A Holbrook in Stafford Co VA in the 1730 paid a fine for a romp with a female of surname BEARE. In a county in England I find what may be a grandfather of the Holbrook rake involved above, and a connection to BEARE !!Even late at night this was noticed!My question is: will those with information on the EARLIEST BeAR /BEARE info in Virginia kindly send it to me, along with time (year) and county. Something like "John Bear was in King George Co VA by 1720" would initialy suffice. be sure to include your e-mail. If anyone has found the english origins of the early VA BEAR line, please let me know. Thanks.