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.

George Freeman (____ - BEF 2002)
John R French (BEF 1900 - BEF 2002)
Henry Gale (Rev) (____ - BEF 2002)
Mary Gale (____ - BEF 2002)
Henry Gilling (____ - BEF 2002)
John Gilling (____ - BEF 2002)
Sarah Goddard (____ - BEF 2002)
Barbara Greaves (____ - 1681)
Annie Elizabeth Greenhill (ABT 1877 - BEF 2002)
Annie Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
Bessie Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
Elizabeth Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
Henry Greenhill (ABT 1848 - BEF 2002)
Henry Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
John Henry Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
Mary Edith Greenhill (ABT 1881 - 26 Dec 1978)
Mary Elizabeth Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
Robert Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
Thomas Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
William Cranswick Greenhill (____ - BEF 2002)
Allan B Hall (____ - 1934)
Jed Hall (____ - BEF 2002)
John Hall (____ - BEF 2002)
John W Hall (ABT 1842 - BEF 2002)
Rose Hall (____ - BEF 2002)

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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.