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.

Thomas Rymer (____ - BEF 2002)
William Rymer (____ - BEF 2002)
Michael Sadler (____ - BEF 2002)
Sadler (Rev) (____ - BEF 2002)
Charles Oakley Sanders (Major) (ABT 1806 - Saturday 6th January 1890)
Edward Sanders (____ - BEF 2002)
Gilbert H Sanders (Captain) (____ - BEF 2002)
Howard Sanders (Major) (____ - BEF 2002)
Sanders (____ - BEF 2002)
Sanders (____ - BEF 2002)
Thomas Scott (____ - BEF 2002)
William Walter Scott (ABT 1842 - BEF 2002)
Thomas Seavers (____ - BEF 2002)
William Seavers (____ - BEF 2002)
Edward Seymour (6th Duke of Somerset and Baron Seymour, Sir) (1695 - 12 Dec 1759)
Mary Seymour (Lady) (____ - 21 Jul 1762)
Benigna Shiffner (____ - BEF 2002)
Alan Ramsay Sibbald (____ - ____)
Frances Josephine Ramsay Sibbald (16 Nov 1909 - BEF 2002)
Hilda Sibbald (____ - BEF 2002)
Marjorie Jean Sibbald (____ - ____)
Samuel Ramsay Sibbald (Dr.) (____ - BEF 2002)
Tom Smirthwaite (____ - ____)
Ambrose Smith (____ - 1564)
Anna Smith (2 Aug 1767 - ____)
Anne Smith (1734 - 24 Dec 1815)

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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.