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Miscellany ... stories about real people

Family History is much more than just lists of dates and speculation about your possible descendancy from Charlemagne!  The stories on these pages show that our Adamthwaite Ancestors were real people, who lived real lives, in a rich variety of circumstances.  We have vicars and criminals (including some Vicars who WERE criminals!), rich men and paupers, and tales of success and tragedy.

 

The article numbers relate to the notes in the Birth spreadsheets which indicate if an individual appears in any of the Miscellany stories - there is also an index of individuals named in each article

MISC 1

Richard Greaves Adamthwaite, artist of Salford

 

 

 

 

MISC 2

Pupil elopes with Vicar's niece!

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISC 3

Adamthwaite descendant fights in American Civil War

 

 

 

 

MISC 4

Letters from home - written by Ann Adamthwaite to her new daughter-in-law in Australia in 1864

 

 

 

 

MISC 5

The Adamthwaite Farm in Westmorland - is this where it all began?

 

 

 

 

MISC 6

Reverend William Adamthwaite of West Stockwith

 

 

 

 

MISC 7

Rhoda's story - memories of a Leeds family (written by Rhoda's daughter-in-law Toni)

 

 

 

MISC 8

Adamthwaites in Uniform - a tribute to the many Adamthwaites who served in the Military

 

 

 

 

MISC 9

Death in the Workhouse - a study of Adamthwaites who lived and died in poverty

 

 

 

 

MISC 10

A tale of Tragedy, Bigamy and Intrigue: the ORANGE line of Adamthwaites

 

 

 

 

 

MISC 11

The Adamthwaites of Quambatook, Victoria, Australia from 1878-1978

 

MISC 12

A 'good' education for just 22 guineas a year! - The Seven Reverends Adamthwaite - find out about the Adamthwaite Academies, including one which was the model for Charles Dickens' Dotheboys Hall

 

 

MISC 13

Leeanna's story - "things to remember before I forget" based on the research carried out by Lucy Adamthwaite in the 1940s, recently updated by Lucy' s granddaughter

 

 

MISC 14

Mary's story - the life of Mary Adamthwaite (1847-1918) of the PINK line of Adamthwaites

 

 

 

 

MISC 15

Alf Adamthwaite - recollections from Gez and Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISC 16

William Mackever Adamthwaite - an illustrated biography by Paula (William's 4 x great granddaughter)

 

 

 

 

MISC 17

John Smith - a genealogist's nightmare? Read about the man who took over Rev Joseph's Academy AND his wife! And also read about life at the school, written by a former pupil.

 

 

MISC 18 -

A possible scandal revealed by the Will of Rev John Adamthwaite of Winton.

 

 

 

 

MISC 19 -

Maintenance of the Poor of Ravenstonedale

 

 

 

 

 

MISC 20 -

Apropos this chair ....

Bob's old chair has witnessed the lives of three generations of Adamthwaites

 

 

 

MISC 21 -

a DNA puzzle with a Cherokee connection

Read about how our Adamthwaite GREY line may be connected to a celebrated Cherokee silversmith who created the Cherokee syllabary.

We welcome further contributions of stories about your Adamthwaite ancestors for inclusion in this section.  Please submit your article, together with any illustrations, to the webmaster.

 

 

INDEX to persons named in these stories (sorted by order of Surname, Forename, approximate year of birth)

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