Hi, I have been researching the Punshons in NE England for over 15 yrs, having visited there from the US in '87. Our immigrant Robt. Punshon, b.1777, Sunderland, son of a Thomas (b,1741 or 1747, d.1814 Sunderland) Punshon who marr. 1769 Chester le St. Elizabeth Allen (b.1751 Chester le St.; d 1828 ?Sunderland). There seems to be too many Roberts, Thomas', & Williams to track them well. I like to collect any info on the early Punshons from the area, & try to put them into families. You might like to contact a Ken Punshon, e-mail in 1997 <PUNSHON@mail.dec.com
> (hope it's still good). He has hundreds of Punshon names in his file, including Ralph's, & had done a lot of work on the family.