Parish records for West Yorkshire were released on Ancestry this week. Not many ancestors or distant relations in this area, and the few who were in Leeds had left Poland, presumably due to the persecution of Jews there. Parish records were of course held (and created) by the Church of England, so are very unlikely to include those of the Jewish faith. I had a look, just in case.
There is no sign of the Brookstone family in these records, but the related Gladstones do appear. » Continue reading “A question of religion in Yorkshire”