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Elizabeth Mawson

Elizabeth Mawson

Female - 1644

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  • Name Elizabeth Mawson  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Aug 1644  [4, 5, 6
    Buried 19 Aug 1644  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I26741  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 

    Family Richard Sykes, Alderman of Leeds,   b. Abt 1568,   d. 27 Mar 1645  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1594  St. Peter's, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Children 
    +1. Richard Sykes,   b. Bef 24 Jul 1603,   d. 10 Jan 1653, Islington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
    +2. William Sykes,   b. 10 Feb 1605, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1652, York Castle, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F15983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Her burial record calls her "wife of mr Richard Sikes of Brigait." Briggate was historically the main street of Leeds, leading north from Leeds Bridge. Among Richard Sykes's extensive property holdings was a burgage house in Briggate, which is where Elizabeth Sykes died "during a severe outbreak of plague, when the parish church was closed, the registers were discontinued, and the daily toll of the unnamed dead was reported to the military governor of the town." [Joan Kirby, citation details below]

      Ironically, since he outlived her by eight months, Richard Sykes's 1641 will bequeaths to her "all that Burgage scituate in Briggate in Leeds with all the apppurtences [sic] thereto belonging".

  • Sources 
    1. [S3604] From the guide to the Papers of the Sykes Family of Sledmere, c. 1300-1928, (Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library).

    2. [S3602] "Richard Sykes, gent.", by D. Fluen and R. Path-Fluen.

    3. [S5150] "Papers of the Sykes family of Sledmere, Hull History Centre Catalogue, Hull History Centre, Hull, Yorkshire, England.

    4. [S3601] Familiae Minorum Gentium, Volume I, ed. John W. Clay. London: The Harleian Society, 1894 (Publications of the Harleian Society, Volume 37).

    5. [S3605] Joan Kirby, "A Man of Property: Richard Sykes, Merchant and Alderman." Northern History 37:71, 2013., month and year only.

    6. [S5151] Ducatus Leodiensis, Or, The Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes, and Parts Adjacent in the West-Riding of the County of York: With the Pedigrees of Many of the Nobility and Gentry, and Other Matters Relating to Those Parts by Ralph Thoresby. London, 1715.

    7. [S3599] "Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire, With Additions." The Genealogist 23:155, 1907.

    8. [S3601] Familiae Minorum Gentium, Volume I, ed. John W. Clay. London: The Harleian Society, 1894 (Publications of the Harleian Society, Volume 37)., says "30 Jan. 1593".

    9. [S3603] A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire by John Burke. London: Henry Colburn, 1838., says "1593".

    10. [S3604] From the guide to the Papers of the Sykes Family of Sledmere, c. 1300-1928, (Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library)., says "1593".

    11. [S3406] England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973, on ancestry.com.

    12. [S5150] "Papers of the Sykes family of Sledmere, Hull History Centre Catalogue, Hull History Centre, Hull, Yorkshire, England., says "1593".

    13. [S5151] Ducatus Leodiensis, Or, The Topography of the Ancient and Populous Town and Parish of Leedes, and Parts Adjacent in the West-Riding of the County of York: With the Pedigrees of Many of the Nobility and Gentry, and Other Matters Relating to Those Parts by Ralph Thoresby. London, 1715., date only.