I am the great, great grand son of Ralph Maxwell. We have determined that his parents are John Maxwill and Margaret Jones,why do we know this because when he was married in the St Marys parish of cumberland, england, 1823 he signed his own marriage record. and he dotted the eye thus Maxwill.
They named their choildren in the true english way of respecting their parents , thus their first first child Arthur after her father Arthut Donley..etc etc I have what we think is a t rue record of Ralph Maxwill and Elizabeth Donley. I could ged com it to you if you wish Ther are many reasons why we feel we are right
It would take more than a short e-mail to catch you up.But please let me hear from you, we have the family back to 1566