I am researching the Bertram family that came over with William the Conqueror in 1066. The family settled in Northumberland and became the lords of Mitford, near Morpeth, just north of Newcastle upon Tyne. They split into two groups and were given the titles Baron of Mitford and Baron of Bothal ( pronounced bottle ). These family lines died out when the heirs married into other families. In 1235 Isabel married Philip D'Arcy and in 1355 Helen married Robert Ogle. There were other Bertrams living at that time but little has been found on them.
In my research I came across Bertrams living in the 1600s in Stagsden and Mauldon in Bedfordshire which is in the south of England. One family had 5 sons who had identical names to the Mitford Bertrams 400 years previously. This cannot be just a coincidence ! Obviously the names were handed down from generation to generation and remembered that way or the father had some document with these names in it. There may even be several documents still existing today. This gives me added hope that one day I may be able to complete the connection to my family.
To those who read this. Please help me to trace the movements of the Bertram family over the centuries by giving any information that you may have. Thank you Shaun Lodge Cebu Philippines