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Weeden Family Homepage

Updated October 23, 2002

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My (Will Weeden) family line seems to go back to one of two Weedens who came
over in the 1625-1640 Winthrope fleet of `puritans`, not `pilgrims`. James
Weeden, of Botley in Buckinghamshire, or Edward Weeden, who came from London or perhaps Mersea. There is a mysterious Thomas Weeden in plymouth, I haven`t fit him in yet, but I know he was related to Edward.

The only other Weeden that came over was Johnathan, he ended up in Virginia -
and that is another WHOLE family line (Valley Forge and friend of Geo
Washington)!

The James Weeden line is from Rhode Island and the Edward Weeden line is from
Massachussetts; BOTH are facinating!

There is an Indian line (from Toby in Rhode Island) and a African-American line
(also from Rhode Island, but probably from the Virginia line as well - let me
know!)

Because I lived in both Providence and Boston I have spent a LOT of time in
libraries and historical archives. Here is where we all want to end up - the
first Weeden (Wedon) reference:

Anno 1327, 1 Edw. III - Sheriff`s of Buckinghamshire:
Ralph de Wedon. Seat, Wedon. Arms, Argent, 2 Barrs Gules: in Chief 3 Martlets
proper.
[A silver (argent) shield with two red (gules) horizontal stripes (barrs) and
three blackbirds (martlets) along the top (in Chief)]


 
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