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.

William Fitzherbert (1748 - 1791)
William Fitzherbert MP (1712 - 1772)
Benjamin Foggitt (BEF 1900 - BEF 2002)
Fred A Foggitt (____ - BEF 2002)
Thos Jackson Foggitt (____ - BEF 2002)
William Foggitt (____ - ____)
William Foggitt (ABT 1834 - ABT 1917)
Fanny Elizabeth Fox (____ - BEF 2002)
John Fox (1841 - BEF 2002)
Mary Ann Fox (____ - BEF 2002)
Thomas Fox (____ - BEF 2002)
Betty Frankland (____ - BEF 2002)
Charles Henry Frankland 4th Bart (Sir) (ABT 1716 - BEF 1783)
Dinah Frankland (____ - BEF 2002)
Emily Anne Frankland (____ - BEF 2002)
Frankland (____ - BEF 2002)
Frankland (____ - BEF 2002)
Frederick William Frankland 8th Bart (Sir) (____ - BEF 2002)
Henry Frankland Knight (Sir) (____ - BEF 2002)
Robert Frankland 7th Bart (Sir) (____ - 1849)
Thomas Frankland 2nd Bart (Sir) (____ - 1726)
Thomas Frankland 3rd Bart (Sir) (____ - 1747)
Thomas Frankland 5th Bart (Sir) (____ - 1784)
Thomas Frankland 6th Bart (Sir) (____ - 1831)
William Frankland (____ - BEF 2002)
William Frankland 1st Bart (Sir) (ABT 1628 - 2 Aug 1697)

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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.