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Re: MOORHOUSE, Yorkshire, ENG
Posted by: Mark E. Moorhouse Date: July 13, 2001 at 01:26:17
In Reply to: Re: MOORHOUSE, Yorkshire, ENG by Harry Ross Moorhouse of 307

Greetings Harry,
having just read your request re Thomas & Alice Moorhouse who lived in the Grassington area of Yorkshire, I think the following info is very applicable.
In the nearby parish of Linton (in Craven) the church register contains the following entries: -
(If people lived in the countryside between two villages it was not uncommon for them to register their children at either village church, depending on which one taxed them least at the time)

Linton (in Craven)


Moorhouse, Moses       bapt 22 Oct 1818              son of Thomas & Alice
Moorhouse, Edward       bapt 16 Jul 1821              son of Thomas & Alice

Moorhouse, Thomas       bapt 12 Mar 1797       son of Edward

further children of Edward siblings of Thomas:

Moorhouse, John              bapt 8 Aug 1790              son of Edward
Moorhouse, William       bapt 17 Feb 1793              son of Edward
Moorhouse, Alice       bapt 29 Mar 1795       Dau of Edward
Moorhouse, Martha       bapt 18 Jun 1799              dau of Edward
Moorhouse, Edward       bapt 9 May 1803              son of Edward
Moorhouse, Edward       bapt 10 Feb 1805              son of Edward
Moorhouse, Ann              bapt 8 May 1808              dau of Edward

Moorhouse, Edward       bapt3 Aug 1766              son of John

Likely siblings . Moorhouse, Margaret bapt 28 Aug 1763 dau of John
Moorhouse, Robert bapt 19 Feb 1766

Unfortunately I have not personally sighted this register so do not have occupation details which may help sort the children attributed to John Moorhouse ( from 1763 to 1787) but it is clear from the number of entries (25) that more than one John Moorhouse was registering children here during that period.

Marriages include the following:

John Moorhouse married 22 Jul 1760 to Isabel Place (of Grassington) (Probably your John considering the location given the bride)
John Moorhouse married 22 May 1764 to Ann Paley
John Moorhouse married 6 Jan 1766 to Sarah Metcalf.

As Edward was baptised in 1766 all three are possibilities and further research in this register is necessary.

Edward Moorhouse married in 1789 but unfortunately details have been misreported in my records and will need re-checking. He is variously shown as marrying on the 23 October or 23 November 1789
to Addie Jones, or to Adde Lowes, or to Edde Lowes. Perhaps the original text is very difficult to read and transcribers have given it their best guess!!! This was at Linton (in Craven).

The marriage of Thomas Moorhouse to Alice Wright occurred on 11 May 1818 at Linton(in Craven)

Trust this helps you find your family roots.

Grassington, Rylstone, Burnsall, Giggleswick and Kirkby Malham parish registers are those closest located to Linton (in Craven) and may be worth searching for peripheral relatives. I would be prepared to help with any further inquiries.

                            Mark E. Moorhouse


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