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Volume 171, Whole Number 682, Spring 2017


English Origin of Roger, Ann, and William Billings of Dorchester, Massachusetts
Rachelle Child and Helen Schatvet Ullmann

“The Black Sheep of Some Good Family”: The Essex Ancestry of John Holmes, Gentleman, Messenger of the Plymouth Court
Denwood Nathan Stacy Holmes

The Wylley and Cramphorne Families of Hertfordshire and Their Contribution to the
Great Migration
William Wyman Fiske

Identifying the Children of Ebenezer and Hannah (Wood) Ellis of Middleborough and Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Victor S. Dunn

Unpublished Vital Records of Union, Connecticut
Scott Andrew Bartley

The English Origin of Anthony1 Sadler of Salisbury, Massachusetts
Randy A. West

William H. Johnson, a Free Man of Color of Tyringham, Massachusetts, and His Descendants
Patricia R. Reed (continued from 171:17)

The Children of David Briggs of Halifax, Massachusetts, and Buckfield, Maine
Judith A. Bowen

Reviews of Books

An Edgerly Family Update
Paul Friday