Category Archives: Melmerby

A Lot of Lancelots

There are a lot of Lancelots in our Smith family tree. ¬†While this name has been useful in helping to identify the right family of Smiths to follow, it can get confusing when none of the early Lancelots was given … Continue reading

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Living in the Cumberland Fells

As far as I know, our Smith ancestors were farmers in Cumberland from at least the early 18th century although early parish records in England do not state the occupations of the parishioners. ¬†They were yeomen, meaning they owned their … Continue reading

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