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Subject: Re: Gillingham in Newbury n.h. 1800
Date: 19 Jul 2005 08:57:23 -0600
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Sian, again thank you for your information. Here are a few things of interest to all of you fans of old information. Yesterday as I was looking for more information to add to my ever-growing overload of information, I came across a very interesting web site that had a lot of information on early New England families. Here is the link. http://www.usgennet.org/usa/topic/newengland/savage/
On this site you will find information on: A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, Before 1692.
There are thousands of names, and it is very time consuming to decipher so be prepared to spend some time there. But it is well worth it.
Also if you are looking for early information on Salem Massachusetts there was a book published in 1924 by Sidney Perley actually it is a three volume set, " History of Salem Mass.". The only way I think you will find this book is at a historical society or a rare bookstore. The basic premise of this book is a written genealogy and historic background of Salem from 1626 to the mid 1700's. In it you will find the early settlers and there families. Again it is very time consuming to go through it, but a wealth of information.
Regarding William Gillingham the date I have for him is from the LDS web site as 1643 -1644. While looking through my papers I came across something I forgot I had it is from the Charlestowne Vital records Page 13, it lists a son born to William and Agnes his wife, a son b. May 3 1665. This must be James Gillingham who LDS says was born; depending on which file you look at 1668/1669 - 1670. Take your pick- I am betting on the vital records of Charlestowne.
Regarding the marriage of James Gillingham and Rebecca Bly (May 22 1692) that being during the time of the Salem witch trails. Is that during the time of their marriage, Rebecca's father John Bly (born 1629) was testifying at the Salem witch trails. He had quite the part in putting Bridget Bishop to death as a witch, with his testimony. In Sidney Perleys book "History of Salem Mass." you will find the testimony of John Bly and his son.
Well good luck on finding what you need, let me know if there is any thing i can do to help, Pat