We were particularly pleased to hear again recently from Sue Mastel who runs the Adamthwaite Archive and the Ravenstonedale DNA Project. If anyone with Ravenstonedale ancestry has already taken a DNA test or is thinking of doing so, she would like to hear from them and hopefully include their results in her project.
There are currently 38 members, who between them have 18 sets of yDNA and 28 sets of autosomal DNA (some people have done both tests!) – the surnames represented are shown on this page of the Ravenstonedale DNA Project website.
There are also links on the LINKS page of the Ravenstonedale DNA Project website to as many one-name study sites as Sue could find that cover surnames that appear in Ravenstonedale Parish registers.
Since the Parish History Group began in 2010 we have received many enquiries from people interested in tracing their ancestors who lived in or near the Parish, and if a surname appears in our list below, it indicates that someone has contacted the Group researching that name, and that we have exchanged information with them.
A Adamthwaite (see above) Alderson Akrigg Atkinson
B Barnfather Beck Birtle Blades Bland Bousfield Braithwaite Bradberry Brown Brunskill Buck
C Campbell Capstick Chamberlain Chapelhow Clayton Clemey Close Constantine Coupland
D Davies Dawes Dawson Dent
F Fawcett Ffinch Fothergill
G Gibson Guy
H Handley Hayton Hewetson Hind Hodgson Hunter
K Kidd Kirkbride
M Manning Mee Metcalfe Metcalfe-Gibson Murray Murthwaite
P Parkinson Potter
R Raine Robinson Rogerson Roper
S Stubbs Swinbank
T Taylor Thompson Turner
W Walmsley Wharton Wilson