Monday, April 26, 2021

An Amazing Journey....Rereleased

     Please find above a link to my rerelease of the biggest seller to date of all my books. I realize that I am not the best at proofreading and I have heard back from some of you that Abnormal Behavior and Why Do Ghosts Wear Clothes have a few typos that I overlooked. I can assure you that every one of my books should be error and typo-free now. But what I am most proud of is my rerelease of An Amazing Journey.

     I rereleased it because since the publication of it, I kept getting more and more information from Bailey family members from here in the United States and England  So when I received it, of course I had to look into this and was astonished at all the new stories, lore and historic data that I just overlooked previously. In this rerelease, I explore the Holy Grail story, the real Robin Hood and dive into William Wallace(Braveheart)and the the ongoing controversy surrounding his daughter. 

     All these stories with one thing in common, the Baliol, Baillieul, Baillie family! Understand one thing. As I mention at the beginning of this book, I have absolutely no preconceived idea when researching. That is a dangerous thing because all you want to do it "make to fit" any information you have. I could care less about the status of my family through the ages. I am even more proud of the poor Bailey families because they actually had to work hard to put food on the table. 

     So sit back and enjoy a whole new world that has just opened up if you are related to the Bailey Family of England, Wales and beyond. If you aren't, this book will get you thinking about these enigma's and the lives of people during the middle ages.

And by the way, if you have children, take a look at my foray into childrens literature as well in this unique story/coloring book of stories, poems and limericks of our past that should not ever be forgotten. Let's Not Forget. Children's Classics of our Past

Thursday, April 1, 2021

New England Colonists 1600-1700 Hammond-Harrison


Benjamin, son of William, was born in London, England and came to Yarmouth, Mass. in 1643. He is then found at Sandwich, Mass. by 1650 and lastly at Rochester, Mass. by 1663.

Edward was born in England in 1640 and settled at R.I..

George was living at Newport, R.I. in 1655.

John, twin to Thomas below was the son of John and grandson of John was born at Milford, Suffolk, England in 1603. He lived at Hingham, Mass in 1636.

Lawrence was a freeman at Charlestown, Mass. in 1666 and by 1677, he was a representative and sea captain in Boston.

Thomas settled at Hingham in 1636 with his twin above before moving to Cambridge by 1650.

William, sole son of Thomas \, was born in 1575 at Lavenham, Suffolk, England. He is found at Scituate, Mass. in 1636 and by 1637, had moved to Watertown, Mass..

William, born in England in 1597 at Slymbridge, England, he settled at Wells, Maine by 1653. He died in 1702 at the age of 105 years.


Daniel was born at England in 1606 before coming to New England in 1635.

Luke was living in Mass. by 1637.

Peter was at Sandwich, Mass. in 1643.

William was living in Duxbury, Mass. by 1639 and married there in 1641 before removing to Boston in 1649.


Anthony was living at Wrentham, Mass. in 1681, living with William Summer at Dorchester, Mass. before that.

John was at New Haven, Conn. in 1679.

Nathaniel was a resident of Cambridge in 1634.

Thomas was at Hadley, Mass. in 1678.


Thomas was born in 1645 and lived at Farmington, Conn. in 1670. He is later seen as "keeper of the gaol" at Hartsford, Conn. in 1691.

                                Authentic puritan "gaol", taken over 100 years ago in Boston.


Joseph was at Killingworth, Conn. in 1663.


Nathaniel came from London, England to Lynn, Mass. in 1637.


Mark was born in 1619 and was found to have been a "nailer" in Boston by 1639.

Thomas was a clergyman in Scituate, Mass. in 1643 and minister of Norwalk, Conn. by 1645.

Hanmer, Hanmore

John is seen at Scituate, Mass. in 1639, Duxbury in 1640 and Marshfield, Mass. by 1663.


Roger was a ships carpenter at Weymouth, Mass. before removing to Boston by 1643.


Robert was married at Wickford, R.I. pre-1690.

Hanniford, Hannifall

John was a mariner at Boston in 1647.

Richard was living at Marblehead, Mass. in 1674.


William is at Dorchester, Mass. in 1630, Windsor, Conn. in 1637 and Springfield, Mass. by 1655.


Richard settled at Marblehead in 1660.

Hanscom, Hanson

Isaac was at Portsmouth, N.H. in 1679.

James was in Mass. in 1666.

Thomas was born at Sutton, Bedfordshire, England in 1629 and came to Salem, Mass. with many of his family. His land grant was at Salmon Falls, N.H. in 1658 and he lived there until 1677 when he is found at both Dover, N.H. and Kittery, Maine.

                                       Part of an 1832 map of Ipswich, showing old jails.

Hansett, Hanchet

John was at Boston in 1634 then Braintree, Mass. and Roxbury after.

Thomas, brother of John, was at Wethersfield, Conn before going to New London, Conn. by 1651. He is then found at Northampton, Mass. by 1660, then Westfield, Mass and lastly to Suffield, Conn by 1686, where he died that same year.


Ambrose was in Mass. then Pemaquid, Maine by 1674.


Shadrach was born in England in 1642 before being killed during King Philip's War shortly after, leaving no male issue.

Harcutt, Harker

Richard was at Warwick, R.I. in 1655.

Harden, Hardin

Edward settled at Gloucester, Mass. in 1675.

Richard was a resident of Boston in 1671.


Richard was a freeman at Braintree in 1648.

 York, Maine old "gaol". Built in Ipswich in 1771m the lower floor was used as a jail, and the attic as a house of correction.


Abraham was the son of John of Boram, Essex, England and born in 1620. He was a glover at Boston in 1640 before removing to Braintree by 1648 and lastly to Medfield, Mass. in 1653.

George was at Marblehead in 1649.

John was a freeman at Weymouth in 1640.

Martha was a widow living at Plymouth in 1632, leaving two sons when she died the next year.

Philip was married at Boston in 1659.

Robert was with Winthrop's Fleet of 1630, living in Boston the following year. He then moved to R.I. but returned to England in 1645. He left no male in New England.

Thomas was an inhabitant at Boston in 1656.


Stephen settled at Berwick, Maine in 1691.


John was at Lynn, Mass. in 1647.

Hardy, Hardie

George was at Newbury, Mass. pre-1693.

John was a freeman at Salem in 1634.

Richard was an inhabitant of Concord, Mass. in 1639 the moved to Stamford, Conn. later, leaving no male issue.

Samuel was at Beverly, Mass. in 1674 as town clerk.


Sgt. William is found at Lynn, Mass. in 1629, then Sandwich, Mass. in 1637 and by 1662, he is seen at Portsmouth, Mass..

Harmon, Harman, Herman

Francis came from London to New England in 1635 and is first found at Braintree, Mass. in 1640.

James is found at Saco, Maine in 1655.

John was born in 1617 at England and came to N.E. by 1640. He is found at Springfield, Mass. y 1644.

John was at Plymouth in 1643, Duxbury in 1659 and Saco, Maine in 1680.

Joseph was living at Kittery, Maine in 1674.

Nathaniel, brother of the first John, settled at Braintree in 1640.

Samuel was at Boston in 1689.

Harnden, Harndale

Benjamin was living in Lynn in 1647 and later at Reading, Mass..


Edward was at Salem in 1640.


Joseph was a resident of Braintree in the first quarter of the 1600s.

Robert was a Quaker at Sandwich, Mass. pre-1659, where he is seen at Boston.

Harraden, Harridin

Edward was of Ipswich in 1651 before removing to Gloucester in 1658.

Harriman, Herriman

Augustine was at Saybrook, Conn. in 1651.

Leonard was brother of Augustine and born in 1622 at Rowley, Yorkshire, England before  setting at Rowley, Mass..

1743 map of Boston showing old "gaol"


Edward was a resident of Charlestown in 1643.

Richard was also a resident of Charlestown, in 1647.

Robert was born in England in 1616 and settled at Watertown by 1634.

Samuel was at Hatfield, Mass. in 1679.


Andrew, son of William, was a "negro servant" who was killed on January 16, 1675 at Providence, R.I. during King Philip's War.

Anthony came to N.E. in 1644 and four years later is found at Ipswich. He then went to Boston.

Arthur was at Duxbury, Mass. in 1640, then Bridgewater, Mass. and lastly to Boston.

Benjamin was a bookseller at Boston in 1687 before returning to England by 1694.

Bernard was a resident of Boston in 1666.

Daniel was the brother of Anthony and is found at Rowley in 1643, went to Middletown, Conn. in 1652, where he was an innholder and militia captain.

Daniel was a resident of Boston in 1695.

David was a Boston Mariner in 1676.

George was born in England and lived at Salem in 1636.

George was married at Concord in 1669.

George died at Boston in 1686.

James was living at Boston pre-1668.

John was the son of Thomas, grandson of John of Ottery, St. Mary's, Devonshire, England and was born in England in 1607. He came to N.E. in 1635 and is found to have been in Rowley as a freeman in 1647.

John was married at Boston in 1671.

John was a resident of Charlestown in 1658.

John was a freeman at Ipswich in 1685.

John was a Marblehead fisherman in 1673.

John was a weaver at Marblehead in 1674.

Joseph was a resident of Charlestown in 1672.

Richard was at Braintree in 1663.

Richard was a Boston merchant in 1680.

Richard was living at Charlestown in 1682.

Robert was at Boston pre-1643, when he is found at Brookline, Mass..

Samuel was a mariner at Salem before removing to Manchester, Mass. in 1667 and then went to Beverly, Mass..

Thomas was born at Deal, Kent, England and came with Winthrop's Fleet in 1630. He later became a resident of Providence, R.I., where he signed the Roger Williams compact.

Tomas was at Ipswich in 1636 and in Rowley by 1644.

Thomas was a butcher at Boston pre-1679.

Thomas was at Concord in 1688.

Walter came to N.E. in 1632 and is found at Weymouth by 1641. He is seen next at Dorchester in 1649 and New London, Conn. in 1653.

William, brother of Thomas of Providence, was born in England in 1609 and came to Boston in 1636. He was in Providence, R.I. as one of the first settlers with Roger Williams and was sold into slavery by Algerines in 1679. He was ransomed and made it to London, England in 1680, the year of his death.

William, brother of Anthony, came with his mother to N.E. and settled at Rowley, then Charlestown and lastly in Middletown, Conn..

William settled at Boston pre-1672.

William was a merchant who died pre-1684 at Boston.


Isaac married at Hadley, Mass. in 1671.

John was a ropemaker at Salisbury, Mass. in 1640 before moving to Boston in 1643.

Mark was in Mass. by 1654.

Nicholas was a resident of Dover, N.H. in 1673.

Richard was at new Haven, Conn. in 1644.

Thomas was a clergyman and brother of Richard. He was born in England and settled at new Haven in 1654, afterward moving to Branford, Conn..

Saturday, February 20, 2021

New England Colonists 1600-1700 Habberfield-Hammatt, Hammett


William was a clothier in Boston in 1683 and later in Lynn, Mass. in 1691.


William was born at Plymouth, England before settling at Taunton, Mass. in 1660.


William was a resident of Lynn, Mass. in 1650.


Jabez is found at Lynn, Mass. in 1644 and Taunton, Mass. by 1654.

Captain William was a mariner at Salisbury, Mass. pre-1657, when he is found at Dover, N.H.. Ten years later, he is seen at Exeter, N.H..

Hadden, Haddon

Jared or Gerard was part of Winthrop's Fleet of 1630 when he settled at Salisbury in 1640.


Dennis was born in 1650 at England before settling at Sudbury, Mass..

George was born in England in 1600 and lived at Ipswich, Mass. in 1639. He then removed to Rowley and Ipswich from 1665 to his death.


James was born in England and lived at Salem pre-1669, when he is found at Roxbury, Mass..

Nathaniel was at Charlestown, Mass. in 1643, then to Lancaster, Mass. in 1658.

Haffell, Haffield

Richard was born in 1581 at England before coming to Ipswich in 1635, leaving no male issue.


Founders monument, listing William Hagar.

William was born in England in 1625 and one of the founders of Watertown, Mass. by 1645, where he died in 1683.

Hagborne, Hackborne

Abraham was a shoemaker at Boston in 1639, and probably before.

Samuel was t Roxbury in 1635.


Henry was at Salem in 1642 and after 1676, found at Wenham, Mass..


William was at Taunton in 1640 and Boston in 1646.

Halbridge, Holbridge

Arthur was at Boston in 1635 and New Haven, Conn. by 1639.


Gershom was an inhabitant of Springfield, Mass. in 1698.

John was born at Berwick on the Tweed, England before settling at Roxbury and Cambridge around 1631. He is then seen at Concord, Mass. as one of the first settlers.

Robert was born in 1609 in Kent, England and lived at Charleston, Mass. in 1632,

Samuel was born in 1610 at England and lived at Hartford, Conn. in 1640. He is then found at Wethersfield, Conn. in 1642, Norwalk, Conn. in 1654 and back to Wethersfield in 1660.

Thomas, brother of Samuel, was at Roxbury in 1634, Hartford, Conn. in 1636 and by 1656 is found at Norwalk, Conn.. He was a lifelong bachelor.

Thomas was a glover who was born in 1606, the only son of Thomas H., from Walton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, England. he settled at Newbury, Mass. in 1635, Haverhill, Mass. by 1649, back to Newbury in 1652 and Salem in 1659.

Thomas was a freeman at Saco, Maine in 1653.

Thomas is found married at Charlestown, Mass. in 1639.

Thomas is found married at Hadley, Mass. in 1676.

Timothy is found married at Windsor, Conn. in 1663 and went to Suffield, Conn. by 1680.

William died at Billerica, Mass. in 1668.


Colonial woodcut of a shoemaker's business

Andrew was a fisherman at the Isle of Shoals, N.H. and York, Maine by 1684.

John was married at Hadley, Mass. in 1681.

Thomas lived at Wells and Saco, Maine pre-1650.


Benjamin was a Quaker at Dover, N.H. in 1659 before removing and marrying at Portsmouth, N.H. by 1676.

Benjamin was married at Wrentham, Mass. in 1692.

Christopher was an inhabitant of Groton, Mass. in 1672.

Daniel was a merchant at New Haven, Conn. in 1670 and died at Barbadoes in 1675.

Edward was at Cambridge in 1636.

Edward was born at Hinborough, England as the son of Francis H.. He lived at Duxbury in 1636, Taunton in 1641, Bridgewater in 1645 and Rehoboth in 1652.

Francis was born at Kent, England and was the son of Gilbert H.. He was an attorney in Rev. Henry Whitfield's company when they came from Milford, Surrey, England. He settled at New Haven in 1639, Fairfield, Conn. in "the 1650's" and lastly at Stratford, Conn. by 1659.

George was from Devonshire, England and came to Duxbury by 1637. He was at Taunton in 1643.

Henry was at Westerly, R.I. in 1664.

Job was a resident of New Haven in 1646.

John was born in 1605 at Coventry, England and came with Winthrop's Fleet of 1630, settling at Charlestown and then Barnstable by 1640. He is lastly found at Yarmouth, Mass. in 1653.

John was t Kittery, Maine in 1640.

John was born in 1617 at England and a freeman at Charlestown in 1635. He removed to Dover, N.H. by 1648.

John was born at Kent, England in 1584, at Boston in 1635, Hartford by 1636 and Middletown, Conn. in 1654.

John was a selectman at Boston in 1657.

John was a resident of Newport, R.I. in 1638.

John was born at England in 1605 and at Boston in 1633, Hartford and New Haven by 1639 and Wallingford, Conn. in 1670.

John  was married at Taunton in 1671.

John was a freeman at Roxbury in 1684.

John  lived at Wethersfield pre-1692, when he died there.

John was born at England in 1627 and lived at Billerica, Mass. by 1652. He is then found at Concord and Medford later.

Mary was a widow at Cambridge in 1653 with three sons, John, William and Stephen.

Nathaniel was a resident of Dorchester, Mass. in 1633.

Ralph, brother of John, was born in 1619 at Dover, England. He was at Charlestown in 1647, Dover, N.H. in 1650 and Exeter, N.H. by 1664.

Richard was at Dorchester in 1644. 

Richard was born at Stratford on the Avon, England before settling at Dorchester. He is found at Bradford, Mass. by 1672.

Samuel was living at Salisbury in 1640.

Samuel is at Taunton in 1666.

Samuel was a freeman at Dorchester in 1670.

Thomas, brother of Edward, was at Cambridge in 1648.

Tristam is at Barnstable, Mass. in 1645.

William was a resident of Portsmouth, R.I. in 1638.

William was the brother of Francis and settled at Guilford, Conn. by 1640.

Halladay, Halliday

Walter was a resident of Springfield, Mass. in 1673.


John came from Barbadoes to Stonington, Conn. in 1677.

Nicholas, brother of John, was married at New London, Conn. in 1686.

Hallett, Hollett

Baptismal record of Andrew Hallett.

Andrew came to the Plymouth Colony in 1637, at Dorchester a year later and afterwards is found at Sandwich, Mass. and Yarmouth, Mass..

Hallock, Halleck

David was at Dorchester in 1640 and Boston in 1644.

Peter is a resident at New Haven in 1640 and at Southold, L.I. a year later.

Hallowell, Holloway

Andrew was at new Haven in 1654.

Timothy is found at Taunton in 1643.

William is found at Marshfield or Taunton in 1643 before removing to Boston in 1650.


George was a blacksmith who was born in 1614 at England. He is found at Dorchester pre-1642, when he is seen at Boston.

James was a mathematician at Boston in 1690.

Thomas was born at England in 1591 and is found at Lynn, Mass. by 1637 before removing to Southampton, L.I. later.

William is seen living at Boston in 1654.


Henry is a resident of Concord in 1648.

Nathaniel was a freeman at Dedham in 1641.


John was born in England in 1640 before settling at Dover, N.H. by 1665  and after, went to Casco, Maine.


David was a descendant of Lanarkshire Hamilton's before coming to Charlestown, Mass. from Hamilton, Scotland in 1652. He was on e of the prisoners sent by Cromwell after the battle of Worcester. He settled at Dover, N.H. while working "for his liberty".

John is seen at Charlestown by 1658 before moving to Concord in 1667 and lastly to Marlboro, Mass. in 1671.

William was found married at Boston in 1654.


William was born in 1614 at England before moving to Watertown by 1642. He then removed to Cambridge in 1645 and Billerica, Mass. in 1656.

Hamlin, Hamblin

Ezekiel was married ta Boston in 1654.

Capt. Giles was born in England in 1622 and settled at Middleton, Conn. by 1654.

James, son of Giles, grandson of John Hamely, was living at Cornwall, England in 1570 before going to St. Lawrence, Reading, Berkshire, England and then  to Barnstable in 1639.

John, brother of preceding, is found at Barnstable in 1639.

A John White watercolor of Native's fishing in the Puritan era. 


Francis settled pre-1650 at Dedham, Mass., then went to Medfield later.

Hammatt, Hammett

Thomas was at Mass. in 1658 and later at Scarborough, Maine.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

New England Colonists 1600-1700 Greenman/Grenamon-Gyles

Greenman , Grenaman

David was an early settler of Taunton, Mass. and is later found at Newport, R.I. in 1635.

John was at R.I. in 1638.


William was born in 1639 and a sea captain at Boston in 1669, but left no male issue. William was a shipwright and cousin of the preceding who was born at England and is found at Boston in 1673.


Stephen was at Boston in 1636.

Thomas was at Hartford, Conn. in 1660.

Greenway, Grinway

Clement was at Saco, Maine in 1636.

John was a freeman at Dorchester, Mass. in 1630.

Richard lived at Salem in 1637.


Nathaniel, son of Miles, was born at Norwich, England and came to Boston and married at Weymouth later in 1660.

Samuel was at Boston in 1670.

Thomas was a weaver and son of Miles. He was born at Norwich, England in 1643 and is found at Cambridge, Mass. in 1635 and two years later at Newton, Mass..


Elizaphal was at Windsor, Conn. in 1641.

Henry, son of John and sixth generation from Adam, settled at Boston in 1633, is found at Springfield, Mass. in 1639 and Stratford, Conn. after.

John was at New Haven, Conn. and Norwalk by 1653.

John was at Weymouth, Mass. pre-1669.

Jonas was married at Ipswich in 1653.


Matthew was at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1655.

Grice, Grise

Charles was living at Braintree in 1651.

Josiah, brother of preceding, was at Boston in 1690.

Samuel was a freeman at Boston in 1690.


Richard was living at Boston in 1631.

Thomas was born at Essex, England and is found at Cambridge around 1635. He removed to Hartford, Conn., then Farmington and lastly in Northampton, Mass..

Griffin, Griffing

Hugh was at Sudbury, Mass. in 1645.

Hugh was living at Stratford, Conn. in 1654.

Humphrey was born in 1605 at England and is found at Ipswich by 1641.

Jasper was at Marblehead, Mass. in 1674.

John lived at Windsor, Conn. in 1646 and later is found in Simsbury, Conn..

John was a caulker and married at Boston in 1655. Matthew is at Saybrook,. Conn. in 1645, then Charlestown, where he married in 1654.

Phillip is at Salisbury in 1657.

Philip died at Scarborough, Maine in 1668.

Richard was a freeman at Concord, Mass. pre-1657.

Robert was at Newport, R.I. in 1653.

Robert, a Welshman, was born 1590 and settled at Concord in 1639.

Thomas was at New London, Conn. in 1651 and by 1654, at Stonington, Conn..


Joshua was born at England in 1610, went to Cambridge in 1635. William was at Boston in 1676.


George was born in 1593 at London and cam e to Boston in 1635. No m ale issue.

Humphrey died at Braintree, Mass. in 1657.

Stephen lived at Marblehead in 1674.

Thomas was born at England and is found at Roxbury in 1639 and died in 1646. William was a cooper at Boston in 1672.

Grigson, Gregson

Thomas was at Boston in 1637 and later that year is seen at New Haven, Conn. He was lost at sea n 1646.

Grimes George, of Scotch descent, was born in 1650 and lived at Charlestown, Billerica and Lexington.

Henry was at Hartford in 1684, when he died

Samuel was a pewterer at Boston in 1642 before removing to Plymouth in 1636. William died at Greenwich, Conn. without male issue.


Daniel lived at Portsmouth, R.I.. Matthew was born in France in 1602 and is found at Newport, R.I. in 1638 before going to Portsmouth, R.I. in 1655.

Griswold, Greswold

Frncis was at Cambridge in 1639, then Charlestown ten years later. Matthew was the younger brother to Edward and was born at Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England before settling at Windsor, Conn. in 1639, then to

Saybrook, Conn. in 1644 and lastly to Lyme, Conn..


Nicholas was lioving at Mass. in 1651.

Samuel was a mariner at Salisbury in 1650 but returned to England by 1658.

Gross, Grosse

Isaac was born at Cornwall, England and is found at Boston in 1636.


John, son of Sir Richard and sixth generation from Gilbert Le Grosvanor, was born at England in 1641. He is in New England by 1670 and settled at Roxbury

in 1673 before removing to Pomfret, Conn. in 1686.


Capt. John, son of Sir Richard, was born at England and settled at Watertown, Mass. in 1640, then Sudbury, Mass. in 1643. William was at Charlestown in 1664.


Edward was a soldier at Salem and Boston in 1636, leaving no male issue.


Andrew was married at Malden in 1674.

Edmund was a resident of Salem in 1633.

John was at Charlestown in 1634, then to Boston.


John was at Kittery, Maine before removing to Little Compton, R.I..

Phillip was at Hartford in 1642 then went to Stratford, Conn. pre-1650.


John was born in England in 1642 and settled at Ipswich in 1669, where he married.


Gabriel was at the Isle of Shoals, N.H. pre-1677.

Thomas was a leather dresser at Boston in 1634.

Gruman, Grumman, Gowman

John was at Fairfield, Conn. in 1664.


Robert is at Roxbury pre-1679.


John was married at Suffield, Conn. in 1693.

John was from the Isle of Guernsey before coming to Milford, Conn. in 1640.

Guild, Guile

John was a weaver who was born at England in 1616. He first came to N.E. around 1636 before settling at Dedham, Mass. in 1640.


William was at Wethersfield, Conn. in 1649.

Gulliford, Gullifer, Gulliver

Anthony was at Dorchester, Mass. in 1656.


Jacob was a resident of Boston in 1677.


Ralph was at Boston in 1643.


Jasper was a physician who was born in 1606 at England and went to Roxbury in 1635, then Hartford, Conn. ten years later and lastly to Milford, Conn. in 1657.

Thomas was at Dorchester, Mass. in 1635 and by 1636, is found at Windsor, Conn..


Hugh was born at England in 1610 an d went to Boston in 1636. He then went to Kittery, Maine in 1646 and lastly to Wells, Maine in 1654.

Guppie, Guppy, Guppey

John was at Weymouth in 1653 and then later moved to Charlestown.

Reuben was at Salem in 1648.

Robert was at Salem in 1647.


William lived at Northhampton, Mass. in 1679.


Edward resided at Cambridge in 1636.

John was born in 1615 at England and is found at Braintree in 1635.

Richard was at Weymouth pre-1665.


Augustine Jean Le Rossignot, son of Edmuch de la Tacq of St. Ownes, Isle of Jersye, England changed his name(or the inscriber of records at the time changed it for him)to John Gustin.


John married at Andover in 1689. William was at Ipswich in 1648.


Henry was at Charlestown in 1652.

John lived at Casco, Maine in 1663.

Nicholas was born in 1585 at England and went to Watertown in 1638.


John was at Charlestown in 1646.

Thomas was married at Boston in 1660.


Thomas lived at Salem very early.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Graham-Greenland

Benjamin was a resident of Hartford, Conn..
James was at Boston as the Attorney General

Samuel was a pewterer at Boston in 1642.

An old New England tavern scene, drinking from pewter mugs.

Byron is found at Sal;em in 1637.
Launcelot came to Ipswich in 1648 before removing to Newbury within the next couple of years.
(A Mr. Granger was shot in the leg on Oct. 27, year unknown, during the war with King Philip.)
Edward was married at Hartford, Conn. in 1655 before removing to Hadley, MA in 1670. He is lastly found at New Haven, Conn..
John, brother of preceding, is found at New Haven in 1677.

Alexander is seen in Boston pre-1657.
Caleb was a mason at Watertown, MA in 1670.
Christopher was born in England in 1608 before settling as a glover at Watertown, MA in 1634.

From comes this image of colonial funeral gloves often worn at early funerals. One of the rare instances where lavishness was allowed.

Edward was a shipwright and is found married in Boston in 1658.
James was at Charlestown, MA in 1658 before removing to York, Maine.
James was a resident of Dedham, MA in 1664.
John was living at Newbury, MA in 1690. and at Rowley, MA a year later.
Matthew was born at Devonshire, England in 1601 and came to Dorchester, MA in 1630. He is then found at Windsor, Conn. in 1636.
Peter is at Boston pre-1657 before removing to Hartford, Conn..
Robert is at Ipswich in 1685.
Seth was at Cambridge, MA in 1632 and left for Hartford, Conn. where he died in 1647.

Francis was a resident at Salisbury, MA pre-1690.
George was at Hartford, Conn. pre-1656.
John was born at England pre-1585 and is living at Concord, MA in 1643.
John came to Roxbury, MA in 1633. where  he died in 1644.
John was a cordwainer at Ipswich in 1685.
Mark was at Lynn, MA pre-1657.
Richard is found at Boston in 1656.
Robert was a resident to Ipswich in 1638.
Samuel settled at Lynn, MA in 1630 and by 1645, is found at Hartford, Conn..
Samuel was a feltmaker and married in 1658 at Ipswich.
Thomas was a n engineer at Charlestown, MA in 1629 before returning to England in 1632.
Thomas was born in England in 1585 and settled at New Haven in 1637. He then went to Hartford and Hadley, MA by 1645.
Thomas, aka Admiral Thomas, was born at Radcliffe, England in 1605 and lived in Charlestown, MA in 1639.
William was a Dover, NH in 1659.

Ebeneezer was a resident at Hartford, Conn. in 1638.
Edward was a merchant at Plymouth, MA in 1643.
Edward was born at Lancashire, England and is found at Boston in 1686.
Henry was married at Fairfield, Conn. in 1643.
James is at Providence, R.I. in 1671.
John, brother to Henry, was at Fairfield, Conn. in 1643.
John was married at Yarmouth, MA in 1643.
Joseph was married at Taunton, MA n 1668.
Robert was born at England in 1634 before living at Salem in 1669.
Samuel is found married at Boston pre-1684.
Samuel was married at Salem in 1671.
Samuel was a goldsmith at Boston before removing to New London, Conn. where he died in 1713 at "under 29 years of age" leaving no issue.

An old woodcut of Puritan goldsmithing/silversmithing.

Thomas purchased Nantucket Island from the Indians in 1622, then went to Salem and Marblehead by 1648, a lifelong bachelor.
Thomas was the elder brother of Edward of Plymouth when he came to Plymouth in 1643. He died there in 1652.
Walter is at Hartford, Conn. in 1644.

Greeley, Greeely, Greelee
Andew was a miller who was born in England in 1617 and is found at Salisbury, MA by 1640. He later is seen at Haverhill, MA in 1669.
Nathaniel was the brother of preceding and is in Salisbury in 1649.

Greene, Green
Abraham was at Hampton, NH by 1678.
Bartholomew was at Cambridge, MA in 1634 before gong to Hartford, Conn. by 1636.
Charles lived at Marblehead in 1668.
Daniel was at Wickford, R.I. in 1671.
Henry was of the clergy at Reading, MA in 1645 and died there in 1648.
Henry was born at England in 1620 and is found at Charlestown, MA in 1647, later removing to Malden, MA..
James lived at Romney Marsh(Chelsea) MA and by 1661, he is seen as married at Dorchester, MA..
James was a mariner at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1669.
John came from London to Charlestown in 1632.
John was a surgeon  and grandson to Richard and son of Richard. He was born at Bowridge Hill, Gillingham, Dorsetshire, England around 1590. He first settled at Salem in 1635, then Providence, R.I. a year later and by 1639, is found at Wickford, R.I..

A dramatized sketch of a barber/surgeon in ancient days.
Why these two professions were merged is beyond me.

John was at Sandwich, MA in 1643.
John is at Kittery, Maine in 1652.
John is at Fairfield, Conn, in 1648.
John was born at England in 1630 before coming to Stamford, Conn. by 1657.
John was a mariner and brother to James of Chelsea. He is found at Malden in 1673.
John was an inhabitant of Newport, R.I. in 1655.
John was married at Woburn, MA in 1671.
Joseph was at Plymouth n 1643.
Joseph was a resident of Weymouth in 1632.
Nathaniel was married at Boston in 1657.
Nicholas died at York, Maine in 1663.
Percival , brother of Bartholomew, was born at England in 1603 and is found at Cambridge in 1636.
Ralph was at Boston pre-1642 before removing to Malden pre-1654.

Richard came to New England in 1622 where he is found at Weymouth at Weston's Plantation.
Richard was a mariner at Boston in 1654.
Robert was married at Hinghma, MA in 1666.
Thomas was born at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1600 and came to Lynn, MA in 1635. He is then found at Ipswich and then moved to Malden around 1655.
Tobias was at Hull, MA in 1675.
William is found at Charlestown(later Woburn) in 1644.
William was a mariner and hotel keeper at Boston from 1659-1677.

A colonial mariners life was life threatening every time
they went out to sea.

William is at Providence, R.I. in 1671.
William was at Groton, MA in 1660./

Samuel was a weaver who was born at Norwich, Norfolk, England in 1610. He came to Salem in 1637, then Hampton, N.H. and lastly to Exeter, N.H. by 1645.
Thomas was at Sandwich in 1643.

Samuel came from Staplehurst, Kent, England to Cambridge, M.A. in 1634 and ending at Hartford, Conn. in 1636.

Henry was a "physick" who was born at England in 1628. He is found at Newbury from 1662-1675.
John was at Charletown in 1644.

Friday, May 22, 2020

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Goodridge-Grafton

Goodridge, Gutteridge
John was at Watertown, Mass. in 1637.
John was a tailor at Boston in 1642.
Richard was living at Guilford, Conn.n 1639.
Robert was an innkeeper at Boston pre-1677.
Tomas was  a mariner living in Boston pre-1691.
William settled at Watertown in 1636.

Boston's John Winthrop wrote in his journal sated March 4, 1634, that "Samuel Cole set up the first house for common entertainment..." but this appears to be the FIRST in New England, but not in the new colonies, such as Virginia where the Cole's Inn was established at Jamestown some 20 years previous. This Inn was referred to as the Three Mariners Inn, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 

Thomas is at Branford, 1667.

Roger is found married at Barnstable, Mass. in 1641.

The inside of a colonial inn.

Goodwin, Goodwyn
Adam was born  in 1617 and came to Providence, R.I. as a servant to John Moulton.
Christopher was a mason at Charlestown. in 1647
Daniel came from Torrington, England to Kittery, Maine in 1652. He was then an innkeeper at Berwick, Maine in 1662.
Edward was a shipwright at Salisbury in 1667.
Edward was at Boston in 1641.
John was married at Charlestown, Mass. in 1669 then moved to Boston.
John was an early settler at Reading, Mass..
Nathaniel, brother of the preceding, was at Reading in 1679.
Ozias was born in 1596 and came to Cambridge and Hartford, Conn. by 1636.
Richard was married at Gloucester, Mass. in 1666.
Richard was married at Amesbury, Mass. in 1677.
William , aka "Elder William" was brother to Ozias and is found at Cambridge in 1632. He is then found at Hartford, Conn. in 1636 and Hadley, Mass. by 1654, leaving no issue.

Isaac was at Kittery, Me. in 1686.

Stephen was at New Haven in 1638 and became Deputy Governor from 1643-1658. He was lost at sea on the way back to England in 1658.

Gookin, Googins
Daniel was born in 1612 and was the fourth generation of Arnold Gookin. He and his father, Daniel, first settled in VA. and then Boston in 1644. He is then found at Roxbury and Cambridge by 1648, attaining thee rank of Major-General during the Indian Wars.

Francis was at Duxbury in 1637 and Charlestown by 1658.

An old woodcut of King Philip's War

Alexander was a native of Scotland, a soldier in the Royalist Army and was sent to Watertown by Cromwell in 1651. He is later found at Exeter, N.H..
John was at Bridgewater in 1682.
Nicholas was an inhabitant of N.H. in 1689.

John is at Roxbury in 1637.

Gorham, Gorum, Goram
Capt. John, son of the following, was at Yarmouth, Me. in 1652 and died at Swansea, Mass. in 1675.
Ralph, son of James, was born at Benefield, Northhamptonshire, England in 1575. He came to Plymouth in 1635, but returned to England where he died in 1643.

John came with Winthrop's Fleet in 1630 to Dorchester, Mass. and left no issue.

John is found at Roxbury, Conn pre-1636.
Samuel was born at Groton, Lancaster, England in 1592 before coming to Boston in 1636. He then went to Plymouth and finally to Warwick, R.I. by 1641.
Thomas was a freeman at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1655.

Henry was a resident of Boston in 1634.

Edward was at Marblehead, Mass. in 1665.
James came with Winthrop's Fleet in 1630 and settled at Watertown the following year.
Philip first came to Roxbury, then removed to Lancaster, Mass. by 1687.
Richard was in  N.H. in 1689.

Charles came with Gov. Endicott in 1628 to Salem. he then moved to Wenham, Mass. in 1654.

Gould, Goold
Adam is found at Gorton, Mass. pre-1683, then Woburn, Mass. later.
Christopher lived at Hampton, N.H. in 1660.
Daniel is at Newport, R.I. in 1655.
Edward was born at Hawkhurst. Kent, England in 1607. He came to Hingham as a pailmaker in 1675.
Francis was at Braintree pre-1655.
Henry is living at Ipswich in 1675.
James was a freeman at Haverhill, Mass. in 1677.
Jarvis, Jarvice, came to New England with the family of Clement Bates from All Hallows, Lydd, Kent, England to Hingham in 1636. Ten years later, he is found at Boston.
Jeremiah was at Newport, R.I. in 1638.
John was born in 1610 at Towcester, Northampton, England and is found at Stoneham, Mass. by 1635.
John was a resident of Newport, R.I. in 1655.
John was married in 1673 at Taunton.
Nathan, son of Nathan, came from St. Edmundsbury, England to Milford, Conn. in 1647. By 1650, he is at Fairfield, Conn..
Nathan was at Salisbury, Mass. in 1660.
Robert was at Hull, Mass. in 1666.
Thomas was born in 1607 and at Boston in 1639.
Thomas was married at Newport, R.I. in 1655.
Thomas was at Charlestown in 1640, then Boston.
Thomas was married at Boston in 1656.
Zaccus was the son of Richard Golde and sixth generation of Thomas Gold(who lived  at Great Monerden, Bucks, England). Zaccus was born in 1589 at Hants Green, Bucks, England and came to New England in 1638. He lived at Weymouth and Lynn by 1644. and is later found at Ipswich/Topsfield, Mass..

Francis was at Plymouth in 1643.

Goulding, Goulden, Golden
Peter was born at Shipman, England in 1635. He is found as a saddler in VA in 1667. He then went to Boston by 1693, Worcester and Salisbury, where he died in 1703.
Capt. Roger was a mariner and brother of the preceding. He is found in R.I. in 1676.
William was a clergyman at Boston in 1646.

Abraham was a mariner at Boston in 1672.

Edward is found at Salisbury pre-1679 and served as first assemblyman from Hampton, N.H. in 1680.
John was a dealer and worker in brass at Charlestown in 1631.
John was the brother of Edward and married at Cambridge in  1658.

Gouring, Gowen
John was at Lynn in 1682.
Nathaniel is living at Reading in 1691.
Richard or Robert was born in Scotland in 1618 and is found at Dedham in 1634. He then went to Wenham, Lynn, Watertown and lastly Lynnfield, Mass. by 1660.

John was at Dorchester in 1635. He then went to Salem in 1642.

Daniel is found at Hartford in 1646.
Nicholas is at Windsor, Conn in 1693, when he died.

Joseph was a mariner at Salem in 1637.
Thomas is found in N.H. in 1689

Thursday, March 26, 2020

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Glading-Goodrich

John is found as married at Newbury, MA in 1666.
John is at Plymouth, MA in 1640, then in Bristln, R.I. later that same year.

Robert was a mariner at Salem in 1665.

Library of Congress. 1721 Conn. Thanksgiving Proclamation

James is found at Plymouth in 1638.
James was married in Boston pre-1688.
Roger, brother of first James, is living in Duxbury, MA in 1637.

John was born in England in 1640 before being found at Woburn, MA in 1663.

Thomas was born at Sulgrave, Northampton, England in 1607. He settled at Watertown, MA in 1652, then to Cambridge in 1651 and finally at Charlestown, MA by 1666.

Charles was a printer in Boston in 1682.

Charles was born at Hampshire, England in 1630 and settled first at Portsmouth, H.H. in 1665. He is then found in Exeter, N.H. in 1677 and finally in 1697 at New Market, N.H..

Charles was a shipwright at Salem in 1632 and went to Gloucester, MA by 1644.
Henry was born in England in 16093 and settled at Ipswich, MA by 1634. In 1642, he is found at Dedham,. MA and then is seen in Boston and New Haven, Conn. during the next 3 years.
John was born at Rainhill, Prescott, Lancashire, England to Thomas in 1600. He lived in Dorchester, MA in 1631 and Boston 20 years later.
Ralph came to New England in 1630 with Winthrop's Fleet but died pre-July, 1633.
Stephen is found married at Gloucester, MA in 1658.

Richard was born in England in 1618 before coming to Roxbury, MA in 1635.

John lived in Concord, MA and later is found in Fairfield, Conn. by 1644.

Thomas came from Marlborough, Wiltshire, England to Boston in 1635.
William came from London to Watertown, MA by 1635.

     Detail from the broadside of Fanny Amlett, who was tried and executed at the age of 17 for drowning her newborn child. The 'Dying Speech,' as these execution broadsides were more generally known, reads: 'Heart-rending execution of Fanny Amlett: a grazier's daughter, near Scarborough, who was basely seduced from home by a naval officer, who brought her to disgrace, and then deserted her. She became pregnant, ... in a fit of despair, and scarce knowing what she did, she drowned her new-born babe: for which she was brought to trial, and executed, in the seventeenth year of her age, together with a copy of plaintive verses.'

Christopher was a resident of Fairfield, Conn. pre-1685.
Francis was a carpenter who was born in England in 1600 before settling at Duxbury, MA in 1638. He then moved to Marshfield, MA and Bridgewater, MA later in life.
George is found at Eastham, MA pre-1663.
George is living at Marblehead in 1668.
John was born in 1632 at England. He is found at Ipswich in 1634 and in Andover, MA and New London, Conn. pre-1667.
Peter is found to have married at Newbury, MA in 1656.
Richard lived at Taunton, MA pre-1650.
William resided at Watertown in 1640 before removing to  Hampton, NH..

George resided at Fairfield, Conn. in 1651.
Henry is found to have been married in Watertown, MA in 1663.
Richard was living at Gloucester, MA in 1666.

Edward came to Watertown, MA from Ipswich, Suffolk, England in 1634.
Jon was a freeman at Newbury in 1639 and died 2 years later leaving no issue.
John  is residing in Boston in 1678.

Henry is living in New Haven, Conn. by 1645, later moving to Guilford, Conn.. He left no male issue.

Joshua was married at Salisbury, MA in 1667.
Ralph was living in MA by 1661.
Richard was killed by Lightening in Wenham, MA in 1678.
Thomas moved to Salem by 1643 and is found soon after at Southampton, L.I..
Zaccheus was a freeman in 1685 at Wenham, MA and is the brother of Richard above.

Thomas was born in England in 1610 and a resident of Roxbury, MA in 1631.

     Confession of the barbarous murder committed by John Holloway on the body of his wife: and cutting off her head, arms, & legs’, depicts the barbarous crime for which John Holloway was executed — murdering and dismembering his wife

William was a cordwainer at Salem in 1637.

Gooch, Gouch/Gutch
Edward was living at Boston in 1685.
John was a freeman at York, ME in 1652.
Robert is found at Salem in 1638 and later near "the mouth of the Kennebek River in Mayne".

Josiah was married pre-1681 at Boston.
Nehemiah is living at Lynn, MA in 1673.
Richard came from Yarmouth, Norfolk, England to Newbury in 1638 and to Salisbury, MA a year later.
Richard was a mariner in Boston in 1665.
Robert was born in 1604 in England and is found at both Ipswich and Salem pre-1637.

Robert is found in MA by 1646.
Thomas was born in 1614 at England before coming to New England in 1638. He is found at Salem by 1640.


                                             Execution broadside

Edmund was born in 1611 at Shaftsbury, Dorset, Wiltshire, England. He went to Sudbury, MA by 1638.
John, older brother of Edmund, was born in England in 1596 and settled at Sudbury, MA in 1638.
Thomas, brother of John an d Edmund, was born in 1608 and lived with his brothers at Sudbuty in 1638. He went to Marlboro, MA later in life.

Isbrand was a servant to Caspar Varlert in Hartford, Conn, in 1658.

Nicholas was born in England in 1675. He came from London to Ipswich in 1635 and was a clothmaker.
William was born in England in 1612. He is found at Ipswich in 1636, being the first of his name in New England.

Daniel is found at Kittery, Maine by 1659.

John was a Mayflower passenger.
John was married at Sudbury, MA in 1656.\
Richard is at Cambridge in 1632. He then went to Hartford, Conn. and later to Hadley, MA..

Bartholomew was a signer of Branford, Connecticut's covenant in 1667.
John lived at Wethersfield, Conn. in 1643.
William was a brother to John and was born at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. He came to Wethersfield in 1643