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Byams in the UK

Byams in the UK

David Byam (Ver publicaciones)
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I am part of a Byam family living in Suffolk (Ipswich/Felixstowe region)in England. Trying to find some family history and noticed that you all know alot of stuff.... are there any connections? My father is Maurice Byam with a brother Colin and sister Violet. My grandfather is Edward Byam and somewhere there is a story about a Fort Byam in Africa that we have connections to. Any ideas?? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

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linda byam (Ver publicaciones)
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Don't know anything about this, but you can bet I'll watch so that I can learn. My Byam ancestor came to Massachusetts sometime around 1636 -- not too sure on details yet. Would love to connect with some 17-20th century British Byam lineage! Thanks. Linda Byam

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David Byam (Ver publicaciones)
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Have had some interesting news... apparently a major line of Byams were priests during the reformation in Somerset. After squeezing my father for more information he has recalled reading memoirs of a distant family relative who was a priest. He also recalls a map which showed 'Fort Byam' in Antigua a place apparently colonised by the Byams! So lots of pieces are now coming together!There is a painting by Gainsborough that shows this Byam family and I'm going to have a look this weekend to see if I can see any family features. We all tend to have a flatish nose... hard to describe maybe I'll tick a picture up someday, can anyone relate to this distinguishing feature!! I also have more accurate family details from my father : My greatgrandfather was Albert Edward Byam and his sons were Samuel Byam, George Byam, Ernie Byam, Olly (Oliver) Byam and Arthur Byam, there were also five girls but he doesn't remeber their names!! Apparently, they all dwelled around the Higham area of Suffolk. SO it will be interesting to see where this all now goes......

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As you probably know, the Byams were a very prominent colonial family. William Byam, who was born on March 9, 1623, was Governor of Surinam. When the colony was ceded to the Dutch he moved to nearby Antigua, where he founded the line of the Byams of Antigua. My ancestral aunt, Amelia Jane Byam, was a member of this line. She married the Swedish-American inventor and naval engineer, John Ericsson. I have a copy of the royal genealogy of the Byams which I would be happy to mail to you directly if you like.

Best of luck,

Daniel Browning

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hello -- just got your email posting. I'd be happy to see anything on any Byam lineage. I am from the Chelmsford Massachusetts Byam family. All of my information comes from a book written to Edwin Colby Byam, I believe in the 1970s. It is/was then unknown how George Byam came to America in the early 1600s, circa 1636. But I'm hoping with all the electronic resources and the last 25 years of research, this might be discoverable. Any information you have, I'd appreciate. You can email me at linda.byam@verizon.net. Look foward to hearing from you and other Byams.

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Fred Byam (Ver publicaciones)
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Mind if I butt in? My family also is descended from the Chelmsford Massachusetts clan. I'm in the Edwin Colby Byam book (my full name is Howard Frederick Byam). I would also be interested in obtaining information about the Byams prior to George coming to America. I would gladly pay expenses for copies and shipping. My branch of the tree calls Missouri home. If you noticed a couple of Byam brothers in the national news a couple of years ago, that was my brother Brad and me. (No, we didn't rob a bank, we apprehended a murderer. It's probably still on CNN.com, search for my name or Jake Robel) Feel free to e-mail me at fredbyam@swbell.net

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I saw you and your brother on the news. You were great! I spell the name a bit differently but.. I'm from the Chelmsford crowd too. Got info several years ago from a man on the Isle of Wight researching his Byam ancestor who was an official in Antigua. There was a clergyman in Somerset UK named Byam/Byham. He had at least 3 sons who were clergymen as well. None of those were THE George we are interested in.

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Thanks for the posting. I admit I haven't been working on my Byam genealogy for some time, the last few years I've been involved in Danish and English research on my mother's side. However I recently came across some new info on another of my old Yankee lines (John Balch of Beverly MA) which leads me to wonder what I might discover now, versus 15 years ago. There certainly have been a lot of developments in that time. When I can get back to it, I will post anything interesting. I am just outside of Boston and have a lot of local resources available here. Keep digging for those roots!

Re the Antigua and other Island lines of the Byam family. It reminds me of the detail in the book about the character of Roger Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty. Apparently, Roger was a fictional character, but supposedly so named because "Byam was a name with lots of connection to the British Navy". Now I understand that there are lots of Island "natives" named Byam, so apparently these navy boys spread a lot more than just British commerce.... our trees probably have many, many more branches! Be well. LB

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Fred Byam (Ver publicaciones)
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When my wife, Pam, and I went to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands for our honeymoon (wow, was that 16 years ago?) I looked in the telephone book and was surprised to find numerous Byams. We were afraid to call any of them, for fear of what we might discover! They would probably have been just as shocked. I think we "borrowed" that phone book, though.

We live in Missouri so Linda has better access to the older records, plus I don't know beans about researching genealogy. If you find out anything, let me know. Thanks.

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I'm sure you are absolutely right about what you would have found from the phone book. I'm not great at searching either but I do have some possible sources. I'll try to get in touch with the guy from the Isle of Wight to see if he has made any progress. I'll also contact another Englishman named Byham. He's interested in finding out about the Yank crowd. He has some different theories about the part of England we started from.
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