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Maximilian Jewett Sr.

Maximilian JEWETT Sr. (1607 – 1684) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line. Maximillian Jewett was born 4 Oct 1607 in Bradford, West Riding Yorkshire, England. His parents were Edward JOWETT and Mary … Continue reading

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William Bullard

William BULLARD (1562 – 1610) was Alex’s 12th Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line. William Bullard (Bulleward, Buller) was born about 1562 in Saint Martin Barnham, Suffolk, England. His parents were Henry BULLARD and Margaret [__?__]. He married Grace … Continue reading

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Captain (Mark) Roger Hilton

Mark (Roger) HILTON Sr. (1560- 1605) was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather, one of 16,384  in this generation of the Shaw line and one of 16,384   in the Miller line.  (See his 3rd great grandson Thomas BROWNE for details of the double … Continue reading

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Johann Conrad Weiser

Johann Conrad WEISER Sr. (1662 – 1746) (Wikipedia) was a German soldier, baker, and farmer who fled his homeland with thousands of other German Palatines and settled in New York. Weiser became a leader in the Palatine community and was founder of their … Continue reading

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William Woodcock Sr.

William WOODCOCK Sr. (1586 – 1638) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather, one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. William Woodcock  was born 1586 in London, Middlesex, England.  He was the son of William WOODCOCK .  He married Alice … Continue reading

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John Dryden

John DRYDEN (1525 – 1584) was Alex’s 12th great grandfather, one of 8,192 in this generation of the Miner line.  His son Erasmus was made a Baronet, and two of his descendants were   literary stars of the 17th and … 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 Strong

Thomas STRONG (1584 – 1663) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line. Thomas Strong was born in 1584 in Chardstock, Devon, England.  His parents were George STRONG  and [__?__].  He married Joanna BAGGE … Continue reading

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George Strong

George STRONG (c. 1556 – 1635) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line. He didn’t immigrate, but had double descendants in our line through his sons Thomas and John Richard. George Strong was … 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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