Berry, thanks for your response. I do not doubt the information you have one bit. It all seems confusing!! I have the following: 1. John Stockley was born Stoke on Trent, England about 1570. John died after 1620 in Virginia. He married "unknown". They had the following child:
2. John Stockley b. about 1600 Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England. He married Elizabeth WOODMAN. They had the following:
3. i. Francis Stockley was b. Stoke on Trent abt.1616 and died in Northampton Co., VA 1656. He m. Joan ???? about1635.
ii. John Stockley b. 1621 England; d. bef. 18 Aug 1673, Accomac,VA. He m. Elizabeth Watkins?? (my note: I believe this was the maiden name of Elizabeth Bowen who was John Bowen's widow. John Stockley m. Elizabeth Bowen after her husband's death) Children of John and Elizabeth Stockley: William, Woodman, John, Joseph, Thomas, Charles, Francis(my note:I am descended from this Francis), Hannah, Ann, and Elizabeth.
iii. Woodman Stockley b. Stoke on Trent abt.1624; d. Somersett Co., MD
This all seems very confusing. I suppose there is no way we can know for sure who the father of John was. Am I correct or is there something I have missed? I welcome any comments!