Thank you Janet, Overton is a name I remember from somewhere. Janet Do you know of Richard Fryer who was appearing in Rappahannock,Virginia records by 1670's. He has quite a story, whereby he left his family about 1694, apparently in distress, not to return. He had two grown daughters at this time but an underaged son,Richard Jr. whom was taken into the custody of the court because his mother had deceased right after Richard Sr. deserted. Richard Jr. was taken into the custody of Mr. Merriwetheruntil 21 years of age and taught to read and write and accounting by Mr. Merriwether. I believe it was one of these Richard Fryers who appears in 1711 record at St. Maries County Maryland, Directly on the opposite side of The Potomac River from where Rappahannock is. The Latter day Saints have a submission where someone has a Richard Fryer born about 1690 married to an Elizabeth Trail but I can't prove this. Any way there was a John Treale transported to same area in 1662 of Rappahannock and I think he may be the John Trayle who was married at Minsterworth,Gloucestershire in 1658 and this is only 5 miles from Arlingham you spoke of. I think David Trail Sr. of P.G. County,Maryland may have been son of John Treale of Rapppahannock. And Richard Fryer Sr. of Rappahannock the ancester of your Fryer family of Maryland. Did you ever any further luck in your research or can you tell me what more you know of your Maryland Fryers? Thank you Janet.