Researching your Yorkshire ancestry? On this page you will find entries for surnames beginning with A. You can post your own request or contact like-minded genealogists. Click the letters above to find other Yorkshire surnames. Scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your own family tree appeal.
Searching my family history and would appreciate any information on William Aaron who married Jane Moore in Lindley, Huddersfield in 1874. Born in 1852 his father was George who may have worked on farms in Bruntcliffe, Morley when younger. Other census entries for Aaron and farming in this area have been found.
Submitted by: Aaron
I am looking for information about my grandmother Lily Abbey (nee Alcock). She lived many years in Hull and was married to Harry (a trawler skipper). She was born on April 24th 1883, married on November 29th 1899 in St John’s church Newington and died in 1950. She had 3 sisters Betsy, Sarah and Jane and one brother Ben. She had 7 children Gladys, Lily, Ben, Harry, Les, Doreen and Joan. I would love to know about her parents and grandparents.
Submitted by: Ann Spencer
I’m trying to trace the following Abbott line in the Thirsk/Sowerby area (all males are Abbott):
John Edwin (1881-1949 – my Great-Grandfather, married Mary Jane Wright);
John (1843-1913, married Ann Renton);
William (1811-1867, married Jane Ann Walker);
William (1783-1830, married Judith Dixon);
Edward (1747-1824, married Elizabeth Bateman).
Any help would be greatly appreciated and I’m happy to share what information I have.
Submitted by: Gena Pickering
I am looking for information on the children of Norman and Almena (née Colclough) Abbott. Norman Eric was my father’s brother they had a sister, Marjorie Hilda, who married Kenneth Clarke and they had two children. Norman was last known to have lived in Doncaster. Any info would be appreciated.
Submitted by: Marjorie Barratt
Address: 16 Barratt Road, Gawler East 5118, South Australia
I am looking for information about my great-great-great-grandad Joseph Abbott, born about 1803, who had a son Thomas born in Heptonstall, Yorkshire in 1829. Thomas’s mother was called Alice.
There is no mention of Joseph or Alice from that date.
In the 1851 census Thomas is living with a Blakey Hartley and his wife Betty. Thomas married Rachel Atkinson. No one has been able to find out what happened to Joseph and Alice, or where they were born, married or died. Anyone who knows of Joseph, Alice, Blakey and Betty, it would be very welcome.
Submitted by: Mrs June Munro
Address: 42 Homeborough House, Brinton Lane, Hythe Hants SO45 6EE
I am looking for information on the family of Walter Abbott born in Bramley in 1893 who married a Hanna Madge Lawrence in the district of Doncaster in 1912. Hanna was born in 1888.
They moved to Newton Le Willows in Warrington and had 3 children – Lawrenc Roy, Mildred, and Walter.
Submitted by: Walter Abbott
Address: 76 Park Road, Orrell, Wigan, Lancs WN5 8HX
I am trying to confirm and complete my family tree. I believe my family descend from a William Abbott and Elizabeth Kirby who lived in Kirklington and married in 1742. They had several children, one of which was a William Abbott born 1755 who married a Sarah. They lived in Kirklington but at some stage must have moved to Well. They appear to have had 3 children, one of which was a Charles Abbott, my great grandfather. If anyone has any information on the Abbott’s of Kirklington and Well I would welcome their input. Charle’s wife was called Ann and came from Easingwold. She was born c 1831 and may be an Ann Dunhill but again I am looking for confirmation.
Submitted by: Michael Abbott
Address: Ivy House, Newton Regis, Tamworth, Staffs B79 0NA
I am looking for any information about my grandmother, Alice Maud Abraham, born at 3 Rose Cottages, Todmordon in 1888. She was last known to be working for the Moriss household in Cornholme at the age of twenty-three. What was she doing before that age, which school did she attend, for instance?
It was said that Alice Maud’s father Henry Abraham was a man of the cloth at a church in the area. Does anyone have any info on this piece of family gossip?
Submitted by: Charles Reid
I am trying to find anyone who may have known of, or have any photos of Eva Maude Acklam (nee Rainton)of Scarborough.She was married to James acklam,and was my paternal grandmother,she died in 1952,the year Iwas born,and although I have a couple of photos taken at my parents wedding,wondered if there were any more about,perhaps when she was younger? she lived in Swanhill road.
Submitted by: Patricia Gerard
Address: 66 Wreyfield Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
Martin Braithwaite was born around 1770. He married (1) Ann Acomb February 01, 1796 in (also have Jan 02, 1796) Wheldrake, Yorkshire, England North Newbald, England, daughter of John Acomb and Ann Kay. She was born July 12, 1772 (this is a second marriage for Ann Acomb, her first marriage was to John Leng, of Yorkshire). Ann and John Leng’s son William went to Canada c 1822. Martin Braithwaite married twice, his second wife was Hannah Ranson and they married August 12, 1827 in (also have Dec 08, 1827 as date) Osbaldwick register, Walkington, England. By banns.
Notes for Ann Acomb: The name Acomb means “the site of the Oak Trees”. As well as being a family name in Yorkshire at one time (very few people with the name Acomb are still in the Yorkshire area), it was also the name of a small village to the west of York, England, but today it is part of the suburbs. Acombs can be traced back to the 1600’s in the village of Long Marston, which is 4 miles west of Acomb on the Wetherby Road. Joseph was the most common name, followed by Thomas, Quentin, John, William and Henry. They seem to be farmers and Church Wardens. Child of Martin Braithwaite and Ann Acomb is:
2. i. Mary Braithwaite, b. December 06, 1797, North Newbald, England (also have Christening June 12, 1797).
More about Richard Clark and Mary Braithwaite: Marriage: January 28, 1815, North Newbald, England .
Children of Mary Braithwaite and Richard Clark are:
i. Eliza Clark, b. Abt. 1816; d. 1852, Kirk Ella, England; m. William Ransom, April 27, 1839, Welton, England. ii. James Braithwaite Clark, b. Abt. 1826; d. May 20, 1843, Kirk Ella, England. Burial: Kirk Ella, England. iii. George Martin Clark, b. March 08, 1830, (Baptized date) at Welton, England. 3. iv. George William Clark, b. January 03, 1834, (Baptized date) at Melton near Welton, England. v. Emma Jane Clark, b. April 22, 1835, (Baptized date) at Melton near Welton, England. vi. Matilda Clark, b. June 04, 1837, (Baptized date) at Melton near Welton, England. vii. Maria Clark, b. May 26, 1838, (Baptized date) at Melton near Welton, England.
Barbra looks forward to exchanging info with anyone who may have information on the above mentioned family names.
Submitted by: Barbra Lang Walker
Address: 190 Orkney Rd. Lynden, Ontario, Canada L0R 1T0
My dad was Len Adams born in Osset in 1917 … looking for information about dad’s family.
Submitted by: Gillian Benning
My grandfather was David Adams, son of Margaret Adams who lived in Nelson Street, Scarborough around 1880. I am looking to trace any relatives of Margaret. I know my grandfather used to visit a relative in Nelson Street when he holidayed in Scarborough.
Submitted by: Marilyn Sharp
I am Ian Addyman, son of Anthony Addyman. My grandfather was Peter Addyman born in Yorkshire, he was a MP in the Army. Peter was Married to Jone Disney.
Submitted by: Ian Addyman
I am descended from Thomas Addyman and his wife Maria (Robinson). Maria was born in Thornthwaite. In 1841 Thomas and his family were living in Hole House, Laverton, which is, I understand, near a town called Kirkby Malzeard. I have a newspaper cutting which states that Thomas and his family set sail for America on Good Friday 1845. After surviving a collision with an iceberg they arrived in the US on 25 June 1845. The family settled on a farm near Epworth, Dubuque Co, Iowa, USA. Can anyone tell me anything about Hole House and Laverton or, indeed, anything about Thomas and Maria?
Submitted by: John Addyman
Address: 4519 Shirley Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106, USA
I have a number of family trees relating to this name and would be happy to exchange information and delve further myself.
Submitted by: Mrs Judith Weatherill
Address: Henley Farm, Payton, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0EE
I am looking for any information on Walter Addyman, a Blacksmith in Filey. He was my Uncle. His Blacksmith’s yard was located in Queen Street, Filey. His brother (my father) was John Stanley Addyman, married to Phyllis Clapham.
Submitted by: Arthur Addyman
I am trying to find any links to the following people who were from Hull: Robert C Agar born 1859, Sarah Agar born 1899.
Submitted by: Angela Ballard
Address: Fleur de Paris, Sycamore Street, Newcastle Emlyn, Carms SA38 9AJ
I am searching for Robert Agus circa 1810. He lived in Edmonton North London and his birthplace is given as Southgate (next to Edmonton), but I believe he could have been a Yorkshireman. I understand there is a district of Southgate in Sheffield. He also had a son, Robert, born about 1833/4 also born Southgate. Has anyone any ideas where I can search for their birth records. Haven’t had a lot of luck with parish records so far.
Submitted by: Elizabeth Taylor
I would be interested to find details about the marriage of William Ainley who was born in 1808 in Thorne and died in 1881 in Hull.
His son, Thomas Stote Ainley, was born in 1833 in Louth and died in 1899 in Hull. The family moved to Hull around 1850 and worked on the barges and keels transporting goods using the canal system. Thomas’s son (my grandfather), also called Thomas Stote Ainley was born in Hull in 1870 and died in 1953.
Most of the children born to William and his heirs carry the unusual middle name Stote.
If anyone can help in my search it would be appreciated. I am also related to the Mowforths on my mother’s side.
Submitted by: Brian Ainley
Address: 5 Kilburn Close, Graham Crescent, Scarborough YO12 5DG
I would like to meet up with some people I knew when I lived in Yorkshire from my date of birth in 1944 to when I got married in 1965. My name then was Sylvia Braisby. I would particularly like to trace Carol Ainley, who married about the same time as I did and became Carol Smith, and Freda Gee.
Submitted by: Sylvia Lay-Flurrie (nee Braisby)
Address: 76 Coniston Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 7QY
I am trying to trace any information on my wife’s brother, who died in infancy. His name was Leonard Ainsworth b.1951 d.1954. His family at the time, I believe, were living in the village of Ulleskelfe, near Tadcaster. His parents were Basil and Emma. Basil was, at the time, serving in the RAF based locally. I am particularly interested in tracing his place of burial. Any info would be gratefully received.
Submitted by: Col Gill
Address: 19 Rother Street, Pilsley, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 8HG
Sarah Ainsworth emigrated to Australia in early 1967 at the tender age of 2 years old. Her mum’s maiden name was Wough. Sarah is trying to trace her UK family if there anyone who can help track her family name.
Submitted by: Sarah
I am interested in finding out any information I can about a relative James Ainsworth – he was from Yorkshire.
Submitted by: Catherine Phelan
Address: 6 Glomar Grove, Sale Victoria Australia 3850
I am seeking contact/information with my husband’s Airey family starting in Preston-under-scar, North Yorkshire, with William Airey ‘stroller’ b 1738? who married Elizabeth Winnington in 1762 in Wensley. She was born in Preston 1725. Where did William stroll from?
Any relation to Robert Airey of Eye, Suffolk b Eye 1791?
Submitted by: Yvonne Airey
Address: 130 Wyndham Road, Pinehaven, UPPER HUTT 5019 WELLINGTON
I am trying to find any details of my grandfather who attended a school for the deaf in Doncaster in 1900 or before.
Submitted by: Christine Chippendale
Address: 66, Hawkstone Avenue, Guiseley, Leeds
Michael Akrigg born 1861 at Muker. My paternal great-grandfather who died at Hawkshead c 1945. 1881 census Black Howe. Benjamin born Lunds 1840 died 1886. Ann (nee Fawcett) born Warcop 1840 died 1922 Married to Benjamin 1864. 1901 Census Tarn House Ravenstonedale. Thomas & Fawcett twins 18 year old.
Submitted by: Michael Cook
Address: Oaktrees House, Settle Road, Bolton-by-Bowland,
Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 4NT
Looking for Akriggs that were farmers in the Kirkby Stephens area in early 1900’s. My husbands father came from a family in Kirkby Stephen, we think his grandfather may have been Tom with a twin, Fawcett born about 1880. Anybody out there that can help confirm this.
Submitted by: Karen Akrigg
Address: PO Box 80 Turks and Caicos Islands
I am researching into the Allan family who lived in Copmanthorpe.
Submitted by: Sue Shaw
Alcock / Gill / Hillary / Slack
Looking for any information for the following families that lived around Arkengarthdale: Alcock, Gill, Hillary and Slack.
Submitted by: Richard Wilkinson
I am searching for antecedents of Thomas Alcock born in Cawton in 1800. Lived in Sowerby – died or buried in Thirsk.
Does anyone have any info? Is anyone a descendant of his who would like to share information?
Submitted by: Peter Hardy
I would be so grateful if anyone can help in the search of all ancestors and descendants of Thomas Alcock. I believe he was born around 1806 according to census. His son Joseph, who was born 1842 in Thirsk, went to South Africa. I am his great-great-grand-daughter. I will share whatever I have.
Submitted by: Jacqueline Yallup
Address: 116a Pooks Road, Swanson, Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand. 0612
Looking for this family: William Alcock born abt 1820, wife Catharine. Children Jane b. 1862 William N Alcock b.1863.
In 1881 were living Westbury on Trym, Gloucs.
Submitted by: Julie
I am seeking information about the Alcock family who lived in and around Arkletown, Muker and Grinton around 1800. The parents were John William Alcock and Hannah Hilary Alcock. I am seeking information about two of their sons who remained in England: John, born March 1804 and Thomas, born January 1808.
Submitted by: Lucy Smith
Address: Illinois, USA
I am looking for my grandfather Thomas William Alderson. He was born in 1888 in Crook, County Durham, his parents were William and Mary Alderson, who had 7 children: Mary Jane; Thomas William; Florence Edith; Margaret Louisa; Christine; Hilda May and Ada.
The 1911 census gives their address as 3 Bowden Yard, Willington, Durham. I know that Thomas William Alderson married Sarah Jane Branston/Brankston on the 16th October 1909 at the Registry Office Auckland. They had 1 child, Ada May Alderson, born 1910. Thomas William Alderson was alive in 1911 as he is listed on the census so he must have died between 1911 and 1918 as his wife Sarah Jane remarried 21st August 1918 to a Joseph Thurlby and on their wedding certificate it states both were widowed. I cannot find Thomas William Alderson’s death certificate nor can I find out what happened to their daughter Ada May. If anyone can help me with my search or fill in any gaps, I can then move on with my family search.
Submitted by: Margaret Grainger
Looking for information about Wilfred Alderson RSM born 1904 in Beverley. Parents from the Northallerton area.
Submitted by: Rosalie Allan
Address: 1 School Lane Mews, Beverley, East Yorkshire HU17 9LS
I’m trying to find my grandma’s dad who died during world war two, his name is Wilfred Alderson he was a sergeant major in the Yorkshire Regiment. I have little info only that he died in Italy. His daughter name is Silvia Mae Alderson she was born 1934. If anyone has info please email me.
Submitted by: Craig Kirkbright
Im very stuck on one side of my family tree. Im looking for any information on Arthur Aldred. He would have been my biologial gr gr grandfather. He married Florence Ann Patchett and they had 3 children Elsie, Florence and Arthur. From what I can understand he must have died at a young age and Florence remarried Bernard Longley and I am assuming he took on those children and changed their surnames. But this is an assumption when looking at census. I have gone back through the Longley line however it is not a blood line and would like to go back further with Arthur Aldred……any help would be amazing!
Submitted by: Victoria Smallpage
I am looking for information of any of the Allan family living in Kirklington N Yokrs round about 1787 Joseph Allan married Eleanor Baxter 1811. their children are Thomas, Richard (who married Ann Hammond) sisters Jane and Mary.Richard and Ann had 4 children Mary, Joseph, John and Eleanor.I would love to hear from anyone.
Submitted by: Roz Jones
I am trying to find my brother who moved back to the UK. Parent’s names are Winifred Mary and Charles Allanson.
Submitted by: Caroline Belfield
Address: 11 Forest-Oak Drive, Upper Coomera, Queensland, Australia 4209
Looking for information on Herbert Allanson, Hessey Allanson, George Allanson, Francis Booth Allanson. Michael Allanson & Ian (Iain) Allanson.
Submitted by: Linda Allanson
Address: P O Box 1772, Thabazimbi 0380, South Africa
I would like to hear from anyone who can help me trace my ancestor John Allen who was born in Topcliffe North Yorkshire in the 1700s. Any information at all would be helpful.
Submitted by: Woollybabe
I am looking for a Mrs Annie Elizabeth Allen she is the late widow of Rodney Allen of Yarmouth Nova Scotia Canada. She was a war bride that never came to canada. She has one daughter with Rodney and I would like to find her daughter. I know they were married in July 1943. The military granted marriage on July 3 1943. Marriage date could be July 23 1943 and all I have for a address is Otley Road, Killinghall, Harrogate, Yorkshire and that was on the 31 october 1955. Please email.
Submitted by: Tanya
Address: Glenboro Manitoba Canada
I am looking into my paternal family history. My grandfather was a policeman in North Yorkshire called William Allen, married to Annie Louise Allen. They had two children, Freda and Charles Keith Allen (my father) and he was born in Gayles, near Richmond in 1914. My grandfather’s last posting was in Staithes as the village bobby.
Submitted by: Elizabeth Hill (née Allen)
I am looking for relatives from my mother’s side. My mum was Beryl and her brother was Peter. My mum’s grandmother was Annie Allen. Her aunts and uncles were Horace, Sydney, Stan, Millicent, Bertha (not in order) her mum was Ida. I believe Stan played rugby for York and was a male nurse. I think he moved to Bath when I was quite young.
Submitted by: Patricia Anne Welch neé Dennis
I am searching for a connection between my great-great-great-great-grandfather, John Allison/Addison, farmer, born 1715, and Martin Addison, weaver, died 06.07.1772 in Thorganby, Yorkshire. Both lived in the Wheldrake, Cottingwith, Thorganby areas north of York. John Allison was married to Mary Richardson in Thorganby in 1747, and they had four children: Ann Allison 1748-1809, John Allison born 1750, William Allison 1755-1755, and William Allison 1757-1817.
Submitted by: Yvonne Mead Allison
Address: Unit 3: 76 Symons Road, Sunnybank Hills, Queensland, 4109 Australia
Does anyone remember, or know of, a Fred Allinson who lived in Mill Hill, Masham, during the 1940s. He was a farm worker and worked mainly with heavy horses. He married Ethel Sly and they had four or six children – I believe two died very young. I would appreciate any information you think might be relevant. Many thanks.
Submitted by: Jackie Peacock
Address: 2 Conifer Close, Lutterworth, Leics LE17 4RH
Florence is my paternal grandmother who died in the great flu pandemic of 1919. I am trying to locate her last resting place so that I can pay my respects. She was living at 9 Prospect Street Wibsey, Bradford at the time of her death. She was 26 years old.
Submitted by: Leonard Allison
Address: St Helens, Lancashire
I am great-great-grandson of William Simpson Allison (b. 1826) of Middleton Tyas, Richmond, who moved to Ireland to work on railways (died in Belfast in 1902). He was the son of Thomas Allison and Anne Simpson (married 1825 in Middleton Tyas). I am trying to trace any current descendants as well as ancestry of Thomas Allison.
Submitted by: Mark Allison
I have traced some relatives to the Ravensworth area. George Tallentire (born around 1793) was sentanced to transportation at the York Assizes in 1817 and transported as a convict to NSW in 1818. I have been told by someone else that he married a Mary Allison in 1814(??). I have not been able to find any information on the internet regarding George and his family and if he did marry Mary Allison. If someone in the area could help, it would be most appreciated.
Submitted by: Ann Gordon
Address: Po Box 273, West Pennant Hills, NSW, 2125 Australia
I need information on Mary Allison/Allason, my ancestor, (born 1815) a native of Ogden, who married John Whitehead at Rochdale St. Chad’s on 10 April 1837. Her father was the minister at Ogden Baptist December 1825 to April 1840. Were either of them related to the Rev. John Allason, minister at Low Row URC Swaledale 1807 – 1835.
Submitted by: Anthony Allison Whitehead
Address: 34 Wells Mews, Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 9LQ
I am trying to research Walter Alliston, who was born in Suffolk 1851 and moved with his family to Liversedge Yorkshire, where a number of his children were born. Then he moved to Lancashire.
I am trying to trace any information on Francis Grice Allman born Skirlaugh Yorkshire in 1862. I have him living with with his grandmother Mary Allman aged 63 in the 1871. Census also his younger Brothers Fred and William but there is no mention of his Parents. His Mother is named as Sarah Alman on his Christening Certificate but no mention of his Father.
Submitted by: Jacki Hartnett
Trying to trace any information on Edith Allman who married a George Green in Leeds (George was born about 1860). I think Edith was born about 1880 and died young aged about 35 and had 4 Children John, William, Rowland and Emily. Rowland was my Grandad born Dec 5th 1905 and married Margaret Elizabeth Sheffield.
Submitted by: Jacki Hartnett
I have information on Bertram Allsopp born 1891 whilst living with the Chappell family in Ossett near Wakefield. Please get in touch.
Submitted by: John Sullivan
Anne or Annie Almgill, born 1850 in Woodlesford had parents John Almgill (b about 1821 in Skelton or Skelton Newby) and Mary Jaques (b about 1822 in Leeds). According to their marriage record (20 Jan 1847 in Leeds parish church) John’s father was William Almgill, but where and when was he born? I believe his wife may have been Elizabeth Jane Thackray, and that they may have had at least six children: 5 sons and a daughter. They were illiterate, and in some records the name is spelled Almjill. Can anyone help with who they were and who their antecedents were?
Submitted by: Laurie Kirby
Address: 5 Stuart Way, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4RR
I am searching for information on the parents of James Almond, born circa 1808 in Northallerton, Yorkshire who married Eliza Archer. I can trace forward but not backwards and stumped for the parents of James. Also, did James have any brothers?
Submitted by: Diane Davisson
I am seeking information about the Almond family of Knayton & Kirby Knowle, near Thirsk, Nth Yorks. John Almond b. 1875 was married to my 1st cousin (3x) Catherine Walsh. Their son John Almond, 2nd Barnsley Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment, was killed in action at Arras, France in June 1917.
Submitted by: John Ernst
Address: 810 Coojar Lane, Tarrayoukyan, Victoria, Australia
james armond was my grt grt grandfather and Iam trying to find out where and when he was born he moved down to leeds with his wife and three children about 1839 he died in 1871 have not been successful up to press I don’t know where he was buried can anyone help
Submitted by: florence hancock
Address: 258 gibson lane kippax leeds
I am trying to find a Nancy Almondroyd who married a John Baxter 1783 at Bradford. If you know anything about this Family please get in touch.
Submitted by: Sylvia Loffelmann
Address: 6 Sunny Bank Parade, Mirfield, West Yorks WF14OJP
Looking for relatives/information regarding Sarah Ambler born around 1863, Kate Ambler born around 1877 whose brother was Willie Ambler born 1868. They lived in Almondsbury and appear on the 1881 census. Any information greatly appreciated.
Submitted by: Chris
Address: West Midlands
I would like to know if any one knew Rose Ambler. She would have lived in Bradford, had a sister, who passed away at 29, called June Ambler leaving 3 children. All l know of Rose is that she went in the army and got married.
Submitted by: Susan Ambler
Address: West Yorkshire
Amos or Renton
Looking for information on the Amos family from Holbeck in 1947, and the Renton family from Harehills in 1947.
Submitted by: Amos
Address: 7 Tansey Drive, Tanah Merah, Queensland 4128 Autralia
Anderson / Miller
I am looking for information on Richard and Elizabeth Anderson both born around 1725 in Weaverthorpe and were married on Nov 21 1752 Weaverthorpe, Yorkshire. They had around ten children including my great-great-great-great-grandfather Timothy Anderson born Jan 1 1778 Helperthorpe and died about 1860. He was married on Jan 12 1871 to Mary Milner who was born May 16 1779 Helperthorpe.
I would like to hear from any descendants.
Submitted by: Tracy Williams
Address: Queensland, Australia
Elizabeth Anderson and her five children left Yorkshire in 1775. She went to Halifax, Nova Scotia to join her husband who was a cooper for a Mr Johnson. Can anyone tell me her husband’s name?
Submitted by: G. McGill
I am trying to find any information about my GGGrandfather William Anderson who lived at the Pavement in York among other places and he had a Draper shop at 20 The Pavement York,William was born in 1815 in Scotland don’t know when he came to York but he shows up in the 1841 England Census as a Draper he died in 1875 and is buried in the old cemetery in York,his wife was Charlotte also born in Scotland,would love to have any information about him or who his father might might have been I think his name was either James or William Anderson.Also in the 1851England Census shows a Jessie Anderson born Scotland about 1811 some confusion on Census whether she is Sister or Sister In Law interestingly she married a Copland Anderson in 1837 cant find much about them either,hopefully someone out there will be able to help.
Submitted by: Christine Barber
Address: 8c,27 George Street,Auckland,New Zealand
Anderson / Atkinson
Henry Stonehouse 1752 married Mary Cuthbert in 1776 in Brotton, Yorkshire. Henry’s line goes back to Craven Stonehouse about 1609, with female lines of Sayer, Taylor, Woodas, Hird and Atkinson … would love to correspond with fellow searchers I’m coming to Yorkshire in sept 2007 to reseach both the horizonal and the vertical Stonehouses.
Submitted by: Joyce Gathright
Address: Victoria BC Canada
I am looking for any information on the Andrew family from Loftus in Yorkshire. Thomas Edwin Andrew born 1865, died 1959 was a sadler in the town.
Submitted by: Marc Andrew
Address: Flat 3 Whitney Lodge, 32 Alumhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH4 8ER
I am looking for info on a Charles Andrews born about 1900 and died in 1918. He died in Dover under suspicous cirmcustances. I was wondering if anyone had heard of him. Because He died in Dover I cant access any details. He would be my great-great-great uncle.
Submitted by: Sharp
Address: Apartment 6, Derringham Court, Block 3, Hull, HU5 5HB
I am trying to find more information about my great-grandparents, William Henry Andrews and Maryann (née Jackson) and their two daughters, Violet born 1906 and May born 1901, both girls born in Hull. On the 1911 census they were living in Nottingham. I have tried to find death records for William Henry and Maryann without success in Yorkshire. Any information would be appreciated.
Submitted by: Doris MacDougall
I am looking for information about Ann E Andrews born 1851 and her sister Alice R. Andrews born 1863. In 1871 they lived with their parents Henry, a cloth merchant and his wife Rose Ann (nee Webster) at Springwood House in Roundhay, Leeds. Their brother D.H. who managed a large ranch in Canada from 1889 until his death in 1905 is the real subject of my interest, and I would like to find descendants.
Submitted by: Mary Stratford Thomson
Address: Box 51, Eastend, Saskatchewan, Canada S0N 0T0
Could anyone find out any information of Henry Appleby, master mariner, born 1818 Lincoln Square, Hull? I have all his masters certificates on disc and would like to know more about how he died in Rangoon Burma? and where he is buried? and what was the name of his ship? No more info after 1855?
Submitted by: Dean Lambert
Address: 6 west view crescent, Chapel st leonards, skewness, Lincolnshire PE24 5UH
I am hoping people can give me any info they have on James Appleby b1817 born Buckton, Yorks. He married Ann Taylor b1820 Folkton, Yorks, 5th May 1839, at Hunmanby. He died 1877 Patrington, Yorks.
Submitted by: Pauline Appleby
Address: 53 Westfield Rd, Tockwith, York
I have traced my paternal family backto the mid C18 when the Appleby / Briggs / Denison family were in the Pontefract / Pool / Brotherton / Castleton area. Gaps in the PRs are frustrating at such long distance. If any one reading this there is interested in the names and/or lives in the area I would be grateful to hear from them.
Submitted by: Christine
Address: 8 Shernal Green, Droitwich, Worcs. WR9 7JS
Does anyone know anything about James Coates Appleton? I believe he came from Keld and his mother was Louisa. He had a brother, George and two sisters, Lizzie and Maggie. He worked on Hopper’s farm near Bainbridge and as a lorry driver after that until 1967 when he moved to Hurworth Burn with his wife Margaret and his daughters.
Submitted by: Kim Jones
Address: Trimdon Village
Looking for son of Brian, his father had a sister June and bro.Raymond.grandfather was Joseph Appleyard of Hull, all de eased belive son went to live in Scotland,2 daughters live Hessle, Hull, do not know their mar.name.Joseph was born 1904 brother to my mum Ethel.
Submitted by: Dorothy Moore
Address: 7 Lucian walk, Hull, HU4 7DJ
I am trying to find family of Albert Archer, of Bradford road, Batley. Particularly descendants of his. He was a master chocolate maker. I believe I may be a relative. He passed away in 1948/9.
Submitted by: Mrs Christine Steele née Byram
One of the daughters of Martin Kirk and Elizabeth Swaddle who married in 1835, married someone with the surname of Archer in Yorkshire. She had previously worked in a Big house for many years and he had been previously married. If anyone can help with her name I would be obliged.
Submitted by: Christopher Kirk
Address: 47 Danes Crest, Brompton, Northallerton, N.Yorks, DL6 2RR
Ardern/Atheron/Athron/Arderan and variations
I have an Esther Atheron (b1784 in Pigburn) married to James Brelsford (b 1781 in Finningley) one of whose sons was William Brelsford born in Pigburn, Brodsworth, Nr Doncaster in 1807.
It is Esther’s family that I am interested in. I have her father as Robert (Adron) hailing from Darfield and his father as Samuel (Arderan) from Hooton Pagnell. Since the family name has various different spellings I am struggling to sort out the various families in the area. Help!
Also, in another part of my tree, my other great great grandmother was Mary Ann Ardern (B 1850) from Torkington, Stockport, Cheshire, Father William (b 1823 Disley) whose father was also William (b abt 1798 also Disley). Does anyone know of a connection between the two sides of the Pennines? Geographically they are not that far apart.
Submitted by: Mrs Janet Elizabeth Baillie
I am researching the Argents of Hull, East Riding particularly details of John William Argent married to Priscilla Argent nee Rodgers.
Submitted by: Sandra Vizer
Need details of the life of Ralph (Rafe) Armfield of Frizington, Cumberland around the early 1900s. He eloped with Margaret Martin from Cornwall. Eight children resulted. He was a manager of a local iron ore mine. Details of his wife and children also of interest.
Submitted by: Carole Shaw
Address: 45 Melwood Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
I am trying to research my mother’s family. She was born in Pudsey in 1887. Her siblings were Joseph Cassell (1873), Arthur (1875) Florence (1879). All three married but did not have any children. Mum, Hilda, was a milliner and had a shop at 40 Greenside before she married my father, Herbert Rhymes. I have traced my grandarents who I never knew. William Armitage married Jane Ann Castle in 1873. William was born 10.12.1843 in Pudsey, Jane Ann was born 18.1.1851 at Snaith, East Yorks.
I have never seen a picture of my grandparents and wonder if there is someone who has old photos, that I could perhaps have a copy of. My great-grandparents, I am pretty sure, were Joseph Armitage and Hannah Hodgson. On the 1851 census they are living at 288 Heights, Pudsey. Joseph is a Cloth Miller. Hannah was born at Eccleshill. They had four children – Ned 1842, William 1843, Mary 1845, Oliver 1847.
I am hopeful of going back another generation but have found two John Armitages who had a son called Joseph on the same census and both Josephs were twenty years old. How do I know which is the right one? Can anyone help please?
Submitted by: Mrs B Depledge
I am trying to trace my great grandfather the first and only place I can find him is on the 1901 census and according to that he was born in Swainby, Yorks in 1875. I have found his marriage certificate and his father was Joseph but other than that he didn’t seem to exist. I cant find a birth certificate or anything any help would be very welcome.
Submitted by: Pauline
Anyone researching the Armsby family who moved to North Yorkshire from the Norfolk area.
Submitted by: Jeannette C Parkin
Address: “Rivendell”, 19 Gladstone Street, Carlin-How, Saltburn, N Yorkshire TS13 4DX
I am looking for anyone who may have researched the Armstead name; specifically I need to find out if anyone by the name of Armstead was granted arms and if so, what were they?
Submitted by: Heather Armstead
Address: Silverglade, Heath Ride, Finchamptstead RG40 3QJ
I am looking for information on my gg grandfather. He was 30 on the 1841 census. Riccall parish Selby Distric Yorkshire England. His wife was Ann Richardson and at the time 4 of their 6 children had been born. Looking for their parents info. Thank-you.
Submitted by: Anita (Armstead) Harkrader
Address: Nampa Idaho USA
I have researched one side of my family and am now looking for the other. I am looking for any relative of Alfred and Thomas Armstrong, their sisters were Mary Ann and Elizabeth. Alfred and Elizabeth both sailed and settled in Australia and the last address for Thomas Armstrong was 20, 10th Avenue, Hull. Alfred sailed with wife Violet and children Patrick, Mark, Joan and Paul in 1948 and Elizabeth sailed with husband Horace children Anita, Lynda, and Richard, any information or forwarding address would be helpful.
Submitted by: J M Patton
Address: PO Box 57, Malia 70007, Iraklio 17, Crete, Greece
My grandfather, George Calvert Armstrong, was middle one of three brothers. The family were all closely connected with the railways in Yorkshire and Durham. The eldest, Joseph, married Matilda (Tilly) Dickenson of Harrogate, and was killed in the 1914-18 war. He is buried at Stonefall, Harrogate. He had a son Robert who was born about 1914. I believe he lived in Leeds. I wondered if he had any family who might be able to help me with my family tree. The younger son was John Armstrong who died in 1989 (?) in the Darlington area and was very knowledgable about steam railways.
Submitted by: Valerie Witts
Address: 11 Rushbrook Close, Amptill, Bedforshire MK45 2XE
My dad Albert Edward Arnold who died in 1971 said that he was born in the Queensbury area of Bradford in 1905 and that his father, Arthur Edward Arnold was a Station Master. (I don’t know his mother’s name.)
So far, I have been unable to come up with any information at all which backs this up.
All that I know for sure is that he joined the army in 1929 and I have his army record which doesn’t help.
Is there anyone out there who can help?
Submitted by: Kate Vernon
Seeking any information on the Ashton family. Humphrey Ashton born 1778 married Hannah Fields 1802 in Bossall. Sons Thomas. John and Humphrey. Thomas married Jane Thompson parish church Fulford 1850 children of Thomas and Jane are Allan c 1853, Frances c1855, Emily c1858, George Thompson 1861, Hannah Maria c1864, Ruth c1868. Any of these names familiar to anybody? Would love to hear from you.
Submitted by: Maureen Mathias
I am doing my ancestry family tree. Would love to know if there
is anyone by the name of Ash that was born & bred in
Middlesbrough. My Mother came from the Ash side.
Submitted by: june jones
Address: 258 Mierscourt Road, Rainham, Gillingham, Kent ME8 8JW
Looking for information about Charles Ashton, born 1891 in Darlington. Married Mary Gaul and ran a shop on Robinson Street in Blaydon-on-Tyne. Believe his parents were Charles and Elizabeth.
Submitted by: David Richardson
Looking for information on Thomas Ashton, born York circa 1820. Thomas married Jane Thompson in 1850 in the parish church, Fulford. Their siblings were Allan, George, Frances, Ruth, Hannah and Emily. I believe only George (my great grandfather) left the area. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by: Mrs Maureen Jones
Address: 28 Southdown Road, PortTalbot
Askew and Akrigg
My wife is a descendant of these two families who came from Grisedale and Dent. They moved from Dent in the mid 1800s to Toxteth Park, Liverpool. About 1910 they moved to Barnoldswick where Dorothy’s mum and dad were born. Her father’s name was Bundy. I am willing to share my trees with those who care to write to me.
Submitted by: Bill Brook
Address: 17 Plane Tree Circuit, Woongarrah 2259 NSW Australia
Anyone have any information on James Aspinall (1786-1874) and Mary Bentley (1791-1867) married Oct.6, 1811. Looking to get further back. Have info on downline.
Submitted by: Meg Gonder
Address: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
I am trying to find anyone who knew any astins from ravensthorpe Dewsbury yorkshire any time from 1920-present day.
Submitted by: sandra jennings-shield
Address: 139 old road overton wakefield wf44rb
My Grandma was Sarah Elizabeth Asquith, married to Joseph, joiner and undertaker. My mother your aunt Alice was married to Tom Atha who died in 1940 when my mother Alice came to live at Peel Street where the premises of Harold were. I have a lot more information about the family if you want it.
Submitted by: Marilyn Rhoades (Nee Atha)
Address: 11 Gagewell Drive, Horbury, Wakefield WF4 6BP
I am trying to find Asquith family who lived at Oakenshaw, West
Riding, Yorkshire. Daniel about 1848, wife Eliza? children Patience, Ann, Phyliss, Laurence, Jonathon, Gladys.
Submitted by: L Fairclough
Address: 6 Victoryway, Bridlington, East Yorkshire YO16 4EN
Tracing my family tree, have managed to get back to 1685 so far, just looking for info on Moses Asquith. Born about 1741 married Martha Denton. Please e-mail any info you might have would be great to hear from any relative.
Submitted by: Rachel
Address: 119 Wisbech Road, Thorney, Peterborough PE6 0TA
I would love to know if anyone knew my father Harold who was born and lived all his life in Morley Nr Leeds,he was a carriage master and had a garage in Peel St. He lived with my mother at No 4 Corporation St from 1936 until his death in the late 1950’s.
Submitted by: A.R.Asquith
Address: 2 Burlyn Rd, Hunmanby, North Yorks YO14 OQA
I am seeking any information on the Atha families of Leeds. My great-grandmother, Nelly Atha, was born in 1889 in Hunslet, the daughter of Arthur Henry Atha and Susannah Whitehouse. There were two sisters: Lily born 1886 and Rebecca born 1890. The family are listed in the census records for Hunlet as Harry and Susannah. He was much older than her and it is a family legend that he was a prolific bigamist so Susannah was probably a later ‘wife’. I remember there being a Leeds councillor or MP called Bernard Atha – according to my grandmother he was the spitting image of her mother, Nelly, and she believed he was from another branch of the bigamous families.
I’m not sure if Arthur was his real name (as given on his marriage cert to Susannah) so I can’t find details of his birth. He disappears from the records (possibly in prison) and an Alfred Atha is listed as lodging with Susannah and family. Any help with this family history mystery would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by: Karen Dennis
Mum – Ann Darlington was curious about her old boyfriend Clifford Atkin from Leeds. He’s prob about her vintage now nearly 70. Any info please.
Submitted by: Martine
Address: 82-84 Drysdale Ave, Narre Warren, Vic 3804 Australia
Looking for family of Ambrose and Hannah Atkinson who ran pubs in the city of York and the Spitalbeck Inn at Barton Hill, North Yorkshire and then Ann Atkinson at the inn in the early 1820s.
Sent by: Catherine Atkinson
Address- 2006-140 Erskine Avenue, Toronto ON M4P 1Z2, Canada
I am trying to trace the ancestors of my great-grandfather John Robert Atkinson, born in Yorkshire, England 28 April 1882. His parents were John Atkinson and Angie Wilde.
I know he came to South Africa as he married my great-grandmother in Port Elizabeth, South Africa on October 23, 1906.
Submitted by: Angelique Atkinson
I am related to Maggie Atkinson Of Tockwith, North Yorkshire. She was formerly married to Robert Chambers. Maggie had sisters Gertrude and Alice. She had daughters Alice, Elsie and my father, Arthur. I am seeking any living relatives to share information.
Submitted by: Joyce Chambers Collins
Address: 4276 Pickens Hwy, Rosman, NC USA 28772
I’m trying to trace an Atkinson (male) born around 1880s in Hull, an orphan who married Elizabeth Johnson of Filey, later Mill Street in Scarborough, and had seven children – Hilda, Isobell, Mary, Jack, Jane, Edith and George. He was gassed in World War I and died possibly in the 1930s.
Submitted by: John Atkinson
Address: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
I am looking for any information on the ancestors of George Robert Atkinson, born Whixley near York and married to Emma née Bean in 1878.
His father is George Atkinson, born around 1832, and I believe his grandfather was Richard born in Cattall around 1790, married to Hannah, born in Youlthorp around 1799.
My great-grandad was Bozwell Atkinson, son of George Robert and Emma, living in York 1881-1901.
Submitted by: Georgina Guest
Address: 30 Shore Road, Littleborough OL15 9LG
I have traced my family back to John Atkinson, born 1659 in Bilsdale, Hawnby, North Yorkshire and his family appear to have lived in Ladhill Gill for several generations or around this area. I have found great-great-great-grandparents George and Hannah, (née Scaife) in All Saints churchyard. Can anyone share info on my family, is anyone related?
Submitted by: Ian Atkinson
I’m trying to find the maiden name of Mary Atkinson, head of household in the 1871 census, she was 43, and had a son Ernest who was 14. They lived at 50 Eyre Lane, Sheffield.
Ernest is my great-grandfather, and he married Florence (maiden name unkown) who was born in 1858.
Submitted by: Sharon Maureen Carter
Address: Port Townsend, WA, USA
I am seeking information on Alfred William Atkinson born 24/06/1893 in Hull. He served in World War One and Two and in the Territorial Army. He left Rotherham in around 1940 and was known to have travelled around North Yorkshire. He died in the 1960s but I where? I am having trouble completing my Atkinson family tree.
Submitted by: Mrs C Atkinson
My branch of the Atkinson family originates from the Kirkby Malzeard area. I am attempting to advance my search beyond Thomas Atkinson (1693-1782) who married Margaret Roundell (1697-1781). Later generations of this family were farming at Slenningford in the early to mid 1800s. As there were Atkinsons living at Slenningford in the 1500s I believe there may be a link. Unfortunately there are some unfillable gaps in the parish registers for the Ripon area and I am stuck at 1693. Can anyone help?
Submitted by: Peter Atkinson
Address: 5 Coldyhill Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6SH
To find marriage history of father Edgar William Atkinson
born in Yorkshire, possibly Knaresborough, in 1901, died 1960 Bexhill, East Sussex. Whether any issue from previous marriage. My mother Cathrine Murial, nee Booth, born Manchester 1907
died 1992 Cornwall.
Submitted by: Peter Atkinson
Address: 28 Westbridge Pk, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 6BA
Searching for family of Samuel Atkinson 1882 and Margarette (Maggie) Heseltine c1890. Family owned the Commercial Inn in Castleford.
Submitted by: Margaret Davies
Address: 1 Bard Court, St Clair, NSW 2759, Australia
I have a Robert Atkinson b. about 1646 in Hawnby, Yorkshire, England. His father may be Thomas Atkinson b. 1717 in Hawnby. Any information about these names, places, and dates would be appreciated.
Submitted by: Dale Atkinson
Address: 1917 Lawndale, Meridian, Idaho, USA 83646
I am seeking information on John Atkinson, born 1636, Newby, Yorkshire, England. He had one son, Thomas. Thomas was born in 1660 also in Newby, Yorkshire and later moved to the USA in 1682.
Submitted by: Michael E Atkinson
Address: 90 Blondell Ct, Lutherville, Maryland 21093, USA
George Elisha Atkinson “a bailiff of Stockton” emigrated to Tasmania (then called Van Diemens Land), Australia in 1828 along with his wife Ann nee Armstrong and three or possibly four sons, John, George and William and possibly an older son Robert. George’s father was William Atkinson. I would love to connect back to family in England.
Submitted by: Julie Gardam
Address: Box 88, Snug, TAS 7054 Australia
John Atkinson, son of Robert Atkinson from Giggleswick, married Ann Jennings in 1850 and they had a confectionery shop in the Market Square, Settle. John was also a plumber and glazier, as was his stepfather Thomas Harling. John’s Mother was Emma Huddlestone. Ann’s mother, Agness Jennings, was widowed then married Christopher Wright, a publican from Langcliffe. Can anyone help please?
Submitted by: Joan Wilson
Address: 54 Evans Road, Weymouth, Auckland, New Zealand
I am looking for information on a Robert Atkinson born between 1567-1573 in Wheatley and died 14 Mar 1638. I believe his descendant Robert Atkinson born about 1746 left Austby or Ilkley and went to Hull in 1774. From Hull he got on a ship the Albion and went to Nova Scotia, Canada.
Submitted by: Dale Atkinson
Address: 1917 Lawndale Meridian, Idaho USA 83642
Looking for info on the Atkinson family from Rosedale and South Bank.
Submitted by: Jan Burns
We are looking for Atkinsons in the East Ayton area of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, particularly Arthur b.1891, son of William & Rachel Ann Atkinson, Grandson of George and Rachel Atkinson. Can anyone help?
Submitted by: Angela Morley
Address: 27 Castle Grove, Horbury, Wakefield WF4 5DX
Would like to contact any kin of Florence Eleanor Shutt. Married Joseph Atkinson in Middlesbrough, had a son Geoffrey, Florences mother was Rosina (Rose) nee Davis who married Walter Shutt then William Robinson, relevant addresses Park St and Costa St and Eden Rd Middlesbrough.
Submitted by: Pauline Poustie
Address: 42 Eversley Walk, Park End, Middlesborough, Cleveland TS3 7ER
Can any one help? During your research for members of the Atkinson family, have you come across any Robert Reginald Atkinson’s in the Darlington area? My husband’ mum passed away a while ago without telling us much. We do know that Reg had several brothers and a sister who still had family living in and around Darlington during the late 1960s. We have also found out that he was born somewhere in Derbyshire or Durham during the early 1900s and later moved to Chesterfield to Dukes Drive. My husbands mother was born in Leeds in 1932, was an actress in the Leeds area and was known as Anne Ryder. Her dad was called Robert Reginald Atkinson and her mum, Hilda Allport, they married in 1929. Any help would be most valuable.
Submitted by: Mary G McCartney
Address: Cornwall, England
On December 12th 1760 James married Esther Atkinson of Leeds. They had 2 sons who died in infancy. We would be very grateful for any help regarding James’ birth date and any earlier information. As a family the Tattersalls moved about quite a lot and may be even further afield than Yorkshire.
Submitted by: Margaret A. Lambert
Address: 106 Cotterdale, Hull, HU7 4AE
Am looking for information on John Herbert Atkinson born 1866 in Halifax, York, England. I know that he was the son of Thomas (b 1839, Elland, York) and Sabina Atkinson. He went to South Africa, where he died about 1924. I am trying to find marriage details on him. His wife’s name was Violet. Surname possibly Alford.
Submitted by: Pinette Atkinson
Address: 106 Cotterdale, Hull, HU7 4AE
I am looking for any info on Atkinsons living in any part of Yorkshire during the mid to late 1500s to early to mid 1600s. Their names and their children’s names. I’m espeically interested in any who may have been felt makers.
Submitted by: Tom Atkinson
Address: 1201 Acorn Drive, Union City, TN. 38261
I was wondering if anyone is related to James Atkinson, a gardener born in Weel, Beverley, UK around c1800. Married Hannah, and if anyone knows who James’ parents and/or siblings were called.
Submitted by: Becky Atkinson
I am looking for further information about my family. My great-great-great-grandfather was Charles Atkinson, born in Wragby, West Yorkshire 1812. He married Nancy Drake, born in Ackworth 1811 West Yorkshire, and they had eight children all born at Ackworth: Thomas born 1833 married Fanny Barker, Edwin born 1838, George born 1839, Mary born 1842, William born 1845 (my great-great-grandfather) married Alice Barker (sister of Thomas’s wife Fanny), Jane born 1847, Abraham born 1849 died 1854 and Harriett born 1850.
My Grandfather was Edwin Atkinson, born in 1880, and had sisters Fanny and Emmaline.
I know that Charles and his eldest son Thomas were cordwainers at Ackworth as I have found them in the trade directories. I know that Charles’s parents were George and Jane and he had siblings Sarah born 1807 and George born 1810. Any information would be very gratefully received.
Submitted by: K Atkinson
I am looking for relatives of John Holt Atkinson, born in Leeds in 1816. He died at Plumpton Rocks Knaresborough in 1890. He spent his working life as a gardener, collecting sixpenny admissions to the rocks.
Submitted by: Anne Carter
Seeking descendants of the Atkinson family who owned Glasshouses Mill, in Glasshouses, Pateley Bridge from 1912 to approximately 1972.
Submitted by: Melanie
Joseph Atkinson – Woolstapler – died 11 Sept 1832, Garden St, Wakefield. Father Joseph also Woolstapler in Wakefield, Yorkshire. Married Frances Bargh from Ackworth. Sons Joseph Bargh died 1842 (11), Thomas William died 1896 (57) in Qld, Australia and George died 1895 Qld, Austalia. Frances remarried to ? Kardalowski and had a daughter named Mary. They lived in Sheffield, Yorks until her death. Would love to know of any family of Joseph Snr, marriage, other children etc.
Submitted by: DON & PAULINE ATKINSON
Address: U.2405, 4 COMO CRES, SOUTHPORT, QLD, AUSTRALIA
Looking for the families of my grandfathers siblings. My grandfather was Charles William Auckland and his siblings are Harry born 1909, Arthur born 1907, Evelyn born 1903.
Submitted by: Sue
Address: P O Box 40026, Francistown Botswana
I am looking for information on the Ryder family in Killinghall particularly Eliza Ann Ryder (1860-1920), daughter of Elizabeth Ryder and step-daughter of Robert Brown. Eliza was the second wife of my grandfather Arthur Austin. They had a son Norman Austin born in 1902 who lived in Bilton with his wife Hilda before the Second World War.
Submitted by: Leslie Adams
Can anyone help? I am trying to trace any family members with the name Authbert. I know this is a very unusual name which originated in Belgium. I believe it was anglicised from the name Authberert. My great great grandfather whose name was Constantine came to England in search of work. The family eventually settled in the York area. I would love to discover more about this family and try to piece together their history.
Submitted by: Jane Burrows
Address: 17 Oakland Avenue, Stockton Lane, Heworth, York
I am researching my Auton family history which originated from twin sons Thomas and William Auton from Arrathorne, North Yorkshire, in 1697. My direct link is through Thomas who had a son Leonard in 1728, who also had a son Leonard in 1764. This Leonard married Jane Pattison and had a son John Auton, born 1795 who was transported to Tasmania on the convict ship ‘Medina’ in 1825 – this John was my great-great-grandfather and he died here in Tasmania in 1866. He left a wife, Margaret, and two small sons Leonard born 1820 and John born 1822 in Patrick Brompton. I believe Leonard was a coalminer (he died in 1902 in West Wylan) and John was a tailor (he died in 1886 in Crook, Co. Durham). Convict John remarried in Tasmania to another convict. If anyone has a connection to this Auton family I would dearly love you to contact me to exchange info. and perhaps photos as you have a large Auton family out here in Tasmania, Australia. I have been trying to locate a William Auton who posted a notice on the UKvillages.co.uk website some time ago saying he was a direct descendant of the above Convict John but I have been unable to find him.
Submitted by: Jan Loftus-Bowers
Can anyone help me find descendants of Mary Alice Auton b 1852 at Galphay Woods, Ripon, Yorkshire. She married George Thomas Thompson,1874 in Leeds.Their children were John, George, Harriet, Margaret and Walter. I must have some living relatives somewhere and I would love to find them. The family appears on the 1891 census but seems to have disapeared after that, perhaps they emmigrated. Any help welcome.
Submitted by: Shirley Metcalfe
Address: Box 1396, Outlook, Sask, Canada
I am looking for the grave site of James Joseph Aves who died in 1929 at Ellingstring, Yorkshire. He may be buried in the Parish of Masham. Could anyone please tell me his grave site.
Submitted by: D Walkley
I am looking for any information on my great-grandparents in the Calder area. They lived in Heptonstall and near Norland. James Joseph and wife Mary (Grenhuogh) also daughter Alice taught at Norland School. Also looking for the place they are buried, what churchyard? This would be very helpful, thank you.
Submitted by: Dilys Walkey
Aveyard, Aviard, Ward, Gommersal
Looking for connections to Johannis (John) AVEYARD b 1670 Woodkirk, m 1692 Woodkirk, to Maria WARD b 1671. They had 8 children as follows:
Samuel b 1691; Thomas b 1693; Deborah b 1695; Maria b 1703; Johannes b 1705; Ann b 1711; John b 1711; Elizabeth b 1717; all at St. Mary’s Woodkirk.
Samuel m 1717 to Susannah GOMMERSAL b @ 1691. They had 5 children: Jacobus, Hannah, Mary, Samual & Sarah.
If these are your ancestors could you please contact me to collaborate more on them? Thank you.
Submitted by: Kris Burrill
Address: Clarkston, MI, USA
My great grandfather William Ibbotson born 1847 at Grantley married Sarah Auton born 1850. They moved to Leeds about 1870. If you are from either of these families I would love to hear from you as I can not get back any further.
Submitted by: Shirley Metcalfe
Address: Box 1396, Outlook, Sask, Canada
Alice Auton was born about 1780 and married my great-great-great-great-grandfather John Jefferson in Thirsk in 1803. I have been unable to find out where she was born, as she died before the 1851 census. Please could anyone help?
Submitted by: Pam Cooper
I’m going over to the UK in August for the Olympics with my partner. My parents and family are from Hull, Yorkshire. My father passed away last year and my mum is forgetful. Im looking for descendants of Gladys Mary Ayres, married to Walter Ayres (Col). My mum’s name is Glennys Billany (Ayres) and she was married to Walter Billany. Walter has only one surviving brother left, Lance Billany, I think he lives somewhere in Yorkshire, never married. My Gran had sisters there but are all deceased, but I know I have cousins there somewhere. I would love to contact them and maybe see some of them when I’m over there in August. Walter Ayres died in 1975, and Granddad Billany died in 1964. I don’t have many details. I know that Gran and Pop lived at 25 Kingthorp ? Hull back in the 1960s/70s because we lived there also.
Submitted by: Kerrie Ann Sutton
Address: 66 Kawana Crescent, Cornubia Qld 4130 Australia