SURNAMES that I am researching

The main surnames I am researching are:

        CAWTHORN - from Emneth, Three Holes & Christchurch, Cambridgeshire, U.K.
                         [+ Cambs/South Lincolnshire border + Cambs/West Norfolk borders.]
                         late 1600s onwards.

        SCOTT - from Welney 1700s onwards; and Christchurch, Cambridgeshire 
                             early 1800s onwards - my paternal grandmother was SCOTT.

                  + CANADA - unfortunately, I have no idea where they settled [yet!] - from abt 1903 onwards
        PALMER & DeSilva PALMER - from Burwell, nr Cambridge - 1600s onwards; 
                               Methwold, West Norfolk - 1851 onwards
                               Hilgay and neighbouring villages, West Norfolk - 1880 onwards
                               Brandon, Suffolk - 1900 onwards
                               Wisbech, Cambs. - 1882 onwards
                               Rawstenstall & Rossendale, Lancs. - 1865 onwards
                               Fleetwood, Lancs. - abt 1915 onwards
And to a slightly lesser extent:- BERRY - Upwell & Christchurch, Cambs; Hannah, daughter of John & Tansley married my Gt Gt Grandfather, George CAWTHORN at Upwell St Peter's, 17 September, 1863 DAWSON - in the St Ives, Hunts area, but originally from Exning, near Burwell, Cambs; Marry into the PALMER family 1843. O'CONNOR - My Gt Gt Grandmother came from Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland - that's all I know! She would have married John WATSON in about 1852/3. SCALES - from Baldock, Hertfordshire; my grandmother was Florence Harriet SCALES. She married Ernest William William PALMER in 1912 at Wisbech. SMITH - from Stevenage, Hertfordshire. Ellen SMITH married my Gt Grandfather, Charles SCALES WATSON - from Wretton in West Norfolk; Catherine married my Gt Grandfather Louis Henry PALMER at St Augustine's, Wisbech, 11 March, 1883 WEATHERSTON - from Berwick, Northumberland - 1850s onwards; & South Shields, Co. Durham from 1880s onwards (PALMER connection)
And to an even slightly lesser extent:- TANSLEY - from Leverington, nr Wisbech, Cambs; marry into the RUST family of Upwell, Cambs; 1700s onwards. WALTON - from "Marson" in Bedfordshire. Hannah married my Gt Gt Gt Grandfather, Joseph CAWTHORN in about 1833 - but haven't found out where! RUSSELL | DONCASTER | LAVENDER - from the Fenland area around Chatteris, Wisbech & Upwell, Cambridgeshire, U.K. HAWKINS | DILLEY - from the Hitchin/Great Wymondley area of Hertfordshire BARSBY - Auckland, New Zealand - abt 1910 onwards.
And it looks like I'm going to be researching my husband's family as well: McCLEAN, BEATTIE, JOHNSTON, FLEMING, KILLEN & ROULSTON - all from Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland with a few from Co. Donegal. JOHNSTON - North Island, New Zealand. His family seem to have gone to the four corners of the earth - America, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand - but that's another story!
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This page created 11 August 2001 & amended/updated 17:38 20/01/2018