MEMBERS WHO EXHIBITED THEIR RESEARCH.
'THOSE WHO LEFT THE DALES'
THE BASIS FOR A BRAND NEW ARCHIVE OF DALES MIGRATION.
The Upper Dales Family History Group celebrated its 10th Anniversary in October 2010.
The Exhibition was called 'Those Who Left The Dales' and covered people who left Swaledale and Wensleydale and their tributary valleys.
Some went over the border to Lancashire or Durham, but others went to Australia and America and many other far flung places.
Our members collected and transcribed letters and wills that recorded those journeys, and the lives of the migrants and they were on show from Saturday 2nd October 2010 until Saturday 16th October AT TENNANTS AUCTION HOUSE LEYBURN.
There were also various workshops throughout the two weeks.
Check out this page for further details.
Other exhibition pages
Page 2 - artefacts on display
1. WILLIS LETTERS GLENYS MARRIOTT
24. ELLEN ROBINSON of Askrigg, 1830-1902 ALLAN BROWNRIGG
26. RAW FROM LOW ROW TO HAWORTH PAT AND MARION HEARFIELD
41. John HARKER Arkengarthdale to Knottingley MARION MOVERLEY & RON GOSNEY
43. APPRENTICESHIP RECORDS SHEILA HARRIS
44. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS SHEILA HARRIS
45. YEOMAN OF COVERDALE IN AUSTRALIA DOROTHY YEOMAN
46. MORLAND Hawes & RAISBECK Langthwaite COLIN NASH
47. NINION THWAITE(Mossdale Head to Liverpool GILL HOLMES Mossdale Head
48. METCALFEs on STAINMORE MARION HEARFIELD
49. LETTERS: BUXTON, Gunnerside 1880 to Ann FAWCETT MARION HEARFIELD
50. Two PEACOCK cousins from Reeth NAOMI APPLEBY
51. HEBDEN JOHN HEBDEN
52. LAIDMAN West Witton to Canada 1830 LIZ KIRBY
53. Thomas HOGG bandmaster JAMES HOGG
54. SPENSLEY of Whitaside to America RON SPENSLEY
55. Peter & Barbara BERESFORD from Raisgill MALCOLM McCALLUM
56. SPENSLEY of Raydale to Old Ing CHRISTINE AMSDEN A Spensley
57. MICHAEL METCALFE FROM MUKER TO BRADFORD DIANE GREEN
58. ROBIN PEDLEY of Grinton BLAIR SOUTHERDEN
59 CHRISTOPHER PRATT Gunnerside to BRADFORD DAVID PRATT
60 Arthur William CLOUGHTON & Margaret HESELTINE ELAINE CLOUGHTON MYERS
61. Bernard Tennant CLOSE from Bishopdale to Manchester LINDA CLOSE
62. The Riddings Farm Thoralby and HESELTINES MAUREEN HORROX
63. Letters from Edmond to Mary Alderson of Arkengarthdale SUE NEALE & NYCRO
64. George Frederick Atkinson (1882 – 1961 to Harrogate MARGARET HAWKINS
65. Jeffrey HESELTIME 1816 from Askrigg to Bradford CHRIS SCOTT
66. WINTERSGILLS OF MASHAM BRENDA GREEN Yorkshire Ancestors
67. HOGG to West Hartlepool JAMES HOGG
68 MATTHEW COOPER of Reeth CAROLYN McCARTNEY & JOCELYN CAMPBELL
69. George BROWNRIGG alias ROBINSON ALLAN BROWNRIGG
70. JOHN WHITTON his own story - a 20th C migration JOHN WHITTON
72. JAMES WATSON from Bellisle, Richmond CAROLYN McCARTNEY
73. John James FENWICK Feldom to Newcastle JOCELYN CAMPBELL
74. HENRY CALVERT of MUKER & Jane Brunskill SUSAN CALVERT COSGROVE in MO.
75. REGINALD & James ORTON Military surgeons in India NANCY McLAUGHLIN
77. Catherine BROWN, CALVERT & WALLER SANDRA CAPES
78. Joseph Edwin CLARKSON Private detective to the King PETER KENNEDY
79. Robert SUNTER Thwaite Bridge to Manchester RICHARD MCGARRY
80. Anthony SPENSLEY from Swaledale to Wisconsin CHRISTINE AMSDEN
81. COATES MALISE
82. HILLARY MALISE
83. Matthew CALVERT JANET BAILLIE
84. CALVERT / BROWN GUNNERSIDE RAY SMITH
85. WOODS OF ASKRIGG JAKI BROWN
86. John WHITTON of Askrigg convict to Tasmania BARRIE McKNIGHT
88. THE LIVELIHOOD OF THE DALES DAVID MORRIS
89. WILLIAM & AGNES PARKER MALCOLM McCALLUM
90. YEOMAN of Coverdale JIM YEOMAN
91. JAMES SPENSLEY 1773 Whitaside - Dubuque, Iowa, SANDRA LUEBKING
92. HENRY YEOMAN NIDDERDALE TO LEEDS RICHARD YEOMAN
93. WALKER FROM ASKRIGG TO THE USA JILL THISTLETHWAITE
94. PETER LEYLAND FROM ASKRIGG TO CHINA PETER LEYLAND + PIP LAND
95. WILLIAM ATKINSON to New Zealand LIZ HOLDSWORTH
96. JOHN ATKINSON (1835-1904) to London LIZ HOLDSWORTH
97. THOMAS ATKINSON (1836-1907) Co Durham & Leeds LIZ HOLDSWORTH
98. THOMAS PARK of GRINTON to Laverack Hall CELIA POLLINGTON
99. JAMES WHITTON & ELIZABETH HESELTINE KATHY BUZUNIS
100. Stories from the Reeth Poor Law Union JANE KENDALL ALAN MILLS
101. Rev. Benjamin PRATT DAVID PRATT
OTHER SUPPORTERS AND SPEAKERS
We were grateful to the following for their support:
Lord Crathorne who opened the exhibition.
Helen Bainbridge Swaledale Museum
Peter Fagg LDS history
The Red Lion, Swaledale
1. THE STORIES cover:
• who left, where from, why, to where, to do what; what and who did they leave behind;
• did they then send money home to help their relatives
• letters between the families who went and those left behind
• lots of photos of both what and who they left, and where they went to.
Having left, did others then join them. What jobs did they end up doing and did they feel better off.
To include more recent migration
Identify the numbers who left building on the work done by some of our local historians, AND identify the patterns that emerge of destinations, occupations and lines of communication. We plan to have a large global map which would outline how far flung people were.
Other Presentations: Surname Maps. Using software such as the British 19th century Surname Atlas CD to target a few dales names, Calvert, Raw, Dinsdale etc print out maps showing the geographical locations of those names, TONY KEATES AND NAOMI
• Read All About It --- many colonial newspapers now have online archives, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, possibly South Africa. Do searches online and extract any newsworthy items which mention dales folks.
• Rest In Peace - collate either obituaries from far off newspapers, or Memorial Cards which were sent back, indicating that dalesfolk ended their life far from home.
• Some Corner of a Foreign Field – we are inviting Keith Taylor, who wrote a couple of books on the War Memorials in the dale to contribute
• Following the Line - lots of ag. labs eventually went to work on the railways, and migrated with the line.
• Upstairs/Downstairs - those who left and went into Domestic Service, can be extracted from censuses and a display done about the life of a servant.
• Scholars and Students - again extracted from the censuses and alumni records of dales folk who turn up in schools and colleges far away. Cambridge University is being done by Sheila Harris
• Clapped in Irons – record the dales folk who were transported. There are a few in both Church Court records and Quarter Sessions. Some went off and did their 7 yrs and then came back again.
• Bound Apprentice - another reason for leaving the dales. The classification IR 1 at the National Archives is the list of apprenticeship indentures that were subject to a tax, the list is also (partially) indexed at the Society of Genealogists in London
• Gone for a Soldier - either in the Volunteers / Militia or the Regulars – there were a few Coverdale lads who signed up and took the King's Shilling
• A Sailor Went to Sea - possibly not many dales lads went to sea but there were some recorded in the Archives
• Men of the Cloth - a highly mobile group were clergy, they often moved long distances. Did we have any dales born chaps who became clergymen and moved ? Missionaries, one from the top end of Wensleydale went to China and wrote letters back home. Searching through University Alumni gives some indications of their history.
• Place research.
HAVE YOU GOT MEMORIAL CARDS, DIARIES OR LETTERS REFERRING TO MIGRATION FROM THE DALE?
WE HELD A DINNER TO CELEBRATE THE 10TH BIRTHDAY OF THE GROUP.
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