Elizabeth Buckle was the oldest daughter of my 4X great grandparents, Christopher and Dorothy Buckle.

Born in Wath, North Yorkshire and baptised in the parish church on 28th September 1777, Elizabeth is a family history challenge.

Wath is a small village as are the neighbouring villages of Well, Pickhill etc. You wouldn’t expect to find records for so many Elizabeth Buckles as there are in this small area.

For example, there’s a burial record for an Elizabeth Buckle who died in Well in 1809.

And a different Elizabeth Buckle who died in Well in 1816.

And another Elizabeth Buckle who died in Well in 1834.

And then there’s an Elizabeth Buckle who married Robert Hobart in 1795 in the village of Kirklington, another small village in the vicinity.

A VERY LARGE BRICK WALL!

I think I’ll take a chance on the Elizabeth Buckle who married Robert Hobart in 1795. She’d have been about eighteen years old. The wedding took place on 28th December at St Michael’s parish church, Kirklington.

In 1798, Robert and Elizabeth Hobart had a son, William.

William was baptised in Kirklington church on 9th November 1798.

And that’s all I’ve been able to find out. A real family history challenge today!