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Saint Augustine’s Church Cambridgeshire England October 22, 2017

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The following is an inscription found in the graveyard of this church

“Say, knyght, dawter to Lawrence Cheyne, esqwyr, of Cambridge shyre.  A woman of nobyl blode, and most nobyl in grace and mannors.  She dyed xxv Septemb.  M.ccc.lxxiii, and was enterryed in this parysh church, abyding the body of her said husband; whos sowls God bring to everlastyng lyff.”

For Elizabeth Cheney Say, 1424-1473   my 15th Great Grandmother

 

Old Church And Burial Ground June 2, 2017

CEM23451 Church   St Edmund King and Martyr, Assington, Suffolk England

Associated with the French family records of birth, marriage and death

Some of my ancestors.  And the descendants emigrated to New England.  e.g. my 9th Great Grandmother Elizabeth French 1587-1648 emigrated from Suffolk England to Sudbury Massachusetts

 

PreMemorial Day Visit May 31, 2017

On the weekend before Memorial Day I was visiting home territory in Boston Massachusetts.  While there I visited the cemetery in Winchester where my father and my maternal grandparents and great aunt are buried.  I had been wanting to do this for a long time.  My last and only previous visit to the Winchester cemetery had been 60 years ago in August 1957, the day of my grandfather’s funeral.

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Gravestone Information August 16, 2016

elizabeth seaver  grave marker for my 7th Great Grandmother Elizabeth Seaver in Eliot Burying Ground Roxbury Massachusetts

eliz seaver  I wish some dedicated soul would restore this marker so that we could read the original inscription

Elizabeth Seaver died in December 1731.  She was 88 years old.

 

The Culpepper Line July 29, 2016

Culpepper farmland west sussex  Culpepper country Sussex England

Two Culpepper brothers married two sisters, Margaret and Elizabeth, granddaughters of Sir Richard Wakehurst, who thus brought the Wakehurst estate into the Culpepper family.

Medieval ancestors.

Culpepper Brass Monument  Culpepper effigy

Sir Walter Culpepper – known as “The Squire of Agincourt”

 

 

Elaborate Headstone July 27, 2016

Filed under: Abraham Fitts,Ancestors,Genealogy,Grave Markers — Janet @ 2:53 pm

Abraham Fitz Headstone

Headsone for Abraham Fitts in the Highland Cemetery Ipswich Massachusetts.  Abraham died age 59 in 1714

 

Foote Document June 19, 2016

Foote document   Researching my genealogy and reading Nathaniel Philbrick’s latest book about the American Revolutionary War can lead me in all sorts of directions.   This is fascinating.  Waterbury Connecticut to Clinton New York at the very western edge of the American frontier – they were my ancestors.  And really not all that long ago. Brave frontier men and women creating and carving the American dream out of the wilderness.