greatly enjoyed exploring your Cottingham history site. I found it very
informative and easy to use.
exploring my family history and an particularly interested in Wilbarston
as that is where my great g. mother was born and her parents too.
On the 1551
and 1861 censuses my ggmother is described as a lace runner. Presumably
there was a lacemaking 'school' in Wilbarston around that time and I
wonder whether you have any info about it and also about the Wilbarston
riot you mention in your site.
my male ancestors were agricultural workers so I'm sure that much that you
write about in your website is relevant to them.
I don't know much about Wilbarston I'm
afraid. If you can get hold of Peter Hill's books 'Rockingham Forest Now
and Then' and 'Rockingham Forest Revisited' (see the 'sources and links'
page on my site) both have a section on Wilbarston. This is where I got
the information about the Enclosure Riots from.
The books are unfortunately out of
print but, if you're local, they're available at Corby and Market
Good luck with your family history
23 November, 2004