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The Heather Wilkinson Rojo Home Page

Updated November 8, 2011


Heather Wilkinson Rojo
vrojomit@gmail.com

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There are five ancestry reports listed below. Read about them here, but you have to scroll to the bottom to click on them.

1.) John Wilkinson Report
My Dad, b. 1934 in Beverly, Massachusetts and died 2002 in Worcester, Massachusetts- his ancestry is mostly Essex and Middlesex County, Massachusetts, colonial Connecticut and some York County, Maine. In this report you will find lots of Quaker families in the Salem area. There is a Nova Scotia line, including German immigrants in Lunenburg and New England Planters (going back to John Howland of the Mayflower.) Lots of information on the Munroes of Lexington, Massachusetts. His mother, Bertha Roberts, immigrated from Leeds, Yorkshire, England in 1915 on the ship "Orduna" out of Liverpool. Two witchcraft families from the Salem, MA area - George Jacobs and John Proctor.

2.) Gertrude Hitchings Report
My maternal grandmother b. 1905 in Beverly, Mass and d. 2001 in Peabody, Massachusetts - Her ancestry is mostly Essex County, Massachusets but some Mayflower lines (Howland, Tilley, Standish, Soule, Doty, Chilton, Allerton) that go back through Nova Scotia (the Planter movement) and then back to Massachusetts again. There is also some information on many who participated in the witchcraft hysteria of 1692 in Essex County (Salem) including Bridget Biship (hung,) jailor William Dounton, Dr. Griggs, the reverends Francis Dane and Hale, accusers in the Putnam, Pope and Porter families and other characters from the history books!

3.) Stanley Elmer Allen
My maternal Grandfather b. 1904 in Cambridge, Mass (resided in Essex) and d. 1982 in Beverly, Massachusetts. His ancestry is mostly Essex County, including many families from Ipswich, Essex, and Gloucester (lots of Burnhams!) His mother was a Batchelder with lines from Rockingham County and other parts of New Hampshire, and some York County, Maine. Also, the Emerson family of Ipswich, later New Hampshire, then back to Boston. Including the interesting eccentric character, Romanus Emerson of South Boston.

4.) Vicente Rojo- mostly families from Sinovas, Quemada and Aranda de Duero, in the province of Burgos, Spain.

5.) Maria Josefa Garcia - mostly families from Villar de Ciervo, Bouza, and other little villages along the Portuguese border of the province of Salamanca in Spain.


*** I am researching the William Wilkinson and Mercy Nason family of Berwick, Maine. They were married on 7 Sep 1788, their son Aaron removed to Peabody, MA and married Mercy (Mary) Wilson 23 Jun 1829. Below, the Wilkinson line includes information on the Munroe, Bill, Bollman, Simonds, Wilson, Felton, Jacobs, and other families near Peabody. William Wilkinson's great grandfather was Thomas Wilkinson of London, England, who married Elizabeth Caverly in Portsmouth in 1715.

*** I also have information on William Allen born about 1602 in probably Dorsetshire,England, and resided in Manchester, Massachusetts. I have information on his descendents down to the present day. Most lived in Essex, next door to Manchester-by-the-sea.

*** Overseas I need information on John Peter Bowden Roberts born about Aug. 1865 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England to parents Samuel Roberts and Mary Anne Hazeltine.

****The information on the Hoogerzeil and Ooms families has been researched by Erik Kon of the Netherlands, who is working on a genealogy of the entire Hoogerzeil family, in the Netherlands and abroad.

*** Hawaiian Mystery Solved! My 4x great grandmother is Catherine Plummer Jones, sister to Mary Lambert Jones, who became the mother in law to Queen Lilioukalani of Hawaii (by her son, John Owen Dominis.) The Emerson and Jones families visited with the Queen during her visit to Boston, MA during the 1870's and 1890's a

Family Photos

  • Gertrude Hitchings and Stanley Elmer Allen (210 KB)
    The happy couple at the celebration of their 50th Anniversary!
  • Trial of George Jacobs of Salem for Witchcraft (12 KB)
    Painting by T.H. Matteson, Library of Congress
  • BisAbuela Ana (31 KB)
    Vincent and Catalina visit the home of Tia Puri and Bisabuela Anacleta in Aranda de Duero, Burgos, Spain.
  • Hannah Lewis and Abijah Hitchings tombstone (62 KB)
    Abijah Franklin Hitchings and Hannah Lewis Hitchings tombstone located in the Harmony Grove Cemetary, Salem, Massachusetts.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson (20 KB)
    Donald Munroe Wilkinson and his wife, Bertha Louise Roberts
  • William Henry Hoogerzeil (31 KB)
    Taken around 1898, the Spanish American War. From Lynda Hoogerzeil of Nashua, New Hampshire.
  • Maria Ribero and Sebastian Garcia (32 KB)
    Photo taken in the tiny village of Puerto Seguro, Salamanca, Spain.
  • The Roberts Family (34 KB)
    John Peter Bowden Roberts with his wife, Emma Louse Warren, and children, Hilda, Horace and Bertha.
  • Spanish American War (29 KB)
    Cuba, during the Spanish American War. William Henry Hoogerzeil is 3rd from the right, 4th from the left, with a moustache.
  • Isabella Lyons and Rev. I. E. Bill (71 KB)
    Photo is owned by Mrs. Carolyn Fix Blount of Seattle Washington
  • Florence Etta Hoogerzeil (29 KB)
    A photo of Florence Etta Hoogerzeil, oldest daughter of Peter Hoogerzeil and Mary Etta Healy, taken in Beverly, MA about 1885.
  • Immigration Journal pages 1 and 2 (68 KB)
    This is the journal of John Peter Bowden Roberts during his voyage to New York and Beverly in 1915.
  • Barker and Bill Bible (88 KB)
    This bible was printed in 1642 by John Bill, under King James
  • Franklin Abijah Hitchings (33 KB)
    Frank A. Hitchings in his civil war uniform.
  • Immigration Journal page 3 and 4 (73 KB)
  • Reverend I. E. Bill (28 KB)
    Photograph of Reverend Ingraham Ebenezer Bill from the Bill genealogy Book by Harry Bill of Nova Scotia, page 45.
  • Carrie Batchelder Allen (26 KB)
    Photo taken about 1960, Carrie surrounded by the Allen family on Roosevelt Avenue, Hamilton, Massachusetts
  • Immigration Journal page 5 (53 KB)
  • The Wilkinson Clan (35 KB)
    The gathering of the clan at Robert and ShirleyWilkinson's house in Manchester-by-the-Sea, October, 2001.
  • Familia de Sebastian García (43 KB)
    Sebastian Garcia y Maria Ribero, y sus hijos Joaquin, José, y Ascension.
  • Pemaquid Light- near the "Angel Gabriel" shipwreck (42 KB)
    In August 1635 the Angel Gabriel was wrecked at Pemaquid point in Maine. Members of the Burnham, Andrews, Cogswell and Blaisdell families (as well as others) survived and removed later to Massachusetts.
  • Colonel Burnham Tavern (45 KB)
    Colonel Joshua Burnham Tavern, on North River Road in Milford, New Hampshire. Photo taken November 2001.
  • George Munroe Gravestone (19 KB)
    Located in the Old Burying Ground, Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Blaisdell plaque to the "Angel Gabriel" shipwreck (55 KB)
    The Blaisdell family association erected this plaque in memory of the wreck of the "Angel Gabriel"
  • John Robinson (75 KB)
    Plaque erected in 1891 to the Memory of John Robinson at the church in Leyden where he preached, and where he is now buried.
  • Cogswell family plaque to the "Angel Gabriel" (61 KB)
    The Cogswell family association erected this plaque in memory of the shipwreck of the "Angel Gabriel" on a rock next to Pemaquid Lighthouse.
  • The Wilkie Brothers (53 KB)
    Robert, Richard and Jack Wilkinson at Robert's home in Manchester, Massachusetts, October, 2001.
  • Fort William Henry at Pemaquid, Maine (57 KB)
    This fort was erected in 1692, replacing Fort Charles which was here earlier at the time of the wreck of the "Angel Gabriel" in 1635. Both were built and abandoned on and off during colonial times.
  • John Locke plaque- Rye, New Hampshire (53 KB)
    located on Locke's Neck, on Locke Road, in Rye, New Hampshire.
  • Andrew Munroe Jr Tombstone (61 KB)
    Andrew Munroe Jr tombstone located in Kings Private Cemetary, Lowell Rd., Peabody, MA
  • Nathaniel Felton, Jr. House (18 KB)
    Located in Peabody, Massachusetts on Felton Street next to Brooksby Farm. Built in the late 1680's.
  • Allen Family at Christmas (49 KB)
    The entire Allen family around the Christmas tree in the 1950's, taken at Roosevelt Avenue, Hamilton, Massachusetts.
  • Moises Rojo and his family (29 KB)
    Anacleta, Moises and children Vicente, Puri and Gabino. This photo is a composite, put together after Moises' death during the Spanish Civil War.
  • Joseph Gilman Allen House (48 KB)
    This is the Joseph Gilman Allen House, located on Western Avenue, Essex, Massachusetts, on the Hamilton town line.
  • Little Woodhouse Street, Leeds (17 KB)
    This is a typical street in the Woodhouse district of Leeds where Bertha and the Roberts family lived until 1915.
  • John Locke plaque- closeup view (98 KB)
    A close up view of the plaque erected by the Locke Family Association in 1934 on Locke Road in Rye, New Hampshire. (see wide angle view and the other Locke roadside marker photos located on this list)
  • Joseph Gilman Allen Tombstone (56 KB)
    This is the Joseph Gilman Allen tombstone located at the Spring Street Cemetary, Essex, Massachusetts. He was a Civil War Veteran.
  • 1910 Postcard, Leeds England (39 KB)
    Postcard from Hilda to her sister Bertha, the undernurse at the Holy Trinity Vicarage.
  • John Locke roadside marker (55 KB)
    John Locke roadside marker erected by the Locke Family Association in 1984. Located on Locke's neck in Rye, New Hampshire, next to another plaque erected in 1934
  • John Emerson Tombstone (73 KB)
    John Emerson's grave located in the cemetary off the common in Hancock, New Hampshire.
  • All Soul's Church, Leeds (5 KB)
    This is the church Bertha Roberts and her family attended in Leeds, England.
  • Oct. 15, 1956 Madrid, Spain (42 KB)
    Consuelo Martín, José García, and María García in Madrid, Spain.
  • Holy Trinity Church (2 KB)
    This is the church of the vicar for whom Bertha was the "under nurse" as a very young girl. She began to work for his children at age 12.
  • María y José Manuel García (25 KB)
    María y José Manuel García in 1937 in the uniforms of the Falange.
  • Bertha Robert's Journal Entry (69 KB)
    This is from Bertha Louise Roberts journal, it is a description of the morning her family left Leeds, England for Beverly, Massachusetts, United States of America.
  • José, 'Chon, y Sebastian (28 KB)
    José, 'Chon and Sebastian in front of the family home in Puerto Seguro, Salamanca, Spain.
  • United Shoe Machinery Corporation, Beverly 1911 (11 KB)
    John Peter Bowden Roberts, Arthur Treadwell Hitchings, Stanley Elmer Allen, John Wilkinson and various members of the Hoogerzeil family also were employees. Bertha (Roberts) Wilkinson was a matron here during World War II.
  • Gertrude Hitchings (14 KB)
    Age 17, at her graduation from Beverly High School, in Beverly, Massachusetts, in 1923.
  • The Ship Orduna (29 KB)
    This is the ship the Roberts family took from Liverpool, England to Ellis Island,New York in 1915.
  • Oct. 15, 1956 Madrid, Spain (42 KB)
    Consuelo Martín, José García, and María García in Madrid, Spain, in front of the Royal Palace. Jose wearing the dress uniform of the Captain of the Guardia Civil.
  • José García 1926 (23 KB)
    Age 18, volunteer for Africa with the Guardia Civil.
 

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