Hi david, Yes the Down's information agrees with mine. Robert born 1726 to elias and mary my line comes from Brother Elias born 1733 married Elizabeth Sweatman 1757 , son Richard 1758 m Mary Miller 1788. son Richard 1790 m Celia Ward son William born 1813 m Mary Ann Blake, Daughter Sarah 1843 M John Dowdell in 1867.
The only Shergold info i have is from Steeple Langford, although there is probably a Connection there somewhere
WILTSHIRE , Dowdell, Down, Blake Shergold,Fowyle, whale, Terry
DORSET , Hounsell, Lacey Long, Toms, Masters, Fancy, Wicks/Weeks
Diment, Trevett, Sprake, Symes, Vincent
STAFFORDSHIRE Wilkes, Acton, Bannister, Harrison.
GLOUCESTERSHIRE Symonds, Reynolds
WARWICKSHIRE Symonds Wilkes
OXFORD Reeve, Eggleston