Quest from Down Under for family history

A MAN who has travelled all the way from Down Under to trace his family history arrived in north Northumberland today.

David Allen has come all the way from Victoria in Australia in hope of discovering more about his ancestors.

His great grandfather was born at Lowlynn, near Lowick, and later married Charlotte Hughes from Middleton Hall before leaving Northumberland for Australia in 1876.

David’s family is also connected to the Selbys through his great great grandfather Henry Knight Gregson, son of Rev Thomas Knight from Ford, who married Eliza Mary Donaldson-Selby.

He has four key questions that he wants to try to answer while he is here and the details can be found here

If anyone has any information for David, contact the Gazette on 01665 602234 or