Some of you might remember I found a Tree on Ancestry the other day related to Souters. I got moderately excited not expecting the tree owner to reply to me. He did, but once I got looking at his tree and realised it had in excess of 18,000 names on it, I started to wonder. Anyroad, I saw that it had my maternal Great Aunt on it and my G Grandmother and varicose others on that side and decided it was worth a better look. Especially since it purported to go back to the 1500s. I have just finished mapping it across to my tree and found a divergence at my 4x great grandfather James Souter (sometimes spelled Suter or Sowter) born 1750. James 1st was baptised on 25.11.1750, son of Richard Souter and Mary in a little place called Burpham, Sussex. James 2nd was baptised on 26.12.1753, son of William Sowter and Mary in a little place called Amberley. The online tree goes down the route of James 2nd, back for years and years, all action mostly occurring in Amberley. My lot were from Poling, James 1st having married Mary Humphrey had his children there and there is a huge Souter presence in and abouts. The online tree also has their James as marrying Mary Humphrey. There is a burial for a James Souter on 20.10.1824 at Leominster which gives his age as 50. the online tree has this same burial date for their James. My problem is, how on earth am I going to tell which James is mine? the only sources quoted in the online tree are, yep, other people's trees and some bits and bobs from England Select Births and Christenings. Unfortunately, Amberley, Poling and Burpham are pretty close. Amberley to Burpham is 8.4 miles and Poling to Burpham is 4. It would have been nice if one of the baptisms was the other end of Sussex. If you haven't lost the will to live with this tale, any suggestions about how I untangle it would be greatly appreciated.