A great day today on the ancestral front. We discovered the existence of a book published in 1904 entitled?Story of the Family of Wandesforde of Kirklington and Castlecomer by W. C. McCall.
It is a huge tome, taking the genealogy back to 1066. I am attaching three images taken from it. One shows a knight in armour, almost certainly John de Wandesforde, who died in 1395. The next is the tomb of Sir Christopher Wandesforde and the last is an early image of the family home at Kirklington Hall.
I took lots of images of the book, in a remote farmhouse, very generous hosts, we must try and get a copy of this book.?then to Middleham Castle, base of RIchard III, where Warwick the Kingmaker kept Edward IV prisoner,?all this on a glorious warm Indian summer day.
To Oxford tomorrow,