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Family of Thomas RISHWORTH and Jane STIRK

Husband: Thomas RISHWORTH (b.1654, bur.1738)
Wife: Jane STIRK (b.1669, bur.1750)
Children: Ann RISHFORTH (b.1700, bur.1704)
Thomas RISHWORTH (1704-1771)
William RISHWORTH (b.1707, bur.1777)
Marriage 2 Nov 1697 Kildwick1

Husband: Thomas RISHWORTH

Name: Thomas RISHWORTH
Sex: Male
Father: Thomas RISHWORTH (chr.1607, d.1699)
Mother: Ann BOULTON (bur.1693)
Birth 1654
Christening 5 Jan 1654 (age 0) Kildwick2
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.
Occupation Yeoman; Moorside, Addingham.
Burial 3 Feb 1738 Addingham
Addingham PR p88 1738 bur 3 Feb Thomas Rishworth.
Living Addingham Moorside

Wife: Jane STIRK

Name: Jane STIRK
Sex: Female
Father: Francis STIRKE ( - )
Mother: Mary ( - )
Birth 10 Mar 1669 Silsden Moor, Kildwick3
Burial 21 Jan 1750 Addingham (Widow)
AKA Jana Stirke

Child 1: Ann RISHFORTH

Sex: Female
Birth 1700
Christening 4 Mar 1700 (age 0) Addingham
Addingham PR p69 1700 bapt 4 Mar Ann daughter of Tho: Rishforth
Burial 27 Apr 1704 Addingham
Addingham PR p71 1704 bur 27 Apr Anne daughter of Thomas Rishforth

Child 2: Thomas RISHWORTH

Name: Thomas RISHWORTH
Sex: Male
Spouse: Sarah COWLING (chr.1707, bur.1748)
Birth 1704
Baptism 13 Mar 1704 (age 0) Addingham4
Occupation Yeoman, carrier.; 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."
Death 14 Sep 1771 (age 66-67) Ramsgill, Ilkley.5
Burial 14 Sep 1771 Ilkley6

Child 3: William RISHWORTH

Name: William RISHWORTH
Sex: Male
Spouse: Ann LAMBERT (c. 1717-1789)
Birth 1707
Christening 3 Nov 1707 (age 0) Addingham
Addingham PR p73 1707 bap 3 Nov William son of Thomas Rishforth
Occupation Yeoman; Moorside, Addingham.
Burial 6 Apr 1777 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.
Living Moorside, Addingham.

Note on Wife: Jane STIRK

Addingham parish record (on Fiche) reads, "1750, Burial. Jane Rishworth, widow

Jan 21".


1"The Parish Registers of St. Andrew’s, Kildwick-in-Craven.". 1697 marriage Nov 2 Thomas Rishworth et Jana Stirke hujus pochiæ.
2Ibid. 1654 baptism Jan 5 Thomas of Thomas Ryshforth and [blank].
4"Addingham St. Peter's Parish Register 1612-1812 Extracts of Rushworths & variants". p71 1704 bapt 13 Mar Thomas son of Thomas Rishforth.
5"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.
6"Ilkley Parish Register 1597-1812". I771 (Burial of) Thomas Rushworth of Lower Woodhouse, Yeoman Sept 14.