RE: William Norfolk of 0tley c1600 by Mary Stowell nee Norfolk - written 25/06/2007 09:03:26

Hi there Steve.  I was reading an article in F.H. magazine where a  bloke had reached a certain ancestor but could not find any records to take him with any certainty any further back. As with the Norfolks he had found two unrelated sets of F.T.s, his own and some one elses, but could find nothing to prove that the two were linked at all.  He turned to DNA testing. He and someone from the "other" tree gave samples for testing and established that the two different lines, did in fact share and ancestor.  Yes I know it's not cheap and it doesn't tell you who the common ancestor was but it's something to consider.

Cheers,  Mary. 

Steve Norfolk (site administrator) wrote (26/03/2007 11:07:18):

Does anyone have any idea as to who William Norfolk's parents were or where they came from? Otley parish records don't appear to have the answer - what other records might give a clue?