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Rev Nathaniel Brewster

Male Abt 1623 - 1690  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Rev Nathaniel Brewster 
    Title Rev 
    Born Abt 1623  Bristol, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1690  Setauket, Suffolk Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Setauket, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 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. 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.

      In ye name of God Amen March ye 16 1684/5: I Nathaniel Brewster in County Suffolk on Long Island being weak in body but of sound & good memory calling to mind my frailty & ye uncertain estate of this uncertain life do make & ordain this my last Will & testamt. by these presents revoking & annulling any former will made by me either by word or writing & yt. this only is to be approved my last will & testamt. & none other--
      Imprimis--I commit my soul unto God my Creator in sure & certain hopes of ye Resurrection to life & immortality by ye merits of Jesus Christ & my body to be decently interred at ye usual burying place of ye sd town of Brookhaven as my Executor hereafter shall appoint & my worldly goods I give & bestow in manner & form following--
      Item-To Timothy my son I give & bequeath ye dwelling house I now live in the home lot belonging to it & ye buildings fences & other improvements thereon containing about nine or ten acres more or less & a six acre lot in ye old field joining to Capt. Tookers lot on ye one side & to Benjamin Smiths on ye other side & a five acre lot in ye little neck and five acres at Newtown & twenty acres in Georges Necke & half an acre of Meadow at ye old mans & half ye meadow at ye west meadow & half ye fifty acre lot in Mount Misery & half ye meadow & upland at ye south which meadow & upland at ye south is to be equally divided between Timothy & Daniel Brewster--
      Item--To Daniel my son I give & bequeath the house home lot & other improvements purchased of John Roe & two 3 acre lots in ye old field five acres in ye little necke and five acres at ye old mans near Andrew Millers the seventeen acres to be laid out the half of ye fifty acre lot in Mount Misery half ye meadow at ye West meadow, & half ye meadow & upland at ye South.
      Item--To John Brewster my eldest son I give & bequeath fifty acres of land laid out in ye plains as in ye records may appear and in case the sd John be deceased or shall not otherwise dispose of it within seven years it shall return to & be equally divided between my sons Timothy & Daniel before named--
      Item--To my two grandchildren Daniel & Abigail Burr I give and bequeath ten shillings a piece--
      Item--To Sarah my wife I give and bequeath all my household goods and chattels whatsoever together with my books & ye husbandry queares and tools with full & free ordering & disposal of all ye stock I now possess as horses cattle sheep swine &c. whom with ye assistance of my two sons Timothy & Daniel I constitute & ordain to be the Executrix of this my last Will & Testamt. to perform all things pertaining to ye office of an Executrix to pay ye abovesd legacys & to give & provide portions for all my daughters at her discretion out of ye improvements of ye stock aforenamed & with the assistance of my sd two sons always provided that there be referred to my sd Executrix a good & competent maintenance out of ye improvements of the lands willed and bequeathed to my sons Timothy & Daniel above named as also ye full & free use of ye house home lot orchards gardens and other improvements thereon which are bequeathed to my son Timothy--
      In confirmation whereof I do hereunto set my hand & seal the day and year above named. NATHANIEL BREWSTER
      [Seal]
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      THO. HELME
      ZACH. HAWKINS

      By ye tenor of these presents know ye that on ye 3d day of May 1695 at Brookhaven in ye County of Suffolk in ye Province of New York before Col. Willm Smith Judge of ye Prerogative was proved & approved the last will and testamt. of Nathaniel Brewster decd at Brookhaven in ye County aforesd on ye day of Anno Dom. 168 who by his said last will & testamt. did nominate and appoint Sarah his wife to be his Executrix as by ye sd will may appear for ye well and faithful administration of all & singular ye goods chattels & credits of ye said deceased to whose care & trust was committed ye same being duly sworn to execute & perform her duty herein according to ye tenor of ye said Will & ye laws of this Province.
    Person ID I18638  Davis
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2014 

    Father Francis Brewster,   b. Abt 1600, Bristol, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1647, Lost at sea Capt.Lamberton's "Phantom Ship" Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Lucretia "Lucy",   b. Abt 1599, Darby, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1669  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Between 1629 and 1644 
    Notes 
    • Marriage,
    Family ID F6524  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Abigail Remes,   b. Abt 1630, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1659, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Married Abt 1644  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Brewster,   b. Abt 1648, Brookhaven, Suffolk Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F6527  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Sarah Ludlow,   b. Abt 1625, Dinton. Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Oct 1699, Setauket, Suffolk Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1659  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage
      Date: ABT 1656
      Marriage
      Date: ABT 1656
      Place: Dublin, Ireland
      Marriage
      Date: ABT 1656
      Place: Probably Dublin, Ireland, ,
      Marriage
      Date: 1656
      Place: Dublin, Ireland, , , ,
    Children 
     1. Hannah Brewster,   b. 19 May 1669, Setauket, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1755, Setauket, Suffolk Co., LI, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2014 
    Family ID F6661  Group Sheet


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