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Nathaniel Brewster

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bristol, City of Bristol, England
Death: Died in Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York
Place of Burial: Setauket Presbyterian Churchyard and Cemetery, Setauket- East Setauket, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Brewster and Lucretia Lucy Brewster (Jones)
Husband of Abigail Brewster and Sarah Brewster
Father of Elizabeth Townley; Abigail Burr; John Brewster; Timothy Brewster, Sr., Justice; Daniel Brewster and 4 others
Brother of Francis Brewster; Joseph Brewster; John Brewster; Mary Brewster; Gillian Brewster and 1 other
Half brother of Robert Brewster; Benjamin Brewster and ? Herbert

Occupation: Minister, Clergy, Reverand
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About Rev. Nathaniel Brewster

Birth: unknown Bristol, England

Death: Dec. 18, 1690 Setauket Suffolk County New York, USA

The Rev. NATHANIEL BREWSTER was a son of FRANCIS BREWSTER and LUCY JONES who were married 5-SEP-1624 in Christchurch, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, and NATHANIEL was born in Bristol sometime after 1624. NATHANIEL BREWSTER was twice married; his first wife being ABIGAIL REYNES; and his second wife was SARAH LUDLOW. Nathaniel Brewster settled his family in Setauket in 1665, and he became the first minister of what was then called the First Presbyterian Church, and his ministry there lasted for twenty-five years. Many of the earlier Brewsters are buried in the Brewster Family Cemetery located in Setauket on Jeffrey Lane, and many of his descendants are buried here in the Presbyterian churchyard.

Family links: Children: Timothy Brewster (1661 - ____)

Burial: Setauket Presbyterian Church Cemetery Setauket Suffolk County New York, USA Created by: Jeanne.Killick Record added: Nov 21, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 31597216

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Nathaniel Brewster was a son of Francis and Lucy Brewster, of New Haven. He was in the first class to be graduated from Harvard College, in 1642. He was the first installed minister of the church at Setauket, going there in 1665, after a period of years spent in England and Ireland."

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http://jrm.phys.ksu.edu/genealogy/needham/d0002/I2522.html

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America's First Families

Ancestor Roll Of Honor

REV. NATHANIEL BREWSTER

CONN. MASS. & LONG ISLAND, NY

(c1620-c1690)

The respected and renowned genealogist, Donald Lines JACOBUS, M.A. of New Haven, Connecticut, in his 1936-37 article entitled "The Family of Nathaniel BREWSTER." serialized in The American Genealogist," described Nathaniel's heritage as follows: "Perhaps no question in American genealogy has been more controversial than that of the parentage of Rev. Nathaniel BREWSTER."

The seriousness of the debate lay in the fact that the outcome would determine whether or not Nathaniel was indeed a nephew or grandson (both of which had been projected) of Elder William BREWSTER, of Mayflower fame.

The meticulous and admirable research of Mr. JACOBUS enlightened all those interested to the fact that Nathaniel was the son of Francis BREWSTER of Bristol, England, and therefore not a descendant of Elder William BREWSTER, although the possibility of some distant non-lineal connection was left open, supposing on the chance of any earlier connection between Francis' family in Bristol (prior to 1602) and Elder William's family in Yorkshire.

Nathaniel, b.c1620-24, came to New Haven, CT with his parents Francis BREWSTER (son of an earlier Francis), and Lucy b.c.1640. Nathaniel was enrolled in Harvard, graduating in what was said to have been the first graduating class of Harvard, in 1642. Later that year, he was in Dublin, Ireland, and thereafter back in England. Nathaniel's father Francis, was supposedly lost at sea in 1646 on a ship known as Lamberton's ship or the Phantom ship. Nathaniel's mother, Lucy, had remarried to Thomas PELL by Dec 7, 1647.

To paraphrase the work of Mr. JACOBUS: Nathaniel was a minister of Neatishead and Irstead, County, Norfolk, England, as early as 1650, but about 1654 became minister at Alby. County, Norfolk. In 1655 and 1656 he made trips to Ireland with Henry CROMWELL. Also possible is that during or before 1658 he made another trip to New England, based on a reference to him in a petition there in 1658, but Nathaniel may have headed this petition without leaving England, via a written request through his stepfather Dr. PELL in Fairfield, CT.

In 1662, the will of John REYMES of Edgefield, Norfolk, England makes the reference to Nathaniel BREWSTER having married his daughter. The method of mention of her in the will, however, gives the inference that she was deceased at the time.

By 1656-60, Nathaniel had married Sarah LUDLOW, daughter of Roger LUDLOW (of established Royal descent). most likely having met and/or married her in Dublin, Ireland, as Roger LUDLOW and his family are recorded as having been in Dublin at the time of Nathaniel BREWSTER'S and Henry CROMWELL'S visits there.

It is generally accepted that Nathaniel's first wife, the daughter of John REYMES, was most likely the mother of Nathaniel's first three or four children--John, Abigail, Sarah, and possibly Timothy--and that Sarah LUDLOW BREWSTER therefore the mother of the latter children; (possibly Timothy), Daniel (baptized Oct 31, 1662 in Alby as the son of Nathaniel and Sarah), Deborah, Dinah, and Hannah.

By September 1663, Nathaniel had returned to America with his family, this time in Boston, MA. By 1665, they had relocated to Setauket, Brookhaven, Long Island, where Nathaniel and Sarah remained for the rest of their lives.

Nathaniel BREWSTER made his will March 16, 1684/5 in Suffolk County, Long Island. He is noted as having died c.Dec. 18, 1690 (his will was proved May 3, 1695). In the will he mentions his wife Sarah, his sons Timothy, Daniel, and John, and grandchildren Daniel and Abigail BURR (who were the children of his daughter Abigail who had married Daniel BURR).

Submitted by John C. Carter of St. Petersburg, Florida

The Children of Rev. Nathaniel BREWSTER and ________ REYMES were.

1. John

2. Abigail m.c 1668, Stamford, CT to Daniel BURR; d.c.Dec 11, 1678.

3. Sarah b.c. 1656; m.c1674 Jonathan SMITH.

4. (possibly) Timothy b.England c.1660 m.c 1685 to Mary HAWKINS.

The Children of Rev. Nathaniel BREWSTER and Sarah LUDLOW were.

4. (possibly) Timothy b.England c1660: m.c.1685 to Mary HAWKINS.

5. Daniel bap. Alby, Norfolk, England, Oct 31, 1662; m.c 1693 to Anna JAYNE; d.c. 1742

6. Deborah

7. Dinah b.c.1666; m.April 6, 1685, Brookhaven, LI, to Joseph TOOKER.

8. Hannah b.c. 1669; m (1st) John MUNCY; m. (2nd) to Samuel THOMPSON.

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NOMINATED TO AMERICA'S FIRST FAMILIES ANCESTOR ROLL OF HONOR BY;

REV. NATHANIEL BREWSTER'S 13TH GENERATION GREAT GRANDSON

JOHN C. CARTER

of ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA


Sketch of the Reverend Nathaniel Brewster

Added by EricBJones39 on 26 Feb 2007

According to John C. Carter of St. Petersburg, Florida: Nathaniel was the son of Francis BREWSTER of Bristol, England. Nathaniel, b.c 1620-24, came to New Haven, CT with his parents Francis BREWSTER (son of an earlier Francis), and Lucy b.c.1640. Nathaniel was enrolled in Harvard, graduating in what was said to have been the first graduating class of Harvard, in 1642. Later that year, he was in Dublin, Ireland, and thereafter back in England. Nathaniel's father Francis, was supposedly lost at sea in 1646 on a ship known as Lamberton's ship or the Phantom ship. Nathaniel's mother, Lucy, had remarried to Thomas PELL by Dec 7, 1647. To paraphrase the work of Mr. JACOBUS: Nathaniel was a minister of Neatishead and Irstead, County, Norfolk, England, as early as 1650, but about 1654 became minister at Alby. County, Norfolk. In 1655 and 1656 he made trips to Ireland with Henry CROMWELL. Also possible is that during or before 1658 he made another trip to New England, based on a reference to him in a petition there in 1658, but Nathaniel may have headed this petition without leaving England, via a written request through his stepfather Dr. PELL in Fairfield, CT. In 1662, the will of John REYMES of Edgefield, Norfolk, England makes the reference to Nathaniel BREWSTER having married his daughter. The method of mention of her in the will, however, gives the inference that she was deceased at the time. By 1656-60, Nathaniel had married Sarah LUDLOW, daughter of Roger LUDLOW (of established Royal descent). most likely having met and/or married her in Dublin, Ireland, as Roger LUDLOW and his family are recorded as having been in Dublin at the time of Nathaniel BREWSTER'S and Henry CROMWELL'S visits there. It is generally accepted that Nathaniel's first wife, the daughter of John REYMES, was most likely the mother of Nathaniel's first three or four children--John, Abigail, Sarah, and possibly Timothy--and that Sarah LUDLOW BREWSTER therefore the mother of the latter children; (possibly Timothy), Daniel (baptized Oct 31, 1662 in Alby as the son of Nathaniel and Sarah), Deborah, Dinah, and Hannah. By September 1663, Nathaniel had returned to America with his family, this time in Boston, MA. By 1665, they had relocated to Setauket, Brookhaven, Long Island, where Nathaniel and Sarah remained for the rest of their lives. Nathaniel BREWSTER made his will March 16, 1684/5 in Suffolk County, Long Island. He is noted as having died c.Dec. 18, 1690 (his will was proved May 3, 1695). In the will he mentions his wife Sarah, his sons Timothy, Daniel, and John, and grandchildren Daniel and Abigail BURR (who were the children of his daughter Abigail who had married Daniel BURR).


American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI) about Nathaniel Brewster

Name: Nathaniel Brewster Birth Date: 1618 Birthplace: Eng, Connecticut Volume: 18 Page Number: 274 Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 24 Jun 1931, 8392; 1 Jul 1931, 2006; 8 Sep 1933, 6998; 16 Feb 1934, 7382; 24 Dec 1935, 1208; 18 Jan 1935, 9304


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Family Data Collection - Births about Nathaniel Brewster

Name: Nathaniel Brewster Father: Francis Brewster Birth Date: 1618 City: Bristol


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Family Data Collection - Deaths about Nathaniel Brewster

Name: Nathaniel Brewster Death Date: 18 Dec 1690 City: Brookhaven County: Long Island State: NY Country: USA


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Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Nathaniel Brewster

Name: Nathaniel Brewster Spouse: Sarah Ludlow Parents: Francis Brewster Birth Place: Suffolk, Brookhaven, NY Birth Date: 1620 Death Place: Setauket, Suffolk, NY Death Date: 18 Dec 1690

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Family Data Collection - Marriages about Nathaniel Brewster

Name: Nathaniel Brewster Spouse: Sarah Ludlow


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Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Nathaniel Brewster Name: Nathaniel Brewster

Year: 1642 Place: New England Source Publication Code: 1936 Primary Immigrant: Brewster, Nathaniel Annotation: Excellent directory of the first settlers of New England. Drake's additions and corrections (no. 1666) are found in the G.P.C. reprint and in no. 9151, Tepper, Passengers to America, pp. 468-470. Source Bibliography: FARMER, JOHN. A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New-England; Containing an Alphabetical List of the Governours, Deputy-Governours, Assistants or Counsellors, and Ministers of the Gospel in the Several Colonies, from 1620 to 1692; Graduates of Harvard College to 1662; Members of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company to 1662; Freemen Admitted to the Massachusetts Colony from 1630 to 1662; With Many Other of the Early Inhabitants of New-England and Long-I Page: 41



Harvard in 1646


The Rev. NATHANIEL BREWSTER was a son of FRANCIS BREWSTER and LUCY JONES who were married 5-SEP-1624 in Christchurch, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, and NATHANIEL was born in Bristol sometime after 1624.

NATHANIEL BREWSTER was twice married; his first wife being ABIGAIL REYNES; and his second wife was SARAH LUDLOW.

Nathaniel Brewster settled his family in Setauket in 1665, and he became the first minister of what was then called the First Presbyterian Church, and his ministry there lasted for twenty-five years.

Many of the earlier Brewsters are buried in the Brewster Family Cemetery located in Setauket on Jeffrey Lane, and many of his descendants are buried here in the Presbyterian churchyard.

http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/brewster/631/

Regarding the Rev. Nathaniel Brewster: SOURCE-Birth Based on Parish Registers 1576-1640 of Christchurch, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, we know that FRANCIS BREWSTER married there LUCY JONES 5-SEP-1624.Therefore, the Rev. Nathaniel Brewster was born after that date. SOURCE-Burial The Rev. Nathaniel Brewster is buried in the Presbyterian Church Yard, Setauket, Suffolk, NY. SOURCE-Ancestry The Rev. Nathaniel Brewster's ancestry was the subject of much discussion for several generations.If one wishes to refer to some of the background materials, much has been written by Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A. of New Haven, CT, and published in "The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine".Mr. Jacobus' articles begin in Vol. 12, 1935/36, page 199 through 210; and continues in Vol. 13, page 8 through 21 (July 1936); Vol. 13, page 113 through 116 (October 1936); Vol. 13, page 154 through 163 (Jan 1937); and is concluded in Vol. 13, page 221 through 233 (April 1937).These articles will not be discussed further here.However, much of the information presented in this genealogy comes from material presented in those articles by Donald Lines Jacobus. In July 1936, evidence was revealed by Jacobus that the Rev. Nathaniel Brewster's parents were Francis and Lucy Brewster.See "The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine", Volume XIII, pp. 8-21, which is a continuation of the article from Vol. XII, pp. 199-210. SOURCE-Baptism-Marriage of LUCY JONES From research performed by Geoffrey T. Roberts, Genealogist & Record Searcher, 4 Beryl Grove, Bristol BS149EB, in 1985, at the request of Harriet J. Scott of 3443 Evergreen Point Road, Bellevue WA 98004: Mr. Roberts copied the following from the Parish registers 1576-1640 of Christchurch, Bristol, England: "1596/7 Jan 12 Lucy d/o Richard Jones, skinner, baptised. 1600 Jun 15 Lucy d/o Richard Jones, skinner, baptised. 1624 Sept 05 Francis Brewster and Lucy Joanns, married. 1637/8 Richard Joannes, skinner, buried." SOURCE-Descendants From "The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine," Donald Lines Jacobus, Box 32, Westville Station, New Haven, CT: #51, Vol XIII, No.3, Jan 1937, p. 154-163.Mr. Jacobus states "For the benefit of the many descendants, we append a brief resume of Nathaniel Brewster's immediate descendants.For some of this material, we are indebted to the manuscript compiled by Mrs. May L. Sullivan of San Francisco, Calif., to be seen in the New York Public Library.On some branches, the present compiler [Jacobus] has added considerable data.We cannot vouch for the accuracy of all the data set forth, but include it as a help and guide to future historians of the Brewster family, and to make it more readily accessible." SOURCE-A Timeline of Events Jacobus, Donald Lines, M.A. "The Family of Rev. Nathaniel Brewster."The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Vol XII (1935/36), Parts I & II, pp. 199-210; Vol XIII (July 1936), Part III, pp. 8-21; Vol XIII (October 1936), Part IV, pp. 113-116; Vol XIII, No. 3 (January 1937), Part V, pp. 154-163; Vol XIII (April 1937), Part VI, pp. 221-233. 1614/15, 13th March.Francis Brewster (b. about 1600), son of Francis Brewster (of the Castle by Bristol, Gloucester, England), buttermaker, was placed as an apprentice to Edward Harris of the city of Bristol, barber surgeon, for seven years. 1622, March.Francis Brewster completed his apprenticeship and was admitted to the barber surgeon guild thereafter. 1624Francis Brewster married Lucy Jones. 1628, 28th July.John Anthonie, son of Thomas Anthonie (of Bridgwater merchant), placed himself as apprentice to Francis Brewster of city of Bristol, barber Chirurgeon, and Lucie his wife, for 8 years. 1628, 12th October.Joseph, son of Dr. Frances Brewster, baptized in the Castle. 1632 (between 27 September and 16 October).The elder Francis Brewster died. 1639.Nathaniel Brewster, son of Francis and Lucy, entered Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1641.New Haven Colony Rec. 1-93 indicate that Francis Brewster had a family of nine in the 1641 list, and he was credited with an estate of L1000 (the only wealthier settler being Theophilus Easton, the Governor). 1642.Nathaniel Brewster, son of Francis and Lucy, graduated with the degree of B.A. from Harvard University. 1642, January.Francis Brewster of New Haven, Connecticut, referred to himself as "Francis Brewster late of Traley in the County of Limerick in the Kingdome of Ireland nowe of Quilla Piack in New England Chirurgion..."[This information certainly indicates that he was living in Ireland at some point in time prior to coming to New England.] 1643.Nathaniel Brewster began his ministry of Neatishead and Irsted, Norfolk, England. 1645, 6th October.Joseph Brewster, son of Francis and Lucy, confessed to drinking sack in his father's cellar; and on 4-AUG-1646 was old enough to be a member of the train band. 1646.Francis Brewster was lost at sea during a roundtrip voyage from New Haven to England on Lamberton's Phantom Ship. 1647, 7th December.Prior to that date, Lucy (Jones) Brewster, widow of Francis Brewster, married Thomas Pell. 1649.In Walberswick, Suffolk, England; Nathaniel Brewster served as attorney for Thomas Pell, his step-father. 1651.Nathaniel Brewster is connected with the church at Alby, Norfolk, England, as part-time minister. 1653.Nathaniel Brewster settled in Norfolk, England, at Alby. 1654, 13th May.Elizabeth and Mary Brewster, daughters of Francis and Lucy, testified in the Staples slander suit, as did their mother, Lucy. 1655.Nathaniel Brewster was sent to Ireland by Cromwell. 1655, 18th July.Nathaniel Brewster writes from Dublin, Ireland to Thurloe, Secretary of State under Cromwell, about parish at Norfolk, England. 1655.Nathaniel Brewster is said to have received degree of B.D. from University of Dublin. 1662, 31st October.Daniel, son of Nathaniel Brewster, baptized at St. Ethelbert's Church, Alby, Norfolk, England. 1663, about September.Nathaniel Brewster returned to New England from London, and preached in Boston for several months.His return arose from "general ejection of the protestant clergy in 1662." 1664.Nathaniel Brewster preached in Eastchester, Westchester County, NY, "each other week." 1665.Nathaniel Brewster settled in Setauket, Brookhaven, Suffolk County, NY (Long Island).[William Brewster Minuse, of Long Island, [6th great-grandson of the Rev. Nathaniel], in the "Three Village Historian," published annually by the Three Village Historical Society, April 1974, pages 9 and 11, tells us that the Rev. Nathaniel's ministry lasted for "twenty-five years at what was then called the First Presbyterian Church in Brookhaven, then as now standing on the easterly side of the old Setauket Green.Many of the earlier Brewsters are buried in the family cemetery located in Setauket on what is now called Jeffrey Lane.Very few are known to be in the Presbyterian churchyard in spite of the fact that their progenitor was the first minister there." 1668.Lucy (Jones) Brewster Pell died. 1669, September.Thomas Pell, second husband of Lucy (Jones) Brewster, died. 1690, 18th December.Nathaniel Brewster died. 1695, 3rd May.The Will of Nathaniel Brewster was approved.His wife, Sarah, was still living as of this date.

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Rev. Nathaniel Brewster's Timeline

1618
1618
Bristol, City of Bristol, England
1642
1642
Age 24
He was in the first class to be graduated from Harvard College.
1643
1643
Age 25
1645
1645
Age 27
Brookhaven,NY
1647
1647
Age 29
Probably New Haven, New Haven Colony
1658
1658
Age 40
Brookhaven, Suffolk, New York, USA
1662
October 31, 1662
Age 44
United Kingdom
1664
1664
Age 46
Brookhaven, Suffolk, NY