Updated November 2005:
The Kirtlan Family History encompasses the names Kyrkeland, Kirkland,Kirtland and finally Kirtlan. These name changes were as a result of clerics misspelling records as they recorded births and deaths over the centuries.
The earliest (traceable)ancestors were Glovemakers and Yeoman Farmers in 15th Century Yorkshire. (Topcliffe) In the 19th century branches of our family emigrated to Ohio and New Zealand. In the early years of the 20th century another branch of the family moved to Australia.
I list below our main ancestors - together with siblings in brackets.
I have written an extensive history about the family, and would be more than happy to share this with anyone who wishes to contact me.
1st Gen: Edward Kyrkland (d.1551)(Richard, Jenet,Thomas)
2nd Gen: Roger Kirkland, (d.1576) (Thos, William, Roger)
3rd Gen: Thomas Kirtland (1570 - ?) (Roger, Margaret.)
4th Gen: Thomas Kirtland (1603-78) (Willm. Rog. Ellen.)
5th Gen: William of Swainby(1641-1705) (Thos, Jane, Mary,Ellen.)
6th Gen: Thos of Allerthorpe Hall and Nuton Picot. (1686-)(Willm, Ann)
7th Gen: Thomas Kirtlan of NutonPicot (1718-96)(Willm of Allerthorpe Hall, Grandfather to N.Z.family)Dorty, Eliz.)
8th Gen: William,of Osmotherley(1752-1816) Mary, Ann,John,Geo,Richard (father of Ohio families)Eliz.
9th Gen:Richard (1791-1865)(of Egglescliffe and Sunderland) 8 siblings
10th Gen: William of Sunderland. (Simon Geo, Thomas.)
11th Gen: William(1842-1899?)9 siblings inc. Simon Robert, father to Australian Kirtlans)
12th gen: William Henry Bennett Kirtlan (b.1898) 7 siblings.
13th Gen: Norman Kirtlan (1930 -)(Willm, Charles, Hilda,John)
14th Gen: Norman John Kirtlan (1951-)
15th Gen: Scott and Glenn Kirtlan.