The NORFOLK family of Harewood in Wharfedale, Yorkshire.
I am John Howard NORFOLK and although I have never lived in Yorkshire I know that my NORFOLK family were farmers, millers and tanners in Harewood and nearby Wharfedale villages for many hundreds of years until the late 1800's. I have found records of my NORFOLK family living in the parish going back to the early 1600's.
I have visited the church in Harewood and found several family graves - how alarming it is to see a tombstone with your own name, John NORFOLK, on it !
Some of the family lived in Harewood Mill and others in the nearby hamlet of Dunkeswick. Looking at the area in modern times at so much farmland and parkland it is hard to believe that in centuries past there were so many inhabitants and worshippers at the church.
I believe that the last of my family to be raised in the parish was my great-grandfather James Henry NORFOLK who married Mary JACKSON and moved to Leeds and then London. If any relatives of the Harewood NORFOLKs read this I would be very pleased to hear from them at jhnorfolk at googlemail.com