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Maria Anne

1824-1875

Full name:

Maria Anne Birtwhistle (also referred to as Anna Maria)       (photo)

 

 

Born:

Edinburgh in on 22 Dec 1824

 

 

 

Married:

No record  of marriage

 

 

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Occupation:

-

 

 

 

Resident in:

Gatehouse of Fleet,  Avranches, Dumfries, Cheltenham

 

 

 

Father:

John 1799-1869

 

 

 

Additional:

Shown in 1851 census in Scotland to be living in Cargen House, Troqueer, Dumfries – age shown as 23. In the English census of 1861 she was resident with her parents John & Martha Maria at Beaufort Villas, Cheltenham together with her only surviving brother John and sister Agnes.

 

Died 8 Sept 1875 at 16 Curzon Park, Chester. Buried 13 Sept 1875 in a family vault in Cheltenham Cemetry alongside her father John (1799-1869), her mother Martha-Maria (1801-1872) and uncle Maj Gen John Birtwhistle (1791-1867).

 

She left a legacy of £1000 to the RNLI – see details below taken from Beverley Guardian of Saturday 29th Dec 1877.

 

“NEW LIFE BOAT FOR SCOTLAND – A short time ago a new lifeboat was placed at Newburgh on the shores of Aberdeenshire, through the liberality of the late Miss Birtwhistle of Beaufort Villa, Cheltenham. That lady by her will gave a legacy to the Royal National Life Boat Institution for two lifeboats, one to be named after her brother the late Lieutenant Alexander Charles Birtwhistle RN, and to be placed on some part of the coast of Yorkshire; the other to be named after her late brother, Captain William Aird Birtwhistle, 32nd Cornish Light Infantry, and to be placed on some part of the coast of Scotland. The sum proved insufficient for teo boats, owing doubtless to testatrix not having taken into consideration the cost of the erection of the boathouses, and therefore it was arranged to build one boat only and name it after the two brothers, which, with the approval of the executors, The Rev John Mitchell and Chas. Birtwhistle Esq, formerly of Beverley, has been placed as we have already stated at Newburgh. The interesting ceremony of naming and launching the craft was performed by Mrs Udny of Udny, and the event caused many visitors to assemble from the surrounding district. She was named the “Alexander Charles and William Aird,” and is described as being in every respect a fine boat. The cost was upwards of £600.”

 

Note 1: - The boat was launched on 19th October 1877.

Note 2: - In the Standard of 11th Oct 1877 it was reported that three new lifeboats, including the one above, were about to be stationed on the Scottish coast and were described as:- “Each is a double-banked one, and possess the usual characteristics of self-righting, self-ejecting water, &c. Substantial and commodious houses have been erected for the reception of the three life boats from the designs of Mr. Cooke, the honorary architect of the institution.

 

(Note: earlier info. referred to an eldest daughter named Minnie 1817-1876 – but  accuracy / relevance of this data is unknown.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander

1823-1855

Full name:

Alexander Charles Birtwhistle                           (portrait miniature)

 

 

Born:

1823 in Skipton. Christened in Skipton on 16 Apr 1823.

 

 

 

Married:

No record of marriage

 

 

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Occupation:

Royal Navy Officer - Lieutenant

 

 

 

Resident in:

Skipton, Gatehouse of Fleet,  Avranches.

 

 

 

Father:

John 1799-1869

 

 

 

Additional:

3 April 1837 – appointed to HMS Asia. Subsequently as a Midshipman on the WELLESLEY he served with distinction throughout the Chinese War where, among other operations, be was employed in the boats at. the taking of Chinghae  and was ‘officially reported’ at the capture of Amoy & Chinghae in 1841. In 1842 he was awarded the China War Medal for this distinguished service.

 

30 March, 1843 - passed his naval examinations and intermediately after served as Mate on board the gunnery-ship EXCELLENT at Portsmouth under Capt. Sir Thos. Hastings.

 

14 Apr 1845 - appointed as Mate on the brigantine HMS Spy.

 

In 1847 he was awarded the Royal Humane Society’s highest award, the Honorary Silver Medallion, “for his gallantry in saving the lives of seamen”. This followed an incident on 09.06.1845 when, as the mate of  the brigantine HMS Spy, he saved an injured seaman who had fallen overboard, was seriously injured and in danger of drowning ref extract from ‘Reports of the Royal Humane Society, volume XVIII 1847-1849’.

 

Note:- The above award to Alexander was reported in the Newspaper “Carlisle Patriot” dated 27 Aug 1845 and also went on to report - “this is the third time that his intrepidity has been successful in rescuing a fellow-being from a watery grave. We may also add, that Lieut. B. was twice officially mentioned for gallantry of conduct during the late Chinese War, he being then a midshipman on board HMS Wellesley. Such conduct merits every public notice and praise.”

 

5 Aug. 1846 - promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.

 

29 May 1847 – appointed as Lieutenant HM Steam Sloop Vixen as part of Americas and West Indies Squadron. 30 Apr 1849 appointed “additional” to HMS Imaum.

 

14 Feb 1851 – Appointed Chief of Coastguard – Whitstable, Kent.

 

30 Mar 1855 – Appointed Lieutenant HMS St George (120 gun first rater) stationed at Spithead.

 

1 June 1855 – died at Haslar Naval Hospital, Portsmouth – reportedly after a short illness.

 

 Memorial plaque at Holy Trinity church, Skipton, Yorkshire reads:

“Sacred to the memory of Alexander Charles Birtwhistle Lieutenant R.N. of HMS St George who died at the Royal Naval Hosital Haslar 1st June 1855. Eldest son of John Birtwhistle Esq Deputy Lieut for the Stewardry of Kirkcudbright N.B. and Martha Maria his wife.  Who served with distinction through the Chinese War and in various parts of the world and received a medal from the Royal Humane Society for his gallantry in saving the lives of seaman”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William

1826-1856

Full name:

William Aird Birtwhistle                              (portrait miniature)

 

 

Born:

04 Sept 1826 in Ardwell House, Mull of Galloway (recorded in Anwoth church records)

 

 

 

Married:

No record of marriage

 

 

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Occupation:

Army Officer – Captain in 32rd ‘Cornwall’ Regiment of Light Infantry

 

 

 

Resident in:

Gatehouse of Fleet, Avranches,

 

 

 

Father:

John 1799-1869

 

 

 

Additional:

Military career with 32nd Regiment of Foot:

·        Appointment as Ensign – 12 Dec 1843

·        Promotion to Lieutenant – 3 Apr 1846

·        Promotion to Captain – 29 May 1855

 

As a Lieutenant he served at the first and second siege operations before Mooltan, including the attack on the enemy’s positions in front of the advanced trenches on 12 Sept 1848, the action of Soorikoond, storm and capture of the city and surrender of the fortress. Also present at the surrender of the fort and garrison of Cheniote and at the battle of Goojerat (Punjab Medal & Clasps). Was wounded at Mooltan on 12 Sept 1848.

 

Died of fever in Kussowlie, India on 11th Oct 1856.

 

Memorial at Holy Trinity church, Skipton, Yorkshire

"Sacred to the memory of Capt. William Aird Birtwhistle of the 32nd or Cornwall Regiment of Light Infantry who died at Kussowlie in India on the 11th October 1856 deeply regretted by the Regiment. This tablet has been erected by his brother officers as a token of esteem for a friend and comrade. The above was 2nd son of John and M.M. Birtwhistle."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

1828-1895

Full name:

John Birtwhistle                                                         (photograph)

 

 

Born:

11 Feb 1828 in Kirkmabreck, Kirkcudbright. Christened 4 Sept 1828 by John Burton Birtwhistle

 

 

 

Married:

Elizabeth Marshall (1836-1900) in Mar 1861 at Northampton

 

 

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Occupation:

Army Officer - Major – 32rd ‘Cornwall’ Regiment of Light Infantry and 7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot

 

 

 

Resident in:

Gatehouse of Fleet, Avranches, Cheltenham & Narberth, Pembrokeshire

 

 

 

Father:

John 1799-1869

 

 

 

Additional:

Joined the 32nd (Cornwall) Regiment of Foot (as an Ensign) by purchase on the 11th December 1847. Proceeded with the Regiment to India in the Punjab campaign of 1848-1849. He was present at the second siege operations before Mooltan, including the storming and capture of the city and surrender of the fortress. Also present at the surrender of the fort and garrison of Cheniote and Battle of Goojerat (Punjab Medal and Clasps).

 

Promoted to Lieutenant (32nd Foot) on 03 September 1849;

Promoted to Captain (32nd Foot) on 28 June 1857;

Promoted to Major (32nd Foot) in Sept 1860.

Exchanged commission as Major in 32nd Foot (with Major George William Wallace Carpenter) for commission as Major in 7th (Royal Fusiliers) Regiment of Foot on 5 March 1861.

 

In 1861 census recorded in Cheltenham with parents John & Martha Maria at Beaufort Villas, Cheltenham together with sisters Anna-Maria and Agnes Augusta.

 

Apr 1862 – Retires from Army.

 

In c1865 was declared bankrupt and in 1871 census recorded as resident in Begelly, Narberth, Pembrokeshire together with wife Elizabeth.

 

In 1881 census John & Elizabeth recorded as resident in High House, Much Dewchurch, Herefordshire.

 

Died 7th April 1895 in Narberth, Pembrokeshire

 

Re Elizabeth Marshall                                             (photograph)

Born c1836 in Northamptonshire.

Died Mar 1900 in Narberth, Pembrokeshire

No record of any children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(daughter)

1830-??

Full name:

(daughter)

 

 

Born:

July 1st 1830 in London

 

 

 

Married:

 

 

 

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Resident in:

 

 

 

 

Father:

John 1799-1869

 

 

 

Additional:

No additional information found regarding this daughter – assumed to have died in infancy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adeleade

1832-1871

Full name:

Adelaide Barbara Campbell Douglas (Birtwhistle) Griffiths     (photo)

 

 

Born:

1832 in Paris, France

 

 

 

Married:

Henry Cheape Griffiths (1831-1882) on 4 Sept 1855 at Prestbury, Glos

 

 

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Occupation:

 

 

 

 

Resident in:

Gatehouse of Fleet, Avranches, Dumfries, Cheltenham

 

 

 

Father:

John 1799-1869

 

 

 

Additional:

Recorded in 1851 census to be living in Cargen House, Troqueer, Dumfries – age shown as 19 – but was already resident with her parents in Beaufort Villas, Cheltenham at time of marriage in 1855.

 

In 1861census Henry & Adelaide Griffiths  together with their 3 children recorded at the house of  Henry Griffiths (senior) in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham.

 

Adelaide died in 1871 and husband Henry in 1882 , both in Cheltenham.

Known details of their 3 children:

 

Henry Birtwhistle Griffiths – born 21st June 1856 in Stroud; educated at Cheltenham College; married Annie Oakey 10 July ?1877 at Staverton Church, Glous; died 12 May 1883. Family address recorded as 28 Clarence Square, Cheltenham.  -  (photograph)

 

Dr John Birtwhistle Griffiths – born Q3 1858; married Emily Aston (born Clapham, 1858) in Sevenoaks Sept 1882; Qualified LRCP (Edin), LRCS (Edin), LFPS (Glas) – Medical Registration April 26 1889.  Died in St Ives Sept 1901. One son (also named John Birtwhistle Griffiths) born Wandswoth Q3 1884, died Wandsworth June 1885.  -  (photograph)

 

Adelaide Augusta Griffiths – born Sept 1859 in Stroud. In 1871 census recorded as a boarder at a ?school run by the Wyatt family in Cheltenham and 1881 census recorded with her brother John in Hastings.

Married Walter Tyrrell  Brooks (1860-1944) in July 1882 in Reigate, Surrey. Recorded living in Oxford in 1891, 1901 census and Abingdon in 1911. Died Long Sutton, Hampshire aged 93. 5 children:

 

·        Walter Tyrell Brooks (1884-1965) – born Kensington, London and educated at Marlborough College. Joined 1st Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (DCLI) as an officer in 1905; promoted Captain 9 Dec 1914; Jan 1916 awarded MC and 1917 promoted Brevet Major. Following WW1 moved to various staff officer roles including Commandant (Colonel) of the Small Arms School, Ahmednagar, India (1927-1929). Returned to England in 1930 to take command of 2nd Battalion DCLI (1930-1932) before once more taking up a succession of senior staff officer roles in UK, Gibraltar, Suez and North Africa. Retired from Army c1941 with rank of Brigadier. Married Edith (1892-1967) in 1924. One still-born daughter in 1928. Retired to Tunbridge Wells, Kent. – see also Regimental Museum record

·        Hugh Cecil Brooks (1885-1977) – born Oxford and educated at Marlborough College. Married Catherine Booth and lived in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. No children

·        Adelaide Nora Brooks (1886-c1915) – born Oxford. Married a solicitor named MacMahon in Oxford in late 1914. Died in London in c 1915 whilst giving birth to her daughter Patricia. Patricia was subsequently brought up by her maternal grandparents before marrying Sqdn Leader James Sutherland and having 2 children Alastair & Clare.

·        Gwendoline Noel Brooks (1888-c1917) – born Oxford. Married Lawrence Watkins but died during child birth in Lahore, Pakistan. Her son Hugh Lawrence Watkins survived, became a school master in Cheadle Hulme, married and the father of 3 children Christopher, David & John.

·        John Birtwhistle Tyrell Brooks (1890-1962) – born Oxford; educated Marlborough College and Christ Church, Oxford (graduate 1912). Initially worked in India (Indian Forest Service) and from 1917-18 served on the North-West Frontier as a Lieutenant and temporary Captain in 2/3rd Ghurkhas. In 1919 he returned to Oxford to complete his ‘Masters’ and he then returned to the Indian Forest Service with whom he rose to become Chief Conservator of Forests in the Bombay Region from 1944-45. Awarded Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.) in 1945 for his work there and in the same year retired back to Oxford together with wife Dorothy (nee Pickering) whom he had married in 1924. Subsequently moved to Kenya in c1947 where his wife died in c1953 and he himself died in 1962. One daughter – no details known.

 

Re: Henry Cheape Griffiths                              (photograph)

Born 1831 in Cheltenham and practiced as a Solicitor – in partnership with his father (also Henry Griffiths).

Died in Cheltenham in 1882.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agnes

1841-1908

Full name:

Agnes Augusta Jane Fergusson Birtwhistle          (photo)   (family photo)

 

 

Born:

St. Helier, Jersey in 1841

 

 

 

Married:

Charles Birtwhistle (1844-1914) on 02.12.1875 at St Marys Church, Chester

 

 

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Resident in:

Avranches; Dumfries; Cheltenham; Saulsbury, Cheshire; Earls Croome, Worcs & Oakridge, Glos

 

 

 

Father:

John 1799-1869

 

 

 

Additional:

Recorded in 1851 census to be living in Cargen House, Troqueer, Dumfries – age shown as 9. In the English census of 1861 she was resident with her parents John & Martha Maria at Beaufort Villas, Cheltenham together with her only surviving brother John and sister Maria Anne.

 

Married her second cousin Charles in 1875 and residing at this time near Chester. Resident at ‘The Firs’, Earls Croome, Worcs in census of 1881 and 1891. Subsequently moved to Oakridge Lynch.

 

Died 06.01.1908. Buried in Oakridge, Nr. Stroud, Gloucs. (ref Stained glass window in St Bartholomews Church, Oakridge Lynch.). In an obituary dated Jan 10th 1908, the Stroud Journal reported:

 

“the deceased lady and her husband had endeared themselves to the villagers of Oakridge by their many acts of generosity and benevolence to the poorer inhabitants, and much sympathy is felt for the husband in his bereavement”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agnes

1841-1842

Full name:

Agnes Birtwhistle

 

 

Born:

Dec 1841 in Richmond, North Yorks

 

 

 

Married:

-

 

 

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Occupation:

-

 

 

 

Resident in:

-

 

 

 

Father:

John 1802-1879

 

 

 

Additional:

Christened 31 Dec 1841 at St Marys Church, Richmond.

Died in infancy in Richmond Sept 1842.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert

1834-1893

Full name:

Rev Robert Birtwhistle                                                                 (photo)

 

 

Born:

15 Apr 1834 in Richmond, North Yorks

 

 

 

Married:

Anne Parker Heelis (1846-1926) Sept 1880 in Steyning, Sussex

 

 

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Occupation:

Clergyman

 

 

 

Resident in:

Beverley; Withycombe, Somerset.

 

 

 

Father:

John 1802-1879

 

 

 

Additional:

Christened 12 May 1834 at  St Marys Church, Richmond.

Graduated Lincoln College, Oxford (BA – 1856, MA – 1859).

 

Following his ordination he served as a curate with his father in Beverley and from 1872-1873 was vicar of  the village of  Bishop Burton, near Beverley.

Appointed Rector of  Withycombe, Somerset from 1873 until his death in Dec 1893. His was the last appointment from the Beverley Grammar School to the living of Withycombe, which in those days was limited to men who had been educated at this school.

 

Died 07.12.1893 in Withycombe and buried in St Martin’s Cemetery, Beverley.

 

Re Anne Parker Heelis

Born 1846 in Limehouse London.

1851 census address 3 Colt St, Limehouse, London.

Parents were Dr Robert Heelis MRCS (1799-1880) and Anne (1807-??).

 

Died Kensington 19 Nov 1926 and buried  in St Martin’s Cemetery, Beverley alongside her husband Robert.

 

Note:- Robert Heelis was born in Appleby before his family moved to Skipton. He would appear to have been the brother of Thomas Heelis (1794-1878) who married Sarah Mitchell (sister-in-law of Anne Burton Birtwhistle) and who in the 1861 census were living at Woodlands, Gargrave Rd (next door to Rockwood).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William

1835-1901

Full name:

William Birtwhistle                                                                        (photo)

 

 

Born:

23 Jul 1835 in Richmond, North Yorks

 

 

 

Married:

Marie Ann Newmarsh (1834-1907) Jun1870 in Sculcoates, East Riding

 

 

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Occupation:

‘Surgeon’

 

 

 

Resident in:

Skipton

 

 

 

Father:

John 1802-1879

 

 

 

Additional:

Qualified MRCS Eng -1857; LSA - 1858 (London Hosp);

 

Held a number of Honorary and Public Health posts including Honorary Medical Referee for the British Home for Incurables, Clapham Rise; Medical Officer for Skipton District and Skipton Union Workhouse.

 

Census 1881 - Resident at 12, Swadford Street, Skipton together  with wife, Alfred Birtwhistle (brother) and Agnes Birtwhistle (mother).

Included in list of principal residents of Skipton & District in the 1884 Craven Almanack and Local Directory.

 

In later life he suffered from ill-health and spent much of his time recuperating in Italy.  Here he painted extensively in watercolours - demonstrating significant  talents as an artist. Examples of his work remain on display in the homes of various family members.

 

Died 15.05.1901 in Budleigh Salterton, Devon

 

Re Marie Ann Newmarsh                                                        (photo)

Born 1834 in Lincoln;

Died Feb 1907 in Sculcoates, East Riding. An obituary dated Feb 9th 1907 in the Craven Herald reported:

 

“A lady whose name will be held in kindly remembrance in Skipton passed away on Saturday in the person of Mrs Birtwhistle, widow of Dr W Birtwhistle, who died in Hessle, near Hull at the age of 73 years. The deceased lady , when residing in Skipton, was ever ready to take a full share in in works of charity and love to her poorer neighbours, for she had a sympathetic heart for all in sorrow or suffering, and in her position as a doctor’s wife she knew much about the sadness around. She was also a helpful worker in the Parish Church organisations, and much esteemed by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret

1833-1875

Full name:

Margaret Birtwhistle                                                                       (photo)

 

 

Born:

13 Mar 1833 in Richmond, North Yorks

 

 

 

Married:

Never married

 

 

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Occupation:

Worked with her father in establishing education in Beverley

 

 

 

Resident in:

Beverley

 

 

 

Father:

John 1802-1879

 

 

 

Additional:

Christened 12 Apr 1833 at  St Marys Church, Richmond.

Died 26 Oct 1875 in Withycombe Rectory, Somerset, home of her brother Robert. Buried in Withycombe.

 

Throughout her adult life she worked with her father, Rev John Burton Birtwhistle, in establishing education in Beverley. At the time of her death the following was printed below a memorial picture:

 

“ Always ready to every good work in this parish, the lady had long since won the love and respect of those whose well-being she sought; and though at last the Master has called the labourer, yet her work remains, not in the memory only, but we may hope in the lives of many amongst us.”

 

Following her death in 1875 a memorial stained glass window was commemorated to her in Beverley Minster and a Silver tray (salver) was presented to her father with inscription:

 

“Presented to the Rev’d Canon Birtwhistle M.A., Vicar of Beverley Minster in commemoration of a Stained Glass window having been placed in the Minster by 582 friends in memory of his daughter the late Margaret Birtwhistle as a mark of  the esteem in which she was held by them – Christmas 1877”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

1838-1869

Full name:

John Birtwhistle                                                                            (photo)

 

 

Born:

1838 in Richmond, North Yorks

 

 

 

Married:

No record of marriage

 

 

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Resident in:

Beverley

 

 

 

Father:

John 1802-1879

 

 

 

Additional:

Died  24 Oct 1869 – fell overboard and lost, drowned at sea, from SS Natal off Cape Town whilst returning home from East London, South Africa - after several years farming in South Africa.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles

1843-1914

Full name:

Charles Birtwhistle                                                            (photo1) (photo2)

 

 

Born:

21 Aug 1843 in Richmond, North Yorks

 

 

 

Married:

Agnes Birtwhistle (1840-1908) on 02.12.1875 at St Marys Church, Chester

 

 

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Occupation:

Solicitor

 

 

 

Resident in:

Saltney, Cheshire; Earls Croome, Worcs & Oakridge, Glos

 

 

 

Father:

John 1802-1879

 

 

 

Additional:

Married his second cousin Agnes in 1875.

Resident at ‘The Firs’, Earls Croome, Worcs in census of 1881.

Recorded in Devon in census of 1911 together with brother Alfred – presumably on holiday together.

 

Died 08.06.1914. Buried in Oakridge Lynch, Nr. Stroud, Gloucs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred

1846-1932

Full name:

Alfred Birtwhistle                                                              (photo1) (photo2)

 

 

Born:

Aug 1846 in Beverley

 

 

 

Married:

Never married

 

 

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Occupation:

Historian, Antiquarian, Theologian and Naturalist

 

 

 

Resident in:

Beverley; Skipton; Oakridge Lynch.

 

 

 

Father:

John 1802-1879

 

 

 

Additional:

Christened 27 Aug 1846 at Beverley Minster.

 

A classical scholar, educated at Charterhouse (1859-1864) and with an M.A. from Pembroke College, Oxford. He read for the church at Lincoln College Oxford, but relinquished his prospects of taking Orders to follow antiquarian research, living at this time with his bother William in Swadford Street, Skipton. This included research into the Birtwhistle family back to Robert of Thorlby (approx 1570).

 

In 1894 he is recorded as residing with his Uncle, Robert Birtwhistle (1806-1894) in Otley St. Skipton.

 

He is reported (ref Craven Herald Apr 29, 1932) to have translated many deeds and papers connected with skipton and the neighbourhood, which proved to be of considerable value.  He was also a Churchwarden of Holy Trinity Church, Skipton.

 

On the death of his brother Charles (1844-1914) Alfred moved to Gloucestershire where he looked after by Bertha Gardiner, a family retainer of  his brother Charles. He died on 27.04.1932 at Oakridge Lynch, Bisley, Glos.

 

In an obituary, Col. WW Maude of Rhylstone wrote of Alfred: “I think he perhaps does not fall far short of the tribute paid in the epitaph on the great Athenian – ‘the best, the truest and the wisest of men’. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick

1847-1919

Full name:

Frederick Birtwhistle                                        (photo1)    (photo2)  (photo3)

 

 

Born:

Dec 1847 in Beverley

 

 

 

Married:

Clementina Julia Hewetson (1858-1925) Sept 1881 in Scarborough

 

 

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Occupation:

Doctor (General Practitioner)

 

 

 

Resident in:

Barton-on-Humber

 

 

 

Father:

John 1802-1879

 

 

 

Additional:

Christened 3 Jan 1848 at Beverley Minster.

 

Educated at Repton College and Edinburgh University where he studied Medicine under Lister and qualified MRCS C.M. M.B. First of 4 generations of Birtwhistle doctors to practice in Barton-on-Humber and to live in Priestgate – moving to the town in c1875 as a partner of Dr. Eddie.

 

His interest in medicine was mixed with an appreciation of fine horses – always driving round to his patients in a carriage drawn by two matched chestnuts!

 

A fine sense of humour (evident in various letters written to his son Percy whilst away at school) and reported to be an accurate and expert shot with a catapult, to the evident discomfort of the sparrow population and the odd stray dog. A story goes that he shot off all the buttons of a friend’s waistcoat!!

 

A newspaper obituary published shortly have his death described him as “a painstaking and sympathetic doctor who had a large practice and was highly regarded by all with whom he came into contact”. The article went on to state “Public life had no attraction for him, but he was for a time a member of the old Local Board and trustee of several local charities”.

 

Died Barton-on-Humber 22 Jan 1919. Buried together with wife Julia and daughter Marion in the Cemetry, Barton-on-Humber.

 

Re Clementina Julia Hewetson                                            (photo)

Born Dec 1858 in Brigg, Lincolnshire

Died 31 Oct  1925 in Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire

 

 

 

Twins

1850-1850

Full name:

No names recorded

 

 

Born:

1850 in Beverley

 

 

 

Married:

-

 

 

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Occupation:

-

 

 

 

Resident in:

-

 

 

 

Father:

John 1802-1879

 

 

 

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Still-born. Reputed to have been buried in a ‘cigar box’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert

1843-1910

Full name:

Robert Parkinson Birtwhistle                                        (photograph)

 

 

Born:

1843 in Skipton

 

 

 

Married:

No record of marriage

 

 

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Occupation:

Solicitor and Farmer

 

 

 

Resident in:

Skipton

 

 

 

Father:

William 1812-1873

 

 

 

Additional:

Lived at ‘Rockwood’, Gargrave Rd., Skipton – house built by Father (William). Apparently known as “Rockwood Bob”. No record of  marriage or children. 

 

In an obituary the Craven herald reported:

“The deceased gentleman, Mr Robert Birtwhistle, trained as a solicitor but never practiced. During the years 1879-1882 he was a member of  the old ‘Public Board’ in Skipton, but beyond that never took part in public life, living a retired life, and devoting himself largely to agriculture possessing farms at Deepdale, near Hubberholme.”

 

Included in list of principal residents of Skipton & District in the 1884 Craven Almanack and Local Directory.

 

Died 13.12.1910 in Skipton and was buried at Waltonwrays Cemetry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane

1844-1922

Full name:

Jane Parkinson (Birtwhistle) Cussons                          (photograph)

 

 

Born:

1844 in Skipton

 

 

 

Married:

George Cussons (Oct 1839-1913) of Beverley in Holy Trinity Church, Skipton on 14 Aug 1869

 

 

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Occupation:

Wife & Mother

 

 

 

Resident in:

Keldgate House, Beverley

 

 

 

Father:

William 1812-1873

 

 

 

Additional:

5 daughters the youngest of whom Ella (1884-1969) married Percy Birtwhistle (1882-1958). The other daughters were:

·        Margaret Agnes (1871- ); married Mr C.E. Jones; lived in ?St Albans;

·        Gertrude Elizabeth (1873- ); never married; lived in ?Clevedon, Somerset;

·        Lilian Mary (1877- 29.11.1934); married Rev Dr Leonard Hughes, Vicar of Saffron Walden;

·        Muriel Anne (1881- ); never married; lived in Clevedon, Somerset;

 

Re George Cussons: -                                            (memorial plaque)

·        Lieutenant-Colonel (ret)  - commanded Beverley Volunteers company (rising from rank of Private in 1854);

·        For many years an Alderman of the Town Council; Mayor of the Borough in 1891; a Justice of the Peace;

·        50 years as Vicar’s Warden of Beverley Minster;

·        Owner of a local Tannery business – described as one of Beverley’s leading Businesses;

·        Died on 06.09.1913 – tragically, the wedding day of his youngest daughter Ella.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret

1847-1888

Full name:

Margaret Ann (Birtwhistle) North                            (photograph)

 

 

Born:

1847 in Skipton

 

 

 

Married:

Rev Henry North (1842-1897) in ?Christ Church, Skipton  on 05.08.1875

 

 

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Occupation:

Wife & Mother

 

 

 

Resident in:

Skipton; Wentnor, Shropshire

 

 

 

Father:

William 1812-1873

 

 

 

Additional:

Christened 07 Jan 1847 in Christ Church, Skipton.

She and Henry North had 4 children:

·        William Bernard North (1876-1952);

·        Margaret  Brenda North (1878-1942);

·        Mary Christine North (d.1897);

·        Olivia North (?1888-1888).

Died 31.07.1888 of puerperal fever (childbed fever) in ?Wentnor, Shropshire.

 

Re: Rev Henry North (1842-1897)

A curate in Skipton, before being appointed Vicar of Wentnor, Shropshire. In 1894 he is recorded as being at Brainton, Hereford.

Died of cholera 28 July 1897 in Milan, Italy.

 

Re: William Bernard North (1876-1952)                           (photograph)

Born 27 March 1876 in Wentnor, Shropshire. Emigrated (together with his sister Margaret Brenda North) to New Zealand approx 1895 where he married Annetta Charlotte Dunville Holloway (1883-1963) in Christchurch in 1905.

 

Died 24 Oct 1952 in Nelson, New Zealand.

 

Children of W Bernard North and Annetta Holloway:          (photograph)

·        Margaret Anna North

·        Janet Brenda North

·        Phyllis Marion North

·        Henry Holloway North

·        Rachel Annetta North

·        Mary Dumville North

·        Cora Elizabeth North

·        Vera Christine North

·        Gertrude Lesley North

·        Bernard Birtwhistle North

 

 

Re: Margaret Brenda North (1878-1944)

Born 22 June 1878 in Wentnor, Shropshire. Emigrated (together with her brother Willian Bernard North) to New Zealand approx 1895 where she married John Ernest Holloway (1881-1945) – brother of Annetta Holloway - in Christchurch on July 21, 1908.

 

Died 20 May 1944 in ?Dunedin, New Zealand.

 

Chidren of Margaret North and John Holloway:

·        Margaret Mary Holloway

·        Marion Birtwhistle Holloway

·        Jean Annetta Holloway

·        John Thorpe Holloway

·        Philip North Holloway.