Does William Buel have to be a Puritan?

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Immigrant William Buel of Windsor Conn is constantly being pushed into English origins, and now a Puritan because he settled Windsor.   My records show he married Mary Post (not from Albert Welles, I trust) in Dorchester Mass in 1630 before later dwelling Windsor and Killingworth.   At one time I located the fact that his "carpenter's sea chest" is in a museum at Ithaca NY.  

As a boy I mistrusted Welles elaborate make believe in England, and now I feel that this couple are totally miscast.  Willem Buel, born probably in the vicinity of a town NNE of Amsterdam, where there are records of dozens of other earlier Buels, became a seaman, and as such was turned down by a Reformed Dutch minister in the Dutch colonies when he wanted to marry Mary.  Together they eloped to Dorchester Mass to get married, and they never went back.  Willem was now a farmer or woodworker in Connecticut, and did not return to sea, fortunately for Mary.   If this couple is Dutch origin, I am proud of this, and feel it should be publicized.  Their true story is much more interesting than Welles portrayal of dull Englishmen who leave all their money to churches.
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"dull Englishmen who leave all their money to churches." Ha!laugh

You seem to be repeating your post, but what you should do is edit your question to add tags, other than buel. Especially PGM, england and dutch_roots.  These should alert the appropriate projects to look into your issue.

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You might want to post your question/comments on his profile page, so project members see them.

See also: TAG: 54: p. 166 which disputes wife LNAB as Post.  Do you have a source for her being Post?

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (764k points)
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