Category Archives: Immigrant

Ralph Tompkins

Ralph TOMPKINS (1585-1666) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Ralph Tompkins (Tomkins) was born 5 Aug 1585 Monington, Herefordshire, England. His parents were John TOMKYNS and Ellen STANIS. He married Katherine FOSTER … Continue reading

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John Chipman

Elder John CHIPMAN (1621 -1708) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. John Chipman was born 3 Jun 1621 in Briantspuddle, Dorset, England. Briantspuddle is  situated within the Piddle Valley near to the villages of Affpuddle, … Continue reading

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John Joyce

John JOYCE (1615 – 1666) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather two times over through his son Hosea and his daughter Dorcas; he was two of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. John Joyce was born around 1615 in … 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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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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Thomas Scott

Thomas SCOTT (1595 – 1654) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line Thomas Scott was born in 26 Feb 1594/95 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. His parents were Henry SCOTT and Martha WHATLOCK. He married … Continue reading

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Henry Scott

Henry SCOTT (1565 – 1624) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather two ways; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line through his daughter Ursula and one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line through his son Thomas Henry … Continue reading

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Reginald Foster

Reginald FOSTER (1595 – 1681) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line. Reginald Forster was born 1594/1595 in Brunton Hall, Northumberland, England.  His parents were Thomas FORSTER (1555)  and Elizabeth CARR. His first … Continue reading

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Thomas French – Immigrant

Thomas FRENCH (1584 – 1639) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Thomas French was baptized 11 Oct 1584 in Bures St. Mary Parish, Suffolk, England.   His parents were Jacob FRENCH … Continue reading

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William Grimshaw

Willliam GRIMSHAW (bef. 1765-  aft. 1825) was likely William BLAIR’s first father-in-law. William Grimshaw  is probably descended from a family of Grimshaws with roots in Lancashire, England, but nothing is known of his ancestors or whether he was born in North America … Continue reading

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