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  • Edward Hawes (immigrant) (c.1620 - 1686)
    Stonemason, presumably a Puritan--from a family of tavern keepers. Edward is recorded to have arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts, presumably from England (born in some small town north of London), on J...
  • Audrey Almy (1602 - 1676)
    Birth: Abt 1603 in England (probably) Death: Aft 1676 in Rhode Island, USA (probably) Immigration: Jul 1635 From, England (Aboard the ship, "Abigail") ID: I27929 Name: Audry Barlowe Sex: F ...
  • Mabel (Harlakenden) Eaton (bef.1614 - 1655)
    Mabel, dau. of Richard Harlakenden, of Earl's Celtic Priory, Co. Essex ; bapt. at Earl's Colne, Dec. 27, 1614; the second wife of John Haynes. She mothered six children with John Haynes as they were ma...
  • Lieut. Col. Roger Harlakenden (bef.1611 - aft.1638)
    Roger Harlakenden in Anderson's Great Migration Project: MIGRATION: 1635 on the Defence (on 4 July 1635, "Roger Harlakenden," aged 23, "Eliza[beth] his wife," aged 18, and "Mable his sister," along...
  • Edward Bromfield (1648 - 1756)

New England Gateway Ancestors of Proven Royal Descent

Roland's guide to surviving medieval genealogy in the Internet age.

See also:

  1. Mid-Atlantic Gateway Ancestors of Proven Royal Descent
  2. Southern Atlantic Gateway Ancestors of Proven Royal Descent
  3. Gateway Ancestors of Proven Royal Descent of Canada and the West Indies

You have New England roots. You’ve worked tirelessly for years on your genealogy and you’ve finally gotten your tree back to the Great Migration. You’ve made some fascinating discoveries. Now you are ready to cross the Atlantic and enter the world of medieval genealogy. Great work! So now you’re reading peer reviewed journals to learn about your ancestors in England – mostly yeoman, husbandman, minor clerics and various tradesmen. You find it fascinating to learn about life in the middle ages from the perspective of these families.

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One day you stumble upon one of your ancestors on an Internet tree. And his or her pedigree goes back another twenty or more generations including Barons, Kings and Knights. You start to learn about geopolitical competition and the political development of Britain in a way you never imagined. You start to read about your ancestors on Wikipedia. Then one early morning you spit out your coffee on your computer screen and horror fills you when you discover accidentally that your tree is entirely bogus!

It’s happened to all of us. In fact most royal lineages found on Internet trees include what are called BGAs short for “Bogus Gateway Ancestors.” Countless man-years of genealogical effort is lost because of BGAs not to mention the heartbreak one suffers when one has to prune one’s medieval roots leaving a sorry looking stump! One may experience denial, bargaining, melancholy and even anger. This is perfectly normal. And let's not forget the embarrassment when you realize you told your whole family about your "discovery." But there has to be a better way!

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GARDs short for “Gateway Ancestors of Royal Descent” and GANDs “Gateway Ancestors of Noble descent” have been the subject of intense academic research. Gary Boyd Roberts compiled and fact checked a large number of GARDs from the 1970’s though the 1990’s (see The Connecticut Nutmegger 10: 3-12, 187-98, 393-400 (1977-8); 12:372 (1980); NEHGR 141:92-109 (1987), 150:461064(1996)). Further rigorous research and collaboration lead to the publication of five robust landmark works distilling all of the proven lineages and debunking countless more:

  1. Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet Ancestry, 3 vols. 2nd ed., (Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson, 2011)
  2. Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry, 4 vols. 2nd ed., (Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson, 2011)
  3. Richardson, Douglas. FASG. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, ed Kimball G Everingham. 5 Volumes (Salt Lake City, Utah: Douglas Richardson, 2013) Available on Amazon.
  4. Roberts, Gary Boyd. The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States (Baltimore, 2008) The 2004 edition is available online at Ancestry.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard, William R. Beall, and Kaleen E. Beall. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700. 8th ed. (Baltimore, 2004) Available online at Ancestry.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard, and William R. Beall. The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215. 5th ed. (Baltimore, 1999) available online at Ancestry

Note that the five volumes of Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson published in 2013 includes all of the research previously published in both Plantagenet Ancestry and Magna Carta Ancestry plus some new lineages and some corrections. In addition various lineage societies also maintain current lists of GARDs and GANDs.

The five volumes of Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson published in 2013 being the most recently published currently contains the most up-to-date research outside of journal articles published since 2013. These volumes contain 257 gateway ancestors of which 98 came to New England. The following is a complete list of all New England Gateway Ancestors of proven royal descent published by Douglas Richardson in 2013. Each Ancestor's name is followed by the volume number and page number:

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  1. Abell, Robert, of Weymouth and Rehoboth, Massachusetts I: 107
  2. Allin, Katherine (Deighton), of Roxbury and Dedham, Massachusetts II: 412, II: 477
  3. Allyn, Margaret (Wyatt), of Cambridge, Mass. and Hartford and Windsor, Connecticut I:114
  4. Almy, Audrey (Barlow), of Lynn and Sandwich, Mass. and Portsmouth, Rhode Island III:243
  5. Alsop, George, of Milford, Connecticut I: 118
  6. Alsop, Timothy, of New Haven, Connecticut I:188
  7. Baldwin, Elizabeth (Alsop), of Milford, Connecticut I: 118
  8. Batt, Anne (Baynton), of Boston, Massachusetts I: 267; I: 276
  9. Batt, Christopher, of Boston, Massachusetts I: 267
  10. Bolles, Joseph, of Winter Harbor and Wells, Maine I: 430
  11. Bressey, Thomas, of New Haven, Connecticut I: 527
  12. Bromfield, Edward, of Boston, Massachusetts I: 569
  13. Browne, Nathaniel, of Hartford & Middletown, Connecticut, & Springfield, Massachusetts IV:631
  14. Bruen, Obadiah, of Marshfield and Gloucester, Mass., and New London, Connecticut I:586
  15. Bulkeley, Jane (Allen), wife of Rev. Peter Bulkeley, of Concord, Massachusetts I: 111; II: 10
  16. Bulkeley, Grace (Chetwode), of Concord, Massachusetts II: 10
  17. Bulkeley, Rev. Peter, of Concord, Massachusetts II:10
  18. Burnham, Mary (Lawrence), of Ipswich, Massachusetts III: 552
  19. Burrough, Nathaniel, of Calvert County, Maryland and Roxbury, Massachusetts II: 45
  20. Carleton, Edward, of Rowley, Massachusetts II: 113
  21. Carleton, Ellen (Newton), of Rowley, Massachusetts II: 113; IV: 249
  22. Chauncy, Rev Charles, of Scituate and Plymouth, Massachusetts II: 133
  23. Clarke, Jeremy (or Jeremiah), of Newport, Rhode Island II: 214
  24. Cooke, Elizabeth (Haynes), of Cambridge, Massachusetts III:275
  25. Coytmore, Thomas, of Charlestown, Massachusetts II: 347
  26. Crowne, Agnes (Mackworth), of Boston, Massachusetts III: 687
  27. Cudworth, Major James, of Scituate, Massachusetts II: 367
  28. Davie, Humphrey, of Boston, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut II: 4-06
  29. Dudley, Katherine (Deighton), of Roxbury and Dedham, Massachusetts II: 412, II: 477
  30. Dudley, Gov. Thomas, of Cambridge, Ipswich, and Roxbury, Massachusetts II: 412, II: 477
  31. Eaton, Mabel (Harlakenden), of Hartford, Connecticut III: 225; III: 27 4
  32. Edwards, Agnes (Harris), of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut III: 234
  33. Farwell, Olive (Welby), of Concord and Chelmsford, Massachusetts V: 330
  34. Giddings, Jane (Lawrence), of Ipswich, Massachusetts III: 552
  35. Goddard, William, of Watertown, Massachusetts Ill: 92
  36. Hackburne, Katherine (Deighton), of Roxbury and Dedham, Massachusetts II: 412, II: 477
  37. Harlakenden, Elizabeth (Bosvile), of Cambridge, Massachusetts I: 444; III: 225; V: 355
  38. Harlakenden, [Lieut. Col.l Roger, Esq., of Cambridge, Massachusetts I: 444; III: 225
  39. Hawes, Edmund, of Duxbury and Yarmouth, Massachusetts III: 272
  40. Haynes, Mabel (Harlakenden), of Hartford, Connecticut III:225; III:274 also 95. Eaton, Mabel same
  41. Henchman, Sarah (Woodward), of Boston, Massachusetts V: 395
  42. Hough, Elizabeth (Bulkeley), of Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts II:9
  43. Howell, Edward, Gent., of Boston & Lynn, Massachusetts; Southampton, Long Island III: 348
  44. Hubbard, Judith (Knapp), of Ipswich, Massachusetts III: 352
  45. Hutchinson, Anne (Marbury), of Boston, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York II: 147
  46. Hutchinson, Katherine (Hamby), of Boston, Massachusetts II: 147; III: 195
  47. Keayne, Anne (Mansfield), of Boston, Massachusetts II:530
  48. Lewis, Elizabeth (Marshall), of Maine IV: 91
  49. Lowell, Percival, Gent., of Newbury, Massachusetts III: 648
  50. Ludlow, Roger, Esq., of Dorchester, Massachusetts; Windsor and Fairfield, Connecticut III: 667
  51. Lugg, Jane (Deighton), of Boston, Massachusetts II: 412
  52. Lynde, Simon, of Boston, Massachusetts III: 683
  53. Mansfield, John, of Charlestown, Massachusetts II:530
  54. Manwaring, Oliver, of New London, Connecticut IV:28
  55. Maverick, Mary (Gye), of Dorchester, Massachusetts III: 184
  56. Mellowes, Martha (Bulkeley), of Charlestown, Massachusetts II:9
  57. Miles, Anne (Humphrey), of Swansea, Massachusetts V: 358
  58. More, Richard, of Plymouth and Salem, Massachusetts IV: 148
  59. Negus, Jane (Deighton), of Boston, Massachusetts II: 412
  60. Nelson, John, of Boston, Massachusetts V: 140
  61. Nelson, Capt. Philip, of Rowley, Massachusetts IV:213
  62. Nelson, Thomas, of Rowley, Massachusetts IV: 213
  63. Otis, Rose (Stoughton), of Dover, New Hampshire Listed between end of III and start of IV
  64. Oxenbridge, Frances (Woodward), non-immigrating wife of Rev. John Oxenbridge of Boston, Massachusetts IV: 300; V: 395
  65. Oxenbridge, Rev. John, of Boston, Massachusetts IV: 299
  66. Palgrave,[Dr. Richard, of Charlestown, Massachusetts I: 512
  67. Palmes, Anne (Humphrey), of Swansea, Massachusetts V: 358
  68. Pelham, Elizabeth (Bosvile), of Cambridge, Massachusetts I: 444; III: 224; V: 357
  69. Pelham, Herbert, of Cambridge, Massachusetts I: 444; III: 224; V: 357
  70. Pelham, Jemima (Waldegrave), of Cambridge, Massachusetts II: 12; V: 355
  71. Pole (or Poole), Elizabeth, of Taunton, Massachusetts V: 60
  72. Pole (or Poole), Jane (Greene), of Dorchester and Taunton, Massachusetts III: 11; V: 60
  73. Pole (or Poole), William, of Dorchester and Taunton, Massachusetts V: 60
  74. Popham, George, of Maine V: 59
  75. Pynchon, Amy (Wyllys), of Springfield, Massachusetts V: 432
  76. Raynsford, Edward, of Boston, Massachusetts IV: 463
  77. Saltonstall, Elizabeth (West), of Watertown, Massachusetts IV: 551; V: 357
  78. Saltonstall, Muriel (Gurdon), of Ipswich, Massachusetts Ill: 183; IV: 551
  79. Saltonstall, Sir Richard, Knt., of Watertown, Massachusetts IV:551
  80. Scott, Katherine (Marbury), of Massachusetts and Rhode Island II: 147
  81. Shepard, Margaret (Touteville), of Massachusetts II: 683 Not this profile has the wrong maiden name.
  82. Sherman, Mary (Launce), of Watertown, Massachusetts III: 547
  83. Skepper, Rev. William, of Boston, Massachusetts IV:641
  84. Spencer, Agnes (Harris), of Cambridge, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut III: 234
  85. Stockman, John, of Salisbury, Massachusetts V: 49
  86. Stratton, Anne (Derehaugh), of Salem, Massachusetts II: 440; V: 74
  87. Stratton, John, Gent., of Kirkton Hall (in Shotley), Suffolk (husband of Anne Derehaugh of Salem, Massachusetts) V: 74
  88. Taylor, James, Gent., of Boston and Lynn, Massachusetts V: 132
  89. Throckmorton, John, of Salem, Mass., Providence & Warwick, Rhode Island, & New Jersey V: 155
  90. Torrey, Rev. Samuel, of Hull and Weymouth, Massachusetts III: 269
  91. Torrey, Capt. William, of Weymouth, Massachusetts III: 270
  92. Whiting, Elizabeth (Saint John), of Lynn, Massachusetts IV:535
  93. Whittingham, Elizabeth (Bulkeley), of Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts II:9
  94. Williams, Frances (Deighton), of Taunton, Massachusetts II: 412
  95. Wilson, Elizabeth (Mansfield), of Boston, Massachusetts II: 530
  96. Worden, Peter, of Massachusetts V: 397
  97. Yale, Thomas, of New Haven, Connecticut V:439
  98. Wentworth, Elder William, of Dover, New Hampshire I: 442

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  1. Elizabeth (Hussey) Scott of MA wife of Robert1 Scott of Boston see Royal Ancestry of Thomas Hussey of MD and Elizabeth (Hussey) Scott of MA notes by Nathan W. Murphy, MA, AG, FASG and TAG Vol. 89, No. 1 (Jan 2017):31-41; Vol. 89, No. 2 (Apr 2017):128-136. Back Issues may be ordered here.

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The Royal Descendants of 600 Immigrants (aka RD600) first published by Gary Boyd Roberts in 2003 with a second edition in 2006 and finally a third edition in 2008. The final edition includes a total of 688 immigrants of Royal or noble descent. However, only 387 of these include colonial immigrants who left progeny. Only some of these are from New England and several lines may only include a few surviving descendants. It is well worth the time to search this book if you can’t find your ancestor in Richardson’s list above.

I will be adding the complete list from RD600 2008 edition on this page as well soon.

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Perhaps you would like to join a lineage society so you can dress up and role play. Lineage societies maintain their own lists based on accepted membership applications. For example Order of the crown of Charlemagne includes a total of 390 immigrants of which 143 came to New England:

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  1. Abell, Robert, of Weymouth & Rehoboth, MA
  2. Allen, Rebecca (Ward), of MA
  3. Allin, Katherine (Deighton), of Roxbury and Dedham, MA
  4. Allyn, Margaret (Wyatt), of CT, of MA
  5. Almy, Audrey (Barlow), of RI
  6. Alsop, Elizabeth, of MA
  7. Alsop, George, of Milford, CT
  8. Alsop, Timothy, of New Haven, CT
  9. Baldwin, Elizabeth (Alsop), of Milford, CT
  10. Ban(n)ister, Frances (Walker), of MA
  11. Barlow, Audrey, of RI
  12. Batt, Anne (Baynton), of Boston, MA
  13. Batt, Christopher, of Boston, MA
  14. Baynton, Anne, of MA
  15. Bolles, Joseph, of Winter Harbor & Wells, ME
  16. Bosvile, Elizabeth, of MA
  17. Bressey, Thomas, of New Haven, CT
  18. Browne, Nathaniel, of Hartford & Middletown, CT, & Springfield, MA
  19. Bruen, Obadiah, of Marshfield & Gloucester, MA, & New London, CT
  20. Bulkeley, Elizabeth, of MA
  21. Bulkeley, Grace (Chetwode), of Concord, MA
  22. Bulkeley, Martha, of MA
  23. Bulkeley, Rev. Peter, of Concord, MA
  24. Burrough, Nathaniel, of Calvert Co., MD, & Roxbury, MA
  25. Carleton, Edward, of Rowley, MA
  26. Carleton, Ellen (Newton), of Rowley, MA
  27. Chambers, Charles, of Charlestown, MA
  28. Chauncy, [Rev.] Charles, of Scituate and Plymouth, MA
  29. Chetwode, Grace, of MA
  30. Clarke, Jeremy, of Newport, RI
  31. Cooke, Elizabeth (Haynes), of Cambridge, MA
  32. Coytemore, Elizabeth, of MA
  33. Crowne, Agnes (Mackworth), of Boston, MA
  34. Cudworth, James of Scituate, MA
  35. Davie, Humphrey, of Boston, MA, & Hartford, CT
  36. Deighton, Frances, of MA
  37. Deighton, Jane (see Lugg), of MA
  38. Deighton, Jane (see Negus), of MA
  39. Deighton, Katherine, of MA
  40. Derehaugh, Anne, of MA
  41. Dexter, [Rev.] Gregory, of RI
  42. Dudley, Katherine (Deighton), of Roxbury/Dedham, MA
  43. Dudley, Thomas, Governor of MA
  44. Dunlop, Archibald, of CT
  45. Eaton, Anne (Lloyd) Yale, of CT
  46. Edwards, Agnes, of Cambridge, MA and Hartford, CT
  47. Farwell, Olive (Welby), of Concord & Chelmsford, MA
  48. Goddard, William, of Watertown, MA
  49. Gregory, Henry, of CT
  50. Gurdon, Muriel, of MA
  51. Gye, Mary, of MA
  52. Hackburne, Katherine (Deighton), of Roxbury & Dedham, MA
  53. Hamby, Katherine, of MA
  54. Harlakenden, Elizabeth (Bosvile), of Cambridge, MA
  55. Harlakenden, Mabel, of MA
  56. Harlakenden, Roger, of Cambridge, MA
  57. Harris, Agnes, of Cambridge, MA and Hartford, CT
  58. Haugh, Elizabeth (Bulkeley), of Cambridge & Boston, MA
  59. Hawes, Edmund, of Duxbury & Yarmouth, MA
  60. Haynes, Elizabeth, of MA
  61. Haynes, Mabel, of Hartford, CT
  62. Homes, Catherine (Craighead), of MA
  63. Howell, Edward, of MA
  64. Humphrey, Anne, of MA
  65. Hutchinson, Anne (Marbury), of Boston, MA, RI, & NY
  66. Hutchinson, Katherine (Hamby), of Boston, MA
  67. Keayne, Anne, of Boston, MA
  68. Launce, Mary, of MA
  69. Lawrence, Jame, Ipswich, MA
  70. Lawrence, Mary (Marie), Ipswich, MA
  71. Lewis, Elizabeth (Marshall), of ME
  72. Lloyd, Ann, of CT
  73. Lowell, Percival, of Newbury, MA
  74. Ludlow, Roger, of Dorchester, MA; Windsor & Fairfield, CT
  75. Lugg, Jane, of Boston, MA
  76. Lynde, Simon, of Boston, MA
  77. Mackworth, Agnes, of MA
  78. Mansfield, Elizabeth, of MA
  79. Mansfield, John, of Charlestown, MA
  80. Manwaring, Oliver, of New London, CT
  81. Marbury, Anne, of RI
  82. Marbury, Katherine, of MA; RI
  83. Markham, William, of MA
  84. Maverick, Mary (Gye), of Dorchester, MA
  85. Mellowes, Martha (Bulkeley), of Charlestown, MA
  86. Miles, Anne (Humphrey), of Swansea, MA
  87. Miller, Mary (Ward) (Cutting), of MA
  88. More, Richard, of Plymouth & Salem, MA
  89. Negus, Jane (Deighton) (Lugg), of Boston, MA
  90. Nelson, John, of Boston, MA
  91. Nelson, Philip, of Rowley, MA
  92. Nelson, Thomas, of Rowley, MA
  93. Newberry, Thomas, MA
  94. Newton, Ellen, of MA
  95. Norris, [Rev.] Edward, of Salem, MA
  96. Otis, Rose, of Dover, NH
  97. Oxenbridge, John, of Boston, MA
  98. Palgrave, Dr. Richard, of Charlestown, MA
  99. Palmes, Anne (Humphrey), of Swansea, MA
  100. Pelham, Elizabeth (Bosvile), of Cambridge, MA
  101. Pelham, Herbert, of Cambridge, MA
  102. Pelham, Jemima (Waldegrave), of Cambridge, MA
  103. Pole (or Poole), Elizabeth, of Taunton, MA
  104. Pole (or Poole), William, of Dorchester & Taunton, MA
  105. Popham, George, of ME
  106. Pordage, George, of MA
  107. Pynchon, Amy (Wyllys/Willis), of Springfield, MA
  108. Raynsford, Edward, of Boston, MA
  109. Saint John, Elizabeth, of MA
  110. Saltonstall, Muriel (Gurdon), of Ipswich, MA
  111. Saltonstall, Richard, of Watertown & Ipswich, MA
  112. Scott, Katherine (Marbury), of Massachusetts & RI
  113. Sherman, Mary (Launce), of Watertown, MA
  114. Skepper, Rev. William, of Boston, MA
  115. Spence, Keith, of NH
  116. Spencer, Agnes (Harris), of Cambridge, MA and Hartford, CT
  117. Stockman, John, of Salisbury, MA
  118. Stoughton, Rose, of NH
  119. Stratton, Anne (Derehaugh), of Salem, MA
  120. Stratton, John of MA (son of Anne above)
  121. Talbot, Peter, (George), of MA
  122. Taylor, James, Gent., of Boston & Lynn, MA
  123. Thorndike, Elizabeth (Stratton) of MA
  124. Throckmorton, John, of Salem, MA, Providence & Warwick, RI, & NJ
  125. Torrey, [Rev.] Samuel, of Hull and Weymouth, MA
  126. Torrey, William, of Weymouth, MA
  127. Treworgy, Penelope (Spencer), of ME, MA, and Newfoundland
  128. Trowbridge, Thomas, Of MA
  129. Tyndall, Margaret, of MA
  130. Tyng, Elizabeth (Coytemore), of Boston, MA
  131. Waldegrave, Jemima, of MA
  132. Welby, Olive, of MA
  133. Wentworth, [Elder] William, of Dover, NH
  134. Whiting, Elizabeth (St. John), of Lynn, MA
  135. Whittingham, Elizabeth (Bulkeley), of Cambridge and Boston, MA
  136. Williams, Frances (Deighton), of Taunton, MA
  137. Willis/Wyllys, Amy, of MA
  138. Wilson, Elizabeth (Mansfield), of Boston, MA
  139. Winthrop, Margaret (Tyndall), of MA
  140. Worden, Peter, of MA
  141. Wyatt, Margaret, of CT
  142. Yale, Ann (Lloyd), of CT
  143. Yale, Thomas, Gent., of New Haven, CT

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Perhaps the fight for liberty is more your style? The Baronial Order of Magna Charta (BOMC) keeps its own list of Gateway ancestors that descend from the barons who forced King John of England to sign the document at Runnymede on 15 Jun 1215.

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If your immigrant ancestor isn’t on at least one of these lists chances are any royal ancestry you found for him or her on the Internet is bogus.

Good luck with your research!

Roland Henry Baker, III