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Priscilla Clark History (Pickett/Wilford/Mills)

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

PDF VERSION Version: 7 Apr 2021 The Life and Times of English Immigrant Priscilla (née Clark) (Pickett) (Pickett) Wilford (1826-1869) Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D. Note by the author (Aug 2020): This manuscript is a revised, updated, and expanded version of the paper that appeared in theNational Genealogical Quarterly[ 94 (DECEMBER 2006): 267-286] and that …

Addendum 1a. Antecedents of Priscilla Clark / Hurle

PDF VERSION The Ancestral Hurle/Hurl Family of Somerset/Wiltshire Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.     Priscilla Clark’s mother was Fanny Hurle (1801-1861); see other Priscilla Clark-related essays on this website. One is tempted to pronounce Fanny’s surname (hur’ lee), but research into the surname reveals that Hurle ancestors preferred spelling the name Hurl, making one doubt …

Addendum 1b. Antecedents of Priscilla Clark / Cox

PDF VERSION The Ancestral Cox Family of Evercreech Parish, Somerset, England Richard L. Tolman, Ph. D.    Priscilla Clark’s maternal grandmother was Mary Cox (1765-1845) of Evercreech parish in Somerset, England. She was married to Richard Hurle; (Cf. other Priscilla Clark-related essays on www.29deadpeople.com.) Examination of the at-DNA matches of 3 different Cox descendants was not …

Addendum 1c. Clark Antecedents of Priscilla Clark

PDF VERSION Version: 29 Aug 2020 The Clark Antecedents of Priscilla Clark of Somerset, England 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 …

Addendum 2. The Piggot/Pickett Family of Berkshire

PDF VERSION Version: 18 Jul 2014   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 …

The Ancient Pigot Family of Berkshire

PDF VERSION Version: 14 May 2015   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 …

Addendum 3. The Leicestershire Wilford Family to America

PDF VERSION Version: 18 Jul 2014   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 …

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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