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BRIGHT, OF WHIRLOW HALL

Summary of the descent of Alan Blythe

John Bright Agnes ____
Henry Bright Anne Dale
Warren Skargell Joan Bright
Henry Whittington Grace Skargell
Warren Whittington 2 Sarah Berrie
Isaac Whittington Ann Jubb
Richard Whittington Mary Hartley
Isaac Whittington Mary Smith
Henry Buxton Martha Whittington
George Blyth(e) Ann (“Nancy”) Buxton
William Blythe Elizabeth Brook(e)
John Blythe Martha Ellen Jarratt
John Jarratt Blythe Mildred Mary Flint
Alan Blythe Jessie Clara McCullough

The Bright family of Whirlow (sometimes spelt Wherlow) Hall is treated, with accompanying chart-pedigree, in Joseph Hunter’s Hallamshire.[1] Hunter, writing in 1819, states:

Whirlow- or Whorlow-Hall … is another ancient freehold inheritance of the family of Bright within the manor of Ecclesall. The house, after having been in the hands of tenants for more than a century past, still bears marks of having once been the residence of a family of good account. It stands near the edge of the Parish of Sheffield, and not far from the hamlet of Dore, where many of the family of Bright have resided. They were settled at Whirlow at least as early as the time of Elizabeth, and probably before that period: but they never entered any pedigree at the heralds’ visitations. Indeed, at the last visitation of the county of York, Henry Bright, of this place, was a disclaimer; that is, he consented to have it recorded that he made no pretensions to coat-armour. The subjoined pedigree is compiled from the usual authorities in these matters — parish-registers, monumental inscriptions, wills, and other deeds, with the assistance of a brief notice of the family by the late Dr. Pegge, in a manuscript volume of genealogical collections in the library of Samuel Shore esquire, at Norton-hall…. [Henry Bright, baptized 1664] sold Whirlow-hall and the estate around it. It passed into the hands of Sir John Statham of Tidswell … who resold it in June 1725 to the Hollis family, for the endowment of their hospital at Sheffield, for the sum of 1900£. The last Bright of Whirlow reduced himself and his family to want. His habits seems to have been those of low vulgarity coupled with an extravagant fondness for the chase and adventurous horsemanship.

Shortly after the last owner’s time, apparently, the hall was torn down, and replaced by a modern building.[2]

We have to thank the following persons for assistance with these notes:

  • Stuart Hill, author of Hill-Froggatt-Whittington … Family Tree, available online at http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=sah1717, for bringing the Bright-Scargill connection to our attention
  • Stuart Hill’s collaborator, Mr. Glenn Trezza, of Boston, Massachusetts
  • Will Johnston (not a family member) for pointing out an error in dating


We begin our pedigree with John Bright, the earliest member of this lineage for whom we feel the documentation is wholy satisfactory. Hunter, in his Familiae Minorum Gentium, prints a manuscript pedigree by Dr. Nathaniel Johnston, which he discovered after the publication of his Hallamshire, which purports to carry the descent back five more generations, to the beginning of the fifteenth century.[3]

1. John Bright, of Whirlow Hall, Ecclesall, yeoman, died (intestate) shortly before 24 April 1586, when he was buried at Sheffield. He married (before 1560 if she was the mother of all of his children) Agnes ____, who had administration of his effects, 3 May 1587. He is mentioned in a document of 1581, summarized in a modern calendar as follows:

Grant by John Revell of Hill House gent., son and heir of John Revell late of Ogston esq. deceased to Nicholas Beighton of Stretton yeoman and John Bright of Wherlow, Yorkshire yeoman of all his lands and tenements in Stretton, Woolley, and Brackenfield, with the reversion of Ogston Hall, and Premises in North Wingfield to hold to the use of John Revell and Margaret his wife. 17 May, 23 Elizabeth I [i.e. 1581].[4]

Their elder son and heir was:

2. Henry Bright, of Whirlow Hall, yeoman, born say 1550 (and in any case before the beginning of the surviving parish registers), died shortly before 8 January 1614/5, when he was buried (in accordance with his will) in Sheffield parish church.[5] In this will, made 4 January 1614/5 and proved 27 April following at York, he directs that his body should be buried in the church of Sheffield, and makes his wife and his younger brother John executors. He married by 1575 (their eldest child being baptized on 4 December of that year),[6] Anne Dale, who was alive at the making of her husband’s will. They had nine children, including:[7]

  1. John Bright, of Whirlow Hall, the eldest son and heir, baptized 4 December 1575 in Sheffield parish church. He married 17 June 1600 in the parish church of Sheffield,[8] Grace Bright, sister of Anthony Bright of Dronfield-Woodhouse, co. Derby (husband of John Bright’s younger sister, Anne) and daughter of Anthony Bright, of Dore (a chapelry in Dronfield; now a suburb of Sheffield), yeoman.[9] They were the parents of Henry Bright, whose daughter Grace became the wife of John Bagshawe, of Great Hucklow, and was by him a direct ancestress of the mother of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II,[10] as well as of the Barons Allendale of Allendale and Hexham, of the Baronets Smith (afterwards Bromley), of the Lords Pauncefote (now extinct), and of the Lords Carrington. For the descent of H.M. Queen Elizabeth see the table below.
  2. Joan Bright, baptized 6 November 1586 in Sheffield parish church, buried 19 March 1655 in Sheffield churchyard. She married 17 January 1614/5 in Sheffield parish church,[11] Warren Skargell, of Sheffield, yeoman and cutler, was baptized 6 May 1587 (as Warren son of George Skargell) in Sheffield parish church,[12] and was still alive in 1629, son of George Skargell, of Sheffield.[13] For further details see SCARGILL.


Connections to some notable Bright descendants

In the table below, it may be assumed that baptisms, marriages, and burials, took place at (or from) the parish church of the place stated. The places listed as being in the West Riding of Yorkshire are now in the South Riding. The sources for the earlier generations, if already given above, are not repeated here.

1. Henry Bright, of Whirlow Hall, yeoman, son of John Bright, of the same place, by the latter’s wife Agnes ____, was born say 1550, and died shortly before 8 January 1614/5, when he was buried (in accordance with his will) in the parish church of Sheffield. He married by 1575 (their eldest child being baptized on 4 December of that year),[14] Anne Dale, who was alive at the making of her husband’s will. They had nine children, including:[15]

  1. John Bright, of Whirlow Hall, his parents’ eldest son and heir, baptized 4 December 1575 at Sheffield. He married 17 June 1600 at Sheffield,[16] Grace Bright, daughter of Anthony Bright, of Dore (a chapelry in Dronfield; now a suburb of Sheffield), yeoman.[17]
  2. Henry Bright,[18] of Whirlow, gentleman, baptized 17 January 1602 at Sheffield, died (tes­tate) 14 June 1684, and buried there. He married before 1632,[19] Gertrude Ramscar, of Bradfield, buried 8 November 1664 at Sheffield.
  3. Grace Bright, born say 1636-40,[20] living ____. She married (as his 1st wife) before 1661, John Bagshaw, Esq., of Litton and Great Hucklow, Derbyshire, born 1635, died 1704.[21]
  4. Gertrude Bagshaw, died 6 November 1703. She married 30 December 1688, George Beaumont, of Chapel­thorpe, Yorkshire, died v.p., and buried 4 (or 12?) June 1712. They were ancestors of the Barons Allendale of Allendale and Hexham.
  1. Jane Beaumont, baptized 9 January 1689, buried 9 October 1743. She married 19 May 1713, Abel Smith, of East Stoke, and of Nottingham, buried 3 December 1756. (They were ancestors of the Baronets Smith [after­wards Bromley], and of the Lords Pauncefote.)
  2. Abel Smith, Jr., of Notting­ham, banker, M.P. for St. Germains, baptized 14 March 1717, died 12 July 1788. He married 5 September 1745, Mary Bird, born 1726, died 4 April 1780, daughter of Thomas Bird, of Barton, Warwickshire. (They were the parents of the 1st Lord Carrington.)
  3. George Smith, of Selsdon House, Surrey, born 30 April 1765, died 26 December 1836. He married 12 May 1792, Frances Mary Parker Mosley, born 19 February 1770, died 5 July 1844, daughter of Sir John Parker Mosley, 1st Baronet Mosley, of Ancoates and Rolleston Hall.
  4. Oswald Smith, of Blendon Hall, near Bexley, Kent, born 7 July 1794, died 18 June 1863. He married 18 March 1824, Henrietta Mildred Hodgson, born 1805, died 1891, daugh­ter of the Very Rev. Robert Hodgson, Dean of Carlisle.
  5. Frances Dora Smith, born 29 July 1832, died 5 February 1922. She married 28 September 1853, Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and King­horne, born 21 July 1824, died 16 February 1904.[22]
  6. Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and King­horne, born 14 March 1855, died 7 November 1944. He married 16 July 1881, Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck, right.
  1. Hannah Beaumont,[23] possibly the one of this name baptized 29 October 1703 at Sandal Magna, co. York,[24] died 22 July 1757, and buried at Asfordby. She married in 1730, the Rev. Andrew Burnaby, of Bramp­ton Manor House, Prebendary of Lincoln, born 27 (?) June 1702, baptized 10 July following at Asfordby, died 27 December 1776, and buried 2 January 1777 at Asfordby.
  2. Andrew Burnaby, Jr., D.D., of Baggrave Hall, Leicester, Arch­deacon of Leicester (see DNB), born 16 August 1732 at Asfordby, died 9 March 1812 at Blackheath, co. Kent. He married 26 February 1770 at St. George, Hanover Square, Middlesex,[25] Anna Edwyn, baptized 15 October 1735 at Hungerton, co. Leicester, died 19 March 1812 at Blackheath, heiress of Baggrave Hall, daughter of John Edwyn, of that place.
  3. Edwyn Andrew Burnaby, of Baggrave Hall, born 9 May 1771 at Greenwich, died 1 October 1825, and buried 10 October following at Hungerton. He married 30 December 1794 at Burrough on the Hill, co. Leicester, Mary Browne, bapt 30 March 1772 at Burrough, died 11 January 1858 at Somerby Hall, co. Leicester, daughter and heiress of the Rev. William G. Browne, of Leas­thorpe, Rector of Burrow, Leicester­shire.
  4. Edwyn Burnaby, of Baggrave Hall, Leicestershire, baptized 30 September 1798 at Rotherby, co. Leicester,[26] died 18 July 1867 at Baggrave Hall. He married 28 August 1829 in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, Anne Caroline Salisbury, baptized 15 December 1805 at Fordington, co. Dorset, died 3 May 1881 at St. George, Hanover Square, daughter of Thomas Salisbury, of Oakley Park, Wiltshire.
  5. Caroline Louisa Burnaby, baptized 5 December 1832 at Hungerton, died 6 July 1918 at Dawlish, co. Devon. She married (1) 13 December 1859 in St. Paul, Knightsbridge, Charles William Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck, born 8 November 1817, died 17 August 1865.
  6. Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck, born 11 September 1862, died 23 June 1938. She married Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne, left.
  1. Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, born 4 August 1900, died 30 March 2002 at Windsor. She married 26 April 1923, George VI, King of Great Britain and Ireland, Emperor of India, born 14 December 1895, died 6 February 1952.
  2. Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
  1. Joan Bright, baptized 6 November 1586 at Sheffield, buried there 19 March 1655. She married there 17 January 1614/5,[27] Warren Skargell, of Shef­field, yeoman and cutler, was baptized 6 May 1587 at Sheffield, still alive in 1629, son of George Skargell, of Sheffield.[28]
  2. Grace Skargell, baptized 30 November 1619 at Sheffield. She married 29 June 1640 at Eccles­field,[29] Henry Whittington, of Barnsley, a chapelry in the parish of Silkstone, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, born say 1615.
  3. Warren Whittington, of Ecclesfield, baptized 20 May 1643 at Barnsley in Silk­stone, still alive in 1674. He married (2) 28 September 1671 at Tankersley, Sarah Berrie, said to have been born at Barnsley aforesaid, died by 1678.
  4. Isaac Whittington, of Ecclesfield, baptized in 1674 at Ecclesfield, still alive in 1711. He married 29 December 1698 at Ecclesfield, Ann Jubb, said to have been born at Barnsley in Silk­stone, also alive in 1711.
  5. Richard Whittington, of Ecclesfield and Rotherham, in the West Riding of York­shire, baptized in 1700 at Ecclesfield, still alive in 1744.[30] He married 15 November 1724 at Don­caster, in the West Riding of Yorkshire,[31] Mary Hartley, baptized 4 May 1703 at Brodsworth, near Doncaster,[32] died 1781 at Greasbrough, daughter of Joseph Hartley, of Brods­worth.
  6. Isaac Whittington, of Rotherham, smith, baptized 18 February 1727 at Eccles­field, still alive in 1764. He married 18 April 1751 at Rotherham,[33] Mary Smith, from Greas­brough, born say 1730, alive in 1764.[34]
  7. Martha Whittington, baptized 28 November 1756, died aged 70 years, buried 13 June 1827 at Greas­brough.[35] She married 3 June 1776 at Rother­ham,[36] Henry Buxton, of Greasbrough and Mas­brough, both near Rother­ham, born in 1751-52, died aged 78 years, buried 28 September 1830 at Greasbrough.
  8. Nancy Buxton, baptized 15 January 1793 in the Independent Chapel, Masbrough, still alive in 1851. She married 27 September 1813 at Doncaster,[37] George Blythe, of Doncaster and Sheffield, bricklayer, born in 1786-87 at Grimesthorpe, Yorkshire, living 1851.[38]
  9. William Blythe, of Bradford and Kirkstall, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, forge­man, born at Brightside Bierlow (a township in Sheffield), baptized 5 October 1817 in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Sheffield, living 1861.[39] He married 27 September 1841 at Kirk­stall,[40] Elizabeth Brook, born 1818 at Bowling, a township in Bradford,[41] baptized 18 October 1818 at Bradford,[42] still alive in 1851 but probably not in 1861, daughter of William Brook, of Bradford, forgeman.
  10. John Blythe, of Sheffield, forgeman and hammerman,[43] born 15 November 1847 at Low Moor, Yorkshire, died 22 February 1916 at Sheffield.[44] He married 27 December 1870 in the Surrey Street Chapel (Methodist), Sheffield, Martha Ellen Jarratt, born 1849-50 at Sheffield, died (testate) 11 February 1919 at Sheffield,[45] daughter of John Jarratt, of Sheffield, brickmaker.
  11. John Jarratt Blythe, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, born 18 August 1878 at Blackpool, Lancashire,[46] died 21 January 1942 at Winnipeg, and buried there in Brook­side Cemetery. He married 16 April 1900 in Mt. Tabour United Methodist Free Church, Birstall, Yorkshire, Mildred Mary Flint, born 25 February 1876 at Wisbech St. Peter, Cambridgeshire,[47] died 26 July 1947 at Winnipeg, and buried with her hus­band, daughter of John Flint, of Wisbech. After working briefly in the steel industry,[48] he came to Winnipeg in 1903, his wife and children joining him the following year. In 1914 he began working for the Canada Malting Company, eventually rising to be an engineer (third-class).

Gertrude Bagshawe and George Beaumont, above, had a number of notable descendants, for the following account of whom we are much indebted to Leo van de Pas’s Genealogics database:

Gertrude Bagshawe, died 1703 = George Beaumont, of Chapelthorpe
 |-Jane Beaumont, of Chapelthorpe = Abel Smith, of East Stoke
 |  |-Jane Smith = Francis Wheler, of Whitley
 |  |    Jane Wheler = Henry Hood, 2nd Viscount Hood
 |  |       The Hon. Francis Wheler Hood = Caroline Hamond
 |  |          Samuel Hood-Tibbits, 3rd Viscount Hood
 |  |        = Mary Isabella Tibbits
 |  |             The Hon. Albert Hood = Julia Jane Hornby         
 |  |                Emily Beryl Sissy Hood
 |  |              = Edward Henry Trafalgar Digby, 10th Lord Digby
 |  |                   Edward Kenelm Digby, 11th Lord Digby
 |  |                 = The Hon. Constance Pamela Alice Bruce
 |  |                      The Hon. Pamela Digby (1920-1997),
 |  |                      U.S. Ambassador to France under Clinton
 |  |                    = (1) Randolph Spencer-Churchill
 |  |                    = (2) Leland Hayward, film producer
 |  |                    = (3) William Averell Harriman
 |  |-Abel Smith, Jr. = Mary Bird
 |     |-George Smith = Frances Mary Mosley
 |     |  |-Oswald Smith, of Blendon Hall = Henrietta Mildred Hodgson
 |     |  |    Frances Dora Smith
 |     |  |  = Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne
 |     |  |       Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and
 |     |  |       Kinghorne
 |     |  |     = (his fifth cousin) Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck (see below)
 |     |  |          Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
 |     |  |        = George VI, King of Great Britain & Ireland
 |     |  |             Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain & N. Ireland
 |     |  |           = Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
 |     |  |                1. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales born 1948
 |     |  |                2. Princess Anne, Princess Royal born 1950
 |     |  |                3. Prince Andrew, Duke of York born 1960
 |     |  |                4. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, born 1964
 |     |  |-Frances Mary Smith = the Ven. Robert Mosley Master
 |     |       John Henry Master = Gertrude Emma Begbie
 |     |          Hilda Violet Master
 |     |        = the Rev. Arthur Stanley Vaughan Blunt
 |     |             Prof. Anthony Blunt (1907-1983), spy for the KGB
 |     |-John Smith, of Dale Park = Sarah Boone
 |          John Abel Smith, of Dale Park = Anne Jervoise
 |             Hugh Colin Smith = Constance Maria Josepha Adeane
 |                Olive Alethea Smith = the Hon. Guy Victor Baring
 |                   Amyas Evelyn Giles Baring = Mona Montgomerie Mullins
 |                      Claire Leonora Baring = the Hon. Peter Alistair Ward
 |                         Rachel Ward (1957-), actress
 |                       = Bryan Brown, actor
 |-Hannah Beaumont, died 1757 = The Rev. Andrew Burnaby
      Andrew Burnaby, Archdeacon of Leicester = Anna Edwyn
         Edwyn Andrew Burnaby, Gentleman of the King's Privy Chamber
       = Mary Browne
            Edwyn Burnaby = Anne Caroline Salisbury
               Caroline Louisa Burnaby = the Rev. Charles Cavendish-Bentinck
                  Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck
                  = (her fifth cousin) Claude George Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of
				  Strathmore and Kinghorne (see above)


Notes

1Joseph Hunter, Hallamshire: The History and Topography of the parish of Sheffield in the County of York… (1819), pp. 204-08; there is also a folio ed. (London, 1869). The chart-pedigree is reproduced in facsimile (probably from the first edition) at http://www.rotherhamweb.co.uk/genealogy/brightwhirlow.htm. A detailed summary of the relevant passage is given in J.B. Bright, The Brights of Suffolk, England… (Boston, 1858), 311-14, at p. 312.
2The Rev. Alfred Gatty, Sheffield Past and Present (London, 1873), p. 176.
3Joseph Hunter, Familiae Minorum Gentium, 4 vols. (Publications of the Harleian Society, vols. 37-40, 1894-1896), 2: 677-79.
4Access to Archives: Turbutt of Ogston, Catalogue Ref. GB 026 D37, Personal Papers - ref. D37 M/F, Wills, settlements, etc. Revell of Ogston.
5The Parish Register of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Charles Dury and T. Walter Hall, “part” (i.e. volume) 2 (Publications of the York Parish Register Society, vol. 60, 1918), p. 107.
6No marriage appears for them in the parish register of Sheffield, in Boyd’s Marriage Index, or in the IGI as of August 2006.
7The Parish Register of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Dury & Hall, “part” (i.e. volume) 1 (Publications of the York Parish Register Society, vol. 58, 1917), pp. 23, 50. As is usual in the baptismal registers of this period, only the father’s name is given.
8The Parish Register of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Dury & Hall, “part” 1, p. 213. Hunter also saw a settlement dated earlier that same year.
9Despite this double connection between the Brights of Whirlow and those of Dore, it is not known whether they were related by blood.
10Gerald Paget, The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, 2 vols. (Edinburgh & London, 1977), 2:37, etc.; the connection missed there between Henry Bright and his parents was pointed out in Gary Boyd Roberts, “Gerald Paget: The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (A Review and General Essay),” The Genealogist 1 (1980): 106-127, at p. 114.
11The Parish Register of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Dury & Hall, “part” 1, p. 228.
12The Parish Register of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Dury & Hall, “part” 1, p. 51.
13Russell Stephen Smith, The Scargills of Sheffield, available online at http://www.geocities.com/ieldrensecan/pdf_files/SCARGILL.pdf.
14No marriage appears for them in the parish register of Sheffield, in Boyd”s Marriage Index, or in the IGI as of August 2006.
15The Parish Register of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Dury & Hall, “part” 1 (Publications of the York Parish Register Society, vol. 58, 1917), pp. 23, 50. As is usual in the baptismal registers of this period, only the father’s name is given.
16The Parish Register of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Dury & Hall, “part” 1, p. 213. Hunter also saw a settlement dated earlier that same year.
17Her brother, Anthony Bright of Dronfield-Woodhouse, co. Derby, married John Bright’s younger sister, Anne; but despite this double connection between the Brights of Whirlow and those of Dore, it is not known whether the two families were related by blood.
18From this point onward the two lines of descent to the British royal family are covered in Gerald Paget, The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, 2 vols. (Edinburgh & London, 1977), 2:37, etc.; as mentioned above, the connection missed there between Henry Bright and his parents was pointed out in Gary Boyd Roberts, “Gerald Paget: The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (A Review and General Essay),” The Genealogist 1 (1980): 106-127, at p. 114.
19Their eldest son was baptized 1 January 1632 at Sheffield, but they do not appear to have been married there.
20Judging from her family structure; she does not appear to have been baptized at Sheffield.
21Joseph Jackson Howard & Frederick Arthur Crisp, Visitation of England Wales, Notes, vol. 3 (1898), 3-21.
22Ruvigny, The Plantagenet Roll of the Blood Royal, 1 (“Clarence Volume”):82.
23From this point onward see the very detailed account in Edward Davies, Caroline Louisa Burnaby: seize quartiers, available online at http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GEN-ROYAL/2001-07/0994112407.
24Davies. Some contemporary sources suggest a later date of birth for her, but this is impossible if her mother really died in November 1703. Paget accepts the November 1703 death date for her mother, yet shows Hannah Beaumont as being born “ca. 1705!
25The DNB incorrectly gives the date as 20 Feb.
26Hence, as noted by Davies, the birthdate of 29 September 1799 usually attributed to him is wrong.
27The Parish Register of Sheffield in the County of York, ed. Dury & Hall, “part” 1, p. 228.
28Russell Stephen Smith, The Scargills of Sheffield, available online at http://www.geocities.com/ieldrensecan/pdf_files/SCARGILL.pdf.
29Stuart Hill, personal communication, 12 August 2006.
30A Richard Whittington was buried 11 September 1762 from the parish church of All Saints, Rotherham (National Burial Index), but as the age of the deceased is not given in the record, we cannot tell if it is pertinent.
31Controlled extraction of parish register, per IGI; year and place confirmed in Boyd’s Marriage Index.
32The Parish Register of Brodsworth, 1538-1813, transcribed by C.E. Whiting. (Publications of the Yorkshire Parish Register Society, vol. 104, 1937), p. 38.
33Rotherham marriage register, 1540-1798, in Yorkshire Marriage Registers, West Riding, vol. 1 (London: Phillimore, 1914), p. 182.
34She was perhaps the Mary, daughter of Samuel Smith, who was baptized 1 January 1730 in the parish church of Rotherham (IGI).
35Her and her husband’s burial records are from the transcription published by the Rotherham Family History Society; we have not seen the original stones (or burial register).
36Rotherham marriage register, 1540-1798, in Yorkshire Marriage Registers, West Riding, vol. 1 (London: Phillimore, 1914), p. 227.
37Parish Church of St. George, Doncaster, marriage registers, originals in the Doncaster Archives Department, searched for the compiler by Mrs. Linda Peabody.
381841 Census of England, Yorkshire, Leeds, Kirk Stall Forge, p. 42; HO107/1344/2/, folio 5; 1851 Census of England, Yorkshire, registration district: Hunslet, subdistrict: Kirkstall, enumeration district 2i, p. 35, HO107/2315, folio 470.
391841 census, as cited above (he is found in his parents’ household; 1851 census of North Bierley Tp., Bradford, Yorkshire, enumeration district no. 8 [part of Low Moor Village], p. 41 [Family History Library microfilm no. 087,515]; 1861 Census of England, Yorkshire, registration district: Hunslet, subdistrict: Kirkstall, enumeration district 10, p. 32, RG9/3354, folio 53 [Family History Library microfilm number 543,119].
40Civil vital records, Leeds Registration District.
411851 census, to be cited below.
42Bradford parish church baptismal register, bishops’ transcripts, 1790-1845, as indexed in the IGI.
431871 census of England, Yorkshire, registration district: Sheffield, subdistrict: Brightside, enumeration district 30, p. 14, RG10/4694, folio 99 [Family History Library film no. 847,237]; 1881 census of Yorkshire, piece 4661, fo. 77, p. 25 [Family History Library film no. 1,342,127]; 1891 Census of England, Yorkshire, Brightside Bierlow, parish of All Saints, Enumeration District 40, piece RG12/3833, folio 50, p. 12; 1901 Census of England, Administrative County of Sheffield, Borough or Division of Brightside, Brightside Bierlow, RG13, piece 4378, fo. 151, p. 2.
44Death certificate.
45Death certificate.
46Birth certificate.
47Birth certificate.
481901 Census of England, Administrative County of Sheffield, Borough or Division of Brightside, Brightside, RG13, piece 4374, fo. 62, p. 32.

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