Edmond Lewes of Lynn
In the early 1600s, economic, political and religious conditions in England prompted a mass migration of families and individuals from the eastern counties of England to the newly established Massachusetts Bay Colony in North America. Though the Colony was originated as a commercial venture, the people who packed up their lives and sailed across the Atlantic Ocean came for their own varied reasons.
Edmond Lewes and his family traveled to Watertown, Massachusetts in 1634, on the ship Elizabeth from Ipswich, Suffolk, England. We have few records of his presence in England before 1634, so we don't know what prompted Edmond to make this monumental change in his life and the lives of his wife Mary and sons John and Thomas.
Descendants of Edmond Lewes of Lynn, Massachusetts documents the lives of our earliest known Lewis ancestors and follows the direct Lewis line from Edmond Lewes to living descendants proudly bearing the Lewis surname.
This work represents ten years of genealogical research, a project that continues to search for the origins of Edmond Lewes in Suffolk County, England.
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