The death certificate of Sarah (Green) Baldwin gives her age in April 1838 as fifty-seven. She married William Baldwin of Yeadon in November 1799. A Sally Green, daughter of William Green, was baptised on 18 Aug 1777 at Horsforth[1] but she would be implausibly old to be Sarah (Green) Baldwin as the latter had children baptised as late as 1825 and 1828.


Sarah, daughter of John Green of Yeadon, was born in November 1780, but she appears to have died young. Sally (a hypocoristic of Sarah), another daughter of John Green of Yeadon, was born in April 1782. The parish register entry for her baptism gives the mother’s name, Mary. This appears to be the Sarah Green who married William Baldwin. There is support for this identification in the death record of Mary Green who died at Kirkstall on 24 July 1839, aged “95 years”. Mary was described as the widow of John Green, a pensioner. The death was registered on 27 July 1839 and the informant was Jane Baldwin of Kirkstall who was present at the death. Kirkstall is where William and Sarah (Green) Baldwin lived in the 1830s along with some of their children, including Jane Baldwin, whose residence in Kirkstall is confirmed by the parish register entry for her marriage to James Bennett on 29 July 1839, only two days after Mary’s death was registered.


It may be noted that another Sarah Green married Jeremiah Clayton at Guiseley in 1808 but she was then aged “42”[2] and was buried in 1836 aged “71”[3] so she could not be the daughter of John Green born in 1782. She was probably the Sarah Green baptised at Guiseley in 1765, daughter of William Green of Guiseley.


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JOHN GREEN of Yeadon, Yorkshire, was born ca 1740 and buried on 18 December 1816 at Guiseley.[4] He married on 18 November 1773 at Guiseley, MARY KILLINGBECK,[5] daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Brook) Killingbeck. She was baptised on 19 November 1749 at Guiseley[6] and died on 24 July 1839 at Kirkstall.[7]


Children of John and Mary (Killingbeck) Green:

i               JOHN GREEN, bap 21 Aug 1774, Guiseley;[8] m 2 Oct 1797, Guiseley, ELIZABETH BROADBENT.[9]

ii              MARY GREEN, bap 14 May 1777, Guiseley,[10] bur 16 May 1777, Guiseley.[11]

iii             WILLIAM GREEN, b 3 Jun 1778, bap 23 Aug 1778, Guiseley.[12]

iv             SARAH GREEN, b 28 Nov 1780, bap 24 Dec 1780, Guiseley,[13] bur 26 Dec 1780, Guiseley.[14]

v              SARAH GREEN, b 7 Apr 1782, bap 19 Jun 1782, Guiseley,[15] d 16 Apr 1838, Kirkstall;[16] m 4 Nov 1799, Guiseley, WILLIAM BALDWIN[17] (see here).

vi             MARGARET GREEN, b 25 Sep 1784, bap 24 Oct 1784, Guiseley,[18] bur 15 Feb 1820, Adel;[19] m 7 Dec 1806, Adel, MATTHEW SMITH.[20]

vii            BENJAMIN GREEN of Bradford, clothier, b 26 Apr 1787, Yeadon,[21] d 3 Oct 1855;[22] m(1) 7 Mar 1817, St Peter, Leeds, ANN SMALLPAGE;[23] m(2) 21 Jun 1829, Shipley, ANN SETTLE.[24]

viii           MARTHA GREEN, b 26 Nov 1789, bap 27 Dec 1789, Guiseley,[25] bur 10 Jun 1795, Guiseley.[26]

ix             JOSEPH GREEN of Rawdon, clothier, b 14 Jul 1792, Yeadon,[27] d 18 Dec 1878;[28] m 26 Jan 1823, Bradford, ANN SHACKLETON.[29]

[1] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[2] Archbishop of York Marriage Licences Index, 1613-1839 (online at

[3] Guiseley parish registers (online at; The Leeds Intelligencer, 22 Oct 1836.

[4] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[5] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[6] Guiseley parish registers (online at Mary’s death certificate and burial entry give her age as 95, but that seems to be an exaggeration as she had a son born in 1792. Mary (Killingbeck) Green was said to be of Yeadon at the time of her marriage and the only obvious candidate for her baptism is on 19 Nov 1749, daughter of Benjamin Killingbeck of Yeadon, labourer. John and Mary (Killingbeck) Green had a son called Benjamin. Further details of the Killingbecks are not immediately clear as there appear to have been two Benjamin Killingbecks having children in the area at the time. Benjamin Killingbeck and Mary Brook were married at Guiseley on 18 Sep 1748, and Benjamin Killingbeck and Jane Brook were married there on 31 Jan 1749/50. A Benjamin Killingbeck was buried at Rawdon on 12 Jun 1759, and Benjamin Killingbeck of Yeadon was buried at Guiseley on 26 Nov 1767.

[7] Death certificate.

[8] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[9] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[10] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[11] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[12] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[13] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[14] Guiseley parish registers (online at The entry calls her “Sarah Dau of John Green of Yeadon Aged 28”. However, I have not found a likely Sarah Green born around 1752 and it seems more likely that the age should be 28 days rather than 28 years as John Green of Yeadon did have a daughter called Sarah born on 28 Nov 1780. It seems in any case probable that this daughter had died by 1782 when John Green of Yeadon had a daughter baptised “Salley”. There is no obvious indication that there was more than one John Green of Yeadon having children baptised in this period.

[15] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[16] Death certificate.

[17] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[18] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[19] Adel parish registers (online at

[20] Adel parish registers (online at

[21] Guiseley parish registers (online at; 1851 census returns, Bradford (National Archives, HO 107/2307, fol. 326).

[22] The Bradford Observer, 11 Oct 1855.

[23] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at Benjamin is described in the marriage entry as a stone mason of the parish of Leeds. In 1819, it was reported that Benjamin Green, late of Leeds, stone mason, dealer and chapman, had been declared bankrupt and was required to surrender himself to the commissioners (The Leeds Intelligencer, 27 Dec 1819). Ann Green, wife of Benjamin Green of Bradford, was buried on 22 Oct 1826 aged 34 (Bradford Primitive Methodist registers, National Archives, RG 4/2187).

[24] Shipley parish registers (online at Benjamin is said in the entry to be a clothier and widower of the parish of Bradford. See also the 1841 census returns for Bradford (HO 107/1293/2, fol. 36).

[25] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[26] Guiseley parish registers (online at

[27] Guiseley parish registers (online at; 1851 census returns, Rawdon (National Archives, HO 107/2285, fol. 258).

[28] The Leeds Mercury, 24 Dec 1878.

[29] Bradford parish registers (online at Joseph and Ann’s daughter Margaret had children called Joseph Shackleton Pratt and John Shackleton Pratt, supporting a Shackleton connection.