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Thurgood....William Henry

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Bowles Report 28 Apr 2013 00:30

William Henry Thurgood...Born in England...1862 circa.....Arrived in Sri Lanka about 1883.....


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 01:19

Hi Bowles

Do you have any idea of where William was born in England? it may help to narrow the search.

Mike *

Mike * Report 28 Apr 2013 01:26

There are no births for William Henry Thurgood until 1898

Might he have been Thorogood ?

Births Jun 1864
THOROGOOD William Henry - Gravesend 2a 322


Bowles Report 28 Apr 2013 03:36

Hi Mike,

Will do some more Research...

Many Thank's for the Info..

Cheer's Paul


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 08:45

Hi Bowles

William may of been registered as just William and added Henry to his name later. My great grandfather was registered as Michael however in subsequent census records he was down as Joseph, he married and died as Michael Joseph

There are several William Thurgood's born in the Essex area between 1861 and 1865.

Have you found him on any records?


MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 10:04

This one was in Ceylon between 1881 and 1884 ........

British Army Service Records 1760-1915 Transcription

First name(s): William
Last name: THURGOOD (aka Thorogood)
Calculated year of birth: 1860
Parish of birth: Bishops Stortford
Town of birth: Bishops Stortford
County of birth: Hertfordshire
Age at attestation: 18 years 2 months
Attestation date: 2 January 1878
Attestation corps: 66TH
Attestation soldier number: 1214
Discharge rank:
Discharge corps:
Discharge soldier number:
The National Archives reference: WO97 / 4024 / 88

He returned from Ceylon (called Sri Lanka since 1972) in 1884 and served in England until 1890. He married a Hannah Jane Woodley in Walthamstow in 1884.

His father was William.


Bowles Report 28 Apr 2013 10:07


Many Thank's for the Info....Will follow it up..

Cheer's Paul


MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 10:18

Paul - you can ignore the pm I've just sent you! I thought seeing as you'd marked the thread as answered that you wouldn't be back.

How did you connect to William in the first place? Knowing that would be a big help in unearthing any other relevant records.

If we can establish that the service records do belong to your man then I'd be happy to send you the records.


Bowles Report 28 Apr 2013 11:12

HI Marie,
Did not know that by marking the thread as Answered meant that i did want want to continue with Thread...This Forum is a lot different than other Forums i subscribe to...My late wife was born in Kandy...Sri Lanka...Now helping her Father who is Age 88 in tracing his Family Tree...

Kind Regard's


MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 11:29

Hi Paul - yes, this site is a law unto itself! Quite a few members have pointed out to Genes that the tick thing has unexpected results but .....

Did the William Thurgood that you're asking about stay in Ceylon for good?

EDIT: I think the answer's on this thread:

I've left details on there about Ceylon research.


Bowles Report 30 Apr 2013 04:01

Hi Marie,
Will check out this Site you sent me...

Cheer's Paul