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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
Richard Greaves Adamthwaite, artist of Salford
Pupil elopes with Vicar's niece!
Adamthwaite descendant fights in American Civil War
Letters from home - written by Ann Adamthwaite to her new daughter-in-law in Australia in 1864
The Adamthwaite Farm in Westmorland - is this where it all began?
Reverend William Adamthwaite of West Stockwith
Rhoda's story - memories of a Leeds family (written by Rhoda's daughter-in-law Toni)
Adamthwaites in Uniform - a tribute to the many Adamthwaites who served in the Military
Death in the Workhouse - a study of Adamthwaites who lived and died in poverty
A tale of Tragedy, Bigamy and Intrigue: the ORANGE line of Adamthwaites
The Adamthwaites of Quambatook, Victoria, Australia from 1878-1978
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
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's story - the life of Mary Adamthwaite (1847-1918) of the PINK line of Adamthwaites
Alf Adamthwaite - recollections from Gez and Elizabeth
William Mackever Adamthwaite - an illustrated biography by Paula (William's 4 x great granddaughter)
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)
MISC 22 -
An Adamthwaite Anthology Poetry and stories written BY and ABOUT various Adamthwaite individuals