Duggleby Family Tree – Evolution from the Domesday Book

While you read why not listen to my album ‘Electro Baroque‘ (all tracks are also available on iTunes using the link here)? Classical music using modern instruments:

or if you prefer to listen to my electro/techno album ‘Studio Valiumm‘ here are the videos (also on iTunes using the link here):

More info about my music is at the dedicated website www.TRANSFORMATES.com

As I update the Duggleby Family Tree this is the page where I will make the latest version available.

As with the development of every family tree this is an ‘on-going’ process. With the global Duggleby Family we are in the fortunate position of probably having descended from a handful of people (or possibly just one person) living in the village of Duggleby. This village is in the English county of Yorkshire which was featured under its old name of Difgelibi in the Domesday Book in 1086 (you can find out more about this on the Duggleby History page by clicking here).

Domesday Book (1086) entry of Duggleby (Difgelibi)

Domesday Book (1086) entry of Duggleby (Difgelibi)

Clearly when we go back beyond 500 years it is difficult to find a trail of indisputable written records to confirm the births, deaths and marriages of our forebears. Therefore considerable amateur detective work has been necessary together with some careful subjective judgement. Great thanks and acknowledgements are due here to Ellen Reid, Vincent Duggleby and other helpers around the globe like Bonny McLeod. Some of the old documents used in the quest for ancient family knowledge are described in the following blogs (just click on the titles below):

The Duggleby Family Tree – First 500 years after the Domesday Book of 1086

Duggleby Family Archives – more interesting historical documents

12th and 13th Century Genealogy Research from Records of Ecclesiastical Land Transactions and Chancery Inquisitions

Although we can not be one hundred percent sure about every link in the chain there is a pretty good chance that if you, or your forebears, bear the name ‘Duggleby’ or one of its variants (e.g. Dugleby, Dugelbi or Duggelby) you are probably derived from the Dugglebys listed near the top of the family tree (namely Sir Henry Duggleby and his close family). At a later stage I hope we will be able to resurrect the Duggleby DNA testing project to further build on our knowledge base (more on this in a future article).

If you have additional information relating to the Duggleby family please let me know. You can contact me using the comments box at the bottom of each page on this site and if you do not wish for your comments to be published please add the word ‘confidential‘ at the top of your communication.

When I publish updates of the tree these will be available via the link (in orange) at the bottom of this page. Since the first partial version was published (9th June 2013) I have received lots of additional information and some corrections (big thanks to everyone who has contributed). An updated version is now available (from 25th January 2014) which is much more comprehensive than the earlier version. I have also included a link at the bottom of this page to the blog where I first published this new version – this explains more about the tree.

One important thing to note is that I have taken the precaution of protecting the information about living Dugglebys to ensure compliance with International Data Protection/Data Privacy laws. If you are one of these people and you would like to see your information published in the tree published on this site please confirm this to me via the comments box. When you do this please also let me know:

  • Who you are
  • Which page in the tree you believe you should be part of
  • What information you would like me to include about yourself e.g.
    1. Date of birth
    2. Full name
    3. General location, like the town or county
    4. How (if) you would like to describe your occupation
    5. Any children or marital relationships we should mention

If you head your comments ‘Confidential’ I will make sure the comments box itself does not get published (I screen all comments coming into this site and I use an automatic ‘Viagra filter‘ – I gets loads of spam!). I will then publish the information you have provided about yourself in the next update of the tree.

Here is the tree link (just click on the title below and the PDF document will download to your computer):

140112 DP Dugglebys 11th to 21st Century Family Tree linked to Chris Duggleby

Click on the following link to see the accompanying blog article:

Blog published on 25th January 2014 with updated Duggleby Family Tree

Happy ancestor hunting!

Chris Duggleby

Now prepare for an uplifting experience! 


9 thoughts on “Duggleby Family Tree – Evolution from the Domesday Book

    • Hi Christine,
      my current activities are somewhat passive. I am collating info sent to me by visitors to the site who are able to provide updates to the tree I published a few years ago. I have not had enough updates to justify updating the tree yet – I do not want to spread confusion by having several versions floating around. Because of data protection I can also only publish info on people who are sadly no longer living. I would like to encourage any visitors to this site to please use the comments box if they would like to share info with other members of the rather large Duggleby clan. I will publish the comments quickly unless the person heads the comment with the word ‘confidential’ – otherwise I will add the info to my repository for a potential future update.
      I hope you are keeping well and thanks for staying in touch.
      All the best,

      • Hi Chris,
        Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. I did just wonder if anything had happened since I last looked a year or more ago.
        On another note, do you know if Vince Duggleby ever published his book, called, I think, a short history of the Duggleby family. I don’t think I have any way of contacting him. My mother was from the Waldby Duggleby side.

        • Hi again Christine,
          I also haven’t heard from Vincent for a while but I know he sometimes checks the comments on this site so I am publishing your message in case he wishes to get in touch (I am happy to act as go-between). I believe the book was produced privately for a limited distribution (I don’t have as copy but I think Ellen used the info from his book in her family data-base ….which is reflected in my pdf tree published on this site).

          By the way a number of us in the international Duggleby clan are keeping in touch via Facebook (I can be found by searching under Chris Duggleby …. happy to receive friend invitations from the ‘wider’ family). There is also a group page on Facebook under the name: “I’m a Duggleby and proud of it!” where members publish old family photos and pieces of mainly historical info of interest to Dugglebys.

          Kind regards.

          • Hi Chris,
            Thanks for the info – this has reawakened my family history interest!
            My family and I are off to France on 5th November to visit my husband’s great uncle’s grave – he died just six days before the end of the war.

  1. Hi Chris
    the recent notice of the death of Jocye Duggleby of Beswick
    prompted me to check her relationshipe to Margaret b.1846 who married into the romptons of Nafferton.
    as a result ive been tidying up my old Duggleby pages
    which still has Ellen Ried as email contact
    which should now probably link to yourself
    also i have a family tree maker file which could be saved as gedcom
    and be available via your site


    • Hi Chris (G),
      happy for you to link through to this site which is where I try to funnel all comms re the global family tree (including those marked ‘confidential’). This is also what Ellen does with her sites. I have left your own link in the message in case anyone wants to get in-touch with you re your site’s info. If I get anyone interested in your tree maker file I will forward it straight on to you. Thanks for keeping me posted – hope the live music scene is still providing you with lots of enjoyment.
      Kind regards,
      Chris (D)

  2. Hello Chris! I am one of your relatives! I am the granddaughter of the late Gladys Elizabeth Duggleby Kerr. My mother, Lois, is her youngest daughter. She was one of the attendees to the Duggleby family reunion in England some years ago. I believe Ellen Reid was one of the people who helped organize that great event. Please put me on your mailing list for updates to the family tree. I enjoyed “meeting” you today via this random search of some of my ancestry. Thank you for posting your blog on the Duggleby ancestry!

    • Hi Leigh Ann,
      It is great to hear from you. I am hoping to issue an update of the tree shortly – I just need about one more weekend’s work on the draft. I will also issue a new year’s blog in the next few days – it would be out already but we had the broadband down for my last week in South Africa (if you like whales I will include some recent whale photos). You should be able to turn on an automatic e-mail notification via the website (for example to let you know when there are updates to the blogs or new comments). Let me know if you have any problems with this and I will try and help. Your comments on the site are much appreciated.
      Kind regards,

Please share your comments on the site with me (or use this box to simply contact me). Add 'confidential' at the top if you do not want your comments to be published. Thanks - Chris

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