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 Hall (1818 - AFT 1879)
William W Hall (BEF 1900 - BEF 2002)
Angelina Hallenden (____ - BEF 2002)
James Hallenden (____ - BEF 2002)
Francis R Hansell (BEF 1900 - BEF 2002)
John T Hansell (BEF 1900 - BEF 2002)
Reginald Hartley (Dr) (____ - BEF 2002)
William Heard (____ - BEF 2002)
William Hide (____ - BEF 2002)
Thomas Hill (ABT 1825 - BEF 2002)
W Hill (____ - BEF 2002)
Cornelius Holland (Regicide) (____ - BEF 2002)
Jane Holland (____ - BEF 2002)
Isabel Holmes (16 Sep 1881 - 22 Feb 1972)
Leonard Holmes (ABT 1834 - AFT 1901)
Robert Holyday (ABT 1839 - BEF 2002)
Jacob Hopper (ABT 1812 - BEF 2002)
George Horner (ABT 1812 - BEF 2002)
William James Horner (ABT 1855 - BEF 2002)
William Hudson (____ - BEF 2002)
Isabel Hutchinson (ABT 1914 - 11 Aug 1984)
Johnson Hutchinson (ABT 1847 - AFT 1901)
Richard Butterwick Hutchinson (ABT 1887 - 4 May 1918)
Anna Jackson (26 Dec 1738 - 28 Nov 1789)
John Jackson (____ - BEF 2002)
William Jackson (____ - BEF 2002)

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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.