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I have now definitely established the link between Edward (1802-73)and Hannah (1812-62)Exelby of West Cottingwith, Thorganby, Yorkshire, and the Exelbys of Urswick and Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria (UK). Descendants of other children of this Edward Exelby are in Queensland, Australia. Can anyone establish any links backwards from this Edward Exelby - possibly to a William Exelby and a Richard Exelby of Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire and beyond. I would like eventually to establish a link to the descendants of Guimar, if possible, but there seems to be a gap of about 150 years. Can anyone help? I can supply full details of descendants of Thomas, son of Edward Exelby from 1870 to the present, if anyone is interested.