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Subject: Re: HELLO FROM THE UK
Date: 15 Jul 2004 16:44:28 -0600
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I'm also interested in the Challis family as my mother was a Chellis and is traced back to Philip Watson-Challis as the first ancestor in North America. He was born in Sheering, Essex in 1617 and arrived in Boston, Mass. in 1632. His parents were John Challis b. 1587 and Elizabeth Watson b. Abt. 1592 and they were married in Sheering in 1612. I can not find any information on any ancestors back any further. I visited Chaalis Abbey in France in May of this year in hopes of finding some connection, but nothing conclusive. On the 21st of Aug. I will be in Essex visiting Sheering and any other locations that might give me a clue. Do you have any suggestions?