I’m looking to trace the descendants of my maternal Gordon family who came to the East Riding in the 1800s from Northumberland, although originally from Fife, Scotland.
A number of my ancestors were shepherds and initially settled in Market Weighton and then came to Pocklington. This photograph, pictured above, was taken around 1870 includes my William Gordon – in the bowler hat on the right.
I have not established where the men were working other than it would have been in the East Riding.
There were many of my Gordon family living in Pocklington at the time of the 1871 Census, including my great grandfather.
Their presence in Pocklington continued to the 1891 Census. There are other family sightings in Bridlington and Langtoft.
My great grandfather then moved to County Durham where was grandmother was born in 1900.
There were a number of people with the name Gordon (sometimes recorded as Gordan) living in Pocklington at the time of the 1939 Register but have no knowledge whether they are my ancestors.
Although I understand the name is no longer present in Pocklington, does a reader have any knowledge of the Gordon family as I would dearly like to have contact with any cousins out there?
Gordon P Martin