Friday, October 1, 2021

New England Colonists 1600-1700 Hayward-Higgenbottom

 

Ancient New England, courtesy of Boston Magazine

Hayward

George is seen at Concord, MA in 1635.

James was born in England in 1613 and settled at Charlestown, MA by 1635 before removing to Woburn.

John is at Watertown, MA in 1632 and moved to Dedham later.

John was a resident of Plymouth, MA in 1643.

John was a scrivener at Boston in 1671 and a postmaster in 1673.

Nicholas was at Salem in 1643 before leaving for Boston before 1665.

Richard was born in Bedfordshire, England and came wtih Higginson to Salem in 1629.

Robert was married at Windsor, Conn. by 1647. He then went to Northampton, MA as a miller in 1659 but returned to Windsor later.

Samuel is at Gloucester, MA in 1641.

Samuel was living in Boston in 1645.

Samuel was born in 1613 in England and settled at Malden(Charleston) in 1635.

Thomas was a tailor who came from Aylesford, Kent, England before settling at Cambridge, MA in 1635. He went to Duxbury, MA in 1638 and Bridgewater, MA by 1651.

Thomas was a resident of Enfield, Conn. pre-1686.

William was a resident of Charlestown, MA by 1637 and a freeman at Hampton, N.H. by 1640.

William, grandson to Sir Robert Harward, Lord Mayor of London in 1570, settled at Bridgewater, MA in 1646.

William lived at Braintree, MA in 1648.

William resided in Braintree, MA in 1648.

William was at Swanzey, MA pre-1672.


Haywood

Anthony was a resident of Boston in 1671.


Hazard

Thomas was a ships carpenter at Boston in 1635 and R.I. by 1639. He was also one of the founders of Newport, R.I.. He is then found at Long Island in 1656 where he died in 1669. 


Hazeltine, Hazelton

Charles was living at Ipswich, MA in 1661.

Daniel was at Bradford, MA in 1676.

John was born in England in 1620 and is found in Boston pre-1640, when he is seen at Rowley and then Haverhill, MA later.

Robert, brother of John, came from Bradford, Yorkshire, England to Salem by 1636. He is seen at Rowley by 1640 and Bradford, MA the next year.


Hazelwood

Francis was at Boston where he died in 1674.


Hazen

Edward lived at Rowley pre-1649.


Head

Arthur lived at Portsmouth, N.H. by 1671.

Henry was at Little Compton, R.I. in 1683.

Richard was an inhabitant of Marblehead, MA in 1674.


Heald

John was born at Berwick on the Tweed, Northumberland, England before seen at Concord in 1635.


Healey, Haley

Dennis was married at Watertown, MA in 1682.

Nicholas was at Pemaquid, Maine in 1674.

Samuel is seen as married at Salisbury, MA in 1685.

William has been found at Lynn, Roxbury and Cambridge early.


Heard

Benjamin was living at Salisbury in 1691.

James was an inhabitant of Kittery, Maine in 1659.

John, brother of James, is also at Kittery pre-1643.

Luke, son of Edmund of Claxton, Norfolk, England, was living in Salisbury by 1640, removing to Ipswich by 1647, the year of his death.

Thomas was at Portsmouth, N.H. in 1630.

William, of Devonshire, England,  resided in Plymouth in 1623.


Heath

Bartholomew was born in 1615 at England and settled at Newbury, MA pre-1645, when he is found at Haverhill.

Charles was at Boston in 1683.

Isaac was born in 1585 at England and settled at Roxbury n 1635.

John, brother of Bartholomew, was at Haverhill but had no male issue.

Joseph, brother of Charles, was at Boston early.

Thomas, brother of Joseph, was at Boston in 1676.

William, brother of Isaac, lived at Roxbury in 1632 and Dover, N.H. by 1645.


Heathfield, Hithfield

Matthias is living at New Haven, Conn. in 1660.


Heaton

James was an inhabitant of New Haven in 1661.

Nathaniel was born in England and was at Boston in 1634.


Hebard, Hebberd

Robert was born in 1612 at England and is seen at Salem by 1646.


Hedge, Hedges

John was born in 1610 at England and is found at Lynn, MA by 1634.

Stephen was a resident of Fairfield, Conn. by 1670.

Tristram was married at Boston in 1657.

William was at Lynn in 1634 before removing to Sandwich, Ma and Yarmouth, MA later.

William was at Taunton, MA in 1648.


Hedley

John was an inhabitant of Newport, R.I. pre-1676.


Hegerman

William was living at Wickford, R.I. in 1674.


Heifor

Andrew was at Kittery, Maine in 1640.


Helman

John resided at Nantucket, R.I. pre-1682.


Helme

Christopher is seen at Exeter, N.H. in 1639, in MA by 1643 and Warwick, R.I. by 1644.


Helson

John was married at Saco, Maine in 1658.


Heman

Francis was a freeman in MA in 1646.


Hemmenway, Hemingway

Ralph was born in England and removed to Roxbury in 1633. 

Samuel, born in 1636 at England, settled at East Haven, Conn. in 1662.


Hempstead

Robert was at New London, Conn. in 1645.


Henbury

Arthur was a resident of Windsor and Simsbury, Conn. pre-1697.


Henchman, Hinchman

Capt. Daniel was a school master at Boston in 1666 before moving to Worcester, MA later. He is famous for his bravery and fighting skills in the war against King Philip.

Edmund was at Marshfield, MA in 1652and Chelmsford, MA by 1657.

Joseph was at Scituate, MA in 1680.

Thomas settled at Concord and Chelmsford, MA by 1654.

William is found to have married at Boston in 1653.


Hendee, Handy, Hendy

Richard was born in England and lived at Norwich by 1660.


Henderson

John is seen at Dover, N.H. in 1655 and by 1663, he lived at Springfield, MA, Hartford and Haddam, Conn..

William was a ships carpenter from Glasgow, Scotland before living at Dover, N.H. by 1650.


Hendrick

Daniel was an inhabitant of Hampton, N.H. in 1639 and Haverhill, MA by 1645.

Peter was at Windsor, Conn in 1675 and Wallingford, Conn. in 1712.


Hendrickson

Peter resided in Boston in 1643.


Henfield

Edmund was a mariner at Salem in 1669.

Joseph is found at Salem early.


Hening, Hennen

Richard was In Newbury pre-1671.


Henley, Hanley

Elias married at Boston in 1657 and moved to Marblehead by 1668.

Joseph was at Chelmsford, MA in 1680.


Henry

Isaac resided in Medfield, MA in 1675.

John was In Topsfield, MA in 1690.


Henryson

John is seen at Springfield, MA in 1661 and moved to Haddam and Hartford, Conn. later.


Henshaw, Hinshaw, Hinshew

Daniel was the son of Sir Joshua of Liverpool, England before coming to Dorchester as a minor in 1652. He then married and had one son who died unmarried.

Joshua, brother of Daniel, was born at Liverpool in 1644 and went to Dorchester in 1652.He married, had four sons and left back for England by himself, where he died.


Hensher, Heinsher

Thomas was married at Woburn, MA in 1677.


Hepburn, Hepbourne

George was a leather dresser at Charleston in 1636.

Patrick was from Scotland and moved to Conn. in 1680.


Herbert, Harbert

Henry was married at Charlestown in 1653. 

John was a shoemaker who came from Northampton, England in 1637 before settling at Salem in the same year.

John was a merchant at Braintree, MA in 1641.

John was the captain of the Reading, MA militia in 1680.

Sylvester lived at Boston in 1652.


Herndale

Benjamin was living at Lynn, MA in 1647 but later moved to Providence, R.I..


Herrick

George was a shopkeeper at Salem in 1686.

Henry was the son of Sir William, of Beau Manor Park, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England and the 10th generation from Eyryk of Great Streton. He was born at Beau Manor in 1604, first went to VA, then Salem by 1629 and later to Wenham and Beverly, MA..


Herring

James was a resident of Dedham in 1642.

Thomas was a freeman at Dedham in 1654.


Herringborne

George was an inhabitant of Boston in 1664.


Hersey

William was the son of Nathaniel of Reading, Berkshire, England and born in 1596. He came over to New England in 1635 and lived at Hingham in 1638.


Hethersay, Hithersea

Robert was at Charlestown in 1640, Dover, N.H. in 1648 and finally at York, Maine in 1651.


Hett

Thomas was a cooper at Cambridge, MA in 1632,lived at Hingham in 1637, Rehoboth, MA in 1645 and Malden, MA by 1658.


Hewes, Hews

Christopher resided at Haverhill in 1646.

George was at Salisbury in 1672.

James lived in Boston in 1669.

John was from Wales was at Plymouth pre-1632,when he is seen at Scituate, MA..

John was born in 1621 at England and at Watertown, MA in 1642.

Joshua was a merchant in Roxbury in 1633, at Wickford, R.I. by 1662 and Boston by 1657.

Robert was living in Lynn in 1642.


Hewett, see Huet


Hewins, Hewens

Jacob settled at Boston pre-1660, when he is found at Dorchester.


Hewlet, Hewlett

Lewis came from Buckinghamshire, England to Charlestown in 1636 and is next found at Hempstead, Long Island in 1647.


Heywood

James settled at Charlestown and died there in 1642.

John was born  in 1620 at England and settled at Concord in 1650.


Hibbard, Hibbert

Robert was a brickmaker and salt-maker who was born in Salisbury, England in 1613. He is found at Salem in 1635.


Hibbins, Hibbens

Giles was married at Saco, Maine in 1670.

William was a merchant in Boston in 1634 leaving no children.


Hibbs

David was living at Watertown in 1686.

Joseph was brother to David and lived at same place by 1686.


Hichborn, Hitchborn

Davide was born in England and settled at Boston in 1650.


Hickcox, Hicox, Hickox

William was at new Haven, Conn. in 1643, had two sons(Joseph and Samuel of Farmington, Conn.)and moved back to England alone.


Hickens

Thomas was at Stamford, Conn. early.


Hicks

John was a resident of Newport, R.I. in 1639 and later removed to Newtown and Hempstead,Lng Island.

Richard was at Boston in 1649.

Robert was a leather dresser who was born in England in 1580. He went to Plymouth in 1621.

Thomas was the brother of Robert and lived in Scituate in 1630.

Timothy was a shipwright at Boston pre-1673, where he is found at Salem.


Hickson

Robert married at Eastham, MA in 1679.

Walter was a soldier in Hatfield, MA in 1676.


Hidden

Andrew was born in 1626 at England and came to Rowley in 1655. He is found to have died in 1729 at the great age of 103 years.


Higbee, Higby

Edward was born in England and settled at New London, Conn. in 1647. He went to Middletown, Conn and by 1675, he is found at Jamaica, Long Island.


Higginbottom

Richard was a tailor at new Haven, Conn. in 1682 and then moved to Stamford, Conn by 1701.


Saturday, August 14, 2021

More Great Resources

    As many of you know, I am what many have called a square since high school. I don't remember the last time I read a fiction book, reading New England history, food history, the history of New England towns and anything related to our great Yankee culture. But primarily the way of life of the toiler and poorer class. The richer families of New England simply do not interest me because as someone once said, if the world were to begin all over again, only the hard working people of the past, and even presently, would know how to begin life anew. 

   Think about it for a moment. Take a banker from Boston for example. If he had to feed his family from scratch by planting, sowing, reaping, drying, preparing and canning....could he do it? If an article of clothing needed to be made from scratch, could they do it? The list could go on and on and .......

   And then we have our history that so many are trying to erase now. If this idiotic tread continues, we will have no knowledge in which to learn from our mistakes of the past. I adore history, whether it offends the delicate sensibilities of some or not. 

   Having giving my two cents worth, here are some fascinating reads for those of you who think as I do. These links are chalk full of interesting information of our Yankee ancestors and are an invaluable tool in research as well. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did, and still do very often.

   This first one is the project Gutenburg of New England Prospect, by William Wood. It is a first hand account of every day life of our pre-colonial ancestors.



file:///home/chronos/u-cb0b6b1afd4ebbdcd026239c1aa7e571d69eb59b/MyFiles/Downloads/47082-0.txt


These next links are the records of 17th century Massachusetts : 

file:///home/chronos/u-cb0b6b1afd4ebbdcd026239c1aa7e571d69eb59b/MyFiles/Downloads/ocm3522063_vol4-part2.pdf

file:///home/chronos/u-cb0b6b1afd4ebbdcd026239c1aa7e571d69eb59b/MyFiles/Downloads/ocm3522063_vol4-part1.pdf

file:///home/chronos/u-cb0b6b1afd4ebbdcd026239c1aa7e571d69eb59b/MyFiles/Downloads/ocm3522063_vol3.pdf

file:///home/chronos/u-cb0b6b1afd4ebbdcd026239c1aa7e571d69eb59b/MyFiles/Downloads/ocm3522063_vol2.pdf

   This next links are 5 volumes of  the History of New England, by Palfrey. Again, a fine, in-depth telling of everyday life in Puritan New England.



https://archive.org/details/historyofnewengl01john

https://archive.org/details/historyofnewengl02john

https://archive.org/details/historyofnewengl03john

https://archive.org/details/historyofnewengl04john

https://archive.org/details/historyofnewengl05john


   And the following is a newly found poem written for the Rev. Dr. James Bailey. An esteemed member of the Bailey family who graduated Harvard in the 17th century and became the first minister of Salem village only a year before the infamous witch trials I write about in my book Witch Hunts, 

https://www.amazon.com/Witch-Hunts-Jim-Bailey/dp/1977785174


   It would do you well to research and understand what he was going through right before death before reading this great poem. He was suffering from "the stone" at the time and would soon die from it. 

file:///home/chronos/u-cb0b6b1afd4ebbdcd026239c1aa7e571d69eb59b/MyFiles/Downloads/Poem_%20To%20My%20Worthy%20Friend,%20Mr.%20James%20Bayley%20by%20Nicholas%20Noyes.mhtml


Friday, June 25, 2021

New England Colonists 1600-1700 Hart-Haynor

 



Hart

Edmund came with Winthrop's Fleet in 1630 to Weymouth, MA.

Ephraim was the preceding's brother who is found to be residing in Weymouth by 1634.

Isaac was born in 1614 at Scratby, England and lived in Watertown, Mass. in 1637.

John was a shipwright, born in 1595 England before settling at Salem by 1637. He then went to Marblehead in 1648 and lastly to Boston in 1651.

John was at Portsmouth, N.H. in 1665.

Joseph was married at Lynn, Mass. in 1684.

Lawrence is found in Newbury, Mass. in 1679.

Nathaniel was a resident of Ipswich, Mass. in 1636.

Nicholas was in Taunton, Mass. in 1642 and is found in Boston after.

Richard is seen at Portsmouth,  R.I. by 1687.

Samuel was born in 1622 in England and resided at Lynn, Mass. by 1640.

Stephen was born at Braintree, Essex, England in 1605 and came to New England in 1632. He was a freeman at Cambridge, Mass. in 1634, with Rev. Hooker at Hartford, Conn later and ended up in Farmington, Conn..

Thomas was a tanner at Boston in 1635, resident of Ipswich, Mass. in 1639 and lastly at New Haven, Conn. in 1645.


Hartshorn

Thomas was born in Reading, England in 1614 before being found as a residnt of Reading, Mass. in 1648.


Hartup, Hartopp

William was an inhabitant of Duxbury, Mass. in 1643.


Hartwell

William was born in England in the year 1613 before being found at Concord, Mass. by 1636. He is then seen at Chelmsford, Mass. in 1663.


Harvey

Edmund was a merchant at Milford, Conn. in 1639 before moving to Fairfield, Conn. in 1642.

Joachim is at Newcastle, N.H. in 1669, found later that same year at Great Isle, N.H..

John was a resident of Lyme. Conn. in 1682 and within a year, is at New London, Conn..

Peter was a shipbuilder at Salem in 1692.

Thomas, son of Thomas and sixth generation from Humphrey Harvey, was born in 1485 and is found to have been a famous archer during the reign of Henry VIII. He is found in New England early in the 17th century.

Thomas was born at Ashill, Somersetshire, England in 1617 before he is found at Dorchester, Mass. in 1636. He is then found to have been a proprietor of Taunton, Mass. by 1639.

Thomas was married at Amesbury, Mass. in 1643.

William, brother to Thomas(b. 1617), is living at Plymouth, Mass pre-1639, when he is found at Taunton, Mass..

William is an inhabitant of Boston in 1644.



Harwood

Andrew was born at Devonshire, England before coming to Boston in 1640.

Edward is seen at New Haven, Conn. in 1641.

George was a carpenter at Boston in 1639 before going to New London, Conn. by 1651.

Henry was with Winthrop's Fleet of 1630 and is first found at Charlestown, Mass. in 1633.

Henry is at Salem in 1638.

Henry was a shoemaker at Boston in 1665, then Casco, Maine by 1675 and lastly returning to Boston by 1683.

John was a tailor at Boston in 1649 but returned to England in 1657.

Nathaniel was the brother of Henry of Charlestown and a cordwainer who came to New England in 1630. He settled at Boston pre-1665, when he is found at Concord and later in Charlestown, Mass..

Robert was a baker at Boston in 1674.

Thomas is found to have married at Boston in 1654.


Haseman

Nathaniel is at Braintree in 1662.


Hasey, Hazzey

William was living at Rumsey Marsh, Mass.(now Chelsea) in 1652.



Haskell, Hascall

Roger was born in 1613 at England but was of Norman French descent. He is found at Mass. in 1637, settled at Salem and Beverly after.

Tobias was living at Lynn, Mass. in 1645.

Capt. William, brother of Rev, was living in Gloucester, Mass. in 1642.

William was a resident of Salem in 1679.


Haskett

Stephen was a soap boiler at Salem in 1664.


Haskins, Hoskins

Andrew was living at Windsor, Conn. in 1654.

John came to new England from England in 1630 and settled at Dorchester pre-1631, when he was made freeman. He was also one of the first inhabitants of Windsor, Conn..

Samuel was married at new Haven, Conn. in 1642.

Thomas was at Barnstable, Mass. in 1668.

William was residing in New Haven in 1643.

William was born in England and settled at Plymouth in 1633, then is found at both Scituate and Middleboro, Mass. later in life.



Hassell

John was a freeman in Ipswich by 1637. He then removed to Rehoboth, Mass. in 1642 but returned to Ipswich by 1648.

Richard was at Cambridge in 1647 and Watertown, Mass. after.


Hastings

John was a tanner at Braintree in 1643.

Robert was at Haverhill, Mass. in 1677.

Thomas was born in 1605 and is found to have come to New England in 1634, residing in Watertown, Mass. after.


Hatch

Charles was a fisherman at York, Maine pre-1655.

Joseph is found at Falmouth, Maine in 1630.

Philip was born in 1600 and was living in Maine by 1638 and ten years later, still in Maine at York.

Thomas was at Dorchester, Mass. in 1634 and is found to have died at Scituate in 1646.

William was the brother of the preceding who was a merchant , born at Sandwich, Kent, England. He came to New England in 1630, returned to England by 1633 and again crossed over here, residing at Scituate in 1635.

William was living at new London, Conn. in 1690.


Hathaway

Arthur was married at Marshfield, Mass. in 1643.

John was born in 1617 and is found at Barnstable in 1635, then at Taunton in 1649.

Joseph was the brother of the preceding and at Taunton in 1657.



Hatherly, Hetherly

Arthur was at Plymouth in 1660.

George is at Boston in 1676.

Thomas was an inhabitant of Boston in 1668.

Timothy was a merchant of Plymouth in 1623 but returned to England the following year. He then came back from the parish of Hatherly, Barnstable, Devonshire, England  and was at Boston in 1632.


Hathorne, Hawthorne

Ebenezer was at Salem in 1669.

John was the son of William and a farmer who was born at Binfield, Berkshire, England in 1615. He removed in Salem in 1635 and is found at Lynn by 1650.

William, brother of the preceding, was born in 1607 at Binfield, Berkshire, England. He came with Winthrop's Fleet of 1630 and settled at Dorchester before removing to Salem by 1636.


Haughton

Henry came to Salem in 1629 with Higginson's fleet but died the same year.

Richard was a shipwright at Boston pre-1642, when he is found at New London, Conn..


Haven, Havens

Richard came from the western part of England to Lynn in 1645.

William was living at Portsmouth, R.I. in 1639.


Haviland

Edward was at Boston pre-1657.

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


Haw, Hawes

Daniel was a resident of Wrentham, Mass. pre-1681.

Edmund was a cutler who came from London to Boston in 1635, living at Yarmouth later.

Edward was a mason born in 1620 and lived at Dedham, Mass. in 1648.

Richard was born in England in 1606 and is found at Dorchester in 1635.

Robert was a soap boiler from London in Salem in 1635.

Robert was at Roxbury in 1665.

Capt. Thomas was born in 1590 and settled at Salem in 1637. He then went to Yarmouth, Mass. in 1639. 

William was a resident of Boston in 1652.


Hawke, Hawkes, Hawks

Adam was born in 1608 and came with Winthrop's Fleet of 1630. He is first found at Charlestown, then Lynn by 1638.

John was at Dorchester in 1634 and Windsor, Conn. by 1640.

Matthew came from Cambridge, England and settled at Hingham, Mass. in 1638.


Hawkehurst, Hawxhurst

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


Hawkesworth

Thomas was born in 1612 before coming to New England in 1635. He is first found at Salisbury, Mass. in 1640.


Hawkins

Abraham was at Charlestown in 1642.

Anthony was a resident of Windsor, Conn. in 1644.

Gamaliel was a mariner at Salem in 1688.

George was a shipwright at Boston in 1644.

James was an inhabitant of Boston in 1635.

John was a mariner and married at Boston in 1654.

Richard was at Boston in 1637 and is found later at Portsmouth, R.I..

Robert was the son of Sir John and born in 1610. He settled at Charlestown in 1635 before removing to Fairfield, Conn. later.

Robert was at Boston in 1690.

Tomas was a merchant at Charlestown in 1636 and later lived at Dorchester and Boston.

Thomas was a baker and brother to Abraham when he arrived in New England in 1649.

Timothy was a resident of Watertown in 1635.

William was a butcher at Boston in 1666.

William was bornin 1609 and is found at Providence, R.I. in 1635.


Hawley

Joseph was a yeoman who was born at Parwich, Derbyshire, England in 1603. He came to New England in 1639 and settled at Stratford, Conn. in 1650. 

Samuel was at Norwalk, Conn. in 1657 and Stratford, Conn. in 1666.

Thomas was a resident  of Roxbury, Mass. pre-1651.


Haxie, Hauksie, Hoxie

Lodowich was married at Sandwich in 1664.


Hay

James was one of the first year settlers of Reading, Mass..


Hayden, Haydon, Heydon

James was at Charlestown in 1637.

John, son of Gideon and 17th generation from Sir Thomas de Heyden, cam to Boston in 1630. He is then found at Dorchester and Braintree, Mass. from 1632 onward.

William is seen at Dorchester in 1630, removing to Hartford and Windsor, Conn. by 1637, Windsor in 1666 and is also seen at Killingworth, Conn. and Fairfield, Conn. at various times to 1672.


Hayes

George came from Scotland to New England in 1680 and settled at Windsor in 1682, removing to Simsbury, Conn. after.

John was at Dover, N.H. in 1680.

Nathaniel was living at Norwalk, Conn. in 1652.

Thomas resided at Milford, Conn. in 1645.


Hayman, Heyman

Major John was a ropemaker at Boston in 1662. 


Haynes, Haines

Charles was a resident of New London, Conn. in 1664.

Edmund was at Springfield in 1645 but left no make issue.

James was living at Salem in 1637.

Joh was born in 1594 at Copford Hall, Essex, England and came with the REv. Hooker in 1634. He settled at Hartford in 1637 and was the first governor of Conn..

Mark was at Boston in 1665.

Richard was at Beverly, Mass. in 1671.

Samuel was born in 1611 at Bristol, England and came in 1635. He settled at Pemaquid, Maine before removing to Dover, N.H. in 1640 and Portsmouth, N.H. by 1646.

Thomas was living in Maine between 1658-1665 before moving to Amesbury, Mass. , where he married in 1667.

Walter was a linen weaver who was born at Sutton, Manderfield, Wiltshire, England in 1583. He is found in Boston in 1638, Watertown after and Sudbury by 1639.


Haynor

William was a tailor from Virginia in Salem in 1660.




Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Invaluable Information

 Many, and I mean MANY, people think I am either a bore or a "square"(as we used to say back in the 70s) because I am at my most peaceful and serene mood when I sit down to a great book. And to me, a great book is anything to do with New England history. I love reading about small town New England, its people, origins, food, way of life and all things ancient. But there is a little catch. I love hearing and reading about life in olden times through the eyes of the toiler, the poorer class. It was on the backs of these hard working individuals, along with their families, that our nation thrived through some very difficult times, something the richer class would have been completely baffled by. After all, if your home and life was upended because of some type of natural disaster, do you honestly think someone who hired out their daily chores would be able to begin anew again, without the help of hired hands? Nah.....
So here are two links to some great books I am currently reading. Not only do they give the black and white names, dates and locations of the earliest of Yankee Land settlers, but much much more. I hope you enjoy this trip to the past as much as I am while reading and I think it will help the struggling amateur genealogist tear down a brick wall or two in your trip back in time. The links are free to read online with no gimmicks. Just click and read!
     So here are two links to some great books I am currently reading. Not only do they give the black and white names, dates and locations of the earliest of Yankee Land settlers, but much much more. I hope you enjoy this trip to the past as much as I am while reading and I think it will help the struggling amateur genealogist tear down a brick wall or two in your trip back in time. The links are free to read online with no gimmicks. Just click and read!


The first is the Essex Antiquarian, a 13 book series on all the first settlers of New England, along with many genealogies and descendants of them. 


https://www.yumpu.com/user/essexcountyma.net


The second is Soldiers in the Expedition to Canada in 1690 and Grantees of the Canada Townships, by Walter Kendall Watkins.
This book, too, is freely available to read online and contains some lost information that many may find very interesting, especially when it comes to who contributed to the Indian Wars of the time. Just a phenomenal read. 


https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=aeu.ark:/13960/t7pn9q716&view=1up&seq=1&size=125

Monday, April 26, 2021

An Amazing Journey....Rereleased

 https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Journey-Wondrous-Trek-Through/dp/179644247X



     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

 Hammond

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.



Hanbury

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.


Hancock

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.


Hancox

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.


Hand

Joseph was at Killingworth, Conn. in 1663.


Handforth

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


Hands

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.


Hannadown

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


Hannah

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.


Hannum

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


Hanover

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.


Hanwell

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


Hapgood

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.


Hardier

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.


Harding

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.


Hardison

Stephen settled at Berwick, Maine in 1691.


Hardman

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.


Harlow

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..


Harnett

Edward was at Salem in 1640.


Harper

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"


Harrington

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.


Harris

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.

Harrison

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

 Habberfield

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

Hack

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

Hacker

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

Hackett

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.

Hadley

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.

Hadlock

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.

Hagar

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.

Haggett

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

Hailstone

William was at Taunton in 1640 and Boston in 1646.

Halbridge, Holbridge

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

Hale

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.

Haley

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.

Hall

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.

Hallam

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.

Halsey

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.

Halstead

Henry is a resident of Concord in 1648.

Nathaniel was a freeman at Dedham in 1641.

Ham

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

Hamilton

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.

Hamlet

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. 

Hammant

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.