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County town: York
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North Riding - Northallerton, Middlesborough, Scarborough
East Riding - Beverley, Kingston upon Hull
West Riding - York, Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield
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Smith
Trying to trace a Susan M Carman who married Charles G Smith in 1972 . Susan was born in 1950 in Spen Valley father Anton Carman , mother Mary Bradshaw Many thanks Barbara
red mail Hubbard/Crooks
Looking for info on Albert John Hubbard 1884-1945 (carpenter) son of Frederick & Ellen of Wolverhampton, wife Nellie Crooks 1880-1930? daughter of George Crooks of Lincolnshire. They were living in Hull. Need look up of 1911 census. Also according to Albert's death cert widow was E. Hubbard. Any info on 2nd wife would be helpful. Linda
John Sullivan
I found an 1851 census entry for John Sullivan, my great great grandfather, wbich says he was born in 1825 and birthplace was given as Ruttevant,Yorkshire. I can't find any information about this place. Can anyone help me please? Margaret
red mail 1960 election register Hull
Hi I were wondering if anyone has an 1960's election register, I am trying to find out who lived at 96 Westbourne Avenue Hull in 1960, hope someone can help thank you
red mail David Duckworth of Lotherdale
David Duckworth married Mary King c 1795 in Lotherdale .They had a large family Hannah Duckworth was chr.1801.she married Micheal Grange in Kildwick in 1827. Would like to hear from anyone researching The Duckworth family
HUDSON / WALKER
John HUDSON born 1680 in York, Yorkshire married Dorothy WALKER 19 Sep 1699 in York. Dorothy was born 1680 in York and died Sep 1749 and is buried at Hull, York. John & Dorothy HUDSON had a son John born 1700 at York. The son John married Margaret ??? 1719 and had a daughter Susanna born 1720 at Grange, Antrim Ireland I believe these people were Quakers Does any one know if John and Dorothy HUDSON had any more children please?
MORRELL Samuel Rowland
Samuel was born March 2nd 1904 in Bishop Thornton. In 1911 he's with family in Bishop Thornton. Samuel dies in Lancaster in 1970 (I'm waiting for the death certificate) Any information on this man between 1911 and 1970 would be very welcome
red mail Wry Family Name
Hi, I was hoping to get some help in figuring out where my 4th Great Grandfather John WRY is actually from. The passenger list from the "Two Friends Ship" in 1774 just says Yorkshire. Is anyone able to help, I have scoured the internet for more info and a possible match is Kirby Misperton. That is where my family line ends. Please help? Sue
red mail Sarah Ann Jackson.
Looking for any information on Sarah Ann Jackson born in York abt 1834, father believed to be John Jackson born 1814. Sarah Ann married Henry Haythorne April 1856 in the Catholic Chapel, Little Blake Street, York before moving to the Falsgrave area of Scarborough. Sarah Ann died in 15th July 1922. Sarah Ann was living at 4 Holgate Lane York at the time of her marriage.
red mail Fernehough
In 1900 Alice Patty Fernehough married. It would seem she married an Arthur Frederick Barber. But in another record her husband is named as Herman Herbst an Hungarian. Are Arthur and Herman the same person? An answer to the puzzle would be appreciated.
YEWDALL
Looking for information about Simeon Yewdall (born 1786) who married Margaret Hodgson b. 1788(possibly from Settle). Know they married and settled in Lancashire, but possibly came from Bradford originally. Have their descendants but not births & ancestors.
red mail Negus College - Bradford
My father attended the Negus Secretarial College in Bradford and I would like to know something about the college. I have been unable to locate it's whereabouts. If anybody can help. Thank you
red mail Joseph & Riley Willans
Joseph Willans, was born on 30 October 1831 , London Stoke Newington. When and where he died is UNKNOWN. He married 14 February 1852 to Hannah Chadwick b. 1834 at St Peters Church Leeds Yorkshire England. Their children were: Benjamin 1862, Riley 1860 and Jane 1869. RILEY WILLANS was born on 20 October 1865, Beeston Leeds England. When and where he died is UNKNOWN. He married Margaret Gorman (born in 1867) on 21 May 1888 at St Peters Church Leeds Yorkshire England. He had two wives: Margaret and Eileen. Riley and Margaret had four children: Joseph, my great grandfather Walter born 24 Jan 1892, Blanche and Beryl. If you could help me out with any of these missing dates or where these people are buried, please contact me, Julie.
red mail GREENWOOD FAMILY (Yorkshire Connection)
I am researching the Greenwood family. My branch have been based in the Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire and South East England area since the 18th century but I have now got bogged down identifying a Thomas Greenwood and his wife Alice. I know they were married prior to 1709 when the first identified birth of the marriage is recorded, that between then and 1721 they had a further six children, all born in Cuddington, Bucks and that he died in 1733 in Cuddington. I do not know when or where he was born, when he was married or his wifes maiden name. I think he would have been born about 1685. The only Thomas Greenwood I have found with a wife Alice was married at Dent in Yorkshire on the 6th May 1701. Yorkshire is a Greenwood stronghold and I am wondering if this couple perhaps married had children in Yorkshire then moved south to Bucks where they continued their family or did Thomas come from Cuddington and met and married Alice in Yorkshire subsequently returning south to set up home. Any help confirming the identities of Thomas and Alice and any children, other than those born in Cuddington, would be greatly appreciated.
red mail chambers/harwood
Does anybody have any information about Robert chambers and Susannah Harwood the parents of Henry Chambers b1756c in Yorkshire. The parents D O B and place of birth will be most helpful. Thanks. Peter
Shipley Family of Yorkshire
I am wondering if anyone out there would have any info on a Thomas Shipley born circa 1720?. He was married to an Elizabeth Hart around 1740 in the East Hartley or Hull area of Yorkshire. They had a son also named Thomas born abt 1741 He was in turn married to another Elizabeth (last name unknown). I have some info on the son Thomas and his family cos they sailed to Canada around 1772/73. I need info on Thomas senior, parents, wedding, etc. I'd appreciate any info people can give me, I'm now trying to gather info on my mothers side. Thanks ...Gary
red mail Please Help ! Laverty, Lafferty...
My 5th Great Grandfather was John Franklin Lafferty. All the research I've done says he may have been born in New Jersey,USA on 01 Jan. 1755, and died in 1840/1850 in Cattaraugus County,Freedom, New York. He was married to Phoebe Barton in 1780. I am searching for his parents...their last name could have been Laferty, Laverty, Flaughery, etc... Any help would be VERY appreciated !
red mail Looking for
James Watson RN when he left the Navy went to live in Yorkshire, but I dont know which part. (mothers maiden name Fisher) wed an Elizabeth Barrett born 1845. they had 4 children James 1865,Bertha 1867, Fanny 1869, Edwin 1871. this is the only info I have. help please does anyone have James
red mail William Laing, Manchester,England
William Laing born in Manchester,England in 1840. Have traced most of the family of William & Mary Laing in New Zealand,would now like to find more details on William's parents, James & Elizabeth( nee Stewart) Laing. William Laing is my husband's great grandfather
red mail family mystery
I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY GREAT GRANFATHER HIS NAME WAS GEORGE KITCHIN/KITCHEN. HE MARRIED TO HARRIET AND HAD SEVERAL CHILDREN, THOMAS,ANNE,GERTRUDE,WILLIAM,there are more but i dont know the names.HE WAS BORN AROUND 1872 ,I CANT FIND ANY ENTRYS. MY GRANMOTHER ALWAYS SAID HE WAS LEFT ON SOMEBODYS DOOR STEP AS A BABY, SO ANY IDEAS ABOUT TRACEING HIM?
red mail Joseph Lambert born abt 1812
Seeking any information, of family heritage. Joseph Lambert born abt 1812. Yorkshire England. Married Ann Mc Cann. Born abt 1815. Yorkshire England. Daughter> Annie Lambert born 1839. migrated to Australia. We love any assistance with this family tree.
red mail William Mayberry b. 1799
William Mayberry was born in Sheffield abt.1799 - 1843. He was with the 3rd Dragoons in France when he was court-martialled in 1818, sentenced to transportation to NSW & Tasmania on the "Surrey" (3) previous to deportation he was held on the prison hulk "Bellerophon" moored at Woolwich. William was married in 1834 in NSW, Australia to Mary Hall/Hale from Louth, Ireland, Mary was transported on the "Caroline" in 1833 to NSW Australia. Looking for William's parents & family.
red mail Looking for James M. Reynard 1829-1875
Reverend James M. Reynard (Methodist later Anglican) born in Hull Yorkshire October 13, 1829 married to Mary Page Densham from Devonshire had 3 children before he sailed on the Royal Tar to Canada, where he arrived in Victoria/Esquimalt September 14, 1866. Here he became an Anglican missionary and built the well known Church St. Saviour in the gold rush town Barkerville in 1869. Who are his parents? From where did he sail to Canada. What are the names of his children?
red mail DAVIS David
I am looking for a man named David Davis born approx 1882. It was always said in the family that he was a farmer although I have no evidence of this. He married Annie Latham in around 1900. It was also said in the family that David was from Yorkshire but again I have no solid leads. I have found a family of Latham's in Lancashire (Sharples) but I cannot link them to my Annie until I can obtain a bit more to go on. David and Annie had a daughter named Annie Elizabeth Davis, but I do not have any siblings for her as I do not have access to the 1901 or 1911 census. Any help on locating a marriage certificate for Annie and David would be greatly appreciated. Kind Regards, Charlotte
red mail I am John Lowe
I am searching for any information on any of my other family members. I was born 12.01.61 and my birth name was John lowe, I was adopted from the harrogate yorkshire area. If anyone has any information on my past please let me know
red mail Rose Walker
I am seeking information about the movements of our Grandmother during her time in England between 1946 and 1958. Rose was known to use the alias of Ida. Her maiden name is Dalglish and she was born in Australia in 1930. She arrived in England on the HMS Victorious as a 15/16 year old war bride. She was married to a Bill Walker (navy), if stories are correct his father was a man of the church and rejected Rose as a daughter in law. Rose apparently boarded with a Mrs Jacobs for a time. When Rose left England in 1958 upon the Fairsea she did so in the name of Rose Walker with children Paul Brown b.1952, David Brown b. 1953, Pauline Brown b.1957 and Annette Bent b.1955. of 8 Beecroft Grove Leopold St, Leeds. In recent years it has been discovered she left behind two daughters who I believe to be older and the children of Bill; Margaret and Rosemary. Rose gave birth to John Walker in Perth Western Australia in December 1958, she was 10 weeks pregnant when she left England. Rose has talked about working in a kitchen as a cook where the boss would throw things in anger. She has also told us that Johns father was Jamaican (we have photo of him, name on the back says Ivan). Rose won't discuss this part of her life because she says it is too painful, she is an old lady and I don't want to upset her however my Dad John feels he is a nobody.
red mail COMLIDGE, COMLEDGE, COMBLIDGE
Think this name may come from Yorkshire. Any clues welcomed.Thanks.
red mail spen valley
looking for a joan shephard born 1934. married a george a housecraft in 1958 spen valley. am awaiting marriage certificate. joan's brother ted(edwin clarence shephard; born 1922) is looking for his youngest sister joan. joan would be about 77/78 yrs old.any help would be lovely.. if you know a joan housecraft in yorkshire (presumably)please contact me. and make my uncle a happy man before its too late.(i'm his niece from his 2nd marriage to late edna mortimer)
red mail Elizabeth Kitching
I am trying to find what happened to Elizabeth Hutchinson Kitching who was born in about 1884 in the Goole area. She was the daughter of George Kitching and Annie Cutts. I know she married Lewis Rupert Evans, a marine engineer, in Cardiff in 1912. They had two daughters - Mary Gladys born 1913 and Betty born 1915. Both these were born in the Sculcoates area. Lewis served in WW1 and his medal roll has an address in Sunderland. The last address I have for Lewis is in South Shields in 1949. I don't know what happened to the family after the birth of the daughters. Did they move to Durham or maybe they emigrated. Maybe there was a divorce! Can anyone help?
red mail Richard and Mary Outhwaite
Im trying to trace details of my gr gr grandparents. Richard Outhwaite was born in 1819c somewhere in Yorkshire. He married Mary Roberts from Norfolk in 1853.They emigrated to Australia in 1853 where they lived at Bathurst for awhile. They had 4 children Mary Harriet,William Robert, James Carkson,and Louisa Eliza.They seemed to travel around alot in the early days living in Tamworth Australia.Richard died at Newcastle,Mary died at Newington Assylum Australia. They lost 2 of their children at young ages, Mary and James. William married Maria Boughton and lived at Black Creek Rothbury.He died 1904.Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Roland Julian
Descendent of Roland Julian in New Zealand would like contact from any UK relations. Roland Julian was born to Harry and Sarah Ellen Julian 27/04/1913 Edlington Yorkshire. Roland (Roy) moved to New Zealand in 1947
red mail Laing of Manchester and Middleborough 1840-1879
Laing - I am interested in finding my great grandfather's relatives from Scotland and England. William was born in Manchester 1840 to either Scottish parents or grandparents. His parents were James and Elizabeth Stewart. William moved to Yorkshire, was widowed before marrying my great grandmother Mary Sawyer born 1848. Her mother was Mary Poulter from Skirpenbeck and her father William Sawyer from Thornton-le-Clay. Mary nee Sawyer and William emigrated to Auckland NZ with their family in 1879. Their son Arthur Edward, my grandfather, emigrated to Sydney Australia about 1906 to work with Singer sewing machines. He married Lydia Victoria McCombie 1907 and had my mother Ida Florence in 1808.
red mail Thomas Lancaster (1821 - abt 1904)
Looking for any information on Thomas Lancaster who was born in Towthorpe in Yorkshire in 1821. He married Sarah Hyde and they moved to the United States (Wisconsin & Illinois) until after Sarah died (1892) & he retired from farming. He moved back to Yorkshire around the turn of the century (1899/1900) and appears in the 1901 UK Census. Seeking to find when he died & where he is buried. Also looking for any information regarding his wife, Sarah Hyde, and her parents.
red mail Tindale families of Yorkshire and Northumberland
I am at present writing a genealogy of the family Tindale. The name of which is above. I have a vast amount of information on the Tindales of Yorkshire and many groups of Tindales (Any variant as no deduction can be made in the spelling of the name, at any rate till the beginning of the 18th cent), can be enumerated into seperate groups. Anyone searching for information, taking into account whats on the site already please contact me. I have an established tree of our own back pre-conquest.
red mail Naylor-a family of builders
Does anyone know anything about George Naylor b 1835, or his son George b 1856, who lived in York and described themseles as building conractors? They are recorded in Union Terrace in the 1881,'91 and 1901 Census .
red mail Heppenstall -- north Riding, Yorkshire
Edward Heppenstall (b. 14 May 1816, parents John Heppenstall and Sarah Armitage). Edward emmigrated to south Texas in 1849. Am interested in his family in England and can share info about his life in America.
red mail thompson
would like to find a family member known as Cissie. Sister to Horace hall Thompson, Elsie Thompson, violet Thompson. Mother Esther Hall and father Alfred Thompson. Possibly born in yorkshire area or Darlington not sure. Regards Sharon
red mail Drury family, Hull
I am trying to get information on descendants of my grandmothers siblings, namely: - Charles H Drury, Born in Dalston, Lancashire 1889, Died off the coast of Hull in the ST Scotland 1919. William Drury, Born in Middlesborough, 1891 Lillian Drury, Born in Derby, 1894 Evelyn Drury, Born in Hull, Yorkshire, 1899 George Cyril Payce Drury, Born in Hull, Yorkshire, 1900 Gladys Payce Drury, Born in Myton, Hull, Yorkshire Their parents were; Charles Drury, Born Bellasize, Goole, Yorkshire, 1862 Mary Payce, Born Hutchinsontown, Glasgow, Scotland, 1863. If you have any information, I'd love to here from you. Thanks Adrian
red mail Industrial school of Good Shepherd, Southowram, Yorkshire
I am seeking information about the above school. My grandfather, Patrick Penman, lived there during the 1901 census. His mother died shortly after birth and the family story says he was "adopted" but that seems wrong since he kept his family name and stayed in contact with his parents and siblings. I am wondering if he may have been raised by a parish group as a baby and then placed in this home to learn a trade. His father remarried when he was about 3 so I have no idea why they didn't claim him and bring him back home. Does anyone understand how adoptions worked in those days?
red mail trevor levers
iam looking for my brother trevor levers,last i heard he was living in windy bank estate heckmondwike yorkshire,if any one knows his wherabouts could you please get in touch thanks
red mail Chapman in Yorkshire
Looking for family members of William Joseph Chapman b. abt 1863, He stated his father to be George Chapman from Yorkshire. William Joseph 12 yrs, left for Australia with his brother Charles M. Chapman 19yrs, they sailed from Plymouth England on the 4th Dec. 1874, onboard the "Earl Dalhousie" arriving in Pt Adelaide Australia in 1875.They were both listed as miners by occupation.I can find no other information on Charles. They did go to the Orana Goldfields,NSW.around 1887-1888. William Joseph joined for the Boer War and set for South Africa in 1899 but was wounded in action,hospitalised in England and shipped back to Aust. in 1900.If these Chapmans are recognised in other family tree please make contact.
red mail john charlesworth
I am trying to find a John Charlesworth born about 1870 maybe slightly later or could be abit earlier!! Married Annie "unknown" and had following children, Fred, Florrie, Lizzie, Bertha and Annie (b. c1896)married Fred Linley. As far as I am aware they came from Yorkshire.If anyone can help I would love to hear from you. Thank you
red mail SUTCLIFFE/HARRIS
Looking for details of Olivetta Sutcliffe. Married James Edward Harris in 1914 and moved to Sydney Australia around 1927 with their two children, William Edward Harris (born 1917 Normanton, Yorkshire) and Doreen Harris (born Normanton, Yorkshire, either before or after William Edward Harris). Also looking for details of James Edward Harris. He was a coal miner in Normanton, Yorkshire. Olivetta and James are my great grandparents. Any and all details will be appreciated as I know very little about either of them. I think James was christened around the 17th or 18th of August 1886, probably born in Normanton or Normanby, Yorkshire. James's father was William Edward Harris and his mother was Eliza Maria (Harris?), apparently. From what I can find out Olivetta and James were married in the early part of 1914, and James died in 1964 in Newtown, NSW, Australia. Olivetta died in 1972 in St Leonards, NSW, Australia. Her parents were Mr Sutcliffe and Sarah (Sutcliffe?) from what I can find out. All family is apparently from around Normanton or Normanby area.
red mail Padleys in yorkshire england prior to 1830
I have a family tree starting with John Padley b. 1809 he came to America along with his wife whos name I do not know his children Harriet William and Ann and also his sister Ann Padley. They arrived in America in 1840 John came to America in the 1830's and worked to pay for their passage
red mail Edna SABIN
Looking for a birth of EDNA SABIN circa 1915 in Yorkshire somewhere. She was living Pollington with husband & children when she died in Pontefract hospital. I have her Death Certificate but would like to find her birth, sorry don't know her parents. Thanks.
red mail Marflitt
Searching for ancestors or descendants of Albert Rouph born abt 1873 Pickering Yorkshire. He married Ann Marflitt born abt 1869 Thornton Le Dale Yorkshire. Known children so far are: Bertie Rouph born abt 1895 Thornton Le Dale Beatrice Rouph born abt June 1898 Thornton Le Dale My main interest is in the Robinson family in and around the Scarborough area but would love to hear from anyone with this surname. Maeve
red mail Rouph
Searching for ancestors or descendants of John Rouph born abt 1849 Staffordshire. Married Rachel Robinson born abt 1851 Ebberston Pickering Yorkshire. Only known child so far is: Albert Rouph born abt 1873 Pickering Yorkshire. He married Ann Marflitt born abt 1869 Thornton Le Dale Yorkshire. Known children so far are: Bertie Rouph born abt 1895 Thornton Le Dale Beatrice Rouph born abt June 1898 Thornton Le Dale My main interest is in the Robinson family in and around the Scarborough area but would love to hear from anyone with this surname. Maeve
red mail Magson
William Magston (no place or date of birth) married Ann Robinson born Aug 1801 in Ebberston Pickering Yorkshire. Known children so far are: Frances born abt 1828 Ebberston Thomas born abt 1832 Ebberston William born abt 1836 Ebberston. My main interest is the Robinson family but would be interested to here from you if this is your family. Regards Maeve
red mail Family surname Ireland
Does anyone have ancestors or relations with the surname Irleand? I have several in my tree mainly in Yorkshire, but one emigrated to Canada circa 1901. Some of the places of birth are: Scarborough - Folkton - Falsgrave - Heslerton. Associated families Robinson and Clark. Would be willing to swap information with anyone researching these names.
red mail Terry
Terry family, millers in Wensleydale (Askrigg, Thoralby, Aysgarth and West Witton) also in Richmond in the 18th and 19th centuries. Any information would be very gratefully received!
red mail Fowlstone / Foulstone
most Fowlstone,s came from Ecclesall Bierlow,Sheffield, England, approx date range from 1800 to 1900, I am searching for my Ancestors named Fowlstone,or Foulstone in that date range, Occupation,s, Butchers, Farmers, Steel manufacturers
red mail Town name
Ecclesall Bierlow, is a villiage in Sheffield,South Yorkshire,It is also lies close to the Derbyshire Border, England,
William Middleton Elizabeth Griffiths
I am looking for any trace of a William John Martin Middleton born in Yorkshire 1817. He Married Elizabeth Griffiths she was born in 1822. They departed England for a new Beginning in Victoria Australia landing there in 1840. If you have any information this would be appreciated
red mail PLUIS/PLEWS
I am looking for my fffparents ROBERT PLUIS b. 2 June 1816 in Startforth, Yorks. He married DINAH HUMPHRIES (b. 14 December 1817) in GATESHEAD DURHAM. They also married there on 22 July 1838. It is unknown when they emigrated to Asutralia & they went on to have 8 children.
red mail GOODRICH
I AM LOOKING FOR COL THOMAS GOODRICH 'S FATHER. THOMAS CAME TO VIRGINIA USA IN 1652. I HAVE HEARD THAT HIS FATHER IS JOHN GOODRICH WHO CAME OVER IN 1638 AND DIED ON THE WAY BACK IN 1644. I HEARD THAT HIS FATHER WAS SIR RICHARD GOODRICH OF RIBSTONE. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP THANK YOU JEAN
red mail William Henry Sheppard
Searching William Henry Sheppard born about 1827 in Yorkshire. Moved to Canada about 1871.
red mail Thomas Moxon
Looking for information on Thomas MOXON b 1811 probably in Yorkshire. The 1841 census shows him living in Eckington DBY with William MOXON b. 1819(relationship unknown), Mary MOXON b. 1814 (his wife b. Melton, YKS) and a child Lucy MOXON b. 1834 (relationship unknown). All are born outside Derbyshire. Thomas and Mary subsequently have three children Joe Worrall MOXON, Sarah Ann Worrall MOXON and Lucy Mary Worrall MOXON (not the same Lucy as on the 1841 census). Lucy Mary's birth certificate states that Thomas is a railway inspector but he must have died before 1849 when his wife remarries.
red mail Harrison Family in Yorkshire
Searching for information on Thomas Harrison, born c1777, m. 1805 Elizabeth Hodges in St. Martin's in the Field, Westminster, son Charles b 1818 Yorkshire, m. 1855 Halton, Ontario to Hannah Walker. Other children of Thomas and Elizabeth: William, Henry, Eliza, Richard, Johnson, James.
red mail Colbeck Harold
Seeking any information on the Colbeck family (Harold) that moved to Canada with wife Betsy Starke in the early 1900's (Montreal) and parents of Harold Colbeck (their son) born 1919, married to Beatrice Midgley, his second cousin. Beatrice's mother Elizabeth was a Colbeck.
red mail Willis in Australia
Benjamin Willis, of Maldon district, Victoria, Australia, married Elizabeth McMillian of Yorkshire, in 1878. Looking for overseas links.
red mail Brayshaw/Stokes/Lassey/Kaye
Linthwaite & Almondbury in Yorkshire /Dewsbury in York/ Brayshaw/Lassey (Lacy)/Stokes/Kaye/ I am searching for the family of John William Brayshaw b. abt. 1776 probably in York. Married 1795 in York, Yorkshire to Mary Sykes Stokes b. 1778. John William died 4 April 1848 in Yorkshire. They had the following children: Sarah b. 7 July 1803; Nancy b. 7 April 1806; Elizabeth b. 20 Aug. 1808 married 7 August 1831 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, to Joseph Kaye: Harriet M. Brayshaw b. 15 April 1811 married 25 Dec 1830 in Almondbury to Abraham Kaye (brother of Joseph); William b. 30 Oct 1813, married 13 August 1838 in Parish Church, Parish of Dewsbury, York County to Julia Lacy (daughter of Squire Lassey and wife Hannah Greenwood); James b. 9 April 1819 m. Jane Melville. We believe that Sargent John William Brayshaw fought in the 51st Foot Regiment in the Battle of Waterloo but cannot find proof. Census return for 1841 for Linthwaite: “John Brayshaw, 65, clothier, Mary Brayshaw, wife, 60, Charlotte, 15.” The Lassey (Lacy) family lived in Boothroyd, a section of Dewsbury. Squire Lassey, age 50 and Hannah (Greenwood) Lassey, age 55, were the parents of Julia Lassey married to William Brayshaw. Edward, age 15, and Joseph, age 13 were their sons and brothers to Julia. Joseph, age 6 and Hannah, age 2, must have been grandchildren of their son, Thomas. Thomas names a son, Joseph and daughter, Hannah in his Will signed 19 July 1868. He was spelling his name Lacy by this time and lived in Boothroyd Lane in Dewsbury in the County of York. The Brayshaws, William and wife Julia Lacy Brayshaw emigrated to America and arrived in January 1841. It appears that this was about the same time that Elizabeth Brayshaw Kaye and husband, Joseph Kaye as well as Harriet Brayshaw Kaye and husband Abraham Kaye emigrated to America. They settled initially in the Baltimore area.
red mail Searching for CARR family history
I am looking for information on my great grandfather John James (Hodgson)CARR, believed to have been adopted into the Carr family,around 1887.He was a sergeant major in the Scotsgaurds, married Sarah ANTELL(c1886) they had atleast 3 kids, William Victor(1916)my grandfather,Ronald(1918)and Mary(1929).
red mail martin
i am looking for information on my grandparents ernest martin born 25th august 1897 married to ellen (known as nellie)
red mail jones/obrien
i am looking for information on my grandparents william jones born in wales 1878 and annie obrien born in ireland 1899 they got married at christ church in sheffield
red mail SCA persona
I am looking for the earliest use of the surname Fairweather. I wish to adopt that as my SCA persona, Beatrice.
red mail Campey - Bolton Percy
Looking for any information on the Campey family of Bolton Percy c.1700 any help would be greatly appreciated
Exelby
Searching for any Exelby or Eshelby families in Yorkshire or originated in Yorkshire
red mail Crowfoot/Strachan
Looking for information on my great-great grandparents, David Strachan and Margaret Crowfoot, parents of my great grandmother, Barbara Strachan. The Crowfoot side has been especially hard to trace. Margaret was born in Yorkshire in 1838. David was born in Scotland, but raised his children all in Yorkshire where he worked as a taylor, I believe.
red mail Stanley Family
I would like to know of any descendants of Joseph Stanley. He was born in Yorkshire 1822. His Fathers name was Job. Job was a fisherman. Joseph left England and went to Australia. It wold be great to hear from anyone who may belong to our family.
red mail Harrison
Looking for relatives of Joseph Walter Harrison Born 1886.Married Florence Garbutt.Imigrated to Australia after 1st W/War. Died Yallourn, Australia 1954. Believed to have sister Edith ?
red mail Garbutt
Looking for descendants of Pearson Garbutt born 1834, died 1918
red mail James Woolrich
Looking for my g g g g grandfather James Woolrich.All that is known is his birth year of 1762 that he lived in Yorkshire . His date of death is 08-06-1823 in Montréal and he came to Canada sometime between 1762 and 1791 which is the year he married Madeleine Gamelin(born circa 1771 in Isle Jésus) at Christ Church of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.They had 9 children. Any help finding James Woolrich and or his family before 1762 would be most appreciated.
Roland Julian
I am looking for decendents of Roland(Roy) Julian, who left Leeds in the mid-late 1940s, to go to New Zealand. Any help would be welcomed.
red mail John Drury and Ann Broder/Border??
Looking for information on this family which some or all of them migrated to Ontario, Canada in the early 1800's possibly around 1845. The husbands name was John Drury (my 3rd great grandfather) and the wife I'm not quite sure of I know her first name was Ann but not sure of the last name. They had 10 children: Elizabeth; Ann; Mary; John; Hannah; William (my 2nd great grandfather); James; Martha; George; and Esther. After this generation I have quite a bit of information, but it stops here. Any help would truly be appreciated! The last spelling of the last name was changed to Drewry when they became citizens of Canada; we belive there was a mistake made on the imigration papers. This is just a tale that has been passed through the generations. Thank you ahead of time for any help. Sincerly, Beverly
Clara Briggs
I am looking for information on Clara Briggs born 17th March 1862 at Sun Hill, Skipton Yorkshire to John Briggs born 1833 at Staunton Leics & Hannah Baxter born 1832 at Whatton Notts. Clara married Henry Albert Bramley on the 26th February 1887 & had a son George Walter b 1888 Common Derbys Anyone researching these names? E
red mail Hallam's & Richards
I am trying to find information on William Hallam & Emily Hallam formerly Richards. I am lead to believe they had 5 children Jess / Anne / Pat / Les & John Reginal b-19.5.1917 in Whitwick. William was a coldstream guard & coal miner (Hewer) William Hallam is my Great Grandfarther. Any Information would be greatly recieved
red mail Fawcett - Really need help here
I really need help with this one - this is my stumbling block, and my information is vague to say the least but here goes. Charles FAWCETT (abt 1848 - spelling maybe different) apparently originated from Yorkshire (acording to death cert),married (unknown) but has listed 2 daughters names and ages unknown.His middle name name have been Valender/Ballender/Valandar or a variation of this. Also listed on the death certificate was his occupation as a painter. Died in Western Australia in 1905. I haven't been able to locate him on any shipping lists nor census - nothing. Does anyone have a gentleman that fits this description but doesn't know what happened to him?? Or do you have a man with a name variation that had 2 daughters?? Anything would be greatly appreciated. Please help. Thanks
red mail Ward Family
Searching for info on John William Ward(Master Draper) who married Fanny Pottage in Scarborough 1879. Then in 1890 John married Ann Ebden. Does anyone recognise these names??
red mail William Ward circa 1774 immigration to Nova Scotia
William Ward –born Yorkshire circa 1754. The sailing vessel: Two Friends; Sailed 07 March 1774; From Hull, Yorkshire, England; With 103 passengers; Bound for Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia (Actually arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada); The vessel type is a Brigantine. It is known that William Ward; his wife Elizabeth and an infant son Moses were passengers aboard the Two Friends. They apparently sailed to Nova Scotia, ‘to seek a better living’. Some documents state that William Ward’s rent had been raised by the landowner and thus weighed heavily in the decision to immigrate to North America. Politically, the Crown needed loyal subjects to settle the colony after its relatively recent acquirement from the French. A further, political upheaval brewed in the southern colonies, which would lead to the formation of the United States of America. The Yorkshire immigration of this period can be argued to be instrumental in Nova Scotia’s residents’ decision to remain loyal to the Crown. One might suggest that if the demographics of the colony had not been changed from the significant French population, remaining after the infamous Acadian Expulsion, then the Nova Scotia colony would have been lost to the USA. Nova Scotia could even have reverted to French ownership with the help of a grateful USA alliance with the French Crown. One researcher suggests William Ward married Elizabeth nee Grant or Flintoff in a Bilsdale Midcable parish church on 15 February 1774. A son Moses is listed as a passenger for the Two Friends. An approximate age for the child is about nine months. Would like to correspond with persons having knowledge of the above Ward family, or with persons who can give guidance in this quest.
red mail please help.
im searching for an arthur wardle,born approx.1920,he has 3 daughters named june,jean and sylvia and rumoured to have twin boys now living in scotland.i think he used to be a driver delivering cattle feed.i have been searching for many years,any help,no matter how small,would be graciously appreciated.thankyou.
red mail JOHN STOCKDALE
I am interested in any information on John Stockdale (b. abt 1810) from Yorkshire and his wife, Christina Smith (b. abt 1810). They had two daughters born in England, Faith and Hope. John and Christina immigrated to Canada abt. 1830 and both theirdaughters, Faith and Hope, died on the ship during the ocean voyage and were buried at sea. They settled in Quebec, Canada, where in 1833 they had another daughter, Charity and in 1837, a son, Adam. They both died in abt. 1840. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Joseph Myers
I am seeking information relating to Joseph Myers who married Susannah ? and had a child named Samuel Myers who was born in Yorkshire, England in 1826. Samuel married an Irish lady, Mary Sullivan (born 1830 Killarney, Kerry, Munster, Ireland) in 1852 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Samuel immigrated to Australia in 1852 on the ship Earl Grey.
red mail Searching for PATRICIA ANNE STONE (NEE MUNDAY)
Searching for PATRICIA ANNE STONE (NEE MUNDAY) Patricia was born 10 October 1954 in Cuckfield, Sussex to Joseph Alfred and Betty Evelyn Munday. At some point, Patricia moved to Acomb, York, and lived at 163 Danebury Drive. Patricia married MartinStone in about 1972 but they divorced in 1976. Patricia then had a relationship with Lawrence Cecil Lesley Smith from Suffolk. Patricia had 3 children Nicholas born 1972, Theresa born 1976 and kerry born 1977. Patricia may have married again now,and could have a different surname. She is 5ft 2 tall, with hazel green eyes and light brown hair, although may have coloured it or be greying. If anyone knows of Patricia or her whereabouts, please get in touch.
mary wells
i am trying to trace mary wells she is one of my ggg grandmothers who came out to australia in 1792 possible as daughter of a convict. Her father was henry was sent out in the second fleet in 1792 Mary married sions (simon) clarkson freebody she died in 1856 windsor nsw
red mail Johnson, York
Am attempting to sort out the numerous Johnsons in York throughout 19thc and would like to hear from anyone with Johnsons there. My own included Richard (Bishopthorpe), William & Jane (Ltl Ouseburn), Robert & Joseph, Combmakers, William, possibly publican Three Cranes), Richard, Anne, Jane, and many more.
red mail Yorkshire: The Genealogists Library Guide
Yorkshire: The Genealogists Library Guide Six volumes with information on the availability of thousands of books, journal articles and microfiche publications likely to be of use to the genealogist. Contact for details.
red mail Coggrave
Interested in all occurrences of the COGGRAVE/COGRAVE surname, believed to originate from Copgrove, West Riding of Yorkshire.


 
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