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FLOYER

The Floyer name enters the already ancient 300 years of Homersley genealogy with William Homersley 1st x 9 Cousin of Garnett Holmes; (15th great grandson of Ade de Rowenwal, our common ancestor, and his daughter by an unknown wife, Margaret Homerlsey (1548-1597) who married Richard Flyer (1546-?) Hints, Stafford, England about 1571.

UK, Extracted Probate Records, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 
NOTE: Margaret Homerlsey 1548-1597 is the 9th great grandaughter of Ade de Rowenwald.
They had a son, Ralph Flyor (3
rd  x 5) 1572-1643, who resided at Oxford, England, married Margery Weston (1577-1609) England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906.



Ralph and Margery had four children; Richard, Francis, Mary, Lettice. 

Richard Flyor/Richard Floyer (29 Jul 1603 Hints, Stafford - 27 Aug 1679) married 21 Mar 1645 Manchester, Warwicke to Elizabeth Eleanor Babington (1618-1679) ; (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MZS8-S5F : accessed 2016-08-28), entry for Elizabeth Or Eleanor BABINGTON)
Richard and Eliz. Foyer have 7 children. Matthew Floyer (13 Dec 1646-?) marries Anne Scott, Abt. 1667, Hints, Stafford.; Elizabeth Floyer (28 Nov 1647 -?) married Thomas Goring, 02 Jun 1668. Florence (1653-?), John,* (copied from http://www.hints-village.com/jonfloy.html
*Peter, True, Samuel

1. The John mentioned above proved to be a prominent Physician and helped to establish a family seat that lasted for generations. . There is additional reading about Dr. John Floyer.
2. Francis Flyor died in the first year.
3. Mary Flyor seems to separate in England with her husband, Thomas Moseley who emigrates to the British Colony of Virginia, Isle of Wight with their son sho will become Capt. William Moseley 12 Jan 1628- Feb 1685- of Essex, Virginia. (4th Cousin - Remote Cousin Warner Davenport) marries Marha Brasseur. This line continues nine more generations till the 1940s . It continues with the famly of Warner Davenport. 

To offer a grounding here; this represents the great grandchildren of William Homersley who was a 1st Cousin nine times of Garnett Holmes.


Mary Floyer, (07 May 1605-1692) marries Thomas Moseley (1585, Moseley, Staffs, W Midlands, England-1659). Thomas Moseley is genetically matched with my DNA at Family Tree DNA .. My DNA!

4th Cousin - Remote Cousin Warner Davenport is spelled MOSELEY and has twelve other matches in the Autosomal DNA ; with the spelling of Mosley there are eight. To go into the Moseley and Mosley Autsosomal DNA comparisons is not practical here; however, data about Mr. Davenport's DNA comparison is that 15 centiMorgans are present (about 10 centiMorgans is the minimum for kinship.)

4. Lettice Floyer born 17 Nov 1607 Shropshire, England.

MORE ABOUT FLOYER READINGS:
A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of Great Britain by Sir Edmund Burke, pp 421-423
https://books.google.com/books? id=9mNHAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA422&lpg=PA422&dq=john+floyer+His+grandfather+Ralph+Floyer,&s ource=bl&ots=viWqayQDyB&sig=x9YbgBUa_Y2yXrVTexKzFbwpl8A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUK EwjDs_3A96rPAhXF2yYKHU7qBQQQ6AEIJDAB#v=onepage&q=john%20floyer%20His %20grandfather%20Ralph%20Floyer%2C&f=False


Reference Entry
Floyer, Sir John (1649-1734), physician
Denis Dunbar Gibbs
in
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/9775
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


E-ISBN: 9780198614128
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~floyer/ 
This is a scholarly study worth the reading. When one does read this account of the Flyor family since angle Saxon times. I am an unabashed lover of Coats of Arms. The landed gentry that the Floyer arose from were granted arms after serving the Monarch. This was of a time when literacy was rationed and signs meant something. The arms show three arrows. There are a couple of stories and one of them is in the reading, but the one I like is that they were a family of arrow makers. Sometimes Fletcher is a name associated with arrow making as well. The sets of a single arrow also implies flyer, an early name for an arrow. I can see Flyer becoming the name. Anyone who has had more than a casual glance at Stafford English estates has noticed the ubiquitous Yew, Taxus baccata, native to England and over to Iran. It was grown purposfully for arrows or flyers.

Closing Comments
The family Floyer represents a paper trail and genetics that unfolds daily. Genetics makes a viable stance in a genealogy as paper trails fade. Never forget that in genealogy as well as other sciences there is an equal and opposite reaction for every action. For example, The Mosley, Moseley families of England gave way to other autosomal* cousins.in an ever cascading blanket of immortality. Mirroring post and present.rather like a Jacob's Ladder of ancestral dynasties ascending and descending. In a metaphor.


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*Autosomal: Pertaining to a chromosome thats not a sex chromosome. People normally have 22 pairs of autosomes (44 autosomes) in each cell, together with 2 sex chromosomes, X and Y in a male and X and X in a female. 


Len Holmes
October 11, 2016


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