My earliest ancestor [ direct paternal line ] is William Frankish . He married Margaret Stephenson in Elsham Nov 11 1738 . Had two sons and a daughter [ John , William , Elizabeth ] He died in Elsham Dec 14 1800 . Said to be 94 years . Which givesan assumed birthdate of around 1706 . Was recorded in the Parish as FRANCHISE. He was NOT born in Elsham . Moved intothe village for work ?. BUT where from ???? Can any body help . May be from elsewhere in Lincolnshire , BUT could also have come in from Yorkshire .