It reminded me of a story I have mentioned before here but might be worth repeating.
I was on a meditation course in London about 20 years ago and got talking to a guy one week who noticing my Geordie accent told me he had just been up north to do some research into his family from up there. Turns out he was related to the magistrate Nicolas Fairless.
I listened and told him he wouldn't believe it but my mother's maiden name was Jobling.
His christian name was actually Fairless (not sure of spelling). I haven't found a direct link to William Jobling to be fair as yet in my family tree research but it seemed like quite a coincidence to us at the time
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