Cheryl Davies and her cousin Becky have kindly given permission for this extensive and fascinating research to be publish. The story begins in Thurlby with William Harwood, William’s son was a merchant in London 1634 before leaving for Virginia, America. He was treasurer of the Massachusetts company which financed the Mayflower…….. now read on…
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As the family research blog is getting quite long, with requests for help, I have now added an index to the SURNAMES OF FAMILIES being researched by visitors to this page. You will find this under Family History Research.
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Index to all pages
- RECORDINGS OF PAST PEOPLE OF THE VILLAGE
- PARISH MAGAZINE – AUGUST 1951
- LANDOWNERS 13/14 CENTURY
- ORIGIN OF THE NAME THURLBY
- ETON COLLEGE- PATRON AND LAND OWNERS
- THE TROLLOPE FAMILY
- THE DE LA MARE FAMILY
- THURLBY GRANGE
- THURLBY MANOR
- ST FIRMIN’S CHURCH
- THURLBY CHURCH BY REV.G.M.DAVIS
- METHODIST CHAPEL
- THE SCHOOL
- THURLBY RAILWAY STATION
- THE DRAINING OF THE FENS
- RECORDS OF THURLBY – R.W.G.SUMMERS
- THE MEN WHO DIDN’T RETURN- WW1
- MEMORIAL ROLL WW1
- THE MEN WHO DIDN’T RETURN – WW2
- THE ELDRED FAMILY
- THE FAIRCHILD FAMILY
- THE HAREBY FAMILY
- THE HARWOOD FAMILY
- 1851 THURLBY CENSUS
- FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH
- KELLY’S DIRECTORY
- WHITE’S DIRECTORY
- FROM THE NEWSPAPERS
- THE DIARY OF FRED BRUTNELL
- 1675 MAP SHOWING THURLBY
- CONTACT FORM
- LINK TO ST FIRMIN’S CHURCH THURLBY
- VILLAGE LINK – MARCH 2023
- VILLAGE LINK – APRIL
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