Re: Robert Abell (Royal lineage)
Actually, there is much information about the ancestry of Robert Abell of Rehoboth, married Joanna - since he, thru his mother, is of royal descent.See the following sources:
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Neil D. Thompson, "Abell-Cotton-Mainwaring: Maternal Ancestry of Robert Abell of Weymouth and Rehoboth, Mass.," The Genealogist, Vol 5, Issue 2;
Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 7th Ed, 1999), page 62, Line 56A-44;
Gary Boyd Roberts, Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1993) page 226; and
David Faris, Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th Century Colonists, (English Ancestry Series, Volume 1, 2nd Ed., New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999), page 2.
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