Besides Elkin, my other family history research interests include;
|Bamford||Staffordshire and Cheshire|
|Darling||Northumberland and Staffordshire|
|Dutton||Staffordshire and Cheshire|
|Leveson-Gower||Staffordshire, Berkshire, London, Surrey and Sutherland|
By Staffordshire I particularly mean North Staffordshire. This area includes the pottery towns of Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall, and the surrounding market towns of Leek and Newcastle-under-Lyme.
James Darling was the son of William Darling and Ann Turnbull, who lived at Embleton in north Northumberland, an area where the Darling family is well established.
As the adjoining parish of Bamburgh was the home of the famous Grace Darling, I have also researched her family. I have not been able to find any connection, indeed the lighthouse keeping Darling's are relative newcomers to Northumberland, having moved there from Berwickshire, across the border in Scotland, in the mid 18th century.
The photograph shows my grandfather Alfred Farrell Stanway with his father, Alfred
Stanway, and his grandfather Levi Stanway.
Levi was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1831, the youngest son of William and Hannah Stanway. William and Hannah were both born in 1788, and married in 1806, but I have not yet found details of their marriage or parents.
The surname appears interchangably as Stanway and Stanaway in earlier records.
My brother Jim is interested in military history, and has researched our grandfather's service in the first World War with the Royal Field Artillery.
Last updated: 22nd Nov 2000
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