An introduction to the site, to the Adamthwaite One-name study and an invitation for all Adamthwaite researchers to join our Mailing ListColour coding system – an explanation of how the information was collected, how to use the data presented on the site to find out about your line of Adamthwaites, and the process used to reconstruct the nine family lines identified to dateNine Adamthwaite lines – a summary of the origins of each of the nine linesLatest updates – a log of main updates to the website over the past 12 monthsNewsletters – links to copies of Newsletters which were emailed to members of the mailing listHistory of the Adamthwaites – a brief history of the Adamthwaites, including current thoughts on the origins of the surname and past variantsEarliest mentions – a transcript of relevant entries in the Pipe Rolls of Cumberland and WestmorlandRavenstonedale registers – some interesting snippets from the Parish Registers of Ravenstonedale in Westmorland – the location of our earliest parish recordsQuakers and dissenters – a little about Quakers in Westmorland/West Riding of YorkshireOld maps – links to images of some early maps of the areas where the earliest known Adamthwaites lived, plus some links to more maps on rootsweb.comWebsite design - some background about how the website evolved and a comments form you can use to tell us your opinions about the recent changesTable of Contents - you are here
Links to the data spreadsheets, which contain details of all known Adamthwaites and notes on viewing them (they are all presented as .pdf files for speed of uploading: there are links to the Adobe site on the Welcome page where you can download the latest free version of both Adobe Reader and Flash Player)BMDs in England and Wales – brief description of the information contained on the spreadsheets and links to the Birth, Marriage and Death pagesBMDs in USA and Canada – links to spreadsheets showing known BMDs in USA and CanadaBMDs in Aus and NZ – links to spreadsheets showing known BMDs in Australia and New ZealandCensus data – links to spreadsheets showing all Adamthwaite individuals found in all published censuses for England, Scotland and Wales (1841 – 1911); also links to spreadsheets for USA and CanadaMigration – brief explanation of how the migration data are presented, with links to relevant pages, plus links to spreadsheets showing all known Adamthwaites found on passenger lists to and from England and the rest of the worldDistribution data on migration – breakdown of the spread of Adamthwaites from their original locations in the North West of England across the British Isles and on to the New WorldDistribution maps for the UK – maps showing the location of Adamthwaites by county for each of the census years
An introduction to the type of information held on the pages in this sectionAdamthwaite wills – list of Adamthwaite Wills and Administrations currently held (mostly pre-1858), with links to transcriptions of all documents plus a few images of the actual documents Probate calendar extracts – link to a pdf file listing all Wills and Administrations found in the Probate Calendar from 1858 through to 1943, with known detailsDeath duty records – details of all Adamthwaites found on the ‘Find My Past’ index to Death Duty records, plus transcriptions of all actual records found to dateManorial documents – transcriptions of all Manorial Documents found to date which mention Adamthwaite (the place) or Adamthwaite individuals, plus images of some of the documentsAdamthwaite documents & Historical Records – articles about and letters written by Adamthwaites. Also links to various lists of Adamthwaites in Historical Directories, Subscription Lists, Parish & Probate records, etc.
An introduction to the family trees and also to the Adamthwaite DNA projectSedbergh and Ravenstonedale Adamthwaites – speculative chart showing the possible linkages between the early Adamthwaites in Ravenstonedale and Sedbergh, constructed from Parish Records and information gleaned from Wills and Manorial documentsVIOLET line family treeYELLOW line family treeORANGE line family treeOLIVE line family treePINK line family treeGREY line family treeBLUE line family treeLt GREEN line family treeTURQUOISE line family treeAdamthwaite DNA project – the reasons behind our decision to set up the projectBackground information about DNA testingDNA project design – project aims and objectives and a breakdown of lines of researchDNA how you can help – details of how you can get involved in the project, with links to charts showing DNA carriers for each of the lines where there are known to be living male descendants (current generations are not shown however)DNA funding – how the project is fundedDNA results – link to our webpage on the Family Tree DNA site and summary of results as they arrive
Galleries of images contributed by members of the Adamthwaite mailing list, showing places where Adamthwaites lived in the past and also photos of our ancestorsAround RavenstonedaleAround Sedbergh and Bowes, plus a view from WinderAround WintonAround StennerskeughAround BenthamAround QuambatookVIOLET GalleryYELLOW GalleryORANGE GalleryOLIVE GalleryPINK GalleryGREY GalleryBLUE GalleryTURQUOISE Gallerysome mystery photos for you to identify
Stories about some of our ancestors - many of these stories have been contributed by members of the mailing list and include photos and historical details from their own research. There are also some very interesting characters to be discovered amongst these pages. The main page has links to all the articles and also to an index of individuals mentioned. There are also notes on the Birth spreadsheets indicating everyone who is mentioned in any of these articles.1. Richard Greaves Adamthwaite - lithographic artist of Salford2. Elopement scandal - the story of Thomas Garrett's elopement with the Vicar's niece3. Emma Adamthwaite - whose sons fought in the American Civil War4. Letters from home - written by a mother to her family far away in Australia5. Adamthwaite Farm - is this where it all began?6. Reverend William Adamthwaite - one of several OLIVE line vicars7. Rhoda's story - life of a family in Leeds who belonged ot the VIOLET line8. Adamthwaites in Uniform - details of all known Adamthwaites who have served in conflicts, with recollections of those times - we would like to receive more items for the 'Recollections' section9. Adamthwaites in the Workhouse - details of the hard times for some YELLOW line members, plus details of all known Adamthwaites who lived and/or died in the workhouse10. Tragedy, Bigamy and Intrigue - some shocking revelations about members of the ORANGE line of Adamthwaites11. the Adamthwaites of Quambatook in Victoria, Australia - one branch of the OLIVE line12. the Seven Reverends Adamthwaite - this artile was first published in the Cumbria FHS Journal13. Leeanna's story - fond memories of a favourite great grandmother in the ORANGE line14. Mary's story - the life of Mary Adamthwaite - a much travelled member of the PINK line15. Alf Adamthwaite - some recollections of Alf of Quambatook16. William Mackever Adamthwaite - the life of an early VIOLET Adamthwaite; illustrated with many photographs of the area where he livedMiscellany index
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Help us find out if there are inherited Adamthwaite characteristics amongst Adamthwaite descendants (plus links to versions of the quiz for those whose links are through marriage and people with no link at all).Quiz form for Adamthwaite descendantsQuiz form for people related to the Adamthwaites by marriageQuiz form for anyone with no links to the Adamthwaites - we need plenty of people to complete this version of the Quiz, to use as a Control Group for comparison purposesResults of the Quiz - this page will be regularly updated as we receive more results