The following articles from the Miscellany section have all been submitted by members of the Adamthwaite mailing list, and demonstrate the different lives led by all our ancestors:
Rhoda’s story – memories of a Leeds family (written by Rhoda’s daughter-in- law Toni). Toni has woven recollections and researched information about her mother-in-law’s childhood and family around a wonderful collection of old family photographs.
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, Mary. This story is also illustrated with family photographs and celebrates the meticulous research that Leeanna’s daughter Lucy undertook to try to discover more about her disreputable grandfather John Allen Adamthwaite.
Mary's story - the life of Mary Adamthwaite (1847-1918) of the PINK line of Adamthwaites, written by a descendant of Mary, this illustrated article charts the travels and migration of members of a privileged family which had its 'ups and downs'
The Adamthwaites of Quambatook, Victoria, Australia from 1878-1978 - This epic report has been taken from research carried out in the 1970s. Copies were presented to family members as a centenary record to celebrate Joseph Adamthwaite’s arrival in Australia in 1878, and the original contains lots of photographs of family members and detailed descendancy charts for each of Joseph’s sons. Reading this explains why there are so many Australian Adamthwaites today!
Alf Adamthwaite - recollections from Gez and Elizabeth. These amusing anecdotes from a neighbour and a relative form a much shorter article than those mentioned above, and feature a much loved member of the Quambatook Adamthwaites. More short items like this would be very welcome both on the website and in the book (and I am sure that most of you have discovered several people through your research that justify being celebrated and read about by future generations!
William Mackever Adamthwaite - an illustrated biography by Paula (William's 4 x great granddaughter). Paula’s meticulous research has been combined with her considerable talents as a photographer to produce an article recording the difficult times experienced by William’s family in the early nineteenth century in and around Sedbergh .