In a message dated 29/9/98 03:52:18 GMT, you write:
<< Subj: Johns Surname Query
Date: 29/9/98 03:52:18 GMT
CC: HJohns3(a)aol.com, RJohns24(a)aol.com, Ksalisbury(a)ccsinc.com
Hello. I am Clifford Murdock Johns, CAPT USN RET, and am searching for my
ancestors Roger, Jacob, and Richard Johns who apparently came to America from
Wales about 1640. There are supposedly ties to the Bristol area and a Roger
Johns who was Mayor there about that time.
If anyone can be of help, our Research Group would be most appreciative. We
have extensive Johns data to share here in the USA after that initial
Thank you in advance for you efforts on behalf of our group. We have little
experience beyond our shores as we have been hard at it for about two years
It isn't very much to offer but there is a JOHN[s] entry in *Surnames of
Wales* that excellent research aid by John and Sheila Rowlands .
This might help you to pin point the likely areas of Wales that your ancestors
Mail me direct should you wish me to share this with you.
Also, you might check out
where there are links to good advice sites such as Genuki.
Unfortunately, the survival of Parish records in Dyfed and Glamorgan as early
as 1640 is the exception rather than the rule.
Good luck anyway