Austwick, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Austwick and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Fatal Accident

My great grandfather and great grandmother came from the area. He was William Kidd and her name was Elizabeth. He was a butcher in about 1876. They had about 5 children I think. Elizabeth was widowed fairly young when William had a fatal accident going home in his horse and cart near Settle. Apparently he was drunk, and they ...Read full memory

Personal History

William Stockdale, a corn merchant and my great grandfather, married Margaret Baxter in Austwick many years ago.They had 5 children, Robert, Ellen, Clara, Fred and Maude. The latter, born in 1880 was my grandmother.  Clara and Fred emigrated to Canada in the early 1900s.  Robert, who never actually married went to ...Read full memory