Wragby is a parish with a village and three townships, located about 5 miles, (8 kilometres) from Pontefract in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Originally here was an Augustine priory founded in 1105 by Robert de Laci.
The church of St. Michael and Our Lady, Wragby is dated to 1533 and less than seven years later the Roydhouse name appears in the records that have been transcribed and digitised.
St Michael and Our Lady Church, ( Flickr image, woodytyke)
Wragby can be seen just under the I in the word West Riding.
JOHN, also recorded as Johannis
1550 :: John, baptised and buried
1604 :: John baptised
1619 :: John, son of John, baptised
1620 :: Elizabeth, daughter of John, baptised
1621 :: Henry, son of John, baptised
1622 :: Elizabeth, daughter of John, baptised
Between 1646 and 1658 a John Roydhouse (likely born 1619) had the following seven records.
1646 :: John, son of John, baptised and buried
1649 :: Mary, daughter of John, baptised ( possibly married John Pell in 1668)
1651 :: John, son of John, baptised and buried
1652 :: Jane, daughter of John, baptised
1654 :: William, son of John, baptised and buried
1658 :: William, son of John, baptised and buried
1658 :: Allis, wife of John, buried
- Elizabeth also recorded as Elizabethae
- Henry also recorded as Henricus and Henrici
- Mary, also recorded as Maria, Marye and Marae
WILLIAM, also record as Guilamme
William the wheelwright baptised at least five children.
1641 :: William, son of William, baptised
1646 :: Jane, daughter of William, baptised
1648 :: Susann, daughter of William, baptised
1651 :: Joshua, son of William, baptised
1652 :: Elizabeth, daughter of William, baptised
In 1670 William (likely born 1641) buried Richard and in 1671 John was baptised and buried.
The will of William Roydhouse in 1656 illustrates the incompleteness of the records.
It mentions his wife, Rosamond, first son William(?1641) first daughter Mary,second daughter Sarah, third daughter Rosamond,fourth daughter Jane(? 1646) fifth daughter Susanna(?1648) and sixth daughter Elizabeth(?1652).
Perhaps the marriage of William and Rosamond, baptisms of daughters Mary and Sarah and the burials of Joshua and William senior are yet to be transcribed.
RICHARD also recorded as Ricardi
Records of Richard Roydhouse with St. Michaels began in 1661.
1661 :: William , son of Richard, baptised
1664 :: John, son of Richard, baptised
1665 :: Richard, son of Richard, baptised
1666 :: Elizabeth, daughter of Richard, baptised
1669 :: Jennit, daughter of Richard, baptised
1671 :: Ginetta, daughter of Richard, baptised and buried
Richard ( baptised 1665) appears to have married Mary Broadhead in 1695. Her death as a widow was recorded in 1734.
SAMUEL also recorded as Samueli and Samuell
Samuel baptised at least two children.
1638 :: Margryt baptised
1641 :: Thomas baptised
As a Samuel Roydhouse appears about 30 years later baptising children, I believe he would also have been a son of Samuel senior.
In 1671 Samuel (junior) married Francisca Pease.
1672 :: Samuel, son of Samuel, baptised
1673 :: Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel, baptised
The name Thomas Roydhouse appears in the church records continuously over the time frame between 1540 and 1661.
1540 :: Thomas baptised
1574 :: John, son of Thomas ( likely born 1540) baptised
1578 :: William, son of Thomas, baptised
Given the naming patterns used at this time, a son Thomas would have been highly probable.
1593 :: Joan, daughter of Thomas, baptised
1604 :: Thomas baptised
1613 :: Thomas baptised
1628 :: Ellen, daughter of Thomas ,buried
1634 :: Alicia, wife of Thomas, buried
1646 :: Thomas buried
1651 :: Jane, daughter of Thomas,baptised
1651 :: Anne, wife of Thomas buried
1651 :: Thomas, yeoman, buried
1657 :: Thomas married Mary Benson
1658 :: Mary, daughter of Thomas, baptised and buried
1661 :: Thomas buried
ROBERT also recorded as Roberti
The name of Robert also appears between 1540 and 1661.
1540 :: Lawrans, son of Robert, baptised
1604 :: Robert, son of Robert and Mary, baptised
1619 :: Robert baptised
1621 :: Anna, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth, baptised. (possibly married Richard Max in 1646)
1622 :: Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Mary, baptised and buried
1623 :: John, son of Robert, baptised
1626 :: Elizabeth, daughter of Robert baptised and buried
1631 :: Dorothy, daughter of Robert, baptised (possibly married George Perkin 1648)
1632 :: Anna, daughter Robert and Anna, buried
1634 :: John, son of Robert, buried
1646 :: Robert, buried
1654 :: Robert baptised
1657 :: Robert, son of Robert and Mary, buried
1658 :: Frances, wife of Robert, buried
1658 :: Jennit , daughter of Robert and Mary, buried
1659 :: Allis, daughter of Robert and Mary, buried
1659 :: Mary, wife of Robert, buried
1661 :: Robert, buried
- Dorothy also recorded as Dorothie and Dorothea
- Jennit also recorded as Gennetha
HENRY also recorded as Henricus, Hennerie and Henrici
Henry as a name appears from 1604 through to 1743.
1604 :: Henry baptised
1620 :: Henry, son of John, baptised and buried
1622 :: Henry married Anna Foster
1623 :: Henry, son of Henry, baptised
1626 :: John, son of Henry and Anna, baptised
1626 :: Martina, daughter of Henry, buried
1631 :: Jane, daughter of Henry baptised
1632 :: Anna, daughter of Henry, buried ( possibly Jane)
1635 :: Anna, baptised and buried
1646 :: Henry buried
1646 :: Mary buried
1648 :: Anna, widow of Henry married Richard More
1648 :: Anna More, wife of Richard, buried
1648 :: Henry ( likely born 1623) married Katherine Symson
1649 :: Mary, daughter of Henry, baptised
1651 :: Thomas, son of Henry, baptised
1653 :: Henry buried
1654 :: Henry, son of Henry, baptised
1655 :: Thomas, son of Henry, baptised and buried
1656 :: Henry, son of Henry, baptised
1657 ::John, son of Henry, baptised
1659 :: Elizabeth, daughter of Henry, baptised
1664 :: Jane, daughter of Henry and Katherine, baptised
1700 :: Henry, baptised and buried
1734 :: John, son of Henry, buried
1736 :: John, son of Henry, buried
1738 :: Joseph, son of Henry, baptised
1743 :: William, son of Henry, baptised