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Language | Yaxley History

Forgotten language of the Fens

A collection of largely forgotten words and meanings that would have been in common use in the late 19th century in Yaxley: Beavers: boots bell-ringerĀ : the long-tailed titmouse bentsĀ : the seed-stalks of grass brink: river bank Camel: old nickname for a Fenman,...

Strickson, Strikeson, Strixsen, Strixon

The Stricksons have been traced through 13 generations from 1597 to 1947 in the parishes of Tixover, Yarwell, Nassington, Elton, Woodnewton, Great Gidding, Kings Cliffe, Stilton, Oundle and Yaxley. Most of the family worked in skins, hides, stitching leather, making...