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From: "Roy Stockdill" <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Lost Ancestor THEXTON
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:20:41 -0000
On 7 Mar 2011 at 8:14, Wendy King wrote:
> there is also another factor to consider - that an alternative
> spelling of Thexton is Theakston and there are many of those!
> Wendy >
Indeed! Another possibility is THAXTON, since an "e" and an "a" are easily confused.
But my own gut feeling is that Maurice Thexton wasn't born in that name at all but was
illegitimate and Thexton was the name of whoever unofficially adopted him.
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