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ADDED 30 JANUARY 2006
really enjoyed your site, and thought it was a city sponsored website or
something, did not know it was just a hobby. You've done an
excellent job. I discovered a lot of info I was unaware of about my
ancestors, and it helped tie the family to Knottingley (I was unaware from
which town the Gaggs's had moved before coming to Howden and Bridgegate
House). I also contacted Ron Gosney who kindly gave me the
transcriptions on the monuments/stones at St. Botolph's, where many of the Gaggs's are buried,
and verified my connection to Knottingley which I discovered through ancestry.com
have a question; does Knottingley Manor still exist or was it torn down?
I believe the Gaggs's owned it for a time in the late 1700s through mid
1800s. Why did Mrs Gaggs put it up for public auction when she
died, instead of leaving it to my ancestors, her cousins? I am also
descended from the Carter family of the area too (Howden/Goole and your
area) that owned the brewery. I am working on their genealogy and
will send you a copy when I finish enough of it.
you aware of any other remaining vestiges of these families in the area? a
charity, monument or inscription? a pub? a beer label? I
wonder what their beer label looked like? Are there any
photos in archives of the families? I understand the Carters are
still around and own a castle somewhere in Yorkshire. How would I
get in touch with them? I looked on the internet, but did not find
any address for the residence, just some photos and a tour guide.
you for your great website.
hopkinscourt (at) hotmail.com
30 January 2006