You're right, Dawn-it is very confusing and your branch of the Blundell family does descend from the Blundells of Ince, as far as I can see.Hope this helps. There are 4 families closely involved (for some generations) at the time which your are researching:Molyneux of Sefton, Blundells of Ince, Blundells of Crosby- and the Ballards who were the principal free tennants of Ince maybe since the 14th century. In 1643 a dispute arouse between Richard Ballard and William Blundell of Ince re the division of waste land.Arbitration decided in favour of the Blundells but the Ballards ran off Blundell cattle from the disputed land and caused considerable trouble for some time. In 1479 Thomas Molyneux and William Blundell decided that the land should not be enclosed until the death of (the very old) William Blundell-he died in 1505(the times here are problematic; there may have been another William in between.The docs. mention this). His son and heir, Robert, made a settlement in favour of his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Roger Molyneux, in 1505.He also granted lands to his brother Thomas for life in 1509.THOMAS married a BALLARD and became the ANCESTOR of the BLUNDELLS of CARDINGTON.So marriages and land settlements smoothed over family quarrels.There's lots more skulduggery but you can find it if you Google 'A History of the County of Lancaster vol.3' and go for Townships-Ince Blundell.