Hello My husband is a direct descendant of Mary's brother, who was Thomas James Elvidge - all siblings were born in York, where we still live. Mary emigrated with her husband as he was asked by the Company he then worked for to work out in the USA. A cousin has written a small booklet on The Elvidges of York, and I had already written a chapter on the Elvidges in my family history book when we met up through a mutual contact, doing family research - neither knew of each other's existence.
I'm not sure how I can compress a great deal of information for you.Do you live in England?I've only just been told of this site, and found your message from 6 years ago.We have traced the family back to Christopher Elvidge (also handwritten down as Elvish on several documents), baptised 1740 at Kilham.
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