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I have altered the top of the tree with a postulated sibling relationship between  William Quixley (b. Dublin 1808) and James Quixley (b. Oporto, Portugal 1813). I  stress that this connection is not yet 100% proven. All decendencies thereafter are as  good as possible in terms of validity

The name Quixley appears to originate in the North Yorkshire area. There is a village - Whixley between Harrogate and York, once home to Simon de Quixley Lord Mayor of York  in the 1380s. The name occurs also at the same period in the Durham area. From this  one can trace the name back pre-Norman Conquest as a Saxon name which became corrupted  by the Norman occupation. Sir Edmund Burke's General Armoury of England, Scotland,  Ireland and Wales 1878
 shows several armorial versions:
 1. QUIXLEY: Gules, three greyhounds courant argent, collared sable studded or. 2. QUIXLEY: Gules, three greyhounds courant argent, collared cheqny or and sable, each  charged on shoulder with an escallope sable.
 3. QUYXLEY (Quixley) Gules, an inescutcheon argent overall a bend sable. Crest: An  antelope's head erased gules.
 4. QUYXLEY (Quixley) Gules, an Orle argent overall a bend ermine.

The first two arms are essentially the same thing with the addition of an escallope  onto the shoulder of the greyhounds (also sometimes referred to as leverets (young  hares)). The Escallope is an embellishment indicating the owner had been present on  one of the Crusades or less specifically a Pilgrimage. Unfortunately these were often  added much later to give the achievement more kudos. The first two achievements come  from the Quixley family of York: Simon de Quixley, Lord Mayor of York 1380-3.(see  stories section)
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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