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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.

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

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

ARTEFACTS

See the list.

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

PLEASE CONTACT ME

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.

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 

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

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.  

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