Saturday, December 13, 2014

Urquharts Urchard Orcutt Research

View Tree for Urquharts Urchard OrcuttUrquharts Urchard Orcutt (b. 1566, d. date unknown)

Urquharts Urchard Orcutt was born 1566 in Scotland, and died date unknown. 

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As legend has it, in the days when wild boar, wolves and bears still roamed the Scottish Highlands a mighty warrior named Conachar Mor ruled over a swathe of territory near Inverness, on the northwest side of Loch Ness. A scion of the Royal House of Ulster, Conachar became a hero in the folklore of the region for his strength and valour after he and his faithful, but aged hound An Cu Mor slew a ferocious wild boar that had long terrorised the Great Glen. 

It is said that Conachar and his sword lie buried somewhere in what is today Glen Urquhart, and Conachar's feat is reflected in the boars' heads adopted as part of the heraldic achievement of the Chief of Clan Urquhart, who regards Conachar Mor as the founder of his clan.

Clan Urquhart took its name from Airchartdan or Urchard, as Conachar’s territory was named when St. Columba visited the area in the sixth century, bringing Christianity to a hitherto heathen land. Later a castle was built there, overlooking Loch Ness, Scotland's most famous loch. Urchard became Urquhart, and the area became known as Glen Urquhart. Today the remains of Urquhart Castle stand as an imposing monument to the past and a symbol of the ancient connection between Clan Urquhart and Glen Urquhart. The castle and glen serve as constant reminders to Urquharts throughout the world that their name had its origin here. 

Kenneth Trist Urquhart, current Clan Chief, relates that "The first documented chief of the Urquhart Clan was one William de Urchard - a loyal supporter of Robert the Bruce during the Scottish War of Independence of 1296-1328. William is best known for his role in commanding troops against forces supporting the English King Edward I in the successful defence of the Mote-hill of Cromarty on the north shore of the Black Isle. The Mote-hill overlooked a strategic ferry landing at the mouth of the Cromarty Firth - a vital link in the land route running to the North - essential to royal control of the area. In 1358 William’s son Adam was made Baron and Sheriff of Cromarty and given the responsibility of defending and administering this important district. For the next three hundred years, the Urquhart clan chiefs held the Sheriffdom as hereditary property and the Barony of Cromarty was their principal seat."

The clan's loyalty to the Scottish monarchy was recognised when King James I knighted Adam's grandson William in 1416. Later, as Burke's Landed Gentry relates, King James III granted Sir Wm. Urquhart "the Mote and Mansion Mound of Cromarty, with licence to build a tower or fortalice thereon". Subsequently an imposing castle was built on the site by Thomas Urquhart, the 7th Chief. Unfortunately, the castle was demolished in 1772 and sadly today, only an artist's impression of this edifice remains.

Thomas Urquhart, builder of the castle, lives on in family legend for another reason. He reputedly fathered thirty-six children by one, clearly extraordinary, wife - she bore him twenty-five sons and eleven daughters. True to the family's loyalty to the Scottish royal family, seven of the couple's sons were killed at the Battle of Pinkie in 1547. 

Memorials to Clan UrquhartSucceeding generations of Urquhart sons acquired other estates, becoming the lairds of Meldrum, Byth, Craigston, Craighouse, Kinbeachie, Newhall and Braelangwell. All of these estates have passed out of Urquhart hands except Craigston in Aberdeenshire, which is presently held by William Pratesi Urquhart, and a small portion of Craighouse containing the picturesque ruin of Castle Craig. Located on the north shore of the Black Isle overlooking the Cromarty Firth, Castle Craig is the last remaining symbol of Urquhart power in this area. It is the seat of the present chief of the clan who hopes to restore it and make it the centre of the clan’s activities. 

Castle Craig was once owned by John Urquhart of Craigfintray, Tutor of Cromarty, who later built Craigston Castle in Aberdeenshire at the beginning of the seventeenth century. The Tutor, so called because he was guardian of his great nephew Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty, was widely recognized for his "deep reach of natural wit and great dexterity in acquiring many lands". The Tutor administered the 11th Chief’s estates in an excellent manner, but, after his time, his great nephew soon got himself hopelessly in debt because of poor estate management and his support of the royalist cause. His son Thomas, who succeeded him in 1642, was unable to recoup his father’s losses and incurred further indebtedness because of his support of Charles I and Charles II. This Sir Thomas, the 12th Chief (1611-1660), was a great character - an eccentric, Scottish genius who is world-renowned among scholars for his outstanding translation of Rabelais - described by one admirer as "a marvellous production".

Sir Thomas is remembered for his service to the monarchy. A royalist officer, he was captured at the Battle of Worcester in 1651 and was imprisoned in the Tower of London. While in London, he wrote a book tracing his ancestry back to Adam and Eve, and authored works on mathematics, a universal language, and other erudite subjects. Before leaving Scotland in 1651 he commissioned a 5' 6" by 2' 8" carved decorative lintel for the great fireplace in Cromarty Castle. Called the Kinbeachie Stone, this celebrated sculpture depicts the arms of the Chief of Clan Urquhart and various emblems and inscriptions recalling the legendary history of the family. In the 1920s the stone was donated to the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland in Edinburgh. Some seventy years later it was transferred to the new Museum of Scotland where it is today displayed in the section devoted to "The Seventeenth Century Challenge". Sir Thomas died unmarried in 1660, reputedly of mirth on hearing that Charles II had been restored to the throne.

Descent of the chiefship

The family's financial setbacks ultimately led to the loss of Cromarty and many other important Urquhart lands in the Black Isle. Yet support for the royal Stuart cause continued unabated. The 16th Chief, Col. James Urquhart of Cromarty took an active part in the Jacobite Rising of 1715 and later served as principal Jacobite agent in Scotland for the exiled King James, father of Prince Charles Edward, Bonnie Prince Charlie. 

At the death of Colonel James in 1741, the chiefship of the clan passed to his cousin, William Urquhart of Meldrum in Aberdeenshire. From then until 1898 Meldrum was the seat of the chief. Kenneth Urquhart explains that "This came to an end at the death of the 22nd Chief of Clan Urquhart, Major Beauchamp Colclough Urquhart of Meldrum, an officer of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. A bachelor, he was killed in action in 1898 at the Battle of Atbara during the Sudan Campaign. The chiefship then passed to his nearest male relative, his cousin, Rev. Edward William Urquhart who died in 1916; then it passed to Edward's cousin, David Urquhart of Braelangwell, head of a younger branch of the family. 

"By the time David became chief, the house and most of the land of Braelangwell had been lost as the result of the extravagant lifestyle of his uncle, Charles Gordon Urquhart, an officer in the Scots Greys who was killed in1828 while serving as Governor of the Island of Karabusa during the Greek War of Independence. All that remained of the Braelangwell estate for David to inherit was the ancient little church and burial ground of Kirkmichael on the south shore of the Cromarty Firth." 

Urquhart roots in America 

By this time many Urquharts had migrated from Scotland to other parts of the world. Among those who had established themselves in North America was George Urquhart, ancestor of the present chief. Kenneth describes how, "in 1766, hoping to make his fortune in the New World, George Urquhart, a younger son of the Urquhart of Braelangwell line, set sail for what was then British West Florida, settling initially at the capital Pensacola and then moving to the Mississippi River in 1772. At various points in his career George served as a member of the Assembly of West Florida, a Justice of the Peace, Deputy Collector of Customs, and a Magistrate while becoming a successful indigo planter, merchant and businessman. When he died in 1779, his widow and two young sons moved to New Orleans, capital of Spanish Louisiana, the colony adjacent to British West Florida. Our line of Urquharts has remained there to this day. 

"George's great-great grandson, Wilkins Fisk Urquhart, was my father. After establishing his identity as ‘Urquhart of Braelangwell’, he was recognised by the Lord Lyon as Chief of the Name and Head of Clan Urquhart in 1959 - assuming a role which had lain dormant since 1934 when the 25th Chief, Francis Fortescue Urquhart of Braelangwell - his cousin - died." 

Kenneth Trist Urquhart, 27th Chief of Clan Urquhart

In 1974 Kenneth Trist Urquhart succeeded his father as 27th Chief of Clan Urquhart. Sharing a passion for history, father and son collaborated on a number of important historical and cultural projects. They were responsible for saving the Confederate Museum in New Orleans from closure and they also played crucial roles in the revival of the Louisiana Historical Association and its transformation into the leading historical association in the State of Louisiana. 

Retired academics, the current Clan Chief and his wife, Mary Virginia, are now devoting much of their time to researching Clan Urquhart in preparation for writing a comprehensive history. Kenneth views the role of Clan Chief as very important. The living embodiment of the chiefs who went before him, he has the responsibility of leading and inspiring the clan. Much of his time is devoted to the preservation of the clan’s heritage, and to making Urquharts throughout the world aware of it.

Commemorating history
An important date that will undoubtedly go down in clan history is that of May 1994 when members of the Clan Urquhart gathered in Scotland for the first international family reunion in modern times. "This event", says Kenneth, “fulfilled the long-standing desire of the Chief and the Clan Urquhart Association that an international gathering of Urquharts be held in Scotland.”
Although he did not live to participate in the 1994 gathering, a major force in bringing it about was Major-General Robert Elliott ("Roy") Urquhart, a distinguished hero of WWII whose bravery as Commander of the British First Airborne Division at Arnhem has gone down in history and who was immortalised by Sean Connery in the film A Bridge too Far. General Urquhart was appointed Commissioner of Clan Urquhart for Scotland by the chief in 1982 and he took the lead, assisted by Bruce Urquhart of Craigston, in organising the British branch of the Clan Urquhart Association which had been established as an international organisation in 1976 by the Chief of the Clan. The British branch, under the leadership of General Urquhart’s son, Adam, was responsible for organising the 1994 international gathering. 

At the 1994 clan reunion, family members from various parts of the UK and overseas joined together to renew their commitment to the heritage of their clan and to celebrate their pride in being Urquharts. They visited places of historical significance to the clan, being welcomed at Craigston Castle and visiting the town of Cromarty and the eighteenth-century Cromarty House, built on the site of the clan's old castle. 

In 1999 a second international gathering was held, when the programme of events included the dedication of the Clan Urquhart Room in the old, restored Cromarty Courthouse located in the town where for centuries Urquhart barons and sheriffs officiated over the local population, maintaining the peace and dispensing justice. They also made a pilgrimage to the clan’s birthplace, Glen Urquhart, and visited Urquhart Castle on the shoreline of Loch Ness - home to a legendary and elusive monster reputedly first spied by St. Columba on his mission to convert the Gaels to Christianity.

Today members of the clan are widely scattered throughout the world. The 27th Clan Chief explains: "We Urquharts have become a worldwide family, Scottish by origin and Scottish by conscious choice; a family of members who, despite their diversity, view themselves as one; and proudly call themselves 'Urquharts'. We look to Scotland as our home and we have a special attachment to Glen Urquhart, Cromarty, and the Urquhart estates in Aberdeenshire.

"It is our hope that Clan Urquhart will grow and prosper and that its Association and its projects to preserve and promote the heritage of the clan will be successful. One of Clan Urquhart's great challenges in the twenty-first century is the restoration of Castle Craig, our historic hereditary seat overlooking the Cromarty Firth. The restored castle would provide a permanent clan centre and a base in Scotland for all members of Clan Urquhart. In pursuit of this end, as in all things, let us live up to our ancient clan motto: 'Meane Weil, Speak Weil and Doe Weil', which is surely as meaningful today as it has ever been."

The next international gathering of Clan Urquhart is scheduled for July 30-August 1, 2004 when it is hoped that an archaeological dig will take place at Castle Craig as a preliminary to commencing restoration work. 

The Association now numbers over 500 members with families hailing from the USA, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and, of course, Scotland and England - a membership expected to increase substantially over time as further Urquharts are identified and located. Branches of the Association operate in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, and Australia/New Zealand. Through the Clan Urquhart Foundation, members' subscriptions have already enabled substantial contributions to be made to the Craigston Castle Maintenance Trust, the Cromarty Courthouse, Cromarty's historic East Church, the Ship Hector Foundation, and the National Trust’s Culloden Battlefield. 

Membership in the Clan Urquhart Association is open to all Urquharts, their descendants, members of families having variations on the name Urquhart, such as Orcutt, Erquitt, and people bearing the name Cromarty, a sept of Clan Urquhart. 

Children of Urquharts Urchard Orcutt are:
  1. +William Orcutt, b. 1592, St. Mary's Parish, Warwickshire, England, d. Abt. 1693, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

View Tree for William OrcuttWilliam Orcutt (b. 1592, d. Abt. 1693)

William Orcutt (son of Urquharts Urchard Orcutt) was born 1592 in St. Mary's Parish, Warwickshire, England, and died Abt. 1693 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts. 

More About William Orcutt and <Unnamed>:
Marriage: Abt. 1619, Warwickshire, England.

Children of William Orcutt are:
  1. +Susanna Orcutt, b. 20 Feb 1618, Fillongley, [parish], Warwickshire, England , d. 18 Oct 1699, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts. 

View Tree for Susanna OrcuttSusanna Orcutt (b. 20 Feb 1618, d. 18 Oct 1699)

Susanna Orcutt (daughter of William Orcutt) was born 20 Feb 1618 in Fillongley, [parish], Warwickshire, England , and died 18 Oct 1699 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts. She married Samuel Edson on 01 Feb 1632 in Fillongley, Warwickshire, England, son of Thomas Edson and Elizabeth Copson.

More About Susanna Orcutt:
Date born 2: 1618

More About Susanna Orcutt and Samuel Edson:
Marriage: 01 Feb 1632, Fillongley, Warwickshire, England.

Children of Susanna Orcutt and Samuel Edson are:
  1. +Mary Edson, b. 1647, Bridgewater, Plymouth., Massachusetts, d. Sep 1727, East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
  2. +Susanna Edson, b. 1640, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, d. 16 Oct 1705, Bridgewater,Plymouth,Massachusetts 


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Finally back online

I am finally back online after being offline for over 2 weeks because my computer had contracted a really nasty virus (FBI Cyber Crime / Department of Homeland Security virus). 

I believe, however, that in the cleaning and removing of that nasty virus, that I had inadvertently lost all my genealogical work -- AGAIN! 

I am unable to find my perfected family files which I had recovered once upon a time, but may still have some online backups -- perhaps a few months old -- which I can draw upon, but I believe over all that I have lost all my work once more...

I will be looking through all my online files as well as my flash drives and portable hard drives, in hopes of some recovery, but I believe with this latest problem, that now, more than ever, I need to get my work to print. 

I will have to proceed with a 5 copy micro-print by the new year, before I am fully ready to bring the work to print, and I will retain one copy for myself and my children, two copies for the National Archives, and the other two copies for two different Public Library Special Collections areas.

Any advice on bringing the books for print would be greatly appreciated.

~ Vince ~ 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Rooting the Nook vs. Side Loading a Custom ROM

I had written an article back on March 7th, 2012, at 9:40 pm, about rooting the Nook verses side loading a completely different and customized ROM -- it appears in my dashboard but for some reason it did not post, and I am just now noticing, since I was looking around for the post.

So, here is an updated version of the post, with the original link content and sans the witty personal opinions and senseless diatribes.

I will be periodically posting new links and new information with an edit or repost of this thread,and will update the date below to reflect the different edit dates and times.

~ Vince ~ 

1:13 PM 7/17/2013 - Don't root your nook, install a MicroSD card with Android OS on it!,news-11905.html,2817,2392968,00.asp

I had followed all these processes before, and I had no problem creating a new file system and side loading a new OS from the MicroSD Card, but I honestly do not want to do that again!

I want to completely erase the Nook Color's stock OS, then install a completely new/"Nooted" OS, where I can utilize the full built in 8 GB internal memory for apps, books, etc.

~ Vince ~ 

9:50 AM 7/31/2013 -- nookDevs  

OK, I am in the process of rooting my Nook Color, so I am going to be adding some links here.

I had -- once upon a time -- written a blog about not rooting the nook color, just about dual booting it, but I have now decided I am pissed off enough with my Nook Color force closing because of the Adobe Mobile Reader Technology that I am going to force the Nook to take a REAL Android OS, such as the Cyanogen Mod for the Nook Color. Here is a Cyanogen Mod Wiki on the Nook Color, code name Encore...  

Here is another site that has some cool instructions on rooting the Nook Color with Cyanogen...there are tons of links and many instructions, which have been broken down for everyone's convenience...

I am also looking through all the instructions over on the XDA Developers Forums, I have installed the Eclipse Standard and Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, the Android SDK, Net Beans IDE, and I am wasting time watching a lot of YouTube videos on rooting ("Nooting") the Nook Color as well.  

I hope to get this Nook Color "Nooted" by the end of the day, so that I can begin installing all the necessary .APK files (Android Packages). 

I will update more later, once I have had a chance to get this arduous task completed...

~ Vince ~ 

10:32 PM 8/12/2013 -- An Update to the NOOK COLOR ROOTING PROCESS

I should have written a week ago...I had finally rooted ("Nooted") my Nook Color as of Monday August 5th, only took me a little over two weeks to study up and figure out how to do everything, and most of that time it was all just trial and error!

I had a lot of failures -- too many to count -- before figuring out what was going on with my Nook Color (hereafter referred to as "NC"), including having lost access to my keyboard for a very long week -- thankfully my books were still there and the touch screen still worked, even if it would not bring up the keyboard.

I would up fully factory resetting my NC, but it still did not bring up the keyboard.

That is what lead me to the inevitable "CARPE DIEM!!!" that I usually reserve for when I know I am going to be doing something really crazy and that I should know better than to do but just still throw caution to the wind any way.

I began the rooting process, but the instructions I followed were a conflagration of so many website articles and YouTube videos that I could not even begin to count or list them all -- but I did book mark them!

So, one of these days I will perform searches throughout all the browsers I had used to research with and I will move all the relevant links into a folder and then export that folder to an HTML file for sharing here later. That is not what this post is about,

Let me first say that by having a rooted NC, there are some really cool features I wanted to share...

FIRST, longer battery life! No joke, my battery lasts about a day and a half extra from what it used to use...that was a pretty cool perk, if you ask me....

SECOND, you have full access to the Android Market/Google Play and pretty much all the apps your device can handle! (OK, so I still cannot install ALDIKO or CALIBRE 2 OPDS onto my rooted NC, to replace that gosh-awful Adobe Reader app, but darn it I am working on it! LOL!)

THIRD, you have more freedom with your device -- something which I really do value.


Here are the tools which I used and which you would need, were you to try your hand at rooting a NC also:

1. A Micro SD Card (hereafter referred to as "MSDC") with a Card Reader (such as the one found HERE) or a Micro SD to USB adapter (Like Here, and Here, and Here) which is at least 8 Gigabytes in size -- you'll thank me later...

2. WinRAR -- this is the best file archiving and file compression software that I have ever used, and believe me, I have been around far too long and have done far too much to ever go back to WinZIP or WinACE for anything! When this program can download a 7 to 9 megabyte file, extract it and turn the whole thing into a file that is between 1 GB to 8 GBs, yeah, I am gonna stick with that program, although I would love to know the compression ratio and algorithm which the packager had used...

3. You will need the "1gb_clockwork-" image and you will need the Manual Nooter file (the one that I used for my Nook Color is named "") -- leave this as a zip file! The file will be copied to the Micro SD Card later...

4. You will need Win32 Disk Imager to write the above (and all subsequent) image files to the SD card -- DON'T PANIC! (thanks Douglas Adams) This program is free and open source!

5. You will need SD Formatter V4.0 or greater (this is to rip and rebuild partitions on the SD card) -- this is also free and open source software!

You will also need either the Clock Work Mod for the NC (hereafter referred to as "CWM") or the Encore Edition of the Cyanogen Mod  (hereafter referred to as "CM")



First, I had downloaded all the apps to one folder on my desktop -- much easier to find everything that way.

Second, I slid my MSDC into the full sized SD adapter, then slid it into the corresponding slot on my laptop.

Third, I formatted the MSDC using the Windows format tool, using the FAT32 file system.

Fourth, I had then used the SD Formatter v4.0 program to make sure that the MSDC was completely formatted & erased.

Fifth, I used WinRAR to extract the file to it's own folder. Initially, the file was just under 4 MBs; once the file was extracted, it expanded to 1 GB!

Sixth, I used the Win32 Disk Imager program to write the image file to the MSDC.

Seventh, I had added the Manual Nooter file ("") to the MSDC.

Eighth, I had added the CM file "" to the MSDC.

Ninth, I had closed all my open folders and safely ejected the full size SD card out of my computer, then removed the MSDC from the full sized SD.

Tenth, I made sure the power was off on my NC and inserted the MSDC, then powered on the NC once more. The result was that the image file on the MSDC took precedence over the NC's OS and allowed me to boot off the MSDC.

Once the image file took over, I was able to "install zip from card" and installed the Manual Nooter file (there is an Auto-Nooter file, but I tried that and it did not work for me). Once the Manual Nooter was installed, I automatically had root (super user) access to my NC.

HOWEVER, most of the articles I had read kept saying to install GApps (Google Apps, such as GMail, Drive, G+, etc), which is what kept causing problems, come to find out, because the Manual Nooter all ready had these files built in and was made to work with this version prior to the "upgrades".

SO,  I had to root,  then reboot once more onto the MSDC, install CM 10, then flash it backwards from the NC OS 1.4.3 to NC OS 1.2.0, then root once more, then I had full access to my keyboard and all the built in apps, such as the original Android Market (which I liked better, btw) before Google decided to auto-update the apps and change the Market to the Play store.

I have been testing my NC and it's functionality for a week now and I am loving having access to the Google Play store for all my app needs -- 98% of which are all free (such as all the Google apps, a few notepad apps, genealogy apps, multiple browsers, multiple video players so I can convert movies and shows and store home movies in any media file format I want and watch them on my NC, some free games for my children to play, etc.).

Heck, I even have a modified version of Open Office on my NC now! The only app which I will eventually have to pay for (because it's only around $5.00 and because I want it) is SQLite Editor, otherwise, I have virtually every single app I need at my fingertips now, and all because I rooted my NC.

Eventually I may just remove the original NC OS entirely, and install in it's place a different OS, possibly even something more directly Linux-based, such as (*shudder*) Ubuntu with the "Unity" Desktop Environment (DTE) or even better yet -- ARCH LINUX, as is found in this guide!

Anyway, I have purchased a stylus that will work with the NC and it's capacitive touch screen and I have also purchased a physical keyboard/case for my NC (something like those found here) from; now all I need to purchase is the adapter which goes between the keyboard and the NC, and I will have a full fledged Android Tablet/PC to take with me to read, to play, to perform genealogy on the go with out having to lug around my laptop, extra keyboard, external mice, etc!

I will use my Samsung Galaxy SIII, with it's 8MP camera, to take photos on the go, and I will be able to record all the details of what I am doing with out compromising space and encumbering myself!

Now if only I could get ALDIKO running I would be all set! ;-)

~ Vince ~    


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Why We Can No Longer Trust Microsoft -- Who Said We Ever Did?!

While this is not directly Genealogy related, this article does pose a real and potential problem for everyone who uses the Windows or the Macintosh Operating Systems....

Think of all the data which you have accumulated over the years, all the proprietary work you have created, all the sensitive data of living and deceased persons.

Now think about your IRAs, your 401K's, your banking information...

Think about all the implications this has for you and for your future, as well as for the future of anyone who uses one or more of the Microsoft or Apple products.

All too often, as Genealogists, we always look to the past for answers (some say we have no foresight because of this -- no matter what we do to keep up with the times and technology), but sometimes we must think of the future and what it holds for the next generations.

Dick Eastman recently published an article about the "Superman Crystals"; for all intents and purposes a combination of silicon, quartz and digitization of information which is purportedly meant to last for thousands of years. Think of the data miners which would love to get a hold of that kind of technology....

Everything we do as Genealogists, we do for a reason. We research our past to educate us as to our family's origins, but ultimately the goal of each Genealogist should be to publish a great and final work, a Curriculum Vitae, such as it were.

Now, imagine all the hard work you have put together for 20 plus years, and all the crashes, loss of data, etc., which have set you back YEARS, just to have your data mined by the NSA -- or worse -- hackers who want to capitalize on your hard work!

My point is, that if the NSA can partner with Microsoft and Apple to mine data, then there are other back doors which will allow hackers access this data as well.

Think about that "Cloud Storage" you use...think your data is safe there?

I might rethink my storage solutions in light of this article...

In the immortal words of Richard Stallman --- "Cloud Computing Is Stupidity!"

~ Vince ~ 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

History of Bridgewater - Abbreviations

More copying/pasting of pages, so that I can keep track of where I was

~ Vince ~ 

History of Bridgewater - Abbreviations

USGenWeb Genealogical Site for the Town of
Link to Bridgewater Town Web SiteBridgewater
Link to USGenWeb
Return to USGenWeb Bridgewater

Nahum Mitchell
History of Bridgewater

Abbreviations taken from page 83, the first page of the Family Registers:
* — added to a name or date of a birth, signifies that the person died in youth or without issue
a. — before a date, stands for about
b. — born
d. — death or died
D. — daughter
Ds. — daughters
gra. — graduate or graduated
m. — married
s. — son
ss. — sons
w. — wife
B. U. — Brown University
E. B. — East Bridgewater
H. U. — Harvard University
N. B. — North Bridgewater
S. P. — South Parish of Bridgewater, now Bridgewater
Tit. — Titicut
W. B. — West Bridgewater

Note from page 8:
   The reader is informed that besides the abbreviations noticed at the head of the Register, the initials only of the neighboring and adjoining towns are often used; as A. for Abington, C. for Canton, E. for Easton, H. for Halifax, M. for Middleborough, P. for Pembroke, R. for Raynham, S. or St. for Stoughton, T. for Taunton, &c.

Other abbreviations:
æ. — age; aged
S. B. — South Bridgewater or Titicut

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Copying a web page so I can remember where I found it!

OK, so to most people this may seem really silly, but I have so many links crossing between so many browsers that I wish to remember where the page was and what the content was that I was referencing.

So, I am going to reference the source page and copy/paste the contents for my own reference later...

There is so much great content here, and I will be able to go back later and high light the links which I have all ready gone to, and which I have all ready explored, so that I don't lose track of where I was and so that I can make sure I hit all the links and don't miss any resources...


Colleges & UnivTowns A-L
Mass Historical SocietyTowns M-Z
Salem & WitchesVital Records
Springfield/Hampden CoWars

The act of incorporation, with the additional acts and by-laws of the Massachusetts Historical Society...officers and resident members  1882   Cor
An Address to the Members of the Bar of the Counties of Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden at Their...    by George Bliss, 1827   Goo
An index of pioneers from Massachusetts to the West : especially the state of Michigan     by Charles A. Flagg, 1870-1920. 1915    HT
Annals of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association.    by Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association.  1853   Goob
Annual Report...    by Springfield Gas Light Company (Mass.), American Tract Society (Boston, Mass.), Overseers of the Poor, Worcester, Worcester.  Overseers of the poor, Animal Rescue League, Massachusetts Reformatory (Concord, Mass.), New England industrial school for the education and instruction of deaf-mutes, Beverly, Mass, Free Public Library (New Bedford, Mass.), State Reform School (Westborough, Mass.) - 1867   Smith, Sara L., Stonington, Ct. Snow, Mrs. Clarissa, Chicopee, Mass. Snow, Fred.  Elias, Brimfield, Mass. Spaulding, Mrs. J. Calvin, Fitchburg. Mass.     Goo
Antinomianism in the Colony of Massachusetts...    by John Winthrop,  1894  Goo
Argonauts of '49 :  history and adventures of the emigrant companies from Massachusetts, 1849-1850   by Octavius Thorndike Howe 1923   Har
The Bay Colony: A Civil, Religious and Social History of the Massachusetts ...    by William Dummer Northend 1896  Goo
The Bay State Monthly  (Massachusetts magazine)  1884-1885:   Cor     Gut
Bench and Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts     by William Thomas Davis  1895 Goo
Berkshire      by Berkshire Historical and Scientific Society (Pittsfield, Mass.)   1892     Goo
Berkshire County. Its past history and achievements. By Charles J. Palmer. 1900   OpL  
The Book of Berkshire: Describing and Illustrating Its Hills and Homes and ..       by Clark W. Bryan  1887   Goo
Gazetteer of Berkshire County, Mass., 1725-1885    by Hamilton Child  1885  Arc    Goo
Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Berkshire County...    by Rollin Hillyer Cooke. 1906    Goo
A History of the County of Berkshire, Massachusetts, in Two Parts... by David Dudley Field, Chester Dewey, Berkshire Association 1829    Goo
Four Papers of the Berkshire Historical and Scientific Society      (Pittsfield, Mass.)    1886 Goo
Biographical History of Massachusetts: Biographies and Autobiographies of the Leading Men...     ed Samuel Atkins Eliot.  Goo  1909     1911    1916  
Biographical review : this volume contains biogaphical sketches of the leading citizens of Franklin County, Massachusetts   Biographical Review Publishing Co  Arc
A history of the churches and ministers, and of Franklin Association in ...   by Theophilus Packard   Franklin County  Mass.  1854   Goo
Biographical review ... containing life sketches of leading citizens of Worcester County, Massachusettes .. Biographical Review Publishing Company  1899  Arc
Biographical review; volume contains biographical sketches of the leading citizens of Hampshire County, Massachusetts    Biographical Review Pub Co 1896Arc
An Address to the Members of the Bar of the Counties of Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden at Their...    by George Bliss, 1827   Goo
History of Western Massachusetts: The counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire....     by Josiah Gilbert Holland, 1855   Goo
Mineralogical Lexicon of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts.   by Benjamin Kendall Emerson,  1895    Goo
Biographical review... containing life sketches of leading citizens of Norfolk County, Massachusettes Biographical Review Publishing Company Arc 
Biographical Sketches of Eminent  Lawyers, Statesman, and Men of Letters   by Samuel Lorenzo,  1821   Goo
Biographies of the Founders , Ex-presidents, Prominent Early Members and of the Massachusetts Dental Society...     by Waldo Elias Boardman, Massachusetts Dental Society, Massachusetts Dental Society    1914   Arc      Goo
The Blue laws of New Haven colony, usually called Blue laws of Connecticut; Quaker laws of Plymouth and Massachusetts; Blue laws of New York, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina. First record of Connecticut; interesting extracts from Connecticut records; cases of Salem witchcraft; charges and banishment of Rev. Roger Williams, &c.; and other interesting and instructive antiquities. Compiled by an antiquarian     by R. R. Hinman,   (Royal Ralph), 1785-1868, comp   Arc
A Brief History of the Mass. Sabbath School Society: And of the Rise and ...    by Massachusetts Sabbath School Society 1850   Goo
The Bristol County directory Bristol County (Mass.) - 1870   Goo

British Fusilier In Revolutionary Boston [Harvard UP]    by Frederick Mackenzie,  Cambg. 1926  CMU

Descriptive catalogue of farms in Massachusetts : abandoned or ...     by William Robert Sessions   1891   Goo  
A Chart and Description of the Boston and Worcester and Western Railroads...   by William Guild   1847   Goo
The colonial laws of Massachusetts : reprinted from the edition of 1672, with the supplements through 1686 : containing also, a bibliographical preface and introduction, treating of all the printed laws from 1649 to 1686 : together with the Body of Liberties of 1641, and the records of the Court of Assistants, 1641-1644    Arc
Continuation of the History of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, from the ...      by George Richards Minot  1803    Goo   vol 1  1798   vol 1 
Correspondence of William Shirley Governor 1741-57 ) of Mass and Military Commander...      Nat. Soc. of the Colonial Dames of America, Charles Henry Lincoln, Mass Governor   1912   Goo
The Diary of William Pynchon of Salem.   by William Pynchon, F. E. (Fitch Edward) Oliver.  Houghton, Mifflin & Co.  1890   Goo
Early Census Making in Massachusetts, 1643-1765: With a Reproduction of the Lost Census of 1765.  by Josiah Henry Benton,   Charles Goodspeed.  1905   Goo
Early Maps of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts    by Harry Andrew Wright  1911    Goo  
The Early Massachusetts Press, 1638-1711.   by George Emery Littlefield. 1907     Goo       Vol 2  the Club of Odd Volumes
The emancipation of Massachusetts    By Brooks Adams, [2d ed.]    MoA
Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical--genealogical     by The American historical society   1916   Arc   Goo    OpL  
        vol 1      vol 2       vol 3      vol 4      vol 5       vol 6     vol 7     vol 8      vol 10      vol 12     Goo   vol 4
Encyclopedia of Massachusetts, biographical-- genealogical     by  Cutter, William Richard, 1847-1918  Arc    vol 1    vol 2    vol 3    vol 4    vol 6   vol 7
First-Thirty Second Report of the Commissioner of Public Records ...     by Record commission, Robert Thaxter Swan, Henry Ernest Woods, Frank S. Perkins, Carroll Davidson Wright, 1889    Goo
The founders of the Massachusetts Bay colony, a careful research of the earliest records of many of the foremost settlers of the New England colony; compiled from the earliest church and state records and valuable private papers retained by descendants...       by Sarah Sprague Saunders Smith  1897    Arc    Goo
From the Hub to the Hudson,: with sketches of nature, history and industry in northwestern Massachusetts,   Gladden, Washington, 1836-1918.   MoA  
Gazetteer of Massachusetts: Containing Descriptions of All the Counties ...    by John Hayward  Goo  1846    1847
Genealogy and history of representative citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts      by New England Historical Pub. Co., 1902     OpL
Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.     by William Richard Cutter. 1908    Goo   vol 2   vol 3 vol 4
Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Mass.     ed William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams  1910  Goo   vol 1   vol 2
Genealogical notes: or Contributions to the family history of some of the first settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts...    by Nathaniel Goodwin   1856  Goo
A Guide to Massachusetts Local History: being a bibliographic index to the literature of the...     by Charles Allcott Flagg, 1907   Goo
Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year ...   by United States Bureau of the Census,   1790   Goo
Historical collections, being a collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, &c., relating to the history and antiquities of every town in Massachusetts    by Barber, John Warner, 1798-1885.   Arc
Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts    by  Massachusetts Public Records Division,   1920   Goo
The history and antiquities of Boston, and the villages of Skirbeck,Fishtoft, Freiston, Butterwick, Benington, Leverton, Leake, and Wrangle; comprising the hundred of Skirbeck, in the county of Lincoln. Including also a history of the East, West, and Wildmore fens, and copious notices of the Holland or Haut-Huntre...    by Pishey Thompson, 1784-1862   MoA
The history of the insurrections in Massachusetts.    by George Richards Minot    Published by James W. Burditt & co. Franklin's head....   1810    OpL
History of Massachusetts: For Two Hundred Years: from the Year 1620 to 1820.     by Alden Bradford. 1835   Goo
The History of Massachusetts, from the Landing of the Pilgrims to the ...   by George Lowell Austin   1884    Goo
History of Middlesex County , Massachusetts    J.W. Lewis & Co., 1890    OpL
Biographical review ... Containing life sketches of leading citizens of Middlesex County, Massachusetts .. Biographical Review Publishing   Arc
Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Middlesex Co, Mass   ed William Richard Cutter  1908  Goo   vol 1    vol 4
History of the Bar of the County of Middlesex.   by David John Hughes   1912  OpL 
History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: Geneologies     by Charles Hudson,  Lexington, Massachusetts Historical Society   1913  Goo
The history of New England from 1630 to 1649: from his original manuscripts, Winthrop, John, 1588-1649.   MoA
A history of the churches and ministers, and of Franklin Association in ...   by Theophilus Packard - Franklin County (Mass.) - 1854   Goo
History of the Judiciary of Massachusetts: Including the Plymouth and ...     by William Thomas Davis   1900  Goo
A history of the Massachusetts Medical Society   by Walter L. Burrage, Plimpton Press, 1923    OpL  
History of the Transition from Provincial to Commonwealth Government in Massachusetts. by Harry Alonzo Cushing, 1896   Goo
History of Western Massachusetts: The counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire....     by Josiah Gilbert Holland, 1855   Goo
Honor Roll of Massachusetts Patriots Heretofore Unknown: Being a List of Men and women who loaned money to the Federal Government during the years 1777-79.  1899   Goo
The Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts : An Historical...       by Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe   1918   Goo
The Immigrant Population of Massachusetts [Labor Bull., Boston, Jan 1908; Mass. statistics] Har
The Loyal Petitions of 1666: Remarks Read Before the Massachusetts ...    by William Sumner Appleton   1891   Goo
In Olde Massachusetts: Sketches of Old Times and Places During the Early ...    by Charles Burr Todd 1907    Goo
John Checkley; Or, The Evolution of Religious Tolerance in Massachusetts Bay....    ed Edmund F. (Edmund Farwell) Slafter  1897   Goo
Johnson's Wonder-working providence, 1628-1651     by Johnson, Edward C. Scribner's sons, 1910   OpL
Journals of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts,   Massachusetts Historical Society  1764   vol 41
The Landing at Cape Anne, Or, The Charter of the First Permanent Colony...territory of the Massachusetts Company...‎ by John Wingate Thornton   1854     Goo
Licensed Workers in Industrial Home Work in Massachusetts: Analysis of current records ...   Bureau of Research, Susan Myra Kingsbury, 1915   Har
The Life and Work of Thomas Dudley, the Second Governor of Massachusetts    by Augustine Jones 1900   Goo
List of Persons Whose Names Have Been Changed in Massachusetts. 1780-1883.     by Henry Bailey Peirce, Massachusetts General Court, Office of the Secretary of State, 1885    Goo 
Lives of the Governors of New Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay by Jacob Bailey Moore 1848  Goo
The Maritime History of Massachusetts, 1783-1860     by Samuel Eliot Morison  1921   Goo
The Massachusetts Civil List for the Colonial and Provincial Periods, 1630-1774: Being a List of...  by William Henry Whitmore. 1870    Goo
Massachusetts of Today: A Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Issued for the...    by Daniel P. Toomey. 1892   Goo
The Massachusetts Register and United States Calendar for the Year of Our ...and business register of the state 1852   Goo
The Massachusetts Register and Business Directory ...: Containing a Record ... by Nahum Capen   1856  Goo
Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Judicial ...    by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court   1867   Goo 
The Massachusetts Teacher    by Massachusetts Teachers Federation, Massachusetts Teachers' Association 1853   Goo
Massachusetts Year Book and City and Town Register 1908   Goo
The Mayflower and Her Log; July 15, 1620-May 6, 1621 — Complete.   byAzel Ames, 1845-1908.   Gut
The Medical register for the state of Massachusetts.  1875   Goo
Memorials of the Society of the Cincinnati of Massachusetts    by Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati, Francis Samuel Drake 1873   Goo
Mineralogical Lexicon of Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden Counties, Massachusetts.   by Benjamin Kendall Emerson,  1895    Goo
Myles Standish with an account of the exercises of consecration of the monument ground on Captain's hill, Duxbury, Aug. 17, 1871.   by Stephen Merrill Allen   MoA
Naturalization in the American colonies, with more particular reference to Massachussetts.,    by Joseph Willard, 1798-1865.    MoA
Native Writings in Massachusetts.    by Ives Goddard, Kathleen Joan Bragdon.  1988    (includes land records - allotment of parcels with the disposition at original proprietors' lands at their death)    Goo
Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast     by Samuel Adams Drake - Cape Cod (Mass.) – 1875   Goo
Notes on the History of  Slavery in Massachusetts    by George Henry Moore 1866    Goo
One Branch of the Family: showing the lines of connection with one hundred Massachusetts...   by Charles Edwin Booth, 1910 Goo
One of a Thousand: A Series of Biographical Sketches of One Thousand Representative Men Resident in Commonwealth of Massachusetts A. D. 1888-89...   ed by John Clark Rand, 1890    Goo
Organization of the Boot & Shoe industry in Massachusetts before 1875 from 1760    by Blanche Evans Hazard, Cambg; Harvard U Pr   1921  Har
The Pilgrim shore     by Edmund Henry Garrett, 1853-1929   Arc
The Powers, Duties, and Liabilities of Town and Parish Officers in Mass...     by William Augustus Herrick, Massachusetts  1870    Goo
The probate records of Essex County, Massachusetts   Arc   vol 1   vol 2   vol 3
Biographical review, containing life sketches of leading citizens of Essex County, Massachusetts  1898   Arc
Contributions to the ecclesiastical history of EssexCounty Mass . - Essex North Association  Arc 
The Essex Antiquarian  a monthly/quarterly magazine devoted the biography, genealogy... of Essex Co.
         vol  1      vol   2      vol 3    vol  4     vol  5    vol  6     vol  7     vol  8    vol  9      vol  10     vol  11     vol 12    vol 13
The Essex County Directory ... - Briggs & Co, Boston Briggs & Co., Pub, Pub Briggs Directory and Publishing Co.  Arc 
Home sketches of  Essex county . First number - Cook, Joseph, 1838-1901   Arc
The Indian land titles of Essex County , Massachusetts    by Sidney Perley,  1858-1928   Arc 
Memorials of the Essex Bar Association and brief biographical notices of some of the distinguished members of the Essex bar prior to the formation of the association   Arc
Municipal history of Essex County in Massachusetts Arrington, Benjamin F., 1856- ed   vol 1   vol 2    vol 3    vol 4
The poets of Essex county, Massachusetts     by Sidney Perley, 1858-1928   Arc
Records and files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts  Arc  vol 1   vol 2    vol 3   vol 4    vol 5    vol 6    vol 7    vol 8
Soldiers in the French War from Essex County , 1755-1761 ; Militia officers, Essex Co., Mass., 1761-1771 ; Danvers tax list, 1775, district covered   by Amos Trask,  1868-1933. cn  Arc 
Transactions for the years ... of the Essex Agricultural Society for the County of Essex , Mass    Arc 
 1818-29     1886-90    1891-95    1896-1900   1901-05    1906    1907      1912-14
The history of the Essex Agriculture Society of Essex County , Massachusetts, 1818-1918     by Thomas Franklin Waters, 1851-1919    Arc
Proceedings of the Grand ommandery of Knights Templars and the Appendant ...    by Knights Templar (Masonic order). Grand Commandery of Massachusetts and Rhode Island,  1874 Goo
Proceedings of The Massachusetts Historical Society    by Massachusetts Historical Society Boston, 1862   Goo    
1855-581864-651881-82  1887-89
1858-60index vol 1-20 1791-18881884-85  1886-87

Publications of the Colonial society of Massachusetts - Colonial society of Massachusetts, Boston . Publications. (Indexes)   Arc
Public Documents of Massachusetts    by Massachusetts – 1910  Tax Commissioner for year ending Nov 30, 1909   Goo
Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.   by Colonial Society of Massachusetts.   Goo 

          1895   includes   Oxford Vital Records   p. 140. intentions of marriage were entered 21 September, ... 10 Boston City Records of Births; 
           vol 9         vol 10 1905-6        1932
The Puritan age and rule in the colony of the Massachusetts Bay, 1629-1685   by George Edward  Ellis.    Cor    MoA
The Puritan republic of the Massachusetts Bay in New England      by Daniel Wait Howe,    Cor
The Quaker invasion of Massachusetts   by Hallowell, Richard Price    Houghton, 1883   Cor      OpL 
Records of the Court of assistants of the colony of the Massachusetts bay, 1630-1692 ... by Massachusetts (Colony) Court of Assistants. Pub. by the county of Suffolk, 1901 OpL
Records of the 1st class of the 1st state normal school in America: established at Lexington , Mass., 1839.  Boston, 1903  Har
Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England: Printed by order of...   by Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff,   1853  Goo
Records of the Company of the Massachusetts Bay, to the ...     Goo
Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs,     by   George S. Boutwell  Publisher: McClure, Phillips       Goo
Reminiscences of the Nineteenth Massachusetts Regiment.  by John Gregory Bishop Adams, 1899   Goo
Report of the Commissioner of Public Records of the custody & condition ... records of the parishes, towns & counties.;   11th report.  by Carroll Davidson Wright.  Boston, Wright & Potter, 1899   Goo
Representative men and old families of southeastern Massachusetts: ...   J.H. Beers & Co  1912    Arc   Goo   vol 3
Representative men and old families of southeastern Massachusetts : containing historical sketches of prominent and representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families    J.H. Beers & Co    Arc    vol 1    vol 2    vol 3
Rev. John Myles and the Founding of the First Baptist Church in Massachusetts…at the dedication of a monument in Barrington, Rhode Island (formerly Swansea)  by Henry Melville King (pastor of the first baptist church in providence) 1905    Goo
Soldiers and sailors whose graves have been designated by the marker ... By Sons of the American Revolution. Massachusetts Society, Henry Ashley May  1901 Goo
Speech on the results of emancipation in the British W. I. colonies, delivered at the celebration of the Mass. Anti-Slavery Society, held at Abington, July 31, 1858 : phonographic report    by J.M.W. Yerrinton:  Bleby, Henry, 1809-1882.     MoA
Suffolk Surnames     by Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch, 1861  Goo
Suffolk deeds.  by Suffolk County (Mass.)   1880   HT
Supplement 1900 to 1908 to the Index to Genealogies Published in 1900: and to genealogical...    by Daniel Steele Durrie, 1900     Goo
Taxation of women in Massachusetts.    by William Ingersoll Bowditch,   Cambridge,: Press of J. Wilson and son, 1875.   MoA
Three Commonwealths, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island: Their ...    by William Babcock Weeden  1903   Goo
Tourists' Guide to Down the Harbor, Hull and Nantasket, Hingham, Cohasset ...    Massachusetts 1897   Goo 
Town Officer , Or, Laws of Massachusetts Relative to the Duties of Municipal Officers: Together ... by Isaac Goodwin , Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Dorr , Howland and Co., 1834   OpL
Transactions.  by Colonial Society of Massachusetts. 1895    Goo A Trip Around Cape Cod: Nantucket, Marthas Vineyard, South Shore...    by Ezra G. Perry 1898  Goo
Twenty-five years of Massachusetts politics: from Russell to McCall, 1890-1915   By Michael Edmund Hennessy   Goo
Twenty-five Years of Organized Boys Work in Massachusetts and Rhode Island ...   by Henry William Gibson - Young Men's Christian Associations of Massachusetts and Rhode Island  Goo  
Who's who in State Politics       1908      1912  
Towns A-L     
Mass Historical Society
Salem & WitchesWars
Springfield/Hampden Co