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

Saturday, 2 June 2007

Story Relatives

All pictures are from the Bewcastle Journal. Top: Joan Robson and Willie Story
I want to follow up on my comment that we know less about our present day Story relatives. Here is a little more information about other descendants of Robert Story of Shawhead (see Family History V).

Joan Robson nee Story has written:

"There are still Story families in Bewcastle today, namely at Noblestown, Heather House, and Kinkry Hill. The late Bob Story (Grandma's brother) of Slealands has descendants at Slealands, Jacksons Rigg and Black Rigg."

Joan also wrote:

"Thomas's (our great grandfather) brother, Christopher, who married Mary Thompson, had a family of four sons and three daughters, the last surviving being Willie of Kinkry Hill Park. His late brother, Robert James, was father of the Noblestown Storys and his late brother, Kit, farmed at Heather House. "

Gordon Phillips, in an article about the breeders of Galloways, wrote:

"...and the Story brothers, Robert who farmed at Noblestown, Christopher who farmed at Heather House, and Willie of Kinkry Hill Park, who died at the ripe old age of 94 in January 2002. A man with a remarkable memory, at one time Willie could remember the breeding of most of the Galloways between Bewcastle and Castle Douglas, and for many years had some of the best of the breed in the area."

1 comment:

Genes & Machines said...

For June - George C Mossman Marriage to Catherine Goodfellow September 1894. Longtown: Vol: 10b: Page: 707