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Priscilla Clark History (Pickett/Wilford/Mills)

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Priscilla (née Clark) (Pickett) (Pickett) Wilford (1826-1869)

PDF VERSION   The Life and Times of English Immigrant Priscilla (née Clark) (Pickett) (Pickett) Wilford (1826-1869)     By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.    Note by the author (May 2011): This manuscript is a revised, updated, and expanded version of the paper that appeared in theNational Genealogical Quarterly[ 94 (DECEMBER 2006): 267-286] and …

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Addendum 1. Priscilla Clark Antecedents

PDF VERSION   The Antecedents of Priscilla Clark of Somersetshire     By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.        Priscilla Clark was born in 1826 in Somerset to James and Fanny (née Hurle) Clark; the Clarks were longtime residents of Buckland-Denham parish in Somerset on the eastern edge of today’s Somersetshire not far …

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Addendum 2. The Piggot/Pickett Family of Berkshire

PDF VERSION   The Piggot/Pickett Family of Berkshire     By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.       The 18th and 19th century Piggot/Pickett family of Berkshire lived for generations in the hamlet called ‘Oare’; earlier Piggots lived in the nearby town of Thatcham and nearby village of Hampstead-Norreys.   Oare is near the …

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The Ancient Pigot Family of Berkshire

PDF VERSION The Ancient Pigot Family of Berkshire   By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.      The earliest available family records of Great Britain (generally 15th and 16th centuries) show that the Pigot family were already a significant presence in central England. Although the family Pigot/Pykot populated strongholds at Gravenhurst in Bedfordshire, Abington Pigots …

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Addendum 3. The Leicestershire Wilford Family to America

PDF VERSION   The Leicestershire Wilford Family to America     By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.       In two generations of the Leicestershire Wilford family, 6 sons immigrated to America: 6 James1 (EdwardA), 7 Frederick1 (EdwardA), 9 William1 (EdwardA), 12 Edward2 (John1 EdwardA), 14 Hardy2 (John1 EdwardA), and 16 Reuben2 (John1 EdwardA).  The first two went to Wisconsin, William …

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Addendum 4. William Gill Mills (1820-1895)

PDF VERSION   William Gill Mills (1820-1895)     By Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.       William Gill Mills was a gifted and charismatic individual. He was an excellent speaker and lecturer, a poet and composer, and a self-styled lawyer (there is no evidence that he was trained in the law); he had …

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