Dear rod, I have traced my ancestry back to a george Nettleship c1648 & married to alice Marr 30/6/1672 at Blyth Notts and the parents of Isaac N Christened 14/1/1696 @ Blyth. I gleaned this info from a friend in the u.k who was also a descendant of Georg & Alice. These 2 were found on a family chart compiled by w.j.williamson in Canada in 1929 & held in the genealogy society in London. Isaac' christening was found in the Bishops transcripts for blyth but I have him married to Mary Atkinson 5/1/1720 @ Sutton by E.Retford. George appeared to have 9 children & Isaac appears to have 8 children. I haven't found Georges birth date or place but he was a yeoman farmer of Torworth and there is a will of his eldest son edward at the Borthwick Institute of which I have a copy & have deciphered mostly. Edwards will stated he ran a farm in Torworth which he must have inherited from Geprge; Blyth parish records on film in Nottingham are very hard to decipher. I hope you are able to use this info & verify it if possible. good luck Guy Nettleship.