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Dates of Immigration
Ships
Early European Ancestors
Immigrants by Family:
Sikes-Woodley | Thomas-Gard | McBride-Finley | Hellar-King-Lewelling
Place of Origin

Despite having genealogies going back more than 10 generations for 4 of these families (to the 1500's for more than a dozen lines within these families) and to at least the early 1800's for all the families, we have located only 27% of their immigrant ancestors. Many have been in the US for 8 or more generations and most were probably from England. We have located more than 60 immigrants distributed as follows:

Immigration of Ancestors of California Families

DatesNum.FromTo
1613-1649
(Gen. 13-15*)
20EnglandMA
15EnglandCT †
4EnglandRI
4EnglandNY
2EnglandVA
1EnglandME
1WalesMA
2ScotlandCT
1650-1699
(Gen. 12-14)
2EnglandCT
2EnglandMD
1EnglandPA
1EnglandMA
1EnglandVA
1NetherlandsNY
1GermanyNY
DatesNum.FromTo
1700-1749
(Gen. 11-12)
3EnglandPA
1EnglandVA
2IrelandPA
1GermanyPA
1750-1799
(Gen. 8-9)
2GermanyPA
1800-1849
(Gen. 7)
1EnglandVA
1851-1899
(Gen. 7)
1ScotlandCanada
Totals **
CountryNum.Gen. 3
Ethnicity
England5811%
Germany41.6%
Scotland313%
Ireland21.4%
Wales10.4%
Netherlands10.1%
Ethnicity of Generation 6
Country Finley Gard Hellar King McBride Sikes Thomas Woodley
English   7/128 1/2 11/128   22% 3/512 ?
German   25/256         1/32 ?
Scotch 1/64       100% 1/128  
Irish 7/64           50% ?
Welsh           1/64 1/512
Dutch   1/256          
See: Ethnicity for Generation 7 at McBride Title and Sikes Title.

† Several genealogies list immigrants born prior to 1635 as "of Hartford, CT". Since Hartford was a Dutch trading post then and the town was not established until 1635 when some English settlers came down from Mass. these people were probably not born in Hartford.

** Ethnicity of generation 3 descendants of all the Gen. 6 families. For each generation back ethnicity is cut in half. e.g. Your Great Grandmother contributes 1/8th while your Grandmother contributes 1/4 towards your ethnicity. Since the Scottish ancestors immigrated more recently they have a larger effect even though there are fewer of them.

* GEN - Generations back from 2000.

Immigrants are highlighted on the fan charts.

Ships and Ports for Immigrants

WhoFromToDate/Ship
A-Arive, D-Depart
Joseph CobbLondon, Eng.Jamestown, VA 1613 on the Treasuror
George SoulPlymoth, Eng.Plymoth, MA A.Nov. 1620 on The Mayflower
Samuel WilboreEng.Boston, MA psbly. 4 Sept 1633 on ship "Griffin"
John Rockwell II his wife Wilmet Cade and children Somerset, Eng.Dorchester, MAD. 8 May 1635 on the Hopewell
Roger GardeBideford, Devonshire, Eng.York, Maine D. May 1634 on the Pide Cow
Henry Jackson Eng.Watertown, MA1635 on "Elizabeth and Ann"
Thomas Fairchild Eng.CT bef. 1638
John HathawayEng.MA bef. 1639
Richard Sikes Eng.Mass.bef. 1639
James Finley and familyDublin, IrelandNew Castle, Del A. May 1720 on the Eagle Wing
Donald McBride and familyLamlash, Arran, ScotlandNew Brunswick, Canada 1851


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last updated 24 Mar 2004