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..