BREWSTER

Information on this page from Windows Into Our Past, A Genealogy of the Parsons, Smith and Associated Families, Vol. 1 ©1996, Judy Parsons Smith

Francis Brewster

Francis Brewster of the Castle of Bristol , England .  Francis Brewster was the collector of rents for Sir John Stafford . Francis Brewster had a son:

Dr. Francis Brewster

Dr. Francis Brewster, of New Haven, Connecticut, son of Francis Brewster, d. presumably lost on the Lambertons’s ship the “Phanton Ship” ca. 1646/47; An inventory of his estate was taken 30 Dec. 1647; m. Lucretia “Lucy” (Unknown).  Dr. Francis Brewster was a chirurgeon, the modern day equivalent of a barber-surgeon.  Lucretia Brewster m2nd between 10 Mar 1646/7 and 7 Dec 1647 to Thomas Pell .  

On 12 Mar 1614/15 Francis Brewster was placed as an apprentice to Edward Harris of Bristol , England to study for seven years as a barber surgeon.  Prior to being placed as a apprentice, he was a buttermaker in the Castle of Bristol . He completed his apprenticeship in March 1622.  On 23 Aug 1626 he received a lease of the Castle of Bristol from King Charles I , for a period of 80 years if John Brewster , Gillian Brewster and Nathaniel Brewster so long live.  It was the custom of the time that a property could only be leased during the lifetime of three people living when the lease was made.[i]

Francis Brewster was credited with an estate valued at 1000 pounds.  The only individual who was wealthier was the governor, Theophilus Eston .  

Dr. Francis & Lucretia (Unknown) Brewster had nine (9) children:

1.  John Brewster (mentioned in castle lease)
2.  Gillian
Brewster (mentioned in castle lease)
3.  Joseph Brewster
4.  Elizabeth Brewster
5.  Mary Brewster
6.  Nathaniel
Brewster , b. ca. 1618, Bristol , England

Nathaniel Brewster

6.  Nathaniel Brewster,  b. ca. 1618, Bristol, England; d. 1695, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; m1st -Abigail Reymes of Norfolk, England; m2nd- after Feb 1660, Dublin, Ireland to Sarah Ludlow [ii], daughter of Roger  & Mary  (Cogan) Ludlow,  b. 1643-1644, probably Fairfield, Connecticut; d. p. 1699, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York.

Nathaniel Brewster was in the first graduating class at Harvard University in 1642.  In 1643 he left for England and labored in the Ministry until 1663.  He received his BD in Theology in 1648 from the University of Dublin .  He found a Congregational Church in Alby , England in 1650.  He was known to be an associate of Lord Oliver Cromwell , and active in the Cromwellian Government.[iii]  In 1655 he was sent to Ireland by Cromwell .

Rev. Nathaniel Brewster was a dissenting minister in England and after his marriage to Sarah Ludlow , they fled from the persecution in England to America for liberty of worship.  In 1663, the Brewster family returned to America .  Nathaniel Brewster was called in 1665 to be the first minister (clergy) of the Setauket Presbyterian Church in Brookhaven, Long Island , New York .  He served as the minister there for twenty-one (21) years.[iv]

Nathaniel & Abigail (Reymes) Brewster had two (2) children:

6.1.      John Brewster [v], b. abt. 1645
6.2.     
Abigail Brewster , b. abt. 1647; d. between 1672-1678; m. Stanford , Conn to Daniel Burr .

Nathaniel  & Sarah ( Ludlow ) Brewster  had four (4) children:

6.3.      Sarah Brewster , b. abt. 1656; m. Jonathan Smith
6.4.     
Timothy Brewster [vi], b. 1658; m. Mary   Hawkins .  Served as town clerk of Brookhaven for 23 years.
6.5.     
Daniel Brewster [vii], bapt. 31 Oct 1662 at Alby; m. 1693 to Anna Jayne, daughter of William Jayne.  Served as town clerk of Brookhaven for 26 years after his brother Timothy Brewster.
6.6.     
Deborah Brewster
6.7.     
Dinah Brewster , m. 6 Apr 1685 to Joseph Tucker.
6.8.     
Hannah Brewster , b. ca. 1669, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York.

Hannah Brewster

6.8.  Hannah Brewster [viii], daughter of Nathaniel & Sarah (Ludlow) Brewster, b. ca. 1669, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; d. 11 Nov. 1755, [ix] Long Island, New York; m1st ca. 1680 (est.), Brookhaven, Long Island, New York to John Muncy , son of Francis &  Hannah (Adams) Muncy , b. ca. 1659, bpt. 24 Oct 1660, Ipswich, Massachusetts; d. 19 Feb 1690, Brookhaven, Long Island, New York; m2nd 28 Apr 1699 to Samuel Thompson.[x]

John & Hannah (Brewster) Muncy had three (3) children:

6.8.1.  John Muncy
6.
8.2.  Francis Muncy , m. Abigail Skidmore
6.8.3.  Nathaniel Muncy 


[i] “The Descendants of Francis Muncy  I with Allied Families, Part II”, by Mary  Edith Shaw, p. 12
[ii]
  "The Ancestry of Roger Ludlow ”, by H. F. Seversmith, p. 20; "Descendants of Francis Muncy  I”, by Mary  Edith Shaw, p. 19.
[iii]
“Hancock County Tennessee and its people, Volume 11, 1994”, p. 81 -
[iv]
“Bicentennial History of Lee Co., VA”
[v]
  Named in father’s will as oldest.
[vi]
Named in father’s will.
[vii]
Named in father’s will
[viii]
"Descendants of Francis Muncy  I”, by Mary  Edith Shaw, p. 12, 13, & 14
[ix]
“Hancock County Tennessee and its people, Volume 11, 1994”, p. 81 -
[x]
“Descendants of Francis Muncy  I, Part II” by Mary  Edith Shaw, p. 14