Mary Wentworth

Mary Wentworth

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Mary Wentworth
Born in Scrooby, , Nottinghamshire, Englandmap
[spouse(s) unknown]
Died in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
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Biography

Mary Wentworth[1]
Mary Love Wentworth[2]
Mary was born in 1566. Mary Wentworth ... She passed away in 1627.
Mary Wentworth ...[3][4]
[5]
Mary was born in 1568. [6]

Birth 1565/1569 Of Scrooby, Nottingham, England
Christening BEF 25 Jun 1569 Scrooby, Yorkshire, England
Burial 27 Apr 1627 Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Mary's father Thomas Wentworth

Mary's mother Grace Gascoigne


Marriage conflict

The maiden name of William Brewster's wife has not been proven. 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. That is very shaky evidence to say the least. Further, it has been proposed that William Brewster may have married Mary Wyrall, but the evidence is just as flimsy for that marriage. There are no fewer than seven marriages from 1590-1610 that have been located in parish registers showing a William Brewster marrying a Mary. All, however, have been satisfactorily eliminated as probable candidates for the William and Mary (Brewster) who came on the Mayflower. So at present, there is no evidence to document who William Brewster's wife Mary actually was." (excerpted from the Great Migration Begins.) Nor can I find a source that says that Mary Brewster died 17 Apr 1627 anywhere (That's died anywhere, not sourced anywhere, but that applies too. [7]

Since William Brewster's wife's maiden name in not known, we cannot assume that Mary Wentworth was his wife. Nor can we assume she died when his wife died, be it in 1620/1 or 1627. Also, none of her children will be surnamed Brewster. Aside from possibly the birth date and her parents names, nothing in this profile is based upon facts. [8]

We understand that her children are not Brewsters, may not even be her children, but since we don't know what family they belong to, we've taken the easy way out and left them with her.

Sources

  • Information developed from Find A Grave Memorial No. 34836091.[9]
  • Tom Bredehoft, data found in Brewster 5 generations.

Acknowledging Contributors

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  • Amy Haake, firsthand knowledge.
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Merges

This profile developed through the merging of Wentworth-633, Wentworth-338, Wentworth-143 into Wentworth-16.

Footnotes

  1. Source: #S100
  2. Source: #S-2056289638
  3. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34836091
  4. Entered by Heidi Maxham, Jun 3, 2011
  5. Entered by Arlin Nusbaum, Aug 14, 2011
  6. Entered by Amy Haake, Mar 6, 2012
  7. Tom Bredehoft, Entered August, 2012
  8. Entered by Tom Bredehoft, Feb 5, 2013
  9. Entered by Tom Bredehoft, 30/5/2013

Biography

Mary was born in 1570, and she passed away in Apr. 17, 1627.[10]

The maiden name of William Brewster's wife has not been proven. 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. That is very shaky evidence to say the least. Further, it has been proposed that William Brewster may have married Mary Wyrall, but the evidence is just as flimsy for that marriage. There are no fewer than seven marriages from 1590-1610 that have been located in parish registers showing a William Brewster marrying a Mary. All, however, have been satisfactorily eliminated as probable candidates for the William and Mary (Brewster) who came on the Mayflower. So at present, there is no evidence to document who William Brewster's wife Mary actually was.[11][12]

"Pilgrim Elder William Brewster married by 1593 Mary _____, and she & two of their sons accompanied him on the MAYFLOWER. She died at Plymouth 17 April 1627. They had 6 children: Jonathan, Patience Prence, Fear Allerton, Love, a child buried at St. Pancras in Leiden, & Wrestling. The quest for the identity of Mary, the wife of William Brewster, has attracted the attention of many genealogists, but as yet without a definitive result. For some time she had been thought to be Mary Wentworth, daughter of Thomas Wentworth of Scrooby, and in 1965 John G. Hunt presented his case in favor of this identity, but this claim was rejected by Rubincam and others, and Hunt himself has now given up this position. He has, however, published a pamphlet claiming that she was a certain Mary Wyrrall, based on the appearance in a will of a bequest to "Mary Butho," which Hunt took to be a variant of Brewster resulting from a speech defect in the person dictating the will [John G. Hunt, Of Mary Brewster: The Identity of Mary, Wife of Elder William BREWSTER of the Mayflower Voyage of 1620 from Plymouth, England, to New Plymouth, New England. Eugene A. Stratton reviewed this volume negatively in 1985, to which Hunt responded with a supplement to his pamphlet. The maiden surname of Mary, wife of Elder Brewster, remains unknown. (Hunt has published other articles on various aspects of William Brewster's life which, as with all of Hunt's work, need to be used with caution: "`Master Williamson' of the Mayflower;" "The Mother of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower;" "Mary Stubbe - A Connection of Elder William Brewster?") A number of other children have been proposed for William Brewster. Jacobus in 1936 disposed of the claimed connections between William Brewster of Plymouth and Francis Brewster of New Haven and his son Nathaniel. Mary Walton Ferris proposes a son Edward."[13]


Sources

[14]

[15]

  1. Source: #S100
  2. Source: #S-2056289638
  3. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34836091
  4. Entered by Heidi Maxham, Jun 3, 2011
  5. Entered by Arlin Nusbaum, Aug 14, 2011
  6. Entered by Amy Haake, Mar 6, 2012
  7. Tom Bredehoft, Entered August, 2012
  8. Entered by Tom Bredehoft, Feb 5, 2013
  9. Entered by Tom Bredehoft, 30/5/2013
  10. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34836091
  11. http://members.aol.com/calebj/passenger.html
  12. http://www.geni.com/people/Elder-William-Brewster-Mayflower-Passenger/358782031710004109
  13. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=34836091
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  15. Reserved for future Source and Reference Materials

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Collaboration

On April 23, 2014 Vic Watt wrote:

Wentworth-862 and Wentworth-16 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thanks.


On March 20, 2014 Ron Gragg wrote:

Wentworth-862 and Wentworth-16 are not ready to be merged because: Because previous merges have corrupted the line of ascension as I move back through my lineage. I have completely lost pages (individual) and untold man-hours of work as well, and had to start some projects from scratch; So, I’m not sure if I’m going to allow merges or not at this time.