Month: June 2011

On this day … 24th June

1861 … Susannah Lockington was born at Tetney in Lincolnshire to parents John Lockington and Susannah Sowden.  She is my wife’s great grandmother.

1887 … Watson E Dawson was born in Cowling, West Yorkshire to parents Thomas Dawson and Jane Emmott.  He is my 2nd cousin 3x removed.

1943 … Dorothy May Bollard and Harley Thomas Proctor were married.  Harley is my 1st cousin 1x removed.

On this day … 22nd June

1870 … Mary Buckley (Heaps) died in Keighley, West Yorkshire.  She is the wife of my 2nd great grand uncle.

1935 … Elizabeth Ann Musgrove (Turner) married Albert Whiting at the Register Officer in Clitheroe, Lancashire.  Elizabeth is my great grandmother.

Surname Saturday – Dinsdale

The surname Dinsdale appears six times in my family tree.  The earliest person is John Dinsdale, my 3x great grandfather.  The other five are all his children – four daughters and one son:-

Elsy – born about 1816

John – born  about 1819

Mary – born about 1819

Hannah – born about 1821 (my 2x great grandmother)

Alice – born about 1824

According to surnamedb Dinsdale is of locational origin from places called “Low Dinsdale” in Durham, recorded as “Ditneshall” in the Early Yorkshire Charters (c1185) and “Over Dinsdale” in Yorkshire, appearing as “Digneshale” in the Domesday Book of 1086.

My Dinsdale’s appear to come from Arncliffe in the Yorkshire Dales.  So far I have not had much success in finding them in the census records but I am having another go after I finish writing and publishing this post.

On this day … 13th June

1851 … William Dawson was born in Cowling, West Yorkshire to parents James Wright Dawson and Mary Thompson.  He is my 2nd cousin 3x removed.

1876 … Emily Dawson was born in Cowling, West Yorkshire to parents George Dawson and Mary Teal.  Emily is my 2nd cousin 3x removed.

1876 … Richard Espley was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire to parents Joseph Booth Espley and Christiana Boyle.  He is my wife’s 1st cousin 2x removed.