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Profiles

  • Ann Straight (1731 - 1819)
  • Beatrice Straight (1914 - 2001)
    Beatrice Whitney Straight was an American theatre, film and television actress and a member of the prominent Whitney family. She was an Academy Award and Tony Award winner.Straight made her Broadway de...
  • Diana Walker, MBE (1918 - 2008)
    Diana Barnato Walker ===='Atagirl' who delivered hundreds of planes during the war and was the first British woman to break the sound barrier. The Telegraph Diana Barnato Walker who died on April 28 [1...
  • Dianah Bentley (1748 - 1820)
  • Elizabeth Green (1705 - 1785)
    Elizabeth was the daughter of John Straight and Rosanna Westcott.1. Elizabeth Straight, b 8 Oct 1705 E Greenwich, m 18 May 1727 East Greenwich, Kent Co, RI to James Greene, d ca 1792 Bristol, Bristol C...

About the Straight surname

A huge number of contemporary North American Straight/Straits are descended from Henry Straight of R.I. He has been represented as having been b. ca 1651/2 in England or the colonies (nobody is sure). But his DoB is based on the year of his apprenticeship, 1677, when he voluntarily apprenticed himself to Gershom Waddell. Serious consideration of the matter suggests that he was actually older than the normal age for apprenticeship and may have actually been b. ca 1645 or thereabouts (in which case he may be the same as the Henry Straight b. ca Sep 1645 in Caddington, Bedfordshire, England.) In any event, he was a wheelwright and had at least 2 children, Henry (ca 1676-1732) and John (my ancestor, ca 1678-1759); & possibly a 3rd, Mary (1680-?). He lived at various times in both East & West Greenwich, RI, as well as Portsmouth RI, He was m. at least twice: m1 ?Hannah (LNU)--mother of his children; & m2 Mary Long. He d. 4 jun 1728 in East Greenwich, RI.--W.J. Straight