I descend from Richard Goodrich of Guilford; however on his Wiki profile page I see no proof that he is descended from Richard Goodricke and Muriel Eure. Though when I check my relationship to other Wikitreers through the Relationship Finder, I invariably come up with noble and royal lines.
Guess I'm picky because I want all connections to be proven with primary documentation.
His daughter Mary Goodrich married John Bailey of Guilford, New Haven Colony.
Also, have the same problem with my ancestor the Scottish soldier William Munroe (Munroe-10) who was transported to North America (Massachusett Colony) about 1657ish after the Battle of Worcester during the English Civil War. Shipping of several hundred if not thousands of POW's was undertaken on Cromwell's orders which for Munroe began several years as an indentured servant.
Munroe's father has uncertain status. Even the 'uncertain' status for his parents, still links William Munroe to Scottish nobility. Which, from what I read on his profile page, is a bit iffy.
Would love for it to be so but .... again it's the primary documentation for his father that needs to be found.
I do find William Munroe fascinating - gets plopped down amidst people who to some extent had been in the MA Bay Colony for at least 25 plus years and Englishmen and women to boot!
William Munroe was recently highlighted in the DAR magazine _The American Spirit_ because he was a Scottish POW and at least 15 of the men at Lexington in April of 1775 had the surname 'Munroe'.
Soldier Munroe had about 13 children with 2 wives and at least 11 of those lived to marry and have children.
My line is Elizabeth Munroe who married Thomas Rugg and their dau. Elizabeth married at Lancaster, MA, William Johnson who was from Lexington, MA.
William Johnson, I and Elizabeth's son William II m. Dorcas Chamberlain. William II or Jr. commanded a militia unit out of Willington, CT at the Lexington Alarm. However, by the time they made their way to MA, the British were on the run.
William Johnson, II can be used for membership in the DAR and the SAR.
Linda Alcott Maples (alcott-171)