Nev. Ramsden has now completed his Whitehaven Merchant Families project, and I have improved the access page at:
The families are:
ADDISON, BACON, BELL, BIGLAND, COUPLAND, DIXON, FERYES, FISHER, GALE, GILPIN, GRAYSON, HAMILTON, HARTLEY, HEYWOOD, HICKS, HOW, JEFFERSON, KELSICK, LEWTHWAITE, LITTLEDALE, LUTWIDGE, MARTIN, MILHAM, NICHOLSON, PONSONBY, RICHARDSON, SENHOUSE, SPEDDING, TUBMAN, WATTER, WYBERG, YOUNGER, YOUNGHUSBAND.
If you want to comment on the families so that other people can see, please add a comment on the blog.
If you want to add, correct or delete something within the trees, it is best to do so using the RumButter contact form. These then come to me and I pass on to Nev..
Any individual tree may change in content as Nev. makes adjustments. You don't need to reload, as the changes will automatically appear on your FMP page.
I've put some images here:
I have made an error in the attribution of the transcriber of the 'The Graham Murder' as here:
The transcriber is Bridget Casson. I apologise both for any confusion and to Bridget, and hope that you will alter your records accordingly. My fault entirely.
I'm pleased to announce that Nev. Ramsden has placed a new article on my Rumbutter website at:
"This article attempts to show how the descendants of one man, Phillip Burnyeat, who was the son of a yeoman farmer from a west coast Lakeland valley, came to Whitehaven in about 1770. Here he prospered. His descendants, like many other people from west Cumberland, went on to leave their County and make their way elsewhere in the world."
I have now done as much on the Dickinson of Streetgate account as I'm likely to. Any future changes noted by your RSS feed will be added details (such as baptism dates) or corrections, rather than anything of substance. Of course, there is a great deal more to add (wills, transcripts, etc.), but at the moment I want to get on with other things.
You can, of course, always contact me if you want further information.
Some 15 years ago I did a lot of work into the various Pearson families in some parishes in Copeland in Cumberland (England) in the seventeenth century. This included the Pearsons of Ullock.
The original work was distributed on CD-ROM and has percolated through onto web pages over the years.
I've just reassessed the Pearsons of Ullock, though not the other Pearsons, and put the revised version here. This includes source material (BMD entries, probate, etc.). Probate is restricted (for publishing reasons) by the password 'probate'.
The starting page is:
You can get to anything else from the links there.
I have completed the burial section (previously only A-D):
I've completed the basic reorganisation of the site.
There are quite a few little things that need doing, but nothing vital or urgent. If you find broken links or other not-quite-right things (such as squeezed thumbnails - quite a few of those), please write a comment at that point (if you really must, write to me).
Next stage .... more material and more editors.
I have made the decision to remove all the galleries on Rum Butter. They were good in their time, but technology has moved on.
I have not been successful in contacting all contributors, so if any of you happen to be reading this, thank you.
You can see the new Rum Butter gallery on Tumblr at:
I have now deleted this as a category. Some collections are still restricted, but can be found through other routes.
I have written a brief account of the Danson family of Mockerkin in Loweswater.
I did this partly to test out my new Profile section.
You use the password probate to get into the Danson wills.
I have been working on a little project to list all these early families of Mockerkin., so this Danson article has now been placed in aa a post in a blog about early Mockerkin. The URL above has been changed to reflect this.
I have added a new section Profiles.
The intention of this is to build a linking profile for each person for whom there are multiple sources on the site - eg wills. This will take a very long time to compile and will never be finished!
I will only be doing profiles people connected with my family or with families in Lamplugh, Lowewater and the surrounding parishes - and will be mainly 17th century. Possibly other contributors will also add profiles in due course, giving a wider spread.
I have updated the format and some URLs. No content has been changed.
I have just added an RSS Feed to my Dickinson of Streetgate article (my family).
When I went through it last week, I revamped most of the sections in a minor way, and reintroduced a section on William Dickinson's (1604-1677) marriages. So it's worth a quick re-check for those interested in the family.