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KNAPTON OF LEEDS Detailed acount
Posted by: Richard Williams (ID *****6048) Date: September 08, 2008 at 10:54:00
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Please advise any corrections or additions

KNAPTON

Malcolm Pullan and Sheila ..... generously contributed to this account.


John Knapton
m Hannah (Collett)
? Will of Wescoe Hill farmer 12 Aug 1795

John Knapton of Wescoe Hill, Yorks 1756-....
b 24 Apr 1756 Huby; c 20 May 1756 Harewood son of John Knapton and Hannah (Collett)
m 7 May 1776 Harewood: Mary Swale
chn: John Knapton b 9 Dec 1776 Wescoe Hill; c 12 Jan 1777 Harewood
Rachel Knapton b 4 Mar 1779 Wescoe Hill; c 5 Apr 1779 Harewood; m 22 Sep 1805
Harewood: John Denison
Hannah Knapton b 27 Dec 1780 Wescoe Hill; c 21 Jan 1781 Harewood; m Jacob
Kaberry
Matthew Knapton b 15 Jun 1783 Wescoe Hill; c 13 Jul 1783 Harewood; m 16 Jan 1804
Dorothy Clapham
Thomas Knapton b 9 Apr 1786 Wescoe Hill; c 14 May 1786 Harewood; m 23 Oct 1809
Pannal: Sarah Procter; d 10 Jul 1851
Abraham Knapton b 21 Sep 1788 Wescoe Hill; c 28 Sep 1788 Harewood
Mary Knapton b 28 Mar 1791 Wescoe Hill; c 24 Apr 1791 Harewood; m 15 Aug 1813
Harewood: William Denison

John Knapton of Armley, Yorks ?1776-
[? b 9 Dec 1776 Wescoe Hill; c 12 Jan 1777 Harewood]
[? m 17 Dec 1803 Leeds St Peter: Sarah Roberts]
[? m 4 Apr 1804 Leeds St Peter: Sarah Russell]
chn: Thomas Knapton c 2 Jun 1806 Armley
John Knapton c 15 Mar 1807 Armley; d 1807
Francis Knapton c 4 Sep 1808 Armley; m Elizabeth .....; (and had chn: John,
Jane, Eliza, Sarah, Thomeson, Francis); (aged 42, b Wortley, of Moor Side,
Armley "woolen spinner") 1851 C; d aged 80 19 Jan 1889; i Armley; M.I.
James Knapton b 21 Apr 1811 [FB] Wortley; c 2 Jun 1811 Armley below
Sarah Knapton c 10 Apr 1814 Armley
Martha Knapton c 10 May 1818 Armley

NOTE: That James (below) is the same as James (above) is very probable but not proven.

James Knapton of Bramley in Leeds, Yorks 1811-1900
b 21 Apr 1811 [FB] Wortley; c 2 Jun 1811 Armley
m 25 Oct 1835 Leeds St Peter: Sarah dau of Abraham Kitching of Bramley in Leeds,
Yorks c1784-.... (and Elizabeth dau of James Stead of Armley, Yorks c1748-....
and Grace (Hardcastle)); b 11 Feb 1815 [FB] Bramley; (aged 25) 1841 C; (aged 36,
b Bramley) 1851 C; (aged 46, b Bramley) 1861 C; (aged 56 "helper with cows")
1871 C; (aged 66) 1881 C; d aged 71 of Green Hill, Bramley 13 Mar 1886; i Bramley;
M.I.
d aged 88 of Green Hill, Bramley 9 Mar 1900; i Bramley St Peter; M.I.
(aged 30, b Yorks, clothier, living with [HIS WIFE'S GRANDMOTHER] Grace Stead and [HIS WIFE'S AUNT] Ann at Hill Top, Bramley, A) 1841 C; (aged 39, b Wortley, of Bramley in Kirkstall hand-frame weaver, a relative Ann Stead living with him) 1851 C; (aged 49, b Wortley, of Bramley in Kirkstall wool-weaver, a RELATIVE Ann Stead living with him) 1861 C; (aged 59, b Wortley, of Arnley Road, Bramley "Woollen weaver & cow keeper 7 acres of land") 1871 C; (aged 69, b Wortley, of Arnley Road, Bramley "farmer 8 acres of land") 1881 C; (aged 79, "living on is means", living with his son Samuel) 1891 C
chn: John Knapton b 10 Dec 1835 [FB] Bramley; c 28 Feb 1836 Bramley; (aged 5) 1841 C;
(aged 15, b Bramley, warehouse boy) 1851 C; m cMay 1860 Leeds RD: Jane
Elizabeth Rose; (and had chn: Annie Rose b cFeb 1861, Emily Stenson b 27 May
1862, May Alice b 24 Dec 1863, Abraham Kitchen b 9 Aug 1866, Sarah Ann b 17 Apr
1868, Grace Louise b 9 Jan 1870, James henry b 28 Oct 1871, Benjamin Binks b 12
Sep 1873, Charles Fredrick b 5 Nov 1876, Wilbur Fisk b 14 Jun 1880); (emigrated
to America) c1885; d 22 Jan 1922
James Andrew Knapton b 30 Nov 1838 [FB] Bramley in Leeds RD; c 30 Dec 1838
Bramley; (aged 2) 1841 C; (aged 10, b Bramley, warehouse boy) 1851 C; (aged 22,
wool sorter) 1861 C; m Sarah Garforth; (and had chn: John Garforth b cNov 1863,
Benjamin Harry b cMay 1870, Minnie, Thomas, Ernest)
Elizabeth Knapton b 22 Apr 1842 [FB] Bramley in Leeds RD; c 15 May 1842 Bramley;
(aged 8, b Bramley scholar) 1851 C; (aged 18, wool weaver) 1861 C; m Edwin
Batley; (and had chn: William, Benjamin)
Abraham Knapton b 11 Nov 1844 [FB] Bramley [X BCert] below
Benjamin Knapton b 21 Jul 1847 [FB] Bramley in Hunslet RD; aged 3, b Bramley)
1851 C; (aged 13) 1861 C; d aged 22 31 Oct 1869; M.I.
Grace Ann Knapton b 20 Jul 1850 [FB] Bramley in Hunslet RD; (aged ?, b Bramley )
1851 C; d 2 Apr 1852
Stead Knapton b 10 Aug 1853 [FB] Bramley in Hunslet RD; (aged 7) 1861 C; (aged
17, farmer) 1871 C; m1 Rhoda Hobson c1852-1900; (and had chn: Thomas b c1876,
Rhoda b c1878, Frederic b c1880, Benjamin b c1883, Samuel b c1887, ?Sarah);
m2 cNov 1900 Leeds RD: Charlotte Elizabeth Keene; [? m3 cFeb 1906 North
Bierley: ..... .....]
Frederick Knapton b 14 Dec 1856 [FB] Bramley in Hunslet RD; (aged 4) 1861 C;
(aged 14, plaster prentice) 1871 C; (aged 24, plasterer) 1881 C; m Margaret
Metcalfe
Samuel Robert Knapton b as Samuel cFeb 1860[FB] Bramley in Hunslet RD; (aged 1)
1861 C; (aged 11, scholar) 1871 C; (aged 21, farmer) 1881 C; m Alice Sanderson
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NOTES:

James Stead of Armley, Yorks c1748-....
m 31 May 1778 Leeds St Peter: Grace Hardcastle
chn: Ann Stead c 28 Apr 1782 Leeds St Peter
Elizabeth Stead c 9 Aug 1789 Armley below
John Stead c 25 Dec 1793 Leeds St Peter
Anne Stead c 31 Jan 1796 Armley

Abraham Kitching of Bramley in Leeds, Yorks
m 27 Dec 1814 Leeds St Peter: Elizabeth Stead
chn: Sarah Kitching b 11 Feb 1815 [FB] Bramley above
James Kitching c 9 Mar 1817 Bramley

Benjamin Stead of Bramley in Leeds c1785-
m 28 May 1815 Leeds St Peter: Elizabeth Shires
chn: Sarah Stead c 19 May 1816 Bramley
[Included because some researchers have made this Sarah Stead wife of James Knapton (above)]
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Abraham Knapton of Bramley in Leeds, Yorks 1844-1920
b 11 Nov 1844 [FB] Bramley [X BCert]
m 4 Sep 1869 Mary Oakes; (aged 35, b Armley) 1881 C; (aged 45, confectioner) 1891 C;
(aged 55) 1901 C
d 1920
(aged 6, b Bramley scholar) 1851 C; (aged 16, woolweaver) 1861 C; (aged 36, b Bramley, Leeds, of Upper Wortley Road, Wortley joiner employing 2 boys) 1881 C;
(aged 46, b Bramley, Leeds, of 212 Upper Wortley Road, Wortley joiner & builder) 1891 C; (aged 56, b Leeds, of 10 ?Conference Road, Armley, joiner & builder) 1901 C
chn: Henry Knapton b 17 Dec 1870; d 7 Oct 1872
Annie Knapton b 12 Jun 1872 Bramley RD; (aged 8, b Armley, scholar) 1881 C;
(aged 18, confectioner) 1891 C; (aged 28) 1901 C; d 9 Jan 1955
Jane Ann Knapton b 21 Aug 1873 Bramley RD (aged 7, b Armley, scholar) 1881 C;
(aged 17, confectioner) 1891 C; d 11 Sep 1893 Leeds RD
John Oakes Knapton b 21 Jun 1875; d 3 Apr 1876
Rosamond Knapton b 12 Nov 1876 Bramley RD (aged 4, b Armley, scholar) 1881 C;
(aged 14) 1891 C; (aged 24) 1901 C; d 21 Apr 1965
James Harold Knapton b 29 Jun 1878 Bramley RD; (aged 2, b Wortley) 1881 C
below
Ernest Abraham Knapton b 28 Nov 1879 Bramley RD (aged 1, b Wortley) 1881 C;
d 5 Feb 1886 Bramley RD
Lawrence Edward Knapton b 11 Jan 1882 Bramley RD (aged 9, b Wortley, scholar)
1891 C; (aged 19, bricklayer) 1901 C; m 16 Jan 1904 Marie Clarkson; d 14 Mar
1946
John Henry Knapton b 22 Aug 1883 Bramley RD (aged 7, b Wortley, scholar) 1891 C;
(aged 18, joiner "carp[enter?]") 1901 C; m 7 Jul 1909 Beatrice Jane Slater;
d 6 Nov 1951

James Harold Knapton 1878-1955
b c29 Jun 1878 Bramley RD
m 21 Sep 1903 Lily Parker
d 4 Feb 1955
(aged 2, b Wortley) 1881 C
(aged 12, scholar) 1891 C
(aged 20, joiner "carp[enter?]") 1901 C
chn: Mary Kathleen Knapton b 5 Oct 1906 Bramley
Abraham Leslie Knapton b 1 Jul 1912 Wortley

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Knapton Family Bible and inserted sheet (both now lost)

A bible belonging to James Knapton and Sarah recorded the following dates:

James Knapton b 21 Apr 1811
Sarah b 11 Feb 1815
chn:
John b 10 Dec 1835
James Andrew b 30 Nov 1838
Elizabeth b 22 Apr 1842
Abraham b 11 Nov 1844
Benjamin b 21 Jul 1847
Grace Anne b 20 Jul 1850; d 2 Apr 1852
Stead b 10 Aug 1853
Fredrick b 14 Dec 1856
Samuel Robert b 10 Jan 1860

Inserted sheet gave additional information:

James Andrew m Sarah Garforth and had chn: Garforth, Benjamin, Harry, Minnie, Thomas, Ernest)

Elizabeth m Edwin Batley; (and had chn: William, Benjamin)

Abraham m 4 Sep 1869 Mary Oakes

Fredrick m Margaret Metcalfe

Samuel Robert m Alice Sanderson
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John Knapton
m Sarah .....; (aged 50-4, b Yorks) 1841 C; (aged 68, b Pannol, labourer's wife)
1851 C
(aged 60-4, b Yorks, of Huby in Weeton agricultural labourer) 1841 C
(aged 73, b Weeton, of Huby in Weeton farm labourer) 1851 C
chn: [?] Thomas Knapton b c1826; (aged 15, b Yorks) 1841 C
[?] Mariah Knapton b c1827; (aged 14, b Yorks) 1841 C
[?] Ann Knapton b c1830; (aged 11, b Yorks) 1841 C



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