'Thurston1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Thurston (Thruston) of Hoxne (Hoxon), Thurston of Challock

(1) This family's name is spelt either 'Thurston' or 'Thruston'. We are using 'Thurston' mainly because we decided to work on the family when we were working through CountyGen (Kent, Berry) where 'Thurston' is used throughout.
(2) An entry at the top of the Frere pedigree indicates that Thurstons/Thrustons were at Hoxne, Suffolk, in the 13th century. The first mentioned by Visitation was ...
John Thurston of Hoxne
m. Anne Fitzhugh (dau of John Fitzhugh of Suffolk)
1. Nicholas Thurston of Hoxne
m. Julian Sharpe (dau of William Sharpe of Essex)
  A. Robert Thurston of Hoxne (2nd son)
  m. Margaret Walden (dau of John Walden of Suffolk)
  i. John Thurston of Hoxne
  m. Milliscent (Millicent) Wright (dau/coheir of Edmond Wright of Burnt Bradfield)
a. John Thurston of Hoxne
  m. Elizabeth Godbold (dau of Robert Godbold of Lynn)
  Visitation (1612) ends showing only Milliscent as a child of John & Elizabeth. Visitation (1664) shows Nathaniell as their only child. We presume that their first son was in fact ...
  (1) John Thurston of Hoxne (b after 1612?) father of Katherine, probably of this generation
  (A) Katherine Thurston (bpt 08.05.1633, d 1655)
  m. (15.07.1651) Nathaniel Shuldham of Shuldham & Kettleston (b 1625, d 1671)
(2) Nathaniell Thurston or Thruston of Hoxne (b after 1612?)
  m. Mary Trench (dau of Thomas Trench of Tylly)
  (A) John Thurston or Thruston of Hoxne (Hoxon)
  m1. (by 1664) Elizabeth Wells (dau/heir of William Wells of Halvergate)
  This was probably the John who (also) married ...
  m2. Elizabeth Buxton (bpt 1646, dau of John Buxton of Channons)
  The following comes from BLG1952 ('Thruston (now Austen-Leigh) of Pennal'). Probably son of John and (one of the) Elizabeth(s) was ...
  (i) John Thurston or Thruston
  m. Mary Blyford (dau of Robert Blyford of Barningham, m2. Edmund Mott)
  (a) John Thurston or Thruston of Barningham, later of Hoxne, Sheriff of Norfolk (b 1685, d unm 1744)
  (B) Thomas Thurston (d 30.10.1683, 4th son)
  The following comes from BHO ('An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk', volume 7, 'Clackclose Hundred and Half: Stradset').
  m. Elizabeth Goldsmith (b c1654, d 30.12.1728, dau of John Goldsmith or Gouldsmith of Stradset)
  (i) Elizabeth Thurston (d 1729)
  m. Robert Buxton of South Elmham
(a) Elizabeth Buxton (dsp)
  m. _ Searle
  (ii)+ other issue - John (d 14.05.1684), Mary
  (C)+ other issue (a 1664) - Nathaniell, Clement, William, Mary, Elizabeth, Anne
  (3) Milliscent Thurston (a 1612)
  (4) Anne Thurston (d before 22.09.1676) probably of this generation
  m. (1636) William Brampton (d before 24.05.1669)
  b. Anne Thurston
  m. (1603) Clement Heron (Herne) of Hevingham
  ii. daughter
  m. Sir John Elmes
  B. Anne Thurston
  m1. John Dereham
  m2. William Whiple of Dickelborough
  C.+ other issue - John, 4 sons (dsp)



Robert Thurston of Challoke (Challock)
m. Joan Woodwads of Throwley
1. Richard Thurston
  A. Jane Thurston
  m. Thomas Gokin
2. Alexander Thurston
  m. Alicia Plott (sister/heir of William Plott)
  A. Richard Thurston of Challock
  m. Jane Hall (dau of Edward Hall of Ashford)
  i. Elizabeth Thurston probably the Elizabeth who married ...
  m. William Westfaling of Hereford
  ii.+ other issue (a 1619) - Thomas (b c1609), William, Frances



Robert Thurston (d 10.1670)
1. Bartholomew Thurston
  A. John Thurston (dsp 01.1693)
m. Elizabeth (d 03.1709)
  B. Elizabeth Thurston
2. John Thurston
  m1. ??
  A. Elizabeth Thurston (d unm 07.1704)
  m2. Eleanor
  B. Matthew Thurston (d 09.1747)
m. (1712) Elizabeth Beale (d 10.1767, dau of John Beale)
  i. John Thurston (b c1713, d 12.1745)
  m. Susannah Chapman (dau of James Chapman, m2. Thomas Buck)
  a. Elizabeth Thurston (b c1742, d 1828)
  m. John Thomson of Canterbury
  ii. Thomas Thurston of Willesborough (b 1721-2, d 05.1791)
  m. Mary Tritton (b 1780-1, d 03.1799, dau of Samuel Tritton)
  a. Sarah Thurston probably of this generation
  m. Richard Cook Tylden, later Pattenson (d 1819, rector of Milsted)
  iii. Mary Thurston (dsp)
  m. Thomas Wilmot of Bethersden
  iv. Jane Thurston (dsp)
  m. Rev. Sampson Stede of Bredgar
  C.+ other issue - Mary, Anne
3.+ other issue - Thomas, Robert

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Walter Metcalfe (1882), Suffolk, 1612, 'Thurston of Hoxne'), Visitation (Suffolk, 1664, 'Thruston of Hoxne')
(2) For middle section : CountyGen (Berry, Kent, p202)
(3) For lower section : CountyGen (Berry, Kent, p203+)
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