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||View of Hauxwell village, looking North. As you can see, it's
a very small village these days.
||View of St. Oswald's church, taken from Hauxwell village about
half a mile away. The church was in the middle of the village at one time,
but many of the original houses were abandoned after the plague, and presumably
since then, as people left the countryside to work in the cities.
||View of Harmby village, home of generations ten, eleven and twelve
of my branch of the family (Leonard #204, William #241 and William #286).
Leonard and the older William are recorded as being buried in the church
of St Michael's Spennithorne, just down the road from here (I couldn't find
them though). The younger William moved to nearby Hunton and married Mary
Bell, a dressmaker from Arrathorne. They eventually left Yorkshire and moved
to Gateshead where my great-grandfather, John Thomas I'Anson was born.
The grave of John Thomas I'Anson (generation
13) who died in 1931 in Gateshead. I'm not sure but the grave may also be
that of John's father William. This is something I still need to check. It
didn't stop raining the whole time I was in Gateshead, this being the day
that the hottest-ever temperature in the UK was recorded in London!