Once upon a time (1728), George CUSTOBODY married Abygail BARKER in Stamford Bridge (Catton Parish).Their second surviving son, John, married Frances BILTON of Easingwold, Yorkshire, England.Their first child was William, chr. in 1767.Their second child was John.Their third child was a daughter, Mary.In Skirpenbeck, YKS church baptism records, Mary (as a mother) is described as the daughter of "John CUSS".(At this time period, the child's parents were not simply listed, but both of their parents were named as well, usually with father's profession and village.Thus "Francis Cottom", chr. 1803 in Skirpenbeck, is described as the son of John Cottom, he being the son of John and Mary Cottom of Rufforth, and of Mary, she the daughter of John and Frances Cuss of Stamford Bridge). This is the abbreviated way Mary's maiden name was written.But when you look up Mary's christening record, you see the name written out fully as "CUSTOBODY".Furthermore, a group of CUSS show up in another Yorkshire Parish in the late eighteenth century.All but one of the christenings for the children are CUSS, but one child alone, a "William CUSTOBODY", is shown as a child of a CUSS family.For his baptism and burial only is the full name CUSTOBODY written out.In all other cases his parents are given the abbreviated CUSS surname.Thus some of you with CUSS ancestry are actually descendants of CUSTOBODY immigrants to England, probably Huguenot Protestant refugees who fled France in the 1690's.