I originally created this blog to document my work on the family history of my grandmother, Maggie Goodfellow Story, later known as Madge Rogers. She was from Bewcastle. After it became evident that other family historians were attracted to the site, I invited them to share their memories and family histories from Bewcastle and the surrounding parishes. And so, it is evolving into a useful research tool for genealogists. Please note, if you want to read my original work, you will need to scroll down to the beginning of the blog and continue reading up.

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Rosemary Dale




Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Bewcastle Tidbits

Thanks Peter, Rob and Janet for letting me know that you enjoyed the family history so far. No, no Sicilian connection as far as I know.

Grandma's mother was a Goodfellow and grew up at Whintingston. I imagine, Rob, that you remember it from your childhood visits there. It is now out of the family, but the owner invited me in, when I inadvertently pulled right up in the farmyard. Grandma's mother's mother was a Forster before marriage. Robert, your mum has two pictures of Elizabeth Forster Goodfellow and I wish to goodness I had gone there and then to get copies. Some time in the future, I would love to locate them and make copies. I have asked June also. I am thinking I may work from the future back with this side of the family.

What was really terrific was when I was able to figure out just who some of Gran's cousins were that I remembered from childhood. Do you remember Andrew and Betty Kyle of Harper Hill, and the Ewarts of the Nook (makes me think of Tolkien), Bessie and Rose and June and Jennifer, Aurea and Rosemary - they all fit in. I need to gather my notes into some cohesion.

Peter, are those pictures of us holding hands sweet or what?

1 comment:

peter said...
Yes indeed I always loved that photo - was it taken at Bournemouth? Days of innocence and yore - if only one could return.

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