This page has information about some of the families in my tree.
Here’s a link to an index of names in an early version of my family tree uploaded to Family Tree Maker Online. I can’t remember how long ago this version was uploaded but it does need updating when I get chance.
This is my paternal line. The earliest ancestor I have traced so far is John Dawson (born about 1768), my 4xgreat grandfather. I was brought up believing that I came from good Yorkshire stock. Although most of my early ancestors were born and lived in and around Cowling – between Keighley in West Yorkshire and Colne in Lancashire – it seems that John Dawson (c1768) may well have been born near Clitheroe in Lancashire. I haven’t yet been able to confirm this with any certainty but there is some evidence that this is indeed the case. Watch this space!!
John Dawson (c1768 – 1832) and Ann Watson (c1772 – 1846):- Priscilla, John, James, Thomas, Alice, Elizabeth, William, Watson and John
Thomas Dawson (c1799 – 1874) and Margaret Snowden (c1800 – 1879):- John, Ann, Priscilla, William, Esther, Elizabeth, Thomas, James and Margaret
John Dawson (c1819 – 1881) and Ellen Gawthrop (c1824 – 1892):- Thomas, Martin, Isaac, William, John, Ann, James, Ellen, Margaret, Joseph and Matthew
James Dawson (1857 – 1931) and Emma Buckley (1863 – 1935):- Sarah Ellen, Annie, Harry, James, George Isaac and Joseph
Joseph Dawson (1903 – 1978) and Alice Hurtley (1900 – 1987):- Harry and Graham
Graham Dawson (1930 – 2008) and Alice Musgrove (1930 – )
I have my paternal grandmother’s line going back to my 9xgreat grandfather, John Hurtley, born about 1590. I must admit that I haven’t actually done all of this research myself and I haven’t yet checked it for accuracy. However there are quite a few “trees” on http://www.ancestry.co.uk where other people have this same information and I have just added their research to my own tree. If the information is correct then the Hurtley’s originate from the Kirkby Malhamdale area of Yorkshire(http://www.kirkbymalham.info/KMI/malhamdale.html). My own branch of the family moved south through the generations to the area around Skipton and Cononley.
John Hurtley (c1590):- Thomas
Thomas Hurtley (1609) and Elizabeth Deane:- William
William Hurtley (1633):- James
James Hurtley (1654) and Agnes Lawson:- Henry
Henry Hurtley (1700) and Jane Unknown:- William
William Hurtley (c1722 – 1800) and Elizabeth Clark (c1730):- Thomas
Thomas Hurtley ( – 1855) and Hannah Braidley (1778 – 1858):- Martha, John, Thomas, Hannah, Mary and James
James Hurtley (1819 – 1887) and Hannah Dinsdale (1821 – 1900):- Thomas, John, Mary E, James, Esther Hannah, Ann and William D
James Hurtley (1858 – 1917) and Ellen Paley (1859 – 1934):- Rhoda, James, Jessie, Maggie, Nellie, Tom, Alice
Alice Hurtley (1900 – 1987) and Joseph Dawson (1903 – 1978)
My mother’s parents were both called Musgrove. So first here is my Grandads side of the family – starting out in Kendal, Westmoreland.
Joseph Musgrove (c1791 – 1858) Jane Dewhurst (c1803):- John
John Musgrove (c1833 – 1884) and Catherine Ainsworth (1837 – 1887):- Susannah, George, Thomas Ainsworth, Joseph and James
Thomas Ainsworth Musgrove (1860 – 1928) and Ellen Stowell (1861 – 1933):- Ellen, Robert, Mary Alice, Joseph Ainsworth Stowell, Harry, Annie and Fred Ainsworth Stowell
Fred Ainsworth Stowell Musgrove (1898 – 1975) and Florrie Musgrove (1897 – 1971):- Kathleen, Thomas, Joseph Harry, Hazel, Elizabeth, Stowell, Alice and Mary
Alice Musgrove (1930 – ) and Graham Dawson (1930 – 2008)
Next is my Nanny’s side of the Musgrove clan. From what I can gather they came from the Hawkshead area of Lancashire – at least it was in Lancashire back in the 17th and 18th centuries. Hawkshead is near to lake Windermere which is now in Cumbria. Also the family name has changed over the generations – from Musgreave to Musgrove. I still have much more research to do to get a better understanding of the family.
Joseph Musgreave (c1703):- Alice, Robert, Thomas and Joseph
Joseph Musgrave (c1736):- Joseph, William and John
William Musgrove (c1760):- Betty, George, Joseph, Ellin, William, Anthony, Sarah and John
William Musgrove (c1795 – 1861) and Harriot Francis (c1795 – 1866):- Eliza Francis, Anthony, George, William, Harrison, Anthony and Elanor
Harrison Musgrove (c1834 – 1868) and Jane Rooking (c1833 – 1873):- Agnes, Harrison, William, George Albert, and Joseph
Joseph Musgrove (1866 – 1933) and Elizabeth Ann Turner (1873 – 1946):- John Robert T, Thomas, Florrie, Mary Elizabeth, James, Joseph, Leah, Isabel, Alice and Joseph
Florrie Musgrove (1897 – 1971) and Fred Ainsworth Stowell Musgrove (1898 – 1975)