Saturday, November 23, 2019

Surname Saturday -- LNU (Mary, married Crispus Brewer, England to colonial Massachusetts)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.

I am working in the 9th great-grandmothers by Ahnentafel number, and I am up to Ancestor #2507 who is Mary LNU (1629-1693). [Note: the more recent ancestral families have been covered in earlier posts.]

My ancestral line back through one generation in this LNU family line is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

18.  Edward Hildreth (1831-1899)
19.  Sophia Newton (1834-1923)

38.  Thomas J. Newton (1800-????)
39.  Sophia Buck (1797-1882)

78.  Isaac Buck (1757-1846)

79.  Martha Phillips (1757-1830)

156.  Isaac Buck (1732-????)
157.  Mary Richards (1733-????).

312.  Isaac Buck (1706-1780)
313.  Ruth Graves (1711-????)

626. Thomas Graves (1686-1756)

627.  Ruth Collins (1685-1715)

1252.  Samuel Graves (1655-1723)
1253.  Sarah Brewer (1659-1723)

2506.  Crispus Brewer, born about 1626 in England; died before 10 February 1707 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.  He married about 1652 in probably Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
2507.  Mary LNU, born 1629 in England; died 03 May 1693 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Crispus Brewer and Mary are:
*  Mary Brewer (1653-1706), married 1674 John Richards (1644-1713).
*  Hannah Brewer (1659-????), married 1682 Samuel Ingalls (1632-????).
*  Thomas Brewer (1659-1709), married 1682 Elizabeth Graves (1662-????).
Sarah Brewer (1659-1723), married 1678 Samuel Graves (1655-1723).
*  Elizabeth Brewer (1660-1700), married 1683 John Lewis (1660-1711).
*  Abigail Brewer (1664-1737), married 1693 John Liscomb (1664-1707).\
*  Rebecca Brewer (1667-1701).

I have found no reliable resources that identify Mary LNU's birth information or parents names.  The FamilySearch Family Tree says her maiden surname was Whitmore, but apparently that Mary Whitmore married a man named John Brewer and resided in Ipswich.  Some online trees claim Mary was married to both John and Crispus, and some say she married John Crispus Brewer and had two large families.   It is apparent that no one has authoritative information about Mary, the wife of Crispus Brewer.

Information about the Brewer family was obtained from:

*  Winifred Lovering Holman, "Crispus Brewer of Boston and Lynn," The Essex Genealogist, Volume 19, number 2 (May 1999), pages 77-80.

I have done no original research on this Brewer line.


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