We are undertaking an ambitious project which will take months to complete.
We are taking all the Corney's from the IGI for England and putting them in spreadsheets, divided into regions.The ultimate aim is to find the origin of the first Corney family in England, and also to join groups of Corney's together.
My Corney's are from Sussex, rumour has it we came from Yorkshire.
I am investigating the Corney's from East Anglia at present.These are from Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.I am using the bvri, NBI, resources on the Web, Ancestry censuses and individual family trees.
I have found a family which settled in Suffolk, lived in Bristol, but were part of the Marwood Devon Corneys.Another family who lived in Cambridgeshire but were originally from Essex.
I'd be grateful if you could post some family trees on the forum.We are not working forwards, we are working backwards, so the earliest Corneys you have would be most useful.
We dont know if we will be successful, but if we dont try then we will never know!!