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From Julia Mackintosh (nee YORK) October 2011:
I have been tracing my YORK family tree for some time and have found that the family settled in Dallington for a number of years. The children of Thomas YORK (1659?) and Susannah Blackman are all mentioned in a tenement analysis of the village:
Thomas YORK (1697-1761) lived in Graylings stores in 1726,
John YORK (1699-1748) (my direct ancestor) lived at Christmas Farm in 1745. I think that he was a bricklayer.
Benjamin YORK (1706-1747) is listed as living at the Old Manor 1740, following his father Thomas.
Does anyone know of any information about the bricklaying trade in the village or of any other information about the York family? Or about any of these buildings – do they all exist today?
I would love to hear from you.Many thanks, Julia (

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