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I have interests in the following families in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, England

ALTHAM around Slaidburn and Waddington area, mid 18th century and earlier
BENSON in Ormskirk, Lancashire
BOLTON in Colne & Foulridge in Lancashire and Thornton in Craven, Yorkshire
BUCKLEY in Thurstonland near Huddersfield, Yorkshire
CRABTREE in Halifax and Mythomroyd, Yorkshire
BARRIT/BARRETT in Salterforth, Yorkshire and Foulridge & Colne, Lancashire
LAKELAND in Ribchester and Mitton, both in Lancashire
PRIESTL(E)Y in Halifax and Mythomroyd, Yorkshire
SEED in Waddington, Yorkshire and Clitheroe in Lancashire
STACKHOUSE in Clapham and the upper Ribble valley.
SWIFT in Thurstonland near Huddersfield, Yorkshire
WALTON in Thurstonland near Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Please E-mail me at Craig Thornber with your enquiries but bear in mind that 99% of my data relates to England


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Helpful note for North American readers:

ENGLAND is a country on a small island off the north west coast of Europe. I mention this as I was once in Dallas and having mentioned that I was from England I was asked if I had driven all the way.  By way of explanation I added that I had come from the UK.  "Oh yes, the University of Kentucky", said the Texan.  Two of England's counties are Lancashire and Yorkshire.  In older documents the names "County of Lancaster" and "County of York" occur.  The expressions "Lancaster County" and "York County" are unknown in England, being based on American usage.  The abbreviation for Yorkshire is Yks. not York, which appears incorrectly on the CD ROM version of the 1881 census produced by the LDS and is therefore easily confused with York, an ancient city in Yorkshire, which was known as Eboracum in Roman times.  The name "Lancastershire" is an American invention and is an abomination to true Lancastrians.  The title of Duke of Lancaster has been held by the monarch since the War of the Roses and we Lancastrians have the right to give the loyal toast as "The Duke of Lancaster!".

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