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Offline bluemango_26

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Re: Royal Oak Elton
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 08 January 12 12:17 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find if other descendants of this Godwin line had the same story told as my father was, that there was a link to Earl Godwin (father of Harold II).  So far, I have found 2 separate lines going back to this couple William Godwin born 1825 and wife Elizabeth Shield, of the Crown Inn Elton, from where this story was passed down through the generations since then.

If anyone else can corroborate this same Godwin story I would be very interested to hear from them.  Not that it could be proved, and I acknowledge it's a common feature of ancestry research (everyone wants blue blood!).  I'm just intrigued to know how far back this story can be traced.

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Re: Royal Oak Elton
« Reply #10 on: Monday 09 January 12 09:23 GMT (UK) »
Hello, I know of a local historian for Elton, who
is Alan.G.Clarke,20 Middle St, Elton Peterborough,
Cambs,PE8-6RA
he is the one who can help you.Margaret.

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Re: Royal Oak Elton
« Reply #11 on: Monday 09 January 12 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Hello,Alan has published a book called, A VILLAGE ON THE NENE.
in 2007
ISBN 0 902544 47 0
there are many  refs  to Goodwin in this book on Elton.
Margaret.

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Re: Royal Oak Elton
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 12 January 12 08:27 GMT (UK) »
Thank you magslote.  I have been in contact with Alan some years ago, and yes he is very knowledgeable about the local history.

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Re: Royal Oak Elton
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 17 January 12 19:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi All.

Welcome to the new Rootschatters.  :)

I took some photo's of the 2 Inns in Elton for another
Rootschatter a year or so ago.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/0jso/

1st is Crown Inn, 2nd The Black Horse.

Sandy
My Web Site http://5bravemen.weebly.com
My Northants War Project http://www.rootschat.com/links/0wnr/
My Useful Northants links. http://www.rootschat.com/links/07re/ 
Northants Family History Society  http://www.northants-fhs.org/
Alan Clarke Northants Indexes etc http://www.familyhistorynorthants.co.uk/index.html

Some of My Surnames in Northants: Eady, Green,Luck, Vorley, Beeby

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Re: Royal Oak Elton
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 17 January 12 19:11 GMT (UK) »
Lovely old village on the border of Northants.

Sandy
My Web Site http://5bravemen.weebly.com
My Northants War Project http://www.rootschat.com/links/0wnr/
My Useful Northants links. http://www.rootschat.com/links/07re/ 
Northants Family History Society  http://www.northants-fhs.org/
Alan Clarke Northants Indexes etc http://www.familyhistorynorthants.co.uk/index.html

Some of My Surnames in Northants: Eady, Green,Luck, Vorley, Beeby

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