Mary Brinsmead

My 9 x Great Grandmother, Mary Brinsmead/Brinsmade was born 24 May 1640 in Charlestown, MA. She is the oldest child of John and Mary (Carter) Brinsmead. She was christened on 3 June 1640 at First Church in Charlestown. Her family moved to Stratford, CT after 1643 (birth of sibling in Charlestown) but before 1645 (birth … More Mary Brinsmead

Jane Whittell is This the Right Information?

This is the first of the series of posts researching the women who married into my ancestral line of the Bostwick family. Jane Whittell married Arthur Bostocke in Tarporley, Cheshire, England on 8 January 1627. The ceremony took place in St Helen’s Church where it is said her uncle, Robert Whittell was the Reverend and … More Jane Whittell is This the Right Information?

The Last of the Surname Bostwick in My Ancestral Line

My Grandmother, Florence Irene Bostwick was born 13 April 1902 in Chicago, IL to Charles Jabez and Alpha (Wilkins) Bostwick. She was the oldest of 8 children. The family spent most of their time in Chicago with the exception of a few years from about 1905 to 1909 in Yonkers, New York. Grandma only spent … More The Last of the Surname Bostwick in My Ancestral Line