Chris- Your post was very helpful to me. Thanks! I didn't know the parentage of Laurence Hales.My line is Laurence Hales b 10/28/1730 in Boxley, Kent,England. His daughter, Mary Hales b 5/15/1757 in Boxley,Kent,England married John Barnes b 11/30/ 1749 in Tonbridge,Kent,England; marriage date...about 1776. They had John,Elizabeth,Ann,Richard,Thomas and Samuel.Samuel Barnes b 3/10/1797 in Beneden, Kent,England married Mary Masters b 11/16/1800 in Tenterden, Kent, England; marriage date 5/20/1817. They had Henry,Elizabeth,Sarah,Mary,William,Thomas,Lydia, Martha, Samuel, and Helen Barnes. Hope this fills in some gaps for you.