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.

John Conyers (Rev) (____ - BEF 2002)
Frances Cromwell (1638 - 27 Jan 1719)
Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector of England (25 Apr 1599 - 3 Sep 1658)
Thomas Curry (ABT 1844 - ____)
George Dalton (____ - BEF 2002)
Guy C Dawnay (Hon) (BEF 1900 - BEF 2002)
William de Herris (____ - 1512)
Thomas Dinsdale (ABT 1837 - BEF 2002)
John Thomas Dodsworth (BEF 1900 - BEF 2002)
Daniel Douglas (____ - BEF 2002)
Nicholas Douglas (____ - ____)
Robert Douglas (____ - ____)
John Drew (____ - BEF 2002)
Margaret Dryden (____ - BEF 2002)
Elizabeth Dunning (ABT 1851 - AFT 1901)
Frances Egerton (____ - 8 Dec 1846)
Gervase Egerton (____ - BEF 2002)
John Farmery (____ - BEF 2002)
John Smith Farmery (1844 - AFT 1910)
Fennel (____ - BEF 2002)
Mary Feraud (____ - BEF 2002)
Ferguson (Dr) (____ - BEF 2002)
Alleyne Fitzherbert (1815 - 1860)
Alleyne Fitzherbert (Reverend) (1860 - AFT 1901)
Henry Fitzherbert (Sir) (1783 - 1858)
William Fitzherbert (1671 - 1739)

UP (Ann - Richard Barnard Wyatt )
BACK (Annie Laura Cass - Ann Conyers )
NEXT (William Fitzherbert - William Frankland 1st Bart)

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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.