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Reply Gary Frank Allison
6:42 AM on April 26, 2017 

I have Richard Race b. 1664 Horbury with a sibling named Joshua.


Reply Tony Simcock
2:46 AM on March 3, 2017 
Sorry, I made a mistake in my last sentence, reading your account of Thomas Chaddock Lowndes made me realise ... Mrs Chaddock returned not to Ramsdell but to Old House Green [Farm] while as you say the Williamson sons clung on to Ramsdell Hall (in desperation doubtless, after being so fabulously wealthy - did you know their mining empire went bankrupt in the 1880s?!)
Reply Tony Simcock
2:06 AM on March 3, 2017 
I don't know how to tell you this, it's going to break your heart, but Ramsdell Hall had no connection to the Lowndes family (except for being next door to their house, Old House Green) until William Lowndes purchased it about 1815/20 ... He purchased it from Henry Dobbs, who owned it by virtue of marrying Elizabeth heiress of Thomas Cartwright (d.1794), the last of a line of Cartwrights who had lived on the site (next-door to the Lowndeses) since at least the 17th century ... The builder of Ramsdell Hall in its present form must have been his father Ralph Cartwright (1690-1778), of Newcastle-under-Lyme & Old House Green [OHG is the name of the hamlet containing the two mansions, as well as of the Lowndes house, now Old House Green Farm] ... William Lowndes lived at Ramsdell from the time of purchasing it until inheriting Old House Green [Farm] from his brother, when he moved into the smaller house and leased Ramsdell to the Williamsons ... After his death in 1844 Old House Green [Farm] was rented out to tenant farmers ... Mrs Chaddock of course returned to live at Ramsdell for the last decade or so of her life, after ousting the Williamsons ... Sorry about all this!
Reply HILLYARD Hunter
9:35 PM on August 6, 2016 
Thank you for your very informative website. I have only been able to trace a small amount of my Scottish family tree because my access to scottish records is limited. My branch of the tree comes from Williamina HILLYARD. One small correction is that Williamina's first son Adam continued to live with her.

Thank you again.
Reply Mark Callaghan
1:41 AM on July 20, 2016 
Hi Chris. I am looking for a link to the family in Australia. In 2010 I bought a painting in Sydney, Australia by George Sherwood Hunter 1846 - 1919 with provenance by descent through the family. I cannot see a link to Australia in the family history so well described on your site. I loose track at about the great nephew name - sake. I know the contents of his studio were held until an auction in 1990 in London. The scene is of Barbizon outside Paris. I recently visited the village. Very little artist history is available on George. Is there a resource available through the family to provide some context for the painting and George's visit to Barbizon? Thanks.
Reply kwee eng
1:03 PM on June 3, 2016 
Thank you very much for so kindly sharing your family history and others. As I love Mandarin songs, I appreciate very much of the singers', too. Your site is great, Chris. Many thanks again.
Reply Pauline Taylor
9:59 AM on April 28, 2016 
Loved your site, my husband's family are very interesting and after reading your page I now know the right way to get my head around all the information. Fabulous photos make it so enjoyable to read.
Reply kurt Mayfield
7:25 AM on April 10, 2016 
Reply Mary Ann Overson
12:33 AM on March 15, 2016 
I am 3rd great granddaughter of Mary Ernil (or as we spell it, Ernill) from her second marriage to Henry Brierley. I was so excited to see your amazing website! You have done an impressive amount of research. I would very much like to see if you have any further information about Mary Ernil and her family line. I had no idea that she had any children who survived from her marriage to Thomas Pott - this branch of my family isn't as well known as others. Please let me know if you'd be willing to help me out. I'd be happy to fill you in on any information that I have, as well.
Reply Meg
11:53 AM on February 28, 2016 
Sorry to have taken so long to come back to you, but I have had a very difficult few months due to illness. I didn't see your very kind email until recently. You should receive a reply from me very soon. But first I must finish reading your amazing novel!!! Have you considered approaching a Film Company about it? It would make an incredible film. Is there no end to your talents? Mr Chris Fox - take a well-deserved bow. And by the way, your videos just get better and better. Seriously, China should give you some sort of reward for the past four years. Thank you again for all your wonderful work!