To The Manors of Lancashire Born

A Pulsating Saga of the Ins & Outs, Ups & Downs, of Possible Distant Family Ties Originating in Placenames Where Ancestors Could Have Been Lords of the Manor, Some of Them Freeholders and Freemen, Knights too and Baronets.

The History of Lancashire From The Anglo-Saxon Medieval Epoch Up To the 20th Century Will Surprise and Delight You and You May Recognise Some of The Characteristics In Yourself.  We Live In A Changing World But This Book Asks The Question, “Is It Fact or Fiction or Can We Change Back?”


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#Blog An A to Z of Lancashire

A couple of times this week I have visited the Lancashire Record Office.  Today was a particularly fruitful day as I found two Wills most likely relevant to our Family Tree, possibly mentioning Great Great Great Great Grandma Mary Kighly (nee Swarbrick) as an 8th Child in her father Richard Swarbrick’s Will of 1797 which was valued at £1,000 at the time.

Great Great Great Great Great Grandad Richard Swarbrick was further mentioned in his mother Ann Swarbrick’s will of 1782 who is our 6th Great Grandma.  Swarbrick was a place name in Kirkham.

The aim now is to fill this Lancashire Halls & Old Families Blog with as much History & Contemporary News all about Lancashire as possible.

Please Enjoy what is planned above and the rest of the Blog Articles.