Hi Mick, Thank you! I have a map and should be able to find Cowlinge just fine.
Ok, now on to the Bye "mystery". I have a Harry M. Bye b. c.1855 in Soham to William and Sarah Ann (Hutchings) Bye.He is on the 1871 census (listed as attorney & clerk in Soham, living with the family) but disappears after that. he is not listed in his father's will (1900) nor is there any other mention of him anywhere. Do you have a death listed for him?
And if you're feeling REALLY frisky....William Bye b. c.1 Jan 1827 in Soham, m. ? to Sarah Ann Hutchings supposedly had 24 children..12 boys and 12 girls, most of whom "died when young" according to one of their children. I have found (I believe) 18 of their children..want to have a go at finding all 24 of them?