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Robert Armitage 1866 Mayor of Leeds

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Frances Report 5 Jan 2013 12:12

Just for the challenge!

My neighbour has Alice Armitage 1838 as an ancestor

from 1851 census
ARMITAGE, Alice Daughter F 13 1838 Worsted Weaver Drighlington, Yorkshire

The family believes they are related to Robert the mayor of Leeds :-

"He lived at Farnley Hall, Leeds.[5]
Armitage was the nephew of Edward Armitage and Thomas Rhodes Armitage, the uncle of Robert Selby Armitage, and second cousin once removed of Edward Leathley Armitage."

I cannot see who was Robert's father in the 1881 census but I think his mother could be Emily. Can any body see any links please as I think it maybe just a family myth !!

Many thanks,

p.s. The old Family Search 1881 census (that I relied on) seems to have disappeared or is it that I just can't see the link?


MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 12:16

Frances, how old would you expect Robert to be in 1881?

(You can search 1881 for free on other sites)

Think this must be him

Your heading made it look like 1866 was when he would have been mayor.


Frances Report 5 Jan 2013 12:22

MarieCeleste you are correct about the wikipedia link. This was where I found the quote listng Roberts uncles.
It states Robert was born in 1866 - sorry I omited that fact


MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 12:24

Possible 1881, especially as he'd be going to Winchester:

ARMITAGE, William J Head Married M 61 1820 Brighton, Sussex
ARMITAGE, Emily Wife Married F 45 1836 Roundhay, Yorkshire
ARMITAGE, Robert Son Single M 15 1866 Scholar Farnley, Yorkshire
ARMITAGE, Alfred Son Single M 14 1867 Scholar Farnley, Yorkshire
BRAMLEY, Thomas Servant Married M 47 1834 Butler Domestic Serv Nottingham
HARPER, John Servant Single M 17 1864 Footman Domestic Serv Kensington, Middlesex
BISHOP, Julia Servant Single F 40 1841 Cook Domestic Serv Pitchcombe, Gloucestershire
CLARKE, Annie Servant Single F 39 1842 Housemaid Domestic Serv
Tattenhall, Cheshire
TEMPRELL, Harriet Servant Single F 48 1833 Ladies Maid Domestic Serv Doncaster
COATES, Rosella Servant Single F 23 1858 Under Housemaid Domestic Serv Tyde, Gloucestershire
WEST, Kezia Servant Single F 18 1863 Kitchen Maid Domestic Serv Southgate, Middlesex

Piece: 78 Folio: 61 Page: 55
Registration District: Chelsea
Civil Parish: Chelsea

Address: Farnley House, Chelsea County: London, Middlesex


Frances Report 5 Jan 2013 12:25

About the 1881 for free, do any of the sites give the whole household in the same way as previously?


MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 12:27

Frances, yes - the above is from FindMyPast. You only need to pay if you want to view the original image.


Frances Report 5 Jan 2013 12:29

No wonder I didn't spot his father with him being so much older.

That 1881 census matches the individal entries I found, thankyou.

Thank you for that Find my Past info


MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 12:31


ARMITAGE, William J Head M 51 1820 Sussex, Brighton - Ironmaster
ARMITAGE, Emily Wife F 35 1836 Yorkshire
ARMITAGE, Anne E Daughter F 8 1863 Yorkshire
ARMITAGE, Robert Son M 5 1866 Yorkshire
ARMITAGE, Alfred Son M 4 1867 Yorkshire
ARMITAGE, William J Son M 2 1869 Yorkshire
ARMITAGE, Philip Son M 0 1871 Yorkshire
WOLTON, Maria Visitor F 22 1849 Suffolk
METCALF, Elizabeth Servant F 23 1848 Yorkshire
PINDER, Margaret Servant F 42 1829 Yorkshire
TEMPREL, Harriet Servant F 38 1833 Yorkshire
ODDY, Eliza Servant F 19 1852 Yorkshire
DYER, Anna Servant F 16 1855 France
NUTTON, Mary Servant F 16 1855 Yorkshire

Piece: 4540 Folio: 22 Page: 2
Registration District: Bramley
Civil Parish: Farnley
Municipal Borough: Leeds

Address: Farnley Lodge, Farnley, Leeds County: Yorkshire


MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 12:35

This is the marriage of Robert's parents:

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935

Name: William James Armitage, bachelor. An engineer of 4 Park Place
Birth Year: abt 1819
Age: 41
Marriage or Bann Date: 7 Aug 1860
Parish: Roundhay, St John
Father's Name: James Armitage - Gentleman
Spouse's Name: Emily Nicholson, spinster (24) of Roundhay
Spouse's Father's Name: Wm Nicholson Nicholson - Esquire
Call Number: P 93/2/2

Witnesses Wm Nicholson Nicholson and Lucy Nicholson


Gins Report 5 Jan 2013 12:39

1911 England Census
about Robert Armitage
Name: Robert Armitage
Age in 1911: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Farnley Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Armley and Bramley
County/Island: Yorkshire-West Riding
Country: England
Street Address: Farnley Hall Leeds
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Master Of Partiamant
[Member of Parliament]
Registration district: Bramley
Registration District Number: 499
Sub-registration district: Wortley
ED, institution, or vessel: 24
Piece: 26894
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Armitage 45
Caroline Katharine Armitage 44
John Dand Armitage 6
Edward Hugh Armitage 4
Anne Elizabeth Armitage 3
Margaret McKeague 70
Isobella Galpin 67
Mary Farison 49
Jane Brunsdon
Francesa Hutchinson 29
Alice Amry Dyer 17
Gerturde Newton 19
Mira Grayson 14


Gins Report 5 Jan 2013 12:44

Dorset, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1921
about Robert Armitage <<<<Barrister, address Farnley Leeds
Name: Robert Armitage
Birth Year: abt 1867
Age: 24
Marriage or Bann Date: 8 Jan 1891
Parish: Broadwey
Father's Name: William James Armitage <<gent
Spouse's Name: Caroline Katherine Ryder
Spouse's Father's Name: Dudley Henry Ryder <<gent


MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 12:46

Frances, I think you may be right about the myth!

Robert's father was from Brighton so unless he had distant family who had moved to West Yorkshire long ago then I don't think there's a connection.


Gins Report 5 Jan 2013 12:47

1891 England Census
about Caroline K Armitage
Name: Caroline K Armitage
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation: Wife
Spouse's Name: Robert Armitage
Gender: Female
Where born: France

Civil parish: Farnley
Ecclesiastical parish: St Michael
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Registration district: Bramley
Sub-registration district: Wortley
ED, institution, or vessel: 26
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3680
Folio: 26
Page Number: 9
Household Members: Name Age
Robert Armitage 25 <Barrister
Caroline K Armitage 24
John C D Ryder 17 <<BiL
Elizabeth Hetherington 73
Annie Jones 19
Annie Fieldhouse 14
Clarissa Rhodes 13


Gins Report 5 Jan 2013 12:55

West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935
Name: Alice Armitage
Birth Year: abt 1837
Age: 17
Marriage or Bann Date: 21 Mar 1854
Parish: Birstall, St Peter
Father's Name: Abraham Armitage <<Mason
Spouse's Name: William Gee <<Miner
Spouse's Father's Name: John Gee <<Farmer

I cant imagine the family being connected to Robert, taking into account the occupations/class


Frances Report 5 Jan 2013 12:56

Thank you for all that extra info Marie and Gins.

I have to admit to stffing my face with pork pie lettuce and tomato sauce while you have been working so hard lol


Gins Report 5 Jan 2013 13:00


I hope you were 'stuffing' your face and not 'stiffing' it!



Frances Report 5 Jan 2013 13:01

Possibly the phrase is

Delusions of Grandure

Sometimes I look back at my typing.......


MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 13:08

Never mind looking back at your typing - why weren't you passing that plate around?