About this Blog

Briefly a solicitor - a local historian for a long time now - until very recently I ran a local history website called www.jakesbarn.co.uk.  My main focus was the area round Hutton Rudby, where I lived for many years.

Unfortunately, the site was old and creaky and got hacked once too often.  I nearly gave it all up, but I know a lot of people had found it useful - so I've decided to try using a blog instead.  Here goes ...


12 comments:

  1. Great to see you back with these beautiful snippets of our history..Take care. Dave

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  2. I was pleased to receive your email telling me about your new family history blog. I wonder if you plan to have have a way that one can subscribe to your blog, either by email or by becoming "follower"?
    M any thanks,
    Marilyn Hall.

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  3. I've put it at the bottom of the page -

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  4. I used to enjoy visiting Jakes Barn but this is even better. A superb site - not just amazingly informative but interestingly written. Keep up the amazing work - and thank you!

    Laurel Sayer

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  5. Enjoying your blog very much - please keep going. A branch of my family, Rickatson, seem to have wandered to Hutton Rudby from Stainton in Cleveland in early (19th - while my direct line took a more extreme diversion all the way to NZ. So I have much too learn about what they had left behind.

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  6. Fantastic site. I'm researching my family history and come from the Whorlton/Honeyman line, so whilst the name confusion still isn't cleared up at least I know I'm not going mad!

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  7. I've just come across your new website Alice when looking for a photo of All Saints Hutton Rudby to use on our Christmas Card. I will contact you for permission if it is decided to use one.

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  8. I am researching my family history, descended from Jane Flintoff who lived in this interesting village, but left (probably) with her brother Christopher or sisters Mary or Sarah around 1772-1774 to move to Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast. I think her father's name was also Christopher and in Nova Scotia, she married William Humphrey (another Yorkshire emigrant, thought to be from Northallerton). They had 5 children and interestingly the name Flintoff remained in the Humphrey family for 4 generations!

    I am coming to visit the area in mid Oct and would love to speak with a local historian who may be able to fill in some blanks. My email is
    jonseymcd@gmail.com look forward to seeing Hutton Rudby and meeting my past...

    thanks
    Joan McDougall

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  9. Great site! It's been really useful in researching my family tree. I'm related to both the Fawcetts of Crathorne and the Honeymans of Hutton Rudby. My great-great-grandfather George Fawcett married my great-great-grandmother Mary Honeyman in Seamer (near Stokesley) in 1876.

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  10. With regard to the Honeyman Families of Hutton Rudby, I've done quite a bit of research and am willing to share it.
    I have a website called the Honneybunch, you'd need to e-mail me for the access code: davehonneyman@live.co.uk

    I'm particularly interested in contacting "Andrew" (Fawcett/Honeyman line), and "Annonymous" (Whorlton/Honeyman line).
    cheers,
    Dave Honneyman.

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