The tree begins with the death of David Jefferys in 1603, in Siderow, Bremhill, Wiltshire and his son William’s death in 1639.
There are no baptism records for David or William but the baptisms of William’s children began from 1595 onwards. If David and William were both aged 20 when their children were born, they would have been born in 1555 and 1575 respectively. If they were say 25, they would have been born 1545 and 1570. And so we can say that David was born at least in the mid 1500s.
So the tree covers the time from David Jefferys, my 9 x great grandfather, to my grandfather, Frank Haines Jefferys.
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