Ooh, well, there's a cat among the pigeons..... I have several Williams, one a brother of John (bap. Apr 1762), but he's younger, bap 1767 and possibly dead by 1779 or 1788. The William I have as John's father is definately married to Ann Millar of Walditch. They married on 10th Jan, 1763, about 10 months after John's baptism.
John was living in Rampisham and spelling his name as Durnford when he married Joan Groze of Toller, in 1789. I've done all the checks, pored over what felt like millions of registers and this is the only entry I can find that matches the other information I have (working backwards from their son John - why couldn't they have named some of them Algernon... at least that has the merit of being identifiable....), but it is likely that there were others in the family. The church of Toller Porcorum burnt down in 1758, taking all the records with it, so if there were siblings for John's father William, there is no way of tracing them. I've had to admit defeat there and leave it at that, although, there was a Dunford family living there 100 years previously, also using William and John as family names.
Good luck with it, and let me know what happens!
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