[BINK631] Joseph Binks (of Hunslet) married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 11th May 1714) [BOOT632] Anne Booth perhaps (born at Carleton, baptised at Rothwell, 10th October 1695, daughter of [BOOT621] Michael Booth). They had five or six children born and baptised at Hunslet as follows:

Anne died at Hunslet (buried there 7th July 1755). Joseph (a yeoman) died at Hunslet also (buried there 21st October 1762).

[BINK641] Benjamin Binks (born 1731) married 1. (at Leeds, St. Peter, 5th August 1755) Mary Bell, witnessed by James Nicholson and Thos. Atkinson (parish clerk). They had three children born at Hunslet as follows:

Mary died at Hunslet, buried there (23rd May 1763). The following year Benjamin married 2. (at Leeds, 29th February 1764) Mary Hardcastle (possibly born at Armley 1731, daughter of Jo. Hardcastle), witnessed by Joseph Binks (Benjamin's brother) and Joshua Hardcastle. They had four children:

Mary died (age 75) at Wyther, Bramley, (29th June 1806, buried at Armley, St. Bartholomew, 2nd July 1806). Benjamin (a clothier) died (age 89) at Wyther also (24th August 1820, buried at Armley St. Bartholomew, 27th August 1820). In 1976-77 the old gravestones in Armley Churchyard were transcribed before being taken away, preparatory to landscaping the whole area. The transcription of the relevant headstone for this family reads:

[In] Memory of

Mary daughter of George & Hannah Beecroft, Armley,

who departed this life the 12th day of July 1804, aged 40 years and 7 months.

Also lieth the Body of Mary, wife of Benjamin Binks, clothier ..., Armley,

who departed this life the 20th day of June 1806, aged 75 Years

... [w]hile on this earth did remain

... days was grief and pain

... then the Lord did think it best

... to a place of rest

Also [of Hann]ah, daughter of the above George & Hannah Beecroft, died Feby 10th 1809, aged 12 years

Also George, son of the above, died June 18th 1817, aged 6 Months

Also of Joseph, died Sepr 26th 1818, in his infancy.

Also lieth the Body of the aforesaid Benjamin Binks, who departed this life, Augt 24th 1820 in the 89th Year of his age

Also the above [George Bee]croft, who departed this life, [January] 27th 1825 aged [49]

Also [the above] Hannah, wife of George [and] daughter of Benjamin [who departed this life June] ... 1854, in her 79th Year

[BINK652] Mary Binks (born 1769, daughter of Benjamin & Mary formerly Hardcastle) married (at Leeds, St. Peter, 11th March 1792) a clothier [RUSH651] John Rushforth (born 1768, see RUSHWORTH).