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Genealogy Compulsions May 30, 2018

my ancestor count – it’s over 14,000 now and I keep finding more – they are coming out of the woodwork

annotated list of immigrant ancestors – I am adding both names and annotations to this list also     I currently have identified over 300 English Immigrant

following up on clues – some surprising, some misleading, some leading to further treasures,

background reading – immersing myself in American and English history

p.s. not genealogy but knitting is another compulsive activity – here is my latest in my series of hats     IMG_1928   maybe I could try to find out how many of my ancestors were knitters

 

 

My Ancestors Who Immigrated To North America September 5, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Early Immigrants,Genealogy — Janet @ 2:54 am

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What follows is a working draft of what I found so far in my genealogy research.

Immigrants to America

 

Ordered by Year

 

Standish, Myles     arrived in Plymouth in 1620 on the Mayflower    8th Great Grandfather    I am descended from Myles through Gilman Bryant on my father’s side

 

Allerton, Remember    arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620 with her parents Isaac Allerton and Mary Norris   Remember was 5 years old    Remember was my 9th Great Grandmother

 

Mullins, William and Alice    Came on the Mayflower   both died in 1621

 

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Palmer, William    he arrived in Duxbury in 1621   he came on the Fortune

 

 

Standish, Barbara    wife of Myles   arrived in 1623 and married Myles shortly afterward in 1624   She was his 2nd wife and the mother of Josiah, my 7th Great Grandfather     his first wife Rose died in 1621 in the first sickness at Plymouth

 

Annable, Anthony   came in July 1623 with his wife Jane Mumford    they sailed on the ship “Anne & Little James”

 

Palmer, Anne   wife of William Palmer    Came on the “Anne” in 1623

 

Sutcliffe   arrived 1623

 

 

Lyford, Ruth – arrived in Plymouth in 1624

 

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Cummings, Isaac    8th GGF   came to Salem in 1627   born in Scotland

 

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Archer, Samuel   arrived in Salem in 1630    he was part of the Winthrop Fleet      he was a carpenter    he married in 1634

 

 

Vore, Mary  came to America with her parents Richard Vore and Ann Harris in 1630 wen she was 13     They were from Somerset    she eventually married Alexander Alford

 

Bissell/Buswell, Capt John and his wife Mary Drake  arrived in Nantasket in 1630

 

Brackett, Capt Richard – came in 1630 with his older brother Peter     Richard went back to England briefly in 1633 to marry Alice Blower

 

Bradstreet, Simon – arrived in Boston in 1630   He was part of the Winthrop Fleet    His wife Ann Dudley accompanied him

 

Dutch, Osman –  arrived Rhode Island in 1630    settled in Gloucester   sent for his wife Grace Pratt in 1639

 

Fletcher, Deacon John – arrived in 1630 in Concord

with his wife Sarah Hartwell    Sarah was from Chelmsford England     was her husband John or Robert??

 

Ingersoll, Sarah    arrived as an infant  age 3

 

Keyes, Robert – with his wife Sarah arrived in 1630

 

Mousall, Alice Thompson   arrived Charlestown 1630    born in Norwich

 

Philbrick, Thomas – arrived in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet

 

Wigeon, Capt Thomas – arrived in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet

 

 

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Bryant, Stephen – arrived in 1632 from Kent in Essex

 

Merrill, Isaac and his wife Clemmet came to Massachusetts Bay in 1632 on the “Lyon”    they settled in Roxbury

 

Palphry, Jane – arrived in Boston in 1632

 

Sargent, William –  8th GGF  Bristol to Ipswich   he arrived in 1632

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Blower, Alice came in 1633 with her husband Capt Richard Brackett

 

Clapp, Thomas – arrived in 1633

 

Duncan, Nathaniel –  my 9th GGF  he came from Exeter Devonshire to Dorchester Massachusetts in 1633    his wife Elizabeth Jourdaine accompanied him

 

Hart, Deacon Stephen and his wife Mary Elizabeth Symonds came to Massachusetts Bay in 1633    they settled first in Cambridge, went to Hartford in 1636

 

 

 

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Andrew, Capt Robert   my 9th GGF    came from Suffolk to Ipswich in 1634     he was an innkeeper

 

Newall, Abraham Jr – he arrived in 1634 from Ipswich England   he colonized Roxbury

 

Pierce, Persis – England to Charlestown    arrived in 1634

 

Smith, Samuel   arrived in Boston/Watertown in 1634    he was from Suffolk   his wife Elizabeth Barbara Mumforde accompanied him

 

 

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Adams, Robert Sr  was my 9th GGF   he arrived in Ipswich in 1635 with his wife and son Robert and other family members

 

Adams, Robert Jr   my 8th GGF  arrived in Ipswich in 1635 with his wife Eleanor Wilmot and their 2 eldest children

 

Bates, James Jr –   The Bates family came to America in April 1635 on the Winthrop Society ship “Elizabeth”   the family included…………………

 

Bird, Dorothy   –   she arrived in 1635   she first went to Newton and later to Hartford

 

Black, Mary and her husband John G. King Jr came from Dorchester England to Weymouth Massachusetts in 1635

 

 

 

Blower, Thomas – came from Sudbury to Stanstead to Boston in 1635 with his wife Alice Frost      they sailed on the ship “True Love”

 

Brigham, Ann – came in 1635 as the new wife of Simon Crosby Sr   they sailed on the “Susan and Ellen”

 

Cooper, John and his wife Wilbroe came to America on the Hopewell in 1635

 

Denne, John and his daughter Elizabeth came from Boxted Essex to Ipswich Massachusetts in 1635    they sailed on the “Increase”

 

Eaton, Abigail Gilson    Married John Eaton in 1630   arrived in Boston in 1635

 

 

Farnham, Mary – arrived in Boston in 1635 age

French, Capt. William – came at age 32 with his wife and 4 children on the Defence in 1635    They arrived in Boston and later moved to Billerica

 

Griggs, George and his wife Alice and their family of 5 children – came to Boston on the “Hopewell” in 1635     from Buckinghamshire

 

Gross, Isaac –  with his wife Ann Lobley arrived in Boston in 1635

 

Hollister, Lieut John –  arrived in 1635    settler of Wethersfield Connecticut

 

Jocelyne, Rebecca – arrived 1635 in Boston    other members of the family with her??

 

Kingsley, John with his wife Mary Bucks  arrived Cambridge in 1635 from Dorchester England    they subsequently went on to Weymouth Massachusetts

 

Kingsley, Stephen – arrived in Dorchester in 1635

 

Mallory, Peter   arrived in Massachusetts in 1635

 

Marlowe, Rebecca – wife of Thomas Jocelyn   with family arrived in Boston in 1635 on the “Increase”

 

Pierson, Wilmoe Griggs with her husband John Cooper and 5 children arrived in 1635        check this – something  is off

 

Preston, Roger Sr – arrived in Boston in 1635

 

Starr, Comfort (Dr) – arrived in 1635 to Cambridge on the “Hercules of Sandwich”

 

Toothaker,Margaret  – arrived in Boston in 1635

 

 

Tuttle, William = 9th GGF  came from Northampton England to Boston in 1635 on the “Planter” with his wife Elizabeth and 3 children

 

Warner, Daniel – sailed on the “Increase” in 1635 with his parents

 

Wheatley, Rachel –Rachel came in 1635 on the “Planter” with her 2nd husband Martin Sanders and 2 of her Brackett children by her 1st marriage

 

 

Wilson, Mary –   8th Great Grandmother    England to Virginia in 1635

 

 

 

Boyse, Joanne   came to America in 1636 with 2 married sisters    she married Reverend Peter Prudden in 1637, Thomas Willett in1671, John Bishop in 1674     she died in 1681

 

Felton (widow) – arrived in Salem in 1636

 

Marshall, Elizabeth – arrived in Dorchester 1636    she married Thomas Trowbridge

 

Reese, Margaret – arrived in Salem in 1636 with her husband and brother John

 

Warner, William – with his wife Abigail Baker and 3 sons he sailed on “The Increase” in 1636 to Ipswich Massachusetts

 

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Alford,  Alexander  came to America from Somerset in 1637.  He was 10 years old    He settled in Hartford

 

Botsford , Henry   and his wife Elizabeth Woolhead arrived in 1637 in Boston on the “Hector” (and the “Martin”?)  many in the group were the original Planters in Milford Connecticut in 1639

 

Brockett, John   arrived in Boston in 1637

Buckingham, Thomas and his wife Hannah Hawkins – were they part of the group on the “Hector” ?     Boston first in 1637 and then eventually  Milford Connecticut in 1639

 

Gedney, John Jr –  9th GGF   arrived in Salem from Norwich in 1637 with his wife Sarah and 3 children and 2 servants

 

Greene, Anne – arrived in Boston in 1637

 

Hill, Robert –  arrived in 1637 on the “Hector”     subsequently went on to Connecticut in 1637

 

Melviile, Lady Janet Melvin   arrived in Bosto in 1637

 

Pruden, Peter   arrived in Boston in 1637   he was from Hertfordshire     he later went to Milford Connecticut

 

 

Ward, Henry – Suffolk England to Hingham in 1637  (some sources say he first landed in Virginia)

 

 

 

 

 

Atkins, Alice   she arrived in 1638 with her husband John Stevens Sr and their sons William and Jonathan and 2 indentured servants     they sailed on the ship “Confidence”

 

Coy, Richard   8th GGF  Came in 1638 aged 13    became a leading man in Brookfield Massachusetts    (killed in King Phillip’s War)

 

Crosby, Thomas – parents of Simon Crosby    came in 1638 to Cambridge

 

Hutchins, John – came in 1638 as a servant of the Dummers on the ship “Bevis”

 

Osgood, John – in April 1638 he and his family sailed on the “Confidence”    they landed in Ipswich Massachusetts

 

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Bushnell. Frances    9th GGF     Berkshire to New Haven in 1639

 

Lovell, Percival –  at age 68 he arrived 1639 on the ship “Jonathan” with a big family group

 

Pratt, Grace – wife of Osman Dutch who arrived earlier  she came from Bridport in Dorset with their son Robert in 1639

 

 

 

 

 

Vanaser, Mary   arrived in Massachusetts in 1640     she was the wife of John Plympton

 

 

Chapin, Samuel    arrived in Braintree in 1641

 

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Edwards, Rhys –  arrived in Salem in 1642 from Suffolk England

 

 

Lewen, Margaret    arrived in 1643 from London

 

Plimpton, John – arrived 1643 in Dedham Massachusetts

 

Stetson, Cornet Robert with his wife Honor – arrived in 1643

 

 

Hinds, Capt William    arrived in Salem in 1644

 

Tay, William – Netherlands to New York   he arrived in 1644

 

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Dutch, Robert – arrived in Ipswich in 1646

 

 

 

Fithian, William  8th GGF  arrived in New York in 1650 from Wales

 

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Phillips, Nicholas – arrived in Boston in 1656   One of many trips

 

 

Bailey, Reverend Thomas    he and his wife Rebecca Friend came to Watertown Mass in November 1687     he joined his brother John

 

 

Cox, Mary    Arrived in 1701 in Virginia

 

My Ancestors Came To America July 1, 2017

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I’ve been working on finding out more about the “who, when, how, etc” my ancestors came to America.  I have identified over 300 individuals who emigrated, mostly from England, to reach our shores.  Now I have ordered this information by year.

Here’s a sample from my working copy:

Immigrants to America

 

Ordered by Year

 

Standish, Myles     arrived in Plymouth in 1620 on the Mayflower    8th Great Grandfather    I am descended from Myles through Gilman Bryant on my father’s side

 

Allerton, Remember    arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620 with her parents Isaac Allerton and Mary Norris   Remember was 5 years old    Remember was  my 9th Great Grandmother

 

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Standish, Barbara    wife of Myles   arrived in 1623 and married Myles shortly afterward  She was his 2nd wife and the mother of Josiah, my 7th Great Grandfather     his first wife Rose died in 1621 in the first sickness at Plymouth

 

Annable, Anthony   came in July 1623 with his wife Jane Mumford    they sailed on the ship “Anne & Little James”

 

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Lyford, Ruth – arrived in Plymouth in 1624

 

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Cummings, Isaac    8th GGF   came to Salem in 1627   born in Scotland

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Archer, Samuel   arrived in Salem in 1630    he was part of the Winthrop Fleet      he was a carpenter    he married in 1634

 

 

Vore, Mary  came to America with her parents Richard Vore and Ann Harris in 1630 wen she was 13     They were from Somerset    she eventually married Alexander Alford

 

Bissell/Buswell, Capt John and his wife Mary Drake  arrived in Nantasket in 1630

 

Brackett, Capt Richard – came in 1630 with his older brother Peter     Richard went back to England briefly in 1633 to marry Alice Blower

 

Bradstreet, Simon – arrived in Boston in 1630   He was part of the Winthrop Fleet    His wife Ann Dudley accompanied him

 

Dutch, Osman –  arrived in Rhode Island in 1630    settled in Gloucester   sent for his wife Grace Pratt in 1639

 

Fletcher, Deacon John – arrived in 1630 in Concord

with his wife Sarah Hartwell    Sarah was from Chelmsford England     was her husband John or Robert??

 

Keyes, Robert – with his wife Sarah arrived in 1630

 

Philbrick, Thomas – arrived in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet

 

Wigeon, Capt Thomas – arrived in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet

 

 

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Bryant, Stephen – arrived in 1632 from Kent in Essex

 

Merrill, Isaac and his wife Clemmet came to Massachusetts Bay in 1632 on the “Lyon”    they settled in Roxbury

 

Palphry, Jane – arrived in Boston in 1632

 

Sargent, William –  8th GGF  Bristol to Ipswich   he arrived in 1632

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Blower, Alice came in 1633 with her husband Capt Richard Brackett

 

Clapp, Thomas – arrived in 1633

 

Duncan, Nathaniel –  my 9th GGF  he came from Exeter Devonshire to Dorchester Massachusetts in 1633    his wife Elizabeth Jourdaine accompanied him

 

 

Current Reading – June 2017 June 6, 2017

IMG_3375  Non fiction – full of footnotes – fascinating reading!   Increasing my knowledge and understanding of the early settlers of Essex County Massachusetts.  And I’m finding a number of familiar names which I will follow up and see if they are actually my ancestors.

 

Shades Of Grey April 23, 2017

shades of grey   In the course of my genealogy research I came across this image.  A sign indicating some of my ancestors emigrated from the Netherlands to New York.  Apart from that information I thought the image was very artistic.

 

1619 Marriage In Cambridge England March 5, 2017

all-saints-church-cambridge  This is All Saints Church in England where my 9X Great Grandparents were married in 1619.  They emigrated  to North America in 1623 on the ship “Anne & Little James”.  They were early settlers in Plymouth Colony.

 

My Ancestor Myles Standish March 1, 2017

mum38qar_medium  Yes this is Myles Standish of Mayflower fame.  He is my  8th  Great Grandfather.

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Captain Myles Standish was an English military officer hired by the Pilgrims as military advisor for Plymouth Colony.  He was one of the passengers on the Mayflower.

Myles Standish was not a Pilgrim but it was in his capacity as a military man that he was in the Low Countries to help the Dutch in their war against Spain.  And it was in Leyden in Holland that he got to know the Pilgrims there.  It was through his acquaintance with the Pilgrim Pastor John Robinson that he came to be hired as their military captain to command and train their militia.  Thus Myles and his first wife Rose were among the passengers, the original settlers,  on the Mayflower.

After the Mayflower made landfall on the tip of Cape Cod in late October 1620, he led most of the exploratory missions looking for a place to settle.  Many of the settlers who arrived in the Mayflower were weakened and ill after their voyage across the Atlantic.  Sadly, Myles wife Rose was among those who did not survive those early months.  She died in late January 1621.

Myles remarried in 1623.  His 2nd wife, Barbara, arrived on the ship “Anne” in July 1623.  Myles and Barbara had 6 children, 4of whom survived infancy.  The most important of whom from my standpoint was their surviving son Josiah, who became my 7th Great Grandfather.