BREWSTER, Jonathon


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OLDHAM, Lucretia

BREWSTER, Jonathon 1

  • Born: 12 Aug 1593, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Marriage: OLDHAM, Lucretia on 10 Apr 1624 in Plymouth, Massachusetts
  • Died: 7 Aug 1659, New London County, Connecticut at age 65


Jonathon married Lucretia OLDHAM on 10 Apr 1624 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. (Lucretia OLDHAM was born on 14 Jan 1600 in Derby, Derbyshire County, England and died on 4 Mar 1679 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.)



1 Lenning, George Grossman, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of Pennsylvania, Vol I-III (Originally published 1911). Surety: 4. Jonathan Brewster, father of Elizabeth (Brewster) Bradley-Christophers, was born at Scrooby, England, in 1593, and was a son of Elder William Brewster, born about 1560, the ruling elder and spiritual guide of the Pilgrim Fathers, whom he accompanied to New England in the "Mayflower", which landed its living freight of intrepid pioneers at Plymouth, December 11, 1620. Jonathan Brewster married, in England, and his wife "Mistress Lucretia Brewster", accompanied her father-in-law, Elder William Brewster, in the "Mayflower", with one child. Her husband, Jonathan Brewster, followed in the ship "Fortune", which arrived November 10, 1621. "Mistress Lucretia Brewster" as she is usually denominated in the ancient records, was a woman of note and respectability among her compeers: she is often referred to in some useful capacity, an attendant upon the sick and dying, or as witness to wills, deeds and other public documents. She survived her husband.
Jonathan Brewster settled first at Duxbury, in the Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts, and was several times representative to the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, from that place. He engaged in the coasting trade and was master and owner of a vessel plying from Plymouth along the coast to Virginia. He removed to New London in 1649, and died there about 1661, was living in March, 1660-61, and was deceased before February 14, 1661-62, when his son-in-law, John Picket, makes provision for the widow, his "mother-in-law, Mrs. Brewster". Of the nine children of Jonathan and Lucretia Brewster, the four eldest seem to have remained at Duxbury, Massachusetts, viz: Two sons, William and Jonathan, who were on the military roll there in 1643; and two daughters, Lucretia, and Mary, who married John Turner, of Scituate, Massachusetts, and was the mother of Grace Turner, the second wife of Richard Christophers. Those who removed with him to New London were: Benjamin, who settled at Brewster's Neck; Elizabeth, born 1638, died 1708, who married, as before stated, first Peter Bradley and second Christopher Christophers; Ruth, who married John Picket; Grace, who married Daniel Wetherell; and Hannah, who married in 1664, Samuel Starr.

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