Thank you Cheryl for posting the message on the first Minner immigrant, Samuel Minor. My friend, Vincent Minner is very pleased with the info you have and asked me to thank you. He is very familiar with that MD area and was able to pick out the rivers and landmarks you mentioned.
It appears then that Samuel Minor traveled here as a servent. Do you think that is true?
Vincent and I did some history research on England at that time. Oliver Cromwell, who ruled England died in 1658 and his son Richard was named Lord Protector. George Monk a general who had served under Cromwell overthrew the government in 1660 and put Charles II, the son of Charles I, as monarch. It leads us to think that Taylor might have had a hand in the restoration of Charles II and was rewarded with acreage in the new world. Of course, he could also have received the acres as part of a general effort of the crown to settle that part of MD. Have you thought about the reason for the land grant?
Thanks again for your help. John
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