Re: Peter Sinclair, Nottingham
Re the mesage of Peter Sinclair(Nottingham), and Marie Byatt. My grandfather Samuel Scroop was the son of Cornelius. Cornelius married Elizabeth Hunt, they and their children ,Samuel and Helen,are identified in the 1881 census. Ther is anothr sibling,Steve (Steven/Stephen?), identified by Samuel's daughter's - my mother now aged 94 and still of very sound mind and memory!It could be that your Francis Richard is related to Cornelius, born 1856 in Nottingham and also a blacksmith.Have you checked the 1881 census returns?As Marie (my cousin-in-law suggests try also Scrope/Srcoopes/Scropes/Scoops! Good hunting and do inform me if there is a link, if so it may extend to before 1066.