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The Lancashire Link

Clive Garstang (View posts)
Posted: 982497300000
My name is Clive Garstang and I reside in Harlow, Essex - England. My Grandfather's name was Ernest Garstang and we believe that he originated from the Town of Garstang, Preston, Lancashire. He had three children, Dennis, Dorothy and Jimmy. He subsequently moved to Southall in London where he remarried Ethel Dunn. My father Jeffrey Garstang was then born. Ernest died on 6th November 1964. I would like to hear from anyone who may have any further information or who feels they may be a relative of the Garstang family.

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Linda Reno (View posts)
Posted: 985628217000
I have a cousin that returns to Garstang to visit relatives there, his name is Ray Garstang. He is from Belle, Mo. his father and my great-grandfather,(Richard Garstang) were brothers.

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Posted: 1055128181000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Garstang
My mother is a Garstang. She grew up in Belle, MIssouri as well as my grandfather, Guy Garstang, and my great-grandfather, Ray Garstang. My granparents still live in Belle. The Garstangs are a big name around the area of Belle because of their buisness history. My great-grandfather was in the furniture buisness and also had a gas company which my grandfather worked at as well. These buisnesses no longer exist but the gas company still carries the name Garstang gas company. I know that the Garstangs originated from Garstang ,England because we have a family name plate at my granparents house. MY mother has always wanted to visit there because she wants to learn more about our family history.We live in MIssouri also and have never been over there, but if anyone has anymore information on the Garstangs then please resond.

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Ian Garstang (View posts)
Posted: 1065016182000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Garstang
I am Ian Garstang, I used to live in Preston and had grandparents in Garstang. I am only 24 and the Son on Edward and Hilary Garstang. My Father was one of 4 children (Ian, Edward, Lorna an June). My Grandparents were called Alma and John and my nanna was a feild nurse in the second world war.

As far as I know there was a book called 'Generation to Generation' floating around my family which noted hundreds of Garstangs with pictures of grand family crypts and all sorts. It also states that our oldest recorded relative was a Viking in Holland called 'Gair'

Anyway, some of my family still live in Preston (my sister Rachel for one) and my brother lives in Surrey (Oliver) whereas I live in Suffolk.

I also found another 'Ian Garstang' which is why I ended up here who sent me this message:

I'm from Chorley, although the family is spread around Lancashire somewhat . My Dad (David) was born in Preston, son of Francis Garstang who's one of 5(?) kids, (Winifred, Maureen, Jack, Agnes and

My grandad had 7 uncles who lived in and around Garstang around the
time of the first world war, could you be descended from them? i
think further back we lived in yorkshire for a time (my great-grandad
was born in Yorkshire) but there are records of Garstangs owning
mills in East Lancs around the 1830s. My uncle (John) knows more
about the family history. I can pass you on to him if you'd like?


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Posted: 1197295385000
Classification: Query
Hi Clive,
My name is Jan & my grandmother's maiden name was Garstang, her first name was Violet, sister named Thelma. She married Alan Robert Bolt & had my mother Ann who went on to marry Ronald Phillips. Anything else I can find I will let you know.

Regards Jan

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Posted: 1212631151000
Classification: Query
Hi Clive, my name is Marilyn Paterson and I live in Queensland, Australia. My grandmother was Alice Mary Garstang who was born in New South Wales in 1878 and my great grandfather was Frederick Garstang of Garstang in Lancashire who went out to Australia as a high court judge. Hope this may be of assistence to you and hopefully you'll be able to help me.

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Posted: 1212631618000
Classification: Query
Hi my name is Marilyn Paterson. My grandmothe was Alice Mary Garstang born in 1878 in New South Wales. Her father was Frederick Garstang formerly of Garstang in Lancashire and who came out to Australia as a high court judge. He was married to Mary and they had 2 daughters Ethel and Alice and sons called Walter, Percy. Ethel married and her married name was Braines. Maybe you could help me find some of my relatives? Marilyn
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