John Brookes Thurtell

(1812—1879)





 BORN 1812 at Pakefield Farm, Suffolk, England
 DIED 15 February 1879 in in Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
 BURIED Churchyard of St Peter & St John, Kirkley, Lowestoft, Suffolk.
 
 FATHER John Thurtell (1788-1837)
 MOTHER Mary Brookes (1787-1854)
 
 MARRIED Ellen Aldred (1811-1900)
 CHILDREN   Edward Goddard Thurtell (1840-1888)
Ellen Thurtell (1845-1922)(buried with parents)


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Captain in the Merchant Navy on the Australia run. It is highly probable that he is the Captain J.B. Thurtell shown on a listing of Index to Unassisted Inward Passenger Lists to Victoria, Australia, shown as reaching Victoria in February 1854 on the ship the ‘Wigram’ which departed from a British port.

John appears to be the Nephew of Anne Thurtell who refers to him in her diary. He is referred to as Capt John Brookes Thurtell. He received £100 in Anne Everitt’s will.

Ellen Thurtell was born circa 1846 at Yarmouth, Norfolk, and was living on 6 March 1908, at 12 Leuson Road, Kirkley, S.Lowestoft (near Pakefield) Suffolk, England. She is listed in the 1881 British census as Ellen Thurtell, age 35, born in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, living with her widowed mother with the dwelling listed as St. Georges Road, North West End, and the census place as Kirkley, Suffolk, England. Her mother, Ellen Thurtell, is shown as a widow, age 69, born in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, head of the household with her occupation shown as Annuitant. Also living with them is her mother’s sister, Sarah Some, shown as age 61, born in Filby, Norfolk, England, whose occupation is shown as housekeeper.








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