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Lucretia Brewster (Oldham)

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death: March 4, 1679 (79)
Brewster's Neck, Preston, New London Co., CT
Place of Burial: Preston, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Oldham and Philippa Sowter
Wife of Jonathan Brewster and Jonathan Brewster
Mother of Mary Turner; William Brewster; Mary Turner; Ruth Hill; Capt. Benjamin Brewster and 7 others
Sister of Thomas Oldham, Sr.; Capt. John "Mad Jack" Oldham; Mary Oldham; Elizabeth Oldham and Jacobus Oldham
Half sister of Richard Chandler; Sarah Chandler; Elizabeth Chandler; Samuel Chandler and Samuel Chandler

Occupation: Housewife & Mother, Mayflower Company 1620, National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century
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About Lucretia Brewster

Lucretia Oldham was born before 14 January 1600/1 in Derby, Derbyshire, England.2 She was baptized on 14 January 1600/1 in All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, England.2 Lucretia Oldham died on 4 March 1679 in Preston, Connecticut Colony.1 She was buried in Brewster's Neck, Preston, Connecticut Colony.1

Parents: daughter of William Oldham and Philipa Sowter.


  1. Jonathan Brewster, son of Elder William Brewster and Mary (?), on 10 April 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, now Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2

8 children include:

  1. William Brewster, born 9 March 1625
  2. Mary Brewster born 16 April 1627 Plymouth Colony and died 1691 in Massachusetts. She married John Turner (1620 - 1697).
  3. Jonathan Brewster, born 17 July 1629
  4. Ruth Brewster born 3 October 1631 Plymouth Colony and died 30 April 1677 in New London, Connecticut. married John Pickett 14 March 1651.
  5. She married John Pickett (1629 - 1667) and Charles Hill (____ - 1684).
  6. Benjamin Brewster born 17 November 1633 in Duxbury, Plymouth County and 14 September 1710 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. He married Ann Addis (1628 - 1709)
  7. Elizabeth Brewster, born 1 May 1637
  8. Grace Brewster, born 1 November 1639 in Plymouth County and died 22 April 1684 in New London County, Connecticut. She married Daniel Wetherell (1630-1719).
  9. Hannah Brewster, born 3 November 1641


  • Lucretia Oldham immigrated on the Anne, arriving July 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, Plymouth County, Massachusetts,, traveling with John Oldham, her brother.
  • Jonathan and Lucretia are both buried in Brewster Cemetery, Brewster’s Neck, Preston, Connecticut, where a monument has been erected to their memory by their descendants.
  • Jonathan’s name was recorded in the Leyden records several times. He became a Dutch citizen 30 June 1617. He was a witness to the reading and signing of the will of Thomas Brewer and his wife Anna Offley on 7 December 1617. He also was a witness to the betrothal banns of John Reynolds entered 28 July 1617 and to the betrothal banns of Edward Winslow entered 27 April 1618. Styled “Lintwercker” or ribbon maker, he lived in Pieterskerhof while in Holland.
  • Jonathan arrived at Cape Cod on the Fortune 9 November 1621, and Lucretia came over on the Anne with her brother, John Oldham, arriving about 10 July 1623. It was the murder of fiesty John Oldham that precipitated King Phillip's War. Jonathan was also one of the men who undertook to discharge the debts of Plymouth Colony. A freeman in 1633, he was active in the settlement of the town of Duxbury, incorporated 7 June 1637. Records indicate that he served as a surveyor, laid out highways, practiced as an attorney, and was styled a “gentleman.” Jonathan served as a military commissioner in the Pequot War in 1637, was on a committee to raise forces during the Narragansett Alarm of 1642, and was a member of Captain Myles Standish’s Duxbury Company in 1643. He served several terms as Deputy to the General Court of Plymouth Colony in 1639, and from 1641 through 1644.
  • In 1638 Jonathan Brewster established a ferry service to transport passengers and cattle across the North River. In 1641, he sold this to Messrs. Barker, Howell and others. Then, as the master of a small trading vessel, he plied the coast from Plymouth to Virginia. This was evidently unprofitable, according to a letter written by Roger Williams to John Winthrop, Jr.:
  • 1679, March 4: Lucretia, widow of Jonathan Brewster, died at Brewster's Neck, Preston Village (New London) Connecticut Colony.


  • "The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and His Wife, Emma Arabella Bosworth" by N. Grier Parke; p. 33; The Elm Tree Press; Woodstock, Vermont; 1960 (CS71.A18 1960 CSL)
  • "New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 96; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS)
  • "William Brewster of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations" by Barbara Lambert Merrick; General Society of Mayflower Descendants; 2000 (929.2 B758MAB ACPL)
  • Posted by Sean Reed, 2/23/1999...arrived in 1623 in the colonies as passengers on the ship ANNE genforum,
  • GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, VOL. 1, 1911, (Allen County Public Libry, Ft. Wayne, Ind, page 175:...doubtless a sister of John Oldham, who came to Plymouth about 1623..His widow was evidently a woman of note and respectability among her fellow citizens. She had always the prefix of Mrs. or Mistress, and was usually recorded in some useful capacity as nurse or doctor, as a witness to wills, etc.

Arived on ship Anne in 1623. Father, William Oldham and Mother, Phillipa Sowter

Birth: Jan. 14, 1600 Derbyshire, England Death: Mar. 4, 1671 Preston, New London County, Connecticut, USA

Family links: Spouse: Jonathan Brewster (1593 - 1659)

 Mary Brewster Turner (1627 - 1691)*
 Ruth Brewster Hill Pickett (1631 - 1677)*
 Benjamin Brewster (1633 - 1710)*
 Elizabeth Brewster Bowen (1637 - 1713)*
 Grace Brewster Wetherell (1639 - 1684)*

Burial: Brewster's Neck Cemetery, Preston, New London County, Connecticut, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 13982007


Grave monument: In memory of Mrs. Lucretia Brewster, one of the Mayflower Company in 1620. A noble specimen of an Enlightened Heroic Christian Gentlewoman deceased near the year 1671.

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Lucretia Brewster's Timeline

January 4, 1600
Derby, Derbyshire, England
January 14, 1600
Derby, Derby, England
January 14, 1600
Derby, Derbyshire, England
January 14, 1600
Derby, Derbyshire, Eng., All Saints Ch.
January 14, 1600
Derby, Derbyshire, Eng., All Saints Ch.
January 14, 1600
Derby, Derbyshire, Eng., All Saints Ch.
January 14, 1600
Derby, Derbyshire, England
January 14, 1600
March 9, 1625
Age 25
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)