Category Archives: Witch Trials

Our ancestors played every role: Accused, Accuser, Jury and the Law

Richard Gould

Richard GOULD (1553 – 1604) was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather,  in this generation in the Shaw line. Richard Gould was born about 1553 in Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, England. His parents were Richard GOULD (1531 – 1558) and Jane  WEEDAN. He … Continue reading

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Col. Edmund Reade

Col. Edmund READE (1563 – 1623) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather, He is one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line and one of 4,096  in the Miller line.  (See his 2nd great grandson Thomas BROWNE for details of … Continue reading

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John Ayre

John AYER (1582 – 1657) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line. There were two unrelated Ayer families in 17th Century in the Ipswich area.  There were two Captain Johns and two … Continue reading

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Edward Brown

Edward BROWN (1574 – 1610) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line. We have five separate Brown lines and seven different Brown immigrant ancestors, by far the most of any surname.  When … Continue reading

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Cornelius Brown Sr.

Cornelius BROWN Sr. (1632 – 1701) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Miller line. Cornelius Brown was born 1632 in Malford, Worcestershire, England. His parents were Nicholas BROWN and Elizabeth LEIDS.  He married … Continue reading

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John Bliss

John BLISS  (1561 – 1617) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather, one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line. John Bliss was baptized 2 Feb 1561 in Daventry, England.  His parents were William BLISS b. ABT 1533 in Daventry, … Continue reading

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Witch Trials – Jury

Our ancestors, noted below by Bold CAPITALS, played every role in the 17th Century Witch Trials: Accused, Accuser, Witness, Neighbor, Jury and the Law.  Seeing all their stories together, shows that the witch trials weren’t an isolated incident.  Since all … Continue reading

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