Hello all! I am going to repost the ancestor that I am looking for.
Looking for Thomas Helm born abt 1699 in Lancaster, England probably in Goosnargh. He
died in the States before 1756 in Prince William County, Virginia. In P.W. County, VA he
married a Margaret Neil Lynaugh. She was born on July 23, 1754 in Stafford Virginia, and
died in P.W. County, Virginia about 1796.
Thomas' parents were Leonard HELM b. 1660 in Goosnargh, Lancaster, England. I have to
names for Thomas' mother ~ 1) Elizabeth HOLMES and the other is 2) Elizabeth of Betty
CALMES. I am sure that this is a mis interpretation somewhere, but dont know where. She
was born in Lancashire, England. Which brings me to my final question... are Lacaster
(mentioned above) and Lacashire(mentioned 2nd) the same place? It is hard to be
geographically impaired when one is a searching for one's ancestors! I guess they
knew where they were! LOL! So... could anyone help me out with ideas? These records are
so far back that I don't even know where to start search over in England. How far
back do the censuses go?
Thanks for taking time to check my message out. If anyone has ANY information or ideas...
PLMK! I would really appreciate it!