This is where it all started. Mary's grandfather, Cuthbert Wigham, converted to Quakerism and gave land for this Friend's Meeting House in Coanwood (once Cornwood) in Northumberland. His daughter-in-law, Hannah Wigham, was the much loved Principal Mistress of Ackworth School who made gingerbread for the scholars. And your Mary Wigham was Hannah Wigham's daughter.
So many of you have asked to hear more about Mary Wigham and now I am really pleased to give you a four page, comprehensive and compelling history of Mary Wigham and her family by Donna Dzierlenga, an independent scholar who is member of Live Oaks Friends Meeting in Houston, Texas. This history is available to you, to your guild members and customers as a free download. You can either click the image on this post, or on the side-bar to your right to obtain the download. Please may I ask you to consider a kind donation of $1 if you enjoy this article. Your donation will mean we can support researchers in these difficult times, keep the stories alive, and present you with more histories to enjoy. I am so excited for you to read this, I hope you love it!