Who was Edward Starbuck?

Put simply, Edward Starbuck (1604-1690) was one of my tenth great grandfathers. He was a colonial immigrant, most likely from the watery, cross-border area of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire in England’s East Midlands dubbed by Celia as “Starbucky Territory.” He arrived in Dover (in present day New Hampshire) about 1638.[1] His wife, Katherine, and his children who were born in England may have traveled with him or may have followed months or years later.[2] After several years of living in Dover he moved to Nantucket.[3] On the surface, he lived an uninteresting life, but what lies below the surface is fascinating.

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