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Ned-If you are related to the Jenkinson's of High House I have come across something which may interest you - a letter from Thomas Bateson to his son in America dated March 1st 1838, from an occasional paper of the Staveley History Society, which states 'James Braithwaite of Hill has Sarah Jenkinson of High House in an advanced state of pregnancy. Thomas Jenkinson, Senior has been at Hill making proposals for a match, also offered some considerable pecuniary matters, but report informs us that James still lends a deaf ear to matrimonial alliance, but in what way the matter will terminate we are unable to inform you of anything. I don't know whether you will be aware or not that James Bethom has two natural children, one to Margareat Dixon, Mislet and one to Margaret Jenkinson, High House, nearly both at one time. M.Dixon's was born first, law commenced, and the parties were twice at Appleby at the Assizes and a verdict of £20 damage was given to Thos. Dixon. In the latter part of last May James married M.Dixon and then T.Jenkinson started law and Jenkinson got damages of £80'.