Family History Through The Alphbet : Letter N
The lovely folk at Gould Genealogy have issued a challenge to genealogists and family historians. Their idea is The ‘Family History Through the Alphabet’ Challenge We will work our way through the alphabet, using one letter each week and discuss anything relating to our family history starting with that letter. This week is the Letter N.
N is for Newtonbury Farm at Dunton, Bedfordshire, England. This land was farmed by the family of my Great Great Grandfather THOMAS WATERS in the 19th Century. The photo at the side is the for sale notice that appeared when the farm was sold in 1909. At the time of the sale the farm had already passed from my family’s hands. The land in the area was very fertile and much used for growing vegetables. The house on the property was moated. Looking at google earth, it’s still possible to see markings on the land where the moat was situated, but unfortunately the house is not still standing.
As yet I’m not sure of the reason the property passed from my family’s hands but after the death of my Great Grandfather, his son WILLIAM took over the property. It seems that something went wrong and the property was sold just a few short years later.