Generation - Anthony Petyt†††
Petytís father, Anthony Petyt, was christened in Skipton
on 6 September 1720. He was the eldest son of John and Mary Petyt,
of Crookrise. His sister Alice arrived when he was about three
years old, and his brother John, when he was seven. Life was probably quite comfortable for Anthony
Petyt as he was the son of a yeoman farmer.
Petyt was apprenticed at the age of thirteen to Thomas Petyt, Blacksmith
in 1733. This may have been very useful training for his later career
as a husbandman and farmer, shoeing horses on the farm. His sister
Alice was apprenticed aged twelve to Mary Fell and their brother
John was apprenticed to John Kendall, Butcher, in 1740
The apprenticeships were granted by Sylvester Petyt's Trust and
indicates that Anthony and his siblings were descended from the
Petyt's of Storithes.
Petyt was the first to marry and leave home in 1754 when she married
Joseph Spencer, roper, of Kildwick
Alice and Anthony's brother John later married Sarah Petyt, daughter
of William and Mary Petyt of Bolton Abbey in 1763 .
John and Mary moved to Snaygill and farmed there. John Petty also
practiced as a butcher and this may have been part of his smallholding
at Snaygill. John Sarah had their first daughter Mary in 1764.
It would seem that John had had taken over the lands farmed by his
great-grandfather Anthony Petyt.
father, John Petyt,
was a yeoman farmer of Crookrise, near Thorlby, and for the land
at Crookrise, he paid an annual rental of twenty-six pounds to the
lord of Skipton Castle, the Sackville Earl of Thanet. It is not clear what John Petyt would have farmed
at Crookrise, perhaps sheep and cattle. However, to be renting land for twenty-six pounds
per annum implies that the land was fairy profitable. John Petyt
must have been able to pay this rent and have money to spare.
†I have not at present, been able to locate where and when John Petyt
was born or christened. However, it is highly probable that John
was descended from Anthony Petyt of Caldray House or Cawder
Hall Farm. Cawder Hall Farm is located near to Snaygill where Anthony
Petytís brother John later farmed, and it is very probable that
there is a connection. Certainly, this Calder House line is the
only Petyt line in the Skipton area to favour the name Anthony,
which appears in every generation.
appears to have been the son or nephew of Anthony Petty
of Skyraikes in the parish of Burnsall, only a few yards
from Crookrise. Anthony married Isabel Bradford in 1678 and had
one daughter Isabella in 1695. However, it is perfectly possible that
Anthony and Isabella had other children yet to be identified. Anthony
Petty lived to a ripe old age of seventy-one and was buried in 1725
when he is described as 'of Crookrise'. This may mean that Anthony's family had
inherited the farm from Anthony and his grandparents were residing
with them. His wife Isabel was buried in 1742 and is described as
'of Snaygill'. Isabel may have stayed with her younger
son John on his farm in Snaygill area.
Petyt of Skyraikes was the eldest son of John Petty
and Martha Airton of Cawder House in Skipton. John's wife Martha Airton was born in
Rhylstone and the family seem to have eventually moved from Skipton
to Rhylstone, perhaps to farm lands in that area. John was buried in 1700 outliving his
wife Martha by two years.
the time Anthony Petty of Skyraikes was fifteen he had been joined
by his four brothers John, Christopher, William and Thomas, and
seen his only sister Mary buried aged only ten. His second eldest
brother John does not appear to have married, but his third eldest
brother Christopher Petty also moved to Burnsall Parish and had
three children of whom only one son Christopher survived. This Christopher probably had moved to
Littondale by 1725. In that year he was given £5 by Sylvester
Petyt's Trust. Anthony and Christopher's brother William
Petty was also given £5 in 1725. William married Judith and had a family
of three daughters who all died in infancy. William's wife Judith was buried in
1708 the wife of 'William Petty a poor pensioner'. William Petty was buried in 1740 'a poor
pensioner'. William self-evidently had
trouble making ends meet as he is also recorded as a staymaker and
cordwainer on the birth of his daughters Martha and Mary in 1696
and 1701 respectively. Of Anthony's brother Thomas little else is
known at present.
Petty of Skyraikes father John Petty was the eldest son
of Anthony Pettie and Mary Jowett of Calder or Cawder House
in Skipton. This area is partially in Skipton Parish
and partially in Kildwick Parish. Anthony and his wife Mary had a family
of eight children of whom four sons, John, Christopher, Richard
and Anthony and two daughters Anne and Elinor survived childhood. Anthony was buried in 1638 and his wife
Mary was buried in 1669
Little is known of John's brother
Christopher, but his youngest brother Anthony moved to Shelf in
John's brother Richard Petty married Anna
Brigg in Kildwick Parish in 1659.
They had one son Christopher Petty.
Richard was buried in 1673,
described as a carpenter of Sutton.
Richard's only son Christopher Petty moved
to Kildwick and married Mary Smith in 1687. Christopher and Mary
had one daughter Mary in 1688 who only survived three months.
Mary Petty nee Smith passed away in
September 1689 probably as a result of complications from childbirth.
Richard moved to Sutton in Craven and then
married secondly Jane Craven in 1692 in Kildwick.
They had a family of three children, Ellen,
Thomas and Richard.
Jane passed away in January 1706 and was
buried in Kildwick.
Richard Petty had three young children
and re-married for a third time to Maudlanda Boothman in 1709.
Richard and Maudlanda had a daughter Mary
Mary Petty was a
beneficiary of Sylvester Petyt's Charity in 1725 and was given £7
to be put out as an apprentice.
Richard passed away in 1734 and was buried
Petty of Sutton's son Richard married Maria Sharpe in Kildwick and
they had a son Anthony Petty in 1716. Anthony Petty was apprenticed to James
Emmott, weaver, in 1731 in Skipton at the age of fifteen. In 1741 Anthony married Mary Lund in
Kildwick and they had a family of ten children. Anthony was a weaver on his marriage
in 1741, but seems to have supplemented his income as a grocer and
innkeeper as well.
Petty of Sutton's brother Thomas Petty, son of Christopher Petty
and Jane Craven married Sarah Hodson in Bolton Abbey in 1733. Thomas and Sarah appear to have moved
to Storithes and had a family of three sons, Thomas, Christopher
and John. Both Thomas and Christopher were apprenticed
by Sylvester Petyt's trust. Christopher Petty of Storithes, linen
maker, married Sarah Pickersgill, daughter of Thomas Pickersgill
of Barden, clogger, and they had one daughter Jane in 1768
Jane Petty married John Moon of Storithes, linen weaver. John Moon
was the great-grandson of another line of Petty's his mother Margaret
Petty being the granddaughter of Richard Petty and Alice Lowcocke.
Richard Petty and Alice Lowcocke married in Skipton in 1682 and
had a family of two sons, Christopher and Joseph, and a daughter
EmeRichard Petty of Storithes
was aged seventy in 1725 and benefited from Sylvester Petyt's Trust Richard's son Joseph Petty
was a farmer and cordwainer of Storithes and married Anne Thompson.
In 1727 Joseph Petty took an apprentice as part of Sylvester Petyt's
Trust. Joseph and Anne had
three sons, Joseph, Thomas and Richard and two daughters, Margaret
and Eleanor. All three sons were apprenticed as part
of the Petyt Trust.Of the daughters, Eleanor married William
Croft and Margaret married James Moon of Storithes, whose son John
Moon married Jane Petty. Richard Petty and Alice Lowcocke's eldest
son Christopher married Catherine Carr in Gargrave in 1727 and had
a family of three sons John, Christopher, Peter and two daughters,
Ellen and Judith. Although their son John later became
a dancing master, he too was apprenticed by the Petyt Trust in 1741
Petty son of Anthony Petty of Calder House certainly had
a large family extended family in the Craven area. His father Anthony
was probably the youngest son of Christopher Petty of Storithes.
Anthony had at least two older brothers, William and Christopher.
His brother Christopher married Elizabeth Birkbeck of Orton Hall
in Westmorland and moved his family there. Anthony's eldest brother
William Petyt moved from Storithes to the Red Lion in Skipton by
the 1650s and his two sons William and Sylvester Petyt of Skipton
were eminent lawyers in London. John's eldest son Anthony Petty farmed
at Skyraikes. Anthony's son John of Crookrise's eldest son was also
followed in his fatherís footsteps and continued to farm Crookrise,
and his brother John Petyt also farmed at Snaygill, near Skipton.
These lands at Snaygill may also have been rented from the lords
of Skipton Castle. Anthony appears to have increased his landholdings
in the Bolton Abbey area of Deerstones. He may have been able to extend his landholdings
through his marriage to Mary Heelis daughter of Edward
Heelis and Leah Catterson. Anthony was nearly forty when he married
twenty-two year old Mary, and it would appear that this was not
a love match. They married on 30 November 1759 in Skipton Parish
Church.† Of the seven children that Mary Heelis bore
to Anthony Petyt, only three daughters survived.
lost his wife Mary on 15 November 1790, when she was aged fifty-three.
Anthony Petyt died on 1 March 1814, aged ninety-three, and was buried
in Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, in the same plot as his wife Mary
Petyt nee Heelis
. The Petyts seemed to live quite long
lives, Anthonyís brother John Petyt of Snaygill also died at the
age of 93 in 1819
Mary Petty was christened on
8 February 1764. Skipton Parish registers.