From Jeff Pinch
Is there a local historian or genealogy expert in Ravenstonedale whom I could contact? I had some ancestors living in Ravenstonedale in the early-1700's. Specifically, I wondered exactly where "Ravenstonedale Backside" might be? That's the location listed for the burial of John Punch, born 11 Sept 1677 and died 30 March 1712. Would it likely have been the backside of Ravenstonedale Common, near Backside Beck and Handat Hill or just the backside of the village?
If you could pass on the query to someone in your community, I
would be most appreciative.