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Marriages 1754 - 1837
Swillington St Mary

 

The Parish

The parish of Swillington lies in south central Yorkshire within the West Riding. Swillington is located about 7 miles east of the large industrial town of Leeds and sits on the A642 which connects Wakefield through to Garforth. Swillington is just north of that road's crossing of the the River Aire, it lies a half mile or so north of the latter's course at the edge of the floodplain. Swillington is a large village much enlarged during Victorian times thanks to the coal that was extensively mined and formed the principal economic motif for the area. Before the mines came this would have been a simple pastoral farming community exploiting the rich pastures along the Aire, the rural economy bolstered by the twin Halls at Swillington and Leventhorpe. Modern development in the area has seen the construction of the M1 motorway through the western part of the parish en-route to join the A1 to the northeast of Garforth. Today's Swillington covers almost a mile from north to south with substantial developments to both east and west of the A642 which forms the backbone of the village. The Aire drains the parish eastwards, running across the Yorkshire plains to reach the North Sea through the Humber Estuary. Swillington is sited at around 60 metres above the sea, the southern parts being some 10 metres lower, land continues to rise gently northwards to reach almost 90 metres around the substantial brick-works. Swillington parish was fairly typical sized for lowland Yorkshire, covering close to 2,500 acres it would have supported a population of a little over 550 parishioners. In Domesday times swillington was something of a rural backwater, held by one Ilbert de Lacy it could offer just 5 ploughs and the usual meadows & woodland.


The Church

All Saints' church sits towards the northern edge of the village at the junction of the A642 with Church Lane. What strikes one immediately is the contrasting colours of the stonework between the tower and the remainder of the building. This contrast arose when the tower was refaced in a gritstone ashlar in 1884, the gritstone has blackened whilst the Magnesian limestone of the main body has not. The church, however, has ancient origins, the retained nave walls are Norman and 12th century in origin. A period of change took place in the 13th and 14th centuries when aisles, arcades and chancel were reconstructed in the Decorated style of the early 14th century and work continued in the later Perpendicular style when the southern porch was added. Following the Tudor Reformation further work continued adding the clerestory. Several restorations have also occurred in Victorian and later times, much work in 1860 was followed by that refacing in 1884, and in the 20th century the roofing of both chancel and nave has been replaced. Both the A642 and Church Lane are prohibited from parking but a small area outside the local shops in Church Lane will permit a short visit, otherwise side streets should be sought for an extended look. The site is surrounded by a low local stone wall with the main gated entrance from Church Lane, a few trees within the churchyard do somewhat limit the angles available to photography.


The Records

Register No Covering Dates Deposited With Register Style Quality Standard Comments
1 11th August 1754 - 29th January 1812 West Yorkshire Archive Service - Leeds - Reference - RDP99/5/1
Standard preprinted and self-numbered combined Banns & Marriage register with 4 entries per page Grade 2 Register - not a perfect read but with a low likelihood of misreads None
2 11th January 1813 - 13th August 1836
West Yorkshire Archive Service - Leeds - Reference - RDP99/5/2 Standard Rose style preprinted and prenumbered Marriage register Grade 3 Register - there are sufficient quality issues with this register to indicate that some misreads will occur albeit few in number Fading of this register towards the latter stages may lead to one or two misreads


Whitkirk St Mary
Barwick in Elmet All Saints
Garforth St Mary
Whitkirk St Mary
Kippax St Mary
Oulton cum Woodlesthorpe St John
Rothwell Holy Trinity
Methley St Oswald
Methley St Oswald

1760 1770 1780 1790 1800 1810 1820 1830

Register Reference Date Groom Forename Groom Surname Groom Status Groom Abode Bride Forename Bride Surname Bride Status Bride Abode
1 11/08/1754 Henry BLACKBORN Mary STORY
2 15/08/1754 George WATSON Barwick In Elmet Mary WETHERILL
3 22/09/1754 Thomas ATKINSON Ann BARKER
4 03/10/1754 Matthew NORTH Whitkirk Sarah BOOTH
5 06/01/1755 James COOKSON Elizabeth WRIGHT
6 27/08/1755 Edward GOODALL Whitkirk Hester WIGLESWORTH
7 24/11/1755 George TINDALL Ledsham Frances BAKER
8 25/12/1755 Henry BLACKBURN Elizabeth EAGLE
9 29/12/1755 William ABBAT Mary HILL
10 27/01/1756 Richard MOORE Abigail CLARK
11 26/04/1756 Robert SETTLE Rothwell Isabel NAILOR
12 03/06/1756 Jonas CORDINGLEY Single Leeds Margaret MOOR Single
13 16/08/1756 Henry LINDLEY Ann WATSON Leeds
14 30/08/1756 John WOOD Elizabeth WAIT
15 19/01/1757 Timothy SMITH Eleanor CRAMPTON
16 06/02/1757 William GILL Kippax Dorothy MILLNS
17 16/10/1757 John HEWIT Mary BILTON
18 17/11/1757 John CHAPEL Ann MOOR
19 04/12/1757 Joseph BALMFORTH Mary BACKHOUSE
20 29/12/1757 Benjamin HARRISON Methley Ann STREAKER
21 15/03/1758 James HEBDEN Wakefield Hannah BILTON
22 19/03/1759 Robert CAWOOD Jane BOGGITT Kippax
23 27/09/1759 Thomas WOMACK Whitkirk Elizabeth SALMON
24 17/11/1759 Moses SPOTCH Alice STORY
25 19/11/1759 William NEWTON Mary MOOR
26 27/08/1760 John BOOTH Martha STRINGER
27 16/09/1760 John NALSON Mary PEASE Kippax
28 16/09/1760 Roger DAWSON Pontefract Hannah OWEN
29 07/10/1760 William BILTON Grace CLAYTON
30 23/02/1761 James FEARN Thorp Arch Grace GAINS
31 23/03/1761 Thomas HEWIT Barwick In Elmet Elisabeth HEMSWORTH
32 15/09/1761 John WATSON Whitkirk Faith BOOTH
33 05/01/1762 John WRAY Methley Elisabeth TOWNSLEY
34 15/04/1762 Thomas WOOD Thorner Mary WIGGLESWORTH
35 21/10/1762 Matthew SPEIGHT Elizabeth CLAYTON
36 23/03/1763 Richard SADLER Hannah STROTHER
40 26/11/1763 Thomas FEARNLEY Elizabeth LITTLEWOOD
37 04/01/1764 John TYLER Ecclesfield Hannah HAGUE
38 13/01/1764 William HOWDELL Dorothy LAPISH
39 01/11/1764 Thomas PRIESTLEY Leeds Mary MOOR
41 28/03/1765 Robert WISE Single Kellington Philadelphia SQUIRE
42 04/09/1765 William BIRKINSHAW Single Mary PRINCE Single
43 27/11/1765 Joseph FEARNLEY Rothwell Hannah WATKINSON
44 05/02/1766 Joseph STEPHENSON Ann MILLS
45 20/04/1766 William PULLEN Kippax Hannah HEWET
46 30/04/1766 John PAWSON Margaret STROTHER
48 18/08/1766 Thomas LUND Ann OVEREND
49 01/09/1766 John CHAPMAN Widower Monk Fryston Ann ENGLAND Widow
50 10/09/1766 Benjamin EDWARDS Single Martha LEDSOME Single
51 14/12/1767 John APPLEYARD Kippax Mary NEWBY
52 09/02/1768 Richard MOOR Joannah PEASE Kippax
53 17/01/1769 Samuel DIVERS Ann FOSTER
54 27/03/1769 William GILL Sarah GREEN
55 27/03/1769 John HUNTER Mary RAWDEN Whitkirk
56 15/05/1769 James CHAPMAN Ann LAYSTER
57 28/08/1769 William DRONEFIELD Rothwell Phebe SERVANT
58 05/02/1770 Richard HEWIT Ann READ
59 18/06/1770 Joseph COCKRAM Kippax Sarah ABBOT
50 05/11/1770 William JOHNSON Kippax Ann LUND
51 12/02/1771 John CLAYTON Ann WILKINSON
52 19/11/1771 John GREENWOOD Elizabeth AUSTIN
53 23/04/1772 Joseph HEWIT Martha BARKER
54 08/06/1772 William EVERS Jane HUTCHINSON
55 30/06/1772 Robert MIDGLEY Sarah SERVANT
56 10/08/1772 Christopher POLLARD Whitkirk Martha TOWNEND
57 13/01/1773 William FIELD Wakefield Elizabeth BROWN
58 13/05/1773 Thomas BACKHOUSE Mary GREEN
59 19/05/1773 John LEDSOM Hannah STRINGER
60 20/09/1773 Joseph TIFFANY Sarah DAWSON
61 25/11/1773 Joseph CLARKSON Jane LIGHTFOOT
62 30/11/1773 James BULLOCK Barwick In Elmet Sarah ABBOT
63 22/12/1773 Joseph BULMER Mary JOHNSON
64 21/11/1774 Benjamin AURDSLEY Dewsbury Betty NAILOR
65 20/04/1775 William KING Doncaster Jane PARKINSON
66 22/05/1775 Joseph POPPLEWELL Methley Sarah JOHNSON
67 29/08/1775 John HARGRAVE Mary GOODALL
68 15/11/1775 Francis GLAZEBOROUGH Rothwell Mary ENGLISH
69 27/12/1775 Thomas COOPER Sherburn In Elmet Mary COOPER
70 24/01/1776 Robert MOOR Hannah HUNTINGTON
71 06/03/1776 John UTTLEY Faith TOWNEND
72 09/04/1776 Thomas WILSON Phebe DRONSFIELD
73 17/07/1776 Joseph BEDFORD Leeds Sarah WATSON
74 14/10/1776 Richard OLDHAM Hannah GREEN
75 28/10/1776 James HEARTLEY Castleford Mary HANSON
76 09/09/1778 John ROBINSON Ann GRAVE Single
77 21/01/1779 William BEAL Brodsworth Elizabeth STOREY
78 14/02/1779 John KILBURN Kippax Sarah LOGG
79 25/04/1779 Jeremiah LOGG Betty HORSEFIELD
80 18/07/1779 Anthony GREEN Garforth Martha FIELDHOUSE
81 16/09/1779 John SIMMS Warmfield Sarah BILTON Single
82 23/11/1779 William DENNISON Elizabeth ABBOT Single
83 13/12/1779 William DAWSON Mary LAKE
84 25/02/1780 Thomas DOVER Single Doncaster Ann GILL Single
85 02/04/1780 Edward COCKRAM Sarah SCHOLES
86 14/09/1780 Bartholomew BATTY Rachel GREEN Single
87 22/11/1780 Joseph CHAMBERS Martha HICK
88 01/01/1781 William GOODALL Barwick In Elmet Ann BALMFORTH Single
89 01/10/1781 Thomas HUGHSON Rothwell Susanna BLACKBURN Single
91 09/11/1781 Benjamin PARKER Rothwell Mary WRIGGLESWORTH
90 26/11/1781 James SCHOLEY Widower Martha WRIGGLESWORTH Single Ledsham
92 29/11/1781 William PARKINSON Single Sarah COOPER Single
93 23/12/1781 Thomas STEPHENSON Single Elizabeth ATKINSON Single
94 11/02/1782 Thomas ARMITAGE Single Kippax Sarah WRIGGLESWORTH Single
95 19/05/1782 George LAX Sarah GOMERSALL Single
96 18/08/1782 John HEWIT Mary NAILOR Single
97 01/09/1782 James TILLOTSON Barwick In Elmet Sarah HEWIT Single
98 09/10/1782 John COOPER Hannah MOOR Single
99 16/05/1783 James CATCHASIDES Rudby Grace NODDINGS Single
100 13/08/1783 John STORY Rothwell Elizabeth HAZELGROVE Single
101 08/08/1784 William BILTON Martha SHILLITOE
102 25/10/1784 William BIRKIN Mary GILL
103 22/11/1784 John SMITH Ledsham Anne SMITH Single
104 27/12/1784 John DYSON Mary DAWSON Widow
105 26/06/1785 William HIGGINS Mary SCRUTON Single
106 15/08/1785 William FOULSTONE Wakefield Alice HEBDIN Single
107 28/11/1785 Abraham SADLER Jane SCHOLAY Single
108 27/02/1786 John SCOTT Leeds Hannah BOOTH Single
109 05/06/1786 Benjamin BLACKBURN Single Alice HARDY Single
110 02/03/1788 Charles CHADWICK Rochdale, Lancashire Frances GREEN Single
111 10/10/1788 Jonathan HICK Sherburn In Elmet Eleanor GREENWOOD Single
113 10/06/1789 Samuel PYEMONT Single Linwood, Lincolnshire Susannah SCHOLEFIELD Single
114 12/07/1790 John INMAN Sarah LEDSHAM Single
115 06/12/1790 Robert BARKER Ann SWALES Single Pontefract
116 25/07/1791 Bertram HAGEDORN Leeds Elizabeth ROBINSON
117 04/03/1792 William SCHOLES Rothwell Ann ABBOTT
118 01/07/1792 George TANKARD Martha HOPTON
119 11/02/1793 William GREEN Elizabeth COLLET
120 13/03/1793 John STEPHENSON Leeds Jane LANGFIELD
121 22/04/1793 Thomas SMALES Kippax Christiana PAWSON Single
122 04/08/1793 Robert HUTCHINSON Phoeby LAMB
123 12/05/1794 Archibald FARGUS Mary AUSTIN
125 13/10/1794 Thomas GRAVE Single Lydia HALLIDAY Single
124 28/10/1794 Benjamin HUSON Kippax Frances BENNETT
126 24/12/1794 Richard INMAN Betty BOOTH
127 31/07/1796 Timothy HARDWICK Widower Frances WILSON Single
128 07/11/1796 John BARKER Ann SURS Single
129 07/11/1796 Thomas BANKS Sarah SHILLITO Single Kippax
130 05/06/1797 John BILTON Kippax Elizabeth MOOR
131 09/04/1798 David HOLT Mary WOOD
132 25/11/1798 Richard GOODALL Alice ARMITAGE
132 03/07/1799 James PAGE Hartlepool, Durham Mary LUMB
133 24/08/1799 David WEAR Sherburn In Elmet Mary GILLSON
133 01/09/1799 John HATTERSLEY Rothwell Mary HODGSON
134 17/11/1799 George HIRST Hannah FEARNLEY
135 01/06/1800 Joshua TAYLOR Rothwell Hannah MOORE
136 05/11/1800 William DAWSON Jane STORY Single
137 30/09/1801 John WOOD Elizabeth WILSON
138 05/10/1801 John TOWNEND Whitkirk Anne HOPKIN
139 11/11/1801 James DAWSON Mary SMITH
140 14/02/1802 Richard JENNINGS Harewood Hannah LUMB Single
141 04/08/1802 Francis WRIGGLESWORTH Elizabeth HARTLEY
142 16/11/1802 Richard WALTERTON Methley Mary PROCTOR Single
143 10/01/1803 John ANGUS Elizabeth HOPKIN Single
144 31/03/1803 Richard HUTCHINSON Harriot CRAGGS Single Rothwell
145 02/12/1803 Joseph INMAN Hannah COCKER
146 09/01/1804 Henry BLACKBURN Mary LUNN
147 23/04/1804 George BUTTERY Dinah OSMAN Single
148 25/11/1804 Joseph LISTER Jane WILSON
149 03/12/1804 David CHALLINGER Rebecca BOOTH
150 09/12/1804 John WINTER Brayton Eleanor HANSON
151 26/05/1805 Mark ELLIOT Ferry Fryston Margaret PICKERSGILL
152 16/06/1805 Thomas LONGFIELD Elizabeth PICKERSGILL
153 02/09/1805 William SPEIGHT Mary TIFFANY
154 15/08/1809 William BILTON Anne SMITHSON Whitkirk
155 18/02/1810 William SCHOLEFIELD Hannah FLINT
156 07/02/1811 Richard BRANCH Doncaster Sarah YELLOT
157 15/09/1811 Mathew LOGG Kippax Elisabeth MANNERS
158 24/11/1811 Joseph DEWEE Hannah INMAN
159 29/01/1812 James CORBUTT Sherburn In Elmet Maria ASKHAM
1 11/01/1813 William WILSON Sarah TIFFANY
2 02/03/1813 John WHEATLEY Mary STEPHENSON
3 05/07/1813 William SELLAR Long Marston Bella DAWSON
4 27/04/1814 Joseph TIFNEY Hannah MCWILLIAM
5 25/06/1814 John JOHNSON Whitkirk Sarah RENNISON
6 11/07/1814 Joseph BALMFORTH Jane BACKHOUSE
7 19/12/1814 James DENISON Ann BRITAIN
8 24/12/1814 William BACKHOUSE Jane LUND
9 02/05/1815 George HUTCHINSON Holme Upon Spalding Moor Rose HOPTON
10 21/08/1815 Joseph BROOK Mirfield Mary WATSON
11 26/11/1815 Jonathan SYKES Normanton Hannah BEAUMONT
12 07/07/1816 Robert INMAN Mary MACKWILLIAM
13 22/09/1816 James HARTLEY Hannah SADLER
14 12/06/1817 Andrew Moffatt TIMBRELL Anne HUTCHINSON Kippax
15 01/09/1817 William MCWILLIAM Elisabeth FIRTH Pontefract
16 22/12/1817 William WATSON Ann WATSON Single
17 12/03/1818 William TURPIN Lowther, Westmorland Jane PARKINSON Single
18 17/05/1818 Stephen ELLIOTT Methley Ann CONYERS Widow
19 27/06/1818 Andrew WHITEHEAD Garforth Sarah WAITE Single
20 29/06/1818 John GOODALL Rothwell Mary BILTON Single
21 20/02/1821 Jesse DOBSON Rothwell Sarah SMALES Single
22 03/04/1821 Thomas CLARKSON Elizabeth BRANFOOT Widow
23 28/05/1821 Christopher John GLOVER Pontefract Ann HUNTER Single
24 19/07/1821 John CLAYTON Elizabeth PEAT
25 30/08/1821 John WIGGLESWORTH Hannah SHILLITO
26 01/11/1821 William PAWSON Martha DIXON
27 22/01/1822 John WRIGGLESWORTH Mary HOWSON
28 15/05/1822 Daniel WEAVER Kendal, Westmorland Ann LUMB Single
29 15/07/1822 Thomas BILTON Mary SHILLITO
30 15/09/1822 Benjamin HAWKSWORTH Pontefract Elizabeth HORSFIELD
31 30/09/1822 Thomas WATSON Mary ATACK
32 09/03/1823 Thomas CLARKSON Widower Kippax Hannah GOMERSON Widow
33 15/06/1823 Richard TURPIN Dorothy GILL
34 16/06/1823 Thomas HILLS Rebecca BURLEY
36 19/08/1823 George BUTTERY Widower Maria ELAM Single
35 03/09/1823 William WATSON Elizabeth PAGDIN Single
37 03/11/1823 Joseph SPENCER Thornhill Ann HIGGINS
38 26/01/1824 George BARNETT Leeds Mary WRIGGLESWORTH
39 15/08/1824 Robert KIRBY Methley Ann WALES
40 30/09/1824 William SILVERSIDES Jane BACKHOUSE Widow
41 14/11/1824 William FENNELL Harewood Sarah WATSON
42 28/03/1825 James TASKER Hannah BASTY
43 03/04/1825 John JOHNSON Ann FIELDHOUSE
44 24/04/1825 Thomas HODGSON Elizabeth MILSOM
45 23/05/1825 Edward BENNETT Ann PRECIOUS
46 07/09/1825 Charles LEE Hexham, Northumberland Mary Louisa SKIN
47 06/09/1826 John BEW Sherburn In Elmet Dorothy HORSFIELD
48 27/11/1826 James PICKERD Sarah RAMSKILL
49 04/12/1826 Nathaniel CONNOLL Jane INMAN
50 27/02/1827 Richard HIGGINS Isabella WATSON
51 08/04/1827 William THOMPSON Whitkirk Elisabeth HUGHES
52 21/05/1827 John MOXON Elisabeth WOOD Kippax
53 22/10/1827 William DAKER Elisabeth THOMPSON
54 19/02/1828 Henry GOUGH Huyton, Lancashire Jane MCWILLIAM
55 17/08/1828 James CROSSLAND Elizabeth GOODALL
56 07/02/1829 Thomas SMITH Sherburn In Elmet Ann HORSFIELD
57 03/05/1829 Robert DAWSON Birmingham, Warwickshire Sarah PARKINSON
58 28/05/1829 William AMBLER Ann IBBOTSON
59 08/06/1829 Samuel MOXON Elisabeth SADLER
60 15/07/1829 Joseph WORMALD Leeds Eleanor SMEDLEY
61 30/08/1829 George BRIGGS Whitkirk Maria BOOTH Single
62 04/01/1830 William HEMINGWAY Leeds Hannah INMAN
63 16/05/1830 James JEVITT Eliza KING
64 07/06/1830 James CHAPEL Hannah GOMERSON
65 11/07/1830 William MAUDE Leeds Ann SMALES
66 31/07/1830 John CLARK Mary SKIPWITH
67 07/02/1831 George FIRTH Kippax Sarah SADLER
68 20/05/1831 Richard HEWITT Selina FARRER
69 26/09/1831 William MOXON Ann RAMSKILL Kippax
70 26/09/1831 Robert GOODALL Ann SHEPHERD
71 06/03/1832 Joseph SHEPHERD Elizabeth FIRTH Kippax
72 23/04/1832 William FIRTH Esther COWBURN
73 25/06/1832 George CARR Esther CARR
74 26/06/1832 Henry TALL Snaith Anne Maria WHITE
75 03/12/1832 John TURNBULL Margaret RIMINGTON
76 14/10/1833 John COLEY Hannah PARKINSON
77 17/10/1833 John CUNLIFFE Leeds Eliza SWAILES
78 23/12/1833 Peter BUCK Margaret BACKHOUSE
79 08/04/1834 Joshua PIPER Kippax Elizabeth ROBINSON
80 09/06/1834 James HOWSON Martha RICHMOND
81 23/06/1834 William GUMMERSON Wrawby Cum Brigg, Lincolnshire Emma WESTMORELAND
82 18/05/1835 James SHACKLETON Martha SADLER
83 07/09/1835 Edward GOODALL Nancy SHACKLETON
84 10/10/1835 John TOTTY Sandal Magna Elizabeth WATSON
85 14/03/1836 John RAYSTON Leeds Mary SMALES
86 09/05/1836 Israel COLLEY Elisabeth GUMMERSON
87 13/08/1836 Edward CATLEY Garforth Martha PIPER

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