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Mercy Prence

Female Abt 1631 - 1711  (~ 80 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Mercy Prence was born about 1631 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Thomas Prence, Governor of the Plymouth Colony and Patience Brewster); died on 28 Sep 1711 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

    Mercy married Maj. John Freeman on 13 Feb 1650 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. John (son of Edmond Freeman and Bennett Hodsoll) was born before 28 Jan 1627; died on 28 Oct 1719 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Mercy Freeman was born in Jul 1659 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 19 Jun 1737 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; was buried in Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    2. Hannah Freeman was born about 1664 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 15 Feb 1744 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. Bennett Freeman was born on 5 Mar 1671 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts; died on 30 May 1716 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Prence, Governor of the Plymouth Colony was born about 1600 in Lechlade, Farindon, Gloucestershire, England (son of Thomas Prence); died on 29 Mar 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried on 8 Apr 1673 in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets.

    Notes:

    Three-time governor of Plymouth Colony. Wikipedia article here. "A wellwiller to all that feared God and a terrour to the wicked."

    Arrived in 1621 on the Fortune. First at Plymouth, then Duxbury 1637, Eastham 1644, Plymouth by 1655.

    Thomas married Patience Brewster on 5 Aug 1624 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Patience (daughter of William Brewster and Mary) was born about 1603 in England; died in 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Patience Brewster was born about 1603 in England (daughter of William Brewster and Mary); died in 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1600, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated July 1623 to Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Anne. Died in the smallpox epidemic of 1634.

    Children:
    1. Rebecca Prence died about 1650.
    2. Hannah Prence was born in 1628 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died before 23 Nov 1698 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
    3. 1. Mercy Prence was born about 1631 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 28 Sep 1711 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Thomas Prence was born in in of Lechlade, Farindon, Gloucestershire, England; died after 31 Jul 1630 in Barking, London, England; was buried in All Saints, Barking, London, England.

    Notes:

    A carriage maker.

    Children:
    1. 2. Thomas Prence, Governor of the Plymouth Colony was born about 1600 in Lechlade, Farindon, Gloucestershire, England; died on 29 Mar 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried on 8 Apr 1673 in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets.

  2. 6.  William Brewster was born about 1567 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England (son of William Brewster and Mary Smythe); died on 10 Apr 1644 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1566, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
    • Alternate birth: Between Jun 1566 and Jun 1567, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1620 to Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Mayflower. Senior elder and (until the arrival of pastor Ralph Smith in 1629) religious leader of the Plymouth colony. The only Mayflower passenger with a university education and with political and diplomatic experience. Extensive Wikipedia article here.

    William Brewster (~1566-1644) = Mary (d. 1627)
    Fear Brewster (~1606-1634) = Isaac Allerton (~1586-1659)
    Isaac Allerton, Jr. (~1629-1702) = Elizabeth Willoughby (~1635->1672)
    Sarah Allerton (~1670-1731) = Hancock Lee (~1653-1729)
    Elizabeth Lee (~1708-~1750) = Zachary Taylor (1707-1768)
    Richard Taylor (1744-1829) = Sarah Dabney Strother (~1760-1822)
    Zachary Taylor (1784-1850), 12th President of the United States

    William Brewster (1566-1644) = Mary (d. 1627)
    Jonathan Brewster (1593-1659) = Lucretia Oldham (1600-1678)
    Benjamin Brewster (1633=1710) = Ann Addis (1628-1709)
    William Brewster (1669-1728) = Patience (d. 1740)
    Patience Brewster (b. 1699) = Matthew Dewolfe (1697-1783)
    Edward Dewolfe (1735-1790) = Elizabeth (d. 1787)
    Edward Dewolfe (1768-1835) = Sarah Bill (1768-1854)
    Charles De Wolf (1794-1870) = Betsy Putnam (1794-1881)
    John Archelous De Wolf (1833-1901) = Louise Doty (1835-1879)
    Ida Corinne De Wolf (1863-1944) = LaFayette Waterbury (1864-1931)
    Ledora May Waterbury (1885-1959) = Harry Ross Hubbard (1886-1975)
    Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1911-1986)

    Other descendants of William Brewster include Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, Oliver Hazard Perry, John Batterson Stetson, George B. McClellan, Clarence Day, Archibald MacLeish, Admiral William Halsey, Mamie (Doud) Eisenhower, Thomas Pynchon, Allen Dulles, John Foster Dulles, Nelson Rockefeller, Katherine Hepburn, Bing Crosby, Bette Davis, Julia Child, Glenn Close, Norman Rockwell, Ted Danson, Pete Seeger, Orrin Hatch, Brewster Kahle, Annie Proulx, Bill Richardson, Richard Gere, Howard Dean, Chevy Chase, and James Taylor.

    William married Mary before 1593 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England. Mary died on 17 Apr 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 7.  Mary died on 17 Apr 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    Emigrated 1620 to Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Mayflower.

    Children:
    1. Jonathan Brewster was born on 12 Aug 1593 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; died on 7 Aug 1659 in New London, New London, Connecticut; was buried in Preston, New London, Connecticut.
    2. 3. Patience Brewster was born about 1603 in England; died in 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    3. Fear Brewster was born about 1605; died before 12 Dec 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    4. Love Brewster was born about 1607; died between 6 Oct 1650 and 31 Jan 1651.


Generation: 4

  1. 12.  William Brewster was born about 1535 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England (son of William Brewster and Maud Man); died in 1590.

    Notes:

    Appointed by Archbishop Sandys, in Jan 1576, receiver of Scrooby and bailiff the manor house belonging to the Archbishop, to have life tenure of both offices. [Lucy Hall Greenlaw, "Early Generations of the Brewster Family", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 53:109, 1899.]

    He was addressed as Mr.

    William married Mary Smythe. Mary (daughter of William Smythe) died after 1566. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 13.  Mary Smythe (daughter of William Smythe); died after 1566.
    Children:
    1. 6. William Brewster was born about 1567 in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England; died on 10 Apr 1644 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.