Finding my 10th Great Grandparents ---- and OMG, a SMITH!!
In my rush to fill in my Devon ancestors, now that the Parish Registers are on Findmypast -- I've been busy finding grandparents right and left. Today, I had a big breakthrough on the Luscombe line, and took it back 3 more generations ---and found, the genealogist's nightmare, a SMITH!
Oh, Lord......I've always had some pretty unusual surnames in my research, without too many common names --- until now. The only saving grace is that her first name is Wilmoth.
So, my 10th Great Grandparents are:
WILMOTH SMITH and WILLIAM HINGESTON. Married in 1571 in Charleton, Devon, England.
I added some other unusual names: Winchelsey or Winchelsea and Neele.
More research needed on these lines, but for now I'm pretty happy to have taken my Devon roots back into the mid 1500's!!!