Category Archives: Dissenter

Quakers and others persecuted for their religion

College Graduates

I put this together during the NFC Championship game.  Here’s what I learned. – Ted Ginn’s injury during the Saint’s game was more disastrous than anyone could have imagined. – Kyle Williams has joined the 49er pantheon, but not in a … Continue reading

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Edmund Hobart

Edmund HOBART (1575 – 1646) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. This story has two parts, the sacred and the profane. First the sacred part, the Hobarts led a large part of … Continue reading

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Francis Marbury

Francis MARBURY (1555 – 1611) was Alex’s 11th great grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miner line.  According to wikipedia, he was a Cambridge educated English clergyman, school master, and Puritan reformer now remembered as a playwright and … Continue reading

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Puritans v. Quakers – Trials & Tribulations

There’s a kind of sucker punch in many presentations of American history, wherein we are told that the Puritans left England for America because they had suffered religious persecution—and then the Puritans persecuted other religions here!  We’re given the impression … Continue reading

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Puritans v. Quakers – Aftermath

There’s a kind of sucker punch in many presentations of American history, wherein we are told that the Puritans left England for America because they had suffered religious persecution—and then the Puritans persecuted other religions here! We’re given the impression … Continue reading

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Puritan v. Quakers – Quaker Perspective

There’s a kind of sucker punch in many presentations of American history, wherein we are told that the Puritans left England for America because they had suffered religious persecution—and then the Puritans persecuted other religions here!  We’re given the impression … Continue reading

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Puritans v. Quakers

There’s a kind of sucker punch in many presentations of American history, wherein we are told that the Puritans left England for America because they had suffered religious persecution—and then the Puritans persecuted other religions here!  We’re given the impression … 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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Rev. Henry Whitfield

Rev. Henry Whitfield (1597 – 1657) was the father of Rev. James FITCH’s first wife Abigail. While he is not one of our direct ancestors, I thought his story would be interesting to include. Rev. Henry Whitfield was born 1597 in Mortlake, Surrey, … Continue reading

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George Martin

George MARTIN (1618 – 1686) was Alex’s  10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. George Martin was born in 1618 in Romsey, Hampshire, England.  His parents were not Christopher Martin and Marie Prower, Mayflower Pilgrims who died … Continue reading

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