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Research so far includes the surnames on my mothers side the Swintons and Stewarts, and other family surnames resulting from those. The Swintons come mainly from Durham, England and are all Coal mining families. The Stewarts are from Otley/Guiseley, Yorkshire West Riding.

I'm also currently researching the surname Irving on my fathers side that so far has uncovered family in Liverpool and Cumberland in England and also north Wales. Including ancestors who were in the Merchant Navy that I will need to find more information about.

Two ancestors in my family i'm particually interested in finding more about are:
Firstly, Margaret Helen Dunoghue (known as Helen) who married my great grandfather Henry Stewart in Otley, West Yorkshire. Not much is known about her accept that she may originate from Ireland as many Irish settled in Otley during the mid ninteenth century. Whether she was born in England or if she came to join a member of her family settled here is not yet known.

Secondly is Rebecca Proudlock who married my great,great grandfather Thomas Burn in Durham. Her name was passed on to three of her grandchildren a Rebecca Proudlock Burn, Rebecca Proudlock Swinton and Rebecca Proudlock Hartley. I have so far only been able to track her to the family of William Bowman who it would seem from the census information I have found raised her when she was young.

Any information on the surname Dunoghue and a Rebecca Proudlock born in the 1840's would be appreciated.
Louise Irving's Family Tree, UK
Updated March 22, 2006

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Louise Clare Irving
weezy_lolly@yahoo.co.uk


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