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Subject: Re: [DNA] 25/25 match - different surname -- or major spelling or translation...
Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2003 06:45:54 EST
In Biddulph in Staffordshire, England, there is a double grave. On one side
it commemorates Margaret, wife of John Cotrel and on the other side it has John
> There were four spellings of our surname among my grandfather's
> brothers. The two oldest (legitimate) boys spelled the name Croley. My
> grandfather spelled it Croley as a young man, and Crowley when he was
> older. It appears as Crollie on his younger brother's marriage license.
> It appears as Crawley on the same brother's death certicate. My own
> father spelled it Crowley in Georgia and Crawley in Florida.
> In a local cemetery, there are four brothers with their surname spelled
> differently on each tombstone.
> John Crowley