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Lineage of Percy Land (1885-1950)|
Lineage of Percy Land born Toronto, Canada 1885, the son of Law Land and Elizabeth Sykes.
Marriage: Charles Land married Elizabeth Dunford on December 25, 1787 in All Saints Parish Wakefield. Charles and Elizabeth moved to Leeds.
Marriage: Charles Lewis Land married Anne Dinsdell in Birstall Parish on February 25, 1816.
Marriage: John Land married twice. His second wife was Lydia Law who he married on November 7, 1857 in the Birstall Parish Church.
Marriage: Law Land married Elizabeth Sykes on April 25, 1880 in Batley. Law and Elizabeth immigrated to Toronto Canada circa 1881. They subsequently immigrated to the United States where they ultimately settled in Smithtown, Long Island.
Marriage: Percy Land married Meta Petermann on January 18, 1908 in Smithtown, Long Island.
Marriage: Edgar Land married Agnes Goehle in New York City on February 15, 1942.
Percy Land was a builder and contractor. His father, Law Land (b. 1858), was a carpenter. Law's father, John Land (b. 1818), was a cloth drawer as was his father, Charles Lewis Land (b 1797). The occupations of Charles's father, Charles Land (b. 1767), and grandfather, John, are not known.
John's brother, James (b. 1826), was a salesman and bookkeeper.
Some records were found in the Church of England and some were found in Non-conformist congregations.
John Land was literate enough to sign his name at the times of his marriages and the births of his children. His first wife, Mary Dyson, signed with her mark, indicating that she could not write. His second wife, Lydia Law, was literate enough to sign her name at the time of her marriage and the births of several of her children.
The Name Land|
According to the Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames by Charles Bradsley, 1967, Land (also spelt "Lund") means "at the land". It is a place name for one who lived by the land or open wood. Variations are Landman and Lowndes.
Because it is a place name there were most likely more that one origin of the name.
A brief survey of Lands on the LDS IGI indicates:
At the National Genealogical Society's Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, May 31-June 3, 2000, George Redmonds, a speaker at the conference and an expert on Yorkshire names, told me in a personal conversation, that the name Land is "not a Yorkshire name". By this he meant, that although the records for the name in Yorkshire go back to at least to 1580, the name did not originate in Yorkshire. When surnames were being established, the Lands were living somewhere else. It must be kept in mind that new Lands arriving from another county may have entered the Yorkshire population at any time.
The first record I can find for the Lands in Yorkshire are in the West Riding parishes of Wragby and Acworth and in the North Riding parish of Bagby.
The Lands next show up in the West Riding parishes of Horbury and Dewsbury.
The Land Ancestors in England and The Places They Lived
All of the records for my known Land ancestors in England were found in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the following towns:
Charles Lewis Land, the son of Charles Land, was baptized in the Leeds Parish church on September 3, 1797. He married Anne Dinsdell in Birstall Parish on February 25, 1816. They lived in Leeds.
John Land, the son of Charles Lewis Land and Ann Land, was born on May 5, 1818 and baptized in the Queen Street Chapel, Leeds on July 12, 1818. John Land moved to Batley in Batley parish. John Land married twice. His first wife was Mary Dyson. Samuel, one of the sons of of John Land and Mary Dyson, immigrated to Philadelphia, Pa circa 1871. After the death of Mary Dyson, John Land married Lydia Law on November 7, 1857 in the Leeds Parish Church. Samuel was married to Lydia Law's sister, Mary Ann Law.
Law Land, the son of John Land and Lydia Law was born on December 29, 1858. He
married Elizabeth Sykes on April 25, 1880 in Batley.
Law and Elizabeth immigrated to Toronto Canada circa 1881. They subsequently immigrated
to the United States where they ultimately settled in Smithtown, Long Island.
Lydia Law Land, the widow of John Land , step mother of Samuel Land and sister of Mary Ann Law Land, immigrated to Philadelphia with her children in 1882 .
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