Sunday, August 14, 2011

More than just Elders

Going WAY back in time.....

Charles Beaven, (I have found two different spellings of that last name . Beavin and Beaven) Born in 1645 in  Carnarveon, Wales is my 8th great grandfather.                                                              
Carnarveon, Wales

Charles came to America in 1666.
He owned a plantation in Prince George Co. Md on the Patuxent River.
This plantation was later purchased by my 6th great grandfather, William Elder in 1736 for " for 60 lbs. sterling" according to   PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, MD. LAND RECORDS (Book T, folio 560.

Thomas Walker, My 10th great grandfather (1560-1586) was born in Presteigne, Radnorshire, Wales


I haven't been able to find much on Thomas Walker, His son, William died in  Easthem, MA. in 1625, Being the first Walker I found here in America.

On the Gedling side comes John Gedling,  My 5th great grandfather. John was from County Durham, England.
The Gedlings were a little late getting to America. Johns son, Joseph, was the first. Coming to New York City aboard the Hark-Away in 1834.

Manifest for the Hark-Away
        Joseph, His wife Cathrine, and 4 Children  headed out to Ohio.

1 comment:

  1. The Bull Hotel still exists in Presteigne, Radnorshire, Wales. How cool would it be to visit Wales?