|This is an attempt to trace the Upstone family from its earliest beginnings in the Suffolk village of Ubbeston in the early 1200's; and to link the current numerous branches to one main line.|
The list, at present, is some 7000+ names ( including the spouse lines) and comprises the following main family names - Upstone, Upston, Johns, Gibbs, Gloster, Field, Race, Walker, Harvey, Harrison; and in Thailand - Sukanant, Sawetathat and Sawatiwat and from them back to the Thai royal family.
On my own branch of the family, I have a confirmed line back to the marriage of Ladwick Upston to Alice Baker in about 1670, in Kings Sutton, Northants; and those of his siblings; but no further trace of Alice.
I can also trace the Field family back to the 1700's in Whitchurch, Hampshire, and for the Gibbs, Gloster, Race and Walker families I can go back 7,4,3 and 3 generations respectively.
The Harveys and Harrisons are the links from my first wife, Christine Harvey, and can both be traced back to the mid 1700's around the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border.
The lines for relatives of my second wife, Yupa Sukanant, are compiled mainly from verbal reports from members of her family, due to the lack of written records in Thailand before the early part of the 20th century.
I have records of many other Upstone and Upston branches, some going back to 1530, but, as yet, I cannot link then to my branch.
I have submitted my records to World Family Tree and they are listed on disk 58 #3019, but this is only the information that I had on hand at the start of 2001. I have accumulated a lot of updated and additional data over the past two years and would be very pleased to hear from other Upstones and receive other information or try to answer any queries.