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Ancestor Count Update March 23, 2017

My family tree keeps growing.  The ancestor count now stands at 5263.

photo-jan-21-9-40-42-am  Is this person knitting her family tree? Makes me think of Madame Defarge in Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities.

I’m actually trying to identify and concentrate on those ancestors who emigrated to America.  That number has increased to 333.  (Even knitting those names would be a big project!)

Alternatively color bar charts come to mind with different colors representing geographic areas of origin, or destination.  Height of each bar representing numbers of people.  What about which generation 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th?

 

Churchyard In Brockley Suffolk England March 19, 2017

St Andrew Churchyard Suffolk  St Andrew Churchyard, Brockley     Burial location of my 10th Great Grandfather

 

Another Old Church March 9, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Churches,Genealogy,Old Churches — Janet @ 12:20 am

St Faith's church Kelshall  Saint Faith’s Church, Kelshall, Hertfordshire, England

Familiar to my 11x Great Grandparents Michael Wilmots and Agnes Markaunt

 

9x Great Uncle Reverend Francis Dane March 7, 2017

Reverend Francis Dane  Reverend Francis Dane who opposed the Salem Witch Trials.  He was my 9X Great Uncle.

 

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.

 

 

Genealogy Again February 20, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy — Janet @ 11:55 pm

robert-moffat-1529-1560 Robert Moffett, my 12th Great Grandfather, 1529-1560, Dumfries-shire Scotland