Can you help?

This is the page for requests from people seeking information about families who lived in the Barningham area in the past.

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ATKINSON/BINKS/WESTMARLAND: I’m searching for information on Thomas Atkinson, born in Barningham 1761. He had a son called Richard, born in the village in 1790, who married Hannah Binks. Thomas’s father was called George, his mother was Elizabeth Westmarland. Any infor would be great.  Posted November 2009.

ATKINSON: My maternal grandmother was an Atkinson of Barningham. Her father was a wheelwright and I believe had a workshop in the village at the end of the 19th century. I’d be very interested to know if your group has any information about the family, in particular Edwin Atkinson junior, my grandmother’s brother. Valerie Eccles, 4 High Row, Gainford DL2 3DN.  Posted December 2009.

BELL: My mum Mary Bell was born in 1921 and adopted by a Mr and Mrs Pearson of Newsham House. Any ifromation about her or the house would be much appreciated. Jackie Goode, South Wales Posted April 2010

BINKS: Trying to locate the birthplace of  Thomas Binks, born 1780, married Jane Hicks 1799, died in Malton workhouse 1845 — he’s not the Barningham clockmaker though may be some relative. Pam Smith, Harrogate  Posted November 2009.

BINKS: My great-great-great-grandfather was Moses Binks, who lived at Feldom. I tracked down his wife using your excellent graveyard guide. Any further information gratefully received. Barry Hutchinson, Stone, Staffordshire Posted March 2010

BINKS/PORTER: Interested in families of Mary Binks and William Porter who married in Barningham 1755. Porter seems to have been from Ravensworth but May was baptised 1736 as child of Christopher Binks and had a brother Thomas. I’m trying to extablish who her mother was and whether there’s any link to the clockmaker Thomas Binks. Phil Wild, Manchester Posted May 2010

COATES: My family connections include the Coates who lived at Park House in the 1800s and Aldersons of East Hope. Any information welcome. Judith Coates, Hove  Posted April 2010

ELLWOOD-ROBINSON: We’re trying to track down details of the Ellwood-Robinson family of Scargill, late 1880s onwards. Anyone help? Michael Berry, Ramsgate Posted March 2010

HIND: Anything on the Hinds of Newsham? My great-great-grandfather Robert Hind was born there. Steve Warren, Broompark, Durham  Posted January 2010.

JONES: The names Wa and Cl James are on our date plaque: anybody know who they were? Lis Airey, Virginia Cottage, Barningham. Posted December 2009.

KIPLING: Looking for information about the Kiplings, living at Scargill in the 16th-18th centuries. Mike Kipling, Horsham, West Sussex  Posted August 2010.

LONGSTAFF / WILKINSON: I have been looking for 30 years for an ancestor called Mary Wilkinson who married John Langstaff in 1820. Anyone help? My father lived at Banks House and went to Barningham school around 1910. Kenneth Longstaff, Alcester Posted March 2010

 MARRINER: My ancestors came from Barningham and were the village blacksmiths for many years. Any information? Tony Marriner, Poole, Dorset  Posted January 2010.

 SHEPHERD: Has anyone information about my grandparents, Thomas and Florence Shepherd, who ran Barningham post office between about 1910 and 1920, or their children Leslie and Gladys? Rosie Yates, Escomb  Posted November 2009.

THOMAS: The schoolmaster mentioned in the Archive 4 story about the great Barningham blizzard of 1900 was my grandfather, William Thomas. We’re trying to find out more about his family and would be very grateful for any information. Tommy Howat, Scotland Posted April 2010

TODDS: Greetings from Down Under! I’m interested in anything about the Todds. Rosemary Allen, Victoria, Australia.  Posted August 2010.


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