Deafness on the Vineyard – Part III

In Parts I and II of this series on the deaf community of Martha’s Vineyard, we learned that there were recessive genes for deafness that came over to Massachusetts on the various ships in the “great migration” of the Puritan Separatists from England. The area of Weald, County of Kent, England, was well known for having many deaf residents because, we now know, because…

Read More

Deafness on the Vinyeard – Part II

Last week we learned about Thomas Lambert, from the town of Tenterdon, Kent county of England who was a passenger on the Mary and John  to the New World.  He and his third wife, Joyce, became part of the “Great Migration” to the New World, as did many other Puritan Separatists.  By doing so they became American Pilgrims. …

Read More