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MarsGal

Rammel, my Mom's dad was one of the ubiquitous Evanses. Grandma was a Clapham. Mom said her family was from just over the border in England. I know she had relatives in Yorkshire somewhere and in London which are a bit farther north than "just over the border". This is where old family name history gets really interesting. There is a Clapham Creek and the village of Clapham which is in the Yorkshire Dales. There is also a community named Clapham in London. Its High Street follows a Roman Road built in the 1st Century. The Claphams were given the grant of land in 965 by King Edgar. However, great, great grandson of the original ran afoul of William the Conqueror when he chose the wrong side to back. William ousted them and gave his land to some French guy. The Claphams fled north to Yorkshire, where the family may actually have originated according to a genealogy source.

RAMMEL

MarsGal - We had a Mellor from England and Stopford from Wales. Unfortunatly as age plays with our heads, I can't recall off hand the Towns they were from. I have a couple of (distant) Cousins who are Mormons, and they are big on tracing family. I met them several years back and we spent more than a day visiting Cemeteries and local Records Building tracking down "the family". Since then I have done little. I had a program to track families but it's support was dropped. So, now I have the Data, but no program to show it.
I digress  ::)  Anyway, we got back to our first level in Wales and England but got no further. Nothing was definite. Though the name "Mellor" seemed fairly popular in an area of England.

It was fun at the time doing the research.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

MarsGal

There appear to be a bunch of rather prominent Stopfords in Wales and England, ranging from an Earl, a musician/composer, several companies with Stopford in their name (is there a town called Stopford?), a guy in high finance, a real estate guy selling homes in London and Wales, and a politician.

Just for you Rammel:



MarsGal

Also, Rammel, on my Dad's side we apparently had a number of Unitarian ministers. The last man to be burned at the stake for heresy in England was an ancestor. He has a Wikipedia presence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Wightman

Our ancestors did arrive in Rhode Island, where supposedly there are relatives. It appears our family had a presence in South Carolina too. None of these, as far as I know have been tracked down. A cousin of ours picked up where my Uncle Lou left off researching family history on my Dad's side. He still works on it and sends my sister info every once in a while.
 

RAMMEL

I don't know of a Stopford Town, but there was a Mellor Town - as I recall it was in England. It's been eight or so years since I've looked at any of this stuff.

Just saw your last post and will add that as I recall we had a Minister in that town of Mellor. I would guess that some of those Towns grew around a family or two.

Thank you for "A Christmas Blessing"
I am downloading "In My Fathers House" from Youtube and will listen when it is done. Enjoy the Holiday.
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

          THIMK

Vanilla-Jackie

Rick - MarsGal..
...We have a Bishop Storpford village not far from me...
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 🦃 to all who celebrate today.  No matter what, we ALL have so much to be thankful for🙏

We are spending our day alone here in SF today.  We bought a prepared meal from Costco for our dinner.  It is a half boneless breast, stuffing, mashed taters, gravy and green beans.  We bought a pre done baby sweet potatoes.  It's going to be yummy. 

Today we are hoping to meet on Face Time,  a lady friend of Dave's who is coming over for TG and they are cooking their meal together.  We are anxious to meet her.

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