Elvera Loretta Abraham

F, b. 30 July 1917, d. 25 January 1988
Father*Peder Abrahamson b. 12 Dec 1861, d. 23 Jun 1930
Mother*Julia Christine Christensen b. 19 May 1872, d. 3 Jun 1949
Elvera Abraham - circa 1921-Colorized
Elvera Abraham-Colorized
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElvera Loretta Abraham was also known as Alvera.
Name VariationElvera Loretta Abraham was also known as Elvira Loretta.
Name VariationElvera Loretta Abraham was also known as Abrahamson.
Married Name5 October 1948As of 5 October 1948,her married name was Rusten.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 July 1917Elvera Loretta Abraham was born on 30 July 1917 at Spink, Union, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen.
Baptism16 September 1917Elvera Loretta Abraham was baptized on 16 September 1917 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
Marriage5 October 1948She married Reuben Rusten, son of Erland Jacob Rusten and Anna Emelia Nelson, on 5 October 1948 at Lands Lutheran Church, Lincoln, South Dakota, County of Residence: Lincoln. Post Office: Beresford; her surname listed as Abrahamson.1
Death25 January 1988Elvera Loretta Abraham died on 25 January 1988 at Sioux Valley Hospital from respiratory failure, metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, diabetes, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, at age 70.2
Burial28 January 1988She was buried on 28 January 1988 at Brule Creek Cemetery, Spink, Union, South Dakota.
Reuben and Elvera (Abraham) Rusten tombstone - Brule Creek Cemetery, SD
Census DateLocationDescription
16 January 1920Spink Inland Town, Spink Twp, Union, South DakotaElvera Loretta Abraham was listed as a daughter in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1920 Census at Spink Inland Town, Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota.3
16 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaElvera Loretta Abraham was listed as a daughter in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.4
1940Spink, Union, South DakotaElvera Loretta Abraham was listed as a daughter in Julia Christine Christensen's household on the 1940 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.5
  • Elvera attended Pleasant Hill rural school and was baptized and confirmed in Brule Creek Lutheran Church. After her marriage to Rueben, they lived near Beresford and later moved to Sioux Falls, where Mrs. Rusten was employed at the S&L Store. They moved to Beresford in 1973, where she was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
  • Elvera Loretta Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
  • Circa 1921 portrait of Julia (Christensen) Abraham with daughters Petra, Ida, Olivia and Alma, Minnie, Elvera, Marie, Violet.
  • Circa 1921 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) with their 16 living children.
    Top row: John, Edward, Adolph, Petra (Abraham) Sommervold, Ida, Olivia (Abraham) Sommervold
    Middle row: Hjalmer, Ole, Peder, Elvera, Julia (Christensen), Roy, Alma
    Bottom row: Clarence, Leonard, Minnie, Marie, Violet.
  • Circa 1924 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) Peder and Julia (Christensen) from Brule Creek Lutheran Church 100th anniversary 02 Aug 1964.
  • On 15 September 1935 at Spink, Union, South Dakota, attended Abraham Family Reunion at home of Mrs Julia Abraham.
  • She was a bridesmaid for the marriage of Harvey Alexander Sand and Violet Esther Abrahamson on 27 February 1940 at Elk Point, Union, South Dakota; Miss Violet Abrahamson and Harvey Sand, both residing west of here in Union county, SD, were united in marriage in Elk Point, SD, Tuesday, February 27, 1940, Rev. W. I. Aamoth preforming the nuptial service. Miss Elvera Abrahamson, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Russel Abrahamson, brother of the bride was best man. In the evening a reception was given them by relatives and intimate friends in the bride's home. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Julia Abrahamson and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sand. Both are well known families in the vicinity of Spink, in Union County. The newly married couple are worthy and highly esteemed young people. Their many friends wish them lots of happiness and success in their new home on a farm south of Spink, where the groom will work for Andrew Klopstad.

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 95, 1988, Feb 4.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg 3B. Stamp 269. ED 252.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 136.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Spink, Union, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3869; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 64-16.

Edward Andreas Abraham

M, b. 10 September 1899, d. 3 October 1967
Father*Peder Abrahamson b. 12 Dec 1861, d. 23 Jun 1930
Mother*Julia Christine Christensen b. 19 May 1872, d. 3 Jun 1949
Ed Abraham 12 Mar 1929-Colorized
Edward Abraham - circa 1921-Colorized
Name TypeDateDescription
NicknameEdward Andreas Abraham also went by the name of Ed.
Name VariationEdward Andreas Abraham was also known as Edward Andy.
Name VariationEdward Andreas Abraham was also known as Abrahamson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 September 1899Edward Andreas Abraham was born on 10 September 1899 at Spink, Union, South Dakota.1
He was the son of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen.
Baptism22 October 1899Edward Andreas Abraham was baptized on 22 October 1899 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
Marriage26 November 1935He married Minnie Louise Westberg, daughter of Herman N. Westberg and Ida Christine Peterson, on 26 November 1935 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota, Thursday evening at seven o'clock occured the wedding of Miss Minne Westberg and Mr. Edward A. Abraham in the home of Miss Westberg's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Anderson... The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Clarence Abraham and Delmar Payson, a cousin of the bride... A reception was held that evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman N. Westberg... After a month's wedding trip in California and other points on the west coast, they will be at home on a farm near Alcester... Mr. Abraham is one of the progressive farmers of the Beresford vicinity and Mrs. Abraham has lived in that vicinity all her life. For several years she was a teacher in the Centerville schools where she made numerous friends.2
Death3 October 1967Edward Andreas Abraham died on 3 October 1967 at in his home of a heart attack, rural Beresford, Clay, South Dakota, at age 68.
Burial7 October 1967He was buried on 7 October 1967 at Komstad Cemetery, Clay, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
12 June 1900Spink Twp, Union, South DakotaEdward Andreas Abraham was listed as a son in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1900 Census at Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota; Peder Abrahamson is a farmer who freely owns his farm. He immigrated in 1890.3
26 April 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaEdward Andreas Abraham was listed as a son in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.4
16 January 1920Spink Inland Town, Spink Twp, Union, South DakotaEdward Andreas Abraham was listed as a son in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1920 Census at Spink Inland Town, Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota.5
16 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaEdward Andreas Abraham was listed as a son in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.6
  • Edward Andreas Abraham was a farmer.
  • Ed and Minnie themselves built the house and farm buildings on their farm in Glenwood Township, Clay County. Ed's brother, Clarence, helped with the basement of the house.
  • He was confirmed on 15 August 1915 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
  • Circa 1921 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) with their 16 living children.
    Top row: John, Edward, Adolph, Petra (Abraham) Sommervold, Ida, Olivia (Abraham) Sommervold
    Middle row: Hjalmer, Ole, Peder, Elvera, Julia (Christensen), Roy, Alma
    Bottom row: Clarence, Leonard, Minnie, Marie, Violet.
  • Circa 1924 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) Peder and Julia (Christensen) from Brule Creek Lutheran Church 100th anniversary 02 Aug 1964.
  • He was a groomsman at the wedding of Roy Abraham and Sarah Marie Sommervold on 12 March 1929 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota; County of Residence: Union. Post Office: Akron, Iowa; Roy Abraham and Sarah Sommervold wedding party portrait. Left to right: bridesmaid--Alma Abraham (groom's sister) & groomsman--Sigvald Sommervold (bride's brother); bridesmaid--Irene Larson (groom's niece) & groomsman--Martin Sommervold (bride's brother); bride--Sarah Marie Sommervold & groom--Roy Abraham; ring bearer--Gorden Eggen (bride's nephew) & flower girl--Dorothy Klemme (bride's niece--Hilda's daughter); groomsman Ed Abraham (groom's brother) & bridesmaid Esther Sommervold (bride's sister).7
  • On 15 September 1935 at Spink, Union, South Dakota, attended Abraham Family Reunion at home of Mrs Julia Abraham.
  • Edward Andreas Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; Last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 764049 (unknown file date).
  2. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949, Spouse listed as Edward H Abrahamson. Reported as Clay County.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Stamp 251 A. ED #340.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg. 3A. ED 430. #41, 35.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg 3B. Stamp 269. ED 252.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 136.
  7. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.

Petrene Abraham

F, b. 14 September 1895, d. 12 October 1977
Father*Peder Abrahamson b. 12 Dec 1861, d. 23 Jun 1930
Mother*Julia Christine Christensen b. 19 May 1872, d. 3 Jun 1949
Petra (Abraham) Sommervold-Colorized
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPetrene Abraham was also known as Abrahamson.
NicknamePetrene Abraham also went by the name of Petra.
Married Name15 November 1916As of 15 November 1916,her married name was Sommervold.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 September 1895Petrene Abraham was born on 14 September 1895 at Spink, Union, Dakota Territory.
She was the daughter of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen.
Marriage15 November 1916Petrene Abraham married John Konrade Sommervold, son of Severt S. Sommervold and Marit A. Asp, on 15 November 1916 at Roseni Luthern Church, Spink, Union, South Dakota, Spouse listed as Petra Abroham. County of Residence: Union.1
Akron Register Tribune November 11, 1976 - 60 years ago Petra Abraham and John K Sommervold married
Brule Creek Church Records - Union, SD - Marriage of Petra Abraham and John K Sommervold
Marriage record of Petra Abraham and John K Sommervold 15 Nov 1916 Union county, SD
Death12 October 1977Petrene Abraham died on 12 October 1977 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, at age 82.2
Burial15 October 1977She was buried on 15 October 1977 at Lands Luteran Cemetery, Hudson, Union, South Dakota, Mrs John Sommervold (Petra Abraham) funeral notice.
Akron Register Tribune October 20, 1977 - Mrs John Sommervold (Petra Abraham) funeral notice
Census DateLocationDescription
12 June 1900Spink Twp, Union, South DakotaPetrene Abraham was listed as a daughter in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1900 Census at Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota; Peder Abrahamson is a farmer who freely owns his farm. He immigrated in 1890.3
26 April 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaPetrene Abraham was listed as a daughter in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.4
25 February 1920Township 12 Range 19 (Red Elm), Ziebach, South DakotaPetrene Abraham was listed as wife in John Konrade Sommervold's household on the 1920 Census at Township 12 Range 19 (Red Elm), Ziebach, South Dakota.5
14 April 1930Spink, Union, South DakotaPetrene Abraham was listed as wife in John Konrade Sommervold's household on the 1930 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.6
  • Petra was baptized and confirmed at Brule Creek Lutheran Church. She was a member of Lands Lutheran Church and was very active in church activities. After her marriage to John Sommervold, the couple homesteaded in Red Elm, SD until 1923 when they moved to a farm in Union County south of Alcester. In 1936 they moved to a farm north of Alcester where they resided until John's death in 1958. In September 1959, Petra moved to Beresford where she has lived until she became ill shortly before her death.
  • Petrene Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
  • On 3 November 1895 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
  • Circa 1921 portrait of Julia (Christensen) Abraham with daughters Petra, Ida, Olivia and Alma, Minnie, Elvera, Marie, Violet.
  • Circa 1921 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) with their 16 living children.
    Top row: John, Edward, Adolph, Petra (Abraham) Sommervold, Ida, Olivia (Abraham) Sommervold
    Middle row: Hjalmer, Ole, Peder, Elvera, Julia (Christensen), Roy, Alma
    Bottom row: Clarence, Leonard, Minnie, Marie, Violet.
  • Circa 1924 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) Peder and Julia (Christensen) from Brule Creek Lutheran Church 100th anniversary 02 Aug 1964.
  • On 15 September 1935 at Spink, Union, South Dakota, attended Abraham Family Reunion at home of Mrs Julia Abraham.
  • On 14 September 1975 at Spink, Union, South Dakota, attended Petra (Abraham) Sommervold 80th birthday celebration.
    Akron Register Tribune September 25, 1975 - Petra (Abraham) Sommervold 80th birthday celebration

Children of Petrene Abraham and John Konrade Sommervold

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  2. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 84, 1977, 20 Oct.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Stamp 251 A. ED #340.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg. 3A. ED 430. #41, 35.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 218. Stamp 245. Sheet 3A. Dwelling 28.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-15. Dwelling 99.

Alma Katherine Abraham

F, b. 1 December 1902, d. 13 September 1977
Father*Peder Abrahamson b. 12 Dec 1861, d. 23 Jun 1930
Mother*Julia Christine Christensen b. 19 May 1872, d. 3 Jun 1949
Alma Abraham 12 Mar 1929-Colorized
Alma Abraham-Colorized
Alma Abraham - circa 1921-Colorized
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlma Katherine Abraham was also known as Abrahamson.
Married Name27 August 1925As of 27 August 1925,her married name was Claussen.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1 December 1902Alma Katherine Abraham was born on 1 December 1902 at Spink, Union, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen.
Baptism9 March 1903Alma Katherine Abraham was baptized on 9 March 1903 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
Marriage27 August 1925She married Darrell Muller Claussen, son of Henry Claussen and Tillena Muller, on 27 August 1925 at Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota.
Death13 September 1977Alma Katherine Abraham died on 13 September 1977 at Sioux Valley Hospital from myocardinal infarction, artharosclerotic coronary artery disease, Sioux Falls, Minnehaha, South Dakota, at age 74 Mrs Darrell Claussen (Elma Abrahamson) obituary.1
Lemars Daily Sentinel September 15, 1977 - Mrs Darrell Claussen (Elma Abrahamson) obituary
Burial16 September 1977She was buried on 16 September 1977 at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
Census DateLocationDescription
26 April 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaAlma Katherine Abraham was listed as a daughter in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
16 January 1920Spink Inland Town, Spink Twp, Union, South DakotaAlma Katherine Abraham was listed as a daughter in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1920 Census at Spink Inland Town, Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota.3
22 April 1930Beresford, Union, South DakotaAlma Katherine Abraham was listed as wife in Darrell Muller Claussen's household on the 1930 Census at Beresford, Union, South Dakota.4
  • Alma was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church where she served as President of the American Lutheran Church Women and in other positions. She was also a member and past president of the American Legion Auxilliary. After her marriage to Darrel, they lived in Beresford until 1962 when they moved to Minneapolis. They returned to Beresford in 1965.
  • Alma Katherine Abraham obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Beresford, Union, South Dakota.
  • She was confirmed on 2 September 1917 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
  • Circa 1921 portrait of Julia (Christensen) Abraham with daughters Petra, Ida, Olivia and Alma, Minnie, Elvera, Marie, Violet.
  • Circa 1921 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) with their 16 living children.
    Top row: John, Edward, Adolph, Petra (Abraham) Sommervold, Ida, Olivia (Abraham) Sommervold
    Middle row: Hjalmer, Ole, Peder, Elvera, Julia (Christensen), Roy, Alma
    Bottom row: Clarence, Leonard, Minnie, Marie, Violet.
  • Circa 1924 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) Peder and Julia (Christensen) from Brule Creek Lutheran Church 100th anniversary 02 Aug 1964.
  • She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Roy Abraham and Sarah Marie Sommervold on 12 March 1929 at Beresford, Union, South Dakota; County of Residence: Union. Post Office: Akron, Iowa; Roy Abraham and Sarah Sommervold wedding party portrait. Left to right: bridesmaid--Alma Abraham (groom's sister) & groomsman--Sigvald Sommervold (bride's brother); bridesmaid--Irene Larson (groom's niece) & groomsman--Martin Sommervold (bride's brother); bride--Sarah Marie Sommervold & groom--Roy Abraham; ring bearer--Gorden Eggen (bride's nephew) & flower girl--Dorothy Klemme (bride's niece--Hilda's daughter); groomsman Ed Abraham (groom's brother) & bridesmaid Esther Sommervold (bride's sister).5
  • On 15 September 1935 at Spink, Union, South Dakota, attended Abraham Family Reunion at home of Mrs Julia Abraham.
  • On 10 March 1977 at Sioux City, Iowa, Marie Olson celebrated her 104th birthday anniversary with family.

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 84, 1977, Sep 22.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg. 3A. ED 430. #41, 35.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg 3B. Stamp 269. ED 252.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED64-3. Dwelling 13.
  5. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.

Minnie Abraham

F, b. 22 December 1905, d. 22 November 1977
Father*Peder Abrahamson b. 12 Dec 1861, d. 23 Jun 1930
Mother*Julia Christine Christensen b. 19 May 1872, d. 3 Jun 1949
Minnie Abraham - circa 1921-Colorized
Minnie Abraham-Colorized
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMinnie Abraham was also known as Mina Abrahamson.
Name VariationMinnie Abraham was also known as Abrahamson.
Married Name16 August 1924As of 16 August 1924,her married name was Halvorsen.
Married Name16 August 1924As of 16 August 1924,her married name was Halvorson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 December 1905Minnie Abraham was born on 22 December 1905 at Spink, Union, South Dakota.
She was the daughter of Peder Abrahamson and Julia Christine Christensen.
Baptism3 April 1906Minnie Abraham was baptized on 3 April 1906 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota, also reported as 04 Mar 1906.
Marriage16 August 1924She married Fred John Halvorsen, son of Ingebret Halvorsen and Ingeborg Nilson, on 16 August 1924.
Death22 November 1977Minnie Abraham died on 22 November 1977 at Akron Hospital from myocardinal infarction, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa, at age 71 Mrs Fred Halvorsen (Minnie Abrahamson) obituary.1
Akron Register Tribune December 1, 1977 - Mrs Fred Halvorsen (Minnie Abrahamson) obituary
Burial25 November 1977She was buried on 25 November 1977 at Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.
Census DateLocationDescription
26 April 1910Spink, Union, South DakotaMinnie Abraham was listed as a daughter in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1910 Census at Spink, Union, South Dakota.2
16 January 1920Spink Inland Town, Spink Twp, Union, South DakotaMinnie Abraham was listed as a daughter in Peder Abrahamson's household on the 1920 Census at Spink Inland Town, Spink Twp, Union, South Dakota.3
23 April 1930Akron, Plymouth, IowaMinnie Abraham was listed as wife in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1930 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.4
1940Akron, Plymouth, IowaMinnie Abraham was listed as wife in Fred John Halvorsen's household on the 1940 Census at Akron, Plymouth, Iowa.5
  • Minnie Abraham was confirmed on 12 December 1920 at Brule Creek Lutheran Church, Union, South Dakota.
  • Circa 1921 portrait of Julia (Christensen) Abraham with daughters Petra, Ida, Olivia and Alma, Minnie, Elvera, Marie, Violet.
  • Circa 1921 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) with their 16 living children.
    Top row: John, Edward, Adolph, Petra (Abraham) Sommervold, Ida, Olivia (Abraham) Sommervold
    Middle row: Hjalmer, Ole, Peder, Elvera, Julia (Christensen), Roy, Alma
    Bottom row: Clarence, Leonard, Minnie, Marie, Violet.
  • Circa 1924 family portrait of Peder and Julia (Christensen) Abraham (aka Abrahamson) Peder and Julia (Christensen) from Brule Creek Lutheran Church 100th anniversary 02 Aug 1964.

Children of Minnie Abraham and Fred John Halvorsen

Citations

  1. [S184] Beresford Republic Newspaper, Vol. 84, 1977, 1 Dec.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg. 3A. ED 430. #41, 35.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg 3B. Stamp 269. ED 252.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED75-1. Dwelling 220.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Akron, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: T627_1190; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 75-1.

James Thurtell

M, b. circa 19 January 1737/38, d. 19 January 1801
Father*John Thurtell b. c 1705, d. 1769
Mother*Elisabeth (?)
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 19 January 1737/38James Thurtell was born circa 19 January 1737/38 at Norwich, Norfolk, England.
He was the son of John Thurtell and Elisabeth (?).
Marriage17 December 1758James Thurtell married Winifred Nunn, daughter of Thomas Nunn and Winifred Duckett, on 17 December 1758 at St. Etheldrea, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
Marriage2 May 1797James Thurtell married Elizabeth Atkinson on 2 May 1797 at Norwich, Norfolk, England.1
Death19 January 1801James Thurtell died on 19 January 1801 at Blundeston, Suffolk, England.
  • James Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, list James Thurtell as the earliest known ancestor of our family. See notes under James' son, John Thurtell. James is buried at Blundeston, and his tomb shows James Thurtell, died 19th January 1801,age 63 years. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that James Thurtell was the second son of John and Elizabeth Thurtell of Trowse Newton and Norwich, Norfolk, England. James Thurtell was a cooper in Norwich andfarmed in Lakenham, Norfolk, apparently on the Crowe family's estate nearNorwich. His farming apparently was on the property in Lakenham laterfarmed under Southwell, landlord, by his son Thomas Thurtell apparentlyby Harford Bridge (according to the research of Eunice Wilson). In 1770 he inherited his father's property in Hempnall, Norfolk. The children ofJames and Winifred Nunn Thurtell were christened in the Church of St.Julian, Norwich, Norfolk, until at least 1772. In about 1772, he acquired by lease a farm in Flixton, Suffolk, andproperty in the Redeham Marsh, Norfolk, and relocated his family from theparish of St. Julian, Norwich, to Flixton. From 1775 on his childrenwere christened at the Church of St. Mary, Blundeston, Suffolk, England. He was afterwards a prominent parishioner in Blundeston-cum-Flixton andlived at White House Farm (possibly leased from the Woods family). He also continued to have a presence in the parish of St. Julian in Norwich until at least 1781 since some of his children were buried in that parishuntil at least that year. His first wife, Winifred, was the daughter ofThomas Nunn, a Norwich worsted weaver. James and Winifred Thurtell hadnine children who survived childhood. James Thurtell, son of John Thurtell and Elizabeth, appears in the will of his father in 1767 and 1769 and that of his brother John in 1772,being during that time 'of the City of Norwich.' His baptismal record has not been found, probably because the Archdeacon's transcript forTrowse Newton in the years beginning with 1736 do not survive and theparish records are virtually unreadable due to flood damage. In hisfather's will, in 1767, James Thurtell was bequeathed an equal share(with his brother John and sister Sarah) of his father's property onBoarstreet in the City of Norwich, this subject to use of it by hismother during her lifetime. He was also to receive all of his father'sproperty in Hempnall, Norfolk, subject to compensation being paid to hisbrother John for his part. He also appears as an executor in the will ofhis brother John Thurtell, in 1772, in which he was charged with the saleof his brother's property in Trowse Milgate, with the proceeds to go toJohn's widow, Hannah. Where in Norwich this James Thurtell was living in1767 is not stated, nor what became of the property in Hempnall that wasbequeathed to him, or even whether and when the property in TrowseMilgate was in fact sold. However, the will of James Thurtell ofFlixton, Suffolk, dated 1799 and proved in 1801, shows him in possessionof a part freehold and part copyhold property in Hempnall, late in theoccupation of William King and 'now' in occupation of Samuel Gilbert.This is in addition to the property in his own occupation in Flixton,Suffolk, and Redeham Marshes, Norfolk, which he held by lease. It istherefore virtually certain that the James Thurtell who died in 1801 andmarried successively Winifred Nunn (c1740-1795) and the widow ElizabethAtkinson (1748-1828) is in fact the son of John and Elizabeth Thurtell ofTrowse Newton. Soon after 1772 he appears to have moved from Norwich andvicinity to Blundeston-cum-Flixton, Suffolk, where he first appears inour family tradition. Peter Murray's records also shows that the following information isrelevant: James Thurtell married Winifred Nunn on December 7, 1758, at St.Etheldreda, Norwich, Norfolk County, England. He was a single man ofSt. Julian parish and she a single woman of St. Etheldreda parish, bothin Norwich. The witnesses were Mary Chandler and Sarah Thurtell, buttheir relationships were not shown. James and Winifred Thurtell, beforemoving to Flixton, Suffolk, farmed property at Lakenham Norfolk, which isimmediately adjacent to Trowse Newton. A contemporary named James Thirtle married Mary Cook, 26 Dec 1762 atNorwich St. John de Sepulchre [i.e., in the same parish as the Norwichproperty of John Thurtell the peruch maker]. Other contemporaries of the name James are known, including JamesThurtell who married Esther Vout 30 May 1763 at Norwich St. Saviour, andJames Thirtle who married Susannah Berry 5 April 1752 at Norwich St.Stephen. James Thurtell of Flixton, Suffolk, in his will in 1799, proved in 1801,disposed of property in Hempnall, Norfolk, which appears to correspondwith the property held in 1770 by James, brother of the above JohnThurtell. These two James must therefore be one and the same, which means the other contemporaries also named James mentioned above mustbelong to different family groups. --------- WILL OF JAMES THURTELL OF FLIXTON SFK, FARMER, 1799/1801 Archdeaconry of Suffolk, England [Original File Copy] (Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch, file IC/AA1/221/7) Note: This James Thurtell (m.1st Winifred Nunn; m.2nd Elizabeth Atkinson) is the earliest ancestor remembered in our family tradition. -------------------------- [Seal affixed to top of page] This is the Last Will and Testament of me James Thurtell of Flixton inthe County of Suffolk farmer - that is to say - Whereas I have given to my three sons John Thomas and James and to my two daughters Sarah the wife of Robert Browne and Elizabeth the wife of John Clarke several sumsof money mentioned and entered in a Book which I keep for that purposeNow I give and bequeath to each of my said five children John ThomasJames Sarah and Elizabeth respectively so much more money as added to thesums so respectively received will make to each of them the sum of Fivehundred pounds, and I direct the same to be paid within six calendarmonths after my decease, but my meaning is that such sums of money whichI have lent to any of my said children on their note or other security inorder for repayment shall be by them accordingly accounted for and paidto my executors hereafter named - Also I give and devise unto my sonGeorge Thurtell and his heirs for ever All and every my messuages landstenements and hereditaments both freehold and copyhold with the rightsand appurtenances thereto belonging situate lying and being in Hempnallin the County of Norfolk late in the occupation of William King hisassigns or undertenants and now in the occupation of Samuel Gilbert hisassigns or undertenants And also all other my messuages lands tenementsand hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever Upon Trust nevertheless topay and apply all the net rents issues and profits thereof and of everypart thereof in manner and for the purposes hereafter mentioned until myyoungest daughter Sophia shall attain her age of twenty one years andwhen and as soon as my said daughter Sophia shall have attained such ageor in case of her death under such age then when and so soon as I shallhave no child living under the age of twenty one years Upon trust for mysaid son George or his heirs to sell and dispose of all my said MessuagesLands Tenements hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances eitherby a public sale by auction or by a provate sale and in such way andmanner as he or they shall please for the best price and most money thatcan reasonably be had or gotten for the same and to convey surrender andassure all the said hereditaments and premises to the purchaser orpurchasers thereof and to his her or their heirs or as he she or theyshall direct or appoint, And all the moneys to arise from such sale orsales to pay and apply in manner hereafter mentioned and directed of andconcerning the same But my will and meaning is that the purchaser orpurchasers of my said Messuages hereditaments and premises or of any ofthem or of any parts thereof shall not be answerable or accountable forthe misapplication of the purchase money or purchase moneys to be givenfor the same And that the receipt or receipts of my said son George orhis heirs so selling and conveying the said premises as aforesaid shallbe a full and sufficient discharge for such purchase money or purchasemoneys or for so much money for which such receipt or receipts shall begiven Also I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my three sonsThomas James and George and my daughters Ann and Charlotte to beExecutors and Executrix of this my last will and testament Also I desireand direct my said Executors and Executrixes or such of them as shalltake upon them the Probate of this my will or the survivors or survivorof them to raise as soon as they conveniently can after my decease frommy personal estate a Sum of Money sufficient when laid out and investedin the three per cent Consolidated or reduced Bank annuities to producean annual or yearly interest or dividend of Forty pounds and I directthem to invest the said Money so raised in one of the said funds orsecurities accordingly And I give and direct my said Ececutors to pay toElizabeth my wife the said interest or divident of Forty pounds for theterm of her life In discharge and satisfaction of a Bond or othersecurity which upon my marriage with my said wife I entered into forpayment to her for her life in the event of her surviving me of a likeannuity and which provision is to be in bar lieu and satisfaction of alldower and thirds which she my said wife may be intitled to out of andfrom my real Estate And until the said money shall be so raised andinvested as aforesaid I direct my Executors to pay the said annuity to mysaid wife from my personal Estate and also from the rents of my said realestate till the same shall be sold and disposed of as aforesaid And Ialso direct the said annuity to be paid on the several days and timesmentioned and provided in the said Bond or security for the paymentthereof And after my said wifes decease I give and bequeath all the saidprincipal Money so raised and invested as aforesaid to be paid andapplied in manner hereafter mentioned Also I give to my said Executorsand Executrixs All my farming stock and implements of farming All mycrops of corn grain and hay All my stock of horses and cattle All myhousehold goods and furniture plate and linen dairy and brewing utensilsAll my ready money debts due or owing to me and securities for money andall and singular other my goods chattels and personal Estate whatsoeverand wheresoever Upon Trust after paying thereout and therefrom all myjust debts funeral and testamentary expences and the several Sums ofmoney which I have hereinbefore given to my said sons John Thomas andJames and to my said daughters Sarah and Elizabeth and after also raisingtherefrom the said Sum of money to be invested as aforesaid for obtainingthe said annuity of Forty pounds - To apply employ lay out invest anddispose of all the rest and residue of my said Stock furniture monies andpersonal estate in manner and for several purposes following that is tosay - to employ a sufficient part and portion thereof for carrying on myfarm at Flixton aforesaid and towns adjoining in my own occupation withmy Marshes at Redeham in the said County of Norfolk also in my ownoccupation for the remainder of my Lease or Leases therein respectivelyand for so long afterwards if it can be until my said son George and mysaid daughters Ann Charlotte and Sophia shall have attained theirrespective ages of twenty one years for their maintenance support andeducation And I request my said sons Thomas and James to superintendconduct and manage the said business and to retain annually or be paidfrom the monies thence arising Twenty pounds for their care and troublein and about the same And as to so much of the residue of the said moniesand personal Estate as shall not be wanted for that purpose To put andplan the same out at Interest on such security or securities real orpersonal as my said Executors shall see fit but at the risk and hazard ofmy Children who shall be entitled thereto by this my will And to applysuch interest for the maintenance support and education of my said sonGeorge and my said daughters Ann Charlotte and Sophia Five hundredpounds apiece to be paid to them as and when they shall severally attaintheir age of twenty one years together with interest therefore at andafter the rate of Four pounds and ten shillings per Centum per annum tobe accounted from the time of my decease until the said Legaciesrespectively shall become due and payable And I direct the said legaciesto be paid out of and from my personal Estate and from the monies toarise as aforesaid from the sale of my said real Estate if there beoccasion to resort to that fund for payment thereof And when and so soonas my said Children shall have attainded their ages of twenty one yearsor before if my executors shall see fit I desire and direct them to selland convert into money All the said farming Stock and implements offarming Stock houshold Goods and furniture plate linen and personalEstate And the monies so arising together with the monies to be put andplaced out as aforesaid and all the residue of my said personal Estateand savings And also the monies to arise from the sale of my said realEstate after paying all lawful claims thereon and the said Legaciesherein before given to my said four Children George Ann Charlotte andSophia and Interest therefore as aforesaid to pay and apply and I givethe same to be equally divided among my said nine Children John ThomasJames George Sarah Elizabeth Ann Charlotte and Sophia share and sharealike And as to the principal money to be raised and invested asaforesaid for payment of the said annuity of Forty pounds a year to mysaid wife for her life I give the same after her decease or so muchthereof as shall not be wanted for the payment of any Legacy or Legacieswhich I have herein before given, To be equally divided among my saidnine Children John Thomas James George Sarah Elizabeth Ann Charlotte andSophia share and share alike, Provided always and my meaning is that ifany loss should happen to my personal Estate from or by the carrying onthe said farming business as aforesaid that my Executors shall not beanswerable for any such loss or be subject or be liable to make good thesame or any part thereof, But in Case of any gains or savings thereby thesame after maintaining and educating my said four Children George AnnCharlotte and Sophia as aforesaid shall be added to and taken as part ofmy personal Estate to be applied and divided as aforesaid, Provided alsoand my will is that my Executors shall not be charged or chargeable withor accountable for any Sum or Sums of money whatsoever other than whatshall actually come to their respective hands and be received by themrespectively and not the one of them for the others or other of them orthe receipts payments acts or wilful defaults of the others or other ofthem but each of them for himself and herself and for his and her ownacts receipts payments and wilful defaults only Nor for any loss orlosses which may happen without his her or their wilful default Andlastly I revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and Ideclare this to be my last will and testament - In witness whereof I thesaid James Thurtell the Testator have to this my last Will and Testamentcontained in four sheets of paper and affixed together at the tops to thefirst second and third sheets thereof set my hand and to the fourth sheetmy hand and Seal this Thirtieth day of May in the year of our Lord Onethousand Seven hundred and ninety nine.- James Thurtell [+ Seal] Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Testator as and for hisLast Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and athis request and in the presence of each other have hereunto Subscribedour names as Witnesses thereto Robt Reeve T Mallitt [these also signed ea page] Robt Reeve Jun. -------------------------------------------------------- [Seal affixed to top of page] At Yarmouth the thirty first Day of January 1801. The within namedExecutors Thomas Thurtell and James Thurtell were sworn in due form oflaw before me Thomas Baker Surrogate to the Official Personal Estate | under L10,000 | Power is reserved for George Thurtell, AnnThurtell and Charlotte Thurtell the other Executors within named to besworn and act _________ 23 Sheets 1804 Dec.7th The said Charlotte Thurtell (now the wife of Thomas Paineof Lowestoft Gent./ one of the Executors was sworn in due form of Lawbefore the revd Barthw Ritson Clk Surr. ---------------------------------------------------- [attached page] Form of Oath to be administered to Charlotte Paine the Wife ofThomas Paine of Lowestoft in the County of Suffolk Gentleman lateCharlotte Thurtell Spinster natural and lawful Daughter and one of theExecutors named in the last Will and Testament of James Thurtell late ofFlixton in the County and Archdeaconry of Suffolk Farmer deceased. 'You swear that the writing contained in certain forur Sheets of papertogether annexed bearing date the 30th day of May 1799 and purporting tobe the last Will and Testament of James Thurtell late of Flixtonaforesaid deceased now remaining in the registry of the Court of the saidArchdeaconry is as you verily believe the last Will and Testament of thesaid deceased, that you are one of the Executrixes therein named, andthat you will well and faithfully perform that office by first paying thedebts of the said deceased and then the Legacies contained in the saidWill so far forth as the Goods Rights Chattels and Credits will extendand as by Law you are bound that you will make and exhibit a true fulland perfect Inventory of all and singular the said Goods Rights Chattelsand Credits of the said deceased and render a just and true account ofyour Executrixship when you shall be thereunto lawfully called' The Seventh day of December 1804 The abovenamed Charlotte Paine was sworn in due form of Law, before me, Barthw Ritson Clk. Surrogate | to the Archdeacon of Suffolk. | --------------------------------------------------- END OF DOCUMENT FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS OF JAMES THURTELL OF FLIXTON, FARMER, 1801 James Thurtell of Flixton was a farmer with property also at the Marsh atRedeham Norfolk, and in Hempnall Norfolk. His will was dated 1799 andthe executors sworn 1801 when apparently he had died. Wife: Elizabeth, whose maintenance is provided for in the will but shewas not named as an executor. Terms of their marriage bond are referredto in the will. His children (mother not stated): John Thurtell Thomas Thurtell James Thurtell George Thurtell Sarah wife of Robert Browne Elizabeth wife of John Clarke Ann Thurtell Charlotte Thurtell, afterwards wife of Thomas Paine Sophia Thurtell Siblings or other relatives: none mentioned. All of the above were living in 1799 and 1801, and it is made clear thatthese were all his children then living. Provisions of the will (as interpreted by Peter Murray): His 5 children who were not underage, John, Thomas, James, Sarah, andElizabeth, were to repay to the estate sums of money which he hadpreviously advanced to them. Each of his 9 children were to be given 500 pounds of money, but onlyupon reaching age 21 if underage. His wife Elizabeth was to receive an annuity of 40 pounds, being earningsfrom a portion of the estate to be set aside and invested for thatpurpose. His 4 underage children, George, Ann, Charlotte, and Sophia were to havetheir maintenance and education provided from the revenues of hisproperties in Hempnall, Flixton and Redeham Marshes etc. His freehold and copyhold property in Hempnall Norfolk was to beentrusted to his son George for his use and to provide family revenueuntil he and all his siblings have reached the age of 21, upon which itwas to be sold by George and the proceeds divided equally among the 9children. His properties in Flixton Suffolk and the Marsh at Redeham Norfolk wereto be maintained and managed for the family benefit by his sons Thomasand James, who were to be given an annuity of 20 pounds for theirtrouble, for the remaining term of the lease or for as long as theyremained profitable, and if eventually sold, proceeds to be dividedequally among his nine children. His other personal estate etc when eventually converted into money to beequally divided among his 9 children. He appointed as executors his children Thomas, James, George, Ann, andCharlotte (power being reserved for the latter three, they beingunderage). Notes: This is the James Thurtell (1737-1801), our ancestor, who married first1758 to Winifred Woods (mother of all their children) and 2ndly 1797 toElizabeth Atkinson, a widow, who survived him. The seal of James Thurtell affixed to the will needs to be examined incase there is a crest or other insignia (not visible on the copy wehave). This can be compared with seals and insignia on other Thurtellwills and documents before and after this time as clues to otherrelationships and heraldic status. Since our James Thurtell is shown here to have possessed property inHempnall Norfolk, he appears to be identical to the James Thurtell whowas bequeathed property in Hempnall by the will of his father JohnThurtell of Trowse Newton in 1770.

Children of James Thurtell and Winifred Nunn

Citations

  1. [S148] Unknown author, LDS Batch 7107001 shows James Thurtell and Elizabeth Atkinson were married 5/2/1797, at Norwi.

John Thurtell

M, b. 12 August 1762, d. 10 September 1846
Father*James Thurtell b. c 19 Jan 1737/38, d. 19 Jan 1801
Mother*Winifred Nunn b. c 1740, d. 28 Nov 1795
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 August 1762John Thurtell was born on 12 August 1762 at Norwich, Norfolk, England.1
He was the son of James Thurtell and Winifred Nunn.
Baptism29 August 1762John Thurtell was baptized on 29 August 1762 at Christened at St. Julian, Norwich, Norfolk, England..
Marriage25 September 1787He married Anne Browne, daughter of John Browne and Mary Skoulding, on 25 September 1787 at St. Mary's, Blundeston, Suffolk, England, Family tradition relates that John Thurtell and Anne Browne were married in a triple wedding ceremony. Her sister, Susannah Browne married his brother, Thomas Thurtell, and her brother, Robert Browne, married his sister, Sarah Thurtell, on the same day, as confirmed by records of the Church of St. Mary, Blundeston, Suffolk, England.2
Death10 September 1846John Thurtell died on 10 September 1846 at Willow Lanes, St. Giles, Norwich, England, at age 84.
  • John Thurtell was a at Land surveyor.
  • He Much of the information about John and Anne Thurtell and their descendants is from the family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the Thurtell Family History done about 1963, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, all in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller. John and Anne Thurtell lived at Hobland Hall at Hopton, Suffolk, England, and their twelve children were born there. Hobland Hall was painted by Harriet Thurtell, photographed several times, and has been visited by various descendants of John and Anne Thurtell over the years. A letter to Irene Thurtell Peters dated September 29, 1964 (copy in possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller) from James L. Buck, Birds Eye Food Ltd., Hobland Hall, Bradwell, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England,states that Hobland Hall is located in Suffolk, but the mailing address is Norfolk. The villages of Hobland, Lound, Flipton, Bradwell, Belton, Hopton, Ashley, Fritton, Belton, and Blundeston are all within 20 minutes horse ride of each other, and each have their own church (all Norman).The 12 children of John and their offspring have records and tombs in nearly all of these villages. John and Anne Thurtell are buried at Blundeston. Their tomb headings show: Anne Thurtell, died September 12,1834; age 72 years; John Thurtell, husband, died September 10, 1846, age 84 years; Elizabeth Thurtell, second wife of James, died 15th June 1823,age 75 years; James Thurtell, died 19th January 1801, age 63 years;Winifred, 1st wife of James, died November 28, 1795, age 55 years. There has been a church in Blundeston since the 7th century, and this is described by Charles Dickens in the opening pages of 'David Copperfield.' The lettering in the name Thurtell has changed from the early times as from Thurkeld, Thurked, Thurtle, and lots of offshoots of Thirtle. Inside the doorway of Hobland Hall is a brass plate that goes back at least to the 13th century. For over three centuries the estate was owned by Magdalen College, Oxford, and history records many famous tenants. On January 24, 1961, the Hall was almost destroyed by fire. Only the basement and exterior walls survived. Mr. R. G. Carter reinstated the Hall to first floor level, retaining the Georgian architecture as far as possible. The Hall was reoccupied as business premises of Birds Eye Foods in the autumn of 1961. James Buck from Birds Eye Foods corresponded with Irene Thurtell Peters in the 1960's. Additional information was received History Librarian, Norwich Public Libraries, from September 14, 1964, sent to James Buck, with a copy sent to Irene Thurtell Peters and a copy of her copy in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller. Hobland Hall (Hobbeland's or Hopland) is a manor held at the time of Henry III by Henry de Hopeland. In 1604 it was held by Sir John Fastalf, who gave it to Magdalen College, Oxford. Lessees included: 1724 Augustus Schultz,1949 Gerard Trotter, 1768 David Urquhart, 1793 Thomas Fowler, and in 1823 John Thurkell. Subsequently Tom Barber held it and later Mrs. Barber and Colonel Lucas. Ipswich Journal 11th and 26th July 1823 has adverts for sale of this manor at the Bear Inn, Yarmouth, 9th August 1823, by order of the assignees of the estate of John Thurtell, a bankrupt, of the Equity of Redemption of Estates situated at Bradwell, Hopton, Belton,etc. of the sites of the Manors of Hobland and Hopton, also a mansion house called Hobland Hall, several farms, etc., containing about 630 acres. In 1844 T. Barber occupied Hobland Hall. The IGI file at the LDS Family History Center shows that John Thurtell was christened August 29, 1762, at St. Julian, Norwich, Norfolk, C044421). It also shows he married Ann Brown at Blundeston,Suffolk, England, on September 25, 1787 (Batch 7913831). Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows John Thurtell was born August 12, 1762. He grew up in Flixton Parish in Suffolk, England,since his parents moved there by 1772. He was a land surveyor of Norwichand owned numerous properties in Lothingland Hundred, Suffolk, where helived. He settled in Hopton Parish in Suffolk prior to his marriage. Family tradition relates that John Thurtell and Anne Browne were married in a triple wedding ceremony. Her sister, Susannah Browne married his brother, Thomas Thurtell, and her brother, Robert Browne, married his sister, Sarah Thurtell, on the same day, as confirmed by records of the Church of St. Mary, Blundeston, Suffolk, England. Three sets of tea cups and saucers (cups without handles) were presented to the three brides on their wedding day by the Lowestoft China Works. The grandfather of the three Brownes married on that day was Robert Browne, one of the founding partners in 1757 of the Lowestoft China Works. According to information from Mrs. E. G. D. Murray, who grew up in Blundeston, near Lowestoft,Sparrow's Nest is a big and beautiful park at the very north end of Lowestoft, where the main street of Lowestoft turns left. The park goes right down the escarpment. There was no house there in the early 1900's,but there was said to have formerly been a big beautiful house somewherein the park. After their marriage, John and Anne Thurtell lived at Hobland Hall,Bradwell Parish, Suffolk County, England, for many years. In 1823 they moved to Hopton Hall, Hopton Parish, Suffolk, England, only three miles away according to Thurtell family records. In that year Hobland Hall andother extensive properties belonging to John Thurkell (Thurtell), a bankrupt, were sold by auction in Yarmouth as announced in the local newspaper. Either John Thurtell avoided total ruin, or possibly Hopton Hall where he afterwards lived was by then the property of his eldest son. This was the time of an unprecedented number of bankruptcies in England. Indeed, these must have been grim times for our family, for 1823-4 was also the time of the Thurtell murder scandal, in which another John Thurtell, a nephew of John and Anne Browne Thurtell, whose mother was Anne's sister and whose father was John's brother, was convicted and executed for the murder of William Weare, a notorious swindler and sometime solicitor. The Thurtell name was blackened, notwithstanding some public sympathy for the murderer, and as a result our John Thurtell and several other members of his family appear to have used the name Turner instead of Thurtell for a time. Two sons of John and Anne Thurtell, including Peter Murray's ancestor Alfred, instead adopted the name Murray which has been retained by that branch of the family ever since. Later John Thurtell lived in or near Norwich where he died. In early 1842 a letter from Elizabeth Anne Thurtell to cousin Edward Brookes Thurtell relating news learned from England stated, 'Grandfather still is declining and will not so he thinks be long spared, walks into the City twice a day, and is in his 80th year.' His death certificate shows that he died at Willow Lanes, St. Giles, Norwich, on death was registered two days later. John and Anne Thurtell Suffolk,England, in the floor to the left of the old font. In 1993 they were moved during renovations and have been imbedded in the wall children who survived childhood. All twelve were believed to have been born at Hobland Hall,Bradwell Parish, and christened at the Old Font in the Church of St. Marythe Virgin, Blundeston. contemporary records of baptisms in theparish of Hopton have now been found for all of the children, and in some instances the birthplace too is given as Hopton. The youngest son was born in Bradwell in 1805, so perhaps by then they were living at HoblandHall. Information received from Jane Ward in 1998 confirms that John Thurtell died September 10, 1846, and that his death certificate is number DX307791.

Children of John Thurtell and Anne Browne

Citations

  1. [S22] LDS, LDS Batch C044421 shows christened 8/29/1762 at St. Julian, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
  2. [S149] Unknown author, LDS Batch 7913831 shows John Thurtell and Ann Brown were married 9/25/1787, at Blundeston, Su.

Thomas Thurtell

M, b. 1765, d. April 1846
Father*James Thurtell b. c 19 Jan 1737/38, d. 19 Jan 1801
Mother*Winifred Nunn b. c 1740, d. 28 Nov 1795
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1765Thomas Thurtell was born in 1765 at Norwich, Norfolk, England.1
He was the son of James Thurtell and Winifred Nunn.
Marriage25 September 1787Thomas Thurtell married Susanna Brown, daughter of John Browne and Mary Skoulding, on 25 September 1787 at St. Mary's, Blundeston, Suffolk, England, Family tradition relates that John Thurtell and Anne Browne were married in a triple wedding ceremony. Her sister, Susannah Browne married his brother, Thomas Thurtell, and her brother, Robert Browne, married his sister, Sarah Thurtell, on the same day, as confirmed by records of the Church of St. Mary, Blundeston, Suffolk, England.2
DeathApril 1846Thomas Thurtell died in April 1846 at Probably Lakenham, Norfolk, England.
  • Thomas was Mayor of Norwich and was a "Highly respected and opulent merchant" in Norwich.
  • Thomas Thurtell According to the Thurtell Family History done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 and information received from the Norwich Public Library onthe records of the Thurtell family, Thomas Thurtell was born in 1765 anddied in April 1846. He was a member of the Norwich Common Council in 1812, alderman of Conisford Ward in 1814, sheriff in 1815, and mayor in 1828. He married Susanna Brown, who died in 1848. They had nine children. Thomas lived at Harford Hall Farm, Ibswich Road, Lakenham,England. He was obviously a person of an extremely tempestuous, violent,and unforgiving character. His treatment of his family was often tyrannical, and one feels that much of their criminal behavior was his responsibility. He refused to pay the lawyer's expenses in connection with John's trial; he deprived Charles of his promised marriage settlement and legacy (owing in part to William's influence); and his mayoralty was extremely stormy. The Thurtell family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 lists the children of Thomas and Susanna Brown Thurtell as: Thomas (m. Sarah Brooks), John, Horace, James, and two Daughters who died unmarried. This is obviously the same family since the dates of death of Thomas and Susanna Brown Thurtell are in the family tree. The information from the Norwich Public Libraries received by James L. Buck of Hobland Hall inSeptember 1964, and copied and sent to Irene Thurtell Foresman Petersand copied and sent to Susan Persia Thurtell about 1967 is probably much more accurate. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Thomas Thurtell, baptised July 21, 1765, at St. Julian, Norwich, Norfolk, England, died April 8, 1846, aged 81, and was a 'highly respected and opulent merchant of Norwich' and three times mayor of Norwich. A prominent member of the Whig party in Norwich, he became a member of the Common Council in 1812, alderman in 1815, sheriff in 1815, and mayor in 1828 (elected by the Court of Aldermen after two inconclusive popular votes). He was mayor in 1829 when the Old Fye Bridge was built, as indicated on a brass tablet uncovered in 1932 when the bridge was widened. It is most noteworthy that he was chosen as mayor even after the trial and execution of his son John, and in fact had disowned him. He had done his best to set his sons Thomas and John up in business in 1814, and they purchased and manufactured silks and bombasin underhanded that he (the father)knew nothing about. Nevertheless, he appears to have survived this scandal, and others which followed in connection with his sons, withundiminished reputation. His mayoralty appears to have been extremely tempestuous and his critics vocal; and the dreadful legal troubles of hissons must have that he was universally esteemed as an honest and upright man. He married, in Blundeston, Suffolk, on September 25, 1787, Susannah Browne, who was born in 1764 and died in 1848. Susannah's sister, Anne Browne, married Thomas' brother, John Thurtell; and her brother, Robert Browne, married Thomas' sister, Sarah Thurtell, in a triple wedding ceremony at the Church of St. Mary in Blundeston. Thomas Thurtell was still living in Flixton Parish at the time of his marriage, presumably with his father. He, his wife, and a daughter are buried in the new church at Lakenham; and two of their children are buried in the churchyard of Lakenham Old Church. His residence was Harford Hall farm, by Harford Bridge, on the Ipswich Road, in Lakenham Parish. We are told that he farmed this property under Southwell, landlord, and died there. However, property records for the farm apparently show that Thomas, described as esquire, only occupied it as lessee between 1811 and 1819, so perhaps the rest of the time there was some other arrangement. Lakenham was at that time very close by Norwich to the south, and is now well within the city. In the index of Norwichcity officers, Thomas appears in 1815 as alderman, South Conisford, and in the same year as sheriff. Thomas and Susannah (Browne) Thurtell had the last three listed and other details are the result of subsequent research. In some contemporary records some ofthese children have been associated with Hobland Hall and the name oftheir father Thomas confused with John, presumably as a result of staying for a time with their uncle John Thurtell of Hobland Hall.

Children of Thomas Thurtell and Susanna Brown

Citations

  1. [S23] LDS, LDS Batch C04461 shows Thomas Thurtell was baptised 7/21/1765 at St. Julian, Norwich, Norfolk.
  2. [S150] Unknown author, LDS Batch 7913931 shows Thomas Thurtell and Susanna Browne were married 9/25/1787 at Blundest.

George Thurtell

M, b. 1777, d. April 1778
Father*James Thurtell b. c 19 Jan 1737/38, d. 19 Jan 1801
Mother*Winifred Nunn b. c 1740, d. 28 Nov 1795
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1777George Thurtell was born in 1777 at Blundeston, Suffolk, England.
He was the son of James Thurtell and Winifred Nunn.
DeathApril 1778George Thurtell died in April 1778 at St. Julian, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
  • Reference: 5.

George Thurtell

M, b. 1775, d. October 1775
Father*James Thurtell b. c 19 Jan 1737/38, d. 19 Jan 1801
Mother*Winifred Nunn b. c 1740, d. 28 Nov 1795
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1775George Thurtell was born in 1775 at Blundeston, Suffolk, England.
He was the son of James Thurtell and Winifred Nunn.
DeathOctober 1775George Thurtell died in October 1775 at St. Julian, Norwich, Norfolk, England.
  • Reference: 6.

Charlotte Thurtell

F, b. 1782
Father*James Thurtell b. c 19 Jan 1737/38, d. 19 Jan 1801
Mother*Winifred Nunn b. c 1740, d. 28 Nov 1795
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1782Charlotte Thurtell was born in 1782 at St. Mary's, Blundeston, Suffolk, England.
She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Winifred Nunn.
  • Reference: 7.
  • Charlotte Thurtell The History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 and family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 shows CharlotteThurtell married James Paine and had a son, Thomas Paine. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that CharlotteThurtell was not yet married and was still underage when her father'swill was proved in 1801, her power being reserved as an executor, butwhen she was sworn on December 7, 1804, she was 'now the wife of ThomasPaine of Lowestoft, gent.' It is unknown if Thomas Paine and James Paineare the same person. His records show she was baptised September 18,1782, at St. Mary's, Blundeston, Suffolk, England.

Child of Charlotte Thurtell

Elizabeth Thurtell

F, b. circa 1772, d. 1801
Father*James Thurtell b. c 19 Jan 1737/38, d. 19 Jan 1801
Mother*Winifred Nunn b. c 1740, d. 28 Nov 1795
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Thurtell was also known as Clarke.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1772Elizabeth Thurtell was born circa 1772 at Norwich, Norfolk, England.
She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Winifred Nunn.
Marriage1791Elizabeth Thurtell married an unknown person in 1791.
Death1801She died in 1801 at England.
  • Reference: 8.
  • Elizabeth Thurtell The History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 and family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 show ElizabethThurtell married John Clark. Information received from Peter Murray in1997 shows that Elizabeth Thurtell was baptised October 9, 1772, atNorwich St. Julian, Norfolk (Elizth Thartell). However, this may be arecord of a prior Elizabeth Thurtell who died in infancy, since a laterfamily record states that she was born 1773 and died 1801. (Earlierstill, another sister Elizabeth, baptised May 10, 1767, at Norwich St.Julian, had died young). She married in 1791, John Clarke, but where they lived is not recorded.Both are mentioned in the will of her father James proved in 1801. Theymay have had issue although the pedigree lists no children. John Clarkesurvived his wife Elizabeth and remarried after 1813 to her sister Sarah,widow of Robert Browne.

Sarah Thurtell

F, b. circa October 1759, d. circa 1818
Father*James Thurtell b. c 19 Jan 1737/38, d. 19 Jan 1801
Mother*Winifred Nunn b. c 1740, d. 28 Nov 1795
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name25 September 1787As of 25 September 1787,her married name was Browne.
Married Nameafter 1813As of after 1813,her married name was Clarke.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca October 1759Sarah Thurtell was born circa October 1759 at Norwich, Norfolk, England.1
She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Winifred Nunn.
Marriage25 September 1787Sarah Thurtell married an unknown person on 25 September 1787 at Hopton by Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.2
Marriage25 September 1787She married Robert Browne, son of John Browne and Mary Skoulding, on 25 September 1787 at Church of St. Mary, Blundeston, Suffolk, England, Family tradition relates that John Thurtell and Anne Browne were married in a triple wedding ceremony. Her sister, Susannah Browne married his brother, Thomas Thurtell, and her brother, Robert Browne, married his sister, Sarah Thurtell, on the same day, as confirmed by records of the Church of St. Mary, Blundeston, Suffolk, England.
Marriageafter 1813Sarah Thurtell married an unknown person after 1813.
Deathcirca 1818She died circa 1818 at England.
  • Sarah Thurtell The History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 and the family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 show SarahThurtell married Robert Browne but no further information. Information received from Jane Ward in 1998 shows that Sarah Thurtell wasborn in October 1759. Information received in 1997 from Peter Murray shows that Sarah Thurtellwas born in 1759 and was baptised November 4, 1759, at St. Julian,Norwich, Norfolk, England. She died in 1818 and is buried with herparents in Blundeston. The microfilm copy of the parish record from St.Julian shows Sarah Thurtell, daughter of James and Winnefred, wasbaptised November 4, 1759. Sarah Thurtell was married for the first time on September 25, 1787, toRobert Browne, then of 'Sparrow's Nest,' Lowestoft (brother of Anne andSusannah Browne, wives of Sarah's brothers John Thurtell and ThomasThurtell respectively). Robert Browne was baptised January 1, 1761, atLowestoft, and died in 1813. Both are mentioned in the will of herfather, James, proved in 1801. Family tradition relates that Sarah Thurtell and Robert Browne weremarried in a triple wedding ceremony. His sister, Susannah Brownemarried her brother, Thomas Thurtell, and her brother, John Thurtell,married his sister, Anne Browne, on the same day, September 25, 1787, asconfirmed by records of the Church of St. Mary, Blundeston, Suffolk,England. Three sets of tea cups and saucers (cups without handles) werepresented to the three brides on their wedding day by the Lowestoft ChinaWorks. The grandfather of the three Brownes married on that day wasRobert Browne, one of the founding partners in 1757 of the LowestoftChina Works. According to information from Mrs. E. G. D. Murray, whogrew up in Blundeston, near Lowestoft, Sparrow's Nest is a big andbeautiful park at the very north end of Lowestoft, where the main streetof Lowestoft turns left. The park goes right down the escarpment. Therewas no house there in the early 1900's, but there was said to haveformerly been a big beautiful house somewhere in the park. Sarah was married for the second time after 1813 to John Clark, who waspreviously married to Sarah's sister Elizabeth. Robert and Sarah (Thurtell) Browne apparently lived in Hopton parisharound the time of their marriage; and although no contemporary record oftheir children has been located, Browne family descendents believe theyhad two children, John and Mary, while another family record addsanother, Sarah.

Children of Sarah Thurtell and Robert Browne

Citations

  1. [S24] LDS, LDS Batch C044461 shows Sarah Thurtell was christened 11/4/1759 at St. Julian, Norwich, Norfo.
  2. [S151] Unknown author, LDS Batch 7983933 shows Sarah Thurtell and Robert Browne were married 9/25/1787 at Hopton by.

Sophia Thurtell

F, b. circa 1786
Father*James Thurtell b. c 19 Jan 1737/38, d. 19 Jan 1801
Mother*Winifred Nunn b. c 1740, d. 28 Nov 1795
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1786Sophia Thurtell was born circa 1786 at St. Mary's, Blundeston, Suffolk, England.
She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Winifred Nunn.
  • Reference: 11.
  • Sophia Thurtell The History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about1968 and the family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 show SophiaThurtell married Mr. Sheppard. Information received from Peter Murray in1997 shows her husband's name was Richard Horner Sheppard and that theymay have had issue. Sophia was baptised at St. Mary's, Blundeston,Suffolk, England, on August 16, 1786. Provision was made in her father'swill, which was proved in 1801, for her maintenance and education out ofthe income from his property in Hempnall, Norfolk.

Alfred Thurtell

M, b. November 1833
Father*Walter Thurtell b. 15 Jun 1796, d. 1 Nov 1880
Mother*Honor Clarke
Life EventDateDescription
BirthNovember 1833Alfred Thurtell was born in November 1833 at Independent, Norfolk, England.1
He was the son of Walter Thurtell and Honor Clarke.
  • Reference: 13.
  • Alfred Thurtell The IGI file at the LDS Family History Center shows Alfred Thurtell, son of Walter Thurtell and Honor, was christened November 23, 1833, at Briston and Guestwick, Independent, Norfolk, England. He probably did not live long since he is not mentioned in the family records.

Citations

  1. [S25] LDS, LDS Batch C074901 shows Alfred Thurtell was christened 11/23/1833 at Briston and Guestwick, I.

John Thurtell

M, b. 9 September 1788, d. 7 December 1837
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn Thurtell married Mary Brookes at probably England.
Birth9 September 1788John Thurtell was born on 9 September 1788 at Hopton, Suffolk, England.1
He was the son of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
Death7 December 1837John Thurtell died on 7 December 1837 at Great Yarmouth, England, at age 49.
  • John Thurtell Information obtained from the family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 family history, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show John died December 7, 1837, at age 49. Records from the Mormon Library researched by Charlotte Mackie show thatthe Record of Baptisms for Hopton, Suffolk, England, shows that John, son of John Thurtell and Ann his wife, late Ann Brown Spinster, was bornSeptember 9, 1788, was baptised privately on September 14, 1788, and was received into the church June 10, 1792. The Register of Burials in theParish of Hopton, Suffolk County, England, page 15, shows John Thurtell,from Great Yarmouth, was buried on December 11, 1837, at Hopton. According to information received in 1997 from Peter Murray, he is the John Thurtell Jr. of Pakefield who obtained Suffolk gamekeepers licences in 1810, 1811, and 1812. He is later stated to have lived in Yarmouth for many years 'much respected' and died there after a short illness. An extract of a book, unfortunately unidentified, suggests in a footnote that this same John Thurtell was a merchant of Bradwell Suffolk who failed (was bankrupted) in Sept 1822 ('Times', Sept 18) while his father,formerly of Bradwell, was then of Norwich, but the information is unreliable and needs to be checked. It has been suggested that he received Hobland Hall from his father around this time, but if so couldn't have held it long.

Children of John Thurtell and Mary Brookes

Citations

  1. [S26] England, Records of Hopton, Suffolk, England, show John, son of John Thurtell and Ann his wife, lateh 6/10/1792.

James Thurtell

M, b. 17 November 1790, d. 1 December 1867
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation1829As of 1829, James Thurtell was also known as James Thurtell Murray.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 November 1790James Thurtell was born on 17 November 1790 at Hopton, Suffolk, England.
He was the son of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
Marriage15 October 1818James Thurtell married Sarah Holt on 15 October 1818 at Probably England.
Death1 December 1867James Thurtell died on 1 December 1867 at England at age 77.
  • James Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show James Thurtell died December 1, 1867, at age 77. Information from Peter Murray shows that James and his wife, Sarah Holt Thurtell, changed their last name to Murray. Records obtained from the Mormon Library by Charlotte Mackie show that the Register of Baptisms for Hopton, Suffolk County, England, show that James, son of John Thurtell and Ann his wife, late Ann Browne Spinster, was born November 17, 1790, and was baptised privately on November 28, 1790, and was received into the church on June 10, 1792. The information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that James Thurtell (Murray) was born November 17, l790 (2nd son of John and Anne Thurtell of Hobland Hall), was baptised November 28, 1790, at Hopton, was received into that church June 10, 1792, and died December 1, 1867, aged 77. He changed his name to Murray in 1824 owing to the notoriety surrounding the trial and execution in that year, for murder, of his first cousin John Thurtell (son of the mayor of Norwich, Thomas Thurtell). The reason for the choice of the Murray name is unknown. Family records do not state where James Thurtell Murray lived, but at least two of his children were born in London, England. Letters now in possession of Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley, written to his two sons who settled in the U.S.A., show that he and his wife Sarah long lived at 430 Hackney Street, place not stated but presumably in London. They also show that by their old age money was very tight for them as well as for many others in the family, and there were high hopes for the sons in America to do well. In a letter from California on September 30, 1843, his son Walter Murray tells him 'Take care to address no more letters under the name of Thurtell.' Information received from Evan Knox-Davies in 1999 shows that James Thurtell was born in 1790, the son of John Thurtell and Anne Browne, and that he died December 1, 1867, at age 77. His records also show that James changed his name to Murray in 1824 because of a scandal when his cousin committed a murder and was hanged. His records show that James Thurtell Murray was Chief Justice of Demerara and that he had 12 children by his wife Sarah. James Thurtell (Murray) married Sarah Holt (a descendent of Sir John Holt, one time Lord Chief Justice of England), and they had eight children according to Peter Murray's information. An index found on the internet in November 1999 shows that James Thurtell, alias James Murray, age 77, was buried on December 7, 1867, at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High Street, Stoke Newington, London, N160LH, England. The internet web site is located athttp://www.cam.org/~hopkde/abney.html, and the two reference lines are 040478 and 040478a on the internet index.

Children of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt

Walter Thurtell

M, b. 15 June 1796, d. 1 November 1880
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 June 1796Walter Thurtell was born on 15 June 1796 at Norfolk, England.
He was the son of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
Marriage21 July 1819Walter Thurtell married Honor Clarke on 21 July 1819 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.1
Death1 November 1880Walter Thurtell died on 1 November 1880 at Lynn Haven, England, at age 84.
  • Walter Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Walter Thurtell marriedHonor Clarke and lists their children. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that WalterThurtell, third son of John and Anne Thurtell of Hobland Hall, was bornon June15, 1796, according to the date on a photo. He lived at OrmsbyHouse, Grange Road, Sutton, Surrey, and died on January 11, 1892, atLynn, having taken ill suddenly while travelling from Newcastle toYarmouth, and is buried at Highgate in London. He collected theinformation on the origin of the Thurtell name included in the familyhistory. He is believed to have studied engineering, and this may havebeen his career. Four volumes of mechanics magazines dated 1842inscribed with his signature still exist. To these are attachedbookplates with his name and crest, the crest however differing in allexcept the motto from the one otherwise associated with the Thurtellfamily. He married Honor Clarke on July 21, 1819, at Great Yarmouth. They hadeight children mentioned in family records and three others appearing inparish registers. He is listed in the 1851 British Census as Walter (Sen) Thurtell, age 54,Miller and Farmer with 170 Acres Employing 5 Men, 2 Boys, Also 4 Millers,born in In The Mill Hopton, Suffolk. He is living with his wife, HonorThurtell, who is 54 and born in Great Yarmouth, in Walsingham, Norfolk.Also living with them are their daughters, Honor Thurtell, unmarried andage 30, born in Great Yarmouth, and Clare Thurtell, unmarried and age 24,born in Wighton, Norfolk. Also listed with the family is Susanna Jarvis,a visitor, age 54 and unmarried, who is a teacher born in Wymondham,Norfolk. Another visitor is Thomas Gaul C., age 18, unmarried, a farmersson born in Loughton, Essex. A third visitor is Elizth. Young,unmarried and age 54, a nurse born in Titchwell, Norfolk. Two servantsare also listed in the household. Eliza Palmer, age 19 and unmarriedborn in Hinderingham, Norfolk, is shown as the cook. Harriett Green, age15, unmarried, born in Stiffiky, Norfolk, is shown as the house maid.Their address is shown as Walsingham, and the Census Place is shown asWighton, Walsingham, Norfolk, England. (PRO Reference HO/107/1826, Folio374, Page 8, FHL Film 0207480).

Children of Walter Thurtell and Honor Clarke

Citations

  1. [S152] Unknown author, LDS Batch 9013431 shows Walter Thurtell and Honor Clark were married 7/21/1819 at Great Yarmo.

Anne Thurtell

F, b. 12 December 1791, d. December 1866
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 October 1817As of 20 October 1817,her married name was Everitt.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 December 1791Anne Thurtell was born on 12 December 1791 at Blundeston, Suffolk, England.1
She was the daughter of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
DeathDecember 1866Anne Thurtell died in December 1866 at Hastings, England.
  • Anne Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Anne Thurtell married George Everitt, and they had no children. The IGI files at the LDS Family History Center show Ann Thurtell was bornin 1793 in Blundeston, Suffolk, England (Batch 446036). They also showin Batch M131421? that she married George Everitt on October 20, 1817?,in Brabuell?, Suffolk, England. The microfiche is very hard to read byher marriage information. According to the information received in 1997 from Charlotte AngstMackie, Anne Everitt sailed from Suffolk, England, in April 1853 andarrived in New York on Thursday, May 19, 1853. Her brother, BenjaminThurtell, Anne Everitt, and the other Suffolk emigrants who settled inthe Guelph area in the 1830's were reunited with Anne's nephew, EdwardBrookes Thurtell, from Wisconsin, in August 1853. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Anne Everitt,born December 12, 1791 (baptised December 18, 1791, at Hopton andreceived into that church June 10, 1792), died in 1866, and was buried atCaister December 25, 1866 (or 1856 for these dates?... a document in theMickle Collection, Guelph, instead gives the date 1857). She travelled toCanada to visit her brother Benjamin in 1853, and an account of hertravels is in the Mickle Collection at the University of Guelph Library,Guelph, Ontario, Canada, with copies of her diary in the possession ofseveral relatives including Susan Persia Thurtell Miller. She alsovisited South Africa. The Mickle collection has an account of some of thethings she bequeathed to her relatives in Canada and South Africa. Aletter dated February 9, 1866, gives more details: She died at Hastingsa few days before Christmas day after a few days of unusual illness, andhad suffered from bronchitis for several years. She was buried atCaister in the vault with her deceased husband. The greater part of herproperty went to Anne Browne (her sister). Other beneficiaries wereexpected to be her unmarried nieces. She left 200 pounds also to herbrother James Murray. Her will was considered a very just one, just likeherself. It is clear from all mentions of her in this and other recordsthat she was a greatly beloved person. A photo of her exists. She was married in Bradwell parish, Suffolk, October 20, 1817, to GeorgeEveritt, who was born August 1, 1791, and died February 20, 1844, and wasburied at Caister, Norfolk. They had no issue. According to the Thurtell Pedigree she married 2ndly... Clowes, butinstead her 1st marriage was to a Mr. Clows according to a note on theEveritt Pedigree, and in fact this other marriage to Clowes probablynever happened. She is still called 'Aunt Anne Everitt' in acontemporary letter at the time of her death.

Citations

  1. [S27] LDS, LDS Batch 446036 shows Anne Thurtell was born in 1793 in Blundeston, Suffolk, England.

Maria Thurtell

F, b. 5 February 1793, d. after 1866
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name8 October 1814As of 8 October 1814,her married name was Browne.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 February 1793Maria Thurtell was born on 5 February 1793 at Hopton, Suffolk, England.1
She was the daughter of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
Marriage8 October 1814Maria Thurtell married John Browne, son of Robert Browne and Sarah Thurtell, on 8 October 1814 at Witton, near North Walsham, Norfolk, England.2
Deathafter 1866Maria Thurtell died after 1866.
  • Maria Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show MariaThurtell married John Browne. The IGI files at the LDS Family History Center (Batch M040661) show MariaThurtell married John Browne on October 8, 1814, at Witton near NorthWalsham, Norfolk, England. According to information received in 1997 from Peter Murray, MariaThurtell, born February 5, 1793 (baptised at Hopton February 17, 1793) married her'first cousin,' John Browne. Exactly how they were cousins remains to beproven beyond doubt, but Browne family sources believe him to be the sonof Robert and Sarah (Thurtell) Browne. The marriage is recorded, JohnBrown and Maria Thurtle, October 8, 1814, at Witton near Blofield,Norfolk. They lived at Norton Hall, Norfolk, the exact location of whichhas been forgotten, and had 24 children of which several were twins.According to Browne family tradition, John Browne was decorated forgallantry on the field at the battle of Waterloo. Maria Browne was thelargest beneficiary of the will of her sister Anne Everitt in 1866. The names of ten of her children are known. The other children probablydied young.

Children of Maria Thurtell and John Browne

Citations

  1. [S28] England, Records of Hopton, Suffolk, England, show Maria, daughter of John Thurtell, was born 2/5/1793.
  2. [S154] Unknown author, LDS Batch M040661 shows Maria Thurtell married John Browne on 10/8/1814 at Witton near North.

Benjamin Thurtell

M, b. 9 June 1795, d. 31 August 1854
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Life EventDateDescription
Birth9 June 1795Benjamin Thurtell was born on 9 June 1795 at Hobland Hall, Hopton, Suffolk, England.
He was the son of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
Marriage9 November 1820Benjamin Thurtell married Anne Barber on 9 November 1820 at Hopton by Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.1
Marriagebetween 1835 and 1842Benjamin Thurtell married Sarah Ann Davie between 1835 and 1842 at Guelph Township, Ontario, Canada.
Death31 August 1854Benjamin Thurtell died on 31 August 1854 at Guelph Township, Ontario, Canada, at age 59.2
  • Benjamin Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 Thurtellfamily history, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by SusanPersia Thurtell about 1968, all in the possession of Susan PersiaThurtell Miller, show Benjamin was born at Hobland Hall, and he and hiswife, Anne Barber Thurtell, had all six of their children at HoblandHall. He came to America in 1834 and settled in Guelph Township, Canada,on Lots 11, 12, 13, Concession 5, Division D, with 200 acres. After thedeath of his first wife, he married Sarah Ann Davie, who owned Lots 8, 9,10, Concession S, Division D, Guelph Township. Information received in 1997 from Charlotte Angst Mackie shows thatBenjamin Thurtell and his six children came to America in 1834 or 1835,after the death of his wife, Anne Barber Thurtell. On December 24, 1835,Benjamin Thurtell Sr. received a Grant from the Canada Company for farmLots 11 & 12, Concession 5, Division D, Guelph Township, WellingtonCounty, Ontario, Canada. A book published in 1935 by the Guelph Publishing Company, Guelph,Ontario, Canada, which was reprinted in 1983 called 'The Beginning ofThings in Wellington and Waterloo Counties' by A. E. Byerly includesseveral references to Benjamin Thurtell. It shows the chairman of GuelphTownship meetings in the 1830's was usually either Benjamin Thurtell,John Inglis, or Geoffrey Lynch. When the Wellington District Councilcame into operation in 1842, Benjamin Thurtell was among the firstcouncillors. A Commission of the Peace was created for the District ofWellington in 1849, and Benjamin Thurtell was among the men appointed forGuelph at that time. A brochure prepared by Charlotte V. Mackie, of Guelph, Ontario, 'BenjaminThurtell and Descendants' for the 'Woodlawn Cemetery Self Guided MemorialWalking Tour,' Woodlawn Cemetery, 762 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario,Canada N1H 3Z1,shows that Benjamin Thurtell Sr., 'a well educated man,was prominent in Municipal affairs during the early formation of thisarea, and served in Guelph Township as a Magistrate, MunicipalCouncillor, Reeve and Warden. He was elected to the first council underthe Municipal Act of 1841, retiring from the District Council in 1848,and was again elected in 1850 as 'Town Reeve' of the Township of Guelph.By the Municipal Act passed in 1849, the Town of Guelph was set apart asa separate corporation from the Township. But, the Schedule in whichGuelph was entered having been omitted by the Clerk of the Legislature incopying, the Town and Township remained one Municipality during 1850,with Benjamin Thurtell as Town Reeve. In 1851 the separation took placeand Benjamin Thurtell the First Reeve of Guelph Township served until theend of 1853, when he retired due to ill health.' The County of Wellington would like to include a photo of BenjaminThurtell, along with the other wardens of the county, on the wall in thecourt room in the Wellington County Court House in Guelph. So far, nopicture of him has been located. Benjamin Thurtell, born 1795, and Mrs. Anne Thurtell are listed in theHistorical Atlas of Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, in the NationalLibrary of Canada, reference F5498 W39, on page 66, with the year of therecord shown as 1906 and both of them shown as natives of England. Thiswas found in the Ancestry.com library on the internet in May 1999. The 1851 Ontario Directory for Guelph found on the internet in May 2001at http://www.lynadair.com/1851_ontario_directory3.htm showed: GUELPH -' The County Town of the County of Waterloo, C.W., is situated in theTownship of the same name on the River Speed - Guelph is distant fromToronto, 87 miles, from London, 129 miles, from Goderich, 100 miles, fromHamilton, 40 miles - usual stage fare, 7s6d. Population about 1800.'Under PUBLIC OFFICERS it listed 'Thurtell, Benjamin, warden of thecounty;' and under ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PROFESSIONS, TRADES & c. itshowed 'Thurtell, Benjamin, warden of county, west end.' The 1851 Census for Wellington County, Ontario, Canada, as found onlinein the Ancestry.com online library in August 2001 showed the followinglistings: Name: THURTELL, J BENJM Comments: Wellington County - agricultural censusEvent Description: 1851 Census Returns (AGRICULTURAL) for WellingtonCounty, Ontario: Microfilm Reel No. C-11756, National Archives of Canada,OttawaSource Reference: Twp. No. 372, page 99. Name: THURTELL, BENJAMINComments: Wellington County - personal census Event Description: 1851Census Returns for Wellington County, Ontario: Microfilm Reel No.C-11756, National Archives of Canada, OttawaSource Reference: Twp. No.372, page 29. Name: THURTELL, BENJAMIN Comments: Wellington County -personal census Event Description: 1851 Census Returns for WellingtonCounty, Ontario: Microfilm Reel No. C-11756, National Archives of Canada,Ottawa Source Reference: Twp. No. 372, page 29. Name: THURTELL, ELIZBETHComments: Wellington County - personal census Event Description: 1851Census Returns for Wellington County, Ontario: Microfilm Reel No.C-11756, National Archives of Canada, OttawaSource Reference: Twp. No.372, page 29.

Children of Benjamin Thurtell and Anne Barber

Children of Benjamin Thurtell and Sarah Ann Davie

Citations

  1. [S155] Unknown author, LDS Batch 131451 shows Benjamin Thurtell and Anne Barber were married 11/9/1820 at Hopton by.
  2. [S29] Canada, Grave in cemetery in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, shows 'In Memory of Benjamin Thurtell who died.

Caroline Thurtell

F, b. 17 July 1797
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Clarke.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth17 July 1797Caroline Thurtell was born on 17 July 1797 at Blundeston, Suffolk, England.1
She was the daughter of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
  • Caroline Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and theHistory of theThurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show that Caroline Thurtellmarried John Clarke. They had six children, all of whom died young. The IGI File at the LDS Family History Center shows Caroline Thurtell,daughter of John Thurtell or Turner and Anne Brown, was born in 1796 atBlundeston, Suffolk, England (LDS film 446036, Ordinance 41950, TempleSalt Lake). According to information received in 1997 from Peter Murray, CarolineThurtell, born July 17, 1797 (baptised July 30, 1797 at Hopton) isdescribed as a very beautiful woman. She married, John Clarke, 'a poormarriage' (It is interesting that Elizabeth, a daughter of James andWinifred Thurtell, also married a John Clarke, and a Carolina Thurtell isrecorded in a parish record to have married at Stow Bardolph, Norfolk, 21July 1825 to Benjamin Clark. Perhaps there some confusion here.) Theyhad six children but all died young and their names are not recorded.

Citations

  1. [S30] LDS, LDS Batch 446036 Ordinance 41950 shows Caroline Thurtell, daughter of John Thurtell or Turnerhurtell was born 7/17/1797 and baptised 7/30/1797 at Hopton, Suffolk, England.

Edward Thurtell

M, b. 7 April 1794, d. 13 February 1852
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Life EventDateDescription
Birth7 April 1794Edward Thurtell was born on 7 April 1794 at Hobland Hall, Hopton, Suffolk, England.1
He was the son of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
Marriage1 January 1818Edward Thurtell married Sarah Browne, daughter of Robert Browne and Sarah Thurtell, on 1 January 1818 at Gorleston with Southtown, Suffolk, England.2
Death13 February 1852Edward Thurtell died on 13 February 1852 at Caton, Suffolk, England, at age 57.
  • Edward Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show that Edward Thurtell wasborn at Hopton in Suffolk on April 7, 1794. He was appointed Midshipmanof H.M.S. Majestic on May 20, 1806; and, when little more than 13 yearsold, he was selected to take eight men and take charge of the 'VrowRebecca.' Mr. Thurtell passed his examination as lieutenant in hisMajesty's Navy and received his Commission February 2, 1815. He wasmarried to Sarah Brown on January 1, 1818, and about two years afterwardwas received into Holy Orders at Norwich Cathedral. He preached hisfirst sermon at Topcraft near Beccles in Suffolk and preached there fortwo months during the illness of his friend. Pakefield was next, and in1820 he became Curate, then Curate of Butley and Ikeu, near Woodbridge inSuffolk. In 1841 he was appointed to perpetual Curacy at Caton by JohnManby, Vicar of Lancaster; and funds were raised for the erection of aparsonage. He had 13 children, only six of whom lived, and died onFebruary 13, 1852. He was buried beneath the tall elm trees on the northside of the church at Caton. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 adds that Edward Thurtellwas a Lieutenant on H.M.S. Aboukir on leaving the navy, taking advantageof the general peace in 1815. His marriage to Sarah Browne was atGorleston with Southtown, Suffolk, England. A tablet to his memory isplaced in the church at Caton, Lancastershire, England, where he was themuch beloved Vicar. Details of his life are published in a book,'Memoirs of the Late E. Thurtell,' written by his son Herbert Thurtell.His wife Sarah outlived him.

Children of Edward Thurtell and Sarah Browne

Citations

  1. [S31] England, Records of Hopton, Suffolk, England show Edward, son of John Thurtle, was born 4/7/1794 and w.
  2. [S156] LDS, Date of marriage from memoir, date and place of marriage from LDS Batch M104831.

Alfred Thurtell

M, b. 3 September 1798, d. 25 April 1875
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlfred Thurtell was also known as Alfred Thurtell Murray.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 September 1798Alfred Thurtell was born on 3 September 1798 at Hobland Hall, Bradwell Parish, Suffolk, England.1
He was the son of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
Marriage29 December 1829Alfred Thurtell married Mary Everitt on 29 December 1829 at Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, England.
Death25 April 1875Alfred Thurtell died on 25 April 1875 at Graaff Reinet, Karoo, South Africa, at age 76.
  • Alfred Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, list Alfred Thurtell and his children and grandchildren. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Alfred Thurtel (Murray), born September 3, 1798 (baptised February 23, 1798 at Hopton Suffolk - spelled 'Thirtell' - dates in parish register confusing,apparently Old System), birth date otherwise given as September 2, 1799(on photo) and September 13, 1792[9?] (on photo), died April 25, 1875, atage 76. He added the name Murray at the time of his marriage in 1829(following the lead of his brother James). His wife's family is said to have objected to the name Thurtell because of the notorious murder trial of John Thurtell (Alfred's cousin) five years before. Alfred grew up at Hobland Hall, and saved his brother Benjamin from a bull in the stable according to the latter's family. Alfred was an accountant in Londonbefore emigrating to Grahamstown, Cape Colony, South Africa, in 1835/6. He and his family settled on the farm 'Layton' in Salem district, Cape ofGood Hope, South Africa. Their home was burned by raiding tribesmentwice, and they moved in 1842 to Somerset East, and finally, before 1856,to the town of Graaff Reinet. There he was a Justice of the Peace, atown planner, and probably Churchwarden. He is buried on his sonWalter's farm Hoeksfontein in the Karoo. There is an excellent drawing of him by Harriet Rabone (possessed by his descendent George Murray in South Africa) and a photo (in the possession of George Thurtell of Guelph Ontario but which erroneously gives his birth date as Sept.12, 1797). He married, in Caister-on-sea, Norfolk, on December 29, 1829, Mary Everitt, who was born May 20, 1799, in Caister, and died in 1863 at age64 in Graaff Reinet. She was the seventh child of George and Jane(Clowes) Everitt of Caister Castle, and she and Alfred had four childrenwho lived to adulthood. This is according to information received fromPeter Murray in 1997. There is an IGI record on Film number 457430 showing Alfred Thurtellmarried Mary Everitt on December 29, 1829. It indicates one of them was'of Karoo, South Africa.' Alfred Murray is buried on his son Walter's farm Hoeksfontein in theKaroo according to information received from Maude Moorshead.

Children of Alfred Thurtell and Mary Everitt

Citations

  1. [S32] England, Records of Hopton, Suffolk, England, show Alfred Thurtell, son of John and Ann Browne, was bo.

Alexander Thurtell

M, b. 1805, d. 21 October 1884
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1805Alexander Thurtell was born in 1805 at Bradwell, Suffolk, England.
He was the son of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
Marriage1854Alexander Thurtell married Mary Gordon Ellis in 1854 at England.
Death21 October 1884Alexander Thurtell died on 21 October 1884 at Oxburgh Rectory, Oxburgh, England.
  • Alexander Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, listed Alexander Thurtell andhis wife and children. Much of the following information about AlexanderThurtell was received from the Norwich Public Libraries. According to this family history, Alexander was born at Bradwell,Suffolk, about 1806. He was educated at the Yarmouth Academy by Mr.Bowles (formerly of Norwich Theatre). He was admitted sizar and when 19at Trinity. He went on to Caius College and returned Fourth Wrangler in1829. He received his M. A. in 1832 and was a fellow of Caius from 1830to 1849. He went to Oxford in 1842. He was ordained deacon in 1830 andpriest in 1837 and was a rector of Oxborough and Faulden from 1848 to1884. In 1854 he married Mary Gordon Ellis (?) [Bartrum (?)], who diedJanuary 30, 1857, and had two children. He died on October 21, 1884, at79. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that AlexanderThurtell (Reverend) was born in 1805 in Bradwell, Suffolk, and diedOctober 21, 1884. He was Rector of Oxborough, Norfolk County, England.He went to school at Yarmouth and Trinity College Cambridge and had adistinguished academic record, being a scholar, senior fellow, Hebrewlecturer, and Moderator. After entering Holy Orders, he was appointedH.M.'s Inspector of Schools in 1847, and became Rector of Oxborough. Heis buried in Oxborough churchyard. His grandnephew, (Dr.) George A. E.Murray, visited him in 1880 at Oxborough Rectory, Stoke Ferry, Norfolk.(see Mrs.Shearing's 'Family Book' pp.27-8 for more about him). He married, in 1854 (not 1834), Mary Gordon Ellis, who died June 30,1857, an author (see catalogue of the British Museum Library). TheMickle Collection at the University of Guelph Library shows her name asMary Gordon Bartrum. They had two children. He is listed in the 1851 British Census as Alexander Thurtell, age 45,unmarried, Rector of Oxborough and Vicar of Fouldon, born in Bradwell,Suffolk, and living at the Parsonage House, Swaffham, Norfolk, England.Living with him is a pupil, Frederick Heathcote Sutton, age 18 andunmarried, born in Lyndford, Norfolk. (PRO Reference HO/107/1831, Folio174, Page 11, FHL Film 0207486). He is very likely the Alexander Thurtell listed in the Free BMD index onthe internet in August 2000 at http://freebmd.rootsweb.com shown as beingmarried in the September 1854 quarter at St. Faith's listed in Volume 4b,page 167. 'Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883' on page462 has an entry for Oxborough as transcribed on the internet in 1999 byE. C. 'Paddy' Appling,http://www.btinternet.com/~e.c.apling/Villages/Oxboroug h.htm. This showsthat Oxborough 'is a parish, seated on the banks of a small streamrunning into the navigable Wissey, 7€ miles south-west from Swaffhamstation, in the Western division of the county, South Greenhoe hundred,Swaffham union and county court district, Cranwich rural deanery, Norfolkarchdeaconry and Norwich diocese. The church of St. John the Evangelistis a large stone Gothic building consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, andsquare tower with a remarkable lofty spire rebuilt in 1877 (the previousone having been struck by lightning), and containing 6 bells: it has analtar-tomb under a marble Corinthian canopy, to Sir Henry Bedingfield,knight-marshal and constable of the Tower under Queen Mary, ob. 1583. Theregister dates from the year 1538. The living is a rectory with thevicarage of Foulden annexed, joint yearly value £720 with residence, inthe gift of Caius College, Cambridge, and held since 1848 by the Rev.Alexander Thurtell M.A. formerly fellow and tutor of that college. Hereis a Catholic chapel, built in 1835, dedicated to our Lady and St.Margaret: there is a resident priest. There are charities to the amountof £130, the principal of which are derived from 86 acres, the estate ofThomas Hewar, who in 1619 left it in trust to apply two-thirds for therelief of poor parishioners, and one-third for repairing and beautifyingthe church; from the proceeds of this fund a handsome schoolhouse hasbeen erected at the entrance of the parish. Oxborough was a Romanstation, and is mentioned in the Domesday survey. In 1252 a market andfair were granted: the fair is still held on Easter Tuesday, it is apleasure fair. Oxborough Hall is a castellated mansion of the fifteenthcentury, entirely surrounded by a moat filled with water: there a fewgood paintings and a curious tapestry: it is the seat of Sir Henry G.Paston-Bedingfield bart D.L., J.P. who is lord of the manor and chieflandowner. The soil is loam and clay, with a portion of fen land;subsoil, chalk and clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and turnips.The area is 2,528 acres; reateable value, 2,830; and the population in1881 was 228.' The same directory, in the section for Foulden on page 318 (internettranscription at http://www.btinternet.com/~e.c.apling/Villages/Foulden.htm) shows Foulden 'is a parish and scattered village, separated fromNorthwold by the river Wissey, about 7€ miles south-west from Swaffhamrailway station, and 8 north from Brandon station, in the Westerndivision of the county, South Greenhoe hundred, Swaffham union and countycourt district, Cranwich rural deanery, Norfolk archdeaconry and Norwichdiocese. The church of All Saints, at the western part of the village,which has been a noble building, is in the Early English style andconsists of chancel and nave; the tower has long been in ruin, and thereare now only remains of one side of it, with a portion of the oldcircular stone staircase which led to the belfry: this is in great partoverhung with ivy: the nave, which is used for divine service, is in goodrepair, and seems to be of the same age as the tower, but the chancel isless ancient. The register dates from the year 1538. The living is adischarged vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Oxborough, gross jointyearly value £720 with house, in the gift of Caius College, Cambridge,and held since 1848 by the Rev. Alexander Thurtell M.A. formerly tutorand fellow of that college, who resides at Oxborough. There is a WesleyanMethodist and Primitive Methodist chapels. There are charities of about£22 10s. a year for clothing, and there are about 300 acres of land,still unenclosed. W. Amhurst Tyssen Amherst esq. M.P., J.P. is lord ofthe manor, and E. Oldfield esq. is the chief landowner. The soil is lightand clay; subsoil, chalk. The chief crops are wheat, barley and oats. Thearea is 2,395 acres; rateable value, £3,273; and the population in 1881was 459.' The 'Alumni Cantabrigienses,' by J. A. Venn, published in 1921 in Londonby Cambridge University Press as a list of all known students, graduates,and officers at the University of Cambridge, 1261-1900, posted on theinternet in November 1999 as part of the Ancestry.Com Library shows thatAlexander Thurtell was admitted sizer (age 19) at Trinity College ofCambridge University on April 6, 1825. He was the son of John, surveyor,of Norwich, and was born at Bradwell, Suffolk, England. His school wasGreat Yarmouth. He migrated to Caius on November 9, 1825. Hematriculated Michs. 1825; B.A. (4th Wrangler) 1829; M. A. 1832. He was afellow of Caius 1830-49 and Tutor 1836-46. He was admitted ad eundem atOxford in 1842. He was ordained a deacon (Norwich) on October 10, 1830,and a priest in 1837. H.M. Inspector of Schools, 1847. He was Rectorof Oxburgh and Foulden, 1848-84, Rector of Caldecot, Norfolk, 1851-84.On July 13, 1854, he married Mary Gordon, daughter of Alfred Bartrum,Esq. of Mauritius. Alexander Thurtell died October 21, 1884, at Oxburghrectory. He was the father of William E. Thurtell, who enteredCambridge in 1874.

Children of Alexander Thurtell and Mary Gordon Ellis

Sophia Thurtell

F, b. 4 October 1803, d. 18 March 1891
Father*John Thurtell b. 12 Aug 1762, d. 10 Sep 1846
Mother*Anne Browne b. c 1762, d. 12 Sep 1834
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation11 March 1824As of 11 March 1824, Sophia Thurtell was also known as Everitt.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth4 October 1803Sophia Thurtell was born on 4 October 1803 at Hobland Hall, Bradwell Parish, Suffolk, England.1
She was the daughter of John Thurtell and Anne Browne.
Marriage11 March 1824Sophia Thurtell married William Everitt on 11 March 1824 at Gunton, Suffolk, England.2
Death18 March 1891Sophia Thurtell died on 18 March 1891 at England at age 87.
  • Sophia Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Sophia Thurtell married William Everitt and that they had five children, Agnes and Mary, both of whom died young; Georgina, who married Dr. Impey; Kate, who married (1)Rose and (2) Wells; and William, who married and had six children. The information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows the children as two unnamed sons who were stillborn; Fanny Sophia, who died at 19; Agnes Jane, who died at 17; Georgina Mary, who married Dr. Alfred George Impey; Kate Caroline, who died as a three-month old infant; Kate Caroline, who married George Johann Rose and then Edward Deodatus Wells; and William Spencer, who married and had five children listed. His records showed that Sophia Thurtell died March 18, 1891, in England. Information received in January 2000 from Jane Ward showed that Sophia Thurtell died March 18, 1891, at North Cove Hall, Suffolk, England.

Children of Sophia Thurtell and William Everitt

Citations

  1. [S33] England, Records of Hopton, Suffolk, England, show Sophia Thurtell, daughter of John and Ann Thurtell,.
  2. [S157] LDS, LDS Batch M131691 shows Sophia Thurtell and William Everitt were married 3/16/1824, at Gunton.

Frederick Brookes Thurtell

M, b. October 1813, d. 17 May 1841
Father*John Thurtell b. 9 Sep 1788, d. 7 Dec 1837
Mother*Mary Brookes b. 1787, d. 25 Jul 1854
Life EventDateDescription
BirthOctober 1813Frederick Brookes Thurtell was born in October 1813 at Pakefield, Suffolk, England.1
He was the son of John Thurtell and Mary Brookes.
Death17 May 1841Frederick Brookes Thurtell died on 17 May 1841 at Australia at age 27.2
  • Reference: 29.
  • Frederick Brookes Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, the 1963 Thurtellfamily history, and the History of the Thurtell Family done by SusanPersia Thurtell about 1968, all in the possession of Susan PersiaThurtell Miller, show Frederick Brooks Thurtell drowned in Australia. The Church of England Cemetery, Morpeth, Australia(http://bhss.inia.net.au/patmay/morpcem.htm) shows Frederick BrooksThurtell drowned May 17, 1841, age 27. The IGI file of the LDS Family History Center shows Frederic BrookesThurtell was christened October 10, 1813, in Pakefield, Suffolk, England,and lists John Thurtell and Mary as his parents.

Citations

  1. [S34] LDS, LDS Batch 131894? shows Frederic Brookes Thurtell was christened 10/10/1813 at Pakefield, Su.
  2. [S35] England, Church of England Cemetery, Morpeth, Australia, shows Frederick Brooks Thurtell drowned 5/17/.

Henry Thurtell

M, b. circa 1815
Father*John Thurtell b. 9 Sep 1788, d. 7 Dec 1837
Mother*Mary Brookes b. 1787, d. 25 Jul 1854
Life EventDateDescription
DeathHenry Thurtell died at America.
MarriageHe married an unknown person at America.
Birthcirca 1815He was born circa 1815.
He was the son of John Thurtell and Mary Brookes.
  • Henry Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show that Henry Thurtellmarried in America. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Henry Thurtelldied in America.
  • Reference: 30.

Sarah Thurtell

F, b. circa 1816
Father*John Thurtell b. 9 Sep 1788, d. 7 Dec 1837
Mother*Mary Brookes b. 1787, d. 25 Jul 1854
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1816Sarah Thurtell was born circa 1816.
She was the daughter of John Thurtell and Mary Brookes.
  • Sarah Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Sarah - married Sherringham. (They also show Sarah's sister, Anne, married Sherringham.) Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows 'Sarah Thurtell m....Sherringham.'

Ann Brookes Thurtell

F, b. 14 October 1817
Father*John Thurtell b. 9 Sep 1788, d. 7 Dec 1837
Mother*Mary Brookes b. 1787, d. 25 Jul 1854
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Sherringham.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 October 1817Ann Brookes Thurtell was born on 14 October 1817 at Hopton by Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.1
She was the daughter of John Thurtell and Mary Brookes.
Marriagecirca November 1840Ann Brookes Thurtell married an unknown person circa November 1840 at England.
Marriagecirca November 1840She married (?) Sherringham circa November 1840.
  • Ann Brookes Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Anne Thurtell - married Sherringham. (They also show Anne's sister, Sarah, married Sherringham.) The IGI file at the LDS Family History Center, Batch C131621, shows AnnBrookes Thurtell was born November 9, 1817, and was christened inNovember 1817, at Hopton by Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. It shows herparents as John Thurtell and Mary. Research done by Charlotte Mackie atthe Mormon Library in Guelph (later closed) showed Ann Brookes, daughterof John and Mary Thurtell, was born October 14, 1817, and baptisedNovember 9. 1817, at Hopton. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows Anne BrookesThurtell (born 1817) married Sherringham. He shows she was baptised November 9, 1817, at Hopton, but that a correspondent (Mrs. B. C.Thurtell in 1993) reported a record of her birth the same date atButley-cum-Capel. She may be the Anne Sherrington in the 1851 British Census (PRO ReferenceHO/107/1806, Folio 273, Page 7, FHL Film 0207457) who was a neighbor ofWilliam Thurtell, the son of Thomas Thurtell, prior mayor of Norwich.The person in this census listing is shown as a widow, age 33, born inHopton, Suffolk, England, and an annuitant living at South Quay, GreatYarmouth, with a census place of Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth,Norfolk. Living with her are Stephen Andrews, a house servant, age 15,born in North Cove, Suffolk, and Susan Taylor, a house servant, age 28,born in Mutford, Suffolk. Information received from James Thurtell (jim.thurtell@@bt.com) in August1999 showed Ann Brookes Thurtell married James Norton Sherringham betweenOctober and December 1840.

Citations

  1. [S36] LDS, LDS Batch C131621 shows Ann Brookes Thurtell was born 11/9/1817 and christened in 11/1817 at.

Anne Thurtell

F, b. 2 May 1820, d. 28 August 1905
Father*James Thurtell b. 17 Nov 1790, d. 1 Dec 1867
Mother*Sarah Holt b. 6 Oct 1796, d. 10 May 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 March 1845As of 26 March 1845,her married name was Davies.
Married Name6 December 1851As of 6 December 1851,her married name was Evans.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth2 May 1820Anne Thurtell was born on 2 May 1820 at Malding, Essex, England.
She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt.
Marriage26 March 1845Anne Thurtell married Elijah Knox Davies on 26 March 1845.
Marriage6 December 1851Anne Thurtell married an unknown person on 6 December 1851.
Marriage6 December 1851She married Philip Charles Evans on 6 December 1851 second marriage for Anne.
Death28 August 1905Anne Thurtell died on 28 August 1905 at Stroud, Gloucestershire, England, at age 85.
  • Anne Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Anne had one child by her first husband, Elijah Knox Davies, and six children by her second husband, Philip Charles Evans. According to information from her daughter, Margaret Evans, Anne Thurtell was never known as Murray. Information received from her great great grandson, Evan Knox-Davies, in1999, showed their records indicated her name was originally AnnieThurtle but her name was changed to Annie Murray because her father's second cousin murdered a man. She was born in 1820 and died in 1905 according to his records. She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt. After the death of her first husband, Elijah Knox Davies,she married Philip Charles Evans (1810-1886) and lived in Brimscombe Court near Stroud in Glocestershire. The house was said to be quitelarge, probably three stories, with a greenhouse and surrounded by alarge garden. She is shown as Annie Evans, age 61 born in Malding, Essex, England, inthe 1881 British Census CD. She is living with her husband, Philip C.Evans, age 71, born in Avening, Gloucester, England, who is a woollenmanufacturer master and also a farmer with 17 acres employing two men andone boy. The dwelling is shown as Brimscombe Court; and the census placeis Stroud, Gloucester, England. The source is FHL Film 1341614, PRO RefRG11, Piece 2545, Folio 44, Page 29. Living with them is their sonEdward E. Evans, who is shown as a woollen manufacturer age 24 born inStroud, Gloucester, England; Anne's mother, Sarah Murray, who is a widowage 86 born in Lieden, Essex, England; and two domestic servants, EmilyHowell, age 25, born in Cheltenham, Gloucester, England, and Julia A.Bratton, age 18, born in Wolverhampton, Stafford, England. She wrote a 55-page book, 'The Recollections of a Grand-Mother for HerGrand-Children and Any Other Grand-Children Who May Care To Read Them,'by A. Evans, 1891, which was printed by William Jolly, 84 High Street,Montrose, N. B., in 1892. Evan Knox-Davies sent a copy of this book toSusan Miller in 1999.

Child of Anne Thurtell and Elijah Knox Davies

Children of Anne Thurtell and Philip Charles Evans

Frances Jane Thurtell

F, b. 1822, d. 1902
Father*James Thurtell b. 17 Nov 1790, d. 1 Dec 1867
Mother*Sarah Holt b. 6 Oct 1796, d. 10 May 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrances Jane Thurtell was also known as Fanny.
Married NameHer married name was Kraushaar.
Name VariationFrances Jane Thurtell was also known as Frances Thurtell Murray.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageFrances Jane Thurtell married John Leche Kraushaar.
Birth1822Frances Jane Thurtell was born in 1822 at Danbury Farm, Essex, England.
She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt.
Death1902Frances Jane Thurtell died in 1902.
  • Frances Jane Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Frances Thurtell married John Kraushaar and lists their children. The balance of the informationabout them was received from Peter Murray in 1997 and is based on the Thurtell Pedigree. She is shown as Francis J. Kraushaar, age 59, born at Danbury Farm,Essex, England, in the 1881 British census CD, living with her husband, John L. Kraushaar with a dwelling at Hunters Lodge and the census placeas Clayhidon, Devon, England. Her husband is shown as age 62 born in Stepney, Middlesex, England, with his occupation listed as 'rated 'The Bretheren' Minister Among Those Denominations' in the 1881 census. Living with them are their daughter, Grace B. Kraushaar, who is 16 and born in Ketton, Rutland, England, and shown as having no occupation; and their son, Alfred Kraushaar, a chemists apprentice, age 20, born in Ketton, Rutland, England. The source is FHL Film 1341568, PRO Ref RG11,Piece 2363, Folio 74, Page 4.

Ellen Thurtell

F, b. circa 1823
Father*James Thurtell b. 17 Nov 1790, d. 1 Dec 1867
Mother*Sarah Holt b. 6 Oct 1796, d. 10 May 1889
Life EventDateDescription
DeathEllen Thurtell died at died young.
Birthcirca 1823She was born circa 1823.
She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt.
  • Ellen Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Ellen Thurtell died young.

James Thurtell

M, b. circa 1825
Father*James Thurtell b. 17 Nov 1790, d. 1 Dec 1867
Mother*Sarah Holt b. 6 Oct 1796, d. 10 May 1889
Life EventDateDescription
DeathJames Thurtell died at died young.
Birthcirca 1825He was born circa 1825.
He was the son of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt.
  • James Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show James Thurtell died young.

Walter Thurtell

M, b. 1826, d. 5 October 1875
Father*James Thurtell b. 17 Nov 1790, d. 1 Dec 1867
Mother*Sarah Holt b. 6 Oct 1796, d. 10 May 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Name Variation1829As of 1829, Walter Thurtell was also known as Walter Thurtell Murray.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1826Walter Thurtell was born in 1826 at London, England.
He was the son of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt.
Marriage1854Walter Thurtell married Mercedes Espinosa in 1854.
Death5 October 1875Walter Thurtell died on 5 October 1875 at San Luis Obispo, California, The Angel of Death has again visited our people, and robbed them of a wise officer, a good citizen, and a true friend. Just two years ago, Pablo de la Guerra, judge of the First Judicial District was called to a untimely grave. Yesterday the last solemn rites were performed over the remains of his worthy and well-beloved successor, Walter Murray. Providence has indeed been severe in this chastening of us.

Walter Murray, whom we now mourn, was born in London, England, in the year 1826, but came to the United States at an early age. Previous to seeking his fortune in a new world, he received a three years' training - from the age of thirteen to sixteen - in the chambers of an eminent London barrister. In the atmosphere of those inns of court his mind was imbued with a spirit of conservatism that had its controlling influence upon all his acts and words in life.

Upon his arrival in the United States, having a taste and talent for newspaper writing, he devoted himself to acquiring a practical knowledge of the printer's trade, with the view of becoming an editor. His first experience was in Boston, where, while acting as compositor in one of the large newspaper offices, he published a small journal, entitled the Mechanics' Apprentice, a copy of which is in possession of a citizen of this county.

Promoted by a love of the country of his adoption, as well as for the laudable ambition to make for himself a name and fortune, and animated by a restless spirit of adventure, at the outbreak of the Mexican War, he was eager to be found in the ranks, fighting under the stars and stripes. He joined the celebrated Stevenson Regiment, which was organized to occupy and hold possession of California, and accompanied it in 1846 to the scene of its operations.

He made a faithful and a good soldier. Upon the disbandment of the regiment in 1848 he drifted, with many of his companions, to the mines of the Sierra Nevada; but soon abandoned the uncertain search of the glittering metal, for the pursuit he best loved, and for which he was best fitted.

In 1851, he with J. O'Sullivan, established in the town of Sonora the first paper printed in Tuolumne County. [The paper was established before Murray & O'Sullivan's connection with it.--M. A.] In 1853 he came to San Luis Obispo, where he was admitted to the Bar, and has since resided, pursuing the practice of the profession of the law. He was also, for many years, connected with the San Luis Obispo Tribune, of which journal he was the founder, and by the power of his vigorous pen, he made the best country newspaper in California.

Having held many offices of trust in the county, in December, 1873, he was appointed by Gov. Booth District Judge of the First Judicial District, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Pablo de la Guerra, which position he occupied at the time of his death.

Walter Murray was a man of strong convictions, fixed principles, and great independence of character. He was nothing of the time server. In politics he was a Republican, and a consistent one, and in the advocacy and defense of his principles, showing neither fear nor favor. Although determined in his opinions, he was never a radical, but had respect for the honest convictions of all.

His journal, the medium of expression of his views upon social and political matters, was noted for its conservatism as well as force. As an aspirant for office he was dignified and gentlemanly, never allowing himself in the most heated campaigns to be led into the use of any of the low weapons of political warfare.

As a friend, he was ardent, unflinching, and untiring; as an enemy, bitter but never mean. As a lawyer he was faithful to his clients, and preeminently courteous to the members of the Bar. As a Judge, his unselfishness and independence displayed themselves to great advantage in his total disregard of consequences to self in the rendition of his decisions. In the profession and on the Bench he was industrious, painstaking, and conscientious.

At the close of his life few men in the district were more popular than Walter Murray. His last hours were blessed by the companionship of devoted friends and comrades of his camp life, and no less warm friends of later years, who cheered him with their gentle and hopeful words, and with tender hands ministered to his every want. While these men last, his presence will be with us, his memory remain green until their hearts cease to beat.
Census DateLocationDescription
26 August 1870San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CaliforniaWalter Thurtell was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California.1
  • Walter Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Walter Thurtell married Mercedes. Information received in 1997 from Peter Murray shows that James Thurtell, the father of Walter, added the last name Murray in 1829. Walter Thurtell Murray (1826-1875) married before 1856 Mercedes Espinoza, who died in 1878. He shows that Walter Thurtell Murray was born in 1826 in London England, and died October 5,1875, in San Luis Obispo, California. He was a lawyer, printer, and finally a Judge of the District Court of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Buenventura, California. An ardent Republican, he was a founder of the vigilante movement, and founder and publisher of the San Luis Obispo Tribune newspaper, which was strongly Republican while he was connected with it. His initial apprenticeship was in England from age 13 to 16 in the chambers of an eminent London barrister. After moving to the United States he gained experience in the printer's trade in Boston as a compositor for a large newspaper and atthe same time published on his own a small journal, the 'Mechanics' Apprentice.' He arrived in California on October 21, 1847, from New York in the Mexican War as a volunteer in the Stevenson Regiment having traveled around the horn and seen action in Mexico. When the regiment was disbanded in 1848, he migrated to gold rush country; and in the town of Sonora in 1851 became proprietor, with his former companion in arms, James O'Sullivan, of the first newspaper in Tuolumne County, the Sonora 'Herald.' Finally, in 1853, he settled in San Luis Obispo where he was admitted to the bar and established a law practice. He is described in a history of San Luis Obispo county as a man of unusual ability, fluent in French and Spanish. He married Mercedes Espinosa before 1856. His extensive correspondence, including much with relatives and connections back in England, is preserved in the archives of Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley. His unfinished memoirs are in the possession of his great grandson, Col. Murray Warden. According to information provided by Charlotte Mackie in a letter to Susan Miller dated April 11, 1999, Walter Thurtell arrived at Boston about 1843. His address was Mr. W. Murray, Mr. Turner's, 27 Brighton Street, Boston, U.S. After September 1843 the name Thurtell was no longer used. He arrived in California in 1847 and married Mercedes Espinosa before 1856. His son was born in 1856. He is very likely the Walter Thurtell indexed on the Family Tree Maker CD256 of Boston, Massachusetts, Passenger Lists 1821-50. According to a web page found in November 1999 athttp://www.visitslo.com/ToDo/PathOfHistory/JudgeAdobe, the 'white-washedbuilding at the end of Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo is all thatremains of the adobe home of Walter Murray, an Englishman who came to California with Stevenson's regiment in 1846.' He 'printed the firstcopies of San Luis Obispo's local newspaper, The Tribune,' in the home,which is still on the 'San Luis Obispo Path of History' in 1999. He is quite possibly the Walter Murray listed in the U.S. Census for Township Number 1, Tuolumne County, California on page 144 enumerated May 2, 1850. This shows him as Walter Murray, age 25, a miner born in NewYork. He is listed with many other miners, so the information about his place of birth would possibly have been provided by a non-relative who did not know him well.
  • He immigrated circa 1843.

Children of Walter Thurtell and Mercedes Espinosa

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 27. Dwelling 234.

Emma Thurtell

F, b. circa 1828
Father*James Thurtell b. 17 Nov 1790, d. 1 Dec 1867
Mother*Sarah Holt b. 6 Oct 1796, d. 10 May 1889
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEmma Thurtell was also known as Emma Thurtell Murray.
Life EventDateDescription
DeathEmma Thurtell died at died young.
Birthcirca 1828She was born circa 1828.
She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt.
  • Emma Thurtell The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Emma Thurtell died young.

Sarah Josephine Murray

F, b. 1832, d. 24 May 1852
Father*James Thurtell b. 17 Nov 1790, d. 1 Dec 1867
Mother*Sarah Holt b. 6 Oct 1796, d. 10 May 1889
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1832Sarah Josephine Murray was born in 1832.
She was the daughter of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt.
UNMARRIED1852As of 1852, Sarah Josephine Murray was never married.
Death24 May 1852She died on 24 May 1852.
  • Sarah Josephine Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Sarah Josephine Thurtell died May 29, 1853, at 21, unmarried. Information received from Peter Murry in 1997 shows Sarah Josephine Murray was born in 1832 and died unmarried at 21 on May 24, 1852.

Alexander Murray

M, b. 1834, d. 16 May 1870
Father*James Thurtell b. 17 Nov 1790, d. 1 Dec 1867
Mother*Sarah Holt b. 6 Oct 1796, d. 10 May 1889
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1834Alexander Murray was born in 1834 at London, England.
He was the son of James Thurtell and Sarah Holt.
MarriageOctober 1858Alexander Murray married Andrea (?) in October 1858.
Death16 May 1870Alexander Murray died on 16 May 1870 at San Miguel, San Luis Obispo, California, Alexander Murray died at San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County, May 16, 1870, of consumption, at the age of thirty-six years. The death of this gentleman was a public calamity. The place occupied by him in this community for the last sixteen years could not be filled by another.

Mr. Murray was born in London in the year 1834. He came to California in the spring of 1850, and soon after settled in Sonora, Tuolumne County. where for a time he was one of the publishers of the Sonora Herald. In November, 1854, he came to San Luis Obispo, where he resided uninterruptedly until the time of his death. In 1855 he was appointed Postmaster, and continuously occupied the position up to the time of his death. From 1862 to 1866 he was County Superintendent of Public Schools. He has also been Deputy-Collector of United States Internal Revenue for San Luis Obispo County for several years.

In all of these positions Mr. Murray proved himself to be an upright, conscientious, and reliable public servant. Never has there been left to his charge the slightest irregularity in the discharge of his duties in any of them. Always at his post, he was invariably polite, accommodating, and exact. He never seemed to forget that he was the servant of the public, and that the administration of office was a duty and not a privilege. Accordingly, all who had business with him learned to know and appreciate his many good qualities, and to accord to him the highest qualifications for the positions he filled.

For six or seven years he was the agent of Wells, Fargo & Co. The duties of Post-master and express agent, combined, even in San Luis Obispo, have been for the last five years of his life sufficiently exacting and trying, and it is owing, in a great measure, to the courteous, precise, and accommodating manner in which these have been administered that the deceased had become so popular in this community. He seemed to take an actual pleasure in doing favors, and was, withal, a perfectly just man. Large­hearted, disinterested, and generous; no one ever appealed to him in vain to assist a charity or lend a helping hand to the deserving.

There was no disguise about the man; outspoken and straightforward, every one could see the genial heart within him. After a life so spent, when death came he had nothing to fear. His many good qualities, at this last moment, were so many attendants about him, which, in the language of Lord Bacon, "won the great combat for him."

The funeral ceremonies were conducted by Master Masons of the San Simeon Lodge, and brethren of the Masonic Fraternity.
  • Alexander Murray The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Alexander Thurtell married Annita and had no issue. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows Alexander Murray was born in 1834 in London, England, and died aged 36 of consumption on May 16, 1870, at San Miguel, San Luis Obispo County, California. He went to California in the spring of 1850 and settled in Sonora, Tuolumne County,where he joined the partnership publishing the Sonora Herald newspaper. He moved in November 1854 to San Luis Obispo where he lived the rest of his life. There he was Postmaster 1855-70, County Superintendent of Public Schools 1862-1866, and Deputy Collector of U.S. Internal Revenue for several years . He was also an agent for Wells, Fargo & Co. for six or seven years. He appears to have been extremely popular in his community, and his death is described as a public calamity. A brief biography appears in the 'History of San Luis Obispo County' consulted in the public library there. There is no mention there of a wife or children, but the 'Thurtell Pedigree' records that he married Annita...., and had no issue. Interestingly, his funeral ceremonies were conducted by the Master Masons of the San Simeon Lodge, and brethren of the Masonic Fraternity, and the family tradition in California is that he owned a large estate at San Simeon that later became part of the Hearst estate.

Elijah Knox Davies II

M, b. 24 December 1848, d. 15 January 1885
Father*Elijah Knox Davies
Mother*Anne Thurtell b. 2 May 1820, d. 28 Aug 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 December 1848Elijah Knox Davies II was born on 24 December 1848 at Stroud, England.
He was the son of Elijah Knox Davies and Anne Thurtell.
Marriage27 October 1875Elijah Knox Davies II married an unknown person on 27 October 1875 at Graaf Reinet, South Africa.
Death15 January 1885He died on 15 January 1885 at Probably South Africa at age 36.
  • Elijah Knox Davies II The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 show Elijah Knox Davies died January 15, 1885, and list his wife and five children. More information about him and his descendants was received from PeterMurray in 1997. Additional information about Elijah Knox Davies and his family was received in 1999 by e-mail from his great grandson, Evan Knox-Davies, of Stellenbosch, South Africa. He stated that at the time Elijah Knox Davies died he asked his wife to add his second name to his surname so all his children became Knox-Davies. Information received from Kevin Knox-Davies in 2001 showed that Elijah Knox Davies was born in 1849 in Stroud, England, and died January 15,1885, of tuberculosis at 6 Citadel Terrace, Plymouth. He has a copy ofthe death notice for Elijah Knox Davies II, who was in the medical profession. His information confirmed that at the time of his death, Elijah Knox Davies asked his wife to use both the names, so the surname became Knox-Davies.

Children of Elijah Knox Davies II

Walter Evans

M, b. 18 October 1852, d. September 1922
Father*Philip Charles Evans b. 1810, d. 1886
Mother*Anne Thurtell b. 2 May 1820, d. 28 Aug 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth18 October 1852Walter Evans was born on 18 October 1852.
He was the son of Philip Charles Evans and Anne Thurtell.
DeathSeptember 1922Walter Evans died in September 1922 at age 69.
  • Reference: 49.
  • Walter Evans The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Walter Evans marriedFrances Apperly and list their children. According to informationreceived in 1997 from Peter Murray, Walter Evans was married a secondtime, but no information about that second wife is known. He may be the Walter E. Evans listed in the 1881 British Census CD as age31 born in Eastington, Gloucester, England, living on 'Churchend Farm'with the census place Easting, Gloucester, England, a neighbor of PhilipC. and Anne Evans. The census shows Walter E. Evans as a farmer of 163acres employing two laborers, living with his wife, Fannie M. Evans, whois age 30 and born in Coaley, Gloucester, England. The source is FHLFilm 1341613, PRO Ref RG11, Place 2540, Folio 102, Page 1.

Annie Evans

F, b. 11 February 1854
Father*Philip Charles Evans b. 1810, d. 1886
Mother*Anne Thurtell b. 2 May 1820, d. 28 Aug 1905
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Bomford.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnnie Evans married Frank Butler Bomford.
Birth11 February 1854Annie Evans was born on 11 February 1854.
She was the daughter of Philip Charles Evans and Anne Thurtell.
  • Annie Evans The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 list Annie Evans, her husband, and their children. The balance of the information about this family was received from Peter Murray in 1997.

Children of Annie Evans and Frank Butler Bomford

Arthur Evans

M, b. 30 June 1855, d. 15 October 1931
Father*Philip Charles Evans b. 1810, d. 1886
Mother*Anne Thurtell b. 2 May 1820, d. 28 Aug 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth30 June 1855Arthur Evans was born on 30 June 1855 at Stonehouse, Gloucester, England.
He was the son of Philip Charles Evans and Anne Thurtell.
MarriageJuly 1879Arthur Evans married an unknown person in July 1879.
Death15 October 1931He died on 15 October 1931 at age 76.
  • Reference: 51.
  • Arthur Evans The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 list ArthurEvans, his wife, and his four children. The rest of the informationabout him and his descendants was received in 1997 from Peter Murray.His information shows that Arthur and Anne Evans lived at Greenfields,Bracknell, Berkshire. His information showed the date of birth but noplace of birth. He is listed as Arthur Evans, a Cloth Manufacturer age 25, born inStonehouse, Gloucester, England in the 1881 British Census CD. Livingwith him is his wife, Ann Evans, age 28, born in Hawkesbury, Gloucester,England, and their son, Gerald A. Evans, age 8 months, born in Stroud,Gloucester, England. The family is living at Hillsdon, and the censusplace is Stroud, Gloucester, England. Also living with the family aretwo domestic servants, Amelia Wilcox, age 21, born in Sherston,Wiltshire, England, and Kate A. Matthews, age 14, born in Bisley,Gloucester, England. The source is FHL Film 1341614, PRO Reference RG11,Piece 2545, Folio 43, Page 28.

Children of Arthur Evans

Edward Ebeneza Evans

M, b. circa 12 January 1857
Father*Philip Charles Evans b. 1810, d. 1886
Mother*Anne Thurtell b. 2 May 1820, d. 28 Aug 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 12 January 1857Edward Ebeneza Evans was born circa 12 January 1857 at Stroud, Gloucester, England.
He was the son of Philip Charles Evans and Anne Thurtell.
Marriage1881Edward Ebeneza Evans married an unknown person in 1881.
Marriage17 October 1894He married an unknown person on 17 October 1894.
  • Reference: 52.
  • Edward Ebeneza Evans The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show Edward E. Evans wasfirst married to Dorothy Iles and had one child, Dorothy Winifred AnneEvans. He was then married to Hariette Davis. He and Hariette had threechildren, John Austen Reginald Evans, Lionel Courtney Evans, and LetticeMary Evans. The balance of the information about him and his family was received fromPeter Murray in 1997 and is based primarily on the Thurtell Pedigree. He is shown as Edward E. Evans, a woollen manufacturer, age 24, born inStroud, Gloucester, England in the 1881 British Census CD. The dwellingis shown as Brimscombe Court, and the census place is Stroud, Gloucester,England. The source is FHL Film 1341614, PRO Ref RG11, Piece 2545, Folio44, Page 29. He is living with his parents, Philip C. Evans and AnnieEvans, his grandmother, Sarah Murray, and two domestic servants, EmilyHowell and Julia A. Bratton.

Children of Edward Ebeneza Evans

Bessie Frances Evans

F, b. 22 April 1858
Father*Philip Charles Evans b. 1810, d. 1886
Mother*Anne Thurtell b. 2 May 1820, d. 28 Aug 1905
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBessie Frances Evans was also known as Bone.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 April 1858Bessie Frances Evans was born on 22 April 1858.
She was the daughter of Philip Charles Evans and Anne Thurtell.
Marriage10 May 1882Bessie Frances Evans married an unknown person on 10 May 1882.
  • Reference: 53.
  • Bessie Frances Evans The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 list BessieFrances Evans, her husband, and their children. The balance of theinformation about her and her family was received from Peter Murray in1997 and is based on the Thurtell Pedigree.

Margaret Lucy Evans

F, b. 21 February 1860
Father*Philip Charles Evans b. 1810, d. 1886
Mother*Anne Thurtell b. 2 May 1820, d. 28 Aug 1905
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 February 1860Margaret Lucy Evans was born on 21 February 1860.
She was the daughter of Philip Charles Evans and Anne Thurtell.
  • Reference: 54.
  • Margaret Lucy Evans The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968 listMargaret Lucy Evans. Information received from Peter Murray in 1997based on the Thurtell Pedigree shows Margaret Lucy Evans (Maggie) wasborn February 21, 1860, and was from Fircombe, 17 Roumania Crescent,Llandudno, Carnarvon, Wales.

Annie Emily Knox-Davies

F, b. circa 6 October 1876
Father*Elijah Knox Davies II b. 24 Dec 1848, d. 15 Jan 1885
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 6 October 1876Annie Emily Knox-Davies was born circa 6 October 1876.
She was the daughter of Elijah Knox Davies II.
  • Reference: 56.
  • Annie Emily Knox-Davies The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, list Annie Emily Davies butprovide no further information. According to information received in1997 from Peter Murray, a note added to the Thurtell Pedigree shows EllenMary?, born October 6?, 1876. His records show she married Alex D. H.Allen, but it is unknown if they had children. Information received from Kevin Knox-Davies in 2001 showed that thecorrect name was Annie Ellen Mary, and that her husband, Alex Allen, wasa minister.

Edwin Probart Knox-Davies

M, b. 22 January 1878, d. 6 August 1967
Father*Elijah Knox Davies II b. 24 Dec 1848, d. 15 Jan 1885
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 January 1878Edwin Probart Knox-Davies was born on 22 January 1878 at Hanover.
He was the son of Elijah Knox Davies II.
Death6 August 1967Edwin Probart Knox-Davies died on 6 August 1967 at Pietermaritzburg at age 89.
  • Reference: 57.
  • Edwin Probart Knox-Davies The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, list Edwin Probart Davies butprovide no further information. According to information received in1997 from Peter Murray, he married Natie de Klerk and they had fivechildren mentioned but not named in the Thurtell Pedigree. Information received from Evan Knox-Davies in 1999 shows Edwin ProbartKnox-Davies was born January 22, 1878, in Hanover and died August 6,1967, at age 89 at Pietermaritzburg. Following the death of his father,and at his father's request, the last name of Edwin and his siblings waschanged to the hyphenated Knox-Davies about 1885. His information showshe married first Katherine De Klerk and later Maude Frances and that heled an interesting and varied life. He was born exactly one year beforethe battle of Isandlwana and was educated in Britain. He was anambulanceman on the Boer side the the Anglo-Boer war and was jailed onhis 21st birthday for making pro-Boer remarks. He fought in the FirstWorld War in South-West Africa and East Africa and held the rank ofCaptain. He later mined diamonds at Elandsputte in the Transvaal andfarmed near Malmesbury in the Cape. Information about the descendants ofEdwin Probart Knox-Davies was also provided by Evan Knox-Davies.

Charles Norman Knox-Davies

M, b. 23 June 1879, d. 15 February 1959
Father*Elijah Knox Davies II b. 24 Dec 1848, d. 15 Jan 1885
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 June 1879Charles Norman Knox-Davies was born on 23 June 1879 at Hanover.
He was the son of Elijah Knox Davies II.
Marriage1917Charles Norman Knox-Davies married an unknown person in 1917.
Death15 February 1959He died on 15 February 1959 at Johannesburg, South Africa, at age 79.
  • Reference: 58.
  • Charles Norman Knox-Davies The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, list Charles Norman Daviesbut provide no further information about him. According to informationreceived in 1997 from Peter Murray, in 1917 he married Florence Evans,nee Edkins, the widow of David Charles Evans. They had no children. Information received in 1999 from Evan Knox-Davies showed that CharlesNorman Knox-Davies, the son of Elijah Knox Davies and Emily EllenProbart, was born June 23, 1879, at Hanover and died February 15, 1959,in Johannesburg. It also shows he married Florence Gertrude Evans (neeEdkins) and that he was an attorney-at-law and had no children. The lastname for Charles and his siblings was changed to the hyphenatedKnox-Davies about 1885 after his father's death. Information received from Kevin Knox-Davies in 2001 showed that CharlesNorman Knox-Davies had a deformed leg and was a bird lover.

Lionel Sidney Knox-Davies

M, b. 10 October 1881, d. 16 August 1948
Father*Elijah Knox Davies II b. 24 Dec 1848, d. 15 Jan 1885
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 October 1881Lionel Sidney Knox-Davies was born on 10 October 1881 at Hanover.
He was the son of Elijah Knox Davies II.
Marriage9 October 1912Lionel Sidney Knox-Davies married an unknown person on 9 October 1912.
Death16 August 1948He died on 16 August 1948 at Graaf Reinet, South Africa, at age 66.
  • Reference: 59.
  • Lionel Sidney Knox-Davies The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in thepossession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, show his name as SydneyLionel Davies but give no further information. According to information received in 1997 from Peter Murray, his name wasLionel Sidney Knox Davies, born October 10, 1881. He and his wife hadtwo children. Information received from Evan Knox-Davies in 1999 showed that LionelSydney Knox-Davies was born October 10, 1881, in Hanover, and died in1948 at age 67 in Graaf Reinet, South Africa, and that he worked as amagistrate. The surname of Lionel and his siblings was changed to thehyphenated Knox-Davies about 1885 after his father's death. The date of death was August 16, 1948, according to information receivedfrom Kevin Knox-Davies in 2001.

Edward Aubrey Clement Knox-Davies

M, b. 30 January 1884, d. 24 October 1947
Father*Elijah Knox Davies II b. 24 Dec 1848, d. 15 Jan 1885
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 January 1883Edward Aubrey Clement Knox-Davies was born on 31 January 1883.
Birth30 January 1884He was born on 30 January 1884 at Hanover.
He was the son of Elijah Knox Davies II.
Death24 October 1947Edward Aubrey Clement Knox-Davies died on 24 October 1947 at Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa, at age 63.
  • Edward Aubrey Clement Knox-Davies The family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 and the History ofthe Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, both in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller, list Aubrey Edward Daviesbut give no further information. According to information received in1997 from Peter Murray, he was born January 31, 1883, and was unmarried. Information received from Evan Knox-Davies in 1999 shows his name asEdward Aubrey Clement Knox-Davies, the son of Elijah Knox Davies andEmily Ellen Probart, born January 30, 1884, in Hanover. It shows he wassingle and worked as a dentist in Seapoint, Cape Town, and that he diedOctober 24, 1947. The surname was changed to the hyphenated Knox-Daviesabout 1885 following the death of his father. Edward Aubrey Clement Knox-Davies died at The Monastery Nursing Home,High Level Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa. He was a bachelorand was a dentist in Sea Point. He was well known for his love of birdsand his bird aviaries. This information was received from KevinKnox-Davies in 2001. He stated he had copies of the death notice of and the Last Will andTestament of Edward Aubrey Clement Knox-Davies.
  • Reference: 60.