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Main Surnames in my Family Tree

Some of my main family history interests are summarised below - but this page needs to be updated! Extra information is in UK/Australia Genealogy, Genealogy Leftovers and Jottings, Journeys and Genealogy.

Before you contact me, please carefully read this page and the linked family trees, then use a map to check that your family was in roughly the same area as mine. For English place names try the CuriousFox Gazetteer.

  1. Surnames in my father's family tree (opens in a new window). For names with links, see also extra details below. 'Mc' names are listed before other 'M' names.

    Abbott, Agar, Aldham, Allanson, Allen, Anderson, Ashton, Bailey, Barber, Barlow, Barrett, Bastiman, Birks, Blackett, Blair, Blake, Bottom, Bouttell, Bowes, Bowser, Brazil, Brook, Brown, Burnside, Bussell, Bynon, Campbell, Capstick, Carr, Chapman, Clark, Clarke, Cook, Cordeux/Corduex, Cornish, Cosgrove, Cox, Cussons, Daly, Dance, Dasey, Deighton, Deller, Derbyshire, Dicker, Docherty, Doherty, Downing, Doyle, Duke, Dunbar, Eady, Easton, Elliott, England, Field, Fitzmaurice, Flockton, Ford, Giblett, Giles, Groom, Hall, Hallemans, Hampson, Hann, Hanslow, Harley, Harris, Hart, Haythorne, Hazlewood, Henderson, Hodgson, Holden, Hooper, Hubner, Hudson, Hugill, Hunter, Inchbold, Jakeman, James, Jeffery, Johnson, Jones, Kirby, Laird, Lawrence, Leaper, Lee, Lemmon, Livermore, Longhurst, McCall, McIntosh, McLaren, McTiernan, Marcer (see Mercer), Matthew, Mayes, Mercer, Miles, Miller, Mills, Milner, Mordue, Morris, Mountain, Mulvay, Mustell, Nelsey, Nicholson, Niemann, O'Connor, O'Reilly, Paton, Peacock, Peddie, Porter, Pritchard, Purnell, Sabien, Sawyer, Sharland, Sheppard, Sherring, Shorter, Smith, Sparkes, Sparks, Staples, Stokes, Styan, Sumner, Teague, Thew, Thomas, Thorpe, Tindale-Smith, Tobin, Treveathan, Turkington, Turner, Vaughan, Watts, Weaver, Webster, Webster-Smith, Wilson, Wood, Woodhead, Wrightson, Wylam.

  2. Surnames in my mother's family tree (opens in a new window). For names with links, see also extra details below. 'Mc' names are listed before other 'M' names.

    Abel, Albrecht, Allwood, Auchter, Bachmann, Beutel, Bryans, Cook, Cox, Downs, Drullinger, Eisemann, Goos, Goschnick, Hahn, Hansmann, Harch, Hoger, Janke, Jorgensen, Kaer, Kahrz, Kanofski, Kleidon, Klibbe, Kowalke, Koy, Krause, Kruger, Lange, Limberg, Linberg, Lindenberg, Lineberg, Lowe, McDonald, Mann, Muller, Naumann, Neibling, Niebling, Otto, Profke, Radke, Reid, Reinecker, Reinke, Richters, Rienecker, Schimke, Schloss, Schweitzer, Shaw, Staenke, Steinhardt, Steinke, Teske, Vellacott, Vowles, Wendt, Wessling, Wilkin.

  3. Surnames that are not yet in either online tree.

    Cockburn, Holmes, Lamont, McKenzie/Mackenzie, Wells.

  4. Names, dates, places and brief details for the main names that I am researching.


    Jonathan AGAR of Farndale, North Yorkshire, England (son of George and Alice AGAR) married Mary CLARK at Lastingham in 1771. Jonathan and Mary are buried in St. Aidan's churchyard, Gillamoor, North Yorkshire. A headstone reads 'In memory of Mary AGAR, wife of Jonathan AGAR, died 27 Jan 1794 aged 47'. Children of Jonathan and Mary include Ruth AGAR (b. 14 Feb 1782, married William MERCER) and Rebecca AGAR (b. 7 Dec 1786, married Benjamin PEACOCK).


    Catherine ('Kitty') ASHTON of Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire, England, married Peter MATTHEW or MATHEW of Crambe, North Yorkshire, in 1803. Census records imply that she was born c1777 at Swinton, Yorkshire. Was she related to James ASHTON and Thomas ASHTON who witnessed marriages at Kirby Misperton 1804-1807?  I would like to hear from anyone researching ASHTON of Swinton or Kirby Misperton. More details: Kitty (Catherine) ASHTON and Peter MATTHEW.


    Seeking information/descendants for Edward BARBER who (according to the IGI) married Mary BIRKS at Bolton upon Dearne, West Yorkshire, England in 1764, and had children Mary (bap.1765), Elizabeth (bap.1771), John (bap.1784). I suspect that this Elizabeth BARBER married William HUDSON. A baptism record for their son (William HUDSON, bap. 9 May 1806, Bossall, Yorkshire, England) names his parents as William HUDSON (farmer) and Elizabeth, daughter of Edward and Mary BARBER.


    Researching forebears and descendants of Mary BIRKS who married Edward BARBER at Bolton upon Dearne, Yorkshire, England in 1764. Was Mary a daughter of John BIRKS (carpenter) and his wife Mary?


    Robert BLAIR (bookseller of West Maitland NSW Australia) mar. Catherine Porter WEBSTER (known as Katie, 1828-1878). BLAIR children:  Hamilton, Anne, Edward, Fletcher, Kate, Emma, Jane, Robert, Maria, Arthur. Interested in descendants of Robert and Katie (not BLAIR forebears).


    William Henry BOWSER married Rebecca PEACOCK (1868, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England). Their son Charles Peacock BOWSER married Ada MORTON and went to Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Their children were Winnifred BOWSER (married Alfred Christian NEILSEN in 1916), Norman BOWSER (married Rhea Hearn GATES in 1918), Elsie BOWSER (married Henry Elliott BROWN in 1921), Annie BOWSER (married William George DOUGLAS in 1919) and Sidney BOWSER. Birthplaces shown on some of the Canadian marriage certificates are wrong.


    In the 1881 census, Elizabeth BRAZIL and her daughter Edith S. BRAZIL (b. c1878 Camberwell, Surrey, England) were with Elizabeth's father, George WEBSTER, in Gold Hawk Rd, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England. John BRAZIL was at Old Kent Road, Camberwell, with children John, Albert, Rosa, Helen, Ernest, Henry, Edwin. In 1901 John BRAZIL senior and Elizabeth were at 'Sunnyside', Osterley Park Road, Norwood.


    Seeking descendants of John Hodder BUSSELL and his wife Anne Elizabeth Giblett WEBSTER. Known issue:  Annie Elizabeth, James Webster (died young), Una Spencer (mar. Cyril TURNER), Mary Constance ('Connie'). Children's births registered in Lewisham and Bermondsey districts, Surrey, but the family later lived at Lee, Kent, England.


    John CAMPBELL (of Fracadale, Mull, Scotland) and his wife Flora CAMPBELL (of Aros, Mull) had known issue Archibald and Duncan. Duncan CAMPBELL (tacksman of Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire) married his cousin Helen(a) or Ellen CAMPBELL (daughter of Archibald CAMPBELL and Ann McCALL/McCOLL) at Tiree in 1810. After Duncan's death, Helen/Ellen and her children emigrated to Sydney NSW Australia on the 'British King' arriving 1839. Sons John, Malcolm and Archie were pioneers of Gippsland. Ellen/Helen died 1858 at Port Albert, Victoria, Australia. Seeking information about Duncan's brother Archibald and any other siblings.


    Seeking descendants of Ellen HUDSON who married James CAPSTICK in 1894 and had children Norman and Elsie CAPSTICK. May have lived in Stockton-on-Tees and/or Sheffield areas in England.


    Mary CLARK, b.c1747, daughter of George and Sarah CLARK of Farndale, North Yorkshire, England, married Jonathan AGAR.


    David COCKBURN was poundkeeper at Coonabarabran NSW Australia when his wife Mary Elizabeth (nee CAMPBELL) died in 1863. Her death certificate says 'married Mudgee NSW' and names two daughters, Ellen and Margaret. Mary Elizabeth (also known as Mary Bell) COCKBURN nee CAMPBELL was a daughter of Duncan and Helen/Ellen CAMPBELL of Tiree, Argyllshire, Scotland. Seeking information about, or descendants of, this COCKBURN family.


    William CORDUEX mar. Mary ('Polly') HUDSON at Crambe, North Yorkshire, England, in 1873. Their son Herbert CORDUEX moved to Old Malton, Yorkshire (20th century). His two daughters had Green Farm, Barton-le-Willows (which previously belonged to HUDSONs).


    Samuel DERBYSHIRE married Christiana HUDSON at Crambe, North Yorkshire, in 1859. In 1881 they were living in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. Children included John, Christiana, Charles Frederick, Sarah, George Edwin and Victoria May. Victoria May (or May Victoria) DERBYSHIRE married Charles Edward JAMES.


    Richard GIBLETT (b.c1751, Frome, Somerset, England) married Sarah SHEPPARD or SHEPHERD of Frome in 1783. Richard (tanner / currier) died c.1829, and his wife Sarah in 1851 or 1852. One of their forebears may have been a Miss BECK. I need to find documents that name Richard's parents (maybe Richard and Elizabeth) or brothers (maybe John and James).

    Known children of Richard and Sarah GIBLETT: Ann (d.1787), John (woollen cloth manufacturer of Frome, issue Henrietta and Mary);  SamuelThomas (mar. Isabella HOOPER, issue Richard, Ann, Sarah, John, Jane, Harriet);  Mary (mar. James WEBSTER, a dyer, and came to NSW Australia 1851);  Sarah (1803-1881, mar. George WEBSTER);  Elizabeth (did not marry).

    Is there a connection between Richard GIBLETT of Frome and a John GIBLETT who married Sarah WHITFIELD at St. Marylebone in London, England, in 1793?


    Catherine HARLEY (of Battersea, aged about 21) married James PORTER (glassmaker or spectacle maker) Nov 1766. Thought to have lived in the area around Lambeth, Surrey, England. Their daughter Elizabeth Harley PORTER married William WEBSTER in 1793. Catherine's mother Elizabeth HARLEY (c.1713-1774) remarried (to James HAYTHORNE). Was Elizabeth's maiden surname KING?


    Rev. David HAZLEWOOD (widower) mar. Sarah WEBSTER at Sydney NSW Australia in June 1851. David and Sarah were in Fiji (David was a missionary) until 1853. They settled at Maitland NSW. Sarah died 1903.


    Seeking descendants of Alexander HOLMES and Grace CAMPBELL, mar. NSW Australia in 1845. Alexander was Superintendent of Glasgow Sugar Company's establishment at Canterbury. Grace (b. c1811, Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire, Scotland) was a daughter of Duncan and Ellen/Helen CAMPBELL.


    William HUDSON (farmer) married Elizabeth BARBER, Scrayingham, East Yorkshire, England, 1805. Their son William HUDSON was born 1806 at Harton (in the parish of Bossall where he was baptised). As an adult he lived nearby at Barton-le-Willows. Elizabeth BARBER was a daughter of Edward and Mary BARBER (maybe from Bolton-upon-Dearne, West Yorkshire).

    I am interested in any HUDSON families connected with Barton-le-Willows (parish of Crambe), North Yorkshire, England, in any time period - especially William HUDSON (1806-1882) and his wife Christiana (nee MAT(T)HEW) and their children John, William Henry, Elizabeth, Matthew, George, Charles, Robert, Mary and Henry HUDSON. William and Christiana later moved to Middlesbrough.

    John HUDSON (1831-1914, son of William and Christiana of Barton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire, England) mar. Hannah WRIGHTSON c1862. John was a farmer at Fadmoor, and his headstone is in the churchyard at Kirkbymoorside. Children of John HUDSON and Hannah WRIGHTSON:  Annie (b.1863);  William (b.1865);  John (b. c1867, mar. Gertrude);  Henry (b.1869, mar. Ann BOWES in 1901 at Stokesley Chapel);  Christiana (died young, dates unknown).

    William Henry HUDSON (carpenter/joiner, son of William and Christiana) mar. Mary WOODHEAD. Children:  Jabez, Ann Elizabeth, Sarah, Christiana, Mary Jane, Ellen, George, Clara, Reuben. Lived Barton-le-Willows and Middlesbrough, Yorkshire. Associated surnames include COOK, CAPSTICK, WILSON.

    Matthew HUDSON (born c1839, joiner/builder, son of William and Christiana of Barton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire, England) mar. Sarah (surname unknown). Children:  Emma, Eliza, Arthur (all born Leeds, Yorkshire, c1865-1870, but family was in Middlesbrough for 1881 and 1891 censuses).

    George HUDSON (son of William and Christiana of Barton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire, England) mar. Mary PEACOCK at Stockton-on-Tees, Durham, England in 1863. Children: John William, George Henry, Mary Emma, Fredrick, Edith, Charles Edwin, Joseph Ernest, Alfred, Bertram, Florence. Most of this family emigrated to Queensland in the 1880s and settled near Helidon QLD Australia. Mary Emma mar. Robert SMITH. Edith mar. George John DELLER. Florence mar. William Donald WEBSTER.

    Robert HUDSON (son of William and Christiana of Barton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire, England) mar. Ada Sarah CARR. Children:  Charles, Margaret, Herbert, Walter. Emigrated to Queensland, Australia, in the 1880s and settled near Helidon.

    Henry HUDSON (son of William and Christiana of Barton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire ENG) - may have lived in Redcar near Stockton-on-Tees during the 1870s.


    Seeking origins of Mary HUGILL, whom census records say was born c1812-1813 at Hull, Yorkshire ENG. She married John PEACOCK 17 May 1836, St. Thomas's Church, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham ENG, and died 1900.


    Thomas JOHNSON (aged 29, b. Brompton YKS) in 1881 census at Stockton-on-Tees, Durham ENG, with wife Emma (age 29, b. Stockton-on-Tees) and John W. (6), Rebecca (4), Mary E. (2), Helena (6mths), plus Charles P. BOWSER, nephew. Emma JOHNSON was probably a daughter of John and Mary PEACOCK. Interested only in descendants of Thomas and Emma, not JOHNSON forebears.


    Seeking to confirm that Jessie CAMPBELL, 'of Sydney NSW' when she married Archibald LAMONT of Paterson NSW in 1843, was a daughter of Ellen/Helen CAMPBELL and the late Duncan CAMPBELL, formerly of Tiree, Argyllshire, Scotland. Also seeking LAMONT descendants.


    William LEAPER (saddler) and his wife Jane (nee MATTHEW or MATHEW), and children Sarah, Thomas, William and Catherine, were living at Barton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire ENG at the time of the 1841 census. With them was Joseph LEAPER (possibly a brother of William). Interested in descendants only, not LEAPER forebears.


    Edwin LIVERMORE married Grace Agnes WEBSTER in 1888. Early 1900s they left NSW and settled on an apple orchard near Vermont VIC Australia, and had 7 children. One son, Don, died 1983.


    Anne McCALL (sometimes spelled McCOLL) mar. Archibald CAMPBELL. Anne was a daughter of Archibald McCALL and Flora MacDOUGALL, of Scarinish, Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire, Scotland.

    David McCALL (later Secretary of NSW Police) mar. Catherine Porter WEBSTER (known as Kate, 1864-1936). Associated surnames include MILNE, ROGERS, KIRBY.


    Mary McArthur McKENZIE (or MacKENZIE) is in a photo album of the CAMPBELL family of Sale, Victoria, Australia. Mary was possibly a daughter of Duncan and Helen CAMPBELL (of Tiree, Argyllshire SCT), wife of James Munro McKENZIE (mar. VIC AUS 1857), and mother of Florence and Hector.


    Peter MATHEW or MATTHEW of Barton-le-Willows YKS ENG mar. Catherine (Kitty) ASHTON in 1803 at Kirby Misperton YKS ENG. One daughter (Christiana MATTHEW, 1806-1892) mar. William HUDSON of Barton-le-Willows. Another daughter (Jane MATTHEW) mar. William LEAPER. Peter died before the 1861 census, at which time Kitty was with William and Christiana HUDSON at Barton-le-Willows.

    Mary MATTHEW married Joseph MOUNTAIN in 1804 at Kirby Misperton YKS ENG (witnessed by Hannah ASHTON). Is this Mary the one who witnessed the marriage of Peter MATTHEW and Kitty ASHTON?


    Joseph MOUNTAIN married Mary MATTHEW in 1804 at Kirby Misperton YKS ENG. They may have lived at Great Habton. Children probably include Francis MOUNTAIN (b.1812) and Peter MOUNTAIN (bap.1815). Peter may have married Ann and had children William, Francis, Sarah, John, Richard.


    Anne MUSTELL mar. William James WEBSTER in 1845, St. Peter's Church, Walworth, parish of St. Mary Newington, Surrey ENG. Her parents were Thomas MUSTELL (gentleman, deceased by 1845) and Anne VAUGHAN. Seeking siblings, or confirmation of family legend that 'Anne MUSTELL was a grand-daughter of Mrs FRY (celebrated Quakeress)'.


    (UPDATED) Mary Jane (or Sarah Jane) NICHOLSON, allegedly born Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland, late 1820s or early 1830s; married 1856 West Maitland NSW Australia to Robert BUTLER (but he was not the father of her daughter Ellen). Mary Jane's parents were probably Richard NICHOLSON (maybe a soldier) and Mary (maybe MILLER), both dead by 1855. Mary Jane's sister Ann NICHOLSON came to NSW as a convict and married Robert MORLEY. DNA matches suggest that Mary Jane was a sister of Henry Richard NICHOLSON (born Ireland 1817, died Argentina 1871).


    Benjamin PEACOCK (b. c1782 Farndale YKS ENG) mar. Rebecca AGAR at Lastingham in 1807. Their son John PEACOCK mar. Mary HUGILL at Stockton-on-Tees, Durham ENG in 1836. Known issue of John and Mary PEACOCK:  Mary, Benjamin, Joseph, Rebecca, Sarah, Emma.

    John PEACOCK (b. c1807 Farndale YKS ENG, son of Benjamin and Rebecca) mar. Mary HUGILL, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham ENG, 1836. Known issue of John and Mary PEACOCK: Mary (mar. George HUDSON, emigrated to Australia);  Benjamin (bap. 1839);  Joseph (bap. 1841);  Rebecca (bap. 1846, mar. BOWSER);  Sarah (bap. 1849);  Emma (bap. 1851). Oral history implies that either Benjamin or Joseph PEACOCK received a Knighthood.


    George PORTER (shoemaker of Douglas, Lanarkshire SCT), probably born c1710-1720. His son James PORTER (glassmaker / spectacle maker) mar. Catherine HARLEY in 1766. James died c1778. Issue (b. c1768-1777) thought to be Elizabeth Harley, George, Martha Bradshaw, James, Rebecca Goddard, Catherine Heythorne, John. I am descended from Elizabeth. Her brother John PORTER may have been a stationer of Pall Mall, London.


    Heinrich Wilhelm RIENECKER (c1821-1886) mar. Ernestine KLIBBE. Their daughters' married names were Louise Wilhelmine KLIBBE, Auguste Emilie KOY and Ernestine Louise JORGENSEN. Their son Carl Ludwig RIENECKER (1870-1964) married two HAHN sisters.


    I now have a very old document that names the parents of Sarah SHEPPARD (born at Frome, Somerset) who married Richard GIBLETT at Frome in 1783. Some members of these families were Non-conformists. Contact me for more information.


    George SHERRING mar. Jessie Anne WEBSTER (b.1870 Mudgee NSW Australia) in 1890. They had several children, and were living at Orange NSW Australia in 1900.


    Anne Louisa (Annie) WEBSTER (b.1848) mar. William SMITH, builder of Camberwell, Surrey ENG. SMITH children included James Arthur, Alfred, George Webster, Sydney, Claude, Dorothy and Maud.


    William WEBSTER (a dyer) mar. Elizabeth PORTER in 1793 at St.James, Clerkenwell, Middlesex ENG. Elizabeth WEBSTER nee PORTER died 1841. William WEBSTER may have died 1810 but I have yet to prove it. They had children baptised at Stockwell Chapel, St. Mary at Lambeth, Surrey ENG (1794-1800) and Southwark St. Saviour, Surrey ENG (1803-1809). Known children (there could be others): Thomas, James, Elizabeth, Ann, William, Henry, George, Ebenezer.

    James WEBSTER (a dyer, b.c1795 Stockwell, Surrey ENG, son of William WEBSTER and Elizabeth PORTER) mar. Mary GIBLETT in 1828 at Finsbury St. Luke, Middlesex ENG. Children: Elizabeth, Sarah, William James, Richard, Thomas, Ann Elizabeth, Catherine Porter, Ebenezer, Agnes Mary. James and Mary, Thomas, Sarah, Catherine and Agnes emigrated to NSW c1850. Sarah may previously have been a teacher in the Channel Islands.

    George WEBSTER (b.1807, bap. Southwark St.Saviour, Surrey ENG, son of William WEBSTER and Elizabeth PORTER) mar. Sarah GIBLETT, 1828, Finsbury St.Luke, Middlesex ENG. George was an agent or warehouseman of Park St.(1831-1833). When George's wife Sarah died early 1881, he was 'of Shepherd's Bush, Middlesex'. Seeking to confirm names of children as Emma, Henry, James Porter, Elizabeth Becks (mar. John BRAZIL), George Harley, Maria, Fanny, Ebenezer.

    Ernest Edward WEBSTER (b. c1859, son of William James WEBSTER and Anne MUSTELL) mar. Alice TEAGUE.

    Frederick WEBSTER (b. c1862, son of William James WEBSTER and Anne MUSTELL) mar. Esther Emma STOKES.

    Thomas WEBSTER (b.1823 London ENG, son of James WEBSTER and Mary GIBLETT) mar. Julia CAMPBELL, NSW Australia, 1853. Lived Mendooran NSW 1850s-1860s, later Mudgee and Sydney. One son (James Campbell WEBSTER) went to Cunnamulla QLD.


    Seeking descendants of William WELLS and Elizabeth CAMPBELL, married 1846 NSW Australia. Elizabeth was from the Isle of Tiree, Argyll SCT. Known WELLS children:  William Campbell (1848-1935), Dudley, Edward, John, Queenie, Grace, Mary [ref:  FITCHET family bible].


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