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Subject: Re: Possible royal descent for George1 Pordage of Massachusetts?
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 09:44:02 -0700 (PDT)
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> > > Deborah St Nicholas who is called Deborah Mayor, had married Jerman
> > > Mayor by license dated 3 Jan 1617. Jerman is called of St Gregory's,
> > > London, mercer.
> > Leslie Mahler pointed out that Joshua Pordage's will made "my loving
> > kinsman Thomas Major sole executor" ...
> > &lr=#PPA384,M1
> > Probably Thomas Major was some relation of Deborah (St Nicholas)
> > Mayor/ Major.
> I'm certainly persuaded by what you've posted that the St. Nicholas -
> Pardage marriage connects to Joshua of London and therefore to George of
> Boston. While the 1663 Visitation of Kent may not show the connection
> directly I hope that looking carefully at the London & Kent Pordages
> would show where Joshua fits in the armigerous family of Rodmersham. It
> would be nice to sew that up.
> Nat Taylor
> a genealogist's sketchbook: http://www.nltaylor.net/sketchbook/
Nat, if you want to work on this one as well, go right ahead.
I suppose the following M.I. is important as well (from Manning-Bray):
vol. 2, p. 574-75:
Sanderstead -- "On a black stone on the floor: In memory of George
Mellishe of Sanderstead in the countie of Surrey Gent. who departed
this life upon Ascension-day being the 4th of May 1654, of whom the
monument in the wall speaks more fully."
The wall monument mentions (in Latin):
--George Mellish, citizen and merchant of London, son of John Mellish,
citizen and merchant
--first wife, Katharine, daughter of Richard Clarke, citizen of London
--another wife, Mary, daughter of Henry Kinnersley of London,
merchant, widow of William Baker of Swindon
--children Henry, Daniel, Anne, Mary, and Rebecca
--buried May 10, 1654, aged 73 years
Perhaps Anne was the wife of Joshua Pordage? Remember that George
Pordage's daughter was named Hannah.