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Below please find the list of additions and updates to the Genuki Yorkshire
site for the past 4 weeks.
Tana Willis-Johnson has kindly donated her collected copies of church
photographs, mainly for the Halifax area (and mainly taken by Chris
Rothery). I list below her photographs which are not from the immediate
Halifax area, and you will find on the Genuki Halifax parish page the list
of the churches for Halifax town and the townships nearby - even these I
have had to split on to separate pages as there are so many of them! There
are quite a few of these yet to be dealt with.
I have also added nearly a megabyte of data for Sheffield as you will see
In the village of Blunham in Bedfordshire U.K.
Webmaster for the Genuki Yorkshire pages:
Rare Books on CD: http://www.blunham.demon.co.uk/CDroms/
Baine's & Bulmers directories, History of Craven, Heywood/Northowram,
National gazetteer of G.B & Ireland, Whelan's York & NRY
Hunter's Hallamshire (Sheffield), Yorkshire: Past and Present
Poulson's Holderness, Turner's Brighouse, etc etc
Places in brackets are the relevant (ancient) parishes.
Unless otherwise specified, the churches are C of E.
Don't forget the surnames interest list for Yorkshire:
Meltham RC (Almondbury)
Meltham ex-Methodist (Almondbury)
Grangemoor Primitive Methodist (Kirkheaton)
Heckmondwike Upper Independent (Birstall)
Staincliffe Christ Church (Batley)
Upper Hopton (Mirfield)
Briestfield Wesleyan (Thornhill)
Dewsbury Salem Methodist
Flockton Methodist (Thornhill)
Flockton Zion Independent(Thornhill)
Thornhill Primitive Methodist
Thornhill Lees Wes. Methodist (Thornhill)
Thornhill Lees Holy Innocents (Thornhill)
Thornhill Lees Prim. Methodist (Thornhill)
Thornhill Edge Good Shepherd (Thornhill)
Thornhill Edge Particular Baptist (Thornhill)
War Memorial transcriptions:
Barkston Ash (Sherburn in Elmet)
Knaresborough Holy Trinity
Churwell Roman Catholic (Batley)
Rawdon Trinity Church
Guiseley Roman Catholic
Menston Roman Catholic (Otley)
Transcription of Malton Messenger BMDs for 1864
(on main Yorksire page under "Newspapers"
Kirkdale St Gregory photo of a drawing from a watercolour.
All the above added to data base and formatted for the web.
Whites 1852 Directory of Sheffield extracts:
A description of Sheffield for 1852, including list of churches etc.
(see under "Descriptions and Travel")
An alphabetical list of Trades and professsions - over 10,000 names.
(see under "Directories")
I would like to know if there is a 1871 census index. I have found an
unexpected first marriage for my great grandfather, Robert Rhimes. He
married Mary Bocock (the spelling for her last name was a little fuzzy on the
marriage certificate) on 21 or 26 Nov 1872 in Drypool in the parish church after
banns. Robert was 20 and Mary was 21. Mary's father was Thomas Bocock? the
residence for Robert and Mary at the time of their marriage was Drypool.
I would like to know where Mary was born so I can trace the steps of
Robert Rhimes. He was born in Scotter, Linc.
There are deaths of a Mary Rhimes and a Mary Jane Rhimes, age 0 on
FreeBMD. I am presuming Mary Bocock Rhimes died in childbirth. Robert married
again in 1874 and 1894. I knew of these two marriages.
Any help would be appreciated.
I'm a magazine writer (and genealogy buff with roots in ERY) who would like
to talk to US subscribers who have managed to interest their grandchildren
in genealogy (or their children). I'd like to use these stories about how
you managed that for a magazine article I'll be writing. The stories do
not have to relate to ERY.
If you are interested, please contact me off-list at nancy(a)shepcat.com.
I've been writing for newsstand magazines like American Heritage and
Reader's Digest for more than 15 years.
For about 3 years now I have been researching my family in the West Riding,
and have now started researching a branch of my wife's family in the East
Riding. Here is what we know.
Edward OLIVER and Sarah GOMMO had two children that we know of:
1. William Samuel OLIVER born 1830 (?) baptised 7 October 1832, Holy
Trinity Kingston upon Hull. William arrived in Australia on 29 September
1854, married Mary Ann SANDHAM of London in 1859 and died in Sydney on 11
March 1902. This was my wifes great grand father.
2. Ann Gommo OLIVER baptised 7 October 1832 Holy Trinity, Kingston upon
Hull. Full extent of our knowledge.
If any OLIVER researchers recognise any of these names we would love to
hear from you.
Howard (for Jennifer)
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I have a Kelly's 1937 Directory if it helps. The entries for Undertakers -
Holderness Road are as follows:
ANNISON T.S. & Son - 685, Holderness Raod.
BEARD & BUTLIN - 217, Holderness Road
HARRISON F. & Son - 192, Holderness Road
SCOTT George L. & Son - 174, Holderness Road
WHITEROD, E.B. & Son - 162a, Holderness Road.
The following extracts have been taken from my notes on the Robinson, Duesbery, Lewen, Gray, Gepp and Harrison families, all of which (except Gepp, and perhaps Gray) were families living in Scarborough, Yorkshire, in the eighteenth century. I would be interested in exchanging information with anyone who has a research interest in any of these families.
I am particularly interested in tracing the record of the marriage between William Robinson and Mary Duesbery, which does not appear in the parish register for St Mary's, Scarborough. Also, any information at all about the Duesbery (or Duesbury, or Dewsberry) family, which seems to have extended in a southwestly arc from the Yorkshire coast down toward Pocklington in the East Riding, would be very much appreciated. Is anyone aware of any research which has already been undertaken into the history of this family?
I have so far been unable to find any record of any will left by Mary Lewen (or Lewins, formerly Robinson, nee Duesbery), and perhaps someone can suggest possible avenues for further hunting (I have tried the Borthwick Institute in York, but without success). Lastly, I continue to seek any record in Yorkshire of the elusive Captain Francis Gray of Cork, as well as details of the further lines of descent from Mary Robinson and Godfrey Harrison. I have found living descendants of the Robinson-Gepp marriage, which dates from the same period, and it would be pleasing indeed to make contact with a Harrison descendant.
Although Scarborough is located in the old North Riding, the parish registers and ecclesiastical records are kept at Beverley, in the old East Riding. I am therefore sending this message to both the North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire groups.
Mark Robinson, London
WILLIAM ROBINSON was baptised on 13 October 1716 at St Mary's Church, Scarborough. He married Mary Duesbery in about 1734 or, more probably, in about 1739, place unknown, and was buried on 11 April 1758 at St Mary's Church, Scarborough. There were one son, William Robinson, and four daughters, Catherine Robinson, Ann Robinson, Mary Robinson, and Jane Robinson. The last will of William Robinson, dated 27 February 1749/50, and proved on 12 December 1758, reads (in part, and as written) as follows:
"...I William Robinson of Scarborough in the County of York Master Marriner...After my dear and loveing wife deceas I give and demise unto my only son William Robinson and to his heirs and assigns...one hundred and twenty pound of British money to my dotor Mary Robinson all that my messuage dwelling houes or tenement and premisses with the appurtenances situate in Tanner Street or Saint Thomas Gate in Scarbrough aforesaid whereing I now live also the houes ye yard adioyning to the back of ye aforesaid houes which I have now taken into own my hand...I do give and demise unto my dotor Catherine Robinson and to her heirs and assigns for ever the houes or tennement where Richard Jackson Malt make now live with half of the garth and grass platt and priviledge of the well ways entry and passages hereto belonging...I do give and demise unto my dotor Ann Robinson and to her heirs and assigns for ever the three tennements adioyning to the back of Mrs Hannah Duesbery houes which she n!
ow living...Lastly I do make and constitute my said wife executrix of this my last will and testament, also I constitute and appoint trustees for my children after my wife deceas my brother John Robinson and brother Mathew Duesbery in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 27th day of February in the year of our Lord 1749/50. William Robinson (sealed)
William Robinson was a mariner and a ship owner. In 1750, a William Robinson of Scarborough was master and part owner of the Loyalty. In 1756, a William Robinson of Scarborough, probably the same, was master and part-owner of the Felicity.
MARY DUESBERY of Scarborough, Yorkshire, was probably the Mary Duesberry who was baptised on 27 November 1716 at St Mary's Church, Scarborough. She married twice and, as Mary Lewins (sic), was buried on 5 December 1789 at St Mary's Church, Scarborough, at the age of seventy-three. Subsequent to the death of William Robinson, Mary Duesbery married Thomas Lewen on 15 May 1759 at St Mary's Church, Scarborough. That marriage ceremony was conducted by Joseph Woofe, Minister, and was witnessed by Henry Howard, vintner, and John Cornforth.Thomas Lewen was probably born in about 1708, married twice, and died on 17 January 1761 at Hammersmith, where he had gone on Scarborough Corporation business. He was buried on 23 January 1761, also at Hammersmith. His will, dated 4 October 1760, was proved at York on 23 April 1761 by his son, James Radcliffe Lewen. Prior to his marriage to Mary Duesbery, he married Catherine Scott, who was buried on 28 April 1755 at St Mary's Church, Scarborough.!
From that marriage, there were four daughters, Catherine Lewen, a second Catherine Lewen, Ann Lewen, and Ellinor Lewen, and three sons, Thomas Lewen, a second Thomas Lewen, and James Radcliffe Lewen. Thomas Lewen was enrolled an Attorney-at-Law on 27 November 1730, and was admitted to the Freedom of Scarborough in 1735. He was Bailiff of Scarborough in 1738 and 1751, and was described in the parish register of St Mary's as a Master Mariner.
Generation 2 (Issue of William Robinson and Mary Duesbery)
CATHERINE ROBINSON was born on 3 April 1742, and was baptised on 8 May 1742 (or 8 May 1741) at St Mary's Church, Scarborough. She may have married Captain Francis Gray of Cork. If so, there may have been at least one son, Francis Gray, who was born on 3 August 1781 at Bridlington, Yorkshire.
ANN ROBINSON was born on 4 September 1744, or on 17 September 1744, probably in Scarborough, and was baptised on 30 October 1744 at St Mary's Church, Scarborough. She married Edward Gepp, and died on 5 July 1832. She was buried at St Mary's Church, Chelmsford, where there is a memorial tablet. (Details of the line of descent from Ann Robinson and Edward Gepp have been researched extensively, and are not reproduced here)
MARY ROBINSON may have been born in about 1746, was baptised on 9 February 1746/7 at St Mary's Church, Scarborough, and married Godfrey Harrison on 26 June 1766 at Scarborough. The marriage ceremony was conducted by the Reverend Joseph Woofe, Minister, and was witnessed by John Robinson and Michael Cales. There were at least five sons, William Robinson Harrison, John Harrison, Robert Harrison, Christopher Harrison, and Edward Young Harrison, and three daughters, Jane Harrison, Catharine Harrison, and a second Jane Harrison.
JANE ROBINSON was born in about 1752, and was baptised on 18 December 1752 at St Mary's Church, Scarborough.
Generation 3 (Issue of Mary Robinson and Godfrey Harrison)
WILLIAM ROBINSON HARRISON was born on 1 May 1767, and was baptised on 23 June 1767 at Scarborough, Yorkshire. He may have been the William Harrison who married Jane Willis on 3 February 1792, at Scarborough, and/or the William Harrison who married Mary Elliot on 5 December 1801, also at Scarborough. From that second marriage, there were six daughters, Mary Harrison, Jane Harrison, Frances Harrison, Ann Harrison, Peggy Harrison, and a second Frances Harrison, and three sons, William Harrison, Francis Harrison, and Robert Harrison. Note also that a William Harrison married Hannah Jackson on 22 September 1788, at Scarborough.
JOHN HARRISON was born on 2 September 1768, and was baptised on 30 December 1768 at Scarborough, Yorkshire. He married Ann Bowcock on 11 December 1794, also at Scarborough. From that marriage, there was at least one daughter, Tabitha Harrison. John Harrison may have been the widower, John Harrison, who married Ann Boyce on 12 June 1805. From that marriage, there were two sons, John Harrison, and William Harrison , and one daughter, Jane Harrison.
ROBERT HARRISON was baptised on 14 January 1772 at Scarborough, Yorkshire, and married Mary Hartley on 25 November 1802, also at Scarborough. It may be worth noting that a Robert Harrison of Carlton in Co Durham married Ann Bell on 19 September 1796 at Scarborough, although there would appear to be no connection to the Robert Harrison of interest here.
JANE HARRISON was born on 12 July 1772, was baptised on 15 July 1772 at Scarborough, and presumably died prior to December 1780.
CHRISTOPHER HARRISON was born on 2 January 1774, and was baptised on 4 October 1774 at Scarborough, Yorkshire. He married Jane Scott on 4 May 1799, also at Scarborough. There was at least one daughter, Mercy Harrison.
CATHARINE HARRISON was born on 18 December 1777, and was baptised on 9 December 1780 at Scarborough, Yorkshire. She was buried on 30 July 1796, also at Scarborough.
JANE HARRISON was born on 16 October 1780, and was baptised on 9 December 1780 at Scarborough, Yorkshire. She married John Taylor on 23 February 1800, also at Scarborough.
EDWARD YOUNG HARRISON was born on 6 August 1782, and was baptised on 11 September 1782 at Scarborough, Yorkshire. He was buried on 14 December 1787, also at Scarborough.
I am going to unsubscribe for a time as we are moving house from Picton
back to New Plymouth in the North Island.
A very big thank to you all the very kind listers who have helped me
with my ROEBUCK and JOHNSON research. My e-mail address will stay the
if anyone that I have been corresponding with comes up with something
new that they think would help me fill in some of the gaps.
Best wishes to all and happy hunting.
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Yes, I would very much liike to receive the bit about Poundsworth if it is
not too much trouble. If you could add details of the published book,
published by, etc I would like that too There may be other things I would like to
The following list of surnames are connected to my KENDALL family from Lincolnshire, I would love to swap information with any descendents,the names are BOTTERILL, KURRING, CANNON, and MARSH
Descendants of Walter Kendall
Generation No. 1
1. WALTER5 KENDALL (JAMES4, THOMAS3, CHARLES2 KENDAL, CHARLES1) was born Bef. 8 April 1861 in Ashby Lincolnshire, and died 9 July 1929 in Sculcoates East Yorkshire (Source: Death Certificate.(copy on file)). He married ALICE JANE BOTTERRILL 16 February 1885 in Sculcoates Yorkshire (Source: Marriage Certificate.(copy on file)), daughter of RICHARD BOTTERILL and JANNETTA. She was born Abt. 1860 in Kingston Upon Hull Yorkshire, and died 19 December 1927 in Sculcoates East Yorkshire (Source: Death Certificate.(copy on file)).
More About WALTER KENDALL:
Baptised: 8 April 1861, baptised
Census 1891: Sculcoates RG12/3924/f80 (copy on file)
Children of WALTER KENDALL and ALICE BOTTERRILL are:
2. i. HAROLD6 KENDALL, b. Abt. 1886, Hull East Yorkshire; d. Bef. 1932.
ii. WALTER KENDALL, b. Abt. 1889, Hull East Yorkshire; d. 15 July 1944, Paragon Hull East Yorkshire (Source: Death Certificate.(on file)).
3. iii. JAMES DENNIS KENDALL, b. Abt. 1896; d. 24 January 1963, Kingston General Hospital Hull East Yorkshire.
iv. ROBERT KENDALL, b. Abt. 1898, Sculcoates; d. 6 July 1960, Paragon Hull Yorkshire (Source: Death Certificate.(on file)).
Generation No. 2
2. HAROLD6 KENDALL (WALTER5, JAMES4, THOMAS3, CHARLES2 KENDAL, CHARLES1) was born Abt. 1886 in Hull East Yorkshire, and died Bef. 1932. He married FANNY CANNON 23 October 1909 in Sculcoates Yorkshire (Source: Marriage Certificate.(on file)). She was born Abt. 1886, and died Unknown.
Children of HAROLD KENDALL and FANNY CANNON are:
i. ALICE MARY7 KENDALL, b. 1910; m. ALBERT HENRY KURRING, 24 December 1932, Sculcoates Register Office (Source: Marriage Certificate.(on file)); b. Abt. 1904.
ii. MURIEL KENDALL, b. Abt. 1914; m. WALTER WILLIAM KURRING, 12 September 1936, Drypool Church Hull (Source: Marriage Certificate.(on file)); b. Abt. 1909.
iii. EDNA MAY KENDALL, b. 1918; m. BENJAMIN MARSH, 25 July 1940, Hull Register Office; b. 1911.
3. JAMES DENNIS6 KENDALL (WALTER5, JAMES4, THOMAS3, CHARLES2 KENDAL, CHARLES1) was born Abt. 1896, and died 24 January 1963 in Kingston General Hospital Hull East Yorkshire (Source: Death Certificate (on file)). He married ANNIE JARVIS 1 August 1927 in Register Office Sculcoates (Source: Marriage Certificate.(on file)). She was born 1904.
Child of JAMES KENDALL and ANNIE JARVIS is:
i. SHEILA7 KENDALL, b. Unknown.
Does anyone know where " Palsey " is ? Could it be near Escrick or Bishop
Also does anyone know where I can find information on a settlement
certificate for Bishop Thorpe after 1724 ?
I'm new to the list and posting my interests. I'm looking for more information on Thomas BUTLER, a wireworker, who married Catherine HOULDSWORTH in Hull in 1840.
Their marriage certificate names Thomas' father as John Butler, a mariner, and Catherine's father as John Houldsworth, a poulterer.
Please contact me if you have a connection to either of these families.
I have Martin and Esther Dowson who had their younger children during
1850/1860s in Hutton Cranswick.
The family are in Driffield in 1881 census and later.
Not only do my Dawsons sometimes come up as Dowsons but during XVIIIth cent.
they can appear as Dosons. It is part of our family legends that they once
operated Poundsworth mill, just south of Driffield but in H-C parish. It is
now a trout farm. this was a collateral branch, not my direct anscestors
I am having difficulty finding my maternal grandmothers birth certificate Annie Elizabeth Costello nee Clarke- I have paid 2 visits to the PRO with no luck - also have looked at the Hull Daily Mail Nov Dec 1946 to April 1947- I was told she collapsed and died in the street Feb 1947. Are there separate records for Roman Catholics - is a record kept somewhere else. Any advise would be a help.
Firstly, your addresses are correct, you will be pleased to know! Newington
is a Parish covering areas of the Western side of Hull. As you will see by
your marriage certificate this covered some of Hessle Road. There was
North Newington and South Newington. The Newington Parish Church was South
Newington and was St. John the Baptist, St. George's Road and the North
Newington Parish Church was the Church of the Transfiguration, Albert
Avenue. I hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Syd Beacroft" <Symar(a)tesco.net>
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 11:37 AM
Subject: Parishes in Hull
> Hi Listers
> I have recently received a copy of a marriage certificate which shows that
> the wedding took place in the Parish of Newington. I have tried to find
> on the Parish locator but failed. Is there such a parish in Hull? If so
> is the parish church called. The addresses on the certificate look like 6
> Derwent Avenue , Westbourne St and 7 Ireland Terrace, Gillett St. They are
> difficult to read and I would appreciate any help
> Syd Beacroft
> Researching ROWAN
I have checked the 1851 Census Indexes for Holy Trinity, East & West Sculcoates, Hedon, Drypool & District and Sutton on Hull & District and there is no George HODGSON of the appropriate age listed.
I came across these Directory References
George Hodgson Shoemaker 2, Blanket Row.
George Hodgson Shoemaker 39, William Street.
Although at first glance the 1851 entry does not seem to be him, it is worth remembering that the Directories were prepared in advance and sometimes names were carried over. On the other hand it might not be him at all!!
Jean Garforth - HULL
Researching: HUNNEYBELL - Suffolk & W. Riding of Yorkshire
GIBBINS - Hull, Grimsby & Boston
FRITH - Hull & Grimsby
REDPATH - Scotland & Hull
THOMPSON - Salford & Penrith
WHITEHEAD- Hull & the Isle of Axholme
On or before Mar 4, 1804, Frances Johnson was born in Weaverthorpe to
William Johnson and Mary Ireland. On May 7, 1828, Frances and Thomas
Topham were married in Weaverthorpe. To this couple, 4 children were
born in Weaverthorpe: 2 girls and 2 boys: Mary(1829), Susannah(1831),
Johnson(1833), and Moses(1836).
It would appear that Thomas was a farmer in 1881 in Bonwick with a 428
acre farm employing 5 men and 3 boys.
The rest of the Johnson family moved to Canada. Does anyone know
anything about this family that remained in Yorkshire?
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
I wonder if anyone is researching HODGSON's of Hull. I have just found that a George HODGSON, boot and shoemaker of Hull in 1822 was a nephew of my 5th Gt Grandfather.
Would appreciate any info eg address's from directories of if he appears in 1851 census index. He would probably be in his 70's/80's and would have been born Hull or possibly Lincolnshire.
Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia