Rial Family Genealogy Forum
The Rial Side of Boston
In the extreme northeastern portion of Salem Village, in the area called Royal Side. This area was named after William Royall, one of the original grantees, the name was corrupted to Riall Side as early as 1628/38, and is called Rial Side to this day. The area is now located in the towns of Beverly and Danvers. The corruption of the name to Rial (originally Riall Side) probably was because Celtic relatives of William Royall had names like Royle, Rohle, Riall, Rial, Ryall, and Ryal all pronounced about the same as Rial (particularly if the person pronouncing it has a Scotch, Irish, Welsh, or North England accent). Part of The Rial Side near the head of the Frost Fish River where it is fed by Frost Fish Brook and on the brook is Barney's Cove. There was a landing place at the head of Frost Fish River, on the south side of Conant Street. The road leading down to it, called the town highway that goeth toward ye landing place, was laid out two rods wide in 1671. It went through the land of Jacob Barney Sr., from whom the town of Salem bought it, together with his interest in the landing place. Massachusetts Bay Colony was actually a Corporation, with profit as the motive. The Corporation wanted only people who would come to the New World, and engage in business, which in turn would make profits for the Massachusetts Bay Company. Settlers landing, building houses, and getting set up for farming or other business brought money into the economy.
Puritan Welsh Baptist Clash
Consider the difference in culture for a person coming from a Celtic Family Clan when compared to the culture from non-nomadic non-tribal or non-clanish people. Clans in ancient Celtic traditions were expected to defend the family. No consideration for right or wrong. The Hatfield-McCoy families feuded for years, with the Hatfields living on the Ohio side of the Monongahala and the McCoy's living on the West Virginia side. When questioned about the propriety of killing McCoys one elderly Hatfield man said "A man has the right to defend his family." Going back to Massachusetts Bay Colony, the Putitans were all members of the Congregational Church, as the Anglican Church was then called. Membership in the Congregational Church was a requirement for living in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Welsh Rial family began to have differerences with the rest of the Puritans, thinking them to be too liberal and not Primitive enough. Wales was originally settled by the Celtic Tribe. The Celtic Tribe was known for being "world travelers". Celtic Tribe people were extremely well educated when compared to the average of the period and were highly sought after as tutors for Roman Children during the time of Christ. "Some of these tutors for hire learned Christianity in the Roman Lands during the time of Christ. They had suffered from false teachers, pagan ideas being incorporated into their doctrine, and all the same problems that the Catholic Church had. During the Reformation there was an effort to move the doctrine and teachings closer to the Bible and the Ilston Book, an early primary source of Welsh Nonconformist history, records the proceedings of the Particular Baptist Church founded by John Myles in 1649." Owens, B. G. Some reference books indicate that the Puritan Colonists who later formed Particular and Primitive Baptists of Massachusetts Bay Colony were the beginning of most of the Baptist Churches in America.
The teachings of the Welsh Primitive Baptist had spread to all the UK Celtic countries. England was attacking the Welsh Primitive Baptists with law. For example one law during the period allowed seizure of property and valuables if caught meeting with this group.
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