this info helps me alot thanks, i found a Thomas Durling living in stone in the 1861 census aged about 64 and his wife, also another durling as well, i am not at home at moment, but will advise.
my gf Frederick c durling had a brother richard (dick) who was awarded the mbe for services in the merchant navy also had to sisters florence died last year aged 96 and grace who still around aged 94, now my family history as i know it we used to make boilers for steam engines in the 1800s with james whatt most of the trains were for the usa market.
my dads cousin mervin stanley son of flo has photographs of early durlings in the 1800s but have not had a chance to copy them yet still trying
incedently i live in Northfleet with my wife no kids yet. my brother Mark Durling and his wife children Thomas & Aimee my sister Tina and Husband children Daniel my cousin Michael Durling and wife children Luke and Georgia my dad John Durling my uncle Dave Durling my uncle Dick Durling Passed away 1976 my Aunt Jean My Aunt Katherine Passed way 1989 and about 15 cousins and second counsins and third cousins
all live in Northfleet. hope this helps. my email firstname.lastname@example.org