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Title: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 15, 2019, 12:36:33 PM
Hey all,
I’ve been planning a new town project and I’d thought I’d share this one; it’s a bit complicated and time consuming but it might spark some inspiration to some. I’m trying to record a historically accurate New England, Connecticut coastal settlement with all that such a place would entail throughout the years.
The rules I will try keep myself to:

-Among the many mods to use is the One year is One Year mod.
    It is both slows down the game’s pace considerably and increases the difficulty of job management. It is simultaneously a boon and obstacle to the project.
-Keep a genealogical database for all settlers, allowing for more personal and  dramatic storytelling.
    I have done this before in a town reaching a population of 250 over 90 years. I use the GRAMPS open source software to accommodate this process.
-Keep track of relevant historical events that might impact the colony as well as enact the progressively harsher taxation and laws imposed by England.
   The Trade Tax Implementations can be found in the attached table.
-I will try to keep it fun for myself. The previous iterations have been some of my most fun gaming experiences in years, but it can be very taxing.

Alright, with that out of the way; here is the outset:
RK’s Medium 3 start in Pine Lakes, Harsh Climate, XL map.
Geographical locations is about where current day Stradford, Devon and Bridgeport are, on the East bank of the the Housatonic River, across Long Island.

Any tips on how to make these blogs more readable and manageable are welcome. As well as any historical discussion, of course.:)

Haynestown Historical Records:
Foundation Charter of 1639 and Council Reports of 1639-1642: (
Council Reports from 1643-1645: (
Council Reports from 1646-1649: (
First Court of Law report 1650: (
Council Reports from 1650-1655: (
Council Reports from 1656-1659: (
Council Reports from 1660-1664:
 ( Reports, Second Court of Law report and documents of 1665 and 1666: (
Council Reports from 1667-1670: (
Council Reports from 1671-1675: (
Council Reports from 1676-1679: (
Council Reports from 1679-1683: (
Council Reports, Third Court of Law report and documents from 1683-1685 (
Council Reports from 1686-1689: (
Council Reports, Fourth Court of Law report and documents from 1690-1692 (
Council Reports from 1693-1694: (
Council Report of 1695: (
Council Report of 1696: (
Council Reports of 1696-1697: (
Council Report of 1698:  (
Council Report of 1699: (

Genealogy reports:
State of the Colony-Family trees up to 1665: (
State of the Colony- Family trees up to 1677: (
State of the Colony-Family trees up to 1685: (
State of the Colony- Family trees and History up to 1700: (

Title: Re: Connecticut Coastal Colony- Hayestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 15, 2019, 12:37:12 PM
Fundaments of Co-foundation of 1639
It is herewith that the settlement and dwelling of the Colony henceforth known as Haynestown upon the River Pootatuck be decreed to provide habitat and dwelling for those under the rule of Almighty God and His Majesty Charles I, King of  England, Ireland and Scotland. It was given the right to assemble and appoint a ruling Council and Govenor from among its inhabitants through which the Royal law and goodness may prevail.
Furthermore it was concluded, agreed upon and sentenced that henceforth none but those who have been found in agreement with the Council of Haynestown to be included to be burgesses of its domain.
It was with this decree that the founding Laws, Rules, Orders and Decrees be sentenced as followeth:
I.   The Council of Haynestown shall convene at least once per year and at such times as need arises for justice, law and decisions in which time the members of the ruling Council are empowered to elect the earliest date of assembly. The council will be comprised of as many a freeman as deemed necessary as to represent the towns in the Colony’s domain and be led by the appointed Govenor.
II.   Records shall be kept by the appointed Govenor as to legitimize, order and judge the proceedings of the Colony. Reports shall be made of each Council meeting and of each person to be born, indentured, freed or admitted into the domain.
III.   It will be decreed that no more than five years will pass between the choosing of a Govenor. The proceedings of choosing a Govenor will be handled by the current ruling Council upon hearing the voices of the burgesses in assembly.
IV.   It was ordered that any member of the ruling Council up to 4 in number to be sent to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Windsor, Hartford and Wethersfield and there represent the justice for the Colony of Haynestown.

April ye 13 AD 1639, voted, singed and said by the followeth:
Humbert Hayes, Zacharaia Mersey, Myrone Grimberghen, Zachery Glowbrenn.


Notes on the Council meeting of December ye 5 AD 1639-
We arrived a sorry lot in these region in March of this year. Aside from the 3 English families we brought from the West Farm colony landing, we picked up a Dutch family that had made their way from the Southhold colony. Thus we arived at the appointed region of the Colony with 4 Famillies, 2 Freeman and one indentured servant.

The livestock we managed to bring along from The Lentil numbered 9 in total of which the charge, care and produce was divided among three families, thusly:
-Haynes family-  three sheep
-Mersey family- three sheep
-Grimbergher family- three sheep.
Gov. H. H.


Notes on Council meeting of Oktober ye 15 AD 1640-
Young Mister Mathen Mersey has had several quarrels with his father, Council member Zechari Mersey, and has henceforth be evicted from the family house.
The council has deemed it acceptable for Mister Mathen is allowed to build his own accommodation with the help of any who see fit to do so.
Furthermore, in an effort to spur the construction of the colony a lumberyard has been decided upon. This aide in
The first harvest of Rye has been accounted to 639
Gov. H. H.


Notes on Council meeting of September ye 11 AD 1641-
We’ve had the joy of three births during the course of this year.
The second harvest of Rye has been accounted to 546, due to the harsh winter.
The Glowbrenn family has started growing the Indian Squash in their yard to the account of 90.
These regions are a true paradise and all grows well. The grand pine forests surrounding us will be a goodly recourse for trading goods in the future. The hills are rich with iron ore and we have determined to set up a small smelting smithy to make use of such materials.
Gov. H. H.


Notes on Council meeting of September ye 25 AD 1642-
During the past months the colony has organized itself to accommodate a period of growth and a general labor towards the production of trade goods.
As such the council hereby notes down the plans for:
-The expansion of the sheep flock, starting with the Haynes’ stock currently held in a new, larger pen.
-The Chaarason family has been moved and granted proper land near the fields. This also to accommodate the growth of the former neighbors’ estates.
-A mooring and trading dock will be constructed besides the fishing shack of Kurtiss Mersey to which all so able shall contribute.
-The following goods have been noted as future sources of trade goods: wool, leather, lumber, rye, iron.
90 of Indian Squash
523 of rye
Gov. H. H. and the Council of Haynestown being Zacharaia Mersey, Myrone Grimberghen, Zachery Glowbrenn.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Hayestown and it's genealogy
Post by: RedKetchup on January 15, 2019, 01:08:47 PM
NICE !!!!!!!
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Hayestown and it's genealogy
Post by: brads3 on January 15, 2019, 02:34:15 PM
interesting. wecome to the city blogs. when i first saw the post i jumped thinking it was the long awaited colonial new mod.

     how experienced are you as a player? you didnt give a list of the mods. i can see an old 1.06 DS mod. the markets in that mod can get stuck in oops with some of the new flagged items.wont crash the game but you will want to watch your vendor if you build the markets.did you look into the CC rain mod or the blacksmith tool mod? before you build far,there are some mods you can add. KID's colonial mod,the mini mod,NECORAs sherbrooke mods.

    i noticed you ran out of tools. the blacksmith tool mod would give you more tool options such as rough or stone tools to start with.the mini would give you a tool shop that could make those tools plus clothing at 1 shop with switching the worker.

     your taxation idea can be solved by trading a % of the goods each year. say 5% of the food produced or could designate a trade post just to that and trade out with no trade in. you could also get complex and wharehouse a % several times during the year and then send those to a TP and trade away to the king. a dock TP with some of the CC ships would accomadate that quite well.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Hayestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 16, 2019, 12:00:39 AM
I'm pretty experienced, have been playing since 2014 and have a pretty big list of mods.
Code: [Select]
RKCE 2.22
CC 1.76
DS Globe Theatre
DS Neurbert Smith Shop
DS Thompson Trade Merchant
Nomad zero Pop
Port Royal
DS Ale House
DS Crest blacksmith
Garden walls for 1.0.7
Kid- Gothic Deco V1.1
Kid- Medieval Grace V1.3
Kid- Rowhouses bussiness V2.3
Kid- Rowhouses Housing V2.3
Better UI: Maps
DS Bridge Crossing
Better Stockpile Storage
Better Stockpiles
DS Bryce's Buthers
DS Chapel of St.Ernest
DS Fences and Decoration
DS Jetty & Bridges
DS Harbourough Market and Old Gramar School
DS Roads
DS Roasted Nuts
DS Small Village
DS Small Village- Homes
DS Small Village- Production
DS Small Village- Services
DS Small Village- Storage
DS Stone Bridge
DS Stone Hovvel
DS Town Houses
DS Tunnels
DS Wagon Vendor
Fruits & Veg Barn
I see Fire
Pick & Hen Tavern
Seasons FX
Stynth Tower
One Year is One Year
There's a lot, and there indeed is some old stuff in there. I meant to scrap some more out of it before I started this but am afraid of causing damage to the save if I do so now.

I always run out of tools pretty quickly; setting up an Iron smelter is low on my priority list.:P RK's and CC's blacksmiths allow for different kind of tools yes, so I should be fine for a while.
Neither is really fitting with the New England colonial style but I'll find a way around it.:)
I am not going for maximum efficiency in this one, more of a realistic approach to ownership, work divide, hierarchy (where possible). I'd normally build far bigger fields and would have started with a forester. But a small community would not have need for such things at the start, getting by with what the land land had to offer.
The red line is small scale at the moment; new colonist would not erect entire new buildings just to make clothing, bread etc.

Yeah, that is how I was thinking of doing it in the taxation basics, but I have yet to find solid percentages of taxation in the 17th-century English acts. A gradual increase of percentage per act would be feasible. Things like the Iron Act are easy to implement; the Navigation acts could be implemented by a dice roll to determine if the incoming trade ship is English or not.
During wars I'll build a small military encampment on the edge of the map with a parading ground. Any send there will have to make due or suffer as a casualty in war.

I'll post some genealogical data once that becomes a bit more relevant!
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: angainor88 on January 16, 2019, 06:04:18 AM
Ooooo genealogical stuff! I tried once, and failed miserably, but I was just writing it on a piece of paper :P

It looks like a really cool project!
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Gatherer on January 16, 2019, 09:21:32 AM
An interesting project. Will be fun to read for sure.

Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 16, 2019, 11:36:32 AM
Thanks both!^^

Yeah, it's a challenge for sure, but if you take things easy and deliberately it becomes part of the flow of the game and adds so much more.:)
My sister also had a village family tree noted down on paper. She used an Adam and Eve the 8th/9th generation the A3 was full. Quite an interesting run.
I can wholeheartedly recommend GRAMPS (, the only time it botched for me was on my account. Being open source it has a whole collection of free extensions to fit to your personal needs.

Will update to year 7 soon.
Speaking of; I got tired of having to double check what date I events happened on so I threw together this Banished date converter, maybe others have use for it too.
The orange field in the top-right is for you chosen starting date, which will fill in the table for the coming 325 years. It also has a converter for quick checks by adding Game Year and Game Month (drop down) to transform into real a world date.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: 1 on January 16, 2019, 11:43:00 AM
You have found very nice map seed  for "ocean play" Some decorations ships, and ocean feeling is made. 
I maybe going try this map. Thanks.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: BlueFireChelle on January 16, 2019, 05:04:45 PM
I love the idea of keeping a genealogical database.. And your 'diary entry' reports tallying the harvest and births really made me smile. Great idea!
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 17, 2019, 03:44:15 AM
Notes on the Council Meeting of Oktober 18 ye AD 1643
General construction of the new mooring dock and forge is progressing. A well has been dug at the center of town to accommodate the gathering of drinkable water.
Word has reached the town through a messenger from the Hartford settlement that our benefactor and anointed liege King Charles I has been unjustly overthrown and that a war has erupted in our old country, may God have mercy on them.
It was also brought to our attention that the Dutch have settled in two new towns known as Breukellen and Nieuw Utrecht upon the Hudson River and we should expect representatives and trade from them in the near future.
As for matter of local import, it is with mourning that the Council reports the first death in our colony. Flossom, wife to Salvah Chaarason, died during childe birth earlier last month, leaving behind two children. She will be dearly missed and the community will aide their family in the times to come. This council has henceforth decreed to the collection of goodly herbs to strengthen the humors and to prevent such unfortunes from happening again.

-150 of Squash
-570 of Rye

Gov. H.H.


Notes on the Council meeting of April 14 ye AD 1644
The decree of last year has been put into action by by Salvah Chaarason whom has buildeth a herb garden on his estate, Edgardner Glowbrenn has fittingly been appointed to tend to this. Furthermore Princes Haynes has been betrothed to Mister Chaarason and as such, the ruling Council welcomes Salvah Chaarason as one of its members.
Loyceline Mersey has taken up the task of managing the newly build mooring dock for inventory and to arrange trade with any who pass our shores. With the Indian Wars  some years behind us it has been proposed by some of the commune to reestablish trade with the Golden Hill Paugussett Indians, a verdict has yet to be decided upon.

Inventory decreed for the purpose of trade:
-Fur, Lumber, Wool.

-130 of Squash
-570 of Rye

Gov. H.H.


Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 2nd ye AD 1644
As of this date, in accordance to the 1639 Foundation, Zechary  Glowbrenn has been chosen to be the new Govenor of Haynestown.
A large percentage of leather from the Haynes hunting lodge as well as half the current Rye reserve has been contributed to the trade stockpile. As of yet, no trading ship has fared this way.
The Glowbrenn family has started construction of a new house on their estate to into which Emerly Glowbrenn and Kurtiss Mersey will settle after their betrothal. Edgardian Glowbren has elected to pass on the tending of the Herb Garden to Princes Chaarason and will henceforth be residing in a newly build log cabin at the foragers range.
Neva Haynes was born in April of this year.

-90 of Squash
-522 of Rye

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn and the Council of Haynestown, being Humbert Haynes, Zacharaia Mersey, Myrone Grimberghen, Salvah Chaarason


Council notes September 11th ye AD 1645
In May of this year, the first travelers through these hind parts of the New England Colonies arrived at our docks. Being it not for trade but for respite, although they were able to trade some of their provisions for some of our Rye.
Furthermore they brought news of the faring of the war ravaging the old isles we hold dear. Royalists are losing hope of a successful outcome. The ruling Council has hereby ordered any Royalist refugees to be welcomed in Haynestown. To enact this the construction of a boarding home has been started.
Construction was started on a facility for the collection of sand and the first of our glassworks to accommodate our houses especially during the winters. The Grimberghen family has opted to extend their home in a fashion akin to that of the Zeeland towns.
Loycelyne Haynes was betrothed to Edgardian Glowbrenn and joins him in their cabin by the foraging fields.
Aryant Glowbrenn and Florina Mersey were born in August of this year.

A bad harvest on the account of a long winter was hauled in:
-54 of Squash
-75 of Rye

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn

Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 17, 2019, 04:29:46 AM
And Thanks 1 and BlueFireChelle, glad you like it!:)
The map took some searching and I came across some wonderful ones, but indeed this one is best suited for a coastal sea-inlet. As the map name implies, I had originally intended it to be a easterly Long Island colony but that would have tied it too much to New York's history and I wanted it to be a bit less set in stone.
I might share some more of the good ones that came out of the search.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: brads3 on January 17, 2019, 08:09:56 AM
the seasonFX mod doesn't apear to be may want to make a note of it any try moving it higher in the mod order next time. i keep a TXT notepad file to keep notes and make adjustments in between maps.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: rkelly17 on January 17, 2019, 02:32:01 PM
Thank you, @Artfactial. I love this sort of detailed blog. Like you, I found Gramps to be a great help in keeping track of a Banished community. I've never used the One Year Equals One Year mod, but instead used a spreadsheet written some years ago by @torgonius (I think) to convert game years and seasons into calendar years so that a person's lifespan makes sense. I did a revision of the sheet setting the start year at 1780 for my own purposes. Because a game year is not a whole number of "life years," you have to fudge the formulas in the spread sheet--sort of like leap years.  The results are in the "Fan Fiction" section under the title of "The Allberger Diaries." The problem is always that by the time you get toward the middle of the 19th century on the calendar the technology of the citizens is horribly out of date--though @RedKetchup's Choo Choo mod could help.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 18, 2019, 10:19:47 AM
Thanks @rkelly17 ! Really looking forward to reading your story and seeing how things went for you. Creating a narrative experience like this is quite a special thing.
I've made a similar spreadsheet/converter for this project as well to make life a bit easier (8th post on this thread:)).
The One Year is One Year mod really is quite recommendable; giving your citizens actual decades of game years to live instead of the fleeting skips in ages makes their life cycle a lot more natural. It also gives you some breathing room as the game shifts a gear back in order to have new generations grow up.
I hope I will get into the 19th century! Indeed RK has some nice early industrial production buildings and CC has some lovely Victorian and Industrial housing so I should be able to make due.

@brads3 Oh, I thought the seasonal changes were quite distinct already, but it very well might be overwritten as it is quite low in my load order. Good tip! I'll keep track of a list of changes to be made.:)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: brads3 on January 18, 2019, 01:04:38 PM
i use the seasonFX to get the plowed fields. that is how i noticed yours isn't working. if you build any modded townhalls,make a save before you place them. a few crash if you click on them before they are looks like you upgraded the DS small village and coud have taken the older 1 out.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 18, 2019, 01:14:11 PM
I have only used Ds's village crop fields till now, would those be affected by seasonal FX?
It appears I still have the old Ds village stuff indeed, bummer.
I haven't had a crash on Town Halls as of yet, this is a one-time thing after they are build or is this always a possibility? I'll keep in mind to save beforehand, thanks!:)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: brads3 on January 18, 2019, 03:22:17 PM
mainly it has happened to the pine mod TH.i mentioned it cause you do have some of NECORA's mods. the crash only happened when you click on the building while it was being built.after the TH's were built they all worked. your fields will follow the highest mod that affects them.  the way you have the mods listed ,the RK should be controlling the field texture. the old  DS small village does work, the only issue i did see with some tests was a vendor stuck in a loop. couldn't drop odd flagged items. it has been a while i cant remember which item it was. i liked that split market style. so no major troubles.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 20, 2019, 05:02:39 AM
Notes on the council meeting of Oktober 4th AD 1646
The Grimgerghens have completed their house extension and have started to redesign the older part in the new style. Furthermore a new house was build by the bay to allow the newly wedded  Haywardo Haynes and Katarin Mersey to live closer to their bayside occupations. This includes the gathering of sand so that the Colony may start producing glass once construction on the glassworks has been finalized.
Consuelle Germain has paid her 7 years of indenture to the Grimberghen family in full and is by contract and council verdict now a free planter and shall be granted a house and land near the bay

The spur of growth in the colony has severely reduced our log stockpiles and we are hard pressed not to cut down the surrounding forests to keep ourselves warm in the winter. We will have to look further out for the procurement of the near limitless supplies of wood.
A decree has been made to survey the surrounding land for the purpose of a future burger wood.
In March of this year we welcomed the 5th child of Humbert and Adalia Haynes, Izabel.

-90 of Squash
-Rye of 442

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn


Govenor’s log of December 20th AD 1646
A special council meeting was called for and promptly gathered on this day.
An Indian trader came by our port; said to be from the Glowhill tribe. While we had no great use for the meat he was selling, of a fine a quality as they might be, we obliged him nonetheless. The council decrees hereby the construction of a tentative trading post for more lucrative goods at the bay street to accommodate trade with the savages.

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn


Notes on the Council meeting of Septemer 11th AD 1647
Darney Mersey was born to Zecharia and Loycely Mersey this april. Landy Haynes was born on a rainy day in June. Analiana Amalia Grimberghen was born a nights ago to Myrone and Winifreda.
A courier from the Harfort colony, more news from the civil war in Britain it seems that our benefactor King Charles has all but lost the war as his army was soundly beaten at the Battle of Naseby nearly a year ago.
It was thusly decreed to prioritize construction of the common house for the sheltering of any such Royalists which would choose to flee prosecution by the Roundheads.

Passing travelers from the Breukelen colony informed us of the death of Frederick Henry in the Netherlands, they had been successful in diminishing the Spanish rule over their country and he has been succeeded by his son, William II. The Grimberghens are skeptical this will end the war, but there is hope. 

-90 of Squash
-450 of Rye

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn and the ruling Council of Haynestown being, Humbert Haynes, Zacharaia Mersey, Myrone Grimberghen, Salvah Chaarason


Notes on the Council meeting on November 18th AD 1648
Giann Glowbrenn was born in February of this year, being the 5th child and 3rd daughter to Zachery and Anasta.
During the warm month of June Consuelle Germain and Mathen Mersey where married. Two months later their daughter Errold Germain was born (Mathen has been largely disowned by Zacheria Mersey) they will move into Consuelle’s Bay Street home after its completion.
In hopes to alleviate the colonies’ constant lack of wood and in prospect of making a trade out of surplus logs and in accordance to the decree of 1646, the glade West of Haynestown has been decreed as a logging area, thence to be known as Westerwood, and the construction of a foresters lodge has been commenced.
In early May a ragged vagabond calling himself Marceli approached Loycelyne at the docks. He offered the town 33 kegs of mead, a most welcome spirit in the cold winters in these parts, which we traded for 23 leather skins. He also had sacks of Turkish Coffee, which we declined upon.
-88 of Squash
-450 of Rye

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn


Notes on the Council meeting of September 28th AD 1649
As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639, this council has elected Zecharia Mersey to be the Govenor of the Haynestown Colony.
This February the new Garmain residence was completed on the Bay street, while construction on other new housings and the glassworks still continues. The Westerwood forestry was completed in May of this year and Princes Haynes, having had years of experience at the lumberyard as well as with the tending to plants, has taken charge of the proceedings.
In June Hershelby Mersey and Kamerica Chaarason were betrothed and Tomas Grimberghen was born to Myrone and Winifreda, being their 6th child and 5th daughter. In September, the girl Brean Glowbrenn was born, the first child of Edgardner and Loycelyne.
A French trader by the name of Brion ported in from whom we traded some fine fashionable suits and some sturdy canvas cloaks for 56 of our combed wool. Most of us have been walking around in nothing but rags and sacks for many years now. This novelty prompted the general public to demand accommodations in this matter and it is thusly that this council decrees the construction of a tailor to be commenced once the forester and glassworks have been completed.

-18 of squash in a rotten harvest
-450 of Rye

This March marked the decennial of our colony, and as such, the Council was given to reflection.
While we have seen a steady and prosperous growth in this time, it was deemed that we had been too secluded. Our community is hardly known outside of the neighboring settlements. It is thusly, with the continued growth and influx of new blood in mind, that the ruling Council has decreed the building of a Town Hall, which will serve the people of the community in providing a court of Law. Furthermore, it is to strengthen the bonds with both the Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland as well as the Dutch Republic, as to promote the coming of new colonists.
Thus we agree, decree and sing upon,

Governor Zecheria Mersey and the ruling Counsil of Haynestown being, Humbert Haynes, Zachery Glowbrenn, Myrone Grimberghen, Salvah Chaarason
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 22, 2019, 06:16:07 AM
First Assembly of the Court of Law oh Haynestown, July 21st of AD 1650
The Court being comprised of the Govenor and ruling Council of Haynestown.
The Plaintiff being Myrone Grimberghen, aged 28.
The accused being Dandro Grimberghen, age 12 son of Myrone and Winifreda Grimberghen, and Tajaney Grimberghen, age 15 daughter of Myrone and Winifreda Grimberghen.
Trialed and found guilty for the Detestable and  uncouth act of carnal fornication in the house of their father.

Dandro and Tajaney and their brood born out of uncouth fornication have henceforth been banished, under pain of death, from the domains and estates of the Colony of Haynestown.
Furthermore, Myrone Grimberghen, has been sentenced to 10 floggings and the wearing of a red marked ribbon for the remainder of the year, for his failings in his duties as a father.

Thus sentenced and decreed the Court of Law of Haynestown, being Governor Zecheriah Mersey and Councilmen Humbert Haynes, Zachery Glowbrenn, Salvah Chaarason
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: kid1293 on January 22, 2019, 09:46:54 AM
 ;D That was a new one. I guess there is a lot of flogging in Banished...
Great story and nice pictures. :)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 24, 2019, 03:11:40 AM
Council notes oktober 20th AD 1650, a year of turmoil and ill fortune.
In Oktober of last the year construction of a new granary to store the vast amounts of Rye and preserved Mutton was completed in an eager rush so that the new harvest might not rot before the winter sets in.
In December a Boston trader ported in with whom we traded 330 cubes of Whale Blubber with which we will be able to make candles for the dark months
Births and Deaths:
Clarench Germain, second son to Mathen and Consuelle Germain was born on a cold day in January.
Kenda Glowbrenn was born in April as the first son of Kurtiss Mersey and Emeryl Glowbrenn. Zechary demanded the Glowbrenn name to be used as the couple still lives on the family estate.
In the same month Skyleigh Mersey was born, the 7th child of Zecharia and Loycely.

It is with great sadness that the Council received the news that the loathsome Roundheads had captured and, under the pretense of justice, murdered him in public, our benefactor and liege his Mayesty Charles I. Following this, the dastardsous Cromwell proclaimed himself ruler of a newly formed British Comonwealth to which we are lawfully imparted. God save our people and the times to come.

This July the Council was forced to sit and rule as Court of Law, for the first time since its founding. See the report of the First Assembly of July 21st 1650. Let it hereby be  known that our community does not fully share the strict dedications of the rulers of the Connecticut or even the Massechusets Bay Colonies, however, we are a god-fearing people and will not abide the heinous and uncouth acts such as they were. The delivered sentences maybe mild in the eyes of our Puritan neighbors, but it is with resolve that we vow to form a solid and unwavering justice system in good faith and in standards with common sense and decency.

For 10 years the colony has been making due with homebrewn beverages and heated water from the well, none of which are very wholesome for the humors. With the goodly amounts of wild fruits growing in these parts, it was deemed adequate to start producing our own spirits. To such the ruling hereby Decrees the construction of a brewery.

-448 of Rye
-90 of Squash

Governor Zecheria Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 16th AD 1651
In February of this year we bought some quality kegs from a Swedish trader calling into our port.
In early March the glassworks by the bay were finally finished, this month the first glass plates where produced by Katarin and Haywardo.

In June Anjane, second daughter of Edgardian Glowbrenn and Loycele Mersey was born.
During a snowstorm in January Denisha Chaarason , first daughter to Salvah Chaarason and Princes Haynes was born.
Lethany Grimberghen and Dandreas Chaarason were betrothed this month and moved into the refurbished and cleansed Grimberghen estate.

-90 of Squash
-450 of Rye

Governor Zecheria Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of September 28th AD 1652
In February we finished work on the boarding house for the accommodation of any new settlers of our colony.
March saw the completion of our grand Town hall, in which the future and current town meetings will be held. This includes Court of Law assemblies and Sunday mass for which the Haynes house has been proven to be too crowded for a long time. Once the construction of the currently decreed buildings has been completed the Council hereby decrees the construction of a proper House of Worship.

In May a French trading sloop from the off-shore anchored Cygne, informed us that Cromwell and his parliament had singed an act as of last year that prohibits any under the rule of England (or The Commonwealth as he would have it known) from importing from or exporting to any but ships under the English flag. This preposterous idea has not been received well by the Council and as such will only be enforced at the Councel’s own discretion. The Frenchman had naught but sour yogurt and detestable horse meat so we gladly obliged the act on this occasion.

In June the girl Dayle Grimberghen was born to Myrone and Winifreda.
In late August Reana Glowbrenn, first daughter and second child to Kurtiss Mersey and Emerly Glowbrenn was born.
Early September Savannamae Germain, first daughter and third child to Mathen and Consuelle Germain was born.

-450 of Rye
-150 of Squash in a bountiful harvest.

Governor Zecheria Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of November 4th AD 1653

In November of last year the construction of both the bayside warehouse as well as the tailor, to which Loycely Mersey has taken the task, were completed.

In December AD 1652 Madonnie Glowbrenn, third daughter of Edgardner Glowbrenn and Loycelyne Haynes was born.
In march of this year Harron Chaarason, second daughter to was born to Salvah Chaarason and Princes Haynes was born.

In January of this year a Welsh trader ported in with whom we traded 28 skins of leather for construction components and finely shaped hull wood. Furthermore, he imparted that the Old Isles are now in a state of War with the Dutch Republic and there is even talk of another civil war with many, as we are, outraged by the implications of the Act.

In the same month, the Council received word from Hartford that John Haynes, former Governor of the Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut Colonies had suddenly died, the Haynes family promptly made the trip there to share in the mourning and gift the gloves to their kin.

As decreed, in June the construction of the modest Four Pines Parish was completed and Emerly Glowbrenn is now residing over the house of our lord.
With the wealth of fruits growing in our regions and with the need for more sustainable liquids it has been deemed well to set up the production of alcoholic beverages. An Ale house and a meadery, with bees kept by the people of the town, are to be constructed and, in due time, a pub or tavern to serve the community after work days.

-130 of Squash
-448 of Rye

Governor Zecheria Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober ye 6 AD 1654
As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639, this council has elected Humbert Haynes to refill the role of Governor of Haynestown.

In January of this year the construction of both a new tidal fishery as well as the decreed brewery were finished by the Bay street, where it not for the lack of eligible adults there would have been new housing in that street as well.
The construction of a new trading post has been decreed, this in order to attempt at the purchase of additional seeds and livestock for our fields and production
In April another trader ported in from whom we bought some cheese bread.
In her capacity as cleric Emerly Glowbrenn has seen fit to order the construction of a small cemetery besides the Parish.

Our town’s fallen into a predicament of population, being that there are only a few boys and quite the manifold of girls born. Krissa Glowbrenn is well of a marriageable age yet no bachelors are available.

Last December of last year the girl Selmerson Haynes was born to Haywardo Haynes and Katarin Mersey, we welcome their first child.
In June Elious Glowbrenn was born, being the second son to Kurtiss Mersey and Emerly Glowbrenn.

-450 of Rye
-90 of Squash

Gov. H.H.


Notes on the Council meeting of December ye 18 AD 1655
In February the first kegs of mead were produced at the brewery.
In march a trader ported in from whom we bought some cabbages and cherries. More of interest, however, is the news that the war against the Dutch has ended , although the restrictions on our export still hold.
In May Ballace Mersey was born, being the first child and son of Hershelby Mersey and Kamerica Chaarason.
In September, Edwarden Chaarason was born, first son of Salvah Chaarason and Princes Hayes.
This month, being December, Blaken Haynes, first daughter to Haywardo Haynes and Katarin Mersey, was born.
In August the community had to endure the loss of Izabel Haynes, aged 11, who perished when the main flock of sheep was startled by a bear and trampled her. She has been buried in the small graveyard behind the Four Pines Parish.

On the forming of a clerical assembly, the following:
With the prospected prosperity and growth of our community it has been deemed commendable to form a more solid body of governance. This, to further strengthen and facilitate the work of the Governror and the ruling council. Thusly the following juridical occupations have been proclaimed:
-The Magistrate, whom will act alongside the ruling Council to facilitate and reside over the Court of Law.
-The Clerk of the Writs, whom will record any Court of Law rulings and sentences as well as keep record of all Births and all Deaths of any person within the domain of the Colony of Haynestown.

450 of Rye
90 of Squash
6 kegs of Mead
18 kegs of Cherry Ale.

Gov. H.H.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 24, 2019, 03:27:58 AM
Thanks @kid1293 !:) Yes, there would have been quite some flogging and shaming to uphold standards and good standings. In the case of these major crimes, however, banishment was the least one could hope for when found guilty. Executions and deportation back to England(in later times) were way more common.
But indeed, I have no idea how long I will be able to control the population from going fully inbred and if I will be able to banish all wrongdoers; it takes quite some time to get Bannies to construct something off the grid. In time there probably will form an outlaw/outcast town on its own accord.:)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 28, 2019, 05:09:06 AM
Notes on the Council meeting of September 23 ye AD 1656
In March we started sowing a new field of Squash as to feed the large amount of planned newborns. This have of births does not alleviate our current predicament of having too few marriageable boys, but it
In April a trader called port and our colony was finally rewarded the long wait. We traded 150 leather and some wool for 5 leghorn chickens. The Gemain family has taken up the task of assuring a healthy flock will grow from them.
Meanwhile, reports have come in of vicious fighting with the Indians along the Hudson River; we pray these are not omens for our regions.
In that same month Mistyn Haynes, 5th daughter and 7th child of Humbert and Adalia Haynes was born.

-450 of Rye
-530 of Squash, the new field being in full growth now.

Gov. H.H.


Notes on the Council meeting of November 5 ye AD 1657
Skyleigh Mersey moved into the new corner house on Bay street and assumed work as the tailor at the end of last year. In the coming years the main street from town to the Bay street will become more inhabited. In May Skyliegh and Aryant Glowbrenn were betrothed and Aryant moved into the Baystreet corner house to work by the docks.

In February Liviana, the first daughter of Hershelby Mersey and Kamerica Chaarason was born.
April the boy Bertude Mersey was born to Zecheria and Loycely Mersey.
May Jonniel van Grimberghen was born as the first son of Dandreas Chaarason and Lethany Grimberghen. The Grimberghens have declared the naming of all those born on their estate who’s father is not of their kin to be named van Grimberghen, henceforth.
Hoster Haynes, second son of Haywardo Haynes and Katarin Mersey was born this month.

In April the new butchery was constructed besides the boarding house and the Mersey family has seen fit to supply the town with the choicest mutton cuts. Furthermore the Leghorn flock is prospering greatly behind the Germain yard and a steady supply of eggs and chicken has made its way into our meals.

As per proclamations of 1655, the following occupations have been assigned and instated:
-Kurtiss Mersey has assumed work as Magistrate of Haynestown and as such will henceforth rule over any assemblies of Court of Law and will mediate any cases where justice needs to be sentenced in inter-colony felonies.
-Loycelyne Haynes, as a person of Good Standing in our community has been assigned the duty of Clerk of the Writ and will henceforth be registering the town’s Births and Deaths.

-575 of Squash
-389 of Rye
-16 Kegs of Wildberry Ale

Gov. H.H.


Notes on the Council meeting of December 4 ye AD 1658
December of last year we traded watermelon seeds for 75 panes of glass and in access of 100 wool and some flowers. The seeds were planted in the Germain yard in spring and the first Mellon harvest has been picked.
Furthermore, with the increase in households, the Rye stockpiles, which we use for our daily breads and cakes, have been strained. It is therefore that a second Rye field has been decreed and plowed to accommodate the need of this article.

In February Orio Glowbrenn, thrid son of Kurtiss Mersey and Emerly Glowbrenn, was born.
The same month Darney Glowbrenn and Giann Mersey were betrothed and moved into the boarding house. Later in the summer their new

-72 Mellons
-580 of Squash
-464 of Rye

Gov. H.H.


Notes on the Council meeting of  November 18 ye AD 1659
As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639, this council has elected Zecharaia Mersey to refill the role as 4th Governor of Haynestown.
In March the colony purchased 2 pairs of brown chickens to supplement our growing flock.
In that same month Imaniel van Grimberghen, first daughter of Dandreas Chaarason and Lethany Grimberghen was born
The Glowbrenn Estate was enlarged to accommodate the growth of the family
Landy Haynes and Florina Mersey were betrothed and stared living in the second story of the corner house on Baystreet.

It was decreed that a windmill should be constructed by the fields to process our Rye produce into flour.
Construction of a work hall dedicated to building materials has been commenced so to provide readily available articles. A new dockside storage was completed to accommodate the storage of both temporary trading good as well as fruits and honey for the nearby brewery.

News reached us that, in light of their strive for purity, prudence and goodlyness, Massechusets Bay Colony has banned the celebration of  Chistmas. Let it hereby be know that the Haynestown Colony will do no such thing as it is a festive period where the strengthening of the community bonds becomes as strong as can be. It is both a most wholesome and humbling day to reflect on our lives and that of our Lord. Furthermore, in recent years the Grimbergen family has shared in their celebration of Saint Nicholas’ day on which gifts and food are shared among family and friends. Our colony will not outlaw these kinds of small festivities and gatherings; for it binds our souls in times of hardship.

-1038 or Rye
-578 of squash
-6 Kegs of Wildberry ale
-30 Kegs of Mead

Governor Zecheria Mersey

Title: State of the Colony Genealogy- 1665
Post by: Artfactial on January 29, 2019, 05:56:51 AM
State of  the Colony Genealogy- 1665
I am a bit behind on the council reports (it takes some time to put my notes into semi-correct prose), but I wanted to give a first look into the genealogical make-up of the colony.
As of 1665 we are well into the second generation, with many of the 1.5 generation (foreign born children of the first colonists) having assumed important roles and managing parts of the family estate.

I am having trouble getting Nomads to come; it’s a small miracle that there has been only a single solid case of incestuous marriage and offspring. It is, however, getting tight and new blood is desperately needed to liven things up. I'm not sure if CC's prerequisites still hold or that RK's Collection has changed them.
I have, for all safety, built the vanilla trading post and rural market just to make sure.

So let’s see about the statistics, 26 year 1665, of the colony. For starters, the family name composition(both living and dead) is as follows.
1. Glowbrenn, 23% (17)
 2. Haynes, 20% (15)
 3. Mersey, 18% (13)
 4. Grimberghen, 12% (9)
 5. Chaarason, 9% (7)
 6. Germain, 8% (6)
 7. van Grimberghen, 5% (4)
 8. [No Surname], 1% (1)

Total unique surnames: 8
Total people: 72
Number of families: 19
Males: 34
Females: 38

Now for the individual families. You can find their descendant charts attached to this post.

The Glowbrenns are forming a very solid Dynasty; with them forcing the surname to any child born on their premise, they are fast growing. Kurtiss and Emerly have, thus far, made sure that this generation is largely theirs. The resend bonding between 21 year-old Neva Haynes and 7 year-old Orio is a predicament; they will have 2 years to make children; and even as such that is a questionable goal.
Overall the Glowbrenn bloodline is very well mixed while retaining its family name.

The town’s namesake family, the Haynes, still are a very strong contender. They generally have more breath for the future as their first generation is still very much actively making new children. In the current generation they have lost out on some of their surname usage, but there is much to come.
The Haynes are also well mixed between the families.

The Merseys are on the rise; with 8 first generation and 19 second generation children they are quite big; however, owning to the fact that they have had relatively many girls, much of their family name is absent in the current generation.

The Grimberghens are definitely the most interesting thus far. They have know a short time of prosperity but have mostly seen adversity. The first point of interest is, of course, their 1.5 generation incestuous branch. As I am keeping record as the town hall would and the offending Dandro  and Tajaney have been banished, this is where their information stops. However; during their exile in the woods they produced two more children after which Dandro poisoned himself and died while testing berries he found in the woods. Not sure how this is going to play out in the long run or is I should record their progression just for the interest of it; what do you think?
The second  point of interest is Consuelle Germain, their freed indentured servant, who has started a whole new dynasty.
Thirdly, there is the new practice of naming any children born to father not of the family ‘van Grimberghen’, which has spawned the new branch.
There is still hope for the family but I’m afraid they will have very little presence by the end of the century.

The Chaarason familly story has been great to follow, bringing in some Moroccan culture to the colony. With Salvah’s marriage to the eldest daughter of the Governor, Princes Haynes, he became a council member and formed a strong bond with one of the most influential families.
The children he had with his first wife have gone on to prosper but none of their children carry on the name. The current children have bright future ahead of them.

Lastly, the Germains, with Matriarch Consuelle in front is the youngest dynasty of the colony which has been building to make a name for itself around the Baystreet area.

I am planning on doing a street plan of the colony with demarcations for properties as a nice time-frame and reference for locations which will become increasingly prevalent in the reports.
As a few notes aside: I have been making links to the Counsil reports in the OP so you can get back to where you left of. I have also added the current implementation plans for the English taxes; if you have any tips or see any factual historic errors, let me know!
Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: 1 on January 29, 2019, 07:03:46 AM
Nice family tree you post here.  :)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: brads3 on January 29, 2019, 07:23:52 AM
what mod are you using to bring the nomads? soe require a TH and TP,some do can add KID's nomad catcher signs to the game. they will being nomads every year.the mini mods townhall will get nomads without needing more buildings. that mod could be added on to the bottom of your mod order.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on January 29, 2019, 08:23:09 AM
@1 Thanks!:) Gramps, gives many ways of visualizing the data.

@brads3 Well, I'm not using any, I think? I know CC changes the prerequisites to having just a TH and vanilla TP. I thought RK's dock TP would work but sadly not yet.
I am building Kid's Immigration Office from his Small Town Houses, does that do the same thing? I might want to check out on of those mods indeed; having a colony without anything but the initial colonist is kinda odd. Not unheard of, since many small back country colonies didn't really grow until the industrial revolution. But it would be nice to have some new family names.:P
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: brads3 on January 29, 2019, 09:49:08 AM
yes,the immigration office should bring some. some of the catchers bring them every so many years. the nomad welcome sign gives you some control as to how large the groups are.
Title: Council Reports of 1660-1664
Post by: Artfactial on January 30, 2019, 06:33:31 AM
Notes on the Council meeting of October 26th AD 1660
The Mersey family planned their new estate on the other side of their sheep pen and finished it later on in the year.
A shortage in tools and iron has plagued the colony due to the demand of iron by the construction hall. A rush in firewood was demanded and work at the construction hall interrupted for the time being.
‘t was a lazy year and brooding summer in otherwise tense times.

-72 Melons
-575 of Squash
-1034 of Rye
-24 kegs of mead

Governor Zecheria Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of October 5th AD 1661
Early this year the colony was notified of a new Act that had been passed by the ruling Parliament in last year’s autumn, namely the ‘An Act for the Encourageing and increasing of Shipping and Navigation’.
We had hoped for more reinstitution of the charters and foundations, amongst which, our own, with the reign of His Majesty Charles II. It appears those hopes were futile and this new act only strengthens those decrees and laws made by the Act of 1651. We are through this, hereby once again pressed to only trade with any under the English flag. Furthermore taxes on such interactions are to be included with a 2% taxation on the goods traded in order to pay for their shipping.
The ruling Council, once again, stresses the absurdity of these rules. We are to appoint a Naval Officer who is to see to it that the stated rulings are enacted upon. The Council hereby elects to coincide this task with that of the position of Governor.
In December a French trader from up north tried to offer us horse meat, nuts and bison in corn. We were forced to acquiesce to the terms of the Navigation Act.

In January Krissa Glowbrenn was betrothed to Errold Germain and the moved into the new Glowbrenn estate east-wing.
September 1661 Clarche and Harron moved into the old Mersey house as they were betrothed.
After long years of disrepair and unused, the large boardinghouse along the main road collapsed during a storm in August.  The repair has been decreed so that the town is ready when new settlers arrive.
June, our thriving flock of leghorn chickens developed the pox and had to be slaughtered on the instant.

At the time of the meeting the last of the Rye had yet to be harvested. The tool shortage we suffer is starting to hinder us dearly. The Council urges the colony to spend the winter in favor of the production of iron. To this end a new smelter will be constructed.
942 of Rye
538 of Squash
69 of Melons
12 Kegs of Mead

Governor Zecheria Mersey and the ruling Council of Haynestown


Notes on the Council meeting of October 17th AD 1662
In November of last year, 3 children were born, being:
Paritz Germain, Second daughter of Mathen and Consuelle
Racque, second daughter of Dandreas Chaarason and Lethany Grimberghen
Lottelie Glowbrenn, first child and daughter to Errold Germain and Krissa Glowbrenn.
In June Arlyie Chaarason was born, third daughter of Dandreas Chaarason and Lethany Grimberghen.

July, second forge was finished and our iron shortages were finally made to nothing within the year.
In September the food market on the main street was completed to further accommodate the supply  of food between town and Baystreet.
With the supply of iron balanced, the production of construction materials was re-initiated.
In February traded 75 cones of salt and 5 weapons
In April a trader ported in, we traded 25 stacks of roof tiles and some military supplies.

£Tax in debt 5,-
580 of Squash
1000 Rye
71 melons
12 of mead

Governor Zecheria Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of October 19th AD 1663
January saw the production of the new building supplies.
Consequently, work resumed on the first tavern which opened in February, being named the Sheep’S Pen Pub.
Dayle started working in the mill when it was completed. The Tavern has been enlarged with a small bakery.

In February Vergio Haynes, second son of Landy Haynes and Florina Mersey was born.
In May Ottie Germain, third child and second son to Mathen and Consuelle Germain was born.
This month, Talonso Mersey, first child and son to Darney Mersey and Giann Glowbrenn was born.

In May a trading sloop ported in from which we bought an assortment of both rough and finely hardened tools for 90 of our wool. This allowed the blacksmiths to pause their duties for a while.
Another French trader moored in soon after but, them being French and reeking, we had to decline.
In June the brown chicken flock had grown enough to split them over the two pens, the second one having been vacant since the Chicken’S pox of last year.

-580 of Squash
-924 of Rye.
-72 melons
-24 Mead

£9,- taxes in debt.

Governor Zecheria Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of November 20th AD 1664
November of last year Lamario Glowbrenn, first son of newly-wed Errold Germain and Krissa Glowbrenn was born.
That December a trader ported in with fresh cheesebreads and limes of which we bought a 150 of the latter to liven up our holy day feast.
Not long after a Dutchman ported in of whom we bought 25 muskets; if the Indians attack us we should be prepared.”

More news from Parliament. Another act, namely the An Act for the Encouragement of Trade, has been passed in England; yet again limiting raising taxes on our exported goods to England, with special additions to Tabacho and Cotton. Neither is produced or as of yet imported into this colony. However, the new 4% trade tax on our dealings does harm us.
As no new settlers have traveld these parts in the 25 years of the colony, the Council decreed yet more need be done to stimulate migrants and fortune seekers from the old world.
- new trading post was decreed to be constructed on the North bay.
-An immigrations office is to be constructed on the Main street to orderly check in any who would settle here
-A larger market will be needed to accommodate expansion and trade.

The Sheep’S Pen baker was completed in May but as the water from the well would not suffice for our bread a new pump was been decreed near the south bayside.

In June Aylie van Grimberghen was born to Dandreas Chaarason and LEthany Grimberghen.
In June the Dutchman trader returned, this time we traded 12 canon and a bar of silver for 510 of our wool. With these lands turning more grim each year, our colony looks towards more means of self-defense.
As such a new office of Militia is decreed to be constructed besides the new North bay trading post.

This month another trader passed by from whom we bought some fine furniture.
With the surface boulders fast depleting as our town grows larger, and with the future expansion in mind, the Council has decreed for the prospecting of a stone mine in the near future.

-1095 of Rye
-536 of Squash
-72 Water Melons
-18 Kegs of Mead

Governor Salvah Chaarason and the ruling Council of Haynestown, being, Humbert Haynes, Zacharaia Mersey, Myrone Grimberghen, Zachery Glowbrenn

Title: Documentation on the years 1665 and 1666.
Post by: Artfactial on February 01, 2019, 12:42:05 PM
Notes on the Council meeting of September 30th AD 1665
In January Kenda Glowbrenn, oldest son of Kurtiss Mersey and Emerly Glowbrenn went missing.
There have been reports of the prospectors group that there is a small log cabin some way to the west to which, possibly, the banished Grimberghens have settled down. More solid evidence is needed for a verdict and assembly of the Court of Law.

To aid the expansion processes, a watermill has been decreed to be constructed on the south side along the Ousetonack River.
In April the new stone quarry was finished setting up in the western hills and three stonecutters began work. In the same month , the decreed marketplace was finished behind the town hall. Furthermore, housing construction has been decreed to start around the Town Hall Square to accommodate the young in their housing needs.
In may a merchant tried to sell us jeweler, we declined  the offer.

In January Kylar Haynes, third son to Landy Haynes and Florina Mersey was born.
In June, Andell Glowbrenn was born, 4th son and 5th child of Emerly and Kurtiss.
In August, Hayde Mersey, the second daughter to Darney Mersey and Giann Glowbrenn was born.
In June Orio Glowbrenn started an apprenticeship with Neva Haynes and moved into the new Main road house where the immigrations office is to be.

-540 of Squash
-1083 of Rye
-72 Melons
-12 Kegs of mead

Governor Salvah Chaarason


Governor’s Journal of January 6th 1666
Thus begins a year which has been anticipated with dread among the Christian community of the colony. My being Governor and a Muslim at this date has brought many to voice complaints about bad omens and hushed whispers of my being their Anti-Christ. I know I am a respected member of the Council, as was shown by my election through my peers, yet am uneasy with these times.
The Connecticut and Massachusetts colonies have grown uneasy and have been trialing more and more of their burgesses for witchcraft and devilry. I pray that these superstitions may not affect our free community.

Salvah ibn Chaara


Second Assembly of the Court of Law of Haynestown, of August 30th AD 1666
The Court being comprised of Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey and the ruling Council of Haynestown.
The Plaintiff being Myrone Grimberghen, aged 28.
The accused being Dayle, aged 16, and Adaliana Grimberghen, age 19, their child Barren. Son and daughter of Myrone and Winifreda Grimberghen.
Trialed and found guilty for the Detestable and  uncouth act of carnal fornication.
Dadro and Tajaney and their child, being Barren, born out of uncouth fornication have henceforth been banished, under pain of death, from the domains and estates of the Colony of Haynestown.

Furthermore, Myrone Grimberghen, has been sentenced to 20 floggings and, as this is the second offence on his part in failings in his duties as a father and general destruction of his good standing, has henceforth been expelled from the ruling Council until such time said Council sees him fit for reinstatement.

Thus sentenced and decreed the Court of Law of Haynestown, being Kurtiss Mersey, Governor Salvah Chaarason and Councilmen Humbert Haynes, Zecheriah Mersey Zachery Glowbrenn

Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 14th AD 1666, a year of bad omens.
With many children in want of good teachings and in plight of our enduring literacy, a school was decreed to be build. The Massechusts colonies have been enacting that every town of 50 families or more have a Latin school, we now follow this principle of wisdom.

In January 250 sacks of wheat were traded for wool to diversify the bakery’s produce.
In April the Northern trading dock was completed in what is to be the main area of commerce in our future.
September we traded 25 bronze tools for glass panes from a porting trader.
It with unease and apprehension hat the Council has taken the new of the renewed war between England and the Dutch. With New Amsterdam and it’s New Netherlands colonies already occupied for two years and the battles at sea taking on grim and awesome proportions we pray  This could not come at a less opportune moment.

With further unease, the Haynestown Colony had its second Court of Law assembly this April, under much the same circumstances as the first, regrettably.

In January, Colon Glowbrenn, first child and son to Aryant Glowbrenn and Skyleigh Mersey was born.
In March Nethew van Grimberghen, second son of Dandreas Chaarason and Lethany Grimberghen was born.
And, the same month, Hessi Haynes, was born daughter of Neva Haynes. She named one Leftenant William Hugh, who serves on one of the Royal Navy patrol ships around these waters, as the father.

-492 of Squash
-888 of Rye
-12 Kegs of Mead
-72 Melons

Governor Salvah Chaarason

Title: Council Notes of 1667-1670
Post by: Artfactial on February 02, 2019, 04:36:33 AM
Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 3rd AD 1667
As the fuel needed to feed our smelter has been a strain on our already slim log stockpiles it was decreed to construct a second forester in the Wester Woods. Furthermore, to allow the further growth of the Main Street the Chaarason herb garden, a boon for our tinctures and poutlices, is to be moved into the Wester Woods likewise.
As the young Glowbrenn prospectors scouted and mapped our regions in greater detail than we had before, it has come to the attention that bridges and crossings are needed to ease the traversing of the river and streams.

While our colony had some upheaval and wicked deeds in previous year, news has reached is of the on the hellish fires that consumed most of the City of London last year. The fear of such a thing happening in our town has raised concerns for an extra well to be dug at the center of the market place.
As for the new constructions to be decreed:
A new Rye field is to be built on the west side of the Main Street.
As decreed the Latin school has been under construction and is nearing completion during this meeting but has been halted in order to plough the new field for next spring.
A start was made on the construction canal that is to run through town. This will both aid in our sewage disposal and provide a speedier fare-through for passing traders.
A sick house is to be built on the new north side.
In May Norrin Haynes was born, first son of Neva, once again from absent Leftenant Hugh.
This month Verley Germain, second son of Errold and Krissa was born.

-72 Melons
-628 Squash
-907 of Rye
-30 kegs of mead

Governor Salvah Chaarason


Notes on the Council meeting of August 24th AD 1668
News reached us of more horrendous sea battles between the English and the Dutch. Apparently the Dutch sailed up the Medway river, commandeered or otherwise burned the ships they found and made their escape with the flagship of the Royal Navy. Either side, however has seemingly grown tired of the war and there is a peace between the as of last year’s July. As per this treaty we will no longer be scrutinized so harshly for trading with other nations.
Moreover, the treaty relinquishes the New Netherlands to the English Crown and, as it has been known for some time now, is to be named New York. With these developments in mind our colony sought unification and reliability. While we do not lightly throw in some of the freedoms we have enjoyed over these 30 years, we also are very much aware of that power being taken from us by force. Being united against such forces with our neighbors while retaining most of our fundamental rights was the basis for the mutual cooperation agreed upon with the Conecticut Colony.

Hereby, as of August 21st AD 1668, the town of Haynestown has joined the Connecticut colony. While the 1639  foundation holds true, in as much as His Royal Highness Charles II it deems fit, Haynestown will from henceforth be under the rules and freedoms of the Connecticut Charter of 1662. Henceforth, in accordance with said Charter, the Governor and one appointed ruling Councilmember of Haynestown will attend the General Assembly to act as the voice of the people of our territories.
Furthermore, in accordance with said Charter, the town of Haynestown will bestow the King with one-fifth of all gold and all silver mined on our territories.
While the 1662 Charter provides for a Connecticut Gorvernor, Haynestown is allowed to retain this position for the Governing of our territories, as per Foundation of 1639, under the same restrictions applied upon the function of the Gorvernor of Connecticut.

Singed, read and sentenced,
Governor of Haynestown Salvah Chaarason, and the ruling Council of Haynestown, being Humbert Haynes, Zecheriah Mersey Zachery Glowbrenn
Gorvernor of the Conecticut Colony John Winthrop the Younger and the General Assembly of the Connecticut Colony


Notes on the Council meeting of November 11th AD 1668, the year of prosperity and progress.
In May Selmerson Haynes was betrothed to Liviana Mersey. They moved into the new house on main street.

In that same month out prayers were answered when a group of settlers from the New Amsterdam colony found their way to our town. They had fled the war and English occupation of the city and, hearing of the religious freedom our colony practices, made their way to these parts.
The ruling council hereby welcomes and registers the following families as commoners of Haynestown
The deHaart Family, from Amsterdam, being Remiah De Haart and Winnifreda Zeeuw and their children Konnell of 7  and Adinah of 5. Their 6-year-old indentured servant Austy Mott lives next door.
The Smith Familly, being Henden Smith and Vinces Vincian and Vinces’ child of a former marriage 3–year-old Ofelicity Paulussen.
The Barents family, from Meppel, being Jalentin Barents and Maran Luyk, from Meppel, with ther 2-yrear-old daughter Deeannabel
The LeFevre Familly, from Calais, being Cleonidad LeFevre and Almire du Bois with their twins Alverne and Penella both one-year-old and their indentured servant maid Isha of 8 years old.
Princente Applegate and Verly Fox, from Kent, with their 4–year old daughter Kaiyann.

On the constructions, decreed and otherwise:
New chapel as Four Pines parish is too crowded.
The paving of the Main street with sett stones started in spring.
With the growth of our colony in such a way our old Parish will no longer suffice for jubilations and Sunday mass. A new chapel is to be built once all families have found a home, outside the boariding house.
The Latin School was finished in order to educate the new generation and Emerly Glowbrenn started teacher.
The sick house was finished in the summer and Winnifreda Zeeuw started to stock the building with provisions to ward us from such diseases that have plagued the old world and the Indians as of late.
In September we traded 500 bags of rice for 63 glass panes with an East India Company trader to help our colonies food stocks.

In May Khristophe Glowbrenn was born , second son of Aryant Glowbrenn and Skyleigh Mersey.
This month Westine Mersey, second son to Deyner Mersey and Giann was born.

-603 of Squash
-1146 or Rye
-72 Melona
-24 kegs of Mead

Governor Salvah Chaarason


Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 18th AD 1669
As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639, this council has elected Zecharaia Mersey to refill the role as 7th Governor of Haynestown.

In January Katience Haynes, second daughter of Haywardo and Katarine.
In February a large amount of children were born, namely:
-Emmie Barents, son of  Jalentin Barents and Maran Luyk.
-Orris Grimberghen, son of Tomas Grimberghen , who had moved into the boarding house since her pregnancy, was born. She identified the father as being a Jan van Dyk from the Heemstee colony
-Anja Applegate, daughter of Princente Applegate and Verly Fox.
-Westine Mersey, son of Darney Mersey and Giann Glowbrenn.
Late September Corter Vincian, son of Malace Mersey and Vincess Vincian.
Also Clellary Mersey, second daughter of Hershelby and Kamerica was born thos month.
Furthermore, Dela Germain, first child and daughter of Clarench Germain and Harron Chaarason was born.
It was a harsh winter to contend with, and our town had not the stockpiles to serf so many new families. We had to mourn the loss of Henden Smith who froze to death this February.

Elious Glowrenn and Blaken Haynes were betrothed in December last year and moved into the third story of the Baystreet corner.
In February Vergio Haynes  became the first to start his education at the latin school.
Vincess Vincian, shortly after her time of mourning her partner, Mister Smith, married Ballace Mersey in early April.
In December of last year we traded 15 full coats for 30 glass panes (including tax) to help Orio in his duties as tailor.
In the spring we started our militia in urgence with the appropriation of ball and powder through our quartermasters’ office on the northern docks. We can start looking towards building a sea-side fort on the mouth of the river.

-72 Melons
-577 Squash
-1997 of Rye

Governor Zecharia Mersey and the ruling Council, being: Humbert Haynes, Zachery Glowbrenn, Salvah Chaarason.


Notes on the Council meeting of September 29th AD 1670
In November of last year the following children were born
Bessee DeHaart, second daughter of Remiah DeHaart and Winnifreda Zeeuw.
Waylan Glowbrenn , first son and child of Brean Glowbrenn. She registered one John Fisher, a Carpenter’s mate on trading cog frequenting our port, as the father.
Damarco Swart, child of Dorothea Swart, a maiden recently arrived in town.
Zavie Haynes third child of Neva Haynes and Leftenant Hugh.
In July, Chaun Germain, son of Clarech Germain and Harron Chaarason was born.
and, McKaylan Glowbrenn, daughter of Aryant glowbrenn Skyleigh mersey was born.
In May Dicki Chaarason, son of Slavah Chaarason and Princess Haynes was born.

Florina Mersey died in November of last year during childbirth of her and Landy’s 4th child.
In April, Lyocely Mersey, Clerk of the Writ and Gorvernor’s wife, died during a track into the woods, we did not see her for several days and found her dead on the third day of searching.
Both have been buried in the Four Pines Parish graveyard.

During the 12 days of last year Denisha Chaarason moved in with Landy Haynes to provide comfort in the cold months.
During the year the new settlers moved to new housings along the main square and the main road; yet still a few families remain lodged in the boarding house. The new Rye field has been producing adequately, yet we need more sustenance. Hence we ploughed a new field this spring, in order to grow more melons.
In March a well-stocked trader ported in from New Haven from which we bought, 66 beer, military supplies, fancy homeware and 200 charcoal.
In May we traded some parcels of tea and kegs of cider for 720 beeswax, both the Baystreet corner pub and the Sheep’S Pen Pub benefited from these exchanges.
In September we traded 16 long coats for glass some panes of glass.

-290 Melons
-668 Squash
-2047 of Rye
-12 Kegs of Mead

Governor Zecharia Mersey
Title: Council Reports from 1671-1675
Post by: Artfactial on February 05, 2019, 05:06:21 AM
Notes on the Council meeting of October 13th AD 1671
December of last year, Leeannine Haynes, third daughter of Haywardo Haynes and Katarin Mersey,
Aslo, Teressika Mersey, third daughter of Hershelby Mersey and Kamerica Chaarason,
And, Dean Glowbrenn, daughter of Reana Glowbrenn, now serving the household of Gorvernor Zecharaia Mersey.[/li][/list]
In March, Warney Mersey, son of Darney Mersey and Giann Glowbrenn.
In May Muhammed Barents, second son of Jalentin Barents and Maran Luyk was born. The Barents Family  has been helped greatly by the Chaarason Family in settling in town and so the child was named in Salvah’s Muhammadan believes.
also, Ellins LeFevre was born, third son of Cleonidad and Alimire Lefevre.
In August, Wintony Vincian  Second son of Ballace Mersey and Vincess Vincian was born.
In this month of October, Rooseveland Grimberghen, second son of Tomas Grimberghen,
Also, Rockett Glowbrenn, first child and son of Elious Glowbrenn and Blaken Haynes,
as well as, Lessiah Glowbrenn, second son of Brean Glowbrenn.

In January the Applegate family moved into a new house on the main street and Edwarden and Mistyn moved into a new cottage by the fields.
Dorothea Swart the baker and her daughter moved into another such cottage. Haskelley moved in with them as to live closer to the Rye for his labors.
Isha, servant to the LeFevre family moved into the next cottage along with Tomas Grimberghen and her son. Bertrude and Anjane moved into the new wing of the LeFevra family estate.
In January, with our food stocks less filled as we would like, we traded a goodly amount of sweet Potatoes, Pineaples , a true delicacy to us here, and sugar cookjes for beeswax from a trader from Surinam.
In May, however, our food stocks had run so dangerously low that people began to scavenge the woods for want of roots and berries.
Only a few days ago, as of this meeting, an Indian trader from the inlands ported in from whom we bought a large amount of eggs and squash as well as some bison jerky and salted hog. This should provide us for at least the end of winter.
In May the first log bridge was constructed over the Ousetonack River to allow for more easy access to the hinterland, was completed.
With the prospect of accommodating more new colonists haste a new inn was was constructed
Our tool shortage is still growing, but the decreed new blacksmith was completed earlier this month to accommodate this.
A new sheep’s pen was decreed behind the Chaarason estate and a new Rye field is to be plated.
Coal and oak seeds were traded for  what was most of our spare wool stockpile. An oak orchard is to be planted in the near future.

A long, wet summer, resulted in a bountiful harvest, our prayers answered.
-540 of squash
-2159 of rye
-756 melons
-6 kegs of mead

Governor Zecharia Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of October 5th AD 1672
In November last year, Giovannalison third daughter of the Applegate family,
Also Dallace Swart, second son of Dorothea Swart.
In January, Sophronica van Grimberghen, fourth daughter of Dandreas Chaarason and Lethany Grimberghen.
In February, Kailah Chaarason, first child an daughter of Edwarden Chaarason and Mistyn Haynes.
In April, Loreann Haynes, first daughter and third child of Neva Haynes.
In August, Lessiah Glowbrenn, second daughter of Brean Glowbrenn.
In September, Merricky Germain, son of Clarench Germain and Harron Chaarason,
Also, Arvile Mersey, fifth son of Darney Mersey and Giann Glowbrenn was born.
This month, Veronald Barents, daughter of Jalentin and Maran was born.
In May a trader ported in with whom we traded a fair amount of spare boar ribs , bacon and strawberries for our fine glass.
The new forge of the blacksmith is exceeding our expectations and the tool shortage has been alleviated since this may.

This June, twenty-five new settlers unboarded from the Lorenzo, anchored of our coast. The new families hereby accepted and registered as commoners of Haynes town are:
The Gowan family, being Macker Gowan and Essee Wilson with their 7 year old son, Vesteban and negro servant, Arti.
The Stevens family with Germain Stevens and Moria Stevens and Moria’s son Lamon Hanfort from a previous marriage.
The Davenport family being Ethaniel Davonport and Heatherese Tagol, their 10-year old daughter …and indentured servant Jessiah.
The Jung family, being Herschelen Jung and Tenne Krause and their 2 year old daughter Loraine Jung.
The Le Veelu family with Lashade Le Veelu and Harli Guyot with their children Beverli  Le Veelu and Audio Le Veelu. The Negro servant family, owned by the Le Veelu family, with Kevonte and his 8-year old sister Opher.
The Trowbridge family being Glenwoody Trowbridge and Talian Wheeler and their children Evangel Trowbridge and Wood Trowbridge.

With our Latin school now housing 16 children a second teacher, Anjane Glowbrenn, was employed.
As of this writing, a sudden spread of dysentery has struck the colony and is causing quite a discomfort for many. Herschelen Jung is currently tending to the afflicted.

-644 of squash
-12 of mead
-752 melons
-1925 of Rye

Governor Zecharia Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of September 8th AD 1673
In November, Dalindsay, first child and daughter of Selmerson an Liviana was born.
In  March the following children were born:
Neva Glowbrenn, first daughter of Brean Glowbrenn
Egbertie Stevens, son of Germain Stevens and Moira Stevens
Myrone Haynes, Haywardo Haynes and Katarin Mersey.
Myrone Gowan, Son of Macker Gowan and Essee Wilson.
In May, Sincer Applegate first son of Princente Applegate and Verly Fox.
Also, Michelly Glowbrenn, first daughter of Elouis Glowbrenn and Blaken Haynes..
In June the following:
Princenza Chaarason, daughter of Edwarden Chaarason and Mistyn Haynes.
Herlie Mersey, daughter of Bertrude Mersey and Anjane Glowbrenn.
In August:
Bennifred Davonport, daughter of Ethaniel Davonport and Heatherese Tagol.
Waylando Jung, son of Werschelen Jung and Tenne Jung.
Waymond Le Veelu, son of Lashade Le Veelu and Harli Guyot.
In May, Forren Germain, son of Kevonte of Lashade and Savannamae Germain. Thus Forren was born free.

In November AD 1672, young Merricky Germain, one of the first to be so afflicted, died in the sick house, in spite of Mister Jung’s laborious work. He has been buried in the Four Pines Cemetery.
Most of the ailments from the Dysentery had been alleviated by the end of January.

In November of last year the new Sheep’s Pen Inn was completed in time to house most of the new families.
An oak tree orchard was planted behind the school as well as several lanes of these magnificent giants throughout the town for the enjoyment of our future generations.
Two mollusk fisheries by the South bay docks were completed in spring.
In January we traded 52 Flemish muskets for our beeswax and wool.
The planned fortification of our sea-side bay is well underway. A star fort is under construction at the river mouth so that we may defend our colony from any attackers by sea.
In march we traded a few stacks of coal and 25 fine winter coats for 8 glass panes.
We sold 42 of our cleaned wool for £200, including taxes.

A Royal Navy messenger from the Frigate Laurel ,anchored in our Northern bay, informed us late in August that a new Act of Navigation, namely ‘Act for the incouragement of the Greeneland and Eastland Trades, and for the better securing the Plantation Trade´ had been passed by His Majesty. While this new Act does allow more dealings with foreign personnel and thereby relaxes some of the strain on our colonies workforce, the Act also tightens the rope on the Act of 1660, for it makes the English trader wholly responsible for the levies on their transported goods, which are henceforth to be registered by a Commissioner of Customs back in England. Thusly ships’ captains will be forced to take these taxations when dealing with our New England colonies.
While the duties on the produce of whaling has been voided for the coming decade, our colony has yet to endeavor into this trade.

-540 of Squash
-2594 of Rye
-755 of Melons

Governor Zecharia Mersey


Notes on the Council meeting of November 4th AD 1674

As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639 and the Ammendmand made in cooperation with the Connecticut Charter of 1662, this council has elected Zachery Glowbrenn to refill the role as 4th Governor of Haynestown.
Furthermore, it was deemed nessicary to enlarge the ruling council to reflect and convey the opinions and persons of the younger generations.
The ruling Council members as of this date are the following:
Zecheria Mersey, Darney Mersey, Aryant Glowbrenn, Humbert Haynes, Haywardo Haynes

December AD 1673, After having moved into the Sheep’s Pen Inn, Madonnie gave birth to a daughter, Rilla. She could give naught but the name William Stone, although the child has a dark skin which has caused many to doubt her word.
Also, Ludgwight Vincian, son of Balance Mersey and Vincess Vincian.
In January, Cammi Haynes, daughter of Neva Haynes.
In February, Hall Towbridge, son of Glenwoody Towbridge and Talian.
Also, Alberto Glowbrenn son of Reana Glowbrenn.
In April Sorentio Grimberghen, daughter of Tomas Grimberghen.
In May, Chaun Swart , son of Dorothea Swart.
In June, Tamathi Haynes, Daughter of Selmerson Haynes and Liviana Mersey.
This month, Giancarly Haynes, Daughter of Landy Haynes and Denisha Chaarason.
On January 26, Myrone Grimberghen, aged 52, died after a short cold. So passes another of the founding members of the colony. He was buried in the Four Pines Parish graveyard.

We traded some whale meat for 42 glass panes in December of last year.
It was decided that with glass being so good for commerce as it is, the production will , once again, be increased.
We traded copper and silver bars for stock of beeswax in January.
In may we traded peaches, kale, turnips and fruit wine as our food larders are still quite empty.

The council has received the plans of the Barents family on how to further our canal progress. It was proposed to take not of the New Amsterdam design, with a long, inward side-fare. These plans will be deliberated upon. Agreed upon at once was that a watermill at the Baystreet was to constructed and, as of this meeting, far in progression.

On December 2nd  AD 1673, the first graduate of our Latin school, Adinah deHaart, assumed work. The youth will soon be generally able to read the scriptures for themselves.

The news of the English and the Dutch once again engaging in war came as a small but unwelcome surprise. Over the last few years they appear to have settled what grudges was left after the wars of last decade. While the neighboring New York colony remains legitimately while the Suriname colony is now held by the Dutch.

With the influx of French and Flemish settlers, there has grown a small but vocal Catholic community in our town. While this dismays some of the Protestants, it is with the freedoms of believe and ownership that this colony has been thriving. It is the truth that Old World was seen horrendous destruction and bloodshed over this topic. For many, it was just this cause that let them to come to the Americas in the first place.
Thusly, the ruling Council accepts and decrees a small Catholic church to be build. This, only when the current construction on the new Chapel has been finished.

-580 Squash
-2375 of Rye
-6 kegs of mead
-720 melons

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn and the ruling Council of Haynestown beign, Zecheria Mersey, Aryant Glowbrenn, Darney Mersey, Humbert Haynes, Haywardo Haynes, Salvah Chaarason.


Notes on the Council meeting of October 3rd AD 1675
In January Keller Stevens, daughter of Germain and Moria Stevens.
Aslo, Camilagros Germain, daughter of Clarench Germain and Harron Chaarason.
In May, Brion Jung, daughter of Herschelen Jung Tenne Jung.

As of this date Isha, henceforth known as Isha Liberey, has served her 7 year indeturement to the LaFervre family and is by contract and council decree, hereby named a Free Planter. 
In January the palisade of the Fort was started to be erected.
To further our clothing produce, something that has been severely lacking and has done no good for the reputation of our town, it was decreed to build a weaver’s hall and a uniform maker for our militia was to be made.
Thus the council agreed and decreed.

During January and February a large number of children started their educations, while throughout the rest of the year almost half as many students finished theirs, and started work.
Earlier this year Demar and Madonnie and her child Rilla moved into one of the of the new houses by the Rye fields. This way will henceforth be known as Rye Road.
Hoster Haynes and Opher the servant moved into a new Baystreet residence in May.
In April the stone quarry was exhausted and Monsieur Le Veelu started the excavation of the new quarry a little while from it. In early September most of the miners could resume their work.
In August, a new Rye field was ploughed, yet too late to be sown.

-2270 rye
-540 of squash
-761 melons

No mead was produced as the honey was used for consumption by the apiary households.

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn

Title: State of the Colony-1677, Genealogical data.
Post by: Artfactial on February 06, 2019, 02:44:31 AM
State of the Colony-1677
I think I’ll do one of these ever 10 years or so, depending on what the dynamics are within the colony’s growth and developments.
I’m working on ways to have more interactivity in the wars; maybe even do some in other games in custom maps to reflect the happenings. Also, I have, in rare optimism, created the geographical outlay of the Haynestown surroundings in Cities Skylines, so that, when and if the time comes to switch to the modern era, I can continue the Haynestown Story in that game.

On to genealogy!
As feared, the second generation had some trouble finding mates, or rather, looking beiond their next of kin. Quite a few of the newest generation of parents are cousins. Welcome to Hicktown ya’ll.
 We were, however saved by two pretty big nomad arrivals. The food production has been at a low ever since, but at least we won’t be making inbread mutant-babies for the future (probably). Inter-cousin marriage and children would still be a major offense in these times, but I have to draw the line somewhere as having to banish these people is a real annoyance and takes a lot of work to see through; work that has to come from be and the town, neither of which should want or have to spend that much time on it.

As there were quite a few pare ups with children well under 13 and the older woman giving birth, I opted for an ‘outsider’ approach. Sexual contact with adventurous types, travelers and especially seaman was common and left quite some single mothers. A mother had to give up the name of the husband at birth as to legitimize it, when a father was an out-of-towner there was little the magistrates could or wanted to do to investigate these person, real or made up.

Some statistics as of year 39, 1677. The top 10 family composition is as follows:
1. Glowbrenn, 15% (29)
 2. Haynes, 13% (25)
 3. Mersey, 11% (21)
 4. Grimberghen, 6% (11)
 5. Chaarason, 6% (11)
 6. Germain, 4% (9)
 7. van Grimberghen, 3% (6)
 8. LeFevre, 2% (5)
 9. Jung, 2% (5)
 10. Barents, 2% (5)
Number of individuals: 183 (living and dead)
Males: 95
Females: 88
Number of families: 47
Unique surnames: 35

The Glowbrenns keep skyrocketing and are incredibly influential. Their youngest generation is, once again, big and very much present. They, amazingly, have had no true incestual relations so far, which makes their dynasty that more impressive. Their youngest generation is bolstered by three single mothers, Brean, Madonnie and Reana who are responsible for 6 of the 7 new Glowbrenn’s. I really hope Orio will become a baker at some point, but it appears he’ll spend his life making warm coats.

It’s good to see the Haynes family keeping their head up. Quite some 2nd generation children are passing on the family name so they are well for the future. The Haynes have the biggest off-shore wealth and are planning to move to their woodland estate in the near future. One of the first 3rd generation Haynes was named Humbert II, I really hope this will become a tradition within the Dynasty.

The Mersey family are everywhere, they have solidified their influence by marrying into every major family. Through Darney and Bertrude their family name will be passed on. Zacheria’s brisk and just conduct has earned him three terms of Governorship thus far. Their matriarch and pillar of the community Loycely met a sad end but her offspring will carry on her dreams.

The Grimberghen family is still in decline and only by the fact of their inherent influence are they still on the same position as last time. However, only 3 new Grimberghens were born since then so there is very little chance of them coming to anything big. It is likely that within the next 10-15 years the van Grimberghens will become bigger than their counterpart. As a toll for their impending downfall, their dishonored patriarch Myrone, died soon after having cleansed his name a bit and even having a few children named after him
The Chaarasons are slightly bigger in name since last check-up but their influence reaches far deeper.
Their tight bonds with the Haynes and Germain families makes them a political cornerstone. Salvah was an effective Gorvernor in turbulent times, even though the merging with the Connecticut colony is still a sore point for many.

Germain is an active community around the Baystreet area and its production. There have yet to be any 3rd generation Their family tree isn’t as big yet, but quite interesting. I want to display history with all its nasty scars, including slavery. I don’t want to offend anyone, but I try to represent people as they might have been. It was interesting to see Savanamea move in with the La Veelu’s slave. My choosing to make their offspring free was part out of necessity, part out of principal with the colony. They follow English and Connecticut laws with their ow free twist influenced by the New Netherlands freedoms. It would be decades before this kind of freedom would emerge in England and the other colonies, but here’s a start.

As for the newcomers, a lot of French, as their colonies grow and a lot of border friction develops. With the secret Treaty of Dover, Charles II and Louis XIV had made a pact to ease the frictions between the big powers and to form a alliance against the Dutch.
The two main French families LaFevre and Le Veelu are pretty wealthy and will probably cause some shifts in culture over the coming years. The Bloodless Revolution, the Anglo-French wars and the colonial conquests between them will make things spicy.

I’ve added some more mods to accommodate the architecture of the coming centuries.
Kid’s Colonial Houses and Recourse, Necora’s Maritime Sherbrooke, RK’s Choo-Choo, Ketchup Inc. and Storage Inc. and DS’s Blast Furnace being the biggest ones.

I’m working on some cartographic maps and street-plans to give the narrative more flavor.
Thanks for reading, and let me know if there’s anything I can do to improve the narrative, both historically as well as textually.
I will try to make the reports shorter, less dry and, as time moves on, the format will become more bureaucratic and maybe even move away from governmental reports to New Papers and such.

Edit: I found out that I was quite behind on the database and these figures presented here are incomplete. Severs me for working on this late.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Nilla on February 07, 2019, 04:44:39 AM
It's very impressive how you keep track of your inhabitants. Do you follow the game all the time or do you adjust the story from time to time?

Your reports are indeed a bit long. I only look through them and read a little here and there. But I guess you make them mainly for your own amusement, so I don't really mind. We also have a proverb here in Sweden that says; "you shouldn't throw stones in a glasshouse"; meaning that if I complain on you, I might better look at myself first. ;)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on February 07, 2019, 05:52:44 AM
I keep track of all things going on while playing via notes. These notes I work out into texts and add to the database.
It's a constant game of working what the story, reacting to and anticipating things the game throws at me. And of course, taking historic events into context.

But yeah, I'm taking way too much time writing those reports; I'm not keeping to my final rule of keeping it enjoyable too well.;)
I'll try and figure out to make it the text less dry and the images more speaking for themselves.^^
Title: Council Reports from 1676-1679
Post by: Artfactial on February 09, 2019, 04:37:47 AM
Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 9th AD 1676
November last year , Norrin Glowbrenn, son of Elouis Glowbrenn and Blaken Haynes.
December Teressandra Germain, daughter of Kevonte of Lashade and Savannamae Germain.
In February, Justy Chaarason, son of Edwarden Chaarason and Mistyn Haynes.
In April Lavaras Glowbrenn, daughter of Brean Glowbren.
Also, Lettylou Davonport, daughter of Ethaniel Davonport and Heatherese Tagol.
In June, Amala Haynes, daughter of Selmerson Haynes and Liviana.
In August, Farreed Glowbrenn, daughter of Madonnie Glowbrenn.

For the past few years we have heard horrible tales of battles with the Indians in the East. This war, led by an actual Indian King, named Philip, appears to be moving our way. The urgency to  complete our fort and prepare out militia becomes this much more apparent. As both not being in state of readiness the ruling Council voted against sending out  help to battle this heathen enemy.
In April we opened our second protestant church, namely, the Church of The Trinity, Anjane Glowbrenn assumed the  role clerk.
As decreed, the construction of the first Catholic Church was started soon after. It will be noted here that the papacy does not and will hold no authority in our colony, in accordance with the Laws of the Connecticut Colony. Our Latin school reached 38 students this year so that our new generation can read the scriptures themselves. As our school building is spacious and new building will not be decreed, thus, the Papist and Protestant children will have to share in their education. A good foundation of a blessed future.
The construction of our weavers hall was finished and the production of cloth from wild cotton was started. In the future we might contemplate importing this article from the southern colony plantations.
It is hereby decreed by the ruling council that a clay excavation will be started along the river, west of wester wood. This, to gather the recourses for a , on a later date, to be constructed brick kiln. So that we may build some of our houses in baked brick as is the habit in England.
In August we traded 4 pigs for 100 pears, 85 coper ores and some glass panes.
These enlargements of our livestock herds should in a few years’ time prove good enough to replenish our larders.

-374 Carrots in their first harvest
-1755 of Rye due to an early strong winter
-540 Squash
-528 Melons
-Another year without Mead production. Yet our cellars and two pubs are quite well stocked so it was decided to halt the production altogether for the tie being

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn


Notes on the Council meeting of Oktober 19th AD 1677
In August Noelian van Grimberghen was born, daughter of Jonniel van Grimbergen an Lotilie Glowbrenn after their marriage earlier that year.
This month, Humbert Haynes II , first child and son to Vergio Haynes and Tatia Volynia, who recently arrived in town. So named for his grandfather.

The Winter was blistering this year. A few street urchins froze to death in the alleys.
In August, we had the sad occasion of the passing of Edgardner Glowbrenn, at age 39. While hunting in the Haynes reserve he was charged by a mothering boar and died soon after. He was buried in the Four Pines cemetery.

This year’s plight was to put our work force to use and produce more food.
Work on the Fort continues as the fighting with the Indians out East and North grows more brutal.
In light of our resent loss the fort is to be named Fort Edgardner.
The same merchant of last year ported in and offered us pigs of a wilder breed, but for a lower price.
We declined, our pigs will do.

-540 Squash
-752 Melons
-2256 of Rye
-558 Carrots

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn


Notes on the Council meeting of September 28th AD 1678
In February, Kathey Glowbrenn Son of Madonnie Glowbrenn.
In May, Chandace Germain, daughter of Savanamae Germain and Kevonte.
In July, Hubertha Haynes, Son of Selmerson Haynes and Liviana Mersey.
In August Earnet Glowbrenn, Daughter of Elious Glowbrenn and Blaken Hanyes.
On August 5th AD 1678, Anasta Glowbrenn, Governor’s wife, died of natural causes, aged 56. She had been feeling distraught ever since the passing of her oldest son. She was buried in the Four Pines cemetery.

We traded some 50 bags of feathers for  silver bars in February.
During the early spring About 50 refugees flooded our streets. Fleeing the bloodshed by the Indians out east. Had to turn these poor retches away as our food stocks would not hold for such a large amount of mouths to feed.
That same month the Tannery and housing on top of the uniform tailor were finished, where Germain and Moira and family took residence.
The new Catholic Church of Saint Damasus on the Main Street has been finished and was opened in August.

-344 acorns were harvested in the orchards first year of bearing fruit.
-1630 of rye in a abominable harvest
-738 melons
-563 squash
-341 carrots

Gov. Z. Glowbrenn


Intermediate Council meeting of July 26th AD 1679
In light of recent passings the council was forced to reconvene at this time, as to address the reordering of its members. Reason being the following events:

On July 13th AD 1679, Salvah Chaarason, aged 57, 6th Gorvernor and ruling Council member of Haynestown died of natural causes. Leaving behind wife Princes Haynes and a community that he had help build.
He was buried next to his first wife on the Chaarason Estatem with the wishes that Princes should join them when her time comes.
A week later, Zachery Glowbrenn, aged 56, 2nd and 8th Gorvernor of Haynestown and ruling Councilmember, patriarch of the Glowbrenn Family, passed away as well.
With the loss of our Gorvernor and a senior Council member the following was agreed and dicided upon by the ruling Council.
That Humbert Haynes will henceforth be the 9th Gorveronor of Haynestown.
That Clarench Germain and Chaarason should be included in the ruling Council as to represent their families and generation.

Thus was said, decreed and singed upon,
H.H. and the ruling Council of Haynestown, being, Zecheria Mersey, Aryant Glowbrenn, Darney Mersey, Haywardo Haynes, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain

Title: Council Reports from 1679-1683
Post by: Artfactial on April 02, 2019, 04:56:01 AM
Notes on the Council Meeting of September 29th AD 1679, a year of the loss of Founding Fathers.
In March Solonel Mersey, son of Gian Glowbrenn and Darny Mersey.
Also, Cloraina Barents daughter of Maran Luyk and Jalentin Barents.
In May, Sheilanie Glowbrenn, daughter of Andell Glowbrenn and Verline Lyon.
Again this winter at least 3 vagabonds were found frozen on the street.
As noted in the Intermediate Council Meeting of July 26th of this year, both Salvah Chaarason and Zachery Glowbrenn died in that month.

In February, we traded 175 pearls for cherry seeds, a valuable treasure indeed!
A month later we acquired much needed construction materials, being 250 logs and 160 stone blocks for bags of feathers, beeswax ad 70 wool. With this, the planned canal system should be finished in a shorter time frame.
In April we traded some copper and glass panes for 500 sacks of flower and 177 boxes of limes.
In June Monsieur Lashade opened up a second mine, one for salt extraction to aid in our food preservation and leather tanning.
In August the Pub Kitchen, an extension to the Saint Damasus Church was completed. This is to feed the vagabonds and homeless as well as the less well to do families during winter.
An early frost this month destroyed large parts of our crops being lost. A harsh winter is ahead of us.
As a premeasure, a part of the chicken flocks was butchered.

-440 acorns
-554 squash
-1630 of Rye
-451 carrots
-630 melons

H.H. and the ruling Council of Haynestown, being, Zecheria Mersey, Aryant Glowbrenn, Darney Mersey, Haywardo Haynes, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain


Notes on the Council Meeting of October 5th AD 1680, a year of prosperity.
During the cold December months, Madalia van Grimberghen , daughter of Jonniel van Grimberghen and Lottilie Glowbrenn.
In February, Norinnea Haynes, first child and daughter of Hoster Haynes  and Opher of Le Veelu. Norinnea was thus born free.
In April, Loraina Haynes, daughter of Landy Haynes and Denisha Chaarason.

The temperatures during the winter were at an all-time low but our precautions have surely saved some poor souls from damnation and starvation as no deaths were reported.
Early on in the year we reached 55 students on our Latin School, a bright future awaits this generation.
In January, we traded 500 sacks of chickenpeas and beans as well as a 100 sorghum sacks and a few dozen starched vegetable stew pots for a 100 glass panes of glass, some dried flowers and 80 coper ore; a great boon during this harsh winter.
In August we traded 3 Beef cows for 105 copper res, 89 Pearls and a 100 fertilizer kegs.
In May a new cottage along the river was constructed besides the clay pit so that a start was made on the collection of this matter to speed along our brickworks.
Savanamea and Kovonte, a ship’s mate just out of servitude, moved into the cottage.

-888 melons
-2220 rye
-660 squash
-523 carrots
-354 acorns

A fortuitous start of this, our fourth decade.


Notes on the Council Meeting of November 1st AD 1681
December of last year, Nancine Haynes, Daughter of Vergio and Tatia.
In June Delville, son of Jonniel and Lottilie.
This month of November, Benney , son of Darney and Giann was born.

March, Winnifreda Grimberghen, aged 58, matriarch of the Grimbergen family died of old age.
The Oak orchard has been producing well and as such, a roasting pit has been put into use and the first roasted aircorns have been sold on the marketsquare.
The new house on Butcherally was completed and Talonso Mersey and Deeannabel Barents moved in.

In May a group of 28 refugees from Brookfield, fleeing the King Philip wars asked residence.
As there was insuficcient housing available to give these poor souls a respite, a camp of tents was set up to temporarirly house them. The following families have been recorded from this group:
The Barrow family , Nathew Barrow and Haron Walker
The McUbene family Millam McUbene and Bessika Willox, child Milbur,
Brand Family, Rodolf Brand and Dolli Ely, child Xanders Brand.
The Roos family Alfredric Roos and Mallon O’Horan, children Arle and Calvia
Also Javio Stern and Mandie Roos, adopted child Heribert Winter(parents killed In raid on village) and Harlsie Roos.
The Green family Rowens Green and Briel Dordt, cousin Ernellis Green, child Lakenzie Green
The Shaw family Rayburnie Shaw and Ernestin Hill.
The Tyling Family Lurlindsay Tyling with children of diseased husband, Tuckery Newse and Aurthurson
The Molin Family, Verley Molin and Jacquilinett Yver
Boy, Ranson Short.
Maiden, Lila.
Racque Bowen, freeman.
Arlyle Hide, freeman
Jenne de Grondy, freewoman

Herschelen and Tenne Jung moved into the Gowan leanto, Norrin Haynes and Lila Moved into Lashade leanto to work in their service.
Colon Glowbrenn moved in with Jenne de Grondy at the end of summer.
Tool shortage: our iron production had to be increased. For this, Lashade and his company are prospecting an Iron mine location.
To accommodate the refugees and supply a workforce for these mines, new houses are to be build along the Carrot field and besides the Sawmill bridge, thus was decreed.

688 squash
2215 rye
762 melons
The first 2 cherries were picked from our orchard
Carrots yet to be accounted for in late slow harvest



Notes on the Council Meeting of Novebember 12th AD 1682
December, Artholomew Haynes, son of Hoster and Opher.
Also, Gennifred , daughter of Aryle.. and Imaniel van Grimberghen. Now residing in the Grimbergen home.
Amintie Brand, daughter of Rodolf Brand Dolli
Lassidy Germain,  son of Patriz
Bessica Haynes, Aryant and Sqkyleigh
Giancarly, son of Racque
Ethaniel, son of Patriz Germain
April, Yazmine, daughter of Vergio and Tatia
Hilip, son of Rowens and Briel.
In June, Orlan, son of Talonso and Deanabel

On May 16th, AD 1682, Edwarden, after working on the new dock boardwalks fell into the river and drowned.
On May the 28th, Zacheria Mersey, 3d, 5th and 7th Gorvernor, Patriarch of the Mersey family and father of 8. Passed away at Aged 70. As per his wishes he was entombed in a new Mersey Crypt at what is to be the graveyard of the Church of The Trinity.

Having finished his apprentice with Neva, Orio moved in with Zavie and Cammi Haynes, son and daughter of Neva.  On the new Butcheralley cornerhouse.
Jonniel and Lottillie moved into one of the new riverside cottages in July. They were followed by Javio Stern and Heribert Winter and, later, the Rowens and Briel families.  Henceforth the road on which these houses are constructed will be known as Brickstreet.

In January the fish drying shack was finished as to preserve our fishes for the winter.
In December we traded stone and copper tools and 80 stone and 40 iron for large amounts of feathers, beeswax, wool and fur.
In February we traded a goodly amount of fertilizer kegs and 20 pearls for a copper alloy tools from Germany.
In June, we traded another 40 stone blocks, some military supplies and boxes of tea for 400 fresh flowers.

On June 20th, a raging storm blew past our colony along the River. While no one got hurt, a giant swath of forest was cut down towards the sea. A testament to the temperament of these, as of yet, untamed lands.

2587 of Rye
859 of Melons
676 of squash
714 carrots
312 cherries
640 acorns



Notes on the Council Meeting of  September 27th AD 1683, a bloom of growth and birth
Late November, Nico deHaart, son of Konnell deHaart and Mistyn Haynes, remarried after her late husbands’ passing.
December, Melissie Stern, daughter of Javio Stern, a frequenting trader from Carribiean, and Mandie Roos.
In April, Ayler Glowbrenn, daughter of Adell Glowbrenn and Verline Lyon.
In May, Mile Haynes, son of Hoster Haynes and Opher.
In June, Ezekiah Bowen, son of Racque Bowen, father unknown.
and Rock LeFevre, son of Cleonidad and Almire LeFevre
July, Tanjaneen
August, Gret Glowbrenn, daughter of Colon Glowbrenn and Jenne de Grondy.
September, Lizabethel Haynes, first child daughter of Norrin and Lila Haynes.
and, Scarli Brand, daughter of Rodolf Brand and Dolli Ely.

In Novemer of last year, some shellfish and meat was traded for 160 of our beeswax.
In June we traded some of our fertilizer kegs for a 1174 fresh apples.
Averne an Lakenzie moved into the new town square house while Alfredric and Mallon moved into the new house behind the carrot plantation and Emmie Barents and Delorelanet(an urchin apparently missed during the registering of refugees) moved into another carrotfield-house.
In Early summer, Lashade opened up an new, larger, stone quarry to accommodate the town growth and foresee in the masonry needed for both town walls and canals.
As several crossings across the river have been build, so too should we protect these bridgeheads.
To this end, the town walls are being fortified with stone gates.
The kilns for brick production  have been fired up as more people started living near the clay pits along the river. Between these and the Carrot-Field houses, many of the refugees are finding a more permanent place to live and the camp has been slowly growing smaller.

In August, a new colony ship arrived with 14 settlers. Although we had not yet accommodated most of the last immigrants, we welcomed them into our midst.

2110 of rye
1050 melons
660 squash
845 carrots
312 cherries
220 acoirns


Title: Council Reports, Third Court of Law report and documents of 1683-1685
Post by: Artfactial on April 08, 2019, 07:50:16 AM
Third Assembly of the Court of Law of Haynestown, November 6th AD 1683
The Court being comprised of Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey and the ruling Council of Haynestown.
The Plaintiff being Herschelen Jung, aged 31.
The accused being Tenne Jung, , aged 37, wife of Herschelen and mother of their three children, Loraine, Waylando and Brion Jung. 
The accused was trialed and found guilty of adultery with young Vestaban Gowan, aged 18, with whom the family shares a house.

Being part of the Connecticut Collonies, the law of these territories applies, being that ‘ No bill of divorce shall be granted to any man or woman lawfully marryed but in case of adultery, fraudulent contract, or willfull desertion for three years with totall negelect of duty, or seven years' providentiall absence being not heard of after due enquiry made and certifyed.'

Thusly the marriage between Herschelen and Tenne has been voided and both are considered divorced. Tenne will no longer be allowed to make us of the Jung name and will henceforth be known under her maiden name of Tenne Brechmann.
Furthermore, Herschelen was been granted a new cottage on the Brickstreet and custody of both Loraine and Waylando Jung. Tenne Brechmann will remain in the Gowan leanto with custody over Brion Jung.

Thus sentenced an decreed the Court of Law of Haynestown, under the Charter of the Connecticut Colonies. Being  Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey, Governor Humbert Haynes, Haywardo Haynes, Aryant Glowbrenn, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain

Notes on the Council Meeting of  September 8th AD 1684, a year of Births
As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639 and the Ammendmand made in cooporation with the Connecticut Charter of 1662, this council has elected Aryant Glowbrenn to fill the role as 10th Governor of Haynestown.

Mela Green, daughter of Rowens Green and Briel Dordt
Zollis , son of Aryle and Imaniel, whom married in late summer.
Mauriel van Brimberghen, son of Joniniel van Grimberghen and Lottilie Glowbrenn
Lakeneth Germain, daughter of Patriz Germain
Doloree Turner, daughter of Xavie Turner and Hellene Morris
In March, Lawana Roos, daughter of and Mallon O’Horan
In May, Thadden Shaw, son of Rayburnie Shaw and Ernestin Hill
June, Ivetter Barents, daughter of Jalentin Barents and Maran Luyk
Augsust, Ennifer Price, son of Wald Price and Bernadith Bennett.
October, Cornelio son of Clellary Mersey. As the pregnancy was due to fraternization with a porting sailor, she and her sister Hayde Mersey have taken up caring for the child.
Also, Mine Ludlow, daughter of Llewell Ludlow and Hessi Hartfort.

In November of last year the Court of Law of Haynestown assembled for the third time to grand divorce to two couples.

In March a few merchant vessels ported in with whom we traded 15 leather coats for feathers and beeswax and bag of pumpkin seeds for pearls and fertilizer kegs in September.

To accommodate the new amount of mouths to feed, work has started of clearing ground for new plantation area.
Damar Safi and Adinah DeHaart were married and moved into a new Brickstreet cottage in August.

-2800 of rye
-950 melons
-540 squash
-312 cherries
-463 acorns

Governor Aryant Glowbrenn,
and the ruling Council of Haynestown being, Humbert Haynes, Haywardo Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain

Notes on the Council Meeting of Octopber 28th AD 1685
December, Gracee Bowen, daughter of Racque Bowen.
March, Hayde
and, Cleonidad,
June, Tianne McUbene, daughter of Millam McUbene and Bessika Willox

Lurindsay Tyling, aged 37, starved while clearing up future plantation land. The event promted awareness of the bad living conditions in the Brickstreet.
Aurthurson Newse, aged 16, son of Lurindsay, starved after not being able to afford food when moving into a new home on Butcheralley.
They have been buried in a family grave in the new graveyard.

Colon Glowbrenn an Jenne de Grondy moved into a new stonesite house.
Vergio Haynes an Tatia Voliana moved into the new big Baystreet house.
Ofelicity Paulussen moved into a new cottage by brickstreet.
Kaiyann Applegate was betrothed to Tuckery Newse and moved in with her.
Westine Mersey and Arle Roos were betrothed and moved into the house left behind by Authurson.

The progress on the canals has been steady and the first trader docked in on the quay of the Main square via the canal during Lente. In August the first fired brick home was completed alongside the canal.
Jarench and Penella moved into the bottom, Zavie and Aylie van Brimbergen moved in the upper.
Furthermore, construction on the Baygate and wall was completed, with that, a start on bay bridge was made.
In the mids of all these constructions, a band of 26 colonists ported in. The Council shortly assembled and quickly decided to not let them reside in our town by reason of too little space and food to accommodate such numbers.

The colonists came bearing ill news from England, however, as our Royal Majesty Charles II has died last February. Moreover, the King on his deathbed, converted to the Catholic church and his brother, now King James II, succeeded him and is also a fervent Catholic.
While our community has been open to all faiths and limiting in its restrictions on the practice thereof, the idea that England is now under the rule of the Papacy is something many of our older citizens are very opposed to, while most of the large French community welcomes the change. Troubled times are once again brooding.

Governor Aryant Glowbrenn

Title: State of the Colony-1685
Post by: Artfactial on May 01, 2019, 03:10:04 AM
State of the Colony-1685
I tired myself out again over the project a while back; with a big backlog of data to put into journal form and an ever growing amount of families to keep track of, it is starting to get too stressful. I’ll take things easier from now on with longer times between posts and probably some format change soon. As I mentioned, newspapers or more focused journals would be far more interesting to read, and write, without losing the historic aspect. I’ll see how I’ll continue; this project will have to endure until the game gives out. My hope is to at least make it to the 1800s, so that’s another 120 years. Making it to the Civil War would be awesome but things would have to be changed in order to make this feasible.
That said, let’s get into the genealogy!

The statistics for year 47, 1685. The top 10 family composition is as follows:
1. Glowbrenn, 13% (38)
 2. Haynes, 12% (37)
 3. Mersey, 8% (25)
 4. Germain, 5% (16)
 5. Chaarason, 4% (13)
 6. Grimberghen, 3% (11)
 7. van Grimberghen, 3% (9)
 8. Barents, 2% (7)
 9. LeFevre, 2% (6)
 10. [Missing Surname], 2% (6)
Number of individuals: 287 (living and dead)
Males: 138
Females: 148
Number of families: 74

The most interesting thing is the enormous boost in people. In 8 years there has been a population increase of a 104. This is mainly due to a pair of major nomad acceptations, but most of the main families have had a boost in their name bearers.

The Glowbrenns are still at the top with 9 more members than previous tallying. Their founding Mother and Father (Zachery and Anasta) have died at the end of the 70’s and Emerly, Krissa and Aryant are in full control of the clan, with the latter being the first 1.5 Gen Governor.  The 3rd Gen has yet to produce offspring, but when it does, there is sure to be a huge increase in their numbers.

The Haynes family is still the second largest , and arguably the most influential, of the founding families.
Humbert and Adalia are still healthy and involved where most other founding mothers/fathers have died in the last decade. While a large part of the 3rd Gen bears the Glowbrenn name, there is still a substantial amount of children who will pass on the family name, making sure the town will remember its namesake.

The Mersey’s have been through a rough time, dynasty wise, while the 3rd Gen has plenty of children and even a 4th Gen family, many of the offspring have taken on different family names. It’s the 7 children of Darney and Giann that will determine the future of the family name. It is probable that they will be outgrown by one of the other families in the coming decades, although the Germains are almost 10 people behind on them in 1685.

The Germains are steadily growing, but nothing outrageous. As a family they are still on the forefront of integration and welcoming of new colonist in the community as they are mainly based around the port side and many marry into immigrant families.

The Chaarason family name hasn’t grown much in the last decade, but this is due to the 3rd Gen mainly bearing other family names. It will be up to the children of Mistyn Haynes and Edwarden Chaarason and Aryle Chaarason and Imaniel van Grimberghen to keep the name alive.
There has been some pretty nasty (and inevitable) incestuous marriges in the 2nd Gen that I didn’t feel like addressing as it would take way too much effort to sort that out.
Likewise the ‘generation’ definitions, muddy as they are, are pretty hard to pinpoint. The Haynes-Chaarason bond still runs strong.

My prediction that the van Grimberghens would take over their root family in a decade was wrong, but not far off. It is now up to Single mother Tomas and, later on, Dayle, to preserve the family name.
But this won’t be enough to gain over the 5 1st Gen van Grimberghens of whom some already have flourishing families.

Of the newcomers the Barents and LeFevre families are the quickest growing. The first due to quick marriage into other families, the later due to a large baby boom and a decent amount of wealth with the Mining Company.

And lastly, while not a top-10 family jet, I really like the femme-fatal Vincian Vincess who’s started her own little dynasty which could grow out to be something big. She’s grown a habit of marrying younger men and having their children with Ballace Mersey being the latest one. Looking forward how this story will unfold.

I really want to continue the game, but I am still struggling with how to keep it from draining me while updating the database and making reports. In my previous attempts I drew a line at some point and appointed ‘noble’ families which would be the only ones I would record. This is effective but it loses the bigger picture of the town.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: 1 on May 01, 2019, 03:18:22 AM
1685-November-Canal Trading Post Complete.jpg (721.65 kB, 1920x1080 - viewed 9 times.)

I like how you place those bridges.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on May 01, 2019, 05:21:39 AM
Thanks! I'm quite pleased with how they turned out; it's going to be even more impressive when row-houses line the canals.
I'm for the early New Amsterdam/New York and Utrecht city plan canals, applying Dutch tradition to new world coastal geography.

I hadn't really had a chance to play around with the new canal water textures; this makes so much of a difference.:)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: 1 on May 01, 2019, 05:36:36 AM
I like those old maps too. So good for inspiration.  :)
Title: Council Reports and documents of 1686-1689
Post by: Artfactial on May 23, 2019, 05:00:56 AM
Notes on the Council Meeting of October 28th AD 1686
June, Emeryl Glowbrenn, aged 51, dedicated Clerk of the Three Pines Parish and wife of Magistrate Kurtiss Glowbrenn, she was not buried in the Glowbrenn mausoleum but instead wished to be laid to rest on a special plot of the Three Pines Parish graveyard. .

Of the Populace:
In June, Milam, Rodolf and the Ransom families moved into new main street houses, followed in August, by Verley Molin and Jacqulinett Yver in the last house on that side of the street.
also, Zechard and Casandrae were engaged and moved into the new Baystreet bridge house.
During the winter the training of our town’s militia began in earnest. The musket range set up near Fort Edgardner has seen the first roses hit and people are becoming more used to the occasional powder crack going off in the distance.
To enlarge our food stocks, work continued on the new pastures across the river. Plans are being made to move most livestock from the city, to this area to provide more grazing grounds and less noise an filth within the city walls. In August Katarin and Haywardo’s goat herd, now counting 7 in size, was brought to one of the new pastures across the river.
As there is a near constant lack of flour for our bakeries a new, more modern, windmill was decreed to be built in the coming years. Furthermore a new cranberry bog was constructed on the Bayside.

Of Trade:
As more and more traders and seafarers port into our town the need arises on our already crowded churches for a place of worship. To this end the council hereby decrees a shrine to be build on the North bay side to this purpose.
In November, traded 600 ginseng roots for 75 glass panes.
In May, 600 green beans for 75 glass panes.
While the Crown presses us to export any and all grains back to England, we could not pass up a deal for 2000 bags of wheat from the  colony which we traded for 90 pearls and a 100 kegs of fertilizer.

Of administration:
As of August, Loycelyne Haynes has relinquished her position as Clerk of the Writ, an office she held for 36 years, to attend to the general ground keeping and management of the Haynes Estate. Errold Germain has taken on this task. With this change, it was decided to no longer note down the births of each year in the Council Reports and to add this as an appendix to said reports, to be produced by young mister Errold.
News from Hartfort: His Mayesty the King, James II has decreed a new territory to encompass the whole of the New England Colonies, the Connecticut Colony included as of last month, namely, the Dominion of New England. The decree revokes all standing Charters, to be combined under one. This preposterous idea can only be described as  the musings of one so far removed from his subjects as to declare them, one and all, dotards under the Royal thumb.
While several of the elders of the Colony expressed doubt in this ruling, it is the opinion of the Ruling Council that this mandate should not be taken to heart unless enforced; a task appointed to Joseph Dudley of Boston.
We are therefore glad that the Connecticut Colony has decide to not honor this, and work under the Connecticut Royal Charter of 1662, regardless.

Governor Aryant Glowbrenn

Notes on the Council Meeting of October 2nd AD 1687
In January the big oak orchard behind the Latin School was blighted and had to be cut down in fear of spreading to the rest of town. That same month we traded strawberry seeds for fur, wool, beeswax and feathers. The first strawberries were harvested in the summer.
In April we traded Tea seeds for cloth, bonemeal, glass panes and bricks, we hope to make a fine profit in export to England. The first tea orchards are to be built on the Haynes estate grounds.

Of construction:
On April 7th the main canal was finally finished and officially opened by Humbert Haynes. The construction was started 20 years ago under Governor Salvah Chaarason and has, as such, been named the Salvah Chaarason Canal in his honor.
In July the construction of the great new mill was started, and was finished in September.
As our workforce grows, we find ourselves, again, in need of more tools than we can produce. Hence a new blacksmith has started working by the mines. The noisome chickens have mostly been moved out of citybounds so that more room for housing and industry can be used.
Jaquiliniet started work in the care of the lord at the seaman’s shrine by the north port.

Of the populace:
In May, 29 new settlers ported in, which we again had to refuse. In order to accommodate the growth of our colony and supply the new fields with ample workforce, a new bunk house has been decreed to be built across the bridge.
During the summer Xavie an Hellene moved into the new saltbox building by the New Pastures
In order to make room for the canal houses, Haywardo and Katarin were removed out of their Baystreet house and now reside with Leanine at the Saint Damasus hostel, the council has  taken note of their objections. Myrone married Dela shortly after and moved into a new brick house along the canal.
As of September 14th of this year Jessiah has fulfilled his 18 year indenturement to the Davonport family and is, as of this day, a freeman of the colony. He has chosen the name of Porter for himself and shall be known as Jessiah Porter. Until a new home can be found he will remain employed by and living with the Davonports by the carrotfield.
Our efforts to increase our harvest’s efficiency have succeeded; we enter winter with nicely stocked barns.

3005 of Rye with a portion producing 608 sacks of flour.
927 melons.
724 carrots
663 squash
157 pumpkins
620 strawberries.

Governor Aryant Glowbrenn


Notes on the Council Meeting of September 18th AD 1688
Of the populace:
By November last year, the new bunkhouse at the New Pastures was completed. However, as of yet, there are no burgesse willing to move to, what they consider, wild Indian country. In spring Nathew and Haron moved into a new floor of one of the brick canal houses.
Milbur and Racque moved in next door this October.
Ottie Germain has taken command of the musket training which has now become something of a pastime for many of the gentry in town.
Brion Jung, now 13 years of age, appealed to the Ruling Council to renounce his family name and take that of his mother, as he has been estranged from his father since the unbinding of the marriage. He shall, as of September 1688, be known as Brion Brachmann.
Of the trade:
In February a group of Golden Hill Indians ported in with a selection of animals, among them were a group of docile red deer. Adalia  Haynes took upon this opportunity and traded three of them for a goodly amount of bricks and glass. The deer are to be kept as pets on the Hanynes estates grounds.
As the harvest was being accounted we traded another 1000 Rye to supply our mills and some cotton to fill our coats for some 300 kegs of fertilizer and  49 pearls.

788 carrots (which Leaninne will be making into Mutton stews)
931 Melons
3353 Rye
800 Sqwuash

Governor Aryant Glowbrenn

Supplement Report of the Council meeting of October 31st,   All Hallow’s Eve 1688- a gathering in the dark of night, at the Haynes Estate.
The following on political matters. Not to be included in official archives.
As per Charter and by invitation, Gorvernor Arynant Glowbrenn and respected Council Member Humbert Haynes were called for a meeting with the Council of Connecticut at Hartfort, as the Royaly appointed governor-general, Sir Edmund Andros, was due to visit the town and reclaim the Charter of 1662. Our delegation arrived in early October of last year and a few weeks , the following transpired.
As the Royal Charter was laid out upon the table in the meeting hall of the Wyllys Mansion, when all lights were suddenly snuffed out. As the candles were relit, it became apparent that the Charter was no longer in its former place and was indeed nowhere to be found. Sir Andros was send home without his quarry.
It was later confounded to Gorvernor Glowbrenn that, indeed, it had been Captain Joseph Wadsworth, who had staged the act and had quickly thrown the Charter out of the window to later gather it and stow it away in a nearby, hollow oak.
Let this be a lesson to those whom oppose the free spirit we endure in these lands.
The Fox fareth well, when he is cursed!
Sir Andros has also further banned holding of Town meetings with the exception for the purpose of electing officials. The Ruling Council we do so only for an outside image and will contidue their meetings in private in the Hanyes Estate cottage of miss Joycelyne Haynes.
Aryant Glowbrenn


Notes on the Council Meeting of September 29th AD 1689
As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639 and the Ammendmand made in cooperation with the Connecticut Charter of 1662, this council has elected Haywardo Haynes to be the 11th Gorvernor of Haynestown.

Of the populace:
Egbertie and Anja moved into the new house by the New pastures in December, 1687.
This April, a remembered the occasion of the founding of our colony. The remaining original colonists remenissed over the early years and the original town’s square has been renovated and paved. A strong oak has been planted in memory of 50 years of our colony.
In May the LeFevre trench quarry hit its limit, 11 people had to be transferred to the fields.
During Lente a large group of western settlers arrived at the city gates but we had to deny all 49 of them accommodation; we have at present not enough production supply that many extra mouths. The first of the Haynes Estate tea was harvested this summer and Humbert and Adalia continue to plan out the construction of its holdings.
On another note of communal matters; it has been noted that the Mersey family, with Magistrate Kurtis Mersey being the latest example, has been in the deplorable practice of marriage between cousins. The Ruling Council hereby warns the family and presses on council member Darney Mersey to put a stop to this at once.
Of trade:
In April we traded 650 lentils for bonemeal and glass in spring
we sold a large pack of fine wool for 500 guilders.
November, Traded 80 tools for some glass.

Of the colonies:
This May, more news from England reached us. Our Royal Mayesty James II has been deposed  by an invading Dutch army and William III of the Dutch Republic and Mary II whom are now King and Queen of the Isles. All this, without spilling a drop of blood.
While James II, a Catholic, appeared to strived for what we hold dear in these lands and our Colony. Namely the freedom to practice any religion by our citizens. However, the creation of the Dominion of England was an atrocity which is hardly forgivable, thus the Ruling Council openly welcomes our new King and Queen with high hopes for better times in tow. As this news reached the Colonies, a wave of elation and anger washed over the burgesse. In Boston, Sir Adros (and accomplices) have been arrested and jailed. The Connecticut Colonies have, likewise, declared themselves free of the rule of the Dominion and are glad to function under the original charter to their Majesties prosperity.
These events have stirred up the already tense relations between our mostly Catholic French community and our Dutch Calvinist churchgoers, however, the removal of the Dominion of New England prevails in bringing the community together. The Ruling Council  does see the need for regulation and official voices for these groups within their midst. It is thusly that Gorvernor Haywardo Haynes introduces Jalentin Barents and Cleonidad LeFevre to represent their respective families and interests.

Governor Haywardo Haynes,
and the ruling Council of Haynestown being, Humbert Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain, Aryant Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents and Cleonidad LeFevre

Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: 1 on May 23, 2019, 05:15:58 AM
Nice pictures again.  :)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: angainor88 on May 23, 2019, 06:02:25 AM
Those are some gorgeous pictures! Your town looks so nice!
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on May 24, 2019, 01:15:47 AM
Thank you both!^^
Yeah, I'm pretty pleased with how it's working out and how lived in and natural it looks.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Abandoned on May 25, 2019, 10:13:07 AM
Very nice town and pictures, indeed  :)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on May 25, 2019, 12:30:02 PM
Was glad I was finally able to get the cheatengine camera tweaks to work.
Title: Council Reports and documents of 1690-1692
Post by: Artfactial on June 18, 2019, 07:34:30 AM
Notes on the Council Meeting of Septermber 12th AD 1690
On June the 5th Colon Glowbrenn, age 24. Died during a rock fall accident in the LeFevre quarries. He was buried in the Church of the Trinity graveyard.

On Construction:
In August the old saw shed was deemed too loud for the town’s square and was broken down to provide more space for housing.
In the summer a small parish was completed for the service of the Brickwork residents. Wald Price assumed work as pastor.
In June, a new grazing field for our Cows was dedicated on a woodland area by the New Pastures.

On the populace:
In January Hayde Mersey and Clelarly Mersey moved to a new upper floor of the new herbalist on the second street.
In spring Corter Vincian and Loraina Haynes moved to the New Pastures.
With all boarding houses mostly empty, the council has agreed to start letting in new colonist once more.
In October we traded Pear seeds for glass, firewood, and fired bricks.

On affairs in the Colonies:
While war has been waged between the French and a Dutch and English alliance in Europe for a few years now, battle has now been brought to our shores. The New France colonies have enlisted the Indians and have been attacking and raiding our cities since last year. The savages have hit the Massachusetts Bay on multiple occasions which prompted a retaliation on the French colony of Port Royal which was quickly captured.
Our colony’s founder’s sought reprieve from the religious wars to a place of renewed community. It seems that the conflict has now followed us to these lands.

Rye- 3843
Squash- 651
Carrots- 917
Acorns- 600
Tea- 107
Strawberries- 434

Of livestock:
19 Sheep
45 Chickens
20 Pigs
14 Goats
12 beef cows
5 Red Deer

Governor Haywardo Haynes


Notes on the Council Meeting of September the 5th of November AD 1691, A Year of Trails.

As the war with the French and Indians continues, our colony has been called upon to provide support. After the failed march against Montreal earlier last year, the northern settlements of the Connecticut colony are in dire need of protection. To this end Haynestown has send out a regiment of our militia, led by councilmen Darney Mersey and Aryant Glowbrenn as well as Captain Ottie Germain.
As such, the Ruling council gathers in reduced capacity on this day.

A few matters of the town of note:
During summer a new house on the second Carrotstreet was completed, Arvile and Bessee moved in.
another large house was completed at the new Pastures and Egbertie and Anja moved in. Katerin and Haywardo, after having lived in the Saint Damasus Hostel, moved into a new, spacious house by the old Town’s Square.
Work on the Southern docks gotten well underway and a few more trading piers have been completed, in time this side ought to provide the town with the means of exporting most of our goods, while the northern bay will focus more the inland river connections.

To supply all this, a new, large, sawmill has been decreed in the burger woods.
The pear seeds have been distributed among the burgess so that they may be planted in gardens for the benefit of all.

In early October, a bout of Consumption hit the colony. Starting with Wallanen Hull, who had moved to the new pastures. Whom was soon followed by Cammi Haynes, daughter Neva Haynes. The symptoms soon were observed on other planters and all had far to travel to the sick house on the north side of town.
Our physician for the last few years, Jenne de Grondy, who had remarried to Damarco Swart since the passing of Colon Glowbrenn, was quick to apply her knowledge in fighting the blight.
Alas, Calvia Roos, age 11, died on November 12th.

As of the date of this meeting the final patient is making good recovery and is expected to leave the sick house soon.
The culprit for it all was found in young Deeannabel Barents, who was tried and found guilty of witchcraft. Let is black page in our history be a lesson of vigilance to those to come.

On new arrivals:
The voyage on The Hope was a rough one and a great number of the settlers did not survive the journey. They first moored by New Haven and pressed on to our waters. Many orphans and bereft were accommodated by our young folk. The colony of Haynestown has welcomed the following settlers.

New Families:
The Barreige Family, being: Chaun Barreige age 20 and Renna Geadais Age 10
The Copeland Family, being: Chesteband Copeland age 18 and Cathlene Peyton age 25
The Nye Family, being: Authotron Nye age 20 and Renice Elton Age 24
The Byron Family, being: Etlwoodrow ap Byron Age 20 and Paraleen Shrew Age 26, son Bert Byron age 1 and nephew Orio Shrew age 11
The Hull Family, being: Wallanden Hull Age 30 and Oliviana Baxter age 27, son Dentony Hull age 4 and daughter Melli Hull age 1.
The Oakly Family, being: Dicki Oakly age 21 and young Trice Whitby age 11?
The Paxton Family, being: Deandrae Paxton age 18 and Valarice Haley age 15 and her brothers Dwig Haley age 5 and Derrill Haley age 7.
The Visser Family, being:  Zandell Visser age 22, Almiracle de Graaf age 33 and daughter Yolannine age 1 and adopted child (f)Matthia 11 de Graaf. Also slave (f)Teressika , age 20.
The Everly Family, being: Clevelano Everly age 25 and Kierrat Parker age 31, her daughter Rose Parker age 9, indentured servant(f) Math age 20.
The Thorner Family, being: Tone Thorner age 27 and Aurenee Walker age 16 and his daughter from a previous marriage Grise Thorner age 4.
The Goody Family, being: Warney Goody age 20 and Cataly Hurrell age 9, betrothed.
The Scovel Family, being: Brocky Scovel age 15 and Norence Winters age 17, his sister Kasandria age 9 and son Yanden age 0.
The Spinks Family, being: Norrish Spinks age 26 and Halan Fry age 18 and her godchild (m)Corne Prim age 14.
The Gibbs Family, being: Wenders Gibbs age 31 and Laina Catchpole age 34 and son Grantley Gibbs age 10 and daughter Matti Gibbs age 7 who was soon betrothed to Muhammed Barents and the moved in next to them.
The Pelan Family, being: Germain Pelan age 37, Moria Le Duff age 45 , son Lamon Pelan age 24 and daughter Keller Pelan age 16
The James Family: Hall James age 9 and Kailah Crowe age 19
The Osbourne Family: Maxwellyn Osbourne age 25, Ofeliah Ellery age 22 and his neice, Tristela Osbourne age 15.
The Francis Family: Brocky Francis age 15, Norence Dew age 17 and son Yanden Francis, age 0. And Kassandria Planter, Norence’s godchild, age 10.

Dean Townsend, age 20
Leeannine , age 20
Sophronica Berthou, age 19 who soon marries Dandreas Chaarason and moved into the lean-to of the LeFevre family. Dandreas is now 51 years of age and is happy to finally have found a wife.
Elberto Viatti, age 18,
Jessiah Sawyer age 18, both moved into the old Mersey house with Kristophe and Reana Glowbrenn.
Warney Mersey, took care of young Cataly Rhyme who had lost her parents on the Atlantic voyage and settled by the new Pastures.
Derril Sleaford, age 7, whom Leeannine Haynes took into custody and settled in the new Glowbrenn estate wing.

Gorvernor Haywardo Haynes


Fourth Assembly of the Court of Law of Haynestown, October 22nd 1691
The Court being comprised of Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey and the ruling Council of Haynestown.
The Plaintiffs being Wallanden Hull, aged 32 and Cammi Haynes aged 18.
The accused being Deeannabel Barents, aged 26.

Trailed and found guilty of devils worship, witchcraft and the spreading of disease among the burgese of the colony of which at least 8 have been afflicted. Both mister well as young miss Haynes testified to have seen the accused with their vicinity of work among the New Pastures when they were gripped by disease. Reverent Darney Mersey of the Church of the Trinity concurred in not having seen her for mass on multiple occasions. To this was added with the fact of the accused’s general melancholy and her being born in the Year of the Devil.
In defense of the accused rose councilman Jalentin Barents, father to the accused, who postured that the accused had been of his own seed and upbringing and the family had never let the Devil inside.

In reply to, and after vigorous questioning by, the Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey, the accused admitted to fervently hating upon the town and its people and had prayed to the darkness for plague to beset our community. She would not admit to being part of any convent here, or elsewhere, and had simply acted out of spite and malice.
Considering this, the court sentenced the accused, Deeannabel Barents, found guilty of devils worship, witchcraft and so bringing pestilence to our colony.
Deannabel Barents, after confinement in the Baystreet bridge gatehouse, will be led to the gallows the morning of November 3rd AD 1692, to be hung by the neck, until dead.

Thus decreed and sentenced the Court of Law of Haynestown , under the Charter of the Connecticut Colonies. Being  Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey,  , Governor Haywardo Haynes, Humbert Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason and Clarench Germain, Aryant Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents and Cleonidad LeFevre



Notes on the Council Meeting of December 5th AD 1692- A Year of Trails.
5th of January, Adalia Haynes aged 71, matriarch of the Haynes family and wife to humbert Haynes passed away by the fire in their home in the center of town. She shall be the first to be in… into the new Haynes Mausoleum on the Haynes estate.
March 13th, Mathen Germain, husband of Consuele Germain, died while fishing on the lake. He has been buried in the Church of the Trinity graveyard.
12th of August, Kristeen, and later that month, Lavares, two of the settlers that had come ashore on The Hope, were found dead in the street, as no accommodation was available to them. We have failed in our collective Christian duties.
In September, Spensen, last of the homeless settlers, was found dead by the canal. We were not able to complete either a tent or the new hostel for him in time.

Of the populace:
Zavie Haynes, former neighbor of Consuele and Mathen moved in with Consuele Germain to look after her housekeeping.
As the superstition has spread throughout these parts like wildfire, with the Puritans in the forefront, a series of events that can only be described as vulgar and pagan has seen the death of scores of woman, labeled as witch and devil’s worshippers. Especially the news from the Boston Bay Colonies has been horrifying. The colony has been bestirred by these threats and many have become suspicious. It is of the upmost import to retain our sense of justice and keep vigilance during these times. Last year’s trial of Deeannabel Barents has many in fright, but we should be the ones drawing the line between supersessions, malice and the diabolical. Not let that line be drawn for us, as long as our faith in God remains.
Our Latin school has of today 56 students, a grand future awaits them. Tenne and Macker have been at the head of the school for many years now and, as such, have driven our communities pursuit of the natural sciences.
In May, Sophronica Berthou moved into the old Haynes house to take care of the aging Humbert Haynes. She took young Latrina with her by reason of Dandreas’ inability to look after the family and habit of taking to drink.

The Freeman House, as the original Mersey estate has been called of late, has caused some upheaval in town on several occasions. The fact that Reanna Glowbrenn is living with no less than three unwed men and the house has gained a reputation for late feasting and revelry has caused the Ruling Council to call prudence. Reverent Darney Mersey, of Church of The Trinity, will be lecturing them in the nature of their ways and the exemplary role that is to be expected of them.

While Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey still lords over and resides on the Glowbrenn estate (inherited from late wife Emerly Glowbrenn), he and Aryant Glowbrenn, current patriarch of the family name, have had a falling out over the years which has resulted in Master Glowbrenn forbidding Master Mersey from using the Glowbrenn name (a rule put in place by Zachery Mersey) for any of his current(Corinda, Marvid and Audio) and future children with Katience Haynes. Content with this and the keeping of the estate Master Mersey has complied. Thus notes the council.

On Construction:
The second Tea orchard was completed  in spring on the Haynes estate.
Three new Second Carrotstreet houses were completed, 2 new small and one large house at the new Pastures and in early march we started planting our first Flax seeds in the gardens and fields so to comply with the Connecticut laws of Flax plantation.
The first flax seeds were planted. Soon distribution to gardens, so that our colony can start fulfilling the 1641 Connecticut law of Flax production.
In April we traded fresh flowers and some glass panes for a dozen muskets and some boxes of homewares.
In April, a new brick house was finished on the Baystreet and by summer, The (Maxwellyn) family had completed the second floor on their residence and now stage a hostel in it.
We were quickly able to get the new Sawmill operational to quicken the process of cutting the Burgerwood timber.
This October, the new Sick house was completed on the island at the river mouth on the lake.

On Trade:
In January, traded 200 boughs of Hardwood for bags of sand. These will be used in the making of some fine furniture.
In  February, traded some  good wraps cloth for 50 iron tools, which we direly need.
In May we traded some glass panes and cloth for a 150 blocks of good stone.
In order to increase our food stocks, we traded a 1000 fresh mollusks and 2098 tomatoes, 100 raspberries.
Last week, a group of traders from Hartford ported in. We were able to buy Flax seeds from them, a crop that has made them considerable wealth. We did so for wool, fur, beeswax and feathers.
As the importance of copper in our produce becomes more important, it was decreed to no long offer our copper ore for trade. Furthermore, 200 crates of copper ore were traded for double our sacks of sand.
In June we traded 50 fine dresscoats and some flags for our glass, bricks and bonemeal.

857 Melons
3455 Rye
626 Squash
608 strawberries
472- flax

Gorvernor Haywardo Haynes

(A bit of a dark turn in events. Big edits afterwards needed, I lost track of events and timeline somewhere during the chaos of 1691 so had to retrace and re-write 4 years of events)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on July 16, 2019, 05:04:44 AM
Short update: haven't had much energy to play of late and just came out of a 3 year famine so have to pick up the pieces that chaos storm left over town.

Also, mistakes like this only now become apparent when children of accidental families become parents themselves. Ohwell..

Hopefully the next chaotic 5 years soonish. Next genealogical update will be at the turn of the century as we enter the 1700's.
Speaking of, I only recently found out that the March year change of Banished is actually historically correct as England and its colonies only switched to the Gregorian new year (31 of Dec.) in 1752 and used Lady Day in the 25th of March before that time.:)
Title: Notes on the Council Meeting of 1693-1694
Post by: Artfactial on August 04, 2019, 04:41:12 AM
Notes on the Council Meeting of October 18th AD 1693
August 19th, Trice Whitbly, aged 13, due to starvation in the fort.
August 27th, Warney Goody, aged 22,  starved.
September 3rd, Cataly Hurrell, age 11, starved
Dicki Oakly, husband of Trice, aged 23,starved septemer 14th
Thadden Shaw, student, starved October 5th.
Humbert Haynes, died of old age 71,and in good company on October 18th.

The Council has endeavored to keep a closer track on the Parishes in the colony and their respective preachers:

Of trails and possessions:
Last year’s April, Audio and Loreann, pennants of the Baystreet Hostel, complained to Maxwellyn of infernal sounds coming from their neighbors. When inquired Waylan and Neva Glowbrenn confessed to having begotten a child, and were willing to pay penitence if only to be rid of the child possessed now in their care. They named the infernal boy Demon.
This January, the Town’s square was wrecked with more hellish screeching when, in the same house that once held Dandro and Tajaney Grimberghen’s unholy union. Many, spooked by the stories that have come down from the older folk in town called out and were up in a frenzy about the possible haunting. While these superstitions proved only partly untrue, soon the the newlywed couple Averne LeFevre and Lekenzie Green, when questioned by Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey, they too had produced a child with many of the symptoms on display by the Glowbrenn brood. They too had named their bellowing offspring Demon.
Almire LeFevre vowed to help the couple and their child in these trying times and keep them in the light of God for she yet saw hope in the boy’s future.

Of the Burgesse:
Orio Glowbrenn left his apprenticeship with Neva Haynes, and married Cammi Haynes and they soon moved into the new upper floor of the Freeman’s House.
Sophronica Haynes left Dandreas Chaarason and moved in with Humbert Haynes with her daughter Latrina after voicing neglect on her and the baby in the household.
During the cold month of February, Dalinsday Haynes, Carpenters’ apprentice, fell out of favor with her parents Selmerson and Liviana, after her apparent pregnancy, and was cast from their home on the Main street. She was housed by the St. Damasus Hostel and later married her long lover, Wintony Vincian, giving birth to their first child, Astoniwall Vincian in March.
The same month, Audio Le Veelu fell into a row with his father, Lashade. He temporarily moved into the new Baystreet hostel.
In May a group of 31 refugees from the war in the East passed our parts, but we could not offer them residence.
Jessiah Porter, late servand of the LeVeelu family had gone out to the Sheep’s Pen Pub on the eve of June the 3rd and has been missing since.

Of Construction:
The council hereby decrees, in light of multiple complaints on the soot produced by, and the general fire hazard being the iron smelters’ workshops by the canal; to be moved to the mining area.
In after Lente, Dicki Oakly and Trice Whitby moved into the fort keepers’ house.
It became apparent to them that it was exceedingly hard to get back to town from thence and with supplying the fort and easing the road Eastward in mind, the council has decreed a new, stone, bridge to be built on the south side to cross to Fort Edgardner.
As trade and commute between New Haven and Fairfield and the general use of the Stratford Ferry has become more prevalent, it was decreed that a broad avenue road should be constructed and maintained to ease the traveling to, from and through these parts.
By Lent our planned city wall had been half completed. The war is not soon to come to us but we will all sleep better knowing to be safe within its confinements.

6-1: Traded for lobsters, sausages and radishes to strengthen our winter reserves.
28-2: Trader from New Haven: 20 Silverware for 1 glass, 42 bricks, 28 bonemeal.
12-3: Trader From Hull: 30 copperware for 64 wool.
26-8: Trader from Manhattan: 2000 Sorghum and 904 plums for 50 lumber, 10 glass, 39 pearls and 420 kegs of fertilizer.
25-10- 18: Muskets and 5 Cannon. For Wool, fur and wax.

Due to early frost in November and an unexpected delay in harvesting, a large portion of the first flax planting has withered.

Gorvernor Haywardo Haynes



Notes on the Council Meeting of October 12th 1694
November 4th Racque Bowen, a seafarer working at the Roperry, died of starvation.
November 7th, Pennefred Barrow, age 10 ,student starved.
November 12th, Ston Shaw, age 9, student, starved. Leaving Rayburnie and Ernestin Childless.
November 25th, Hugh Barrow, age 8, student, starved.
November 27th, Neva Haynes, age 51, while working at the Baystreet fishery, starved.
December 3rd, Ethaniel Davenport, age 55, died of old age.
December 6th, Lamario Glowbrenn was found frozen in the Burgerwoods after a hunting trip, age 31.
June 14th 94, Jessiah Sawyer, age 20, starved.
July 2nd, Reana Glowbrenn, aged 42, Starved.
July 9th, Chesteban Copeland, Pine Logger, starved
august 15th, Ryle Copeland, aged 2, starved.
August 21st, Princes Haynes, 58, died of old age. Nephew Kylar lives in Chaarason house. Burry at Chaarason estate, next to Salvah.
August 27th, Mine Ludlow, aged 10, student, starved.
Same day, Elayna Ludlow, sister of Mine, age 6, student, aged, starved.
September 4th, Hessi Hartfort, age 28, working at the LeFevre mines, starved.
September 7th, Arabella Ludlow, student, aged 8, Starved. The last remaining Ludlow child.
September 12th, Demon Glowbrenn, age 1, starved
In February an urchin was found frozen dead in the field. She could not be identified.

As of this date , as per decree and in accordance with the Foundation of 1639 and the Amendment made in cooperation with the Connecticut Charter of 1662, this council has elected Clarench Germain to be the 12th Gorvernor of Haynestown.
Gorvernor Germain’s upbringing by the bayside and general connection to the populace will be paramount in helping those areas most in need of extra food supplies.

On Construction:
In February, the new lake mollusk farm and cranberry bogs started working to accommodate our food shortage.
Lashade LaVerve has taken the initiative to take the mining further: construction tunnel mine started in march. This mine is planned to tunnel through the hill on the east side of the Commons  to, in time, provide more space to build.
The big stone mansion on the Haynes Estate was finally finished this April.
By the end of summer, the new saltbox house had been completed at the new Pastures and the Visser Family moved in.

Of the Burgesse:
The famine now striking our town, and most generally the Brickworks, will be a hard beast to tame in the times ahead.
The Freeman house was one of the first in the town proper to be wrecked by famine, both Reana Glowbrenn and Jessiah Sawyer starved.
As the New Pasture community becomes more and more independent of the town, as by design of Gorvernor Germain, Matthia has started a vending stall on the crossroads at the center of the village.
Rooseveland and Amintie moved into Neva’s old home by Butcher Bridge after het death.
In May, Chestaban and Cathlene moved into the new Burgerwood hunter’s lodge house, finishing the construction started by Lamario Glowbrenn.
By October, the death of Demon Glowbrenn caused Waylan and Neva Glowbrenn to move out and settle in the recently vacated Mersey residence, as all freeman’s house residents had succumbed to the hunger.
In June another 25 refugees from the war-torn New Hampshire arrived, which we were forced to decline.
In late July Kylar Haynes married Herlie Mersey, started living in Chaarason estate.
Princess Haynes, having overseen the Burgerwood lumber harvest over the last 10 years and prompted the idea of the new Sawmill has, as of August 5th 1694, officially chartered the Princes Pine Logging Company. Shortly after, she fell ill and passed away at age 58. Her son Aryle Chaarason, continued her work as head of the Company.

We hauled in our second harvest of Flax to the total of 698 sacks.
17-11-93: 381 oats for fried flowers and glass panes.
24-11-93: 33 bars of iron and 2 boxes of homewares for 250 Tallow, 200 salt and 49 firewood.
4-12-93: 200 sorghum for 50 Lumber
6-1-94: 26 copper alloyed tools for, bricks, glass panes and fishing equipment. And 11 linens for some silverware.
5-3-94: 286 plums and 150 cucumbers for 50 lumber and 168 fertilizer.
29-10-94: 530 cucumbers for 150 kegs of fertilizer and some pearls.

Governor Clarench Germain,
ruling Council Members Haywardo Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason, Aryant Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents & Cleonidad LeFevre

Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Nilla on August 04, 2019, 12:01:33 PM
Are you deliberately keeping the food stores low to get a historically correct story? Can you manage that those (presumably rich people) living in big houses and estates don´t starve? Because that would not be very historically correct.  ;)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on August 04, 2019, 12:34:06 PM
Gehe, sadly no, most of that is just mismanagement on my part that I have to fit into the historical picture.:P Which indeed fits fine...most of the time. When the lording class in the mansions starve while the workers in the fields are fine it's time to either wrangle the story into some dramatic fashion...or just throw my hands up in resignation, tally the deaths and try to get out of the spiral.:')
I did eventually, 5 years down the line, but the resulting baby-boom is starting to catch up with my frantic building of new food sources.

This is one of the areas where the realistic aging discussion is relevant here: sending a whole batch of students home to work in the fields ruins an entire generation for 7+ years to come.

But yeah, managing the game, the historical accuracy (Can this crop be introduced here yet? Was this technology available at the time?)the story and the data at the same time makes me drop balls at places.:)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on August 06, 2019, 07:43:34 AM
While researching the Native American tribe areas around my fictional town, at the mouth of the Housatonic, I came upon some journal descriptions of the area and the Quinnipiac tribe land there.
It includes a 1758 hand drawn map of the exact area I am playing in which apparently in reality held a 200 acre reserve at the time, the area which is now a wildlife reserve.
I love this kind of details directly from the source. Am going to have to implement the Quinnipiac more thoroughly into the story.


I have been working on a map of the town of which to base different cartographic plans for things like ownership and city expansions planning.

Edit: Nevermind, it is not the same area, I goofed. Still a nice piece of history and it talks of the Stadford Ferry which is close to my town at any rate.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on November 15, 2019, 02:27:08 AM
Slowly starting to write up on the backlog of entries. There's 5 years of writing to do and some mess to untangle with all the dying, but it'll be a good exercise to get back into the setting.
After that I'll  do an update on the genealogy in 1700 ad, after which I'll see if I can get back to actually playing and in what format I can best register and present the project without it being an ever increasing strain and burden.  Keeping myself to the last rule set out in the OP is very important to the survival of the project. And mine, for that matter.
I'll probably hurry a almanac or regional courier/news paper soon to allow for a more fluent and detached storytelling format without having to get into too much of the raw data.
I would like to do more illustrations with the entries to enliven it all but this obviously adds more complications so they'll probably be scarce until I find a more manageable format and have an in-game parchment/paper production set up.
I don't know how many of you are currently interested in the continuation of this, but I figure it's of minor concern as the project as a whole will be a thing people can get into whenever in the future. Those along for the ride in the now: thanks for sticking along!

My plan to make it as far as possible into historical time and transition over into Cities Skylines is still an ambition but obviously one far ahead in the future. The current goal is to make it to the end of the 19th century, possibly ending it at the conclusion of the Civil War, but again, that's far into the future and we'll have to see how long the save game, the database management, and me hold out.

Till the next entry, take care!
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Nilla on November 15, 2019, 09:03:28 AM
I follow this thread because it´s so different from everything else. And I´m very impressed by how you keep track of your population and that you are able to put thinks that happens in the game in an historical context. So at least you have one reader: ;) :)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on March 30, 2020, 02:29:56 AM
Thanks @Nilla , that is very nice to hear!:)

I'm looking into getting back on track. The savegame is still in a starvation cycle and there is still a lot of writing to do.
Dealing with and writing about large death tolls might not be what I, or anyone, is looking for right now. But giving historical events a more relatable link to the present to learn from has been at the core of this project so it might be just the thing to do. I'm not setting things into stone, but I will give it a shot.
This project still has a lot of potential and I'd love to see the town grow to city size as the many progressions and revolutions of the 18th century take hold.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Nilla on March 30, 2020, 05:59:19 AM
I guess it wouldn´t be hard to find a time period in history with a lot of starvation deaths. But of course, starvation in Banished and starvation in history are two different things. In Banished your rich landowners may as likely starve as your slaves and after the starvation, you will have difficulties to track your people; they will move together randomly.  And besides; the governours´ widow may very well remarry a slave. I solved these things my own way in my history game, even if I had no starvation. Did you check out my attempt to transfer Banished into history? It made a lot of fun because it was so different from everything I usually do in Banished.

After that, I even admire your ability to keep track of your people more than ever. I tried to make notes, giving everyone numbers but after a few generations, it was too much for me.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on March 30, 2020, 06:26:40 AM
Keeping track over everyone is a chore yeah, the story that is created through it all is one of the things I enjoy about it!
Inter-class marriages, clan-forming and habits from different families is a lot to keep track of, especially in historical context. Luckily, history is never clear cut and written by those who prosper in their times, so anything kind of goes and is part of the story for me.;)
That said, yes, there will be a lot of mess to clean up after this famine.
It might get a bit grim, which I can understand is not something many would want to read during these times.

I hadn't seen your historical village yet! I've been away from here for a while so a bit of catching up to do.
Will read it in the morning with my coffee, something to look forward to, very curious how you handle things!:)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on April 23, 2020, 02:09:05 AM
I've begun to slowly get back into the setting by reading up on specific historical aspects on Connecticut and New England as a whole. Found a, free to download, collection of the Tercentenial anniversary of the state from the 1930's in the federal archives which is proving to be a treasure trove!

For anyone interested in the more personal side of the area and a wonderful look into the daily lives I can recommend the journal of Madam Sarah Knight who traveled from Boston to New York and back in the winter of 1703/1704. She travels close to the exact location of Haynestown and vividly comments on the towns and people she meets. She uses an amusing and sharp writing style and displays the great hardship a traveler had to go through in those times where roads were still little more than semi-cleared paths, this is of course made even more extraordinary as she does large parts of it on her own or with a single guide in a time and place where this was most unusual for a Woman.
A fair warning for viscous racism and belittling, but it does highlight in many ways how liberal and progressive Connecticut was in its handling of laws, slavery and rights. Something I have been trying to show in Haynestown.
I'll include a 1865 copy of the journal with very informative annotations!

I've nearly finished writing up 1695 and 1696, so hope to post those soon. But I'll slow down on further years to read up on the early 1700's.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Nilla on April 23, 2020, 02:33:08 AM
I'm sure, you are more used to historical research than I am but it looks like we both enjoy reading about historical facts to get a foundation for out Banished games. In your case, you'll find first hand information easier than I do. Anyway, it's an interesting and for me a totally new way to approach a Banished game. I will probably not read the added journal even if the old lady seem pretty "cool" but I'm looking forward to read your journal.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on April 23, 2020, 02:53:38 AM
Oh I agree that for getting a historical overview and diving into minute details, it is often better to read from historians and archaeologists, even though some have a tenancy to be too dry for my tastes. But I like to combine the two a lot; the historians, with the power of hindsight, give the first hand accounts the context and frame of reference to understand the motivations of those writers.:) I won't say that they're much easier to read, but especially journals and ship-logs thrill me with their anecdotes and impressions.
The historians sketch the outlines which are colored by the people who lived it.:)
Gehe, no problem, I leave her journal here since it fits so nicely in the time and location.
Thanks! I'm getting excited to get back into it.:)
Title: Notes on the Council Meeting of November 15th AD 1695
Post by: Artfactial on April 26, 2020, 07:26:54 AM
Notes on the Council Meeting of November 15th AD 1695

The council opens the meeting by acknowledging the death of 41 persons. Most notable among them being Haywardo Haynes, who passed away last October.
We mourn the passing of our 11th Gorvernor through whom much of the wisdom of the founders was transferred to younger generations.
Time is taken likewise to mourn the passing of Consuelle Germain through whom many early trade relations and  newcomers have been welcomed into our town, a legacy which will live on through these actions.

Late in February, a woman was found dead outside the city gates, a ghost of a figure, more skin than human. The elderly of the town remarked on her striking resemblance to Analiana Grimberghen.
During Lent the festivities were halted abruptly when Jessiah Porter wandered into town, raving and wailing. He spoke fevered of a cabin in the woods where he had been held against his will by the Grimberghen girl seemingly bewitched by an elderly woman who would only speak through Analia; and then relaying the most foul of intents. He named them witches and Devilworshippers. It was only after the death of the crone that Analiana had left the cabin and Jessiah was able to make his escape. Sadly he was too far gone to be saved and he passed away on 4th of April.
Half a dozen of our rangers went out to the area described by mister Porter and, indeed, found a decrepit, deserted, log cabin sometime east of our town. They burned it down and took possession of some 50 pelts held in a locker there.
The news of the Grimberghen Witches, by many believed to be banished Tanjaney and her sister Analiana, has sparked much unrest among the people. We take solace in the fact that this is the tail end of a vile story.

On Construction:
Last November a new fishing shack was finished by the New Pastures, which assumed practice as soon  river had lost its biting frost.
Just in time for spring a new, neat, little school was completed by the Brickworks, of which Herschelen became the headmaster. Fidelli Grimberghen became the first student to assume tutelage.
On the 26th of June a third school was completed at the New Pasture, headed by Lakenzie Green.
Hilip Green, who succeeded Herschelen in summer, died of the hunger in September and has been succeeded as preacher of the Reformed Congregation of Brakel parish by Verly Fox.

On the burgesses:
The council takes note of 16 newborn this year.
Mister Kristophe Glowbrenn and Madam Princenze Chaarason moved into the Haynes Estate house, a deed which she had claim to through her mother, Mistyn Haynes.
In January, Brean Glowbrenn, who had raised a family on her own, her husband being at sea, finally remarried to Austy Dregg, a merchant who recently moved into town. They now live in the south side house of the Three Pines Parish.
After having been married in January of ‘94, Mister Orio Glowbrenn and  Madam Cammi Haynes divorced in May, when Madam Beverli Le Veelu became pregnant with Farren Glowbrenn. This matter of discontinuing the marriage was settled in a discrete Court of Law at the family home, as to not publicize a private matter which is already a sore for both families.
After the death of Michelsy Lee and their three children, Wintonewall Harrison remarried Madam Cammi Haynes in early august. After Wintonewall passed away later that month, Vicker Myrone moved in with the Widow Cammi, a concern that suits them both.
Mister Talonso Mersey remarried Givannalison Applegate, after Deaanabel Barents’ passing in ‘92.
Mister Llewell Ludlow remarried Bennifred Davonport after Hessi Hartfort passed away in September.
Under normal circumstances the council and community would frown upon these quick matrimonial bonds but, given the times and troubles it is generally accepted that husbandry and family support are of great importance.

Sad news from England reached our shores: late December of last year, Her Majesty Queen Mary II fell ill and died of the Small Pox. Her reign with King William had been a breath of fresh air and progression to the Old Isles. William is now the sole monarch and shall rule England in her stead.
In her honor and to symbolize the power of community and cooperation, the Market Square, besides the Town Commons shall from this date be known as Queen Mary’s Square. 

On the starving:
While in the spring the food flowed through town steadily still, the people of the townships of the Brickworks and New Pastures were generally on the brink of starvation and some had taken to stealing of food from storage barns and the fields.
To Magister Kurtiss Mersey and Reverent Darney Mersey have called for a general charity in the community; to aid those in need but punish them who abuse the trust put into them and take from others. Rev. Merseys explained in his sermons how the punishment for our past reveling, debauchery and wickedness has come in the form of this hunger, like the tide that swept the filth of Port Royale into the sea.
To further ward against these vices, the construction of a pillory at Queen Marty’s Square has been decreed at which those that cross the community shall be punished and displayed to all.
As the farmers from the towns tended to their homes or fell to the starving it was decreed at the beginning of September 1695, to be sending home the 51 Latin school students and postpone the teaching there until a time where the children were not needed out in the fields and at home.
As the hunger tore through the town at this time, it first took the possessed infant Demon Glowbrenn in September, followed by the rest of the family, Waylan, Neva and daughter Kavonte in October. Reverent Errold Germain announced it the Grace of God who has forgiven them and now watches over them in heaven.
Following this, in November the council decreed to a decimation of the livestocks for an influx in meats. Exempted to this are the sheep flocks.

On Trade:
The Albemarle from New Haven docked in again, to aid in our troubles and brough us 1712 Lentil sacks and 813 lettuces in September.

Governor Clarench Germain,
Ruling Council Members , Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason, Aryant Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents & Cleonidad LeFevre
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Nilla on April 27, 2020, 01:15:37 AM
Can you keep track of everyone after the starvation?

Did you made the starvation deliberately to get some historical correctness or did you simply pay too much attention to keeping track of your people?
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on April 27, 2020, 01:42:38 AM
Keeping track of everyone during starvations or epidemics is a nightmare, for sure.:P
Knowing who is who and where they live helps a lot in predicting who might be looking for a new partner.
When a child is born I scan all (probable) buildings to find it, doing this often helps keeping up to date and forming the story in my head. This way I am able to take note of new families being formed/broken.
There's some pretty wild marriage switching and social-ladder climbing going on but I think I have most of it down.:)
I really am missing some major social plot points in all the chaos. Infamous people staying in powerful positions, the dealings with hundreds of corpses and the general state of mourning and loss the town must be in and the impact this would have on younger people leaving town or turning to crime. I hope to have all that at least touched on, but really need to get on track again.

Starvation was mostly accidental, sadly. While the Connecticut coastal grounds are rocky and not super fertile so growing crops would have been hard (they relied way more on fishing then I have been thus far), I didn't take time to make larger fields and was indeed too focused on keeping the data and town renovations in check.
What's worse: in my recent studies I found out that cranberry, watercress and mushroom cultivation didn't come to America until the early 19th century so I really am going to have to make a giant fishing industry.
I've added the Maritime Shore sets so that should help a bit.
Here's hoping I can get(and keep) it all together.
Tool (and by extension food) management are always a problem for me.;)

But first getting that possible Maritime Pine mod stuff sorted...and writing another 4 years of reports before I can really start playing again. Good to be back there though; I spend half an hour just looking through town when I first booted the game up again.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on April 28, 2020, 08:49:10 AM
Experimenting with scattering decorative trees, native to Connecticut.
Maybe they're born with it. Maybe it's Maple trees.
Title: Notes on the Council Meeting of November 1696
Post by: Artfactial on April 29, 2020, 05:19:05 AM
Notes on the Council Meeting of November 1696

On the Burgesses and the Starving:
By late October the food shortage was abating and on the 6th of November 1696 a day of Thanks-Giving was proclaimed. All families in attendance were seen to a package of food after the mass. However, due to a shortage in workmen on the burgerwoods many homes were cold and dark as there was not enough firewood to go around. Thusly we were equally thankful for the healthy flocks of sheep that give us crude but warm clothes.   
During the trying times of last year, Noelian van Grimberghen started a small wagon stall (bartered for in Bridgeport) to peddle food from the market to the people of the New Pastures town, the crossroads has since been named Wagon’s Crossing. While such roguish merchandising is generally frowned upon, the intent of seeing to her neighbours needs is virtuous indeed.
During summer the Saint Damasus Church has opened the Saint Agnes Orphanage on the second street where now young Lores, Nellamae, Renna and Rene reside under the care of Madam Moria Le Duff. There the girls will tend to the sheep and be taught in proper virtues.
Rose Parker and Madam Matha Haynes now live in the new house previously owned by Katarin and Waylando. The couple have, besides their newborn Artholomew Parker, also taken in the foundling Analisson in.
Ludwight Vincian and Herlie Mersey have married and taken residence on the Chaarason estate.
Mathia de Graaf and Terressika Mersey now live in the old Germain estate.
Vesteban Gowan moved in with Sophronica van Grimberghen and engaged in Marriage soon after.
After late Hessi Hartfort’s death last year, Llewell Ludlow and Bennifred Davonport married this summer and are now living by brickworks.
Militiamen Hall Towbridge and Elberto Viatti have volunteered as keepers of Fort and as such reside there now, Mr. Hall being granted the rank of Seargent.

On construction and plantation:
In the winter of last year it was decided, through vote, to decommission the old windmill, as the new town mill and the Gowan Mill (run by Madam Dela Germain Gowan) by the canal supply in grinding most of our grains and the timber structure of the old one had started to rot. This process was started in the spring.
In February the new candle workshop opened doors and, under Madam Giovannalison Applegate’s expertise, will supply our homes with more light in the during the dark winters.
The new stone North bridge was half finished, when the yearly swelling of the river blew a large part of it away, it became apparent that its construction was faulty and would not withstand  the whiles of the water. The old wooden bridge will stay in use until a time when the construction contract of a new one can be procured.
In June, the Trinity Church burying yard was expanded into the town Commons, most dead among the Burgesse of last year lie in a mass grave. Monument to be erected.
In September of last year, after Lashade Le Veelu’s death, Audio Le Veelu, never truly disowned of his inheritance, took possession of the Le Veelu estate and its, now non-operational, mines.

In more distressing news, the watercress and cranberry plantations our community has been trying to embark on for the last decade have steadily grown more diseased and each winter more and more of the plants rot and die off. It is this council’s opinion and, by vote, shared by the Baystreet farmers, that the cultivation should be stopped and, in these trying times, more agreeable crops should be endeavored upon. The cress and cranberry farms will steadily be deconstructed and new piers ought to be built in their place to make more use of the eels, crayfish and mudfish in the lake.
With many cress and cranberry farmers looking for new occupations, by August both a new drying racks as well as a bed for attempting to grow mushrooms were completed by the New Pastures.
A new Pumpkin field  was ready at the New Pastures by January and was first sowed in the spring.
In May the pear trees in Mister Jalentin Barent’s yard developed a blight, they had to be cut down before the miasmas could spread.

On the War and England:
King William’s war with the French and Northern Indians continues and the Massachusetts colonies and Newfoundland have seen dreadful times. Especially new of the raids on Newfoundland speak of many dead and most of the settlements destroyed, to which Major Benjamin Church’s Rangers have responded in kind.

Amongst all this bloodshed for the Dominion of England, which supposedly unites us, there has yet to come any aid from His Majesty to these shores. Instead we have received the news that yet another act has been decreed upon our trading ports, being the ‘Act for preventing Frauds and regulating Abuses in the Plantation Trade’.
As of the 25th of March of 1696, this renewed Navigation Act is more intrusive and restrictive to our charter then those that have been issued before. While our town is largely dependent on trade between the colonies, the merchants sailing from New haven, New London, New York and Boston ports have now been order to only import and export on vessels under the English flag, which will hinder our future endeavors to strike coin out of these lands greatly. Seeing as New haven has yet to see the successful return of any of their port made ships, it seems that God intents to seclude us to these shores.
Furthermore all colonies are instructed to ward against the pyrate activities that have become increasingly bold in the past years.

To this end the Council has decreed the building of a fortified tower by the Bay Gate to serve as both prison and Court of the Vice-Admirality. This to deter any would-be looters, pyrates or vagabonds from disturbing the trading routes and civility in these parts. By vote, and with consent of the assembly, the council allocates the recently purchased shipment of split-stone from Middleton, intended for the unfinished city-wall, to be used for this prison tower.

The council takes note of 8 deaths and 14 newborn in this year.
The total population of the combined congregations being a 369 on this date.

In april: a 1000 beetroots and a 1000 pumpkins from New Haven for feathers, a 144 fleeces of wool and 14 assorted furs.
Also, a good quantity of dried herbs and flax was traded for Hops seeds from Hartfort.
In June, we chartered a merchant from Middletown to purchase stone from for the fortifications. Traded 69 blocks.
September, 35 copper alloy tools, crafted in Nurenberg, bartered for bonemeal, glass and linnens.

Governor Clarench Germain,
Ruling Council Members , Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason, Aryant Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents & Cleonidad LeFevre

Title: Council Reports of 1696-1697
Post by: Artfactial on September 06, 2020, 06:30:57 AM
Intermediate Council meeting December 18th AD 1696
The ruling Council and assembly of the Burgesse gathers at the Town Hall for a vote on the new representatives as many have fallen to the starvation that still wrecks us.
The Council notes the death of our 12th governor, Governor Clarech Germain, on November 11th by the starvings. Of special note is also the loss of Humbert Haynes on October 19th ’94 followed by his eldest son, our 11th governor Haywardo Haynes, a year later. Many of Haynestown’s founders have in recent years been taken away from us to settle a new paradise on God’s side in Heaven.
The Ruling Council, with many of the Burgesses in attendance by Assembly, hereby appoints new council members:
Mister Errold Germain, who now resides over the Haynes estate.
Mister Landy Haynes, now being the most senior member of the family name.
Mister Orio Glowbrenn, now residing in the Mersey estate.
Monsieur Audio Le Veelu, respected member of the Burgesses and owner of the Le Veelu Mining corporation.
Mister Sincer Applegate, who owns considerable amount of plantations.

The Council names Aryant Glowbrenn as 13th Governor of Haynestown. Some of the gathered public voiced concerns with the number calling it an ill omen.

Singed and decreed,
Governor Aryant Glowbrenn & ruling council members Landy Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason, Errold Germain, Orio Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents and Cleonidad LeFevre, Sincer Applegate

Intermediate Council meeting April 25th AD 1697
The ruling Council has lost yet again two of its members being Gorvernor Aryant Glowbrenn and Reverent Darney Mersey. The Ruling council hereby votes Errold Germain to be the 14th gorvernor of Haynestown. Errold, now steeled with new faith and resolve after the death of Krissa, vows to once again bring the colony on the path to righteousness and prosperity. May God have mercy on us!
As Gorvernor Errold can no longer fulfill the duties of the Clerk of the Writ, the function has been appointed on to Emmie Barents who will keep the council informed of all birth and death notes in town.

Governor Errold Germain & ruling council members Landy Haynes, Darney Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason,  Orio Glowbrenn, Jalentin Barents and Cleonidad LeFevre, Sincer Applegate

October 12 AD 1697, the 3-Gorvernor Year.
The council opens the meeting by acknowledging the death of 27 persons. Among them being Errold Germain, 14th Governor of Haynestown, may he find peace with our Lord. The Council also notes 17 newborn.
The Council, in accordance with the gathered Burgesse, names Landy Haynes as the 15th Governor of Haynestown.
With the passing of two councilmen, the council welcomes the new patriarchs of their family, Chaun Germain and Talonso Mersey into its mids as new Ruling Council members.

Of Construction
In December of last year the Vice-Admirality tower by the Baygate was completed. While no official
In January Governor Germain ordered the Lashade mines to be fully closed down to free up laborers for the fields.
That same month, most of the brickworkers were called upon to aid in food gathering and the preparation of new fields.
This included a second carrot field is to be plowed by the third carrotstreet.
Governor Germain and Reverent Darney Mersey ordained a stricter work ethic to be embraced with less demands on quality, enforcing quotas by militia presence at the forges, which has increased our tool production by a margin.
Herli Mersey and Ernestin Hill oversaw the deconstruction of the old mill which was finished in early September.

Of the Burgesse
Hayde and Clellary Mersey and son Cornelio, having converted to Cathelosism last year, now are custodians of the Saint Agnes Orphanage.
While this sort of inbreeding is frowned upon in general, the children late Reverent Darney of the Mersey family have increasingly grown insular in their bonds.
The winter was especially harsh with frost creeping deep into April and many succumbing to the hunger and malnourishment during the cold long months.
Norinnea Haynes, apprentice hunter to Master Lamon Hanfort, moved in with Remiah DeHaart, after the death of Winnifreda, to take care of him on his old age in-between hunting trips.
Giancarly Bowen moved in with Loycelyne Haynes to help her managing the Haynes’ Estate.
April 6th Humbert II was betrothed to Lizbeth, and they started living in a newly-build cottage by New Pastures. She being his second cousin was considered far enough removed from one another to be accepted.

May 14th Amala Haynes married and moved in with Errold Germain as the new Governor’s wife.
After their deaths, Sincer and Earnet with their Kentony Applegate moved in as custodians of the Haynes Estate; an act which caused Governor Landy Haynes to protest the fact of a Glowbrenn member (Earnet) to reside over Haynes property. The case has been presented to Magistrate Kurtiss Mersey, who, stating frail constitution has guaranteed to look into it some other time. A statement which in turn enlivened the public debate for the election of a new Magistrate.
While uncommon in our colony, the case was taken up by our Country Court, led by Reverent Darney Mersey, to settle for the time being. Their judgement, being that the Applegates are allowed to remain custodians of the Haynes estate house while still being managed and owned by Governor Landy Haynes and the Haynes family, until such time as said family will once again occupy the estate grounds.

On July 7th, 27 Regufees from the Newfoundland colonies were reject. Later that month, Sorentino Pike, Sheilanie Davison and Loreann Currant, freeman from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, were admitted on the account of being such a small group.
By this same time the new cropfield was ready to be plowed and sown with Rye for next year.

Early October, baker's wife Dolli Ely, son Xanders and daughters Scarli and Earldine Brand were evicted from their home on the Main Street when Xanders announced his betrothal to Catholic Nancince Haynes, Master Rodolf Brand would not have this and disowned him. Since then Dolli and Earldine have moved back into the house.
Xanders and Nancine and young Scarli were admitted to the Saint Damasus hostel.
These sort of conflicts are increasingly common as the Catholic parish in our community grows and clashes with the more Puritan side of our Protestants. Both the Saint Damasus hostel and the Orphanage have been targeted by the zealous practitioners of the Three Pines Parish

As our militia is small and very much occupied, Lakenneth Germain has been appointed custodian of the fort, to keep it from falling apart.
As trade becomes more difficult in part due to troubles with the new enforced act in New London and in part due to the piracy plaguing our southern waters. England has saw fit to, under Royal patronige, send a bold Privateer to these shores with the sole purpose of hunting these vipers.
This Captain Kidd arrived in New York last year with much addo and many desperate and brave flocked to his crew.
News has reached us now that this Kidd has himself turned pirate and joined the ranks in what is known as the Pirate Round. A sing of our times that corruption and rot creeps in all veins.

December last year: 25 more stone. For fertilizer.
Traded 345 grapes in April
august: traded 523 whale meat and a 1000 dried beef for 50 lumber, 10 glass, 38 pearls, 60 fertilizer and 50 tea.
The council takes note of 27 deaths, mostly from stariving, and 14 newborn in this year.
The total population of the combined congregations being a 369 on this date.
Carrots: 808
Mellons: 763
Strawberries: 360

Singed and decreed,
Governor Landy Haynes & ruling council members, Talonso Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason, Orio Glowbrenn, Chaun Germain, Jalentin Barents and Cleonidad LeFevre

Title: 1696 Map
Post by: Artfactial on September 06, 2020, 10:17:56 AM
So I was planning to have the town roughly mapped out in it's 1696 state as a nice timeframe. But it's taking energy I don't have and time I'd rather spend on planning for the furutre and working through the notes to catch up and finally, slowly, start playing again.
So, until that time, here's a rough sketch of the town layout of that year. I hope to do the future ones by hand, or at least polish them up more.
Title: Council meeting of November 2nd 1698 AD
Post by: Artfactial on September 25, 2020, 05:23:23 AM
Council meeting of November 2nd 1698 AD
Last November 12th, Loycelyne Haynes, keeper of the Haynes estate and late scribe of the Writ, age 53, succumbed to the hunger. The Council honors the passing of another pillar of our community.
The Ruling Council welcomes Audio Le Veelu as new Councilmember, under vow that he represents his family, laborers and company but not his faith. The Council notes objections from the gathered burgesse, mainly from the Haynes family, to this act.

On the Burgesse:
Last December after founding out their relationship, Loraina Haynes petitioned for divorces of Audio Le Veelu on account of his fornication.
Solonel Mersey married Harlsie Roos in February.
13th of April Audio Le Veelu marries Loreann Currant, the freewoman from the Massechusets Bay; a considerable rise in class.
4th of May Heribert Winter and Loraina Haynes married and moved into the new hunters cabin along the river.
Nico DeHaart and Genifred Chaarason married in spring living and moved into the town hostel.
As the town searches for a new Magistrate, the Haynes family had the honor of hosting Magistrate Samuel Wyllys, Magistrate of Hartfort, and holder of much of the Haynes’ wealth in New England. Magistrate Wyllys met with the ruling council and would help in the search for a replacement of Magistrate Kurtis Mersey.
Furthermore, after a showing through the town, he proclaimed to be thoroughly impressed with the colony and would see it prosper more and help our food troubles. With this, plans were made to set out a commission to designing the future of our town. We would have our city on a hill, a paradise, much like the modern grid plans applied in Hartfort and Philadelphia. To this, the ruling council commits.

Meanwhile in Hartfort, the honorable Major-General Flitz-John Winthrop, of King William’s war fame and of that most venerable family, has been elected as the new Governor of the Colony of Connecticut, an occasion for which the ruling council traveled there on the return trip with Master Wyllys. 
This spring the times of abject hunger seem to have been behind us. Yet we suffer still a on labor; the wounds left by our decline in citizens can be felt in every house.

On Agriculture and Construction:
In spite of our doubled efforts to produce more crops, the harvests were very scarce last year.
This year, a very early frost in October damaged the crops, mostly the strawberries and pumpkins by the new pastures, with most of the harvest failing there.

The council hereby decrees a transplanting of the burger woods to be effective. In march, a new foresting lodge had been completed outside the city wall bounds. The old lodge will continue to cut trees, but not plant them as to free up space for crop fields. This starts the process of dismantling of the Burgerwoods at its current location to make room for the new grin plans.
Furthermore, the Princes Pines Logging Company has been issued a permit for a riverside logging barge dock and a hardwood lodge planned to facilitate the direct sale of timber and logs, with the usual percentage of the sale to be taxed by the city.
In June the Oak garden of the Latin School caught a blight and had to be cut down. It was decided to be replanted with pear trees instead.
In August, the sheep flock on the Chaarason estate by Second street developed a pox and had to be slaughtered. Further use of these grounds for plantation or pastures has been forbidden.
Two new pastures are being cleared by the New Pastures town at the time of this meeting.
While a consecrated area has been cleared for the new burying grounds expansion, there is insufficient stone available to provide it with a proper walling.

On the War:
As of Autumn of last year, the fighting between the English and the French has officially been halted and a peace was signed in Ryswick. The Status Quo was agreed upon and the conquered lands on the French are now part of the new border. The Iroquois Indians, however, were not included in these dealings and have not laid down their arms.

60 bales of fine wool and 300 fine down for 600 dried plums, 770 dried fish for 50 lumber and 27 pears and 50 fertilizer.

The council takes note of 14 newborn in this year.
Sacks of Rye-3373

Singed and decreed,
Governor Landy Haynes & ruling council members, Talonso Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason, Orio Glowbrenn, Chaun Germain, Jalentin Barents, Cleonidad LeFevre and Audio Le Velu

Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Nilla on September 26, 2020, 06:18:02 AM
So, you are back on track again. Wish you luck, it looks like you will need some with that small food surplus.

Just one question; how did you managed to get a devorced person remarry?
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on September 27, 2020, 02:53:40 AM
Hey @Nilla , thanks!:) Yeah, one more year to go and I'm all caught up so I can actually start fixing the problems instead of writing about them. Going to be good to be finally back into the game.

Well, the divorces happen from time to time, in game usually with job changes (which are often in famine times). It's not always that new spouses move in with single parents, but makes for good story telling when they do.
A while back I had a German family break up, the husband moved out with two kinds while the mother was left with one. The husband soon got a new wife, but the ex-wife never did. So, it's just a matter of keeping track and making notes and making the story around it as you go, I try not to mess with it too much.
I should be harsher on these cousin marriages but have my hands full as it is.

Anyway, I'll be doing another genealogy/history update at 1700 and than I'll be all set to get back.:)
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Nilla on September 27, 2020, 03:47:13 AM
Are you really sure that there was a new wife by the divorced man as long as the ex wife was still alive? I have never seen that and I have had many divorces (willingly and unwillingly). It's a game mechanic that happens when you have more houses than families. But the couples are never really divorced, the woman still gets children. And if you throw one of the divorced people out of their house he/she will always move back to the ex; it looks like they never really are divorced, just living in separate houses. But there might be exceptions, Banished never stops to surprise. And of course; you always have the freedom of the author of your story to stretch the gameplay facts, just for fun and to get a good story. I did so in my Iceland story as you might remember as I invented an English merchant to brighten the last year of one of my main characters or transformed an ordinary old age death to "was killed by envious neighbors" for another.😉
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on September 28, 2020, 02:07:21 AM
Alright, I checked with my other divorces and looks like you're right. Most didn't re-marry, though some went to live with others (which I often narrate as some other kind of relationship). On one occasion I accentually married a daughter to a father when I misspelled her name.:| Oops.

This last one might have been a rarer situation...or a mistake on my part as there are 2 Audio's alive and things might have gotten jumbled.:\
Title: Council meeting of October 29th 1699
Post by: Artfactial on September 29, 2020, 07:03:12 AM
Council meeting of October 29th 1699

On Construction:
In January the old sawmill by the Baygate was deemed unfit for operation as rot has started to set in.
The same month Governor Landy Haynes put forward new plans for the Haynes estate, which is to be enriched with a Hop orchard. A private courier service to supply the estate will be employed and a large bunker barn will be constructed to store supplies in case of an emergency or should a famine strike us again.

With the planning of our great new city as facilitated by Master Wyllis, there will be even greater need to expand our farmlands. To this, the council has decreed to seek out the Indians of the Quinnipiac tribe. We will endeavor to purchase the southern river and bay bank lowlands from them as the wetland grounds are mostly unused and the rest only for hunting. With some work these lands could provide us with more farming grounds
Furthermore, to make room for our grand new plans, the Burgerwoods, as decreed last year shall be moved to be outside the walls in their entirety, with the current crop field ownerships to be transferred to the new east bank aerials or be changed to estate grounds to be petitioned for building construction. All this, being subject to the coming redrawing of current plot borders to be fitting of the to be planned grid.

On the Burgesse:
As our schools have been reopened and students are re-assigned the council requested a tallying of our current schools and their pupils, as of February 7th they were as follows:
Latin school-16 Students
Mill School-17 Students
Pastures school-11 Students

In May we had to deny another 36 refugees, however a new Waldesian family of 3 from New York was allowed entrance: Mario and her brother Erroll Betti moved into the loft of the candlers’ shop.
Mario has a husband out at sea and recently given birth to Elvertie but decided for making a new living in our town. She has apprenticed at Zechard LeFevr’s glass workshop by the bay.
Sincer Applegate remarried Jacalynn Christophers from New Haven earlier this year, after the death of Earnet Glowbrenn last december, and she moved in with him on the Haynes Estate.
At the end of October, after the Visser family famished, Ethaniel Germain inherited their New Pasture house and married Lawana Nepun, a Wepawaug Indian girl.
Losing first his godmother, Neva Haynes and then his Ex-Wife Cammi Haynes to the hunger, Orio Glowbrenn has fallen into melancholy. He and Beverli Le Veelu (recently having lost her father)have adopted the late Visser family’s children, Ezekiah and Kiannamae into their household.

Herlie Mersey divorced Ludwight Vincian during the summer on account of his affair with Gret Glowbrenn.
The news had reached us that the famous Captain Kidd had returned to these shores earlier this month, spending time in the Long Island sound and its island. When Kidd returned to Boston, he was consequently arrested and imprisoned, we pray that God’s justice befalls this traitor.

The council takes note of 9 newborn and 15 deaths in this year.
Frost in October, many fields not yet harvested.
Pumpkin: 646
Rye: 3892, with the new rye field’s first harvest on the 3rd Carrot street.
Squash: 732

Traditionally, the ruling council has decreed what should be bought and sold by the town’s merchants. To ease this process and free up time of our council members, the master merchants have hereby been given power to buy, and trade for, all foodstuffs at their ports and provide them to our markets.
Furthermore, we received the news of yet another trade act decreed by the English crown, namely ‘An Act to prevent the Exportation of Wool out of the Kingdoms of Ireland and England into Forreigne parts and for the Incouragement of the Woollen Manufactures in the Kingdom of England’.
As wool is one of our major exorpts this hits us hard. The act even prohibits us from trading within the Connecticut colony. A general shift to lumber exportation is now even more pressing than ever.

21-1: Trader from England, traded Apple seeds and a 100 bronze tools for 436 Tea, 80 mountain oysters, 34 glass and 146 dried flowers.
2-3: Traded 224 dried fish for 50 lumber and 12 barrels of fertilizer
7-4: 301 pumpkins for 42 wool and 91 feathers.
3-7: 25 cut stone blocks for 100 barrels of fertilizer
15-9: traded mushrooms, mussels and bacon for glass and bone meal
2-10: 160 more pumpkins for wool and feathers

Singed and decreed,
Governor Landy Haynes & ruling council members, Talonso Mersey, Dandreas Chaarason, Orio Glowbrenn(absent), Chaun Germain, Jalentin Barents, Cleonidad LeFevre and Audio Le Velu

Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Nilla on September 30, 2020, 06:29:24 AM
This act against wool trade, is it historical or something that just suits your story? Anyway, I hope the Englishmen keep out of my village, without wooltrade I would have been "smoked".
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on September 30, 2020, 06:45:41 AM
Yes, totally historical!:) In the first post you can find a list of consecutive 'Trade acts' the English pressed on the colonies. Wool is a pretty hard hitter, soon after they even outlawed the making of hats so that colonists were forced to import hats from England. The wool act was mainly aimed at Ireland, as their main trade was in wool, but the American colonies were hit by it too. Later on the production of hats was even prohibited.

The Molasses Act is one of the things that started really pushing the people towards wanting independence. Things only got worse from there.
Gehe, yeah, the British Empire tended to want to have fingers in everyone's business.:P
Title: State of the Colony - 1700
Post by: Artfactial on September 30, 2020, 07:20:34 AM
State of the Colony - 1700
History and Location
Alright, after nearly a year of not playing I started getting back into it this spring. Slowly but surely I got more motivated and interested to put more energy into the project. I knew things had to change, and, in order to keep with the story, those changes would mostly have to be gradual.
When checking on the state of it all, besides the food issues to resolve, 5 years of backlog notes to turn into entries and a messed up family tree due to rapid changes in relations brought by the famine..I also stared to notice some of the more glaring historical issues I had not, or wrongly implemented in town. I allow for a some lose rules especially in the 17th century as the towns across the colonies were very independent so local quirks and methods were very diverse.
But with working toward a more unified Connecticut colony that would be more and more in touch with the rest of New England and global events, the first half of the 18th century, prosperity permitting, would need to bring Haynesytown more in line with its contemporary neighbors; Hanyestown is meant to be a prosperous port town with aspirations, it needs to get its act together. The biggest differences being the general impoverishment and lack of border expansion; while there was a great range and diversity in prosperity between the towns, lack of food generally wasn’t as big of a problem in established towns as it has been in Haynestown. While not as fertile as the western states, the New Haven area was the New England bread basket for a long time and the fresh rivers and coasts made for a plentitude of fish.

The 1640 map of Hartford, these were primarily drawn up to solidify land claims and borders. Many of the contemporary court trials are about someone encroaching on someone else's turf.

Applying ownership in Banished is very hard, especially in a growing town. Keeping these things under player control severely hampers the town growth and even then, unless there are no families living in hostels, it is very hard to force certain houses on people. Ownership was a huge part of the driving force behind colonial settlement; freemen and decently well to do families all had their own piece of land on which to grow crops. While communal grounds (commons, burger woods) and shared livestock were definitely used, it was in no way so government controlled as I have been doing so far.
It was this land ownership, passed on through inheritance, that contributed to the wide distribution of people in New England (Connecticut especially) with few really big urban centers.
Many new colonist to the town would settle on the fringes, buying/earning and staking out new lands (town centers were often already owned and splitting up land tracks was one of the hottest points of contention). They often ended up settling new towns when the trip to the main center would become too long and/or people would become discontent with each other. I had not really been keeping any real land claim registers but I feel that needs to be done for future growth, city planning and more realistic property layouts (generally: more space, gardens and central structures with surrounding buildings). I will let the game decide who lives where and build the story from there, but, especially as the 18th century progresses, real estate becomes even more important and planned city growth begins using the modern grid systems.

The New Haven town plan of 1641. A very early grid colony.

Another big thing not simulated in Banished is building deterioration; timber buildings would generally last between 20 and 40 years dependent on construction and wealth/intent of owners and the climate. This is an important aspect of the ever-changing townscape and a good way to incorporate new things I have learned. While I would like there to be a more historical sense and keep some of the old buildings/looks, the reality is that the early settlements were constantly having to, and wanting to, innovate and adapt. Many technologies and trends developed in Europe were relatively slow to be picked up, but often decently quickly spread in use once introduced, especially in the big urban centers. On the other hand, organic European city growth and planning was often thrown out to make fresh starts. New Haven, Philadelphia and Washington DC are going to be the most major influences in my design. In this, Haynestown too is a bit backwards, and still clinging to the old crowded European city center structure and having barely any land surrounding the houses. As mentioned, this will change and gradually be phased out as the new city plan will be realized.
With all that in mind I found more energy to do more thorough historical research and started reading into the specific subjects I needed to have more details on and going through contemporary journals.Historical cityplanning and social structure especially I will need to dive deep in.
Finally, it became clear to me that, while the town itself is decently representative of an early Connecticut colonial town; the surrounding nature needs some detailing to give it more character.

The 1682 grid plan of Philadelphia. This was spread around the old world, along with glowing descriptions of the promised land, to lure in new colonists.

With some of the history and decisions clarified, we can look forward to a century of progress, wealth, strive, piracy and of course, the Revolution. The famine has set us back by a lot and the town hasn’t grown as much as I would have liked. The gap that has been left by the dead is being filled up with children. Which is good for the future, but difficult for the now. If I am able to keep the pressure and workload low I am cautiously optimistic about reaching the 19th century. Being able to introduce the full industrial revolution and Victorian styling and cityplanning would be so good.

Genealogy as of 1700 AD.
It’s been 15 in-game years since the last genealogy update so things have changed a lot.
The statistics of year 62, 1700 AD.
 In 1685 the town had 278 inhabitants including 80 students and children,  in 1700 they totaled 373, and 133 students and children.

The top family composition is as follows (living and dead):
 1. Glowbrenn, 10% (56)
 2. Haynes, 9% (48)
 3. Mersey, 7% (42)
 4. Germain, 4% (22)
 5. Chaarason, 3% (17)
 6. Grimberghen, 2% (14)
 7. [Missing Surname], 2% (13)
 8. LeFevre, 2% (12)
 9. Vincian, 2% (11)
 10. Barents, 2% (11)

Total unique surnames: 121
Number of individuals: 529 (living and dead)
Males: 254
Females: 274

Number of families: 147

Population graph up to 1700.

That is a doubling in most regards from last time.
The increase in population has been mostly due to new migrants, although the top three have had decent increases. While it felt like the town was in decline, the graph shows a slow but steady increase, with only a small bump around 1695 (also visible in the sheer amount of people dying around that year). Towns like Hartford and New Haven will have had a few thousand citizens around this time, so I think I’m decently on track, but very much an impoverished town by contemporary standards still.
There have been a lot of divorces of late, the result of the famine and in-game job shuffling. Colonial Connecticut had pretty loose marriage laws and divorces were decently common with both husband and wife being allegeable to break the contract. It was however, in most cases, not allowed to re-marry as to not break the sanctity of the vows. This, of course, is something I can’t reflect in the game; but since Haynestown is pretty easygoing even for Connecticut standards(and not too Puritan leaning) it can be excused.
Likewise, I try to include and keep track of the traditional ‘firstborn son is heir’ mechanics, but if the story and the game decides otherwise I’ll just roll with it. For instance, there hasn’t ever lived a male Haynes member on the actual Haynes estate. These things will become increasingly historically accurate as the industrial revolution begins to take hold this century and woman will be starting their own business from home and be solely in charge of estates, like Sarah Knight I referred to earlier. I’d like Haynestown to be a progressive center, without giving up too much of the historical accuracy and possibly downplaying the actual historical innovators and spear headers.
so, let’s talk about the families.

Food graph up to 1700.

The Glowbrenn family is big, influential and well integrated. There is little stopping them form staying at the top for a long time. The current patriarch of the family, Orio, has been through a lot. He is currently father of 6, including 2 adoptees from the Visser’s, so his influence will be felt for a while. The fact that he is the oldest living male dynasty member at 42 is indicative of the demography of the town: a lot of youngsters with few elderly still around.

The Haynes dynasty is still doing very well in numbers, but the latest generation is almost exclusively female, so much of the name is being lost. Humbert II, great-grandson of the first Humbert Haynes is fittingly the only current male branch of the family line, it doesn’t show in the graph, but his wife is his second causing (must have confused the software), making it an even ‘purer’ bloodline…ohboy.
I’ve included the direct forefathers of Humbert to give it more historical context, even though they aren’t from the town.
The  Samuel Wyllys ( that popped up in 1698 is likewise a historical character and descendant of the daughter of Connecticut’s first governor, John Haynes ( , Ruth Wyllys, who took her husband’s, Samuel, name. As John  Haynes’ heir despised him for putting his fortune in the development of the colony, he wanted nothing to do with it. Ruth and Samuel’s line continues to be very influential in the state and it makes my Haynes line a bit more of an odd duck.

The Mersey family is everywhere and set to grow even more with a lot of children baring the name running around. Consequently, it is easier to run into each other and the 3rd and 4th generation has seen at least 7 cases of some form of inbreeding…Clellary and Hayde, being first cousins being one of the worst examples. I really ought to have cracked down harder on it but couldn’t be bothered, sadly.

The Germains appear to keep on favoring marrying newcomers and socializing with migrants, they haven’t grown too much but still have a decent amount of living children so a bright future.
The LeFevre family has doubled its numbers and made swift entry. All current 3rd generation children carry the name so we will see a lot more of them in the future.

My predictions for the van Grimberghens was off again, this time the famine has cut them out of the list entirely, making way for the booming Vincians.
The Vincians are a very interesting dynasty, I talked about their matriarch, Vincess Vincian who passed away in 1695, in the last State of the Colony. Her three sons have married Hayneses and a Mersey and have all fathered a new generation of Vincians. 
The Barents family has been kicked down to 10th place and will probably soon be out of the list. Emmie’s children are the sole branch left baring the name, but there is hope still. I also noticed a big mistake in that case. Delorelanet was born in 1685, yet is supposed to have birthed 3 children between then and 1690…she died in the famine in 1695, so we’ll probably never know. Oops.

This post has gone one long enough; I do enjoy getting into the history behind all this though so will probably try to do historical highlights outside of the ‘in-character’ documentation.
Speaking of, @Tom Sawyer has been working on an amazing papermill based on the Rittenhous near Philadelphia (, one of the oldest colonial paper mills still standing in the US. I will work towards introducing papermaking into the town so that an almanac or kind of chronicle can be printed and transition to making the posts more news centered vs. the more top centered council reports.
But all in due time, for now, thank you for reading and I hope that this was at least a bit informative.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on September 30, 2020, 07:46:45 AM
Ah, the pictures aren't showing looks like...I'll fix it later on...sorry.
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: The Big Chihuahua on October 26, 2020, 11:21:48 AM
Ah, the pictures aren't showing looks like...I'll fix it later on...sorry.
Should be fixed now!
Title: Re: Artfactial- Connecticut Coastal Colony- Haynestown and it's genealogy
Post by: Artfactial on October 27, 2020, 04:22:43 AM
Awesome, thanks a lot!:)