Colonial Chesapeake Families: British Origins and Descendants 2nd Edition

Volume 1

by Harrison Dwight Cavanagh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/18/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 922
ISBN : 9781524575373
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 922
ISBN : 9781524575380
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 922
ISBN : 9781524575366

About the Book

Colonial Chesapeake Families: British Origins and Descendants

Harrison Dwight Cavanagh

The first edition was awarded the Sumner A. Parker Prize by the Maryland Historical Society in 2014.

The second edition of this work features all descendants of Thomas Gantt I (b. Bullwick, N. Hants; to Md. 1654; d. Calvert County, 1692) and Ann Fielder (b. ca. 1662 Hants; d. Prince George’s County, 1726) in the first six to ten generations.

Ann Fielder is an important new addition to American colonial Gateway ancestors. Her parents, Capt. William Fielder (ca. 1620–1679) of Burrough Court Manor and Marjorie Cole (1628–1699) of Lyss Abbey, Hants, have proven multiple royal and Magna Carta ancestral lines; sixty extensive British pedigrees are documented in these volumes. The name Fielder has been inherited in multiple generations of the Beall, Belt, Berry, Bowie, Calvert, Clagett, Denwood, Dorsett, Gantt, Jones (Somerset County), Parker (Calvert County), Smallwood, Smith (Calvert County), and Wight (White) Maryland families.

In addition, this second edition contains important new research findings on the British origins of the Hatton-Domville and Brooke-Darnall families, as well as revealing the two “lost” Ann Bradfords of Prince George’s County.

Colonial Chesapeake Families details the pedigrees of eighty-eight families, historical illustrations, portraits, documents, and coats of arms (where proven) are included.

The publication of these volumes has been subsidized to make them more widely available to the thousands of descendants listed in their pages. And thanks to print on demand, Colonial Chesapeake Families will never go out of print.

About the Author

Harrison Dwight Cavanagh, M.D., attended MIT and went on to complete his A.B. and M.D. degrees at Johns Hopkins University, and Ph.D. at Harvard University. During a career spanning more than 46 years as an eye surgeon, visual scientist, and educator, Dr. Cavanagh has served on the medical faculties of Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Emory, Georgetown, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He currently lives with his wife Lynn Gantt Cavanagh in Dallas, Texas, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Dr. Cavanagh has a lifelong interest in colonial history, genealogy, poetry, philosophy, Japanese culture, and Zen.