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Richard Sykes

Male Abt 1530 - 1576  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Richard Sykes  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1530  of Kirkgate, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth of Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died Between 17 Sep and 11 Oct 1576  [7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Buried 11 Oct 1576  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I26742  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 

    Father James Sykes,   b. of Kirkgate, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 27 May 1577 
    Family ID F15985  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sibbell Reame,   d. Between 28 Oct and 30 Oct 1576 
    Married 10 Jun 1561  [2, 6, 12
    Children 
    +1. Richard Sykes, Alderman of Leeds,   b. Abt 1568,   d. 27 Mar 1645  (Age ~ 77 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F15984  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He built upon his father's cloth trade, but predeceased his father by at least a year. His wife died only slightly over two weeks after he did, which suggests some sort of epidemic. There was an outbreak of plague in Hull in that year, 60 miles from Leeds.

      Will of Richard Sykes, of Kirkgate in Leeds, clothier, dated 17 October 1576; proved 4 November 1576. Body to be buried in parish churchyeard of Leeds, nere unto my mother and two bretheren. To Sibbell, my wyfe, and her assigns, my close called Longlandes, with appts. lying in the feildes of Knostrop in Leeds, in my occupation, paying yearly and for the reast of the lands contained in the lease of the premises, unto the lordship of the same, 16s. 8d. The rest of my tackes and leases to be divided into three parts: one to the said Sibell, my wife, the other two to be equally divided amongst my seaxe [six] children: -- Alice S., Agnes S., James S., John S., Elizabeth S., and Marie S. To the church of Leeds, 3s. 4d. Towards reparing the highwayes, 3s. 4d. To the poure, 20s. To every one of my god-children, 4d. To every one of my household servants, 6d. To my sister Agnes, one black whye. To Robert Killingeworth, my yealow lether jerkine. I release my sister Margaret of the some of 35s. 4d. which she doth owe me; and my brother James S. of 13s. 4d. which he doth owe me, and I give him other 13s. 4d. To my brother Edmunde S., my best jacket dublet and hose, and 20s. in money. To my father Sykes, all my part of the waynegeare that is betwixt him and me, also one payre of russet shepcolor hose. To my father-in-law John Casson, my best jacket but one. Residue to be divided equally amonges my three sons: James, Richard and John S. Wife Sibell, executor.

      Supervisors: John Rame, Thomas Reame, William Earle, and the said Edmund Sykes.

      Witnesses: John Cowper, Gilbert Cowper, James Sykes, eldest, Edward Calbeck, Lawrence Awstroppe, the saide Thomas Reame and Edmunde Sykes, with others.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3603] A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire by John Burke. London: Henry Colburn, 1838.

    2. [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.

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

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

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

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

    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)., gives will date as "Oct. 17", obviously a typo.

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

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

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

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