One or two comments:
- This table now separates "Books" and "People". Books count the
number of people for whom I have found references in them. People is
about their lives.
- Everyone in the file is connected to everyone else by marriage or
blood - unless I've dropped a clanger, of course.
- "Ancestors" are, of course, the direct ancestors.
- The "Relatives" column are those who are brothers, sisters and
cousins of direct ancestors.
- The "In-laws" are those who are connected only by marriage.
- So there were an awful lot of clergyman married, and the ancestors
were none too religious themselves.
- It looks like the ancestors were not too rebellious in the British
civil war, much as the relations were. In fact to have as many as 12
in these files out of the fifty odd who signed Charles' execution
warrant does seem a little excessive.
- The earlier you go, the more who are likely to be ancestors;
hence the large proportion of ancestors among both those who were
excommunicated around 1215 and those who were in Domesday.
- The percentage of ancestors in the file has been increasing. This
is due to my finding more lines of descent from medieval people, the
result of obtaining more sources of (hopefully good) information.