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About KIRBY (Family Tree)
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KIRBY's mainly come from Wharram Percy - Thixendale area in the Wolds Way, East Yorkshire. 
    In earlier research by my cousin, Terence he discovered the Kirby's name in several  
Parishes in the Yorkshire Wolds Area, including the Parish of Wharram Percy and its township of 
    Wharram Percy no longer exists as a village. Wharram Percy is a deserted medieval village. 
Although the site seems to have been settled since prehistory, the village appears to have been
most active from the 10th to the 12th centuries. The Domesday Book of 1086 records it as  
'Warran'or 'Warron'.
    The suffix 'Percy' stems from the prominent arstocratic family that owned the area during the
Middle Ages.
    The Black Death of 1348-49 does not seem to played a significant part in the desertion of
Wharram Percy.
    The earliest Kirby records appear in the Parish of Huggate, dated from the early 1500's and 
in Helperthorpe 1600's and in Kirkby Underdale in the 1700's.
    Our web-site starts with a John Kirby who married a Jane Richardson in 1624 registered in 
Wharram Percy Church registers and who subsequently had at least five sons of which Richard 
born circa 1650 is on our direct line. More research is required to look at the deeds purchase 
from Kirkby's Assignees and at the time of this research held at Hull University in 1983. It is 
believed that these records have been transferred to the local records Office when New  
Buildings to house records where established in Hull and Beverley. 
    In the mid 1800's William Kirby born in 1845 in Wintringham, East Yorkshire a son of James 
Kirby and Ann Linton, moved to Scarborough, later one of William Kirby sons William Ernest  
Kirby moved from Scarborough to the Manchester area and later on to Blackpool Lancashire, in the  
early 1900's.                   
       (Wintringham has not to be confused with Winteringham, a village in North Lincolnshire)
    Please Note: Some dates are for activation purpose only, also names beginning with a # on   
the front mean you can follow a completed Tree line or you can follow a change of family 
   The Right Honorable Edward Heath, PC, MBE, MP, connected to part of this tree (Churchill's) 
has not been added because of size of volume on the Heath tree.
   This tree has been mainly compiled from 2001-2019 by Frank Kirby over approx 18 years, 
from census's 1841 to 1911. This Web page was created in 2006 also added in 2012 and much
appreciated a new family administrator Terence Colin Kirby for his further knowledge and additions.
                              Please watch this space.  
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