At present a lot of these entries have not been cross referenced and thus there may be duplicates, or entries that may seem to the same. Please refer back to this web page on a regular basis. If you have any recommendations or thoughts, then please email me. All the data I have gleaned over the years have become to heavy and cumbersome, so I am going through the process of inputting everything into a Microsoft Access database, and into a GEDCOM file.
The BALE lineage of my direct family comes from Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire (up to circa 1650 ish) with major branches in Rugby (Warwickshire), Leicester (Leicestershire) and Market Harborough (Leicestershire). If I can bridge a small gap over the commonwealth period circa 1650's, I could then probably link the family to the landed and titled gentry BALE's of Carlton Curlieu, Saddington and Humberstone (Leicestershire). Over the years the surname has been spelt in many different ways ie Bail, Balle, Beal, Beale etc.
The GOODYER lineage of my direct family comes from Claybrooke Magna in Leicestershire (up to circa 1800 ish) with major branches in Rugby (Warwickshire), Leicester (Leicestershire) and Coventry (Warwickshire). Claybrooke is just over the county border from Warwickshire. I am having difficulties with an Elias (Eli) Goodyer (Goodger) and tracking his descendants down. However there are lots of families in the Coventry area, which must surely be linked, and there is an area of N Coventry known as Goodyer's End. Going back further there are titled Goodyer's in the Coventry area, with a printed pedigree (Visitation), this tree then has links with the Hertfordshire area of England. Over the years the surname has been spelt many different ways, Goodyer, Godyer, Goodger, Gudger, Goodyear, Goodyere, Goodier etc. I have not yet got around to entering data about the Goodyer or Reeves, but do not hesitate to contact me.
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