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Mr. William Brewster

Mr. William Brewster was born in 1566 in Nottingham, England (possibly). He was approximately 54 years old when he sailed on the Mayflower.

William Brewster was the head of his group, 'the Brewster group'. He brought two sons with him and two daughters came later. They were members of the Leiden Congregation from Holland. He was a Separatist; a ruling member of the congregation. He was a signer of the Mayflower Compact.

The Leiden Congregation

Group's entry in Bradford's Journal

William Brewster

Other people in this group: (Click one for more info)

The Voyage

The Mayflower Compact

William married Mary. William was the father of 7 children.

  1. Jonathan Brewster (1593-1659), married Lucretia Oldham and had 8 children.
  2. Love Brewster (born abt. 1611), born in Leiden, Holland, married Sarah Collier in 1634 and had 4 children.
  3. Wrestling Brewster (born 1614), born in Leiden, Holland, died unmarried before 1644.
  4. Unnamed Brewster, born and died in Leiden, Holland.
  5. Faith Brewster
  6. Patience Brewster (c1600-1634), married Gov. Thomas Prence of Gloucestershire and had 4 children.
  7. Fear Brewster (c1606-bef.1634), married Isaac Allerton of London and had 2 children.

He died in or abt. 1644 in Duxbury.

The First Winter