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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #36 on: Wednesday 17 June 20 13:22 BST (UK) »
I am distantly related to the Kray twins and Patsy Kensit through her father, also Patsy's dad was an associate of them. Blimey, all these distant cousins as villains.

They say as you go back further genealogy gets harder, but that can depend. If your ancestors get richer the further back you go, it can be quite straightforward. Keep goggling as well, always great websites with histories of individual parishes which can name residents, especially local merchants and other pillars of the community.
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LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain

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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #37 on: Thursday 18 June 20 11:24 BST (UK) »
Knight, so lucky the records are good there.
Newton St Cyres is a nice place...... some of my grandaughters went to primary school there.  :D

That village looks lovely.

I hope one day to go on a road trip of places and villages my ancestors lived, staying in hotels and B&Bs along the way. It will take me from Dundee to Devon!

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Re: How far back have you got?
« Reply #38 on: Friday 19 June 20 12:36 BST (UK) »
I have quite a few Norfolk lines, some of my London ancestors were originally from Norfolk (as well as France, Dorset and Sussex), and quite a few of my Suffolk ancestors came from Norfolk or spent time there. Somehow I love finding Norfolk lines. I was born there but parents born in Essex. Both have Norfolk ancestry via their London/Suffolk lot. I was also pleased to find a Sussex ancestor who was quite rich, owned land in Somerset, not far from Cheddar.

You never know where your family tree will take you.
Researching:

LONDON, Coombs, Roberts, Auber, Helsdon, Fradine, Morin, Goodacre
DORSET Coombs, Munday
NORFOLK Helsdon, Riches, Harbord, Budery
KENT Roberts, Goodacre
SUSSEX Walder, Boniface, Dinnage, Standen, Lee, Botten, Wickham, Jupp
SUFFOLK Titshall, Frost, Fairweather, Mayhew, Archer, Eade, Scarfe
DURHAM Stewart, Musgrave, Wilson, Forster
SCOTLAND Stewart in Selkirk
USA Musgrave, Saix
ESSEX Cornwell, Stock, Quilter, Lawrence, Whale, Clift
OXON Edgington, Smith, Inkpen, Snell, Batten, Brain