William Brewster
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William Brewster
(Abt 1535-1590)


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William Brewster

  • Born: Abt 1535, Scrooby, England
  • Marriage: Mary Smythe
  • Died: 1590, Scrooby, England about age 55 613

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• Background Information. 613
William Brewster was appointed by Archbishop Sandys, in Jan 1575-76, receiver of Scrooby and bailiff of the manor house in that place belonging to the Archbishop, to have life tenure of both offices

William was married to a woman named Prudence, and no other child of theirs was living in 1590. William Brewster was assessed to the subsidy of 1571, in the township of Scrooy-cum-Ranskill, on goods valued at three pounds.

Brewster was styled the "Post" of Scrooby, and master of the court mails. The mails were then only accessible to those connected to the court. Not until 1644 were they thrown open to the public.

~The Brewster genealogy, 1566-1907, pg. 2

• Web Reference: William Brewster from Wikipedia.
William Brewster was most probably born in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, about 1566, and died at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, on 10 April 1644. He was the son of William Brewster and Mary (Smythe) (Simkinson) and he had a number of half-siblings. His paternal grandparents were William Brewster (1510-1558), and Maud Mann (1513-1558). His maternal grandfather was William Smythe (1505-1560).

Sources Cited:
Barbara Lambert Merrick, William Brewster of the Mayflower and His Descendants for Four Generations Barbara Lambert Merrick, compiler, (Published by General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Revised 3rd Edition. 2000), pp. 1-5

A genealogical profile of William Brewster, (a collaboration between Plymouth Plantation and New England Historic Genealogical Society

William married Mary Smythe, daughter of William Smythe and Unknown. (Mary Smythe died about 1566 in England 613.)


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