Northleach Memories

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Earlier this year I visited Northleach my husband's Ancesters hail from there. His great great Grandfather William Hewer alias Radbourn bought Leygore farm in 1832, a farm of 800 acres according to records, at that time . It was farmed after his death by his son George and wife Elizabeth (...Read full memory)

I have no personal memories but my family history shows me that the HART familiy lived and worked in the nearby villages and some were born in North and East Leach. I am curious as to life in a bygone English village. Also about the 'wool' industry, which eventually declined - Arlington Mill - would have been the (...Read full memory)

My great-great-great grandad was vicar of Northleach church in the late 1700s until 1816. His name was Thomas wilkinson. I visited Northleach earlier this year and I love it. It was interesting chatting to the owners of the Red Lion which one of Thomas's sons was landlord of for a time in the 1800s.

My father's family was from Northleach going back to at least 1795. In 2006 I finally was able to visit the town. My Great Grandfather, Herbert Charles Earle was organist and choirmaster at St. Peter and St. Paul for fifty years until his death in 1949. He was, like his father and grandfather, a carpenter. His wife Annie Dance (...Read full memory)