Thanks for replying, I have viewed part of the book you mention, quite a feet of research!. As you say there are a lot of gaps in the early history. My aim is to try and help you all by doing some research over here and posting short snipitts each month. I do have an idea where our families link but have to travel and check records before I'm happy to print it, I don't want to confuse anyone.
On a different note I have numerous photos of the North Warwickshire area where my branch of the family first appeared in 1628. Anyone interested just let me know. I am also over the next month or so aiming to visit Haughton/Albrighton and take some photographs. I will post a note when there ready.