Sykes in Batley Parish Early Records

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This page includes records for the Sykes in Batley Parish, Yorkshire.

Please note: The following does not represent an intensive study of the Sykes in Batley. It is mainly a survey based on records I came across while researching Benjamin Sykes (c.1731-1817) and John Sykes (c. 1797-1851+) of Adwalton, Birstall Parish. The records were taken from both the Bishop's Transcripts on microfilm though LDS.


Morley Chapel, Batley Parish

Various listings give the name of this Independent of Congregation Church, as the Morley Chapel or the Old Chapel. Records for Old Chapel Morley are on LDS microfilm 0828147. The records on this microfilm start in 1665 and are somewhat disorganized. Much of the early writing is hard to read and there are sections where the edges of the paper are too out of focus to read. An inscription in one of the books that comprise the records for the chapel says,

"The Independent congregation at the Old Chaple in Morley near Leeds in the parish of Batley, County of York"
There is no marriage record for Morley Chapel. Presumably marriages were recorded in the Church of England records. In addition to baptisms and burials the church papers include a list of people admitted to the church and notes on what happened to them.

William Sykes, Morley chapel admitted 1651

Baptism:
Marriage:
Children:

  1. William Sykes, son of (Two words I cannot read. Looks like "Laite cloroged") William Sykes was admitted in August (?) 1651.
  2. Mary, daughter of "our brother Mr. William Sikes, baptized November 20, 1661
Bethiah Sykes, Morley chapel, admitted 1677

Bethiah Sykes was admitted August 16, 1677.

Note: Bethiah was a rather unusual name and was the name of one of Joseph Sykes' daughters, see below.

Mr Joseph Sykes of Leeds, Morley chapel admitted 1675

Mr Joseph Sykes of Leeds was admitted August 18, July 28, 1675.

He "Went off to Millhill at Leeds in 1704."

Baptism: No later than 1658

Marriage: Unknown

Children:

Note: Joseph Sykes had 13 children. The records include the baptism of twelve of his children, all listed together on one page. At the top of the page, right above the children of Joseph Sykes, there is a reference to John Sykes, and Joseph, his son, born January 24 and baptized 12.. The rest is too out of focus to read. The thirteenth child is represented by a death record in 1678.

  1. Caleb, the son of Mr Joseph Sykes, was born June 13, 1678 and baptized January 29, ____.
  2. Joseph Sykes, Mr Joseph Sykes child died and was buried June 5, 1678.
  3. Elisha, the son of Mr Joseph Sykes was born March 4, 1679 "about 2 ye morning baptized 15 of same month"
  4. Hannah, the daughter of Mr Joseph Sykes was born April 18 "about 1 in ye morning and baptized (several words I cannot read) May 29, 1681.
  5. Joshua, the son of Mr Joseph Sykes was born July 4 "about 10 or 11 (can't read) and baptized on July 21, 1682.
    Death: Joshua Sykes, Mr Joseph Sykes child died October 24 and was buried October 26, 1682
  6. Samuel, son of Mr Joseph Sykes born August 30, 1683 ""about 3 in the afternoon" and baptized September __ 1683.
    Death: Samuel Sykes, child of Mr Joseph Sykes died August 15 and was buried August 18, 1684.
  7. Joseph of Joseph Sykes was born August 12, 1685 "about noon" and baptized September 1, 1685.
    Death: Joseph Sykes, son of Joseph Sykes "then buried about 5 years old, January 27, 1692".
  8. Benjamin, son of Mr Joseph Sykes born August 16, and baptized August 24, 1686.
  9. Deborah, daughter of Mr Joseph Sykes was born September 26 and baptized October 4, 1687.
  10. Bethiah, daughter of Mr Joseph Sykes was born July 10, and baptized July 18, 1689.
    Death: Bethiah Sykes ""then" buried about _ years old, April 18, 1690
  11. Elizabeth, the daughter of Joseph Sykes, was born January 7 and baptized February 24, 1690.
  12. Bathshua, of Joseph Sykes was born September 5, and baptized September 20, 1692.
    Death: Bathshua, daughter of Mr Joseph Sykes, buried "about 1 _ years old" March 19, 1694.
  13. David, of Joseph Sykes, was born December 9, and baptized December 19, 1693.
    Death David, son of Joseph Sykes, "then buried about 3 months", March 14, 1694.

Death: Joseph Sykes of Leeds was buried June 12, 1709.

There were no further records for the name Sykes in Morley Chapel until the 1739.

In March 2009 Ron Gosney emailed:

I was fascinated to find your detail about the Sykes family records in Morley Congregation records, especially concerning Joseph and Bethia.

Firstly I have to say that I have no connection to the Sykes name whatsoever, but I am a local and family history enthusiast here in Knottingley.

The father of Joseph Sykes was William Sykes who came to Knottingley just after the Civil War, and in 1652 he led a small rebellion against payment of tithes, even having his servant take a proclamation to the town crier. He was arrested , convicted and went to York Castle because he wouldn't pay his fine of £266-13-4 even though he was a rich man, and he died there.

William's widow Grace [Jenkinson] became an active Quaker and was arrested more than once, herself being imprisoned at York Castle at one point.

There is a family tree in 'Pedigrees of the County Families of Yorkshire' compiled by Joseph Foster, and I have looked at this in Borthwick Institute at York University, although some of it seems a bit debatable. This is what it says of Joseph Sykes "Joseph (or Joshua?)

Sykes of Leeds, Merchant, to whom his father devised the manor of Whitgift, living in 1697; marr at Woodkirk, Bethia daughter and co-heiress of John Pickering esq., a captain in the army by Deborah, his wife, sister Ralph, Lord Eure, his wife. She was baptised at Woodkirk 4 Nov 1652, will dated 9 Aug 1723. He died 10th buried 14th June 1709 on Tinglaw Moor near Morley."
If you look at the IGI it says they married 30 July 1673 at Topcliffe and also Woodkirk!!

It only lists 5 children but with exception of one (John) they certainly tie in with names in Morley register:

  1. John - gent of Manningham, living in 1712, will dated 6 Sep 1757, proved 15 Jul 1760
  2. Caleb - living in 1684
  3. Elisha - living in 1684
  4. Hannah - marr 6 Apr 1708 to Robert Hesketh of Platt, co Lancaster a nonconformist divine
  5. Elizabeth - wife of John Overend. She was buried at Mill Hill Chapel 15 April 1729
Best wishes

Ron Gosney

An Interesting Entry

The following record from Morley Chapel is not connected to the Sykes. However, I found the entry interesting.

"July 31, 1700, Jacob Muffet excommunicated for his forsaking and putting away his wife with pretense of being call of God there unto."

Latter Records in Morley chapel

Sarah Sykes of Morley

Sarah Sykes of Morley died May 24, 1739. 1 of Cor, 15 Chap, ves the 21 was read at the service:
" For since by a man came death, by a man also comes resurrection of the dead.
Samuel Sykes of Morley, Morley chapel 1712-??

Baptism: Born no later than 1712

Marriage: Bridget

Children:

  1. Martha, the daughter of Samuel Sykes of Morley died June 24, 1755, age 3.

Death of Bridget Sykes: Bridget, the wife of Samuel Sykes of Morley died April 28, 1759, age 47.

Note: This means Bridget was born circa 1712. Samuel and Bridget could not have been married much before 1732. There is not listing on the parish indexes for such a marriage.

Luke Sykes of Morley, Morley Chapel, 1722

Baptism: Unknown, born no later than 1722.

Marriage: Luke Sykes of Kirkheaton married Sarah Ellis of Morley on February 14, 1742 in Batley parish (Church of England).

Children: Luke Sykes of Morley had the following children baptized in the Old Chapel in Morley:

  1. John baptized March 18, 1743/44.
  2. Luke, baptized April 13, 1746.
    Death: Luke, the son of Luke Sykes of Morley died November 24, 1746. The word "Text" was written next to this entry but no text was listed.
  3. Sarah, baptized November 6, 1748.

Abraham Sykes, Morley clothier, Morley chapel 1735-1784

Baptism: circa 1735

Marriage: Abraham Sykes married Anne Allen on June 10, 1759 (Church of England Records Batley parish).

Children:

  1. "Mally" of Abraham Sykes baptized in the Church of England on August 9, 1761.
    Death: "Mary, the daughter of Abraham Sykes of Morley died September 23, 1767, age 6 years" (Morley Chapel Records).
  2. Joseph Sykes and Elizabeth Bradshaw
    birth: Joseph, the son of Abraham Sykes of Morley, was born February 14, and baptized on April 6, 1764 (Morley Chapel).
    Marriage: Joseph Sykes married Elizabeth Bradshaw in Batley Parish on February 22, 1784 (C of E).
    Children:
    1. A child of Joseph Sykes of Gildersome Street was buried on August 3, 1783. (C of E)
    2. Matty, the daughter of Joseph Sykes of Gildersome Street, was buried September 28, 1784, age 3 years. (C of E)
    3. Abraham, born March 16, 1789 and baptized September 27, 1789, the son of Joseph Sykes, Gildersome, clothier, son of Abraham, by Elizabeth his wife, daughter of William Bradshaw (C of E records).
    4. Samuel, born May 22, 1791 and baptized October 9, 1791, son of Joseph Sykes of Gildersome, clothier, son of Abraham, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of William Bradshaw (C of E)
    5. ___ the son of Joseph Sykes of Gildersome Street was buried on May 8, 1793
  3. George, the son of Abraham Sykes of Morley died June 2, 1769, age 3 years. (Morley Chapel)
    Note: George was born circa 1766.
  4. Ann, of Abraham Sykes of Morley, clothier, died June 14, 1769, age 10 weeks. (Morley Chapel).
    Note: These two close deaths may reflect an infectious decease.
  5. Samuel, the son of Abraham Sykes of Morley was born on February 28, and baptized on April 2, 1770. (Morley Chapel).
  6. Thomas, the son of Abraham Sykes of Morley died July 7, 1771. No age given.
  7. A stillborn child of Abraham Sykes of Morley born April 4, 1773. (Morley Chapel).

Death: Ann, the wife of Abraham Sykes of Morley died December 8, 1773, age 46.

Remarriage: Unknown

Children:

  1. Mark Sykes and Elizabeth Stubley

    Birth: Mark, the son of Abraham Sykes of Morley, clothier, was baptized and born on May 6, 1774.
    Marriage: Mark Sykes married Elizabeth Stubley in Batley parish on August 3, 1796 (C of E)
    Children:
    Mark Sykes as a marriage witness:

    1. Mary Sykes married John Pyrah June 29, 1809. Witness: Mark Sykes. Both x'ed. See also the marriage of William Sykes to Elizabeth Pyrah 1786 below.
    2. William Sykes married Elizabeth Newsome April 1, 1815. Witness: Mark Sykes. Both x'ed/

  2. Nancy, the daughter of Abraham Sykes of Morley, clothier, was baptized and born on May 6, 1777.
    Marriage: Nancy Sykes married John Ellis in Batley parish on September 18, 1797. ( C of E)

  3. John, the son of Abraham Sykes of Morley, clothier, baptized and born June 9, 1780.
Death: Abraham Sykes of Morley "pauper" age 49, was buried August 22, 1784.

Nathaniel Sykes, Morley, Morley chapel, 1743

Baptism: Unknown, circa 1743

Marriage: Nathaniel Sykes married Mary Matthew on February 6, 1765 (Church of England, Batley Parish).

Children:

  1. Robert Sykes and Sarah Wilson

    Birth: Robert Sykes baptism unknown, circa 1765, son of Nathaniel as recorded in the baptism of Robert's children in the Church of England records for Batley Parish.

    Marriage: Sarah, daughter of William Wilson, date and place unknown.

    Children:

    1. Hannah, of Robert Sykes, clothier, son of Nathaniel, and Sarah, daughter of William Wilson, baptized in Batley parish on June 16, 1799 (C of E)
    2. Elizabeth, the daughter of Robert Sykes of Hunslet was buried November 30, 1801, age 3 years.
    3. Nathaniel, infant son of Robert Sykes of Hunslet was buried November 3, 1805.

    Death of Robert Sykes: Robert Sykes was buried November 30, 1801 (MC).

    Death of Sarah Wilson Sykes: Sara "wife" of Robert Sykes of Hunslet, age 71, was buried July 27, 1836.

  2. John of Nathaniel Sykes of Morley was born March 17, 1769 (MC).
  3. Thomas of Nathaniel Sykes of Morley was born January 27, 1771, "ten oclock in the fore noon" and baptized March 19, 1771 (MC).
Death of Mary Matthew Sykes: "Mary", the wife of Nathaniel Sykes of Morley died June 4, 1772, age 26 years (MC).

Second Marriage: Nathaniel Sykes married Penelope Matthew on November 5, 1772 (C of E, Batley parish).

Break of five years between the marriage and the first child

Children:

  1. Nancy of Nathaniel Sykes of Morley was born and baptized on September 28, 1777 (MC).

    Break of four years

  2. Nathaniel Sykes and Hannah Hartley

    Birth: Nathaniel of Nathaniel Sykes of Morley was born October 16 and baptized November 24, 1781 (MC).
    Marriage: Nathaniel Sykes married Hannah Hartley on November 25, 1805. Both xd (C of E, Batley parish)

    Children:

    1. James of Nathaniel Sykes, Morley clothier, and Hannah baptized on June 29, 1814. (C of E)

  3. Joseph, of Nathaniel Sykes of Morley born August 19 and baptized November 19, 1783 (MC)

    Break of 9 years

  4. Elizabeth, the daughter of Nathaniel Sykes of Morley was buried August 21, 1792 (MC).
  5. Samuel of Nathaniel Sykes of Morley was buried November 29, 1794 (MC).
  6. Matthew of Nathaniel and Penelope Sykes of Morley was born August 25, and baptized December 4, 1797 (MC).

Death of Nathaniel Sykes Senior: Nathaniel Sykes, senior, age 79, was buried February 10, 1822.

Nathaniel Sykes as a Witness: Hannah Sykes married James Hardcastle October 19, 1800. Witness Nathaniel Sykes. Both x'd. Hannah was born no later than 1780.

Miscellaneous Records from Morley Chapel

  • "Hannah the daughter of Joseph Sykes, brother to Ann, the wife of David Terry of Morley, was buried July 30, 1783" (MC).
    Marriage: Ann Sykes married David Terry February 8, 1764. Witness Michael Sheard. (Church of England)
    Note: There is no appropriate baptisms for either Joseph or Ann Sykes.
  • Martha, the wife of James Sykes of Huddersfield was buried June 18, 1788. (MC)
  • Child of Sarah Sykes of Morley was buried December 10, 1794 (MC).
  • William, son of Susannah "Sikes" of Wakefield was buried February 17, 1794, age 2 and _.
  • Jane Sykes of Morley was buried August 9, 1805, age 72 years. Born circa 1733.
  • Ann, widow, of Thomas Sykes of Potovens, age 70 was buried March 20, 1833. Born circa 1763.
  • Joseph Sykes of Morley was buried July 11, 1833, age 31 years. Born circa 1802.


Other Sykes in Morley as Recorded in the Batley Parish Church

William Sykes Morley clothier

Baptism: no later than 1794

Marriage: William Sykes married Mary Scholefield in Batley Parish on June 29, 1814. Both x'd

Children:

  1. Robert, the son of William Sykes, Morley clothier, and Mary baptized December 25, 1814 (C of E).
  2. Caroline, the daughter of William Sykes, Morley clothier, and Mary was baptized on September 18, 1816. (C of E)
  3. Ann, of William, Morley clothier, and Mary Ann, baptized March 22, 1818 (C of E).
  4. Mary, of William, Morley clothier, and Mary, January 21, 1821 (C of England).
  5. Harriet, of William, Morley clothier, and Maryanne, March 22, 1822 (C of E BT)
  6. William, of William, Morley clothier, and Mary Ann, baptized August 29, 1824. (C of E)

Joseph Sykes, Morley clothier

Baptisms: Born no later than 1796

Marriage: Joseph Sykes of Batley parish married Mary Nuns of Batley parish on January 27, 1816 in Batley parish. The both x'd. Witnesses, William Mortimer (a parish official), Matthew Sykes (signed) and John Wood (0990861).

Children:

  1. John, the son of Joseph Sykes, Morley clothier, and Mary, baptized October 12, 1817 C of E).

Joseph Sykes, Morley clothdresser

Birth:
Marriage: Joseph Sykes married Mary Lassey on April 3, 1825.

Children:

  1. John of Joseph and Mary Sykes Morley clothdresser December 25, 1825
  2. Samuel of Joseph and Mary Sykes Morley clothdresser April 6, 1828
  3. William of Joseph and Mary Sykes Morley clothdresser June 12, 1831
  4. Joseph of Joseph and Mary Sykes Morley clothdresser March 4, 1832
  5. Sarah of Joseph and Mary Sykes Morley clothdresser born July 11 baptized September 21, 1834

James Sykes, Morley labourer

Baptism: born no later than 1732
Marriage:
Children:

  1. Samuel, the son of James Sykes of Morley, laborer, was baptized June 14, 1752.

John Sykes, Morley Apothecary

Baptism: No later than 1747
Marriage: John Sykes married Esther Clark in Birstall parish on November 17, 1767.
Children:

  1. James born August 30 1768 and baptized November 14, 1781.
  2. Sarah born January 24, 1770 and baptized November 14, 1781.
  3. Samuel born December 9, 1771 and baptized November 14, 1781.
  4. John born August 25, 1773 and baptized November 18, 1781.
Solomon Sykes

Baptism:
Marriage:
Children:

  1. Anne of Solomon Sykes of Morley was born December 21, 1771 and baptized March 6, 1772.

Isaac Sykes of Morley

Baptism: circa 1765
Marriage:
Children:

  1. Thomas, born December 21, 1792 and baptized February 1, 1792
  2. John born and baptized December 23, 1793.
    Death: John, the son of Isaac Sykes of Morley was buried January 20, 1794, age 3 months.
  3. John Sykes born March 10, 1795 and baptized April 5, 1795.
    Marriage:
    Children:
    1. An infant of John Sykes , son of Isaac Sykes was buried February 14, 1822.
  4. Martha born March 12 and baptized April 18, 1796.
    Death: Martha, the daughter of Isaac Sykes of Morley was buried May 3, 1797.
  5. Joshua and
  6. Elizabeth, twins, born March 4 and baptized March 5, 1797.
    Death: Elizabeth, the daughter of Isaac Sykes of Morley was buried June 13, 1802.
  7. Isaac born June 30 and baptized August 18, 1800.
  8. Samuel born January 10 and baptized February 10, 1802.
  9. Benjamin born May 20, and baptized July 21, 1805.
Death: Isaac Sykes of Pudsey Morley age 66, was buried November 17, 1833.

John Sykes Morley Mason

Baptism:
Marriage:
Children:

  1. William of John and Ann Sykes Morley mason, June 8, 1824
Thomas Sykes Morley and Churwell, Shutter maker

Baptism:
Marriage: Thomas Sykes married Hannah Brook (her mark) in Batley parish on May 17, 1819. Witnesses John Sykes and J Holswell (a parish official ?).
Children:

  1. Betty, Morley shutter maker, June 3, 1821 (0990861).
  2. Sarah of Thomas and Hannah Sykes Churwell Shutter maker June 15, 1823 June 15, 1823.
  3. Mary of Thomas and Hannah Sykes, Churwell Shutter maker June 1, 1825
  4. Rodah of Thomas and Hannah Sykes Churwell shutter maker, August 10, 1828
Morley Misc.

  • William son of Thomas Banks clothier son of William by Elizabeth his wife daughter of John Sykes born August 28 Morley baptized December 25, 1801.
  • Betty of Martha Sykes Morley singlewoman May 7, 1815


Sykes in Gildersome and Gildersome Street as Recorded in the Batley Parish Church

William Sykes, Gildersome clothier, 1771-1832

Baptism: Unknown born circa 1771
Marriage: Unknown
Children:

  1. Betty, the daughter of William Sykes, Gildersome clothier, and Sarah, baptized May 2, 1819, age 20 years. ( C of E).
Death: William Sykes of Gildersome, age 61, was buried September 30, 1832 (film 0990862)

Gildersome Chapel Records

  • William of Joseph Sykes and Martha, cardmaker of Drighlington, was baptized on august 30, 1820 in Gildersome Chaple (film 0990862, Batley parish, Gildersome chapel records)
  • Martha Sykes of Gildersome age 21 was buried July 19, 1821 (film 0990862 Batley parish, Gildersome Chapel)
  • Joseph Sykes of Drighlington, age 33, was buried March 19, 1832 (film 09908622, Batley parish, Gildersome Chaple)
  • Thomas son of William Sykes buried December 2, 1802


Sykes in Batley as Recorded in the Batley Parish Church

John Sykes

Marriage: John Sykes married Dorothy Webster January 29, 1593

William Sykes, son of William Sykes, Batley Husbandman, 1766-??

Baptism: Born no later than 1766.
Marriage: William Sykes married Elizabeth Pyrah in Batley parish on June 18, 1786.
Children:

  1. Hannah, the daughter of William Sykes, Batley husbandman, son of William, by his wife, the daughter of Joseph Pyrah, was born September 7, 1786 and baptized on October 1, 1786 (C of E). Note: Elizabeth's name was not listed.

William Sykes, Batley clothier, 1798-??

Baptism: born no later than 1798
Marriage: Elizabeth
Children:

  1. Samuel, son of William Sykes, Batley clothier, and Elizabeth, June 7, 1818.
  2. John, son of William Sykes , Batley clothier, and Elizabeth, March 11, 1821.
  3. Grace of William, Batley clothier, and Elizabeth, September 18, 1823 (C of E)
  4. William of William, Batley clothier and Elizabeth September 7, 1826 (C of E).
  5. Mark of William, Batley clothier and Elizabeth June 7, 1829 (C of E)
  6. Mary of William, Batley clothier and Elizabeth September 16, 1832. (C of E)
  7. Jane of William, Batley clothier and Elizabeth September 22, 1833. (C of E).
Samuel Sykes, Fellmonger, and Hannah Hepworth

A fellmonger was a person who removed the fur or wool from hides in preparation for tanning the leather.

Baptism: Samuel Sykes was born no later than 1766, place unknown.
Marriage: Samuel Sykes married Hannah Hepworth on November 5, 1786 in Thornhill parish. According to the IGI Hannah Hepworth , the daughter of Thomas Hepworth was baptized in Thornhill parish on June 6, 1762.
Children:

  1. Abraham, the son of Samuel Sykes of Batley, labourer, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Hepworth, born August 8, baptized, August 27, 1787.
  2. John, the son of Samuel Sykes of Batley, fellmonger, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Hepworth, baptized March 21, 1790.
  3. Hannah, daughter of Samuel Sykes of Batley, fellmonger, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Hepworth, born May 8, baptized, May 29, 1791.
  4. Samuel Sykes, miner, and Sarah Preston
    Birth: Samuel, son of Samuel Sykes of Batley, fellmonger, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Hepworth, born Mach 12, baptized April 1, 1794.
    Marriage: Samuel Sykes married Sarah Preston on February 7, 1820. He signed. She xd. Children:
    1. Hannah, daughter of Samuel Sykes, Batley miner, and Sarah and baptized on May 7, 1821 (C of E).
    2. Milly the daughter of Samuel Sykes, Batley miner, and Sarah was baptized on January 12, 1823 (C of E).
    3. Abraham, the son of Samuel Sykes, Batley miner, and Sarah was baptized on September 18, 1825 (C of E).
    4. Ruben, the son of Samuel Sykes, Batley miner, and Sarah, was baptized on September 21, 1828 (C of E)
    5. Elizabeth, the daughter of Samuel Sykes, Batley miner, and Sarah was baptized September 18, 1831 (C of E).
    6. Sarah of Sam and Sarah Sykes Batley miner born December 10, 1832 baptized September 18, 1836
    7. Matilda of Sam and Sarah Sykes Batley miner born September 1835 baptized September 18, 1836
    8. Caroline baptized September 20, 1840. This was taken from the parish index and is not on the microfilm
    Death of Samuel Sykes: Samuel Sykes, Healy, age, 67, January 7, 1859
    Death of Sarah Preston Sykes:
  5. Betty of Samuel Sykes of Batley buried January 25, 1798
  6. Elizabeth, of Samuel Sykes, fellmonger, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Hepworth, baptized February 26, 1797. Elizabeth daughter of Samuel Sykes of Batley was buried March 17, 1797.
  7. Emily, daughter of Samuel Sykes of Batley, fellmonger, son of ----- , by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Hepworth, born May 5, baptized June 16, 1799.
  8. Matilda of Samuel Sykes of Batley buried February 12, 1802
  9. Thomas, son of Samuel Sykes of Batley, fellmonger, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Hepworth, born August 21, baptized September 19, 1802.
  10. Reuben, son of Samuel Sykes of Batley, fellmonger, son of (nothing is entered), by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Hepworth, born October 23, baptized December 1, 1805.
James Sykes Batley farmer

Baptism:
Marriage:
Children:

  1. George of James and Marie Sykes Batley farmer February 10, 1833
  2. William Walker Sykes of James and Marie Sykes Batley farmer, December 27, 1835

William Sykes, Weaver, son of Benjamin

Baptism: Unknown, son of Benjamin Sykes, born no later than 1784
Marriage: Unknown, Hannah Lee, daughter of Joseph Lee.
Children:

  1. Sarah, of William Sykes, weaver, and Hannah the daughter of Joseph Lee. born March 1 and baptized June 30, 1805.
  2. Joseph and
  3. Betty, twins of William Sykes labourer, the son of Benjamin, and Hannah the daughter of Joseph Lee, born May 26, and baptized July 26, 1807
  4. Benjamin of William Sykes, laborer son of Benjamin, and Hannah, daughter of Joseph Lee, born October 15 and baptized November 11, 1810
Robert Sykes

Baptism: Unknown
Marriage: Unknown
Children:

  1. John Wheelwright Sykes of Robert and Harriet Sykes Batley School master November 14, 1831


Sykes in Churwell as Recorded in the Batley Parish Church

Churwell is on the road from Leeds to Batley closer to Leeds.

William Sykes, Churwell, 1600s

Baptism:
Marriage:
Children:

  1. Mary of William Sykes November 29, 1674
    Death: She must have died as another Mary was baptized in 1677
  2. Mary of William Sykes April 15, 1677
  3. William of William Sykes February 27, 1678/79
  4. Anna filia of William Sykes, September 20, 1702
William Sykes, Churwell Miner

Baptism:
Marriage: Elizabeth
Children: William Sykes, Churwell miner, and Elizabeth had:

  1. John Brown of William and Elizabeth Sykes Churwell miner October 3, 1824
  2. William, of William and Elizabeth Sykes Churwell miner November 18, 1827.
  3. Elizabeth of William and Elizabeth Sykes Churwell coalminer, October 2, 1831
  4. Sarah of William and Elizabeth Sykes Churwell miner born May 6, 1834 baptized August 7, 1836

Ann Sykes Churwell singlewoman

Baptism:
Marriage:
Children:

  1. James Day, age 4 years July 24, 1825
  2. George Day, age 2 years, July 24, 1825
  3. Notes:
    • On the same day, William of Joseph and Ann Day, Churwell, clothier was baptized.
    • Ann Sykes married Joseph Day July 13, 1823. He signed. S x'd
Benjamin and Joseph Sykes, of Churwell

Benjamin and Joseph Sykes were contemporaries of John Sykes of Adwalton. Benjamin was born no later than 1793 and Joseph was born no later than 1796. They were clearly connected to each other as they had non infant children baptized on the same day in Batley parish. They lived in Churwell which is north of Morley and is the village in which Ellen, the second wife of John Sykes, died in 1863. Benjamin Sykes was a cordwainer. On September 11, 1825 the following children were baptized in Batley parish:

  1. Charles son of Benjamin and Ann Sykes, Churwell, cordwainer, age 7 years (1818)
  2. George of Joseph and Elizabeth Sykes, Churwell clothier, age 6 years (1819)
  3. Benjamin of Joseph and Elizabeth Sykes, Churwell clothier, age 4 years (1801)
  4. Sarah of Joseph and Elizabeth Sykes Churwell clothier, no age (1825 ?)

Note:

  • They were listed one after the other
Benjamin Sykes, Churwell, Shoemaker

Birth: Unknown, no later than 1793

Marriage: Ann, unknown

Children:

  1. Maria of Benjamin and Ann Sykes Churwell shoemaker, age 4 years, baptized May 4, 1817. She was born circa 1813.
  2. Mary of Benjamin and Ann Sykes, Churwell shoemaker, age 2 years, baptized May 4, 1817. She was born circa 1815. Note: Maria and Mary are virtually the same name.
  3. Charles of Benjamin and Ann Sykes, Churwell cordwainer, age 7, baptized September 11, 1825 Note: baptized the same day three children of Joseph Sykes Churwell clothier and his wife, Elizabeth. See below

Joseph Sykes, Churwell, clothier

Birth: Unknown, no later than 1796

Marriage: Joseph Sykes of Batley parish married Elizabeth Inman on February 25, 1816 in Batley parish, witness, Samuel Robinson his mark (LDS film 0990861)

Children:

  1. William, the son of Joseph Sykes, Churwell clothier, and Elizabeth, baptized March 8, 1818. (C of E)
  2. George, the son of Joseph Sykes, Churwell clothier, and Elizabeth, baptized September 11, 1825, age 6. Means he was born in 1819. (C of E).
  3. Benjamin baptized the same day, age 4. Means he was born circa 1821.
  4. Sarah baptized the same day, no age.
Note: Benjamin Sykes, Churwell cordwainer, had a son Charles baptized the same day, age seven see above.


Odd Sykes Records from Batley Parish Church

Robert Sykes

Birth:
Marriage:
Children:

  1. Sarah of Robert Sykes February 22, 1645
Baptism:
Marriage:
Children:
  1. Sarah of Robert Sykes February 22, 1664
  2. Susannah of Robert Sykes September 29, 1667
  3. Mary of Robert Sykes September 22, 1672
  4. John of Robert Sykes December 27, 1676

Death:

Robert Sykes

Robert Sykes baptized January 16, 1712, no parent listed.

Marriages

  • Sarah Sykes to James Brown October 24, 1695
  • James Sykes and Martha Scholefield by license February 19, 1738
  • Joseph Sykes of god Carr and Susannah Robertson of Milford by license July 19, 1742
  • Sarah Sykes and Charles Smith October 10, 1768
  • Mary Sykes and William Wood, April 17, 1774
  • Sarah Sykes and James Wilson, September 17, 1777
  • Hannah Sykes and Joseph Appleyard October 6, 1783
  • Sarah Sykes and Nathaniel Carter, July 7, 1786
  • Joseph Sykes and Esther Spurr July 14, 1796
  • Matthew Sykes of Dewsbury and Sally Smities of Batley, by license ____ 29, 1796
  • Solomon Sykes and Elizabeth Hammond October 30, 1796
  • William Sykes and Sarah Lockwood, November 14, 1797
  • Samuel Sykes and Elizabeth Stevenson, December 5, 1798
  • Betty Sykes and Thomas Banter, September 2?, 1801
  • Henry Sykes married Mary Bradley October 21, 1811. He x'd. She signed. Witness George Atkinson.
  • John Sykes and Sarah Webster July 24, 1820, He signed. She x'd. Witness: John Siddle
  • Elizabeth Sykes and Samuel Slach (?) October 15, 1821 Both x'd
  • Mary Sykes and Benj Firth, August 13, 1824. He signed. She x'd
Deaths

  • Joseph son of Joseph Sykes infant of Batley buried November 26, 1807
  • Joseph of Joseph Sykes infant of Batley buried November 9, 1807
  • Ann wife of Joseph Sykes of Batley buried November 26 1807
  • Elizabeth daughter of William Sykes of Batley buried January 31, 1807
  • Abraham son of William Sykes infant Batley buried June 19, 1809
  • Isaac son of William Sykes infant buried June 22, 1809
  • Grace, widow, of Sam Sykes of Batley buried May 27, 1810
  • Samuel Sykes of Batley was buried March 1, 1812
  • Elizabeth Sykes Batley Carr, age 72, March 5, 1835 (1763)
  • Thomas Sykes, Batley Carr, July 4, 1837, age 33 (1804)
  • William Sykes Batley Carr, age 55, August 5, 1838 (1783)
  • Elizabeth Sykes, age 74, Batley November 5, 1839 (1765)
  • Hannah Sykes Batley age 81 December 7, 1839 (1758). Wife of Samuel, fellmonger?
  • Mark Sykes Batley age 67 November 1841 (1774)
Baptisms

Elizabeth of John Nelson labourer son of John by Nancy his wife daughter of Jonathan Sykes January 20 Baptized February 16, 1805 Batley

Ruben (?) of John Nelson, son of John by "Ann" his wife daughter of Jonathan Sykes June 10 Batley baptized July 1, 1810

Sally of John Pyrah clothier son of Benjamin by Mary his wife daughter of "Sarah" Sykes born July 5, Batley baptized July 5, 1810

Charles Sykes of John Pyrah clothier son of Benjamin by Mary his wife daughter of "James" Sykes February 6 Batley baptized March 1, 1812

Joseph of Martha Sykes born March 28, Morley baptized April 13, 1810

Thomas of Ann Sykes Leeds single woman, August 2, 1829

Sarah of Nancy Sykes "a bastard" born April 23 baptized August 27, 1809


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