Dave.--I see that Vickie Elam White's response of 11/20/1998 named the immigrant ancestor of the Farwell's. If you haven't by now, go to a library and look up one of these three books:
(1) "ANCESTRAL ROOTS of CERTAIN AMERICAN COLONISTS Who Came to America before 1700" by
Frederick Lewis Weis; 7th edition, 1988.
(2)"Pedigrees of Some of the EMPEROR CHARLEMAGNE's DESCENDANTS", 1988, by J. Orton Buck & Timothy Field Beard.
(3) "The ROYAL DESCENTS of 500 IMMIGRANTS to the American Colonies or the United States" by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993.
I've known some who put down all such books,
but if you run onto the such, ask them to point out ONE mistake and PROVE to you that it is in error. After many years of verifying many lines, I haven't found any errors--only omissions. (One omission very much effects the Farwell's: The first wife of William, Lord Bonville, was closely related to the royal family and provides an easy-to-prove third line of descent from King Edward III.) One other point I might make is that in order to do your own research on English lines, you'll need access to a large library with holdings of the published documents of the British government. And bring along your Latin classes, a little of your French skills, and a whole lot of Bracton's code of medieval law.................Walter
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