I am very interested in geneology but basically ignorant and have done no research on my own. My 92 year old grandmother gave me some files from Betty Lou Jones. They go back to a Richard Dalby who married Susanah Harris. My line continues through Joel Dalby Sr.(b.1777 in Virginia I believe), Rev. Joel Dalby Jr., Elijah Dalby, Andrew Jackson Dalby(who lived in Iowa) and so on. (Our Dalby name stopped in my grandmother's generation-as she is one of two daughters.)
I have always heard that our Dalbys came from France (D'Albe). I have a gut feeling this is not correct. I feel we would see more French names, customs, heirlooms etc. in our family if this were so. (Also, Richard Dalbey married Susannah Harris, who was Welsch Quaker-I think it likely he'd seek out someone who spoke the same language and came from the same culture). Possibly several centuries back they came from France to England. As I said, this is all purely speculation on my part.
When I came across the name of Robert Dalby in the Catholic Saints book, I was intrigued and wondered if there was any family connection. I wish I had more information.
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