BenIf you are the Ben Brewer who posted on the family tree maker. I am searching for a connection for my grandfather Robert Brewer born in 1812 married Martha, He is living on a farm left by James or Jesse brewer.located on rte 601 near triplett Va in 1850. It runs along rattlesnake creek, If you are not familar with the area i can send you a mapmade in 1720. I saw your listing of a Roobert Brewer born 1818 son of Lewis. I have since heard that lewis(from Tenn) is not related to James Brewer and may have landed from a ship wrecked off the north carolina coast. Do you have any info that may help tie my Robert to the Brewer families.here is a wiil of john Brewer.He bought the plantation that belonged to Stanley Flowerdew brother of Temperence flowerdew. This plantation was given to Temperence as a wedding gift by her new husband George Yeardley the ist governor of Virginia.John later gave part of the land to the church and a parish was built there. The plantation was called "Stanleys 100" the main house still stands near the James river.
the land granted in this patent is still known as "Brewers neck" and lies betweenBrewers and Chuckatuck creeks. John Brewer mentioned in the patent was a member of the house of burgesses for warwick river 1629-30 commissiuoner, member of the council 1632 and died in or before 1635his will has been published in Walters Gkeanings in new england historical and genealogical registerthe following abstract:, will of John Brewer ,citizen and grocer of Londen 4th sept 1631 proved in England 13 may 1836.I do will that after my decease my body be buried without any mourning apparel or gowns given to any but those of my own household.to my dearly beloved father Thomas Brewereight pounds yearly and every year so long as he shall happen to live after my decease (payable quartly) I do will and bequeth unto my son John Brewer my plantation in Virginia called Stawley(stanley) hundred als Bruers (brewers)Borughonly the third part of the profits thereof arising during the life of Mary my wife I do give unto her as also the third part of all my goods and chattels which is also due unto her by the custom of the city of london. to my son roger brewer and my daughter margaret brewer forty pounds apiece payable at theday of marriage or age of one and twenty. to my brother Thomas brewer forty shillings and each of his children ten shillings in one year after my decease. the residue to my said children , John, Roger, and Margaret, to be equally divided between them. and i make them executors but as they are now young and not able of themselves to manage and dispose of those things that belong to them. I do hereby authorize and appoint my dearly beloved wife mary brewer, and my loving uncle Mr Roger Drake m citizen and cloth worker of london not only overseers but also full and absolute gardians of my ssaid childrenif john happens to die before he attains the age of 21.then the said plantation to decend half to my daughter Margaret and half to my wife..to each of the said gardians forty shillings to buy each of them a ring for rememberance of me.