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Ancestors of Margaret May Harvey

      17923. Ellynor~ Taylor, born Abt. 1346 in Lillesley, Lindsay, Suffolk; died Unknown.

More About Ellynor~ Taylor:
Forename Variant: Ellyn?640
Child of Robert~ Church and Ellynor~ Taylor is:
  8961 i.   Ellinor At Church, born Abt. 1370 in Monk's Eleigh, Suffolk; died Unknown; married Thomas Hobart Abt. 1388.

      17928. Ralfe Richard Blennerhassett, born Abt. 1375 in Of Carlisle, Cumberland; died Unknown. He was the son of 35856. John Blennerhassett and 35857. Unknown~ Staffol. He married 17929. Joan Skelton.

      17929. Joan Skelton, born Abt. 1378; died 17 Mar 1448/49. She was the daughter of 35858. Sir Clement Skelton and 35859. Joan De Orton.
Children of Ralfe Blennerhassett and Joan Skelton are:
  i.   John Blennerhassett Mayor Of Carlisle, died Unknown.
  8964 ii.   Ralfe Blennerhassett, Kt, born Abt. 1400 in of Frenze, Norfolk; died 08 Nov 1475; married Jane Lowdham.

      17930. John~ De Lowderham, Esq, died Abt. 1424. He married 17931. Jane De Kelvedon.

      17931. Jane De Kelvedon, born in of Kelvedon Manor, Essex; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 35862. Sir William~ De Kelvedon.
Child of John~ De Lowderham and Jane De Kelvedon is:
  8965 i.   Jane Lowdham, born 1409; died 20 Jun 1501; married Ralfe Blennerhassett, Kt.

      17932. Sir William Tyndall, KG641,642, born in of Dene Manor, Northamptonshire, and Redenhale, Norfolk; died 1426643. He was the son of 35864. John Tyndale and 35865. Catherine~ La Zouche. He married 17933. Helena Bigod De Felbrigg.

      17933. Helena Bigod De Felbrigg, born in of Felbrigge, Norfolk, and Breisworth Manor, Suffolk; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 35866. Sir Simon Bigod De Felbrigg KG Lord Of Felbrigg and 35867. Margaret Von Teschen.

Notes for Sir William Tyndall, KG:

Having examined the link between Wycliffe and Huss, and the Bohemian followers, and the part Anne of Bohemia played in the spread of the influence of Wycliffe what relation is there which connects this story of Bohemia and its Princess, to the Tyndales of Hockwold or with Wycliffe and his Lollards? Let us turn to the family of Tyndale which had made its way over several centuries down the eastern coast of England. From the Tyne southward to Northumberland, further still south to Northampton, and on to Norfolk and Essex in this critical period of its family history. [See the movement of the Tyndales down the Eastern Coast of England] The main sources for information on this remarkably resilient family are Francis Blomefield's Norfolk Under Hockfold in the Hundred of Grimeshou, and Samuel Rudder's A New History of Gloucestershire. The two do not always agree.

Rudder begins with Langley Castle, the residence of Robert de Tyndale and his three sons, Adam, Robert, and John. Adam was living in 1199. Robert, the second son, seated himself at Transover in Northamptonshire, temp. E.I. and had two sons, Sir William Tyndale, knight, who died without issue, and Robert Tyndale, living in 1293. Robert's second son, Sir William Tyndale of Transover married Elizabeth, niece and heir of Sir Henry Deane, of Deane in Northamptonshire. Blomefield writes that 'it becomes clear that the Tyndales were able to make powerful and rich friends and neighbours'.

Rudder also quotes from a letter of February 3, 1663, written by Thomas Tyndale, great great-grand son of Edward of Harst Manor (brother of William the Translator), addressed to his cousin Thomas Hutchyns of Melksham Court, in which he writes:

The second brother of that seated himself in Northamptonshire at a place called Transover, and after they married the heir of Sir Henry Deane, of Deane by Transover and after then the heir of Sir Symond Bygod, of Felbrigge, one of the knights of the garter and it was a great match, and one with the lord Scales of Nacelles, dividing that inheritance with the earl of Oxford ....

Effective progress!

The Tyndale (or De Tyndale) Family Crest is described by Burke's General Armoury. 1884 p 1041:

TYNDALE co Northampton, Hockwold, co. Eastwood co. Gloucester and Bathford. co. Somerset. descended from Robert De TYNDALE, feudal Baron of South Tynedale, and Langley Castle, co. Northumberland, temp Henry II). 'Quarterly of six,

1st. ar. a fess gu, 'between three garbs sa. banded or, for TYNDALE;

2nd, ar. a fess dancettee gu. in chief three crescents of the last, for DEAN; co. Northampton'.

3rd, or, a cross gu., for BIGOD.

4th, ar. three fleur­de­lis gu. for MONTFORD, co Norfolk;

5th, or a chev. gu between three cinquefoils slipped of the last for LE BON

6th, ar. three boars' heads erect and erased sa BOOTH.

Crest ­ Out of a ducal coronet composed of five leaves or, a plume of as many ostrich feathers or. banded. erm.

Motto: Confide non confundar 'I trust ­and am not confounded'. From the last verse of the Te Deum Laudas and is also reflected in Psalm 25:1 & 2 'my God, I have put my trust in thee. 0 let me not be confounded', and in Psalm 7 1: 'In thee 0 lord, have I put my trust let me never be put to confusion.'

Rudder shows on pp 756,7, the line of Tyndales from Robert I of 1150 to the early 17th century

More About Helena Bigod De Felbrigg:
Heiress 1: of Sir Symond Bygod of Felbrigge
Heiress 2: of her brother Thomas for Breisworth Manor, Suffolk
Child of William Tyndall and Helena De Felbrigg is:
  8966 i.   Sir Thomas Tyndall Kt Lord Of Breisworth, born Abt. 1410 in of Hockwold, Dene and Redenhall, Norfolk; died 1448; married Margaret Yelverton.

      17934. Sir William Yelverton, Kt, born Abt. 1386 in of Rackheath and/or Rougham, Norfolk; died Abt. 1470. He was the son of 35868. John Yelverton and 35869. Elizabeth Reade. He married 17935. Ella Agnes Breose.

      17935. Ella Agnes Breose, died Unknown. She was the daughter of 35870. Thomas~ Breose.

More About Sir William Yelverton, Kt:
Occupation 1: 1433, Recorder of Norwich644
Occupation 2: 1440, Sergeant at Law
Occupation 3: 1444, Judge of the King's Bench
Occupation 4: 1460, Knight of the Bath
Children of William Yelverton and Ella Breose are:
  8967 i.   Margaret Yelverton, born Abt. 1412 in of Rackheath and/or Rougham, Norfolk; died Unknown; married (1) Sir Thomas Tyndall Kt Lord Of Breisworth; married (2) John III Palgrave.
  ii.   John Yelverton, born Abt. 1412 in Rackheath, Norfolk; died Abt. 1433 in Rackheath, Norfolk; married Margery Morley; born Abt. 1416; died Abt. 1433.

      18176. William Newcomen, born Abt. 1436 in Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire; died 1466 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. He was the son of 36352. Roberte Newcomen and 36353. Joane Cracroft. He married 18177. Alice Kinge.

      18177. Alice Kinge, born Abt. 1436 in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire; died Unknown. She was the daughter of 36354. William~ Kinge.
Child of William Newcomen and Alice Kinge is:
  9088 i.   Martyn Newcomen, born Abt. 1457 in Saltfleetby, Lincolnshire; died Bet. 1536 - 1540 in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire; married Mary Samford Abt. 1478 in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire.

      18178. Bryan~ Samford, born Bef. 1434 in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire; died Unknown. He married 18179. Elizabeth~ Greenfield.

      18179. Elizabeth~ Greenfield, born Bef. 1436 in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire; died Unknown.
Child of Bryan~ Samford and Elizabeth~ Greenfield is:
  9089 i.   Mary Samford, born Abt. 1460 in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire; died Bef. 01 Sep 1545; married Martyn Newcomen Abt. 1478 in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire.

      18336. John Atte Stone, born 1420 in Ardleigh, Essex; died Aft. 1487. He was the son of 36672. Walter Atte Stone.
Children of John Atte Stone are:
  i.   Walter Stone, born 1445; died Unknown.
  9168 ii.   Symond Stone, born 1450 in Ardleigh, Essex; died Bet. 12 May 1506 - 10 Feb 1510/11; married Elizabeth~ 1480.
  iii.   John Stone, born 1455; died Unknown.
  iv.   George Stone, born 1460; died Aft. 06 Aug 1510; married Agnes Stalworth; died Unknown.

      18432. William I Field, born in Bradford, Yorkshire645; died Apr 1480 in Bradford, Yorkshire646. He was the son of 36864. Thomas II Del Field and 36865. Isabel~. He married 18433. Katherine~.

      18433. Katherine~, born Abt. 1448 in Bradford, Yorkshire; died Unknown.

Notes for William I Field:
Frederick Clifton Pierce
Vol I

WILLIAM FELD (Thomas, Thomas, John, Thomas, Roger), b. possibly Bradford, England; m. Katherine
___. Letters of administration granted his widow April 21, 1480. She was administratrix of the estate. He d. April, 1480. Res. Parish of Bradford, England.

Colonial Families of America
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A Field may be quite as much a member of this well-known and widespread family if he elect to write himself down Field, Feeld, Ffield, Ffeild, Ffeld, Fellde, Feyld, or Fylde. He may even try such variations as del Felde and de la Feld. The last named is perhaps the earliest form of the name, now recognized as Delafield. The present spelling, Field or Fields, has been in vogue for two centuries.

If the name originated in England, the meaning would be self-evident. Feld, used by Chaucer, was the past participle felled of the verb to fell. Fieldland is opposed to woodland, and means land where the trees have been felled. The name then would originate with him who owned fieldland.

The tradition, however, is that the ancestor of the English Fields went over with the Conqueror, that he was Huburtus de la Field, of the Chateau de la Feld in Alsace. What would family history be worth without its traditions? They suggest a train of charming fancies, and don't harm any one.

Field, as a matter of fact, sounds like a good old Saxon word.

"Ing, hurst and wood, wich, sted and field,
Full many an English surname yield."
is an old rhyme; so is this one--an epitaph, which is centuries old:

"Here lieth Jack meadow,
Whose dayes passed away like a shadow.
"N. B.--His proper name was Field, but changed for the sake of the rhyme."

It is little waifs like these which you come across now and then when running down your forefathers, which keep up your spirits. Otherwise the subject might be depressing--to think that your ancestors are all, or mostly all, dead!

One record begins with William Feild and his wife Katharine, who were living in Yorkshire, in 1480. Connection is claimed by one branch with Sir Kay, a Knight of Arthur's Round Table, through Rosamond, daughter of William Field, who married, 1617, Godfrey Kay, a descendant.

Queen Elizabeth's chaplain was Dr. Richard Field. The family claim connection with Cromwell, through the marriage of Anne, daughter of Thomas Cromwell, a grandson of Oliver, to John Field, of London.

Among the distinguished members of the family is Sir John Field, who thirteen years after the death of Copernicus published the first astronomical tables that ever appeared in England, calculated on the basis of the new discoveries. He was therefore the first to introduce the Copernican system into England.

Another John Field, born about two centuries later, was a musical composer, whose nocturnes were Chopin's models. A dramatist of renown of the Elizabethan age was Nathan Field.

The notable ones of a later day are the poet, Eugene Field; David Dudley Field, who has done more for the reform of national laws than any other person; George Field of Providence, R. I., whose stately and dignified bearing caused him to be called the "Old Roman," and the "Cato of the Senate." Of course, we do not forget Cyrus and "how he laid the cable." John Bright called him the "Columbus of modern times, who by his cable has moored the new world alongside of the old." Only the fact that Cyrus Field was the citizen of another country prevented him receiving high honors from the English nation. The Paris exposition of 1867 gave him the highest prize it had to bestow--the grand medal. King Victor Emanuel of Italy decorated him; America gave him a gold medal and the thanks of the nation; the city of New York presented thanks, a gold snuffbox, and the freedom of the city; the Chamber of Commerce of New York, thanks and a gold medal; the State of Wisconsin a gold medal, and George Peabody a silver service. These were a few of the testimonials bestowed upon the layer of the cable.

The first of the name here was probably Zachariah, who came from Suffolk and was one of the founders of Hartford, his name appearing upon the record, 1639. Robert, a Long Island settler, about six years later, was from Yorkshire, a man of affairs, and one of the founders of Flushing.

The Fields had their share of adventures in the early days; they were scalped by Indians; carried captive to Canada; and one makes us her debtor for a romantic story, by marrying an Indian chief whom no persuasion could ever induce her to abandon. Benjamin Field of the Flushing family in 1691 married Hannah Bowne, of the well-known pioneer family. Hannah was a cautious young woman, judging from the following letter to her parents:

"My Dear Father and Mother:--I may acquaint you that one Benjamin Field has tendered his love to me. The question he has indeed proposed is concerning marriage, the which as yet I have not at present rejected, nor given much way to, nor do I intend to proceed, nor let out my affections too much towards him, till I have well considered the thing, and have yours and my friends' advice and consent concerning it."

Strongly marked features are characteristic of the family, with keen blue eyes and sandy or brown hair. The Fields have tempers of their own and stubborn wills. Their integrity of purpose and indomitable independence indicate antecedents of a haughty race, unaccustomed to servility.

William, James, Jeremiah, Zachariah and Daniel are names which occur in every generation. A very curious Christian name which a Field bestowed upon a helpless, unoffending offspring was "Abovehope." Abovehope apparently could not appreciate a joke, or the distinction of possessing a name unique in the annals of nomenclature, for she passed away from this wicked world at an early age. Perhaps she died of her name, not having the sense of humor which distinguished her parents. An equally meek name was that of another feminine Field--Submit.

If any one doubts the patriotism of the Fields--but no one does--let him be told that they fought at Bunker Hill; they suffered at Valley Forge, and they witnessed the surrender at Yorktown. Captain Timothy was on Washington's staff. Others, good and true, were Lieutenant Ebenezer, Massachusetts; Ensign Nathaniel and Captain-Lieutenant John, Rhode Island; Captain James, South Carolina; Captains Reuben and Benjamin and Lieutenant Henry, of Virginia.

The arms illustrated, borne by the pilgrim, Robert, of Flushing, are blazoned: Sable, a chevron between three garbs, argent.

Crest: A dexter arm, issuing out of the clouds, fessways, proper, habited gules, holding on the hand a sphere, or.

Motto: Sans Dieu rien--"Nothing without God."

This coat-of-arms is termed in heraldry, "canting," meaning a pun on the name, or "armes parlantes," because of the allusion to a product of the field--wheatsheaves. The simplicity of this coat-armor points to great antiquity. It perhaps goes back to the thirteenth century, when the most ancient roll of arms was made, or 1240. The crest was granted in 1558, when Sir John, astronomer, was authorized by the crown to bear as a crest, over his family arms--three wheatsheaves--an arm gules, bearing a sphere, or. There was reason, if not rhyme or poetry in this--a red, right arm issuing from the clouds, and holding a golden sphere, showing the splendor of the Copernican discovery--a light from the heavens above.

Similar arms, borne by the Earls of Chester, are: Three garbs, or, granted in the thirteenth century.

Zachariah Field of Hartford was entitled to coatarmor blazoned: Per chevron, or and vert; in chief, two dolphins, respecting each other, gules; in base, a garb of the first.

Crest: A dolphin embowed, per pale, or and gules, in front of two darts, in saltire proper, points upward.

These coat-of-arms are found graven on the monuments of the Field family of centuries ago. The garbs in heraldry signify plenty, and that the first-bearer deserved well for his hospitality. They also denote that "The harvest of one's hopes is secured."

More About William I Field:
Residence: Parish of Bradford, England
Will Administrator: 21 Apr 1480, Katherine Feld647
Children of William Field and Katherine~ are:
  9216 i.   William II Field, born 1470 in Bradford, York; died Unknown in East Ardsley, Bradford, Yorkshire; married Unknown Wife Of William~ Field.
  ii.   John I Field, born in Horton, Parish of Bradford, England648; died Aft. 1577.
  iii.   Richard Field, died Unknown.
  iv.   Thomas Field, died Unknown.

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