Saturday, June 10, 2017

Post about Captain Norman and Cape Ann Massachusetts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Planters_(Massachusetts)


Cape Ann, a neighborhood in the Massachusetts town of Gloucester is a lovely place and much like a number of old fishing villages gone upscale.  It reminds me a bit of Provincetown without the WOW factor.  Unfortunately the town has grown to the point that if you do not have a mansion on the water, it can be very touristy and rather uncomfortable to be in in the summer.  The traffic can be intolerable if you get there on the wrong day or hour, but then again, much of Massachusetts can have intolerable traffic if you do not know the local time patterns.  I drove 34 miles to my cousin's house and it took me 2 hours! 
The town has become so upscale that even the people who have invested a million in their properties have had their views blocked by newcomers on increasingly vertiginous but choice spots building multi-million dollar houses.  
I went looking for Norman's Woe.  I was advised to park in a little turn-out and walk in.  This was on a recent vacation from my new home far away.  "Walk down the path and you can find a place to see Norman's Woe."  I got down to the rocky shore, deeply cut with gorges and climbed along to see the reef a quarter mile away.  I had to do some fancy footwork to get all the way up to a headland that would have had a great view.  After skirting a few properties that were private, I was finally blocked by a fence that cut off any possibility of progressing without climbing into a deep gorge with the sea foaming into it.  At last, after creeping as close to the shore as possible, and slipping on to my ass in the black algae, I could see just the tip of the reef behind the headland, and the only way I could have seen the whole thing would mean dashing across someone's private retreat. 
 
 
I could have gone down to the shore at Hammond Castle, where there is a fine view, but it was closed for a private function.  I do not get back here very often as I am so deeply entrenched in my home and the travel is very expensive.  Perhaps another vacation will allow me to get a good look. 
 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Please excuse the fact that I have published a number of posts from Internet copies. As I process the information over the next few weeks I will delete these and replace then with my own information.

Susan Murdock

Found 10 Records, 10 Photos and 415,224 Family Trees

Born to John Murdock and Mary Jane Berryman. Susan married John Day and had 7 children.
  • Name: Henry DAY 1
  • Sex: M
  • Reference Number: 2696
  • Birth: [Estimated by author.] ABT 1850
  • Death: UNKNOWN



    Father: John DAY b: BET 1823 AND 1828 
    Mother: Susan UNKNOWN b: BET 1823 AND 1832

    Marriage 1 Celia JONES b: ABT 1852
  • Name: Margaret ROBERTS
  • _FOOT: Ancestry Databases (http://trees.ancestry.ca), Julia varney; 1
  • _FOOT: Barney, Beverly, Bissett Cook 2012 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1715 in Yorkshire County, England
  • Reference Number: Wade/S1
  • Death: UNKNOWN in Yorkshire County, England
  • Note:
    Summary:
    Margaret Roberts [Wade/S1], female, was born in 1715 in Yorkshire County, England. She died, date unknown, in Yorkshire County, England. Margaret married Robert Wade [Wade], marriage date unknown.

    Ancestry:
    Robert Wade & Margaret Roberts are 5th Great Grandparents of the Author.




    Marriage 1 Robert WADE b: 1712 in Yorkshire County, England
    • Married: UNKNOWN
    Children
    1. Has Children Margaret WADE b: 27 FEB 1747 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England c: 28 FEB 1747 in Gainford Parish Church, Gainford, Durham County, England
  • Birth: 1712 in Yorkshire County, England
  • Death: UNKNOWN in Yorkshire County, England
  • Note:
    Summary:
    Robert Wade [Wade], male, was born in 1712 in Yorkshire County, England. He died, date unknown, in Yorkshire County, England. Robert married Margaret Roberts [Wade/S1], marriage date unknown.

    Ancestry: Robert Wade & Margaret Roberts are 5th Great Grandparents of the Author.




    Marriage 1 Margaret ROBERTS b: 1715 in Yorkshire County, England
    • Married: UNKNOWN
    Children
    1. Has Children Margaret WADE b: 27 FEB 1747 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England c: 28 FEB 1747 in Gainford Parish Church, Gainford, Durham County, England

  • Name: Margaret WADE 1
  • _FOOT: Barney, Beverly, Bissett - Cook Families 2
  • _FOOT: Woodhouse, Roger G.. "Origins: The Colpitts' and Relations". Grey 3
  • _FOOT: Colpitts, Clayton DeWitt, Colpitts Family History: (Waterloo, 4
  • _FOOT: Hoar, William S., Steeves and Colpitts Pioneers of the Upper 5
  • _FOOT: Barney, Beverly, Bissett - Cook Families 6
  • _FOOT: Fellows, Robert F., Genealogies (First Families) at the Provincial 7
  • _LINK: http://users.xplornet.com/~pebbles2/genpg10.htm 8
  • Sex: F
  • Reference Number: Wade.6
  • Birth: / Atlternative: Newcastle Tyne, England 27 FEB 1747 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England
  • Christening: 28 FEB 1747 Gainford Parish Church, Gainford, Durham County, England
  • Death: 11 OCT 1794 in Little River, Coverdale Parish, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Note:
    Summary:
    Margaret Wade [Wade.1], female, was born sometime before February 28 1747 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England, and was christened February 28 1747 in Gainford Parish Church, Gainford, Durham County, England. She died October 11 1794 in Little River, Coverdale Parish, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada. Margaret married Robert John Colpitts [Colpitts.4.8] on February 10 1768 in Parish Church of Gainford, Gainford, Durham County, England. Margaret Wade belonged to a prosperous farming family with considerable capital, and strict Methodists. [Wade Papers, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa] Quoted in [Hoar, 1988, p124].

    Ancestry: Robert John Colpitts & Margaret Wade are 4th Great Grandparents of the author.




    Father: Robert WADE b: 1712 in Yorkshire County, England
    Mother: Margaret ROBERTS b: 1715 in Yorkshire County, England

    Marriage 1 Robert John COLPITTS b: BEF 27 JUN 1745 in Cleatlam, Durham County, England c: 27 JUN 1745 in Winston, Durham County, England
    • Married: Parish Church of Gainford 10 FEB 1768 in Gainford, Durham County, England 9
    Children
    1. Has Children John COLPITTS b: 17 APR 1768 in Norton, Crawford Parish, Durham County, England c: 23 JUN 1768 in Gainford, Durham County, England
    2. Has Children Robert COLPITTS b: 25 NOV 1770 in River Tyne, Selby Parish, Durham County, England c: in Gainford, Durham County, England
    3. Has Children Elizabeth COLPITTS b: 12 MAR 1772 in Haughton Le Skerne, Durham County, England c: 26 APR 1772 in Haughton Le Skerne, Durham County, England
    4. Has Children Thomas COLPITTS b: 03 DEC 1773 in Haughton Le Skerne, Durham County, England c: 03 FEB 1774 in Haughton Le Skerne, Durham County, England
    5. Has Children William COLPITTS b: 17 JUN 1775 in Haughton Le Skerne, Durham County, England c: 28 JUN 1775 in Haughton Le Skerne, Durham County, England
    6. Has Children Ralph COLPITTS b: 01 JAN 1778 in Peathrow, Durham County, England c: 09 JAN 1778 in Cockfield, Durham County, England
    7. Has Children George COLPITTS b: 12 SEP 1782 in Peathrow, Durham County, England c: in Ponteland, Northumberland County, England
    8. Has Children Margaret 'Peggy' COLPITTS b: 11 OCT 1784 in Colpitts Settlement, Cloverdale Parish, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada
    9. Has Children Jane COLPITTS b: 03 OCT 1786 in Colpitts Settlement, Cloverdale Parish, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada
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