Harperley Hall, Durham, England
One of the really surprising finds of that Vorce research was that one of the trails
back in time lead to the very same man, William Wilkinson, at Harperley Hall,
Durham, England. As a young man he fathered a child with one of the estates
servant girls. From this the line of Wilkinsons who moved to London and eventually
became the ancestors of Bruce Wilkinson began. William Wilkinson later married
and father other children, from one of which began a line of Wilkinsons who later
became a part of Lauren Vorce Wilkinson's ancestors. Who would have thought.
I prepared this chart in 2007. At that time I had, thanks to Debbie Hogan, a good start
on the McFarland side of the Vorce Family. There was also a good documentation of
the Veinot line of the family. I hope to reconstruct this chart. It is a bit messy and
cramped as it is.
Vorce Chart 1 - Descent chart for Glenn Vorce
To read the charts which are included with each Family section, start at the left hand
side. This is the most recent time period. As you go towards the right on the chart
you are going back in time. Each marriage is grouped in a "c" shaped bracket and
any children from this marriage (or partnership) will be a line extending out from the
left hand side. As a convention, I put the male on top and female below in the
marriage bracket. Children's lines extend out to the left with the oldest child on top
and then descending in order of birth. Some charts will have a married couple who
are the focus of the chart. You will then see multiple children and grandchildren to the
left of the chart. Otherwise the charts show a couple and the child from which the
immediate family is descended to the left. Other children of the couple will be ignored
in this case. The charts in general are following the path of the DNA as it spirals into
the future generation after generation.
The following chart illustrates this. All of my charts will follow this general organization.
First, A word about the charts.
Vorce Chart 2 - Descent chart for Audrey McFarland Vorce