Janet’s thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

A Lady In Virginia April 19, 2017

Lady Lucy Higginson Burwell Lady Lucy Higginson Burwell

Lewis Fairfield Burwell  Lewis Fairfield Burwell

Early settlers in the area that later became Williamsburg Virginia

These are my 8X Great Grandparents

 

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.

 

Laces of Ipswich January 4, 2017

A great find – this book, The Laces of Ipswich, The Art and Economics of an Early American Industry by Marta Cotterell Raffel is perfect for combining my interests in history, genealogy, and economics.  I am only marginally interested in lace making in that it relates to weaving…..but this is a thoroughly researched picture of an industry in early New England and just maybe some of my ancestors!

img_2172    The Laces of Ipswich

 

whipple-house  Whipple House, Ipswich Massachusetts – some of the work highlighted in this book are displayed in Whipple House.

 

 

In The Mercantile Trade October 20, 2016

matthew-beckwith    A description of my 8th Great Grandfather Matthew Beckwith, a man of means.  The term planter meant

 

Tech Problems Solved – I Couldn’t Post Photos To My Blog – Now I Can Again September 16, 2016

img_1300  The path of the Winthrop Fleet across the Atlantic from England to New England in 1630

Illustration credit: The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 by Charles Edward Banks, 1930

 

Theddlethorpe England August 3, 2016

Theddlethorpe map map of Theddlethorpe England – h0me to some of my ancestors

I find this an intriguing name.  In the 17th century my 9th Great Grandfather left this part of England to come to southern Maine in New England.

 

Immigrant Ship July 27, 2016

Immigrant Ship lyon

One of the Immigrant ships sailing between England and America