I have been chasing Family to verify what I have in notes handed down & found online before entering them into Legacy tree, left them sitting & got on with Mother's line yonks ago, now bought into light by a recent contact. My 6th G'Granfather Thomas,said to be b. 1682 Beddingham,& died there in Sussex,22 Jan 1768 .[St.Andrew's ] Parish records have him born in E.Blatchington, as was his Dad, James in 1583. May be a Parish direction thing? Thomas married Mary in 1707 Hurstpierpoint - 23 miles away. His son my 5th Gt.G'dad William, b. 1715 Westham, Sussex, as was his sister Mary in 1717. Will'm married Susannah [of Willingdon] in Westham, 1746 & life went on from there...mainly in Willingdon. Query:- I can only find one marriage between Thomas & Mary 1709+-11 yrs in Sussex. 1709 + 1711 there are two births to Thomas & Mary in Pyecombe which is 4 miles south. a Thomas & a William. 25 miles Sth.East is Westham where my William is said to be born in 1715. 1725 another Mary was born to a Thomas & Mary in Hurstpierpoint, also Elizabeth in 1729. Have I got a meandering family here or is there another Thomas & Mary in this area? Surname? -take the marrow out & what are you left with?