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Re: Carlton & Thorpe Thewles area in the 1500s

Regarding the parish registers etc, I really appreciate TTHG's offer of a search. If you can do this for me please also look at the Hemslie family at the same time. They are very much linked with the Garnett family in terms of marriages in the 1500s and I have been unable to trace a "greater family" in the local area. They are, however, a very common family in Sussex and maybe they came up north together.

Many thanks

Alison Garnett

Re: Carlton & Thorpe Thewles area in the 1500s

Regarding the query on the above named family.

Redmarshall has 3 marriages - 11 Jul 1568 John = Annes Hemeslie - 31 Oct 1574 Anne = William Jefferson - 4 Aug 1577 Margerie = Thomas Jefferson.

Redmarshall has 24 Garnet / Garnard baptisms between 1564 and 1616. Of the 357 baptisms up to 15 Feb 1601 only 15 baptisms name the father (Garnet / Garnard = 0). Of the 5 Garnet / Garnard baptisms after this date 4 list father as Robert and the other has mother Elizabeth.

I have not got round to looking at Redmarshall burials (this far back) as I have started post Lord Rose's Act.

Grindon has one marriage Isabel = Robert Wilkinson 23 Nov 1617 and 1 burial Margaret aged 94 of Thorpe Leazes buried 24 Mar 1910.

Interesting that you mention Billingham 3 marriages (2 in late 1500's other mid 1600's), 2 baptisms 1638 and 1789.

In 1666 a John Garnett is listed under Egglescliffe and a John Garnett is listed under Bishopton so the family did remain in the area.

Surtees has a tree for the Garnett family of Egglescliffe which can be found on the web.

Keep Smiling

Paul Dunnill

Re: Carlton & Thorpe Thewles area in the 1500s

Hello Mark & Paul

I would like to follow up on your comments about the possible link of the Garnett family with the corn mills in the area. I have a will from John Garnett who lived in the vill of Carlton in the parish of Redmarshall who died in 1574. In his will he leaves to his sons maize corn and winter corn, sheep, cows, waynes (carts?) plough and oxen. Also interestingly, he refers to a plinghe which could possibly be a plinthe - perhaps another term for a millstone? Could this be a corn mill e.g. Thorpe Mill which is not far from the village of Carlton?

Regards

Alison