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Subject: Re: Help! Too many Bills!
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 09:46:00 -0400
I also should have recalled the Coggeshall example, as John Coggeshall is also one of my ancestors (one I'm hoping someday will be shown to be a gateway ancestor).
Perhaps it goes without saying, but my Fox example is also a case of two brothers with the same name who were alive at the same time.
>> I have encountered this in the Fox family of colonial Concord, Massachusetts, in which one man who flourished in the late 17th century had two sons named Samuel, one designated "the elder" and the other "the younger." Reliable primary evidence indicates each was the man's son. If I recall correctly, the sons were by different mothers. At the moment, I can't recall which was my ancestor!
>I just remembered that the English father of immigrant John Coggeshall
was named John Coggeshall the elder, having a younger brother John
Coggeshall the younger, in the mid 16th century, the exact time period