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About The Cater/Kendall Families
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My name is Marilyn Barton (nee Cater) and I live in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  This site is 
dedicated to all my ancestors and contains details of the Cater, Davies and Hollingsworth 
families(paternal side) and the Kendall, Chambers and Nicholson families (maternal side).

Locations in my family history include, Herefordshire, Kent, Nottingham, Northumberland, Co. 
Durham, Peebleshire and Dumfries.


CATER  Occupational name - 'buyer of' (Norman cf modern French 'acheter') so 'caterer, purveyor 
for a household'

KENDALL  Locality name - derived from the town of Kendal in the Lake District and was so called 
from the River Ken, on which it is situated, and dale; the dale on the River Ken.

VERRIER  Occupational name - maker of glass objects.  Derived from the Latin 'vitrum' meaning 
glass. First used in England around Norman-French conquest of 1066.

NICHOLSON   Patronymic, son of Nicol (people's victory).  Of Norse descent perhaps from 
personal name Olsen, ´Nic´ in Gaelic signifying ´daughter of´.  Could also be a corruption of 
Nicolassen. The Norse raided the coasts of Scotland, the north of England and the northern 
coast of France, whence came their Norman descendants. Nicolson clan bears a gold shield 
charged with red falcons.

HOLLINGSWORTH  Locality name.   One from Hollingworth (holly enclosure)

CHAMBERS  Occupational name - denoted an official in charge of the private chambers of his 
master.  French origin - keeper of a 'chambre', private chambers of royalty or nobility. From 
Old French 'cha(u)mbre' (room/chamber) and ultimately from the Latin 'camera'. Chalmers is the 
Scottish version of the name with links to the Scottish clan of Cameron.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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