Gateway Ancestors of the Middle Colonies

These “gateway ancestors” are located in New Jersey (East and West), Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland. A gateway ancestor descends from royal lines several generations back and immigrated to the American colonies.

This list has been abstracted from Richardson’s Royal Ancestry.

Do any of your family lines link up?

  1. Abbott, Anne (Mauleverer) of Nottingham Township, Burlington County, NJ
  2. Barclay, Gov. Robert, Esq. of East JerseyBaynard, John, Gent. of Talbot County, MD
  3. Bevan, Barbara (Aubrey) of Chester and Philadelphia Counties, PA
  4. Bevan, John of Chester and Philadelphia Counties, PA
  5. Bladen, William of St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel County, MD
  6. Blakiston, George of St. Mary’s County, MD
  7. Blakiston, Nehemiah of St. Mary’s County, MD
  8. Blunston, Hannah (Levis) of Darby, Chester County, PA
  9. Bradshaw, Sarah (Levis of Darby, Chester County, PA
  10. Brent, Col. Giles of Kent Island County, and Stafford County, VA
  11. Brooke, Mary (Wolesey) of Calvert County, MD
  12. Burrough, Nathaniel of Calvert County, MD and Roxbury, MA
  13. Butler, John of Kent Island, MD
  14. Butler, Thomas of Kent Island, MD
  15. Calvert, Charles, 3rd Lord Baltimore, Governor of MD
  16. Cartlidge, Mary (Need) of Darby, Chester County, PA
  17. Cheseldine, Kenelam of St. Mary’s County, MD
  18. Claiborne, Elizabeth (Butler) of Isle of Kent, Chesapeake Bay, and New Kent, VA
  19. Claypoole Edward, Esq. of Philadelphia, PA and Barbadoes
  20. Claypoole, James of Philadelphia, PA
  21. Claypoole, Norton, of Lewes, DE
  22. Elkington, George of Burlington County, New Jersey
  23. Ellis, Rowland of Bryn Mawr, Merion, PA
  24. Fenwick, Elizabeth (Covert), non-immigrant spouse of John Fenwick of NJ
  25. Fenwick, Jane (Eltonhead) of St. Mary’s County, MD
  26. Fenwick, John, Esq. of Salem, NJ
  27. Fowke, Col. Gerard of St. Mary’s County, MD, Virginia, and Charles County, MD
  28. Gerard, Thomas of St. Mary’s County, MD and Westmoreland County, VA
  29. Goforth, Anne (Skipwith) of Philadelphia, PA
  30. Greene, Gov. Thomas of St. Mary’s County, MD
  31. Humphrey, Benjamin (son of Samuel) of Haverford, Delaware County, PA
  32. Humphrey, Daniel (son of Samuel) of Haverford, Delaware County, PA
  33. Humphrey, John of Marion, Montgomery County, PA
  34. Levis, Samuel of Chester County, PA
  35. Lloyd, Thomas of Philadelphia, PA
  36. Lowe, Col. Henry of St. Mary’s County, MD
  37. Lowe, Col. Nicholas of Talbot County, MD
  38. Lowe, Vincent, Esq. of Talbot County, MD
  39. Joseph of Darby, Chester County, PA
  40. Owens, Joshua of Burlington County, NJ
  41. Owen, Rebecca (Owen) of Merion, Philadelphia, PA
  42. Oxley, Anne (Skipwith) of Philadelphia, PA
  43. Reese (or Price), Rebecca (Humphrey) of Merion, PA
  44. Roberts, Anne (Humphrey) of Merion, PA
  45. Roberts, Elizabeth (Owen) of Wayn, Philadelphia County, PA
  46. Rodney, Capt. John, Gent. of St. Kitts and Philadelphia, PA
  47. Rodney, William of Kent County, DE
  48. Rudyard, Thomas, Esq., deputy-governor of East Jersey
  49. Sewall, Jane (Lowe) of St, Mary’s County, MD
  50. Smith, Mary Johanna (Somerset) of Calvert County, MD
  51. Throckmorton, John of Salem, MA, Providence and Warwick, RI and NJ
  52. Yate, George of Anne Arundel, MD

You’ll have to get Douglas Richardson’s five-volume book Royal Ancestry to start your search of your royal ancestry. Click on that link. But first trace your line back to one of the gateways through standard research. His books will help you start from the gateway ancestor and go back to the royal line.

Happy searching! I hope you find them!

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Gateway Ancestors of the Northeast

 

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