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Re: Captain French - Kendal
« Reply #9 on: Friday 10 October 08 11:57 BST (UK) »
Very interesting Jen

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Re: Captain French - Kendal
« Reply #10 on: Friday 10 October 08 11:57 BST (UK) »
Oh wow, Jen, that is fantastic!

Thank you so much for looking and especially for typing it all out.
There's plenty there to get my teeth into.  My husband will be delighted too, as it's his ancestors who lived there.
To find his name, too - is a special bonus.  

I'll have a look to see if that book is still in print, or whether it's one I can get off the internet.

Once again, thanks a million,
Yorkslass
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Re: Captain French - Kendal
« Reply #11 on: Friday 10 October 08 12:02 BST (UK) »
I found the book, a signed first edition,  in a second hand bookshop. It's really old fashioned in its style of writing but fascinating stuff. Published by the Westmorland Gazette so it might be worth contacting them to see if there are any copies lurking in their archives.

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ESS: Howe French Cant Annis Noakes Turner Marshall Makerow Duck Spurden Harmony
SCT: Howe Shaw Raitt Milne Forsyth Birnie Crichton Duncan McBeath Daniel Hay Robertson Jaffrey Smith McDonald Alexander Craighead
NRY: Bushby Smith Bland Iley Cunion Kendrew Thornbury Favell Lonsdale Crossland Rudd Pratt Gibson
WES; Dickenson Jackson Ewbank Waller
STS: White
SRY: Knight
DUR: Smith Littlefair
HAM: Williams Grose Lush Venson

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Re: Captain French - Kendal
« Reply #12 on: Friday 10 October 08 12:05 BST (UK) »
Thanks Jen,

I've had a quick look online, and the book is for sale on quite a few sites - ranging from £6 to £30, so it's a must!

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Re: Captain French - Kendal
« Reply #13 on: Friday 10 October 08 13:39 BST (UK) »
Yorkslass,

Can I just thank you for the original query which has resulted in me digging this book out. It's ages since I read it and I've really enjoyed leafing through it again this morning! Buy it now - you'll love it.

Jen
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ESS: Howe French Cant Annis Noakes Turner Marshall Makerow Duck Spurden Harmony
SCT: Howe Shaw Raitt Milne Forsyth Birnie Crichton Duncan McBeath Daniel Hay Robertson Jaffrey Smith McDonald Alexander Craighead
NRY: Bushby Smith Bland Iley Cunion Kendrew Thornbury Favell Lonsdale Crossland Rudd Pratt Gibson
WES; Dickenson Jackson Ewbank Waller
STS: White
SRY: Knight
DUR: Smith Littlefair
HAM: Williams Grose Lush Venson

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Re: Captain French - Kendal
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 22 October 08 21:59 BST (UK) »
Hello I to found this name in a census,when looking for my Bibby side of my family,they were weavers,one was a wool weaver and one a flax dipper living next door to each other,when I was last in Kendal I had a wander that way,sorry nothing to help you with,happy researching Gillian ;D
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Re: Captain French - Kendal
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 30 October 10 20:55 BST (UK) »
Hi There,
I came across this site by accident when researching my family. Imagine my surprise to see my relative mentioned in this blog. My family name is Megson and Harry Megson mentioned in the book is I believe my great great great Grandfather. However I think the house was a family home because his father Jesse lived in Captain French also, he was born in 1807. I must get a copy of the book.
Thanks for the info Jen

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Re: Captain French - Kendal
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 31 October 10 09:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello Meggiegirl,

and welcome to Rootschat.

I too was really grateful to Jen for telling me about this book, and I did manage to buy a copy.  It gives a real flavour of life in "Old Kendal", and is full of photos of lovely (and not so lovely!) buildings which are no longer there, and old places and faces.

Hope you manage to get a copy.

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Re: Captain French - Kendal
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 12 December 10 23:41 GMT (UK) »
hello yorkslass,
this is the first time i've looked at rootschat, i was looking for captain french also. My ancestor on captain french lane was william wilcock, which is my surname. can we help each other ?
regards
trawdenboy