One Heavenly English Daye in 1569, little Mary was born. She soon saw the man of her dreams, a postmaster in Scrooby,Nottinghamshire. William Brewster & Mary were wed in 1592. They had a son a year later...in 1600 came a daughter, Patience. William & Mary held church congregation meetings in their home, and as time went on, these meetings became more and more secret, as religious persecution became more and more common. During this time, Mary gave birth to another daughter, which they named 'Fear'.
Around 1610 they fled to Holland, where "Love' was born, and their last son, 'Wrestling', was born about 4 years later. Mary & William, Love & Wrestling, were among the first Pilgrims to come to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620. Mary was one of just FIVE women to survive the first winter in the New World....and one of only four to survive to the first Thanksgiving in 1621. All her children would eventually make their way to Plymouth to live and prosper with their parents until Mary's passing in 1627, at age 60(apx). Husband William would live another 17 years.
I have great admiration for those first settlers who so bravely ventured out to the unknown with hopes of making a better life for themselves. In their honor, a One of a Kinde set of Pilgrims will make their debut on the TDIPT Mercantile update this Sept. 15th. I hope you will stop by and say Hello-