Paget Brewster

by stlucas on March 29, 2017

Birth Name: Paget Valerie Brewster

Place of Birth: Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 10, 1969

Ethnicity: English, some Irish and German, distant French

Paget Brewster is an American actress. She is the daughter of Hathaway (Tew) and Galen Brewster. Paget is married to composer Steve Damstra.

Paget’s paternal grandfather was George Washington Wales Brewster, Jr. (the son of George Washington Wales Brewster and Ellen Mackenzie Hodge). Paget’s great-grandfather George was the son of Benjamin Brewster, Jr. and Ann Wales Emmons. Ellen was the daughter of John Ledyard Hodge and Susan Savage Wilson.

Paget’s paternal grandmother was Joan Ryerson (the daughter of Donald Mitchell Ryerson and Isabelle McGenniss). Donald was the son of Edward Larned Ryerson and Mary Pringle Mitchell. Isabelle was the daughter of Charles Burrill McGenniss and Isabelle S. Corwith, and had Irish, English, and French ancestry.

Paget’s maternal grandfather was John Bechtel Tew (the son of James Dinsmore Tew and Elinor Edith/Elaine Bechtel). James was the son of Harvey William/Williams Tew and Susan Dinsmore Goodrich. Elinor was the daughter of Theodore H. Bechtel and Elinor Focht, and had German ancestry.

Paget’s maternal grandmother was Valerie Hathaway (the daughter of Stewart Southworth Hathaway and Helen Viles). Stewart was the son of Charles Hathaway and Cora Southworth Rountree. Helen was the daughter of James Francis Viles and Anna Underwood.

Paget is a descendant of William Brewster (c. 1566-1644), a Mayflower passenger and noted Pilgrim. Among many of William’s other descendants are actors Jordana Brewster, Chevy Chase, Taylor Lautner, Seth MacFarlane, and Brandon Routh, soccer player Clint Dempsey, Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld, U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, and Governor of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller.

Sources: Genealogies of Paget Brewster – https://famouskin.com
https://www.geni.com

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andrew April 1, 2017 at 10:32 am

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Brewster_(Mayflower_passenger)

He has other prominent descendants, like Bing Crosby, Katherine Hepburn, Richard Gere etc.

follers April 1, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Yes, a full list would be very long.

andrew April 2, 2017 at 9:53 am

Yes, but the ones I’ve mentioned are bigger than Chevy Chase or Seth MacFarlane. Also I believe that the genealogical connection between Paget and Jordana should not be that distant, like 5th cousins or something.

follers April 2, 2017 at 12:37 pm

At least through their direct patrilineal lines, Jordana and Paget’s last common “Brewster” ancestors were Mary and William Brewster themselves. They’re 13th cousins, once removed.

I specifically picked the more obscure ones, because, as you say, the other connections are more widely reported already.

andrew April 2, 2017 at 12:54 pm

So, is there a closer genealogical relation than that between William Brewster’s famous descendants?

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