The Newberry Family - Saga of a Clan
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Many genealogists are studying the Newberry surname. Some are curious, distant descendants while others are "present generation" members of the clan. This project is designed to be inclusive for both groups.
emigrant, Thomas Newberry began a new chapter in life when, in 1634 he
stepped from the ship Recovery of London,
onto the headlands of
For generations, researchers who have attempted to identify Richardís English roots have been largely unsuccessful. However, strong circumstantial evidence points to kinship with Thomas' family whose roots are documented. As early planters in New England, they were the original founders of the family in
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Partnering with DNA Consultants of Scottsdale, Arizona, the first goal of the project is to find modern male descendants of THOMAS AND RICHARD NEWBERRY/NEWBURY.
three sons were prominent land owners in
2. JOSEPH returned to England in 1648 to manage the family estate at Marshwood Vale;
3. JOHN supposedly was hung in 1647, but no proof of the execution exists. If you descend from John we
are especially interested in hearing from you. It is possible he may have escaped to England
with his brother Joseph and returned home.*
sons were born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
1. TRYAL was involved in the Indian Wars and his descendants found in Montville, Conn.
2. BENJAMIN - Little is known about this son
3. JOSEPH - Little is known about this son.
**Note the similarities in naming patterns**
THIS BASELINE STUDY BEGINS IN NEW ENGLAND, but will expand to include other lines such as Walter Newbury of Rhode Island, who arrived from London circa 1670; and Samuel Newberry of Virginia who immigrated from Ireland. Some of the southern
As you are probably aware, the
Newberry line began in
is encouraged whether you descend from Thomas and Richard, or hale from another
branch of the global tree, each family line will require multiple
participants for reliable results. Test subjects must be male, descend
from father to son and currently bear the surname of Newberry or a variation
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*It is the opinion of this researcher that reports of John's death in 1647 are unproven and suspect.