Genealogy Notes for the Town of Edmonton, Greater London (formerly Middlesex)
A miscellany of pictures and data arising out of research into the KIRBY's family trees (but not all linked to them). This is a work in progress so please treat the data with appropriate caution. For related information see, Ancestor List, Place Index and Wills Index

Location and general description

Located to the west of the Lea Valley and just south of Enfield, Middx.

Buildings and locations

Broomfield House

Lying in Palmers Green, between Edmonton and Friern Barnet, Broomfield is outside of Enfield proper. It has a connection with the JACKSON descendants of Sir John TASH of London, Vintner

Oakwood Park

The northern part was owned by William TASH and the southern was owned for a short time by Mrs Mary BOWLES (nee GALLIARD) . 


The TASH family

Sarah TASH (1711-), daughter of Sir John TASH of London, Vintner (c1677-1738), married Thomas JACKSON of Broomfield House (-c1766). William TASH, son of  Thomas TASH of Vale Mansell (a son of the Sir John TASH mentioned above) and Mary JACKSON (-1812, daughter of the Thomas JACKSON mentioned above) was 'of Broomfield House' in 1773 and at Southgate Lodge at the time of his death in 1816. In 1804 he owned 582 acres of land in the area, mostly around Broomfield, making him one of the largest landowners in that area.

The GALLIARD family

Mrs Mary BOWLES (nee GALLIARD)  was daughter of Pierce GALLIARD of Bury Hall, Edmonton (1711-c1789). Pierce owned land around Burford, Oxon, and his first wife appears to have been Mary ASTON whom he married in 1734/5 in Cheshunt, Herts (suggesting a link with the related ASTON and TASH families of Burford, Oxon)


Sir Thomas WOLSTENHOLME, 3rd Bart (-1716) was 'of Edmonton' and is buried in nearby Enfield, Middx. His first wife was Mary RAYNTON (c1660-1691), daughter of Nicholas RAYNTON of Forty Hall, Enfield, esq. (1634-1696). Sir Thomas' sister Catherine WOLSTENHOLME married Sir Henry BATHURST, son of Alderman BATHURST of Edmonton.

Related links

A selection of links to other sites with information about this place


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