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ORIGIN: Unknown MIGRATION: 1632 on Lyon [Hotten 150] FIRST RESIDENCE: Roxbury OCCUPATION: Husbandman. CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admitted to Roxbury church as member #43, in 1632 [RChR 75]. FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 [MBCR 1:368]. EDUCATION: Signed deed of 5 May 1640 by mark [RBOP 2]; signed will by mark. ESTATE: Daniel Brewer was granted the usual sequence of lots in Roxbury: house, orchard and yard (acreage omitted); six acres of swamp; six acres; sixteen acres; one acre of fresh meadow; three acres of salt marsh; and lot twenty-seven in the first and third allotments of the last division, fifty-three acres and a fraction. He had also acquired three additional parcels: six acres salt marsh at Gravelly Point; one acre of upland and meadow; and seven acres lately bought of John Stannard [RBOP 25]. On 5 May 1640 Daniel Brewer sold to Joseph Weld three acres of fresh meadow [RBOP 2]. In his will, dated 12 January 1645/6 and proved 20 May 1647, Daniel Brewer of Roxbury, husbandman, divided his lands between his wife Joanna and his son Daniel, and bequeathed money and movables to son Nathaniel and daughters Ann, Joanna and Sarah; Daniel and the three daughters are stated to be unmarried; Isaac Morrell and Edward Bridge to be overseers; witnessed by William Dennison and Edward Bridge; signed by mark ("D B") [SPR NS 1:25]. The inventory was taken on 12 May 1647 by Edward Porter, and totalled £166 4s., of which £81 10s. was real estate: houses & homelot, £40; six acres of arable land, £12; four acres and a half of meadow, £10; six acres of swamp, £6; forty acres of wood ground, £12; twenty-seven acres of wood ground at Dedham, £1 10s. [SPR NS 1:28]. On 8 October 1646 "Joanna Brewer & Daniel Brewer her son (being of full age)" mortgaged to Thomas Dudley six acres broken-up land in Roxbury and five acres meadow at Gravelly Point [SLR 1:78]. BIRTH: About 1600 based on birth of eldest child. DEATH: "Brother Brewer died of an ulcer in his lungs which pierced through into his bowels & emptied thither to his great swelling & torment" 28 March 1646 [RChR 173]. MARRIAGE: Wife Joanna named in will of 12 January 1645/6; "_____ Brewer wife of Daniel Brewer" admitted to Roxbury church immediately after Daniel Brewer himself [RChR 75]; since the third child, born in England, was Joanna, it is likely that she was his only wife, and they were married in England by about 1625; she died in Roxbury 7 February 1688/9, aged 87, and therefore born about 1602, or perhaps a few years later. CHILDREN: iDANIEL, b. England about 1625 (d. Roxbury 9 January 1708, aged 84); m. Roxbury 5 November 1652 Hannah Morrill, daughter of ISAAC MORRILL.
iiANNE, b. England about 1628; admitted to Roxbury church in 1645 or 1646 [RChR 86]; d. (or bur.?) Roxbury 15 March 1658/9 [RChR 176].
iiiJOANNA, b. England about 1631; named in will of father, 12 January 1645/6; no further record (unless she is the Joanna Brewer who "took hold of the covenant" 24 April 1682 [RChR 95]).
ivNATHANIEL, b. Roxbury 1 May 1635; m. (1) by 1660 Elizabeth Kingsbury [Kingsbury Gen 83], bur. Roxbury 25 June 1661; m. (2) Roxbury 6 December 1661 Elizabeth Rand.
vSARAH, b. Roxbury 8 March 1638; married at Roxbury 19 November 1656 John May.
COMMENTS: The best account of the family of Daniel Brewer is in Dawes-Gates 1:108-11. Some secondary sources claim a son George who died in 1646, but there is no evidence for his existence. A daughter Hannah has also been proposed, but without proof [McArthur-Barnes 142, and sources cited there].