York History: Examined through the Lives of York Families
York historian James Kences examines the history of York through the stories of 25 York families. This third session will look at some of York's first families during the Royalist period. The earliest families who were to remain in the town over the next three to four centuries arrived here from England during the decades of the 1630's and 1640's. The Donnells, a family with an extremely long local history, date from this time. Following the submission to Massachusetts in 1652, a new group of families, including the Moultons, migrated to Town now given the name of York. Finally, during the late 1650's into the 1660's, the Scotch prisoner families, the McIntires and Junkins arrived. With each phase of arrivals over 50 years, the families influenced the social structure of the town. These changes will be the focus of this session.