This is my first message and I hope someone can help me!
I'm decended from three Henry's (Hartlepool) and then John Swales m. to Elizabeth Burgon. His brothers were Francis and James (probably others). The family were hawkers, cartmen, tinners, potters and moved around Thornaby and Stokesley in the mid 1800s. Their father was James Swales b 1818 Kirby Moorside d 1890's Pickering Workhouse. James was m. to Jane Stephenson. His father was Francis, a hawker.
And now I'm stuck!
My father tells me that as a child he was told there was a Guisborough link but I haven't found it yet.
Any clues or connections would be greatly appreciated. Thanks