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John Pearce

John PEARCE (1588 – 1661) was Alex’s  11th Great Grandfather, one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. His name has been spelled Pearce, Pierce, Peirce, and Pers. John Pierce was born 8 Apr 1588 in Norwich, Norfolk, … Continue reading

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Stephen Gates I

Stephen GATES I (c. 1600 – 1662) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line. Stephen Gates I was born about 1600 in Hingham, Norfolk, England.  His parents were Thomas GATES and Elizabeth ROSE. According to … Continue reading

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Stephen Gates II

Stephen GATES II (1634 – 1706) was Alex’s 10th Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Shaw line. Stephen Gates II was born about 1634 in Norfolk, England.  His parents were Stephen GATES I and Ann VEARE.  He emigrated … Continue reading

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Jonathan Fairbanks

Jonathan FAIRBANKS  (1594 – 1668)  (wikipedia) was an American colonist who in 1637 built the Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts which is today the oldest surviving wood framed house in North America. Through Mary and Susan, he was Alex’s 9th … 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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