I just heard from http://www.tangledwoodresearch.co.uk's Valerie that the long awaited birth certificate had arrived to her home and she will pass the original onto me.
She is sending me the tree that connects our Henwood ancestors with hers and takes us back to the early 1500's!
Bless England's fantastic ability to keep birth certificates and records that stretch so far back! Valerie is one of the people who have worked with them, and therefore knew just how to procure them and probably why she has such a great genealogy record.
Henwoods, this is great news.