wilson, farmers at Wetwang, Fimber, and Kirby Grindyth

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cesame
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wilson, farmers at Wetwang, Fimber, and Kirby Grindyth

Post by cesame » Mon May 14, 2018 5:47 pm

My father had cousins who farmed at Fimber, Wetwang, and Kirby Grindyth who came to his father's funeral at Fulford, York, c 1935. The farm at Kirby Grindyth was farmed at one time by a Robert Wilson’s who I believe was my great grandfather’s farm. I had an uncle Robert Wilson who farmed at Naburn near York and another William who farmed at Elvington near York.
Can any one tell me more about these branches of the Wilsons. signed Cesame

Ian Soanes
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Re: wilson, farmers at Wetwang, Fimber, and Kirby Grindyth

Post by Ian Soanes » Wed May 16, 2018 9:08 am

Wilson is a very common name in East Yorkshire. I have many Wilsons in my family tree – including some 18 named Robert. So it’s really difficult to pin down a particular family without some idea of dates and places of birth, marriage and death, etc.

I’ve had a quick look in the available census records for a Robert Wilson in Kirby Grindalythe and could find only one :–

Robert Wilson, born about 1891 in Scarborough, working in 1911 as a Horseman at Warren House Farm, Thirkleby Warren, Wharram, near Kirby Grindalythe, run by farmer Joseph Baines Owen.

If you can find some more concrete details and post them here, I’ll have another look.

Regards,
Ian

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Re: wilson, farmers at Wetwang, Fimber, and Kirby Grindyth

Post by cesame » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:27 pm

Ian

I NOW HAVE MORE DATA

My Grandfather Robert Wilson farmed at Fulford, York.
He died in 1828, b in 1827 m, in 1888 on Dec. 21st Mary Cole in Nunburnholme Parish Church

Does that help.

I am trying to trace back from there

Cesame

actual name Peter Thomas Wilson

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Re: wilson, farmers at Wetwang, Fimber, and Kirby Grindyth

Post by Ian Soanes » Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:46 pm

I’ve found your grandfather, Robert Wilson. He appears to have been born c1864 in Crookdale, West Lutton, East Yorkshire and died 12 Nov 1929, probably at Fulford, York, where he was living at Fern Cottage, Heslington Lane.

Robert’s wife, Mary Cole, was born at Beeford Grange, Beeford, East Yorkshire c1866, daughter of Thomas Cole and Sabara (Sabra) Holmes.

I’ve traced Sabara’s family back to her maternal grandparents John Drew and Sabra Wallis, who married on 16 Nov 1802 at Beswick, East Yorkshire.

However, Robert Wilson’s family is proving to be illusive. I’ve found his census records in 1891, 1901 and 1911 but I can find nothing prior to 1891.

The only clue I’ve found is a census record for a Rachael Wilson. At age 4 in 1871 she was lodging with Ann and George Colley, a farm labourer, and 6 of their children. Rachael was born about 3 years after Robert so it is just possible that they were siblings and that their mother, and/or father, had died sometime before 1871. Robert is either ‘lodging’ elsewhere or has been in correctly recorded or perhaps not recorded at all.

If I find anything further, I’ll let you know.
Kind regards,
Ian

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