The Walker family of Liversedge, Batley, and Birstall

 

Robert Spence = Sarah Walker

     |         other children

Robert Spence = Mary Foster

      |         other children

Sarah Spence = Joseph Watson

      |         other children

Robert Spence Watson = Elizabeth Richardson

      |         other children

Mary Spence Watson = Francis Edward Pollard

 

N49. SARAH SPENCE born WALKER

Sarah Walker was born on the 8th June 1760, at Driglington, Birstal, Yorkshire. She was brought up a Friend.1

 

She married, first, [N3] Robert Spence on the 30th April 1783, at Gildersome, Yorkshire. They had six children: [N2] Robert (1784–1845), Thomas (1785–1788), Abraham (1786–1788), Thomas (1788–1849), Rachel (1790–1856), and Sarah (1792–1863).2

 

In 1794, with most of her family, she had scarlet fever. In 1797 she lived at Hartwith, and was engaged in farming.3

 

Some time before 1809 she married, secondly, William Stotheart. Her son Robert gives the following account of the circumstances:

 

My poor Mother having I believe given way to the artful insinuations of an old servant, who had resided with her before and since my fathers decease and had got one or two of her own brothers introduced as men servants, and my mother thinking she had been rather slighted by some of her relations who ought to have encouraged and cheared her, got into a low & depressed state of mind, and in some strange delusive whim took off with one of these Brothers called Wm. Stotheart, to the chapel or church & they were married, none of my relations had courage or inclination to inform me of the state of things [ . . . ] My father in law, is now, a very strict and scrupulous Methodist, but they are surrounded by such a numerous train of hungry relations that seem like a tribe of locusts, and my poor Mother does now get but very little out to Meetings.4

From 1821 to 1822 she lived at Hardcastlegarth—which still survives, practically unchanged.5

 

She died in Tyne Street, North Shields, on the 1st April 1822, and was interred on the 4th in the Friends’ burial ground at Stephenson Street, near North Shields.6

 

Sarah Walker was the sixth child and third daughter of [N50] Robert and [N100] Hannah Walker.7

 

 

1 Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript), Philip Spence (1939) Robert and Mary Spence; TNA: RG 6/228, /1245

2 TNA: RG 6/527, /785, /1562; Spence (1939)

3–4 Spence (1939)

5 Spence (1939); my own knowledge

6 RG 6/225, /228, /1245; Durham County Advertiser, 1822-04-06

7 RG 6/1090; Annual Monitor; Quaker Walker family

 


N50. ROBERT WALKER

Robert Walker was born on the 17th March 1716/7, in Yorkshire.1

 

He married, first, Hannah Firth (cal 1721–1752) on the 25th October 1743, at Liversedge meeting house, Yorkshire, at which date he was a clothier of Batley, Yorkshire. They had three children: John (1744–1779), Mary (1747–1838), and Hannah (1752–1752); all were born at Staincliffe.2

 

He was appointed an Elder when young, and was serviceable in meetings for discipline. In 1751, "in much brokenness of spirit," he was called to the ministry, in which he appeared with few words and mostly in his home neighbourhood until 1756, after which with the unity of Friends he at different times visited most parts of England, and travelled once to Ireland.3

 

His first wife died on 5 March 1752, and on 31 October 1753—a clothier, of Sunnybank in Batley, Yorkshire—he married, secondly, [N100] Hannah Hopkins, at Liversedge meeting house. The couple had five children: Robert (1755–1820), Joseph (1757–1814), [N49] Sarah (1760–1822), Thomas (1763–1842), and Benjamin (1765–1766). In 1756, a clothier of Drighlington, he was instructed (with Joseph Dickinson) to purchase a plot of ground for a new meeting house for Gildersome; this had been erected by the 28th October that year.4

 

He regularly represented Gildersome at both Monthly and Quarterly Meeting. The latter was always held at York, some 30 miles away, whilst the former were held in rotation at Bradford, Leeds, Halifax and Sherbroad near Todmorden. He was responsible for the collection of monies raised for Monthly Meeting and Gildersome School. He also looked into the ‘clearness’ of couples wishing to marry and into the ‘worthiness’ of those asking to become Friends. In 1768 he was appointed to investigate the marriage of Daniel Lees to a non-member.5

 

He frequently had goods sequestrated for refusal to pay tithes, as the following table shows6:

 


Date

Residence

Demand & charges (s:d)

Goods taken

Value (£:s:d)

1744

Batley

 

Wheat and pease

0:9:0

7 mo 1745

Batley

 

Wheat

0:3:0

7 mo 1747

Batley

 

Wheat

0:6:0

6 mo. 1748

Batley

 

Oats

0:5:0

1749

Batley

 

Oats and pease

0:6:0

7mo.1750

Batley

 

Barley

0:10:0

9 mo 1753

Sunny Bank in Batley

 

Wheat, oats and barley

2:10:0

1mo 1754

Sunny Bank

18:8

29 lbs pewter

0:19:4

7 mo 1757

Driglington in Birstall


 

Oats

0:18:0

19th 3 mo. 1764

Driglington

12:6

4 chargers a pair of blankets, a warming pan and smoothing iron

0:19:6

29th 10mo 1771

Driglington in Birstall

15:0

Wool

0:6:0

 

In December 1770, then living at Gildersome [Near Leeds), he was cited by the Vicar of Birstall. In addition to his activities in the Ministry, Robert was concerned about education for Quaker children, and in early 1772, when Gildersome Monthly Meeting leased a farm near Gildersome, which appeared to them to be a likely place to establish a school, he was among a dozen Friends appointed to form a Committee to oversee the farm and the school. The school opened on 21 September 1772, with John Ellis as Headmaster. On 24 May 1773 Ellis presented the school’s accounts to Monthly Meeting. Among the entries was a line, which read: “Robert Walker for rent . . . 19 shillings & 10 pence”. This suggests that Robert and his family moved from Driglington to Gildersome in late 1772 or early 1773 and rented the house near the school. Robert’s daughter, Mary, was appointed the first ‘housekeeper’ at the new school.7

 

In 1773 he visited North America, where he laboured with much fervency of spirit "& was favoured with a Sense of the then approaching Troubles in that part of the World, & delivered many faithfull Warnings, suitable Caution & Instruction, greatly to the encouragement of the upright hearted." He was in America till 1775. His daughter, Elizabeth Walker,

told James Jenkins that Robert had endeavoured to allay an impetuous spirit which had arisen among the people generally, and among many Friends—a bitter hatred of the Mother country, complaint of its injustice and tyranny; plans for resisting its authority were almost everywhere concerted. The same resentful spirit animated the meetings of the newly formed Congress, and when Robert Walker heard of this in April 1775, just before he was due to return home, he felt a deep concern to pay them a religious visit; he was able to speak to delegates only a few hours before he set sail for his return to England.

Without entering into discussion of political matters, he earnestly told Congress that he had prayed to God on their behalf, that He would guide them in all their proceedings and give them the divine blessing. Many members were much impressed by his words, but after he had gone, a young man stood up and informed Congress that 'however specious appearances might be, the man who had just left them, was no other than a spy (employed by the British Government), who had assumed the character of a Quaker preacher, in order to conceal his designs . . . and that if he was taken up, and properly scrutinised it would be so found'.

After the rising of Congress, a military officer and twelve men were ordered to surround the house of the Friend (Joshua Fisher) where Robert lodged, by break of day. This they did, but were unable to find the so-called English spy; the Friend was able to tell them that the captain of the ship had called for Robert the previous evening, as the wind was fair and they were to sail immediately. A fast sailing cutter was sent in pursuit down the Delaware, but as it came within sight of the ship, a fog came on and the pursuers were obliged to return to Philadelphia without taking back the supposed spy.8

Robert Walker’s own journal, it should be noted, confirms that he addressed the Continental Congress at Philadelphia in late 1774, but Jenkins’s account of Walker’s being accused of spying, and of the pursuit down the Delaware, has been dismissed as ‘family legend,’ in a 1989 article in Quaker History.9

 

In 1779 he was a clothmaker, of Gildersome, in the parish of Batley, Yorkshire. Living in a little cottage there, with his own hands he wove woollen cloth for Leeds market.10

 

On the 7th June 1780 he was present at Gildersome meeting, in the company of Sarah Stephenson. An elder, and a minister 34 years, he was "much devoted to the Lord's Service, of an humble Mind, & exemplary upright Conversation, accompanied with innocent Chearfulness; was properly concerned that his temporal affairs might be conducted reputably." James Jenkins, who knew him well, described him as “a preacher eloquent by nature, whose ministry and conversation sometimes reminded him of William Penn's words about George Fox, “learned without education, and polite beyond all the forms of good-breeding””.11

 

In 1785 with a certificate from his monthly meeting he visited Friends in London, and afterwards, because his health was worsening, went to the house of Thomas Phillips at Tottenham, where he died on the 24th September. During his illness he had said, "I have seen my way into London, but not back; but am quite resigned to the Lord’s will." And on the morning before his death, taking his leave of those gathered around him, he said, "Weep not for me, I am going home; and shall be gathered as a shock of corn fully ripe:" . . . He was buried on the 29th, from Devonshire House meeting house, at the Friends' burying ground in Whitechapel, a large concourse of Friends accompanying. Some time later a ‘Memorial of Robert Walker’ was written and signed by approximately 90 Friends, in and on behalf of Brighouse Monthly Meeting, held at Bradford the 24th day of the 3rd month, 1786. He is depicted here in the following terms: “He was much devoted to the Lord’s service, of an humble mind and exemplary upright conversation, accompanied with innocent cheerfulness, was properly concerned that his outward affairs might be conducted reputably, and was greatly esteemed”.12

 

According to Sarah Grubb,

He was a man who having passed through deep baptisms of spirit, in preparation for the work of the ministry, became eminent therein. The multitude could not judge of, neither did they know, his frequent suffering descendings with the seed, when crucified in the hearts of the people, as in the streets of spiritual Sodom and Egypt; and considering himself as an unworthy minister thereto, he was clothed with resignation to the dispensation of the day. Great was his industry, and yet many were the trials of his faith for the supply of temporal things. Though unadorned with human literature, he was instructed in the school of Christ, as a good Scribe to whom was committed the knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom, wherein all necessary accomplishments were acquired, and displayed in gospel simplicity.13

Robert Walker was the son of [N51] John and [N94] Sarah Walker.14

 

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1495; Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript)

2 TNA: RG 6/1245; Philip Spence (1939) Robert and Mary Spence; Quaker Walker family

3 Piety Promoted

4 Spence, op. cit.; Martin Gillett, quoting marriage digest; Jean Mortimer (1990) Quakers in Gildersome, Leeds: 26–27; Quaker Walker family; RG 6/1090, /1276; transcript of Quaker marriage certificate

5-6 Walker Family History

7 W. Pearson Thistlethwaite (1979) Yorkshire Quarterly Meeting, (1665–1966); Quaker Walker family

8 The Friend (Philadelphia) 79:53; Mortimer, op. cit.: 51–3, citing The Records and recollections of James Jenkins, ed. J. William Frost, Texts and studies in religion, vol. 18, New York & Toronto, 1984: 318–9

9 Mortimer, op. cit.: 51–3, citing John M. Moore: ‘An English Quaker minister’s visit to colonial America, 1773–1775’, Quaker History78:103–113, 1989

10 TNA: RG 6/1071; Mortimer, op. cit.: 51–3; Quaker Walker family

11 Spence (1939); Mortimer, op. cit.: 51–3; Quaker Walker family

12 RG 6/900, /1163; Spence (1939); Quaker Walker family; Piety Promoted

13 Some account of the life and religious labours of Sarah Grubb, 1794

14 RG 6/1090, /1495

 


N51. JOHN WALKER

John Walker was born in Cleckheaton, Birstall, Yorkshire, and baptised on 25 February 1689 at St Peter’s church, Birstall.1
 

He married [N94] Sarah Chappell on the 12th January 1714/5, at Rastrick meeting house; at that date he was a clothier, of Staincliff, Batley parish, Yorkshire. Their children were: William (1715 – after 1753), [N50] Robert (1716/7–1785), Hannah (1718 – ?), Mary (1720 – ?), Elisabeth (1723–1795), Ruth (1725–1732/3), Sarah (1727–1773), and Judith (1733 – ?).2

 

On occasions he had goods sequestrated for refusal to pay tithes, as the following table shows:3

 


Date

Demand & charges (s:d)

Goods taken

Value (£:s:d)

7mo 1715

 

Oats

0:10:6

7mo 1717

 

Oats, pease and beans

1:15:0

10mo 1722

9:8

Malt

0:9:10

7mo 1740

 

Oats

0:9:0


John Walker of Staincliffe in Batley Parish died on 28 December 1742. His body was interred in the Friends’ burial ground at Liversedge.4

 

An inventory of his effects was taken on 3 January 1742/3, as follows:5

 

 

Description

Value (£-s-d)

Goods in Housebody (kitchen and eating area)

 

One range, fire point and tongs

0-4-0

Two iron pots and posnet

0-10-0

One clock

0-10-0

One table and nine chairs

0-7-6

One chest and dresser, 2 pewter dishes, 4 plates

0-10-0

 

 

Goods in Parlour

 

One range, 2 beds and bedding

0-15-0

One chest (blanket box) and chest of drawers

0-5-0

  

 

Goods in little Parlour

 

One bed and bedding

0-10-0

 

 

Goods in Shop

 

One pair of looms and one pair of geers

1-0-0

  

 

Chamber and bed and bedding

0-6-0

2 pairs of stock cards, 2 scribbler boxes

0-4-1

Seven stone of coloured wool

1-10-0

Six stone of copar (a dye)

1-10-0

Six stone of white wool

1-10-0

Warpin oak and creel

0-2-6

One table

0-3-0

One cloth at Leeds

5-0-0

At Mr Blades, 2 woven lengths

0-10-0

At Davensons, 1 woven length

0-5-0

 

 

Goods in Barn

 

One parcel of hay and straw

1-0-0

One cow and gelding

3-0-0

Lath Cross, 2 days work of wheat

1-0-0

All the husslements about the house

0-5-0

Total

21-1-1

(£1,817

at 2005 values)


John Walker was the eldest son of [N52] Joshua and [N90] Jane Walker.6


 

1 Quaker Walker family; parish register; TNA: RG 6/1090, /1526

2 TNA: RG 6/1090; Quaker Walker family

3 Quaker Walker family

4 RG 6/1121

5 Quaker Walker family

6 Quaker Walker family; parish register

 


N52. JOSHUA WALKER

Joshua Walker was born on 31 March 1657 in Staincliffe, of Batley parish, Yorkshire.1

 

On 26 Oct 1687 Joshua married [N90] Jane Overend at the Birstall parish church of St Peter. They had one known child, born at Heaton: [N51] John Walker (1689–1742).2

 

Joshua Walker was the second child, and eldest son, of [N53] Robert and [N84] Elizabeth Walker.3


Quaker Walker family; Batley parish register

2 Quaker Walker family; Birstall St Peter parish register

3 Quaker Walker family; Batley parish register



N53. ROBERT WALKER

Robert Walker was born in Littletown, Liversedge, Yorkshire, and was baptised on 26 May 1622 in the Birstall parish church of St Peter.

 

On 8 May 1654 he married [N84] Elizabeth Walker of Batley, at All Saints parish church, Batley, Yorkshire. They had eight children, all born at Staincliffe and baptised at All Saints, Batley: Alice (1654 – after 1675), [N52] Joshua (1657 – after 1689), Jonas (1659–1661), Anne (1662–1662), Elizabeth (1667–1700), Robert (1669–1670), John (c. 1670–1670), Samuell (1673–1727), and Judith (? – 1681/2).

 

He made his will on 25 June 1689, summarised as follows:

 

Robert Walker of Woodowsome in the Townshipe of Batly, yeom. My body to the earth, from whence it was taken, in a decent and Christian buriall at Batley church. After payment of debtes and funerall expenses, Elizabeth, my wife, (to) have all that messuage house called Woodowsome wherein wee now live with all laths, barnes, etc., and all those three closes of land called the Ing, the Wood close, and ye long lands untill Samuel, my son, attaine the age of twenty and one yeares; and all the rest of my land I do order to be letten dureing my sons nonage for ye raiseing of certaine somes of money to use of my executors for ye dischargeing of certaine debtes as they come due and payable. And then my will is that Samuell, my son, enter to my whole estate of housing and land, alloweing to Elizabeth Walker, his mother, dureing her life a third part of my houseing and land, to witt, the west part of the house called ye over parlour, ye milke house and butterie, and two chambers over them. Further I do order that Samuell, my son, do out of my lands pay what debts are undischarged by ye rentes and profittes afore in his non age sett appart. Item, my mind is that my said son shall pay to my two daughters, viz., Alice, wife of Samuell Carr of the townshipe of Deusbury, and Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin Walker of the township of Liversedge, the summe of twenty poundes a peece within four yeares next after he come to age, to either of my said daughters the summe of five pounds per annum dureing ye said four years. It. (item) all ye rest of my goods I give to Elizabeth, my deare and loving wife, and Samuell, my son, whome I appoint sole exors of this my last will.

Robert Walker X

Witness, Henry Briggs, Mar: Shepley.


Robert Walker died at Staincliffe on 25 June 1689.

 

An inventory of his effects was made on 14 November 1689. The will was proved in the manor court of Batley on 15 May 1690.

 

Robert Walker was the only known child of [N54] Robert and [N83] Anne Walker.1

 


Quaker Walker family; parish register



N54. ROBERT WALKER

Robert Walker was born in Littletown, of Birstall, Yorkshire, and was baptised on 17 November 1592 in the Birstall parish church of St Peter.

 

He married [N83] Anne Peele on 21 January 1621/2, at St Peter’s, Birstall. They had one child, born at Littletown: [N53] Robert (1622–1689).

 

He died in 1683 and his body was buried on 6 November 1683, probably at St Peter’s Church.

 

Robert Walker was the eldest child of [N55] Wilfrey and [N82] ____ Walker.1

 


Quaker Walker family



N55. WILFREY WALKER

Wilfrey Walker was born in Littletown, a small hamlet in the manor of Liversedge, of Birstall Parish, Yorkshire, and was baptised on 14 October 1562 at the church of St Peter.1

 

Some time after 1588 he was left 20 shillings, a pair of Walker sheres and an equal share of shereboards and handles, the tools of a woollen manufacturer, in his father’s will.

 

He married [N82] ____ before 1592. They had three known children, all described as of Little Liversedge: [N54] Robert (1592–1683), Elizabeth (1594 – ?), and Ciselie (1597 – ?).

 

His name appeared in the Feet of Fines as a Plaintiff in the Trinity Term of 1592, for lands at Heckmondwike.

 

He was among the freeholders listed in a 1608 survey of Liversedge manor, holding land for which he paid an annual rent of one shilling and sixpence. In 1614 Sir Philip Carey, who was granted the rights to the manor by James I, sold off various farms so enabling tenants to own their own estates. Of the 456 acres of land to be sold, Sir Philip claimed half for himself and proposed that the remainder should be divided amongst the 32 other freeholders in proportion to the parish ‘Lay’ they paid. The land was to be divided into three kinds, ‘best, worse, and worst’, and each freeholder had an equivalent share of each kind according to the amount of his lay. At this time Wilfrey Walker was the 13th largest freeholder, with a lay of 7d. He received 1 acre 1 rood 12 perches of the best land, 1a. 3r. 3p. of the worse, and 1a. 3r. 4p. of the worst, totalling 4a. 3r. 19p.

 

He died in 1629 and his body was buried at Birstall on 12 November 1629.

 

Wilfrey Walker was the third child and third son of [N56] William and [N60] Alice Walker.2

 


1 parish register; Quaker Walker family

Quaker Walker family



N56. WILLIAM WALKER

William Walker was born about 1528 in Littletown, in Birstall, Yorkshire.

 

About 1555, now of Rawfold, a farm about half a mile north of Littletown, he married [N60] Alice Rayner. The couple took up residence at Rawfold, where their eight children were born: James (c. 1556 – 1605), John (c. 1559 – after 1588), [N55] Wilfrey (1562–1629), Francis (1562–1612), Robert (1565–1565), Henry (1565/6–1566/7), Alice (1567–1567), and Anne (1568 – after 1588).

 

In 1571 a list of ‘Free rents in Liversedge’ named 22 freeholders, among whom was William, who paid 6d, the 5th highest listed.

 

In 1588 he made his will, as follows:

 

In the name of God Amen the 21st Daye of November in the 31st year of the reigne of our Souvriegne Ladie Elizabeth and in the year of our Lord God 1588. I William Walker of Liversedge in the Countie of York, yeoman poore in bodie but yet of good and perfect remembrance do make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following That is to say First I comitt my bodie to the earth from whence it came to be buried when it shall please god to appoint. Also my will is that all my true and lawful debts be first discharged of all my whole goods. Item I give unto Anne Walker my daughter, [. . .] etc.


The will goes on to bequeath items as follows:

 

To Anne my daughter; 1 cupboard, 1 great arke, her late mother’s chiste & apparill, 20s. To Frances my son; £3, and half the boards in shoppe with 1 pair of Walker sheres. To Wilfrey my son; 20 shillings, 1 pair of Walker Sheres. To Francis & Wilfrey; My Shereboards and Handles equally betwixt them. To John my son; 10 shillings and a pair of Walker sheres. To James my son & heir; all the timber and the laith with my Tenters. To Robte & John, sons of my said son James; to either of them one Ewe. To Alice Walker, my brother’s daughter; one Ewe. To Jane Moorehouse my maid servant; one bering Ewe.


His wealth is verified by his large “shoppe” which contained 3 pairs of “Walker sheres” and several “shereboards” for the production of cloth, and lands valued at 77 days work.

 

William Walker of Little Liversedge died in 1588/9, and his body was buried in St Peter’s churchyard in Birstall on 17 January 1588/9.

 

William Walker was the eldest known child of [N57] William and [N59] ____ Walker.1

 


1  Quaker Walker family; National Burial Index



N57. WILLIAM WALKER

William Walker was born about 1498 in Littletown, in Birstall, Yorkshire.

 

He married [N59] ____ before 1528. They had at least three children, born at Littletown: [N56] William (c.1528 – 1588/9), Wilfrey (c. 1529 – 1620), and Richard (c. 1535 – ?).

 

About the year 1560 his landholding was recorded as follows: (The measure of value of the land is according to days of work, where every ancient messuage is accounted for 2 days, and a cottage for 1 day, where also 3 days mowing of meadow is set against 5 days work.)

 

William Walker, his house with a Croft, 11 days;

Capp’s House and Croft with his Nether Croft, 11 days;

The Ynge, 7 days; the halfe balke, 4 days; the Close at Bairstowes, 2 days;

The Close at Hackyng, Wykfield, 4 days; the Oldroid, 3 days and a half;

The Rawfall and the Close at Wasduks, 16 days;

The [illeg.] 6 days; the Middlewheatroid, 4 days; Willanlaye, 2 days; the Cawfell [illeg.];

The Close next Walker wives and the Close under that, 5 days;

The Ynge at Henry Skacher’s and Caufellynge, 4 days; [illeg.] 77 days.


He died in 1562 and his body was buried in St Peter’s church, Birstall, on 23 September 1562.

 

William Walker was the only known child of [N58] William Walker.1

 


1  Quaker Walker family; National Burial Index



N58. WILLIAM WALKER

William Walker was born about 1468 in Littletown, Liversedge Township, in Birstall, Yorkshire.

 

The records of the lay subsidy of 1523 show him paying 2s. tax on 40s. income from his land; he was one of only six men of sufficient wealth in the manor to pay this tax.1

 


1   Quaker Walker family



N59. ____ WALKER born ____

____ ____ married [N57] William Walker before 1528. They had at least three children, born at Littletown: [N56] William (c. 1528–1588/9), Wilfrey (c.1529–1620), Richard (c. 1535 – ?).1

 


1   Quaker Walker family



N60. ALICE WALKER born RAYNER

Alice Rayner was born about 1528/9 in the manor of Liversedge. After her mother’s remarriage, shortly after 1532, she and her brother William were put in the care of William Rayner, their grandfather. William Rayner subsequently entered into a deed with one John Stubley (a friend and neighbour) which provided that he (Stubley) should, after William’s death “have rule, government and custody of the infant heir”—assumed to have included both of John Rayner’s children, William and Alice.

 

About 1555 Alice married [N56] William Walker. The couple took up residence at Rawfold, where their eight children were born: James (c. 1556 – 1605), John (c. 1559 – after 1588), [N55] Wilfrey (1562–1629), Francis (1562–1612), Robert (1565–1565), Henry (1565/6–1566/7), Alice (1567–1567), and Anne (1568 – after 1588).

 

Alice died in 1571 and was buried on 17 April in St Peter’s parish church, Birstall.

 

Alice Rayner was one of the two known children of [N49] John and [N64] Alice Rayner.1


1    Quaker Walker family; National Burial Index



N61. JOHN RAYNER

John Rayner was lord of the manor of Liversedge. He married [N64] Alice de Liversedge around 1526, and they had two known children: William (? – ?) and [N60] Alice (c. 1528/9–1571). He died on 21 December 1530.1

 

John Rayner was the only known son of [N50] William Rayner.2

 


1   Quaker Walker family; Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

2   Quaker Walker family



N62. WILLIAM RAYNER

After 1532 William Rayner became guardian of his grandchildren, and subsequently entered into a deed with one John Stubley (a friend and neighbour) which provided that Stubley should act as their guardian after William’s death. He died in 1534.1

 

William Rayner was the son of [N63] Thomas Rayner.2

 


1   Quaker Walker family; Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

2   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'



N63. THOMAS RAYNER

Thomas Rayner was of Liversedge, Yorkshire. His only known child was [N62] William (? –1534).1

 

1   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N64. ALICE POSTHUMA RAYNER, born de LIVERSEDGE

Alice Posthuma de Liversedge married [N49] John Rayner around 1526. They had two known children: William (? – ?) and [N60] Alice (c. 1528/9–1571).1

 

After John’s death, about 1532, she remarried one James Dymonde, leaving her two children in the care of William Rayner, their grandfather.2

 

Alice Posthuma de Liversedge was a daughter of [N65] William and [N80] Alice de Liversedge.3


 

1   Quaker Walker family; Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

2   Quaker Walker family

3   Watkins (2018)



N65. WILLIAM de LIVERSEDGE

William de Liversedge married [N80] Alice Goodheire about 1502. Their only known child was [N64] Alice (? – ?).1

 

He "was slain by the windmill at Birstall".2

 

 

1-2 Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 

 


N66. JOHN de LIVERSEDGE

John de Liversedge's only known child was [N65] William (? – ?).1

 

He was the son of [N67] William de Liversedge.2

 

1-2 Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 

 


N67. WILLIAM de LIVERSEDGE

William de Liversedge's only known child was [N66] John (? – ?).1

 

He was the son of [N68] Richard  and [N70] Alice de Liversedge.2

 

1-2 Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N68. RICHARD de LIVERSEDGE

Richard de Liversedge's married [N70] Alice Biltcliffe. Their only known child was [N67] William (? – ?).1

 

Of Liversedge Place, he inherited lands at Liversedge from his uncle Richard de Liversedge.2

 

He was the son of [N69] John de Liversedge.3

 

1-3 Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N69. JOHN de LIVERSEDGE

John de Liversedge's only known child was [N68] Richard (? – ?).1

 

He was the son of [N79] ____.2

 

1-2 Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N70. ALICE DE LIVERSEDGE born BILTCLIFFE

Alice Biltcliffe was the daughter of [N71] John and [N72] Jennit Biltcliffe.1

 

 

1   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N71. JOHN BILTCLIFFE

John Biltcliffe, a yeoman of Liversedge, married [N72] Jennit Halle. Their only known child was [N70] Alice (? – ?).1

 

 

1   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N72. JENNIT BILTCLIFFE born HALLE

Jennit Halle married [N71] John Biltcliffe. Their only known child was [N70] Alice (? – ?).1

 

 

1   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N73. THOMAS HALLE

Thomas Halle married [N74] Maude Shepherd. Their only known child was [N72] Jennit (? – ?).1

 

Thomas del Halle was recorded in the Liversedge Poll Tax list of 1379.2

 

 

1-2   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 

 


N74. MAUDE HALLE born SHEPHERD

Maude Shepherd married [N73] Thomas Halle. Their only known child was [N72] Jennit (? – ?).1

 

Maude Shepherd was a daughter of [N75] Robert Shepherd.2

 

 

1-2   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N75. ROBERT SHEPHERD

Robert Shepherd had three known children: [N74] Maude (? – ?), Jennit (? – ?), and Alice (? – ?).1

 

He was recorded in the Liversedge Poll Tax list of 1379. In 1393 Liversedge Place was conveyed to him by John Isand de Liversedge.2

 

Robert Shepherd was the son of [N76] Thomas Shepheard.3

 

 

1-3   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N76. THOMAS SHEPHEARD

Thomas Shepheard was the son of [N77] Richard le Shephearde.1

 

 

1   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N77. RICHARD LE SHEPHEARDE

Richard le Shephearde was the son of [N78] Roger Underwoode de Batleye.1

 

 

1   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N78. ROGER UNDERWOODE DE BATLEYE

Roger Underwoode de Batley had one known child: [N77] Richard le Shephearde (? – ?).1

 

 

1   Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N79. ____ de LIVERSEDGE

____ had two known children: [N69] John (? – ?) and Richard (? – ?).1

 

1 Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N80. ALICE de LIVERSEDGE born GOODHEIRE

Alice Goodheire married [N65] William de Liversedge about 1502. Their only known child was [N64] Alice (? – ?).1

 

Alice Goodheire was the daughter of [N81] Thomas Goodheire.2

 

 

1-2 Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N81. THOMAS GOODHEIRE

Thomas Goodheire was of Rastrick, Yorkshire. His only known child was [N80] Alice.1

 

 

1-2 Doug Watkins (2018) 'A History of our Walker Ancestors in Liversedge'

 

 


N82. ____ WALKER born ____

____ ____ married [N55] Wilfrey Walker. They had three known children, all described as of Little Liversedge: [N54] Robert (1592–1683), Elizabeth (1594 – ?), and Ciselie (1597 – ?).1


1   Quaker Walker family



N83. ANNE WALKER born PEELE

Anne Peele married [N54] Robert Walker on 21 January 1621/2, at St Peter’s, Birstall. They had one child, born at Littletown: [N53] Robert (1622–1689).

 

She died in 1623 and was buried on 16 May of that year.1

 


1  Quaker Walker family; National Burial Index



N84. ELIZABETH WALKER born WALKER

Elizabeth Walker was baptised at All Saints church, Batley, Yorkshire, on 23 May 1640.

 

On 8 May 1654 she married [N53] Robert Walker, at All Saints church, Batley.

 

They had eight children, all born at Staincliffe and baptised at All Saints, Batley: Alice (1654 – after 1675), [N52] Joshua (1657 – after 1689), Jonas (1659–1661), Anne (1662–1662), Elizabeth (1667–1700), Robert (1669–1670), John (c. 1670 – 1670), Samuell (1673–1727), and Judith (? – 1681/2).

 

Elizabeth died in 1710, at the age of 86.

 

Elizabeth Walker was the only known child of [N85] Richard and [N87] Isabel Walker.1

 


1  Quaker Walker family; parish register



N85. RICHARD WALKER

Richard Walker was baptised at Swillington, Yorkshire, on 25 September 1590.1

 

He married [N87] Isabel Stable at Batley, Yorkshire, on 16 July 1608. Their only known children were Elizabeth (1624 – ?) and [N84] Elizabeth (1630–1710).2

 

His body was buried at All Saints, Batley, on 31 January 1661/2.3

 

Richard Walker was the fifth child and fourth son of [N86] Arthur Walker.4


 

1   "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975", database, FamilySearch: 19 September 2020, Richardi Walker, 1590

2  Quaker Walker family; "England Marriages, 1538–1973", database, FamilySearch: 13 March 2020, Richard Walker, 1608

parish register

4  "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975", database, FamilySearch: 19 September 2020, Richardi Walker, 1590



N86. ARTHUR WALKER

Arthur Walker and his wife had eleven children, all baptised at Swillington, Yorkshire: Margaret (1573 – ?), William (1581 – ?), Arthur (1583 – ?), John (1584 – ?), [N85] Richard (1590 – ?), Clemens (1592 – ?), Anna (1597 – ?), Thomasin (1594 – ?), Cecilia (1600 – ?), Robert (1602 – ?), and Thomas (1607 – ?).1

 

FamilySearch

 

 


N87. ISABEL WALKER born STABLE        

Isabel Stable was baptised on 9 May 1589, at St Peter's, Leeds, Yorkshire.1

 

She married [N85] Richard Walker at Batley, Yorkshire, on 16 July 1608. Their only known children were Elizabeth (1624 – ?) and [N84] Elizabeth (1630–1710).2

 

Isabel Stable was the seventh and youngest child of [N88] William and [N89] Alice Stable.


1   parish register

2   Quaker Walker family; "England Marriages, 1538–1973", database, FamilySearch: 13 March 2020, Richard Walker, 1608

3   parish register



N88. WILLIAM STABLE

William Stable married Alice Rawdenn on 15 September 1574, at St Peter's, Leeds, Yorkshire. Their children were: Katherine (1576–1579), Margaret (1579 – ?), Robert (1580 – ?), William (1582 – ?), Johne (1584 – ?), Elizabeth (1587–1588), [N87] Isabel (1589 – ?), and Andrew (1590 – ?).1

 

 

1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973", database, FamilySearch: 12 March 2020, William Stable, 1574; FamilySearch; parish register

 

 

 


N89. ALICE STABLE born RAWDENN

Alice Rawdenn married William Stable on 15 September 1574, at St Peter's, Leeds, Yorkshire. Their children were: Katherine (1576–1579), Margaret (1579 – ?), Robert (1580 – ?), William (1582 – ?), Johne (1584 – ?), Elizabeth (1587–1588), [N87] Isabel (1589 – ?), and Andrew (1590 – ?).1

 

 

1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973", database, FamilySearch: 12 March 2020, William Stable, 1574; FamilySearch; parish register

 

 


N90. JANE WALKER born OVEREND

Jane Overend was was baptised at Hartshead, Yorkshire, on 8 December 1661.1

 

On 25 October 1687 she married [N52] Joshua Walker at St Peter’s, Birstall. They had one known child, born at Heaton: [N51] John Walker (1689–1742).2

 

Jane Overin was the eldest child of [N91] Robert Overend.3

 


1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Jane Overend, 08 Dec 1661; citing HARTSHEAD, YORK, reference FHL microfilm 496,808

Quaker Walker family

3 FamilySearch



N91. ROBERT OVEREND

Robert Overend was baptised at Hartshead, Yorkshire, on 14 October 1627.1

 

He married ____ ____ on 18 March 1660, at Holy Trinity church, Rothwell, Yorkshire. They had three children, all bapt. Hartshead: [N90] Jane (1661 – ?), Richard (1664 – ?), and Susanna (1666 – ?).2

 

He lived in Heaton, Birstall, Yorkshire, in 1661.3

 

His body was buried at Hartshead on 29 August 1666.4

 

Robert Overend was the eldest child of [N92] John and [N93] Alice Overend.5

 


1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Robert Overend, 14 Oct 1627; citing HARTSHEAD, YORK, reference FHL microfilm 496,808

2 Rothwell parish register [there is a blank space where the bride's name should be]

3  Quaker Walker family

4 "England Deaths and Burials, 1538–1991," database, FamilySearch: 24 December 2014, Robert Overend, 29 Aug 1666; citing reference D31/1A; FHL microfilm 1,542,089

5 FamilySearch



N92. JOHN OVEREND

John Overend married [N93] Alice Ramsden on 9 August 1626, at Hartshead, Yorkshire. They had three children, all bapt. Hartshead: [N91] Robert (1627–1666), Katherine (1631 – ?), and Mary (1636–1637).1

 

 

1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, John Overend and Alice Ramsden, 09 Aug 1626; citing Hartshead, York, reference FHL microfilm 0496808 IT 1; FamilySearch

 


N93. ALICE OVEREND born RAMSDEN

Alice Ramsden married [N92] John Overend on 9 August 1626, at Hartshead, Yorkshire. They had three children, all bapt. Hartshead: [N91] Robert (1627–1666), Katherine (1631 – ?), and Mary (1636–1637).1

 

Her body was buried at Hartshead on 31 January 1645.2

 

1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, John Overend and Alice Ramsden, 09 Aug 1626; citing Hartshead, York, reference FHL microfilm 0496808 IT 1; FamilySearch

2 "England Deaths and Burials, 1538–1991," database, FamilySearch: 24 December 2014, Alice Overend, 31 Jan 1645; citing reference D31/1A; FHL microfilm 1,542,089

 


N94. SARAH WALKER born CHAPPELL

Sarah Chappell was born on the 1st January 1692/3, at Toothill, Brighouse, Yorkshire.1

 

Of Bradley, Huddersfield, she married [N51] John Walker on the 12th January 1714/5, at Rastrick, Yorkshire. Their children were: William (1715 – after 1753), [N50] Robert (1716/7–1785), Hannah (1718 – ?), Mary (1720 – ?), Elisabeth (1723–1795), Ruth (1725–1732/3), Sarah (1727–1773), and Judith (1733 – ?).2

 

After John’s death Sarah continued to have goods sequestrated for refusal to pay tithes:3

 


Date

Residence

Demand & charges (s:d)

Goods taken

Value (£:s:d)

7 mo 1745

Batley

 

Oats and pease

1:0:0

7 mo 1747

Batley

 

Wheat, oats and pease

1:16:0



Following John’s death Sarah remained at Staincliffe with her son, Robert, and the other children that were still at home. In 1753 she moved with Robert and his family to Sunnybank in Batley, and in 1757 to Driglington, in Birstall Parish. In late 1772 or early 1773 the family moved yet again, this time to a small cottage in a field adjacent to the Quaker School in Gildersome. It is thought that the reason for Robert’s move to this location was so that his mother could escape the claws of the tithe collector as he was, at that time, planning a journey to America. Sarah Walker died at Gildersome on 29 April 1776. Her body was buried at the Friends’ burial ground at Gildersome on 1 or 4 May.4


Sarah Chappell was the daughter of [N95] Richard and [N97] Mary Chappell.5

 

 

1 Quaker Walker family; TNA: RG 6/1090, /1372

2 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1495; Quaker Walker family; transcript of Quaker marriage certificate

3–4 Quaker Walker family; RG 6/897, /1163

5 RG 6/1090, /1372, /1495; Quaker Walker family

 


N95. RICHARD CHAPPELL

Richard Chappell was baptised at St Peter's, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, on 24 April 1664.1

 

Of Toothill, Rastricke, Yorkshire, he married [N97] Mary Preston on the 6th April 1692, at John Eckles House, Woodhouse, Yorkshire. Their children were: [N94] Sarah (1692/3–1776), Jonathan (1694–1695), Rachell (1695 – ?), Mary (1697 – ?), Hannah (1697 – ?), Ruth (1701/2 – after 1734), Martha (1703/4 – ?), and Esther (1706 – after 1729/30). In 1703 he was described as a Quaker of Bradley, Huddersfield.2

 

By 1728 he was of Lambcoat, Huddersfield. He died on 27 April 1728 and was buried at Brighouse Friends’ meeting house on the 30th.3

 

Richard Chappell was the son of [N96] Richard Chappell.4

 

 

1 parish register

2 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1372; parish register of St Peter, Huddersfield

3 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1495

 


N96. RICHARD CHAPPELL

Richard Chappell was of Milnebridge, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, in 1664.1

 

 

1 parish register

 


N97. MARY CHAPPELL born PRESTON

Mary Preston was born at Brighouse, Yorkshire, on 2 April 1665.1

 

She married [N95] Richard Chappell on the 6th April 1692, at John Eckles House, Woodhouse, Yorkshire, at which date she lived in Rastricke. Their children were: [N94] Sarah (1692/3–1776), Jonathan (1694–1695), Rachell (1695 – ?), Mary (1697 – ?), Hannah (1699/1700–1701), Ruth (1701/2 – after 1734), Martha (1703/4 – ?), and Esther (1706 – after 1729/30).2

 

Of Bradley, Huddersfield, she died on 30 September 1732. Her body was buried at Brighouse meeting house on 3 October.3


Mary Preston was the eldest child of [N98] Jonas and [N99] Sarah Preston.4

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1372

2 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1372, /1495

3 RG 6/1090, /1495

4 RG 6/1090, /1372; www.suddenlink.net/pages/fpreston/maryldp1.htm

 


N98. JONAS PRESTON

Jonas Preston was born around 1641, in Hipperholme or Lightcliffe, Yorkshire.1

 

He married [N99] Sarah ____ on 29 May 1664, at Thomas Taylor's House, Sedbergh, Yorkshire. Their children were: [N97] Mary (1665–1732), William (1667–1719), Jonas (? – 1669), Sarah (1671–1752), Jonas (1673–1751), Martha (1675–1707/8), John (1677 – ?), and Esther (1678/9–1712).2

 

Listed as a resident of Rastrick, Yorkshire, throughout, with the exception of 1677, when he was listed as of Cote Hill near Halifax at the birth of his son John.

 

In October 1689 his Rastrick home was registered as a Quaker meeting-house, and it was the venue for several Quaker marriages during the 1690s.

 

Of Rastrick, in Elland, he died on 1 Jun 1714, and his body was buried at Brighouse fbg.5

 

Jonas Preston is thought to have been a son of John and Judith (Grimshaw Preston), but there doesn't appear to be incontestable evidence for this.6

 

 

 

 

1 Preston Family Tree; Find a Grave

2 TNA: RG 6/1372; ; Find a Grave

3-4 Preston Family Tree; Find a Grave

5 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1495

6 Preston Family Tree; Find a Grave

 


N99. SARAH PRESTON born ____

She married [N98] Jonas Preston on 29 May 1664, at Thomas Taylor's House, Sedbergh.1

 

Their children were: [N97] Mary (1665–1732), William (1667–1719), Jonas (? – 1669), Sarah (1671–1752), Jonas (1673–1751), Martha (1675–1707/8), John (1677 – ?), and Esther (1678/9–1712).2

 

She died on 20 March 1722/3, and was buried at Brighouse fbg on the 24th of that month.3

 

 

1–2 www.suddenlink.net/pages/fpreston/maryldp1.htm

3 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1495

 


N100. HANNAH WALKER born HOPKINS

Hannah Hopkins was born on the 15th January 1720/1.1

 

She married [N50] Robert Walker on the 3rd October 1753, at Liversedge, Yorkshire. She lived at Thornhill Briggs, Hipperholme. The couple had five children: Robert (1755–1820), Joseph (1757–1814), [N49] Sarah (1760–1822), Thomas (1763–1842), and Benjamin (1765–1766).2

 

Following Robert’s death Hannah lived with her son Thomas until her own death on 29 May 1792. Her body was interred in the Friends’ burial ground at Gildersome.3

 

Hannah Hopkins was the seventh child and fourth daughter of [N101] Zacharias and [N104] Rachel Hopkins.4

 

 

1 TNA TNA: RG 6/1090, /1276

2 Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript); TNA: RG 6/1090; Annual Monitor; Walker Family History; transcript of Quaker marriage certificate

3 RG 6/902, /1160; Quaker Walker family

4 RG 6/1090, /1276

 


N101. ZACHARIAS HOPKINS

Zacharias or Zachary Hopkins was born on the 13th February 1678/9, in the catchment area of Brighouse Monthly Meeting.1

 

A clothier of Hunslett, Leeds parish, he married, first, [N104] Rachel Peart on the 12th November 1707, at Leeds. Their children were: Mary (1708/9 – ?), Thomas (1710–1790), Elizabeth (1712/3–1738/9), Rachel (1715–1786), William (1717/8–1786), Jno (1719–1719), [N100] Hannah (1720/1–1792), Joseph (1722/3–1744), and Tabitha (1725–1725).2

 

From 1707 to 1720 he was still resident in Hunslett, but from 1722/3 to his death he lived at Armley, Leeds.3

 

On 7 August 1729 he married, secondly, Ursula Swales (? – ?), at Malton, Yorkshire. He died soon after, on 17 January 1729/30; his body was buried in the Meadow Lane Friends’ burying ground on the 18th.4

 

Zacharias Hopkins was the youngest child of [N102] Thomas and [N103] Elizabeth Hopkins.5

 

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1276, /1732

2 Philip Spence (1939) Robert and Mary Spence; Robert Walker's journal (Friends' House Library Ms); RG 6/1090, /1276

3–4 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1276

5 RG 6/1090, /1276, /1372

 


N102. THOMAS HOPKINS

Thomas Hopkins of Leeds married [N103] Elizabeth Liversedge on the 20th April 1670, at John Horner's house, Tadcaster. Their children were: Elizabeth (1671–1673), Mary (1673–1679), Sarah (1676 – ?), and [N101] Zacharias (1678/8–1729/30).1

 

He lived in Leeds until his death on 15 December 1680, the event being recorded by Brighouse Monthly Meeting.2

 

 

1–2 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1276, /1372

 


N103. ELIZABETH HOPKINS born LIVERSEDGE

Elizabeth Liversedge of Tadcaster married [N102] Thomas Hopkins on the 20th April 1670, at John Horner's house, Tadcaster. Their children were: Elizabeth (1671–1673), Mary (1673–1679), Sarah (1676 – ?), and [N101] Zacharias (1678/8–1729/30).1

 

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1276, /1372

 


N104. RACHEL HOPKINS born PEART

Rachel Peart of Crake married [N101] Zacharias Hopkins on the 12th November 1707, at Leeds. Their children were: Mary (1708/9 – ?), Thomas (1710–1790), Elizabeth (1712/3–1738/9), Rachel (1715–1786), William (1717/8–1786), Jno (1719–1719), [N100] Hannah (1720/1–1792), Joseph (1722/3–1744), and Tabitha (1725–1725).1

 

In 1720 she was a resident of Hunslett, near Leeds.2

 

Rachel Peart was the daughter of [N105] William and [N106] Dorothy Peart.3

 

 

1 Philip Spence (1939) Robert and Mary Spence; Robert Walker's journal (Friends' House Library Ms); Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript); TNA: RG 6/1090, /1276

2–3 TNA: RG 6/1090, /1276, /1286

 


N105. WILLIAM PEART

William Peart married [N106] Dorothy ____ before 1677. Their children were: [N104] Rachel (? – 1725), Isaac (1673 – after 1713), and Abraham (1677 – ?); the births of the sons were registered by York Monthly Meeting.1

 

In 1682 "William Peart of Craik in Yorkshire was committed to Durham prison [ . . . ] 2d 9th month –79 for refusing to pay Tithes to Luke Mawburn Priest, and Continues a prisoner."2

 

And in 1686 "William Peart of Crake within the County of York but belonging to the Diocess of Durham was committed to Durham Goale about a year since for a contempt in not obeying to process of the Ecclesal Court By Warrt [ . . . ] for Tythes Yet notwithstanding he is still kept in Prison the Priest (or his Agent) hath taken from off his ground Hay and Corn as much and what he pleased thereof."2

 

In 1707 he was described as a yeoman of Crake, Yorkshire.1

 

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1276, /1286, /1287; he may have been the son of Thomas Peart of Bramley, baptised at Leeds on 16 September 1640—Yorkshire, bishop's transcripts of baptisms

2 Great Book of Sufferings, Vol. 3 pt 1

 


N106. DOROTHY PEART born ____

Dorothy ____ married [N105] William Peart before 1677. Their children were: [N104] Rachel (? – 1725), Isaac (1673 – after 1713), and Abraham (1677 – ?); the births of the sons were registered by York Monthly Meeting.1

 

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1286, /1287

 


 

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