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KITSON

There was a Kitson family at Priesthorpe in the parish of Calverley around the 1490's, but absence of parish registers at that time means it is not possible to link them with what are clearly their descendants in that township a hundred years later.

[KITS581] John Kitson m. ?
. [KITS591] William Kitson m. [TOPP592] Margrete Toppin
. . [KITS601] William Kitson m. ?
. . . [KITS611] John Kitson m. ?
. . . . [KITS621] John Kitson m. [ROBN622] Mary Robinson
. . . . . [KITS631] Edward Kitson m. [BRUM632] Martha Brundle
. . . . . . [KITS642] Sally Kitson m. [LEEE641] Matthew Lee

[KITS581] John Kitson had several children including:

John probably died between 1607 and 1624 when there is a gap in the Calverley registers

[KITS591] William Kitson (born 1590) married (at Guiseley, 12th February 1617-18) [TOPP592] Margrete Toppin.

 

 

Guiseley Church
(24 September 2008)

They had several children, including:

William moved to Eccleshill, in Bradford parish, where there an indenture survives concerning William the elder, his wife Margaret and William the younger (1650). In 1660 it was recorded that William was occupying lands at Hallywells, Littlegarth, Fallowcroft, Radfields, Fagley, Folderings, Moorlands, Haigh, Apperley, Calfroyd and Broomroyd. Willm Kitson was assessed with 1 hearth at the 1672 Hearth Tax at Eccleshill. William died (age 85) at Greengates, in Eccleshill, (buried at Calverley, 9th January 1674-75). His entry in that particular burial register was unusual; it was the only one giving a person's age. Margaret died at Eccleshill (buried at Calverley, 20th February 1678).

[KITS601] William Kitson (born 1620) was married more than once, including to Anne mentioned in his will, and had several children, including:

Willm Kidson junior was assessed with 2 hearths at the 1672 Hearth Tax at Eccleshill. William died at Eccleshill (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 10th December 1703), leaving a will, naming his surviving sons in order: William, James, John, Edward. His widow Anne probably died five years later (1708).

[KITS611] John Kitson (born c.1672, son of William & an unknown wife) had at least one child as follows:

John (a yeoman) died at Eccleshill (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 10th July 1728).

 [KITS621] John Kitson (born c.1694), a clothier of Eccleshill, married (at Bradford, 29th September 1713) [ROBN622] Mary Robinson, both of Eccleshill. They had seven children born at Eccleshill and baptised at Bradford as follows:

(When Edward and Zedekiah were baptised (1719-21), their father John was specifically described as being “John junior”.) John (a clothier) died at Eccleshill (buried at Calverley, 23rd January 1729), and Mary died at Eccleshill also (buried at Calverley, 12th May 1747).

[KITS631] Edward Kitson (born 1719) married (at Bradford, 29th September 1745) [BRUM632] Martha Brundle (born 1723, see BRUNDLE), both of Eccleshill. They had ten children born at Eccleshill and baptised at Bradford as follows:

Martha died at Eccleshill (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 12th May 1791), and Edward (a clothier) died Eccleshill also (buried at Bradford, St. Peter, 11th January 1795).

[KITS642] Sally Kitson (born 1762, daughter of Edward) married (at Bradford, 6th December 1784) a clothier [LEEE641] Matthew Lee (born 1762, see LEE).