The End of the Line

The Buckles of Pickhill, Harthill and Royston and other Family History Stories


My name is Catherine Murray and I’m a retired primary school head teacher now enjoying family history, e-publishing and life in general. That’s despite a cancer diagnosis in 2017 and fortnightly chemotherapy ever since! I’m the author of “Cabbage and Semolina: Memories of a 1950s Childhood” and was delighted when the book became an Amazon bestseller for a few months in 2015. More about me and my books on my Amazon Author page.

I’ve enjoyed family history for over twenty years. I’ve researched our family tree back to the eighteenth century. I became a Murray when I married Michael but was previously a Buckle. I’m the end of the line for my branch of the Buckles.

Originating in the village of Pickhill a few miles north of York, in 1850 my ancestors relocated to Harthill on the Yorkshire / Nottinghamshire border. In 1898 the Buckles moved again to Royston, Yorkshire.

Much of my blog will be a record of this branch of my family tree and I hope you enjoy reading the story of the Buckles of Pickhill, Harthill and Royston as much as I will enjoy writing it.

In addition, as I discover other Family History stories I’ll probably include them in my blog too. Who knows where that will go?

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