I have been working on my family tree and have come across either a William Morris or a William Norris who married a Lady Joane de Vere who was the dau of Elizabeth Howard and a John Devere th3e 12th earl of oxford.
I would like to clarify if it is Morris or Norris.
one would make the Howards and Bolyns part, a very removed part, of the family tree and of course one would not.
it appears that the Morris bloodline split between Church of England and Quaker. and came to America early on to escape religious persecutions.
This line also married into the Shattuck line which helped with others to start the Quaker Church in the North Carolina area.
I would appreciate any help that can be given. It has been a lonely search because none of the family is interested and my father never talked about his family to me, the youngest child. My grandmother, his mom, never did either.