The Tucker Genealogy; A Record of Gilbert Ruggles and Evelina Christina (Snyder) Tucker, Their Ancestors and Descendants
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...the especial place which called him "How the manuscript got to Fulham nobody knows. Whether it was carried over by Governor Hutchinson in 1774; whether it was taken as spoil from the tower of the Old South Church in 1775; whether, with other manuscripts, it was sent to Fulham at the time of the attempts of the Episcopal churches in America, just before the revolution, to establish an episcopate here--nobody knows. It would seem that Hutchinson would have sent it to the colonial office; that an officer would naturally have sent it to the war office. But we find it in the possession of the church and the church official having, until independence was declared, special jurisdiction over Episcopal interests in Massachusetts and Plymouth. This may seem to point to a transfer for some ecclesiastical purpose. ' The bishop's chancellor conjectures that it was sent to Fulham because of the record annexed to it of the early births, marriages and deaths, such records being in England always in ecclesiastical custody. But this is merely conjecture." 'Authority: Goodwin, John A.: The Pilgrim Republic (1893), pp. 457-459. to its service. Wonderful indeed was it that a single shipload of yeomen and artisans, cast up like waifs on the shore of an unknown wilderness, should have had not only a Carver, Brewster, and Fuller, but also such a greater trio as Winslow, Standish, and Bradford. "Since the earliest thought of emigration from Leyden, as in the hegira from England, Bradford has been among the foremost. In all the early periods and labors of the settlement, he stood side by side with Carver, Standish and Winslow. In bodily labors he wrought beside the strongest; in action he was of the bravest; and in council he led the wisest. From...
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