See also

Family of Thomas STURGE and [unnamed person]

Husband: Thomas STURGE (c. 1575- )
Wife: [unnamed person] ( - )
Children: Joseph I STURGE (c. 1616-c. 1669)
Marriage c. 1600

Husband: Thomas STURGE

Name: Thomas STURGE
Sex: Male
Father: John STURGE (c. 1550- )
Mother: -
Birth c. 1575 Frampton Cotteral, South Gloucestershire

Wife: [unnamed person]

Name: -
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: Joseph I STURGE

Name: Joseph I STURGE
Sex: Male
Spouse: [unnamed person] (c. 1610- )
Birth c. 1616 Earthcott, Gloucester, England
Death c. 1669 (age 52-53)

Note on Husband: Thomas STURGE

Thomas of Gaunts Earthcott


If you travel south from Gloucester and follow the signpost to Gaunts Earthcott, near the Severn Bridge, you will come upon an attractive old manor house, at present at restaurant. Carved on this house you will read “T.S.” and the date 1605. This was the home of Thomas, the first Sturge of whom there is evidence. It is said that his father was John Sturge, or Sturridge in the local dialect, lord of the manor of Frampton Cotterell in the mid-sixteenth century, but Thomas is our first certain ancestor.


The Sturges were yeoman farmers and graziers in the Vale of Gloucester, farming their own land, which was some of the richest in the country, or holding it on renewable leases from the Corporation of Bristol.


The Gaunts Earthcott manor was part of a monastic estate granted to the city by Henry VIII after the dissolution of the monasteries.