Armitstead Data extracted from Parish Registers and from the Index of the Central Register
Clapham, Yorkshire (1595-1683)
Horton, Yorkshire (1556-c.1771)
Tatham, Lancashire (1558-1837)
Direct ancestors of the Cheshire Armitsteads (proven or cojectural) are shown in red
Clapham, Yorkshire 1595-1683
As transcribed for the Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 1921
The parish of Clapham adjoins that of Giggleswick. The former hamlet of Armitstead, from which the surname derives, is situated in Giggleswick close to the boundary between the two parishes. The nearest township to Armitstead on the Clapham side of the boundary is Lawkland.
Dates are all old style (i.e. the year number changes not on 1st January but 25th March)
From first page of register, of which part is missing:
…..mitsteade de Lauckland iiio die
1597 Jun Johes: Armitsteade, Jana Atkinson 23 die
1632 Robertus Ashe et Jana Armetsteed maij x o
1632 Johes: Bankes et Isabella Armetsteed nou iij o
Mathew Lawson and Agnes Robinson both of Laukland by the Register of Clapham published 3 seuall: Lords Dayes vizt the 26th of Feb: the 5th and the 12th of March 1653 were in the presence: of Edward Armetstead, Will: Whitker and others Married before me this 12th day of March 1653: Jo: Assheton
Roger Lupton of Feizor & Elizabeth Armetstead of Staineforth, Gigglesweeke were in the presence of Christoper Dawson, John Kellet & others marryed 15 Dec: 1655
Willyam Ash of Laukland & Margret Armetstead of Rathmell, Gigglesweeke were in the presence of [Blank] marryed 28 June 1656 [unsigned]
John Atkinson of Setle, pish: of Giglesweeke & Mary Armetstead of Laukeland were in the presence of Willim: Lupton, John Lupton & others marryed 1 Aprill 1657 [not signed].
1661 Nov Christopherus Armitstead, Elizabetha Wildman 19 die.
1662 Oct Leonardus Carre, Alicea Armetstead 9 die.
1664 Jul: Johannes Armetstead, Katherina Swinglas 10 die.
1665 Maij Thomas Prockter, Agnes Armetstead 4 die.
1666 Jun: Rogerus Armetstead, Agnes Ash ultimo die.
1668 Jun: Guilielmus Taylor, Isabella Armetstead 2 die.
1671 Jul: Lawrentius Foster, Elizabetha Armetstead 25 die.
1672 Nov: Christopherus Jackson, Elizabetha Armetstead ultimo die.
1673 Maij Anthonius Armetstead, Elizabetha Ashe 19 die.
1677 Jan: Richardus Clapham, Isabella Armetstead ultimo die.
1678 Feb: Jacobus Armetsteade, Elizabetha Armetstead 20 die.
1678 Feb: Hugo Armetstead, Anna Lawson 27 die.
1679 Feb: James Armetstead, Agnes Twisden 19 die
1682 June Will: Armitstead & Isabell Lawkeland 4 die.
1597 Jan Isabella filia Willmi: Armitstead de lauckland vi o
1600 Jan Jana filia Rici: Armitstead de eade xxv
1608 Maij Willm: Armestead filli: Richi: de Bankend xj
1612 Sep Issabella Armitstead filia Rogeri de Fezer xxvij o
1617 Feb Richardus filius Rogeri Armetsteede et Anna filia prdct: Rogeri, gemella xxij o
1618 Feb Jacobus fs Richardi Armetsteed de Stoodfold, illegit: xxij o
1619 Apr Johes: fs Roberti Armetsteede de Lakeland xvj o
1621 Jan Richardus fs Roberti Armetsteede de Lakeland xj
1623 Jul Anna fa Hugonis Armetsteed de Nubie xij o
1630 Mar Margareta fa Hugonis Armetsteed de Nubie xiij o
1632 Jan Willimus fs Roberti Armetsteed de Lakeland primo
1633 Mar Christoferus fs Roberti Armetsteed de Lakeland xvj o
1636 Mar Maria fa Adam Armetsteed de Lakeland xxv o
1636 Maij Willimus: fs Hugonis Armetsteed de turnerfore xxix
1637 Apr Agneta fa Roberti Armetsteed de Lakeland xxx o
1637 Jul Elizabetha f Johis: Armetsteede de Clapdell xxxj o
1638 Feb Maria fa Johis Armetsteed de Clapdall iiij o
1639 Apr Rogerus fs Hugonis Armetsteede de Pheizor xv o
1640 Nou Elizabetha fa Hugonis Armetsteede de Turnerforde xv o
1640 Feb Johannes fs Richardi Armetsteede de Nubiecoate xxviij o
1641 Mar Thomas fs Hugonis Armetsteede de Feizor xiij o
1641 Mar Jana fa Johis: Armetsteede de Clapdalle xiij o
1643 Jul Richardus fs Johis: Armetsteede de Clapdalle ij o
1645 Apr Guielmus filius Johis: Armetstead 22 o
1649 May James fs Johi Armetstead de Clapham 7
1649 Sep Eliz: fa Thomi Armetsead de Feizor 9
1650 Apr Rich: fs Jacobi Armetstead de Cromacke 14
1650 Feb Agnes da: of John Armetstead of Clapham 16
1651 Sep Margret da: of Thomas Armetstead of Feizor 21
1651 Jan John son of Richard Armetstead of Laukeland 4
1652 Oct John son of James Armetstead of Austweeke 1
1652 Oct Hugh son of James Armetsteed in the Bettem 10
1653 Mar Adam Armetstead s. of John of Clapham iiij.
1654 Nou George s. of Richard Armetstead of Laukland xvi.
1655 Apr Robrt: s, of James Armetstead of Keasden xx.
1655 Sep Issabell d. of Tho: Armetstead of Feizor xxiij.
1655 Mar Roger & James twins sones of James Armetstead of Austweek bourne vij
1655 Mar Anthony s. of Hugh Armetstead of Feizor xxi
Hugh Armetstead, Robert Beecroft, John Bradley Chr Banckes Churchwardens for the yeare 1655
1656 Ou seers for this yeare, Hugh Armestead of Feizor, Chr: Squier, Henry Gregsonn, Ribert Wildman
1657 Jul Christopher s. of Jane Gregson, unlawfully begotten by Christopher Armetstead of Giglesweeke pish: xviiij.
1658 May Jane d. of James Armetstead of Keasden xviij.
1661 Maij Thomas filius Jacobi Armetstead de Turnerfoore 26 o
1662 Aug Johannes filius Hugonis Armetstead de Feizor 17 o
1662 Feb Anna filia Christopheri Armetstead de Newby 8 o
1662 Mar Johannes filius Jacobi Armetstead de Turnerfoore 8 o
1664 Mar Jana filia Christopheri Armetstead de Newby 5.
1665 Feb Alicea filia Jacobi Armetstead de Turnerfoore 7.
1667 Apr Hugo filius Rogeri Armetstead de Feizor 7.
1668 Nov Jacobus filius Jacobi Armetstead de Turnerfore 15.
1672 Aug Ellena filia Jacobi Armetstead de Turnerfore 18.
1674 Apr Richardus filius Anthonij Armetstead de Moss 5.
1676 Apr Guiliemus filius Jacobi Aremtstead de Keasden 25.
1676 Jun Maria filia Rogeri Armetstead de Waters 4.
1676 Nov Thomas filius Anthonij Armetstead de Lakeland 12.
1678 Jan Alicea filius Anthonij Armetstead de Lakeland 19.
1678 Mar Johannes filius Johannis Armetstead de Austwick 6.
1679 Jan Thomas son of James Armistead of Feizor viiij.
1679 Mar James son of Hugh Armitstead of Turnerford vij.
1680 June Elizabeth Daughetr of John Armitstead de Newby xxvij.
1680 Nov Ellin ye daughter of John Armitstead de Austwicke 11.
1681 Apr Jon sone: of Roger Armitstead de Feazer 10.
1681 Jun Isa: daugher of Jo: Armitstead de Newby 4.
1681 Jul John sonne of Antho: Armitstead de Lawkland 31.
1681 Oct Will: sone of Hugh Armitstead de Turner ford 3.
1681 Oct Ellin daughter of James Armistead de Feazer 30.
1681 Nov. Margrett nothus John Armitstead & Dorothy Tompson 30.
1682 Sep Mary daughetr of Adam Armitstead de Austwick 8.
1682 Mar Thomas sonne of John Armitstead de Austwicke 1.
1683 May Roger sone: of John Armitstead de Newby 20.
1600 Oct Isabell armitstead filia Rogero de Fezer iiij o
1608 Aug Issabella Armitstead filia Rogeri de Fezer xx
1613 Maij John Armitstead de Lawckland xxij o
1613 Julij Emmot Armitstead filia Rogero de Fezer ix o
1613 Mar Margareta Armitstead filia Rogero de Fezer xviij o
1615 Oct Richard: Armitstead de Lawckland xvj o
1623 Feb Margeria ux: Johis Armetsteed de Lakeland xv o
1624 Feb Alicea Armetsteed de Bankend xiij o
1624 Feb Alicea Armetsteed de Nubie xxvj o
1633 Apr Willimus fs Roberti Armetsteed de Lakeland xii
1635 Maij Christopherus Armetsteed de Lakeland iij o
1640 Jun Adamus Armetsteede de Bank end viij o
1643 Maij ux: Ro: Armetstead de Lakeland 22 o
1643 Maij Elizabeth ux: Rogeri Armetstead de Feizor 26 o
1647 Sep Elizabetha Armisted de Lakeland 2 o
1655 Nov Mary da: of John Armetstead of Clapham xxiij.
1656 Nov Jennet Armetstead of Lanshaw x.
1657 Nov Roger Armetstead of Feizor xxiiij.
1661 Dec Thomas filius Jacobi Armetstead de Turnerfore 16 o
1662 Jul Maria uxor Johannis Armetstead de Claphamwood-hall 6 o
1662 Jul Johannes Armetstead de Clapham-wood-hall 11 o
1664 Dec Margaretta uxor Hugonis Armetstead de Feizor 6.
1666 Oct Robertus Armetstead de Austwick 29.
1668 Oct Elizabetha uxor Jacobi Armetstead de Coomes 9.
1669 Jun Ant..................rmetstead de Barkehouse 18. (leaf partly missing)
1669 Aug Christopherus Armestsead de Newby 12.
1669 Dec Alicea Armetstead de Banckend 23.
1673 Mar Johannes filius Jacobi Armetstead de Coomes 20.
1680 Dec Rich: Armittstead de Lawkeland 28.
1681 Feb Tho: sone: of James Armitstead de Feazer 6.
1683 Apr Elizabeth vx: Anthony Armitstead de Lawkland 25.
Horton in Ribblesdale, Yorkshire 1556-c.1771
Transcription made by Kenrick Armitstead, probably in the 1970s from a microfilm of the original, with some additions by Nigel Watts. Kenrick's transcription does not appear to be verbatim as none of it is in Latin.
The parish of Horton covers a large area immediately to the north of the parish of Giggeswick, covering the upper part of Ribblesdale.
William s of John Armitstead bp 28 Oct 1556, William Armitstead godfather
Agnes d of John Armitstead bp 27 Jan 1558/9
Roger s of John Armitstead bp 13 Apr 1561
Andrew d of John Armitstead bp 30 Nov 1563
James Armitstead bp 11 Apr 1568
Margaret Armitstead bp 15 Jan 1568/9
Christopher Armitstead bp 25 May 1572
Richard Armitstead bp 6 Nov 1574
Margaret d of Richard Armitstead bp 19 Feb 1577/8
Elizabeth d of William Armitstead bp 19 Mar 1585/6
Jane (sic?) d of William Armitstead bp 14 Feb 1592/3
Alice d of John Armitstead bp 15 Aug 1596
Hugh s of John Armitstead bp 14 Jul 1598
....... d of Christopher Armitstead bp 15 July 1599
John s of John Armitstead bp 19 Oct 1599
Ann d of Andrew Armitstead bp 23 Dec 1599
Elizabeth d of John Armitstead bp Sep 1600
Richard s of Christopher Armitstead bp 4 Oct 1600
Ellen d of Richard Armitstead bp 22 Jun 1602
John s of Andrew Armitstead bp 20 Sep 1602
Agnes s of John Armitstead bp 26 Jan 1602/3
John s of Christopher Armitstead bp 7 Dec 1603
Richard s of John Armitstead bp 22 Feb 1603/4
Francis s of John Armitstead bp 28 Aug 1605
Isabell d of Andrew Armitstead bp 25 Apr 1606
Agnes d of John Armitstead bp 11 Mar 1606/7
Ellen d of Christopher Armitstead bp 14 Mar 1605/6 (sic?)
Roger s of Christopher Armitstead bp 20 Oct 1608
John s of William Armitstead bp 7 Jan 1608/9
Mary d of John Armitsteas bp 2 Feb 1608/9
James s of John Armitstead bp 25 Mar 1609
Margaret Anne d of Christopher Armitstead bp 17 Sep 1612
Mary d of Christopher Armitstead bp 21 Sep 1612
William s of Christopher Armtistead bp 27 Apr 1614
John s of Richard Armitstead bp 6 Feb 1630/1
William s of Richard Armitstead bp 23 Sep 1632
Alice d of John Armitstead bp 16 Mar 1632/3
Elizabeth d of Richard Armitstead bp 25 Jan 1634/5
Mary d of Richard Armitstead bp 12 Feb 1636/7
Stephen s of Richard Armitstead bp 17 Mar 1638
Hugh s of Francis Armitstead bp 30 Aug 1640
William s of Richard Armitstead of Westhouses bp 28 Jan 1643/4
James s of Richard Armitstead bp 10 May 1646
Hugh s of Francis Armitstead bp Nov 1647
Alice d of Francis Armitstead of Raw bp 25 Nov 1652
Esther d of Francis Armitstead born 25 May 1653
Lawrence s of William Armitstead of Cam bp 12 Aug 1657
Thomas s of Richard Armitstead of Horton bp 2 Jul 1659
Ellen d of William Armitstead de Scale bp 8 May 1664
Ann d of John Armitstead of Horton bp 15 May 1664
Ann d of Richard Armitstead of Horton bp 1 Nov 1665
John s of John Armitstead of Horton bp 11 Jul 1669
Richard s of Richard Armitstead bp 24 Feb 1677
Jane d of Richard Armitstead bp 17 Oct 1686
Margaret d of Lawrence Armitstead bp 29 Oct 1683
Ann d of Richard Armitstead bp 7 Sep 1684
Jane d of Lawrence Armitstead bp May 1685
Ann d of Lawrence Armitstead bp 25 November 1686
Isabell d of Richard Armitstead bp 21 May 1686
....... d of James Armitstead bp 29 Apr 1688
Ellen d of Lawrence Armitstead bp 4 Jan 1690
Jane d of John Armitstead bp 27 June 1691
Christopher s of James Armitstead bp 15 Nov 1691
Richard s of Thomas Armitstead bp 7 Jul 1692
Leonard s of Richard Armitstead bp 7 July 1692
John s of John Armitstead bp 10 Feb 1692/3
Ellen d of Lawrence Armitstead bp 21 May 1693
Ellen d of Hugh Armitstead bp 12 Nov 1693
Steven d of Thomas Armitstead bp 9 Apr 1694
Esther d of John Armitstead bp 17 Feb 1694/5
John s of Lawrence Armitstead bp 9 Feb 1695/6
Richard s of John Armitstead born in Giggleswick and bp there 18 Jan 1696/7
Thomas s of Thomas Armitstead bp 28 Feb 1695/6
John and Margaret ff of Thomas Armitstead of Studfold bp 17 Aug 1707
Richard s of Thomas Armitstead bp 8 Jul 1722
Christopher s of Thomas Armitstead bp 18 Aug 1723
Benjamin s of Thomas Armitstead bp 4 Dec 1726 weaver
Lawrence s of John Armitstead husbandman of Studfold bp 25 Dec 1735
Thomas s of John Armitstead of Studfold husbandman bp 21 Aug 1737
Thomas s of John Armitstead of Horton skinner bp 18 Sep 1737
John s of John Armitstead of Arker yeoman bp 9 Aug 1740
Mary d of John Armitstead husbandman bp 24 Jan 1741/2
Edmund s of John Armitstead of Studfold yeoman bp 25 Mar 1743/4
Agnes d of John Armitstead of Studfold yeoman bp 18 Dec 1749
Kenrick's transcription ends on p200 - mine follows (pp 201-213) N.W.
Oct 12 1755 Ann dau of Richard Armitstead of Horton labourer was baptised
July 18 1756 George son of Benjamin Armitstead of Studfold, farmer bap
Jan 14 1759 William son of Richard Armitstead of Horton labourer was bap
May 17 1761 William son of Richard Armitstead of Horton, labourer was bap
Oct 9 1762 Richard s of Thomas Armitstead of Camhouses yeoman was bap
Jul 22 1764 Isabella dau of Richard Armitstead of Horton labourer bap
May 29 1765 William son of Thomas Armitstead of Camm farmet bap
Sep 28 1766 Richard son of Richard Armitstead of Horton labourer bap
Isabel dau of John Armitstead of Studfold farmer April 29 1771 (bap?)
William Armitstead 28 Mar 1558
Richard son of William Armitstead 2 May 1565
John Armitstead 23 Sep 1568
Agnes Armitstead 23 Sep 1568
Margaret Armitstead 26 Dec 1596
John Armitstead 28 Dec 1569
John Armitstead 14 Jun 1570
Richard Armitstead 25 Feb 1570/1
Elizabeth Armitstead 7 Jan 1577/8
James Armitstead 25 Apr 1587
Elizabeth Armitstead 4 Oct 1590
Margaret Armitstead 6 Oct 1595
Jane daughter of Armitstead 10 Apr 1596
William Armitstead 3 Dec 1597
Agnes Armitstead 4 Sep 1600
Isobell Armitstead 7 Dec 1602
Agnes daugher of John Armitstead 2 Feb 1603/4
Ellen daughter of Richard Armitstead 4 Oct 1603
Agnes wife of Richard Armitstead 16 May 1604
John son of Andrew Armitstead 17 Dec 1604
Richard son of John Armitstead 20 Sep 1605
Agnes wife of Richard Armitstead 25 Nov 1604
Richard Armitstead of Studfold 21 Jan 1619/20
Agnes daughter of Christopher Armitstead de Studfold 7 June 1623
William son of Richard Armitstead 10 July 1636
Stephen son of Richard Armitstead 2 May 1641
Margaret wife of Francis Armitstead 17 Mar 1641/2
Hugh son of Francis Armitstead 16 May 1642
Richard Armitstead 1 Dec 1643
James son of Richard Armitstead 17 Aug 1646
Roger Armitstead 21 Jun 1655
Thomas son of Richard Armitstead 21 Oct 1659
Mary daughter of Francis Armitstead of Raw 1 Dec 1660
Jane wife of John Armitstead de Studfold 23 May 1664
Margaret wife of Richard Armitstead 20 Jan 1669
Mary daugher of Richard Armitstead 18 Nov 1671
William Armitstead 22 Jan 1678/9
Richard Armitstead 20 Apr 1680
Ellin wife of Richard Armitstead 4 Dec 1680
John Armitstead 8 Nov 1689
Thomas Armitstead 13 May 1688
Leonard son of Richard Armitstead 8 Nov 1684
Richard son of Thomas Armitstead 20 Jan 1692/3
John son of John Armitstead 25 May 1694
Alice Armitstead widow 20 May 1695
Richard son of John Armitstead 16 Sep 1701
wife of Thomas Armitstead 14 Jan 1708/9
Ann Armitstead 31 Mar 1740Armitstead
Agnes wife of Lawrence Armitstead of Arker yeoman 10 Feb 1741/2
Lawrence Armitstead of Arcow yeoman 8 Feb 1742/3
Mary wife of Hugh Armitstead husbandman 31 Dec 1724
John Armitstead yeoman 28 May 1726
Margaret wife of Thomas Armitstead 14 Dec 1726
Ann wife of Thomas Armitstead linen draper 30 Apr 1724
Thomas Armitstead yeoman 1754
Kenrick's transcription ends on p200 - mine follows (pp 201-213) N.W.
Dec 8 1753 Thomas Armitstead of Horton, yeoman
Mar 3 1756 Mary Armitsted of Horton widow was buried
May 17 1758 Mabel, wife of Thomas Armitstead of Hilltop was bur
Apr 30 1760 William son of Richard Armitstead of Horton, labourer, was bur
May 3 1760 John Armitstead of Studfold, yeoman, bur
George Livesay and Elizabeth Armitstead m 21 Aug 1592
John Armitstead and Ellin Howson 19 Oct 1595
William Armitstead and Cecily Wildeman 4 May 1595
Richard Armitstead and Ann Armitstead 6 Feb 1601/2
James Taylor and Mary Armitstead 27 Aug 1604
John Wilman and Anna Armitstead 18 Nov 1605
Anthony Lund and Mary Armitstead 7 Oct 1606
Richard Armitstead and Alice Healdon 28 Jan 1629/30
Richard Armitstead and Helen Starkie 23 Jan 1635/6
Richard Armitstead and Elizabeth Watson 4 Feb 1637/8
John Langstroth and Esther Armitstead 20 Feb 1640/1
Francis Armitstead and Ann Eglin 28 Jan 1645/6
Thomas Armitstead and Jane Prockter 6 May 1652
Christopher Richardson and Ann Armitstead 25 Sep 1653
Anthony Armitstead and Dorothy Taylor 7 Nov 1651
William Armitstead and Alice Taylor 24 Feb 1651/2
John Armitstead Jean d of Roger Knowles of Rathmell 24 May 1657
John Armitstead and Jane Langstrath 13 May 1662
Hugh Armitstead and Margaret Bentham 18 May 1671
Adam Armitstead and Elizabeth Moor 14 Jan 1692/3
Stephen Armitstead and Agnes Law 14 Sep 1697
Richard Armitstead and Mary Redman 25 Jan 1707
Richard Armitstead and Elizabeth Green June 1686
Joseph Green and Ann Armitstead Feb 1690/1
John Armitstead and Isabell Prockter 3 Aug 1690
Thomas Armitstead and Alice Armitstead Feb 1690/1
Robert Hodgson and Mary Armitstead 27 Jun 1691
Thomas Moor and Ellin Armitstead 2 Feb 1729/30
Roger Armitstead of Giggleswick and Ann Ann Armitstead 23 Sep 1727
John Hobden and Isobel Armitstead 29 Jun 1728
Christopher Armitstead and Alice Sidgwick 6 Feb 1732
Tatham, Lancashire 1558-1837
Taken from transcript of 1558-1812 published by Lancashire Parish Register Soc, 1922 and transcript of 1745-1837 for Tatam Fells and 1813-1837 for Tatham, both LRPS 1940
Tatham is some 12 miles east of Armitstead, and is situated on the River Winning, a tributary of the Lune. The Winning valley, which forms the northern boundary of the Forest of Bowland, leads up through the parishes of Tatham, Bentham and Clapham to the parish of Giggleswick. The farmhouse at Armitstead, which is just inside the Giggleswisk parish boundary, is reached just before the watershed between the Winning and the Ribble.
There appear to be small differences between the two transcripts; the latter appears to be more complete, so where there are differences I have used this version.
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