All genealogical records on this website are listed in chronological date order commencing with the earliest life events through to the latest. In the main records are kept separately for each named parish listed to the left of this narrative, though in some cases where families have entries in two parishes, such as Leeds and neighbouring Rothwell, you will find some instances where information from outside the parish is included. This was a concious decision made to keep the family groupings together in one place for ease of reading and preparing family trees.
Several notes have also been added throughout the various sections helping to explain, expand or enhance the archive material.
Family Trees for each parish can be found in the pdf files on a separate tab under each parish section, or simply click on the button under the headings to jump to the link. These pedigrees have been compiled using all available archive source material and in many cases are linked to one another. Indeed with the help of the information contained in church registers, wills and memorials of indentures my own paternal family line can be traced back several centuries through Richmond, Bolton-on-Swale, Boroughbridge and Spofforth.
Please feel free to contact me with your requests or questions, or if anything you find conflicts with your own research. I would also welcome your help if you think you can add to my collection with any of your own findings.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to contact me in the two years since this website was created and for all the interesting and wonderful information you have provided. I regulary receive messages from all corners of the world showing just how far the family have spread over the years and I really look forward being able to assist with your queries where I can.
Do you have any old photographs of Earle and Welford ancestors tucked away in your albums? If so I would really love to hear from you. Perhaps you would allow them to be added to this website as its so much better when you have a face to go with a name.
Remember new material is constantly being added to the website so do come back soon and see what's new!