I am a descendant of James and Leah Marriner (Mariner). They did have a family reunion in 1983 at one of the family farms on the Eastern Shore. My Grandmother was Rachel MacCubbin Marriner, her husband was Clayton Thomas Marriner. I have back to Robert Marriner and Jane children Rober, Jane, Willyam and Ralph. Let me know what information you would like. We last had a reunion in 1994, I believe. Unfortunately, we haven't had one since but my cousins and I are trying to plan one soon but we need to get a hold of the rest of the family down on the Eastern Shore who are still there so that is taking a lot of time trying to find them. I do have some of the history about the changing of the spelling of the last name. It was originally Marriner then a brother dropped the one r in his. James and Leah moved from Portsmith, Va with 3 sons and 1 daughter (whom James disowned for marrying a Beauchamp). We have further record on her yet. I look forward to hearing from you.