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George Downing

George DOWNING (1556 – 1611) was Alex’s 13th Great Grandfather;  one of 16,384 in this generation of the Miner line. George Downing was born about 1556 in Beccles, Suffolk, England.  His parents were George DOWNING and Cicely [__?__].  Alternatively, his … 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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Alexander Carpenter

Alexander Carpenter (1546/1551 – 1612) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather; two of 4,096 in this generation of the Miller line, once through his daughter Juliana and again through his daughter Priscilla  Two of his grandchildren [first cousins] Lt. Ephraim MORTON and … 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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Francis Marbury

Francis MARBURY (1555 – 1611) was Alex’s 11th great grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miner line.  According to wikipedia, he was a Cambridge educated English clergyman, school master, and Puritan reformer now remembered as a playwright and … Continue reading

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Cuthbert Forster

Cuthbert FORSTER (c. 1544 – 1589) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Miller line. Cuthbert Foster was born about 1544 in Brunton Hall, Northumberland, England. His parents were Sir Thomas FORSTER (4)  and Feorina … 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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Anarcher Great Forester of Flanders

36th Gen. – ANARCHER Great Forester, of Flanders, died A. D. 837, leaving a son, About 800 A.D. the King of Denmark became oppressive, exacting high taxes from the nobles and their subjects. The Roman Empire about this time was crumbling and … 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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Sir Richard (Williams) Cromwell

Sir Richard (Williams) CROMWELL (1504 – 1544)  (Wikipedia) was Alex’s  13th Great Grandfather, one of  16,384  in this generation of the Shaw line. Richard (CROMWELL) WILLIAMS  was born about 1500 in the parish of Llanishen, in the county of Glamorgan, Wales.  His parents were Morgan … Continue reading

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