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Family of John LONGSTER and Mary LOFTUS

Husband: John LONGSTER (b.1761, bur.1837)
Wife: Mary LOFTUS (1769- )
Children: Mary LONGSTER (chr.1790)
John LONGSTER (chr.1792)
Simon LONGSTER (chr.1794)
Peggy LONGSTER (1802-1882)
Christopher LONGSTER (chr.1804)
Betty LONGSTER (chr.1810)
Loftus LONGSTER (chr.1813)
Edmund LONGSTER (chr.1816, bur.1883)
Charlotte LONGSTER (chr.1824)
William LONGSTER (chr.1828)
Marriage 28 Sep 1789 St Chads, Middlesmoor

Husband: John LONGSTER

Sex: Male
Father: William LANCASTER ( - )
Mother: Mary RAYNER ( - )
Birth 1761 Covialhouse
aka Langcaster
Burial 1837

Wife: Mary LOFTUS

Name: Mary LOFTUS
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1769

Child 1: Mary LONGSTER

Sex: Female
Christening 1790 Middlesmoor Parish

Child 2: John LONGSTER

Sex: Male
Christening 13 May 1792 Pateley Bridge

Child 3: Simon LONGSTER

Name: Simon LONGSTER
Sex: Male
Spouse: Jane WALKER (1812-1860)
Christening 4 May 1794 Pateley Bridge

Child 4: Peggy LONGSTER

Name: Peggy LONGSTER
Sex: Female
Spouse: William COWLING (c. 1799- )
Birth 1802 Stock Plain, Pateley Bridge
Christening 28 Feb 1802 (age 0) Pateley Bridge
Death 3 May 1882 (age 79-80) Pateley Bridge
AKA Margaret1

Child 5: Christopher LONGSTER

Name: Christopher LONGSTER
Sex: Male
Christening 15 Apr 1804 Pateley Bridge

Child 6: Betty LONGSTER

Name: Betty LONGSTER
Sex: Male
Christening 6 May 1810 Pateley Bridge

Child 7: Loftus LONGSTER

Name: Loftus LONGSTER
Sex: Male
Spouse 1: Ann BURRILL (1815-1854)
Spouse 2: Elizabeth (1813- )
Christening 21 Mar 1813 Pateley Bridge
Occupation 1838 Smith; Wath, Pateley Bridge
Census 1881 Wath
Dwelling: Wath
Census Place: High & Low Bishopside, York, England
Source: FHL Film 1342029 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4314 Folio 35 Page 6
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Loftas LONGSTER M 67 M Bishopside, York, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Blacksmith
Elizabeth LONGSTER M 68 F Sawley, York, England
Rel: Wife
William LONGSTER U 42 M Bishopside, York, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Farmer 26 Acres
Edmund LONGSTER U 39 M Bishopside, York, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Stone Mason
Thomas LONGSTER U 30 M Bishopside, York, England
Rel: Son
Occ: Farmer 30 Acres

Child 8: Edmund LONGSTER

Name: Edmund LONGSTER
Sex: Male
Spouse: Margaret GRANGE (1814- )
Christening 15 Jun 1816 Pateley Bridge
Burial 1883

Child 9: Charlotte LONGSTER

Name: Charlotte LONGSTER
Sex: Male
Christening 12 Dec 1824 Pateley Bridge

Child 10: William LONGSTER

Name: William LONGSTER
Sex: Male
Christening 20 Nov 1828 Wesleyan Methodist, Pateley Bridge

Note on Marriage

Noted from Nidderdale Museum at Pateley Bridge reference V7304.11 - the surname being LANCASTER, together with the full LOFTUS family tree. Also a list of LANCASTERs at ref. V.7304-8a. At ref B6118 is the baptism of dau. Mary in 1790 from a transcript of Middlesmoor Parish Register. Nidderdale Museum reference B5868-33 page143 records that in 1824 Mary & John Longster of Wath were donors to the founding of the Methodist Misionary Society. 1851 Census for Bishopside at Yeadon. Christopher was unmarried and had 3 servants.

Note on Husband: John LONGSTER

rodney mason <> -

We have found a Christening for a John Lancaster of Covialhouse in 1761, father William Lancaster, and are confident he is your John Longster. Chris actually stayed at a Guesthouse called Covill House/Barn.

Note on Wife: Mary LOFTUS

This Mary Loftus MAY be related to a grave at Ramsgill Church: "To the memory of William Loftus son of John and Margaret Loftus of Ramsgill who died at Redcar August 10th 1843 aged 10 years also of Elizabeth daughter of William and Margaret Loftus of Ramsgill who departed this life November 17th 1844 aged 31 years also of Mary Loftus who departed this life May 26th 1850 aged 68 years also the above named William Loftus who departed this life March 6th 1854 aged 79 years". Note that microfiche for grave no. 47 states Mary not Margaret throughout.


1"Linda Carter <>". Margaret Longster is the daughter of John Langcaster (Longster) and.