Note spelling. This family aparently originated in various parishes in Cumberland and particularly at Kentmere. I am interested in tracing descendants of my great grandmother Margaret Whinfield who married James Clarke in England. Also her brother Joseph who married Mehitable. Margaret Clarke wrote many letters to her daughter Julia and son in law Richard Potter when they returned to England in 1860 from Adams County, Illinois. Her letters plus one from her brother Joseph to her are published in transcribed form on the Adams County Ilgenweb site, click to Letters etc. Or enter 'Potter Bimson Clarke Whinfield Letters' on a google or other search engine as there are numerous links.