Kia ora from New Zealand. I was recently looking at this site and saw an old school Photo with names that rang a bell to my Hartley descendants. My Great Grandfather, Charles Hartley, came to New Zealand with his father David Hartley. They came out to look at the antipodes! Charles met his much loved wife out here and would go on to have many descendants. His father, who had intended to return to westerdale died of a Heart Attack, and hence buried out here.
David was married to Mary Raw and had a number of children who remained in the vicinity of Westerdale. They were at Hall Farm [177 acres I believe]. His eldest son William Hartley married Emma Knaggs
Whitby Gazette Sat 3 Dec 1881
November 24th at the Parish Church, Westerdale, Mr William Hartley, farmer to Emma, 2nd daughter of Mr Martin Knaggs, all of Westerdale.
My husband and I are visiting this area next year while spending 6 weeks in your wonderful country and I look forward to seeing where my Grandmothers family came from.