Ole Larson's Folks

Died in Warwickshire, England, on this date in 1613(!): 9th great-grandfather Valentine Rowell. His son Thomas immigrated to New England in approximately 1638, and settled in Salisbury, Massachusetts. Several generations later, a descendant married into the Colby family. In the meantime, Valentine’s great-grandaughter Mary Rowell was caught in a Puritan scandal. Read more …

Top photo: Warwick Castle; no known connection to the family. Below: Mancetter Church, where Valentine Rowell and Elizabeth Hampton were married in 1690 or 1691, and where they are probably buried. Other sources put their burial in nearby Atherstone parish.

Mancetter church

12 December
14 December