To add a bit of interest to the information about a person, and to see if
there are any common characteristics across all the Pratleys, I'd like to add
photographs to this web-site.
So if your family has any photographs of the Pratleys, especially of the
older members of the family, and you wouldn't mind them appearing on this
web-site, I'd be very grateful if you could send them on. (If you have some
photos but don't have access to a scanner, let me know, and I'll see what I can
In an attempt to bridge the gap between the 1600s and the 1700s which has
been left by the missing baptism register, and determine how all the various
branches of the Pratley family are related, I've set up a DNA project with
FamilyTreeDNA. If we can get as
many male Pratleys as possible to participate, we should be able to build up a
good picture of how each line descends from William Spratley.
More information about how to join the project, and the results so far,
can be found here.