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  1. Papatee

    Dick – Received an email from a woman who says her brother and I match near perfectly on our Y-DNA results. His name is Lovett, and they hail from Bucks county. Their ancestor, Edmund Lovett and the 1653 Thomas Terry owned quite a bit of land next to each other. She says the Terry’s and Lovett’s were also near neighbors in England. She thinks it’s possible that the 1653 Thomas is the son of Thomas Terry b. 1624 in Chesham, Buckingham, England. She attached a sketch of the 1700 property lines which I assume is near Penn Manor in Bristol, PA.


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      Patrick – this is terrific news! Maybe you are making some progress with your own lineage…I’ll be very interested to know more details. And about the Thomas Terry, b. 1624 in Chesham, I’ll get onto that right away. I have more information about the Terry’s English origins that I have written up yet as the work is incomplete, but I’m hoping to finish it this year.

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