Armstrong,  Clarissa

Armstrong, Clarissa

Female 1776 -

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  • Name Armstrong, Clarissa  [1
    Born 06 Mar 1776  Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I20004  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, Ancestors of Glenn Close, The Hyde History, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Armstrong, Lebbeus,   b. 13 Sep 1738, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1789, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hyde, Rebecca,   b. 11 Dec 1745, Norwich, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790, Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Oct 1765  Franklin, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F7851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gordon, Willard,   b. 1771 
    Married 1796  Bennington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F6960  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Family Crest
    Armstrong Family Crest
    Armstrong Family Crest
    After William 1 conquered England in 1066, he rewarded his followers with land grants. Amongst these followers were ones known as "Forten Bras" which literally translates as "strong in the arm", itself a rare surname, and from these people developed the Armstrangs or Armstrongs. The clan has always been centred in Liddesdale in Cumbria, where its fierce and warlike members were enlisted by the Scottish and English kings in turn. The terms "Moss Troopers" and "Border Reivers" were applied to the clan Armstrong, the history of the clan being the history of "The Border" and the wars between England and Scotland. As examples of their "strength", in 1342, Richard Harmestrang made a loan to King David 11 (1329 - 1371) of Scotland, whilst in 1363, William Armstrong was not only steward to the king, but ambassador to England. However, it is in the field of (literally) private enterprise that the Armstrongs made their mark, Armstrong of Gilnockie, a well known "free booter", being executed by James V of Scotland in 1529, whilst in 1596, Kinmont Willie (Armstrong), another "pirate" was seized by the Scots from Carlisle Castle, his subsequent fate is "unknown". Another unfortunate was Sir Thomas Armstrong (1624 - 1684), a well known monarchist, who fell foul of Judge Jeffreys and was executed. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Adam Armstrong, which was dated 1235, arrested and imprisoned for murder and later pardoned at Carlisle, during the reign of King Alexander 11 of Scotland, 1214 - 1249. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).