Excerpt from The Janes Family: A Genealogy and Brief History of the Descendants of William Janes, the Emigrant Ancestor of 1637, With an Extended Notice of Bishop Edmund S. Janes, D. D. And Other Biographical Sketches I purpose in these pages to give a simple line of narrative of the descendants of William Janes, following down through the different generations in the several branches, describing more or less minutely the character of persons whose names are well known to the public, having figured in their day, prominently before the world, and achieved more or less success upon the field of human endeavor, and also, shall speak of many others, less conspicuous, humble yet earnest individuals, of different generations, though I fail to do them the fullest justice. It is but a token of love and grateful acknowledgment of the noble deeds of our progenitors to take their names from the perishing records of the present, and place them in durable form for affectionate remembrance as fragrant family memorials. The history of the Janeses in the old world, their Norman or French extraction, and the valorous entering of Guido de Janes into England with the Norman Baron, afterward Henry II of the English throne, and his having allotted to him the manor of Kirtland as a reward of bravery and military prowess as a general, and the success of his grandson in the Crusades, for the recovery of the Holy Land from the infidels will be briefly narrated. The line of connection between this ancient family and William Janes, the emigrant, has not been established and fortified by complete and satisfactory evidence; but numerous circumstances, pointing in this one direction, render such a fact in a high degree probable. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.