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From: "Mike & Mary" <>
Subject: SHELLEY & SHILLEY
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 18:33:18 -0000
Do you have an odd SHELLEY or even better an odd SHILLEY connected to HAM anywhere in your tree?
I have been researching my own family name since before decimalisation. So to any newcomers your hobby will not necessarily end in a couple of years. Just recently, well about 4 years ago, I started on a study of just the SHELLEY side in and around The New Forest, This spread to include all of HAM. This generated about another 1000 loose ends, so as you see any snippet of information will greatly assist in making the organised mess look a little tidier.
Several new friends along the way have assisted to compile a vast collection of twigs and branches so that the total SHELLEY population in this area stands at about 800. My own SHILLEY tribe of 150 was fine until I found that one large branch in the mid 1950's had decided to rename themselves as SHELLEY and so my nightmare was complete.
If we have not met before please drop me a line to help ease my misery. To all old friends please give me a Hi and start the wheels turning.
Mike in Southampton
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