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Take that silly ass grin off your face !

This apparently…is a true story !

I would just like to say that before you read this account…..Thomas Inskip is not related to my side of the family…. Honest….. he’s one of the other lot !

When one is researching the archives for these strange stories – just occasionally, we come across one that is too strange to believe. However, I can assure the reader that all these stories can be found in the Reference libraries. (more…)

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Just as a matter of interest and attempt to clutter up the blog…..for those who have not seen this article…..I do apologise as it is a bit heavy going ! This is an account of how the Staffordshire Inskeeps/Inskips successfully conquered America. It is from the Moorefield Examiner, West Virginia, 1906. If you haven’t time to read it all just skip to the end and take a look !!!

THE INSKEEPS
by H. E. Wallace Jr.

A FOREWORD (more…)

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I’ve been trying to establish who owned the Manor at Inskip from earliest times, to get some context for our family. To date it looks something like this, but there are still a lot of tangles to undo. If anyone can shed any more light on this, do get in contact via the comments below. (I’ve used modern spellings for the names Inskip and Keighley). (more…)

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Richard Inskip and Gratiam Gill are an important couple in the annals of Inskip history in Staffordshire.  Many Inskips from the area can trace an ancestry back to them.  The story starts with Gratiam’s father Richard during the English Civil War…………..

Forsbrook and Dilhorne
“A petition was presented by Richard Gill of ‘Frostbrook’ at Michaelmas, 1651 stating that he has served as a soldier, was called out to repel the recent Scottish invasion and was wounded fighting in Lancashire. Now unable to earn a living he requests a pension”.

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Around 1618 Fulford, near Stone, seems to be the start of it…Thomas Inskyppe marries Anna Baylie on the 23 Jun 1618 (registered at Stone St. Michael’s), was this one of the first Inskips into Staffordshire ?…..(could he have come up from Sussex?). The name makes its first change to Inskeep and a group head off to America….taking with them this spelling !

1660 ish on to Dilhorne/Forsbrook a couple of small villages about 4 miles from Fulford…earliest Inskips here are Jacobi and Sarae who have children christened in 1661-65 and Richard and Sarah who have children christened from 1661-73…two groups of Inskips end up residing here……still haven’t managed to link them together…!

Around 1676 some activity in Stoke on Trent….

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