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  • #16
    Dorothy Collyer - daughter of Richard Collyer. Born something during the early 1500s, before 1530 when her father died. Richard Collyer himself did well on his family bloodline - which is old[some say existed before the Norman Invasion even] - and was a rather successful adventurer and merchant. The College of Richard Collyer was named after / created through honoring his will.

    It annoys my grans something fierce when people try spelling her name as the far more common, or as she says the "average" [in a tone that says average is the nicest thing she's thinking for such a mistake - sort of legit concept, the Collyers have being land holders for a long time they were some of the original settlers to a range of UK towns], Collier than the proper Collyer.

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    • #17
      I'd be curious who has the earliest known maternal ancestor with DNA evidence to support the relationship.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by georgian1950 View Post
        I'd be curious who has the earliest known maternal ancestor with DNA evidence to support the relationship.
        I probably do. I am waiting for confirmation - hence why I didn't include it - of a Mary born in the 1300s. I was able to track whom I believe to be her descendent and am waiting to see if the results are close enough to claim relation.

        From a paternal material bloodline I can go all the way back to 11th century by name & DNA.
        Last edited by James78; 2nd August 2015, 07:16 AM.

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