North Yorkshire Tour 2004
In the quest for finding any remnants of the Wawn family in North Yorkshire, I took to the streets, lanes, villages, moors and most importantly, the Churchyards in a Hertz Rent a Car.
Trudging through church yards looking at gravestones is a very tedious process. Many are overgrown, any overgrowth is nettles, the ground is uneven and you're constantly straining your neck to get a view of the stones.
The first day's touring was in vane. The second turned up (not literally) the final resting place of Samuel and Mary Wawne of Sinnington.
Day One Day Two
Ampleforth and finally, the village of Wawne !
Most of the 'Day One' venues are very small villages located within a few miles of each other.
The result has now very largely emerged as a 'photographic journal of the churches of North Yorkshire', which somebody may find some use for.
It would be nice to directly link this back to the text of Wawn Family Records, but alas, it is too much work.
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Appleton-le-Street All Saints Parish Church
Slingsby Church of All Saints
Oswaldkirk - King Martyr
Ampleforth - St Hilda's
Gilling - Our Lady and the Holy Angels
Nunnington - Church of All Saints and Saint James
Normanby - Parish Church of St Andrew
Normanby - Parish Church of St Andrew is the resting place of General Sir Roy Bucher KBE, CB, MC, DL.
The last Commander in Chief of the Army in India. Born 31 August 1895. Died 5th January 1980.
Also, his wife Lady Maureen Bucher OBE. Born 9th March 1909, died 23 November 1978.
Great Edstone - St Michael and All Angels
Lastingham - Christ Church
Resting place of
Samuel Wawne (d 1808) and Mary Wawne (d 1817)
Middleton - St Andrews
Thornton-le-Dale - Parish Church of All Saints
Allerston - St Johns
Wawne - Parish Church of St Peter