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David C Rayment

Nature does not always play ball.  However, there may be another child pre 1613 which I haven’t found.

IGI = International Genealogical Index.  Back in the day this was a personal name index to mainly dates of baptism and marriage. It was on microfiche.  In the UK it was arranged in sets by county and showed the parish where each event took place.  The updated digital version can be accessed on  It is a very useful tool, but with the best will in the world errors do occur, so it is always best to check the original document where possible.

It would appear William (father of Philemon) was the first to only use the Blethyn surname instead of the previously used Bleddyn.