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photoblog image Great Orton Church, Cumbria

Great Orton Church, Cumbria

 

In my research into family history I had thought that the origins of the family were in Greystoke, on a farm called Crook-a-fleet, but recently, I discovered that my 5x great grandfather, Daniel Wilson, moved there from Great Orton and that his father, my 6x great grandfather was born in Great Orton in 1640.  So, being in the area on a recent trip to Northumberland, I had to take a look.  This is the church - a very simple construction dating back to 1089, one of the first to be built after the Norman invasion, with an interior much changed in Victorian times.

 

 

Great Orton Church, Cumbria

 

In my research into family history I had thought that the origins of the family were in Greystoke, on a farm called Crook-a-fleet, but recently, I discovered that my 5x great grandfather, Daniel Wilson, moved there from Great Orton and that his father, my 6x great grandfather was born in Great Orton in 1640.  So, being in the area on a recent trip to Northumberland, I had to take a look.  This is the church - a very simple construction dating back to 1089, one of the first to be built after the Norman invasion, with an interior much changed in Victorian times.

 

 

comments (9)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 16 Jun 2016, 02:01
So, Tom...your ancestors might have placed some of the stones in the walls of that church?
  • Lisl
  • Europe
  • 16 Jun 2016, 06:10
.....and have been Christened in the Font, or was that Victorian too?
I presume your ancestors have been in this church Tom!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Jun 2016, 07:34
It looks very agreeable Tom. Tracing one's family lineage, as I have done with Lisl's help, is an exciting thing to do
I might try this Ancestry lark one of these days in the hope that i might not be English, having just watched what passes for our football supporters in France
I like the low profile of this church Tom, and it seems to hug the land. Family history can be so fascinating...and time consuming.
I know my family history from 1646. Isn't genealogy the most interesting fun?
I hope they didn't change it too much...
Considering that you're talking about "olden" times - the black and white conversion seems perfect!

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