My earliest known ancestor is now Simon Dowse born about 1600 in Bishops Waltham – I will try to visit there sometime as I expect to find plenty of relatives (in the churchyard if not alive!) Unfortunately the online records start at 1612 for that parish so I can’t get back further from that source but will now be looking for others.
“Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don’t know we don’t know. And if one looks throughout the history of our country and other free countries, it is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.”