In a book, THE CASTOR FAMILY OF PHILA, it states my GreatAunt, Mary Elizabeth MILLS, d/o Joseph MILLS & Hannah BURRAGE, b 1818,is descended from Major Humphrey ATHERTON of Walton, Lancashire, England.Mary was born 1838 in Phila. Her grandparents were Thomas BURRAGE, b 1782, d 1860 & Mary HOWELL of Lunenburg & Phila. Thos BURRAGE was s/o:
Sgt John BURRAGE of Lunenburg & Medford, b 1755 & Lois Bartlick of Lunenburg.he died 1822
S/O: William BURRAGE,of Newton & Concord & Hannah OSLAND, m 1744, d 1763
S/O: John BURRAGE, of Newton & Lydia WARD
S/O: William BURRAGE, b 1657 & Sarah
S/O: John BURRAGE, b 1616 Of Norton Subcross, Eng & Charlestown, MA & Joanna Stowers
S/O: Thomas BURRAGE, b 1581,of Norton Subcross, Eng & Frances DEY
S/O; Richard BURRAGE of SEETHING & Norton Subcross, Eng & wife unkn.Richard died July 1646
S/O: Robert BURRAGE, (BURRISHE) of Seething & Norfolk CO, Eng. & Rose, unknown(will dated 2 Jan 1558)
Note: Burrage, Burridge, Burrishe is spelled a few different ways.This lineage was taken fron the book "BURRAGE MEMORIAL".
The MILLS line is Joseph MILLS, b 1816 Eng
s/o: George MILLS, Eng S/O Adam MILLS, Eng
I am wondering in your compiling of the ATHERTON trees you could possibly tell me how my Mary Elizabeth MILLSis descended from Atherton?Either thru BURRAGE or MILLS?