Genealogy of the Descendants of Banfield Capron, from A.D. 1660 to A.D. 1859

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G.C. Rand & Avery, 1859 - 263 pages
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Page 6 - ... to live on a few days. The vessel sailed the next morning. After they had been to sea a few days, there was a strange noise heard from the hold. The hatchway was opened, and those four lads came upon deck, to the surprise of all the ship's crew. The captain said he must return with them, for it was against the law for any captain of a vessel to transport any of the inhabitants of England to America, except they got license to go there. But both of the mates, and all the ship's crew, thought it...
Page 6 - Let it be remembered, that Banfield Capron was the only Capron, that we have any account of, that came from Old England and settled in New England. From him, we believe, descended all the Caprons that have been, or now (1817) are, in the United States of America. He came from England in a singular manner. He, with three other youths, each about 14 years old, and all schoolmates, mutually agreed to leave their native land, their relations, and friends, and everything that was near and dear to them,...
Page 7 - England, or what his business was; but soon after he came over, • family by the name of Callender, with whom he was acquainted in England, came over and settled in Rehoboth, who are said to have been a very respectable family, and in affluent circumstances. The said Banfield became acquainted with them again, and afterwards married one of Callender's daughters, and settled in the town of Barrington, Joining Rehoboth, where he lived about twenty years, according to best information I can get. In...
Page 8 - Banfield was twenty-two years old when it was born, it would make him to be ninety years old, or more, when he died. The said Banfield was of a middling stature, well-built, of a light complexion, blue eyes, and reddish hair. He held out to be a very smart, active, and capable man in his old age to do business.
Page 7 - The name of the town or county that the said Banfield came from is forgotten ; but it has been kept in remembrance, that he came from the northerly part of England, and that the town joined Wales. By examining the map of England, I find that the county of Flint is the most northerly county in Wales, bordering on the sea; that the county of Cheshire joins it ; that the river Dee runs between them and empties...
Page 7 - Banfield came from is forgotten ; but it has been kept in remembrance, that he came from the northerly part of England, and that the town joined Wales. By examining the map of England, I find that the county of Flint is the most northerly county in Wales, bordering on the sea; that the county of Cheshire joins it ; that the river Dee runs between them and empties into the sea near the town of Chester, which is the largest town in the county of Cheshire, and the only seaport town that joins Wales...
Page 7 - Scotland, &c. &c. ; when these things are taken into consideration it will not appear so very strange. And perhaps there were hundreds, if not thousands, of others that would gladly have availed themselves of a like opportunity. History informs us that Oliver Cromwell and others were shipped on board of a vessel to come to America, but were prevented because they could not obtain licenses. The...
Page 8 - I was in hopes of finding some records therein, to inform me of many things ; but there is nothing recorded in it now about the Caprons, only the time of the birth of Banfield,s oldest daughter, which was his second child, and the mother of the said Brown.
Page 6 - England experienced during the time they lived there and for many years before ; such as the persecutions for religious tenets ; the civil wars ; beheading their king ; the subversion of the government ; the plague which swept off nearly 70,000 of the inhabitants in a short time ; the great fire, which in four days burnt over 436 acres of the city of London, consuming...
Page 240 - AD 1796, he weighed over three hundred pounds. He was so very large they were obliged to take the casings off the doors to get the coffin out of his house. Ten of his children attended his funeral, and after he was buried they were weighed, and the aggregate of all their weights was over twenty-one hundred pounds.

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