Having chased my GUEST family over to Suffolk, a chance discovery of a note in an 1820s newspaper revealed that the father Ralph GUEST (1743-1830) originated in Broseley, Shropshire.
Anyone else got Shropshire and more specifically, Broseley, GUESTs in their trees?
I can see quite a few Guests born in Broseley on the IGI - all I have to do is make sense of them and see if they fit together.
My line is through Ralph GUEST (1743 - 1830), son of John GUEST and Penelope. The IGI suggests John & Penelope had just five children, between 1739 and 1745. Can't see John & Penelope's marriage (there is one, but it's in 1730, and 9 years seems a bit too long till the first child, wouldn't you say?)
Ralph moved to London (seems a remarkable step for those days!), and then to Bury St Edmunds, where he ended up as choirmaster and organist. (One of his sons, George Guest - my gggg great-uncle - was also an organist, at Wisbech in Cambridgeshire.