Robert Adams

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Robert Adams
Born about in Barton St David Somerset Englandmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Devonshire Englandmap
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This family is one that has a purported Welsh pedigree extending back another 34 generations. NO VERIFICATION HAS BEEN FOUND PAST THIS INDIVIDUAL'S FATHER.



Date: 1568
Place: Barton St David, Somerset, England


  • Source: SM63 Title: Adams Addenda; Editor: various; Location: NC State Library, Raleigh, NC
  • Source: SM424 Title: Adams Family Records Abbreviation: Adams Records Author: James Taylor Adams, 1929 Location: Duke University, Perkins Library, Durham, NC
  • Source: SM58Title: Genealogical History of Robert Adams & His Descendants 1635-1900; Author: Adams, Andrew N., 1900; Location: Allen Co. Public Library, Ft Wayne, IN.
  • Source: SM Title: Genealogy of Fourteen Families of the Early Settlers of New England, of the Names of Alden, Adams, A Abbreviation: 14 Families of Early Settlers Author: Elisha Thayer Location: Family History Library, Salt Lake, UT.
  • Source: SM400 Title: Burke's Visitation of Seats and Arms 'The Visitation of London 1568' Abbreviation: Burke's Visitation 1568 Author: Robert Cook Location: North Carolina State Library, Raleigh, NC .
  • Source: SM511 Title: Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England Abbreviation: 2885 English Emigrants Author: Charles E. Banks, 1957 Location: Duke University, Perkins Library, Durham, NC


Thanks to:

  • Adams-6422 created through the import of 2e4y9w_6792005b2a92y72e4mejcc.ged on Jul 27, 2011 by Allan Stuart.
  • Adams-4050 created through the import of Tom.ged on Jun 1, 2011 by Tom Elliott.
  • Profile created through the import of McABol2004.GED on Jan 2, 2013 by David McAvity. See the Changes page for the details of edits by David and others.
  • Adams-6700 created through the import of EBENSTEIN-GRANGER.GED on Aug 19, 2011 by Merryann Palmer.
  • Import of Rodney Timbrook Ancestors and Relatives_2010-09-10.ged on 10 September 2010.
  • Import of 236-Cathy.ged on 20 October 2010.
  • Adams-4886 created through the import of DeMarco-Gaffney Family Tree.ged on Jul 1, 2011 by Regina DeMarco.
  • Adams-4478 created through the import of Travis Family Tree.ged on Jun 22, 2011 by Roger Travis.

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On November 27, 2013 Merry Ann Palmer wrote:

David - other than your typo (should be Adams-6422), I agree with you. The Robert Adams, son of Richard and Margaret (Armager) Adams is the one who married Elizabeth Sharlon. Their son Robert married Eleanor Wilmot and emigrated to the MA colony, where they settled in Salem, then removed to Newbury. Their daughter Joanna married Launcelot Granger. Go ahead and change it back!!! I have a number of .pdf references for the family if anyone would like copies.

On November 27, 2013 David McAvity wrote:

This Robert Adams profile (Adams-338), used to have the same birth, death, and marriage details as Robert Adams (Adams-6442). Both have father Richard Adams (Adams-337). I can see no record of Richard Adams having a son with the birth details listed in this profile, but there are records of a Richard Adams having a son with the same birth and death details as Adams-6442. Does anyone know why the birth,death and marriage details of Adams-338 were changed? Would anyone object if I changed them back?

On March 2, 2013 Merry Ann Palmer wrote:

I will okay this merge, with the following caveat: I do not consider the sources shown (Ancestry Trees) as valid proof of dates, etc. Hopefully one of us will be able to actually document the information shown.

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