'Thurland1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Thurland of Gamston (Therland of Gamelston), Thurland of Thurland Hall

The arms of this family are identified by Visitation (Nottingham, 1569+1614, 'Therland') as "Ermine, on a chief indented guiles three taus argent".
?? Thurland
1. Thomas Thurland, 1st of Thurland Hall, Mayor of Nottingham (d 1464, MP)
  A. Thomas Thurland of Thurland Hall (dsp 1472)
  There is some confusion over these early generations. Orange reports that this Thomas was succeeded by his cousin Thomas who was succeeded by his nephew Sir Thomas (m. Joan Willoughby) who was son of Richard by Alice Nevill. Visitation (Nottingham) starts with Thomas identifying him as father, by Alice Nevill, of an unnamed son who is shown as probably (connecting by dotted rather than solid line) father of the Thomas who m. Jane Willoughby. Whilst (as noted below) it seems that Visitation was probably better than Orange in getting the later generations correct, we suspect that Orange was probably more correct with these earlier generations. Noting that, after marrying a Thurland, Alice Nevill married Sir Gervase Clifton (who d 1491), we suspect that it was this Thomas who married ...
  m. Alice Nevill (dau of Thomas Nevill of Rolleston, m2. Sir Gervase Clifton of Clifton)
2. ?? Thurland
A. Thomas Thurland of Thurland Hall (b c1451, dsp 1497)
  B. Richard Thurland
  i. Sir Thomas Thurland of Thurland Hall & Gamston
  This Thomas is the first mentioned by Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5+1612, 'Thurland of Gamston') & Visitation (Surrey, 1530+1572 +1623, 'Therland').
  m. Joan/Jane Willoughby (dau of Sir Robert Willoughby of Wollaron, sister of Sir Henry)
  a. Thomas Thurland of Gamston
  m. Isabel Welby of Lincolnshire
  (1) Edward Thurland of Gamston generation omitted by Orange
  m. Olive (Olliffe) Bretton (dau of Thomas Bretton of Wichingham (Wiklingham))
  (A) Welby (Welberas) Thurland (dsp, 2nd son)
  m. _ Williams of Lincolnshire
  (B) Edmond of Gamston (Therland of Gamelston, 2nd surviving son)
  m. Isabel Plumpton (dau of _ Plumpton of Plumpton)
  (i)+ issue - Thomas, Plumpton (dsp), George (dsp)
  (C) Gervase Thurland of London (d 1577)
  Gervas is the only son of this generation mentioned by Orange, being "the only one of whom we have any account"
  m. Elizabeth Gosling (dau of Richard Gosling of Staffordshire)
  (i) Edward Thurland (Therland) of Reigate, Surrey (a 1623)
  m. Anne Elliott (dau/coheir of Richard Elliott of Reigate)
  (a) Sir Edward Thurland of Reigate (b c1607, d 1662, baron of the Exchequer, judge)
  The above-mentioned Visitations end with identifying those of this generation who were alive in 1623. Orange mentions only the 3rd son, Edward (shown by the Visitations as the eldest), reporting that he "eventually became heir to his father's property, and that of the Ellyott's by his wife" (i.e. his father's wife). Orange ends its pedigree on this family with Sir Edward's son & heir, Edward, who was living in Surrey in 1708. Visitation (Surrey, 'Thurland'), which starts with this Edward's parents, shows him as married to ...
  m. Elizabeth Wright of Buckland, Surrey
  ((1)) Edward Thurland of Reigate (b c1648, d 1687)
  This appears to be the Edward of Reigate who is identified by HoP ("Edward Thurland") was father of the MP by ...
  m. Frances Alford (dau of Sir Edward Alford of Offington)
  ((A)) Edward Thurland of Reigate (b c1669, dsp 12.1731, "1st son", MP)
  m. (03.07.1711) Elizabeth Holford
  ((B))+ other issue
  HoP, which identifies Edward as 1st son, reports that he left his estate to his nieces.
  (b)+ other issue (d by 1623?) - 2 sons?
  (c)+ other issue (a 1623) - Elliott (b c1609), Richard (b c1611), Dorothy, Elizabeth, Rachell, Ellen
  (D) daughter
m. _ Morton of Morton, Nottinghamshire
  (E) Olive (Olliffe) Thurland
  m. Gervase Leigh of Southwell
  (F)+ other issue (d young?) - John, William
  (2)+ other issue - James (d young?), Thomas, John, George, Jane, Catherin
  James is mentioned only by Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, 'Thurland'). Orange, which appears to miss out this generation altogether (it is given by the Visitatons), reports that one of the daughters of Thomas (son of Sir Thomas) married ...
  m. Thomas Fairfax
  b. Jane Thurland mentioned by the Visitations, reported by Orange as married to ...
  m. Sir John Durham (sb Dunham)
  c. Philippa Thurland mentioned by Orange but not by the Visitations
  m. Gabriel Armstrong of Thorpe
  d.+ other issue - Allice, Dorothy mentioned by the Visitations but not by Orange
  C. daughter identified by Orange as sister of Thomas & Richard
  m. John Copleston of Harrington

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of Nottingham' (James Orange, vol II (1840), Chapter V: 'Family of Thurlands', p731+) with input/support as reported from the various Visitations identified above
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