On the move again

Left Skipton and moored top of the Bingley 5 rise. Karen’s cousin Nicky is making new covers for the sofa, so we’ll be here for a few days.  Then heading down through Leeds.

 Weather had finally got better so we have been able to do a few jobs, changed engine oil and done a bit of painting. Life is relaxed and easy going.

 Karen has been researching her family tree while we were in Skipton. Found lots of Wooler (her maiden name) entries and have tentative links back to the 1600s after a couple of days on ancestry.co.uk and parish records in the library. Also called into Kildwick church and found two Wooler grave stones from the 1800s – big wealthy family but we think not Karen’s direct line.

Karen thinks that a direst line descendent (Stephen) came from Gisbourne as an agricultural carter, then later in one of the census’ was shown as a tenant farmer on Windy Pike at Hanlith Hall estate. Stephen’s son Richard (Brian’s grandfather) was shown as Farmer, 6 Hanlith Hall in the 1901 census. It would be interesting to know when that tenancy ended…..and why?

 Some photos of the reunion and family gravestones on the new page ‘Wooler family gallery’, oh and do have a look at the latest newsletter.

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