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Richard Sykes

Male Bef 1603 - 1653  (> 49 years)


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  • Name Richard Sykes 
    Born Bef 24 Jul 1603  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 24 Jul 1603  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Alternate birth of Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 10 Jan 1653  Islington, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Buried 12 Jan 1653  St. James, Clerkenwell, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I8210  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of PNH, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 

    Father Richard Sykes, Alderman of Leeds,   b. Abt 1568,   d. 27 Mar 1645  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Mawson,   d. 19 Aug 1644 
    Married 30 Jan 1594  St. Peter's, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F15983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Stock,   d. 2 Mar 1646, Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 20 Oct 1627  Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Bernard Sykes,   b. Bef 12 Apr 1638,   d. Bef 3 May 1683, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 45 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2020 
    Family ID F5624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He inherited the lordship of the manor of Shelley from his father, who had purchased it. To his fourth son Bernard he willed "lands in South Kirkby, &c." He is mostly remembered, though, as rector of Kirkheaton, from which office he was removed by Parliament for refusing to sign the Solemn League and Covenant.

      A detailed account of the various fines to which he was subjected by Parliament can be read in Volume 1 of the Yorkshire Royalist Composition Papers, or the Proceedings of the Committee for Compounding with Delinquents During the Commonwealth, ed. John William Clay, Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series Volume 15, 1893, pp. 177-80.

      From the House of Commons Journal for 20 Dec 1647:

      Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Thirteen hundred and Fifty Pounds, for a Fine, for the Delinquency of Richard Sykes, of Kirk Heaton in the County of York, Clerk: His Offence, That he left his Habitation, and resided in the Enemies Quarters: He rendered in November 1645: His Estate, in Fee, per Annum, Two hundred Seventy Pounds; personal Estate, Forty Pounds: For which, his Fine, at a Third, is Thirteen hundred and Fifty Pounds: But in regard it doth appear that he lost a good Church Living of Three hundred Pounds per Annum, and a great personal Estate, and hath a great Charge of Children, This Committee doth recommend it to the House, to take One thousand Pounds, if they think good, for his Fine: And further, that he was an Opposer of Bishops, and a very moderate Man.

      An Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Richard Sykes, of Kirk Heaton in the County of York, Clerk, for his Delinquency, and for taking off the Sequestration of his Estate; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

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

    2. [S3600] "Paver's Marriage Licenses, Park XVI", with notes by J. W. Clay. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 17:155, 1903.

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

    4. [S3597] Paul Sykes, 11 Jul 2011, Re: Sykes and Wyatt Families of Prince George Co., Virginia., county only.

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

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

    7. [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".

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

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