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;
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!
My CAWTHORN Family
My SCOTT Family
My PALMER Family
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This page created 11 August 2001
& amended/updated 17:38 20/01/2018