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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.
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:
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.