I am looking to piece together Kay family connections, the origins of which seem to be Robin Hood Farm, Baslow: 1780 & Sheffield: 1900 – Present day.
Surnames of interest: Kay / Hulley / Greatorex / Hawley / Grant.
Submitted by: Robert Grant Kay
Address: 152 Greaves Lane, Stannington, Sheffield S6 6BE
I’m looking for my daughter’s grandparents from Yorkshire. They are Brian and Barbara Kay. They have sons Andrew and Michael (who is in Canary Wharf) and a daughter, Claudette, who is married to a New Zealander. Please email me as my daughter needs to meet them.
Submitted by: Charlotte Bebita (Kay)
I am looking for relatives of my father Kenneth Kay who was born in Yorkshire in 1908/1909. I am one of 9 children all born in Sheffield but my father we believe was born in Harrogate.
Submitted by: Kay
Address: 1 Vence Close, Stamford
I am trying to find out more information about my great-great-great-great-grandfather, Ralph Kay, born circa 1747. He died in Scorton, but no evidence that he was born there.
He married one of/both Margaret Simpson and Elizabeth ?.
Ralph had a number of children:
Thomas Kay baptised 26/11/1769 in Bolton on Swale;
Ralph Kay baptised 22/05/1774;
John Kay baptised 22/05/1774;
Margaret Kay baptised 01/08/1779;
John Kay baptised 17/06/1782;
William Kay baptised 24/04/1785
Could there be a family connection between these people (or the descendants) and the Kay’s of Ellerton on Swale, or the Kay’s of Danby Wiske? For example: George and Elizabeth Kay, farmer, Ellerton on Swale had two daughters – Jane Kay baptised 25/08/1822; Elizabeth Kay bapt 15/08/1824
And what of the following baptisms in Danby Wiske:
John, son of John Kay and Dorothy (née Lowson) baptised 03/01/1733
Francis, son of John Kay and Dorothy (née Lowson) baptised 06/12/1741
Thomas, son of John Kay and Mary baptised April 1744
Margaret, daughter of John Kay and Mary baptised 29/04/1750
And has anyone any thoughts on the following in Scorton:
Ann Kay buried 13/04/1816 Scorton aged 1 year
Margaret Kay buried 25/09/1820 Scorton, infant
Mary, daughter of Elizabeth Kay of Scorton baptised 30/11/1754
Submitted by: Paul D Kay
Address: 13 Hertford Close, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear NE25 9XH
I am looking for any information on the circumstances of the death of John and Jane Scott Kaye who both died on the same day 27th August 1811 leaving only a 2 month old son John was 1 of 8 children to Thomas and Isabela Kay.
Submitted by: Marea Mcnab
Address: 168 Stewart Street, Bathurst, NSW Australia 2795
I am looking for any information about the Kay family from Settrington. Elizabeth Kay married John Dunn in 1805 in Settrington. I’d be very grateful if anyone has any info on these families.
Submitted by: Elizabeth Ford
Address: 22 Walton Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS5 7RN
Trying to find out more information about my GGGG grandfather, Ralph Kay, b. 1747 in Scorton.
He married one of/both Margaret Simpson and Elizabeth ?.
Ralph had a number of children:
Thomas Kay bapt. 26/11/1769 in Bolton on Swale;
Ralph Kay bapt. 22/05/1774;
John Kay bapt. 22/05/1774;
Margaret Kay bapt. 01/08/1779;
John Kay bapt. 17/06/1782;
William Kay bapt. 24/04/1785
Any info. greatly appreciated.
Submitted by: Paul D Kay
Address: Whitley bay
I am looking for the ancestors of Benjamin Kay, born 1821 at Airmyn near Goole. His father was also called Benjamin but I am unable to find any records of where he came from or his ancesters. Any help would be gratefully received.
Submitted by: Madeline Wolfe
I am looking for any information on Thomas Kaye 1853 -1917? He worked and lived in Todmorden as an engine man in a mill. He would have been my great-great-grandfather, his daughter, Emily being my father’s mother.
Also looking for any information on the rest of the Kayes please, I would like to get up to date if possible.
Submitted by: A Crabtree
I am looking for the family of Joseph Kaye born 1809 in the Mirfield/Huddersfield area. Joseph left England via Liverpool on his own in 1832 and came to Sydney, Australia. He then moved to Quesanbeyan, near present-day Canberra, and married Eliza Ann HUNT, from Fishlake, South Yorkshire, in 1844. I believe he was a wool-classer by trade. I think his father may have been named John Kaye; I am not sure of his mother’s name. Any help will be gratefully received. Thanks.
Submitted by: OzJen
I am looking for Leslie Kaye, approximately 65 Year old gentleman, who was born in Tamar Street, Bradford, and then moved to the south of England and lost touch with his family. His mother was Mary and father was Danny? His older brother Eddie Scothern is looking for him as he needs to chat asap. If anyone knows his whereabouts please email me and I will pass on the details.
Submitted by: Janet Stewart
Address: Melton, Australia
I would like any information about the family of Isaac Kaye b 3 June 1862 in Leeds. On 28 May 1882 he married Fanny Downs b 31 Jan 1863, also from Leeds. His parents were Joseph Kaye and Elizabeth Hemingway. Joseph was a joiner from Emley and his father, also called Joseph, was a weaver.
Submitted by: Heather Brine
Address: 9 Cardale Estate, Otley Road, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate. HG3 1QL
Kaye/ Brayshaw / Stokes
I am searching for the family of Joseph Kaye b. 1780 in Leeds, married 1801 in Yorkshire. We do not have the name of his wife. Their children were: Eli b. 1811 in Yorkshire, d. abt 1873 probably Longwood near Huddlesfield; George, wife Sarah: Joseph Kaye b. 12 Dec. 1803 in Linthwaite, Yorkshire, married 7 August 1831 in Almondbury, Yorkshire to Elizabeth Brayshaw, b. 20 Aug. 1808 in Linthwaite, Yorkshire, (daughter of William Brayshaw and Mary Sykes Stokes) & emigrated to America about 1841; James b. 1806, Linthwaite; Abraham b. 24 June 1809, married Harriet M. Brayshaw (sister to Elizabeth) on 25 December 1830 (emigrated to America and settled in Baltimore, MD area).
Joseph Kaye and Elizabeth Brayshaw Kaye had the following children: Levina b.22 Dec 1837, Linthwaite; John William Brayshaw b. 9 July 1843 in Linthwaite; Joseph b. 13 June 1846, Linthwaite; James Wilson b. 20 May 1854 in Linthwaite; Rhoda; Martha.
We have been able to find very little on the Kaye family in England but have lots to share on our line that came to the US!
Submitted by: Mariann Kaye
Address: One Sage Hill Spur, Almont, CO 81210 USA
Searching for any links with my family Kaye, mostly in the Leeds area. My father was Albert Kaye and my mother was Ivy (both deceased). They lived in the Belle Isle area of Leeds in the 1930s and 40s.
Submitted by: Anne Smith
Address: 19 Partridge House, Stafford Road, London E3 5EZ
Tracing family of father Duncan Robertson Kaye born June 1906 in Heckmondwyke ,and any other relatives.
Submitted by: Duncan Malcolm Kaye
Address: Westwood Cottage Lightfoot lane Heswall Wirral ch60 top
I am looking for information about my great great grandfather Charles Redfearn born in Leeds 1833. Also any Kaye’s from Almondbury in the West Riding.
Submitted by: Jenny Kaye
Address: 18 Priory Road, Hethersett, Norfolk
I am looking for details about a miner killed at Glass Houghton colliery on Nov 11 1922, funeral at St Josephs Church 15 Nov 1922, buried in Hightown Cemetery. Has anyone got any details of the disaster?
Submitted by: Dr A Murphy
Address: Old Lodge House, 1 Buckden Road, Huddersfield
I am researching the life of Catherine (Kate) Kearney born in Keighley in 1860. She was the daughter of James, born in Ireland, and Mary, born in Holycroft, Keighley. Kate also spent some childhood years in Bradford (Pit Lane). Kate later became a nurse in Liverpool, married a Dr. Daly and worked for several years in Afghanistan, from where she wrote to relatives in Silsden. Who were these relatives? (Known siblings of Kate included Rose Ann, Leinster, Frances and John.) Any ancestors still around? Even the smallest bit of information is welcome and would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by: Catherine
Can anybody give me any information about any Keatings still living in Bradford, Yorkshire?
Submitted by: Maureen Auty
I am looking for any details of my fathers father Edward Richard Keay born Leeds 1919.
Submitted by: John Keay
I would like to know if anyone has any information about the Keegan living in Pateley Bridge from about 1910 onwards. Their names were: Sarah, Mary and Ellen or Helen. Any useful information would be most grateful.
Submitted by: Samantha Allen
Address: 37-38 Cliffe View, Allerton, Bradford, BD15 9JQ
Monica Keegan born about 1905, Northumberland. Married Leonard Cook circa 1920 possibly in Yorkshire? Had 6 known children, Winifred (Mrs Mundell), Cathleen (Mrs Fulton) Jack, Len, Don, Doug. Any details of any of these people would be great.
Submitted by: Cook
Address: Rosebud, Victoria, Australia
My name is Juliana Clark I’m 14 years old and looking to find any information on my grandfather (Don clark, born in India) and the Clark family or my grandmother (Jackie Keeler) and the Keeler family. I don’t know where either are from in England.
Submitted by: Juliana Clark
Address: Pennsylvania, U.S
I am looking for relatives of my father John Keeler in Durham, England and my deseased grandparents Agnus and George Keeler.
Submitted by: Toby Keeler
On the 1911 census my grandmother, Frances Harriet Nicholas, was living in Hargrave Street, Little Coates, Grimsby and was housekeeper to blacksmith Robert Ogilvie. At that time she had four of her children living with her. Phyllis Nora (9), William Frederick (6), Ena Mary (4) all born in London, and Frances Helen (1) born in Grimsby.
I am trying to find anyone connected to Frances Helen Nicholas, I believe she married John T Keeler in Guisborough in 1924.
I am also particularly interested in tracing the whereabouts of my grandmother, Frances Harriet Nicholas, after 1911.
If anyone has any information on this family I would love to hear from you. Thank you
Submitted by: Gillian Winser
Anyone know the where abouts of Rene Keeton’s family, his youngest daughter Venus, or his history of boxing?
Submitted by: Venus Keeton
Address: 120 Barrington Street, Clayton, Manchester 11 4ED
Am researching the family of Keighley of Hunt Yard, Bradford. My Great Grandfather Thomas was born there in 1850. He married Selina Long from Norfolk. Thomas’s father was called John. He was employed as a Butcher and he was married to Elizabeth Ellen Hardy from Skipton. John’s Father was called William and he was a Boot and Shoemaker.
Submitted by: Barbara Smith
Address: 3 Station Road, Cullingworth, West Yorkshire
I have traced my family tree back to David Kell 1827, born in Langtoft, Yorkshire. He’s my great-great-grandfather. I think he may have had a brother, George, and in the 1841 census they were both agricultual labourers in Langtoft. I have found a William Kell 1826 in Langtoft, who later became a school master but I don’t know if they’re related. Can anyone help?
Submitted by: Elizabeth Kell
Address: Fife, Scotland
I am looking for information on John Kelland in or near Almondbury, Huddersfield, in the early 1800s. One married Elizabeth Lodge in 1847 and emigrated to the US in 1853. His father was also John Kelland, listed on the marriage certificate of the son who married Elizabeth Lodge.
Submitted by: David Ross Kelland
I am trying to trace a family born in Sedbergh around 1815-17. They had at least two daughters, named Margaret and Mary. Any information on their parents or other siblings would be very useful.
Submitted by: Rosemary Brookes
I’m looking for the Kelly family that lived in Leeds, Yorkshire in the 1900s. I’m looking for Patrick Kelly who wed a Whitaker. They had a son, Matthew Kelly, born 1917 who went on to wed a Mary Ellen Scanlon in 1949 in Birmingham.
Hoping to hear off friends or family so I can add to my family tree.
Submitted by: Joan Scanlon
Address: 47 Singleton, Sutton Hill, Telford, Shropshire TF7 4JH
I am researching my husband’s family. Looking for any information on Francis Kelly who married Mary Faulkes in Keighley, Yorkshire around 1886. Francis was a soldier in the army. Mary was born in Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. Francis was killed before 1911 in an accident involving a tram in Scotland. Mary married Hugh Starrs in Glasgow Scotland.
Submitted by: Anne Dyer
Address: 42 Korua Street Moana West Coast South Island New Zealand
I am seeking my former husband David Joseph Kelly. He lives in Leeds, but I don’t where. And I desperate seeking for him, because there are things he must know. Please help me.
Submitted by: Martha Kooistra
Address: Hamerstraat 67M, 2512CX the Haque, Netherlands
My mother said The Kelly family brought my grandfather up THomas Edward Simpon there were poor and many children does anyone know of the Kelly ancesters in Silsden?
Submitted by: elaine simpson fallon
Address: 20 Sunnyside Avenue, Wilpshire
I am trying to find out about my grandfather Hartley Kennedy who married Leah Ann (I think Swift) which would have been around 1914.
Submitted by: Dorothy Baldwin
Address: 7 George Street, Walkerville, South Australia
I have my great grandfather’s Canadian family history but I’m looking for information on his life in Sinnington prior to his immigration to Canada. His name is William Kendall and his sister is Hilda Kendall.
Submitted by: Vanessa Patterson
Address: 1300 Pinecrest Rd #1502, Ottawa Ontario Canada, K2C 3M5
I am trying to find anyone with the surname Kendall with any conections to Whixley near York or Green Hammerton.
My great-grandfather was born there in 1836 then moved to Leeds. I wondered if anyone else was working on the Kendall tree.
Submitted by: Jeremy Kendall
Address: Stonelea Lyndon Road Bramham Wetherby Leeds LS23 6RH
I have a photograph of an Ivy Kendall taken in May 1933 at the John Bull studio in Sheffield. I think she probably came from the Walkley area of Sheffield. She is proving an inspiration for art work and so if anyone could tell me anything about her I would be very grateful.
Submitted by: Jane Darrall
Address: 2 Gorsey Close, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 2TT
Do any of your readers remember three KENNEDY ladies living in Harrogate from approx. 1930 until 1964? They were my grandfather’s relations and they were from Ireland.
All three are buried in Harrogate:-
Elizabeth Ann Kennedy who died in 1930
Elizabeth Isobel her daughter who died 1953
Wilhemina another daughter who died in 1964
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by: Jill Watson
Address: Eynsham, Oxfordshire OX29 4HF
Trying to find anyone who knew or who is related to my father the late Fred Kent ex RAAF WW11 who origiendal or Bolton and who lived in Scunthorpe from 1945 to 1948 then in Sheffield from 1948 to 1959 thereafter in SW London until his death at 78.
Submitted by: Stewart Kent
Address: Penzance, Cornwall
I am currently researching the ancestry of my maternal grandmother’s family ie Kershaws. Although Kershaw appears to be a long established Calderdale name, the 1841 census for Leeds shows Eleazor Kershaw (then 70 years of age) as having been born in Scotland therefore circa 1770. His wife is given as Frances, born in Yorkshire c.1775. Any information about Eleazor (possibly Eleazar) and Frances or later generations would be much appreciated.
Submitted by: Peter Driver
Address: 30 Cedar Avenue, Hardhorn, Poulton Le Fylde, Lancashire FY6 8DQ
I want to find out about my mums family under the name of Kershaw who lived at Lark Hill Farm Yorkshire moors yorkshire
Submitted by: Miss Janet Naden
Address: 3 Rayleigh Way
I am researching my family tree on my mothers side (Linfoot) and have got back to a Joseph Kettlewell from Kettlewell in Wharfedale, he died in 1652. Does anyone have any information beyond this date?
Submitted by: 2, Rue Bodrissart, 1410 Waterloo, Belgium
Address: 120 Barrington Street, Clayton, Manchester 11 4ED
Born in Liverpool late 1800 any connecion
To Kettlewell village
Submitted by: Patrica kettlewell
Address: 18. ISABEL GROVE MERSEYSIDE L13 8 DH
Hello, I’m trying to trace my paternal line.
Somehow/somewhere there is a connection between the names Kettlewell, Dickson and McWilliams.
I think a Kettlewell may have moved from Yorkshire to the North of Ireland and married there and then down the line the name for my paternal line changed to McWilliams. If anyone has any tiny bit of information- I would be so grateful.
Submitted by: Blake
Looking for info’ for family tree and to re connect with lost relatives. Lost touch many years ago due to moving etc. They are Margaret Kilbride who became my great Aunt when she married my grandfathers brother. Charles Arthur Ramsay in Middlesboro’. They had two daughters, Bella & Florrie. Believed to be Isabella & Florence. Last seen in Middlesboro in approx’ 1953. Do not know who Bella married but she had several children with red hair, Florrie married a George ? Lewis had a son and daughter, Barbara.
Submitted by: Hilary South
Address: Box 766 Kemptville Ont Canada K0G 1J0
In circa 1800’s my father’s grandfather John Henry Iredale was adopted by a couple called Killarney, we believe from Leeds. I would like to know about the blood side of Iredale please, as little is known though I believe some of the family lived in Huddersfield.
Submitted by: Sheila Killarney
Address: 112 Gawthorpe Lane, Lepton, Huddersfield
I have just started my family tree and am keen to learn of anyone who may have already such a family tree of the Kilner name from Yorkshire (West Ridings/and or Dewsbury and/or Hemsworth). My grandfather was Gilbert Kilner (lived in Armthorpe, S.Yorkshire) and his parents were Harry Kilner and Henrietta Midwood, born circa 1869 of Hemsworth, W.Yorkshire.
Submitted by: Kelly Kilner
Address: The Steading, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Looking for a Kilner, born 1860, died 1918 in Denby Dale.
Submitted by: Joan West
Address: 78 Park Ave, Penistone
I live in the USA and I can only trace my heritage back to my grandfather, Howard, born in Maine about 1907, and his father, Everett Lailah Kilton. I know that the remains of Kilton castle are in North Yorkshire. If anyone has any information I will be most grateful, thank you.
Submitted by: Lynn Kilton
I am starting a Family Tree. The surname Kilvington of York relates to my great grandfather, Benjamin Kilvington (born 22 December, 1856 – died June 2, 1923). He married (on September 14, 1882) Elizabeth (Lillie) Pickering who died 15 January 1943. Some of my information on Elizabeth shows her surname as Puckering. I am trying to clarify this. Benjamin was the Grand Master of the Manchester Union of Oddfellows in 1908. Their children were George Rylah, Walter, Fredrick, Elsie, Mary Ann, Dorothy.
I would also love information on his parents, George and his wife Mary Ann Alice (neé Rylah) who married on May 5th, 1844. This surname goes back to Andrew Mercer Kilvington, a Linen Weaver Free 1716 (burried Feb. 13, 1769. Does he go back further? Thank you for any information.
Submitted by: Robert Volonte
I am trying to trace any decendants of John Kilvington born approx 1818 in Wilton by Redcar, Yorkshire died 1885 Middlesborough occ. Mason. Married Alice? born 1822 died 1899. Children Sarah Ann (who was married to my great grandfather George Forster.) James, Hannah Alice Ann, John Thomas, Mary Eleanor, Joseph.
Submitted by: Kay Barron
I am trying to trace the kilvington family tree. My great x3 grandad was Thomas Kilvington (born 1819) in Gilling East married someone called Mary. I cant trace his parents, can anyone help?
I am trying to find any details on John Kilvington, born 18th Apr 1762 in Helmsley, Yorkshire. He married Mary Baililfe on the 20th Feb 1784. Any details on his father (Robert?) born in 1742 in huntington would be appreciated.
Submitted by: David Kilvington
Address: Somerset, England, UK
My great grand father immigrated from England to Canada(York West) Ontario, his wifes name Sarah J, sons Charles O Kilvington and Lawrence Kilvington, they eventually immigrated to the US in NY Lockport, Buffalo, Niagara. area! I have no info on him trying trace back as far as Ican! If this sounds familiar any info would be appreciated! My dad said something about Wales?! Thanks
Submitted by: Sheila Kilvington
I am looking for information on the Kilvington family of Aldbrough, Yorkshire. I believe the names are Edward, born about 1720, John about 1746 and John’s daughter Rebecca about 1804. Rebecca married John Holmes also of Aldbrough.
Submitted by: Cheryl Kinder
Address: 4235 SE Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard, WA 98366
Please can you find my family tree from the name Kilvington my mother has the title of freewoman of York given I believe by the king. Can you help me find out more, and did it start with John de Kilvington of Pickering castle , or another branch of the family?
Submitted by: Cheryl Kinder
Address: 4 Stoudly Court Sheepfold Ave Rustington West Sussex
I am trying to trace my wife’s great great grandfather’s date and place of birth. He was John Kilvington who married Ellen Parker in 1842. I believe he was born about 1817. I am also looking for details about his parents – his father was called Christopher. Can anyone help please?
Submitted by: Peter Ellis
Address: Goodwood, Green Lane, Woodhall Spa
My Great Grandfather was a Kime, and was said to have relations that are somehow related to the Newton-Kyme Castle near York. I am seeking information on the name and the castle.
Submitted by: Karin Kukura
Address: P.O. Box 13, Black Lick, PA 15716
My grandfather Herbert Kinder married Alice Maclean 1902, wrote articules for the ‘Dalesman’ early nineteen hundreds, was court clerk for a time in Otley, when they lived in Asquith. Trying to find his date of birth and parentage.
Submitted by: Margaret Ducote
Address: 80 Kingfisher Parade, Toogoom 4655, Queensland AUSTRALIA
I am looking for descendants of Thomas King and Mary (Foxcroft), in Leeds in the early 1900s. Also information of a King’s Croft cottage, on the Harrogate Road, Leeds.
Submitted by: Brian Goodhead
I am interested in Sarah King, father Lownsbrough King mother Elizabeth Halliday. Sarah was born in 1864 (Foxholes) and married Robert Ogle – my ancestor.
Submitted by: Di Herbert
Address: 17 Neales St, Kaleen, A.C.T. Australia
I am looking for Joseph King, born in Leeds in 1759, father Richard King of whom I know nothing. Any help appreciated.
Submitted by: Ian Smith
Address: 71 Eastfield Crescent, York YO10 5HZ
I am looking for Geoffrey or Jeffrey King who lived in the Leeds area in the 1960s. He is the father of Pauline Harper, born in 1968 in Birkenhead.
Submitted by: P Fisher
Address: 141 Borrowdale Road, Moreton, Wirral
King / Halliday
Married in Bradford, lived in Baildon late mid to late 1800s. Could be related to gypsies who came to Baildon Moor from Scotland?
Submitted by: Phil Smith
Address: 9 Nunnykirk Close, Ovingham, Northumberland, NE42 6BP
I am looking for information on Elizabeth Kinlay. She was born in East Acklam around 1863. She married John Masterman and had 13 children. Her son George Bernard Masterman died in WW1. They lived around the Mennethorpe/Westow area.
Submitted by: Christine Saunders
Researching Kinsley family who I have to Lincolnshire but relocated to Yorkshire in the late 1800s. Many of the family lived around the Sculcoates area.
Submitted by: Maidment
I am searching for any information on John Kirby (born about 1818) and Maryanne Dobson. Children were Ann, Robert, Mary, Richard, James, Katurah and Hannah. Robert migrated to Australia and he was my great-grandfather. I will be in the York area next June and hoping to find the Cliff House Farm where they lived in 1881. Any information would be appreciated.
Submitted by: Jennifer Rooks
Address: 14 Serly Court, Bellbird Park, Queensland
Looking for the family of Thomas Kirby b. 1822 Armley to Joseph and Mary Kirby. He married Hannah Smith (b. 1822 Bingley) March 1842 in Leeds. Thomas was a stone mason. Would there be a record of his apprenticeship? Thomas and Hannah arrived in Australia 1849. Would love to find his English family.
Submitted by: Lyn Muir
Address: New South Wales, Australia
The Greenhelds came from Brompton By Sawdon and Pickering’s inhereted land in Bickley, Broxa area of Hackness (can be traced back to Cumbria in 1400s). Kirby’s from Watton and Hutton Cranswick, Bott from Burton Flemming and Watson’s from Sherburn and Rudston. If anyone else is researching these families I would love to hear from you, and exchange details.
Submitted by: Margaret Kirby
Address: 45 West Street, Leven, Near Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 5LE
Seeking information/links to George Kirby who married Mary Kirby 1819 Kingston upon Hull. Trying to find Mary’s parents and the link between the Kirby, Layton and Lowish families.
Submitted by: Helen Bruce
Address: Nelson, New Zealand
I am seeking any relatives of Robert Kirby, born Newton on Derwent, 1808. Robert married Esther Brocklesby in 1841 and subsequently moved to Chicory House, Wheldrake, south of York. Robert is my great great grandfather.
Submitted by: Judith Colley
Address: 11 Kingsland Grange, Newbury, Berks RG14 6LH
Looking for information on Thomas Kirby born about May 1820 in Helmsley (probably Carlton) to John Kirby and wife Ann (Nancy) Simpson. The family moved from Carlton/Helmsley to Osgoodby near Thirkleby. Thomas died in 1893 and is buried in Great Thirkleby. He married Frances Peacock, and I know of many of their descendants. I believe John Kirby was born in the 1790s to Roger KIRBY but would appreciate it if anyone can confirm this or tell me otherwise. There are many Kirbys in Carlton, Helmsley and Pickering!
Submitted by: Laurie Kirby
Address: 5 Stuart Way, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4RR
Looking to follow on from John Kirby 1708 – 1788. Wife named Elizabeth and were from the Kirby Sigston Parish.
If anyone can point in the direction of his father etc, I would be most grateful.
Submitted by: Stewart Johnstone
Address: 34 Kenmore Ave, Deans, Livingston. EH5 8NE
I am tracing living relatives to Hector Kirby
Brothers : Joseph Richardson, George Edgar, Thomas, Arthur Harold Augustus, Harry hope , Percy Vincent, austin, Stanley Bevis& Leslie
Father was George Kirby Mother Ann Elizabeth Richardson
Born at 7 Belgrave st York
Submitted by: Kim Williams
Address: 51a Williton Rd Karrinyup Western Australia
My great-great-grandfather came from Sheffield in 1863 aboard the Greenjacket to Auckland NZ. His name was James Kirk, he was married to Anne Marie (née Copley) and their children were William Henry Kirk, (my great-grandfather) and Sarah Kirk. James was an Electroplater by trade.
If anyone has any information about James Kirk and his family (like his forbears) please email me.
Submitted by: David J Ware (Senior)
Kirks and Handisides, around Guisborough from 1850 till now.
Submitted by: Vera Jackson
Address: 1.1A Central Avenue, Maylands, Perth, Western-Australia 6051
Can anyone help trace the birth of an Alexander Kirkbride. I know he married Agnes Hodgson on the 19th Sept 1768 at Aysgarth. Agnes died in 1786 and was buried at Askrigg. Alexander remarried on the 13th Oct 1792 at Hardraw to Mary Webster. I think he died in 1808.
Submitted by: Mrs Pauline Devanney
Address: 23 Prairie Crescent, Burnley, Lancs BB10 1EU
I am looking for info on Kirkbride relatives. My g-g-grandfather was James Kirkbride and lived at Shaw Cote (c.1864) and also near Walden Head (1881) both near Hawes and Aysgarth. His wife was Sarah A (Webster, I think) and had 3 boys, Barnard, James and Alex. Also a grandson Thomas Tennant. The 3 boys left for the states (Cheyenne, Wyoming) in 1889. Any info would be wonderful!
Submitted by: Jean Kirkbride Doyle
Address: 1403 Laurel Ave, St Paul, MN, 55104 USA
Benjamin Kirkbright was the father of Wilfred, Veronica, Lizzy, Agnes, Steven and Francis.
Mary married William Carroll and was the mother of Evelyn, Billy, Vincent, Margaret, Joe, Irene, Philomena, Agnes, Anthony, Alan and Phillip. She was also the grandmother of Denis (Dan) Pluck!
John was the father of Benny, Joe, George and Tommy. He was also the grandfather of Billy and Vince Kirkbright (father Joe).
Margaret married William O’Donnell and was the mother of Agnes, Theresa, Lucy, Helen, Norah, Winnie and Joan.
Benjamin was the head of the family and had lost a leg in a factory accident when working at Pateley Bridge. He converted to the Catholic faith on his deathbed although his wife Bridget said that he feared neither God nor the Devil!
Bridget (nee O’Sullivan) came to England from Ireland at the time of the famine of 1842. When crossing the Irish Sea by ferry she was robbed and arrived in Liverpool penniless and only able to speak gaelic.
There is a photo dated 1892. Bemjamin senior was my great grandfather and Benjamin junior was my grandfather.
I’m trying to make the link with the family move from Pately Bridge to industrial teesside (South Bank) my grandfather, I think is mentioned in the 1902 census aged 29 in the parish of Coatham Redcar North Yorkshire. Any help please?
Submitted by: Michael Kirkbright
Address: 9 The Headlands, Marske by the Sea, Redcar & Cleveland
An old family picture was posted on the internet of the Kirkbright family. In it was Benjamin senior and his wife, and their four children 2 daughter’s and two sons one of whose name was John. He was my grandfather’s father. The photograph was taken around 1862 my grandfather was Benjamin and his brothers were George Joseph and Tommy. Any information regarding this photograph or information about the Kirkbright family would be appreciated.
Submitted by: Christine Kirkbright
Address: 1119 Prince Rupert Blvd, Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada V8J 2Y8
My name is Christopher John Kirkbright. I was born in Werris Creek NSW Australia on the 9th February 1953. My mother’s maiden name was Ethel Mary Riley. She was married to my father whose name was John Kirkbright (also known as Jack Kirkbright) in Australia some time about 1947 or 48. John Kirkbright was a seaman in the British Merchant Navy during WWII. He served on an oil tanker that was sunk by a Japanese (I believe) submarine during the war. He was one of a handful of survivors of that attack. When rescued he was brought to Australia where he remained at least until the time we lost contact with him. I have a brother named Brian Leonard Neville Kirkbright born in 1955. We lost contact with my father in about 1957 when I was 4 years old. I have never had any contact with my father or any of the members of my family. I would dearly love to have contact with any of his family and to find out if my father is still alive (though he would have to be very old indeed!) or where he might be buried. My intuition tells me he may have had other children after my brother and I, maybe even here in Australia. I am keen to make contact with any brother/s or sister/s that I may have. If anyone has any knowledge that they can share with me please contact me through the email address provided. I will be eternally grateful for any assistance you can give in my quest to find any of my father’s family.
Submitted by: Christopher John Kirkbright
Address: PO Box 351, Enmore 2042 Australia
I’m trying to trace any Kirkmans from the village of Linthwaite; my ancestor was, I believe, James Kirkman, who emmigrated to the US in the 1880s.
Submitted by: Donald Hardy
Address: Alameda California USA
I am doing a one name study of my husband’s family Kirkus, which includes any variant such as Kirkhouse, Kirkas, Kirkes etc. His branch is based around Hull, and though I don’t think it is closely connected with the Kirkhouses of Tyneside, Durham and further north, who knows?
Submitted by: Mrs Claire Kirkus
I am trying to trace relatives of George Kitchen, born 1817 in Sheffield. He married Ann Fletcher, born 1820 from Ashover, Derbyshire, in 1851. They moved to Wales in Yorkshire, where he was farming. They later moved to Church Farm, Bothamsall, Nottinghamshire, where both he and his only daughter [Martha Wearing] née Kitchen, died in 1894.
Submitted by: John W Beaumont
Address: Ty Cynfaen, Calcoed, Holywell, Flintshire CH8 8LF
I am currently researching the Kitchenman/Kitchingman Family Tree and would like to exchange any information with likeminded researchers.
Submitted by: Gary Kitchen
Address: 13 Woolgreaves Croft, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 6DU
Does anyone know of the family Kitching? My grt grt grandfather, believe from Hull, had something to do with a mineral water manufacturers. He believe he died before 1885. He wasn’t on his son’s (Joseph Henry Kitching) marriage certificate.
Submitted by: Belinda Nicholson
I am trying to trace my family tree, I know that the Kitchings came from Yorkshire, my grandfather William Robert Kitching married May Attewell just after the 1st WW. I would love to hear from any Kitchings.
Submitted by: Celina Taylor
Address: 34 Queensway, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 3SG
I am looking for information on my father, Jack (not John) Kitchingman who was born in Huddersfield in 1907. I believe his parents may have been called Frederick and Lavinia (not sure about this). I believe his family operated two pubs in Huddersfield, the County and the Old Hat.
Submitted by: Ann Kitchingman
Address: Whitby, Ontario
Does anyone know the maiden name of William Kitchingman’s wife Frances who was born in Ripon in 1846. In 1881 she was living with her husband at 2 King Street in Ripon and later lived at 53 King Street, Ripon.
Submitted by: Glenda Allister
Address: Highfield Lodge, 4 College Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire
Looking for people with the surname Kitchingman, or relatives associated with the Kitchingman name. I believe our family originated in England, perhaps near Leeds. E-mail me if you have any information.
Submitted by: Jody Anderson (nee Kitchingman)
Address: Thorold, ON, Canada
In researching the origins of my surname I was informed by one of the Heralds that we came from monastic kitchen men – ordinary cooks were called Cook, but the monastic ones were named Kitchynman. If this is really so, and the earliest record for a Kitchynman I have is in 1352, just after the Black Death, could this mean that we originated in Rievaulx, Jervaulx or Byland, all of which are centred in the North Riding from which area we seem to descend? Idle speculation perhaps but can any reader confirm this assertion?
Submitted by: Richard Kitchingman
Address: Pelham, Chideock, Bridport, DT6 6JW
I’m trying to find any information on certain members of the Kitson family from Yorkshire. In particular, Frances Kitson (my grandmother) and her siblings, who I believe were Florence, Albert, Evelyn, Jessie and Polly. All would be around early 1900’s. Any information would be appreciated.
Submitted by: Nadine Hill
Address: Marlborough Street, Bentleigh East, Victoria, 3165, Australia
I am seeking information on my grandfather, Harold Kitson, born around 1920. He married my grandmother, Natalie Mary Kitson. He was also a electrician/journeyman by trade and in the RAF as a pilot in World War Two. If anyone has any information please contact me.
Submitted by: Bonnie Strauss
any person with the surname knaggs in yorkshire
Submitted by: donald knaggs
Address: 43 wembley park avenue hull hu80nd
Wiliam Ellerington & Elizabeth Knaggs were married in Whitby by licence on 18th January 1766. I cannot find this licence listed anywhere. Yorkshire Ancestors used to have a large tome listing all licences but I can’t get up there any more.Can anyone help? I am trying to find William’s father. I have a tree with a William born 1738, father Isaac, but I suspect My Williams father might have been John . Not been able to find such a link
Submitted by: rene sutch
Address: 32 LU54QW
hello im looking for anyone with the last name knapton that possibly lives in the Bradford area x
Submitted by: eleanor
I recently received details from my cousin in Manchester about my grandfather John Burland’s funeral in 1940 at Horsforth. In the list of mourners it mentions a number of persons I had never come across before, this being Mr M Kneeshaw (step-brother) and also 4 ladies, Mrs Long, Mrs Chadwick, Mrs Baker and Mrs Longfellow (nieces) and Mr R Kneeshaw (Nephew). I have been researching my family history for about 20 years but wasn’t aware of my grandfather Burland having a step-brother or his descendants.
If anyone has any details on these people who may still be alive, although it is 70 years since the funeral, or their descendants could they please get in touch with me.
Submitted by: John Burland
Address: 76 The Whartons, Otley LS21 2BS
I’m trying to find information on a James or Jac Knight, born around 1832 in Sheffield, although in the 1891 census he gives his birthplace as Sculcoates. First record of him is in 1868, when he marries Jane Phillips in Swansea. He then turns up the 1871 census with Jane and baby son Venox, in Liskeard, Cornwall. By 1881, he’s in Jane’s home town of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, where he stays with his family until his death in 1892. Would live to find out more about the yorkshire side if the family, but have hit brick walls with 1841, 51 and 61 censuses.
Submitted by: Debbie Neal
I am trying to trace any Knightson family from the Kirkby Overblow, North Yorkshire, area.
Submitted by: J Fell
Looking for information about the family of Knowles living at Pateley Bridge from the early 1800s to the middle 1800 when James’s son John Edwin appears to have shifted and in 1881 is listed as a single boarder Mason appears to have shifted some time later. I know he married a Mary Ann Brown, no idea when or where, and went to New Zealand. They had a son Richard (my half sisters grandfather) in 1889, not sure where he was born either.
Some of the family are buried at St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge and as there are only two headstones there I can’t imagine the family living a long time in the area.
Submitted by: Heather Barford
We are looking for information on my great-great-grandmother (on my mother’s side), Jane Knowles, who was born about 1850 in Yorkshire. She married a Thomas W Mudd and was disowned by her family for doing so. At one time she lived in Little Bolton before moveing to Canada. Any information would be welcomed.
Submitted by: John Ladd
Address: Box 63 Lyn, Ontario, Canada. K0E 1M0
I am currently researching a Richard Knowles that was born in Long, Yorkshire in 1775. I am trying to find details of Richard and also the area of Long. Is anybody able to help me locate the village/town of Long in 1775?
Submitted by: Tracey Knowles
Address: 35 Orchard Road, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1AT
I am looking for info on a family that includes Mary Knowles married James Mills in 1869 in Oldham, Lancs and they had 8 children called William, Robert, Samuel, Martha, Alice, Emily, James, Mary and Fanny Reeds. Mary Knowles was born in Wakefield in Yorkshire. If this person is in your family please contact me thank you in advance.
Submitted by: Tom Scholes-Fogg
I am trying to find information on the Knowles family. Annie Knowles c1872 Bradford was my great-great-grandmother. Her father was William c1852 Keighley, his father Esau c1830 Barnoldswick, his father Robinson c1784 Slaidburn and his father William c1747 Slaidburn. Any help will be much appreciated.
Submitted by: Jill
I am looking for information on William Kyffin. He was twice married. His first wife was Francis by whom he had three daughters (Pamela, Margaret and another) and his second wife was Mary Ann (Marianne) Bellingham with whom he had a second family, my grandmother being the youngest. I believe he may have been a ‘mariner’ in the early 1800s. His son’s name was William Bellingham Kyffin and he was born around 1850.
Submitted by: Marion Crane
Address: 33 Downham Road, Wickford, Essex
Need info re my g.grandparents. Names include Kyffin, Bellingham and Heslop, the latter two having links to Gilling, Yorks. Would love to find descendants of Wm Bellingham Kyffin, my Gt. uncle and brother to Marian Kyffin.
Submitted by: marion
Address: 3 glencoe place, hamilton, nz