Surname lines

These are the surnames I've been able to find belonging to my (and my wife's) ancestors.

If you are interested in any of these lines I'll be pleased to hear from you. Click to email me at deletethis.ianwilliamson161@gmail.com but amend the email address before sending - delete everything up to and including the first dot, leaving just my name and number @ service provider. Please do not delete the automatically-generated subject line, so that I know your email is not spam. You can add more to the subject if you like but if you delete what appears I may not read your mail.

I've come back to this page after long neglect. I've got lots to post and the first instalments are:
1 September 2014 - NEW LINES: FREEMAN and THYNNE.
Also an extra generation on RAWLING and associated research notes and revisions to my discussion of the RAWLINGs and variants in Lamplugh parish registers.

This index page is a list giving the surnames of our known and probable ancestors, with a very brief description of who the people were. Where I give a location, it is in England unless otherwise noted.

If you click on a surname, it will take you through to a page listing the generations of ancestors in that line. I number the generations for reference and so we can see where each line fits in the tree. The generation numbers run down from about 16 for the earliest known ancestors to 3 for our great-grandparents (there is no information about any later generations on this site).
In those outline pages I give some more details; many are unproven, but I have written my best guess, with a minimum of cumbersome ifs and buts - in some cases where I have much to say about the evidence and/or uncertainties, I've put links to click for more information. If you have a link to or interest in any of these lines, please contact me using the mailto links and I may be able to tell you more.

Allason (1) - A yeoman family of Mosser Gate in the parish of Brigham, Cumberland in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were Quakers belonging to the meeting at nearby Pardshaw Hall.
Allason (2) - From Whinfell Hall, Lorton, Cumberland in the 16th to 18th centuries. At least my ancestor in this line became a Quaker belonging to the meeting at nearby Pardshaw Hall.
Anthony - Originating in south Devon in the early 1800s but moving to London in Victorian times and continuing to the 20th century. Pursued various occupations. (NB I've discovered that the Devon generations of this line may not in fact be ancestral - more to post soon)
Ashburner (1) - A possible line from Whitehaven on the west Cumberland coast around 1800
Ashburner (2) - An ancestor probably from in or around Haile in south-west Cumberland in the 18th century
Barn - Probably from near to Pardshaw in the western Lake District in the 17-18th centuries
Beeby - An entrepreneurial family on the west coast of Cumberland (Allonby in the parish of Bromfield, also nearby Wolsty) in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were Quakers belonging to the Allonby meeting.
Beswick - the maiden name of a female ancestor, from Pendlebury in Lancashire in the mid 19th century
Bowes - From Tallentire (parish of Bridekirk), west Cumberland in the 17th century
Briggs - Labouring family of Worlingham, north-east Suffolk in early 19th century
Calbeck - Variant of Colebank - see below
Caldbeck - Variant of Colebank - see below
Carruthers - Family originating in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, our ancestors mentioned in St Mungo and Tundergarth in that county
Coalbank - Variant of Colebank - see below
Colebank - A line of several generations from Gosforth in south-west Cumberland, mainly 18th century
Craig - From Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumberland, mid 19th century
Crakeplace - A possible ancestor probably from Dean or thereabouts in the western Lake District, Cumberland in the 16th century.
Dennison - From Dalton (I infer Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire) in the 17th century
Donald - An ancestor in the Swainson branch, without a line page as yet
Freeman - A line with Hampshire roots, but mainly known as skilled tradesmen near Leeds in the 19th and 20th centuries
Frier - A possible ancestor in Lamplugh, Cumberland (western Lake District), mid 18th century
Glaister - A Quaker family from the west coast of Cumberland in the 18th century
Grave - An ancestor in the Smith branch, without a line page as yet
Hammond - A labouring family from north-east Suffolk in the 19th century
Harris - Of the parish of Brigham, Cumberland in the 17th and 18th centuries. They were Quakers belonging to the meeting at nearby Pardshaw Hall.
Harrison - Early 19th century, Manchester / south Lancashire
Hartley - From Gosforth in south-west Cumberland, early 19th century
Herd - A possible ancestor from Arlecdon in west Cumberland, early 18th century
Hodgson - From Westward near Carlisle in Cumberland in the early 18th century
Horrocks - From south Lancashire in the 19th century; a coal miner
Hunter - From Drigg in south-west Cumberland, 18th century
Irvine - From St Mungo, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in early the 19th century
Irving - Variant of Irvine - see above
Jackson (1) - From Ennerdale and Lamplugh, Cumberland in the 18th and 19th centuries
Jackson (2) - Possibly from near Burston, Norfolk, in the mid 19th century.
Jackson (3) - Similar to Jackson (1) but further back, in the 18th century
Jackson (4) - From Drigg in south-west Cumberland in the late 18th century
Jefferson - From Westward, south of Carlisle in Cumberland, 18th to 19th centuries
Jones - In Hawarden, Broncoed and Mold, Flintshire, Wales, in the 19th century
Kitchen - Variant of Kitchin - see below
Kitchin - A family from Gosforth, Seascale and Irton in south-west Cumberland in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Lancake - An ancestor in the Ostle branch, without its own page as yet
Last - From Burston, near Diss in southern Norfolk, in the 19th century
Moscrop (1) - Fom south-west Cumberland in the 17th and 18th centuries
Moscrop (2) - From Gosforth, south-west Cumberland. If all the conjectural reconstructions are right, this goes back to the 16th century, 16 generations back from me and includes our remotest known ancestor so far.
Nicholson (1) - Aikton, west of Carlisle in Cumberland, 18th century
Nicholson (2) - From Eskdale and Gosforth, south-west Cumberland in the 17th and 18th centuries
Nicholson (3) - From Gosforth, south-west Cumberland in the 17th and 18th centuries
Ostle - A Quaker family from north-west Cumberland researched by one of their own, from the 16th century through the connection with our family in the 18th century, to the present day.
Pattinson - From Blennerhasset/Torpenhow and Whinfell in west Cumberland in the 19th century
Pearson (1) - A family in Grisedale/Satterthwaite/Hawkshead, north Lancashire, in the late 18th century, Gosforth, south-west Cumberland in the early 19th century and Ennerdale, Cumberland in the mid-19th century - they got about a bit
Pearson (2) - A possible ancestor from Dean in the western Lake District, Cumberland in the late 16th/early 17th century.
Pearson (3) - Perhaps related to Pearson (2), also a possible ancestral family from Dean, this time in the mid to late 16th century.
Pearson (4) - From Wythop in Cumberland in the 17th century.
Ponsonby - From Ennerdale, and possibly elsewhere in the large parish of St Bees, western Cumberland, in the 18th and 19th centuries
Prime - From Aslacton and Gissing in southern Norfolk in the 19th century, later moving to the north-east corner of Suffolk in Lowestoft and Carlton Colville
Rawlin - Variant of Rawling - see below
Rawling - From Lamplugh in the western Lake District in Cumberland in the 18th and 19th centuries, also turning up in various other parishes of west Cumberland
Rawlings - Variant of Rawling - see above
Read - A prolific family, initially labourers but in a later generation producing many fishermen and boat captains, from Suffolk from the 18th to 20th centuries
Rigby - From Leyland in central Lancashire in the early 19th century, then Liverpool, Skelmersdale and Ormskirk, all in south Lancashire, in the 19th and 20th centuries - labourers, coal miners and later haulage contractors
Robinson (1) - A farming family from Tarleton, west Lancashire in the 19th century
Robinson (2) - From various locations in the parishes of Dean and Brigham (Pardshaw Quaker meeting) in Cumberland from the 17th to 19th centuries
Robinson (3) - From Pardshaw in the parish of Dean, Cumberland in the 16th to 18th centuries
Robson - From Thurstonfield in Burgh-upon-Sands parish to the west of Carlisle in Cumberland, 18th century.
Rogers - Of the parish of Brigham, Cumberland in the 17th century. Probably Quaker belonging to the meeting at nearby Pardshaw Hall.
Rowbottom - From Upholland in south Lancashire in the mid 19th century
Rowlin - Variant of Rawling - see above
Rowling - Variant of Rawling - see above
Saul - A Quaker family from Wolsty on the west coast of Cumberland in the 17th and 18th centuries
Sherwen - From Gosforth, south-west Cumberland in the early 18th century
Smith - An ancestor in the Swainson branch, without its own page as yet
Steel (1) - A family from Ennerdale in the western Lake District, Cumberland, in the 18th century
Steel (2) - A family from Greythwaite in the parish of Brigham in the north-western Lake District, Cumberland, in the 17th century
Stordy - An ancestor in the Ostle branch, without its own page as yet
Sumpton - A family from Dean, Lamplugh, Arlecdon and Ennerdale in the western Lake District, Cumberland, from the 16th to 19th centuries
Swaile - An ancestor in the Ostle branch, without its own page as yet
Swainson - A line of educated and skilled men who lived in successive generations in various parts of what is now Cumbria and in north Wales from the 17th to 19th centuries.
Taylor (1) - Probable line in Westleton, Suffolk, early 19th century
Taylor (2) - Probably from near Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumberland, 18th century - the name is notable in later Swainson generations as a first or middle name.
Thoarp - Variant of Thorpe - see below
Thoarpe - Variant of Thorpe - see below
Thorp - Variant of Thorpe - see below
Thorpe - From Aslacton in southern Norfolk in the 19th century - descendants went by the name also in nearby Gissing and Carlton Colville.
Thynn - Variant of Thynne (the earlier/Sunderland version perhaps)- see below
Thynne - A line of metal-workers in the 19th century, originating near Sunderland in county Durham and moving to the Leeds area of West Yorkshire.
Tickell - From Thornthwaite in the 17th century. Thornthwaite is probably the place near Keswick, in the parish of Crosthwaite in Cumberland.
Tiffin - A family from Eaglesfield in the western Lake District, Cumberland, in the 17th to 18th centuries
Tomlinson - From Cumberland in the 19th century
Tovell - Variant of Tovill - see below
Tovill - From Westleton and Middleton in eastern Suffolk in the early 19th century
Vicars - From Haile in south-west Cumberland in the 18th century
Walker - Probably from in or near the parish of Dean, Cumberland, late 18th to early 19th century.
Warnes - From Aslacton in Norfolk, 18th century
Watkinson - A line of labourers and farmers who moved between various places in south Lancashire in the 19th and 20th centuries
Webster - From south Lancashire (mostly near Ormskirk) in the 19th century
Williamson (1) - From Cumberland (various locations around the west and centre of the county) from the 16th century onwards. They were Quakers from the very early days of the Society in that county.
Williamson (2) (not too sure of this connection) - Early 19th century, probably in or near Whitehaven on the west coast of Cumberland
Wilson (1) - Quakers from Greythwaite, near Mosser in the parish of Brigham; pillars of Pardshaw Quaker meeting, Cumberland, in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Wilson (2) - From Whinfell in the parish of Brigham near Cockermouth in Cumberland, 18th century
Wright - From Warton in Lancashire in the early 19th century
Youngman - Early 19th century, probably from near Aslacton in southern Norfolk

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