Monthly Archives: December 2017

TUSLE: Heald

It’s time for TUSLE #3 (a.k.a. tying up some loose ends). One claim repeatedly found, even among reputable sources, is that the immigrant John Heald, an early settler in Concord, Massachusetts, came to New England about 1640 from Berwick-upon-Tweed, where … Continue reading

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Philip Babb, another theory

One only has to do an internet search for “Philip Babb” + “Isles of Shoals” to discover a number of myths and stories about Philip Babb “the fishing master”, Philip Babb “the constable”, Philip Babb “the butcher”, Philip Babb “the … Continue reading

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William Ham of Cornwall

Consensus on from where William Ham and his wife Honor Stephens originated (that is, where and when they were born), where and when William Ham emigrated to in New England, and where and when William settled his family appears to … Continue reading

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TUSLE: Lydston

It’s time for TUSLE #2 (a.k.a. tying up some loose ends). The lineage for Weymouth Lydston, a fisherman in Kittery, Maine, is muddied by the report in the Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire that there was a “John … Continue reading

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