The eventual solutions to the many 'sub-plots' encountered along the way could no doubt have been recorded more succinctly and with an aura of greater competence than the journal-like way chosen. In particular, much more is now understood about the true Jermy family (eg see their separate entry on this same Website). But it seemed that to record our efforts in terms of the more limited knowledge we had at the time better reflected the reality, the problems and ultimately the rewards of genealogy.
The following analysis of this family mystery is divided into 4 major Parts - which are best read in sequence, at least initially. These are:
Part One - The Spurgeons - c1900-1700: Specific to General
Part Two - The Jermys - c1600-1800: General to Specific
Part Three - The Link Between the Spurgeons and Jermys
Part Four - On the Origin of These Jermys: Four Theories
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