Re: bamsey 2000 UK
i have been reading through the messages posted regarding Bamsey's.What caught my eye about yours was the mention of Spain.Please do not get excited as i have heard several things but have nothing positive.
i have heard that there was a ship docked near exmouth and a spanish guy jumped ship, a pirate or smuggler and swam to the shore.
the second story is that the guy was portuguese and he escaped from portugal as he was wanted for murder!!
Apparently the name was De Bamsey/Banzie and when the guy came to England he dropped the De.
i have traced my ancestors back to Lympstone, Woodbury& Thorveton
hope this helps you, wouldbe happy to share any info