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Does anyone have any info about a place or a farmhouse called Double-Bridges?

I know that the Whitaker family (specifically John Whitaker (1752-1822) and his son John Whitaker the younger (1786-1848) lived there and both were farmers. John Whitaker Jnr married Hannah Harnew and I think they both lived there until his death in 1848.

I can see there is a Double Bridges Road on the outskirts of Thorne so I assume it was somewhere on the Levels?

All I can find online is a very old bulletin board message from the year 2000 which suggests it might have been a moated farmhouse? I've copied the link below.

Any info at all would be much appreciated

Thank you

Maggie

https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=local-histo ry;dd6d1d3d.0006

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Just looking at the staff photo of West red scool recognised every one on there, I believe Mrs Crut had an electrical shop in Horsefair Green.

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Excellent site. Have recently discovered one branch of my family hails from Thorne. This site goes a long way to helping me discover their lifestyle etc. Great photographs too.

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What a wonderful site to look through. My ancesters came from Thorne to New Zealand. My great great grandfather was Henry Nicholson and I hope that one day I will be able to come to Thorne to retrace his early steps and to possibly meet up with other family members

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I just to say a big thank you to Dave for replying to my query. You've really helped me out with the plot map.

I hope you don't mind me asking another question?
Was Thorne workhouse in Back Lane? And, if so, in 1838 were there other dwellings in Back Lane apart from the workshouse?

Thank you once again for all your help.


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Although I've been researching my husband's family history for 2 years I've only just discovered your fabulous site. Thank you for all the fascinating information.

We visited Thorne churchyard 2 weeks ago, searching for the graves of James and Sarah Harnew (my husband's great great grandparents). I foolishly was not very well prepared and expected to find a plot map somewhere in the churchyard. According to a monumental inscriptions booklet of my late father-in-law's the grave is in plot E198. If anyone has any advice as to where this plot is I would be immensely grateful? We spent several hours searching but in the end the intense Saturday afternoon heat got the better of us! However, all was not completely lost lost as we did find the monument of Thomas Askren and his wife Mary Waite Askren in the "new" part of the churchyard (nee Harnew).

Thanks again for all the hard work that has gone into your site. I plan to return to Thorne very soon. :)


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What a lovely website! I'm still to digest it all but have read the history of the Steere family.
I came across this looking for mentions of Joshua Clarke, born 1795 in Alvethorpe. In the 1841 census he's a publican in Thorne, so I'm looking for pubs of the time and the area...
Joshua is not actually a relative of mine afaik though we have the same name, but he's a direct ancestor of my wife. Hard work having a common name like Clarke.
I'll keep looking!


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Hi,
Im wondering if anyone can help. My late grandfather, William Benson was born in Thorne in 1929. The family were originally from Leigh, Lancashire and moved here in the 20s to the mid 30s.There were his parents, William and Catherine along with his 4 older sisters, May, Barbara-Ann, Lilly and Katie. I have recently discovered that his dad wasn't his biological father and that I may have family here. Sadly him and his siblings have now passed away and I know its a long shot but wondered if an older residents remember the family and where they lived?
Thank you :o


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I have discovered that many of my ancestors were born in Thorne and my triple great grandparents, Samuel and Ann Meggitt are buried in the horizontal graves right by the main entrance to St Nicholas Church. Samuel was a Master Shoemaker in the Market Place. One of his children was Abraham Stead Meggitt who was my great great grandfather but he died at the age of 28. His name is on the grave but he died in Hessle and St Nicholas records do not show his burial there. I was born in Doncaster but as my parents were from London I had no idea of the strong connection with the area which I now know extends to both sides of the Humber estuary.
If anyone has connections with this branch of the Meggitts I would love to know! I pass by Thorne regularly as the next generation live in Cottingham Nr Hull.


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If Mr Alan Darfield is contactable, I have information regarding an aircraft loss which he was researching way back in summer 1999. If he contacts me I will be pleased to pass on the information.

April 28th 2015


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