Northumberland Families - Photos

Some photographs related to the Cheswick, Strangeways and Donaldson-Selby families of Cheswick, Northumberland.


Ann Donaldson (left) and Margaret Donaldson (right) daughters of John Strangeways Donaldson buried at Yoxford, Suffolk


Rosslyn House in Yoxford; the ultimate home of Ann and Margaret Donaldson (above photos courtesy of Lesley Perry)


Memorial stained glass to John Strangeways Donaldson-Selby and Coat of Arms in Lindisfarne Church


Part of memorial stained glass for Eliza Mary Selby Gregson (1823-1904) by Harold Strangeways Knight Gregson at Lindisfarne

As with all these family trees there are likely to be errors and gaps - since few (no?) family trees are ever complete or provide the fully detailed story of something as complex as a family’s history . And it is impossible to wait until all the details are confirmed before publishing what fragments are known about a family tree - since family trees will always have gaps. All the information listed here has been obtained from publicly available sources. Sources put online by both official outlets and through the efforts of amateur researchers. Also note that many of the BMD entries only refer to the Quarter and the Registration District where the event was registered - since these are a main source of the public records.

Please get in touch with any corrections so that we can be as complete and accurate as possible.


BrianTownsley Brotherton Sheeky Family



The above book - Wives and Daughters by Joanna Martin - provides much background information about the Fox-Strangways family, their lives and social connections.