Have you a Fawcett in your family tree?

One of the celebratory events will be a Fawcett weekend September 23rd and 24th, not just for those interested in John Fawcett, but for those who have a Fawcett ancestor. For example, we have had contact with some descendants from as far afield as Canada. We have also had much interest from USA because of the strong Baptist tradition there. The surname originated from Fawcett in Westmorland as early as the 13th century, reached Leeds in the 1500s and Bradford soon afterwards and is now prolific in both places. Hebden Bridge Local History Society is also searching for more descendants of the famous minister or his brother Richard.