Pine Family Genealogy Forum
I had an Aunt that came up with this family connection. James Pyne came from Devonshire, England. According to Sir William Pole, who wrote in 1590, that Devonshire had long been the dwelling of the family of Pyne. It seems very probable that James was the son of William and Mary Pyne who were baptised in Woodberry near Exeter, Devonshire, England on June 4,1608 and who married Edith Williams in St. Mary Magdalene, Taunton, and the adjoining town of Somershire. In Sept. of 1630, this James Pyne continued to live in Woodbury until 1640, when his mother died, appointing him executer. His father had died in 1636. The name disappeared from the town record of Woodberry with its appearance in Stamford, Conn. In 1641 there was mention of a James Pyne (afterwards spelled Pine)in the town records.
The Pine family were originally settlers of Conn. From there they crossed over to Long Island, NY and settled at Hempstead in the county of Queens. Our family record identifies that this first James Pine married twice with children on both sides of the Atlantic. I've even identified a copy of his will that I transcribed but have at work (I'll hunt it down). Anyway, There is record of a James being born in Conn. about 1650 then another James born in Hempstead about 1690. This is probably the one you are after. My branch of the Pines moved out to western NY in the 19th century. I hope this helps. I hope one day to check on the specifics of the linkage to my part of the tree but have identified records of the Pines in the Hempstead area for generations, helping start oa church, serving as a sherrif, but otherwise being farmers and occasionally craftsmen.
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