I'm looking for the genealogy for:
Jewel, John (1522 - 1571)
From 1547 a leading Protestant reformer, Jewel fled to the Continent during Queen Mary's reign. As Bishop of Salisbury (1560-71) he defended Anglicanism against both Puritans and Catholics in Apologia Ecclesiae Anglicanae (1562).
It seems he is an ancestor of Seth Jewell of Elizabethtown, NJ.
Here is a letter I recieved today:
I am hastily sending this just before leaving for work; I'll send more info later.
We share the same "Seth Jewell/Jewel"! Indeed he was with Spencer's Regiment, fought at the Battle of Monmouth, was wintered with Washington's troops at Valley Forge (his name is listed their spelled "Jewell") and was at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered. He acheived the rank of Corporal, but (perhaps because of a war wound) later lost that rank.
It is interesting that Your first name is Don; mine is Donald. My father had cousins that preferred to spell our surname "Jewell".The same county treasurer issuing his war pension signed Seth Jewel's name four different ways in one four month period of time (Jewell, Jewel, Juill & Jule). I have traced his ancestry to England & he was descended from "John Jewel, an Anglican Bishop who fled England due to persecution of Mary Queen of Scots."
The account further reads that "he was born in 1555 & his name was the same as his father & father's father." So, with some authority we can trace our shared surname back to 1400-something!
Tonight I'll send you info about the S.A.R. & membership application!
Libertas et Patria!
D Ray Jewel, INSSAR North District
Director & State Chaplain
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