Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mary BLOTT 10th Gr. Grandmother - The Great Migration Begins

The 63rd member admitted to Roxbury church was "Mary Blott a maid servant. She came in the year 1632 & was after married to Steward Woodfrod of this church, who after removed to Connecticut to Hartford church, where she lived in christian sort" [ RChR 77].
COMMENTS: "Steward Woodfrod" was THOMAS WOODFORD of Roxbury and Hartford. Mary Blott was baptized at Harrold, Bedfordshire, 24 December 1609, daughter of Robert Blott [ TAG 67:65-67]. Robert Blott first appears in New England records in a list of those admitted as inhabitants of Charlestown in 1634 [ ChTR 11]; many of the others in this list were known to have arrived in New England in 1634. While he and his entire family may have come as early as 1632, only Mary is known to have been in New England before 1634, so she is here presumed to have come on her own, probably as a servant, two years in advance of the rest of her family.
The Great Migration Begins

Ancestry Chain: Mary BLOTT 1632 Immigrant b.1616, Mary WOODFORD b.1633, Ruth SHELDON (twin) b.1663, Ruth WRIGHT b.1687, Samuel NOBLE b.1722, Lydia NOBLE b.1768, Horace Datus ENSIGN b.1797, Martin Luther ENSIGN b.1831, Harriett Camilla ENSIGN b.1859, George Ensign SMITH b.1898, Camilla SMITH b.1926, Lark, JR.

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