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Can you find any info on John Shorte I?

Question by gmw2019

So, I have been getting pretty far with my direct line of ancestors and for the most part the timelines do make sense. But, one of the direct ancestors, William Shorte who was born in 1535, according to records online his dad died when his brother John Shorte II (1524-1587) was born. So it doesn’t make sense that John I was born in 1459 and died in 1524. And I am thinking either there’s a couple or three generations more that are missing because people were very young when they had their kids or the timeline is very messed up. John Shorte II lived in Exeter, Devon, England as well as John I. I think that John I must’ve been born in the very early 1500s rather than 1459. If you can help me find anything that would be wonderful.

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on 2018-11-07 12:49:12

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by charlie19 on 2018-11-07 19:59:28

I have taken the liberty of finding where the surname " Shorte " originated from . The reason being trying to verify any info before 1525 etc ' is very difficult + hard to extract any records . To assist you I have gone back to the origin of the surname + hope fully you may be able to come forward + narrow the ancestry gap you are seeking - CHAS'

Short History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Short is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person who because of their physical characteristics was named short. In this case the surname Short can be traced back to the Old English word sceort which means short. The original bearer would have been known as the short one, because of his low stature. As height is one of the most easily distinguished features of a person, names derived from this aspect of a person's physique are by no means rare.
Early Origins of the Short family

The surname Short was first found in Dorset where one of the first records of the name was Ordic Scort who was listed there in the Pipe Rolls of 1176. Other early records include Richard le Sorte who was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1269 in Somerset and William Short who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex of 1327. [1] The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list William Short in Suffolk. [2]

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