"Hi, I'm sorry the man sitting is my Great Grandfather Mark.
Birth 31 JANUARY 1868 • Westhall, Wangford District, Worlingham Parish, Suffolk County, England
Death 1943 • Waterford, Townsend Tp, Norfolk…"
Hi Lorne. Not sure I can help you, as the three Thomas Girling's I've found in my tree were born in the 16 and 17 hundreds. Your Richard would have been born around 1777. There's two in my tree, but one born in 1790 and the other in 1751 (both in Stradbroke). I think my tree is viewable on Ancestry (although I can't modify it, as I've not paid the annual subscription). Have a look there if you can see any connection. My username there is girling32 if you want to have a look. Cheers, Gregg
Hi Lorne, I maintain the Stradbroke Archive and find your photograph very interesting. You don't say who the people are. Girling is a name Stradbroke is very familiar with as one of our main historical photographers was William Girling: http://www.stradbrokearchive.org.uk/items/show/401
Hi, I'm sorry the man sitting is my Great Grandfather Mark.
Birth31 JANUARY 1868•Westhall, Wangford District, Worlingham Parish, Suffolk County, England
Death1943•Waterford, Townsend Tp, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
His father was.
Birth16 MAY 1842•Wangford With Henham, Suffolk, England
Death17 JUN 1888•Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
Birth1835•Old Newton, Suffolk, England
Death1922•Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.
So for my Great Great Grandfather Thomas father I think Richard but not sure. What happened to the closed cemetery? Thank you for all the information. Just trying to get something beyond Thomas and Charlotte.Also in the picture standing in middle my Grandfather with his brothers .
Around the church is the graveyard which closed (was full) at the beginning of the 20th century. The village council obtained some land at the edge of the village for a cemetery which is still used today although almost full. It is a quiet and peaceful place with a small chapel (not in use).