Love Brewster

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Love Brewster
Born ca. 1611
Leiden, The Netherlands
Died ca. 6 October 1650 and 31 January 1651
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
Residence Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony
Nationality British (Subject of King James I of England)
Ethnicity Anglo-Saxon
Known for Mayflower passenger (1620)
Religion Christianity
Spouse Sarah Collier
Children Sarah, Nathaniel, William, Wrestling
Parents William Brewster
Mary Brewster
Relatives Jonathan, Patience, Fear, (unnamed child who died young), Wrestling

Love Brewster was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620. He was born about 1611 in Holland to William and Mary Brewster.

He married Sarah Collier at Plymouth, Plymouth Colony in 1634, and sired four children upon her. He was active in the community, and died at Duxbury, north of Plymouth, about 1651.

Early life[change | change source]

Love was born in Leiden, The Netherlands about 1611 to Mary and William Brewster. On 15 May 1634, he married Sarah Collier at Plymouth. They had four children: Sarah, Nathaniel, William, and Wrestling.

Plymouth Colony[change | change source]

Brewster became a freeman (able to vote and hold land) in Plymouth Colony on 2 March 1636. He volunteered to fight in the Pequot War (1634-1638), but saw no action because Plymouth's volunteers were not needed.

In 1642, Thomas Granger, Brewster's 16-year old servant, was caught committing bestiality upon Brewster's livestock. He admitted his transgression, and was executed with the animals, as the Bible commanded in Leviticus 20:15.

Later life and death[change | change source]

Brewster and his family moved to Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, north of the settlement at Plymouth. He served in the militia under Myles Standish. Brewster died at Duxbury between 6 October 1650 (when his will was written) and 31 January 1651 (when the will was probated).

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