As I read more and more about our Puritan and Cavalier ancestors, both of which describe my lineage in part, I came across the following quote from the author of the America’s Forgotten History series. Perhaps you’re familiar with it: “Puritans and Cavaliers each brought their own customs. In England, Puritans baked while Cavaliers fried,… Continue reading History Comes with Genealogy
Today as I returned to my Hobson (Hopson) research, I ran across a note I scribbled to myself months ago–to search for info on Thomas Hobson. Not that my line in Old Virginia leads back to Thomas of Cambridge but merely as a matter of curiosity. After all, poet John Milton satirized Thomas multiple times… Continue reading Thomas Hobson (circa 1544–1 Jan 1631)
Since school days I have found the Battle of Agincourt curiously appealing and quite interesting–even more so since my discovery that Thomas de Strickland was in the melee on King Henry V’s side, and that he carried the Banner of St. George, a signal honor. Among Thomas’ men-at-arms were the famous “Kendal Bowmen” and not long after the victory… Continue reading Battle of Agincourt Oct 25 1415
Bill, My Mother’s Favorite Brother, and an Ancient Village Although my Uncle Bill has been at his eternal rest for years now, his middle name continues to make me wonder where in the world his provincial Southern parental unit got such a name! It has yet to turn up as a family name. Not that… Continue reading Thetford in the Kingdom of East Anglia
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