Thank you for your message re PONSONBY.
Unfortunately Roy a dear friend died last year. I still take messages on behalf of his sister who dosn't have a computer.
I live in Manchester, Lynn lives in Birmingham. I forward everything to her, and we will be most interested in Crotto. WE believe Minnie Frederica PONSONBY to have been born there to Thomas (possibly Carrique)Ponsonby R.N. Whilst we are almost certain this is her father we cannot prove it definately. Her marriage cert, to William Hartshorn 1855 states her father to be Thomas PONSONBY Lieutenant. Minnie would have been born approx 1933 from census entries herein England. We presume it is the Thomas of Crotto House because the naval records only contain one Thomas Lieutenant and this is him.
We would be most gratefull for any help we can get on the problem. If you are descended from a PONSONBY od Crotto then if the above is correct you will be distantly related to Lynn Barrington, born Hartshorn.