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Exhibition 2010 Upper Dales Family History Group

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.

http://www.tennants.co.uk/

 

There were also various workshops throughout the two weeks.  

Check out this page for further details.

 

1.    WILLIS LETTERS GLENYS  MARRIOTT                      

2.   JAMES PERCY CROFT  MARION MOVERLEY                         

3.   HENRY & ELIZABETH [CLEMISON] HUNT ANN WILSON                                 

4.   BERNARD METCALFE GEORGE BUXTON                           

5.   HESELTINE  family from Thoralby to   Bradford ELIANE HESELTINE                                                      

6.   ROBINSON Ottewell  SHEILA HARRIS                                

7.   WARRINERS Redmire to Liverpool SHEILA MOSS                                  

8.   WILLIAM THOMPSON  to AUSTRALIA DEBRA ANDREASSEN                        

9.   CARTER Thomas  to Middlesbrough JAN GRADWELL                                

10.  CHRISTINE HOWIE  Anthony WILKINSON - a progressive man of Wyoming                                                  

11.  Bateman ATKINSON 1845-1914  MARGARET HAWKINS                             

12.  LAMBERT LIZ HAMILTON                                 

13.  MARY HARLAND  GLENYS MARRIOTT for JON CABLE    

14.  KIRTON    KEARTON JONATHAN KIRTON BLAIR SOUTHERDEN

15.  JOHN PRESTON WW1 DIARY JOHN WHITTON                             

16.  CURRY LIZ HOLDSWORTH                         

17.  RICHARD PEACOCK OF HEALAUGH RICHARD McGARRY                                    

18   RYDER  PAT RYDER                                       

19.  THOMAS LINDLEY CROFT MARGARET E CROFT                         

20.  RUSSELL Family Castle Bolton to Nebraska MRS DODD BARNARD                       

21.  COW KEEPERS JOYCE SCOBIE                              

22.  SMITH family, from Bedale to Natal in 1850 DENNY GIBSON                            

23.  ESPINER of Castle Bolton MARK ANDREW                                

24.  ELLEN ROBINSON  of Askrigg, 1830-1902 ALLAN BROWNRIGG                        

25.  SAYERS from Aysgarth to Ohio DAVE MOORE                                 

26.  RAW FROM LOW ROW TO HAWORTH PAT AND MARION HEARFIELD        

27.  LODGE 2 Rev. Thomas Lodges of Langstrothdale MAUREEN HESELTINE                   

28.  Stephen and Ann LANGSTROTH TO AMERICA JANET WESTWELL                       

29.  PLEWES from Hauxwell to Ontario  GERALD HUNT                             

30.  HORN  Jeremiah & Daniel to New Zealand 1863 ASHLEY CLEMENTS                       

31.  MILNER Swaledale to America  JOHN MILNER STUBBS                

32.  BUXTON HANNAH GEORGE BUXTON                         

33.  CHANDLERs of Laverton CAROL METCALFE                         

34.  John HEWGILL OF CARPERBY & George Musgrave BINKS  GLENYS MARRIOTT      

35.  Elizabeth ALDERSON from Swaledale YVONNE  ALDERSON                 

36.  GELDARTS OF COVERDALE to Nova Scotia  V "BING" GELDART                       

37.  MATHEW DINSDALE [CIRCUIT RIDER]   GLENYS MARRIOTT                        

38.  DALESMEN IN NEW DIGGINGS  CHRISTINE AMSDEN                               

39.  STONES FROM ARKENGARTHDALE ANGELA TEASDALE                         

40.  METCALFE James GEORGE BUXTON                          

41.  John HARKER Arkengarthdale to Knottingley MARION MOVERLEY & RON GOSNEY

42.  ARKENGARTHDALE school  MARY HUTCHINSON H/T               

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             

71.   FAWCETT Swaledale To South Dakota PATTY FAWCETT & GEORGE BUXTON            

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     

76.   CLARKSONS From Preston-under-Scar to Belgravia  PETER KENNEDY                     

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                      

87.   William, Robert and Elizabeth Pratt Carter to America LOUISE  and SYBIL REED                 

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                                

102.   Sir Christopher WRAY JAMES HOGG                               

103    WEST BURTON SCHOOL  PIP LAND AND ROZ TAYLOR                                                

104    EAST INDIA COMPANY HELEN BAINBRIDGE SWALEDALE MUSEUM  

         

PLUS A DISPLAY BY ARKENGARTHDALE SCHOOL FROM THEIR 350th ANNIVERSARY  

Surname Distribution  TONY KEATES                             

VILLAGE TRANSCRIPTIONS CELIA                                         

 

 

 

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

 

2.  DEMOGRAPHICS

 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.      

 

ARTEFACTS

See the list.

 

HAVE YOU GOT MEMORIAL CARDS, DIARIES OR LETTERS REFERRING TO MIGRATION FROM THE DALE?

 

PLEASE CONTACT ME

WE HELD A DINNER TO CELEBRATE THE 10TH BIRTHDAY OF THE GROUP.

CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS 

Other displays

 

Swaledale museum              

Maps and books for sale      

Dales Countryside Museum  

Yorkshire Ancestors

Cleveland FHS                    

Guild of One Name Studies  

Swaledale research            

Wensleydale research          

Arkengarthdale research      

Arkengarthdale School

Wharfedale research          

Sponsored by Grassroots Grants, the Office of the Third Sector, the Community Development Foundation, The Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and York and North Yorkshire Community Fund

BUY THE BOOK OF THE EXHIBITION

THOSE WHO LEFT THE DALES

 

AVAILABLE FROM OUR PRINTER

OR LOCALLY FROM THE NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY RECORD OFFICE IN NORTHALLERTON, THE YORKSHIRE DALES NATIONAL PARK VISITOR CENTRES, TOWLERS IN LEYBURN OR THE ASKRIGG VILLAGE KITCHEN