Two baptisms which could be that of Christopher Ingham of Ledsham (ca 1704-1753) are in 1704 at Hunsingore (son of Peter Ingham of the Park) and in 1705 at Allerton Mauleverer (son of Thomas Ingham of Hopperton).


Peter Ingham of the Park would appear to be the Peter Ingham of Ribston who married Elizabeth Haist at Holy Trinity Goodramgate, York, on 12 Sep 1698. Elizabeth was a daughter of George Haist of Barwick in Elmet and is mentioned in the latter’s will of 1709. The will of Peter Ingham of Kirk Hammerton, written in 1720, leaves to his son Christopher Ingham “all that houses and land at Folly foot to enter upon when he Cometh at the age of twenty four yea[rs]”.[1] Peter Ingham was buried at Kirk Hammerton on 8 February 1720/21 and Elizabeth Ingham was buried there on 16 February 1746/47.


Christopher Ingham of the parish of Allerton married Mary Sunderland at Spofforth on 10 Sep 1728 and several children of Christopher Ingham of Hopperton were baptised at Allerton Mauleverer in the period 1729-47. This must have been a different Christopher Ingham from the one who lived at Ledsham. However, it is not certain that he was the son (baptised in 1705) of Thomas Ingham as there was also a Christopher, son of John Ingham of Hopperton, baptised in 1694. A Christopher Ingham married Mary Watson on 24 November 1721 at Knaresborough.


The will of John Ingham of Hopperton, written in 1721, mentions his son “Crister Ingham”.[2]


The will of Thomas Ingham of Hopperton, written in 1728, mentions his son Christopher Ingham. It also mentions Thomas’s daughter Anne Poulter.[3] The parties in the 1756 administration record for Thomas Poulter of Hopperton include his widow Ann and Christopher Ingham of Hopperton, with the latter also signing the inventory of Thomas Poulter’s estate.[4] It seems likely that this was Ann’s brother Christopher Ingham, who would therefore be a different man from Christopher Ingham of Ledsham who died in 1753.


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CHRISTOPHER INGHAM of Shepcote, Ledsham, Yorkshire, farmer, was born ca 1704[5] and was buried on 5 September 1753 at Ledsham.[6] He married on 8 July 1729 at Campsall, DOROTHY (COOKE) HAGUE,[7] daughter of William and Mary (Wells) Cooke and widow of Matthew Hague (see here). Dorothy was born ca 1698 and buried on 7 June 1753 at Ledsham.


Children of Christopher and Dorothy (Cooke) (Hague) Ingham:[8]

i               MARY INGHAM, bap 24 May 1730, Wragby,[9] bur 30 Jun 1791, Aberford;[10] m 12 Feb 1753, Ledsham, GEORGE GIBSON.[11]

ii              CHRISTOPHER INGHAM of Ledsham, bap 20 Nov 1732, Badsworth, Yorkshire;[12] m(1) 24 Apr 1755, Methley, Yorkshire, SARAH LEAKE;[13] m(2) 23 Aug 1770, Methley, ELIZABETH (LEAKE) CROSFIELD.[14]

iii             DOROTHY INGHAM, bap 30 Aug 1736, Badsworth,[15] bur 5 Nov 1770, Aberford;[16] m 5 Sep 1757, Sherburn in Elmet, Yorkshire, JOHN STANDBANK[17] (see here).

iv             ELIZABETH INGHAM, bap 18 Jun 1739, Badsworth,[18] bur 4 Oct 1753, Ledsham.[19]

[1] West Yorkshire Archive Service, RD/AP1/120/2.

[2] West Yorkshire Archive Service, RD/AP1/120/1.

[3] West Yorkshire Archive Service, RD/AP1/120/9.

[4] West Yorkshire Archive Service, RD/AP1/138/141.

[5] Marriage bond, 15 May 1729 (Borthwick Institute, York, Mf 1449).

[6] Ledsham parish registers (online at

[7] Campsall parish registers (online at

[8] The administration documents for Christopher Ingham (Dec 1753, Exchequer Court of York) name “Christopher Ingham his only Son and Mary his Daughter now the Wife of George Gibson of Abberforth in the County aforesaid Butcher and Dorothy Ingham Spinster his Daughter”.

[9] Wragby parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP99/1/1/4); John Charlesworth, ed., The Parish Register of Wragby, 2, Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 107(1939):192.

[10] Aberford parish registers (online at

[11] Ledsham parish registers (online at The bride's name is given as “Eliz: Ingham”, but her father's administration records show that the wife of George Gibson was Mary Ingham.

[12] Badsworth parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP19/3).

[13] Methley parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP76/3/1).

[14] Methley parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, RDP76/1/3, RDP76/1/4, RDP76/3/1). David Crosfield married Elizabeth Leak on 13 Jan 1754 and David Crosfield was buried on 1 Sep 1767 aged 46.

[15] Badsworth parish registers (online at

[16] Aberford parish registers (online at

[17] Sherburn in Elmet parish registers (online at One of the witnesses to the marriage was George Gibson.

[18] Badsworth parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP19/3).

[19] Ledsham parish registers (online at; Ledsham bishop’s transcripts (online at