James Willam was a miner in Swaledale,now a beautiful area of unspoilt landscape, but then a very busy lead-mining 'metropolis'. He married 1. Mary Metcalfe (15.8.1768)and 2. Elizabeth Smithson(19.2.1771).Both marriages were in Grinton at St Andrew's Church.All parties were 'of this Parish' I don't know where he was born (Dent?), baptised or where he died. Can anyone help me with this, please?
I have been looking for this birth for over thirty years, and have a lot of Willan documentation.I am willing to share this. I descend from the second marriage. Diana