question on the lewis line

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There is a Edmond Lewis, wife Mary, children John (3)Yrs. and Thomas (3/4)Yrs. on ship Elizebeth to New England in 1634. There are some Lewis's in Barbados in 1678 parish records of Edmond Lewis with land, a David Lewis, and a John Lewis. There is also a Capt.Hugh Lewis.  I am somewhat new to this, but i have a William Lewis (b) 1710 in Carteret County. I have been working with the History Center in Morehead City, N.C. I know some of my ancestor's where whalers on the outer banks of N.C. According to research done of this area they are almost sure that the lost colony was taken to what we call down east in Cedar Island.( Extensive map research has been done on this from researchers).Which brings the earlier ships in at Ocracoke Inlet.back in the 1500's. there is a book called The Riddle Of The Lost Colony by Melvin Robinson. I can't get past a barrier on how my william Lewis 1710 got here or who his parents where. 1600's ships log some to the Virginia's which this whole area was concidered the Virginia's back then, but not all passenger names are available.Or were we already here? There was a william Lewis in Bath N.C at one time but no other info. We could have come from Mass.to here but I can't link any names. The barbado's Lewis's the same thing.I am at a stand still and baffled. Any info. anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
WikiTree profile: Edmond Lewes
asked in Genealogy Help by Caroline Brinkley G2G Rookie (160 points)

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Hello Caroline:

The Edmond Lewes line is well documented from Ipswich, Suffolk, England to Watertwown and Lynn, Massachusetts, and from there on to myself. See [[Lewes-85|Edmond Lewes]] for the full documentation.

As I explain in the Edmond Lewes biography, and in my book Descendants of Edmond Lewes of Lynn, Massachusetts, there were many Lewis/Lewes familes that came to North America during the Great Migration, from east Anglia, the Midlands, southern England and Wales. The Lewis/Lewes/Lowys surname was common in England in the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Teasing apart all these Lewis lines takes a great deal of research in the surviving documents. DNA research now helps to verify the documentation and provide direction for research where the documents are missing or not yet found.

Good luck in your Lewis research!

answered by Michael Lewis G2G6 (8k points)

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