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Christopher Sykes

Male 1749 - 1801  (52 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Christopher Sykes was born on 23 May 1749 in Roos, Yorkshire, England (son of Rev. Mark Sykes and Decima Woodham); died on 17 Sep 1801.

    Notes:

    Matriculated at Oxford (Brasenose College) 5 Nov 1767. M.A. 16 Jun 1770; D.C.L. 9 Jul 1773. Succeeded as 2nd Baronet Sykes of Sledmere 14 Sep 1783.

    M.P. for Beverley, 1784-90. "Sykes was returned head of the poll for Beverley in 1784. He voted for parliamentary reform on 18 Apr. 1785, and supported Pitt over the Duke of Richmond's fortifications plan, 27 Feb. 1786, and over the Regency. He is not known to have spoken in the House, and though he did not stand in 1790 he maintained an interest at Beverley. He died 17 Sept. 1801." [History of Parliament]

    Christopher married Elizabeth Tatton on 23 Oct 1770 in Northenden, Cheshire, England. Elizabeth (daughter of William Tatton and Hester Egerton) was born on 14 Apr 1748 in Wythenshawe, Cheshire, England; died on 27 Jul 1803. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Tatton Sykes was born on 22 Aug 1772 in Wheldrake, Yorkshire, England; died on 21 Mar 1863 in Sledmere House, Yorkshire, England; was buried on 27 Mar 1863 in St. Mary's, Sledmere, Yorkshire, England.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rev. Mark Sykes was born in Apr 1711 (son of Richard Sykes and Mary Kirkby); died on 14 Sep 1783; was buried in All Saints, Roos, Yorkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 9 May 1711, Hull, Yorkshire, England

    Notes:

    B.A. 1733, and then M.A. 1749, at Cambridge. D.D. in 1761. Rector of Roos. Created 1st Baronet Sykes of Sledmere 28 Mar 1783, six months before his death. Said to have been the first clergyman made a baronet.

    Mark married Decima Woodham on 14 Feb 1735 in Ely Cathedral, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England. Decima (daughter of Twyford Woodham) was born before 24 Mar 1707; died on 9 Mar 1793. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Decima Woodham was born before 24 Mar 1707 (daughter of Twyford Woodham); died on 9 Mar 1793.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 24 Mar 1707, Holy Trinity, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England

    Children:
    1. 1. Christopher Sykes was born on 23 May 1749 in Roos, Yorkshire, England; died on 17 Sep 1801.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Richard Sykes was born in 1678 (son of Daniel Sykes, Mayor of Hull and Deborah Oates); died in 1726.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1658

    Notes:

    According to his descendant Mark Sykes, while trafficking in the Baltic Richard Sykes rendered service to Peter the Great, and presentation pictures of the Tsar and Tsarina were still at Sledmere in Mark Sykes's lifetime.

    Richard married Mary Kirkby. Mary (daughter of Mark Kirkby, Mayor of Hull) died about Apr 1714. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Mary Kirkby (daughter of Mark Kirkby, Mayor of Hull); died about Apr 1714.

    Notes:

    Co-heiress to the Sledmere estates.

    Children:
    1. 2. Rev. Mark Sykes was born in Apr 1711; died on 14 Sep 1783; was buried in All Saints, Roos, Yorkshire, England.

  3. 6.  Twyford Woodham was born in in of Ely, Cambridgeshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 3. Decima Woodham was born before 24 Mar 1707; died on 9 Mar 1793.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Daniel Sykes, Mayor of Hull was born in 1632 (son of William Sykes and Grace Jenkinson); died in Aug 1697; was buried in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 1 Sep 1697

    Daniel married Deborah Oates. Deborah (daughter of William Oates, Mayor of Pontefract) was buried in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Deborah Oates (daughter of William Oates, Mayor of Pontefract); was buried in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Richard Sykes was born in 1678; died in 1726.

  3. 10.  Mark Kirkby, Mayor of Hull was born in in of Hull, Yorkshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Sledmere, Yorkshire, England

    Notes:

    According to his descendant Mark Sykes, he "invested the proceeds of tallow, hemp and Baltic coast produce in enclosing, planting and cultivating."

    Children:
    1. 5. Mary Kirkby died about Apr 1714.