Wednesday, October 3, 2007

My Giggleswick Ancestors

I am a genealogist researching the HUDSON family of Giggleswick... I have been tracing the descendants of Joseph Hudson and his wife Dorothy Metcalfe of Giggleswick and Langcliffe, Yorkshire, England.

Source: FHL Film # 919138, Giggleswick Parish Bishop's Transcripts


Terry Jenson said...

Your blog looks great! It makes all of us wish we were Giggleswickians. I also have ancestors from England. They lived in Todmorden, Lancashire. I haven't ever been there, but hope to visit before too many more years pass. I actually have a video taken at a Fielden family reunion in Todmorden. Winter semester I am taking Hist 413 and hope to find out more about my ancestors who lived there.


Bradley's Giggleswick Genealogy Blog said...

History 413 was a lot of fun. I recommend taking at least one British class for all those with British roots---since its a lot of fun and teaches really good methodologies.

Giggleswickians are the best ancestors to have. Its a rather well preserved parish and there's book indexes at the County Record Office in Northallerton. (Trying to figure out a way to buy them but theyre not for sale...)

rados said...

Settle and Giggleswick
I have been doing genealogy for three years, all my patenal side where born in Settle or Giggleswick. I have a direct line back to 1684. It seem to take more and more of my time as it grows. My family Surname is Young.
It is the best project I have under taken, I hjave found out more about all my family, than I thought possable.

dagian said...

Hi Bradley,

During the research of my own Hudson Family Lineage, I have started to extend out to find distantly-related Hudsons.

In doing so I found William Hudson (born about 1771) who married Mary Blakey in 1816 in Giggleswick. He was my 3rd great grandfather of wife of grand nephew of husband of 1st cousin 3x removed. The Line continues through his Son Thomas Hudson (born 1822 in Stackhouse, Giggleswick). Next was Joseph Hudson born 1852 in Langcliffe.

Does this fit in to your Tree?

Best regards

Ian Hudson