Welcome

Status

WELCOME TO THE MARKHAM & COLLINS FAMILIES GENEALOGY & FAMILY HISTORY WEBSITE!

Home of research information on the Markham and Collins families of Old England from around 1550 to 1700 AD, with some work done in New England. You’ll find a wealth of genealogy & family history records relating to these families with supporting documentation.

NEW USER REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS WEBSITE HAVE BEEN BLOCKED BY THE OWNER.


Samuel Collins of Braintree

SAMUEL COLLINS OF BRAINTREE

Some Events in the Life and Times of a
Seventeenth Century Essex Vicar

By Bernard Davies

 

 

 

 

 

present state of russiaTHE PRESENT STATE OF RUSSIA

In a Letter to a Friend at London; Written by an Eminent Person Residing at the Great Czar’s Court at Mosco for the Space of Nine Years: Illustrated with many copper plates. (1671)

By Samuel Collins

 

UPDATE: The Samuel Collins and Robert Boyle Connection

Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle (1627-1691)

I hunted all over the Internet for a copy of Mr. Loewenson’s article. All I found were references to it and an occasional brief excerpt. I tracked down the publisher, hoping they would have copies of past issues archived; they don’t. I searched through every online source for used books and publications trying to find an old copy to buy and found nothing. I checked with my local public library and then the local college library. They don’t have the magazine but they could try to find it on inter-library loan. Just as I was about to go to the college and send an order for the inter-library loan copy, Igor Osipov was gracious enough to send me a complete copy of the article! Continue reading

Thomas Clarke of Bocking

Mott Cottage

Mott Cottage

All of the Bocking records I’ve found have spelled the name “Clarke” so I will distinguish this family by that name. They are very likely to be related to the Clerke families in the area but for the sake of trying to trying to keep things straight I will use the different spellings for each family, except where there is a difference in the original record. Continue reading

The Will of Clemente Clarke Sr. of Bocking

In the name of God Amen. The 4th day of Januarye in Anno Domini 1561; witnesseth I Clemente Clarke of Bocking in the countie of Essex, being of whole mynde and parfecte memory, thanks be given to god, doe ordaine and make this my laste will and testamente. Continue reading