Category Archives: The Great Migration

Fighting for Religious Freedom: Quakerism in Sandwich – Part II

Have you ever had to defend your beliefs and risk financial fines, time in jail, community criticism or physical harm? I am willing to bet that few of us have had to face those things in any substantial way.  Standing … Continue reading

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Quakers in Sandwich Massachusetts – “First Seeds of Inner Light” Part 1

In October 1656, Captain Tristram Hull (son of Rev. Joseph Hull discussed in previous blogs) brought Nicholas Upsall, a “religious refuge” from Boston into Sandwich. I wonder, did Tristram know Nicholas was such a hot potato? Was Tristram just helping … Continue reading

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George Soule: Having a Mayflower Ancestor and the Legacy

Genealogists have a little checklist of ancestors they would like to have, however not everyone wants the same things.  I could care a less if I am related to royalty, but think it would be great if I was related … Continue reading

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Rev. Hull Part 3 – Integrity Comes with a Price (1643 -1665)

So, poor Rev. Hull continues to be in the nexus of the political and religious events of his time.    In Massachusetts, when Gov. John Winthrop isn’t running the theocratic government of the “city upon the hill”, he is consolidating … Continue reading

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Reverend Hull Part II – Stranger in a Strange Land (1639 – 1643)

As I mentioned in the previous posting, during Rev. Hull’s long odyssey to find a home, he was a founder of the town of Barnstable, Massachusetts in 1639.  During my visit to Cape Cod, we stopped there and visited the … Continue reading

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Rev. Joseph Hull Part I – Neither Fish Nor Fowl (1596 -1641)

I have just returned from a research trip to Boston and Cape Cod with my friends Laura and Val. Our goal was to flesh out the lives of our Mayflower and Great Migration ancestors beyond their birth, death and migration … Continue reading

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Going into New Genealogical Territory of The Great Migration

I have to put down my research on my family in the  American Revolution for the next few months.  My friends and I are planning a trip to Boston and the New England Historic Genealogical Society in May and my … Continue reading

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