Robert is believed to have come to America with the Winthrop Fleet of 1630.For more information on him, see Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, (NEHGS, boston, 1995) pages 4-6.
In case you missed the earlier post, Robert is of royal descent (his wife's name is Joanna ______ by the way) and his ancestry goes back as far as can be traced.He is, for example, the 29th and 30th great-grandson of Charlemagne the Great many times over.His ancestry is described in the following sources:
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.