I am new to this list and would like to ask if anyone has an interest in the
surnames MAY and HORWOOD.
I have traced one branch of my tree back to Great-Great-Grandparents Abraham
Smith and his wife Mary MAY who was born in 1825 in Silverton, Devon.
(Mary's surname has been mistranscribed on the 1881 as MAW). I believe that Mary
MAY was the daughter of John MAY b 1800 in Thorveton, Devon and until recently
I believed that his wife was Mary HORWOOD, born 1801 in Rewe, Devon.
Recently, some doubt has been cast as to whether or not Mary HORWOOD actually was
the wife of the John MAY in this line. There is a possibility that he married
twice which would account for the dispute regarding the name of his wife. I
am wondering if there is anyone on this list who has connections with either
the MAY family or the HORWOOD family, or both, and is able to enlighten me.
I would be pleased to have any thoughts on this.