Robert Murch, born abt 1687 Devon, England|
Robert is my 7 x great grandfather. He is also one of my ‘brick wall ancestors’. A ‘brick wall ancestor’ is usually an end-of-line ancestor – the furthest back you can go on one particular line; you’ve looked and looked and looked, and you just can’t find a connection to go further back. Robert lived in Ottery St Mary, Devon, England (I think). He certainly married there: 24 December 1712 to Elizabeth Bastone (whose parents were Gideon and Mary Bastone). He certainly had children there: Mary 1713, Elizabeth 1716, John 1718, Gideon 1721, Robert 1723, and Josiah 1725. But as for his parents? Well, there’s a Robert christened 22 February 1682, with parents Robert and Dorothy. And there’s another Robert, with father Emanuell. Which one do you think is ‘my’ Robert? Or should I just keep looking?