Certainly sounds asthough we have a similar family history.I live in Lancashire,England. As far as I am aware, most of the 'Holme' descendants still live in Westmoreland(Cumbria). I think you know considerably more about your ancestry than I do about mine.It is very good to hear from people who lived in Mardale. There is so little of that area left. It can only be seen when the summer is dry and the water is low! Anyhow,you can e-mail me direct,email@example.com Best Wishes.