This is the site of a bit of family history. As far as I can determine, back into the 17th century, the Wilsons were a Quaker family more or less from the origins of Quakerism. At some time in the early 18th century my Great-great-great-great-grandfather, Daniel Wilson (born 1685), moved from Great Orton, near Carlisle, to the farm of Crook-a-fleet, in Greystoke parish. I don't know whether he owned the farm, or was a tenant of the local "lord of the manor", (i.e., I think, Lord Henry Howard, of Greystoke Caslte - where my GGGF (also Daniel Wilson) was a stone mason) Crook-a-fleet is situated below Carrock Fell, a short distance, but a long climb!, from Mosedale. In 1739, owndership of the Meeting House was transferred to the Society of Friends, with my GGGGGF acting as one of the trustees - presumably able to do so on the basis of his status as a local farmer. So, I was interested to see the Meeting House, finally, and sit where my ancestor had sat.
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