|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 Thixendale.
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 aristocratic family that owned the area during the Middle Ages.
The Black Death of 1348-49 does not seem to play 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 Kirkeby Underdale in the 1700's.
Our website 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 Kirby'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 were 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's 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 directions.
The Right Honorable Edward Heath, PC, MBE, MP, connected to part of this tree (Churchill's) has now been mostly added, because of size of volume on the Heath Tree some further additions are still missing off this tree. See under (John Churchill b1888 or Mary Finch)
This tree could also be connected to the Dewhurst's cotton manufacturers of 1800s this could further be explored.
This tree has been mainly compiled from 2001-2024 by Frank Kirby over approx. 23 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.
Terence researched John kirby 1600 and Richard Kirby 1650 the first two in the Kirby tree.
Added Note: Worldwide Pandemic 2020 has been a year of Coronavirus-19 which started in China about January, came to UK in 19 March 2020 and is still causing deaths as late as Dec. 2021. All our family are OK at the moment?
Today 8/12/2020 the first person was vaccinated who was Mrs Keenan at University Hospital, Coventry and NHS staff received the vaccine. Mrs Keenan was vaccinated with Pfizer's vaccine aged 90 was in a hospital before being sent home on the 9/12/2020. People aged 80 will follow.
Time for me to retire, but maybe someone in the future will carry on!
Please watch this space.
(Not all persons on this Tree have been explored)