I have been reviewing and revising my earlier research of the Brereton line in my husband’s tree. Arguably he is descended either from a David Brereton or a John Reeve, his 2 x Great Grandmother having had a relationship with Reeve first and later with Brereton. So I have researched both men, as you do. I have chased the Brereton line back to the 1700s in and around Wynbunbury in Cheshire. But I am having trouble determining which Brereton married which woman. For instance, there are two or three Samuel Brereton’s of similar age, which one married Mary Green? And which was the blacksmith of Bridgemere who died in 1813 that left a lovely will detailing what he left to his children and three grandchildren? The main contenders are: 1. Samuel baptised 6 Feb 1732 at Wynbunbury to John Brereton and Elizabeth Acton;and 2. Samuel baptised 21 Aug 1737 at Wynbunbury to Samuel Brereton and Mary name-unknown A Samuel Brereton married a Mary Green on 27 Nov 1758 at Audlem. I had her as marrying 1737 Samuel and their children matching those of the Blacksmith who left the lovely will. But others have her marrying 1732 Samuel. There are other marriages of Samuels. One married a Sarah Shone b 1733 at Malpas on 21 Jun 1754 (possibly married Samuel b 1726 at Nantwich). Another married Jane Whittington b 1750 at Wynbunbury on 30 Dec 1772. As to the Samuel I had as father to 1737 Samuel, some trees have him marrying a Sarah Colley (b 1707) on 5 Nov 1737 at Wynbunbury rather than a Mary ‘Unknown’ Then there are all the women named Mary Brereton who died around 1794, sometimes widows, sometimes wives, and perhaps some daughters. But which one ‘belongum’ which Samuel etc. Aaahhh!!!!!!! Lots of hair pulling going on.