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William Sykes

Male 1605 - 1652  (46 years)


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  • Name William Sykes 
    Born 10 Feb 1605  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1652  York Castle, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I21810  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 

    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  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Family ID F15983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Grace Jenkinson,   d. 25 Sep 1685, York Castle, York, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1625  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Daniel Sykes, Mayor of Hull,   b. 1632,   d. Aug 1697  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F12914  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He is said by some sources to have been a republican. He established himself in Knottingley, Yorkshire just after the Civil War, and in 1652 he led a rebellion against the payment of tithes. He was arrested and convicted, and fined £266-13-4, which he refused to pay despite being personally wealthy. As a result he was imprisoned in York Castle and died there.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5152] Neil Jeffares, "Dictionary of Pastellists Before 1800.".

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

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

    4. [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., year only.

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

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

    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".

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

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

    12. [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.