Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria

From Liz Arundell


Hello.  Although I live in Sussex, I have discovered strong family links with Ravenstonedale and surrounding areas through my maternal grandmother's family CLAYTON. Thomas Clayton moved from Sedbergh to Ravenstonedale in the very early 1800s and had both a smallholding and a butchers business in the town.  He and his wife Mary (nee Eglin) are rememberd in your churchyard. If anybody has any further information about the family, and especially if there are any ancestors still living the area, I would be very pleased to hear about them as I had a deep affection for my grandmother so have been particularly interested in the family background. 

I hope to visit the area as soon as circumstances allow.

Thank you!