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John Bliss

John BLISS  (1561 – 1617) was Alex’s 12th Great Grandfather, one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line. John Bliss was baptized 2 Feb 1561 in Daventry, England.  His parents were William BLISS b. ABT 1533 in Daventry, … 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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Joseph Peck

Joseph PECK (1587 – 1663) was Alex’s 11th Great Grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Joseph Peck was baptized 30 Apr 1587 in Hingham, Norfolk, England. His parents were Robert PECK and Helen BABBS. He … Continue reading

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Michael Metcalf Sr.

Michael METCALF Sr. (1590 – 1664) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Michael Metcalf Sr. was born  in 1590 in Tatterford Parish, Norfolk, England.  Another source says he was born 17 Jun 1587. … Continue reading

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Rev. Robert Peck

Rev. Robert PECK (1580 – 1658)  was Alex’s 11th great grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Miner line.  He was known for what the eminent Norfolk historian Rev. Francis Blomefield called his “violent schismatical spirit.” Peck lowered … Continue reading

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John Boynton

John BOYNTON (1614 – 1670) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line. John Boynton was born in 1614 in Knapton, Wintringham, North Riding Yorkshire, England. His parents were William BOYNTON and Elizabeth Janet … Continue reading

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John Houghton

John HOUGHTON (1630 – 1684) was a founder of the town of Lancaster, Mass. He was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather, one of 2,048 in this generation in the Shaw line John  Houghton was born on 24 Dec 1630 in Eaton Bray, … Continue reading

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