Category: William’s timeline

3. Indomitable pluck and perseverance & the ‘winged art’

This is the third posting on the timeline of William’s life. It describes further influences on his education and development during his early teenage years in Stokesley and before he moved to Middlesbrough in around 1855. _______________________________________________ Having gained some idea of William’s family and where he spent his early years, what do we know …

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2. Ah’s Yorkshire… William’s immediate family

This is the second posting on the timeline of William’s life. It describes his immediate family and his antecedents, his illegitimacy and how he came adopt the middle name of Hall. __________________________________________________________________________ After the brief introduction to William’s birthplace of Stokesley (St Peter’s Bells and my native town) I return to an exploration of his …

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1. St Peter’s Bells and my native town…

This is the first posting on the timeline of William’s life. He was born on the 10th November 1840 in Stokesley in the North Riding of Yorkshire and this posting describes his ‘native town’ around the time of his birth and some early influences on his life. [click on map to enlarge] ______________________________________________________________ In 1859 …

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