Threston Family History & Genealogy
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- John 21.4%
- Edward 14.3%
- Sir 7.1%
- Christoph 7.1%
- David 7.1%
- August 7.1%
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It has been researched and concluded that the Treston families found in Griffiths Valuation of Ireland are the formerly ennobled Threston family of England (who are referenced on this site) and the decedents of Threston/Treston family that later moved to the United States (as well as Canada) and settled in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and, other parts of the country.
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"Irelands Valuation office conducted its first survey of property ownership in Ireland from 1848 to 1864. This survey became known as "Griffiths Valuation" after Richard Griffith who was the director of the office at that time. The survey was used to determine the amount of tax each person should pay towards the support of the poor within their poor law union. This involved determining the value of all privately held lands and buildings in rural as well as urban areas to figure the rate at which each unit of property could be rented year after year. The resulting survey was arranged by barony and civil parish with an index to the townlands appearing in each volume. Griffith's Valuation can be used as an excellent census substitute for the years after the Great Famine as censuses prior to 1901 were destroyed."
Griffith's Valuation - Treston
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"The name Treston appears in the Claremorris and Ballyhaunis area of county Mayo from the 18th century. They appear to have been closely associated with the Dillons of Feamore, parish of Bekan, barony of Costello. At the time of Griffith's Valuation the Trestons held 3 townlands in the parish of Kilcolman and 1 townland in the parish of Mayo, barony of Clanmorris, previously part of the estate of Patrick Kirwan of Dalgan and also a townland in the parish of Bekan, barony of Costello, county Mayo and a townland in the parish of Kilgefin, barony of Ballintober South, county Roscommon. The representatives of John Treston of Carrownedan advertised for sale 1625 acres in counties Mayo and Roscommon in the Landed Estates' Court in 1865. The county Roscommon lands were in the baronies of Ballintober South and Frenchpark. In 1876 four Treston brothers held almost 1900 acres in county Mayo. At the time of Griffith's Valuation James Treston was one of the principal lessors in the parish of Kiltullagh, barony of Castlereagh. In the 1870s James Treston of Tulrahan, Ballyhaunis owned over 180 acres in county Roscommon."
"At the time of Griffith's Valuation George Walpole was the main tenant on the lands of Trilacroghan, parish of Kilgefin, barony of Ballintober South, county Roscommon, part of the Treston estate. 172 acres of Sheehaun (Morton) in the parish of Kilgefin, county Roscommon, plus the lands of Springfield and Carney Park, barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary, the estate of William Calvert, were advertised for sale in June 1866 on Calvert's behalf and as trustee for sale for George and Joseph Walpole. The Bolton sale rental of 1854 records John Walpole as tenant of these lands. In the 1870s George Walpole of Castlenode, Strokestown, owned 694 acres in county Roscommon and smaller acreages in counties Tipperary, Offaly and Laois. George Walpole held land in the parish of Kilbarron and Robert Walpole held land in the parish of Finnoe, both in the barony of Lower Ormond, county Tipperary in the mid 19th century. George held his land from the Marquess of Ormond. William Walpole of Salisbury, Athy, county Kildare, owned 615 acres in county Tipperary in the 1870s"
The name Threston means "of the land" or "of the earth". It is an old English term that most likely was corrupted from the town name of Threxton, Norfolk, UK. (2,3,4)
1. The Historical Research Center, Irvine, California, USA
2. The Historical Research Center, Irvine, California, USA
4. Encyclopaedia Londinensis (1828) by John Wilkes
The surname de Thurstanston* was corrupted between 1066 and 1300 to De Threston/De Therston and sometime after 1300 the surname was again corrupted into today's known variations. (It is important to note that from all the variations of this surname, Threston/Thresten is the truest bloodline to the ancient surname name of de Thurstaston and the Middle Ages name De Threston/De Therston bloodlines, and, the Threston/Thresten family are the truest of noble blood.) See all known name variations of Threston/Thresten below:
During the Middle Ages it was very common to take the town where one lived as your surname. For example, John of Threxton became John Threxton. And, due to the use of Latin, French and Middle English plus poor literacy rates through the end of the 19th century, spellings of Threxton became corrupted into the known variations found above.
The Threston/Trackston family was ennobled and granted a coat of arms. Threston Coat of Arms
Blazon of Arms: Gules, an ostrich argent
Translation - Gules (red) denotes fortitude
Crest - An ostrich as in the arms
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References to the Threston family surname including evidence of nobility status:
"A visitation of the seats and arms of the noblemen and gentlemen" by Sir John Bernard Burke- Page 62
"Notes and queries for Somerset and Dorset Volumes 5-6" by - Page 46
The Coventry leet book; or mayor's register: Issue 138; Issue 146 - Page 909
A calendar of Norwich deeds enrolled in the court rolls of that city: years 1307-1341- Page 56
A short calendar of the deeds relating to Norwich - Page 56
The Bishop of London's Commissary Court 1578-1588 - Pages 113 and 287
The register of Henry Chichele, archbishop of Canterbury, 1414-1443: Volume 4 Canterbury and York Society: Volume 47 Index of Wills in the York Registry: 1554 to 1568 - Page 164 The Coventry Leet Book: or Mayor's register : Volume 1 - Page 180 Proceedings, Volume 8 By Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History, Suffolk Institute of Archaeology - Page 363 The Coventry leet book,: Mayor's register: Issues 134-135 Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, Leicestershire Architectural and Archaeological Society Transactions: Volume 23 Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem: Edward III The place-names of Northumberland and Durham by Allen Mawer page 195 The Visitation of Norfolk in the Year 1563: Volume 2 - Page 51 The Historical Research Center, Irvine, California, USA World Vital Records ([external link])