Tuesday, October 11, 2016

FLOYER Family


FLOYER

The Floyer name enters the already ancient 300 years of Homersley genealogy with William Homersley 1st x 9 Cousin of Garnett Holmes; (15th great grandson of Ade de Rowenwal, our common ancestor, and his daughter by an unknown wife, Margaret Homerlsey (1548-1597) who married Richard Flyer (1546-?) Hints, Stafford, England about 1571.

UK, Extracted Probate Records, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 
NOTE: Margaret Homerlsey 1548-1597 is the 9th great grandaughter of Ade de Rowenwald.
They had a son, Ralph Flyor (3
rd  x 5) 1572-1643, who resided at Oxford, England, married Margery Weston (1577-1609) England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906.



Ralph and Margery had four children; Richard, Francis, Mary, Lettice. 

Richard Flyor/Richard Floyer (29 Jul 1603 Hints, Stafford - 27 Aug 1679) married 21 Mar 1645 Manchester, Warwicke to Elizabeth Eleanor Babington (1618-1679) ; (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MZS8-S5F : accessed 2016-08-28), entry for Elizabeth Or Eleanor BABINGTON)
Richard and Eliz. Foyer have 7 children. Matthew Floyer (13 Dec 1646-?) marries Anne Scott, Abt. 1667, Hints, Stafford.; Elizabeth Floyer (28 Nov 1647 -?) married Thomas Goring, 02 Jun 1668. Florence (1653-?), John,* (copied from http://www.hints-village.com/jonfloy.html
*Peter, True, Samuel

1. The John mentioned above proved to be a prominent Physician and helped to establish a family seat that lasted for generations. . There is additional reading about Dr. John Floyer.
2. Francis Flyor died in the first year.
3. Mary Flyor seems to separate in England with her husband, Thomas Moseley who emigrates to the British Colony of Virginia, Isle of Wight with their son sho will become Capt. William Moseley 12 Jan 1628- Feb 1685- of Essex, Virginia. (4th Cousin - Remote Cousin Warner Davenport) marries Marha Brasseur. This line continues nine more generations till the 1940s . It continues with the famly of Warner Davenport. 

To offer a grounding here; this represents the great grandchildren of William Homersley who was a 1st Cousin nine times of Garnett Holmes.


Mary Floyer, (07 May 1605-1692) marries Thomas Moseley (1585, Moseley, Staffs, W Midlands, England-1659). Thomas Moseley is genetically matched with my DNA at Family Tree DNA .. My DNA!

4th Cousin - Remote Cousin Warner Davenport is spelled MOSELEY and has twelve other matches in the Autosomal DNA ; with the spelling of Mosley there are eight. To go into the Moseley and Mosley Autsosomal DNA comparisons is not practical here; however, data about Mr. Davenport's DNA comparison is that 15 centiMorgans are present (about 10 centiMorgans is the minimum for kinship.)

4. Lettice Floyer born 17 Nov 1607 Shropshire, England.

MORE ABOUT FLOYER READINGS:
A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of Great Britain by Sir Edmund Burke, pp 421-423
https://books.google.com/books? id=9mNHAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA422&lpg=PA422&dq=john+floyer+His+grandfather+Ralph+Floyer,&s ource=bl&ots=viWqayQDyB&sig=x9YbgBUa_Y2yXrVTexKzFbwpl8A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUK EwjDs_3A96rPAhXF2yYKHU7qBQQQ6AEIJDAB#v=onepage&q=john%20floyer%20His %20grandfather%20Ralph%20Floyer%2C&f=False


Reference Entry
Floyer, Sir John (1649-1734), physician
Denis Dunbar Gibbs
in
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/9775
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


E-ISBN: 9780198614128
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~floyer/ 
This is a scholarly study worth the reading. When one does read this account of the Flyor family since angle Saxon times. I am an unabashed lover of Coats of Arms. The landed gentry that the Floyer arose from were granted arms after serving the Monarch. This was of a time when literacy was rationed and signs meant something. The arms show three arrows. There are a couple of stories and one of them is in the reading, but the one I like is that they were a family of arrow makers. Sometimes Fletcher is a name associated with arrow making as well. The sets of a single arrow also implies flyer, an early name for an arrow. I can see Flyer becoming the name. Anyone who has had more than a casual glance at Stafford English estates has noticed the ubiquitous Yew, Taxus baccata, native to England and over to Iran. It was grown purposfully for arrows or flyers.

Closing Comments
The family Floyer represents a paper trail and genetics that unfolds daily. Genetics makes a viable stance in a genealogy as paper trails fade. Never forget that in genealogy as well as other sciences there is an equal and opposite reaction for every action. For example, The Mosley, Moseley families of England gave way to other autosomal* cousins.in an ever cascading blanket of immortality. Mirroring post and present.rather like a Jacob's Ladder of ancestral dynasties ascending and descending. In a metaphor.


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*Autosomal: Pertaining to a chromosome thats not a sex chromosome. People normally have 22 pairs of autosomes (44 autosomes) in each cell, together with 2 sex chromosomes, X and Y in a male and X and X in a female. 


Len Holmes
October 11, 2016


Monday, October 3, 2016

Addendum to: Thought, Word and Deed

Addendum to: Thought, Word and Deed

Jesus of Nazareth was no Nazirite; He was the true Branch.
In the 9-27-2016 article I started to mention that Jesus was a Nazarite. Upon fact checking myself I realized that would be an error. Two words stating that the Jesus of Nazareth was no Nazirite.

Nazareth is the geographical locality of where the Old Testament prophesied the Messiah would have lived. Viewing these two words from an English language perspective they look superficially synonymous. From the usage in Hebrew they are totally different.

"...and being warned by God in a dream, he [Joseph] departed for the regions of Galilee, and came and resided in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, 'He shall be called a Nazarene,' " (Matt. 2:22,23)

(NOTE the 7's incorporated that show completeness below)
Thus there were fourteen generations in all, from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah. It is not possible to find a singular prophet using this idea. It is possible to know that St. Matthew generally interpreted prophets as meaning a more general term. St. Matthew made no mistake. It's the story here that matters.

God in his wisdom takes us to a wide spot in the road that was Nazareth. Jesus of Nazareth, as he identified himself, to the Apostle Paul, came into the world to save sinners from this insignificant wide spot in the road. God consistently uses the commonality of persons to self identify.

Some have suggested that the question hints that the town had a bad reputation, while others contend that Nathanael probably viewed the community merely as insignificant. The city is not mentioned in the Old Testament, the Apocrypha, the Talmud, nor by Josephus. One scholar notes that the geographical location of the city, overlooking the plain of Esdraelon, generated a certain disposition of “aloofness” which invited the scorn of the neighboring communities. (J.W. Charley, Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places, John Bimson, Ed., Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995, p. 224)*

*Jackson, Wayne. "Was Matthew Mistaken in the 'Nazarene' Prophecy?" ChristianCourier.com. Access date: October 3, 2016. https://www.christiancourier.com/articles/573-was-matthew-mistaken- in-the-nazarene-prophecy

The term Nazarite is as ancient as Judaism.

To be a Nazarite one had to be an oath taker which Jesus of Nazareth was not. Nazarites' tradition holds that the candidates are set aside and cannot perform or partake in a Levitical litany of ideas.

For example, Nazarites could not go near a corpse. How could have Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead?
Nazarites may not drink wine. In Jesus' earthly ministry, the very first miracle was changing the water into wine. Secondly, the Last Supper would not have happened.!

Yet, in all this contradiction, there is a greater name attached to Jesus of Nazareth: the true Branch. Now, truly I tell you that Jesus may be viewed as Jesus, the true Branch of Nazareth.

It becomes very clear then, that what the Gospels are doing is not making Jesus out to be the 'vow taker' but 'the Branch,' for the meaning of Nazareth is 'branch,' a very powerful messianic title used by a number of prophets:
Isaiah 4:2: 'In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth will be the pride and the adornment of the survivors of Israel.'
Isaiah 11:1: 'Then a Shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch from his roots will bear fruit.'
Isaiah 60:21: 'Then all your people will be righteous; they will possess the Land forever, the Branch of My planting, the work of My Hands, that I may be glorified.'
Jeremiah 23:5: 'Behold, the days are coming,' declares the Lord, 'When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch. And He will reign as King and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the Land.'
Jeremiah 33:15: 'In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch of David to spring forth; and He shall execute justice and righteousness on the earth.'
Zechariah 3:8: 'Now listen, Joshua the High Priest, you and your friends who are sitting in front of you, indeed they are men who are a symbol, for behold, I am going to bring in My Servant the Branch.'
Zech. 6:12: 'Then say to him, 'Thus says the Lord of Hosts, 'Behold, a man whose Name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the Temple of the Lord.'
These are the major cites where the Coming One, Yeshua the Messiah, was entitled 'Branch.' There is much to this and it all began when God put an end to the rebellion of Israel in the Wilderness, specifically concerning who installed Aaron as High Priest. For the rebel Korah said it was because Aaron was Moses' brother, that Moses made Aaron High Priest. And God instituted a dead branch (also known in English as a staff or rod), to be His witness as to whom He had chosen to be High Priest. It was when this dead branch came to life, sprouted and had almonds on it (Numbers 17:8), that God revealed to Israel whom He had chosen. It was when Yeshua, a dead 'branch' came back to life, glorified,, that all Israel could know that God had made Yeshua both Lord and Messiah (Acts 2:36).

It was out of the turbulence of rebellion that God established who was to be His anointed one, Aaron. And now the concept of a branch would become a symbol for the Messiah, used by many prophets. So, when Matthew (2:23) and others call Yeshua a 'Nazarene', they are not referring to the vow, but to the place of His having been recognized as having grown up in, for they are also very well aware of the prophecies that say the Messiah will be a 'Branch,' which is the meaning of the name of Nazareth.

It gets very interesting when we read John 19:19 which is: 'Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It was written, 'Jesus the Nazarene, the King of the Jews.' It can equally be translated like this: 'Jesus My Branch, the King of the Jews.'

The above was extracted from: NAZARITE OR NAZARENE?, by Avram Yehoshua.

Len Holmes
10/3/2016

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