January 27, 2014


By angus

hello axholme my name is rob brewitt and im researching the families of axholme haxey and the families of axholme I live in driffield in east Yorkshire but my great grandfather and my family come from axholme im wondering if anyone knows of the following families and if I have any relations still in the surrounding areas my great grandfather was born in owston ferry in 1910 however his father was called William brewitt and was born and raised on a farm I believe was called eastlound  this could be a village as im unfamiliar with the area he was born in 1849 and married his house servant called grace selina blow which is also a local family name im also researching my  families names of coggan,Curtis,spencer,Kirby,capes,davies,cambe,pettinger,beercroft,hasselby,moody,townsend,hornsby ive confirmed that nearly most of these are axholme names and the earliest I can get my ancestors to haxey,crowle etc is around 1550 can anyone help me in any of these names and the name of eastlound as far as im aware my great grandfather sold the family farm of around 250 acres plus before 1914 was it called eastlound or is that a smally village in or around haxey and crowle im looking forward to see if ive any relations around I can name nearly all of my axholme ancestors back to around 1600 and some slightly earlier any info would be fantastic many thanks rob brewitt

p.s all of the above names are one of my ancestors in some way so please search your family trees and send me an email  thanks axholme .