Category Archives: Historical Church

Church where the ancestor was baptized or married still exists

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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Sir Richard Forester of Flanders

28th Gen. –  Sir Richard FORESTER (1) (wiki) of Flanders, (1050 – )  was knighted after the battle of Hastings. He was sixteen years old in 1066 when he joined  William the Conqueror, passing from Flanders to England after the decisive Battle … Continue reading

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Marcus Antonius

Almost everyone with European ancestors is related to everyone else within the last 2000 years.  Remember the king was was ruined by his promise to pay 1 grain of rice of the first chessboard square, 2 on the second, 3 … 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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Richard Scammon

Richard SCAMMON (1593 – 1660 ) Richard and  John SCAMMON were probably brothers but most genealogies show they were born about the same date, died in Dover, Strattford, N. H. about the same date.  Most of the children listed for both have … Continue reading

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Sir Henry Cromwell

Sir Henry (Williams) CROMWELL (1524 – 1604) (Wikipedia) was Alex’s  12th Great Grandfather, one of  8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line. He was a Knight of the Shire for Huntingdonshire and a grandfather of the famous Oliver Cromwell. Sir Henry (Williams) CROMWELL was born about … Continue reading

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Sir Oliver Cromwell

Sir Oliver CROMWELL (1563 – 1658) was uncle and godfather to the famous Oliver Cromwell, known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England and Scotland. However, Sir Oliver lost all … Continue reading

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Henry Kilham

Henry KILHAM (1558 – 1631) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line through his son Austin.  He was also was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather;  one of  16,384 in this generation of the Miner line. … Continue reading

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Thomas Bliss

Thomas BLISS (1588 – 1647) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Thomas Bliss brother of George and cousin of Thomas, was born about 1588 probably in the village of Preston Parva, Daventry, Northamptonshire, England in England. … Continue reading

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Henry Lancaster I

Henry LANCASTER I (1605 – 1705) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather, one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Henry Lancaster (Langstar, Langstaff, Lankester) was baptized 20 Apr 1605 in Woodplumpton,   City of Preston, Lancashire, England.  His parents were … Continue reading

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