Last fall I had the incredible opportunity to visit Mowsley, England and speak at St. Nicholas, the 13th century church my ancestor, Barnabas Horton, would have been baptized at in July of 1600. He later wed Mary Horton, and though the records no longer exist, it was very likely at the same Anglican church. Mary and Barnabas, my ninth great-grandparents, later sailed from England aboard The Swallow and became one of thirteen founding families of Southold, Long Island, NY.
You can read more about my visit to Mowsley, England, here.
Last month I had the privilege of speaking at a Founding Families event, hosted by the Southold Historical Society. What an honor to meet other descendants and hear their stories!
Here are some pictures that were part of my research as I wrote my novels all based on the lives of Mary and Barnabas Horton.