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Leeds, Yorkshire

Even though Leeds and Bradford are only a short distance apart there seem to be some different family lines with little interconnection.

One early family tree centred on Leeds is -

  • 1 Robert Townsley aka: Townley or Tounley b: abt 1700 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire ? d: Bef. 1763
  • . +Anne Ellis b: abt 1703 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 01 Dec 1723 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 22 Sep 1763 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ... 2 Thomas Townsley b: abt Jul 1725 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire d: abt 1725
  • ... 2 William Townsley b: abt Aug 1726 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ...... +x
  • ........ 3 Priscilla Townsley b: 04 Oct 1759 Tenters, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ... 2 Robert Townsley aka: Townley b: abt Feb 1730/31 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ...... +Sarah Jackson b: abt 1730 m: 17 Apr 1750 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Benjamin Townley b: abt Jul 1747 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 19 May 1753 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Benjamin Townsley b: abt Dec 1753 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire d: abt Jan 1823 Leeds, Yorkshire Burial: 19 Jan 1823 St Peter, Leeds
  • ........... +Grace Lucas b: abt 1756 Rothwell, Yorkshire m: 27 Apr 1777 Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Robert Townsley b: abt Mar 1778 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Sarah Townsley b: 24 Oct 1779 Sow Lain Head, Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Benjamin Townsley b: 25 Nov 1781 Middleton, Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ................ +Martha Chadwick b: abt 1784 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 27 Dec 1802 Leeds, Yorkshire d: 31 Oct 1827 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Josephine Townsley b: abt Aug 1803 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Benjamin Townsley b: abt Aug 1804 Leeds, Yorkshire d: 21 Oct 1804 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 John Townsley b: abt Sep 1805 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Theodore Townsley b: abt Sep 1805 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Joseph Townsley b: 18 Oct 1807 Leeds, Yorkshire d: 13 Jun 1809 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Mary Townsley b: abt Dec 1809 Leeds, Yorkshire ? d: 26 Dec 1810 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Grace Townsley b: 10 Jan 1812 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ..................... +Alexander Cheetham b: abt Dec 1815 Leeds, Yorkshire m: 02 Sep 1833 St Peter, Leeds
  • .................. 5 Thomas Townsley b: 20 Mar 1814 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Benjamin Townsley b: abt Jul 1827 Leeds, Yorkshire d: 24 Aug 1827 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Joseph Townsley b: 31 Jul 1756 Leeds, Yorkshire d: 23 Sep 1825 East Ardsley, Yorkshire
  • ........... +Mary Esherwood aka: Isherwood b: abt 1756 Beeston, Leeds, Yorkshire m: 02 Sep 1776 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 15 Nov 1787 Father: Joshua Isherwood Mother: Rachel Popplewell
  • ............. 4 Rachel Townsley b: 28 Nov 1777 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: abt 1845 Rhoyds Green, Rothwell
  • ................ +Samuel Leak b: abt 1781 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire m: 17 Nov 1799 St Peter, Leeds d: abt 1839 Royds Green, Rothwell
  • .................. 5 Mary Leake b: 06 Feb 1801 Rothwell, Yorkshire d: abt 1802
  • .................. 5 Elizabeth Leake b: 11 Mar 1803 Hunslet/ Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ..................... +Robert Horsefall m: 02 Jan 1825 Holy Trinity, Rothwell
  • .................. 5 Martha Leake b: 07 May 1805 Hunslet/ Rothwell, Yorkshire d: abt 1849 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ..................... +Joseph Nicholson b: 31 Aug 1801 Sheepscar, Leeds, Yorkshire m: 24 Dec 1826 Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Samuel Leake b: 12 Feb 1808 Rothwell, Yorkshire d: 19 Mar 1809
  • ............. 4 Elizabeth Townsley b: abt Nov 1779 Leeds, Yorkshire d: 14 May 1781
  • ............. 4 Sarah Townsley b: abt Jul 1782 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Sarah Townsley b: abt 1805 Leeds, Yorkshire ? d: 07 Aug 1806 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Catherine Townsley b: abt Nov 1782 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ................ +Thomas Hargrove b: abt 1780 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 21 Jul 1808 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Richard Townsley b: 25 Feb 1785 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: Bet. 1851 - 1861
  • ................ +Jane x b: abt 1787 Alverthorp, Wakefield, Yorkshire m: abt 1809 d: Aft. 1861 Little Marsden, Lancashire ?
  • .................. 5 Ann Townsley b: 21 Jul 1810 Wakefield, Yorkshire d: Aft. 1861
  • ..................... +William Clarkson b: abt 1801 Swaledale, Yorkshire m: 07 Aug 1841 St Bartholomew, Colne, Lancashire d: Aft. 1851 Father: Joseph Clarkson Mother: x
  • .................. 5 Sarah Townsley b: 19 Apr 1813 Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Rebecca Townsley b: abt 1820 Marsden, Lancashire
  • ..................... +Edward Leeming b: abt 1822 Little Marsden, Lancashire m: 18 Aug 1844 St Bartholomew, Colne, Lancashire Father: Samuel Leeming Mother: Grace x
  • .................. 5 Joseph Townsley b: abt 1823 Marsden, Colne, Lancashire d: abt Feb 1890 Oldham, Lancashire
  • ..................... +Sophia Wharton b: abt Jul 1817 Sheffield, Yorkshire m: abt May 1845 St Luke, Heywood, Bury d: abt Feb 1885 Bury, Lancashire Father: Thomas Wharton Mother: Elizabeth Cooper
  • .................. *2nd Wife of Joseph Townsley:
  • ..................... +Catherine Cairns b: abt 1830 Bury, Lancashire ? m: abt Aug 1885 St Luke, Heywood, Bury Father: Andrew Cairns Mother: x
  • .................. 5 Robert Townsley b: abt 1826 Marsden, Lancashire d: abt May 1890 Burnley, Lancashire
  • ..................... +Elizabeth Clegg b: abt Jul 1828 Little Marsden, Lancashire m: 21 Sep 1848 Parochial Church, Colne, Lancashire d: abt Nov 1902 Burnley, Lancashire Father: Jonathan Clegg Mother: Mary x
  • .................. 5 Jane Townsley b: 24 Feb 1830 Little Marsden, Lancashire
  • ............. 4 Joseph Townsley b: 10 Apr 1787 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 21 Nov 1806
  • ........ *2nd Wife of Joseph Townsley:
  • ........... +Mary Richardson b: abt 1767 Rothwell, Yorkshire ? m: 27 Apr 1788 Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Robert Townsley b: 19 May 1790 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 20 Feb 1825 East Ardsley, Yorkshire
  • ................ +Mary Stringer b: abt 1791 Stanley, Yorkshire m: 07 Aug 1814 Rothwell, Yorkshire d: Aft. 1851
  • .................. 5 Benjamin Townsley b: 17 Jul 1815 East Ardsley, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Hannah Townsley b: abt May 1817 East Ardsley, Yorkshire d: 23 Jan 1818 East Ardsley, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Sarah Townsley b: abt Mar 1819 East Ardsley, Yorkshire d: abt May 1849 Castleford, Yorkshire ?
  • ..................... +William Holmes b: abt 1820 m: 05 Aug 1838 Featherstone, Yorkshire Father: William Holmes
  • .................. 5 Joseph Townsley aka: Townley b: abt May 1821 Rothwell / Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 11 Dec 1872 Carlton Street, Castleford, Yorkshire
  • ..................... +Sarah Hunter b: abt 1823 Castleford, Yorkshire m: 03 Feb 1845 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire d: Aft. 1861 Father: George Hunter
  • .................. 5 John Townsley b: abt Mar 1823 Ouzewell Green, Lofthouse with Carlton, Yorkshire d: abt May 1903 Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • ..................... +Ellen Speight b: abt 1825 Carlton, Rothwell, Yorkshire m: 21 Feb 1847 All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire d: abt Nov 1872 Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • .................. *2nd Wife of John Townsley:
  • ..................... +Hannah Cawthron b: abt 1826 Selby, Yorkshire m: abt Feb 1873 Wakefield, Yorkshire d: abt May 1901 Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Thomas Townsley b: abt 1826 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 21 Jul 1870 Walmgate, York, Yorkshire
  • ..................... +Charlotte Dixon b: abt 1828 Knaresborough, Yorkshire m: 19 May 1845 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire d: Aft. 1881 Father: Ephraim Dixon Mother: x
  • ............. 4 John Townsley b: 06 Sep 1792 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 24 Apr 1806
  • ............. 4 Thomas Townsley b: 01 Feb 1795 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 08 Apr 1817 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire ?
  • ................ +Rachel Wood b: abt 1793 Rothwell, Yorkshire ? m: 23 Jan 1814 Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 John Townsley b: 08 Mar 1815 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 09 Mar 1817 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Joseph Townsley b: abt Oct 1816 Rothwell, Yorkshire d: 02 Aug 1818 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Charles Townsley b: 31 Mar 1797 Woodkirk / Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 13 Oct 1857 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ................ +Hannah Crowther b: abt 1796 Woodkirk, Yorkshire ? m: 04 May 1817 Woodkirk, Yorkshire d: Bef. 1821
  • .................. 5 Thomas Townsley b: 12 Sep 1817 East Ardsley, Yorkshire d: 10 Mar 1898 15 Legrams Lane, Bradford
  • ..................... +Mary Dally b: abt 1818 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 05 Jul 1840 St Peter, Leeds d: abt Aug 1848 Leeds, Yorkshire Father: Robert Dally Mother: x
  • .................. *2nd Wife of Thomas Townsley:
  • ..................... +Ann Thornton b: abt 1821 Leeds, Yorkshire m: 23 Dec 1848 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 06 Feb 1873 Topham Row, Horton, Bradford Father: William Thornton Mother: x
  • ............. *2nd Wife of Charles Townsley:
  • ................ +Sarah Dobson b: abt 1801 Carleton / Ouzlewell, Yorkshire m: 19 Feb 1821 Rothwell, Yorkshire d: abt Feb 1875 Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 John Townsley b: 24 Dec 1821 Rothwell, Yorkshire ? d: abt 1903
  • .................. 5 Hannah Townsley b: abt Jan 1824 Rothwell / Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ..................... +Benjamin Speight b: abt 1820 m: 03 Feb 1845 Holy Trinity, Rothwell, Leeds Father: Benjamin Speight Mother: x
  • .................. 5 Joseph Townsley b: abt Feb 1828 Rothwell, Yorkshire d: 29 Sep 1829 Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Mary Townsley b: abt 1830 Rothwell, Yorkshire ?
  • ..................... +Joseph Charlesworth b: abt 1827 Rothwell, Yorkshire ? m: 28 Jul 1849 Holy Trinity, Rothwell Father: Amos Charlesworth Mother: x
  • .................. 5 Charles Townsley b: abt Mar 1832 Rothwell, Yorkshire d: 16 Nov 1834 Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Emma Townsley b: abt Mar 1834 Ouzlewell, Yorkshire d: abt 1883
  • ..................... +John Wetherill b: abt 1834 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 17 Jun 1858 St Mark, Woodhouse, Leeds Father: James Wetherill Mother: x
  • .................. 5 Charles Townsley b: abt Aug 1836 Carleton / Ouzlewell, Yorkshire d: abt Aug 1907 Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • ..................... +Eliza Ann Ellis aka: Eliza Naden b: abt 1846 Carlton, Wakefield, Yorkshire m: 22 May 1886 Christ Church, Lofthouse, Wakefield d: abt 1914 Wakefield, Yorkshire Father: Thomas Ellis
  • .................. 5 Joseph Townsley b: abt Oct 1838 Ouzlewell Green, Wakefield, Yorkshire d: abt Feb 1913 Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • ..................... +Hannah Illingworth b: abt 1841 Rothwell, Yorkshire ? m: abt Nov 1859 Holy Trinity, Rothwell d: abt Feb 1880 Wakefield, Yorkshire
  • .................. 5 Edward Townsley b: abt Nov 1840 Carleton / Ouzlewell / Leeds, Yorkshire d: 21 Oct 1918 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Martha Townsley b: 01 Jul 1799 Golsom, Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ................ +Robert Wood b: abt 1796 Rothwell, Yorkshire ? m: 26 Nov 1821 Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Hannah Townsley b: 24 Mar 1805 Rothwell, Yorkshire ? d: 05 Nov 1806
  • ........ 3 Richard Townsley b: abt Jul 1759 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Elizabeth Townsley b: abt Aug 1764 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ... 2 Joseph Townsley b: abt Sep 1734 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 17 May 1807 Kirkgate, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ...... +Betty Atkinson b: abt 1734 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 11 Apr 1756 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Ann Townsley b: 27 Sep 1757 Tenters, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........... +Thomas Mann b: abt 1755 Rothwell, Yorkshire m: 24 Mar 1777 Rothwell, Yorkshire d: Bef. 1779
  • ........ *2nd Husband of Ann Townsley:
  • ........... +Peter Thompson b: abt 1754 m: 25 Apr 1779 Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 John Townsley b: 30 Oct 1759 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........... +Hannah Garnett b: abt 1764 Leeds, Yorkshire m: 09 Jan 1785 St Peter, Leeds
  • ........ 3 William Townsley b: abt Jul 1761 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Thomas Townsley b: 06 May 1763 Thwaits Mill, Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Joseph Townsley b: 20 Dec 1765 Twaite Mill, Rothwell, Yorkshire
  • ... 2 Elizabeth Townsley aka: Betty b: abt Oct 1737 Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ...... +Joseph Dawson b: abt 1733 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 08 Feb 1758 Leeds, Yorkshire

 

 

However that is not the only Townsley family line for Leeds. Another that seems to be unrelated is ....

  • 1 Thomas Townsley b: abt 1815 Yorkshire d: Aft. 1841
  • . +Isabella Sibbald b: abt 1815 Ireland m: abt 1837 Leeds, Yorkshire ? d: abt Aug 1849 Leeds, Yorkshire Father: William Sibbald Mother: Margaret Craig
  • ... 2 Alexander Townsley b: 01 Dec 1838 Lincolns Field Place, Leeds, Yorkshire d: abt Feb 1902 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ...... +Sarah Baldwin b: abt 1839 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 07 Jan 1861 St Stephen, Burmantofts, Leeds d: abt Feb 1908 Knaresborough, Yorkshire Father: Thomas Baldwin
  • ........ 3 Arthur Townsley b: abt Nov 1862 Leeds, Yorkshire d: Aft. 1901
  • ........... +Annie Maria Clarkson b: abt 1867 Leeds, Yorkshire m: 14 Jan 1888 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire d: Aft. 1901 Father: John Clarkson
  • ............. 4 John Townsley b: abt 1886 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 Isabella Townsley b: abt May 1867 Leeds, Yorkshire d: Aft. 1901
  • ........... +John Glover b: abt 1867 Leeds, Yorkshire m: 16 May 1887 St Andrew, Leeds d: Aft. 1901 Father: William Glover
  • ........ 3 James Townsley b: abt May 1867 Leeds, Yorkshire d: abt Nov 1869 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........ 3 John Howgate Townsley b: 06 Jun 1870 Spark Street, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 19 Mar 1931 Woodhouse, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........... +Sarah Ellen Bean b: abt May 1872 Leeds, Yorkshire m: 19 Aug 1893 St Andrew, Leeds d: Aft. 1911 Father: John Charles Bean Mother: Sarah Hall Roberts
  • ............. 4 Alfred Bean Townsley b: abt Feb 1889 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire d: 17 Jul 1917 Arras, France
  • ................ +Rebecca Nicholson b: abt 1896 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 25 Dec 1915 St Philip, Wellington Street, Leeds Father: John Nicholson
  • ............. 4 Alice Maud Bean Townsley b: abt Dec 1891 Leeds, Yorkshire d: 20 Feb 1936 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 John Charles Townsley b: abt Sep 1895 Leeds, Yorkshire d: 31 Mar 1918 Martinsart, Northern France
  • ............. 4 Arthur Edwin Townsley b: abt May 1897 Leeds, Yorkshire d: abt Feb 1956 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ................ +Charlotte Heaton b: abt 1898 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 07 Jun 1919 St Philip, Wellington Street, Leeds Father: Joseph Heaton
  • ............. 4 Sarah Eleanor Townsley b: abt May 1901 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ............. 4 Lily Eveline Townsley b: abt Nov 1903 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ................ +George Albert Wilson b: abt 1904 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 03 Aug 1929 St Andrew, Leeds, Yorkshire Father: Walter Wilson
  • ............. 4 Robert Townsley b: 27 Mar 1906 Leeds, Yorkshire d: abt Aug 1976 Lancaster, Lancashire
  • ................ +Lilian May Poole b: 05 May 1906 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 18 Oct 1930 St Philip, Wellington Street, Leeds, Yorkshire d: Oct 1987 York, Yorkshire Father: John Charles Poole
  • ............. 4 Philip Edgar Townsley aka: Philip Edgar b: abt Nov 1909 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ................ +Violet May Licence b: 13 Jun 1912 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 17 Aug 1935 St Alban the Martyr, Leeds d: Jun 1999 Leeds, Yorkshire Father: William Henry Licence
  • ............. 4 Ernest Alec Townsley b: abt Aug 1912 Leeds, Yorkshire d: 19 Aug 1981
  • ................ +Nellie Brown b: abt 1911 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: 15 Apr 1933 St George, Leeds d: abt Aug 1943 Leeds, Yorkshire Father: Joseph Henry Brown
  • ............. *2nd Wife of Ernest Alec Townsley:
  • ................ +Eva Ingram b: abt Nov 1918 Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire m: abt Nov 1949 St Matthew, Holbeck, Leeds d: 12 May 2006 Father: Harry Ingram Mother: Lottie Cawood
  • ........ 3 Tom Baldwin Townsley b: abt May 1877 Leeds, Yorkshire d: abt Nov 1914 Beckett Street, Leeds
  • ........ 3 Hannah Margaret H Townsley aka: Annie b: abt Dec 1874 Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ........... +Arthur C Dickinson b: abt 1872 Leeds, Yorkshire ? m: abt May 1897 Register Office, Leeds, Yorkshire
  • ... 2 Martha Ann Townsley b: abt Nov 1840 Leeds, Yorkshire d: abt Aug 1900 Hull, Yorkshire ?
  • ...... +James Ward Voase b: abt Mar 1842 Howden, Yorkshire m: 29 Jul 1862 St Andrew, Leeds d: abt Aug 1898 Hull, Yorkshire ? Father: James Voase Mother: Hannah Ward

 

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