Fear Brewster

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Fear Allerton
Born Fear Brewster
c. 1606
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Died c. 1634
probably Massachusetts, British Empire
Nationality English Subject
Known for Early American Settler
Spouse(s) Isaac Allerton
Children Isaac Allerton Jr., Sarah Allerton
Parents William Brewster, Mary Brewster

Fear Allerton née Brewster (c. 1606 - before December 12, 1634) was a woman in Colonial America. She was the third daughter of Mayflower Pilgrim William Brewster and his wife Mary, born in Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England. Her early years, and indeed her whole life, were full of unrest. In 1608 she moved, along with the other pilgrims, to Amsterdam (and later Leiden).

Fear was only 14 when her parents and two younger brothers, Love and Wrestling, left for America on the Mayflower. She was left in the care of her older siblings, Jonathan (born in 1593) and Patience (born in 1600). Jonathan joined the pilgrims in 1621 on board the Fortune. Fear arrived in America with Patience in 1623.

Fear married Isaac Allerton, another Mayflower pilgrim, around 1625 or 1626. He was 20 years her senior. They had a daughter, Sarah, born about 1627.

Fear died young, but the exact date is unknown. She died sometime before her sister Patience's death December 12, 1634.