Re: Edward Bamsey of Cornwall, England, schoolmaster
By Jan Wood October 13, 2003 at 04:00:27
Dear Mr Terrell
Many thanks for your email message on this forum.I am related to Helen Bamsey (nee Hodgess) through her mother's family.Her mother Elizabeth was a Pryor before marriage - the sister of my great-great-grandfather, John Pryor.
Elizabeth and John Pryor were two of 14 children born to Joseph and Elizabeth Pryor in west Devon; 11 survived to adulthood and all of these married and had lots of children.You can imagine how many descendants there are. I am in regular contact with descendants from all of the 11 lines except one. These include another descendant of Elizabeth Pryor and her husband Samuel Mabor Hodges (later some of the family spelt the surname as Hodgess).He lives in London and we research together.I will email you off-line as soon as I can with more information about the family and news of a big Pryor descendants' family reunion to be held in the USA next July which could interest you.