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What is With Those Tuttles?

Article: What Is It With Those Tuttles?

Author: Sybil Smith Ancestry Magazine. May/June 1995. 13.3: 4

On an April evening in 1676, one Elizabeth [Note: Matthews as her maiden surname is not established] Tuttle, a widow, age sixty-seven or thereabouts, was sitting in her chair by the fire. She had a comfortable house in New […]

Alfonsina (Fran) Lippi 1903-1982 : I00039

Edited 1 December 2016 Edited 10 December 2016

What people remember

While many stories about Aunt Fran indicate that she was not an easy woman to get along with, some family members have good memories of her.

Her Godson Tommy Mancinelli (grandson of Aunt Dot and Joe Mancinelli) remembers her as kind and attentive. When […]

Lillie Agnes Cantwell 1887 – 1904 : I84557

Bracebridge Heath Lunatic Asylum

Lillie Agnes Cantwell was one of the twelve children of John Cantwell and Rebecca Hancock, who resided in Boston, Lincolnshire, England.

At age seventeen Lillie was committed to the Bracebridge Heath lunatic asylum, built in 1852.1The Asylum has also been known over the years as Lincolnshire County Pauper Lunatic Asylum […]

Well-Behaved Women & History

Grietjen Westercamp. 1642 – Aft 1701 W | D

Sued the father of her first child for support, and wasn’t deterred by his ridicule. Abducted during the Esopus Wars by (probably) the Lenapi tribe, and made it home again. Spent a great deal of time in front of the court in her later life defending […]

Hannah Hinman 1666 – 1743 : I00904

Hannah Hinman

Hannah Hinman worried her father. He was so worried about her that he put explicit instructions in his will, directing his sons to keep an eye on her.

I doe desire also that my daughter Hannah may live in the family with my sons till she attain her respective age: If […]

Pomerania, Germany

Weimar Republic. Northern European and Slavic nations bordering the North and Baltic Seas have shifted allegiance and borders so often since the Middle Ages that it’s often very difficult to be specific about ethnicity and citizenship of ancestors.

Pomerania is a region on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, split between Germany […]

Bradford County, Pennslvania

Susquehanna River as seen from Marie Antoinette Overlook along Route 6.

Standing Stone Township, Pennsylvania

Coolbaugh, Ennis and other ancestors migrated from Connecticut, New York and the Minisink Valley to settle in Bradford County. The Ennis family settled in Standing Stone, named after a prominent feature of the Susquehanna.

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The Plantation, Norwich, Norfolk, England

The house on Earlham Road was remodeled into a small hotel for a number of years, but has been put back on the market as a potential one family home. There are fourteen bedrooms. The gardens are now in the care of a historical society.

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The Plantation house seen from the garden.

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Maplewick, Forncett St. Peter, Norfolk

Home of Ken and Mary Clarke Green from about 1995-2014

Seen from the Low Road

Rear garden, late winter

Side garden, early spring

Green, Prytz and Jubb families, Maplewick garden, summer

Forncett St. Peter, Norfolk

St. Peter’ s Church, Forncett St. Peter, Norfolk

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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 […]