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094 - Lukes around Gt Massingham & Gt Ryburgh

We have at least three families who like the name Luke

What we have yet to find is whether they are all connected, or whether the name Luke is just popular. To put it in perspective, Fakenham is 6 miles from Brisley and 10 miles from Gt Massingham, which is nothing, so movement around this area will be common.

The families first appear in these parishes in 1680s, though we don’t know where they were earlier. The information has been gathered from bapt, mar, & burial records.

In Great Massingham we know there are two families at the same time:

1st: Luke 4694 married Martha Roberson in 1682, so they would have been born say 1660 or earlier. Their children were:

Also in Gt Massingham we have:

2nd: Thomas 4960 mar Martha 4961 ( no other information about them) and children:

So we only have two very skeleton trees, and nothing else.

3rd: Luke 4972 married Elizabeth 4973 ?? probably around 1715-20 and had two children in Gt Ryburgh:

There is an earlier tree in Gt Ryburgh #036 but these appear to have died out  by 1700, and do not have any Lukes either.

Click here for tree #036

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Ian Gotts of Kings Lynn published this article in the Norfolk Ancestor on the problems of sorting out the Lukes: Looking for Luke