Duggleby Family Tree – Evolution from the Domesday Book

Here is the link to the latest version (2014) of the global Duggleby Familly Tree:

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

Happy reading!

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Duggleby Family Archives – more interesting historical documents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).

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). The version in the link above is the updated version (available since 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.


Click on the following link to see blog article that accompanied the publication of the tree:

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

Happy ancestor hunting!

Chris Duggleby


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

  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


    1. 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!

    1. 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,

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