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Surname Saturday – COMLEY

Comley, a locational surname possibly deriving from the village of Comley in Shropshire, is a prominent name in The Man’s family tree. The earliest Comley I have researched is John Comley, husband of Sarah, who died in 1743 in Great Somerford, Wiltshire.  Sarah, died in Great Somerford, 14 years earlier. John and Sarah welcomed 7 children into the world namely Jeffrey, Thomas, Theophilius, Elizabeth, John, Joseph and William. **** Jeffrey Comley married Dinah Porter in the early 18th century.    They […]

Surname Saturday – Hughes

This week the focus of Surname Saturday is the patronymic surname ‘Hughes’. While the origin of the name is apparently in Wales my Hughes history has taken me out of Wales into the Black Country. Follow my ancestor’s journeys from Shropshire to Worcestershire and Staffordshire then on to Monmouthshire. My earliest Hughes (so far) is John Hughes.  John married Sarah around the turn of the 19th century, possibly in Shropshire. They had several children including Thomas (1809), James (1811), Joseph […]