Category Archives: Immigrant Coat of Arms

I use the family coat of arms to indicate immigrant ancestor, but in reality the large majority of our ancestors were yeomen without arms. This category denotes our few gentry that took the trip across an unknown ocean

Rev. Robert Peck

Rev. Robert PECK (1580 – 1658)  was Alex’s 11th great grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miner line.  He was known for what the eminent Norfolk historian Rev. Francis Blomefield called his “violent schismatical spirit.” Peck lowered … Continue reading

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The Curious Pedigree of Lt. Thomas Minor

I like the story of a 328 year old hoax better than the real thing …. From the NEHGS New England Historical and Genealogical Register of July 1984, pages 182-185 By  John A. Miner and Robert F. Miner For over a period … Continue reading

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Thomas West 3rd Baron de la Warr

Thomas WEST 3rd Baron de la Warr (1577 – 1618)  (Wikipedia)  was the Englishman after whom the bay, the river, and, consequently, an American Indian people and U.S. state, all later called “Delaware“, were named. He was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this … Continue reading

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John Boynton

John BOYNTON (1614 – 1670) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line. John Boynton was born in 1614 in Knapton, Wintringham, North Riding Yorkshire, England. His parents were William BOYNTON and Elizabeth Janet … Continue reading

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Danyell Broadley de West Morton

Major Danyell BROADLEY de West Morton (1589 –  1641) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line through his son Samuell. Danyell  was also Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of … Continue reading

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Francis Griswold

Francis GRISWOLD (1610 -1652 ) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Francis Griswold was born about 1610 in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England.  His parents may have been George Henry GRISWOLD  (bapt. 6 Nov … Continue reading

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Percival Lowell

Percival LOWELL (1571 – 1665)  determined at the age of 68 that the future was in the New World. and the Lowell clan settled on the North Shore at Newbury after they arrived in Boston 23 June 1639.(See wikipedia article)Percivial was Alex’s 11th Great … Continue reading

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