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A Group of Ladies

A Group of Ladies

Mrs. Wilson thinks that this photo was probably taken at Boulby Barns.

Georgina Codling (Thurlow) is on the left of the back row.  Could Isabel be the little girl in the middle?

I wonder what the occasion was.  The young woman on the left, at the front, is holding a small parcel. 

(Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson)

Mary Ann Thurlow

Mary Ann Thurlow

Mr. Main sent us this portrait of his grandmother, and the next, following a recent visit to Loftus and Boulby.  Mary Ann was the eldest daughter of John and Isabella Thurlow of Boulby Barns Farm.  She was born in 1875.  He thinks that this portrait was probably taken for her 21st birthday while she was working at Studley Royal, near Ripon, in 1896.

(Image courtesy of Gordon Main).

Mary Ann at Studley Royal, 1896

Mary Ann at Studley Royal, 1896

Mr. Main sent us this photograph of his grandmother, Mary Ann Thurlow, aged 21.  It was taken at Studley Royal, near Ripon, when she was in service there.

(Image courtesy of Gordon Main).

Mary Ann and her Children

Mary Ann and her Children

This portrait of Mary Ann Main (nee Thurlow) was taken in 1915 when her husband William was in India with the Border Regiment.  The children are John William (Gordon Main’s father), Henry Christopher and Marjorie Isabel.

Thanks to Gordon Main for the photograph and information.

Gordon Main, 1935

Gordon Main, 1935

A very young Gordon Main pictured on his Grandfather William Main’s knee, with his cousin, Isabel Codling, at Penrith in 1935.  William Main was Mary Ann’s husband.

Thanks to Gordon Main for the photograph and information.

At The Barns, c.1938

At The Barns, c.1938

Gordon Main is the young boy on the cart, at Boulby Barns Farm.

Thanks to Gordon Main for the photo and information.

Mary Ann Main (nee Thurlow)

Mary Ann Main (nee Thurlow)

This portrait of Mary Ann is of the grandmother that Gordon Main knew, probably taken when she was about 70, c. 1945.

(Image courtesy of Gordon Main).

A Thurlow Lady with Children

A Thurlow Lady with Children

I think this lovely studio portrait is probably of  Bessie, an older sister of  Ada and Georgina, with Edwin, Grace and Lucy.  It would have been taken about 1915.

(Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson)

Ada and Georgina Thurlow

Ada and Georgina Thurlow

A studio portrait of the two Thurlow sisters, Georgina is on the left and Ada is on the left. They married two brothers; Georgina was the youngest in the family and was born 7th February, 1891. She married Tom Codling (who was born 28th February 1887) on 10th December, 1910. Ada married Matthew Codling and they took over Boulby Barns. Their great granddaughter, Anne Codling, tells us that Matthew died in 1913 and is buried in Great Ayton cemetery. Her grandfather Edwin Thurlow Codling and his brother Billy took over Boulby Barns later on. Joan Johnson tells us: ”My grandmother was Ada Thurlow who married Matthew Codling. They lived in Great Ayton and had four children Billy, Edwin and  Cissie in Great Ayton (Billy Codling’s name is scratched onto a desk in the Quaker school in Gt Ayton). My grandmother was pregnant with my father Henry when her husband was killed (I think in a mining accident) in 1913 and is buried in Great Ayton cemetery. As she had then no income she had to move back to her parents home at Boulby. Billy and Edwin worked the farm with her after the death of her parents. My father, Henry joined the merchant navy and Cissy married Fred Rigby and lived in Manchester. Their son John was living in part of Boulby Barns a few years ago.”

Anne Bland has provided more information, telling us: ”Margaret Codling lived at Great Ayton in Newton Road with  her husband Dick Bulman. Matthew went to work in the ironstone mines near Cliff Rigg.He lived in Romany Road. The houses in Romany Road had wells in the back garden for water. These became contaminated with typhoid and many Aytonians including Matthew died as a result. The Codling’s are of course descended from the Wake family who were the original Norman Barons who held Great Ayton. It is believed their Manor House was where Ayton Hall is today, so there has always been a strong connection between Great Ayton and this family.

Image courtesy of Mrs J. Wilson.

Ada Codling (nee Thurlow)

Ada Codling (nee Thurlow)

This photograph was taken in 1912 or 1913 at Boulby Barns. Ada is pictured with her three sons (little boys wore dresses then). Billy is standing; Ada is holding Teddy (Edwin) and Francis Georgina (Cissy) is sitting in the wonderful pushchair. Carole Armsby tells us: “I think Ada Codling knew my parent Ernie Armsby and Mavis who used to be Coverdale.” Anne Codling told the Archive : “I think Henry was born in 1912, so it must have been taken then.” Whilst Mary Atkinson advised: “The child in the pram is not Henry. It is Francis Georgina (Cissy).”

Image courtesy of Mrs. J. Wilson, thanks to Carole Armsby, Anne Codling and Mary Atkinson for the update.