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Where they came from …

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With a little more research, I have some more information on where some of my ancestors came from before they arrived in the United States and Canada.

  • John Winslow (b. 1597)  Droitwich, Worcestershire, England (Fortune 1620, probably 1821)
  • Mary Chilton (b. 1607)  St. Peter, Sandwich, Kent, England  (Mayflower 1620)
  • Patrick McMullen  (b. 1704)  Scotland
  • Peter LeValley (b. 1675)  France
  • William Spavold  (b. 1810)  England (Trafalgar 1817)
  • Eliza Greenfield (b. 1790)  England (Trafalgar 1817)
  • Stephen Hopkins  (b. 1581) Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England (Mayflower 1620)
  • Elizabeth Fisher (b.  unknown)  England (Mayflower 1620)
  • Francis Cook (b. 1583)  Gides Hall, Essex, England (Mayflower 1620)
  • Hester Mahieu (b. 1585)  Canterbury, Kent, England (Anne 1623)
  • William Latham (b. 1608)  Chorley, Lancashire, England (Mayflower 1620)
  • Conrad Hawk (Sr.)  (b. 1744)  Germany
  • Conrad Kresge (b. 1730)  Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern, Germany
  • Johan Ulrick Kohl  (b. 1702)  Pallatine, Germany
  • Solmey Cooll  (b. 1702)  Germany
  • Johann Nicholas Borger (b. 1720)  Wertheim, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (1753)
  • Ottila Shafer (b. 1725) Nassig, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Michael Fisher (b. 1720) Germany
  • Maria Elizabeth Storm (b 1725) Germany
  • John Clark (b. 1793) Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Jane Cooper (b. 1799)  Greenock, Scotland
  • Margaret Miller (b. 1798)  Hoddam, Dumfriesshire, Scotland
  • William Aitcheson (b. 1794)  Annan, Dumfriesshire, Scotland (1832)
  •  — Wayborne (b. 1836) Rockbeare, Devon, England
  • John Johnson (b. 1780)  England


I plotted these on a map of the world.  Each red line represents the voyage of one or more of my ancestors across the Atlantic from the place of their birth in England, Scotland, Germany or France.


map of origins


Copyright  2014  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

June 2, 2014 at 7:05 am

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  1. Oh, oh, oh! A list of names, dates and places, a genealogist’s dream! Enjoyed perusing your ancestral data and am inspired by your world map idea.


    Barbara Rodgers

    June 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

    • Hi Barbara. I am sure those red lines are far straighter than any voyage actually taken! Jane


      jane tims

      June 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm

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