Research in Allendale
This is as far as I have got in my recent research and so I welcome any additions or comments about the Ritsons or the associated families such as Whitfields, Hudspiths etc.
Here is my geneology:
New Descendants of Ritsons Monday, 11 August 2008
Generation No. 1
HENRY RITSON (parents UNKNOWN) b Abt. 1674 in Whitfield, Northumberland.
m HANNAH WHITFIELD b Abt. 1675 in Whitfield, daughter of ROBERT WHITFIELD and HARRIET, m 10 Dec 1697 in Whitfield.
Generation No. 2
Children of HENRY RITSON & HANNAH WHITFIELD are:
i. HANNAH RITSON, b. 1698, Baptism: 4th Oct 1698 Whitfield.
ii. CHRISTOPHER RITSON b 1701 Baptism: 22nd Apr 1701 in Whitfield m ANN WILLIAMSON b 1706 Baptism: 13th Mar 1706in Allendale, Northumberland, daughter of JACOB WILLIAMSON and (unknown MOTHER) m 5th Mar 1738 in Allendale.
iii. UNNAMED DAUGHTER RITSON, b. 1703, Baptism: 21st Oct 1703, Whitfield How baptised with no name?
iv. GRACE RITSON, b. 1712, Baptism: 10th Jun 1712Whitfield.
Generation No. 3
Children of CHRISTOPHER RITSON & ANN WILLIAMSON are:
i HENRY RITSON b 1739 Baptism: 6th June 1739, Allendale, m ANNE (unknown MOTHER) b Abt. 1745 in ?.
. ii. ELIZABETH RITSON, b. 1741 Baptism: 26th July 1741, Allendale
Generation No. 4
Children of HENRY RITSON & ANNE are:
i. ANNE RITSON, b. 1761, Baptism: 4th Oct 1761Knarsdale.
ii. HANNAH RITSON, b. 1766, Baptism: 27th April 1766 Knarsdale
iii. JANE RITSON, b. 1768, Baptism: 17th July 1768Knarsdale.
iv. ELIZABETH RITSON, b. 1771, Baptism: 4th April 1771Knarsdale.
v. HENRY RITSON, b. 1774, Baptism: 24th January 1774Knarsdale. No info as yet
vi. RICHARD RITSON, b. 1779, Baptism: 21st November 1779 m 15th December 1805 in Knarsdale MARY JACKSON b 1786. Daughter of WM and ISOBEL JACKSON of Knarsdale.
Generation No. 5
Children of RICHARD RITSON & MARY JACKSON are:
i ISAAC RITSON, b. 1819, Northumberland; m JANE; b. 1836, Scotland.
ii. ANN RITSON, b. 1821, Northumberland.
[iii MARY RITSON, b. 1830, Northumberland. Illegitimate d of Hannah]
iv HENRY RITSON, b 23rd July 1812 Slaggyford Kirkhaugh. Baptism: 30 Jan 1814, Haltwhistle; d 30th October 1900 at High Burnfoot Featherstone aged 88. Interred where?
m. 1 MARY HUDSPITH b 18?? in Allendale, NBL m in Gretna Green 3rd March 1844 d? before 1851 census
m 2 JANE HUDSPITH, b ? when [BMD starts in 1837] 1825 Baptism: 23rd Oct 1825, Allendale, NBL m in Gretna Green 15th December 1855. 1901 census was 78 so probably d March 1904 she was 78 BMD so b 1826. Interred where?
Parents were THOMAS and HANNAH HUDSPITH of High Turney Shield Allendale, NBL. Thomas d 20th November 1853 Probate doc. HANNAH d Sept 1871 aged 87 BMD
Generation No. 6
Children of ISAAC RITSON & JANE are:
i THOMAS b 1859 b North Knar
ii MARY JANE b 1862
iii SARAH b 1865
iv JOHN b 1868
v ISAAC CHARLTON Free BMD says Haltwhistle 10b 287 b Jun 1870
vi MARGARET ANNIE b 1874
vii HANNAH b1875
viii WILLIAM HENRY b 1878
“1901 Census Online” has Bellister ISAAC CHARLTON RITSON 30 Coal Miner b Knarsdale 1870
[strangely he could not be found on ancestry.co.uk,]
Children of HENRY RITSON, & MARY HUDSPITH are:
MARY JANE b 1845
HANNAH b 1847
Did MARY RITSON [HUDSPITH] died in 1847 in childbirth? HENRY was a widower in 1851
Children of HENRY RITSON & JANE HUDSPITH are:
i. THOMAS, b. 13th April 1856, baptized 14th May 1856 Allendale, NBL; d. 8th July 1941, Priory Corner Lanercost, CUL aged 85. In December 1883 [BMD] m MARGARET ARMSTRONG b 21st March 1855 in Allendale, d 18 Aug 1938 in Priory Corner Lanercost, CUL. Both Interred Lanercost with her brother George, Henry and Hilda.
ii. HENRY, b. 1857, Allendale d 28th March 1940 at The Barnes Naworth Castle.. m June quarter 1892 Haltwhistle ELIZABETH ANNE COUSIN b March quarter 1862 Garrigill CUL d 6th July 1916 Garthside Burtholme. Both Interred Lanercost.
iii. ELIZABETH, b. Sept quarter 1859, baptized 23rd June 1861 Allendale. m Thomas Hewitson b June 1861 [PROBABLY of Low Maidenway near Burnfoot] in June 1892
iv. MATTHEW, b. 1861, baptized 11th December 1865, Allendale. d 7th August 1943 at Thomas Taylor Homes, Stannington, of Prostate cancer and senility. Interred Haltwhistle.
v JOSHUA baptized 11th December 1865 d 1869 aged 5.
vi. JOHN (JACK) RICHARD ROBERT, b. 8th April 1866, Allendale. d 10th December 1950 at Wood House, Hallbankgate, of a brain haemorrhage. Interred Farlam. m HANNAH ARMSTRONG of Wardoughan, Thirlwall, Gilsland 3rd June 1905. Witnesses were Jane Annie Ritson and John Adam Fergusson HANNAH b 13th July 1875 (mother ELIZABETH ARMSTRONG a Domestic Servant of St John’s Lane Haltwhistle: no Father on birth cert).d 14th October 1953 at Wood House, Hallbankgate of a strangulated hernia following an operation at Cumberland Infirmary in August 1953.
vii. ANN(IE), b. 1868, Allendale.
Generation No. 6
Children of THOMAS RITSON and MARGARET ARMSTRONG are:
i JANE ANNIE, b 23rd February 1884 Chapel New Houses Lambley. Records have district of East Coanwood, NBL d 26th January 1967 at Coomb Crags. Lanercost. m when? not on BMD GEORGE GRAHAM of War Carr b? March 1880 [BMD] d 23rd September 1955 Greenholes, Haltwhistle. Both Interred Greenhead.
ii WILLIAM, b 26th February 1886, at Chapel New Houses Lambley/East Coanwood, NBL d Island East Lanercost 24th January 1970 Cumberland Infirmary of congestive cardiac failure/enlarged prostate. m MARGARET DIXON ARMSTRONG b? when December1888 BMD Birch Craig Low Row CUL, d? when 1976 m when? June 1919 BMD from Low Rigg Walton in Brampton Reg Dist. Both Interred Lanercost.
iii JOSHUA, b 23rd January1888, East Coanwood, NBL; d. 31st December 1965 Shot Foot Cottage/ Hall Guards Gilsland NBL. On 29th August 1918 in Ryton, DUR m ALICE MARY FAWCETT b December 1896 d 7th January 1962 aged 67 at Shot Foot Cottage Gilsland. Both Interred Lanercost, no headstones.
iv HILDA, b. 7th June 1890, East Coanwood, NBL; d. 5th April 1951 aged 60 Priory Corner Appendicitis in Cumberland Infirmary. Interred Lanercost.
v HENRY, 14th or 10th – check - November 1892, East Coanwood, NBL; d. 13 Oct 1901, Haltwhistle Reg Dist, NBL aged 8. Interred Greenhead, no headstone.
vi GEORGE ARMSTRONG, b 13th April 1895, East Coanwood, NBL; d. 19th December 1972; on 5 May 1921, m SARAH JANE ARMSTRONG, b High Dovecote Walton 17th June 1895 d 19th December 1978. Both Cremated Carlisle.
Children of HENRY & ELIZABETH ANNE COUSIN are:
i MARGARET (MAGGIE) b 1894 m ALEXANDER M DALZIEL of The Wreay at Brampton in 1925 then of Hollinstone Farm, Ruleholm then The Hollins, Corby Hill. No issue
ii JANE B 1897 m TOM DANSKIN, teacher, of Monkseaton or Tynemouth b Abt 1890, m in 1922 at Haltwhistle
iii ANNIE (NANCE) FEATHERSTONHAUGH b 30.January1899 at Lake House Slaggyford on 3rd Sept 1939 at Brampton Methodist Church m ROBERT W (BOB) DIXON b 19th June1900 Low Row, later of The Barnes Naworth Castle. No issue.
Children of JOHN (JACK) RICHARD ROBERT & HANNAH ARMSTRONG are:
i HENRY b 18th October 1905 – see above marriage date - m one of his land girls, ‘big’ EDNA
ii ISOBEL (BELLA) B 27th March 1913, d 16th October 1988 m when? November 1940 WALTON RENWICK b 8th April 1908 d 20th December 1988. Cremated Carlisle October Garden
iii MARY b 29th August 1910 d 20th August 1993. Cremated Carlisle October Garden
iv MARGARET (PEGGY) b 21st March 1915, bap 7th September 1915 d 14th June 1984 Interred Farlam
v JANE (JEAN, JINNIE) b 18th September 1907, bap 16th February 1908 d 19th June 1989. Interred Farlam
Generation No. 7
From Thomas Ritson and Margaret Armstrong:
Children of JANE ANNIE RITSON and GEORGE GRAHAM are:
i. MARGARET (MAGGIE) b? June 1908 BMD d 18th March 1915 (lost in snow). Interred where?
ii. MARGARET (PEGGY) b Jan-March quarter 1916 BMD/ Mar 1916 Free BMD d Wed April 9th 1947. Interred Lanercost Sat 12th April at 2pm
iii. ELLEN, b. Jan-March quarter 1920, Brampton Reg Dist, CUL
d 27th November 1994 aged 74 m when? William Ridpath of Bewcastle ,b date? 1911 not on BMD q’s 1,2, and 4 so perhaps q3 JAS d 12th July 1969 aged 58. Interred Lanercost
Children of WILLIAM RITSON and MARGARET are:
i THOMAS ALAN b 8 Jul 1920 m VERA WAUGH b 8th December 1926, on 6th Apr 1953 Brampton Reg Dist, CUL, daughter of JOHN WAUGH and FLORENCE MILBURN
ii JOYCE b 21 Sep 1923 On 3.May1947 m JOHN JOSEPH (JOSS) MITCHELSON. b 14th April1924 at Kircambeck (Father William James farmed Allergarth and was wounded by shrapnel in leg at Ypres serving in Border Regiment nos 3607 and 241353 thence to St Michael’s Rest Brampton)
Children of JOSHUA RITSON & ALICE MARY FAWCETT are:
i. THOMAS, b. 18th May 1920, Robert Tce baptized 10th June 1920, 3 Robert Tce High Spen, Gateshead Reg Dist, DUR d 5th April 1929 aged 8 brain haemorrhage
ii. SYDNEY, b. 28th November 1920 at Randylands, Brampton Reg Dist, CUL; d.30th July 2006; aged 85. Cremated Carlisle. m. ANNE MOSES b 7th September1930
iii. DOUGLAS, b 28th March 1930 Ashwood Tce d 29th November 1930 aged 7 months of diphtheria
iv. BETTY b 8th August 1928 Ashwood Tce d 5th April 1929 aged 8 months of diphtheria
v. MARGARET, b 22nd April 1932 at Ashwood Tce Greenside m. JOHN RUTHERFORD b 16th September 1926 Allensteads on 2nd May 1953
vi. JOHN, b 5th December 1924 Randylands d. 25th February 1951 of brain haemorrhage aged 27 m HILARY HARLEY b 6th January ?1924 d? m circa 1950 – no records.
Children of GEORGE ARMSTRONG RITSON and SARAH JANE ARMSTRONG are
i HENRY b 1st May 1922 d 24th January1990 m CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH WARWICK b 15.July27 on 14.October1948
ii WILLIAM b 1st May 1922 d ? July 2001 m ? ALICE ELIZABETH HOODLESS b date? October 1928 d 30th March 2004
iii GEORGE b 10th August 1923 m DOROTHY HUNTINGTON WALKER b 25th October 1923 on 8th July 1950
iv GLADYS MARGARET b 10th August 1923 d ? September 1923 BMD.
From HENRY RITSON& ELIZABETH ANNE COUSIN
Child of JANE RITSON& TOM DANSKIN is
i COLIN b? d?
From JOHN (JACK) RICHARD ROBERT & HANNAH ARMSTRONG:
Child of HENRY RITSON & EDNA is.
i JOHN b? d?
Child of ISOBEL RITSON (BELLA) & WALTON RENWICK is
i MARGARET ARMSTRONG b 20th March1944
Generation No 8
From JANE ANNIE RITSON and GEORGE GRAHAM
Child of ELLEN GRAHAM and WILLIAM RIDPATH is:
i AGNES b 11th May 1944 m GORDON CHAMBERS b 2nd July 1942 on 5th April 1969
From WILLIAM RITSON & MARGARET ARMSTRONG
Child of THOMAS ALAN RITSON & VERA WAUGH is:
i JOHN BRIAN b 22nd March1955 m RITA THOMPSON b 28th September1961 on 22nd February1986
Children of JOYCE RITSON & JOHN JOSEPH (JOSS) MITCHELSON are:
i JENNIFER MARGARET b 10th January1950 m when? TERRANCE [MAZ] SIME b
ii WILLIAM KEITH b 3.June1948 m when? KATHLEEN DOYLE b 7.April1950
From JOSHUA RITSON & ALICE MARY FAWCETT
Children of SYDNEY RITSON & ANNE MOSES are:
i HELEN b 14th October 1952 m JOE BENSON b m when?
ii CHRISTOPHER b 5th May 1955 m ELAINE RANSON b m when?
iii RICHARD b 27th December 1960 m FIONA SNAITH b 26th January 1970 on 25th May1997
iv HAZEL b 28th March 1970 m IAN DOUGLAS of Swainsteads b 18th November1964 on 31st July 1999
Children of MARGARET RITSON & JOHN RUTHERFORD are:
i MARY b 2nd April 1954 m when? SEAN BUTTERWORTH b
ii JANE b 2nd May 1958 m when?1. GEORGE SHUTTLEWORTH b
2. Sandy McFarlane when?
iii SALLY ANN b 5th October 1965 m when? STUART OLIVER b
From GEORGE ARMSTRONG RITSON & SARAH JANE ARMSTRONG:
Children of HENRY RITSON & CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH WARWICK are:
i NEIL HENRY b 23rd May1951 m CATHERINE TUDOR EVANS b 21st July1958 on 16th APRIL 1980
ii JOHN WARWICK b 25.June1953 m PENELOPE ANN STRAKER b 10th January1953 on 19th August 1978
Children of GEORGE RITSON & DOROTHY HUNTINGTON WALKER
i HILDA MARY b 11th December 1951 m MICHAEL JENKINS b ? on 15th April 1982
ii ANNE b 25th March 1955 m TONY WOODS b? on 11th December 1982
iii MARGARET b 28th November 1958 m KEVIN DIXON b? on 14th April 1984
Generation no 9
From ELLEN GRAHAM AND WILLIAM RIDPATH
Child of AGNES RIDPATH & GORDON CHAMBERS is:
i LYN b 27th September1976 m VICTOR BRUNETTI b? on 11th August 2001
CHILDREN OF COLIN DANSKIN & ?
2 DAUGHTERS clever, teachers or doctors
CHILDREN OF MARY RUTHERFORD & SEAN BUTTERWORTH are:
i DANIEL b 27th September 1979
ii ADAM JOHN b 28th May1981 d 28th November 1981
iii LUKE b 25th December 1983
iii AIMEE b 25th December 1983
CHILDREN OF JANE RUTHERFORD & GEORGE SHUTTLEWORTH are:
i KATE b 8th July1981
ii PHILLIP b 1st June1984
CHILDREN OF SALLY ANN RUTHERFORD & STUART OLIVER are:
i REBECCA b 23rd May1992
ii MICHAEL b 17th May1999
CHILDREN OF NEIL HENRY RITSON & CATHERINE TUDOR EVANS are:
i MARK TUDOR b 19th August1980 m JULIE ANN McDERMOTT b 4th October1979 on 27th May 2005
ii JOHN-JOSEPH b 19th August 1983
iii THOMAS JAMES b 17th February 1986
iv CHRISTABEL IRIS b 3rd April 1989
CHILDREN OF JOHN WARWICK RITSON & PENELOPE ANN STRAKER are:
i REBECCA b 29th June 1981
ii JAY b 24th June 1983
iii JONATHAN b 7th December 1986
CHILDREN OF HILDA MARY RITSON & MICHAEL JENKINS are:
i AMY b 11th January 1983 m KEVIN LEESON b 17th November 1979 on 14th October 2006
ii MATTHEW b 9th November 1984
CHILDREN OF ANNE RITSON & TONY WOODS are:
i DAVID b 15th December 1983
ii ANDREW b 3rd June 1986
iii JOHN SEBASTIAN b 15th March 1988
CHILDREN OF MARGARET RITSON & KEVIN DIXON are:
i RACHEL b 21st December 1985
ii LAURA b 14th October 1988
Child of JENNIFER MITCHELSON & TERRANCE SIME is
i JESSIE b 6th December 1983
Children of KEITH MITCHELSON & KATHLEEN DOYLE are
i NIGEL KEITH b 12th February 1972
ii TRACEY b 18th November 1969 m CARL OLIVER b 20th September1974 on 9th August 1997
Children of John BRIAN RITSON & RITA THOMPSON are:
i ANNA LOUISE b 28th September 1987
ii ANDREW b 26th February 1990
Children of HELEN RITSON & JOE BENSON are:
i JOANNE b 13th December 1977
ii STEPHEN b 4th June 1979
Children of CHRISTOPHER RITSON & ELAINE RANSON are:
i JOHN b 9th November 1981
ii CHRISTOPHER b 26th September 1986
iv CLAIRE b 19th November 1987
Child of RICHARD RITSON & FIONA SNAITH is:
i ALICE MARY b 29th December 2004
Children of HAZEL RITSON & IAN DOUGLAS are:
i STEPHANIE b 20th December 1993
ii JACK b 18th April 1996
iii AMY b 27th November 1999
Generation no 10
Child of AMY JENNINGS & KEVIN LEESON is
i RUTH TALLULAH b 9th January 2007
Children of MARK TUDOR RITSON & JULIE ANN McDERMOTT are:
i SAMANTHA JANE b 22nd December 2007
ii JESSICA ISOBEL b 30th June 2008
Children of TRACEY MITCHELSON & KARL OLIVER are
i BENJAMIN JAKE b 15th November 1998
ii HARVEY JACKIE WILLIAM b 23rd August 2002
Child of LYN CHAMBERS & VICTOR BRUNETTI is:
i ALEX GINO b 7th July 2007
to be continued...soon.....there are correctons and additions! Please email me if you have aany info