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Fear Brewster

Female Abt 1606 - Bef 1634  (~ 28 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Fear Brewster was born about 1606 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England (daughter of William Brewster, Elder and Mary Wyrall or Wentworth or Unknown); died before 12 Dec 1634 in Plymouth, MA.

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    She came to America from England aboard the ship Anne which arrived in Plymouth in July 1623.

    Fear married Living in 1623 in Plymouth, MA. [Group Sheet]

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Brewster, Elder was born in 1566 in Scrooby or Doncaster, Yorkshire England (son of William Brewster and Mary (Simkinson) Smythe); died on 10 Apr 1644 in Plymouth, MA.

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    After receiving his degree from Cambridge University, he became the private secretary to Sir William Davison, Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth. William accompanied Davison on his mission to the Netherlands. Subsequently, he succeeded his father as the Postmaster at Scrooby, an office of high responsibility and influence. He held the post until 1607.

    William has been dubbed the leader of the Puritan exodus to New England. He withdrew from the Church, and helped create a Congregationalist society which met Sundays in the drawing room ofhis manor house at Scrooby. In late 1607 or early 1608, William and the Pilgrims went to Amsterdam. They found the English exiles who had earlier arrived there were fiercely involved in doctrinal controversies, and they decided to search further.

    They traveled to Leyden in 1609, and remained there for eleven years. William opened a publishing house, primarily for theological works. But the group, now over 300 strong, did not wish to be simply absorbed by another country; the wanted to preserve their English language and traditions. In short, they wished to build a new Christian state. Recognizing that this was nearlyimpossible on the already staked-out Europe, it was decided to go to the Atlantic coast of America.

    After several false starts, the Mayflower, with William aboard, set sail for America on September 6, 1620. They arrived in Plymouth, Cape Cod bay, on November 9th. He was the oldest of the Mayflower passengers who celebrated the first Thanksgiving.

    William Bradford describes William Brewster thusly:
    "he was wise and discreet and well spoken, having a grave and deliberate utterance, of a very cheerful spirit, very sociable and pleasant amongst his friends, of an humble and modest mind, of a peaceable disposition, undervaluing himself and his own abilities...inoffensive and innocent in his live and conversation...he was tender-hearted, and compassionate of such as were in misery, but especially of such as had been of good estate and rank, and were fallen into want and poverty, either for goodness and religion's sake, or by the injury and oppression of others..."

    Elder Brewster's biography is as good a place as any to comment on the first Thanksgiving in October, 1621. It was really a unique event; the Pilgrims did not celebrate the next year, or anytime thereafter. The Thanksgiving holiday was not born until President Lincoln declared as such in 1863.

    The Indian king Massasoit with about 90 of his men were the guest for three days. They brought five deer to the feast, and four of the Pilgrim men hunted and brought back enough fowl(turkey, geese, pheasant, and other birds) to feed the group for nearly a week. Beer was the primary beverage for everyone, including children [source: The Thanksgiving Primer by the Plimouth Plantation, 1991]

    William married Mary Wyrall or Wentworth or Unknown before 1593 in England. Mary was born about 1569 in England; died on 17 Apr 1627 in Plymouth, MA. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Mary Wyrall or Wentworth or Unknown was born about 1569 in England; died on 17 Apr 1627 in Plymouth, MA.

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    1. Jonathan Brewster died on 7 Aug 1659 in New London, New London Co, Connecticut.
    2. Patience Brewster was born about 1600 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; died before 12 Dec 1634 in Plymouth, MA.
    3. 1. Fear Brewster was born about 1606 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; died before 12 Dec 1634 in Plymouth, MA.
    4. Love Brewster was born about 1611 in Leyden, South Holland, Netherlands; died on 31 Jan 1650 in Duxbury, Plymouth Co, Massachusetts.
    5. Wrestling Brewster was born about 1614 in probably Holland; died before 1644.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Brewster was born about 1535 (son of William Brewster and Living); died in 1590.

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    William married Mary (Simkinson) Smythe before 1566 in England. Mary (daughter of William Smythe) and died. [Group Sheet]

  2. 5.  Mary (Simkinson) Smythe (daughter of William Smythe); and died.

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    1. 2. William Brewster, Elder was born in 1566 in Scrooby or Doncaster, Yorkshire England; died on 10 Apr 1644 in Plymouth, MA.

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Brewster and died.

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    William married Living in 1558 in England. [Group Sheet]

  2. 9.  Living

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    1. 4. William Brewster was born about 1535; died in 1590.

  3. 10.  William Smythe and died.

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    1. 5. Mary (Simkinson) Smythe and died.