Category talk:Families of Malton

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Project Notes:

This is one of my "other" pet projects that I have been working on conceptually... I'll be adding a significant number of names over the next few days. There is a Formula I am working on to determine if a particular "Name" qualifies to be on this list... Mansions and Malls automaticaly qualified, further names are going to be determined by number of locations in Malton with a particular name attached. Others MAY be added if there is significant reason to include them in this list. Conndrakamod T W! 13:04, 27 May 2006 (BST)

Another thing... Is that not the most awesome quote from T.S. Elliot, its like it was written for UrbanDead...

I have L, M, and N, left. Conndrakamod T W! 00:14, 6 June 2006 (BST)

I added everyone to the Projects list roster... I'm almost done with the initial list so feel free to pick a family and start adding content. be sure to make connections to locations where appropriate. Conndrakamod T W! 14:29, 30 May 2006 (BST)

Phase 4 A-B

Well a three year Hiatus on this project is quite enough I think...time to get the ball rolling again. If you are reading this it is my hope that you have a desire to contribute both positivly and creatively to the wiki. It is also my belief that there are a number of wiki users who would like to make permanent contributions to the wiki and to the RP side of Urbandead itself. Therefore I have prepped the Families of Malton a-b with a generalized "template" and think we can get a letter done every couple of weeks or so so that by 2010 (specifically the 5 year anniversary) we can have a completed and viable supplement completed for the game. This IS an ambitious project, please add your name below and lets get started. I recommend looking up the locations in Malton and then doing a Google search to see if there are any existing articles that can be fictionalized or parodied for the sake of the game..(Example Making the Burke family some cousin to Sir Edmund Burke and how in the hell he could some how be involved with the old Girl before the Zombie Outbreak).

I beleive we can do this as a COMMUNITY of Creative talents...please try to keep it viable but do have fun with it and remember what it says Please note that all contributions to The Urban Dead Wiki may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here. Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 03:46, 10 June 2009 (BST)

I volunteer to help in whatever way possible. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 12:02, 10 June 2009 (BST)
That's cool. I'll write at least one article. fun fun! --GANG Giles Sednik CAPD 16:34, 10 June 2009 (BST)
You want us to start new ones or spruce up the old ones first? --RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 16:36, 10 June 2009 (BST)
I call dibs on The Eastwood Family. God yes. DANCEDANCEREVOLUTION (TALK | CONTRIBS) 19:18, 10 June 2009 (BST)
Can we start by removing The 47 Family? Its just a link to someones user page.--RosslessnessWant a Location Image? 19:21, 10 June 2009 (BST)

Lets leave what is as it is for now...At least its content. I was hopping we could knock out the As and Bs and go through the whole list systematically, but knock yourself out. Tell your friends. Conndrakamod TAZM CFT 06:25, 11 June 2009 (BST)

Don't delete mine pl0x. I worked hard on them. --Sonny Corleone DORIS I jizzed in my pants pr0n 06:28, 11 June 2009 (BST)

Names Not Yet Included but Should Be:

This section is for later use once the primary work is done by myself and other volunteers. Conndrakamod T W! 13:04, 27 May 2006 (BST)

Example Family Bio:

Brief Intro

Who this family was, how did they impact Malton, when did they come to Malton and did they help found Malton etc..

The Famous members of this family.

Members of this family who have been mentioned in the History of Malton or in Historical citations of locations should be listed here. If there are any Zombies claiming to be members of this family they would list their names and or profile links here.

Members of this Family Currently in Malton

Survivors who are allegedly members of this family would list their names and/or profile links here.

Foot Prints on Malton

The Landmarks of Malton that either was made possible, named for, or represents a member of this family and the links to those locations go here.

Additional Relevant Information

Any additional information, rumors, innuendo, or facts about the family not otherwise covered goes here.


Ah sorry about that. Sonny Corleone WTF 22:18, 28 May 2006 (BST)

Oh hell, no problems at all... and I quote Please note that all contributions to The Urban Dead Wiki may be edited, altered, or removed by other contributors. If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly, then don't submit it here. I'm just hoping that with the completed locations list we can tie in locations to the families so (perhaps) more people will use teh Wiki as an RP resource. Conndrakamod T W! 23:40, 28 May 2006 (BST)
Well I'm done for today. I got to finish up Blackburn, Banbury, and Ashcroft by tomorrow. It takes me a while to do this because I'm researching real history to tie the junk in. Sonny Corleone WTF 23:44, 28 May 2006 (BST)
Outstanding! Conndrakamod T W! 23:56, 28 May 2006 (BST)
I won't be able to finish them today. I'm hella busy. However I got rought drafts on Blackburn, Banbury, Ashcroft, Maddaford, Cabell, Lorenzo, Johnstone, and McCulloch. So they won't take long. Sonny Corleone WTF 15:32, 29 May 2006 (BST)
Hey we dont have to do them all, nor do we have to do them all right away even if we do do them all... Don't feel rushed. Conndrakamod T W! 01:40, 30 May 2006 (BST)
Almost finished with Blackburn. Banbury is part of it so it won't be hard to finish that one. Sonny Corleone WTF 01:59, 1 June 2006 (BST)

I spent two hours writing a story for Blackburn and my computer didn't save it. I'm done for now. Maybe when I got time on my hands I'll continue. Right now I'm too annoyed that my computer went retarded. Sonny Corleone WTF 01:06, 6 June 2006 (BST)

Thanks for all the help "Sonny" its greatly appreciated. I figure this is an extreamly long term project anyway... Conndrakamod T W! 13:15, 6 June 2006 (BST)
Finished Blackburn. Had to write most of it from memory. I'll get started on the Five Families. Sonny Corleone WTF 18:16, 11 June 2006 (BST)

Existing Familes aka Groups?

There are a number of groups out there that operate as Families. The Vengabean Family is one of them. Will you guys include those in your list or is this list only for this preset series of names? --Nov W!, Mod, Talk 09:46, 15 June 2006 (BST)

AS Far as I am concerned, the Vengabean family is welcome to be added as well as any other family name that has historical (read RP) value in malton. Conndrakamod T W! 14:06, 15 June 2006 (BST)
They had this huge RP on the official forums before it got closed down. Then they moved that RP to the desensitised forums. They deserve to be on the list as much as any of these made up families. There have been other smaller RP families as well, RP-ed through various forums and mailing lists. I would think that makes them more historical (both in RP and in the real sense) than any of the families on this page. I don't understand the discrimination though. Just because they are made up and RP by somebody else doesn't make them less real or less historical or less RP. --Nov W!, Mod, Talk 13:25, 16 June 2006 (BST)
They're allowed to add it if they want. The problem is that it should be done by one of them so that they have the whole thing right. I could do it but it would be butchered. Sonny Corleone WTF 23:11, 16 June 2006 (BST)
You don't have to do anything other than linking this list to the current existing groups that are families. --Nov W!, Mod, Talk 16:27, 18 June 2006 (BST)

Ashbee family

Just added some stuff for the Ashbee family. Hope it's OK.

--Uncle Whippity 16:51, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Absolutly... Effectivly this is designed to be an open-source role-playing supplement. So any additional work by anyone is good. Conndrakamod T CFT 20:01, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Beauchamp Family

This is what happens when you're waiting for a revive and all your alts are out of AP. Beauchamp is an old English/Norman name, but digging about in Wikipedia found a tenuous Quaker connection that I preferred over landed gentry. Again, I've tried to keep this as 'mid Atlantic' as I can. If there's any errors, or it's cr@p, feel free to hack and slash. --Uncle Whippity 23:46, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Some memories from working for a British town council

Just some background notes here that might help the process for others. I served as a town councillor (councilman in the US?) for 8 years, and got partially involved in the naming process for a few new roads, and know some of the local history of my old town, so thought I'd pass on some of the things I picked up.

Some roads/areas pick up their names from what was there before. The 'pool estate' got its name from having been the site of an old open-air swimming pool. 'Learner Drive' was built on land that had held a big driving instruction centre. 'Central Avenue', 'West Avenue' and 'Downs Avenue' took their names from the fields of the farmland they were built on. (This may be just a Brit thing, but naming farm fields is very common here.) 'Whitefriars Avenue' was named after local glassworks, which was in turn named after the monastery that was on the site. 'Waggs Well' became 'Waxwell', and the road it was on became 'Waxwell Lane'.

Some roads are named after local people who may or may not have been wealthy, but who did something significant - or not. 'George Gange Way' was named after a former councillor. 'Butler Road' was named after a headmaster at the local prestigious public (US private) school. 'Abbot Drive' was named after the leader of the council at the time the road was built. (That road was built by the local authority, and having known Cllr Abbot, it's possible he suggested the name....) 'Rayners Lane' takes its name from the farming family who owned most of the land the new roads were built on.

Recently (or not so recently) dead people are good inspiration - 'Betjeman Way', named for a poet laureate who died as the road was being built, and 'Nelson Road', named for the Admiral. In both cases the namee (for want of a better word) had never lived in the area but may have had some connection.

Local businesses can name some roads, too: 'Bishops Walk' is/was nothing to do with the clergy, but is everything to do with the name of the shop it used to lead to. This can also affect whole areas (suburbs in UD). As an example, 'Hooking Green' became 'North Harrow' pretty much because it sounded better and that was the way the property developers of the time liked it: the fact that it wasn't north of Harrow, and was actually further west than 'West Harrow' didn't matter.

Lastly - the emergency services and the post office have an input in the naming process. Too many similarly-named streets near each other is bad news.

In summary: a street name needn't necessarily imply a family name; a family name needn't mean they were local. This isn't to undermine the 'Families of Malton' project in any way, simply to sow some more seeds in the imagination. --Uncle Whippity 22:20, 30 October 2006 (UTC)

Morliere Family

I just added them and created the link to the page. As a resident of Dartside, I'd like to take a shot at creating some history for Downing, Bowerman, Pollet & Morliere. Something to the affect of how these 4 very wealthy families (all made their money through railroad) basically created Dartside.--John Blast 20:47, 22 January 2007 (UTC)

Perryn / Perram

Just added the Perryn Family, and I'd like to request that the Perram Family page be made into a redirect for the Perryn family. I'd do it myself, but I don't have the appropriate Wiki skills. Thanks in advance. --Specialist290 03:38, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

It's done. You just put #REDIRECT [[Name of page you want to go to]] for a redirect.--Lachryma 03:44, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks Lach :) --Specialist290 03:46, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Brooke Hills Related Families

I would like to take it upon myself to help create some history for families with influence in Brooke Hills, which I recently decided to add more description to. I would specifically like to work on the Grandon, Hellear, Dampier, Parsley, Chamberlain, Schalch, Welsford, Hame, and Fifoot families to start off. I will most likely start some of these tomorrow and will hopefully have them all completed, not counting any edits or ideas by others, in a month or two. SuperMario24 22:52, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

Players Added to Families

Are we allowing the inclusion player characters to articles of the "famous" families of malton? Example: The Alner Family)? --Akule School's in session. 18:07, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

As far as I'm concerned...why not? Conndrakamod TDHPD CFT 06:24, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

The Eelms Family

I've added a brief entry for the Eelms Family. I've done my best to conform to the guidelines, but I would appreciate it if someone could go over the article and edit it to read better.--Janine 20:42, 6 September 2008 (BST)

The Clegg Family

Is currently being voted on for deletions on the deletions page. If you want it saved, then please go over there, vote keep, and note on your inention to expand the article.

Thanks. Linkthewindow  Talk  20:29, 23 November 2008 (UTC)


I'm shocked, that a currently inactive wiki project, has nothing on the Sears Family. For an autoshop that can easily be refered to the Sears stores in real life, I would have thought that at least someone came up with something for the Sears Family. --•▬ ▬••▬ • •••• •▬ ▬•▬• ▬•▬ #nerftemplatedsigs 12:04, 24 July 2010 (BST)

*insert subtle but totally transparent +1 here* -- 13:17, 24 July 2010 (BST)
I don't think they have Sears stores in England. ¬_¬ Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others 14:25, 24 July 2010 (BST)
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