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Robert Armitage 1866 Mayor of Leeds

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Frances

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,
Frances

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

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)

EDIT:
Think this must be him http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Armitage_%28politician%29

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

Frances

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

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

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

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

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

MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 12:31

1871:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gins Report 5 Jan 2013 13:00

Frances

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

:-D

Frances

Frances Report 5 Jan 2013 13:01

Possibly the phrase is

Delusions of Grandure

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

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 5 Jan 2013 13:08

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