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.

Daniel Markham (1653 - ____)
Henrietta Markham (____ - BEF 2002)
Henry Robert Markham (5 Jan 1833 - BEF 2002)
Henry Spencer Markham (8 Jan 1805 - 2 Sep 1844)
Robert Markham (28 Mar 1768 - 17 Jul 1827)
William Markham (1686 - Jun 1771)
William Markham (1719 - 3 Nov 1807)
Archibald Colquhoun Marr (ABT 1854 - AFT 1891)
Archibald Colquhoun Marr (1876 - ____)
Douglas Colquhoun Marr (____ - ____)
Gordon Colquhoun Marr (ABT 1885 - ____)
Graham Colquhoun Marr (ABT 1888 - ____)
Henry Colquhoun Marr (ABT 1878 - ____)
Henry Dempster Colquhoun Marr (ABT 1859 - ____)
James Marr (Dr) (____ - BEF 2002)
Janet Colquhoun Marr (ABT 1879 - ____)
Wallace Colquhoun Marr (1881 - ____)
Annie Matilda (____ - BEF 2002)
John McGowen (____ - ____)
Joyce McGowen (____ - ____)
McGowen (____ - ____)
Hannah Meynell (ABT 1868 - BEF 2002)
Stephen P Miller (____ - BEF 2002)
Isabel Mudd (____ - Sep 1881)
George Murray (Rt Hon & Rt Rev Lord) (____ - BEF 2002)
Louisa Anne Murray (____ - 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.