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.

If you have information that you would like to share here, or a question, you need to become a blog author and make a posting. To do this, contact me at rosemarydale3@yahoo.co.uk, and I will send you a permission. However, I can not respond to requests for further information or assistance.

Rosemary Dale

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Knowe Presbyterian Chapel

I am excited to introduce June to our blog. I think she is our second cousin once removed - her mother and our grandmother were first cousins. Our common forebear is Elizabeth Forster Goodfellow of Whintingston. June has deep connections to Bewcastle. Her grandfather was Rev. George Cheape Mossman, the beloved minister of the Knowe Presbyterian Meeting House from 1881-1910. She has sent us these photos of Knowe Chapel, the interior showing the harvest decorations. I hope to start writing up my research on this side of the family during the next couple of days. And I will welcome any corrections or additions from June. Many family marriages and baptisms took place in the Knowe Chapel over the years. Including the wedding of Madge Story and Jack Rogers, and the christening of Joan, the mother of Roger and Robert.

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