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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Earl Henry de Percy

On this date in our family history . . . the 29th day of March . . . in the year 1461 . . . Earl Henry de Percy dies at the Battle of Towton in Yorkshire, England . . . this Henry is a 15th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog.

The History of Wharfdale By Thomas Shaw: "Text not available"

"palace was made a heap of ruins The Earl of Egremont is a descendant of this noble family "

A general and heraldic dictionary of the peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland extinct, dormant, and in abeyance England By John Burke: "was в bis eldest surviving won HENRY PERCY third earl who had m Eleanor daughter and sole heiress of Richard Poynings who d in the life time of his father Lord Poynings by which marriage the baronies of Poynings Fitzpayne and Bryan came into the family of Percy and Sir Henry Percy was summoned to parliament while his father the Earl of Northumberland yet lived 29th Henry VI as Baron Poynings His lordship fell leading the van of the Lancastrians sword in hand at the battle of Towton on the 29th March 1461 and his honours became subsequently forfeited by an act of attainder but were restored to his only son HENRY PERCY fourth earl K.G. who was confined in the Tower of London from the death "

Chamber's Encyclopaedia A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge: "a to a is in of of of of of PERCUSSION OF Percy a noble northern family famous in the history of England for five hundred years Ite founder William de Percy came with the Conqueror to England and was rewarded with lande in Hampshire Lincolnshire and Yorkshire among the last being Topcliffe and Spofforth long the chief seats of the house The male descendants became extinct with the death of the third baron and the representation of the house devolved upon his laughter Agnes who married Josceline of Louvain brother in law of King Henry I on the condition that he assumed the name of Percy Their youngest son Richard de Percy then head of the family was one of the chief barons who extorted Magna Charta from King John and the ninth feudal lord Henry de Percy gave much aid to Edward I in the subjugation of Scotland and was made governor of"

"Percy son of the attainted Sir Thomas Percy A devoted Catholic he took part in the Rising of the North and was beheaded at York in 1572 His brother Henry succeeded as eighth earl He became involved in Throgmorton"

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Maud / Matilda Marshal

On this date in our family history . . . the 27th day of March . . . in the year 1248 . . . Maud Marshal dies . . . this Maud (aka Matilda) is a 21st great grandma (via her daughter Isabel) as well as a 22nd great-grandma (via her son, John) of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma of the Keeper of this blog.

Taylor's Illustrated Guide to the Banks of the Wye By Robert Taylor: "all custom by his predecessors From what we can collect it appears that the first monastery at Tintern waa founded by Walter do Clare about 1132 as a sort of pious fraud or to expiate the sin of having robbed and murdered the native inhabitants by wholesale The present building however was doubtlessly erected many years afterwards by Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk grandson of Hugh who succeeded to immense propcsty in these parts by marrying Maud Marshal He too had some conscientious qualms for in a charter granted to the church of St Mary de Tynterne dated August 4 1301 at Modesgat Madgct on the other side the river he says Be it known to your community that in the eight of God and for the health of my own soul and the souls of my ancestors and heirs have confirmed to you divers lands and possessions at Forthsaseg Pentery Modesgat"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

1655 :: Battle of the Severn


In 1654, after the Third English Civil War, Protestant Parliament forces assumed control of Maryland, & Governor William Stone went into exile in Virginia. Stone returned the following spring at the head of a Catholic force & marched on Annapolis.

On this date in our family history . . . the 25th day of March . . . in the year 1655 . . . in what is known as the Battle of the Severn . . . Stone was defeated & taken prisoner . . . the Samson Waring mentioned below is a 6th great-grandpa of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) . . . who is a maternal great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .


Maryland Under the Commonwealth
A Chronicle of the Years 1649-1658
By
Bernard Christian Steiner
:

"prison After the surrender 2 Stone and most of the prisoners were transported over the river to the fort where they were kept prisoners for three days Then a council of war was assembled with the membership of Fuller William Burgess 3 Richard Ewens Leonard Strong Durand Heamans John Brown John Cutts Richard Smith Thomas Thomas Thomas Bestone Samson Warren or Waring Thomas Meares and Ralph Crouch and this council condemned to death practically all of the Proprietary Councilors and several of the lesser men of Baltimore"

Captain Basil Waring 1680-1730


This Captain Basil Waring is a 4th great-grandpa of Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1955) who is a maternal great-grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .

Baltimore Its History and Its People
By
Clayton Colman Hall,
Lewis Historical Publishing Co
:

"born about 1680 died 1730 Basil see forward III Captain Basil Waring son of Basil and Sarah Marsham Waring was born in Prince George"

Warings of Maryland


Baltimore Its History and Its People
By
Clayton Colman Hall,
Lewis Historical Publishing Co
:

"ROBERT K WARING The origin of this family is very ancient Tradition says the progenitor was a Danish knight who emigrated to Normandy became a powerful baron and was known by the name of Warren A grandson of this knight was William de Warren lord of the Western Marches who with William of Normandy the conqueror invaded England and participated in the battle of Hastings 1067 After the conquest had been completed King William bestowed upon his ally an immense estate created him first Earl de Warren and gave him in marriage his daughter Gun "


Baltimore Its History and Its People
By
Clayton Colman Hall,
Lewis Historical Publishing Co
:

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Gaynor Pugh & John Davis Roberts

On or about this date in our family history . . . the 19th or 20th day of March . . . in the year 1684 . . . at Merion Friends Meeting in Chester County, Pennsylvania . . . Miss Gainar / Gaynor Pugh becomes the bride of John Davis Roberts, Sr. . . . they are believed to be 4th great-grandparents of William Paschal Henry, Sr. (1836-1912) . . . who is a great-great-grandpa of the Keeper of this blog . . .

Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania By Charles Henry Browning: "of Merion which was afterwards first settlers of it having brought with me one servant man from my Native Land and fixed my settling here I took to Wife Gainor Roberts Daughter of Robert Pugh from Llwyndedwydd near Bala in Merionethshire her Mother being Elizabeth William Owen one of the first that was convinced of the Truth in that Neighborhood So leaving this account for our ofspring and others that desire to know "

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

1706 :: Death of Sarah Merrill nee Clough



On this date in our family history . . . the 18th day of March . . . in the year 1706 . . . Sarah Merrill nee Clough dies in Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . the daughter of John Clough and his wife, Jane, this Sarah is a 5th great-grandma to Phoebe Merrill . . . who is maternal grandma to Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932) . . . who is the maternal grandma of the Keeper of this family history blog . . .


  • Title :: Genealogical and family history of the state of Maine, Volume 3
  • Authors :: Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs
  • Editor :: George Thomas Little
  • Publisher :: Lewis historical publishing company, 1909
  • Original from :: Harvard University
  • Digitized :: Sep 18, 2006

1665 :: Marriage of Sarah and Joseph



On (or about*) this date in our family history . . . the 18th day of March . . . in the year 1665 . . . Sarah Jackman becomes the bride of Joseph Palmer in Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Sarah and Joseph are 5th great-grandparents to Phoebe Merrill . . . who is maternal grandma to Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932) . . . who is maternal grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog . . .

[*Note . . . there are also records saying they married 01 March 1664 . . . or 16 March 1664 . . . ]


  • Title :: Genealogical and personal memoirs relating to the families of Boston and eastern Massachusetts, Volume 3
  • Editor :: William Richard Cutter
  • Publisher :: Lewis historical publishing company, 1908
  • Original from :: Harvard University
  • Digitized :: Sep 20, 2006

Sunday, March 16, 2008

1655 :: Nathaniel Merrill


On or about this date in our family history . . . the 16th day of March . . . in the year 1655 . . . Nathaniel Merrill dies in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts . . . this Nathaniel is a 6th great-grandpa to Phoebe Merrill . . . who is maternal grandma to Elizabeth Marilla Henry nee Smith (1912-1932) . . . who is maternal grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog.


Genealogical and Family History of Western New York
A Record of the Achievements of Her People
in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Building of a Nation
By William Richard Cutter
:

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Rev. Daniel Horsmanden

On this date in our family history . . . the 16th day of March . . . Daniel Horsmanden is born in England in the year 1583. This Rev. Daniel Horsmanden is an 8th great-grandpa to Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899), who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Scribe of this blog.

The Magna Charta Barons and Their American Descendants with the Pedigrees of the Founders of the Order of Runnemede Deduced from the Sureties for the Enforcement of the Statutes of the Magna Charta of King John By Charles Henry Browning: "Text not available"

1559 :: Sir Anthony St. Leger


On or about this date in our family history . . . the 16th day of March . . . in the year 1559 . . . Sir Anthony St. Leger dies . . . it is said of his death that . . . he returned to Ulcomb in Kent, the seat of his ancestors, where he died in 1559. . . . this Sir Anthony is currently believed to be a 12th great-grandpa of Josephine Wingfield Henry nee Davis (1842-1899) . . . who is a 2nd great-grandma to the Keeper of this family history blog. . . .

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The Irish Nation Its History and Its Biography By James Wills

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The Irish Nation Its History and Its Biography By James Wills

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The Irish Nation Its History and Its Biography By James Wills


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