Re: Origins of John Pickard, Rowley, MA?
Hi!I am very interested in this line.I have a GG Grandfather (James Pickard, with brothers; Humphrey, Moses, Moses jr., Samuel and John), and a GGG grandfather Humphrey Pickard.I've got stories written by my great aunt saying that we are ancestors of John Pickard and Jane (Crosby?) who sailed to America on a ship called the "Lion" in either 1635 or 1638.They settled in Rowley, Mass and then around 1765 the Pickards from New England relocated to the St. John River in New Brunswick.1774-1775 Humphrey Pickard spent the winter in Rowley Mass. and married Annie Christie. 1775 - Battle of Lexington, Humphrey did not support the revolution and packed up and sailed out of Salem Harbor while "guns were firing on a new home in Sheffield.They had to sail out of Salem harbor because the Boston Harbor was closed because of the Boston Tea Party.Humphry was the first minister of the oldestProtestant Church in New Brunswick, Canada. His brother was Premier of Canada at one time".