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Young and Beautiful

Dennis Codling and his sister Isobel at the doorway of their home at Boulby Barnes. This chair is getting very photogenic featuring in many images of the Codling family at Boulby Barnes.
Image courtesy of Janet Wilson.

Sitting on the steps

Sitting on the steps

Bryan, Barbara and Ray Husband sitting on the step of one of the Boulby Cottages (Tin City).
Thanks go to Josie Etches for the loan of the photograph

Codling Family

Codling Family

This family portrait of the Codling family was taken in about 1907?

Back row:Margaret (Maggie), Isaac (Ike), Richard (Dick), Elizabeth (Lizzie), Matthew (Mattie), Thomas (Tom), Indiana (Indie).

Middle row: Thomas, Rachel, Mary, Hannah and Margaret with Daisy in her arms.

Front row: Greta, Violet.

Not shown on this picture is William the last and final baby of this generation of the Codling family. We are also advised (by Sandra Payne) that Indiana married Sarah’s greta uncle Joseph William Cook in 1914.  Mavis Gray advises that Hannah married Albert Gray (her mother-in-law) in 1919.

Ann Bland told us: ”Lovely to see the photo of the Codling Family. Violet Codling was my Gran. She married Edward Miller from Danby.They had two children Allen and Margaret both still living.Lizzie married a Newton, Maggie married a Bulman, Ike was killed in a mining accident at Tin City in 1910, Thomas and Matthew married the Thurlow sisters from Boulby Banks Farm. Tom married Georgina and Mattie married Ada. Matthew died of Typhoid in 1913 at Great Ayton.Hannah married a Gray and Greta married Herbert Dowson. Richard and Anastasia’s daughter Stella was a Health visitor at Whitby and won the MBE. She died just recently.”

Thanks to Kate Patton (Dowson) for this image and details. Also thanks to Sandra Payne, Mavis Gray and Ann Bland for the updates.

Georgina and Sally, 1893

Georgina and Sally, 1893

Georgina Thurlow, Mrs. Wilson’s grandmother, would only have been about two or three years old when this photograph was taken at Boulby Barns.  Sally (Sarah Hannah), one of  her sisters was eight years older.

Thanks to Mrs. J. Wilson for the photograph and information.

The Thurlows at Boulby Barns Farm

The Thurlows at Boulby Barns Farm

Boulby Barns Farm is on the old road, near the top of the bank, between Skinningrove and Staithes. The Thurlow family gathered there for a special occasion in about 1907. Even the little girls are wearing wonderful hats. Can anyone tell us what the occasion was, or name any other members of the family?

Mrs. Wilson’s grandmother, Georgina Thurlow is third from the left on the back row. Two of her sisters, Lucy and Sarah are standing in the doorway. The other four sisters and their mother are sitting on the chairs, (from left), …2.Mary Ann with Marjorie, 3.Bessie with Lucy, ……5.Isabel Thurlow (their mother), 6.Barbara, and Ada with Billy at the end. As Owen says, Amy (a grandchild) is the young girl standing between Barbara and Ada.

Thanks to Owen Rooks for the following information:”I believe that the girl (wearing the rather fetching large white hat) standing 2nd from right on the front row is Amy Thurlow. Amy became a close friend of my mother in about 1920 when for a time they were neighbours at Boulby- my mother (before she married) may have worked at Boulby Barns. Many years later, Amy shared a home in Park Terrace, Loftus; with Florence (Flo) Fletcher and they both shared a life long friendship with my mother who died in 1973. In the late 1940’s, Amy and Flo ran a corner shop in Tees Street, East Loftus.”

Joan Johnson tells us: ”I think that Mary Ann must have been known as Polly. She married John Maine and had 2 children Marjory + John and they lived in Penrith after she married. I don’t really remember Georgina, but know that I did visit her as a child when she was known to me as Aunt Georgie. My grandmother was Ada and Billy was my uncle.”

Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson, with thanks to Owen Rooks and Joan Johnson for the updates.

Thurlow Girls c 1905

Thurlow Girls c 1905

This photograph of the seven sisters was taken at Boulby Barns in about 1905.  That was the year in which both Mary Ann and Bessie got married.

Ada, Sarah Hannah (Sally) and Barbara are standing at the back.  Mary Ann, Bessie and Lucy are sitting on the chairs.  Georgina, the youngest, is sitting on the ground in front.

Thanks to Mrs. J. Wilson for the photograph and information.

I had made a mistake with the names.  Gordon Main has been in touch to tell us that ”if you look carefully I notice that they are all wearing the same dresses as in the large family photo so I suspect it was taken on the same day.  Mary Ann  is in the dark dress on the front row in both cases.  In the family picture she is nursing my Aunt Marjorie as a large baby . As it is June/July (see the roses) this makes Marjorie about 1 year old which dates the picture to summer 1907.”  Many thanks to him for this information, as I can now name the sisters in the large family group.

Gran Thurlow and Mother

Gran Thurlow and Mother

A lovely studio portrait of the two ladies, but I don’t know anything else about them.

The lady standing on the left could be Isabel Thurlow of Boulby Barns Farm.

(Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson)

The Thurlows, Boulby Barns Farm

The Thurlows, Boulby Barns Farm

This family group was taken in about 1910 at Boulby Barns Farm.  John and Isabel Thurlow are seated, second right and second left, surrounded by their two sons and seven daughters.  Georgina is third from the left, at the back, and the child seated in front is Amy, one of their granddaughters.  Can someone tell us any more about the family and why they have all got together for the photograph?

I now know that the daughters were Mary Ann, Bessie, Lucy Sarah, Barbara, Ada and Georgina. 

Thanks to Anne Codling, great granddaughter of Ada, for her comment – the two sons would be Henry and Christopher.  John and Isabel had a third son, Edwin, who had died in 1881.

(Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson)

The Farmyard at Boulby Barns

The Farmyard at Boulby Barns

John Thurlow feeding the chickens in the yard at Boulby Barns.

(Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson)

Haytime at Boulby Barns

Haytime at Boulby Barns

John Thurlow is sitting on the barrow while one of the younger men is forking the hay off the cart to build the stack.

(Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson)

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