I don't always put full confidence in everything posted on an open forum; its easy to make mistakes and not always possible to check the paper records on which these posting are based. BUT descendants of Nicholas Overby, son of Sir Giles Overby and Anne Shurley [I think that that means most of the Overbey/Overby's who were in this country early] need to seriously check out the ShirleyAssociation.com website and study it in detail. The various subfiles on that website run an unbroken line of ancestors of Anne Shurley's mother back to the time of William the Conqueror and imply the existance of a line before that (1066). Note of one country manor that has been in the Shirley for more than 900 is noted. Also evidence that Anne Shurley also descended from William de Broase also mentioned in the Domesday Book is offered and other lines that run back to the 1500, 1400, even 1200's are noted.
You might also look under the list of what seems to be my ancestors posted July 19, 2000 on the Overby site of GenForun using the title of Are these my ancestors back 1000 yrs? or something close to that title. /James V. Delk
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