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Brankston(e) Family

Brankston(e) Family

Jane Brankstone Thomas (View posts)
Posted: 22 Mar 2001 7:22PM GMT
I am assembling as much information as I can about this old and elusive surname going back to the Middle Ages. I ask that anyone with any knowledge of this surname please contact me. Thank you.

Re: Brankston(e) Family

kelly sinclair (View posts)
Posted: 17 Mar 2002 7:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
my husband's last name is brankston and he was also wondering about his heritage, so after a bit of digging i found that you probably originated in england in northumberland. at some point in the early 1400s (possibly earlier) you settled in scotland around edinburgh, there is some mention of brankston castle that was destroyedby chancellor crichton in 1446. you have a battlefield named after you and also a ridge close to the border of northumberland. since you're family was so small, you probably aligned with another clan around edinburgh for protection and land. i can only speculate it may have been the mcduffs or sinclairs. there was a 2 brother glass blowers that moved to the states in 1846, new york. hope this helps

Re: Brankston(e) Family

Posted: 24 Nov 2002 3:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello!

My father`s family name is Brankston and I have information about them dating from 1813 [Wooler, Northumberland] to 1937 [Lanchester, Durham.] I also have a list of Brankstons in Wooler dating from 1729.

I would be very happy to share information with anyone interested in researching this family name.

Re: Brankston(e) Family

Jane B. Thomas (View posts)
Posted: 25 Nov 2002 2:55AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Sandra,
Please contact me directly at jbthomas@watervalley.net. I am certain we can add to one another's data base.

Thank you for replying to my query.

Sincerely,
Jane B. Thomas
jbthomas@watervalley.net
Mississippi, USA

Re: Brankston(e) Family

Posted: 21 Jan 2003 1:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jan 2003 9:30PM GMT
hi jane,
i read your message and would like to tell you about my family we lived in lanchester co .durham for well over a hundred years,do you think this will help?
best wishes
linda

Re: Brankston(e) Family

Posted: 21 Jan 2003 1:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jan 2003 9:30PM GMT
hi
i was wondering about your husbands family and was wondering if we are from the same family?my family originated from lanchester in co durham ring any bells ?
please let me know
thanks
linda brankston

Re: Brankston(e) Family

Posted: 21 Jan 2003 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Jan 2003 9:30PM GMT
hi jane,
in connection with your interest into the family name brankston my family i can date to 1890 living in lanchester co.durham.uk has this place come up on your enquiries.


linda brankston

Re: Brankston(e) Family

Posted: 8 Aug 2011 12:46PM GMT
Classification: Query

i would like to make contact. we tick a lot of boxes. I was born into the Armstrong-Brankston family of Lanchester Co. Durham e/mail robertharding15@hotmail.co.uk

Re: Brankston(e) Family

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 8:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
I too come from the BRANKSTON FAMILY. Wooler to Lanchester.
my great gradfather was George Brankston Would like to make contact.
Robert Harding[ Brankston Armstrong]
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