Ravenstonedale Kirkby Stephen Cumbria

From Shirley Lewis - Middlesbrough - 2007


Beckstones page by Margaret Chapelhow

Two of my great grandmothers were born at Beckstones. Grace Dent, my
father's father's mother was born in 1849 and her sister Mary Dent (my mother's mother's mother) was born in 1847. Their parents were Thomas Dent and Mary Taylor who lived at Beckstones for a number of years. They were living there in 1841 but left sometime between 1861 and 1871 when their son Robert took over the farm. He may have died before 1881 as his family no longer resided there at the time of the census taken that year