Rishworth Family History Book
A Thousand Years of History'
by Lisa Wilson
I am pleased to let you know that I am in the final stages of printing my book 'RISHWORTH: A Thousand Years of Family History' for private publication. This will be a 'not for profit' printed bound version which will be ready before Christmas. It is approx. 82 pages with illustrations and family tree references from the earliest 12th century records to my Gill Grange line of the 18th century. (Please find an extract from the preface below.) As you may already know it appears the Rushworth's decended from their Rishworth ancestors.
If you would like to order your copy, please just let me know by e-mail including you postal address. The book will cost NZ$25.00 including all post & packaging from NZ. I am happy to accept cheques (NZ or Sterling) or I can provide account details (NZ or Sterling) for deposit.
Very best regards,
You can view my homepage at:
www.rishworth.com (still being updated!)
I wasn’t sure where to start, but like many, my information grew slowly. Having spent the last eight years living in London, UK, I was priveledged to have accessed many of the local and national archives, libraries, family history centres and offices available. I’ve never lost the excitement of seeing ones ancesters handwriting, signatures and visiting the places and homes in which they actually lived, as I'm sure you too will discover through this book, if not already in person.
This book is a culmination of historical documents, books, records, pictures and photos, and family trees etc, that I have read and collected over the past 20 years. Much of it will be familiar to those researching the Rishworth family history, but I ask you to bear in mind the objective of this work is to begin to tie the facts together in a ‘story’, a word which I use loosley. Effort has been made to ensure as much of the content is factually correct with little speculation, to simply enhance the ‘story’; I leave that to your imagination! A bibliogragy is provided at the end for your reference and the Author is happy to provide information on sources.
I hope over time others will be able to uncover more and ‘fill in the gaps’, allowing this to become a working document for future generations to enjoy. To that, I encourage readers to contact me with additions, updates and changes which they feel should be made.