SYKES OF HOLBECK

 

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SYKES

 

JOSEPH SYKES of Holbeck, Yorkshire, clothier, was born ca 1793 and died on 8 January 1848 at Holbeck.[1] He married on 2 September 1818 at St Peter, Leeds, MARTHA HOLMES.[2] Martha was born ca 1800 at Beeston[3] and died on 28 March 1861 at Holbeck.[4]

 

Children of Joseph and Martha (Holmes) Sykes:

i               JOHN SYKES of Holbeck, police officer, b 8 May 1820, Holbeck,[5] d 22 Jul 1909, Holbeck;[6] m 18 May 1850, St Peter, Leeds, SARAH POE.[7]

ii             JAMES SYKES of Holbeck, mechanic, b 24 Sep 1821, Holbeck,[8] d 2 Feb 1870, Hunslet;[9] m 22 Jul 1849, Kirkstall, ESTHER SPURR.[10]

iii            JOSEPH HOLMES SYKES of Holbeck and Leeds, cloth miller, b 31 Oct 1823, Holbeck,[11] d 1 May 1904, Leeds;[12] m 1850, St Peter, Leeds, ANN BEST.[13]

iv            EDWIN SYKES of Chicago, machinist, b 14 Oct 1827, Holbeck,[14] d 24 Apr 1914, Waukegan, Illinois;[15] m SUSAN.[16]

v              EMMA SYKES, b 29 Mar 1830, Holbeck,[17] d 4 Nov 1905, Armley;[18] m 13 Feb 1865, St Peter, Leeds, JOHN WILLIAMSON[19] (see here).

vi            MARTHA SYKES, b 22 Oct 1834, bap 23 Nov 1834, St Peter, Leeds,[20] bur 22 Oct 1848, Holbeck.[21]

vii           SARAH SYKES, b 10 Apr 1837, Holbeck;[22] m 24 Dec 1859, St Peter, Leeds, JOSEPH BLACKBURN.[23]

viii          ANN SYKES, b 20 Feb 1842, Holbeck,[24] d 14 Jun 1904, bur 17 Jun 1904, Leeds;[25] m 8 Mar 1862, St Peter, Leeds, JOHN RODGERS.[26]



[1] Death certificate.

[2] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[3] 1851 census returns, Holbeck (National Archives, HO 107/2317, fol. 495).

[4] Death certificate.

[5] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com); 1851 census returns, Holbeck (National Archives, HO 107/2317, fol. 470).

[6] Grant of probate (will dated 28 Sep 1897, proved 9 Oct 1909).

[7] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[8] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com); 1851 census returns, Holbeck (National Archives, HO 107/2317, fol. 529).

[9] National probate calendars.

[10] Kirkstall parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[11] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com); 1851 census returns, Holbeck (National Archives, HO 107/2317, fol. 418).

[12] The Leeds & Yorkshire Mercury, 2 May 1904.

[13] Yorkshire BMD (www.yorkshirebmd.org.uk).

[14] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com); 1851 census returns, Holbeck (National Archives, HO 107/2317, fol. 495).

[15] Monumental inscription at Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/162625881/edwin-sykes); Lake County Independent, 1 May 1914.

[16] Monumental inscription at Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/162625881/edwin-sykes); Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998 (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N7N3-YJ8); 1880 census, Chicago (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GYYK-9B64).

[17] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com); 1871 census returns, Holbeck (National Archives, RG 10/4524, fol. 28).

[18] Death certificate. Emma’s monumental inscription at Armley Hill Top Cemetery (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194616451/john-williamson) gives her date of death as 5 Nov 1905. However, her death certificate and a notice in The Yorkshire Evening Post, 6 Nov 1905, both state that she died on 4 Nov.

[19] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[20] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[21] Holbeck parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[22] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com); 1851 census returns, Holbeck (National Archives, HO 107/2317, fol. 495).

[23] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[24] Birth certificate.

[25] The Leeds & Yorkshire Mercury, 17 Jun 1904; registers of Beckett Street Cemetery, Leeds (online at www.ancestry.com).

[26] St Peter, Leeds, parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).