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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Descendant of Elder/Pilgrim William Brewster

Hi Everyone, here is the family history chart of my  descendancy with Pilgrim William Brewster. I have yet to work on a DAR application, and I am hoping to do that someday soon.The research was completed by my maternal grandmother's  first cousin, Marjorie DeFoer Blodgett, in 1984. In the book, she stated, "The main research was done by Gary Boyd Roberts of the research staff, New England Historical  and Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass. 8 Feb 1984."

Brewster William of Bently cum Arksey -next to Doncaster, Yorkshire
Had goods dated 1521
Taxed in 1524
m. Maud Man bef 1588---sister of Christopher Man of Scrooby

1.William b. ab 1535
2.Henry b. 1537 was vicar of Sutton on Lound Co Nottingham 1565-1594--Wife Agnes  bur  15 Mar 1597/1598

Brewster William 2nd
b. ab 1535
 m. 1st Mary Smyth widow of John Simkinson--she had one son, Thomas.
 m. 2nd Prudence ? perhaps Perkins--may have been a widow.
 d. in 1590 at Scrooby

children by Mary (who may have died shortly aft 1566
1. William b. 1566 Scrooby
  by Prudence who outlived William
2. James 1568   Welbeck (old gentry family)
3. Prudence m. Robert Peck of Everton Nottingham, had a dau Ann who m John Armitage 1611
4. John

William was a steward of Manor of Scrooby--and had become Post there on Great North Road from London to Scotland. He witnessed the will of his uncle Christopher Man in 1558 with Thomas and John Simkinson  of Doncaster 7 miles north of Scrooby.

Brewster William Elder
  b. 1566 pro in Scrooby  Nottinghamshire
m. ab 1589 Mary---uncertain if Mary Wentworth or Mary Wyrall
d. 10 Apr 1644 at Duxbury, Mass

1.probably Edward who was in Virginia 1610
2.Jonathan b. at Acrooby (I think that she meant Scrooby.) 12 Aug 1593 d. at New London, Conn, 7 Aug 1659 m. twice
3. Patience b. prob by 1600 m. Gov Thomas Prence; d 1634 in Plymouth, Mass
4.Fear d. at Plymouth 1 Dec 1634
5.Love d. at Duxbury late in 1650
6.Wrestling d. after 22  May 1627 a young man unmar
7. a child bur at Leydon in 1609

William matriculated at St. Peter's, Cambridge Univ. but did not graduate.
His uncle Francis Smyth was a vicar of Crowle-Lincoln Co. had also attended St. Peters.
Davison whom he had accompanied to Holland on a diplomatic mission 1585-6. When he returned home he aided his father at Post House and succeeded him  after 1590.  He managed the Post until 1607. During this time he adopted the tenets of Puritanism and became a leader of the Separatist movement.  He printed a forbidden religious matter and once was sent to prison. He fled to Holland late in 1607 and was elected ruling Elder in Leydon not later than 1613. Here he continued printing of "heretical" books---sometimes making secret trips to England.
            He was chosen to lead the first band of Pilgrims to America, and is believed to have been the author of the "Mayflower Compact" which he was fourth to sign.  He was chaplain of the first military company organized in Plymouth under Miles Standish,  and was ruling Elder at Plymouth Plantation for many years."

Brewster Patience
b. ab 1600
m. Gov Thomas Prence; d. 1634 in Plymouth, Mass.  He m. 2nd Mary Collier
d. 29 mar 1673 at Plymouth

children by Patience Brewster
1. Rebecca 1627-1650 m. Edmund Freeman
2. Hannah 1629 d bef Nov 1698 m 2nd Jonathan Sparrow
3. Mercy b ab 1631 m John Freeman 13 Feb 1649; d 28 Sept 1711 age 80
4. Thomas 1633 d in Eng bef 1672

    by Mary Collier
5. Jane b 1 Nov 1637 m Mark Snow
6. Mary m John Tracy
7. Judith m Isaac barker and 2nd Wm. Tubbs
8. Eliz. m Arthur Howland
9. Sarah b 1646 d 1706

Freeman John, Major, son of Edmund Freeman and Bennett Hodsoll (dau of John Hodsoll/Holsoll and Faith Bacon) bp 28 Jan 28 Jan 1626/27  at Billinghurst o. Sussex  England
m. Mercy Prence  at Eastham 13 Feb 1649/50
d. Eastham Mass 28 Oct. 1719

Freeman Thomas
b. Sept 1653 at Harwich Mass
m. Rebecca Sparrow 31 Dec 1673
d. 9 Feb 1715/16 at Harwich Mass
1. Mercy b. 30 Oct  1674 m. Paul Sears Jr. d. 30 Aug 1747 .  

Jr. Sear Paul b. 21 Dec 1695 m Charity Witridge  dau of Wm. Whitridge  and Abigail Blachfield

Sears Nathaniel b. Rochester, Mass. 1 Sept 1738
m. 26 Nov 1761 Eliz Winslow, dau of John Winslow and Bethia Andrews (1741-1828)
d. 28 Apr 1816 at Long Plain Mass.

Winslow Eliz b 3 Jan 1767 d. 1850 m. Martin Bryant, b. 1765 in Plympton Mass, d. 1833, son of Nathaniel Bryant and Joanne Cole.

Bryant Mary b. 14 Mar 1801 d ? m 1st Lynus Thayer 1826 m. 2nd Rev. Bezabeel Hill pro at Ludlow Vt. Rev Bezabeel Hill was born 2 Apr 1797 Gardner, Mass., d. in Iowa 1871

Hill Ryland Judson b. 27 Sept 1832 Strykersville NY m. Cornelia Rolfe  in Vevay,  Ingham County, MI 20 Oct 1858 at home of Henry E Rolfe by Rev. Bezabeel Hill. d. 29 July 1894 Floyd Iowa.

Hill Cary Fury b. 17 Jan 1865 Vernon, Wright Co. Iowa m. 5 Aug 1888  to Emma Raymond (b. 11 May 1872 in Floyd, Iowa, and dau of Lorenzo Raymond and Susan Elizabeth Rider, d. 13 June 1947  bur. Camas, WA) d. in Floyd, Iowa. d. 28 May 1946 Vancouver WA (Bur in Camas WA.) 

Hill Nina Susan b. 22 Aug 1889, Floyd, Iowa, m. Charles Sanford 2 Apr 1908 at Hubbard, Minnesota. He was b. 28 Sept 1886 in Hubbard County, MN, and was the son of Frank Sanford and Adella Rex. He died 26 Mar 1980 in Hubbard, MN. Nina d. 20 Dec 1972 in Hubbard, MN.

Sanford Fern Irene b. 26 July 1909, dau of Nina Hill and Charles Sanford, m. Clement Erdman on 26 July 1933 at  St. Anne's Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN. Clement was the son of Albert Erdman/Erdmann and Rozalia Rzybazejek, and was born 5 Oct 1899  in Poznan, (Selganau, Germany) Poland. Fern died 28 Sept 1982, and is buried in New Hope, MN.. Clement died 26 May 1984, and is also buried in New Hope, MN.

Erdman Joyce Mary b. 14 Apr 1939 in Minneapolis, MN, and dau of Fern Irene Sanford and Clement Erdman/Erdmann. She m. Larry Paul Moran, son of Paul Moran and Monica Flansburg 8 Apr 1967 at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN. Larry was born in Little Falls, MN on 20 Oct 1935, and died 31 Oct 2007, and is buried at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Belle Prairie, MN.

Moran Claudette Marie b. 21 Feb 1968 in Little Falls, MN.

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