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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Oh alas and alack, I'm so tragically misunderstood - Cassandra was no worse
    That's cos you're welsh.

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    That's cos you're welsh.
    Aye, well that's another story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    Oh alas and alack, I'm so tragically misunderstood - Cassandra was no worse
    Yes, well that is the cross that one of superior intellect and prophecy must bear. So pathetic!

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    Yes, well that is the cross that one of superior intellect and prophecy must bear. So pathetic!
    But Pathos is my middle name don'ca know :-)

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    So, an update on my digging.
    The two guys I traced back to England, who I thought were brothers, may not be. Or they may be half-brothers. Seems they share some fairly common names. I have these guys named Samuel and ralph, who at first I may have thought were brothers, but then their dad George, whose father was Ralph seems to have had three different wives, and his dad, Ralph had 2 wives. But then I find that William may have been married to both wives at nearly the same time. And George seems to have married the same woman 3 times, and has three different birthdays. though the year of his death seems consistent.He may have been born in three different villages, as well. And died in either Massachusetts, or Connecticut, or maybe even Rhode Island.

    And of course different people seem to have injected a knighthood into the scene.

    It seems I need to do a lot more digging to sort this out.
    There must have been a number of Ralphs, and Georges, and women named Anna running about Devon and Dorchester in those days. But then then they all packed up and moved to Massachusetts about the same time. And all seemed to have sons name Thomas and Ralph and Samuel.

    I am very confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Mawr View Post
    But Pathos is my middle name don'ca know :-)
    Were you named for one of the Three Musketeers? Arthos . . .uh . . . oh I see . . . . POrthos, never mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAP View Post
    Were you named for one of the Three Musketeers? Arthos . . .uh . . . oh I see . . . . POrthos, never mind.
    But they were all for one and one for all and no-one has ever been for me <sob>

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    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    So, an update on my digging.
    The two guys I traced back to England, who I thought were brothers, may not be. Or they may be half-brothers. Seems they share some fairly common names. I have these guys named Samuel and ralph, who at first I may have thought were brothers, but then their dad George, whose father was Ralph seems to have had three different wives, and his dad, Ralph had 2 wives. But then I find that William may have been married to both wives at nearly the same time. And George seems to have married the same woman 3 times, and has three different birthdays. though the year of his death seems consistent.He may have been born in three different villages, as well. And died in either Massachusetts, or Connecticut, or maybe even Rhode Island.

    And of course different people seem to have injected a knighthood into the scene.

    It seems I need to do a lot more digging to sort this out.
    There must have been a number of Ralphs, and Georges, and women named Anna running about Devon and Dorchester in those days. But then then they all packed up and moved to Massachusetts about the same time. And all seemed to have sons name Thomas and Ralph and Samuel.

    I am very confused.
    Well, that is just about the most confusing thing I ever heard of, but it sounds strangely familiar, all that running around, getting married, dying hither, thither or yon. It's probably just as well that they packed up and left before they got kicked out for being strange. Just in case George ended his days (and any of his wives as well) in Massachusetts:

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