St Lawrence's church North Wingfield

William Thorpe (1834-1902)

Another blog post in the series of people and families associated with my late father-in-law’s farm in Pilsley, Derbyshire. William purchased the two fields from Tom Coupe in 1902. William Thorpe was baptised on the 14th December 1834 in North Wingfield to parents William and Ann (née Wheatcroft) from Woodthorpe. William Snr. noted as a farmer.1 In 1841 census, aged 6, he lived with his … Continue reading William Thorpe (1834-1902)

The memorial to Frederick Richard & William Allen in York

A York Memorial….

We recently visited a Van Gogh exhibition, held in a deconsecrated church – York St Mary’s on Castlegate in York. The exhibition was wonderful, but being a family historian I couldn’t help but notice the handful of memorials still visible on the walls. This one piqued my interest so I thought I’d see what I could find out about the family In Remembrance of Frederick … Continue reading A York Memorial….