My Family History

My family tree

This section contains details of direct descent through the GARLAND line based on research in the 1960s by my grandfather Arthur Birks Smith into the Garland family and on information about the HAWSON and BIRKS lines found on the internet thanks to  Neil Thornton's website.


The Garlands of Todwick

This section contains the detailed information collected by my grandfather when he traced the Garland line back to the mid 16th century.


The Garland family coat of arms

This section contains information about the Garland family coat of arms which suggests a possible link to the Garlands of Essex and Augustine Garland the Regicide.