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Previous Comments to this Page
Julian Livsey writes:
Congratulations on a great family history resource.
I found it while searching my Yorkshire family history and came across a family tree document belonging to one of your members John Forster. The tree seems to solve a puzzle that has been a sticking point for me, but I am interested to know where John got the information. I am looking at the following people: Richard Bretton b.1656 d.24 Apr 1736 Flockton married 13 Jul 1676 Emley to Elizabeth Hepworth d.5 Oct 1732. I have been unable to find Elizabeth Hepworth’s father as there are several candidates. I am interested to know how John decided it was Martin Hepworth born 1630, and how he knows that the Elizabeth Hepworth who married Richard Bretton was the Elizabeth Hepworth born 17 Aug 1656 and not one of the others born within a year or two of this date?
Many thanks for any information you can give
Sandra R Spence writes:
dear Historical society
My name is Sandra Spence wife of Bruce Spence who was born and brought up in South Hylton. I have been using your site for research of his Hylton past connections particularly Ryce and Robson (of Claxheugh Rock) families.
I believe there are connections to several of the family trees on your site.
1) Ann Robson born 1818 married Edward Dixon was she the daughter of Ann Robson born 1792 with siblings Thomas , Elizabeth, Robert and John Hodgson Robson who’s line my husband came down from.
2) Margaret Afflick Ryce born 1858 married James Outterside 1880 and I believe she was the sister of William Ryce who was my husbands Great Grandfather who married one of the Robson’s.
3)Browell Family I believe Robert Ryce married Sarah Browell 1925 I would like to know where they fit into our family tree.
I would be pleased if you would pass this on to anyone who could help me.
regards Sandra Spence.
Ernie Taylor writes:
can anyone remember the wooden sailing ships that were moored outside the golden lion back in the 50’s, 60’s or have any pictures of them, i believe they being broken up at the time.