Anti-Corruption Activists, A Champion of Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Assembly and Equal Rights for Women

HUTCHINSON / MARBURY / DRYDEN Rev. Francis Marbury (my 10th-great-grandfather) became incensed that the Anglican church was appointing ministers to their positions purely for political reasons. The young minister so openly opposed this corruption that he was soon arrested, sent to jail, and later driven out of Northamptonshire. After his first wife passed he married... Continue Reading →

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English Royalty: William the Conqueror, Matilda 1st Queen of England, & King John (signer of the Magna Carta)

DRYDEN / RALEIGH  Through the famous pilgrim Anne Hutchinson, I have a solid, direct line through British royalty. Pretty amazing stuff. William the Conqueror (my 28th Great-Grandfather) Also known as William I, King of the English and William II of Normandy. circa 1028 – 9 September 1087 Before his conquest of England, he was known... Continue Reading →

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