Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Thawley Family (9 Generations)

Good morning my dears,

Today, I wanted to document the findings of the Thawley family. 9 generations of my maternal grandmother's line.


Thawley, (Thorley) is an ancient Norman name meaning 'clearing in a thorn wood' that arrived to England after the Norman conquest of 1066.

Thorley's church, which is dedicated to St James the Great, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus, dates from the 13th century. From 1594 to 1610, the rector was Francis Burley, one of the forty-seven translators of the King James Bible, which was first published on May 2nd, 1611.

Our ancestors, the Thawley's attended Thorley Church and had the rector Francis Burley preach to them. By the 1700's they were settled in Staffordshire, a county about two hours north of Herefordshire.

St. James Church, Thorley, Herefordshire

Our line of the Thawley family goes back to the year 1715. Introducing:

William Thawley
b. Abt 1715  d. Unknown

 married for unknown years
to
Anne
 b. Abt 1720 d. Unknown
(8th great-grandparents)

Places lived: Staffordshire, England


William Thawley
b. 1739  d. Unknown

 married for unknown years on May 20th, 1754
to
Elizabeth Green
 b. May 21st, 1732  d. Unknown
(7th great-grandparents)

Places lived: Brewood and Walsall, Staffordshire, England

St. Matthews Parish Church, where Elizabeth Green was baptized.



Joseph Thawley
b. 1757 d. Unknown

 married for unknown years in October, 1779 at St. Mary's Church
to
Margaret Saunders
 b. 1757  d. Unknown
(6th great-grandparents)

Places lived: Walsall, Hints and Weeford Staffordshire, England


James Thawley
b. 1786  d. December, 1863

 married for fifty-one years November 5th, 1812 at Polesworth Parish
to
Mary Lunn
 b. 1792 d. March 1871
(5th great-grandparents)

Places lived: Measham, Derbyshire, England
Polesworth, Warwickshire, England
Kingsbury, Staffordshire, England

1841 Census


William Thawley
b. 1814 d. 1863

 married for twenty-eight years on March 2nd, 1835
to
Susanna Allcot
 b. 1814  d. 1887
(4th great-grandparents)

Places lived: Dosthill, Warwickshire, England
Wilnecote, Warwickshire, England
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

1851 Census



William Thawley
b. July 1838 d. March 6th, 1918

 married for fifty-one years in April 1867
to
Mary Ann Pallett
 b. April 1846 d. September 1922
(3rd great-grandparents)

Places lived: Wilnecote, Warwickshire, England
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Bolehall and Glascote, Warwickshire, England
Okehampton, Staffordshire, England

Mary Ann Pallett, birth index 1846

Mary Ann Pallett, 1851 Census

Mary Ann Pallett, 1861 Census

William and Mary Thawley, 1871 Census

William and Mary Thawley, 1891 Census


William and Mary Thawley, 1901 Census

William and Mary Thawley, 1911 Census



Arthur Thawley
b. July 1872  d. 1943

 married for thirty-five years on June 7th, 1897
to
Ada Elizabeth Walters
 b. October 1876 d. June 1932
(2nd great-grandparents)

Places lived: Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Wilncote and Castle Liberis, Staffordshire, England

Ada Elizabeth Walters, baptism record, October, 1876

Arthur and Ada Thawley, 1911 Census


William Thawley
b. 1905  d. abt. 1980

 married for fifty years on December 27th, 1930
to
Daisy Baker
 b. July 1911  d. abt. 1980
(great-grandparents)

Places lived: Wilnecote, Belgrave, Kettering, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England.

To William, Daisy was the girl-next-door. They attended the same schools, and became high-school sweethearts. They were married after Daisy graduated high-school. 

William was a creative, and a potter for the Staffordshire Pottery. Daisy was a homemaker, and took in tailoring as an extra income. Together, they had two daughters, my Nana Mabel in 1931, and Barbara in 1934.

 William Thawley, my maternal great-grandfather
Mabel (my maternal Nana), Daisy (my maternal great-grandmother), and my uncle John.

Ernest Thawley (William's brother), Hilda Thawley (Ernest's wife), and William Thawley, my maternal great-grandfather


Mabel Thawley
b. May 27th, 1931  d. August 2009

 married for fifty-four years on December 12th, 1954
to
Michael Idris Bird
 b. July 1934 d. March 2009
(grandparents)

Places lived: Tamworth, Staffordshire, England
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, England

My maternal grandparents, Nana Mabel and Granddad Michael's wedding day.


~ Kiki Nakita ~

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1 comment:

Decor To Adore said...

What a fantastic history! I do hope you have a few pieces of your great grandfathers pottery. That church is so so lovely.

Have a wonderful week!

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