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RaistrickChristine Shelmerdine
Ramerofsky1906-LeedsMarlene Dale Changed name to Ross after 1936 but was know as that roundabout 1934.
Ra(i)nsley & variants 1780 TO 1901 Leeds, West Yorkshire Lis Wilson
Thomas Ransley married Mary Aspin 1795 Leeds St. Peter's. 6 ch. Cloth dresser.
Joseph Ransley m. Ann Brayshaw 1795 Leeds SP. Brothers? Possibly also known as Rangley, or Rangeley. I have a lot of notes, wills, admins etc relating to these names, and some later photos of Ransleys.
Ramplin1840's-1930'sWest Leeds, LeedsLes Hart Benjamin Harrison(Rag Dealer)mar Eliz Charnock, Job Harrison(Fitter)mar Ruth Ainley, Benjamin Harrison(Printer and newsagent)mar Hannah Ramplin

Ramskill1800sLeeds AreaMyra Lane Great-grandmother named Mary Jane Ramskill, born 1834-1836; married James Walker; died ca 1862. Anyone know her or the family in general?
Rawson 1700 1950 Leeds K Mckenna William Rawson wed Martha Holmes 1845. Parish church Leeds. Marsh Lane address. Both fathers names James Rawson, John Holmes. Any info. before that date?
Rayner 1780-1820 Leeds Dr Keith Bloomfield  
Rayner1830-1896LeedsSheena Brown
Rayner1850-to presentStanningley / Pudsey David Lawson I am interested in any information on the surname RAYNER (My mothers maiden name) from 1850 ish to date. I believe they are a stanningley / Pudsey family
Re(a)dman1820 to 1890Hunslet and LeedsJohn Readman
Reavett/Reavitt 1850 to present day Leeds, Bradford and Manchester Maxine MacIntosh  
Relph1830-PresentHunslet and Leeds Districts Tracy Pritchard

Researching the marriage between Sarah Lockwood Atha and Charles Henry Relph in 1863 and their descendants.

RenicorearlyEngland or France Karen Renicor

I would like to know the origin of my name and where it originated from please



variants :Reynard, Renard

1750-1850 Leeds Louise Larson Marmaduke Rennard b: 1785 had daughter Ann b: 1804 who married John Carter, joiner of Leeds.
12 Andover St Hunslet Ronald Renton

Hi Please would it be possible to help me to trace my family tree,I am the youngest of four and my D.O.B. 8/3/33 My father D.O.B. 15/2/1895.
His father Winstanley Renton was born D.O.B. 1871/2.is their any way I can go further back with dates Thank you for your time & co-opation Ron Renton

Renton1500 to present
Harewood, Meanwood and Leeds
Bob Henderson

I am descended from, and have lots of info on these Rentons and am keen to share and extend it.

Rest1830 onwardsBramley, Armley, Kirkstall Lisa Pinder

Looking for any info on Rest family, James and Ann who came from Ireland and settled here in the 1830s.

Rhodes 1804 - present Leeds Liz Jaehn Joseph Rhodes born 1804 - son Alfred born 1835 - son Joe born 1863 - son Joe Alfred born 1904 (my grandad) assocaited names HAIGH,HOGAN, RUSSELL,FORD.
Rhodes 1900-1912 Burmantofts Cemetery Askham 1900-1912 baby deaths, burial at Burmantofts Leeds
Rhodes 1700-1800 Birstall, Gomersal, Leeds
A Williamson  
Rhodes pre-1800's Holbeck Area Lesley Stratton Any information on Thomas Rhodes born 2nd May 1793 Holbeck, his wife Hannah or son Titus born 28th November 1820 Holbeck. I think Thomas's father is also listed as Thomas. Thank you
Rhodesbefore 1880Hunslet Anne Williams
My grt grandfather was Theophilus Rhodes who married Mary Collinson in 1881. They had 11 children.His parents were Ezra Rhodes and Mary Swales. To my knowledge Theo had a brother, Joseph and two sisters Mary E and Sarah AE.

RhodesAnyQueens Square Jane Sturdy
Joseph 1810-mid 1850 married to Jane Sanderson with 6 children, Hannah Elizabeth, Joseph Fairfax, William Thomas (my gt g/father), Mary Jane, John and Catherine.

Rhodes1820 onwardsHunslet/Holbeck/Wortley Jean Corliss Descendents of Benjamin - also his son Jesse(male)born Hunslet 1820 - wife Mary Anderson and Naomi Jefferies (nee Rhodes)

Ricec1842Leeds Carol Braithwaite Samuel RICE was born c1842 Leeds.His father was John RICE occ;Bandsman in the RM

Richardson early 20th Century
Leeds Janice Chatten Seeking further info. on Ada and her brother Harry, both in the tailoring trade. Aged 19 & 17 in 1901.
Richardson1800 - 1870LeedsAnthony Hull William John Richardson c.1817 Occ: Bootmaker,married Anne Wilson Nov 1835 St.Peters, Leeds,Yorkshire.
There son John William Richardson b.1844 came to Australia pre 1867 and settled in Victoria. Occ: Bootmaker. ( married 1867 Fitzroy,Melbourne to Louisa Barnes born 1842 Liverpool,England.)
Richardson1800-1900West LeedsRebecca Richardson Captain Richardson was in charge of the Militia Depot Stores in 1834, and died in West Leeds in 1846.
Richardsonc1800Leeds/HunsletNick Roberts I am having problems locating the birth of Harriet Richardson who was born c.1803 in Leeds, most probably in Hunslet, and believed to "Mary". Anyone come across her?
Richardson1837-1950Hunslet/Middleton pisKen Richardson I am searching for the children of Joseph & Mary Richardson who resided at a pit cottage at Middleton around 1840-1881.There were 8 children & the last born was James who was my GreatGreat Grandad who went to live in Hunslet.
Richardson1740-1940Peter Lowe George & Elizabeth RICHARDSON living in Churwell & Morley
1785-1797, their son George RICHARDSON (born 1795 in Churwell) married
to Hannah APPLEYARD, their son William RICHARDSON (1817, Holbeck-1884,
New Wortley) married to Mary Ann HILL, and their 10 children.
Richmond 1800's Leeds Unknown
Richmond (William, Martha, Fanny, Henry, Joseph, etc.)
Rider1800-1950Leeds Barbara Wudarski
Rider1800-1930Leeds/York alison ward I am looking for info on Emma Elizabeth Rider born 1861 in Leeds, she moved to York and married Alfred Vickers. Or if anyone has any info on the Rider family that may be related to her let me know, thanks
Rigby 1790 -1841+
Leeds, Blackley, Elland, Skinner St New Road End, Woodhouse Moor Side
David Freeman
John Rigby was a Baptist Minister at Blackley Elland.
Sarah Rigby, his daughter married Joseph Dewhirst/Dewhurst a widower 25th june 1841 at the Register Office, Leeds

RimingtonAnyChapel Allerton, Chapeltown, Potternewton Jane Sturdy
Ripley1840-1910Stanningley, Bramley, Pudsey Brian Barton
Rippon circa 1870 Leeds, Whitby, Hull Alan Forrester Does anyone have info re John Henry Walker, born in Whitby in 1842, who was inducted into the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1868. His wife was Mary Ann Rippon, of Whitby.
Roberts 1900 Holbeck Val Armstrong Britannia pub, Holbeck
Holbeck Bonfire
"Roberts's Snowballs"
Roberts pre-1850 Armley, Wortley Louise Larson Sarah Roberts B: 1772 daughter of William Roberts of Armley. Married Edward Hepper of Wortley.

Roberts1864 - 1940Seacroft/Whitkirk/Brighouse Simon Roberts Any information on James Roberts born at Seacroft, Leeds 1869 and his sisters Lucy, (born 1864)Jane (born 1867)Annie (born 1873) Also Dennis Roberts (born 1832 at Clifton, Brighouse)

Robertspre 1800Leeds, Hunslet, Holbeck Nick Roberts Anyone else researching Roberts's in Leeds before 1800? If so I'd like to hear from you!

Roberts1800-pesentWortley Nick Roberts I would like to hear from anyone with an interest in the descendents of the following, who all lived in Lower Wortley in the C19th with relatives throughout the C20th: James Roberts (b Hunslet 1802, m Harriet Richardson), Robert Richardson Roberts (b 1826, m Sarah Lawton), George Roberts (b 1857, m Maria Fothergill) and Willie Roberts (b 1879, m Kate Richardson)
Robertson James Robertson aged 38 in 1891
Robinson 1800 to 1900 Kirstall, Hawes, Headingley Cum Burley
Anita Cairns The family of Peter and Ann Robinson (nee Oliver)
Robinson1870 onwardsWest Leeds
Tim Robinson I am trying to piece together information relating to Arthur Robinson, married to Miriam (Minnie) Broadbent 14.8.1897 at St Mark's Church Woodhouse. Anything around family, birthdate of Arthur (circa 1871 - father James Robinson) family and date of death would be gratefully received.

Robinson1855Salford, Lancs Phyllis Pearson I am looking for Tom Robinson, b abt 1855 in Salford, Lancs, in the 1861 Census. His father was William Robinson, in 1874 William gave his occupation as a stonemason. If I can find Tom, I will have found his mother!
Rogers1909Leeds John & Gloria Booth My g.grandfather George lived at 11 Berking Place, which does not exist now.
My grandmother was Lily. Any information would be helpful.
Rollisson 1700's Leeds Laura Limb  
Roo1785Horsforth Doreen Roo
I have traced back to 1785 when Richard Roo married Hannah Hardaker, there were many more Roo families in Horsforth at that time, are there any relatives out there?

Rooke 1800 and earlier England...Cornwall area? Ms Lancaster I am looking for information about the Rooke family who owned a number of breweries. I know of Charles Rooke who married Helga Olga. It would probably be Charles' parents and grandparents who owned the breweries. Charles and Helga lived in Saskatchewan in the 1920's, and later moved to the West Coast.
Rooke 1670 TO 1760 LEEDS BOAR LANE/MILLHILL ALAN PEACE Interested in the family of Alderman William Rooke and his sons Alderman Sir William Rooke and Benjamin Rooke. This family came from Dronfield in Derbyshire but belong to the ancient family of Rooke in Barnsley.
Rooke1782 onwardsLeeds, Little London Area, Reuban Street, Julie Reece
Lots of pieces missing in the Rooke family tree. Looking for Edmund(Edward) in 1871 census later had grocers shop in Reuban Street in 1891. Any information on this large family welcomed.
Rose18th/19th/20th centuriesBurley/Kirkstall Mike Wilkinson
Rosenberg1884/8566 Bridge Street, Leeds
Shaun McGrath I would love to know the details of my relatives who lived at this address

Rothery All
Woodhouse, Wortley, Stanningley, Bramley Alison Stefan I am looking for records of my Great Grandfather, Arthur William Rothery.
He was born in 1879 (some records say 1880) in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. His parents were Arthur William Rothery (b. 1853, d. 1902) and Mary Sigston (b. 1846) He fought with the Hussars in the Boar War. In 1904 he married Beatrice College (b. 1879, d. 1920), they had 3 daughters Beatice Mary, Alice Irene (my Grandmother) and Eva.
After this he left his family and I have been unable to find any record of him in a census after 1881, or a record of his death. If anyone has any information, or suggestion of where to look next then I would be very grateful.
Rowan1837Leeds Nancy Stockhill Thomas Rowan born Leeds about 1837 (1861 & 1881census) father Thomas

Rowntree1920-1965Yorkshire Susan Schulz I am looking for information regarding my deceased Fathers family history.

Rumblow1900-2004 Leeds John Rumblow any Rumblow's in the Leeds area 1900 to 2004
Rusforth1843-1892Beeston, Leeds Cathy I have Samuel
, Publican at the Wheatsheaf Inn in Geldard Road, Beeston, born North Brierley about 1843. I have him there in the 1881 census to 1901
census. My main interest is in his daughter Mary Ellen RUSHFORTH, born
Wortley about 1872, she had illegitimate twin girls Amy & Ada Appleyard
in Beeston 1892, the father a Mr. APPLEYARD, a solicitors clerk.

The twins immigrated to Australia when they were about 17 years old but
the family don't know if they travelled here alone or perhaps with a
newly married mother, so under a different surname.

Rushton1850-1920Woodhouse Tim Hutchinson Mary Lizzie RUSHTON, a confectioners assistant, married Arthur HUTCHINSON
(watchmaker/jeweller) in 1902. Mary's father was George RUSHTON, a flesher.
Rushworth(forth) 1800-1920 North Bierley Bradford and Wortley Leeds Peter Rushworth Family name of Rushforth was also used. William Rushworth/Rushforth b 1804, Edward Rushworth/Rushforth b 1840.
Russell 1850-1920 Wortley Julie Wade Mary Jane Russell and her husband Robert Henry Wade left Leeds for Adelaide, Australia in c1879. Mary died in November 1882 (27 yo). Robert was a brickmaker/potter. See also WADE.
Russon1700-1900Leeds, Wike Mary Berthold Ann Russon (d.1836) m. Jeremiah Barraclough in Wike 16 April 1816. Children Edwin, Emma, Thomas, Samuel, George, John, Alfred, George, all born Leeds. Resided 17 North Hall Buildings, Leeds.

Rycroft1870-1938Leeds Avril White






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