As well we attended the 300th anniversary of Palatines to America celebrated at the Palatine Conference which was held at Fishkill this year. I decided not to attend as a participant since I do not have any Palatine/American ancestry.
I haven't done a lot of genealogy in the last few months; time just hasn't been available as I have been nursing my strained knee and keeping it active which isn't compatible with sitting at a computer for the most part.
However, an email yesterday brought me back to look at a few items. It was a copy of a will by Dorothy Hinxman dated 1677. Late last year I had started the transcription but ran out of time. Seeing the transcription was most interesting as she mentions the many families that married into the Hinxman and Blake families. It was possible using the will and the Visitations to find the ancestry of this young woman. She was only 22 years old when she was buried and her husband had been buried a year earlier they had been married just two years when he died. They had one young son Thomas born in 1765.
She mentions her parents and their names were [John] Popinioy and Ann
Interestingly there was a John Povensay buried near Dorothy in 1678 of 54 years. This transcription from the Visitations. Popinioy brings up 10 records on the IGI and Povensay does not reveal any records on the IGI.
Other surnames in the will include: Thomas Hinxman (husband now deceased), Thomas Hinxman (son), Richard Miles (Bishops Waltham - cousin), Mary Myles (servant to Uncle Noice of Totnam), Joseph Portsmoth (Husborne - cousin), John Portsmoth (Husborne - cousin), Anne Beale (cousin), John Beale (St Mary Bourne - cousin), Mary Beale and Alice Beale (both cousins), Christian Noice (Totnam - cousin), Walter Button (uncle), Mr. Samuel Sprint (Upper Clatford), Mr. Prikie (sp) (Longstock), (father) Poppiniay), (mother) Hinxman, Mr. Isaac Chansey (Easten Farm), Joseph Hinxman (brother), Martha Hinxman (sister (wife to Joseph)), Bette Hinxman (sister), Wimbleton (sister), Brice (sister), Sara Hill (sister), Maere Blake (sister), Stoniforde (sister), Whaley (sister), Joseph Poppiniay (brother), William Poppiniay (brother), Anne Poppiniay (mother), Mr. Joseph Hinxman (father and overseer), William Hinxman (uncle), Walter Hinxman (uncle), Nathaniel Brice (brother).
The Hinxman members are all inlaws. Nathaniel Brice is an inlaw and her sister is