A Whaley at the Battle of Hastings? The Fun of Genealogy
It was also a surprise this past Christmas when a “Whaley Family” book arrived from Mary Beth on this same topic. Here’s the cover:
The first page started with Robert Edmund Whaley, her father and mine, and about whom this blog has had much to say [see Related Posts below]. The next page dedicated itself to our grandfather, John Alvin Whaley, a railroad company man, and then on to his father, Irvin Whaley, who is pictured below at the 50th wedding anniversary celebration he and his wife Nancy celebrated on December 22, 1922 (that’s Nancy and Irvin, third and fourth from the left behind the row of children). My father (who got it from his mother), my son Clayton, and I all have very curly hair. When I showed this picture to Clayton and told him his three year old grandfather was in the picture and asked if he could point him out, he instantly put his finger on the second boy from the left, which is correct.
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|The Battle of Vicksburg|
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When Charles II assumed the throne in 1660, Edward Whaley fled, with his son-in-law William Goffe, first to Switzerland and then to America, arriving in Boston. A massive search was on for all of the regicides and the loyal British citizens of Boston joined in. Whaley and Goffe decamped to New Haven, Connecticut where they lived in a cave in the woods for three years on and off while Royalist agents hunted for them! Finally they found refuge in Hadley, Massachusetts, in 1664, where they conducted a small trading business with local Native Americans. My sister tells me that books have been written about all this, and I plan to look into that further. There is still a Whalley Avenue in New Haven that was named after 8 x great grandfather Edward. A more detailed discussion of his life can be found in Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Whalley.
|Judge's Cave, the Hiding Place|
|The Battle of Hastings, 1066|
“Bob Whaley, Boy Lawyer,” March 28, 2010; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2010/03/bob-whaley-boy-lawyer.html
“The Sayings of Robert Whaley,” May 13, 2010;
“Bob Whaley and the Best Evidence Rule,” June 26, 2010; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2010/06/bob-whaley-and-best-evidence-rule.html
“Bob and Kink Get Married,” June 2, 2010; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2010/06/bob-and-kink-get-married.html
“Dad and the Cop Killer,” July 19, 2010; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2010/07/dad-and-cop-killer.html
“No Pennies In My Pocket,” July 30, 2010; http://douglaswhaley.blogspot.com/2010/07/no-pennies-in-my-pockets.html