Person:Love Brewster (1)

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  1. Deacon Jonathan Brewster, Sr1593 - 1659
  2. Patience Brewsterabt 1600 - bef 1634
  3. Fear Brewsterabt 1605 - bef 1634
  4. Unknown BrewsterAbt 1609 - 1609
  5. Love Brewster1611 - bef 1650/1
  6. Wrestling Brewsterabt 1614 - bet 1627 and 1644
m. 15 May 1634
  1. Nathaniel Brewster1634-1637 - 1676
  2. Sarah Brewsterabt 1635 - aft 1668
  3. Deacon William Brewsterabt 1639 - 1723
  4. Wrestling Brewster1644 - 1696/7
Facts and Events
Name Love Brewster
Gender Male
Birth? 1611 Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Immigration? 11 Nov 1620 Plymouth aboard the Mayflower
Marriage 15 May 1634 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Collier
Death? bef 31 Jan 1650/1 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States(inventory)
Ancestral File Number W9JH-Z8, 12ST-62J
Will[1] 6 Oct 1650 Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Burial? Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United StatesDuxbury Cem


Biography

At the age of about 9, he came with his father and mother on the Mayflower to Plymouth. He married Sarah Collier in Plymouth on 15 May 1634. Sarah was the daughter of William Collier, one of the investors, or Merchant Adventurers, an initial shareholder in the Plymouth Plantation. Love became a freeman (able to vote and hold land) in the Plymouth Colony on 2 March 1635/6. He early removed from Plymouth to Duxbury and “devoted himself to the cultivation of the paternal acres in Duxbury, forming there with his father a family home, . . . where, in due time, a portion of the estate became his own and his children's inheritance.” Elder Brewster's house was included in the “portion of the estate” in which house Love and family lived. [10]

In 1637 Love Brewster name appears among those who volunteered to serve in Pequot War from the Colony of New Plymouth [11], but Plymouth Colony's volunteers were not needed. He raised his family in the town of Duxbury, volunteered for the militia under Captain Myles Standish in 1643 [12], and lived out his life in the town. In 1645 he was one of the proprietors of the extension to Duxbury, afterwards known as Bridewater.

His wife Sarah survived him for about thirty more years. She married after September 1, 1656, Richard Parke of Cambridge, Mass., who died there, in 1665. “The Plymouth Colony Records show that Sarah returned to Duxbury and was living there 2/12 March 1679/80,” and the following entry is recorded in the First Book of the Plymouth First Church Records, part iii. P. 22, dated 1691, under the heading “members dyed”: “mris Sarah Parke, widow, April 26: in her 76th yeare.” She died at Plymouth [13]


Will

The last Will and Testament of Love Brewster Deseassed exhibited at the generall Court holden at New Plym: the 4th of March 1650 upon the oath of Captaine Miles Standish. (Recorded in the Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, Volume I, folios 89, 90, and 91)

Witnesseth these psents that I Love Brewster of Duxburrow in New England and in the goverment of New Plym: being in pfect memory doe ordeaine & appoint this to bee my last will and Testamente And first my will is that if the lord shall please to take mee out of this life that my body bee buried in a decent mannor and that my funerall expences bee taken out of my whole estate; Next my will is; That all my Just and lawfull debts bee paied out of the Remainder of my said estate allso I give unto my Children that is to say Nathaniell Willam Wrasteling and Sara each of them a kettle and further my will is that my three sonns shall have each of them a peece that is to say a gun; allso I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sara Brewster all the Residue of my whole estate both goods and Chattles and land at Duxburrow for her bringing up of her and my Children the time of her life and after her decease I doe give the aforsaid lands to my eldest sonn and heire apparent Nathaniell Brewster and in Case god should take him away out of this life without Issew I give and bequeath the said lands at Duxburrow to my second sonn Willam Brewster and in like case to my youngest sonn Wresteling Brewster; And for those books I have that my wife would destribute them to herselfe and Children at her discresion allso my will is and I doe by the same give unto my three sonns equally to be devided amongst them all such land as of Right due to mee by Purchase and first coming into the land Which was in the yeare 1620 allso I doe make Constitute and appoint my beloved wife Sara Brewster sole executrix of this my last will and Testament in Witnes Wherof I have put to my hand and Seale this sixt of october 1650

Witness heerunto Love Brewster

Myles Standish

I true Inventory of the estate of Love Brewster of Duxburrow late deseassed taken by mr William Collyar and Captaine Miles Standish January the last day 1650


  1. William Davis. Davis, William. Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families.

    Gives date as death, but it's the date of his will.

  2.   Compiled By William L Decoursey. It's About Time. (1735 - 19th Terrace Nw New Brighton, Minnesota 55112).

    citing v.52, No.3, p.119-20 (?)

  3.   Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant.

    Vol., 2, p. 203-4 (will); 3, p.15-30 (father's inventory, etc)
    Governor Bradford's Accounting of the Mayflower Passengers

  4.   National Society Sons of Colonial Wars.
  5.   National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars.
  6.   Sons and Daughters of America's First Families.
  7.   Jones, Emma C. Brewster. The Brewster genealogy, 1566-1907: a record of the descendants of William Brewster of the "Mayflower," ruling elder of the Pilgrim church which founded Plymouth colony in 1620. (New York, NY: Grafton Press, 1908), p. 27.

    Love Brewter (William 1) came in the ship Mayflower, in 1620, with his parents and brother Wrestling. He married at Plymouth, May 15, 1634 (O. S), Sarah, daughter of William Collier, of Duxbury. Love Brewster died at Duxbury. In Governor Bradford's List of the Mayflower Passenger, referring to Elder Brewster's family, he says: “his son Love lived till this year. 1650. and dyed, . . .” His will is dated October 6, 1650 (O.S). (Plymouth Colony Probate Rec., vol. i. folio 89.) His widow Sarah, married after September 1, 1656, Richard Parke of Cambridge, Mass., who died there, in 1665. “The Plymouth Colony Records show that Sarah returned to Duxbury and was living there 2/12 March 1679/80,” and the following entry is recorded in the First Book of the Plymouth First Church Records, part iii. P. 22, dated 1691, under the heading “members dyed”: “mris Sarah Parke, widow, April 26: in her 76th yeare.” She died at Plymouth (Mayf. Des., ii. 115, iii. 192, iv. 128).
    Love Brewster was admitted a freeman of the Plymouth Colony March 2, 1635-36; early removed from Plymouth to Duxbury and “devoted himself to the cultivation of the paternal acres in Duxbury, forming there with his father a family home, . . . where, in due time, a portion of the estate became his own and his children's inheritance.” Elder Brewster's house was included in the “portion of the estate.” In which house Love and family lived.

    In 1637 Love Brewster name appears among those who volunteered to serve in Pequot War from the Colony of New Plymouth (Winsor's Hist. Duxbury, p. 90, and Peirce's Col. Lists, p. 84), and he was a member of Captain Myles-Standish's Duxbury Company in the military enrollment of 1643 (Winsor's Duxbury 93; Peirce's Col. Lists, 75, and Genl. Reg. Soc. Col. Wars, 1899-1902, p. 576).

    He was grand juryman from Duxbury in 1643 (Pierce's Col. Lists, 53), and in 1645 he was one of the proprietors of the extension to Duxbury, afterwards known as Bridewater.

  8.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 1:245.

    "LOVE, Plymouth, s. of Elder William, b. prob. in Holland, possib. in Eng. came, with his f. in the Mayflower, rem. to Duxbury, m. 15 May 1634, Sarah, d. of William Collier, had Sarah, wh. m. 1656, Benjamin Bartlett; Nathaniel; William; and Wrestling,. He d. not long after his will of 1 Oct. 1600, and his wid. m. Richard Park of Cambridge, and, after his d. 1665, went back to Duxbury."

  9.   Love Brewster, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).

    the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

    Fear Allerton née Brewster (c. 1606 - before December 12, 1634) was a woman in Colonial America. She was the third daughter of Mayflower Pilgrim William Brewster and his wife Mary, born in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England. She was named Fear because at the time of her birth, the Puritans were holding secret meetings and were under constant threat of arrest. Her early years, and indeed her whole life, were full of unrest. In 1608 she moved, along with the other pilgrims, to Amsterdam (and later Leiden).

    Fear was only 14 when her parents and two younger brothers, Love and Wrestling, left for America on the Mayflower. She was left in the care of her older siblings, Jonathan (born in 1593) and Patience (born in 1600). Jonathan joined the pilgrims in 1621 on board the Fortune. Fear arrived in America with Patience on board the Anne in July 1623.

    Fear married Isaac Allerton, another Mayflower pilgrim, around 1626. He was 20 years her senior. They had a son, Isaac Allerton Jr., born about 1627. There is speculation that they had a daughter, Sarah Allerton, who was baptised on August 13, 1633 and probably died in infancy.

    Fear died young, but the exact date is unknown. She died sometime before her sister Patience's death December 12, 1634.

  10. The Brewster Genealogy
  11. Winsor's Hist. Duxbury, p. 90, and Peirce's Col. Lists, p. 84
  12. Winsor's Duxbury 93; Peirce's Col. Lists, 75, and Genl. Reg. Soc. Col. Wars, 1899-1902, p. 576
  13. Mayf. Des., ii. 115, iii. 192, iv. 128.