Pedigree and Descendancy Charts
A Family History pedigree is a list of ancestors; a lineage. And a Pedigree Chart is a graphic document that begins with one person and moves back in time, showing the parents of each person in the family tree. Each individual in this collection has a small Pedigree Chart included with his information on the Person Pages.
The definition of a descendant in the study of genealogy is one whose ancestry can be traced to a particular individual. So, a Descendant Chart is a graphic document that moves forward in time and shows descendants of one individual or couple for a specified number of generations.
All of the charts presented here are descendant charts. Each one highlights only one of our Brick Wall family lines, beginning with the first known ancestor in that family and ending with a later generation. They show, when known, the siblings and children of additional relatives who are also descended from the subject ancestor.
- Descendants of Nicholas Boulton, The Immigrant
Nicholas Boulton was born in England circa 1600 and had immigrated to Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts by 1644. He had two daughters and one son who was responsible for most of the Boltons we found residing in Suffolk, Plymouth and Bristol Counties in Massachusetts during the 1600s, 1700s and early 1800s. Four of our five John Bolton "Candidates" descended from Nicholas: John Bolton of Lowell, John Bolton (the Uncle) of Bridgewater, John Bolton (the Nephew) of Bridgewater, and John Bolton of Berkley. Nicholas Boulton's chart outlines all of the known descendants of this first Immigrant Bolton. While the chart follows the surname Bolton, it also includes descendants and spouses with other surnames.
- Descendants of John Bolton and Zilpah Peirce
John and Zilpah Bolton's chart, beginning with his parents John and Elizabeth (Hayward) Bolton, is a small subset of descendants also included on the Descendancy Chart of Nicholas Boulton. This chart outlines the known descendants of our primary Bolton Brick Walls. When John and Zilpah's only daughter married, the Bolton surname in their direct line ended and their descendants have a variety of other surnames.
- Descendants of Jeremiah Bolton of Connecticut and New York
Jeremiah Bolton's chart represents a stand-alone Bolton family we are attempting to place correctly. Researchers of Jeremiah's family initially believed he was the youngest son of Gamiliel Bolton, a 2nd great grandson of Nicholas Boulton, the Immigrant. Although Jeremiah’s researchers are now seriously questioning Gamaliel as Jeremiah’s father, it is still thought highly possible that Jeremiah, who was born in Connecticut, and raised his family in New York, was descended from a Plymouth County or Bristol County Bolton who moved to Connecticut. Their research continues.
- Descendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
William Bolton, the son of James, was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland circa 1684 and had immigrated to Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts by 1721. William's son, William, was responsible for most of the Boltons we found residing in Middlesex County in Massachusetts during the 1700s and early 1800s, including "Candidate" John Bolton of Vermont. James and William Bolton's chart outlines all of the known descendants of this second Immigrant Bolton. While the chart follows the surname Bolton, it also includes descendants and spouses with other surnames.
- Descendants of Thomas Gerrard of Gibbstown, County Meath, Ireland and his Brothers
Thomas Gerrard (1643-1719) is the earliest proven ancestor of our Gerrard family of Gibbstown and Liscartan, County Meath, Ireland. It is believed that Thomas had at least two brothers, Edward Gerrard and another brother whose name we don't know. The Gerrard chart outlines all of the known descendants of Thomas, whom we know the most about, and also of his two newly identified brothers and, while it follows the surname Gerrard, it also includes descendants and spouses with other surnames.
- Descendants of William Gerrard of Ardbraccan, County Meath
William Gerrard (1761- ) is the earliest proven ancestor of the Gerrard family of Ardbraccan, County Meath, Ireland. We suspect a connection with our Gerrards of Gibbstown and Liscartan, although haven't found it yet. This Gerrard chart outlines William Gerrard's known descendants and, while it follows the surname Gerrard, it also includes descendants and spouses with other surnames. We'd love to connect the Ardbraccan, County Meath Gerrards to our larger Gerrard family of County Meath.
- Descendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
John Heaton (s1490-1552) of Fotherby, Lincolnshire, England is the earliest known ancestor of our Heaton family and his chart outlines all of his known descendants, including our immigrant Nathaniel Heaton (1602- ) who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634. While the chart follows the surname Heaton, it also includes descendants and spouses with other surnames.
- Descendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Robert Heaton (1642-1717) of West Riding, Yorkshire, England, with his wife and five children, immigrated to America in 1682 with many other Quaker families and settled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. His chart outlines all of his known descendants. While the chart follows the surname Heaton, it also includes descendants and spouses with other surnames.
- Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
John Hinds ( -1706) is the earliest known ancestor of our Hinds family of County Cavan, Ireland and his chart outlines all of his known descendants. While the chart follows the surname Hinds, it also includes descendants and spouses with other surnames.