|Posted By:||Gail Trail|
|Subject:||Re: Maryland Trails from Scotland|
|Post Date:||March 04, 2011 at 00:51:51|
|Forum:||Trail Family Genealogy Forum|
Interesting, George, about Rev. Wm.'s legacy.
That story about 3 brothers from Wales also had one going to Wyoming. Rather than the 'future' state, that might be a reference to Wyoming in Pennsylvania. It was a popular destination for some of my Witter ancestors family. They with other families from their Connecticut town made their way there around 1750. It became famous for the Tory and Indian attack there which completely wiped out the settlers, the Wyoming Massacre in 1778. So that might mean that one brother went to Pennsylvania and was killed there?
Permit some speculation on the topic of Wales, please. I was looking at Sir Thomas Middleton (there are more than one so I hope I have the right one). In the British History site there is a record of his being assigned by Parliment in Feb 1644 to raise an army to defend the 6 northern counties of Wales. They were being threatened by Irish troops landing there and causing trouble. Those Irish men would "join with delinquents and papists"... so they were to be fought against by Sir Thomas' 1500 troops. Thinking about it I wondered if these British defense troops became part of Cromwell's anti-King army. The Wales counties area is next to the Severn and so close to the Fryer's Arlingham and John Trail's Minsterworth, in Gloucester. If some Fryer, Buxton, West, and Trail young men joined Middleton's troops, then fought with Cromwell, that could fit into the other story of the Buxton's, Traill's, West's, etc. coming, soldiers of Cromwell, to settle. There also could be a tie up with Middleton personally that shows in Simon Nicholls, John Nicholls, and Robert Trail having been acquainted with him, shown in your recent post, George.