Walter Thurtell was born June 15, 1796, in Norfolk England, one of the children of John Thurtell and Anne Browne. He married Honor Clarke on July 21, 1819, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, and they had eleven children. He and his wife and daughters, Honor and Clare Thurtell, were living in Walsingham, Norfolk, England, at the time of the 1851 British Census, which showed him as a miller and farmer with 170 acres, employing five men and two boys.
He lived for years at Ormsby House, Grange Road,
Sutton, Surrey, England. He used the last name Murray for some years because
of the scandal pertaining to his first cousin, John Thurtell, who was hanged
for murder in 1824. Walter Thurtell collected information on the origin
of the Thurtell name.
|The above picture of Walter Thurtell, also known as Walter Murray, is from the collection of Charlotte Mackie, one of the descendants of Walter's brother, Benjamin Thurtell.|
Links to More Information:
Miller's Genealogy Home Page
Family Group Sheet Page for Walter Thurtell (Murray)
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