Collections on Burke's Peerage
American Families with British Ancestry
Burke's American Family Records with British Ancestry list some 1,600 families in the style and manner traditionally applied to the titled and landed families of the British Isles.
The families were selected for their titled and landed links with Britain at the time of their emigration to the USA, as well as their standing in the new world. Most of the lineages begin in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries and chart the family ancestry on both sides of the Atlantic. Each record typically contains the generations, information about the origins of the family in Britain, and the achievements and positions held of the individuals down the centuries.
From WILLIAMS formerly of NORWICH
Lineage – ROBERT WILLIAMS, one of the founders of the First Free School in America at Roxbury, Mass. (it is still in existence), s of STEPHEN WILLIAMS, of Norwich, England, emigrated to America 8 April, 1637, settling at Roxbury, Mass., where he was selectman, freeman (1638), and member of the Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company of Boston; born 1608; married 1st, in England, Elizabeth (died 1674), daughter of John Stalham, and 2nd, 1675, Margaret (died 1690), widow of John Fearing, of Hingham, and died 1693, having had by his first wife, a son,
UPDATING THE RECORDS
As the records are many years out of date, Burke's Peerage & Gentry are now in the process of updating the records to the present day. Consequently this collection will evolve and grow to be an authoritative resource for family histories.