0Scaife family history, ancestry and heritage

I’ve been work­ing on a fam­ily tree for the last few years and one of the things I’ve dis­covered if that almost any­one offer­ing inform­a­tion wants money in return. Whilst I have mem­ber­ship of one or 2 of the most well known sites I have ofdten stumbled across inter­est­ing dis­cus­sions on oth­er threads but have been unable to post a reply without sign­ing up, or someone has left an e‑mail address that has since been aban­doned. So I thought I’d share a little inform­a­tion here about some long dead ancest­ors in hope that someone search­ing for inform­a­tion might find it and get in touch

The first per­son I’ll men­tion is John Alfred Middlebrook (b 1857) who was a brew­er and later May­or of Ilkley. I am a dir­ect des­cend­ant of John Alfred Middlebrook and hence have a good deal of inform­a­tion about him and both his ancest­ors and des­cend­ants. I also have a very large (approx 3 x 4 ft) framed photo of him that has been passed down through the fam­ily. I men­tion John Alfred because he has been men­tioned in sev­er­al places where I have been unable to get in touch with people — for example a let­ter to the Wharfedale Observ­er from 2012 seek­ing inform­a­tion that I can provide, but with an e‑mail address that is no longer act­ive. Anoth­er example with John Alfred is a dis­cus­sion thread on Genes Reunited from 2009 that I am unable to reply to without registering.

Anoth­er area is unsur­pris­ingly my own named line of Scaife’s. My branch of the fam­ily seem to largely have been in North York­shire, espe­cially the areas around Pock­ling­ton and later Malton. I have very good inform­a­tion about many of these Scaife’s, espe­cially from around 1800 — 1950 includ­ing lots of inform­a­tion about the Wade’s and Hunter­’s many of whom were from small vil­lages near Malton like Norton, Foston, Thornton-le-Clay, Stone­grave, Whit­well-on-the-Hill, Crambe, and Ack­lam. I have pho­tos of Thomas Wade and his fath­er Wil­li­am Wade and Thomas Wade’s wife Jane Hunter.

So if any of these hap­pen to be of interest and you’d like to exchange inform­a­tion please get in touch!

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