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(edith wharton)


Tuesday, 3 July 2007

why Inglewood ?

the family property was called Inglewood... it was situated in little village called Wallabadah via Quirindi in northern country New South Wales - I never saw it. It was the property of my great-great grandparents - Richard Braid Ingall (known as R B Ingall) - *he was a sheep farmer* and Sarah Lobsey, whose grand-daughter was my much loved nana - Jean Ingall Franks. I am lucky that my mum got to visit as a child and can tell me tales of her memories of times spent there. A book has been written on the Ingall family as they were pioneers in that district, owning alot of property at one stage.


*my great, great grandfather was Richard (standing) and his wife Sarah (Mrs Richard)*

I often wonder why they chose the name Inglewood for the property - meaning *English Wood or the wood of the Angles* - Inglewood a town just near Carlisle in the UK, apparently. Near where Daisy lived.... I have been told that the some of the Ingalls were of Scottish descent... I have traced some of these relatives back to Howell Parish, County of Lincoln, England and one back to Balnaboth, Forfar Shire, Scotland *no wonder I feel like I belong in the UK! ..... so when I moved to my cottage here in Woodford - that was the name I chose to call it - Inglewood. It seemed perfect....and my dear little home is perfect! I love it.

9 comments:

Gemma said...

Wow Robyn
The Ingall Family picture
is a real treasure. My roots are all in the UK as well...I grew up knowing I was English-Scotch Irish....We are probably related somewhere way back when....

judie said...

I think I like this best of all your blogs you have done Robyn. I don't know why. It just seems you have grown so much, you are so steady now. I think you have found yourself. I like it here, and your garden is peaceful; seems your mind is peaceful also. I went to the Croning place too.

Sheila said...

This is a great picture Robyn. It's wonderful to see old photos of our families like this, way back when.
Inglewood is a lovely name, it sounds like a place faeries would live.
xo

Garden girl said...

you seem to be finding your roots Robyn and that is a good thing it makes one feel more solid - more connected to the earth. I think if you visitied the Uk you would feel the connections there too.

Ninnie said...

That picture is great. Not everyone has such things from the past. I think it is great that you named your house after your old family homestead. Love Hugs and Blessings

Rowan said...

What a marvellous photograph and with names too! Can your mum name any of the others on it? Inglewood is a lovely name for a cottage and having the family associations makes it even more special.

Pam Aries said...

I agree with Judie! I get good vibes from this blog! I love Inglewood! ...I read about the Witchery and it sounds great! I know how you feel about the call of Cornwall, as you know..I feel the same about Paris. Robyn, keep up the good and positive vibes! Peace...Love..Happiness

AnnieElf said...

Robyn, what an awesome picture. A true treasure.

Bimbimbie said...

What a wonderful photograph, everyone in their Sunday Best. I love that you have carried the name Inglewood into the present *!*