Re: Stephen Flanders 1643 - Port of Entry?
Hello Stephen is my GGGGG Grandfather. My family have old diaries and so forth handed down from way back then - here's the scope from the old documents. I hope it's not too much.
Admitted as a townsman on February 3, 1650 at Salisbury, Mass. It was voted on February 3, 1651, that the following persons; fifty-two in all, and none others, shall be accounted commoners as townsmen. And among these appears the name of, Stephen Flanders.
We have learned from tradition that, he came from Flanders in France, and his wife's name was Jane. Jane is said to have been an Indian woman, who converted to Christianity.
There is a tradition that Stephen was found on a battlefield in Flanders, by an English soldier.Then taken to England, where he was given the name of, "Flanders", on the account it was the place for which he was found. Found with amnesia.