A little while ago, we (Lorna, Chris and myself) discovered some more about Thomas Corney b.1665.
To cut a long story short, the IGI indicated a connection with the Isle of Wight, so we decided to take a punt on the Will of James Corney b.c.1623, who was the founding father of the IOW Corney family.
Our Thomas Corney's Will dated 1728 mentioned his sister Elizabeth, married to William Mears. The IOW James's Will of 1710 mentioned his daughter Elizabeth, wife of William Meares.
Our Thomas was therefore born in the IOW, the son of James Corney and Elizabeth.John Corney b.1713, the founder of the English Corney line, was the nephew of Thomas, and brother to the James who married Dinah Bridger. James Corney who married Joan Haine, was another James altogether, and was the son of our Thomas Corney. I have set out our findings in an article to be published in the Sussex FHG magazine.
It is ironic that after all our painstaking work, it took a leap of faith to send for James Corney's Will. In hindsight it seems obvious we were related to the Corney's along the coast...
I have a transcription of James's Will, and would be happy to send it as an attachment to anyone interested.