Questions Concerning Those English Ancestors...
In previous posts, I shared some startling information provided by the research of Bob Hollyman-Mawson of Wales that my generation's tenth great grandfather was quite possibly Thomas Holyman of Cuddington, Buckinghamshire.
This Thomas, whose will was probated in 1558 in Cuddington, is of the same family that produced two outstanding Roman Catholic and Protestant leaders in the 16th and 17th centuries.
So what additional must be done to drive even deeper into the Holyman past? Being a Holliman, I made a list and here it is.
Peter believes the Hollyman families emerged from the London area before moving north and west to Buckinghamshire, Herfordshire, Worcestershire and Somerset during the late Middle Ages.
5. Discover how connected Bob Hollyman-Mawson’s family, whose origins are in the Bristol and Somersetshire, England area of the middle 1600s, is to the Buckinghamshire Holymans. Below, Fred Cooper, left, of Bristol, England, another Hollyman genealogist, discusses outside of his home November 2011 with this writer his thoughts on Somerset Hollymans. Fred has written a 400 page tome (which I am holding) on his research into the family since the 1600s. Soon, I will be sharing Fred's incredible research with readers.