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John Carman 1606 – 1653 : I196

Captain John Carman.

Immigration.

The Puritan Father Ancestor of Plymouth Colony. In 1631 he arrived on the ship Lyon and settled first at Lynn, where in 1632 he married Florence (daughter of Rev. Robert Fordham). They had a son, called John and in 1634 a daughter (Abigail).

Carman relocated to Wethersfield in the Connecticut […]

Aeldert Heymansen Roosa 1621-1679 : I00653

Albert Heymanse Roosa.

Sources:

The history of Kingston, New York : from its early settlement to the year 1820. Schoonmaker, Marius, 1888. Full text available online at archive.org

Olde Ulster: An Historical and Genealogical Magazine. Volume 8.

Arrived in New Netherlands in April 15, 1660 in the ship “Spotted Cow” under Captain Peter […]

Alexander Ennis 1632 – ~1679 : I00160

Alexander Ennis is the first of the Ennis line, a Scot who came to the British Colonies as a prisoner of war and went on to found a family. He has thousands of direct descendants, among them Benjamin Westfall Ennis, my maternal grandfather.

There is a significant body of research about his experiences as a […]

Bjick family

There is simultaneously a great wealth and great lack of information about the Bjicks who left Pomerania in 1863. They sailed from Hamburg and arrived in Quebec, where the immigration clerk misspelled their names in inventive ways. How they crossed the border into the U.S. and traveled to Chicago is unknown.

There were three families […]

Hans Weber 1624 – 1649 : I01565

1 Sep 1649. Power of attorney from Anthony Bermoeda to Hans Weber. Source: New York State Archives. New York (Colony). Secretary of the Province. Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1660. Series A0270-78. Volume 3, documents 64a - 64b-c, side 1. to receive his share of the prize Tobasco

Hans Weber was born in the Netherlands, immigrated to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, was appointed Captain at Arms to the garrison at Fort Amsterdam on September 28, 1647, and had a daughter who married into the Kortright family. And he died at a very young age. That is all we would know about […]

Kortright family

Abbott, John Howard, The Courtright (Kortright) Family, New York, NY: Tobias A. Wright, 1985, pp. 25-27, 30-31: 1 Jan Bastiaensen (Van Kortryk). +3 Cornelis Jansen (Kortright), whose descendants composed the principal part of the late Kortright family of Harlem, was born at Beest, in Gelderland, Holland, in 1645, came out with his father, Jan […]

Gionti family

Stella Cilento is a town in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. Stella has been home to the Lippi family for about nine generations.

While there are many blanks in the history of the family, the one that most interests me has to do with my paternal great grandfather, Giuseppe […]

New Netherlands (to 1664)

Before 1664

 

New Netherlands. Map by Nicolaes Visscher II (1649-1702)

See also the excellent U.S. Timeline webpage: 1643 – The United Colonies of New England by Gerard Tondu.

The mid-seventeenth century was not only the period in which the Dutch colonized much of what is now New York State, it was also Holland’s […]

Edward Hinman

Sergeant Edward Hinman arrived in Boston 19 June 1650 aboard the ship William & George as a crewman. He settled in Stratford, Connecticut after a few false starts elsewhere.

Tradition says that he belonged to the bodyguard of Charles I as sergeant-at- arms, and escaped from Cromwell’s wrath to America. To my knowledge, nobody […]

Stella Cilento, Campania, Italy 1875

It took many years and finally the hiring of an excellent Italy-based genealogist before many inconsistencies about my grandfather’s parentage and family could be resolved. And here’s the skinny.

Federico Luigi Stamislao Lippi was born in 1875 to Caterina Gionti, who was not married. In 1878, she gave birth to Luigi Alfonso, still unmarried. Then, […]