Thanks for yours.Yes I think they broke the mould when my father was made.I won't see the likes of him again.Mind you, that whole generation were an extraordinary bunch.
The Colby connection comes through my fathers mother, Vera Colby who came from a strong military family of Welsh Squires.The family is one of considerable age,originally settled in Norfolk, England. One of its members was Sir John Colby of Swarston (14th century). My branch of the family settled in Pembrokeshire,South Wales and were represented in the Army and Navy by many distinguished officers. In fact the last invasion of Britain by enemy troops was stopped by my great great great great grandfather Colonel Colby who as Head of the local militia rushed to the the Pembrokeshire coast to thwart the landing of about 600 French troops in 1760.4 members of the family were also killed in the 17th C English Civil War. The Colbys had 2 wonderful houses called Fynone and Rhosygilwen which are still standing to this day although the family connection to these was severed when the last male Colby (My father's uncle)Major Lawrence Vaughan-Colby was killed in the first 2 weeks of the Great War.His mother Annie Harriet Colby asked my father to change his name from Salazar to Colby so that there would be a male heir to Fynone and Rhosygilwen. My father refused to do this but instead adopted the surname as part of his. My sister and I are Colby Salazar, although I myself never use it. Needless to say he didnt inherit the estates due to his refusal, and my great Aunt sold the lot in the 30's! I believe there was also an American Colby (no direct relation)who was head of the C.I.A in the 70's or 80's.
Please do send me any information on the Florida Salazars that you have, I would be most interested. My E-mail address:- email@example.com
Look forward to hearing from you
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