I believe I have found the reference for Mary Guyon to be the wife of Duncan Oliphant. It came from a discussion on ancestry.com. I will include it in its entirety here:
pentcaitland (View posts) Posted: 22 Sep 2000 11:40AM GMT
Edited: 7 Jul 2001 5:06PM GMT
Teresa, Thanks for your thoughtful answer. I have had the OPRs searched for Fife and Perthshire. Only one David appears. Samuel Grant Oliphant was always trying to tie our line to The Oliphants of Gask. As you say, there is no real proof. Of the many Oliphants who do appear on the Oprs were almost certainly of the Church of Scotland. The Gask Oliphants were Jacobites and Anglicans. Duncan did later establish an Anglican Church, but also worshiped at a Dutch Calvinist church on SI. His wife Mary Guyon was from a Huegonot family. His wealth probably was in the form of a dowery from Jacques Guyon, although the purchas of the plantation in Amwell was probably not as expensive as one might think. They were encouraging settlement there as a buffer against the Quakers of West Jersy. As to the naming tradition, none of his four sons followed it. Maybe, that was lost in the new world. Ken p.s. Hosea Oliphant son of David got Duncan's Bible. If we could find someone from Hosea's line, we might learn something. They lived in Philadelphia.
Notify Administrator about this message?
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|