I have my 3 x great grandfather as George Puddy born 1796 marrying Elizabeth Parsons born 1799. I have George's parents as James Puddy died 1803 and his wife as Joan Nash born c.1766. I was fairly happy with this until it was suggested by Ancestry's ThruLines that George had a half brother James Peddy (Puddy) born 1805. I have no proof of this but I do match dna with someone who has this in their tree. I don't know how accurate either of us is so wonder if anyone else has done some work on the Puddy family of Mark and East & South Brent and can help. I seem to recall a member doing some detailed research on the Puddys.
I have been looking for the parents of James but have only come up with a baptism in 1749 for James son of Grace or James one of triplets baptised 1767 both of which would fit (I only have James death date of 1803) until I found the deaths of all 3 triplets. So by default, it is possible that Grace is James's mother, father unknown.
However, this does not explain why other people have George and James as half brothers. James Peddy's parents appear to be Benjamin Puddy and Elizabeth Parsons but I haven't verified this.
Can anyone help me to be more accurate with my 4 x great grandparents please.