I spent some more time
researching my Murton line in FamilySearch and Ancestry.com.
In Family Tree I have been
able to add the parents of John Murton L7FZ-1ZS b.1701 (married to Leah Hock), (John Murton 1664- 9KC2-V8Y and Audry Aslet 1680- 9KC2-VDR) and the parents of
this John Murton (John Murton 1631-1669 MMHW-813 and Rose Hadly
1634- LF7J-JX4) and the parents of John
Murton 1631 (Edward Murton 1600- L4GD-B6Z and Joane or Jane Tidball
1610- KG4Y-NHG) along with various children.
Three generations added,
on that line! This is my most successful day of research in a long
I have tried to be systematic, to avoid missing anyone, and looking for sources.
It is sad that so little is recorded about their lives. I listened to a talk "It's All About The Dash", and I really agree. For example: "John Murton 1631-1669". What did he do during the dash (the time between his birth and death)? What kind of person was he? He died at the age of 38, leaving his wife Rose a widow at a young age. What caused his premature death? Maybe some day I will find out.
We are fortunate that with the internet, we can search through millions of records in just a few minutes. But it still takes time and effort to unlock forgotten information.