My relationship to Elizabeth Vans
Elizabeth VANS (1620 – )
is my 10th great grandmother
William BARRETT (1650 – )
son of Elizabeth VANS and my 9x great grandfather
William BARRETT (1682 – )
son of William BARRETT and my 8x great grandfather
William BARRETT (1702 – )
son of William BARRETT and my 7x great grandfather
William BARRETT (1726 – 1781)
son of William BARRETT and my 6x great grandfather
Thomas BARRETT (1769 – 1835)
son of William BARRETT and my 5x great grandfather
Henry BARRETT (1803 – 1864)
son of Thomas BARRETT and my 4x great grandfather
Thomas BARRETT (1823 – 1911)
son of Henry BARRETT and my 3rd great grandfather
Charles BARRITT (1861 – 1902)
son of Thomas BARRETT and my 2nd great grandfather
Hannah Maud Mabel BARRITT (1890 – 1957)
daughter of Charles BARRITT and my great grandmother
Rosie May JANES (1930 – 1997)
daughter of Hannah Maud Mabel BARRITT and my grandmother
Since beginning my family research all those years ago I never thought I would stumble on such a big mix of ethnicity, I knew I had Ukrainian and Polish ancestry through my father’ but never really imagined it would go much further.
I have since found links to Scotland, France, Italy and now the Netherlands, much further back in my ancestry I have links to every European country through the Royal houses of Europe but those links exist in my medieval ancestry.
My most recent discovery is the Netherlands’ and I am sure there is an interesting story here if I can achieve the results through a lot more hard work.
My 10x great grandmother was Elizabeth Vans born about 1620 and a native of Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands, she resided in Edinburgh in the 1640’s, for which reason I have no idea and she went onto marry William Barrett of Colchester, Essex on the 25th March 1644 in Leiden.
Colchester has a big Dutch history and its historical town includes a Dutch quarter and church. I am guessing that William Barrett was probably a soldier which is why he was in both Edinburgh and the Netherlands, but sadly my Dutch history is pretty much zero.
Elizabeth Vans may have been the daughter of a merchant, but all of this is just speculation. Lots of questions but no answers, maybe a sneaky trip to Netherlands is on the cards.
If anyone knows any information about our Anglo-Scots-Dutch links I would love to hear from you.