Liz is descended from the Hoggarths via Ada (1898-1975) her paternal grandmother, who was born in Great Barugh, near Malton, Yorkshire.
Hoggarth is probably a derivation of the Anglo Saxon hogg + hierd, meaning pigman or cowman, ie, someone who tended animals.
John Hoggarth (1776-1856) of Newbiggin, Egton, is Liz’s 3x great grandfather. John was born in Lythe, a village on the coast that has a marvellous church that includes stones carved by the Vikings. His likely birthplace is Dun Bogs farm, about two miles inland, and his ancestors look likely to have been Catholic recusants.
• Liz and I met Bryan Hoggarth of Gloucester through our research. He is Liz’s distant cousin via John, above. Bryan's work has added hugely to our knowledge. He has been meticulous in tracing the family back to Dauntsey. See hoggarth.co.uk
Because of Danvers and his brother Allin (note those first names) it is easy to trace the family back to the 1600s, when the Danvers and Allin families left Dauntsey, Wiltshire, to take care of land in North Yorkshire, which their lord had acquired by marriage. Each generation of the family used Danvers or Allin as first names. The tradition goes on: one of Danvers’s descendants in London named his son Danvers in the 2010s.