Re: Bateson/Bates from Flitcham, Norfolk, Eng.
Good to hear from you.Yes, I think we are related.It would appear that your Edward Bateson is my Great-Great Grandfather Joseph Bates's brother.I have your Edward and wife Rachel on my tree with 7 children that I found.I have Edward's birthdate from census records as app 1855 but it's likely the same person.It's a bit confusing, the Bateson line, since many of them were originally going by the surname Bates and then for some reason changed their surname to Bateson in the late 1800's. I have yet to figure out why.I would be happy to share my research with you if you email me directly.I would like to compare with what you have on the Batesons.(My mother's maiden name is Bateson.)
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