Family:Richard Parke and Sarah Collier (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2][3] Aft 1 Sep 1656
  1. "Jonathan Brewster's Letter to Sarah, the Widow of Love Brewster", in Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Mayflower Descendant: An Illustrated Quarterly Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy, History and Biography, 8:164-5.

    Dated September 1656: "...being glad to heare of youer well Doeing in youer affliction of widdowhood ... In my Judgement I would advise you to marry one whom you could Love; I would to god I were nearer you I should Doe something for you ...". This letter, clearly indicating Sarah had not yet remarried, was recorded because it contained a gift of land to Sarah's daughter. The clerk's notation: "The abovewritten Letter was sent from Mr Jonathan Brewster unto mi's Sarah Brewster widdow now liveing in the towne of Duxburrow In the Gov'r'ment of New Plymouth".

  2. "Richard Park", in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), Vol. V (M-P), p. 362.

    Richard Park m. (2) After 1656 Sarah (Collier) Brewster, daughter of William Collier [GMB 1:446-50] and widow of Love Brewster [NEHGR 53:113-14]. She was living at Duxbury as late as 2 March 1679/80 [PCR 7:220-21].
    [Ironically, Anderson's entry on Sarah under "William Collier", GMB, 1:448, does not list a marriage to Richard Park. The article in NEHGR on the Brewster family, 53:113, cites the letter from Winsor's History of Duxbury (of which the MD transcription is supposed to be more accurate), which ironically only shows she was not married, and obviously has no knowledge of what happened later. There are several references to her after Richard Park died. All these references seem to refer to her as Sarah Park, but digging further into Plymouth Court Records, a [#S3|land dispute] between her and William Paybody seems to provide actual evidence of who Richard Park's widow was. There may be more, but it is not explicitly called out by Anderson, or others, apparently.]

  3. Pulsifer, David (editor), and Nathaniel B. (editor) Shurtleff. Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, in New England. (Boston, MA: William White, 1855-1861), Vol. 6, p. 17.

    3 Jul 1679: "William Paybody, of Duxberry, informing this Court that there was sum difference betwixt Mistris Sarah Parkes and her son, William Brewster, and himselfe, concerning bounds of their lands at Duxberry aforesaid, whereon they liue, Mistris Parkes alsoe petitioning the Court that what settlement therof should be made might be done according to the settlement longe since made betwixt Jonathan and Loue Brewster..." [This was apparently the start of the disagreement that results in the much referenced PCR 7:220 citation showing that Sarah was still alive 2 Mar 1679-80.]