I have re-written the circumstances which lead me to write He Comes as One Known. In the Story of the Story – Chasing Samuel Ford I have outlined my reasons for thinking that Samuel Ford came to Millport courtesy of the revenue cutter. Others may, of course, are free to reach their own conclusions about such matters.
I have also completed additions to He Comes as One Unknown.
It is frustrating, to say the least, that there appears no record of Samuel Ford’s parent or where he may have been born. But is that the end of the matter? Surely Not. What can we glean from the record that might assist in tracking down the Illusive Samuel Ford?
I added some thoughts on the matter. For my latest additions see Chasing Samuel Ford.
I have, for some years, been searching for the birth certificate for Robert Wright, the father of Margaret Wright who married Samuel Ford. All these searches failed to locate Robert. But today .. success .. I located his OPR. For the details go to the new Births page.