Category Archives: Storied

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New England Planters in New Brunswick

When I was growing up, I thought all our American/Canadian/American ancestors were Loyalists, but my research has discovered most just went to Canada in the 1760′s for an opportunity. These strict Puritans were overwhelmed when the Loyalists arrived in 1783. … Continue reading

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Scottish Prisoners

Four of our relatives were captured at the Battles of Dunbar (1650) and Worcester (1651) and sold as indentured servants to America.  Largely unskilled and aged between 19 and 25, these men had been conscripts raised by the Scottish Parliament … Continue reading

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Raid on Deerfield – 1704

John FRENCH’s son Thomas settled in Deerfield, MA. and was Deacon of the Deerfield Church.  He was blacksmith, town clerk and deacon. He and all his family were taken in the Deerfield raid of 1704. The raiders destroyed 17 of … Continue reading

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Minutemen – April 19, 1775

Today is Patriots’ Day. Wesley Korir wins Boston Marathon in heat-slowed time of 2:12.40   Shields Goes 8 1-3 Innings, Rays Top Red Sox 1-0 . . I was surprised to find the phrase “marched on the alarm April 19, 1775” in so many … 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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Twins

We have a lot of twins in our family tree, 54 pairs to be precise, must be in the genes.   This page is dedicated to Janet and Ellen. Siblings baptized the same day might appear to us, hundreds of years … Continue reading

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Everard “Greenleaf” Digby

Everard DIGBY Esquire (1414-1461)  was  Alex’s 17th Great Grandfather; in the Miner line. Everard “Greenleaf” DIGBY was born 1415 in Stoke Dry, Rutland, England.  His parents were Simon DIGBY  and Joan BELER. He married Agnes CLARKE on 1439 in Stoke Dry, Rutland, England. … Continue reading

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Ezekiel Rogers

Ezekiel Rogers (1588-1661) (wiki) was an English nonconformist clergyman, and Puritan settler of Massachusetts. Of the 20 Yorkshire families that accompanied him from Rowley, Yorkshire and Rowley, Massachusetts, almost half were our direct ancestors.    We’re here in part because he didn’t like the … Continue reading

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Everard Digby (Tilton)

Everard DIGBY Esquire (1440-1510)  was  Alex’s 16th Great Grandfather; in the Miner line. Everard DIGBY Esquire was born 1440 in Stoke Dry, Rutland, England. His parents were Everard “Greenleaf” DIGBY and Agnes CLARKE. He married  1463 in Stoke Dry, Rutland, England … Continue reading

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Sir John Digby Knight

Sir John DIGBY Knight (1464-1533)  was  Alex’s 15th Great Grandfather; in the Miner line. Sir John Digby Knight was born 1464 in Stoke Dry, Rutland, England. His parents were Everard DIGBY Esquire and Jacquetta ELLIS. He married  Katherine GRIFFIN on 1485 in Eye Kettleby (Ab Kettleby), Leicestershire, … Continue reading

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