Another post in the year-long challenge, #52Ancestors by genealogist Amy Johnson Crow. I am way behind, but every post is another post! Today I am a few weeks late, but am sharing on the theme "GREAT" deciding to look up the earliest ancestors I could document. Most of these ancestors are my 6th to 9th greatgrandparents. Almost all of my family names have at least an estimated birthdate based on whatever document I was able to find - a marriage record, a birth record of their child, etc. Some dates were from transcriptions done by local societies or individuals. But for some, the original Parish Registers were online, and wonderfully readable, and the lines were followed step by step. Here are a few of the baptized ones I found, from 1566 up. I've included one of the snippets I took from my downloaded register pages.
BENT, Robert b. 29 Sep 1566 Weyhill, Hampshire, England; m. Annis GOSLING 13 Oct 1589, Weyhill, Hampshire.
BERRINGTON, Agnis [Annis], bap 10 Oct 1568 Datchet, Buckingham, Eng; father's name Thoms. BERRINGTON; m. Robert TINKER 14 Feb 1591 New Windsor, Berkshire, Eng
CLARKE, Thomas bap 7 Mar 1568 Banham, Norfolk, Eng;, father's name Rowland CLARKE; m. Mary CANNE abt 1600, Banham, Norfolk, Eng.
If these are your ancestors, I am happy to share what little I have on these ancestors. And if there are errors, please do let me know, via calewis at telus dot net, or in the Comments below and I will get back to you either by email or in the Comments. I appreciate the opportunity to correct any issues in these family trees.