For those who may be searching for ancestors of the Baltimore family, you have probably discovered an excellent resource, one I only just discovered today. Having on my shelf a copy of Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607–1635, I immediately checked to see which of the Calverts were listed. Two of the male line were there:… Continue reading Anne Wolseley Calvert of Maryland
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
Biographical details of his “flight” and a handsome portrait of Walter Strickland (circa 1600 — 1671) of Westmoreland may be viewed here: History of Parliament And yes, I am still finding sources that give my paternal grandmother’s Strickland line going back to the Sizergh Castle Stricklands (who go back to the de Vauxs of Normandy).… Continue reading Walter Strickland’s “example of flight”
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Just over four hundred years ago, on April 5, 1614, the Pocahontas-Rolfe Wedding took place at Jamestown Colony, Virginia. Let’s snoop a little and have a peek at the astrological factors influencing their union with the Sun as male principle (husband) and the Moon as feminine principle (wife). Since the hour of their nuptial ceremony is… Continue reading Pocahontas weds John Rolfe
In Martha W. McCarthy’s compilation volume Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary, there is a listing in the Taylor section that for me stands out from the rest (and there are several Taylors in the book). Of course, I pay attention to Taylor (Tailor) references in Genealogy sources primarily because there’s apparently such a… Continue reading So Many Taylors!
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)