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From: "derekporter" <>
Subject: [YK] SINGLETON - HOWDEN
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 1998 23:34:46 +0200
I am back in Cape Town after six great months in England chasing up my family history. Being a Londoner by birth I never ventured as far north as Yorkshire before. It has been my loss as the people are truly friendly and helpful.
I visited Hull, Howden, Beverley, Northallerton, Ingleby Arncliffe, Ingleby Greenhow, York ( the fair ) and Howdendyke met four second cousins, the widow of my late father's cousin and a third cousin from Norway who has a journal of my G. grandfather's containing reams of information. One item is a transcript of a Howden Court hearing related to the Inspector of Nuisances and a Mrs. Wikeley circa 1862.
Now, armed with more information that I have ever had before I raise a question that comes to mind. According to the Howden Minster M.Is there are several families that have used the name Singleton as second given names. This is a common practice in my own family viz. my G. grandmother was EMMELINE ADA S. Could it be that the other families using the name are related? There are:-
BLAND - CHARLES SINGLETON - killed in action 15th September 1916.
BOWMAN - CHARLES SINGLETON - died 10th May 1899
BRABBS - JOHN SINGLETON - died 29th December 1885
MORRIT - THOMAS SINGLETON - died 6th October 1900
My own G.G. grandfather was JOHN SINGLETON of Howdendyke. His known children were CAROLINE A. SINGLETON who married a WILLIAM WALKER in 1864, JOHN ARTHUR SINGLETON born C1837 died Bridlington Quay 25th September 1877 and my own G. grandmother.
I would be pleased to hear from anyone researching the above families.
Derek - In Cape Town
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