'Thurleby1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Thurlbye (Thurleby) of East Derham Park, Thurlby of London, Thurlebye (Thurleby or Thirlby) of Norfolk, Thurlby of Pilton

Carthew identifies the arms of the following family as "Vert, three escallops argent, 3, 2, 1".
Thomas Thurlebye of Norfolk ("Gent.")
1. Thomas Thurlebye, Bishop of Norfolk then Ely (b c1506, d 26.08.1570)
  Wikipedia ("Thomas Thirlby") reports that "Thomas Thirlby (or Thirleby; c.1506-1570) was the first and only bishop of Westminster (1540-50), and afterwards successively bishop of Norwich (1550-54) and bishop of Ely (1554-1559). Wikipedia identifies Thomas as "The son of John Thirleby, scrivener and town clerk of Cambridge, and Joan his wife". That contradicts Carthew.
2. John Thurlbye of East Derham Park
  m1. Elizabeth Holdishe of Ranworth
  m2. Amye Townshend (dau of Thomas Townshend of Testerton, m1/2. John Wingfelde of W. Winche)
  A. William Thurlbye or Thirlebye or Thurleby of East Derham Park
  m. _ Amyas (dau/heir of John Amyas, son of John)
  i. William Thurlbye or Thirlebye or Thurleby
  a. Susan Thurleby "kin to the Bishop of Ely", possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Violett
  ii. Harry Thurlbye or Thirlebye or Thurleby
  B. Elizabeth Thurlbye
  m. John (not Thomas) Athowe of Brysley
  C.+ other issue (dsp) - Henry, Thomas



Visitation shows the arms of the following family, without description or colour, as ten escallops on a plain shield, arranged in rows 4, 3, 2, 1. This suggests that there may have been a connection between this family and the one shown above.
Thomas Thurlby of Pilton, Northamptonshire
1. Robert Thurlby of Pilton
  A. Henry Thurlby of Pilton (Pylton)
  m. Elinor Fletcher
i. William Thurlby of Owdle, Northamptonshire
  ii. James Thurlby of London (a 1634, grocer)
  m1. Martha Ashmore
  a. Elizabeth Thurlby
  m. William Goodwyn of London
  m2. Katherine Colbron (dau of Nicholas Colbron of Sandwich)
  b. Mary Thurlby possibly the Mary (d 1670) who married ...
  m. John Osborne of Hartlip Place & Dane House, later of Maidstone (Kent) (b 1614, d 1683 (not 1663))
  iii. Robert Thurlby of London (d by 1634)
  m. Ursula Burges (dau of John Burges of Sutton Cofield)
  a.+ issue (a 1634) - John, Robert, Mary, Elizabeth, Ursula

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'The Hundred of Launditch and Deanery of Brisley' (G.A. Carthew, 1877, Part 3, 'Thirleby or Thurleby', p93)
(2) For lower section : Visitation (London, 1634, 'Thurlby')
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