Most of my Crooks were miners and came from Wiltshire then moved to Monmouthshire. A couple of them were killed in mine explosions, one as young as 11, which is quite sad. I also have Pitts in my family on my mothers side this time. my grt grt grandmother Martha Pitt had a shop in the village I still live in, she was a hat Milner.
I just did a dna test with ancestry and a couple of 4th cousins have appeared in the USA. I since found a relative of my nans moved out there. My nan used to talk about her, but that was over 20 years ago and I can’t remember a name.
Thomas seems to be the elder children’s names, then there are lots of other children, some I haven’t been able to track down, one Thomas had 11 children, so you never know we could be related distantly in there somewhere?
Anyway kind regards