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Edward Adamthwaite of Uckerby

For a long time, I have been curious about the Adamthwaites that have appeared in the parish records of Bolton-upon-Swale in Yorkshire.  So it was very helpful to discover this Will amongst the Yorkshire records.  Uckerby is very close to Bolton upon Swale, so I feel sure that this is all one family group - however, the records for this church were not deposited until 1656, so there is a gap between the family mentioned in Edward's will and those appearing in the records.  See below for a tentative family tree  for Edward and also a list of the other Adamthwaites from the later parish records.  Whoever, they were, they seem to have died out at the end of the 17th century, because I have not found any other Adamthwaites in this area after this date.

Edward Adamthwaite's Will, written in 1600 and proved in 1602

The 14th day of July 1600


In the name of god Amen I Edward Addamtwhate of  Uckerby in

the Countie of York wever sick of bodie but whole in mind I thanck  

god do ordain and make this my last will and testament in

manner and form following First I give and bequeath my soul to

almightie god my Saviour and redeemer and my bodie to be buried

within the Chappel yard of bowlton upon swaille also I give and

bequeath to Isabell my wife and Christofer Addamtwhaite my sonne

the right and interest that I now have in the old lease of my

farm at that I now dwell on for to bring up the rest of my younger

children with And my mind and will is that my son Richard

Addamtwhate shall go to his Unckle John Addamtwhate and if

he will bestow that farmat that he hath on him as his promise

was to me that he give to Ellen Addamtwhate my daughter

twentie six shillings and eight pence and to Joane Addamtwhaite

twentie shillings and to John Addamtwhaite my sonne twenty shillings

and my mind and will is that Christo Addamtwhate and my wife

shall give unto George Addamtwhaite and Margerie Addamtwhate

my tow (2) youngest children Fortie shillings a piece when they come

to lawfull years and all the goods that I now have I give

unto Isabell my wife and Chr Addamtwhaite my sonne to bring

up my Children with and them both I make executors of this my

last will and testament witnesses hereof Richade Whxxx

Anthonie Joblinge and Anthonie Browne


Probate ……………. 23 November 1602 ………….


transcribed by Sue Mastel from Document held at West Yorks Archive Service, ref RD/APE/2/44

This could be a rough outline of Edward of Uckerby's family tree:

Edward of Uckerby

Most of the following baptisms, marriages and burials were recorded in the Bolton Upon Swale,   parish registers, though a few took place in neighbouring Yorkshire or Durham parishes, so could be connected.  They could belong to descendants of Edward, but as the Bolton on Swale Parish Registers are only available from 1656, we cannot discover how they could be linked.


The following entries appeared in Bolton on Swale parish registers (unless otherwise stated):  

  • 1657 - Christopher Adamwhait married Hannah Sill (St Peter Leeds)

  • 1661 - Edward Adamwhit married Ann Stot (Forcett)

  • 1662 - Anne, dau of Edward (and Ann Stot?) baptised

  • 1662 - Ann, dau of Edward Adamthwaite, baptised

  • 1663 - Christopher, son of Edward (and Ann Stot?) baptised

  • 1665 - John, son of Edward and Ann Adamthwait baptised - a son of Edward was buried one week later

  • 1668 - Mary, dau of Edward and Ann Adamthwait baptised

  • 1667 - Christopher Adamthwaite buried

  • 1673 - Jean, dau of Edward and Ann Adaamthait baptised

  • 1675 - Elizabeth Adamthwaite buried

  • 1675 - Marjory Adamwhit married Anthony Blenkinsop in Gainford (Durham)

  • 1680 - Edward Adamthwaite buried

  • 1686 - Ann Adamthwaite buried - Edward's widow?

  • 1689 - Jane Adamthwaite buried

  • 1699 - Anne Adamthwaite buried

  • 1699 - Grace Adamthwaite married Thomas Ellary


In 1673 an Edward Adamthwait paid his Hearth Tax in Gilling East - this is the only Adamthwaite in the area who appears on the HEarth Tax records, so we believe it must be Edward who married Ann Stot.  However, by 1700, all the Adamthwaites seem to have left the area.