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17951 Yeoman (Farmed on his own lands) Putnam, William Yeoman (I29540)
17952 yeoman (Farmed on his own lands) Newcomb, Simon Yeoman (I33524)
17953 Yeoman (owned and worked his own farm) Barker, Robert Lt. (I37462)
17954 Yeoman in 1714 (Farmed on his own lands) Cheeseman, Samuel Yeoman (I24067)
17955 Yeoman, Land owner Moody, Richard Yeoman (I144146)
17956 Yoeman Atweecke, Thomas Yoeman (I135674)
17957 Yolanda was a Child Bride at the age of 10 Family F8286
17958 Young Bess

Elizabeth's life was troubled from the moment she was born. Henry VIII had changed the course of his country's history in order to marry Anne Boleyn, hoping that she would bear him the strong and healthy son that Catherine of Aragon never did. But, on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich Palace, she bore Elizabeth instead.

Anne did eventually conceive a son, but he was stillborn. By that point, Henry had begun to grow tired of Anne and began to plot her downfall. Most, if not all, historians agree that Henry's charges of incest against Anne were false, but they were all he needed to sign her execution warrant. She was beheaded on the Tower Green in May, 1536, before Elizabeth was even three years old.

Elizabeth was sent away from Court, as she was a reminder to Henry of Anne. Henry has remarried and was eagerly awaiting the son he hoped Jane Seymour was carrying. As it turned out, she was indeed to bear Henry a son, Edward (future Edward VI). Jane died shortly after Edward was born.

Elizabeth's last stepmother was Katherine Parr, the sixth queen to Henry VIII. She had hoped to marry Thomas Seymour (brother to the late Queen Jane), but she caught Henry's eye. She brought both Elizabeth and her half-sister Mary back to court. When Henry died, she became the Dowager Queen and took her household from Court. Because of the young age of Edward VI, Edward Seymour (another brother of Jane's and therefore the young King's uncle) became Lord Protector of England.

Elizabeth went to live with Queen Dowager Katherine, but left her household after an incident with the Lord Admiral, Thomas Seymour, who was now Katherine's husband. Just what occurred between these two will never be known for sure, but rumors at the time suggested that Katherine had caught them kissing or perhaps even in bed together. Katherine was pregnant at the time of the incident. She later gave birth to a daughter. Katherine died not too long afterwards. This left Thomas Seymour as an eligible bachelor once again. Later, he was arrested for an attempted kidnapping of King Edward and for plotting to marry himself to Elizabeth, who was an heir to the throne.

Young Edward had never been a strong child and eventfully contracted what was then called consumption. It is most likely that he had tuberculosis, from contemporary accounts. When it looked inevitable the teenager would die without an heir of his own body, the struggle for the crown began. And so began an even more dangerous time in the life of the Princess Elizabeth...

The Dangerous Years

Because the Princess Elizabeth was a daughter of the later King Henry, she was in line to the throne (despite several attempts to remove her from the chain, she was in Henry's will as an heir) and was therefore a most sought after bride.

During the reign of her young brother Edward VI, Thomas Seymour asked for Elizabeth's hand in marriage, which she refused. From this incident, both Thomas and Elizabeth were suspected of plotting against the king. Elizabeth was questioned, but was never charged. Seymour however, after an attempt to kidnap the boy king, was arrested and eventually executed for treason. Elizabeth was reported to have said, upon hearing of the Lord Admiral's death: "Today died a man of much wit, and very little judgment."

Reports of the young King's declining health spurred on those who did not want the crown to fall to the Catholic Mary. It was during this time that Guilford Dudley married Lady Jane Grey, who was a descendant of Henry VIII's sister Mary, and was therefore also an heir to the throne. When Edward died in 1553, Jane was proclaimed Queen by her father and father-in-law, who rallied armies to support her. However, many more supported the rightful heir: Mary, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon.

Nine days after Jane was proclaimed Queen, Mary rode into London with Elizabeth. Jane Grey and her husband Guilford were imprisoned in the Tower.

Shortly after becoming Queen, Mary was wed to Prince Philip of Spain, which made the Catholic Queen even more unpopular. The persecuted Protestants saw Elizabeth as their savior, since she was seen as an icon of "the new faith". After all, it was to marry her mother Anne Boleyn that Henry instituted the break with Rome. Because of this, several rebellions and uprisings were made in Elizabeth's name, although she herself probably had little or no knowledge of them. However, Mary sensed the danger from her younger sister, and imprisoned her in the Tower.

The story of Elizabeth's entry into the Tower is an interesting one. She was deathly (pun intended) afraid of the Tower, probably thinking of her mother's fate in that place, and when she was told she would be entering through Traitor's Gate, she refused to move. She had been secreted to the Tower in the dark so as not to raise the sympathy of supporters. That night was cold and rainy, and the Princess Elizabeth sat, soaking wet, on the stairs from the river to the gate. After her governess finally persuaded Elizabeth to enter, she did so and became yet another famous prisoner of the Tower of London.

When it appeared that Mary had become pregnant, Elizabeth was no longer seen as a significant threat, and the aging Queen let her return to Hatfield House, under semi- house arrest.

May Tudor was nearly 40 years old when the new of her "pregnancy" came. After a few months, her belly began to swell, but no baby was ever forthcoming. Some modern historians think that she had a large ovarian cyst, and this is also what lead to her failing health and eventual death in November 1558.

News of Mary's death on November 17, 1558 reached Elizabeth at Hatfield House. Elizabeth had survived and was finally Queen of England.

Queen At Last

When Elizabeth took the throne, she was immediately descended upon by suitors. However, as we all know, she never married. One of the most obvious questions would be "why?". Some theorize that because of the way her father treated his wives, Elizabeth was disgusted by the idea of marriage. The more romantic feel it was because she couldn't marry the man that she really loved, Robert Dudley. When Elizabeth became Queen, Dudley was married, and then his wife died under mysterious circumstances a few years later. Although Robert Dudley was cleared of any wrongdoing in the matter, Elizabeth could not marry him because of the scandal that would no doubt arise. Or perhaps it was a combination of both. Regardless of the reason, Elizabeth never married, but managed to successfully play her suitors off of one another for about 25 years, gaining alliances and wealth from gifts on the possibility of marriage. The one serious contender for her hand was the Duke of Alençon of France, but negotiations failed eventually.


The later years of Elizabeth's reign are sometimes referred to as a Golden Age. During this time, England and Elizabeth faced several major trials. First, Elizabeth had to deal with the growing threat of Mary Queen of Scots, who ad a strong and legitimate claim to the throne of England. When Mary fled her country in the 1560s, she was taken into house arrest in England, where she had expected the protection of her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth however knew Mary was a threat. Eventually, a plot serious enough arose in Mary's name, and Elizabeth sign her death warrant. Mary was executed in 1587, on February 8th, at Fortheringhay.

Also, the greatest military threat some a year later, when the Armada from Spain sailed toward the tiny island nation. England prevailed and was on its way towards becoming the supreme naval power that it was in the 1600 and 1700s.

This was also near the time that Robert Dudley died. Elizabeth kept the last letter he sent her in her desk, with "His Last Letter" written on it.

Elizabeth died on March 24, 1603 and was succeeded by James I (James VI of Scotland), the son of Mary, Queen of Scots. 
Tudor, Elizabeth I Queen of England (I23600)
17959 Younger of Buccleuch ; "Predeceased his father, leaving an only child, who succeeded to the family estates." Scott, David Lord of Buccleuch (I43389)
17960 Youngest son and eventual heir. More, Cresacre (I35635)
17961 Yronde, 63 Burgundy, Mathilde (Mahaut) de (I114786)
17962 Zachariah Ferriss died on Jan. 4, 1711, while on the expedition to Port Royal, Acadia (Canada) against the French. Died after the victory there. Ferris, Zacheriah (I34031)
17963 Zebediah (iv-4) lived at the east end of Long Point, Concord, NH. (Rev Farnham) Farnham, Zebediah (I33625)
17964 Zella Frazier - 20 Jul 1941

Minnie Lee, Arthur Lee Jr, Floyd Allen, Zella, Virgil Lee, Ellison Mack, Nellie Mae, Elmer, Arthur Lee Frazier and Ada Matilda W

Arthur L Frazier Obituary

Minnie Lee and Zella Frazier with George William Osterman and LeRoy Evans - 20 Jul 1941

Zella Frazier - Fullerton - 1950s
Frazier, Zella (I213939)
17965 Zemplén vm. követ Chapy, György (I105079)
17966 Zenos has been Superintendent of schools in San Juan County for a number of years. Black, Zenos Linden (I198473)
17967 Zina Huntington Young, auto in Women of Mormondom (1877), Pg. 203:
[p.203] Of one of my great-grandfathers the Huntington family memoir records thus: `John, born in Norwich, March 15th, 1666, married December 9th, 1686, Abigal, daughter of Samuel Lathrop, who was born in May, 1667. Her father moved to Norwich from New London, to which place he had gone from Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1648. He was the son of the Reverend John Lathrop, who, for nonconformity, being a preacher in the First Congregational Church organized in London, was imprisoned for two years, and who, on being released in 1634, came to this country, and became the first minister of Scituate. 
Huntington, John A. Sr. (I13904)
17968 Zion Hope Baptist Cemetery Williams, Ernest Winfrey Jr. (I81053)
17969 [Age 13] Preston, Daniel Sr. (I39113)
17970 [Allen section of the Sprague microfilm as transcribed by Frank Dyer];; b. near 1652, (under 21 un Aug.1669), m. Dec.7,1670 at Bridgewater, John Cary Jr. of Bridgewater. Removed to Bristol. R.I.  Abigail wife of Dea. John Cary died Jan.25,1729/30 in 79th yr., gs., Congregational Church Yard, Bristol, R.I. Allen, Abigail (I24125)
17971 [allLines.FTW]    gravestone:  1882-1894    newspaper: Mon 28 May1894-Carrie Scott died yesterday at the home of her parents, Judge and Mrs. O.D. Scott at 10 P.M. yesterday.  Funeral from the family residence at Elm and Forrest St at 4 P.M.  Burial at Rose Hill Cem. The deceased was just budding into maidenhood. Scott, Carrie Aurilla (I229783)
17972 [alternate]
"LYON'S WHELP", John Gibbs, Master, she sailed from Gravesend, England Aril 25, 1629, arriving in Salem, MA the middle of July [Mass. Col. Rec. I, 395; Sprauge Genealogy (1923) pp.43-48];; Charles Edward Banks, "THE PLANTERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH: 1620-1640 Passengers and Ships", Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., Baltimore (1972) 974.w2p, pg.61 
Sprague, William Sr. (I22728)
17973 [Berley2.FTW]

A posthumous child. In 1407, he became heir to a third of the Barony of
Berkeley, Sir. Maurice Knight (I20970)
17974 [Berley2.FTW]

Daughter of Sir Humphrey Stafford, Kt., of Grafton, and Catherine Fray,
daughter of sir John Fray, Chief Baron of the Exchequer. 
Stafford, Anne (I8495)
17975 [Berley2.FTW]

Knight of the Bath.  Of Stoke Gifford.  Sheriff of Gloucester, 1485.

William Berkeley, of Stoke, was attained in the 1st year of Henry VII., and restored in the 11th year of Henry VII. He married Anne Stafford, daughter of Humphrey Stafford, Knight. . 
Berkeley, Sir. William Knight (I16377)
17976 [Berley2.FTW]

Only son and heir. 
Berkeley, Sir. Maurice Knight (I20975)
17977 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 10, Ed. 1, Tree #4396, Date of Import: Mar 1, 1999]

"The Websters were settled in Yorkshire at a very early period. They were, according to Burke and Playfair, of Scottish descent, and held the manor of Lockington, Yorkshire, in the time of Richard II (1389-1399). The apparent founder of the family was John Webster of Bolsover, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, who in the 12th year of Henry VI (1434) was returned into Chancery among the gentlemen of that County who made oath, in behalf of themselves and their retainers, for the observance of the king's laws. From him descended John Webster, who upon the dissolution of the monasteries, received from Henry VIII, large grants in Cambridgeshire, Essex and Huntingdonshire (1509-1547). From him descended, in the third generation, John Webster who came to Watertown, near Boston, New England, from Warwickshire, England about 1636." 
Webster, John Esq. (I143464)
17978 [Brøderbund WFT Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #0260, Date of Import: Dec 27, 1996]

See 'Old Churches and meeting houses in and around Philadelphi' by Faris   LH Gen Ref 974.8 F 2280  St. Joseph Co. Public Lib. (IN)

'When William Penn invited the persecuted Friens of the Palatinate to join his Province of Pennsylvania, they decided to make the venture for the sake of religious freedom.  They bought, in 1683, through the Frankfort Company, 5700 acres of land, located some six miles north of Philadelphia. On October 6, 1683, thirteen families arrived on James Claypole's ship "Concord".  James Pastorius was the leader.  A few weeks later they laid out Germantown. Before the close of the year the first meeting was held in the rude stone house of Dennis Conrad, who was then known as Thomas Kinders.  Five years later this meeting was made memorable in the story of the Friends in America, because from it was sent the protest against slavery, of which their leader Pastorius was the writer...

Source:  "Descendants of J. Conard," by Erik P. Conard (email copy furnished by Erik P. Conard to Paula Miller 17 April, 2001):  from Krefeld Immigrants, XIII, 14,

Thones Kunders is called a first cousin of Jacob Gottschalk.  Jacob was the son of Gottschalk Theunissen who had fled from Gladbach in 1654.  He was born in about 1727 at the Heckerhof in Munchen-Gladbach, Alst.
A great deal of information is available on Thones Kunders, alias
Dennis Conrads, whose posterity spell the name overwhelmingly Conard,
also Cunard, Conrad, Cunnard, Connard, Conerd, and perhaps others
which have not been yet corroborated.  About 40,000 descendants have
been identified by 1997 and some descend from him four ways...
Roberts & Walton Genealogy, pp. 32-36.  Judge Henry Clay Conrad's
Thones Kunders and His Children, 1891.  Many issues, Krefeld Immigran ts,
films Burials, Marriages, SLC; Dorothy Streeper's original researchers
in Germany, Wilhelm Niepoth and Karl Mackes.
He was a subscriber to the Upper Germantown Burying Ground and it is likely that he is buried there, but no list of burials was made until 1756-- from
Hotchkin's Ancient and Modern Germantown, 1889, p 170 
Kunders, Thones Dennis (I143048)
17979 [Dates 1814-1837] (unconfirmed that this is the right marriage for Thomas) Family F14890
17980 [Dist. Pr. Reg.] @ Worcester Barksdale, Richard (I28748)
17981 [Dist. Pr. Reg.] @ Worcester Barksdale, Richard (I28748)
17982 [Dist. Pr. Reg.] and again London, England [P.C.C., 108; Grey] Wahull, Dorothy (I31862)
17983 [Fordington Monthly Messenger, March 1914.]
    As early as 1575, Simon Sprague, clothier, of Winsham, near Chard, was administer of the estate of Leonard Seargaunte, of Fordington.
    Forty years later his son, Edward Sprague, died at Upwey Mill, leaving by his will dated 6th June, 1614, a considerable sum of money to his widow, Christina, and their five sons and one daughter.
    Ralph Sprague was the eldest, who on his marriage 15 August, 1623, with Joan, daughter of Richard WARREN of this parish, settled at Fordington, where he came under the influence of John Endicott, afterwards Governor of Massachusetts.
    Ralph and his two brothers, Richard and William set sail for Weymouth on June 26th, 1628, with John Endicott, John Meech, John Stickland and other Fordingtonians for New England, where they settled at Charlestown.
    Thither they were followed three years later by Anthony EAMES, Churchwarden of Fordington, who brought out his daughter Millicent, the betrothed wife of William Sprague.
    Our Fordington Register records the birth of John, son of Ralph Sprague, 23rd May, 1624 and Janathan, son of the same, born 27 November, 1625, as well as the marriage of Alice Sprage to Richard EAMES, 5th June, 1615.
    From Ralph and William Sprague are descended the numerous and influential family of that name in America, whose history was written in 1828 by Hosea Sprague.
    Christopher, brother of Ralph, married Ann, daughter of Walter Gray of Brideport, a son of Squire Gray of Kingston Park in Stinsford and lived at Turners Piddle.  A Christopher Sprague was buried at Fordington 31st March, 1625. 
Sprague, Tristram (I15817)
17984 [from Rootsweb ei-kabr database]
Arrived Delaware River October 1682 
Rogers, Thomas (I144356)
17985 [Gen. Reg. VII:29]; leaving large property of which £200 to wife Jane, beside what she brought at marriage and residue equally to children, executed that the three youngest daughters should each have £50 less than the others.  The inventory taken 28 Jan 1636 (included land in England at £300) was of £1520,4.7. Newberry, Thomas Sr. (I12647)
17986 [m#2 on 21 Dec 1676 at Wallingford, New Haven, CT to "UNKNOWN"] Family F13365

date: abt 1020 [Ref: Moriarty p75, Moriarty p76] abt 1025 [Ref: DeVajay Aragon
Family F1846
17988 [Notes given to me by Ellen R. Baker. She used information from Tedd Rowley's site, Bill Barton of Stamford, CT, and John Zimmerman's site.  She also received information from Glenn Kelley, Jan Stevens, Greg Estep, Albert Nye, Helen Vunk, Deanna Smith, Sandy Krask Austin, David C. Crankshaw, Robert Stewart, Maria Park, and Steve Schack.  Also used information from Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle: "Family of Edward Fuller- Mayflower Families Through Five Generation series, Vol. 4 Plymouth, MA; General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1995. (also known as the "silver books" series.)]

Edward was one of the Puritans who left England because of religious persecution.  In the time of Queen Elizabeth I (1558 to 1603), the policy was to enforce absolute uniformity in religious belief.  The Puritans were targeted because of their persistent attempts to purify the church and they had stopped with the ceremonies required by the dominate religion.  King James I, who succeeded Queen Elizabeth  I, also was intolerant of other religions.

Edward and his wife were among the English Separatist living in Leiden, Holland.  He then joined the pilgrims at Southhampton, England and then embarked first in the "Speedwell" and when the ship proved unseaworthy, transferred to the Mayflower and with his wife and young son, Samuel, and continued the voyage to the New World.  He was the twenty-first signer of the "Mayflower Compact". He and his wife both died soon after their arrival and are buried in unmarked graves on Coles Hill at Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, he had two children, Matthew and Samuel.

note: there are several possible women that could have been Edward's wife.  The following were found in the parish register abstracts of the I.G.I. of Edward Fuller's marrying, during the time he would have most likely married: Amy Lee (m. Nov 21, 1596,Abinger, Surrey, England). Amy Carpenter (m. Nov 25, 1579 in Carlton, Bedford, England), Tomasine Sheppard, (m. May 2, 1597 in St. Gregory, Norwich, Suffolk, England), Joan Raven (m. Oct 28, 1599 in Woodham, Walter, Essex, England), Elizabeth Buck (m. July 25, 1602 in Great Finborough, Suffolk, England), Barbara Colman (m. Jun 10 1606, Chigwell, Essex, England), and Agnes Croucher (m. Jan 14, 1607 in West Horsley, Surrey, England). 
Fuller, Edward (I171110)
17989 [P.C. C. 11; Scroope.] (Dsp) Descessit Sine Prole ("died without surviving issue") Barksdale, Richard Rev. (I32356)
17990 [possible CONFLICT: with Abraham PARKER & Rose WHITLOCK which married 18 Nov 1644] Parker, Abraham (I10438)
17991 [St.] at West Flamborough, Tuesday evening last, the Rev. Alexander Neil Bethune, of Grimsby and Jane Eliza  eldest daughter of James Crooks, of the former place. [Rev. Ralph Leeming] Family F28149
17992 [Suspected one of the ships to be the "NOVA ANGLIA" Nov 17, 1636 and the other ship is suspected to be the "RAINBOW"]

On November 17, two ships arrived from London, names unknown, 'full of passengers.'  One of them had been twenty-six weeks from the Thames, and eighteen weeks from land to land. 'Their beer all spent and leaked out a month before arrival, so as they were forced to stinking water (and that very little) mixed with sack or vinegar, and their other provisions very short and bad.  Yet, through the great providence of the Lord, they came safe on shore, and most of them sound and well liking.  One of the ships was overset in the night by a sudden gust, and lay so for half an hour, yet righted herself." (Winthrop: Journal 1:200) 
Robinson, William (I21773)
17993 [Suspected one of the ships to be the "NOVA ANGLIA" Nov 17, 1636 and the other ship is suspected to be the "RAINBOW"]

On November 17, two ships arrived from London, names unknown, 'full of passengers.'  One of them had been twenty-six weeks from the Thames, and eighteen weeks from land to land. 'Their beer all spent and leaked out a month before arrival, so as they were forced to stinking water (and that very little) mixed with sack or vinegar, and their other provisions very short and bad.  Yet, through the great providence of the Lord, they came safe on shore, and most of them sound and well liking.  One of the ships was overset in the night by a sudden gust, and lay so for half an hour, yet righted herself." (Winthrop: Journal 1:200) 
Prudence (I51784)

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