Sandra P., who lives in Boise, Idaho, emailed with this geneology of her family.
I was raised hearing that my "family" had once owned Scollay Square and what a wonderful place it had been When I was in my early 20's in the 1980's I made my first visit to Boston from my home in California, to visit my soon-to-be husband's family in Salem, MA. When asked what I would like to see of Boston, I immediately noted that I had heard stories of Scollay Square, that my family had once owned it, and that it was at the top of my list to see during my visit!
I have never seen such shocked and horrified faces! Having not grown up in Boston, it came as quite a shock to me to find out that Scollay Square was "infamous" and not just a quaint area purchased by my 6th Great Grandfather! I must admit that I have never bragged about my family connections since!
A year ago, I began a project to document the history of the Scollay, Whitwell and Parker family lines that I descend from. My Grandmother, Helen Parker and her brother Scollay Cortlandt Parker are now in their 90's and 80's, respectively, and it seemed important to document their memories and family stories before they were lost. I am just now reaching the point where I want to pull in information from outside the family.
My Scollay lineage is:
The Scollay Family
1671 - 2001
James Scollay, B. 10/1671 - Married Deborah Bligh B. 1679 Children: James Scollay B. 08/08/1705 John Scollay B. 04/24/1712 John Scollay B. 04/24/1712 - Married Mercy Greenleaf B. 11/29/1719 Children: Deborah Scollay B. 1750 Priscilla Scollay B. 08/15/1755 William Scollay B. 11/24/1756 Mary Scollay B. 1759 William Scollay B. 11/24/1756 - Married Catherine Whitwell B. 10/26/1760 Children Catherine Scollay B. 07/1781 D. 08/1781 Catherine Scollay B. 02/27/1783 D. 1863 William Scollay, B. 02/1885 D. 09/07/1813 Lucy Cushing Scollay B. 01/05/1778 D. 09/1883 John Scollay, B. 1791 D. 1819 Mary Scollay, B. 01/1793 D. 1882 Anne Wroe Scollay B. 11/1794 D. 1845 Elizabeth Hamilton Scollay D. Aged 11 years James Scollay, D. Aged 4 years Lucy C. Scollay B. 01/05/1778 D. 09/1883 - Married Benjamin Whitwell B. 1771 D. 1825 Children: William S. Whitwell B. 05/23/1809 D. 10/31/1899 Lucy Cushing Whitwell B. 05/06/1811 D. After 1905 Lucy C. Whitwell B. 05/06/1811 D. After 1905 - Married William Parker B. 07/18/1807 D. 09/23/1868 Children William Whitwell Parker B. 06/24/1837 D. 01/21/1925 Scollay Parker, B. 02/25/1839 D. Arthur Cortlandt Parker B. 10/21/1840 D. 08/24/1863 Gertrude Parker B. 08/19/1842 D. Lucy Whitwell Parker B. 04/14/1845 D. Francis G. Parker, B. 01/30/1847 D. 10/01/1880 Euphemia M. Parker B. 10/10/1852 D. William Whitwell Parker B. 06/24/1837 D - Married Harriet Esther Bell B. 06/28/1852 D. Children William Bell Parker B.12/27/1885 D. 01/13/1974 Edwin Stone Parker B. 09/14/1888 D. ? William Bell Parker B.12/27/1885 D. 01/13/1974 - Married Helene Barnard Sutliff B. 01/27/188 D. 01/02/1967 Children Helen Margaret Parker Living William Sutliff Parker B. 08/03/1917 D. 06/18/1978 Scollay Cortlandt Parker Living Helen Margaret Parker Living - Married Wilbur Tuttle White Bever B. 1909 D. 1977 (Wilbur T. White assumed the Surname
of Bever in honor of his step-father)
Children Barnard Scollay White Bever Living Mary Louisa White Bever Living Barnard Scollay White Bever Living - Married Donnie Louise Hartley Living Children Sandra Helene White Bever Living William Arthur White Bever Living Sandra Helene White Bever Living - Married Frederick Barker Pierson, Jr. Living Children Derek Norman Pierson Living Kathryn Helene Pierson Living
The Scollay Family Genealogy Project is a work in progress and additional information regarding this great family is welcomed. Please contact Sandra Pierson at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your ancestry to the Scollay Family Genealogy Project.
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