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Daddy
I’m in the process of tracing my roots and if you have any information on the lineage of the Name ‘Daddy’ I would really appreciate a copy of any information.
The information I have so far ends at myself, Phillip Thomas Daddy, son of Malcolm Daddy, son of Sydney Daddy, son of James Daddy. These relatives were situated in Hull. If you have any information or contacts for further information I would glady receive it.

Submitted by: Phillip Daddy
Address: PO Box 604, Carlton, North Victoria 3054 Australia
Email: daddins@gmail.com


Dalby
My grandfather was William Dalby born 8.4.1888, Thorpe Arch, Yorkshire. He was one of nine children. Not all the children lived and had children but we have very little information of the following two brothers:
Herbert (1874 – 1943) had 2 sons – Herbert Rowley (1898 – 1982) and Arthur (1900 – 1961).
John (1878 – 194 ?) had 2 sons – Reg and Edwin.
1 daughter – Isa (births & death dates unknown). If you are related please make contact to enable us to expand our family tree.

Submitted by: Cindy Greenway née Cynthia Denise Dalby
email: cindy@thegreen-way.com


Dale
My DALE family research goes back to James DALE who married Mary EASTWOOD in 1795 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. They went on to have 5 children, the fourth being William, who, in 1832 married Mary Ann ABBOTT, also in Doncaster. The 1851 British Census have William and Mary Ann living at French Gate. By 1861 Mary Ann is found at Spring Gardens where she is widowed and is a boarding house keeper with 7 children. Mary Abbott DALE was one of those 7 children. She migrated to Aotearoa/New Zealand and, in 1862 she married my gg-grandfather, John Irvine SIMPSON. They lived in Timaru with their children, I have 4 at this stage. Mary Abbott SIMPSON ms DALE died in 1882 in Timaru, Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Submitted by: Jeni Simpson
Email: bradsim@inet.net.nz


Dale

My ancestor Nicholas [or Niccolas] Dale [age 20] sailed from England on the Jacob and arrived in Virginia [America] in 1624. He is recorded as coming from York, England. One website says he came from Hutton Bushel, but there is no authenticating information provided. Are there any records where information that goes back this far might shed some light. He left England indentured to serve out the cost of his passage, but soon prospered–acquiring land, 2 wives [his 1st wife died relative to the birth of their 1st child], 16 indentured servants, et al, which suggests he was perhaps educated [and 2nd son?].

Submitted by: Marcia Dale-LeWinter
Address: 2205 Sacramento St, #301, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
Email: marcia.dale.lewinter@me.com


Dale

I am looking for some leads. My grandmother’s maiden name was Ethel Lilian Dale. She was born in Scarborough in 1911 and married George Edward Winfield. I would be grateful for any information about the Dale side of the family.

Submitted by: Martin Shaun Winfield
Email: martin.winfield@gmail.com


Dale
I’m trying to locate any of the Dale family from Yorkshire, England. My 9th great-grandfather was born there, Nicholas Ashford Dale. He had a son also named Nicholas Dale that came to the USA in the 1600s. Also interested in any other Dale family from there. I would like to see what info I can find out.

Submitted by: Kimberly Lakey
Address: 2506 NE.53ST. Kansas City,Missouri. 64118
email: marthaksl@yahoo.com

 


Dale
Dale, Alfred James, was born Helmsley, Yorkshire around 1879. He married Violet Brown in London 1904. They emigrated to Australia before 1917. I am looking for his family in Yorkshire. I believe his parents were William and Helen neé Moses. William was a Stonemason in 1879. Any info gratefully received.

Submitted by: Greg Crawford
email: fcra4785@bigpond.net.au


Dale
The heritage of my great-great-grandparents is my quest. Christopher Dale, a farmer of Dalton, York, married Harriet Richards of Melsonby and came to Canada in the mid 1800s. Christopher’s parents were William Dale and Elizabeth ?. Harriet’s parents were Cpl. Joseph Richards and Mary Bagley of Leeds. I would like to find the Richards/Bagley burial plot. Both died when Harriet was a young child and her mother’s sister, Aunt and Uncle Trotter, raised her.
William Dale was married before to Kate Faegan but she died young then he married Harriet and they had eleven children. Both Christopher and Harriet are buried in a cemetery in Clinton, Ontario, Canada, along with some of their children. I am especially interested in the Richards/Bagley lineage as well…

Submitted by: Kathleen Dale
Address: Elora, Ontario, Canada
email: dalevista@sympatico.ca


Dale
I am currently researching the Dale family who were William and Hannah who lived in Fewston in Nidderdale around 1750’s who then moved to Pately Bridge. They had 7 children according to parish records. William Dale is my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather.

Submitted by: Ms E Keates
Address: Church Street, Coltishall, Norfolk
Email: elliekeates@hotmail.co.uk


Dale
I am researching the Dale family who originated from Stormy Hall, Danby, on the North York Moors. My particular branch moved to the Fryup area and then to Middlesbro in the early 1900’s. All assistance welcome and information freely exchanged.

Submitted by: Carol Barker
Address: Greylands Farm, Hinderwell, Whitby, North Yorkshire TS13 5JX
Email: wbarker567@aol.co


Dale
I am researching the Dale family who originated from Stormy Hall, Danby, on the North York Moors. My particular branch moved to the Fryup area and then to Middlesbro in the early 1900’s. All assistance welcome and information freely exchanged.

Submitted by: Carol Barker
Address: Greylands Farm, Hinderwell, Whitby, North Yorkshire TS13 5JX
Email: wbarker567@aol.co


Dale
Would like to learn about Sormy Hall Farm and it’s owners circa 1656. A family Bible indicates a Richard Dale purchased Stormy Hall in 1656, but a second Bible indicates his birth in 1656.

Submitted by: Michael Dale
Address: 16 Grasslands Ave, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 4L1 Canada
e-mail: danbidale@sympatico.ca


Dale
I would like to hear from anyone researching the Dale family tree. My g. grandmother was Esther Hanna Dale she married William Allan 1888 don’t know much of her family her father was call Leonard Dale and she was born at Sowerby, Yorks. If anyone knows of the family please contact me.

Submitted by: Roz Jones
e-mail: rozanddavejones@btinternet.com


Dale
I’m looking for family that emigrated to Australia in 1952 from the Netherlands. Their original surname was “Duinhouwer”, but this is changed into Dale. It was a family of 5 people: Leen (Len), his wife Anna Sara Maria, their chilren Nicolaas Leendert, Clazina Anna, Albert Jean and Annie. They arrived on the “Fairsea” on october 7th, 1952. Hope someone can help me and my sister.

Submitted by: Ingrid Duinhouwer
Address: Hoogvliet, Rotterdam Netherlands
e-mail: ideetje@gmail.com


Dale
I am looking for information on the Dale family who originally emigrated from Yorkshire to Australia via (maybe) Forest Creek, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia then to Port Chalmers, New Zealand around 1873 on the ship Sword Fish. They had five children – Thomas, John, Charles, Victoria, Jane, some of which were born in New Zealand.

John or Thomas Dale married Jane Worsnip (my great-grandparents) and they had five children. My grandfather was Tom Dale and his wife was née Hill. She was the only daughter of John Hill. They had four children – Hilton, Robert, John Stanley and Allan – all born in the late 1890s to early 1900s. I was born in 1932, daughter of John Stanley and May Ashton.

The Dales were a family of miners and engineers and the family was at Ballarat at the time of the  mining riots in the 1800s.

Somewhere in there was another great-grandmother called Annie Gavin of Irish decent and married to another John or Thomas Dale.

Submitted by: Marie Dale
Address: 1/24 Parker Street, Labradour,
Queensland 4215, Australia
email: anthony.bramwell@bigpond.com


Dale
My great-grandparents are William and Elizabeth Dale, both born in Hull, about 1830. Elizabeth’s maiden name is Gardham. They married about 1849 in Hull. They came to the US about 1854 and died in St. Louis, Missouri 1895 and 1896. I am trying to find their parents.

Submitted by: Lawrence M Dale
Address: 824 East Elm Street  Layton, Utah 84041
email: popsey@q.com


Dales
I’m looking for any information regarding “Dales” that moved to Australia after the second world war. Margaret Louise Dales had 3 sons.

Submitted by: Rob Dales
Address: 47 Landy Street, Horsham, Victoria, Australia 3400
e-mail: robandjanet@bigpond.com


Dales
I am from Doncaster and want to know my past, Ralph and Doris Taylor were my grandparents, Winifred and Cyril Dales were my other grandparents.

Submitted by: David Dales
Address: 96 Dennis Estate, Kirton, Boston PE20 1HB
e-mail: dalesdavid96@aol.com


Dales
Researching Harriet Dales b 1855 Cherry Burton, to David and Racheal. 2 children, Joseph 1876 and John Leatham 1882, no father listed. Any infomation appreciated, marraige, death, census etc.

Submitted by: Edna Shakespeare (nee Dales)
Address: 5 Cliff Drive, Newcastle, Ontario, Canada L1B1P2
e-mail: ednadales@rogers.com


Dalgliesh
My great, great grandfather, William Margaret Dalgliesh (born 1805, died
1884)
MD married Susana Mary Bell in 1830 and practised at Masham. They had 9 children, of whom Margaret Little married William Ewart, John married Mary Trumper, Mary married John Little, Edward married Jeannie Paterson and Henry married Edith Carter. Their seventh
child William Henry married Mary McEwan and was my great grandfather. I should be very interested to learn more about Susana Bell, her past and her offspring and any more about the Dalgliesh family prior to William Margaret Dalgliesh’s father?

Submitted by: Mrs M. Barnard
Address: Olivers Barn, 94 Ermine Street, Caxton, Cambridge, CB3 8PQ.
e-mail: mary@caxton.dircon.co.uk


Damms
My great Grandmothers name was Margaret Turner( Nee  Damms )born in Rotherham Yorkshire West Riding,  in 1890. Mother to  Arnold Reginald And Phylis  (B 1913)United Kingdom. This is all I know about her.

I would like to  find out the name of her husband (surname Turner)  and be able to work on that side of my family Tree. Phylis married Alan Brailsford and I know nothing about her brothers other than their names.  Thank you to anyone who can help.

Submitted by: Dawn
e-mail: wingnutdawn@yahoo.ca


Danby
My father is a Danby, he moved to Australia when he was 2yrs old, I’m just interest about our heritage.

Submitted by: Marisa Danby
Address: 32 Blenheim Rd, Far Cotton, Northampton, NN48NW
e-mail: marisajd84@hotmail.com


Daniel / Lister / Hare
My G.Grandfather William Daniel B.1848, married Elizabeth Ann Lister B.1850 on 21st Sept. 1872. Anyone researching Daniel Lister Hare Sutton I would be extremely pleased to swap notes etc.

Submitted by: Peter Daniel
Address: 9 Haslingfield Way, Butler, Western Australia 6036
e-mail: daniel@brightontown.com.au


Daughtery
I am trying to trace my Daughtery family tree. Any help would be gratefully recieved.

Submitted by: Herbert
email: maonhotel@aol.com


Darby
I am looking for any connections to the Hemmings and Darby families in Yorkshire, particularly Bridlington.

Submitted by: Barbara Hemmings
email: barbaraherbert@bushinternet.com


Darby
I’m looking for information on Grace Darby who married James Walker on November 12, 1812 in Fenton, Yorkshire. They had a son named Thomas Walker (who married Hannah Linfoot) who was my great-great-grandfather. I’d like to know more about Grace – birth date, parents etc.

Submitted by: Janet Adey
Address: Schreiber, Ontario, Canada
email: jmadey@hotmail.com


Darley
I am looking for any relations of Marmaduke Darley from Farnham near Ripley in North Yorkshire c1684.

Submitted by: Susan Darley
Address: 117 Pullan Avenue, Eccleshill, Bradford BD2 3RL
email: s_darley@sky.com


Davey
I am searching for information regarding my Grandfather, George Alan Davey, born 6th sept 1910, passed away 1949. He had a military funeral and funeral at Scholemoor Cemetery. He was married twice, his latest marriage was to my grandmother, Annice (née Mc Nair) in 1939 in Litchfield in Bradford.
I am lead to believe my grandfather had medals from the army, of which he joined up on two occasions, the medal was The Africa Star medal. He had tatoos on his hand and arms. He got injuries in the war to his neck and shouilders. He also held a job position in Dayres mill as a labourer.
He had two Daughters: Iris: born May 1940 in Raven St Bradford, and Barbara Pamela: born 6th April either 1935 or 1936 born in Birmingham. It is believed George Alan Davey lived in Immingham for a time in the old tin houses. Dates not known.
He also had two brothers or sons, believed to be called Walter and Charles, but dates not known.

Submitted by: J Townsend
Address: 93 Tauntrin Vale, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5QZ
email: eekercollector@blueyonder.co.uk


Davidson
I’m seeking anyone with memories of David Robert Davidson, who worked as a hurrier in the pit in or around Hartshead up to the outbreak of WWI. As a boy, he was a boarder in the household of a miner called Willy Holdsworth. Before that, I believe he had been one of three siblings brought up in a London workhouse. Before he was killed during WWI, he was married briefly to one of my great-aunts.

Submitted by: Maggie Cobbett
Address: 6 King’s Mead, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 1EJ
email: maggiecobbett@gmail.com


Davidson
I would be interested in contacting anybody researching the Davidson family in Ripon in the period 1800-1850. Most of them were chairmakers/wood turners.

Submitted by: Dave Proctor
email: margendave.proctor@virgin.net


Davidson
i am trying to find information on my grandmother ellen Davidson she lived at 4 forster square denholme nr Bradford with William Briddon they had a daughter Marguerita and my mum Yvonne who was adopted at 6 weeks old because her mum had died (1939) marguerite married and emigrated to Australia about 1950 and we don’t no what happened with grandfather I have tried ancestry websites and cannot find any information regarding birth or death of my grandmother what is more confusing on mums original birth cert  her mothers name is Ellen Davidson formally marsh could anyone shed any light on this matter as my mum is now74 and would like to know her origins thanks

Submitted by: nicola hughes
email: hughesnicol8@sky.com


Davidson or Clapham
I am trying to find the birthplace in Austwick in 1877 of my father, William Davidson, and his sister, Ann in 1880, before they returned to Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Low Birkwith Farm where the younger members of the family were born.
My father and his sister’s birth dates miss the 1871 and 1881 censuses.

Submitted by: Pauline Brearley (née Clapham Davidson)
Address: Flat 1 Pasture Court, 22 Pasture Lane, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 4QN
email: pcbrearley@gmail.com


Davies/Hodgson
I’m searching for any information regarding my uncle’s first family. His name is William James (Bill) Davies and his wife was Brenda Elizabeth Hodgson. They had three children all born in Hull who were adopted and their names are Jane Annette born 1958, Dawn Patricia born 1960, and Shaun born 1961. These people are missing links on my huge family tree, please could anyone with any information about these people please contact me.

Submitted by: Carole Houseman
email: middlemum@btinternet.com


Davies
I am trying to trace my grandmother Edna Davies (may have been Bland). We know she lived in Ripon between 1918 & 1921 where she gave birth to two illegitimate babies one of which was my father. We think Edna’s father was called William. Enda died in Liverpool in 1956.

Submitted by: Sue Dennison
Address: 53 Whitcliffe Lane, Ripon, North Yorks
e-mail: dennisonsusan@googlemail.com


Davies
I have two postcards which are from my Grandfather. I also have photographs of War medals for Pte T Elliott 3-9726 West Yorkshire Regiment X2 medals. Pte W Elliott 6-10029 West Yorkshire Regiment. This relative was killed in battle or from wounds he has the two service medals and the one which states round the edge that he was killed in action. Finally my Grandfather, Pte James Davies 1535 Yorkshire and Lancs Regiment.

Submitted by: Davies
Address: 8 Upper Bathville, Armadale, West Lothian, EH48 3JX
e-mail: metfet@hotmail.com


Davies
I am looking for any information about Robert Arthur Davies who was the head teacher at Wilsden School. He lived at the school house with his wife Eleanor – they are on both the 1901 and 1911 census as being their. I would love to see photographs of great-great-grandad.

Submitted by: Collette Lowe
email: rclowe@hotmail.co.uk


Davies
I
am trying to trace my grandfather’s side of our family, he was James Reginald Davies, born in Middlesbrough in 1900 and died in 1989. His parents were Ezra and Harriet, and he had one brother and two sisters. They are the ones I would like to contact. My name is Carl and my father’s name is Frank Clegg, born in Manchester in 1926.

Submitted by: Mr Carl Davies
Address: Morcambe, Lancashire
email: davies_carl1@sky.com


Davis
I am trying to trace the family of Jane Davis who married Thomas Birtwhistle of Gragrave on 11/12/1764 and who died in 1802 in Giggleswick aged 59. I would like to know who her parents, grandparents etc were? She was my great-great-great-great-great-great-grandmother on my maternal side. Any information would be helpful. Thank you.

Submitted by: Julia Theobold
Address: 52 Mill Lane, Cheshunt, Herts EN8 0JH
email: juliatheobald@yahoo.co.uk


Davis
I am trying to locate any birth /death/etc records regarding distant relatives, Richard Henry Davis and Elizabeth Shaw who married on 20 September 1886 in the parish church at Ferry Fryston. (Richard was 25 and Elizabeth around 19)Richard’s father was John Davis and Elizabeth’s father was Peter Shaw. They had three children, Richard Henry (Junior), Cyrus Joseph and Harold.

Submitted by: Doug Davies
Address: 21A Geordie Court, Coogee, 6166, Western Australia
e-mail: dougsplace@yahoo.com.au


Davis
My great-grandfather George Davis worked at Hotham Hall.
I have been told that my great great grandfather and his wife (Thomas Benjamin Davis and Jessie) are buried in South Dalton church (St Andrews?) and have death dates of 1887 and 1883 respectively. Does anyone know these names – I have come to a shuddering halt!!

Submitted by: Helen Sutton
Address: 89 Maple Drive, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 8Ap
e-mail:helenmsutton@aol.com


Davis
I am trying to find information on WIlliam Davis Born in Yorkshire in 1917. I belive that this man may have served in the army and also that he may have lived in Jersey and Southern England at some stage. Any help would be gratefully recieved no matter how little.

Submitted by: Sue Gooch
Address: 2 Swanfield, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 9EU
e-mail: mrsbeetlebum@aol.com


Davis
I am looking for information on William Andrew Davis and his parents. William was a boot rivetter and was married to Evelyn Smith. They had Arthur in 1916 and Albert in 1914, both born in Liversedge, Dewsbury.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Davis
Address: 11 Light Street, Springwood, 4127
Queensland, Australia
email: lizzsimon@optusnet.com.au


Davison
I am researching my family tree, my paternal grandmother Charlotte Florence Davison from either Guisborough or North Skelton born around 1895-1901. Any info would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Spencer
Address: Bridlington
e-mail: t41spencer@aol.com


Dawe
I am looking for information on Margaret Emma Dawe who was born in India in 1886. She was living in Leeds, Yorkshire with her parents John Thomas Dawe and Emma Tweedale in 1901. I am looking for her marriage and death.

Submitted by: Glenis Matthews
Address: New Zealand
email: kglm@xtra.co.nz


Dawson and Yeadon
Can anyone help with details of ancestors/descendants of William Yeadon and Isobel Dawson, both of Clapham, please? There also may be Giggleswick connections. Many thanks.

Submitted by:
email: gujrat23@gmail.com


Dawson
I am looking for some history on the Yorkshire Dawsons, whom were known as huge, fierce warriors with probably links to the Vikings. These Dawsons, or possibly a branch, moved to Northern Ireland, Co Armagh during the 16th Century. Anyone with an avid interest in the Dawsons from this time, before and after are extremely welcome to correspond with me.

Submitted by: Kerryn
Address: Australia
email: mferraro@iinet.net.au


Dawson
I’m searching for any information on my great-great-great-grandparents James Dawson born 1812-1816 Yorkshire, and Mary Taylor born 1812-1816 Newchurch, Lancashire. They had 8 children: John 1837, Peggy 1838, Sarah 1840, William 1842, James 1844, Taylor 1849, Lord 1850, and Thomas 1854.
I’m hoping to find parents for both James and Mary, I do have census records from 1841 to 1871 for them, but was unable to find any death records and of course photos are always welcome.

Submitted by: Sharon Dawson
Address: USA
email: sdunn48@gmail.com


Dawson
I am seeking contact with anyone interested in the forebears and descendants of Thomas Dawson and Ann ‘Nancy’ Stork, who married at Kirby Hill-by-Boroughbridge in August 1819. They had children: Mary, John, Thomas, Mark, James R, George, Sarah A, Barnabas and Frances, all born at Kirby Hill between 1822 and 1842.

Submitted by: Nell Lliffe
email: niliffe@bigpond.com


Dawson
I am interested in any information about Benjamin Dawson & Co who owned the Brewery in Kirkstall. The brewery still stands and is the accommodation for the university.

Submitted by: Judith Gardiner
Address: 36 Whirinaki Crescent, Heretaunga, 5018, Wellington
New Zealand
e-mail: kiwipop@xtra.co.nz


Dawson
Searching for information regarding family of John Cyril Dawson. Born in Lancashire/Yorkshire in the late 1900s and emigrated to Edmonton, AB, Canada, approx 1991. Would like any family members to contact.

Submitted by: Dr. Reg. Dawson
Address: #409 101 Tsatsu Shores Drive, Delta, BC V4M 4G3 Canada
e-mail: rgdaw@dccnet.com


Dawson
I am currently looking for information on my great grandfather William John Thorton Dawson, born in Austwick, married Elizabeth Wallbank in 1910, if any can help?

Submitted by: Joanne
e-mail: joanneirwin2@hotmail.co.uk


Dawson
Family of Geoff and Elizbeth Dawson, parents of David, John and Paul. Moved to Australia when Paul was 15 years old. They lived in Guildford, Perth, Western Australia. Geoff owned a smash repairs place in Guildford, now taken over by his son David. Geoff and Elizabeth adopted 2 girls, Janice and Christine. They were from around Leeds. Geoff’s brothers had dealings in hotels in Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Tracey Teale
Address: Cairns QLD 4870, Australia
e-mail: tracey.teale6@bigpond.com


Dawson
I would like to find my other relatives. And some photos would be nice.

Submitted by: Corinne smith
Address: Ravenscliff Avenue, Bradford, West Yorkshire
e-mail: mizzytigger@blueyonder.co.uk


Dawson
I am looking for any information on my family who was from Yorkshire County, England. My great, great grandfather stayed behind in Yorkshire with his estate while my great, great grandmother Katherine Donnigan-Dawson moved with my great grandfather Francis Claude Dawson to Maine in the early 1900’s (around that). I was wondering if anyone might know anything at all!

Submitted by: Susan
e-mail: mympnme1@aol.com


Dawson
I am researching my Dawson family from the Cowling area of West Yorkshire. My earliest anscestors are John Dawson and Ann Watson who married in May 1792. Would love to hear from anyone with a connection.

Submitted by: Mike Dawson
Address: 12 Farm Hill Road, Morley, Leeds LS27 9RD
e-mail: michael@dawson6.freeserve.co.uk


Dawson
Searching for ancestory of Thomas Dyson of Huddersfield and Ernest Leslie Dawson of Bradford.

Submitted by: Steven Leslie Dawson
Address: W626 Beech Drive, East Troy, Wisconsin USA
e-mail: stevenldawson@centurytel.net


Dawson
I am looking for information on Harry and Emily Dawson who lived in the Halifax and Sowerby Bridge area. Harry worked at Smiths Wire Works in Halifax for many years. Later, Emily and her son Jimmy, opened a hairdressers in Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge. Harry died in Rotherham in 1944 after working as a Council worker. Any information on this family would be much appreciated.

Submitted by: Ken Dawson
e-mail: kendawson123@hotmail.com


Dawson
I’m searching for any information on the parents of my William Dawson b.4 February 1842 Todmorden, Yorkshire, England. His wife was: Mary Ann Thorp b. 17 May 1843 Horwich, England.
Children: James, John A., Frank, Herbert, Ernest, Mary Alice, Edith, all born in the Lancashire district.

Submitted by: Sharon Dawson Dunning
Address: New York, USA
e-mail: sdunn48@yahoo.com


Dawson
I am looking for any information on the descendants of Robert Dawson born in England about 1861 and his wife Mary (nee Grayson-daughter of John and Bridget Grayson-born abt 1859at Saintoft Grange, near Pickering). Robert and Mary were married in Toronto, Ontario, Canada August 13, 1885. They returned to Enlgand where their two children were born-Sarah, abt 1886 and John R, born abt 1888, both born in Coxwold, North Yorkshire. Thank you for any help.

Submitted by: Joan Mercer
Address: Ontario, Canada
e-mail: jrmercer@cogeco.ca


Dawson
I am looking for William and Elizabeth Dawson who lived in Silsden in late 1800\’s and had a daughter Hetty who was born 24th March 1887.

Submitted by: Chapman
Address: 56 Aloe Ridge Drive, Harzenbergfontein, South Africa
e-mail: olivia@vprop.co.za


Dawson
I am looking for any information on the family of Henry Dawson. They left Sheffield for New York in December 1890, arriving on the Brittanic with daughter Nellie and son Harold (my grandfather.)

Submitted by: Pete
email: peted43@localnet.com


Day
I am trying to find descendents of a Constance Day born 1901 in Wortley, Leeds. Parents were Grace Day and Charles Day (born 1881 in Wiltshire). Grace and Charles worked at Balks House, Lower Wortley Road, Leeds and moved to Haughton Le Skerne by the time of the 1911 Census.  Any information would be gratefully received.

Submitted by: Anne
email: a.arana229@btinternet.com


Day/Sharp
I am looking for any details on Grace Day’s Parents.
Grace Day was born on 6th June 1913 and got married to Walter Sharp in March 1936 in Leeds.
Grace’s parents are Ellen R. Taylor who married Josep Day in 1905 at St. Thomas Leylands, Leeds. Grace’s siblings are Stella Day (or Eva. S) Vera Day, Tommy Day.
I’m trying to work out if they had two more siblings called Edgar and Lilley. Below are these details:
DAY, Joseph Head   M 33 1878 Fish Dealer  Leeds Yorkshire???
DAY, Ellen Wife   F 31 1880  Sheffield Yorkshire
DAY, Lily Daughter   F 5 1906  Leeds Yorkshire
DAY, Edgar Son   M 1 1910  Leeds Yorkshire
As there are no other siblings mentioned do you think its the wrong parents to Grace?
I am also looking for information on Waler Sharp (Grace’s husband). I can not find much on him apart from that they were married in march 1936, Dewsbury. He has 3 or 4 brothers who had an E on the end of Sharp. My grandfather dropped it for some reason.
Thanks in advance if you can help.

Submitted by: Donna Sharp
Address: 13 Bowling Close, Harpenen, Hertfordshire


Day
Charles Day, I’m trying to find my uncle. All i knw is that they live in Morley, Yorkshire. I’ve not seen him since my dad died and would love my 3 children to see my dad’s side of the family

Submitted by: Clare Walker
Address: 16 Acresfield Rd, Littlehulton, Manchester M38 9PH
e-mail: clare_walker_2006@hotmail.co.uk


Deakin
I have been researching my family for a long time and wondered whether any of your readers could help me. William Deakin (born 1773) moved with his parents William and Elizabeth Deakin from Yorkshire to Ormskirk, Lancashire. There is baptism entry of a William, son of William and Elizabeth Deakin at Skipton parish church in 1773 which I believe could be my family. But I have been unable to trace any record of William and Elizabeth’s marriage or William’s baptism.
I have searched a wide area and would be grateful for any help.

Submitted by: Mrs J Woodland
email: joanwoodland@sky.com


Dean
I am trying to find a dear friend a Micheal Dean, who used to live at Scausby Hall, Halifax, and who emigrated to Canada in 1961. I would like to know if any of his family are still residents at the hall, or if there are any relatives in the area who would know of his whereabouts. I have known him since 1954, and we are both senior citizens now, and I would like get in touch.

Submitted by: Ann Howlett
Address: Calle Azarbe DelCalvario 4c3B, Almoradi, 03160,
Alicante, Spain
e-mail: witchnanny@hotmail.co.uk


Dean
I am trying to find information on William Shilleto Dean, my great grandfather. he was born in Kirby Moorside Yorkshire in 1853. married Elizabeth Dodds about 1872 and came to live on Tyneside after 1861.

Submitted by: Raymond Albert Dean
e-mail: rdean_whistle@yahoo.co.uk


Dean
Does anyone have any knowledge of the Dean family in Boroughbridge? They moved there from Whitby about 1889. There are several graves in Boroughbridge cemetery, last year of death being 1985. Although I have quite a lot of information about their ancestors, I have little information on the family in more recent times. Can anyone help?

Submitted by: Andy, son of Joan Dean
e-mail: andyandheatha@aol.com


Dean
I am trying to trace any descendants of the Dean family who lived at Scausby Hall in Yorkshire. I am trying to trace my family tree and would be interested to hear from anyone who is related to Luke Henry Dean (my great-grandfather) or Florence Dorothea Derbyshire née Dean (my grandmother).

Submitted by: Debbie Dick
Address: 4 Chalice Court, Hedge End, Southampton, Hants
email: ddradford@yahoo.co.uk


Dean/Taylor
Looking for surnames Dean and Taylor in the Beverley area.

Submitted by: Lindy Whitmarsh
Address: Bracken Cottage,Sturminster Marshall,Dorset,BH21 3RP
email: d.whitmarsh@tesco.net


Dearing
I would like to know if I’m related to Carl Dearing of East Yorkshire regiment who died in Turkey. My father John Sydney Dearing was born in Hull and his family come from that area.

Submitted by: Steven Dearing
email: stevendearing@ymail.com


Dearing
My husband’s family come from Yorkshire. Yhey moved to Manchester in 1950. His grandfather was Frederick James Dearing, and we think he had a couple of shops in or around the Leeds area from 1908 to 1912. Is there anyway of finding this info out?

His grandfather married a lady called Elizabeth Eleanor, nee Pitcher and had George, Muriel, Ernest, Dorothy and Kenneth G from 1895 to 1909. Does anyone know anything about this families history?

Submitted by: Pat Dearing
Address: 6 Mallory Rd, Newton, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 4DU
e-mail: patriciadearing@tiscali.co.uk


Dearing
My great grandparents were John Dearing and Anne Mott Dearing; my grandfather was John William Dearing and had siblings; Geoffrey, Harry, Herbert, and Elizabeth – possibly more. My grandfather died 10 years before I was born, so I have only my late father’s passed-down stories to aid me. My grandfather said he was from Hull on the Humber, and that as a child he played in Sherwood forest. Solid recorded facts that I have are that my great uncles Herbert and Harry Dearing, who died in WWI were born in Frodingham, enlisted in Beverley, and listed Driffield as their last residence when they were killed in action in France. We were told that their names were inscribed on a War Memorial – I think this may be the one in Frodingham. As far as I know, the family all either left the Yorkshire area or died between 1914 & 1918. I believe Geoffrey and Elizabeth Dearing went to Australia; my grandfather, John Dearing travelled from Hull to Liverpool, to Cork, to Nova Scotia and ended up in the U.S.A. I do not know if any family is still left in the area, but if anyone has heard of these people or has any information about them, I would be eternally grateful for any information or leads.

Submitted by: Ellen Dearing Betsch
Address: 2461 Timbercroft Court, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239, U.S.A.
e-mail: sonas1@fuse.net


Debenham
James Henry Debenham (fireman)  married to Beatrice Debenham in 1903 yet she was a widow by 1911  and committed to an institution anyone know what happened.? Please

Submitted by: Jackie Ong
Address: Birmingham
e-mail: jackie.at.jackpot@gmail.com


Dee
I am looking for information on the Dee family.

Submitted by: Vanessa Dee
Address: Zimbabwe
Email: vanessadee@hotmail.com


Deighton/Raistrick
My grandparents both died before I was born in 1981, and I’d like to go back through my grandmother’s past. I have nearly no information apart from her name was Florence Deighton and married Gordon Raistrick. They had 3 children and they lived in Cullingworth (Bradford). Any help is appreciated.

Submitted by: Emma Raistrick
email: eminchin@hotmail.co.uk


Deighton
Looking for ancestors of a John Deighton of Bradford born in 1811 married a Martha Jackson,they lived in Holme top and Little Horton Lane area of Bradford in the 1851 census.

Submitted by: Les Deighton
Address: 16 Yewdall Rd, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1NB
Email: lwd42@hotmail.com


Deighton
Further to an earlier post on the Deighton name, I am looking for any information on, and relations of, a Maria Jane Connor who married a Samuel Deighton in 1858 in Bradford. He was my great-great-grandfather’s son. I would be grateful for any information.

Submitted by: Les Deighton
Address: 16 Yewdall Road, Rodley, Leeds LS13 1NB
email: lwd42@hotmail.com


Demaine
I have been trying to find out about the Demaines that lived at Littlegates Farm, Barden, Nr. Skipton. The farm is on the Bolton Abbey Estate.  Bolton Abbey haven’t got the time to help me. I have letters, wills and deeds going back to 1700s. Can anyone help?

Submitted by:
email: abbeyplant@supanet.com


Demaine
Searching for ancestors of Robert Norris, b. 4 April 1803 in either Leeds or Kirby Hill near Boroughbridge and his wife, Mary Demaine. She was born on 28 December 1802 in Boroughbridge and they were married there in 1823. Will gladly share all information about their descendants.

Submitted by: Helen
Address: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Email: circe@treadles.ca


Demaine
I am researching all Demain(e)s. Any Demaine born between 1900 and 1912 in England becomes confusing – no surname of birth mother. Also marriages do not include the names of parents – difficult to track. Please contact me with relevant information

Submitted by: Hazel Hornibrook
Address: Box 295, Sundridge, Ontario, Canada P0A 1Z0
e-mail: hazeys@hotmail.ca


Demaine
Interested in surname Demaine (also Myers, Harbisher, Luty) around Yorkshire, Raskelf, Marton Cum Grafton, Ilkley surrounding areas.

Submitted by: Colleen Boulton
Address: 1a Poplar Road, Dukinfield, Cheshire
e-mail: boultonfamilytree@hotmail.co.uk


Demaine/ DeMaine/ Demayne
I am researching all Demaines in the Wharfedale/Airevalley. From 1600s to present day.

Submitted by: Dawne Parker
Address: 108 lane Ends, Oakworth, Keighley, Yorkshire BD22 7PR
e-mail: dawne.parker@yahoo.co.uk


Demberline
William Demberline b 1832, Rawcliffe (or Rawcliffe in Snaith) a village and civil parish in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Immigrated to Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada in 1843. Sometimes called Demeline or Demline or Dimaline. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Lisa Kallioniemi
Address: Oakville, Ontario, Canada
e-mail: kallie@cogeco.ca


Denbigh
I am trying to research the Denbigh family from Leeds. My Grandfather was John Denbigh and had a tailoring/mens outfitters on Beckett Street 1900’s. Any info would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Hazel Dyer
Address: 10 Roseacre, Bodham, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6NU
e-mail: hazeldyer50@btinternet.com


Denial
I have been researching my family for many years, and I am looking for different openings to carry on the research. The family originated at Norton in Sheffield in around 1740,  and are now spread all over Yorkshire, Lancashire and the London area, so any new contact would be grateful.

Submitted by: J David Denial
Address: 11 Coombs Close, Sutton on the Forest, York YO61 1DX
email: john.denial@mypostoffice.co.uk


Denison
My mother’s family name comes from the Leeds area originally. They were mill owners. My mum (almost 94) still lives in Yeadon near leeds. Would love to know any thing relevant.

Submitted by: June Garbutt
Address: 30 Jesmond Rd, Harrogate
e-mail: junegarbbutt@ntlworld.com


Dennbar
My ancestors include the Jaggars of Emley Moor, and the Fields of Flockton. The Field family were blacksmiths for many years. I would be interested to learn any more about connected family members.

Submitted by: Barbara Hunter
Address: 19 Morton’s Creek Road, Beechwood NSW 2446 Australia
email: dennbar@midcoast.com.au


Denney
My maternal Great-Grandmother was Jane Denney born in Kirbymoorside 1849. Her parents were Edward and Jane Denney who lived at 26 Chapel Yard, Kirbymoorside. I would love to hear from any other family descendants or to have any information about the family.

Submitted by: Mrs A Peat
Address: 9 Chantry Close, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8FE
e-mail: anya.peat@homecall.co.uk


Denison
On 27th August 1815, William Denison, son of Isaac Denison, probably of Spout House, North Rigton, married Isobella Bradley of Huby. They had 5 sons: John, born July 8, 1817; William, born Jan, 1820; ? born April 6, 1822; Abraham, born Feb, 1826; Robert, born March, 1826. Our family has been traced back to John. I wonder if any of your readers have traced descent from any of the other brothers?

Submitted by: Joan (Denison) Parish
Address: Prospect Farm, Clifton, Otley, LS21 2HE


Dennis
Looking for Alfred Dennis, Spencer, born about 1893. Was in the East Yorkshire Regiment, from 1915-1918 then the R.A.M.C 1919-1920. He was my Grandfather, but not sure where he came from in Yorkshire, think the middle name Dennis could be surname of a Grandparent. Love to know my Spencer roots.

Submitted by: Norma Taylor
Address: 65 The Villas, Castletown, Sunderland SR5 3AQ
e-mail: norstay@googlemail.com


Dennis
I am looking for John Dennis, born Carthorpe in abt 1817 & wife Rachel born Sutton, Thirsk parish, living in Leeds in 1851. I would appreciate any details prior to 1851.

Submitted by: Leigh Varma
Address: 109B Anthony St., Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
e-mail: rvlmv@gotalk.net.au


Denney, John
I am trying to locate my great great grandfather John Denney. He was born about 1814 and moved to Australia with his brother Thomas. Does anyone know of such a person that might help?

Submitted by: John Denney
e-mail: johnadenney@bigpond.com


Dent
I am looking for information about John Dent. He was my great-great-grandfather, born about 1828 at Gilling West near Richmond. I can’t find anything about him, other than he had brothers and sisters and his father was a farmer at Gilling, possibly called William. His daughter Elizabeth, born about 1843, was my great-grandmother, she married John Davison Starforth and went to live in Co.Durham

Submitted by: Patricia Armstrong
Address: 6 Hall Bank Drive, Bingley West Yorkshire BD16 4BZ
email: patronarmstrong@yahoo.co.uk


Dent
I am looking for any information I can get about my gandfather John Dent. He was married to Catherine Quinessy Edwards and I believe he died in the late 1970s, and grandma 10 yrs or so later. At one time he was a tennant farmer at Flint Mill on the River Wharf. And we believe both he and grandma were in service to the Thompson-Royds. Grandad was also in the 8th army (a Desert Rat) in North Africa and has a whole slew of medals. John Dent had a cousin Jeff Richmond of Copmanthorpe. His mother was Margaret Dent whom I believe to have been John’s sister.

Grandma & grandad’s solicitors were Ware & Kay or Warren & Kay of Wetherby. My brother and myself think Grandad was cremated at a cemetary in Wetherby, but we can’t remember any details and have no other living relatives to ask. I feel as though we know a lot but I have no dates, grandma was born Dec 1900 and we think grandad’s birthday was also in Dec, but we don’t know what year or how to find out.

Any help or information will be most gratefully received. I know there are relatives out there and we hope to find some.

Submitted by: Heather Rogers
Address: 21075 Wildwood Place, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, USA
e-mail: heather@quilteddesigns.com


Dent
Seeking information on the Dent family of Wensleydale. Father Robert Dent; daughters Hannah and Ann Dent; son Robert Dent. Hannah and Ann Dent were Quaker ministers sent to the US in 1732 by the Richmond Monthly Meeting. There, Hannah met and married Joseph Cooper of Camden, NJ, in 1734. Seeking to learn more about the family in England.

Submitted by: Sandy Levins
Address: Haddonfield, NJ, USA
e-mail: sandylevins@earthlink.net


Dent
I am trying to find out about my great-great-grandfather, John Dent, who lived in Gilling West. I think his father had a farm as John was a farm labourer.

Submitted by: Patricia Ann Armstrong
Address: 6 Hall Bank Drive, Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 4BZ
email: patronarmstrong@yahoo.co.uk


Denton
My great-grandad Reginald Arthur Denton divorced Ellenor (Nellie) sometime before she died in 1884. We have come to a dead end of where he went after this. Nellie’s maiden name is Cocks. He has 4 daughters: Barbra, my nanna still 8o years young; Pat; Joy and Heather and brother Viven.

Submitted by: Hayley Wilkinson
Address: Third Avenue, Doncaster
email: whayley12@yahoo.com


Derbyshire
I am searching for an ancestor, Christopher Derbyshire, who was born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, 5 January 1782. In particular, I’m looking for his parents. Any assistance would be wonderful.

Submitted by: Linda
e-mail: lststailey@gmail.com


Deverell
I am looking for a connection with a Henry Deverell born 1798 in Leeds. He married Anne Mason (I think) and had a son, Samuel, born in Leeds in around 1826 and the family then moved to Ireland.

Submitted by: Shirley Baker née Deverell
email: shirleybaker@deverelloil.com


Dewhurst
Trying to find William Dewhurst information. He was my 2nd great grandfather. Born I think in Ovenden about 1821, married Amelia Wilson, lived in Bradford and then moved to the US, Massachusetts around 1860. Most likely a millworker.

Submitted by: Cindy Barris-Speke
email: gapengwin1@aol.com


Dewhirst
I am looking for information on the Dewhirsts of Dewsbury.

My great uncle Harry Dewhirst and his wife Mary Ethel lived at Vulcan Road before moving to Nursery Farm Caulms Wood during the First World War. Their son Leonard ran a haulage business from there and is recorded in the phone book from the 1930s. Sadly, he died in about 1933, when Mary Ethel took over the business and my grandad Walter drove the wagon. Harry started work as a pit driver, miner and then was a boat hauler for Calder Navigation at Ravensthorpe.

Harry and Mary Ethel moved to Southowram in 1947 to live with daughter Annie who ran the Cock and Bottle Inn, where they both died in the 1950s. They are buried in Earslheaton Cemetery. Walter, his wife Olive and their five children moved into the farm in 1947, my grandparents remained there until the late 1960s. I have fond memories of the farm and the Caulms Wood area.

I was brought up in Hanging Heaton but moved away in the early 1970s. I am now researching my family history and would welcome help from anyone who knows anything about the Dewhirsts.

Submitted by: Janet Singleton
Address: 1 Whitby Street, N.Shields, NE30 2HU
email: jessss@blueyonder.co.uk


Dibb
My father was born at Pateley Bridge in 1920, and he had an older brother Eric, and another brother Alan. I am not sure of his father’s name (might have been Joseph), but the family emigrated to Vancouver, Canada around 1930. Does anyone happen to know of a Dibb family from Pateley Bridge around that time?

Submitted by: Alan Dibb
Address: Invermere, British Columbia, Canada
email: alan_dibb@yahoo.com


Dibb
I am searching for information on Charles Dibb born 1873 in Leeds, married Esther Walker and had 4 kids: Clifford, Florae, Elsie and Frank. The kids went into care around 1903. I want to find out if he ended up in Hull and when he passed away.

Submitted by: Jayne
email: Jwilliamson01@live.co.uk


Dickerson
I would like any info on the Dickersons from Bingley. They were a close family living on Nelson Street and York Street. John was head of the family, Annie was his wife, they had John Junior, Harry, George, Florance, William, Arthur, Alfred, James, and Albert. Any info would be nice.

Also Florance Dickerson, born 1894. We think Florance married Alfred Bingham in June 1912 at Keighley and her father was John Dickerson of Nelson Street, Bingley, West Yorkshire. Does anyone have any information on her?

Also Mary Hannah Dickerson (née Green). Her husband died in the first world war in 1918. He was called George Dickerson and they lived on a farm called White Hill Farm, Leawood, Oxenhope, Keighley.

Submitted by: Philip Dickerson
email: philipdickerson610@yahoo.com


Dickinson
My husband’s ancestors are from Bradfield, Sheffield, Yorkshire. Our earliest known Dickinson was John, born 1720 in Coldwell. There may have been a sister, Anne, who married Benjamin Milnes but I have no proof yet. He later moved to Hill House and from there to Birtin House in Oughtibridge but I have no death date. John was married to Ann Ashforth and they had 8 children.
I am interested in any information regarding earlier or later Dickinson families in that area.
John Dickinson’s great-great-grandson was Edwin, my husband’s great-great-grandfather born 1825 (son of Joseph) who went to Australia.
I have details of Edwin’s descendants and some of his brothers, i.e: John born 1815 married to Sarah Atkinson. A kind lady at the Bradfield archives has been extremely helpful with some more names and dates recently.
However the confusion about birth places for the same people can be frustrating when Benjamin Dickinson of Birtin House is the same Benjamin Dickinson of Oughtibridge.
It was not until I received the latest info that I realised they were one and the same person by working out the death dates and birth dates.
I would be grateful for any help with the Dickinson families.

Submitted by: Jackie Dickinson
Address: Bundaberg, Australia
email: tjdickinson@bigpond.com


Dickson
I am trying to trace the following who were born and lived in Hull: Thomas Dickson born 1889, Roland/Rolan Dickson born 1886.

Submitted by: Angela Ballard
Address: Fleur de Paris, Sycamore Street, Newcastle Emlyn, Carms SA38 9AJ
e-mail: angie@fleur-de-paris.eclipse.co.uk


Didd
I am looking for any information on the family name Didd from Otley. Anything would be of a great.

Submitted by: Carol Russell
Address: 13 Park Road, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire CV37 0AT
email: carol.russell4@ntlworld.com


Dillon
If anyone is searching for a relation by the family name of Dillon from 1930s onwards I suppose in either Yorkshire/Manchester or Ireland then maybe I can help.

Submitted by:
email: bart.garfield@yahoo.co.uk


Dillon
I am interested in the Dillon family(s) who originated from Ireland and lived in the Hull, Yorkshire area from at least 1861 onwards. In particular decendants of Cornelius Dillon – coachman. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Caroline Dillon
Address: 24 Tollowie Street, Howrah, Tasmania, Australia


Dixon
I am looking for information on the parents of James Dixon. James was born around 1807 I think. He was christened 27th of Aug 1809 in Yorkshire, England. He died in 1883 and was married to Elisabeth Clegg on 25th of October 1829. I am looking for information regarding his parents. If anyone has information or is able to help me know where to look to find birth/christening records, I would appreciate it.

Submitted by: Jenifer Nilson
email: jen_nil@q.com


Dixon
I am researching great-grandad Matthias Dixon of Kidstones, Bishopdale.
He died at Kelbrook, near Barnoldswick in 1941 and was buried at St Mary’s, Kettlewell near to where he was born.
Question is what was he doing in Kelbrook?
He was at the same address, 3 Colne Road, Kelbrook, with his brother, Richard Thwaite Dixon when he died.
Does anyone have any snippets of relevant information to help?

Submitted by: Steve Randall
email: steve.randall@live.co.uk


Dixon
I am looking for information about Flora Dixon, born Yorkshire in the 1850s I think. She emigrated to New Zealand where she married Mr (Frederick?) Libeau and lived in Matangi, Waikato, having at least three children, Lesley, Alva and Eric. She was my great-grandmother. She died in Cambridge, New Zealand in the 1960s and I think she would have been in her nineties then. I would like to know more of her and why she emigrated to New Zealand.

Submitted by: Valerie Money
email: valstravels@hotmail.com


Dixon
I am looking for information on my Great Grandfather Francis Dixon who was born at Boltby about 1847. He was baptised on July 16th 1848 at either Boltby or Felixkirk. He married Eliza Christopher on May 6th 1875 and had a son Thomas, born February 18th 1876. Sadly Eliza died February 23rd 1876. Francis married again, to Maria or Marie, and they had a son John around 1880. They moved to Boroughbridge then Heworth in York where Francis and John were dairymen according to the 1901 census. I would like to know when Francis was born and where and when he died, possibly in York around 1924.

Submitted by: Mike Dixon
e-mail: mike.dixon@talktalk.net


Dixon
Hunting for information about Dorothy Dixon who is the daughter of John Thomas Dixon (1867-1945) and Ada Elizabeth nee Joy (1867-1925). I also wish to know if they had other children.

Submitted by: Jan Ford
Address: 436 52 Avenue SW, Calgary, Canada
e-mail: fordj@shaw.ca


Dixon
I am trying to find the relatives and ancesters of Joseph Dixon born circa 1812 Cotherstone. He may have been Christened in Romaldkirk. I think his wife was called Elizabeth Richardson. Can anyone help with further information?

Submitted by: Val Casey
Address: 38 Wordsworth Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3BH
e-mail: valcasey2004@yahoo.co.uk


Dixon
I am seeking information about my great grandfather’s family in the Grassington area in the mid-nineteenth century. My great-grandfather was John Henry Dixon and I know from his marriage certificate that his father was John Dixon. On the 1910 census John Henry gave his birthplace as Grassington. Working backwards from the 1910 census records, I can deduce that John Henry Dixon was born between 01/04/1851 and 31/3/1852. However, I have been unable to find any birth record for him, nor can I find any records on any sources related to his father, John Dixon (I suspect the Dixon’s may have been a bit lax with bureaucratic paperwork).  Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Bill Dixon
email: todlad@optusnet.com.au


Dobbs
I am trying to find any information on my maternal grandfather, Frank Dobbs. He was born in Sheffield in 1910 to William and Annie. His brothers were William, Robert, John and Sidney.
Frank married my nan, Lily Spencer, in 1943, they divorced but I don’t know where to look now to find out where he went to. I have searched on Genes Reunited and think that I have found his death certificate details, Wakefield in 1972. I desperately want to find out about him as my mum never saw him from being 3 years old, and it would be nice to find her roots.

Submitted by: Jane Whitehouse
Address: Sheffield
email: northernjane@hotmail.co.uk


Dobbs/Dobb
I am looking for any information on my grandfather James Dobb/s. He had fish or fish and chip shop in Whitby, the Pier Road area. He died 1942 and his wife Dorothy died in 1910. Their children were John Henry (born 1900) and Mary D. (born 1902). Mary was last heard of in Canada.
I would appreciate any knowledge of them.

Submitted by: Beryl Taylor née Dobbs
email: beandbr25@hotmail.co.uk


Dobson
I am trying to find my Paternal Grandmother’s family history her name was Lillian Dobson born Wakefield Yorkshire, I don’t have a date for birth. She married Thomas Archibald Martin and lived in Turn, Lancashire. They married and died and are supposed to be buried at Shuttleworth cemetery, Lancashire. Only dates are that she died prior to 1956 and was 57 years old. She had a brother John and he had 3 children. I have got this information from my aunt who lives in Stubbins. Anyone with any information would be good.

Submitted by: Diana Oram
Address: Rossmar, 3146 Horsham Lubeck Road, Lubeck, Victoria, Australia 3385
email: gnd1@bigpond.com


Dobson
My father Cyril Dobson was born and adopted in 1916. I am trying to trace descendents of his brothers Ben Lane born 1914, and Albert born 1915 possibly in Cudworth, Barnsley. Their parents were Ben Lane and Florence (née Reynard) Dobson. I would like to know something about my grandparents.

Submitted by: Brian Dobson
Address: Longfields, Holton, Oxford OX33 1PS
email: bandj1@btinternet.com


Dobson
My ancestor John Dobson was born in Thorne, South Yorkshire, in 1720 and had a son, Frank, who was born in Thorne in 1749. The family then moved to Great Driffield. I am anxious for any information regarding the Dobson family in Thorne.

Submitted by: Frank Dobson
Address: 9 East Lane, Stanhope, Co. Durham DL13 2YX
email: frankdobson04@yahoo.co.uk


Dobson
I am looking for anyone who may be a relative of Albert Dobson born 1918 in Leeds. Albert was the son of Ben and Florence (nee Reynard).

Submitted by: Brian Dobson
Address: Longfields, Holton, Oxford OX33 1PS
e-mail: bandj1@btinternet.com


Dobson
John Dobson married Mary Elizabeth Garbutt. Mary Elizabeth was born 1889 to John Garbutt & Helen Forrest. I would appreciate
any help. John Dobson was in the military and was gassed so died before 1922. John and Mary Elizabeth had three children: Emma, Elsie, Leslie.

Submitted by: Jimmie Archie Harris
Address: HC 75, Box 604, Eliasville, Texas 76481
e-mail: jarchieh@brazosnet.com


Dobson
I am seeking my father, Cyril Dobson, or any of his second family. I have no knowledge of him as to date or place of birth. He and my mother Clarissa Brown were married in Bradford 1938. I was born in June 1939, one of four girls. My mother and father divorced at the end of war and I haven’t seen or heard of him since. At the time of my birth my father was a drummer in Yorks and Lancs No 4746098 Regiment 51 Pontefract Barracks; any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Sandra Rosier
Address: 21 Rowley Drive, Botley, Hants, SO30 2SN


Dobson
hi iam looking for information about ,herbert dobson who lived in sharlston and drighlington ,thanks for any info

Submitted by: colin bairstow
email: colin_bairstow@yahoo.co.uk


Dodd
Hi I am looking for Alexandra Gillies born 1886 liverpool lancashire 
Father John Gilies born 1861 scotland 
also Dodd family from cheshire.

Submitted by: Lynda Huhes
email: georgeandlynda@ntlworld.com


Dodshon
I have come to a dead end researching my ancestors Thomas and Elizabeth (Hargrave) Dodshon, who were married at Wycliffe on the 11th of August 1771. Their births are not recorded in any of the surrounding parishes, and after her burial on the 18th Sept 1775 at Wycliffe, Thomas and his young family migrated to Middlestone Co.Durham. They were of Boggle House in Wycliffe parish but even that remains a mystery.  Help welcomed.

Submitted by: Mrs Eileen Howells
email: stmarys.tud@btopenworld.com


Dodsworth
Can anyone help me with information about my great-great-grandfather Francis Dodsworth, born 1832 Scruton North Yorkshire and later moved to Sunderland. I would like as much information as possible on his family, the Dodsworths who lived in North Yorkshire and beyond.

Submitted by: John Perrt
Address: 27 Benfleet Avenue, Townend Farm, Sunderland SR5 4RB
email: john.perry43@ntlworld.com


Dolphin
Searching for descendants of the Dolphin families of Grinton, Healaugh, Fremington. My Dolphin families settled in Southwest Wisconsin in the mining towns of Mifflin, Linden, Mineral Point. I’m a direct descendent of Joseph Dolphin b.1721 and Elizabeth Metcalf b. 1720 both of Marrick, North Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Kathy Anderson
e-mail: kanderson@wi.rr.com


Donner
Is there anyone out there with the surname Donner? Trying to find info on my Grandad’s family but draw a blank everywhere.

Submitted by: Patricia Donner
e-mail: triciad61@hotmail.com


Dorrington
I am looking for any information of the Dorrington family in the Bradford area from the 1880’s onwards. They were originally from Brampton in Huntingdonshire and if anybody has any information of the Dorrington’s from this area it would also be appreciated.

Submitted by: Keith Dorrington
e-mail: kdorrington@blueyonder.co.uk


Douthwaite
I am searching for information about any Douthwaites from Rosedale, especially Richard born about 1787, his parents, William and Margaret, and any siblings.

Submitted by: Sue Cooke
email: suemcooke@yahoo.co.uk


Dowson
Looking for relations of Paul Dowson and Ann Marshal married 1803, had 12 children in and around Great Barugh, Yorkshire.

Submitted by: G W Dawson
Address: 15 Ella Court, Lalor, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
e-mail: gwdawson@optusnet.com.au


Dowson
Looking for family members ‘Dowson’. I can only trace back to the Pickering area! First name I think was Joan.

Submitted by: Tony Dale
Address: 6 Loweswater Close, Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire LE12 8QS
e-mail: info@tony-dale.co.uk


Doyle
My grandfather, John Doyle, lived in Palmer Street, Thornaby in the 1920s with my grandmother Mary Lizzie but she died when my father was only 2. My dad had a sister, born Annie but known as Nancy. It’s a long shot, but has anybody got any information about this family? My grandfather went on to marry a Lottie Hart who had 4 children. Anybody got any ideas?

Submitted by: Yvonne Hinchliffe
Address: Polkerris, High Street, Harwell, Oxon OX11 0EX
email: YJHinchliffe@aol.com


Drakeley
The Drakeley family were originally from Tamworth, Warwickshire. Thomas Drakeley b 1878? married Sarah Taylor who lived at 7 Dodsworth St. Meborough, South Yorkshire and was born in 1871. He was a miner. There are quite a few Drakeleys registered in Warwickshire. Has anyone any further info on the Drakeley family please? Children being Thomas, Mary Emma, Martha.

Submitted by: Jill Love
Address: 6 Langport Close, Queensbury, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD13 1QT
email: lovejill05@gmail.com


Drake
I have been doing the family history of the Drake family. My grandmother was Lily Drake, her father Josiah Drake, her mother Mary Ann Drake, maiden name Harrup. Josiah’s father was also called Josiah and his mother was Ann. Josiah senior’s mother was Sara h(born 1800 died 23/5/1879). The family lived in Barnsley but originated from Norwich. Any one have any further info please?

Submitted by: Julie Byrne
Address: Meadow View Vicarage Lane, Northampton, NN2 6QS England
email: julie@ebyrne.screaming.net


Dransfield/Ellis
I am related to Thomas Ellis born 1807 in Darton, Yorkshire, who married Martha Dransfield. I would appreciate any help on the deaths of these two people and any other information you might have available.  Thank you in advance.

Submitted by: Isabel Lefebvre
email: Ilefebvre@telus.net


Drayton
My family came from this area. Any conections with Campbell Drayton?

Submitted by: Barbara Drayton
Address: 26 Brougham Crescent, Windsor Hills, Orelia, Western Australia
e-mail: clungunford@bigpond.com.au


Dring
Anyone with details of the Dring family from 1660 to 2000 please get in contact.

Submitted by: Gaffa
e-mail: jomoon568@aol.com


Driver
I am researching Driver and Stockwell families who were mainly found in the Bramley and Horsforth areas.

Submitted by: Paul Driver
email: p.driver2@ntlworld.com


Dry
My maiden name was Dry & I am looking for any information on the Drys of Hull & E. Yorks. My 4x gt grandfather John Dry was born in 1794. His wife was Elizabeth. In 1823 he was listed as a tailor at 6 Keelings Entry, Mytongate, Hull. Also he is listed in the Pigots Directory of 1828/9 as a Tailor at 164 High Street, Hull. I know that there were Drys who were tailors in Driffield & would like to know if there is any family connection. Three of John’s children were Christened in Holy Trinity Church in Hull. His son James Farrand Dry, born in 1820 was my 3x gt. grandfather. I would be greatful for any information about the family

Submitted by: Marilyn White
Address: 24 Leeming Garth, Bransholme, Hull E. Yorks
e-mail: marow@marow.karoo.co.uk


Duck
I am looking for any information on the Duck family who lived in Ravenscar, (PEAK) during the 1700-1850s. They worked at the Alum works, although there is information about the works the ‘people’ information is sadly lacking.

Submitted by: Jan Coupland
Address: 46 Walmer Carr, Wigginton, York YO32 2SX
email: janfrank.coupland@yahoo.com


Duck
I am looking for a connection with the Duck family in/around Whitby to my ancestors…. Laverick and Wood families.

Submitted by: Janet Wardell
Address: 1 Church Barn, Church Hill, East Ilsley, Berks.
e-mail: janet.wardell@btinternet.com


Duckett
Looking for any researchers looking for Duckett ancesters who were farmers in West Yorkshire 17 and 18 hundreds.

Submitted by: Duckett
e-mail: ken.duckett@btopenworld.com


Duckworth
Hannah Duckworth was christened in Lothersdale in 1801. Her parents were David and Mary Duckworth. Hannah married Michael Grange in 1827 in Kildwick. David and Mary Duckworth had a family of eight in Lothersdale and I am interested to find any one who is also researching this family. Thank you.

Submitted by: Kevynne
Email: kevynne@xtra.co.nz


Duckworth née Smith
After researching the maternal Smith side of my family I have found of the nine children born to my great grandma, Margaret Ann Smith, that Mary may have married a Duckworth. Mary died aged fifty and is buried in the family grave in Bingley cemetery, Bailey Hills, West Yorkshire. Margaret Ann, her mother, outlived her and died in 1936 in her eighties. I would appreciate any information regarding the Duckworth connection and hope my research is beneficial also.

Submitted by: Elizabeth
email: mallardslad@hotmail.co.uk


Duffield
Looking for any Duffield family living in Holbeck Leeds, Leeds West, or Leeds suburbs? Addresses from way back: Marsh Lane in 1851, Sweet Street in 1871, Sholebroke Ave, Reuben Street, Francis Street 1903. My grandfather George Duffield was a Cabinet Maker in Leeds late 1800’s early 1900’s? Any contacts would be welcome.

Submitted by: Hazel Leisegang (nee Duffield)
Address: St Pauls Place, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex
e-mail: h.leisegang@yahoo.co.uk


Duffy
My grandfather, Matthew Duffy, was born in Halifax, he married my Gran, Ellen Conroy of Sheffield circa 1914. The 1911 Halifax census has the family as Patrick [head], Marie née McDonald, Children Matthew [Sheffield 1911 census] then James, William, Ambrose, Edmond, Maria, Amy.
I visited a house in All Souls Road around 1946 as a child. The house was near the top, opposite the park.
I would like to hear from descendants.

Submitted by: Patrick Shaw
Address: 53 Boraston Drive, Burford, Tenbury Wells WR15 8AG
email: doowtta35@btinternet.com


Duffy/Richardson
I am looking for information on my great-great aunt, Elizabeth Duffy (known as Betty), born about 1900 in Bradford (probably in the West Bowling area). She married Alfred Richardson in 1920 and they had one daughter, Shirley, born in Bradford around 1934. At some point the family moved to London, where Betty was in service, and I believe she died there in 1955. I have lost track of her branch of the family tree after that.

Her siblings were Mary (married name Bibeau), Margaret (known as Peggy; married name Firth), Kathleen (birth name possibly Catherine) and Edward. I would be interested to hear from any of Betty’s descendants, as well as anyone who has information about Betty’s daughter Shirley as my grandad (her cousin) would like to get in touch if possible.

Submitted by: Lisa Firth
email: lisa@lisafirtheditorial.co.uk


Dukes
Alfred Egbert Dukes. We have very little info about my grandfather born in Ampleforth, last known in Clitheroe around 1916. This is the year of my mothers birth.
My grandmothers name was Frances Harriet Ingleby

Submitted by: Joan McTaggart
Address: 240 Pinemill Rd, NE Calgary, Alberta, Canada T1Y 2E2
e-mail: mctaggar@ucalgary.ca


Dungworth
I am seeking information about the parents and family of Deborah Dungworth, born about 1810, Bradford, convicted of larceny in 1828 and sentenced to 7 years transportation. She arrived in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on the ‘Harmony’ on 14 Jan 1829. She later married John Payne and had 3 kids.

Submitted by: Glen Davis
Address: Bayindeen, Victoria, Australia
email: glen_b_davis@hotmail.com


Dunlavy
My father was Al Gillyon my Mother was Jean Gillyon, they have both now passed away and I just want to know if I’ve got any family out there in Hull.

Submitted by: Virginia Gillyon
email: emma001dunlavy2010@hotmail.com


Dunn
Could anybody tell me the whereabouts of my cousins Lesley, Stewart and Robert Dunn (Robert died just before Christmas 2011). Their parents were Peter and Marjorie Dunn.
I am Eileen and Joe Holgate’s youngest daughter, I was born march 1959. My siblings are Richard, Margaret, Elizabeth, John and Peter.

Submitted by: Veronica Jayne Foster was Holgate
Address: 55 Gleneagles Park, Hull, East Yorkshire HU8 9JP
email: veronicajkfoster@googlemail.com


Dunn née Simpson
I am looking for information about Alice Dunn née Simpson, born about 1875 in Bridlington, East Yorkshire, lived in Doncaster, then I believe in Somerset. Also, I think her sister lived with Alice and her husband, who was called George. I think they had a daughter called Margery.

Submitted by: David Flower
email: davidflower232@yahoo.co.uk


Dunn
I am looking for any information on Thomas Dunn, born in Richmond about 1845. I do know that he was still living in Richmond in 1861 and then moved to Darlington, Co Durham. I was looking for information on his father and mother, I think they lived in French Gate in Richmond. I would be greatful for any help, thank you.

Submitted by: Phillip Dunn
Address: Fethiye, Turkey
email: pip_dee@hotmail.com


Dunnett
Does anyone have knowledge of a John Maurice Dunnett born Bradford 1897. His father was Jesse Dunnett, mother Sophia Dunnett née Woods. We are finding it difficult to find his ancestors, if any exist. We know that he was in Bradford in 1919 for the reading of his mother’s will.

Submitted by: Ann Dunnett
Address: Trafford, Beechwood Parc, Truro, Cornwall
email: robert.cottell@sky.com


Duncan
I am trying to trace my relatives who lived at Scar village during the building of Scar reservoir. I am trying to obtain a copy of abook called Scar Village Remembered.

Submitted by: Joyce Sanderson
Address: 6 Queen Street, Mirfield, West Yorks WF148AH
e-mail: sndrsnjyc@aol.com


Dunhill
Looking for descendants of Dunhill families from Dewsbury – middle 1800’s.

Submitted by: Lizzie
Address: 15 Dayana Dr, Woorree, Western Australia
e-mail: idridgehay@wn.com.au


Dunhill
I am researching the Dunhill family in the Pontefract/Leeds area.

Submitted by: Vernon Dunhill
email: vdunhill@hotmail.com


Dunnett
Does anyone know anything about John Maurice Dunnett, the son of Jessie Dunnett? We think he went to America.

Submitted by: Ann Dunnett
Address: Trafford, 22 Tinney Drive, Beachwood Parc, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1AG
e-mail: robertcottell@btinternet.com


Dunwell, Clipson, Broadwell, Campbell
All these four surnames seem to have ended up in Hull from 1800-1900. Anyone researching these names please get in touch. Also information needed on Barwick in Elmet. I have a William Dunwell abt 1754 of Winmoor, another entry for Hilltop.
Where these farms? Plus any information on Barwick in Elmet’s people other than the Lords and Ladies.

Submitted by: Edward Campbell
Address: 68 Saffrondale, Anlaby, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
e-mail: eddc1@eddc1.karoo.co.uk


Dunwell
Marmaduke Dunwell. Born abt 1740 – Died abt 25 Feb 1815.
An Ann Dunwell married William Hobson in September 1775 at Leathley. This may have been Marmaduke Dunwell’s sister. Marmaduke was born about 1740 and was married to Hannah(?) Marmaduke died 23rd February 1815 in Leathley aged 75. Marmaduke’s wife Hannah, died 8 January 1819, aged 65 years. It is not known where Marmaduke or Hannah came from or who their parents were, nor Hannah’s surname.

Marmaduke and Hannah were buried at St Oswalds, Leathley, Yorkshire. Marmaduke and Hannah’s children were: Thomas Dunwell born about August 1776 , baptised 11 August 1776. Thomas died and was buried ?7 March 1784. He would have been aged about 8 years. Mary Dunwell born about February 1779 baptised 21 February 1779. Mary appears to have married John Stead at Leathley 28 September 1807. Hannah Stead Birth: 20 APR 1808 Christening 24 Apr 1808 Leathley, died January 1809.
James Stead Birth 03 Aug 1810 Christening 02 SEP 1810 Otley, Yorkshire. Elizabeth Stead Birth 08 Feb 1809 Christening 02 Apr 1809 Otley, Yorkshire. Ann Stead Christening 08 Aug 1819 Otley, Yorkshire. Contact wanted with anyone researching the Dunwell family.

Submitted by: Cheryl Carnahan
Address: 12 Milne Place, Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand
e-mail: carnahan@xtra.co.nz


Durham
My great grand-dad was George Backhouse a WW1 trench artist

Submitted by: Steven Durham
Address- 47 Danebury Drive Acomb York YO26 5EQ
email: stevendurham101@gmail.co.uk


Duro, Belford (or Bedford)

Jeanette Colleen Duru or Duro married Harold Belford/Bedford. I’ve seen an obituary for him and want to get in touch with the family to find out if they are the ones associate with my half sibling Jeanette Duru.

Submitted by: Adele Juliana Duru
Address: 4/36 Derby Street, Merrylands NSW 2160
email: alwaysdar5@hotmail.com


Durrans

I have the marriage of Thomas Spencer to Esther Durrans on 25/09/1815 at St Peter’s Huddersfield. Her father is named as Richard Durrans, and he was married to Hannah/Harriet Jagger. I cannot find a Richard Durrans of the correct age living in the Huddersfield area. Can anyone help find the correct Richard?

Submitted by: David Wright
Address: 5 Hollins Green Road, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 6AN
e-mail: d.wright1500@ntlworld.com


Durrant
I am looking for information on Robert Durrant, born 1818. His father was Richard, his mother was Ann. He married Sarah and their children were Maria, William, James and Stephen.

Submitted by: Jeff Durrant
e-mail: jeffdurrant@telus.net


Duxbury
Looking for Duxbury – all variants from West Yorkshire, in particular going back to David Duxbury abt 1709 in Bingley as this is as far as I have got in my research.

Submitted by: Marilyn Storr
Address: 45 Schoolfield, Preston, Lancs
e-mail: madux1@yahoo.co.uk


Dykes
I am looking for any information on Polly Dykes born 1887 Bramham. Parents Arthur and Annie(nee cooper).

Submitted by: Valerie Brown
email: d.brown445@btinternet.com


Dykes
I am researching family ancestors of the Dykes family who lived in Copmanthorpe

Submitted by: Sue Shaw
email: susanshaw@etwallderby.wanadoo.co.uk


Dyson
My great-great-grandfather, John Dyson, was born approx 1781 in Linfet, near Delph, which was in Yorkshire then. I would be most grateful if someone has some information regarding this part of my family.

Submitted by: Caroline Walker
Address: 69 Hangingstone Road, Berry Brow, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 7QS
email: carolinewalker11@hotmail.com


Dyson
I’m looking for information about the Dyson family who lived for generations off Wentworth Road, Mapplewell/Staincross Barnsley, South Yorkshire. James and Hannah Dyson, their son John Thomas Dyson and his daughter Elizabeth Hannah Dyson who was my great-grandmother, she died 1971.

Submitted by: Sandra Cooper
email: alicebrindlemcfee@gmail.com


Dyson
Searching for ancestory of Thomas Dyson of Huddersfield & Ernest Leslie Dawson of Bradford.

Submitted by: Steven Leslie Dawson
Address: W626 Beech Drive, East Troy, Wisconsin USA
e-mail: smkdawson@netwurx.net


Dyson
Seeking family connections with the DYSONs once settled for generations south west of Huddersfield, in and around South Crosland, etc., (especially in 18th/19th centuries) whose vital details occur in the Almondbury parish registers (or which can’t be found there for some reason). Seeking to expand a large and growing DYSON tree.

Submitted by: Tony Newman
Address: Ontario, Canada
e-mail: shipshaper@hotmail.com


Dyson
Does anyone have information on Doris Dyson born in Yorkshire circa 1895?

Submitted by: Diane
email: brightstraw22@yahoo.com


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