Re: Isles of Shoals Caswells
Greetings to fellow Isles of Shoals Caswell researchers:
I hope you will pass on any new tidbits you dig up!
My mother was born in Seabrook NH
Her mother was, too
HER mother was Maude Arabella Caswell who was born Isles of Shoals 1871.
HER parents were Henry N. Caswell and Lola Eaton.
Do you know the date and circumstances of the EXPULSION from the Isles?Was there more than one time people were kicked off?"Family stories" I have heard are: (1.) They were Loyalists and were kicked off during/after the Revolution; and (2.) They were British sympathizers and were kicked off lest they provide aid to the Royal Navy in the War of 1812; and (3.) They were experienced seamen and it was feared the British would impress any sailors they could find in either of those wars.
Despite the above, you'll note that my Great-grandmother Maud was born on the Shoals in 1871.