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Mary Wentworth

Birthplace: of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Wentworth, Esq. and Grace Wentworth
Wife of Robert Peck
Mother of Unknown Peck
Sister of Thomas Wentworth, Jr.; Elizabeth Wentworth; Grace Wentworth and Mary Brewster, "Mayflower" passenger
Half sister of Mary Wentworth

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The English origins of Mrs. Mary Brewster are not known. A number of theories have been proposed over the years, including maiden names such as Wentworth, Love, Wyrall, and others. However, no proof to support any of these theories has been found.

We know that Mary was born about 1569, because she stated she was 40 years old in an affidavit filed in Leiden, Holland on 25 June 1609. She was presumably from the vicinity of Doncaster, Yorkshire or Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, as she married William Brewster there about 1592 and had their first son Jonathan born there a year later. She next had a daughter Patience, born about 1600 or somewhat earlier. About 1606, the church congregation began more formally meeting at the Scrooby manor, where she and husband William resided. About this time, pressure from the English authorities was mounting, and the meetings became more and more secretive. She gave birth to another daughter at this time, which they named Fear. The couple fled just over a year later for Holland with the other members of the congregation, and in Leiden they buried an unnamed child: presumably one that had died in infancy. In 1611, she gave birth to a son they named Love, and two or three years later gave birth to their last son, which they named Wrestling.

Mary Brewster (c. 1568 - April 17, 1627) was a pilgrim and one of the women on the Mayflower. She was the wife of Elder William Brewster and the mother of six of his children (one of whom died in infancy and one, Wrestling Brewster, never married). She is an ancestor of possibly millions of people living in America today. There is a lot of speculation over Mary Brewster's maiden name. She is believed to have been born in Scrooby, England, and to have married Brewster circa 1591. Her name is often given as Mary Love Wentworth, Mary Love Brewster, Mary Love, Mary (Mayflower) Brewster, or Mary Wyrral. It has been speculated that she was the daughter of Edward Love and Alice Pope or perhaps Thomas Wentworth and Alice Gascoigne, but there is no compelling evidence for either assumption

Mary's maiden name is unknown. There has been speculation that she is a Wentworth, Love, etc but there is no documentation for those speculations.

Came over on "The Mayflower" ship in 1620.

Came to America aboard the Mayflower. The Mayflower Compact

Mayflower Compact 1620

Agreement Between the Settlers at New Plymouth : 1620

IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience. IN WITNESS whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape-Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, Anno Domini; 1620.

Mr. John Carver John Goodman George Soule

Mr. William Bradford Mr. Samuel Fuller Edward Tilly

Mr. Edward Winslow Mr. Christopher Martin John Tilly

Mr. William Brewster Mr. William Mullins Francis Cooke

Isaac Allerton Mr. William White Thomas Rogers

Myles Standish Mr. Richard Warren Thomas Tinker

John Alden John Howland John Ridgdale

John Turner Mr. Steven Hopkins Edward Fuller

Francis Eaton Digery Priest Richard Clark

James Chilton Thomas Williams Richard Gardiner

John Craxton Gilbert Winslow Mr. John Allerton

John Billington Edmund Margesson Thomas English

Joses Fletcher Peter Brown Edward Doten

Richard Britteridge Edward Liester 

Alternate Data at time of merge on 11/29/09:

Birth Date(s): c. 1540




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Mary Wentworth's Timeline

of Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 60
April 17, 1627
Age 67
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
April 27, 1627
Age 67
Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
September 15, 1931
Age 67
September 15, 1931
Age 67
September 15, 1931
Age 67
October 14, 1931
Age 67
October 14, 1931
Age 67