Wrestling Brewster was born in Leiden, Holland to William and Mary Brewster. He was about six years old when he sailed on the Mayflower with his parents and siblings. There is little known of his life in Plymouth. In 1627, he was mentioned in the Division of Cattle at Plymouth, as a member of his father’s household. However, Wrestling Brewster was not mentioned in his father’s will and there is no record of his being married.
The Mayflower left England in September 1620 with 102 men, women, and children bound for Virginia. After 65 days they arrived far north of their preferred destination. They created a government on arrival forming the Mayflower Compact, which stated the colonists would create “laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices…,” follow their Christian faith, work together for the common good, and be loyal subjects to King James.
This Wrestling Brewster history mug is part of our Mayflower history series which includes many of the notable figures who played major roles during this conflict.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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