We have collected a huge amount of information which relates to individuals and families who are connected to Thornbury. Sometimes we have created webpages dedicated to individuals or to different generations of the family. Sometimes the information is merely included in an account of the owners or occupants of a particular property. For this reason the best way to look for one particular person or family is simply to use the search box that appears on every page.
Your search will produce more helpful results if you use inverted commas around the name – for example “Robert Thurston”. This will reduce the number of hits to a sensible number. If you fail to find the person you are looking for, then just use the surname, and be aware that there might be different spellings of that name.
We regret that at this stage the search engine is not as good as we could hope. Sadly at present we are not entirely satisfied with the search engine we are using because it does not always show the relevant extract of text in the search results. We have spent a long time looking at alternatives with no success. We suspect that we will change to using the Google Search Engine for internal searches of the website as but need to wait until their Googlebots have fully indexed the new site.
We are extremely fortunate in that we have been given access to several wonderful albums of family photos as well as lots of fascinating photographs of individuals. Please see the Gallery on the menu bar for photo albums of families and of groups of people or
We would always be very grateful for any more contributions. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you feel you may have a photograph that we could use.