Posted by Michael New on November 22, 2008 at 05:29:26 from 220.127.116.11:
In Reply to: Re: American Farnol appreciators posted by Pat Bryan on November 17, 2008 at 14:19:50:
Now my wife's ancestors were good English Putitans. They founded Saybrook in Connecticut. The original ship was supposed to include Oliver Cromwell and John Hampden, but they never made it. Neither did most of the original group, including Lord Say & Sele and Lord Brook. It is difficult to trace the English families with certainty because they were disowned by their relatives, particularly after the Reformation and their names were stricken from the family bibles. Despite the disdain of their native land they used many English names. Saybrook is in the county of Middlesex, which is right next to Sussex county. Neighbouring towns are New London, Guilford,Hartford, Norwich, Windsor & Lymm. Although some Indian names were also used, the local Indians, the Pequot, were very unfriendly; so the settlers wiped them out in 1637.
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