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Jay's Family Mapping


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It is interesting to look at information not merely by lists of places, but with a spatial context and by timeframe too.
Mapping allows the pictorial representation.

Clearly the difficulty lies in choosing which events to represent and how. Too much information leads to an inability to see patterns; too little information and relationships cannot be seen.

I have taken the approach of only selecting Birth (or Baptism), Marriage and Death (or Burial) events, and selecting the people for inclusion in any single study based upon a relationship criterion.

Thus so far I have looked at :

  1. My direct ancestors (Maternal and Paternal)
  2. The blood descendants of some earliest-known ancestors (only UK events included here)
    • John Chantler a father by 1728
      My 8 times great-grandfather, whose line was Surrey based with one member stating a new branch in Suffolk
    • Edward Linfield a father by 1543
      My 11 times great-grandfather, whose line virtually remained Sussex until the 20th Century
    • Joseph Milford a father by 1675
      My 8 times great-grandfather, based in rural Devon
    • Joseph Puttock married 1760
      My 5 times great-grandfather, Sussex based but spreading faster than other family groups
    • Thomas Roberts married 1564
      My 10 times great-grandfather, Sussex based but spreading over South Eastern England rapidly
Clearly it will be necessary from time-to-time to revisit and include new people and events discovered since this was compiled.
And ten years down the line, I have indeed revisited some of these mapping pages and updated them.