CAPPER OF ABERFORD


I have not yet been able to find a baptism of the Richard Capper who married Ann Johnson at Aberford in 1802, but he was possibly a son of Charles Capper and Elizabeth. Charles and Elizabeth are the only Cappers I have found in the Aberford area who were having children baptised during the time period around Richardís birth. Charles was the name of the first son of Richard Capper and Ann Johnson and their first daughter was called Elizabeth. If the age of Richard Capper given in his burial entry in 1851 is correct, then he was born between January 1777 and January 1778. There is a gap in the recorded baptisms at Aberford of the children of Charles Capper and Elizabeth between the baptism of their daughter Ruth in April 1775 and the baptism of their son James in September 1779, which covers the probable date of Richardís birth. The death in 1845 of James Capper, son of Charles and Elizabeth, was registered by a Richard Capper, but no relationship between James and Richard is given on Jamesís death certificate.


The above Charles Capper and Elizabeth were probably the Charles Cowper and Elisabeth Ellard who were married at Sherburn in Elmet in 1766. The marriage licence records give the ages of Charles and Elisabeth as 21 and 25 respectively, and the residence of both parties as Aberford. Charles Capper of Lotherton cum Aberford was buried at Aberford on 17 Mar 1818 aged 74 years. There was also an Elizabeth Capper, widow, of Ledstone, buried at Aberford on 17 Feb 1820 aged 84, but this age does not quite fit with the age of Elisabeth Ellard given in 1766.


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CAPPER

 

RICHARD CAPPER of Aberford, Yorkshire, agricultural labourer, gardener and fishmonger, was born ca 1777 and died on 25 January 1851 at Aberford.[1] He married on 11 February 1802 at Aberford, ANN JOHNSON,[2] who was born ca 1778 and died on 15 December 1838 at Aberford.[3]

 

Children of Richard and Ann (Johnson) Capper:

††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† CHARLES CAPPER of Aberford, bap 26 Sep 1802, Aberford, bur 16 Feb 1861, Aberford.[4]

††††††††††††††† ii †††††††††† ELIZABETH CAPPER, b Aberford, bap 19 May 1805, Aberford,[5] d 2 Nov 1880, Leeds;[6] m 1 Apr 1827, Aberford, WILLIAM LAWRENCE[7] (see here).

††††††††††††††† iii ††††††††† JAMES CAPPER of Aberford, bap 29 Nov 1807, Aberford, bur 21 Feb 1834, Aberford.[8]

††††††††††††††† iv†††††††††† ANN CAPPER, b Aberford, bap 22 Jul 1810, Aberford;[9] m 5 Aug 1832, Aberford, JOHN EYRE CAMPBELL.[10]

††††††††††††††† †††††††††† THOMAS CAPPER of Aberford, bap 28 Mar 1813, Aberford, bur 6 Jan 1839, Aberford.[11]

††††††††††††††† vi†††††††††† MARY CAPPER, b Aberford, bap 30 Apr 1815, Aberford;[12] m 7 Nov 1841, Aberford, WILLIAM TODD.[13]

††††††††††††††† vii††††††††† RICHARD CAPPER of Aberford, farm labourer and groom, b Aberford, bap 28 Sep 1817, Aberford,[14] bur 24 Jun 1870, Aberford;[15] m 27 Sep 1847, Aberford, SARAH JEWITT.[16]

††††††††††††††† viii ††††††† JANE CAPPER, bap 20 May 1821, Aberford.[17]

††††††††††††††† ix ††††††††† WILLIAM CAPPER, b ca 1824, bur 20 Jun 1824, Aberford.[18]



[1] Death certificate.

[2] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library). Richard was said to be of the parish of Sherburn and Ann of the parish of Aberford.

[3] Death certificate.

[4] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[5] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library); 1851 census returns, Leeds (National Archives, HO 107/2320, fol. 292).

[6] Death certificate.

[7] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[8] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[9] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library); 1851 census returns, Tadcaster (National Archives, HO 107/2352, fol. 605).

[10] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[11] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[12] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library); 1851 census returns, Garforth (National Archives, HO 107/2329, fol. 170).

[13] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[14] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library); 1851 census returns, Aberford (National Archives, HO 107/2352, fol. 199).

[15] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[16] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[17] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).

[18] Aberford parish registers (Leeds Central Library).