TL;DR -- Our gal, Queen Anne, gifted us with the Georges through her family. Do we ever stop to thank them?
Earlier, we were looking at the spread of our research interests and mentioned the set-to between Rev. Cotton Mather (and his father) and Gov. Joseph Dudley. It was called a Pamphlet War and was of the time of Queen Anne's War. That was of the War of Spanish Succession. So, there was enough of an interest to bear some attention. Hence this post came about. First, a graphic which is a composite from two posts (Plus or minus the arrival, Origins - motivations) both of which are early (2013).
Below is a list of links to further material. But, let's look a little at the time. In the cigarette chart, one see Henry VII (on the left) who was the father of Henry VIII. Then, we see Anne (on the right). This timeline goes from the grandfather (abouts) of Thomas down to his children and grandchildren. And, this is pre-Revolution, by quite a bit. Well, there was turmoil all over Europe which we can get into. It came over here, too, in terms of the French and Indian conflicts which covered decades.
Now, with respect to the one of the time of Mather/Dudley quarreling, we had the First of these conflicts. Remember, Dr. Frank noted that at the Third one, the 4th generation (our label) was trained by the Crown and later turned against the Crown with the 5th generation bearing the brunt of it all. Wait, the populace had lots of impact, too. We will tell those tales as we learn them.
BTW, George III is a cousin of Anne (a Stuart, as was his great-grandmother), so that is one connection.
This was the conflict where Deerfield, MA was attacked. And, those families had moved out west from the eastern part. We just looked at Maine where people went and some returned due to conflicts. We have mentioned a few families in these posts. Now, we mentioned Deerfield as the Neal's look at The History of New England had a brief look at that. Many were killed; over hundred souls taken north as captives.
We saw another connection earlier, Judge Thompson, who wandered out to the left coast and also helped form Montana Territory, contributed to Dr. Frank's The Massachusetts Magazine. He wrote the History of Greenfield, MA which was split out of Deerfield, MA.
- Queen Anne's War
- Deerfield, MA
- History of Deerfield, MA
- Daniel Neal History of New England
- Raid on Deerfield
Remarks: Modified: 04/23/202101/31/2021 -- Anne's son died. Her cousin, Sophia (a Stuart), died, too. So, we got Sophia's son, George I. Haven't paid much attention to the details but will given the Continental meddling over here.