Here's a surprise! My HAYWOODs came from Cornwall (traditionally dark hair and dark eyes) - all the HAYWOODs I have known (including my own father) were moderately tall, had dark hair, dark eyes. Then I found the service record of Edmund John (great great uncle) and his colouring? Fair hair and blue eyes (and only ' ")...
Edmund John was born in Bovey Tracey. This is where suddenly the family breaks from being Cornish through and through - they originated from Devon! (further delicious hints suggest they came from Warwickshire before that). He joined the Navy when he was in , first serving aboard HMS Indus, then serving on various ships until he was discharged in . But he had not had enough, and re-enlisted, serving until and receiving a Good Conduct Badge (and a war gratuity).
I still have to work out why his service record says "Run" in (later this was expunged from his record) and why his record says that he 'entered from gaol'. Could this mean that Edmund John was a bit of a rebel?
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