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Samuel Thornton of Abbeville, South Carolina; Who Was He? Was he the brother of Matthew Thornton of ...
Samuel Thornton of Abbeville, South Carolina; Who Was He? Was he the brother of Matthew Thornton of Londonderry, NH?
If the Thornton Project at FamilyTreeDNA is an accurate  reflection of the Thornton men who immigrated to North America then there are two large groups of  related descendants. The largest by far are the Virginia descendants of William and Luke Thornton. Th...
Mathias (Matthew) Bessiles II and his wife Elizabeth Avranches; ancestors of Thomas Dudley Mathias Bessiles...
Mathias (Matthew) Bessiles II and his wife Elizabeth Avranches; ancestors of Thomas Dudley
Mathias Bessiles was the son of Mathias and Beatrice Bezill . The surname of this family has been spelled multiple ways with and with out the 'de'. In most of the records I have looked at his name was the french Mathias not  the english Matthew. His parents...
Nullis Credite: John Foss of Rye, NH vs. Wrestling Brewster, An old fashioned forgery john foss in the...
Nullis Credite: John Foss of Rye, NH vs. Wrestling Brewster, An old fashioned forgery
john foss in the records Last week I was looking at the early court records of New Hampshire for my ancestor John Foss. John Foss is believed to have come to New Hampshire by 1660 when he married Mary Berry, daughter of William and Jane Berry. With this in ...
John Partridge of Navestock, Essex; not the ancestor of John Partridge of Medfield or William Partridge...
John Partridge of Navestock, Essex; not the ancestor of John Partridge of Medfield or William Partridge of Salisbury
Many people believe that John Partridge who immigrated from England and lived in Medfield, Massachusetts was the son of John and Jane (Hogg) Partridge of Navestock, Essex, England. This is not correct. The origins of John of Medfield and his siblings is unk...
William de Bocland (Buckland) ancestor of Gov. Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts Bay Colony My ancestor...
William de Bocland (Buckland) ancestor of Gov. Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts Bay Colony
My ancestor, Governor Thomas Dudley was born just about 430 years ago. A long time. About 430 years before the birth of Thomas our common ancestor William de Bocland was born. We are divided by about the same amount of time. I wager, Thomas Dudley did not k...
Thomas Thorne of Yardley-Hastings, Grandfather of Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony...
Thomas Thorne of Yardley-Hastings, Grandfather of Thomas Dudley, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony
Thomas Dudley is one of those perfect ancestors. He is well researched and most of his family are traceable at least a few generations back, especially on his mother's side. In this post I want to tackle the Thorne ancestry of Thomas' mother Susanna Thorne....
Macey/Mathias (Matthew) Bezill "The Plunderer" Ancestor of Gov. Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts Bay Colony...
Macey/Mathias (Matthew) Bezill "The Plunderer" Ancestor of Gov. Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts Bay Colony
How exciting is this? An ancestor with the sobriquet 'The Plunderer.' Not 'the good', or 'the great'  or 'pious,' but a plunderer.  He is a nice contrast to all those prickly puritans that pepper the lower branches of my family tree. (Did you catch that gre...
Governor Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts: The English Ancestry of His Father; Roger Dudley photo by Mr...
Governor Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts: The English Ancestry of His Father; Roger Dudley
photo by Mr. Biz, St. Margarets Lidlington I have finally decided to undertake writing about my most famous ancestor, Thomas Dudley. He held many roles in the fledgling colony of Massachusetts including that of Governor. According to Robert Charles Anderson...
William Estow and Mary Moulton of Ormesby, Norfolk, England and Hampton, New Hampshire For such a small...
William Estow and Mary Moulton of Ormesby, Norfolk, England and Hampton, New Hampshire
For such a small village, Ormesby was once the home of a large number of Great Migration immigrants including William Estow and his wife Mary. The men, husbands, sons, brothers, in laws, on whose decision the family uprooted and left their home forever were...
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