This is a brief history of my branch of the Luff /Grose/Thomas/Mayne family.
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Michael Luff - the author of a history of the Luff/Grose/Thomas/Mayne family.
I have also included a history of other branches of my family.
These include the Grose family (originating in Cornwall); the Mayne family (originating in Farnham, Surrey); the Thomas family (originating in Devon).
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My research into the LUFF FAMILY shows that there was quite a large family of Luff's possibly also known as Luffe (this might have been the result of writing styles in the 17th & 18th centuries).
They lived and worked in Surrey and Sussex.
My research into the Grose, Thomas & Mayne families are detailed below.
Records show that in the 1774 Parliamemtary Elections there were 5 landowners who voted in Sussex, these were:
Andrew Luff - Freeholder at Stedham
Richard Luff - Freeholder at Easebourne
William Luff - Freeholder at Fernhurst
William Luff - Freeholder at Harting filter:
Richard Luff - Freeholder at Cocking
Voting in Surrey were:
William Luff - Freeholder at Witley
Thomas Luff - Freeholder at Egham (Chobham Parish)
On the question of my ancestors, I'm uncertain of the family link before circa 1700. I have evidence of two John Luff's who could have been the father of Stephen Luff, see next paragraph.
One John Luff was baptised in Farnham on 21st March, 1723 (his father was William Luff from Wrecclesham, near Farnham).
The other John Luff was baptised in Farnham on 28th April, 1728 (his father was John Luff from Farnham). I have assumed the latter to be my ancestor mainly on the basis of the date that the
children of John Luff were born. As this John Luff's father was named John I have assumed he was probably born circa 1700.
I have however included details of the ancestry of the Luff/Luffe family going back to circa 1520. It is entirely possible that this is my family tree.
I have proof in this history that Stephen Luff (1761 - 1851) is my Great, Great, Great, Great, Grandfather. Stephen Luff's father was John Luff. I have evidence of the death of a John Luff
who was buried in Farnham on 25th March, 1769. I cannot confirm which of the above John Luffs' this refers to, if either.
Although I have included records from 1544, my family history can only be verified from John Luff born circa 1700, to my father Frederick George Luff who died in March 2011.
I have also researched my extended family and have included information of ancestors that have died. I have information of living members but for security reasons have not included them on this web page. To access these brief histories please click on the required name. The documents are pdf files.
Use this drop down list to select a history of the ancestor you wish see, then click on the name. Click "Go to History". The name will appear at top of page, then click on that name to bring up history.