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Re: Betsy Churchill
Posted by: W. G. Churchill (ID *****7140) Date: January 29, 2012 at 19:42:08
In Reply to: Re: Betsy Churchill by Larry Myers of 3037

Larry, don't know. What family of Churchills are you talking about? Abby & Betsy are names used by several Churchill families. What is the time period for your Ordway, Clark and Lewis - 1804 to 1806? I see only a John and a Maryweather (?) Lewis in the Plymouth family. No Ordway. No William Clarke or Clark in my database for the American Plymouth Churchill families nor, in our Common Master.

There is one other possiblity, In England there were actually two ancient English Churchill families. The better known family was the Devon Family of the 17th Century from which the first American Churchill John of the American Plymouth Colony descended. This John came to the American Plymouth Colony in the 17th Century.

The other and lesser known family are the Oxfordshire Churchills. We have learned that the Devon and OXON families are not at all related. Is it possible you seek an OXON Churchill?

The OXON Churchills first appear in Oxfordshire in the 13th Century. No one seems to know from whence they came. They are not at all genetically related to the Devon and Plymouth Colony Churchills. The Devon Churchills date from Normandy before the Conquest - so they are more ancient than the OXON family - for what that's worth.


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