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Interesting speculations on Roman Thurby. The English changed the spelling of our name from Firmin to Furman in New Amsterdam in the late 1600s. Our Firmin genealogy runs back to the Bury St. Edmonds in the 1400s. There is a Firmin (1086) one of the contributors of the Domesday Book, and St. Jurmin (St. Firmin) (800's?) at Bury St. Edmonds. There is a long line of churches, springs etc. that are dedicated to St. Firmin that lead to and from Bury St. Edmonds. Additionally Roman markers dedicated by Firmin extend into Scotland and are related to Julius Firminus and the Emperors winter trip (334 AD) to Britain. Firminus was a early Christian apologist. There are over two dozen St. Firmins. Firmin in Latin means of or belonging to Fermo, Italy, a town over looking the Adriatic and the home of the Roman IIII Legion which was in England. Genealogy, these markers and DNA leads us Firmin (Furman) back home.

I hope to visit Thurby and other Firmin sights.

Thanks
Frank Furman

Admin reply: That's awesome, Frank. I'm very envious of those who can trace their genealogy like that. I found out just before my father died that my surname comes from a black man who lived for two years with my father's adoptive mother before he died! If that bloke is looking down on us all he must be bemused and maybe thrilled to see that three generations of people bear his name and with many more to come I hope! We live quite close to Thurlby (it has the "L" in it today, btw) and Diana's father's remains are interred there. kind regards Lionel


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Very well written pieces on a very interesting subject. Keep up the good work.

Admin reply: Thank you, Michael. regards Lionel


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What a vast and wonderful site! Thank you so much for recording your research and discoveries. This so cool! I am wondering if you plan to expand into Ireland and Scottland, i.e. such sites as Rosslyn Chapel, (which I realize isn't really a church). Also, I don't know if your software allows for this, but it would be great to have a search feature. Again, thank you and happy continued travels!

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Hi, great site, and Tickencote looks like an excellent walk diversion. No Hertfordshire entries, I came across a really nice church while doing the Ridgeway path (I think) ?

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Very pleased to find your site. My wife and I are also church crawlers so it is nice to see places we already know and even better, places we don't know.

I have lots of church photos on Flickr. Wish they were as good as yours.


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