Ole Larson's Folks

Born in Warwickshire, England, on this date in 1588: 9th great-grandmother Judith Gater. She was one of a slew of ancestors who immigrated to Massachusetts Colony in the early 1600s, and eventually married into the line of Anthony Colby. Read more …

Pictured at top is Warwick Castle (image from Wikimedia Commons). The most famous town in Warwickshire is Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare (14 years prior to our ancestor). Below is an image of Shakespeare’s home, painted by Victor Hugo(!)

"The House of William Shakespeare in Stratford upon Avon"

“The House of William Shakespeare in Stratford upon Avon”

Judith Gater’s husband, John Perkins, is part of a famous but controversial genealogy tracing back to the Plantegenet dynasty, which included King Henry III and many successors. Read more …

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