Comments: Ancestors......

Dude! I'm just now submitting my papers for Jamestowne. My guy is Braswell. I'm also submitting for Mayflower tonight as well. (I'm emailing all the various registrars my apps.) At Thanksgiving, my Dad toasts to George Soule's fecundity... ;-)

Posted by Bou on March 18, 2011 08:48 PM

Whoa. "Lunsford's fearsome reputation for sadism, brutality and even cannibalism was wildly exaggerated by Parliamentarian propagandists." Anytime they mention cannibalism, that can't be good. Geez. I kinda hope my guy didn't eat people...

Posted by Bou on March 18, 2011 09:01 PM

so... Yeah, I'll be the 3rd commenter too...

I was telling my Dad about this last night, via email. He said, "Hey, our ancestor may have known his ancestor", to which I replied, "Uh, yeah. I hope his ancestor didn't EAT our ancestor..." Bonus for us, I've not found anything that says my ancestor was anyone's dinner... :)

Posted by Bou on March 19, 2011 12:12 PM

You got the swaggering ruffian part pretty much to a tee. Not sure how the rest applies.

As for me, I could give a rat's ass about the blood line. How many 'drunk Irish cast offs of some ill repute' do I need to suffer through before I get the total picture?

Not too many, homeboy. Not too god damn many.

Hey, I saw an R8 Convertible today. About took the draw bar off the Mud Mobile in traffic. Bitchin' car sez me. Trade that pedestrian Audi you have now in on one of those beasts, call me when the deal is done, and let's go assault Clingman's - Park Service be damned.

Bet we can get into Deep Creek before they have the road blocks set......

Posted by Andy on March 19, 2011 10:21 PM

Been doing research as well... found some 2nd cousin marriages, murder and a few other items... no cannabilism. Though I always said I didn't want a rich person as a past relative because then I will think about how far we have fallen... at least this way I can see how far we have gotten. ;-)

Posted by vwbug on March 20, 2011 06:36 AM

... thanks, guys.... as for the cannibalism thing, I'm pretty sure that it was the 1600s equivalent of calling a soldier that you didn't like a "baby-killer".... I doubt Lunsford ate many livers, but he WAS one helluva a soldier for the King....

Posted by Eric on March 20, 2011 09:13 AM