Help Wanted

Richard Linley of Castleford who died in 1688 at the age of 75 (see Court Rolls page) was born about 1613. As the Castleford parish Registers do not exist at that time and the Bishops Transcripts are very sparse, I am at a loss as to where Richard was born and when. I would appreciate any help.

Richard was married to a Jane Thomlinson whose family were heraldic and came from Thorganby North Yorkshire. I have not been able to find the marriage. They first appear in the Castleford PR's in 1650, but I suspect that Richard was married previously. Any help to find the marriage would be appreciated.

Joseph Ackroyd born about 1744, but were?, he first came to light in 1770 at his marriage in Edlington, South Yorkshire when he married a Hannah Suthers. The marriage Register said he 'was of this Parish' but there no Ackroyds in the area. He was a Tanner by trade. Help is need to to try and trace his birth.

A Richard Lindley married an Elizabeth Blanchard at Ledsham Church in 1695. I am actively seeking information about Elizabeth and the Blanchards, Any help would be appreciated


John Lindley BSc


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