The furthest back that I can go in my family history is to 1812 when my gg grandfather William was born in Sunderland, England. He then moved to Middlesbrough, married, and had a son also William [born Middlesbrough 1844]who moved to Whitby, married and had children. He had eight children one of which, Thomas Ernest [my grandfather] married Eleanor Tyson. This couple then moved to Great Ayton [North Yorkshire] and had three sons, Thomas Ernest, Albert, and Arthur my father. I know this doesn't go back very far but I can't seem to get any further.