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Greetings family, friends, visitors and fellow genealogists! This website is created with hopes of preserving the memories and history of our ancestors. Many of these people we know about, but many are forgotten because their memories and records are lost through the years. In any case, it's hard to imagine where we'd be without their dreams, dedication and sacrifice. Our ancestors made it possible for us to live as we do today and we can only show our appreciation by learning about their life experiences. I hope this website gives you an opportunity to learn something about your families origins.

A New Beginning
The Byington ancestry can be traced back to Bartholomew De Boynton (about 1000AD) but information prior to the 17th century becomes vague and impossible to validate. Because of this, it was decided to focus our family research from William Boynton and his wife Elizabeth, who were among the first Boynton's to arrive in North America from England. After being excummunicated from their church in 1638 - William, brother John, Elizabeth, Rev. Rogers and several followers, set sail to 'New England' on a ship named 'John of London'. They landed in Salem harbor in the fall and wintered in the area. The next spring the group traveled north and settled in an area between the villages of Newbury and Ipswich. They named the settlement 'Rowley' in honor of their minister Ezekiel Rogers who taught Puritan beliefs in Rowley, England. Records from the early settlement show William was a teacher, planter and weaver. He taught school from 1656-1681 and was probably the first school teacher in Rowley. William and Elizabeth had four sons and three daughters all born in Rowley.

It's believed the name Boynton in this branch changed to Byington when John Boynton (grandson of William and Elizabeth) received a land grant from the King of England issued in the name of John Byington. John probably thought it was easier to change his name than to return it for correction.

Jeff Byington

My Ancestral Lineage
Name Birthplace Date
William Boynton Yorkshire, England 1605
Caleb Boynton Rowley, MA 1650
John Byington Newbury, MA 1676
Daniel Byington I Farmington, CT 1711
Daniel Byington II Branford, CT 1738
Daniel Byington III Wolcott, CT 1773
Randall Byington Wolcott, CT 1806
Robert Byington Hartford, CT 1850
Clifford Byington Pittsburgh, PA 1889
Douglas Byington Arkansaw, WI 1923

Search and Seizure
Most Wanted - We are looking for information regarding these Ancestors. If you can help us, please click on the Contact Us link and let us know.

What's New - View the latest updates made to the website here. We're adding new stuff regularily so check in with us often.

Our Journey
May 02 - Began researching ancestors and more
Dec 09 - Launched the website
Oct 10 - Visited first Boynton homestead in Rowley MA
Jun 12 - Traveled to Michigan to visit Gen3 Grandparents Gravesite
Aug 14 - Traveled to New York to visit Gen4 Grandparents Gravesite
Jul 17 - Traveled to Sweden to visit birthplace of ancestors

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