12/21/2010 at 3:51 PM
Richard Baldwin is the son of John Baldwin of Milford and Mary Bruen. He is my 8th great grandfather. The Bruen family is descended from various Anglo-Norman families (de Tony, de Beauchamp, de Bohun). Richard Baldwin's granddaughter, Freelove Baldwin, married a Stowe descendant, Captain Stephen Stowe, the Martyr of Milford.
I am finally getting around to looking at Freelove Baldwin's ancestors, who go back to Pepin, the Old, Charles Martil, and Charlemagne, at least according to the records I have.
I'd like to find someone else interested in cleaning up the Baldwins and Bruens. I suspect that the latter will be taken care of in the Anglo-Norman projects and the Baldwins should be part of the early history of America.
Here is a source ((unverified) for Baldwin family): http://bolamfamily.0catch.com/gen_RichardBaldwin.html