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|Foreword and Acknowledgements||8|
|Chapter 1||The Beginning
Hadrian's Wall and the Northern Counties
|Chapter 2||Emigration to Nidderdale in the 13th Century||13|
Living in Nidderdale
through the Centuries
The 15th Century
|Chapter 4||The 16th Century||25|
|Chapter 5||The 17th Century||29|
The 18th Century
Hardcastle Garth and the Quaker Movement
|Chapter 7||The Hardcastles in the 19th and 20th Centuries||62|
|Chapter 8||Emigration to America||83|
|Chapter 9||Emigration to Canada||155|
|Chapter 10||Emigration to Australia and New Zealand||191|
|Chapter 11||Emigration to Other Countries||223|
|Appendix A: Tables||243|
|Appendix B: List of Illustrations, Maps and Plans||267|
|Appendix C: Sources||278|
|Appendix D: Subscribers||285|
|Appendix E: Glossary||289|
And finally ... the last word of my subscribers:
the book of the Hardcastles is an important addition to our reference library...
(Nidderdale Museum, Pateley Bridge, England)
... so much information
on the history and origin of the Hardcastle Family throughout time. It's like a
personal, guided tour to nearly all the countries in the world, taking one from
England to America to Australia and back. You "introduce" us to many members of
this large family, telling us of their adventures and struggles as they lived
throughout the ages. Splendid job, Mike, and thank you soooo much ...
(Frances Misiaszek, Connecticut, U.S.A.)
... first let me say
not only did I find the content very interesting and informative but what comes
through in abundance is your thoroughness and tenacity in completing what is a
must be an absolute boon for any person with family links to the Hardcastle
family. It is a model for other one-name genealogists to follow. I quickly
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(Peter John Scott, Leeds, England)
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I am particularly impressed with the amount of research you performed in writing it,
and all the graphics and illustrations ...
(Tom Hardcastle, Virginia, U.S.A.)
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(The Guild of One-Name Studies, England)
when I found our line of
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hard work and love that you put forth for this book ... we thought we were lost
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