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Huddart Family Tree??[edit]


I am trying to find out about Captain Joseph Huddarts family tree. My Grandmother was a Huddart and was born in Abbeytown near Allonby in Cumbria. All of my researchy so far shows that we may be related to Captain Joseph Huddart and I would be delighted to find the connection.

Can anyone help me with this?

I hope I have posted this in the right place, I apologise if I havent!

Rbutler (talk) 22:24, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

This is certainly the right place on this wiki to ask the question. Whether or not we can help you may be another matter! There was an article on the Huddart family in Heritage Group Journal 62. I will take a look and see if it contains anything that might help. --Peter Harrison (talk) 10:10, 3 March 2009 (UTC)
The reference in the Journal Index is incorrect so this has taken some searching. The article is actually in Journal 93 which you can obtain from the Heritage Group for £2. Captain Joseph Huddart was born around 1741 and died in 1816. His family was from Cumberland but he was brought up in Middlesex. He made his fortune by inventing the steam driven rope maker. With his fortune, he bought the Brynkir estate near Dolbenmaen in 1809. A couple of years later he bought the Wern estate. He had five sons with his wife, Elizabeth Johnson, but only one, another Joseph, survived his father. The younger Joseph was knighted, married Elizabeth Durham and had three sons and seven daughters - Joseph, Elizabeth, Emmaline, Louisa, Harriet, Caroline, Ellen Durham, George Augustus, Frances Josephine and Fanc Routh. By 1841 the family owned a house in Bath as well as the properties in Wales. The house in Bath seems to have been their main residence. Sir Joseph loaned £10,000 to the FR, enabling the railway to begin serious operation. George Augustus Huddart was a director of the FR for most of the period from 1847 to 1876 and was Chairman in 1855. He married Elinor and they had Joseph Durham Erkine, George Augustus Ward, Sophia M, Elizabeth H, Cuthbert H Charles, Frederick S, Elinor L, Arthur R, Francis and Harriet M. Cuthbert and George both subsequently served as directors of the FR, George being Chairman in 1907/08. The article gives further details of Cuthbert and George′s descendants. I hope this helps. Feel free to ask if you want any more information. --Peter Harrison (talk) 00:04, 4 March 2009 (UTC)

Thank you sooo much!! I have sent you a message on your talk. Im finding this sit just a little difficult to navigate!

I am struggling to find how to do links from words on one page to a page containing that subject - Mark Temple MarkTemple (talk) 06:37, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the info about links. I have been typing in stuff about the Spooners from FRM 77 exactly as written. Am I correct to assume we do not need to worry about copyright where FRM is concerned? It would be a pity to paraphrase Dan Wilson's excellent prose!

sar rolling stock specs and other[edit]

looking for specs for all the sar rolling stock and any other 2ft gauge railroad .