We may be related. My grandfather Levi Tubby was born in Poringland and was moced by the brewery to work in Boroughbridge North Yorkshire. His youngest brother Lewis also moved north and was a policeman. He returned to Norfolk on retirement and is buried at Denton. My grandfather's parents were Levi Tubby and Emma Elvin. Levi Snr's parents were James Tubby and Sarah Ann Cozens. I am in touch with the surviving son and daughter of Lewis; John (b 1939) and Faith (b about 1934-5). The tree I have been working on takes the Tubby line back to the 1500s so far: Henry Tubby (b 1590 (or 1599) married a Margaret Fuller. His father was a Henry Tubbie but no further information yet. They were apparently yeomen and land owners in the 1200s but each generation had a large family so their assets got 'watered down'. A Richard Tubby lost, or had purloined some of his lands by a member of the so-called nobility in the 1600s around Suffolk.
From information a cousin of mine worked on we were Vikings and probably Shamans.
One of my grandfather's cousins, John Tubby married a Susan Kate Nelson - yes, of the Nelson family. Her daughter grace married a man who could trace his family line back to Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII.
Alas the last few generations have had to be 'grafters' and labourers or whatever.
I have tried to trach down Admiral Tubby through National Archives, but the information is not forthcoming. Would love to know why. John Tubby up north has also tried but got nowhere.
Another point, gt.gt.grandfather James father was Edward Tubby born in 1799 and died in 1840. Death certificates quotes cause of death as 'Visitation by God'. Again intriguing. His wife was a Mary Buxton.
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