Dear Bill, I have traced my Acres family back to Prescot Parish in Lancashire, England where Thomas Acres (Ackers) was buried 4/24/1647. His son, John Acres, came to Dorchester, Massachussetts in the mid 1600's, and then on to Rhode Island. How close is Lancashire to Hertfordshire... could there be a connection? Could you have information on my Thomas Acres' ancestors? He married Margery Houghton in Prescot Parish, Lancashire, England December 11,1632. My information comes from a book Genealogy of Acres Family of Rhode Island by Fredric Z. Saunders. I would appreciate any information that would take this line further back. Thank you.