Good afternoon Helen:
I had sent you some information by e-mail a few weeks ago on the Dorset Churchill's, that you had requested, also a couple of follow up e-mails and I have not heard from you. Did you get the information ? Perhaps I used the wrong e-mail address.
You are absolutely right. They are not the same Roger Churchill and Jane Peverell. The information on the new Roger and Jane was developed by my brother who lives in England; sources are LDS and Dawes, Notes & Queries of Somerset and Dorset, The Dorset Churchills p.185. The BDM dates of the family group do not match up with The Meggs family.
The Roger/Jane/Meggs fiasco, I believe, started with the author A Leslie Rowse, getting it wrong, In his book The Early Churchills, An English Family, on pages 6-7, it brings in the Meggs marriage to Roger. As it is known that Rowse had access to the family records of the Duke of Marlborough, I suspect the " old Cavalier " is the original culprit.
The information I mentioned earlier in this message group about the Norman family of Roger de Courcelle is accurate and well sourced. I did the research myself. I am now working on the 13th. - 15th. century line but there seems to be a severe drought in the realm of sourcing.
Best Regards: George