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Name: joan hollinworth <>
Date: 2016-03-15
Where in the world are you ? yorkshire eng
looking through your pages I see the name Walton pratt he was marr to my fathers sister maud newbould she died 1928 just a few days after her baby was born don't know what happened to Walton or the baby
regards joan


Name: eileen moxham <>
Date: 2015-08-28
Where in the world are you ? preston lancashire
we have just been to Horncastle for a holiday, then came back to read a bit more on it.
We have a book dated 1895 when it mentions sir ingram hoptons, who lived on main street Horncastle. He was in the battle of winceby hill where he met Cromwell and was beheaded in the battle. As mr baker tells it,as he knew him.


Name: nor <>
Date: 2015-03-09
Where in the world are you ? North Wales
Hi Jenny, I am on your page because I noticed you appeared to be researching my late mother, Jennie Hedley Allen, nee Green and I am wondering why. I am naturally curious and I also found myself fascinated by your great site. Regards, Nor

Name: mobil bekas <>
Date: 2015-02-20
Where in the world are you ? google

Name: brenda cowling <>
Date: 2015-02-18
Where in the world are you ? Cheshire, uk
Re map of cowlings: Most cowlings in cheshire stem from Will cowling, son of richard cowling (who was born illegitimate in pateley bridge in 1845). Rich. was son of Mary (born @1821) who was probably daughter of William Cowling and Mary Park. That William was son of Thomas Cowling & Anne Swainston. Richard, mentioned earlier, had 14 children including other sons (Richard and Joseph) who moved to Lancashire, hence spread of the name there.

Name: Helen Carol Felton-Taylor (nee Cliff) <>
Date: 2014-09-02
Where in the world are you ? Newcastle Australia
My father was Percy Walker Cliff, I am fiddling on the ancestry site, many Cliffs are named Isaac, feel at times I am muddled but Know John Cliff, Mary Marshall are definatly there! Joseph; was his father Joseph? Oh I could go on! Your research is amazing, thank you for sharing. Helen

Name: Diana Fenwick <>
Date: 2014-05-03
Where in the world are you ? Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Smith Cowling, born in Pateley Bridge in 1845 is my great grandfather. Finally found his mother's correct birth date, her birth certificate had her name as Elizabeth Coulin!


Name: Brian Hopton <>
Date: 2014-04-29
Where in the world are you ? Now in Bedfordshire 8a mk44 3rd
Family from Rayleigh in Essex.remember family talking about a great aunt daise

Name: merv <>
Date: 2014-01-15
Where in the world are you ? australia
interesting little read.

Name: Simon English <>
Date: 2013-11-19
Where in the world are you ? Stratford upon Avon . Leeds.
Jenny. I came across your page while researching the old house I used to live in in Armley Leeds. It seems that I am (on my mothers side) descended from the Hoptons of Armley and from them back to arrival with William the Bastard.
But that is another story.

I have been going back to Leeds to research and dig up (really )traces of those antecedants on my fathers side.

While clearing all the earth , ivy and rubbish of their graves at St Marks, Woodhouse Leeds (near the university) I came across a Hopton grave and thought of your research. The inscription is below.(in brief) If they are of any interest I can send you the pics.

Yours faithfully Simon English

......................................................... Anthony Hopton (Dyer) of Woodhouse Carr
died Feb 1st 1835 aged70

Esther (his wife) died May 31st 1836 aged 63.

Joseph Hopton (eldest son of above)
died sept 26th 1868 aged 67.

Sarah (wife of Joseph Hopton)
died Dec 23rd 1874 aged 77.


Name: John Stainsby <>
Date: 2013-10-07
Where in the world are you ? Washington USA
I was born in Southampton Hampshire Nov 1951. My father was also John Stainsby born in Durham, his siter Peggy lived in Hetton-le Hole, co Durham. the whole side of Dad's family was from around there.

Name: Linda Carter <>
Date: 2013-09-27
Where in the world are you ? New Zealand
From the Swain family that married into the Cowling family - we have travelled far. Nice to meet you Jen.



Name: Helen Richards <>
Date: 2013-08-21
Where in the world are you ? Newcastle, UK
Hi Jenny. I hope you don't mind me contacting you but I found your page when researching my family history. I am looking for a John Cowling born 1866 in Ripon married Mary Paver in Kirkthorpe, 1890 his father is listed as James Cowling, Stonemason on their marriage certificate. He seems to disappear from the census before that time though and just turns up! In 1891. Would you have any links to these Cowlings?

Many thanks for taking the time to read this.

Kind regards


Name: godfrey Lomas <>
Date: 2013-03-22
Where in the world are you ? Bingley, West Yorkshire
I tried to send you an e-mail but the address was "not found" you are looking a corner of my tree - the Woods of Pateley Bridge /Manchester.

Name: Timothy Hopton <>
Date: 2013-02-27
Where in the world are you ? Arizona
I was looking for more information on the Hopton family, as I am unsure where things diverged or if my family is even related.

Name: Jan Reilly <>
Date: 2013-02-26
Where in the world are you ? LLandudno N. Wales
Just been checking out your tree compared to mine it would appear your 3xgreat grand uncle was my G.G.Grandfather hope you can confirm this for me.


Name: Pat Broadley <>
Date: 2012-02-19
Where in the world are you ? Australia
Hi all from Yorkies in aus

Name: Dean Chapman <>
Date: 2012-02-09
Where in the world are you ? St. Charles, Missouri, USA
Well done! Born & raised in Leavenworth, Kansas; now living about four hours' drive east. My grand aunt Lillie Mae #Chapman# Cowling married Elmer John Cowling. Unfortunately, I knew neither, due to a family estrangement predating my birth.

Hoping to get back to Leavenworth in a couple months to pull cemetery records from Mt. Muncie Cemetery.


Name: Graeme Tate <>
Date: 2012-01-28
Where in the world are you ? Newcastle upon Tyne
Hi Jenny, this is your cousin. Great piece of work & very interesting. Thanks for sharing it. Graeme.

Name: Margaret Wilby <>
Date: 2011-09-13
Where in the world are you ? West Yorkshire, England
Just found your wonderful site.My husband is a descendent of Alice Wood b.1796.Alice married James Greetham,a flax farmer in the Pateley Bridge area. Their youngest child,Eliza b.5.5.1839 married Robert Harker from Grassington in 1861.He worked as a cabinet maker and they moved to Ossett where he set up business in the centre of the town. Their youngest child,Mabel, married Benton North Wilby and they were my husband's grandparents.

Name: Diane O'Neill nee Smith <>
Date: 2011-07-01
Where in the world are you ? LINDSAY ONTARIO CANADA
DIANE JULY 1, 2011


Name: Randy Schwinn <>
Date: 2011-04-24
Where in the world are you ? Leavenworth Kansas
Enjoyed your site Edna Cowling is my great aunt.I find looking through our family history very interesting. Thanks for all your time and eforts.

Name: Jane <>
Date: 2011-01-29
Where in the world are you ? England
I have Anderson ancestors from Newcastle on Tyne. John Anderson , a Mariner b Hanover 178-c, married Catharine Nesbitt, possibly of Durham, in 1811. Son John George Anderson b 1811 All Saints Newcastle on Tyne. At some point he gpes to Limehouse, London & raises his family.

Name: Diane O'Neill NEE SMITH <>
Date: 2010-10-11
Where in the world are you ? LINDSAY, ONTARIO. CANADA\
A great site Jenny and such a lot of work you have put into
Keep up the good work.


Name: Sharon Richardson <>
Date: 2010-07-17
Where in the world are you ? Warrington, Cheshire
Thank you so much for letting people view your family trees.
I have been able to find my grt grt grandpa John Stainsby (born 1769) on your tree and so have been able to fill in 2 generations above his father Jeremiah, which would have taken me months to find out.
Thanks again


Name: Dave <appleyard at sympatico dot ca>
Date: 2010-07-15
Where in the world are you ? Canada
Great site. I'm descended from Robert Appleyard and Grace Crabtree, so we are VERY distantly connected. I have info on a long line preceding them.
Congratulations of all the work you webpage entails! DA


Name: tony henderson <>
Date: 2010-04-13
Where in the world are you ? australia
A fantastic site, Jenny.

I have a similar background to yours, ancestors from Yorkshire, Durham and Scotland. My maternal grandmother was from Pateley Bridge, her name being Annie Pearson, the Pearsons. Granges, Horners and Metcalfes are prominent in my Pateley Bridge family.



Name: Sandra Cowling Dunn <>
Date: 2010-04-07
Where in the world are you ? Greenville, SC
My grandfather was Walter Cowling whose parents came from England a few years before he was born. Just saw your web site and thought I would check it out.

Name: Margaret Christine Hopps-Garraway <>
Date: 2010-02-06
Where in the world are you ? Bristol uk
Hello my name is Chris my Grandfather was Stainsby Garraway born 1870 Brancpeth COUNTY DURHAM
HIS Grandmother was Penelope Stainsby born Yarm YORKSHIRE
are we related


Name: Chris Garraway <>
Date: 2010-02-01
Where in the world are you ? Bristol uk
Hi my name is Chris Hopps-Garraway my grt grt Grandmother was Pencliffe Stainsby whom was born 1799 Yarm uk she married a THOMAS OR JOHN Wilson born Yarm 1801 they got married about 1938 they had a daughter called Maryann Wilson born ST OSWALDS County Durham 1840 she in turn married a William Garraway whom was 14 years her senior they had 7 children one of them wascalled Stainsby Garraway whom was my grandfather he was born 1870 and died 1948 one of my son's has the name Stainsbyin his names does this fit in with your tree

Name: Morgan Scott Ostler, <>
Date: 2009-12-26
Where in the world are you ? Vancouver Is. B.C. Canada
Thanks for the research you have done. I am searching for the Hopton connection when an ancestor, Sarah Hopton married my grandfather x5, William Scott of Dublin. They were married in 1663 in St. Mehan's Church, (probably in Dublin) From that point on the first son of every Scott has been christened Hopton, right to the present day. The first Scott of Scot's Hall in Kent moved to Dublin around 1575. The third generation moved to Ballgannon in County Wicklow and there are still family living there. My records show that there were Scott's living in Devonshire from approx. 1600 as well as unconfirmed data that Hoptons also lived in Devon at that time. I am going back to Ireland in three weeks to look after an elderly sister and will continue my search for the Hopton connection. I would be grateful if you could add to my knowledge of the Hoptons and this Irish connection.
Best of the season,


Name: Ron Maddox <>
Date: 2009-09-28
Where in the world are you ? Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Have been researching the Skeen-Turnbull- Davidson- Gregson families of Berwick-Tweedmouth and Spittal

Name: Ron Maddox <Rmaddoxsnr@gmail. com>
Date: 2009-09-28
Where in the world are you ? Tyneside
My wife has some Tweedmouth Skeen ancestry.

Name: ernie <>
Date: 2009-09-13
Where in the world are you ? portsmouth
Just would like to say you are the best guide ever I have had.
Well you know what I mean..


Name: Carolyn Austin <>
Date: 2009-05-24
Where in the world are you ? Donnybrook, Western Australia
Keep up the family history Jen.

Name: carole <>
Date: 2009-05-04
Where in the world are you ? Plymouth England
Hi...I'm researching the Briggs family of Leeds for a friend.
His ggg grandparents are JOSHUA and OBEDIANCE BRIGGS, and he comes down via William 1796, William 1836, Thomas 1864 and William (his dad) 1890.
Any contact with you would be welcome.....Carole


Name: Carole Eager <>
Date: 2009-05-04
Where in the world are you ? Plymouth, Devon, England
Hi, I'm Carole, and I'm researching the Briggs family for my friend James Briggs, (born Leeds 1932) He is the son of William Briggs, (!890) and the grandson of Thomas Briggs born Leeds 1864, and Catherine nee Duffy. His third great grandparents were Joshua Briggs and Obediance Bentley, so I guess that means he is related to you!! We both live in Plymouth, and he would be interested in hearing from you. Kind Regards..Carole

Name: Stan Hardisty <>
Date: 2009-02-18
Where in the world are you ? New Zealand
my link to the Weatherhead family is Elizabeth Weatherhead b 14 August 1852 @ Lady Riggs Bewerley (married John William Hardisty 2 April 1777 Pateley bridge).Elizabeth the daughter of Joseph Weatherhead & Elizabeth Metcalfe married Jan.1827 @ Middlesmoor PC.Joseph possibly the son of James & Isabella Verity. Best wishes Stan Hardisty

Name: Fliss Holdcroft <>
Date: 2009-01-16
Where in the world are you ? England
my grandfather was Addison Treadwell Boot Stainsby married to Elsie Beaumont Heald. His father was john Stainsby from Darlington married to Blanche Harriet Isobel Boot. My Uncle was Charles Stainsby who was editor of The Manchester Guardian, Are we connected to your tree?

Name: Fliss Holdcroft <>
Date: 2009-01-16
Where in the world are you ? England
my grandfather was Addison Treadwell Boot Stainsby married to Elsie Beaumont Heald. His father was john Stainsby from Darlington married to Blanche Harriet Isobel Boot. My Uncle was Charles Stainsby who was editor of The Manchester Guardian, Are we connected to your tree?

Name: anne richardson <>
Date: 2009-01-04
Where in the world are you ? Chillawack, BC., Canada
My great grand father was George Cowling born in Beverly Yorkshire. His father was John Cowling. They were both joiners and that is all I have. There arn't many Cowlings that I've seen so maybe you could check through your files for me.

Name: Karen Grieve Tomblin <>
Date: 2009-01-03
Where in the world are you ? Canada
I came to your page via a link at on the Stainsby message board. You have done a wonderful job. I have also been researching since the 1970's and laughed when I read how your ancestors came from Darlington in the 1700's and then their paths met up again 200 years later. I am from the U.S. originaly and my husband is Canadian, both our family lines lead back to England/Scotland. When I was going through your connected family names both, my GRIEVE(s) and my husband's STAINSBY names were listed under your TATE line. Although none of your lines seem to be directly connected to our families, I will keep your address handy if I do find anything. Thanks for sharing.

Name: suzanne <>
Date: 2008-12-26
Where in the world are you ? australia
My Great Grandfather is John William Cliff born in Yorkshire, his father was Isaac Cliff and his mother was Eleanor (Spence) Cliff. Apart from that I have got all the Australian mob down pat, Regards Suzanne

Name: Gillian Drasdo <>
Date: 2008-01-23
Where in the world are you ? Malvern, Worcs
I was stuck at 1797 with Thomas Buttery and Elizabeth Middlebrook as parents of Elizabeth, so was delighted to find you could take me back one more generation. Many thanks, Gillian nee Smith.

Name: Mark Hopton <>
Date: 2008-01-21
Where in the world are you ? Lancashire
Hi Jenny,

I can't think why I haven't signed your guestbook before as I have been on your website many times over the years!!!
Great site Jenny, but I would expect nothing less from you.

Cheers Mark & Janet


Name: Joe Oswald <>
Date: 2008-01-18
Where in the world are you ? Lillian, Alabama
Hello Jenny,

It has been several years since we last communicated and I was pleasantly surprised to find your website again!! You sent me pictures of Oswald family cemetery monuments from Kircaldy Fife, Scotland. I lost these when my computer failed completely. I know that you also helped Robert Oswald with some family genealogy. I visited Robert this past summer. How have you been? I am retiring from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service this coming April. I hope you are well. Take care. Joe


Name: tony <>
Date: 2007-11-03
Where in the world are you ? grimsby uk
hi jenny im also a cowling and thanks to you website ive found intresting info from the pateley bridge area

Name: Helen <>
Date: 2007-10-19
Where in the world are you ? Bristol, England
Hi Jenny,
just found your family tree which was very interesting to me as my maiden name is Hopton. I am also doing my family history or i should say trying to! What interested me most was the Hopton/Briggs connection. I am trying to go back from Joseph Hopton who was christened 1816 Stapleton Bristol. Joseph's father was Robert Briggs and his mother was Elizabeth Hopton. I realise Bristol is along way from Yorkshire but you never know. Reall enjoyed yur tree.
Best wishes


Name: Jan Reilly <>
Date: 2007-08-14
Where in the world are you ? Llandudno North Wales
I've just been looking at your family tree and it appears that your 2nd cousin 3 times removed is my Grandfather Charles Hamblet Hopton. You've got Daniel as being born in 1896 but actually he was born in 1898.
Hope to hear from you.
Yours Jan Reilly (nee Hopton)


Name: David Horner <>
Date: 2007-07-29
Where in the world are you ? Essex England
We are distantly related through the Wood family of Pateley Bridge.I also have a Simeon Smith from the Meanwood Leeds area born 1819 so maybe there is a connection there also. However my Pateley Bridge ancestors were John Horner son of Joseph H. and Ellen Wood who married Margaret Grange daughter of William G. and Ann Feasby.

Name: John Cowling <>
Date: 2007-07-13
Where in the world are you ? Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Great Site Jenny, looks like we split off after William Cowling b.1808, I followed John P. Cowling's line.

Name: James Wilson <>
Date: 2007-06-12
Where in the world are you ? Heathrow T3 going to Jordon!
Hi! Couldn't get email to work so used this lovely site of yours instead! Hope your well and hope to see and spaek to you soon! Have been emailing your Alba email didnt realise you had a hot mail one too! Love the pic of yopu in the santa hat and climbing out of the nose! Looked a bit nippy in NZ though. Text and email me soon and hope we can meet up. Let me know if you have not got any of my emails past few weeks? Lots of love from LDN James xxx

see you soon! I hope


Name: Adrian <>
Date: 2007-04-01
Where in the world are you ? England
Hi Jenny
Thanks for sharing your family history. Part now on


Name: Gillian Halton nee Hopton <>
Date: 2007-02-06
Where in the world are you ? Adlington Lancashire
Thank you for all your hard work in building the Hopton family tree. John Smith Hopton and Ann Dent were my great great grandparents. I have only just started to investigate my ancesters and your site is wonderful. Many thanks again
Gill Halton


Name: Shelby Helm <>
Date: 2006-12-11
Where in the world are you ? Leavenworth, Kansas
I am Edna Cowlings Great Niece. Elmer Cowling was my Great grandpa!

Name: Kenneth Johnstone Scoon <>
Date: 2006-11-23
Where in the world are you ? Stirling Scotland
very very interesting as I am researching my family tree
at the moment there may well be some connection as my family were in the borders since the early 1700s
I hope my tree turns out as good as your's

regards Ken


Name: Helen Cliff <>
Date: 2006-11-05
Where in the world are you ? Denmark
I have enjoyed your page - I am researching my husbands family genealogy in Canada and the USA. I wonder if any of your Cliffs went to either Canada or USA?
I am looking for John Cliff and William Cliff (no years known)
Helen Cliff


Name: Gillian Baker <>
Date: 2006-09-04
Where in the world are you ? England (Hampshire)
Many Thanks for an interesting site. It appears we are related at the point you suggested Oswald Skoon & Elizabeth Penman. I am desended from their eldest son Andrew b.1788 he married Isabel Moncrief 28/05/1812 in Edrom, Berwickshire.
I have only managed to get back to 1694 so far.

Gillian Baker (nee Skeen)


Name: Lynne Dalka <>
Date: 2006-08-31
Where in the world are you ? Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Just thought I would let you know I was looking at your website, it was very informative and it was great to see the photographs. Lynne

Name: Bill Edwards <>
Date: 2006-08-20
Where in the world are you ? Australia
my last name is Edwards but my father is genetically a Hopton.He changed his name legally to Edwards after my mothers 1sr marriage name.I have traced a lot of his family back to Yorkshire.I have looked at the names in your tree,and i cannot match any of your names to mine.My fathers Grandfather and his ggrandfather were surgeons in Yorkshire.His grandfather,Abney Windsor Hopton was born in 1831 in Yorkshire.He went to a University over there to be a Surgeon.It seems strange that your Hoptons were from Yorkshire and i cannot find a match with any of your names.Regards Bill Edwards.

Name: Edna Grace Cowling <>
Date: 2006-07-05
Where in the world are you ? Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
Am really excited to find your website. I am one of the great granddaughters of John P. Cowling who came to the USA and became a farmer in Leavenworth. His son, Albert Henry Cowling, was my grandfather. His son, Elmer John Cowling, was my father. If you would like more information on John P. Cowling's descendants, let me know. I would be glad to mail you a printout if you wish to send your mailing address.

Name: Rosemary Ackroyd <>
Date: 2006-07-02
Where in the world are you ? Cockatoo, Australia
Thoroughly enjoyes browsing through your site.



Name: Debbie Tate <>
Date: 2006-06-13
Where in the world are you ? Yorkshire
Just stared to do my family tree and browsing on the internet i came across your site my married name being Tate and my maiden name was Appleyard. I hope my findings are has interesting as yours. I really enjoyed reading your site. Debbie

Name: Linda Carter <>
Date: 2006-03-14
Where in the world are you ? New Zealand ex Australia
Great site and I will continue to try and get the info on Thomas Cowling to confirm our connection.

Name: Diane O'Neill nee Smith <>
Date: 2006-03-13
Where in the world are you ? Ontario Canada
Looking for any connections to Smith, Lloyd, Buttery or Buttrey surnames. Smiths in the Bramley area
Any connections?


Name: Christopher Cliff Bernsdorff <>
Date: 2006-03-04
Where in the world are you ? Brigham City UTAH USA
I have certainly enjoyed your website. We have also been trying to organize a website for my lines and will bookmark your's so I may refer to it often. Thank you for responding so quickly to my E-mail. I found your history exciting to read. I am also beginning to research DNA testing as a component of my research so we may cross paths elsewhere in time; you never know.

Name: Kathryn <>
Date: 2005-10-22
Where in the world are you ? Yorkshire

Interested in the Addison ancestors, as I am researching Addisons in the Barnard Castle area pre 1800. Do you have any more info?


Name: john r. <>
Date: 2005-09-21
Where in the world are you ? sturgeon bay,wi 54235
I'm checking to see if I'm in your family ,my father was william joesph scoon sr. he was born in engadine,michigan in 1921 son of james scoon born unknown in father had 9 brother and sisters, who lived in the saganaw,mi area, that is all I have at this point, Please advise, Thank you ,John Russell Scoon;

Name: Clyde Buttery <>
Date: 2005-08-06
Where in the world are you ? Macclesfield, South Australia.
I have been looking for references to the Buttery family, who originated in Northumberland in, or about 1066. My great grand father, Henry Buttery, migrated to Adelaide, South Australia, from Shoreditch in 1870 and established a furniture factory in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood. I have had a lot of success in finding bits and pieces on the net, but it is hard to tie them together.

Name: Clyde Buttery <>
Date: 2005-08-06
Where in the world are you ? Mcclesfield, South Australia.
I have been looking for references to the Buttery family, who originated in Northumberland in, or about 1066. My great grand father, Henry Buttery, migrated to Adelaide, South Australia, from Shoreditch in 1870 and established a furniture factory in the Adelaide suburb of Norwood. I have had a lot of success in finding bits and pieces on the net, but it is hard to tie them together.

Name: Clyde Buttery <>
Date: 2005-07-08
Where in the world are you ? Macclesfield, South Australia
I am looking for references for the Buttery family of Northumbria who served William, Duke of Normandy, at the Battle of Hastings and also how they are related to the Magne Carta.

Name: Diane O'Neill <>
Date: 2005-05-16
Where in the world are you ? CAMERON, ONTARIO CANADA
HUDSON, and I don't know who all but from the Bramley,
Rothwell, West Yorkshire and possibly Worcester (LLOYDS) area of England on my Father's family side.
On my mother's side its THURSTON, VOUT, WALPOLE SMITH from
Norfolk England.
I have emailed Pam Buttrey numerous times and sent her a picture of my grandparents along with my Dad as a baby and his older brother before they came to Canada.
She sent me the pictures of the gathering and it was so nice to look at people so far away who are connected along the line.
Such a lot of fun this genealogy stuff.
PS also searching for John and Jane Cullen nee Hamilton,
looks like they were from Scotland and I thought they were from Ireland.
Email me if you wish,
Diane O'Neill nee Smith.


Name: Jeanette Lee <>
Date: 2005-05-13
Where in the world are you ? Western Australia
I have been looking at different family web sites and I must say how easy yours is to navigate compared to some I have seen. You obviously have put a lot of work and thought into it, great achievement.
I have a stray James Wood in my family but he is not one of yours, unfortunately.


Name: Phillip Wood <>
Date: 2005-05-13
Where in the world are you ? Memphis, TN USA
My earliest known ancestor is John Wood of North Carolina USA. Born abt 1777 where unknown, died 9/06/1824 Boone Co. Missouri. Cannot link prior.

Name: Patricia Whitehead <>
Date: 2005-04-02
Where in the world are you ? Perth Western Australia
Hello Jenny,

It has been a long while, but hopefully I am back on track again. One of the beauties of Family History is it is always there to come back to. Reading your guest book I see there are a lot of us Cowling's out there which is exciting in it's own. Your web page is indeed a credit to you and a reflection of a beautiful person.




Name: Jennifer Martino <!@#>
Date: 2005-02-09
than k you
jenn martino


Name: Julia Faulconbridge <>
Date: 2004-12-05
sorry got my email address wrong in the last message Have just changed over to a new one if thats any excuse!

Name: Julia Faulconbridge <>
Date: 2004-12-04
Where in the world are you ? England
Found reference to my grandfather, Rupert Spencer Cowling and father, John Cowling in your guest book. Don't know if that branch of the family is related to yours. If so and you would like to learn more about the family history I know then please get in touch

Name: Sue Evans - ne Hopton <>
Date: 2004-09-02
Where in the world are you ? Gildersome near Leeds
As you can see I was born a Hopton and have been speaking to Janet via Genes Reunited. She suggested that I visited your website page and I am very impressed. I am new to discovering my ancestry and at times find it very confusing.

My Great Great Grandfather was Charles Hopton, married to Eliza A Peniston, living at 6 Meynell Street on 1881 census.

My Great Grandfather was Fred P Hopton, married to Mary Jane Troughton, living at 27 Harold Grove on 1901 census.

Janet has sent me quite a few exel files to examin. You have all carried out a great deal of work and it all looks very interesting.



Name: Lyman,Lee,C Babbitt JR <>
Date: 2004-06-11
Where in the world are you ? Conesus NY USA
Dear Jenny
You Have a Beautiful web site,I will Come back often ,I have MANY Relatives On Border ,Sincerely Lee


Date: 2003-11-12
Where in the world are you ? DANDRIDGE,TN.

Name: Dorothy Cowling <>
Date: 2003-10-07
Where in the world are you ? Morley, Leeds, England
Hi Jenny - it's your godmother. Iam just starting a family tree for my family. I do admire your history of the Hopton & Cowling families. We would love to hear from you or see you when you are in Leeds. Love from Dorothy and Walter

Name: sabrina hopton <>
Date: 2003-07-11
Where in the world are you ? california
hopton name caught my eye, thought i'd have a look

Date: 2003-07-06
Where in the world are you ? usa, arkansas
i enjoyed browsing your website. very well done. roy

Date: 2003-07-06
Where in the world are you ? NORTH LITTLE ROCK,ARKANSAS,USA.

Name: LOC Webmaster <>
Date: 2003-06-01
Where in the world are you ? Barrow-in-Furness
Very interesting site

Name: Sybil Jones <>
Date: 2003-04-13
Where in the world are you ? Australia
I looked at your site Jenny but none of the names (except for Cowling) are in my family. Maybe one day I will find descendants of my James and Margaret Cowling. Sybil

Name: Anthony Treasure <>
Date: 2003-03-18
Where in the world are you ? Australia
Well i thought i had found William Hopton of Castleford, but alas not, He was a farmer from Ilham Yorkshire UK.
He married Emma kelly from Castleford/Alerton ByWater.
Keep up the good work.


Name: Christopher Walton Hopton <>
Date: 2003-02-27
Where in the world are you ? Arizona
My great grandfather's name is William Knowles Porter Hopton B;1868 married to Lucy Meek Hopton, Sons Abner, William and Mary I think, just beginning to search for more realtives and history.

Name: Doreen Finocchiaro (Cliff) <>
Date: 2003-02-18
Where in the world are you ? New Britain, Connecticut, USA
Hi Jenny --
Lovely site...sent you an email re: Cliff relations from Leeds, Wortley, Blythe. My grandfather, Albert Jefferson Cliff was born in 1885. (My mother was born when he was 47, believe it or not) His father, James Elliot Cliff came from Leeds, England with his wife Mary Ann (dau of John & Eliz (?)Elliot) from Blythe, Northumberland. James' mother was Mary Cliff (dau of John & Sarah Garrett) who was from Wortley, Yorkshire. I believe they emmigrated to the states approx. 1830-40. but I have tons of pictures, similiar to the ones you have. Isnt it a shame that they didnt write the identities on the backs of the pictures!!
James' father, was also a James (married to Mary Garrett from Wortley) and his father was Alfred. I believe Alfred died and was buried in England as well as the older James as there is really no record of them ever having been here as of yet.
Among my gr. grandfather's, James Elliot Cliff, siblings were Thomas, Edward, Lily, Violet, Rose and Minnie Camelia. All were born in England but Minnie.
Any one who may have a connection, please feel free to drop me an email. Thank you!, Doreen


Name: Marilyn Briggs Johnson <>
Date: 2003-01-12
Where in the world are you ? Blum,Texas
I was born in R.I. Trying to do family tree,am a beginner.
It is a very good web site I liked it.I do not know if this
briggs has family ties to me,but it is all very interesting to me.Thank you!Marilyn


Name: Farrah <>
Date: 2003-01-02
Where in the world are you ? Black Forest, Australia
Dear Jenny + any one else who may be able to help,

My dad is trying to find out about his great grandfather, Godfrey Van Dyke Tate, who could have been associated with the Isle of Man, Barrow in Furness, Accrington, Church, Coventry, or Oswaldtwistle. We don't have any dates.

If any one has any info about Tate families with origins in these vicinities, could you please contact me. G. Tate apparently had several brothers (who were never in contact) so there are bound to be other lineages of Tates around. Our Tate lineage ends with me (my dad was the only son of Alec Tate, and I, as his daughter am his only child).

Thanks so much.


Name: Katy Cowling <>
Date: 2002-12-30
Where in the world are you ? UK
Just surfing the net and put in my surname. I am from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk originally from Cambridgeshire and a farming background

Name: frances mcdaid <>
Date: 2002-12-01
Where in the world are you ? kent
Hi Jenny. I've been trying to e-mail you, but it keeps bouncing. I've got something to send you about George Cowling, the stone mason in Pateley.

Name: Roger Mole <>
Date: 2002-11-01
Where in the world are you ? Florida, USA
Interesting site - do you have any knowledge of the Mole part of your ancestory that may have immigrated to the New York area?

Name: Viv Dawson <>
Date: 2002-10-27
Where in the world are you ? Swinton, South Yorkshire
I came across your website whilst looking for info on my family, which is Wood on my father's side and Clifford/Pugh on my mothers side.

Name: Phil Cowling <>
Date: 2002-10-06
Where in the world are you ? Harlow, Essex
I decided, for the fun of it, to do a search on my surname, and discovered your site. I wonder if we have any connection? I find it slightly ironic, as my brother lives in Sheffield, and is married to a Jenny, so you're not the only Jenny Cowling! Great site.



Name: Carlos Mora Cavallini <>
Date: 2002-08-22
Where in the world are you ? Grecia, Alajuela, Costa Rica
I like your page but it seems to have a bit of problems in the end downloading the pics although they were very nice the one that came through.
Carlos and keep the good work tour guide.


Name: Erin Cowling <>
Date: 2002-07-18
Where in the world are you ? Ottawa, Canada
I know very few other people with the last name Cowling - I've always wanted to research my family tree - good for you!

Name: Simon Appleyard <>
Date: 2002-07-04
Where in the world are you ? Yorkshire
Hello, just thought I'd let you know that your website is great. I too was looking for 4/5x Great grandfather--Joshua Appleyard-found him B1721-D1787 in Rothwell 10 miles south of Leeds. I have managed to trace my Yorkshire lot of Appleyards back as far as 1721 factually and to 1591 (Loosely.)All the very best


Name: Brian Lewry <>
Date: 2002-06-21
Where in the world are you ? Derbyshire uk
Excellent webpage, very interesting. My interest was STRAKER & CLIFF in Leeds. My gt Gparents were JOHN CLIFF (1854) & ELIZABETH STRAKER (1853). She died in the workhouse and is in Beckett Street cemetery. Her Father was MATTHEW married to MARY WILD. The name MARY ATKINSON also comes into my tree as as spouse of JAMES SWANN. Any connections I would be pleased to hear from you.

Name: sandy brasil <>
Date: 2002-06-20
Where in the world are you ? Michigan
I am researching my family tree. My great grandmothers name was Anne, she married and had fred, bert, Laurie, Jess,
Daisy, Walt, and James Walter HOpton. Im not sure if her maiden name was Briggs, but I think it is. Im still checking out some information. Let me know if any of this sounds familiar to you.



Name: Siobhan Reynolds <>
Date: 2002-06-05
Where in the world are you ? Scotland
Thank you for the info on Broie it was a great help with my home work

Siobhan Reynolds


Name: Siobhan Reynolds <>
Date: 2002-06-05
Where in the world are you ? Scotland
Thank you for the info on Broie it was a great help with my home work

Siobhan Reynolds


Name: Paul Barker <>
Date: 2002-06-03
Where in the world are you ? Papua New Guinea
fascinating....what a lot of effort....

Name: Steven John Hopton <SJHOPTON@TELUS.NET>
Date: 2002-05-25
Where in the world are you ? Vancouver, BC, Canada
My father is from Bristol. Interesting read on your web page.

Name: Estelle Lippincott Eldridge <>
Date: 2002-05-18
Where in the world are you ? IN
Actually I am looking for Bentley, James b. abt 1857 His wife Eliza Moore b.? Phipps, Andrew J. "Jackie"b 1860 his wife Bentley, America Alice b. abt1875 1876
What ever you can tell me will be okay.


Name: Kay (BISHOP) Blossingham <>
Date: 2002-05-02
Where in the world are you ? Manton, MI
I am looking for any connection to William H BRIGGS, b:March 16, 1833 in Canada. d: April 03,1918, Wexford county MI. m: Elsie WEDDEBURN b: 1836 d: 1889 children: Anna M. m: BOSACK, Ambrose J. CHEESEBORO. Frank N. b:1865, d: April 1, 1881 Wexford County MI. Gordon Albert, b: April 7, 1871 d: 2/26/1929 Wexford county MI. m: Iva Pearl WAITE Laweence Palmer, b:10/17/1874 Wexford County, d: 9/22/1952 George C, b:1876. d:8/3/1880, Charles, b:1876 m: Irena BRIGGS, I have information on Gordon Albert lineage. Glad to find your web site.

Name: Les Armstrong <>
Date: 2002-04-25
Where in the world are you ? 3-guesses
Hi Jenny,
great travel section.
If you add all the places you've been it will be
like reading a National Geographic magazine.
Love Les.


Name: Debbie Peart (nee Cowling) <>
Date: 2002-04-19
Where in the world are you ? North East England
Jenny, your site is FAB! I have just decided to look into my family name and found loads of Cowlings out there. I hope I can find some long lost relatives or find out about my ancestors. Well Done
Debbie xx


Name: Margaret Wright (neeHopton) <>
Date: 2002-03-17
Where in the world are you ? Bay of Plenty New Zealand
Very interesting site,Jenny I enjoyed it very much. My Hoptons also came from Yorkshire,my father thinks that they originally came from Mirfield but as yet I've no verifercation of this.....both my father and myself were born in Castleford in Yorkshire, my Mothers family came from Leeds. All the Best from Margaret

Name: Patricia (Trish) Hopton <>
Date: 2002-02-24
Where in the world are you ? Australia
Hi, Jenny
I am researching my family tree and have traced back as far as Benjamin Hopton whose death certificate gives the following information:-
Benjamin b: 1826 Wakefield, Yorkshire. Father was John Hopton occupation 'miner'(no details of mother).
Benjamin married Rebecca Booth in 1851 Yorkshire. They would have left England in 1853/1854 bound for Australia.
Benjamin died in NSW,Australia at the age of 36 years.


Name: Sue{Buttery}Noonchester <>
Date: 2002-02-14
Where in the world are you ? Speedwell Tennessee
Hi I live just 12 Miles Cumberland Gap TN and border To Kentucky. I found where My Great grand father Enoch Buttery visit Normanton England two times . My Grandfather Richard David B. was first cousin to David Holmes Grand mother Mary Jane Buttery

Name: Robert William John Barlow <>
Date: 2002-02-03
Where in the world are you ? Canada
Mother Mildred Alice Tate b. 1921 Winnepeg Manitoba
Grandfather, William John Embury Tate b. 1889 Toronto Ont.
Great Grandfather, John William Tate b. May 30 1854 England
Great Great Grandfather, John Tate b. Nove 11 1825 England
I think they came from Leeds but more likely Durham area. I have no idea where yet but will keep looking this week at the University here. If anyone can be of some help it would be appreciated.
Robin (Family Name)


Name: pauline bloomer nee benn <bloomer@>
Date: 2002-01-29
Where in the world are you ? australia
i noticed you research the benn family in leeds england plse let me know if you can help me as i am looking in this area. i am new to genealogy so plse tell me what info you need to know. i have quite a lot. thanks

Name: Kimberly Miller <>
Date: 2002-01-25
Where in the world are you ? Gainesville, Florida
I would like to say that I was instantly pleased with your site due to it's ease of getting around and its' simplistic clean appearance. Your site is an inspiration for me to create a site of my own.


Name: cindy skeen <>
Date: 2002-01-19
Where in the world are you ? Knoxville,TN
i'm looking for any info on the Skeen family

Name: James A. Hopton <>
Date: 2002-01-10
Where in the world are you ? Corona, California, USA
Loved your website, keep up the good work.

Name: Paul John Buttery <>
Date: 2002-01-06
Where in the world are you ? Leeds UK
Trying to find info on my F/Tree can u help???

Name: George Batty <>
Date: 2001-12-27
Where in the world are you ? Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Hi Jenny
Your web page is great. Thanks for your quick response. There may still be a connection. My cousin Laurie married Margaret Horsfall Briggs during the war, she was also a cousin as her grandmother and my grandmother were sisters. Margaret's great grandfather was Joseph Briggs and was married to Sarah?? Their son was Cowell Briggs who was the grandfather of Margaret. A place mentioned is Idle, Yorkshire. We may still be related however remotely. I hope this may be of some help.

regards George


Name: Cherie Hopton Albert <>
Date: 2001-12-10
Where in the world are you ? Chicago, IL
My family originally owned the Hopton castle. We have an old family bible with the lineage spelled out from the nobility in England to our family here in the U.S. I was born and raised in Connecticut. I would love to hear from you!

Name: Adrian Hopton <>
Date: 2001-11-01
Where in the world are you ? Nottingham Uk
I was "playing" with yahoo and decided to see what came up when I looked for Hopton (I was bored). I was amazed to see your site . My dad and grandfather lived in Middlesborough. I will talk to my dad and see how far back he can go.




Name: joan silver <>
Date: 2001-10-24
Where in the world are you ? Kitchener Canada
Trying to find Ancestors from
Leeds Yorkshire


Name: Jonathan Barker <>
Date: 2001-10-24
Where in the world are you ? London & Kent
I see that other people have also noticed how you go out of your way to be helpful. I also enjoyed our e-correspondence and you've helped a lot with my Cowling hunting. White-water rafting in Maine & France are all I've managed... and, so far, I've never made it to S. America. You sound amazingly adventurous as well as generous. Have a great life!

Name: Philip Harwood <>
Date: 2001-10-11
Where in the world are you ? Scotland, nr Aberdeen
Hi Jenny

I came across your website today and I am well impressed. You have a real gift when writing about your travel adventures, really capturing the situation and your emotion. Thanks for sharing them. The photos are excellent too, especially the silhouette sunset at Zimbabwe. The whole aura of your website portrays your passion for life that you have always had.

Hope we can catch up again someday, it must be nearly 10 years since we last met, you had just been to China.

Take Care



Name: Jonathan Barker <>
Date: 2001-10-09
Where in the world are you ? London & Kent
Great informative web-site for Cowling-hunters!

Our Yorkshire Cowlings came from Leeds and I remember my grand-mother referring to Pately Bridge origins and relatives. We have unidentified (she told me who was who but I was only ten then!) Cowlings in C19 and early C20 photos, mostly from studios in Leeds and Harrogate, but I cannot work out the precise link to the trees produced by others descending from C18 Pately Bridge ancestors: several of those sons married and could have produced our line, the more recent layers of which include the following I know of:

Generation 1:
Clarence Edward COWLING
m Mary Hannah ?, Jan 1886, Farnley, W. Yorks (She later married a Mr. Simmonds after CECís death)
d 20 Feb 1906

Generation 2
Their children were:
1. Constance Adelaide (Connie) COWLING
b 25 Aug 1886
d 2 Mar 1903

2. Sybil COWLING
b 19 Jul 1888
d 26 Jan 1893

3. Catherine Mildred (Kitty) COWLING
b 5 Dec 1893
m Reginald Thorpe BARKER
16 Jul 1917, Ranmoor, Sheffield
d Tunbridge Wells 1 May 1974

4. Louise (Louie) COWLING
b. 3 Jan 1896
m Russell Green
12 Feb 1917
(moved to Queensland, Australia)

5. Rupert Spencer COWLING
b. 26 Oct 1899
m twice, 2nd wife = Mary
d. Jan 1980, Kippax, Leeds

Generation 3 includes...

Child of Catherine Cowling & Reg T Barker:
Robert Oscar (Bob) BARKER
b. 26 Oct 1918, Sheffield
m Rosamunde Mary Rampton
20 Jan 1950, Wooton, Surrey

Child of Rupert & ? COWLING:
John Cowling
m Myra ?

Generation 4 includes...
Children of Robert Barker & Rosamunde:
Jonathan Michael BARKER (b 1950)
Paul Jeremy BARKER (b 1953)
Robin William (b 1957)

Children of John Cowling & Myra:
Robin E Cowling

Generation 5 includes...

Children of Jonathan BARKER & Judith RAMSEY:
Jessie BARKER (b 1978)
Hannah BARKER (b1980)

Children of Robin BARKER & June UNDERWOOD:
Daniel BARKER (b. 1993)
Jamie BARKER (b. 1995)
Joanna BARKER (b 1997)

I assume that Clarence Edward was born in the early 1860s so he could have been a son or grandson of several of the men featured in the Pately Bridge line. Unfortunately our records are purely photographic and I do not yet know the names of CECís parents. He also had a ? younger brother (??) David (presumably born around 1870), who was chaplain to the English church in Munich in 1911 at which time the latterís ? daughter Margery was confirmed (27 May 1911); she was presumably born around 1898.

I would be very interested in further info that could help to link with Davidís descendants or with Clarence Edwardís (and Davidís) parentage.


Name: tony hopton <>
Date: 2001-09-10
Where in the world are you ? new zealand
yes your web site is very good but i dont have a lot of time to look around at the moment will visit again when i have more time

Name: molly <xmasbaby6919>
Date: 2001-08-25
where is the buttery family from maybe i can help you

Name: Frances Smith <>
Date: 2001-08-13
Where in the world are you ? Perth, Western Australia
Hi there Jenny - long time since I heard from you. I see you updated the site in July, so you are still alive and kicking. I havent' time to check it all out now, just thought I'd see if you were still busy.

Love Frances


Name: graham smith <>
Date: 2001-08-04
Where in the world are you ? glusburn, n yorks, England
very well put together web site, i was looking for Cowling, n yorks and came across your site by accident. i am fairly new to the web, keep up the good work. regards graham

Name: Sue Buttery <>
Date: 2001-07-20
Where in the world are you ? US Where Tennessee KY and Virginia meets
Hi Jenny My Gr Gr grand father was Richard B. Aug.1823 in Leeds or Normanton England. I just know of two sons George B.June 1860 and Enoch April 1863 and Enoch's son my grand father was also born in England Aug 1884 I enjoy looking at the family history. Would enjoy hearing from you again.Good to get e-mail from England Sue Buttery

Name: David Cowling <>
Date: 2001-07-05
I also have looked into the Cowlings what a versitile and far sprung breed we are.

But mine seem to have stemmed from the other end of the Country ( Cornwall )


Name: Marie Woods <>
Date: 2001-06-27
Where in the world are you ? England
This is really strange - there must be more to the family tree - my mother is called Julia Woods (married name) but her maiden name is Hopton with 5 sisters hopton and one brother hopton - I know that we have some sort of history with Sir Ralph Hopton so it would be really interesting to find out since the 16c to current where the relations lay.

Name: karen garber <>
Date: 2001-06-19
Where in the world are you ? Orange County, California
Hi ,
This is a very nice website. It is well organized and
attractive. I am trying to construct a Bentley family
website and wonder if you can offer me any tips on how
to do it the easiest and least expensive way. What pitfalls
should I avoid? Who is your server?


Name: Shirley Skeen Borden <>
Date: 2001-06-11
Where in the world are you ? Hayward, CA USA
Your Skeen family doesn't appear at first look to be MY SkeenFamily. BUT your Skeens were from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. That is the town where my grandmother Mary Ann Currie lived prior to her emigration to USA. She didn't think much of my Skeen family and I am sure she is twirling in her grave because the Skeen clan is higher up on the clan register than her Currie clan is. How about that. I loved her but...

anyway, jsut owndering if you have any insight into searching for folks in Newcastle UponTyne. I have been so preoccupied with SKeen family that I have not been able ot get "into" her tree.

Any help or info you can offer would be greatly appreciated. I liked your site, but not close enough to my Skeens. They go back toAberdeen area and Skeen Castle. Do you belong to the Skeen research group? I have communicated with the newly elected Chief who was finally able to document his lineage so he is in right the true Chief.


Name: jenny cowling <>
Date: 2001-06-09
Where in the world are you ? australia
any relation to the cowling`s in england/wales, if so please contact me

Name: joan silver <>
Date: 2001-06-01
Where in the world are you ? canada
interested in the surname SCOTT from Gildersome. Ever hear of a Susanna Scott married to a Thomas Best?

Name: Nancy Gray <>
Date: 2001-05-24
Where in the world are you ? New Zealand
I could find no connection with my Gray family from Lincolnshire UK but yours is the nicest web site I have visited in several months.


Name: Andrew Cowling <>
Date: 2001-05-17
Where in the world are you ? Gravesend, Kent
I'm trying to trace my family tree and am looking for a trace of Joseph Cowling, born c1830 with daughter known to be Margaret Ann. Am generally interested in all Cowling's I can find!

Name: Gerry <>
Date: 2001-05-11
Where in the world are you ? Oregon

Date: 2001-05-10
Where in the world are you ? HORSFORTH

Name: Isabel Copping <>
Date: 2001-04-18
Where in the world are you ? Ringwood, in the New Forest
Extremely interesting and informative website! And how nice to discover a new relative! I have found information about the Hopton family that would have taken years to uncover. Many, many thanks.

Name: Sandra Lee (BATTERSON) Harter <>
Date: 2001-03-27
Where in the world are you ? Daleville, Virginia USA
Lovely Page Jenny.....any Battersons in your line? Or HOODs?

Name: Tom Grieves <>
Date: 2001-03-18
Where in the world are you ? Newcastle - Australia
G'day - I'm 54 my Dad was Christopher Grieves his Dad William Grieves they lived around Newcastle in England - I was born in Sunderland. I am just starting out to try to trace some of my ancestors - maybe we share some - who knows!! Take Care - Bye

Name: Maureen Price <>
Date: 2001-03-17
Where in the world are you ? New Zealand
Good Home page But the wrong Tate Family
Have lots of fun as I do with my Family History


Name: James Michael Tate (Mike) <>
Date: 2001-02-27
Where in the world are you ? Kingsland, Georgia USA
enjoyed your site. I bumped in while looking around for my Tate ancestors from North Humberland. I can trace every generation of us back to 1638 when James Tate arrived in Jamestown, VA. Often wondered about relatives "across the waters". Thanks for your site. Best Wishes, Mike Tate

Name: Guy Batterson <>
Date: 2001-01-24
Where in the world are you ? Hampshire
Found your name whilst tracing my family tree with one arm living in Girtford in the late 1800s
Many thanks!


Name: Wm.Tate Ingles <>
Date: 2000-12-20
Where in the world are you ? Panama City, Florida USA
Enjoyed your site. Have just taken the first steps in tracing my family both Tate and Ingles.

Name: roy brinkley <>
Date: 2000-12-06
Where in the world are you ? arkansas
i first looked at your website today and am impressed. will continue to visit


Name: Robert Skipp <>
Date: 2000-09-16
Where in the world are you ? Renfrew, PA, USA
You have a very nice, well organized, FRIENDLY page. I'm researching my ancestors, many of whom came to US from Northern ENgland and BOrders area of SCotland in 19th century. Barbara Ann Jackson's obit. (died 1907) says she came from Durham. Her father was John W. Jackson, born abt. 1825. Mother was Margaaret Eliz. URwin, born about 1826. If you think they're related to your Jacksons and want more info. about family here in Pennsylvania, let me know.

Name: Joe Oswald <>
Date: 2000-08-19
Where in the world are you ? Drummonds, Tennessee
I have enjoyed our email correspondence. You really go out of your way to be helpful and I thank you.

Name: Philip Somervail <>
Date: 2000-08-08
Where in the world are you ? England
Hi Jenny, Found your website at last!
Best wishes, Philip


Name: Michael Bruce <>
Date: 2000-07-25
Where in the world are you ? Oroville, Ca USA
Very nice web sight.

Name: bonnie <>
Date: 2000-07-13
Where in the world are you ? pittsburgh,pa. usa
enjoyed your page. am looking for info on jackson's from county durham--consent if anyone has any data. i am looking ca.1880

Name: Sandy Johnson <>
Date: 2000-07-01
Where in the world are you ? Portland, Oregon, USA
Like your website. I have a Jane Jackson also but Jackson is her married name. I don't know her maiden name. She married John Jackson before 1845. He was a Master Mariner
and they lived in Tynemouth and North Shields. She died in
South Shields 6/7/1902 and is buried in Preston Cemetery.
Do you have any information from your Jackson research concerning the above? Please write me if you do.
Sandy Johnson


Name: Janet Guest <>
Date: 2000-06-30
Where in the world are you ? Staffordshire, England
Keep up the good work, it's looking great so far. I found it particularly interesting because you share both my interests of Travel (I work in an agency) and family history. The latter I only started researching about 12 months ago so I am in the early stages really. Perhaps one day I'll have discovered enough about my family to create a similar web site.

Name: Reuben Jamieson <>
Date: 2000-06-29
Where in the world are you ? Cwmbran
Smashing page! Hope to be contacting you soon re. the Newcastle Skeen's and Tate. Keep up the good work.


Name: Daphne Paterson <>
Date: 2000-06-28
Where in the world are you ? Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Hi Jenny,
enjoyed your web pages, you have been to some fascinating places.
Did you get my email regarding the Jackson's? I sent it prior to reading your family history. You won't believe this but my grandmother's name was Annie Briggs!!! However she married Fred ELVY and was an only child. Her father Robert was living in Gillingham, Kent, in 1908. Am pretty sure that he came from Northumberland but have not traced that side at all. Any links?
Cheers, Daphne


Name: Leanne Bailey <>
Date: 2000-06-15
Where in the world are you ? Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Now that I have confirmed that I descend from George, son of William, I want to see who else is here. Glad you are back, couldn;t reach you to tell you the good news and about the length conversations with MY cousin Pat!!!

Name: Leanne Bailey <>
Date: 2000-05-15
Where in the world are you ? Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hi Jenny:
Visited as promised; this looks great! I sure hope we prove they are my relatives too, it will save a ton of looking. Please ask any existing COWLINGS to contact me.
Much love, cousin, Leanne


Name: Linda Cotterill <>
Date: 2000-04-28
Where in the world are you ? Duvall,WA USA
Hi Jenny,
This is just great! Thank you!!!


Name: Pat <>
Date: 2000-04-28
Where in the world are you ? Western Australia
Hi Jenny, I really am enjoying this, you have made wonderful progress. Pat

Name: Frances <>
Date: 2000-04-17
Where in the world are you ? Western Australia
G'day Jenny

I've finally made it to your new site. Haven't looked round yet - just signing in!

CYL love Frances


Name: Alf Crute <>
Date: 2000-03-21
Where in the world are you ? Australia
though we had lost you
great to view your web page have put it in my book marks
keep up the good work l think you have hit the right formular there .You have HART on there butl could not find them l have HART in my line.
Alf & Ann Crute


Name: Richar Crosbieq <>
Date: 2000-03-20
Where in the world are you ? Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
A nice start to what I am assuming will be even better webpage once it is finished. Keep up the good job Jennifer!

Name: David Pritchard <>
Date: 2000-03-15
Where in the world are you ? Hampshire
Not a member of your illustrious family but nevertheless greetings to everyone who is!!

Name: Lorraine Pestell <>
Date: 2000-03-13
Where in the world are you ? Melbourne, Australia
Hi Jenny,

This is a great idea. I hope to revisit soon and see all your family history!!!



Name: Kelly Hopson <>
Date: 2000-03-13
Where in the world are you ? Juneau, Alaska
Thanks for always keeping in touch. I am envious of all your amazing travels.

Name: sandersons <>
Date: 2000-03-12
Where in the world are you ? leeds
hi jenny

Name: Patricia Whitehead <>
Date: 2000-03-12
Where in the world are you ? Perth Western Australia
Good luck whith this Jenny and I look forward to sharing your page with very special interest.

Name: Ms Delia Forsyth <>
Date: 2000-03-10
Where in the world are you ? Surrey, England
Dear Jenny,

Thank you so very much for the lovely photos, they have been much admired by all my family and friends.

How is life treating you, I am hoping to visit you in the summer if that is ok? It will be so nice to catch up on the gossip!

Better go, I will contact again soon.

Lots of love


Name: Malcolm Bond <>
Date: 2000-03-10
Where in the world are you ? London
Hi Jenny,

Nice to see you are getting to the new technology.

Looking forward to keeping in touch.

Best regards.

Malcolm and Alice


Name: Lorraine & David <>
Date: 2000-03-10
Where in the world are you ? Australia
Hi Jen

Just a note to say Hi !!
We are leaving for our Tasmanian Holiday in about 10 hours now.

Talk to you when we get back on the 23 march