Abigail, 1682; Martha, 1685, and Jonathan, 1689. From John Brewer, Jr., descended the numerous and respectable families of Sudbury, Framingham, Hopkinton, Tyringham, &c.
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  5. Cutter, Pg. 623. John Brewer, the immigrant ancestor, was born in England about 1620. He settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was a proprietor as early as 1644-45. Very little is known about him. He married Ann __. He removed to Sudbury, Massachusetts, about 1646. His first two children were born in Cambridge, the other three in Sudbury. There was another John Brewer among the early settlers at Ipswich, Massachusetts. Thomas Brewer, very likely his brother, was also a pioneer at Ipswich. The only other early settler in Massachusetts was Daniel Brewer, of Roxbury, who may have been related to John Brewer, of this pedigree. Children of John and Ann Brewer: 1. 'John born October 10, 1642, mentioned below'. 2. Hannah, born January 18, 1645, married, at Sudbury, February 25, 1664, Daniel Goble. 3. Mary, born September 23, 1648. 4. William, born October 6, 1653. 5. Sarah, born March 27, 1658.
  6. (II) John Brewer, son of John Brewer (I), was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 10, 1642, died January 1, 1690-91. He lived in Sudbury, married Elizabeth Rice, daughter of Henry Rice, and granddaughter of the pioneer Edmund Rice. (See Rice Sketch). She died in February, 1693. Children: 1. Lieutenant John, born September 29, 1669, married Mary Jones, settled in Watertown. 2. Elizabeth, born May 21, 1670. 3. Hannah, born March 22, 1672. 4. James, born September 10, 1675, deacon of Sudbury church; married, in 1703, Elizabeth Grout. 5. Sarah, born January 14, 1678. 6. Mary, born March 17, 1679-80. 7. Abigail, born April 5, 1682. 8. Martha, born March 5, 1685. 9. Jonathan, born June 21, 1689, mentioned below.
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John Brewer, II's Timeline

October 10, 1642
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
September 29, 1669
Age 26
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
May 21, 1671
Age 28
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
March 22, 1672
Age 29
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
December 10, 1672
Age 30
Weston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
September 10, 1675
Age 32
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
January 14, 1676
Age 33
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
March 17, 1679
Age 36
Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
April 5, 1682
Age 39
Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA