Museum now closed until Easter 2001
The I'Anson exhibition will probably not continue
in the same form although there may be a reference to it in the new displays.MLI
Date: 31 July 2000
From: Angus Goodfellow of Richmondshire Museum
Dear Dr Ille
I'm pleased to say our I'Anson Weekend went off successfully with eighteen
I'Ansons attending. . . A number of family meetings took place, in particular
Mr Trevor I'Anson from Morley, Leeds and Mr David I'Anson from Darlington
met face-to-face after much e-mailing, to discuss setting up an I'Anson
A suprise visitor was a young Australian woman, Anne Winning, from Brisbane.
She was in Richmond for two days with the object of going to Hauxwell,
and decided to visit the "local museum", knowing nothing about our event.
She arrived to be greeted by fellow I'Ansons. She said her family
left Wensleydale at the beginning of the 19th century, which ties in with
information on your website. She is very aware of her I'Anson past,
saying they can trace their roots back to Christopher . . . and the family
has a copy of Bryan I'Anson's book.
I was sorry our meeting did not take place. I hope you have the
opportunity to visit Richmond some time. [NB: I was
attending the Pennsylvainia Reunion, scheduled at the same time (typical!)
so couldn't make the Richmond weekend MLI]
2 July 2000
From: Janson Edwards
Just to let you know that I am descended from the I'Anson Family through
my mother's line. She was born a Janson and lived in Sussex during her
childhood. Her father was in Lloyd's of London, Vice Chairman at
one stage I believe and several of her ancestors were in the same line
of business going back to John I'Anson of Leyburn and Finsbury Square (Circa
1708). He changed the name from I'Anson to Janson for ease of spelling
- it is said! . . .
. . . My mother is now 83 and has three sons and four grandchildren
and she lives in Gloucestershire. She had a brother, my uncle, Guy Janson,
who died recently aged 92 / 93 and who lived in Lewes, Sussex most of his
life. He was a farmer in that area.
Date: 4 July 2000
Name: Susan Silverthorne
According to 'family gossip' there may be a link between the I'anson
family and the Pantlin family. My husband's mother was a Pantlin and his
grandfather burned all the records. . .
. . . Do you know of a marriage link with a Pantlin?
[I don't - does someone
out there? MLI]
Susan Silverthorne (nee Heseltine)
Date: 5 Sep 2000
From Pat Flynn, USA
Hello Maureen, how is everything in England? The new website/format
I have an idea I'd like to run past you. I'm planning on pulling together
several tales of Grandma Ruth's life and times in PA covering life in those
days as well as some humorous events. I would like to put this in booklet
form for the next I'Anson family reunion in PA. Have you any suggestions?
Perhaps I should start my own website with this type of literature?
Will there be a I'Anson family reunion in Yorkshire next year? If so,
I'd like to make an effort to attend.
I have reviewed your homepage with diligence and have yet to find a
complete listing of the I'Anson family-where can I find that information?
I hope all is well with you,
Regards, Patrick J. Flynn
[NB I have tried to make a list of all the Iansons
on my database, but that would simply be a long list of names and dates
that do not link to one another -- e.g. 126 William Iansons, 131 John Iansons
etc etc. MLI]
Date: 6 Aug 2000
From: Laurel "Sherrie" Eriksen, USA
The 3rd Ianson Reunion was held on July 29, 2000 at Brydonson Farms
in Coudersport, Pennsylvania. There were 72 in attendance form all
over the United States. Washington, Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Illinois,
New York and of course Pennsylvania just to name some. We also enjoyed
having Tatton I'Anson and his niece Maureen Ille with us again this year
from England. The food, fun, and fellowship was great. The
day was a little cool and overcast with some rays of sun breaking through,
thankfully the rain held out. Many enjoyed tossing horseshoes or
playing volleyball. There was also a tour of the sap house and a
sampling of maple goodies (yummy, thanks Bryan!) [NB
Bryan Ianson, the host of this gathering, makes maple products from syrup
to candy MLI ] Two wagon loads and a few cars
made the trek to the family cemetery where more family memories were shared.
We all listened to information that Bryan Ianson shared on the "Lass of
Richmond Hill" . . . We also saw a picture of the coat of arms and
the family crest [of the I'Anson baronets],
and the book "The Lass of Richmond Hill." There were many pictures
and stories (including a few ghost stories) passed around and just a good
time had by all. So mark your calendar for the last Saturday in July
2002 and plan on coming over to the old Ianson homestead at Brydonson Farms
for the 4th Ianson reunion.
Laurel "Sherrie" Eriksen
(an Ianson granddaughter)
See pictures of the event here: Pennsylvania