Wednesday, February 12, 2020

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Gibbons-Givan

Gibbons, Gibbins

Ambrose went to Portsmouth, NH in 1630, and then to Oyster River
Edward was at Mr. Wollaston, MA pre-1631 when he is found at Charlestown, MA. He lastly went to Boston
 Henry was at New Haven, Conn. in 1644 then removed back to England.
James was born in England in 1614 before going to Saco, Maine in 1635.
William was at Hartford, Conn. in 1639, then New Haven, leaving no male issue.
This is a woodcut of a cordwainer. The difference between a cordwainer and a cobbler(shoemaker) was that a cordwainer used new leather to make new shoes, whereas a cobbler fixed shoes.


Francis was at Windsor, Conn. in 1640..
Giles came to Dorcester, MA in 1633 from Devon County, England. By 1635 he is found at Windsor, Conn..
John was at Wethersfield, Conn. in 1638.
John went to Cambridge, MA in 1637, then to New Haven, Conn..
Matthew was a resident of Charlestown, MA. pre-1650 and is found at Sudbury, MA by 1634.
Robert was born in England between 1636-1639 and was a descendant of the family of Warwickshire, England. He was the 8th generation from Thomas and his father was Sir Henry. Robert was at Boston pre-1660.
Samuel was living at Sandwich, MA pre-1649.
Thomas was the brother of Samuel and settled at Sandwich by 1643.
William was a hatter at New Haven, Conn. in 1654.

Christopher was a soap boiler at Dorchester, MA by 1630.
John was born in England in 1601 and came to Ne England by 1631. He is found at Cambridge, MA in 1634.
Richard was a clergyman at Portsmouth, NH in 1637, then returned to England by 1642.
William was at Boston and then is found at Lynn, MA by 1665.

George was born at St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England in 1610 before coming to Ipswich in 1635.
John was teh brother of George and is at Ipswich in 1653.

John came to Lynn, MA in 1653.
Stephen was born in England in 1641 and is found at Norwich, Conn. in 1659.
William is at Stamford, Conn. by 1647 and after is found at Sandwich, MA.

Humphrey was born in England in 1615. By 1648, he is living in Ipswich.
John was born in Devonshire, England and came to New England with Winthrop's Fleet of 1630. He settled at Dorchester, MA and is found later at Taunton, MA by 1637.
John settled at Boston where he is found to have married in 1653.
Jonathan was the son of Thomas of Waldcote, England and went to Hartford, Conn. in 1645.
Matthew settled at New Haven, Conn. in 1638, and later went to Boston.
Thomas was born in England in 1600. He went to Windsor, Conn. in 1644, then to Springfield, MA in 1655.
Thomas was a clergyman at Boston in 1661 and then the first minister of Topsfield, MA in 1663. He then went to Charlestown where he died in 1673.
William(spelled his name Gibbard) came from Warwickshire, England in 1647 and is then found at New Haven, Conn. later in life.
William lived at Windsor, Conn. in 1640.
William was a cordwainer at Boston in 1675.

Richard was born in 1601 at Hempstead, Herftfordshire, England before going to Boston in 1635. He then went to Wethersfield, Conn. and Stamford by 1641 and lastly is found at Hempstead, L.I. after.

Gile, Guile, Gyles, Giles
Daniel was a settler at Salem in 1689.
Edward was also at Salem in 1634.
John settled at Dedham in 1636.
John was a schoolmaster at Salem by 1690, then he is found at Boston.
Samuel was the brother of the first John and is at Newbury pre-1640. He is then found at Haverhill, MA..
A portion of a 1642 New England Primer, thanks to the New England Colonial Society

Arthur was a shipwright at Dorchester, MA pre-1639 when he is found at Boston. He returned to England in 1654 where he died in 1655.
John was at Dorchester, MA in 1640 and later at Boston by 1678 when he died there.
John married at Salisbury, MA in 1645.
John was a mariner at Boston in 1649.
Thomas was living in Hingham in 1635.
William was at Salem by 1668 when he is found to have married.

Gillam, Gillian, Gilham
Benjamin was a ship carpenter at Boston in 1635.
Robert is at R.I. by 1638.

Gillett, Gillette
Jonathan came to New England in 1630. He is found at Dorchester in 1635 and Windsor, Conn. in 1636.
Matthew is found at Dorchester in 1634 and two years later at Windsor, Conn..
Nathan was the brother of Jonathan and was living at Dorchester in 1630 and by 1636 is at Windsor, Conn.
Samuel is living at Hatfield, MA in 1668 when he is found to have married.

Alexander was at Marblehead in 1674.

James is seen at Salem pre-1692.

Gillin, Gillon
John was a resident of Lynn in 1637.
Thomas was the brother of John and is at Salem in 1639.

Edward was the son of Robert, grandson of Edward. He was from Caston, England and went to Boston in 1638. He then went to Hingham the same year; Rehoboth, MA in 1643; Ipswich pre-1652 and lastly at Exeter, N.H..
Richard settled at Hartford, Conn. by 1672.

James was a resident of Rehoboth, MA. in 1668.
Joseph was married at Groton, MA. in 1661, then to Chelmsford, MA in 1674 and lastly to Concord later.
Thomas was born in England in 1614 before settling at Concord, MA.
William was at Scituate in 1631.

Thomas was at Ipswich in 1639.

Gingell, Gingle, Gengill, Gingen
John is at Taunton in 1639 and then is found at Dorchester and Salem after.
William was living at Westerly, R.I. in 1661.

francis was at Salem in 1678.

John, a Scotch, was at Boston in 1684.

Monday, November 18, 2019

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Garfield-Gibbard

Edward was born in England in 1575 and lived in Watertown, Mass. in 1635.

Jarvis was a freeman at Salem in 1639.

George lived in Maine in 1659.
Jabez was at Dover, N.H. pre-1690.
John was born in England in 1621 and is found at Hampton, N.H. by 1650.
Peter resided at Charlestown, Mass. in 1637.

Joseph was at new London, Conn. in 1651 and is found to have been charged with witchcraft at Easthampton, Long Island a couple years later.

1770 Maryland note

Garner or Garnier
Edmund was living in Cambridge, Mass. in 1635.
Thomas was a merchant at Boston in 1648.

Garnet or Garnett
John is found at Ipswich, Mass. pre-1650, when he is found at Hingham.

Henry was at Dorchester, Mass. in 1655.
Joseph was an inhabitant of New Haven, Conn. in 1647, then is found to have married in 1659 at Stamford, Conn..
Joseph was married at Milford, Conn. in 1673.
William was a freeman at York, Maine in 1652.

Garrett, Garrad or Garrart
Daniel was a prison keeper at Hartford, Conn in 1640.
Hiram or Herman was living at Concord, Mass. pre-1638, when he is found at Charlestown, Mass..
James was a freeman at Charlestown in 1639 but was lost at sea in 1657. His ashes were scattered at sea by his widow on her return to England the same year.
Richard was a shoemaker who came with Winthrop's Fleet in 1630. He was at Charlestown the same year but lost  at sea leaving no issue.
Richard was the first town clerk of Boston pre-1636.
Robert was also a mariner who married at Boston pre-1643.

Gascoyne, Gaskin or Gaskell
Edward was a shipwright and was granted land at Salem in 1637.

Gatchell, Getchell or Gitchell
John was born in 1611 and is found at Salem by 1637, then removed to Marblehead by 1648.
Samuel was at Salem and Hampton, N.H. by 1641 before being found at Salisbury, N.H. by 1648.

Capt. George was born in England in 1634 and came to New England in 1651. He was at Haddam, Conn. in 1661.
Stephen was the son of Thomas and tenth generation from Thomas Gates of Higheaster and Thurstebic, Essex, England(Thomas being born in 1327). Stephen was of Hingham, Norfolk, England and came to Hingham, Mass. in 1638, then to Cambridge, the Lancaster by 1654 and lastly back to Cambridge 2 years later.

1775 two shilling Rhode Island note

Gatline or Gattliffe
Thomas was a miller at Braintree, Mass. in 1656.

Peter was at Lynn, Mass. and then Sandwich, Mass. by 1637.

John was a freeman at Watertown in 1635, removed to Dedham in 1636.

Samuel was of Nantucket, Mass pre-1691.
William, brother of Samuel, was married at Nantucket pre-1673.

Gaylord, Gaylor, Gayler, Gallard or Gallerd
John was at Dorchester, Mass. in 1632.
William, brother of John, was a deacon and born at Exeter, Devonshire, England. He was one of the founders of Dorchester, Mass. in 1633 before removing to Windsor, Conn. in 1636.

Gears, Geer or Geers
George was born in England in 1621 and found at Boston by 1635 before being granted land at New London, Conn. by 1651.
Thomas, brother of George, is found at Enfield, Conn. in 1682.

Geary, Gery, Gerry or Gary
Arthur was at Roxbury, Mass. in 1639.
Denis was born in England in 1605 and came from London to Lynn, Mass. in 1635.
Henry was at Salem, Mass. in 1648. Thomas was born in 1638 and came to Charlestown, Mass. in 1668.
William was a freeman at Salem in 1641.

Gedney or Gidney
James was born at England in 1603 and came from Norwich, Norfolk, England to Salem by 1638.

Peter was a fisherman at Boston in 1667.

1780 Rhode Island note

Genery or Chenerie
Lambert was at Watertown in 1636, then at Dedham, Mass. later.

Eleazer was at Salem in 1668.
Gideon came from Yorkshire to Salem in 1680.
James is at Haverhill in 1652, then to Salisbury in 1653.
John was an apprentice to Gov. Winthrop in 1641 the a resident of Charlestown in 1657 and is found at Boston after.
Nicholas was an innkeeper at Dorchester in 1666.
Peter is found at Braintree pre-1643 and by 1670, he had moved to Block Island, R.I. by 1670.
Richard was married at Boston in 1655.

Gerard, Geraerd, Garriard or Geraerdi
John, of Dutch descent, was in "Narragansett country" in 1651 and was made a freeman at Warwick, Rl.I. in 1655.

William was born at Bristol, England  between 1616-1621 and settled at Newbury in 1639 before removing to Boston by 1678.

Henry was at Salem in 1648.

Gibbard(see Gilbert)

Friday, September 13, 2019

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 French-Gardiner


Edward was a tailor, born in England in 1590. He first settled Ipswich in 1636 before moving to Salisbury by 1640.
Ephraim was t Enfield, Conn. pre-1674.
Francis came with his uncle William to Cambridge in 1635 when 19 years old, and settled as an  adult at Derby, Conn. in 1654.
John was born at Dorset, England in 1612 and is found at Dorchester,  MA in 1639, and settled at Braintree after.
John was at Northampton, Mass. in 1676 and Rehoboth, Aass. previously.
Richard was at Cambridge, Mass. in 1652 and was a grantee at Billerica, Mass..
Stephen came to Dorchester, Mass. in 1630 then to Weymouth by 1634.
Thomas is found at Boston in 1631 and Ipswich in 1639.
Thomas was a resident of Charlestown, Mass. and Guilford, Conn. by 1650.
Lieut. William, brother of John, was born at Halstead, Essex, England in 1603. He settled at Cambridge in 1635, then Billerica in 1652.

John was a carpenter at Saybrook, Conn. before going to Salem in 1637.

James was at Salisbury in 1667 and after, Newbury.

John is at Stonington, Conn. in 1666.
John was at Ipswich around 1640.

Frisbie or Frisby
Edward was a resident of Brandon, Conn. in 1668.
John was at Brandon also, in 1668.

John is at Bridgewater, Mass. in 1645.

Fussell or Fuzill
James was a Scot at Roxbury in 1656.
John came from Scotland to Braintree pre-1664.
William was also a Scot and married at Concord in 1667.

Colonial Method of Soapboiling

Edmund, son of Rev. John, was born in England in 1610 and is a freeman at Cambridge by 1635.
George was at Saco, Maine in 1636.
Jasper is found at Boston, where he is found to have been married in 1660.
John was a merchant at Boston in 1677 and a proprietor at New Haven, Conn. by 1685.
Joseph married at Boston in 1660.
Nicholas, brother of Edmund, was born at Tiverton, Devonshire, England in 1595 and came pre-1632 to Cambridge. He is found at Portsmouth, N.H. later.
Thomas was married at Sudbuy in 1678.
William came from Nottinghamshire to Fairfield, Conn. in 1639.

William was a Scot who was born near Holderness, Yorkshire, England around 1600. He came with Winthrop's fleet and is found at Charlestown in 1630.

George was a weaver and freeman at Weymouth in 1651.
John was a wheelwright who was born in England in 1601. He came from Baringstoke, Hampshire, England to Newbury in 1638 and then at Andover.

Fryer or Frier
James was at Cambridge pre-1640.
Thomas was at Salem in 1639 and then is found at Gloucester by 1642.

Francis was married at Watertown pre-1693.

Edward was a Mayflower passenger and baptized at the parish of Redenhall, Norfolk, England before coming to Plymouth in 1620. He died the following year.
Giles was at Hampton, N.H. in 1640.
Jacob is found at Danvers in 1690.
James was at Ipswich pre-1673.
John was born in England in 1620 and is found at Ipswich in 1634.
John was a farmer and malster who was born in England and settled at Cambridge in 1635.
Lancelot was at New Haven, Conn. in 1643.
Robert lived at Dorchester, Mass. in 1641, removed to Dedham in 1643.
Robert was a bricklayer and freeman at Salem from 1639- 1658, then at Rehoboth.
Samuel was a Mayflower physician and brother to Edward, settling at Plymouth in 1620.
Samuel married in 1673 at Rehoboth.
Thomas was at Middleton, Mass. in 1638.
Thomas was an inhabitant of Dedham in 1643.
William, brother of John, came to Ipswich in 1635 at the age of 15 years.
William was a gunsmith and miller at Concord in 1637.

A 1679 engraving of the Pequot War

Lieut. William was born at London in 1614 and at Dover, N.H. in 1637.

John was at Marblehead, Mass. in 1668.

John was born in 1607 and was at Cambridge in 1638.
Strong was a soapboiler at Boston in 1643.
William, brother of the preceding, was at Boston pre-1652.

David was born in 1667 and is at Marblehead in 1692.

Fussell or Fuzzell
John was a Scotsman and is found at Weymouth in 1640 then at Braintree in 1664.
Joshua was a resident of Medfield, Mass. in 1649.

Lieut. Walter was born in England and settled at Dorchester in 1634 before removing to Windsor, Conn. by 1636.

John  was the ninth generation from John Gage(fl. ca.1498)and came from Stoneham County, Suffolk, England. He came to Boston by 1630 and then to Ipswich and Rowley by 1669.
Thomas was born in England in 1625 and settled at Yarmouth, Mass. in 1649, then died at sea the following year.

William was a surgeon who came with Winthrop's fleet in 1630 from Suffolk, England. He was a deacon of the first church of Mass. and died Sept. 20, 1630, leaving a son John who would later live at New London, Conn..

Gaines or Gaynes
Henry was at Lynn in 1639.
Thomas was also at Lynn in 1640.

Ambrose was at Salem pre-1663.
Bartholomew was married at Salem in 1662.
Edmund was at Salisbury in 1666, then later is found at Marblehead and Falmouth, Maine.
Hugh was a freeman at Kittery, Me. in 1652.
Richard was at Watertown in 1640.

Gallop or Gallup
John was a fisherman and pilot who settled at Dorcester in 1630, then at Boston by 1632 and he was the father of Capt. John Gallup of the Pequot War in December of 1675..

John was granted land at Salem in 1637.

Philip was born at Somersetshire, England and settled at New Haven, Conn. in 1646. He then went to Fairfield, Conn by 1657, and finally at Rye, N.Y..

Daniel was at Chelmsford, Mass. pre-1691. He then went to Dunstable, Mass where his house was burned by the Indians in 1706.

Gamlyn, Gamlyne, Gamlin or Gamblin
Robert was the son of Robert and came on the ship William and Francis in 1632 with the Rev. Thomas Welde to Roxbury.

Philip was a fisherman at Casco, Maine pre-1690.
Robert was at Pemaquid, Me. in 1674.

Matthew came to N.E. in 1638 and settled at Hingham and Scituate by 1651.
Thomas, brother of Matthew, was at Duxbury and Bridgewater by 1645.

Garde, Gard or Garrart
John was at Warwich, R.I. in 1655 and later removed to New London, Conn. in 1667.

Christopher was a knight of holy order who came from Bristol, England in 1630. He lived at Mount Wollaston, near Boston.
George was son of Sir. Thomas Gardiner, born in England in 1601. He was at R.I. by 1638.
Lion, a Scotsman, came to Saybrook, Conn. in 1635. He and his son David were inhabitants of Conn. where his son was the first white child born in the state. He later removed to Easthamption, L.I.
Richard was a Mayflower passenger who left no issue.

Monday, June 10, 2019

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Forbes-Freeze

John was born in Scotland and was at Sudbury, MA in 1636 before removing to Bridgewater, MA in 1645.

Daniel was also of Scottish descent and was born in 1620. He is found at Cambridge between 1656-1660, then at Concord, MA, then onto Marlboro.

Forbush, Forbish or Forbas
Alexander was married at Charlestown, MA in 1674.
Daniel was born around 1620 in Kellar, Scotland and was living at Cambridge, MA in 1662, then went to Marlborough, MA in 1681.

Andrew was a freeman in Weymouth, MA in 1654 and moved to Abington, MA after.

John lived at Falmouth, MA in 1621 and removed to Marshfield, MA after.
Martin was married at Bradford, MA in 1685.
Thomas arrived at Dorchester, MA in 1630.
Thomas resided at Milford, Conn. in 1646.
Thomas was at Boston, MA in 1690.
Timothy was at Charlestown, MA in 1637 and then is found at New Haven, Conn. in 1639.
William, brother of John, settled at Dixbury, MA as early as 1643.

Rev. Robert is found at Cambridge and Sudbury, MA early as 1640, before being found at Southampton, R.I. later.

Abraham was at Boston

Eli was a resident of Marblehead, MA in 1674.

Samuel came from Devonshire, England around 1666 to Windsor, Conn..

Stephen came from Lincolnshire, England to Charlestown, MA in 1635.

John is found at Charlestown, Ma. as early as 1658.

John settled at Dover, N.H. in 1665.

Andrew was born in England in 1579 and is found at Andover, MA by 1669.
Bartholomew was married at Gloucester, MA in 1669.
Christopher was born in 1603 at England and settled in Lynn, MA by 1635, then went to Southampton, L.I. after.
Edward, son of Timothy, was born in England in 1610. He came with his uncle Timothy Hatherty to Plymouth in 1623 and settled at Scituate in 1633.

Edward was at Marblehead in 1668.
Edward is at Springfield, MA in 1661.
Edward was an inhabitant of Middletown, Conn. in 1670.
Hopestill was a brewer, son of Hopestill, and came with his mother at the age of fourteen to Dorchester, MA.
John was born in England in 1618 before settling at Salem in 1649.
Reginald was born at Bramton, England in 1595 and settled at Ipswich in 1638.
Samuel was born in England in 1619 and is found at Dedham, MA in 1647. He removed to Wenham, MA in 1650, then to Chelmsford in 1655.
Thomas was at Boston in 1641.
Thomas was a freeman at Weymouth in 1647, removed to Braintree and Billerica, MA after.
Thomas, son of John of Kingsware, England was a resident of New London, Conn. in 1666.
Timothy was born in Devonshire, England and went to Plymouth in 1623. He returned to England, then came back again to Scituate in 1633.
William was a resident of Newport, R.I. in 1638.
William was a resident of Boston in 1644.

Aaron was married at New London, Conn. in 1680.

Fowkes or Fooks
Henry was a freeman at Dorchester in 1635, the went to Windsor, Conn. where he died in 1640, leaving no issue.

Fowle, Fowler or Fowlar

Ambrose was a resident of Windsor, Conn. in 1640 and then removed to Westfield, Mass. in 1671.
George was of Scottish descent and came to MA in 1638. He first went to Concord, then Charlestown.
Henry was at Providence, R.I. in 1655.
Philip was a clothworker at Marlborough, Wiltshire, England before coming to Ipswich, MA in 1634.
Samuel was at Salisbury, MA in 1665.
Thomas was at Boston pre-1635, and went back to England in 1646.
William came with Rev. John Davenport to Boston in 1637 before removing to New Haven, Conn. the following year. In 1661 , he settled at Milford, Conn..

John was a miller at Charlestown, MA in 1645 and went to Cambridge in 1655.

David was at Woburn, MA in 1678.
Isaac was at Medford, MA in 1679.
Nicholas was at Marblehead, MA in 1674.
Thomas was the son of Samuel, grandson of John(of Boston, Lincolnshire, England) and was born in 1608 before coming to Concord in 1638. He then went to Cambridge in 1649.
Thomas was a descendant of the author of the Book of Martyrs and is found at Cambridge in 1644.

Foxcraft or Foxcroft
Francis was the son of Daniel and mayor of Leeds, Yorkshire, England in 1665. He dame to Boston in 1679.

John was at Braintree in 1643.
Richard was at Salem and Boston around 1630. He went to Scituate in 1634 and Barnstable in 1646.
Richard was at Piscataqua, N.H. pre-1631 before removing to Scarabrough, Maine in 1636.

Jeffrey was a mariner at Boston in 1676, but left no issue.
John was also a mariner of Boston in 1671.

George was at Charlestown, MA pre-1637, when he is found at Lynn, MA.

Thomas was a tailor at Amesbury, MA in 1677.
Francis was at Reading in 1657.
John was at Braintree in 1650.
Richard was a bricklayer at Cambridge in 1640.
Robert was a resident of Wethersfield, Conn. in 1651.

John was a cooper at Boston in 1652.
John was at Roxbury, MA in 1664.
Johnathan was an inhabitant of Hadley, MA in 1678.
William was a blacksmith at Ipswich in 1634 and is found at Newbury, MA a year later.

John came to Dedham pre-1640 and is later found at Medford, MA.

Frazer or Fraser
Colin was at Newbury, MA and moved to Rowley, MA, all pre-1685.
William was at Portsmouth, N.H. in 1645.

John was a merchant at Boston in 1660.

William was at York, Maine in 1652.

Freeborn or Freeborne
William was born in England in 1594 before coming to Boston in 1634., he then went to R.I. in 1637 and then at Newport, R.I. a year later.

Nicholas was at Casco, Maine in 1680.

Morris was married at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1681.

Edmund was born in England in 1590 and settled at Lynn in 1637 before removing to Duxbury, MA.
John was at Salisbury, MA in 1639.
Jonathan was a freeman at Hampton, N.H. in 1678.
Joseph was married at Sudbury, MA in 1680.
Ralph was born in England in 1630 and was at Dedham in 1651.
Samuel was born in Kent, England and came with Winthrop's Fleet in 1630, and settled at Watertown, MA after.

Freeze or Frieze
James was a ship builder at Salisbury and Amesbury, MA from 1667.

Monday, April 1, 2019

They STILL Don't Understand!

I was watching a show on television last night called America's Hidden Stories on the Smithsonian Channel. I love this show and find it very intriguing and informative.....except for one particular episode called Salem's Secrets. One of their tag lines is:

 "Today, a group of historians uncovers new information about the infamous witch hunt in an effort to answer its most enduring mysteries."

Boy did my "gander" get up! I just cannot believe that with our supposed, evolving intelligence, these so-called experts, historians and psychologists are still reaching for straws when it comes to explaining the actions of these wretched girls who cast unfounded aspersions of the poor souls of Salem in 1692.

    They were on the program alluding to a NEW psychosis/disorder in order to explain what Occam's Razor has already, and I elaborate in my book Witch Hunts. There is NO psychosis, no medical or psychological reason and absolutely no sickness involved in this hysteria. And the answer is right in front of you, actually in that one word at the end of the previous sentence.

    Everything and everyone has to have a label now, which is absurd. It is as if my father's premonition is coming true. He told me before he died in 2001 that he was glad he was departing this life because slowly our world, especially our country, is becoming a blameless society. Nobody will accept fault for their actions, nor will those who have the intelligence place blame. Rather finding a "rational" label for their behavior, which is irrational on its face.

    These experts are furthering foolish labeling only to have their listeners think they are so intelligent in their assertions and diagnosis that everyone should believe them. THEY are the last word on a subject that needs no intelligence to understand, conclude and answer. Simply common sense, a level head and the attitude of not caring about notoriety or publicity.

    Purely propaganda, notoriety, self grandiose attention were the SOLE reason for the dangerous behavior in 1692. And think about this. We are STILL using the same exact behavior today, and have over the centuries since Salem. Further proof that we have not evolved in intelligence, but still allow our attention seeking soul to override common sense.

Read my book, Witch Hunts, and you will completely understand and with any luck, you will heed the past and actually evolve intelligently.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

A Labor of Love

   I have just finished my book called An Amazing Journey. It is the complete book on the Bailey family, the ancestry and the lineage that has so eluded genealogists for decades. But it is far more than a "black and white" genealogical work. I have added a TON of information on the early families of New England in the Massachusetts colony, as well as way too much data to even begin listing here. Containing hundreds of names and old New England families, I have added so much information on exactly how our ancestors lived, and not the affluent inhabitants. It just so happens that my family were simply...well, simple in means. We worked for a living and always have. I go into detail about every day lives of every day citizens of Puritan New England, Massachusetts and Maine and continue up until the start of the 20th century.

   Going back to the times before the early 17th century, I take you on a journey through England, the greatest storm ever to hit New England's coast and continue backward to the Norman Conquest, the castles and lands held not only by our family but others of prominence.
Continuing back, I solve many mysteries and place the "missing brick" back into the wall that has so often hindered historians.

   I take you to a time where our family was murdered on one hand, yet crowned King on the other. We break open the secret veil of adultery that is STILL not talked about in English stories of the monarchy.

   I take you through biblical times and beyond in order to continue one family's line, unbroken, to the beginning of time. This is an accomplishment that is rarely completed and I am proud to have finished.

   From the founding of small towns such as Baileyville, Topsfield, Princeston, Maine and surrounding towns, to the Bailey records of Newburyport and Salisbury, MA and continuing on back in time to Chippenham, Scotland and Wales, find information not in print and undiscovered as you read yourself back in time. I give you information that has never been sought out and linked together in order to  complete this family history. A very comprehensive book that reads like a fiction. You will also find some valuable information for the beginning genealogist as well as some data that professional genealogists have overlooked all these years.

   But my proudest literary achievement in this book has to do with Nathaniel Bailey. He was the founder of Baileyville in Maine and there is so much missing about his life....up until this book! I have closed every single missing year and added so much data on him that I am proud to have descended from him.

   This truly is a wondrous Trek Through Time and I urge you to grab your copy. I will add, however, that at times, I am simply black and white. What I mean is I give precise and concise data on food prices, home living, how our ancestors named their children and a lot of information that I did not take the poetic license to glorify or dramatize it. What was it that Sgt. Friday always said on Dragnet? "Just the facts!". If I had taken the drama route in order to hyperbolize some of these stories, the book would have easily been a thousand pages.

   If you want a book that ensnares you in a fictional world and keeps you enraptured an imaginative tale , pay attention to my next book, which will be a novel full of....well, you will soon see.

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

New England Colonists, 1600-1700 Fisher-Fop

A boys 17th century frock. Courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Anthony, son of Anthony of Syleham, Suffolk, England, was born in 1501 at Sylehan and is found at Dedham, Mass. in 1637.
Anthony was a freeman at Dorchester, Mass. in 1645.
Daniel settled at Taunton pre-1666, when he is found to have married at that place.
Edward was a freeman at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1655.
Eleazer settled at Wrentham, Mass. pre-1688, when he is found to have married there.
Joshua, brother of the first Anthony, came to Mass. in 1640 and settled at Dedham the same year, later moving to Medfield, Mass..
Oliver is at Wrentham in 1689.
Samuel was married at Boston in 1659.
Samuel was a resident of Wrentham pre-1670.
Thomas came from Winston, England to Cambridge in 1634, later removing to Dedham in 1637.
William was married at Marshfield, Mass. in 1684.

Benjamin was married at Medfield, Mass. in 1674.
David was at Watertown, Mass. as early as 1635.
James, son of Thomas of Suffolk, England, is found at Salem in 1641 but later moved to Haverhill.
Rev. John, 8th generation from Lord Symond Fiske, brother of David, was at Dedham in 1638. He then went to Watertown, Mass..
Nathan, brother of David and John, was a freeman at Watertown in 1643, then removed to Wrentham.

James was a tailor at Boston in 1635 and was born in 1605. He later moved to Brookline, Mass. in 1638.
Rev. James was born at Bocking, Essex, England in 1622 and is found at Saybrook, Conn. by 1638. He settled at Norwich, Conn. by 1660 and by 1696, he is found at Lebanon, Conn..
Jeremiah was at Lynn in 1634 and Reading in 1644.
John was a resident of Windsor, Conn. pre-1676.
John was married at Gloucester in 1667.
Joseph, brother of Rev. James and son of Thomas, came from Braintree, England to New England with his mother in 1638. He was at Norwalk, Conn. in 1652, Northampton, Mass. in 1655, Hartford and lastly Windsor, Conn..
Richard, brother of James, is found at Brookline in 1638.
Samuel was a schoolmaster at Milford, Conn. in 1644, Hartford in 1650 and Wethersfield, Conn. by 1652.
Thomas, brother of Rev. John, came to New England in 1638 and settled at Norwalk, Conn. by 1652.
Thomas was a cordwainer at Boston pre-1656.
Zachary, brother of Rev. John, was at Reading by 1640.

Old woodcut of Cambridge University

Fitts or Fitz
Richard, son of Walter of Taverstock, Devonshire, England settled at Ipswich in 1635 before removing to Newbury later.
Robert, brother of the preceding, was born in England in 1600 and is found at Salisbury in 1639 before settling at Ipswich.

Edward was at Scituate in 1637 and at Barnstable in 1639.

Cotton was at Boston in 1634 at Brookline later.

Flagg or Flegg
Thomas was a yeoman who was born at Scratly, England and one of the hundred of East Flegg, Norfolk, England who came to New England as a servant of Richard Carver in 1637. He was a proprietor of Watertown by 1641.
William was killed during King Philips War.

Stephen was born in England around 1620 and is found at Salisbury in 1640.

Flatman or Flackman
Thomas was at Salem before being found a freeman at Braintree in 1640.

Abraham was born in 1595 in England before coming to New England in 1635.
John was at Watertown in 1639.
Robert lived at Stonington, Conn. in 1669.

Edward was a cutler and minister at Boston in 1640, but left no male issue.
Henry was at Reading ca. 1662.
John lived at Wethersfield, Mass. pre-1641. He removed to Milford, Conn. where he died in 1662.
Robert was of Welsh and English descent and born at Yorkshire, England in 1592. He is found at Concord in 1630 and is also one of the founders of Chelmsford, Mass. and is found at Middletown, Conn. later in life.

Rev. Henry was born at Matlock, Derbyshire, England and came to Boston in 1635. He is found at Braintree one year later.
Thomas, brother of Rev. Henry, came to Boston in 1635 and settled at Concord 2 years later.
Thomas was born in Wales and is found at Salem between 1650 and 1653, when he died at that place.
Wiliam, brother of the preceding, was at Salem in 1645.

Flood or Floyd
Henry was at Boston pre-1666.
James was of Boston as early as 1668.
John, merchant, was at Scituate in 1640 and Boston by 1653.
Capt. John resided at Lynn in 1680 before removing to Chelsea.
Joseph resided at Dorchester in 1635.
Philip was born at the Isle of Guernsey, England and came to Newbury, Mass. by 1680.
Richard was at Boston in 1642.
Robert was born in 1620 and is found to have resided at Wethersfield, Mass. in 1646.

Old Newbury, MA map

Flower or Flowers
Lamrock was an inhabitant of Hartford, Conn. in 1686.
John was a resident of Watertown, Mass. ca. 1639.
Robert lived at Stonington, Conn. in 1669.

John was at Duxbury in 1636 and later is found at Bridgewater, Mass..

Ralph was at Plymouth in 1633, Salem by 1634 but returned to England pre-1652.
Samuel was born in England in 1600 and came with Winthrop's Fleet in 1630. He settled at Hampton, N.H., post 1638.

John came from Norwich, Norfolk, England in 1635 and settled at Martha's Vineyard after.

Thomas was born in England in 1640 and came to Portsmouth, N.H. pre-1667, when is is found at Newbury, Mass..

Philip was at Dover, N.H. by 1671.
Robert was an inhabitant of Salem in 1671.
William resided at Dover, N.H. in 1651.

Adam, son of Adam, grandson of Roger, came from Hingham, England to Boston early.
John, born at England in 1617 and brother of preceding, came to Hingham in 1638. He removed to Exeter, N.H. in 1655,
Nathaniel was at Reheboth, Mass. in 1676.

Capt. John settled at Newport, R.I. in 1659 and after at Jamestown and Kingstown, R.I..

Foote or Foot
Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel, was born in England in 1593 and is found at Watertown in 1634 and Wethersfield, Conn. in 1636.
Pasco was granted land at Salem in 1637.

Thomas was a resident of Dover, N.H. in 1648.

Discipline in Colonial schools

Daniel was at Hingham in the early 1670's.