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.

Robert Ward (____ - BEF 2002)
Mary Web (1697/1701 - Feb 1768)
Annie Welbourne (____ - BEF 2002)
William Robert West (____ - BEF 2002)
William West (____ - BEF 2002)
William West (____ - BEF 2002)
T Whytehead (____ - Sep 1907)
William Whytehead (____ - May 1900)
George Wild (ABT 1842 - BEF 2002)
Thomas J Wilkinson (____ - Apr 1892)
J Shiress Will (BEF 1872 - AFT 1879)
Matthew Wilson (Rev) (1759 - 12 Oct 1822)
John Wind (Rev) (____ - BEF 1814)
Dorothy Wood (____ - BEF 2002)
Fred Wood (____ - BEF 2002)
Kathleen Wood (____ - BEF 2002)
Harry Wade Woodall (BEF 1900 - BEF 2002)
Agnes Worswick (____ - BEF 2002)
George Wright (____ - BEF 2002)
Robert Wright (____ - BEF 2002)
Zacchaeus Wright (____ - BEF 2002)
Richard Barnard Wyatt (____ - BEF 2002)

UP (Ann - Richard Barnard Wyatt )
BACK (William Elias Taunton - James S Walton )

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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.