The Castle 1899, Thurland Castle
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Girlington Family Ownership of Thurland
Nicholas Girlington of Hackforth and Calton, Yorkshire (my 9th great grandfather) traded Sir Francis Tunstall the manor and lands of Hutton Longvillers, Yorkshire for Thurland in 1598. In 1612, Nicholas registered a pedigree of Girlington of Thurland with the Norroy of Arms. Nicholas was buried in Tunstall on 01 Mar 1627. While the Tunstall family retained ownership of the Hutton Longvillers estate for a little over another 200 years, it would not be so for Thurland and the Girlington family. Being staunch loyalists, the family and castle were in the cross hairs of the armies of Cromwell. The castle was sieged by cannon and mortar fire for over two weeks before it was finally taken. For the most part, Thurland was left in ruins. Sir John Girlington (my 7th great grandfather) restored the medieval portions of the castle referred to now as the Hall, Study and remaining portions of the outer wing to living quarters (referred to as apartments at the time). In 1698, Sir John sold the castle to... Read more