My grandmother was Frances Beatrice Ackney. The family line descends from: * Richard Ackney b. 1730; m. 1756 Ann Horsley (Hosley); d. 1785 in Langtoft. * William Ackney b. 1756; m. 1780 Sarah ? * Richard Ackney (brother of William, Ann, and David) b. 1788/90; m. 1814 Jane Scales in Bishop Wilton; d. 1852 * Herbert Ackney (Akney) b. 1815; m. May 29, 1843 Ann Irwin in Millington, England; d. Jan. 29, 1902 in Unionville, Ontario, Canada. * Robert Ackney b. 1854 in Rome, New York; m. Oct. 29, 1879 Mary Jane Smith in Markham, Ontario; d. Nov. 16, 1903 in Toronto, Ontario. Known siblings of Robert include James (1), Frances, Mary, Herbert William, Jane, William Robert (all born in Huggate), Charles, George(born in Rome, New York), Richard, Harriet Elizabeth, Sarah Jane and James (born in Unionville, Ontario).