_John Woollen WOOLLER _ | (1550 - ....) m 1579 _Edward Woollen WOOLLER _| | (1585 - ....) | | |_Isabel HARDING _______ | (.... - 1617) m 1579 | |--Jane WOOLEN | (1622 - ....) | _______________________ | | |_________________________| | |_______________________
 !MARRIAGE: Jacobus, "Families of Ancient New Haven"; p. 693
!SOURCE: World-Wide Web database of Rob Joyce, 2400 Winding Ridge Road,
Odenton, MD 21113, (410) 672-6670
!NOTE: (from Rob Joyce):
Indentured to William Wilkes & Wife (Abigail?), thought to be an aunt of the
Woollen children and may have brought them to America in 1633. Married John
Hall, she was said to be well educated and of good descent, her family being
entitled to bear the crest "A Demi-lion between its paws, a cushioned
tusselled". The 1641 plan of New Haven, Conn. as illustrated on page 105 of
"The Puritans" shows the Wilkes, John Cooper (Jean's 2nd husband) and George
Lamberton as living on the original 9 square of present day Yale University.
Many of the descendants attended Yale and were prominent. The most famous
was Lyman Hall, signer of the Declaration of Independance, member of the
early sessions of Congress of the USA and governor of Georgia. The Woollens
followed the migration of the "Hooker Group" to Hartford and New Haven and
are believed to be a part of this group when they left England. This
group later developed as the Congregational Church. Source: "We Woollen"
by Keith C. Woollen.