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  William Brewster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
William Brewster was born at Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, probably between 1560 and 1566.
William Brewster was one of the original members of the religious Separatist congregation at Scrooby that became the nucleus of the Pilgrim church.
In the absence of an ordained minister, Brewster was the much-loved and respected religious leader of Plymouth Colony.
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 William Brewster in Records
Brewster and other principal members were come over (for they were of the last and stayed to help the weakest over before them) such things were thought on as were necessary for their settling and best ordering of the church affairs...
William Brewster was one of the 8 Plymouth "Undertakers," along with William Bradford, Myles Standish, Isaac Allerton, Edward Winslow, John Howland, John Alden and Thomas Prence.
William Brewster, a man that had done and suffered much for the Lord Jesus and the gospel's sake, and had borne his part in weal and woe with this poor persecuted church above 36 years in England, Holland and in this wilderness, and done the Lord and them faithful service in his place and calling.
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 Pilgrim Biographies
William Brewster was one of the 41 signers of the Mayflower Compact.
Although not a minister in the Pilgrim sense, William Brewster became the true leader of the church at Plymouth and was greatly respected for his wisdom and fairness of judgment.
William White was one of the 41 signers of the Mayflower Compact.
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 William Brewster (Pilgrim) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Elder William Brewster (1567 - 10 April 1644), was a Pilgrim colonist leader and preacher who came from Scrooby, in north Nottinghamshire and reached what became the Plymouth Colony in the Mayflower in 1620.
By the 1590s, Brewster's brother, James, was a rather rebellious Anglican priest, vicar of the parish of Sutton and Lound, in Nottinghamshire.
Brewster was granted land amongst the islands of Boston Harbor, and four of the outer islands (Great Brewster, Little Brewster, Middle Brewster and Outer Brewster) now bear his name.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_Brewster_(Pilgrim)   (748 words)

 William Brewster Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
William Brewster was 10 years old when his father was appointed postmaster and bailiff at Scrooby Manor, an official resting place on the main road from London to Edinburgh.
Brewster probably became a Puritan at Cambridge; but how he turned to Separatism, an extreme form of Puritanism, is unexplained.
However, perhaps because he was one of the oldest of the Pilgrims, had a large family to care for, and bore the responsibility for the religious life of New Plymouth, his name rarely appears in the records of the colony.
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The pilgrims founded Plymouth on Dec. 21, 1620, establishing a settlement that became the seat of Plymouth Colony in 1633 and a part of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.
One of the Separatist congregations was led by William Brewster and the Rev. Richard Clifton in the village of Scrooby in Nottinghamshire.
William Bradford was one of the leaders of the pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony.
pilgrims.net /plymouth/history   (1465 words)

 Pilgrim Hall Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Pilgrim Society originated in 1820 when a group of Plymouth residents and others interested in the Pilgrims organized to oversee a celebration of the bicentennial of the landing at Plymouth.
Pilgrim Hall, built of granite in the Greek Revival Style, is the oldest museum in continuous service in the United States.
The sword is 17th century, is attributed to William Brewster and is on loan to the museum from the Massachusetts Historical Society.
www.ocmayflower.org /pilgrim.htm   (925 words)

 William Brewster
BREWSTER, William, pilgrim, born in England in 1560; died in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 10 April, 1644.
Governor Bradford says that Brewster entered Cambridge University and remained there for a short time, but his College is not named, He was of good family, and his coat-of-arms is identical with that of the ancient Suffolk branch.
Brewster was ruling elder of the church, and until 1629 acted as teacher and minister, enduring the hardships of the memorable first winter with wonderful courage and cheerfulness.
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 Pilgrim Furniture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Pilgrim Hall has had this chair since the early 1830's when it was donated by the Brewster Family of Duxbury.
It is believed to have belonged to William Brewster(c1566-1643), who was the spiritual leader of the colony and one of its most educated members.
It is believed that Elder Brewster brought this chest from Holland on the Speedwell and to America on the Mayflower in 1620.
www.ocmayflower.org /pilgrim1.htm   (746 words)

But the Pilgrims felt that Holland was not their home; they could not endure the thought of giving up their language and customs for those of the Dutch, nor were they willing to return to their native England, where religious persecution had not abated.
William Bradford was thirty and Edward Winslow was twenty-five.
The "Pilgrim Fathers" with their wives and children, as borne by the Mayflower, numbered one hundred and two; one died on the voyage and one was born.
www.solarnavigator.net /history/pilgrim_fathers.htm   (756 words)

 Pilgrims' First Thanksgiving
The pilgrim Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving to be shared by all the colonists and the neighboring Native American Indians.
It is quite possible that shellfish, although plentiful and forming a large part of the Pilgrims' diet in the early years, was not a feature at the feast, as it was looked on as poverty fare and, hence, inappropriate for a feast.
Both the Pilgrims of Plymouth and the Boston Puritans were strict Calvinist protestants who rejected the religious calendar of holidays that the English people inherited from the Middle Ages.
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William Brewster was born about 1566, the son of William Brewster.
Brewster was instrumental in establishing the small Separatist church with Richard Clyfton, and they often held their meetings in the Manor house.
Brewster and the others were eventually found and forced out, and fleeing prosecution and persecution they headed to Amsterdam in 1608, and moving to Leiden, Holland in 1609.
www.mayflowerhistory.com /Passengers/WilliamBrewster.php   (510 words)

William Brewster was the Reverend Elder of the Pilgrim's church at Plymouth, since their pastor John Robinson remained behind in Leyden, Holland with the majority of the congregation which planned to come to America at a later time.
William Brewster is the religious leader, though not an ordained minister.
Brewster was one of the leading figures in Pilgrim history and served for many years as the religious leader of Plymouth Colony in the absence of a minster.
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 Brewster, William - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Brewster, William 1567-1644, English separatist and Plymouth colonist.
On his press at Leiden, Brewster printed a number of religious books and tracts that were distributed throughout England.
Brewster, an elder of the church from the time he lived in Leiden, was the sole religious leader of the Plymouth Colony until 1629, but because he was not ordained, he confined his ministry to services of prayer and praise only.
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Instead, Sunday School classes were held within their walls; and Rev. William Brewster, a Methodist minister, came every Sunday to preach at the schoolhouse – the present day Tremont School.
Tremont's first library was housed in Pilgrim Church, as was the kindergarten, the visiting nurse service, Welfare and Social Service Aid, and one of the first Boy Scout troops (#98).
Pilgrim designed its space to minister to the poor and middle class, members and non-members.
www.pilgrimalive.org /history.htm   (629 words)

 The Pilgrims-Overview
William Bradford's classic account of the Mayflower's voyage does not mention the ship by name, nor does it describe the vessel.
This model, which is in Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, gives the ship's dimensions as 90 ft (27.4 m) long, with a 64-ft (19.5-m) keel, 26-ft (7.9-m) beam, and a hold 11 ft (3.4 m) deep.
In 1627 eight Pilgrim leaders assumed the settlement's obligations to the investors in exchange for a 6-year monopoly of the fur trade and offshore fishing.
www.mayflowerfamilies.com /colonial_life/pilgrims.htm   (1825 words)

 William Brewster III
April 10, 1644, was a leader of the Pilgrims.
His influence was instrumental in winning the approval of the Virginia Company for the proposal to resettle the congregation in America, and he was one of the few original Scrooby separatists who sailed on the Mayflower.
As the church's ruling elder in Leiden and then in Plymouth, Brewster shared with William Bradford and Edward Winslow the leadership of the Pilgrim enterprise.
members.cox.net /willpaz/Hamilton/Brewster/william_brewster_iii.htm   (555 words)

 William Brewster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
William Brewster was the Reverend Elder of the Pilgrim's church at Plymouth, since their pastor John Robinson remained behind in Leyden, Holland with the majority of the congregation which planned to come to America at a later time.
Brewster was a fugitive from the King of England, because he had published a number of religious pamphlets while in Leyden which were critical or opposed the tenets of the Church of England.
The claim it was Mary Wentworth rests solely on the fact that Mary Wentworth happened to live somewhat close to William Brewster in Scrooby, Nottingham.
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 United Church News: Pilgrim Press continues to sound the alarm and inform its readers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The harassment eventually led a group of "pilgrims" to board the Mayflower with the press in tow.
Today The Pilgrim Press, under the leadership of new publisher the Rev. Timothy Staveteig, continues a rich tradition of sounding the alarm on social and moral issues, ever mindful of the publishing tradition instituted by that first publisher, William Brewster.
Staveteig, who was hired to be editor of The Pilgrim Press in 1996, has a background that helps him continue the mission and tradition of the press.
www.ucc.org /ucnews/oct00/pilgrim.htm   (630 words)

 A Maine Family's History - Davis / McDowell - Brewster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
PG 364: Wlm Brewster during the years 1617, 18, and 19, he was engaged in printing, publishing, and smuggling into England work obnoxious to the king and bishops.
The youngest daughter of Jonathan and Lucretia (Oldham) Brewster, Hannah Brewster, was married at New London, CT 12/23/1664 to Dr. Thomas Starr's son, Samuel Starr.
William Jeffries as agents of Georges put him in possession of the territory along the seacoast from the Saugus River to the Charles River--years before Winthrop arrived--including Charlestown and a large part of Watertown.
www.calaisalumni.org /Maine/1brewste.htm   (1427 words)

 William Bradford Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
William Bradford (1590-1657), one of the Pilgrim Fathers, was the leader of the Plymouth Colony in America.
On March 19, 1590, William Bradford was baptized at Austerfield, Yorkshire, England.
But the terms arranged for the colonists by their deacon were treacherous; the backers and the settlers were to share ownership in the land the colonists improved and the dwellings they constructed.
www.bookrags.com /biography/william-bradford3   (937 words)

 Following the pilgrims' progress   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
On Thanksgiving Day, the Leiden American Pilgrim Museum opens to the public, born of one man's lifelong passion to illuminate the Pilgrims' largely forgotten 11 years in exile in Holland.
The Pilgrims also left for reasons that still trouble expatriates today: They fretted over the loss of their traditions as their children grew up more Dutch than English.
The museum, funded with help from the Mayflower Society, the Pilgrim Society and the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is in a typical Pilgrim-style 16th century one-room house.
www.chron.com /content/chronicle/world/97/11/27/pilgrims.2-0.html   (532 words)

 Brewster : Introduction | Frommers.com
One of the "youngest" of the Cape towns, Brewster -- named for the Pilgrim leader William Brewster -- dissociated itself from Harwich in 1803, the better to enjoy its newfound riches as a hotbed of the shipping industry.
Brewster still gives the impression of setting itself apart, mostly free of the commercial encroachments that have plagued the southern shore.
Brewster also welcomes the tens of thousands of transient campers and day-trippers who arrive each summer to enjoy the nearly 2,000 wooded acres of Nickerson State Park.
www.frommers.com /destinations/brewster/0382010001.html   (352 words)

 Pilgrims' Progress
Whatever the label, they must have felt a mixture of fear and hope as they approached the dimly lit creek, near the Lincolnshire port of Boston, where they would steal aboard a ship, turn their backs on a tumultuous period of the Reformation in England and head across the North Sea to the Netherlands.
Two of their members, William Brewster and William Bradford, would go on to exert a profound influence on American history as leaders of the colony at Plymouth, Massachusetts, the first permanent European settlement in New England and the first to embrace rule by majority vote.
Unlike later waves of immigrants to the United States, the Pilgrims came from a prosperous country, not as refugees escaping rural poverty.
www.smithsonianmagazine.com /issues/2006/november/pilgrimsprogress.php   (955 words)

Brewster remarks that Alden will not turn him in to the authorities because they are both on a pilgrimage.
They mingle with the children of the Pilgrims and their servants, such as twelve-year-old William Butten who wants to be the first to see the new land.
Cold, dampness, and injuries from the storm plague the Pilgrims, and an outbreak of fever ensues.
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 William Brewster Family
William1 Brewster, the Mayflower Passenger, married Mary ---, who came in The Mayflower, with her husband.
He is possibly the only noted son of William and his first wife Mary Smythe Brewster (NEHGR 125:150) as suggested by various documents at Doncaster, Yorkshire, England and other research -- and but a few miles from Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England, Brewster's boyhood home.
A fully documented account of Brewster's first five generations is being prepared for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants by its Historian General, Barbara Lambert Merrick.
www.mayflowerfamilies.com /mayflower/william1_brewster_family.htm   (592 words)

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