AuthorChild, Christopher Challender, 1980-
TitleThe Nelson family of Rowley, Massachusetts / compiled by Christopher Challender Child.
PublishedBoston, Massachusetts : Newbury Street Press, 2014.
Description761 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 613-622) and index.
Formatted NoteContents: Part I. Thomas Nelson of Rowley. The origin of Thomas Nelson of Rowley -- Descendants of Thomas Nelson of Rowley -- Part II. Ancient ancestors of Thomas Nelson of Rowley. Ancestry of Philip Stapleton -- Appendix A. Yorkshire roots / by Patricia Law Hatcher -- Appendix B. Focus on Rowley: two excerpts from The great migration newsletter / by Patricia Law Hatcher -- Appendix C. The ancestry of Dorothy Stapleton, first wife of Thomas Nelson of Rowley, Massachusetts, with a provisional royal line / by Douglas Richardson -- The Mays of Washington, Massachusetts, and the parents of Nancy (May) Fletcher and Susan (May) Seagers / by Christopher Challender Child.
Summary NoteSummary: "In 1638, Thomas Nelson traveled with Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and his company from Rowley, Yorkshire, England, to settle Rowley, Massachusetts. This genealogy treats several generations of Nelson descendants and provides new insight into Thomas's possible ancestry at Drax, Yorkshire. An ahnentafel for Philip Stapleton, the maternal grandfather of Thomas and Philip Nelson, is also included, and indicates each way he descends from Edward I, King of England, and Edward III, King of England. Appendixes provide additional historical context regarding the establishment of Rowley, Massachusetts, and discuss the royal line of Dorothy Stapleton, Thomas Nelson's first wife" -- Publisher's description.
Acq. Note SourcePurchase; WRHS Genealogical Committee, 2015.
SubjectsNelson family.
Nelson, Thomas, 1410-1478 -- Family.
Nelson, Thomas, 1601-1650 -- Family.
Rowley (Mass.) -- Genealogy.
Yorkshire (England) -- Genealogy.
LC Card Number2013-948518
Call Number/Copies 
 WRHS Research Library: Nelson family
CA-1501717 c.1: Family histories, open stacks [status: NON-CIRCULATING]
[Record 33326]