1638

1638: Chapter 1 Scotland

  1638: St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, Scotland Jenny Geddes sat, perched on her three legged stool on the vast floor of the Presbyterian cathedral. The few pews of the palatial church...

1638

1638: A Table of Contents for 8 Units

  A WORK IN PROGRESS With this volume I am trying to capture the impact of the Reformation on the Great Migration of our ancestors to American shores where they...

John Wycliffe 1330-1384

1638: Chapter 2: The Roots of the Reformation

  Prior to 1638: The Context: A Brief Look at the Reformation The troubles in Scotland were endemic in Europe and had been for a century when Jenny Geddes tossed...

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1638: Chapter 3: Our Mayflower Ancestors

See also the family tree that accompanies this article for a listing of our Mayflower passengers and their descendants to the present day by families: Smith, Whittington and Wetherell. Our Mayflower Connections...

Anne Hutchison

1638: Chapter 4: New England

  The Cast of Characters Surrounding Our Ancestors There are at least three 10x great grandfathers in my wife’s Whittington family tree who came to America as preachers in the 1630’s....

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Puritan Preacher
Boston

1638: Chapter 5: Massachusetts Bay Colony

Reverend Robert Peck (1580-1658), a Whittington great grandfather, arrived in New England on the ship, Dilligent of Ipswich, captained by John Martin, the ship’s Master. The Dilligent sailed from Ipswich,...

Jenny Launches her Chair and a Revolution.

1638: Chapter 6: The Great Migration From Europe

When Jenny Geddes (Chapter 1) tossed her chair at the Bishop in St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland she had no idea she was firing what could be called a first...

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New Amsterdam

1638: Chapter 7: New Sweden

  1638: New Sweden and New Netherlands This is a chapter within an anthology (1638) that collects all of my son’s ancestors under one umbrella, one roof so to speak....

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1638: Chapter 8: New Netherlands

  DUTCH ANCESTORS ON MANHATTAN ISLAND This is a chapter within an anthology (1638) that collects all of my son’s ancestors under one umbrella, one roof, so to speak. This...

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1638: Chapter 9: Our Tree Becomes a Forest

Wolphert Gerrittsen von Couwenhoven, lived behind a palisade of upright timbers that fortified his dwellings and kept his family somewhat safe from the attack of local tribes on Long Island,...