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Carolyn Cameron – Family Tree

Descendants of Mary Lambert to Carolyn Cameron

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. MARY1 LAMBERT was born Abt. 1793 in North End Silsden, and died in Marclup, Cringles.  She married WILLIAM RISHWORTH 06 January 1814 in Kildwick, Yks, England, son of GEORGE RISHWORTH and MARY FLESHER.

 

More About WILLIAM RISHWORTH:

Occupation: 1841, Farmer

Residence: 1841, Marclup

 

Children of MARY LAMBERT and WILLIAM RISHWORTH are:

i. GRACE2 RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1821.

2. ii. HUGH RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1823, Sildsen, Yorkshire, England.

3. iii. WILLIAM RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1825.

iv. GEORGE RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1827.

4. v. HANNAH RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1829, Cringles, Yks, England.

5. vi. LAMBERT RISHWORTH, b. 18 June 1832, Cringles, Silsden, Yks, England; d. Abt. February 1915, Yorkshire, England.

vii. MARY RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1835.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. HUGH2 RISHWORTH (MARY1 LAMBERT) was born Abt. 1823 in Sildsen, Yorkshire, England.  He married SARAH Abt. March 1846 in Keighley, Yks, England.

 

More About HUGH RISHWORTH:

Occupation: 1841, Shoe Maker

Residence: 1861, 119 Hill Top, Silsden

 

More About SARAH:

Occupation: 1861, Shoe Binder

 

Children of HUGH RISHWORTH and SARAH are:

i. HESTER3 RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1848, Silsden.

ii. MARGARET ANN RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1850, Silsden, Yks, England.

iii. GRACE RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1852, Silsden, Yks, England.

 

3. WILLIAM2 RISHWORTH (MARY1 LAMBERT) was born Abt. 1825.  He married MERCY BAKES, daughter of WILLIAM BAKES and HANNAH LEE.

 

Children of WILLIAM RISHWORTH and MERCY BAKES are:

6. i. MARY ELIZA3 RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1852, Keighley, Yks, England; d. 13 April 1900, Morley, North Leeds, Yorkshire.

7. ii. MARY RISHWORTH, b. 07 April 1855, Keighley, Yks, England; d. 15 February 1933, Windhill Cragg, Windhill, Yks, England.

iii. LAMBERT RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1858.

 

4. HANNAH2 RISHWORTH (MARY1 LAMBERT) was born Abt. 1829 in Cringles, Yks, England.  She married TOBIAS LAMBERT Abt. September 1851 in Keighley, Yks, England.

 

More About TOBIAS LAMBERT:

Occupation: 1861, Ag. Lab.

Residence: 1861, 5 High Marclup, Cringles

 

Child of HANNAH RISHWORTH and TOBIAS LAMBERT is:

i. JOHN3 LAMBERT, b. Abt. 1852.

 

5. LAMBERT2 RISHWORTH (MARY1 LAMBERT) was born 18 June 1832 in Cringles, Silsden, Yks, England, and died Abt. February 1915 in Yorkshire, England.  He married MARY COCKSHOTT 11 July 1870 in The Parish Church, Keighley, Yks, England, daughter of JOHN COCKSHOTT.

 

More About LAMBERT RISHWORTH:

Marital Status: 1861, Unmarried

Occupation: 1861, Farmers son

Residence: 1871, 6 High Marclup

 

More About MARY COCKSHOTT:

Residence: July 1870, Fleece Street, Keighley

 

Children of LAMBERT RISHWORTH and MARY COCKSHOTT are:

i. MARY3 RISHWORTH, b. 16 November 1872, Silsden, Yks, England; m. JOSEPH JEFFERY.

ii. MARTHA RISHWORTH, b. 16 November 1872, Silsden, Yks, England.

8. iii. GRACE ANN RISHWORTH, b. 14 May 1875, Silsden, Yks, England.

iv. JOHN WILLIAM RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1878, Silsden, Yks, England.

v. LAMBERT RISHWORTH, b. 02 July 1881, Silsden, Kildwick, Yks, England.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

6. MARY ELIZA3 RISHWORTH (WILLIAM2, MARY1 LAMBERT) was born Abt. 1852 in Keighley, Yks, England, and died 13 April 1900 in Morley, North Leeds, Yorkshire.  She married THOMAS SIMPSON.

 

Children of MARY RISHWORTH and THOMAS SIMPSON are:

i. THOMAS4 SIMPSON.

ii. ALBERT SIMPSON.

iii. VINCENT SIMPSON.

9. iv. EVA SIMPSON.

 

7. MARY3 RISHWORTH (WILLIAM2, MARY1 LAMBERT) was born 07 April 1855 in Keighley, Yks, England, and died 15 February 1933 in Windhill Cragg, Windhill, Yks, England.  She married JOHN RUSHWORTH HEMMINGWAY, son of JAMES HEMMINGWAY and MARY RUSHWORTH.

 

Children of MARY RISHWORTH and JOHN HEMMINGWAY are:

10. i. MARGARET ELIZABETH4 HEMMINGWAY, b. 29 November 1881, Windhill Cragg, Windhill, Yks, England; d. 25 May 1966, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

11. ii. MERCY RISHWORTH HEMMINGWAY, b. 16 January 1887, Windhill Cragg, Windhill, Yks, England; d. 02 October 1968, Windhill Cragg, Windhill, Yks, England.

iii. GLADYS HEMMINGWAY, b. 05 April 1891.

 

8. GRACE ANN3 RISHWORTH (LAMBERT2, MARY1 LAMBERT) was born 14 May 1875 in Silsden, Yks, England.  She married CHRISTOPHER MOORE 09 July 1901 in Silsden, Yorkshire, England.

 

Children of GRACE RISHWORTH and CHRISTOPHER MOORE are:

i. FREDA4 MOORE, b. 29 July 1913.

ii. ? MOORE.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

9. EVA4 SIMPSON (MARY ELIZA3 RISHWORTH, WILLIAM2, MARY1 LAMBERT).  She married ? RODLEY.

 

Child of EVA SIMPSON and ? RODLEY is:

i. MARY5 RODLEY, d. 1984, Morley, North Leeds, Yorkshire.

 

10. MARGARET ELIZABETH4 HEMMINGWAY (MARY3 RISHWORTH, WILLIAM2, MARY1 LAMBERT) was born 29 November 1881 in Windhill Cragg, Windhill, Yks, England, and died 25 May 1966 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  She married HERBERT HARGREAVES JOWETT 26 March 1913 in Christ Church, Shipley, Yks, England.

 

Children of MARGARET HEMMINGWAY and HERBERT JOWETT are:

i. ARNOLD5 JOWETT, b. 03 July 1915.

ii. MARGARET JOWETT, b. 03 August 1916; m. BERNARD STOTESBURY.

 

11. MERCY RISHWORTH4 HEMMINGWAY (MARY3 RISHWORTH, WILLIAM2, MARY1 LAMBERT) was born 16 January 1887 in Windhill Cragg, Windhill, Yks, England, and died 02 October 1968 in Windhill Cragg, Windhill, Yks, England.  She married JOW CROWTHER.

 

Child of MERCY HEMMINGWAY and JOW CROWTHER is:

i. MARY5 CROWTHER.

 

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Thomas Rishworth 1593 – Family Tree

Compiled by Lisa Wilson

Descendants of Thomas Rishworth

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. THOMAS1 RISHWORTH1 was born WFT Est. 973-1066, and died WFT Est. 1009-1140.

 

Child of THOMAS RISHWORTH is:

2. i. ANN2 RISHWORTH, b. WFT Est. 1009-1096, Rishworth, Vicar.of Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng; d. WFT Est. 1040-1173.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. ANN2 RISHWORTH (THOMAS1)1 was born WFT Est. 1009-1096 in Rishworth, Vicar.of Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng1, and died WFT Est. 1040-1173.  She married ADAM COPLEY1 WFT Est. 1029-1124.

 

Notes for ADAM COPLEY:

[BELLAMY.ged]

 

BIOGRAPHY: Slain at the siege of York, in the time of William the Conqueror.

His Crest was a cup, covered sable.

 

Child of ANN RISHWORTH and ADAM COPLEY is:

3. i. HUGH3 TALVA DE COPLEY, b. WFT Est. 1040-1123; d. WFT Est. 1076-1197.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

3. HUGH3 TALVA DE COPLEY (ANN2 RISHWORTH, THOMAS1)1 was born WFT Est. 1040-1123, and died WFT Est. 1076-1197.  He married MARGARET LIVERSEDGE1 WFT Est. 1065-1154, daughter of RICHARD LIVERSEDGE.

 

Notes for HUGH TALVA DE COPLEY:

[BELLAMY.ged]

 

Gave manor of COPLEY 1363 in trust.

 

Child of HUGH TALVA DE COPLEY and MARGARET LIVERSEDGE is:

4. i. RAFE (RALPH)4 COPLEY, b. WFT Est. 1076-1153, Copley, Yorkshire, England; d. WFT Est. 1112-1228.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

4. RAFE (RALPH)4 COPLEY (HUGH3 TALVA DE COPLEY, ANN2 RISHWORTH, THOMAS1)1 was born WFT Est. 1076-1153 in Copley, Yorkshire, England1, and died WFT Est. 1112-1228.  He married JANE STANSFIELD1 WFT Est. 1101-1184, daughter of JOHN STANSFIELD and ELIZABETH ENTWISTLE.

 

Child of RAFE COPLEY and JANE STANSFIELD is:

5. i. THOMAS5 COPLEY, b. WFT Est. 1112-1182, Copley, Yorkshire, England; d. WFT Est. 1149-1258.

 

 

Generation No. 5

 

5. THOMAS5 COPLEY (RAFE (RALPH)4, HUGH3 TALVA DE COPLEY, ANN2 RISHWORTH, THOMAS1)1 was born WFT Est. 1112-1182 in Copley, Yorkshire, England1, and died WFT Est. 1149-1258.  He married MARGARET ELAND1 WFT Est. 1138-1214, daughter of SIR ELAND and JOAN TANKERSLEY.

 

Child of THOMAS COPLEY and MARGARET ELAND is:

6. i. ADAM6 COPLEY, b. WFT Est. 1149-1211, Copley, Yorkshire, England; d. WFT Est. 1186-1288.

 

 

Generation No. 6

 

6. ADAM6 COPLEY (THOMAS5, RAFE (RALPH)4, HUGH3 TALVA DE COPLEY, ANN2 RISHWORTH, THOMAS1)1 was born WFT Est. 1149-1211 in Copley, Yorkshire, England1, and died WFT Est. 1186-1288.  He married ANN LEVENTHORP1 WFT Est. 1174-1244, daughter of JOHN LEVENTHORP.

 

Child of ADAM COPLEY and ANN LEVENTHORP is:

7. i. THOMAS7 COPLEY, b. WFT Est. 1186-1240, Copley, Yorkshire, England; d. WFT Est. 1224-1318.

 

 

Generation No. 7

 

7. THOMAS7 COPLEY (ADAM6, THOMAS5, RAFE (RALPH)4, HUGH3 TALVA DE COPLEY, ANN2 RISHWORTH, THOMAS1)1 was born WFT Est. 1186-1240 in Copley, Yorkshire, England1, and died WFT Est. 1224-1318.  He married WINIFRED MIRFIELD1 WFT Est. 1212-1273, daughter of THOMAS MIRFIELD.

 

Child of THOMAS COPLEY and WINIFRED MIRFIELD is:

i. HUGH8 COPLEY1, b. WFT Est. 1224-1267, Copley, Yorkshire, England1; d. WFT Est. 1264-1348; m. MISS CROMWELBOTHAM1, WFT Est. 1250-1303.

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  BELLAMY.ged, Date of Import: Sep 8, 2000.

 

 


Thomas Rishworth – Family Tree

By Gary Kent and Beth Wearing

Descendants of Thomas Rishworth

Generation No. 1

 

1. THOMAS19 RISHWORTH (JAMES18, THOMAS17, JOHN16, JOHN15, JOHN14, JOHN13, ALEXANDER12, JOHN11, JOHN10, JOHN9 DE RISHWORTH, HENRY8, NICHOLAS7, ROBERT6, HENRY5, THOMAS4 RISHWORTH, HENRY3, ELIAS2 DE RISSEWORTH, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1771 in Yorkshire, England, and died 24 June 1843 in Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England.  He met SARAH MARSH 29 September 1793 in All Saints, Wakefield, England.

 

More About THOMAS RISHWORTH:

Christened: 17 March 1772, Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England

 

Children of THOMAS RISHWORTH and SARAH MARSH are:

i. MARY20 RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1795; d. 01 August 1797, Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England.

ii. THOMAS RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1796; d. Birthwaite; m. MARY CORNELIA HUNT, St Michaels Church, Cornhill.

 

More About THOMAS RISHWORTH:

Christened: 10 October 1796, Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England

 

iii. JAMES/JOHN RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1798; m. EMMA HOLDSWORTH, Abt. 1820, Marriage Bond of 1820, York.

iv. RICHARD RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1798, Wakefield, Yorks, England; d. 19 December 1883, Burbank Street, Ballarat, Vic, Australia; m. HARRIET ANN DURANT, 09 February 1856, Residence of Daniel Bond Selman, Ballarat, Vic, Aus.

v. GEORGE TOWNEND RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1803, Wakefield, Yks, England; d. 04 October 1880, Newton, Alverthorpe, Yks, England; m. JANE ANN DIBB, 09 August 1824, St Peter’s Church, Leeds, Yks, England.

 

More About GEORGE TOWNEND RISHWORTH:

Christened: 25 May 1803, All Saints Church, Wakefield, Yks, England

 

vi. HENRY RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1804, Wakefield, Yks, England; d. 19 August 1844, Wakefield, Yks, England, Workhouse Wakefield..

 

More About HENRY RISHWORTH:

Christened: 01 October 1804, All Saints Church, Wakefield, Yks, England

 

vii. CHARLES RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1805, Wakefield, Yks, England.

 

More About CHARLES RISHWORTH:

Christened: 18 October 1805, All Saints Church, Wakefield, Yks, England

 

viii. SEPTIMUS RISHWORTH, b. 1807; d. 1832.

ix. EDWARD RISHWORTH, b. 1808.

x. EDWIN RISHWORTH, b. 1811.

xi. SARAH RISHWORTH, b. 1814.

 


Philip Rushworth – Family Tree

Descendants of John Rishworth to Philip Rushworth

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN

25 RISHWORTH (JOSEPH

24, JOHN

23, JOSEPH

22, JOSEPH

21, WILLIAM

20, WILLIAM

19, HENRY

18, JOHN

17, JOHN

16, RICHARD

15,

ALEXANDER

14, JOHN

13, ALEXANDER

12, JOHN

11, JOHN

10, JOHN

9 DE RISHWORTH, HENRY

8, NICHOLAS

7, ROBERT

6, HENRY

5, THOMAS

4 RISHWORTH,

HENRY

3, ELIAS

2 DE RISSEWORTH, WILLIAM

1) was born 04 August 1771 in Keighley, Yks, England. He married GRACE MURGATROYD 06 February

1791, daughter of THOMAS MURGATROYD.

Children of JOHN RISHWORTH and GRACE MURGATROYD are:

i. MARY26 RISHWORTH, b. 20 September 1792, Haworth; d. Abt. 1793, Haworth.

ii. SUSANNAH RISHWORTH, b. 09 December 1792, Keighley, Yks, England; d. Haworth.

More About SUSANNAH RISHWORTH:

Baptised: 13 February 1793, Keighley Parish Church

iii. ANNE RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1795, Haworth; d. Abt. 1795, Haworth.

iv. SALLY RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1795, Haworth; d. Abt. 1799, Haworth.

v. JOSEPH RISHWORTH, b. 25 October 1799.

2. vi. THOMAS RISHWORTH, b. 11 February 1802, Keighley, Yks, England; d. Abt. March 1833, Utley, Yks, England.

vii. SALLY RISHWORTH, b. 11 March 1804.

viii. MICHAEL RISHWORTH, b. 06 October 1805, Keighley, Yks, England; m. SARAH SUGDEN, 01 August 1825, Keighley Parish Church.

ix. JOHN RISHWORTH, b. 15 October 1806, Haworth; d. Abt. 1807, Haworth.

x. JOHN RISHWORTH, b. 08 December 1807, Haworth.

xi. BENJAMIN RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1810, Haworth.

Generation No. 2

2. THOMAS

26 RISHWORTH (JOHN

25, JOSEPH

24, JOHN

23, JOSEPH

22, JOSEPH

21, WILLIAM

20, WILLIAM

19, HENRY

18, JOHN

17, JOHN

16, RICHARD

15,

ALEXANDER

14, JOHN

13, ALEXANDER

12, JOHN

11, JOHN

10, JOHN

9 DE RISHWORTH, HENRY

8, NICHOLAS

7, ROBERT

6, HENRY

5, THOMAS

4 RISHWORTH,

HENRY

3, ELIAS

2 DE RISSEWORTH, WILLIAM

1) was born 11 February 1802 in Keighley, Yks, England, and died Abt. March 1833 in Utley, Yks,

England. He married NANCY GILL.

Children of THOMAS RISHWORTH and NANCY GILL are:

3. i. JOSEPH27 RUSHWORTH, b. 08 March 1824, Keighley, Yks, England.

4. ii. ELI RUSHWORTH, b. Abt. 1833, Keighley, Yks, England; d. Abt. May 1904, Undercliffe.

iii. JOHN RISHWORTH, b. 25 August 1819.

iv. GRACE SMITH RISHWORTH, b. 08 March 1824.

v. GRACE RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1826.

vi. ANNE RISHWORTH, b. Abt. 1828.

vii. ROSE RISHWORTH, b. 25 April 1830.

Generation No. 3

3. JOSEPH

27 RUSHWORTH (THOMAS

26 RISHWORTH, JOHN

25, JOSEPH

24, JOHN

23, JOSEPH

22, JOSEPH

21, WILLIAM

20, WILLIAM

19, HENRY

18,

JOHN

17, JOHN

16, RICHARD

15, ALEXANDER

14, JOHN

13, ALEXANDER

12, JOHN

11, JOHN

10, JOHN

9 DE RISHWORTH, HENRY

8, NICHOLAS

7, ROBERT

6,

HENRY

5, THOMAS

4 RISHWORTH, HENRY

3, ELIAS

2 DE RISSEWORTH, WILLIAM

1) was born 08 March 1824 in Keighley, Yks, England. He married

MARTHA THOMAS.

Child of JOSEPH RUSHWORTH and MARTHA THOMAS is:

5. i. EDMUND ALFRED28 RISHWORTH, b. 23 March 1845, Bramley.

4. ELI

27 RUSHWORTH (THOMAS

26 RISHWORTH, JOHN

25, JOSEPH

24, JOHN

23, JOSEPH

22, JOSEPH

21, WILLIAM

20, WILLIAM

19, HENRY

18, JOHN

17,

JOHN

16, RICHARD

15, ALEXANDER

14, JOHN

13, ALEXANDER

12, JOHN

11, JOHN

10, JOHN

9 DE RISHWORTH, HENRY

8, NICHOLAS

7, ROBERT

6, HENRY

5,

THOMAS

4 RISHWORTH, HENRY

3, ELIAS

2 DE RISSEWORTH, WILLIAM

1) was born Abt. 1833 in Keighley, Yks, England, and died Abt. May 1904 in

Undercliffe. He married (1) JANE LOWRY. He married (2) MARIA THORPE 10 July 1873.

Child of ELI RUSHWORTH and JANE LOWRY is:

i. JOSEPH LOWRY28 RISHWORTH, b. Abt. November 1865.

Child of ELI RUSHWORTH and MARIA THORPE is:

6. ii. THOMAS E.28 RUSHWORTH, b. 07 May 1874.

Generation No. 4

5. EDMUND ALFRED

28 RISHWORTH (JOSEPH

27 RUSHWORTH, THOMAS

26 RISHWORTH, JOHN

25, JOSEPH

24, JOHN

23, JOSEPH

22, JOSEPH

21,

WILLIAM

20, WILLIAM

19, HENRY

18, JOHN

17, JOHN

16, RICHARD

15, ALEXANDER

14, JOHN

13, ALEXANDER

12, JOHN

11, JOHN

10, JOHN

9 DE RISHWORTH,

HENRY

8, NICHOLAS

7, ROBERT

6, HENRY

5, THOMAS

4 RISHWORTH, HENRY

3, ELIAS

2 DE RISSEWORTH, WILLIAM

1) was born 23 March 1845 in Bramley.

He married (1) ANN. He married (2) NANCY MITCHELL 25 December 1866.

More About EDMUND ALFRED RISHWORTH:

Baptised: 06 March 1864, Manningham, St Thomas

Occupation: Newsagent & Bookseller

Children of EDMUND RISHWORTH and ANN are:

i. THOMAS WILLIAM29 RISHWORTH, b. 25 September 1877, Frizzinghall.

ii. CHARLES EDMUND RISHWORTH.

iii. ETHEL RISHWORTH, b. 03 July 1885, Bradford; m. HAROLD JOHNSON, 28 January 1908.

iv. CLARA RISHWORTH, b. 23 March 1888.

Children of EDMUND RISHWORTH and NANCY MITCHELL are:

v. JOSEPH HENRY29 RISHWORTH, b. 08 July 1867, Bradford.

7. vi. FREDERICK RISHWORTH, b. 03 July 1869, Bradford, Yks, England; d. 09 July 1917.

6. THOMAS E.

28 RUSHWORTH (ELI

27, THOMAS

26 RISHWORTH, JOHN

25, JOSEPH

24, JOHN

23, JOSEPH

22, JOSEPH

21, WILLIAM

20, WILLIAM

19,

HENRY

18, JOHN

17, JOHN

16, RICHARD

15, ALEXANDER

14, JOHN

13, ALEXANDER

12, JOHN

11, JOHN

10, JOHN

9 DE RISHWORTH, HENRY

8, NICHOLAS

7,

ROBERT

6, HENRY

5, THOMAS

4 RISHWORTH, HENRY

3, ELIAS

2 DE RISSEWORTH, WILLIAM

1) was born 07 May 1874. He married ANNIE B..

Child of THOMAS RUSHWORTH and ANNIE B. is:

8. i. SMITH29 RUSHWORTH.

Generation No. 5

7. FREDERICK

29 RISHWORTH (EDMUND ALFRED

28, JOSEPH

27 RUSHWORTH, THOMAS

26 RISHWORTH, JOHN

25, JOSEPH

24, JOHN

23, JOSEPH

22,

JOSEPH

21, WILLIAM

20, WILLIAM

19, HENRY

18, JOHN

17, JOHN

16, RICHARD

15, ALEXANDER

14, JOHN

13, ALEXANDER

12, JOHN

11, JOHN

10, JOHN

9 DE

RISHWORTH, HENRY

8, NICHOLAS

7, ROBERT

6, HENRY

5, THOMAS

4 RISHWORTH, HENRY

3, ELIAS

2 DE RISSEWORTH, WILLIAM

1) was born 03 July 1869 in

Bradford, Yks, England, and died 09 July 1917. He married ROSE HANNAH HART 03 July 1893 in Newington, London.

Child of FREDERICK RISHWORTH and ROSE HART is:

i. VICTOR GEORGE30 RISHWORTH.

8. SMITH

29 RUSHWORTH (THOMAS E.

28, ELI

27, THOMAS

26 RISHWORTH, JOHN

25, JOSEPH

24, JOHN

23, JOSEPH

22, JOSEPH

21, WILLIAM

20,

WILLIAM

19, HENRY

18, JOHN

17, JOHN

16, RICHARD

15, ALEXANDER

14, JOHN

13, ALEXANDER

12, JOHN

11, JOHN

10, JOHN

9 DE RISHWORTH, HENRY

8,

NICHOLAS

7, ROBERT

6, HENRY

5, THOMAS

4 RISHWORTH, HENRY

3, ELIAS

2 DE RISSEWORTH, WILLIAM

1). He married HILDA LISTER.

Children of SMITH RUSHWORTH and HILDA LISTER are:

i. JOAN30 RUSHWORTH.

ii. PHILLIP RUSHWORTH, b. 08 January 1934; m. PATRICIA HANSON.

iii. VALERIE RUSHWORTH.

 


Edward Rushworth Family Tree

 

FIRST GENERATION

1.  Alexander RISHWORTH was born about 1470.

 

He was married to Grace TOWNLEY in 1488.  Alexander RISHWORTH and Grace TOWNLEY had the following children:

 

+2 i. John RISHWORTH.

 

 

 

SECOND GENERATION

2.  John RISHWORTH was born in 1502.  He died in 1575.  Gent of Stanroyd, Lancashire. Will available at Lancashire County Records’

Office.

 

He was married to Agnes ? in 1529.  According to J H Turner at page 219 in “Ancient Bingley…..”, 1897, “John

Rishworth, of Coley and his son Alexander (whose wife was named Beatrix)

disposed of Coley to the Sunderlands”.  John RISHWORTH and Agnes ? had the following children:

 

+3 i. Robert RISHWORTH.

+4 ii. Thomas RISHWORTH.

+5 iii. Elizabeth RISHWORTH.

+6 iv. Joan RISHWORTH.

7 v. John of Kinsley RISHWORTH.

+8 vi. Alexander RISHWORTH.

 

 

 

THIRD GENERATION

3.  Robert RISHWORTH was born in 1542.  He died in 1602 in Lord of Riddlesden Hall.  See information on ” The Rishworths – Lords of Riddlesden”.

 

According to J Horsfall Turner, at page 219, in “Ancient Bingley……”, 1897,

Ellen Married John, not Robert, although Robert is given as the husband of

Ellen Paslew by the curator of Riddlesden Hall (in 1996). Ellen PASLEW died in 1605.  She was buried on 31 Jul 1605 in Bingley.  Robert RISHWORTH and Ellen PASLEW had the following children:

 

9 i. Elizabeth RISHWORTH was christened on 19 Oct 1578 in Bingley.  She was buried on 17 Jan 1600 in Bingley.

+10 ii. John RISHWORTH.

+11 iii. Jane RISHWORTH.

 

 

 

4.  Thomas RISHWORTH died in 1604.  He was buried in Colne.

 

Thomas RISHWORTH and Johanne WHITELEY had the following children:

 

+12 i. Thomas RISHWORTH.

 

5.  Elizabeth RISHWORTH.

 

 

 

6.  Joan RISHWORTH.

 

 

 

 

 

8.  Alexander RISHWORTH.  Alexander of Heath, son and heir. 1572 – sold reversion of Coley Hall to

Richard Sunderland of High Sunderland.

 

 

 

Philip Rushworth states, “In 1572 Alexander of Heath sold the Coley estate to

his brother Richard SUNDERLAND, and after his death it was split up. ………

Probably the most famous of the family was John Rishworth (1612-1690),

historian, Member of Parliament, and Secretary to Lord Fairfax and, later,

Oliver Cromwell. He was the grandson of Alexander of Heath, mentioned above.”

 

Alexander RISHWORTH and Beatrix ? had the following children:

 

+13 i. RISHWORTH.

 

 

 

FOURTH GENERATION

10.  John RISHWORTH was born in 1580.  He was christened on 3 Jan 1581 in Bingley.  He died in 1655.  In 1634, John and his two sons Richard and Robert, conveyed East Riddlesden to

Robert Townley, of Newhall (p.219 Ancient Bingley by J H Turner, 1897).

 

 

 

Bingley PC baptism: 1581 Jan 3 John s. Mr Robert Rishworth (ref:wrylist).

 

Michael Hopkinson had just given year of birth as 1580.

 

They sold Riddlesden manor to James MURGATROYD in 1630.

 

 

 

Baptisms of children taken from Bingley PC (via. wrylist). Ann TOWNLEY died in 1652.  Daughter of Edmund Townley of Royle.  John RISHWORTH and Ann TOWNLEY had the following children:

 

14 i. Anne RISHWORTH was christened on 16 Sep 1604 in Bingley.

+15 ii. Richard RISHWORTH.

16 iii. Ellen RISHWORTH was christened on 1 Sep 1605 in Bingley.  She was buried on 8 Sep 1640 in Bingley.

17 iv. Robert RISHWORTH was christened on 11 Dec 1608 in Bingley.

18 v. Frances RISHWORTH was christened on 31 Jul 1611 in Bingley.  Bingley PC baptism (wrylist): “1611 Jul 31 Francis d.[sic] John Rushworth,

Gent”.

19 vi. Elizabeth RISHWORTH was buried on 17 Jan 1600 in Bingley.

20 vii. Susan RISHWORTH.

 

11.  Jane RISHWORTH.

 

William BAILDON was born in 1580 in ?.  Jane RISHWORTH and William BAILDON had the following children:

 

+21 i. William BAILDON.

 

12.  Thomas RISHWORTH.

 

He was married to Ann in Kildwick.  Thomas RISHWORTH and Ann had the following children:

 

22 i. John RISHWORTH was christened on 26 May 1594 in Kildwick.

+23 ii. Anthony RISHWOORTH.

 

13.  RISHWORTH.

 

RISHWORTH had the following children:

 

24 i. John RISHWORTH was born in 1612 in Northumberland?.  He died on 12 May 1690 in Southwark, near London.

 

 

 

FIFTH GENERATION

15.  Richard RISHWORTH was born in 1605.  He was christened on 16 Sep 1606 in Bingley.

 

He was married to Margaret CHAPMAN in 1636.  Richard RISHWORTH and Margaret CHAPMAN had the following children:

 

25 i. Elenor [Elliner] RUSHWORTH was christened on 27 Nov 1637 in Bingley.

26 ii. John RISHWORTH.

 

21.  William BAILDON was born in 1612 in ?.

 

Frances SAVILE was born in 1615 in ?.  William BAILDON and Frances SAVILE had the following children:

 

27 i. Francis BAILDON.

 

23.  Anthony RISHWOORTH was buried on 17 Jul 1640 in Bingley.1

 

Keighley Parish Register has the entry, “Nov 1619 William the son of Anthony

Rishworth baptized the xxjth day”. Isabell was buried on 9 Jun 1636 in Bingley.2  Anthony RISHWOORTH and Isabell had the following children:

 

+28 i. Thomas RISHWORTH.

 

Keighley Parish Register has the entry, “Nov 1619 William the son of Anthony

Rishworth baptized the xxjth day”. This is likely to be the ‘lost connection’

in “Ilkley: Ancient and Modern”. Francisca was buried on 8 Feb 1619 in Ilkley [1619/20].  Ilkley PR burial – Francisca RISHWORTH..  Anthony RISHWOORTH and Francisca had the following children:

 

+29 i. William RISHWORTH.

 

 

 

SIXTH GENERATION

28.  Thomas RISHWORTH was christened on 30 Aug 1607 in Keighley.3  He died in 1699.  He was buried on 7 Apr 1699 in Kildwick.4  He was living 1676, 1693, 1699 in Gilgrange.  He was a Farmer in Gilgrange.  “Senex pater familias” of Gilgrange [Ghyll Grange by Silsden].

 

He was married to Ann BOULTON on 26 Feb 1645 in Addingham.5

Ann BOULTON was buried on 29 Dec 1693 in Kildwick.6  Thomas RISHWORTH and Ann BOULTON had the following children:

 

+30 i. John RISHWORTH.

+31 ii. William RISHWORTH.

+32 iii. Thomas RISHFORTH.

33 iv. Anthonie RUSHFORTH was born in 1658.  He was christened on 11 Apr 1658 in Kildwick.7  He was buried on 5 Apr 1676 in Kildwick.8  IGI fiche A2570 page100,049 gives christening of Anthonie Rushforth at

Kildwick, sone of Tho. and Ann Rushforth.

 

29.  William RISHWORTH was christened on 20 Nov 1619 in Keighley.  He was buried on 22 Jun 1691 in Bingley.  or RUSHWORTH

 

He was married to Mary DRIVER on 23 Jan 1648 in Bingley.9  Marriage in Bingley Bishops Transcripts (wrylist) Mary DRIVER was buried on 11 Oct 1676 in Bingley.  William RISHWORTH and Mary DRIVER had the following children:

 

34 i. Grace RISHWORTH was christened on 25 Apr 1651 in Bingley.

35 ii. Ann RISHWORTH was christened on 11 Nov 1653 in Bingley.

36 iii. Isabell RISHWORTH was christened on 10 Feb 1656 in Bingley.

37 iv. John RISHWORTH was christened on 7 Feb 1658 in Bingley.

+38 v. William RISHWORTH.

 

 

 

SEVENTH GENERATION

30.  John RISHWORTH was born in 1646.  He was christened on 24 Jun 1646 in Kildwick.  He was living in 1680 in Gilgrange.10  Is this the John RISHWORTH buried at Addingham on 16 Aug 1728?

 

He was married to Ann HORSFALL in 1688.  The following marriages are recorded in Addingham and may be descendants of

this line:

 

1723 John Lister and Ann Rishworth 9 of May.

 

John Rishworth, Mary Lister 10 Oct.

 

 

 

There is also a marriage in 1728 of William Cockson & Mary Rishworth on June 1.

 

 

 

There is also a marriage of Samuel Atkinson to Sarah Rishforth at Addingham on

24 Feb 1714, but note that this is not Rishworth.  John RISHWORTH and Ann HORSFALL had the following children:

 

39 i. Thomas RISHWORTH was born in Feb 1680 in Gilgrange.11  He died in Feb 1680 in Kildwick.12

 

31.  William RISHWORTH was born in 1648.  He was christened on 29 Oct 1648 in Silsden, Kildwick Parish.13  He was living in 1702 in Gilgrange.  He signed a will on 2 Jun 1705 in Gilgrange.14  This Will shows that:

William Rishworth, yeoman of Gilgrange, also with property at Eastburn and Addingham Moorside made his Will on 2 June 1705 and had obviously died by the date of the Inventry on 31 Jul 1705, and that he had a wife Elizabeth, son Thomas, daughter Anne, and brothers John and Thomas.  Or RISHFORTH.

 

He was married to Elizabeth MOORHOUSE on 9 Oct 1699 in Addingham.  William RISHWORTH and Elizabeth MOORHOUSE had the following children:

 

+40 i. Thomas RISHWORTH.

41 ii. Anne RISHWORTH was living in 1705 in Gilgrange.

 

32.  Thomas RISHFORTH was born in 1654.  He was christened on 5 Jan 1654 in Kildwick.15  It is debateable as to whether or not this Thomas is the son of Thomas and Ann or Thomas and Elizabeth (all of Gilgrange) – see Kildwick PR.  He was buried on 3 Feb 1738 in Addingham.  Addingham PR p88 1738 bur 3 Feb Thomas Rishworth.  He was a Yeoman in Moorside, Addingham..  He was living in Addingham Moorside.

 

He was married to Jane STIRK (daughter of Francis STIRK) on 2 Nov 1697 in Kildwick.16 Jane STIRK was buried on 21 Jan 1750 in Addingham (Widow).  Addingham parish record (on Fiche) reads, “1750, Burial. Jane Rishworth, widow

Jan 21”.  Thomas RISHFORTH and Jane STIRK had the following children:

 

42 i. Ann RISHFORTH was born in 1700.  She was christened on 4 Mar 1700 in Addingham.  Addingham PR p69 1700 bapt 4 Mar Ann daughter of Tho: Rishforth  She was buried on 27 Apr 1704 in Addingham.  Addingham PR p71 1704 bur 27 Apr Anne daughter of Thomas Rishforth

+43 ii. Thomas RISHWORTH.

+44 iii. William RISHFORTH.

 

38.  William RISHWORTH was christened on 16 Mar 1662 in Bingley.

 

William RISHWORTH and Grace RODGERS had the following children:

 

45 i. Grace RISHWORTH was christened on 11 Jan 1682 in Bingley.17  See family note

 

 

 

EIGHTH GENERATION

40.  Thomas RISHWORTH was born in 1702 in Gilgrange.  He was baptised on 9 Aug 1702 in Kildwick.18  He was a Yeoman in 1732 in Gilgrange.  He was living in 1732 in Gilgrange.  He died in 1772 in Thwaites, Bingley.19  Surely this must be this Thomas?  He was living in 1772 in Thwaites, Bingley.  He was a Genteleman in 1772 in Thwaites, Bingley.

 

He was married to Mary CLAPHAM on 6 Apr 1732 in Kildwick.20  Is this the one we have a Will for Thos. Rishworth of Thwaits at Bingley who died in 1772? Mary CLAPHAM was born in Uttley, Keighley.  Thomas RISHWORTH and Mary CLAPHAM had the following children:

 

46 i. Thomas RISHWORTH.  Eldest son who inherited Thwaites at Bingley and some property at Addingham Moorside.

+47 ii. William RISHWORTH.

 

43.  Thomas RISHWORTH was born in 1704.  He was baptised on 13 Mar 1704 in Addingham.21  He died on 14 Sep 1771 in Ramsgill, Ilkley..22  He was buried on 14 Sep 1771 in Ilkley.23  He was a Yeoman, carrier. in Ramsgill, and Little or Lower Woodhouse, and/or Crawshaw, llkley..  Note from “Ilkley: Ancient & Modern”, page 235, RUSHFORTH:  “Thomas b. 1712, of Ramsgill, and Little or Lower Woodhouse, yeoman, carrier, died 1771.” – This date of birth is wrong, and so is the rest of the earlier family tree at this source. Also note the variation in place names explained at page 224: “CRAWSHAY. – Richard, of Woodhouse, sometimes called Crawshay after him, buried May 19, 1676. Helena, his wife, was buried Feb. 15, 1675. Their sons were Richard, of Nether Woodhouse, yeoman, died 1721, will proved same year; and John, of Woodhouse, yeoman, died 1718. Harrison, son of John died 1716.”

 

He was married to Sarah COWLING (daughter of Thomas COLLING and Sara BOOTH) on 11 Sep 1729 in Kildwick.  Kildwick PR: 1729 marriage Sep 11 Tho. Rishforth of the Parish of Addingham, Yeoman, & Sarah Cowling of this Parish, Spinsr …… by Licence ……. Sarah COWLING was christened on 29 Mar 1707 in Kildwick.  She was buried on 16 Apr 1748 in Ilkley.  Ilkley Parish Register (page 140): 1748 Burial ” Sarah, Wife of Thomas Rishworth of Lower Woodhouse, April 16th”.

Evidently Sarah’s youngest daughter, Ann, was baptised on 5the June 1748, which

suggests that Sarah probably died in childbirth. Ilkley Parish register simply

records the baptism as “Daughter of Thomas Rishworth of Ilkley”.  Thomas RISHWORTH and Sarah COWLING had the following children:

 

48 i. Ann RISHWORTH was born in 1731.  She was christened on 22 Oct 1731 in Addingham.24

+49 ii. John RUSHWORTH.

+50 iii. Sarah RISHFORTH.

51 iv. Mauger RISHFORTH was born in 1740.  He was christened on 4 Mar 1740 in Ilkley.25  Ilkley PR.

52 v. Mary RISHFORTH was born in 1743.  She was christened on 29 Jan 1743 in Ilkley (1742/3).  Ilkley Parish Register (page 101): “1742 – Mary Daughter of Thomas Rishforth, Ilkley.” Ilkley PR microfiche and “Ilkley: Ancient & Modern”, 1743.

+53 vi. Ann RISHFORTH.

 

44.  William RISHFORTH was born in 1707.  He was christened on 3 Nov 1707 in Addingham.  Addingham PR p73 1707 bap 3 Nov William son of Thomas Rishforth  He was buried on 6 Apr 1777 in Addingham.  Addingham PR p154 1777 bur 6 Apr William – Rushworth – Third Son of Thos. Rushworth of Moorside Yeoman by Jane D. of Francis Stirk of Silsden Moor Yeoman – on Sunday the 6th April In the Church Yard – Seventy One – Consumption.  He was living in Moorside, Addingham..  He was a Yeoman in Moorside, Addingham..

 

He was married to Ann LAMBERT (daughter of Robert LAMBERT) on 28 May 1741 in Addingham.  There is an Addigham Burial recorded as RUSHWORTH, Thomas son of William = Ann

of Moorside, Yeoman, died 15.1.1788, bur. 18.1.1788, aged 36 years,

consumption. It seems likely that this would be an unmarried son of this family. Ann LAMBERT was born about 1717.  She died on 11 May 1789 in Addingham.  She was buried on 14 May 1789 in Addingham.  Addingham PR p160: 1789 Ann Rushworth d. of Robt. Lambert of Doublestones fmr. D.11 B.14 May. 72y. Old age.  The Addingham burial record is, RUSHWORTH, Ann daughter of Robert Lambert of

Doublestone, farmer, died 11.5.1789, bur. 14.5.1789, aged 72 years, old age.  William RISHFORTH and Ann LAMBERT had the following children:

 

54 i. Hannah RISHWORTH was christened on 29 Mar 1742 in Addingham.  She was buried on 23 May 1749 in Addingham.

55 ii. John RISHWORTH was christened on 4 Mar 1744 in Addingham.  He died on 15 Jun 1803 in Moorside (58y gradual decline).  He was buried on 19 Jun 1803 in Addingham.  Addingham burial records , RUSHWORTH John of Moorside, Yeoman, d. 15.6.1803,

bur. 19.6.1803, aged  58 years, gradual decline.

+56 iii. Mary RISHWORTH.

57 iv. William RISHWORTH was born on 3 Sep 1749 in Addingham.  He was buried on 12 Nov 1770 in Addingham.  In Ilkley Par Reg on 26 Jan 1807 a William Rushworth was a witness at the

marriage of Joseph Binns & Hannah Stringer. It may have been this William.

58 v. George RISHWORTH was christened on 3 Oct 1754 in Addingham.  Addingham PR:

 

1784 Banns George Rushworth bach & Mary Flesher of Kildwick spr.

+59 vi. Henry RUSHWORTH.

60 vii. Ann RISHWORTH was christened on 3 Jul 1760 in Addingham.

61 viii. Thomas RISHWORTH died on 15 Jan 1788 in (36y consumption).  He was buried on 18 Jan 1788 in Addingham.  Addingham PR p159 1788 bur 18 Jan Tho. s. of Wm Rushworth of Moorside yeo. by Ann d. of Robt. Lambert of Doublestones p. Kildwick fmr. D. 15 B. 18 Jan. 1788. 36y. conspn.  He was born in ca. 1752.

+62 ix. Nancy RUSHWORTH.

 

SOURCES

1.  Bingley Parish Registers 1577-1686 in Bradford City Library.  Burial. 1640 July 17 Anthony Rishwoorth de West Mortonne.

2.  Ibid.  Burial. 1636 June 9  Isabell, the wife of Anthony Rishwoorth de West Mort.

3.  Keighley Parish Register.  p63 August 1607 … xxxth day …… Thoms Rishworth the sonne of Anthony bapt: the same daie.

4.  The Parish Registers of St. Andrew’s, Kildwick-in-Craven.  1699 burial Apr 7 Thomas Rishworth Senex Paterfamilias de Gilgrange.

5.  Addingham St. Peter’s Parish Register  1612-1812

Extracts of Rushworths & variants.  p26 1645 marriage 26 Feb Thomas Rishworth & Anne Boulton.

6.  The Parish Registers of St. Andrew’s, Kildwick-in-Craven.  1693 burial Dec 29 Anna Rishforth vxor Thomæ de Gilgrange – linnen.

7.  Ibid.  1658 baptism Apr 11 Anthonie Son of Tho: Rushforth and Ann his wife.

8.  Ibid.  1676 burial Apr 5 Anthonius Rishforth fil. Thomae de Gilgrange.

9.  Bingley Parish Registers 1577-1686 in Bradford City Library.  1648 marr  Jan 23 William Rishworth and Mary Driver.

10.  The Parish Registers of St. Andrew’s, Kildwick-in-Craven.  1680 baptism Feb 16 Thomas Rishforth filius Johannis et Anne de Gilgrange.

1680 burial Feb 22 Thomas Rishforth filius Johannis de Gilgrange.

11.  Ibid.  1680 baptism Feb 16 Thomas Rishforth filius Johannis et Anne de Gilgrange.

1680 burial Feb 22 Thomas Rishforth filius Johannis de Gilgrange.

12.  Ibid.  1680 baptism Feb 16 Thomas Rishforth filius Johannis et Anne de Gilgrange.

1680 burial Feb 22 Thomas Rishforth filius Johannis de Gilgrange.

13.  Ibid.  1648 baptism in Silsden  29 Oct Gulielmus Rishworth fil; Tho: et Annæ.

14.  Will of Wm Rishworth 1705.  Will of WILLIAM RISHWORTH 1705

 

In the name of God Amen I William Rishworth of Gilgrainge in the Parish of Kildwick in the County of Yorke yeoman being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect mind and disposing memory praise be Almighty God Doo this Second Day of June in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven hunred and ffive make and ordain this my last Will and Testament …………[see full text].

15.  The Parish Registers of St. Andrew’s, Kildwick-in-Craven.  1654 baptism Jan 5 Thomas of Thomas Ryshforth and [blank].

16.  Ibid.  1697 marriage Nov 2 Thomas Rishworth et Jana Stirke hujus pochiæ.

17.  Bingley Parish Registers 1577-1686 in Bradford City Library.  1682 bapt Jan 11 Grace fil: Guil: Rishworth & Grace Rogers, illegit’.

18.  The Parish Registers of St. Andrew’s, Kildwick-in-Craven.  1702 baptism Aug 9 Thomas Rishworth Gulielmi et Elizabethæ de Gilgrange.

19.  Will of Thos Rishworth 1772.

20.  The Parish Registers of St. Andrew’s, Kildwick-in-Craven.  1732 marriage Apr 6 Thomas Rishworth of Gill Grange, Yeoman, & Mary Clapham of Uttley in the Parish of Keighley, Spinstr …… by Licence ……

21.  Addingham St. Peter’s Parish Register  1612-1812

Extracts of Rushworths & variants.  p71 1704 bapt 13 Mar Thomas son of Thomas Rishforth.

22.  1870 Ramsgill Estate Abstract of the Title of the Devisees in trust and Exo’rs under the Will of Thos. Rushworth dec’ed to an Estate called Ramsgill situated in the Parishes of Ilkley and Addingham in the West Riding of the Co’y of York.  Summary of information extracted by Edward Rushworth in 1998 from a photocopy made from the original in the posession of Kate Mason, Reynards Ing Farm, Addingham Moorside.  Thomas Rishworth died “inteste” on 14 Sep 1771, “Ramsgill” then passing on 11 Sep 1771 to his only son John Rishworth, yeoman.

23.  Ilkley Parish Register 1597-1812.  I771 (Burial of) Thomas Rushworth of Lower Woodhouse, Yeoman Sept 14.

24.  Addingham St. Peter’s Parish Register  1612-1812

Extracts of Rushworths & variants.  Not certain about this, but it looks as though this first child was christened at Addingham and the rest at Ilkley, unless the father was a different Thomas: p85 1731 bap 22 Oct Ann daughter of Thomas Rishworth.

25.  Ilkley Parish Register 1597-1812.  1740 (Baptism 4 Mar) Mauger son of Tho. Rishforth of Ilkley.

 

 


‘Rishworth’ By Robert Rishworth – Chapter 5

By Robert Rishworth

Chapter 5

 

Thornton in Craven

 

Harry Rishworth was born in Ilkley in 1886, but was the first member of the family to leave his parents’ home, initially working on his Uncle’s farm on Silsden Moor.

 

Harry Rishworth, aged 21, married Mary Alice Lister, aged 18, on 11th January 1908, at Thornton in Craven Parish Church.  The Marriage Certificate records that he was a Farm Labourer, living in Thornton in Craven.  He lived at Thornton in Craven until his death in hospital at Skipton on 26th December 1946.  He was buried at Thornton in Craven on 28th December 1946.  His home for most of the period, Beech Cottage, was at the top end of the village green, now part of the enlarged former farm house.  During his latter years he was separated from his wife.

 

Mary Alice Rishworth who was born in Blackburn on about 8th September 1889 lived at 20, Wellhouse Road, Barnoldswick during the last years of her life, after separating from Harry c 1936.  She died 14th January 1959 and was buried at Thornton in Craven 17th January 1959.  For more about her family see Chapter 11.

 

Harry Rishworth and Mary Alice had three sons, all believed to have been born at Thornton in Craven.

 

William Rishworth was born 24th June 1908 at 4, Station Road, Thornton in Craven. He subsequently married Dora Russell of Colne, June 1940 then they emigrated to Australia in 1957.  They had no children.  William died c1972.  Dora was born 11th August 1908 and died 8th August 1984.

John Rishworth was born 16th November 1909. He married Margaret Henderson Stephens at Thornton in Craven on 4th July 1930. He died on 2nd September 1986.  Although he always referred to living at Thornton in Craven for all of his life, there was a short period early in the marriage when he lived at nearby Kelbrook.

 

Margaret Henderson Stephens was born on 16th June 1906 at Murton, Co.Durham.  She died at Thornton in Craven on 28th August 1998, bringing an end to almost a century of the Rishworth life in Thornton in Craven.

 

 

 

Margaret had left her parents home in Co. Durham to work as a servant for the Clay family at Thornton Manor House.  During the last few weeks of her life she was cared for at the Thornton Manor Nursing Home, which had been converted for this use some years earlier.

 

Margaret was the eldest child of Robert Stephens and his wife Elizabeth Olaman.

Other children were John (Jack), Blanche, Robert (Bob), Elizabeth (Bessie)

 

The parents of Robert Stephens had originated at Liskeard, Cornwall but married after moving from one end of the country to the other, presumably due to the contraction of the Cornish mining industry, in the 1860s.  At the 1901 Census all male members of the Stephens family were employed in the coal mining industry at Murton Colliery.  More information is given about the ancestors of Margaret Henderson Stephens are given in Chapter 7.

 

John and Margaret had two sons, Ronald and Robert, and a daughter Elizabeth.

 

Harry Rishworth was born at Beech House, Thornton in Craven on 27th January 1915, and baptised on 4th April 1915. He married Martha Lister, June 1935 and died in March 1982.  (A second generation Harry Rishworth marrying a Lister, but a completely different family, from the Aire Valley). Martha, born 14th March 1909 died January 1992.They had a son Harry born 10th December 1935  who died August 2004,and a daughter Margaret born 1938 who married Geoffrey Bartlett then emigrated to Australia..

 

Ronald Rishworth was born at 67, Dotclifffe Road, Kelbrook on 26th November 1932 and baptised at Thornton in Craven on 18th December 1932. He moved to Holland in 1953 to work as a translator for Royal Dutch Shell and continues to live there at the Hague.

Robert Rishworth was born at 1, Station Road, Thornton in Craven on 19th September 1937, and baptised at Thornton in Craven on 17th October 1937.   He has lived in the counties of Durham, Northumberland and Warwickshire, before returning to Yorkshire in 1985.  He currently lives at Filey.

Elizabeth Rishworth was born at School House, Thornton in Craven on 3rd July 1939, and baptised at Thornton in Craven on 6th August 1939.   She married Peter Milner of Skipton on 21st March 1959 and has lived in Skipton since this date.

 

John and Margaret Rishworth moved from School House to Lime Tree Cottage, Thornton in Craven, c1964, and this continued to be their residence until their deaths.  Margaret Rishworth was the last Rishworth to reside in Thornton in Craven when she died in 1998, at least 90 years after Harry had first moved into the village.

 

 

 


‘Rishworth’ By Robert Rishworth – Chapter 4

By Robert Rishworth

 

Chapter 4

Ilkley

 

John Rishworth (1845 to 1917) and Mary Elizabeth Lantaff

John was the fourth child of Thomas Rishworth and Fanny Thornber.  He was born at Steeton on 6th December 1845.  At the age of 16 he was employed as a Bobbin Turner but by 1871 he was living at Rishworth Street Tailor Shop, accompanied by his younger brothers Charles and Samuel, and by this time working as a Tailor.

 

It is not known who had built Rishworth Street, or indeed which property this was.  Rishworth Row had been recorded in the 1861 Census.

 

In 1880 his father Thomas died and at the time of the 1881 Census John was still living in Steeton with his mother at Garden Cottage.

 

Shortly afterwards on 30th July1881 John married Mary Elizabeth Lantaff at Ilkley.

The 1881 census recorded Mary Elizabeth Lantaff as being employed as a servant, residing with her employers, Wm.T. and Kate Potter at Cross Beck Road, Ilkley.  Mary Elizabeth was born at St. Ives, Oldhurst, Huntingdon, Dec1855 and died at Ilkley June 1944.

John Rishworth and Mary Elizabeth Lantaff had two sons and six daughters.

 

Arthur was born 29th October 1881.  The 1901 census recorded that he was an Apprentice Cabinet Maker. Arthur emigrated to Canada and arrived in Toronto in April 1911.  Shortly afterwards on 20th September 1911 he married Alice Mary Sowerby.  Arthur died August 1957.  (See Chapter 8).

 

Emma was born 1st January 1883, and died unmarried, June 1958 aged 75.

 

Fanny was born 29th October 1884, and died unmarried, December 1934 aged 50.

Harry was born 24th March 1886 and married Mary Alice Lister.  He died 26th December 1946 aged 60 (see Chapter 5).

Arthur, Emma, Fanny and Harry were all christened at Ilkley on 5th September 1887.  The family address was stated to be Ash Grove.

 

Amy was born 10th October 1889.   Amy married Harold Stott, a soldier of Laburnum Cottage, Ben Rhydding, on 2nd January 1915, when they were both aged 25.  Amy’s address at this time was 103, Leeds Road, Ilkley.

Alice was born 10th January 1888, and died unmarried, June1972, aged 84.

Amy and Alice were both christened at Ilkley on 25th May 1890, the address being more positively stated to be 59, Ash Grove.

 

Maggie was born 1st October 1892 and christened at Ilkley on 23rd July 1893.  Maggie, aged 27, married Joseph Wood, aged 28, a mechanical engineer, at Ilkley on 27th September 1919.  Both addresses were stated as 103, Leeds Road, and both fathers were reported as deceased.  The next wedding in the Parish Register was that of their best man, Priestley Wood, on 25th October 1919, and his address was recorded as 12, Leamington Terrace, Ilkley.

 

Annie was born 3rd December1894 and christened at Ilkley on 10th December 1902.  The address was now stated to be 23, Ashland Terrace.  Annie emigrated to Australia in 1925 with the intention of marrying her fiancée who was already in Australia. However during the voyage she met a ship’s cook Frederick Graves who she subsequently married in Sydney later that year.  Annie died on 17th September 1989.  Further details of her descendants are given in Chapter 9.

 

23, Ashland Terrace was the family address at the time of the 1901 census.  It is suspected that Ashland Terrace may have been incorporated into Leeds Road and subsequently became 103, Leeds Road.

 

At the time of the 1901 census all the family except for Harry were living at the family home at 23, Ashland Terrace, Ilkley.  Additionally the house was occupied by a boarder, William Harris Hotchkiss, whose profession is described (with abbreviations) as Priest Cath Apol of Church.

 

Harry Rishworth had left the family house and was residing with his Uncle Henry Rishworth and wife Mary at their farm “Bracken” at Silsden, and was employed as a “farm servant”.  Examination of a current map indicates “Low Bracken Farm” and “High Bracken Farm”.  The latter is considered the farm Grandad described to me as being “high on the moors above Silsden, and a right bleak spot” and so far as I am aware the place where he continued to live and work until his move to Thornton in Craven.

 

Mary Elizabeth’s parents, Joseph and Mary Ann Lantaff had moved to Ilkley late in life.  Mary Ann died there Dec 1913 aged 81 and Joseph Dec 1915 aged 83.

 

John died March 1917 aged 71, but was survived by Mary Elizabeth until June 1944.

 


‘Rishworth’ By Robert Rishworth – Chapter 3

By Robert Rishworth

Chapter 3

 

Eastburn and Steeton

William Rishworth (1742 to 1811) and Mary Midgley

 

 

 

William was born about 1742 and christened on 20 February 1742 in Bingley.  On 3rd August 1769 when he was 27 he married Mary Midgley, daughter of John Midgley and Mary of Cullingworth in Bingley Parish Church.

 

There is an indenture for lands in Eastburn dated 13th and 13th October 1769, between John Moorhouse and William Rishworth.

 

On 16th and17th September 1784 there is a lease and release of lands in Eastburn between Benjamin Blackburn and Margaret his wife, Francis Lambert, William Rishworth and Joshua Wood.

 

Wiliam and Mary had eight children all born in Eastburn from 1772 to1792.

They had a daughter Martha Rishforth, then seven sons, Thomas Rishworth, John Rishforth, William Rishforth, Midgley Rishworth, Henry Rishworth, Samuel Rishworth and Clapham Rishworth.  The spellings are as shown in the Kildwick Parish Register.  In the cases where the record had been made as Rishforth these were obviously errors at the time of entry and were not subsequently used.  This is directly relevant since John Rishworth is a direct ancestor of ourselves and William Rishworth a direct ancestor of Lisa Wilson.

 

Martha the eldest was born in 1772 and married John Shuttleworth.

 

Thomas, born in 1774, married Sarah Rhodes on 3rd September 1798 when he was 24.

 

Third child was John, born in 1777.  On 3rd September 1799 when he was 22 he married Martha Smith, aged 21.  They had seven children, five girls and two boys, between1799 and 1817.  It has been reported that he was known as “John of Aberford”.

 

Their fourth child William was born in 1779.  On 1st December 1814, aged 35, he married Mary Padget who we shall find more about shortly.  He was also known as “William of Aberford”.

 

Fifth was Midgley, born in 1781.  He married Mary Cure, daughter of Thomas Cure, on 22nd February in Keighley, at the age of 20.  They had ten children between 1803 and 1824.  Midgley died in 1853 at the age of 71.

 

Sixth was Henry, born 8th December 1783.

 

Seventh was Samuel born 15th January 1785, who married Elizabeth of Bradley.  They had three girls and two boys, Anne 1816, Mary 1819, Wiliiam 1823, Martha 1825, and Thomas 1828.  Samuel died in Kildwick on 11th April 1854.  He was 70.

 

Lastly, Clapham born in 1792 and died aged 9 on 16th July 1801.

 

During the early part of this period the Leeds-Liverpool canal was being built through the valley, with construction of the Keighley Skipton section commencing in 1770 and completed in 1773.  The present main road through Eastburn to Steeton was completed at the time of the building of the turnpikes and was finished in 1789.  Most of the buildings along the present main road have been built since the turnpike was made.  The Eastburn to Sutton Lane was built in 1797-1799.

 

William acquired his land in Steeton on 28 March1787, the areas being referred to in the indenture being the Croft, Carter Royd, Barrows, Stone Groves and 2 parcels of land in a close called the West Ing.

 

William died on 24th April 1811 aged 69.  In his will proved on 9th July 1811 he bequeathed considerable land and property to his wife Mary and children.  Estates and Manors of Eastburn and Steeton were divided up and given to his children and wife.  Much of this land was already being farmed and occupied by them.

 

To Martha, married to John Shuttleworth, was left a yearly payment of £13, their children £200 to share when they reached the age of 21 years.  Martha was left a cottage in Eastburn where John Lund currently lived.

To Thomas, the House on Eastburn where he (William Snr.) currently lives, with the attached barn and lands called: The Croft (in front of the house), The two Crofts (adjoining the house), The Litle Shay, The Great Shay, The Ox Close, The Barn, The Eastmoor Closes, The Near Flat, The Far Ing, The Stubbs (1/2 an acre), And a cottage occupied by Robert Clough.  William was also to pay £350 to Samuel.

Also the dwelling house in Eastburn (currently in the occupation of his son John) as

well as lands called: Cowgill Croft, Mid Croft, Two Cross Butts, Moor Butts, The Holme, Allotments in Steeton Moor.

As well as four cottages with gardens occupied by Steven Wilkenson, John Pickles, Robert Lister and John Lund-and thebarn adjoining the last cottage, also the Croft adjoining the backside.

From this £100 to Samuel and £200 to Mr. John Greenwood, of Keighley.

To John, The House in Steeton with adjoining barn (currently occupied by John Asquith), The Croft (in front of the house), The Barrows, The Boadholme Heads.

To Midgley, two hedge Crofts, west Ings, Stonebridge, £50 to samuel; House and barn in Steeton (occupied byJohn Shuttleworth), The Croft (on the backside of the house), Low Lane Ends, King Croft, West Ing, Coast Close, Guilegrass, Broadholme, The Heads, TheHolyroyd, Houlsyns (four yards in breadth), £50 to Samuel.

To Mary, £25 from John, £5 from Thomas, £43 from Midgley yearly.  The cottage in Eastburn (occupied by Stephen Barrett), plate, linen, furniture and household goods to furnish one room, the remainder to William.

The remainder of his estate was left to William (jnr) as sole heir and executor.

 

It can be noted that Henry was not mentioned in the will.  Was he deceased?

 

Mary, born in Cullingworth, wife of William, died 3 years after him on 21st September 1814, and is buried at St. Andrew’s Parish Church, Kildwick.

 

Grave G28, a large flat stone beside SE corner of Kildwick Churchyard bears the inscription:

In memory of MARY widow of JOHN MIDGLEY  late of Cullingworth in the Parish of Bingley who died March 18th 1799 aged 85 years.  Also of CLAPHAM grandson of the above and son of William and Mary RISHWORTH of Eastburn who died 16th July 1801 aged 9 years.  Likewise the abovementioned WILLIAM RISHWORTH who died April 24th 1811 aged 68 years.  Also MARY relict of the said William Rishworth who died September 21st 1814 aged 68 years.  Also MARY wife of William Rishworth of Eastburn son of above William and Mary Rishworth who died June 15th 1851 in the 74th year of her age.  Also the above WILLIAM RISHWORTH who died September 17th 1851 in the 74th year of his age.

 

It is not known if the family owned land in Aberford or quite what the “of Aberford” reference refers to.  One possible reason, suggested by myself, is that John and his brother William may at some time have made a “trial” visit to Aberford – the area where elder brother Thomas moved to in the 1810s.  Alternatively, since the River Aire was crossed by a ford prior to there being a road bridge between Steeton and Silsden, the ford was possibly on Rishworth land at the Steeton side and “Aberford” may be a corruption of “Aireford”.

 

 

 

John Rishworth (1777 to 1855) and Martha Smith

Third child of William Rishworth and Mary Midgley was John, born in 1777 and baptised on 12th January 1777.  On 3rd September 1799 when he was 22 he married Martha Smith, aged 21.  Martha died on 5th May 1837.  They had seven children, five girls and two boys, between 1799 and 1817.  It has been reported that he was known as John of Aberford.

 

An examination of the later (1822) Tithe map indicates that Samuel Smith occupied property very close to Eastburn House.  It is considered that there would have been similar occupancy in 1799 so that John and Martha were near neighbours.

 

Little is recorded about John’s location, but there are records of a land transaction on 1st June1819, between John Rishworth, Farmer of Eastburn and Midgley Rishworth, Yeoman of Steeton.  This is for a lease for 1 year @ 5 shillings for Broadholme Heads in Steeton.  The 1846 Tithe map also indicates land belonging to John Rishworth.

 

Although it has been stated above that the marriage took place on 3rd September 1799, another source indicates that the marriage took place on 11th April 1799.

 

More information about John is obtained from the baptism records.

 

Their first child, Mary, was born on 4th May 1799, less than one month after the earlier reported marriage date and she was baptised on 9th June 1799.  The record gives the description “woolcomber” of Eastburn.  Mary died 14th January 1818.

 

Elizabeth was born on 11th February 1802 then baptised on 14th March, with John described as before.  Elizabeth married Samuel Fort on 11th June 1821.  They farmed 28 acres at Rakes Head, Silsden Moor.  Elizabeth died December 1886, age 84.  The 1841 Census listed a 15 year old son Rishworth Fort.

 

Sarah, born 23rd December 1804 was baptised 17th January 1805.  On this occasion John was described as a “weaver”.  Sarah married William Fergusson on 2nd July 1826.

 

Charles, born 26th November 1807 was baptised 10th January 1808.  On this occasion John was described as a “farmer”.  Charles died 13th January 1878.  He is reported to have married Martha, but this is questionable.  In the 1841 Census he was recorded in Steeton (age 30), living with Martha Rishworth (age 20), as a Shoemaker.  This Martha is considered to be his sister (see below).  There is no record of his marriage. In 1851 he was employed as a Cordwainer, living as a servant in Sutton.  In 1861 he was still a Cordwainer, but living alone.  In 1871 when he was still living on his own in Sutton, but now once again described as a Shoemaker.  He died on 13th January 1878.

 

Thomas was born on 14th October 1810 and baptised on 1st November 1810.  Again John is described as a “farmer”.  Thomas died on 24th January 1880.  There is more to follow about Thomas and his family.

 

Emma was born about 1814.  She married Isaac Hindle, Mar 1838, and died Mar 1887 aged 72.  Isaac was a Painter and Glazier and they lived in Barrows Lane, Steeton

 

Martha was born on 4th May 1817.

 

The 1841 Census records John (age 60) living on his own, close to Low Fold, Steeton, described as “Gardener”.

 

The 1851 Census shows John (age 74) to be living between Hawkcliffe Toll House and the Railway Station, Steeton and still describes his occupation as “Gardener”, although at the age of 73 this should be regarded as his retirement occupation.

 

Martha, wife of John died on 5th May 1837 in Kildwick, she was 59.  John (of Aberford), died on 7th January 1855, at the age of 78

Grave G29in Kildwick Churchyard has a large flat stone with the inscription:

In Memory of MARY daughter of John and Martha RISHWORTH of Eastburn who died January 14th 1818 in the 19th year of her age.  Also the above MARTHA wife of John Rishworth who died 5th May 1837 in the 59th year of her age.  Also the abovenamed JOHN RISHWORTH who died 7th January 1855 in the 79th year of his age.  Also CHARLES RISHWORTH son of the above who died January 13th 1878 in the 71st year of his age.

 

 

 

Thomas Rishworth (1810 to 1880) and Fanny Thornber

Fifth child of John Rishworth and Martha Smith was Thomas Rishworth, born on 14th October 1810 in Steeton.  He died on 24th January 1880 aged 69.  It is through Thomas that the line descends, since his only brother Charles did not have children.
He married Fanny Thornber March 1839.  Fanny was born in Silsden on 8 May 1817.  She died on 27th January 1906 aged 88.
Thomas was a tailor, indicated in the 1841 Census and continued throughout his life, and set up a family tradition in this occupation.  He lived all his adult life in Steeton, and it is probable that this is where he was brought up.  The Census address in 1861 was 5 Silsden Road but in 1871 they were lower down the road at the newly built Garden Cottage, now 27 Station Road.

 

Thomas and Fanny have been recorded as having had 11 children, seven sons and four daughters, but it is considered that there were only 10 children, due to inconsistency over the name for Charles/Thomas Charles:
Thornber was born June 1839 and christened at Kildwick on 18th August 1839.  (A separate chapter is included, See Chapter 10, due to his influence on the centre of Steeton and also his family descendants.  This chapter also includes youngest brother Samuel).
Henry was born June 1841 and christened on 18th July 1841. In 1861 he was still living with his parents, employed as a Bobbin Turner.  He married Mary Smith Sep 1868.  In 1871 they were living at Rishworth Street, Steeton but in 1881 they were at 111, Utley Green Head, Keighley, with Henry described as a Wood Turner.  By 1891 there was a significant change and he was now described as a Farmer at Gildersber, Addingham.  In 1901 Henry was the Farmer at Bracken Hill Farm, Silsden, together with his wife Mary, and employing his Nephew, Harry Rishworth, age15, (See Chapter 4), as a Labourer.  Henry died 3rd March 1925. It appears that there were no children.  The following is a Memorial Inscription from Silsden Churchyard which indicates that Henry and Mary had taken over at Bracken Hill Farm from Mary’s deceased parents:
In loving memory of ALFRED SMITH of Braken Hill, Silsden. Born December 13th 1822. Died November 30th 1893. Also of GRACE his wife who died February 27th 1903 aged 79 years. Also of HENRY RISHWORTH, son of the above who died March 3rd 1925 aged 84 years. Also of MARY RISHWORTH, wife of the above died September 25th 1928 in her 85th year. Also LAVINIA daughter of ALFRED and GRACE SMITH, died April 1st 1934 age 86 years.
Mary was born Sept 1843 and christened on 22nd October 1843.   It is probable that she married Mar 1866.

 

John was born December 1845 (see Chapter 4)
Charles was recorded as age 2 in the 1851 Census.  It is considered that he is the same person referred to as Thomas Charles in the 1861 Census who was born Sep1848 and died 2nd October 1904.  (There was a Charles Rishworth recorded as born Mar 1848, the son of Clapham Rishworth living in Keighley in 1851).  The 1871 Census records Charles, age 22, to be living at Rishworth Street Tailor’s Shop with his brothers John and Samuel, working as a Spinning Frame Fitter.  In 1881 Charles Rishworth, age 30, born Steeton, is recorded as Soldier, 5th Dragoon Guards at Fulwood Barracks, Preston.  The death of Thomas Charles on 2nd October 1904 is recorded on a family gravestone.
Martha was 2 months old at the 1851 Census, therefore born in1851.  It is probable that she married Dec 1874.
Samuel was born June1854 (also See Chapter 10)

 

Fanny was born June 1856.  It is probable that she married Sept 1884.
William was born Mar 1858 but died an infant June 1859.
Emma was born Mar 1863
The following Census information is available:
1841 living at Steeton
Thomas Rishworth,  age 25,  Tailor
Fanny                             20
Thornber                         2
Henry                             2m
1851 living at Steeton
Thomas Rishworth,  age 40,  Tailor
Fanny                             32, Tailor’s Wife
Thornber                        11 Tailor
Henry                              9
Mary                              6
John                              5
Charles                         2
Martha                         1m
1861 living at 5, Silsden Road, Steeton
Thomas Rishworth,  age 50
Fanny                             43
Thornber                        21, Tailor
Henry                             19, Bobbin Turner
Mary                             17, Power Loom Weaver
John                             16, Bobbin Turner
Thomas Charles          12
Martha                        10
Samuel                         6
Fanny                          4
1871 living at Garden Cottage, Steeton
Thomas Rishworth,  age 60, Tailor
Fanny                             53
Martha                           20, Dressmaker
Fanny                             14, Knob Packer
Emma                              8

 

1881 living at Garden Cottage, Steeton
Fanny Rishworth,  age 63, Tailor’s Widow
John                             35, Tailor
Samuel                        27, Wood Turner
Fanny                         24, Dressmaker
Emma                        18, Dressmaker
1891 living at Garden Cottage, Steeton
Fanny Rishworth,  age 73, Living on own means
Samuel                        37, Bobbin Turner Wood
Emma                        28, Dressmaker
1901 living at Garden Cottage, Steeton
Fanny Rishworth,  age83, Living on own means
Samuel                        47, Wood Turner (Bobbin Mill)
Emma                        38, Dressmaker
Rose                           39, Dau in law
Wilfred                        7, Grand Son
Thomas died 24th January 1880 age 79.  Fanny survived him until 27th January 1906.

Grave E5, in the NE corner of Kildwick Churchyard has the following inscription:

In Memory of THOMAS RISHWORTH of Steeton who died January 24th 1880 in the 70th year of his age.  Also WILLIAM infant son of the above who died in 1859.  Also THOMAS CHARLES son of the above who died October 2nd 1904 aged 56 years.  Also FANNY wife of the above Thomas Rishworth born May 8th 1817 died January 27th 1906.

An obituary was published for Fanny:
Keighley Herald, February 3, 1906
The death took place on Saturday morning, after a long illness, of Mrs. T. Rishworth,
widow of the late Mr.T.Rishworth, of Station Road, Steeton.  Mrs. Rishworth, who was the oldest inhabitant, was a native of Silsden.  She was interred at Kildwick on Tuesday.  Mrs. Rishworth, who was 88 years of age, leaves a family of four sons and two daughters.

.

 

 


‘Rishworth’ By Robert Rishworth – Chapter 2

By Robert Rishworth

Chapter 2

Kildwick and the Surrounding Area

The Kildwick parish originally contained several villages including Steeton, Eastburn and Silsden, which are now separately identifiable.  It is also of course only a short distance down the Aire Valley to Keighley (also East and West Morton), Riddlesden and Bingley.

 

Thomas Rishworth had been given Stanroyd Hall in 1566 and had married Joanna, daughter of Richard Whitely, heir to lands in Hipperholme in 1573.  All their children were however born at Ghyll (or Gill) Grange (or Gilgrange) and baptised at Kildwick, although the baptism record for Anthony has not been found.

 

However it is the sons of Anthony that we are more directly interested in.

 

 

 

Anthony Rishworth who had been born c1585 had married Francisca Unknown .  They lived in Keighley from 1607-1619 and subsequently at West Morton.  They had three sons, Thomas Rishworth, William Rishworth and John Rishworth.  There is a suggestion that he died in 1646 but it is considered more likely that he had died in 1641.

Thomas Rishworth was born in 1607 and married Ann Boulton to establish the line as described below.

William Rishworth was christened at Keighley in 1619 and married Mary Driver.  Mary lived until 1676 and William until 1696.  They resided at West Morton and had four children, Grace born 1651, Ann born 1653, Isobel born 1655 and John born 1657.  There is no information available about descendants and it is presumed that the land did not pass on via son John but via descendants of William’s brother Thomas (see later in this chapter).

 

John Rishworth married three times, to Martha Bolton in 1635 with whom he had a daughter Isobel, born in 1638 before Martha died in 1640, to Elizabeth Unknown who died 1676, with whom he had a daughter Martha who married Joseph Parkinson in 1699, and also to Isabel Unknown.  John and his family lived at Ghyll Grange.  John died in 1672.

 

Thomas Rishworth (1607 to 1699) and Ann Boulton

 

The family line now descends from Thomas of Gilgrange and Ann Boulton of Addingham.  They were married on 26th February 1645 in Addingham Parish Church.  Both are mentioned in the burial registers of Kildwick Parish Church with Ann being buried in1693 and Thomas in1699.

 

Thomas Rishworth (or Rishforth) had five sons, Johannes (or John) Rishforth, Guilielmus (or William) Rishworth, Thomas Rishworth, Anthony Rishworth and George Rishworth.

 

 

 

It is not clear when the move to Ghyll Grange was made, possibly after the death of Anthony but it would appear that Thomas was living with his brother John at Ghyll Grange after his marriage to Ann.  However in 1651 there were two young children in Thomas’s family and at this time his new house at Doublerstones was built.  It should be noted that the property currently referred to as Ghyll Grange is in fact the property Far Ghyll Grange, as distinct from Ghyll Grange itself.

 

It is considered that the inscription above the door lintel “TAR  1695”  at Cragg House Farm, Addingham Moorside refers to the residence of Thomas and Ann Rishworth, although this date is just after Ann’s death.

 

First son John was born in 1646 and married Anna Horsfall on 5th February 1688 when they already had three children.  It is probable that he had taken over at Ghyll Grange in 1672 after the death of his Uncle John and continued to live there until his death.  His son John, born 1678 lived in West Morton, and it is through him that the line is reported in Appendix ?

 

 

 

Their second son William was born in 1648 and was also baptised at Kildwick Parish Church.  He married Elizabeth Moorhouse from Addingham Moorside, daughter of John Moorhouse and Mary.  It is William and his descendants that we are concerned with here.

 

Third son Thomas was born in 1654 and married Jane Stirk.  It is through Thomas that most of the Rishworths of Silsden in the Censuses from 1841 to 1901 are descended, in fact all except those descended from William and Elizabeth Moorhouse, and this is reported in Appendix ??.

William Rishworth (1648 to 1705) and Elizabeth Moorhouse

William continued to live in the stone homestead at Doublerstones, Gilgrange, built by his father in 1651.  He married Elizabeth on 8th October 1699 at St. Peter’s, Addingham.  William was 51 and Elizabeth, born in 1680, was just 19.

 

William and Elizabeth’s two children Ann and Thomas were born in 1700 and 1702.

 

On 23rd September 1704, William, probably wanting to set up a farm and house of his own, is first mentioned as purchasing land in the village of Eastburn, down in the valley, about four miles from Gilgrange.  This was done in partnership with Stephen Moorhouse (Elizabeth’s brother), and Abraham Gott (Mary Moorhouse, Stephen and Elizabeth’s mother was now remarried to Abraham Gott).

 

On 31st March 1705 William purchased 55 acres of land, 2 dwellings and 2 barns in Eastburn for £475 from Thomas Garforth.

 

Not many weeks later, in June 1705, William aged 57, passed away, leaving his 25 year old wife with 5 year old Ann and 3 year old Thomas.  In the Kildwick Parish Register he was described as “paterfam” meaning “head of the family” of Gilgrange. He left all his property in Addingham Moorside and Eastburn to his wife Elizabeth and his son and heir Thomas (with a payment of £200 to his daughter Ann when she reached the age of 21).  His will indicates that the children were too young to accept responsibilities and that guardians should initially look after the estate.

The following is a transcript of the will of William Rishworth
Will of WILLIAM RISHWORTH 1705

In the name of God Amen I William Rishworth of Gilgrainge in the Parish of Kildwick in the County of Yorke yeoman being sick and weak in body but of sound perfect mind and disposing memory praise be Almighty God Doo this Second Day of June in the year of our Lord God One Thousand Seven hunred and ffive make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme following ffirst and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my alone Saviour and redeemer

hoping through the merits death and passion to have full and free remission of my sinns and transgressions and my body I Committ to the earth to be decently buried att the discretion of my friends and executors hereafter named And as the dispossition of all my worldly goods Messuages Lands Tenements and hereditaments wherein I have any estate in ffee Simple which it hath pleased Almighty god to bestow upon mee I give devise and bequeath in manner and forme following ffirst it is my Will and mind that all my debts and funeral expenses bee paid and discharged out of my personal estate And it is also my Will and mind that Elizabeth my now wife shall have and enjoy all her Right out of my goods Messuages Barnes Buildings Lands Closes pieces and parcels of Lands Closes and premisses with appurtenances att Addingham Moorside and Eastburne in the Parish of Kildwick in the said County of Yorke

according to the provin thereof, And I doo hereby give devise and bequeath All that Messuage Together with the barnes buildings Lands Closes pieces and parcels of Lands Closes and grounds with appurtenances att Addingham Moorside aforesaid and now in the Tenure or occupation of William ffisher his Assigne or Assignes And also all those Two Messuages Together with the barnes buildings Lands Closes pieces and parcels of Lands Closes and grounds to the same belonging with appurtenances att Eastburne aforesaid in my possession and of one Abraham Gott or of our Assigne or Assignes unto Thomas Rishworth my son and heir To have and to hold the same unto him and his heirs for ever, provided and notwithstanding this last devise, That if hee the said Thomas Rishworth my said Son and heir doo pay or cause to bee paid

unto Anne Rishworth my daughter the summe of Two hundered pounds att her age of twenty one years out of my said Lands and Tenements att Addingham Moorside and Eastburne aforesaid but upon default of payment of the said summe of Two hundered pounds the said Anne my said daughter to enter to and upon the said Lands and Tenements to receive the rents Issues and profits thereof untill the said summe of Two hundered pounds bee fully satisfied and paid And it is also my Will and mind and I doo hereby give and devise unto the said Thomas Rishworth my said Son and heir and unto the said Anne my daughter Two parts the whole in three equally to bee divided of all my household goods of what kind or nature soever the same are or bee And it is also my Will and mind and I doo hereby give and devise (if it bee the free will and

Liberty of the Earls of Thannett) the remainder of my Lease or Leasses of these ffarmes att Gilgrainge aforesaid in my possession unto Elizabeth my Wife and Thomas my said Son and heir And it is also my Will and mind that Richard Dixon of Sutton Gent John Rishworth of Gilgraing the elder and John Moorhouse of Utley shall take and receive the rents issues and of all my said Messuages barnes buildings Lands Closes and premisses aforesaid to employ the same maintaineing and bringing up of my said Son and daughter with learning apparrell and other necessarys to whome I committ the tuition of them untill the attain their severall and respective ages of one and Twenty yeares or married by their consent allowing them reasonable Charges for their fare and paines showin And if it happen that the said Thomas my said Son and Anne my said daughter fortune to dye before hee or shee attaine their age or ages of one and Twenty yeares then it is my Will and mind that Elizabeth my said Wife shall hold and enjoy (if she bee then Living) all my Messuages Lands Tenements and heriditaments aforesaid for the term of her natural life and after her decease my Will and mind is and I doo hereby give and bequeath my said Messuages Lands and Tenements aforesaid unto the Children of my Brothers John Rishworth and Thomas Rishworth to hold to them and their heirs for ever And Lastly revoaking and makeing void all former and other wills by mee made And I doo hereby nominate and appoint Elizabeth (Jur) my said Wife and my said Son Thomas Joynt executors of this my Will and Testament Witnesse my hand and Seal the day and year above written.

Willm Rishworth Signed sealed published and declared to bee my last Will and Testament in the presence of Isabel Dixon her mark John Rishworth Junr Jur George Houldsworth Ste Moorhouse Jur Jurat for quarto die January 1705
Thomas Rishworth (1702 to 1772) and Mary Clapham

Thomas married Mary Clapham of Low Utley, the next village after Steeton going from Eastburn towards Keighley, about 2 miles from Eastburn, on 6th April 1732 in Kildwick Parish Church.

 

 

 

When they had their two sons, Thomas in 1739 and William in 1743 they were living at Thwaites, Bingley.  Brief information is given about Thomas Jnr.below, but the main narrative is continued via William.

Upon his death in 1772 when he was 69, Thomas Snr. Left the Thwaites property in Bingley to his son Thomas, and the Eastburn and Steeton properties to William.

Mary Clapham, the elder, died on 15th January 1789, “widow of Eastburn” and was buried at Keighley on 19th January.

 

Thomas Rishworth (1739 to 1809) and Amy Netherwood

 

Thomas was christened in Bingley on 3rd April 1740.  He married Amy Netherwood in All Saints Church, Bingley on 28th January 1772 when he was 33 and she was 23.

 

They had 3 children.

 

Amelia, born in 1782, married Thomas Whitely of Bingley and died on 20th April 1841, aged 59.

 

Elizabeth, born in 1784, married John Craven of Walk Mill of Keighley.  She died in 1859, aged 74.

 

Thomas, born in 1787, married Mercy Smith in Keighley on 25th February 1834 when he was 46 and Mercy 35.  They had two sons, Thomas born in1839, and John in 1841.

 

Thomas Snr. built Thwaites House, Bingley in 1780.  He died at Thwaites on 29th September 1809 and was buried on 3rd October 1809 in Bingley Parish Church.  Amy had been born in 1749 in Amblethorpe, Kildwick and died at Thwaites on 14th March 1818 when she was 69.  There is a monument in Bingley Parish Church to the family as they were buried in one of the church aisles.

 

It is hoped to further examine this branch of the family and report separately elsewhere.