The Burton family of Dent

 

Joseph Binns = Isabel Burton

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David Binns = Ann Robinson

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George Binns = Margaret Watson

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Lucy Binns = William Pollard

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Francis Edward Pollard = Mary Spence Watson

 

K21. ISABEL BINNS born BURTON

Isabel Burton was born on the 18th September 1710 at Scalegillfoot in Dent, Yorkshire.1

She married [K4] Joseph Binns on the 1st March 1737/8, at Leeyeat, Dent. At that time she lived at Warescale in Dent. Their children were: John (1739–1812), [K3] David (1740/1–1809), Daniel (1744–1830), and Margaret (1747–1818); all born at Cononley Woodside.2

In 1740/1 she lived at Cononley Woodside, as she still did in 1769, though by March 1770 she was apparently of Askwith.3

Between 1757 and 1770, with her husband, she visited Westmorland, Lancashire, several parts of Yorkshire, and also Ireland. In 1769 she received £23 under the terms of her father's will.4

She was a plainly spoken, honest woman of tender spirit and was a minister of the Society for about 18 years. She visited Friends in Ireland and in several counties of England.5

She died on the 25th April 1773, and was buried in Skipton fbg, Yorkshire.6

Isabel Burton was the eldest child of [K22] John and [K26] Ann Burton.7

 


1 TNA: RG 6/1547

2 TNA: RG 6/1235, /1279

3 DQB; RG 6/1616AW. Pearson Thistlethwaite (1979) Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting, (1665–1966)

4 Information from Alf Rogers; email from Margaret Page, citing the will, taken from the Lonsdale Deanery Probate Files, A-G surnames, 1761-1170, FHL film \99045

5 DQB

6 RG 6/1091, /1279

7 RG 6/1246, /1547


K22. JOHN BURTON

John Burton was born at Dent and baptised there on the 15th December 1681.1

John Burton2 married [K26] Ann Thistlethwaite on the 1st November 1709, at Loaning in Dent; at that date he was described as of Scalegillfoot. Their children were: [K21] Isabel (1710–1773), William (1712–1789), Margaret (1714–1743), Richard (1716–1808), Anne (1719/20–1743), and John (1722–1753); all were born at Scalegill foot, Dent.3

After he had come "to witness a degree of Experience, and to see the Necessity of Regeneration" he became a minister, about 1709. In 1718 he was one of three people who supervised the addition of a new stable to Lee Yet meeting house. He travelled in the ministry in England and visited Ireland in 1712 and 1721, and in 1734 visited America. In the latter year he was described as "an unlearned man, but endued with a large and powerful gift in the ministry." After this he visited Durham, Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Cumberland and Northumberland, and several times travelled into the South of England and to London; one such occasion, in 1752, was with his sister's son, John Alderson. When he was at home he was very diligent in attending meetings for worship and discipline, and gave good service at funerals and other public occasions. He was very serviceable in Monthly Meeting.4

He made his will (signing his name) on the 3rd December 1764. At this date his estate at Warescale consisted of one Messuage & 2 Closes, the one called Coatgarths, the other Little Intake, and two "parrocks" adjoining his dwelling house; he also had an estate, formerly his cousin William Burton's, consisting of one Messuage house and Back "parrock" thereto adjoining, two Closes called New Intacks and one called High Intack, and a little parcel of ground called Piece, and the privilege of Loning and the privileges of an undisturbed footpath at all times of the year and the liberty to drive sheep upon occasion at any time between the 5th of September and the middle of April through a Close called Little Intack:5

 

THE WILL OF John Burton of Warescale in Dent yeoman INVENTORY respited, above £40 PROBATE BOND dated 20th June 1769 Bound: William Burton of Dent yeoman Richard Burton of Dent yeoman Richard Thistlethwaite of Dent yeoman Affirmed: William & Richard Burton., No relationship stated. WILL dated 3rd December 1764 My ancient estate at Warescale consisting of one Messuage & 2 Closes, the one called Coatgarths the other called Little Intack & 2 parrocks adjoining the said dwelling house to my son William for life & after his death to my grandson William Burton for ever, nevertheless chargeable with the payment of £10 to his sister Isabel, wife of John Greenwood and £5 to his brother John and £30 to his three sisters Ann, Margaret and Agnes £10 each when he enters upon the estate if they are 21. If my son William dies before his son William is 21, the income from the estate is to be used for the maintenance and education of his children. I give & devise my estate which formerly was my cousin William Burton’s consisting of one Messuage house & Back parrock thereto adjoining and 2 Closes called New Intacks and one called High Intack and a little parcel of ground called Piece and the priviledge of the Loning & also the priviledges of an undisturbed footpath at all times of the year and also liberty to drive sheep upon occasion at any time between the fifth of September and the middle of April through a Close called Little Intack to my son Richard for ever, chargeable with the payment of £30 to his three daughters Ann, Margaret & Mary £10 each at Richard’s death. To my daughter Isabel £28 and £3 to each of her children. To my son-in-law Joshua Binns my best Close (Coat &c). Supervisors are Richard Thistlethwaite of Spicegill and William Mason of Mirehouse. R & R to my sons William & Richard, joint execs. Testator signed Witnesses: John Chapman Peter Buck P his mark Anthony X Scafe.

"He was of a free, chearful Disposition, and Behaviour, yet properly guarded, being a plain Man, bearing a faithful Testimony against the Pride and Show of the present Age." ""Tho' he had but little humane Learning, yet he was often led forth not only in a living powerful Testimony but in matter exceeding copious and pertinent," says the Testimony prepared by his friends."6

He died on the 24th March 1769, and was buried on the 26th, in the Friends' burying ground, Dent. His will was proven at Lonsdale Deanery on the 20th June; the estate was valued at above £40 (£2548 at 2005 values), the inventory respited.7

John Burton was the fifth child and only son of [K23] William and [K25] Isabel Burton.8

 


1 Carol Herbert's gedcom downloaded from www.herb4.freeserve.co.uk/me/herbertf; information from Brian Davey; William Evans and Thomas Evans, eds, Piety Promoted, in a collection of dying sayings of many of the people called Quakers . . . , 1854, Philadelphia.

2 TNA: RG 6/731, /1075, /1082, /1104, /1246, /1547

3 Bernard Thistlethwaite: The Thistlethwaite Family. Headley Bros, private, 1910; Journal of the Friends' Historical Society 10:127 1913; TNA: RG 6/1235, /1246, /1547; David Boulton: Early Friends in Dent. 1986, Dent: Dent Family History Circle

4 DQB; Thistlethwaite (1910), op. cit.; Janney, 1860, download from Earlham Library; Piety Promoted

5 Bryan Davey, Thistlethwaite CD, citing Lonsdale Deanery Probate Files, A-G surnames, 1761–1770, FHL film \99045

6 DQB; Journal of the Friends' Historical Society 10:27 1913; Piety Promoted

7 TNA: RG 6/1246, /1547; email from Margaret Page, citing the will; Piety Promoted

8 Carol Herbert's gedcom; information from Brian Davey

 


K23. WILLIAM BURTON

William Burton married [K25] Isabel Thistlethwaite on the 15th June 1672, at Dent; he lived at Warescale in Dent. Their children were: Elizabeth (c. 1672 – ?), Agnes (1676–1754), Alice (cal 1678 –1766), [K22] John (1681–1769), Isabell (1684 – ?), and Margaret (c. 1684 – 1742).1

He made his will on the 22nd November 1686. Of Wareskaylefoot in Kirthwayte in Dent, he left his messuage, Lands and Tenem. there to his wife for her natural life, his son John to inherit the real estate at 21 if Isabel had died by then, and to split £30 between his sisters; the residue went to Isabel. He died in December 1686, his body being buried on the 29th at Dent. An inventory was made on the 1st January 1686/7, his estate being valued at £31/19/- (£2653 at 2005 values), less £10 owed to Thomas Mason. On the 7th January probate was granted to Isabel Burton.2

William Burton was the son of [K24] ____ Burton.3


1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 February 2018, Willyam Burton and Isabell Thistlethwayt, 15 Jun 1672, citing Dent, York, reference index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 100,090; information from Brian Davey and Margaret Page; Brian Davey refers to him as of "Leyeate" in 1681

2-3 information from Brian Davey


K24. ____ BURTON

____ Burton had two known children, [K23] William, and James.1


1 information from Brian Davey


K25. ISABEL BURTON born THISTLETHWAITE

Isabel Thistlethwaite married [K23] William Burton on the 15th June 1672, at Dent, where she then lived. Their children were: Elizabeth (c. 1672 – ?), Agnes (1676–1754), Alice (cal 1678 –1766), [K22] John (1681–1769), Isabell (1684 – ?), and Margaret (c. 1684 – 1742).1

She died on 3 October 1719, and was buried at Langdale on the 5th of that month.2

Isabel Thistlethwaite was the elder daughter of [K27] Richard and [K31] Margaret Thistlethwaite.

 

1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 February 2018, Willyam Burton and Isabell Thistlethwayt, 15 Jun 1672, citing Dent, York, reference index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 100,090; information from Brian Davey

2 TNA: RG 6/1246


K26. ANN BURTON born THISTLETHWAITE

Ann Thistlethwaite was born on the 6th May 1685, at Harborgill, Dent, and was baptised at Dent on the 31st May. In November 1686 she was mentioned in her father’s will, as a beneficiary.1

She married [K22] John Burton on the 1st November 1709, at Loaning in Dent; she was described as of Warescale, Dent. Their children were: [K21] Isabel (1710–1773), William (1712–1789), Margaret (1714–1743), Richard (1716–1808), Anne (1719/20–1743), and John (1722–1753); all were born at Scalegill foot, Dent.2

She died before 1764.3

Ann Thistlethwaite was the youngest child of [K27] Richard and [K31] Margaret Thistlethwaite.4


1 Bernard Thistlethwaite (1910) The Thistlethwaite Family. Headley Bros, private; Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript); Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD

2 TNA: RG 6/731, /1075, /1082, /1104, /1246, /1547; email from Margaret Page, citing the will, taken from the Lonsdale Deanery Probate Files, A-G surnames, 1761-1170, FHL film \99045; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD

3 Carol Herbert's gedcom

4 Thistlethwaite (1910)


K27. RICHARD THISTLETHWAITE

Richard Thistlethwaite was born about 1621. He was baptised at Dent on the 6th May 1621.1

He was mentioned in his father’s will, as joint executor, on 7th May 1661; and in his mother’s, as a beneficiary, on 24th August 1666.2

Richard Thistlethwaite married [K31] Margaret Harker about 1676, allegedly at Anthony Mason's house in Upper Dentdale. Their children were: William (1676/7–1786), John (c. 1679 – 1697), [N161] Isabel (c. 1682 – 1753), and [K26] Ann (1685 – before 1764).3

He had the farm of Harborgill in Dent Dale. He was never a Quaker.4

Described as a yeoman, he made his will on the 24th August 1686, disposing, inter alia, of Harbourgill, Hollow Mill and New Closes, all in Kirthwaite in Dent, as well as a moiety of part of a pasture close called Swineleyside, in Wensleydale. He died at Harborgill in November 1686 and was buried in Dent on the 6th. An inventory of his effects was taken on the 11th November, valuing his effects at £771 4s. 10d. Probate was given at Richmond on the 19th.5

Richard Thistlethwaite was the eldest known child of [K28] William and [K30] Isabel Thistlethwaite.6

 

1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 11 February 2018, Richard Thislthwait, 06 May 1621, citing index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, FHL microfilm 100,090

2 Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD

3-4 Bernard Thistlethwaite (1910) The Thistlethwaite Family. Headley Bros, private; Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD

5 Thistlethwaite (1910); name given as 'Thystlethwaite'; Thistlethwaite CD

6 Thistlethwaite CD


K28. WILLIAM THISTLETHWAITE

William Thistlethwaite married [K30] Isabel Nelson, about 1620. Their children were: [K27] Richard (1621–1686) John (c. 1623 – 1684), Miles (c. 1625 – 1635), Anthony (c. 1627–1693), William (c. 1630 – ?) and Agnes (c. 1634 – after 1677).1

He was one of the ringleaders of an eight year long Tithe Strike against Trinity College, Cambridge, to whom Dent Tithes had been given by Henry VIII.2

He made a will on the 19th April 1660, dying shortly afterwards at Harborgill, Dent. His will—in which inter alia he disposed of Harborgill, Leayeate, Monkbeckparrock, New Closes and Hollow Mill, as well as a pasture close in Widdale—was proved at Richmond on the 7th May; an inventory bears date 15th September 1660; his effects were valued at £130.3

William Thistlethwaite was a child of [K29] Richard Thistlethwaite.4


1 Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD

2 Thistlethwaite CD; David Boulton (1986) Early Friends in Dent, Dent: Dent Family History Circle

3-4 Thistlethwaite CD


K29. RICHARD THISTLETHWAITE

Richard Thistlethwaite had five known children: Geoffrey (1603 – ), [K28] William (? – c. 1660), Jane (? – ?), Isabel  (? – ?), and Richard (? – 1651).1

 


1 Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD


K30. ISABEL THISTLETHWAITE born NELSON

Isabel Nelson married [K28] William Thistlethwaite, about 1620.1

Their children were: [K27] Richard (1621–86) John (c. 1623–1684), Miles (c. 1625–1635), Anthony (c. 1627–1693), William (c. 1630 – ?) and Agnes (c. 1634 – after 1677).2

She died in August 1666, and was buried on the 8th August at Dent, Yorkshire.3

 

 

1–3 Brian Davey: Thistlethwaite CD


K31. MARGARET THISTLETHWAITE born HARKER

Margaret Harker was baptised at Muker, Yorkshire, on 27 June 1654.1

She married, first, [K27] Richard Thistlethwaite, about 1676, allegedly at Anthony Mason's house at Upper Dentdale. Their children were: William (1676/7–1786), John (c. 1679–1697), [N140B] Isabel (c. 1682–1753), and [K26] Ann (1685 – before 1764).2

On 26 May 1684 she was named as a beneficiary under the will of her brother-in-law John Thistlethwaite. She was executrix of her husband's will of her husband, on 19 November 1686.3

She probably joined the Society of Friends after her husband died, in about 1686–8. On the 4th July 1688 she married, secondly, Samuel Wynn (? – 1695), at Anthony Mason's house; she was still living at Harbourgill at that date, as she did until her death. She was buried at Laning, Dent, on the 25th December 1691.4

Margaret Harker was the sixth child, and fourth daughter, of [K32] Adam Harker.5

 


1 information from Brian Davey; Thistlethwaite CD; "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Mgt. Harkey, 27 Jun 1654; citing MUKER, YORK, reference FHL microfilm 942.74 G4 V26C

2 Bernard Thistlethwaite (1910) The Thistlethwaite Family. Headley Bros, private; Thistlethwaite CD

3 Thistlethwaite CD

4 TNA: RG 6/1246; Thistlethwaite (1910); Thistlethwaite CD

5 FamilySearch


K32. ADAM HARKER

Adam Harker married Jane Mason on 28 August 1659, at Muker, Yorkshire. She is presumed to have been his second wife, as he had already fathered seven or eight children with an unidentified spouse (though they could have been born to Jane Mason, prior to their marriage).1

His children were: John (1640 – ?), Mary (1643 – ?), Issabell (1645 – after 1691), James (1650 – ?), [K31] Margaret (1654–1691), John (1656 – after 1708), all b. Muker; and Ann (? – after 1689).2

A record of the Sufferings of Friends in Swaledale records3 that in 1703:

 

Adam Harker and William Aldson of Swaledale being prosecuted by Tobias West priest of Grenton (upon ye Late Act for recovering Tythes) By warrant from 2 Justices of Peace Who adjudged their tythes to 03:18:2 for bread & wind 00:01:04, charges 0s0 in all 04:08:06 Had taken from him by the Constable Thirty young sheepe valued 09:08:00

The same two men were similarly distrained in 1705, tithes due being adjudged at £1 5s. 11d, and stocking[s] taken from them to the value of £1 11s. 3d.4

 

1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, Adam Harkey and Jane Mason, 28 Aug 1659, citing Muker, York, reference FHL microfilm 207565, 942.74 G4 V26C

2 FamilySearch

3–4 TNA: RG 6/1281


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