Well, there is no need to dispute the quotation from Borlase. There is a topographical, not to say geographical, as well as patronymical side to be examined so far as the name and word - Stor alias Stori and Storius, is involved; and we may now proceed to consider this side. Rivers, fells, hills, valleys, with the birds and natural growths that characterise them sometimes in special senses, have much association with human nomenclature. So far as a derivation from a natural object is concerned, as well as derivation from personal rank or chieftainship in bygone days, there will, we fancy, be quite as much to interest the reader as there will or may be from historic and circumstantial narrative, and the raids in which some early Stories took part.
There have been many branches of the Stories or Storys as the Armorial entries indicate.
The Stories have figured strongly in ecclesiastical history at time and time, in both Roman Catholic and Protestant reigns. They have figured likewise as brave men in the battlefield, good husbandmen, and last but not least, as able men of high affairs both in Old England and New England. Some have distinguished themselves in tho State; have shed lustre on the law, while others have been in the direct service of kings. In later days, scions of ancient Storeys have been crowned with bay and laurel for their work accomplished in art, science and literature.