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Re: Relatives from Heckmondwick, York, England
Posted by: John Steedman (ID *****6081) Date: January 09, 2010 at 13:24:24
In Reply to: Relatives from Heckmondwick, York, England by Barbara Falise of 482

Hi Barbara,

It may help to know that a more common spelling is Heckmondwike. My grandmother was a Ramsden from Dewsbury, about 2 miles away. Her father, Ned Ramsden came from Soothill.

A site that is very informative from a distant step-relation of mine is:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/s/y/k/Clinton-K-Sykes/index.html

You will find my Ramsden ancestors in that.

However, although not a common name world-wide, Ramsden is a name that was locally common to this area of West Yorkshire, known as the Spen Valley. These Dewsbury Ramsdens may not be what you are looking for. Good luck!


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