The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1876
John Brewer, Jr., of Ipswich, and Susanna Warner, were married at Ipswich, January, 1674, as the court records show. He was chosen clerk of the writs (or town clerk) of Ipswich, 27 Nov. 1683. Susanna, wife of John Brewer, died Nov. 20, 1688. (Town records.)
He married, secondly, 3 June, 1689, Martha, dau. of Abraham Perkins, and had:
i. Hannah and Martha b. 19 Feb 1689.
iii. John, b. 1692 ; aged 5 years in 1697.
iv. Mary,b. 1695; d. age d 2 years in 1697
v. Martha, b. June, 1697; aged 4 months in 1697; d. young.
Oct. 4, 1697, his widow Martha was made administratrix; her bond, as guardian of the three children, gives their names and ages. She afterwards made return as administratrix, 8 Oct. 1701, as Martha Brewer, alias Ingols (Essex Wills, vii. 101). She was also appointed guardian to John Brewer, minor, son of John B. of Ipswich, and mentions that his sister Martha was deceased.
Jan. 18, 1702-3, Abraham Perkins of Ipswich was made guardian of the children of John Brewer, viz.: John, aged about 10 years, and Mary, about 8 years. He was unquestionably their uncle, and their mother had married secondly Ingols.
These two grandchildren of Mary (Whitmore) Brewer both married; and there were also living their cousins, the children of Mary Chapman, two being mentioned in the will of John Brewer, Sen., viz.: Edward and John Chapman.