Index of Persons

Surname index

This family history and local (Thirsk, North Yorkshire, England) information exists as a repository of information about part of my own family and those they associated with during their lifetimes. Some of the information not published elsewhere (and I'm only setting out to publish that which is not already widely available) may be of interest.

Many important figures are ignored, and some unimportant issues receive disproportionate attention. It isn't meant to be another history of Thirsk; rather an idiosyncratic collection of items that interested me from an individual perspective. Not all the comments are reverent. Particular scorn is reserved for some of my own ancestors. Hopefully, odd characters ignored by the histories of Thirsk will find a proper place here.

It isn't finished, nor could it ever be, but material does get added or corrected on occasion.

Corrections, further information, suggestions and comments to

Special effort has been taken to exclude information about living people - name apart.

Annie Laura Cass (23 Jan 1858 - BEF 2002)
Arthur William Cass (11 Jan 1854 - Apr 1901)
Cecil Henry Cass (____ - BEF 1881)
Clara Alice Cass (ABT 1856 - BEF 2002)
Emily Agnes Cass (17 Sep 1860 - BEF 1881)
Frederick Crosby Cass (____ - ____)
Samuel Cass (ABT 1826 - 24 Mar 1884)
Charlton (____ - BEF 2002)
Charlton (____ - BEF 2002)
G H Chilman (Rev) (BEF 1900 - BEF 2002)
Cleaver Bishop of Asaph (____ - BEF 2002)
Euseby Cleaver Archbishop of Dublin (____ - 1819)
Jane Cleaver (11 Nov 1777 - ____)
John Cleaver (Rev) (____ - BEF 2002)
William Cleaver (Reverend) (____ - BEF 2002)
Henry Burn Clough (ABT 1822 - ____)
Alfred Birbeck Coltman (ABT 1867 - BEF 2002)
Annie Elizabeth Coltman (ABT 1872 - BEF 2002)
Charles Pendale Coltman (ABT 1866 - BEF 2002)
Emma Mary Coltman (ABT 1869 - BEF 2002)
Ernest Coltman (ABT 1874 - BEF 2002)
Frederick Coltman (1863 - BEF 2002)
Thomas Arthur Coltman (ABT 1872 - BEF 2002)
Thomas Coltman (ABT 1833 - ____)
William Coltman (ABT 1837 - Feb 1893)
Ann Conyers (____ - 1814)

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Copyright Edward Barker 2002 - Copying, reproduction or modification only permitted with his express permission.

These pages are not likely to move from so you are welcome to link to them. Equally, if you have extensive information about one of the topics or family lines I would be pleased to link to your pages. If you only have a few names and birth or death dates I will seek to replicate the information here and refer to you as a source. I'm not setting out to add many more individuals to this website, but rather to hang the information contained in the original documents I hold around them.

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Comment December 2002

The information about the early Bells of Thirsk isn't quite there. I have copies of 4 fundamentally different family trees - hopefully some sense will be possible - any further information is very welcome.