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Ann Armytage [1928-]
Christina Mary Armytage [1952-]
Captain David George Armytage [1929-]
Edith Beatrice Armytage [1881-19??]
Edward Armytage [15??-1643]
Edward Armytage [1812-1???]
Francis Armytage [1600-1644]
Francis Armytage [1631-1???]
Francis Ronald Armytage [1851-1907]
Sir George Armytage [1660-1736]
George Armytage [1661-1709]
Sir George Armytage [1734-1783]
Sir George Armytage [1761-1836]
George Armytage [1769-1836]
George Armytage [1788-1800]
George Armytage [1794-1815]
Sir George Armytage [1819-1899]
George Armytage [1819-1904]
SirBrigadier-General George Ayscough Armytage [1872-1953]
George John Armytage [1842-1918]
Captain Godfrey Armytage [18??-18??]
Gregory Armytage [15??-16??]
John Armytage [15??-1573]
John Armytage [15??-1624]
John Armytage [15??-1650]
John Armytage [1547-1573]
John Armytage [1610-1664]
Sir John Armytage [1629-1676]
Sir John Armytage [1653-1732]
John Armytage [17??-18??]
Sir John Armytage [1731-1758]
John Armytage [1792-1836]
John Hawkesworth Armytage [1873-1944]
Captain Sir John Lionel Armytage [1901-1983]
Sir John Martin Armytage [1933-]
Joseph Armytage [1???-1???]
Joseph Armytage [1777-1849]
Madame Beatrice Armytage [1664-1686]
Captain Reginald William Armytage [19??-19??]
Sir Samuel Armytage [1695-1747]
Sir Thomas Armytage [1652-1694]
Sir Thomas Armytage [1678-1737]
Walter John Armytage [1913-19??]
William Armytage [15??-15??]
William Armytage [17??-18??]
William Armytage [17??-18??]


The names Armytage and Armitage are often confused.

If the Armytage you seek is not here, please check the list of Armitage names

 


Armytage, Ann
[1928-] Only daughter of Captain Sir John Lionel Armytage by his first marriage.

In 1948, she married (1) Francis Richard Anson.


Francis Richard came from Rugby
 

In 1962, she married (2) Philip J. Warburton-Lee.


Philip came from London
 

Armytage, Christina Mary
[1952-] Daughter of Captain Sir John Lionel Armytage by his second marriage.

Born 15th September 1952.

She married Mr Cornish from Wiltshire

Armytage, Captain David George
[1929-] CBE.

Son of Reginald William Armytage.

He is likely to inherit the title as Tenth Baronet of Kirklees from his cousin, Sir John Martin Armytage

On 3rd April 1954, he married Antonia Cosima.


Antonia Cosima was the eldest daughter of Count Cosimo Diodono de Bosardi of Cape Province, South Africa
 

Children:

  1. Hugh [born 1955]
  2. Davina [born 1956]
  3. Charles [born 1962]

Armytage, Edith Beatrice
[1881-19??] Daughter of Sir George John Armytage.

In 1903, she and Mary, daughter of Rev John Child, transcribed and edited a volume entitled

The Parish Register of Hartshead [1612-1812]

In 1905, she married Marjoribanks Keppel North

Armytage, Edward
[15??-1643] Son of John Armytage.

Born at Keresforth, Barnsley.

He built Kirklees Hall in 1610.

He married Elizabeth John [1???-1664].


Elizabeth was the daughter of Edward Hanson John of Barnsley
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth
  2. John

Armytage, Edward
[1812-1???] Or Armitage.

Son of Joseph Armitage.

Born at Holme House, Lightcliffe.

He was a cotton spinner at Halifax & Huddersfield / a partner in Joseph Armytage & Sons / a card maker and cotton spinner of Lightcliffe / a card maker in Manchester.

In 1850, he was declared bankrupt

He married Sarah Morgan.

Children:

  1. (possibly) Cornelius
  2. Edward [b 1837]
  3. Caroline [b 1837]
  4. Frederick John [b 1839]
  5. Anne [1841] who died in infancy
The children were all born in Lightcliffe.

Sarah died in 1843.

After her death, Edward engaged Lydia Whitehead as a nurse.

In 1846, Edward had an illegitimate son – William Edward Armytage Axon – by Lydia.

Family stories tell how, after Edward's business failed [1850] and he fell on hard times, Lydia returned and nursed him on his deathbed

Armytage, Francis
[1600-1644] Son of John Armytage. He became 1st Baronet of Kirklees [in the parish of Hartshead], Co. York.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Francis

He died at the Battle of York

Armytage, Francis
[1631-1???] Son of Francis Armytage.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Thomas

Armytage, Francis Ronald
[1851-1907] Of Ravensbourne, Harrow. Youngest son of Sir George Armytage.

He died 9th December 1907

Armytage, Sir George
[1660-1736] Son of Sir John Armytage.

Born 23rd August 1660.

He never married.

He should have succeeded his father as

5th Baronet of Kirklees [in the parish of Hartshead], Co. York

but he was unpopular and profligate with the family's fortunes, so his father passed the title to Samuel Armytage.

He died in April 1736.

See Clifton Almshouses

Armytage, George
[1661-1709] Son of John Armytage.

Born at Keresforth, Barnsley.

In 1706, he found Elizabeth de Staynton's grave in the cemetery at Kirklees Nunnery.

He married Magdalen Usher from Barnsley.

Children:

  1. Samuel

Armytage, Sir George
[1734-1783] Son of Sir Samuel Armytage.

Born at Kirklees [25th December 1734].

He was 3rd Baronet of Kirklees [in Hartshead], Co. York / High Sheriff for Yorkshire [1775].

He married 1760 Anna Maria Wentworth.

Children:

  1. George

He died 21st January 1783.

He was buried at Hartshead Church

Armytage, Sir George
[1761-1836] MP.

Son of Sir George Armytage.

Born 11th June 1761.

He became 4th Baronet of Kirklees [in Hartshead], Co. York.

On 12th August 1783, he married (1) Mary Harbord in London

On 6th December 1791, he married (2) Mary Bowles at Aston, Oxfordshire.

Children:

  1. George
  2. John

In 1791, he became Sheriff for Yorkshire.

In 1794, he commanded the Huddersfield Fusilier Volunteers which had been raised to resist the recent food riots.

In 1816, he sold most of the land and property which the family owned in Brighouse.

He died at Kirklees [14th July 1836].

He was buried at Hartshead Church

See Clifton Grammar School

Armytage, George
[1769-1836] He was a card maker of Lightcliffe.

He married (1) Mary [1775-1810].

Children:

  1. Samuel
  2. George
  3. Sarah [1798-1814]

Mary died 10th January 1810.

She is remembered on George's gravestone.

On 12th April 1820, he married (2) Ellen.


Ellen was the daughter of John Edwards and widow of Joshua Bates
 

Children:

  1. Sarah [1821-1829]

In January 1804, he bought Holme House, Lightcliffe from John Radcliffe for £1907 10/-

In 1820, he rebuilt the house and called it Home House after a nearby field called Homestead.

George was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [8th January 1836].

George left everything to his eldest son (who was not named in the will) except

1 or 2 cases of the best Port in the house cellar

which he left to his wife Ellen provided that she did not remarry.

Ellen died 3rd December 1861 with less that £1000 to her name

Armytage, George
[1788-1800] Son of Sir George Armytage.

Born 2nd August 1788.

Born at Kirklees.

He died young [17th May 1800], and the baronetcy passed to his younger brother, John, on the death of their father in 1836

Armytage, George
[1794-1815] Son of George Armytage.

He was a card maker.

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. (possibly) William
  2. (possibly) George
  3. (possibly) Joseph

The family lived at Holme House, Lightcliffe [1829].

George died 28th September 1815 (aged 21) 

He was buried at Saint Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe

Armytage, Sir George
[1819-1899] Son of John Armytage.

Born in Bath, Somerset [3rd May 1819].

He was (possibly) president of the Brighouse Town Hall Company Limited.

He succeeded his grandfather to become 5th Baronet of Kirklees [in Hartshead], Co. York.

On 1st June 1841, he married Eliza Matilda Mary Pickford at Spofforth, Lancashire.


Eliza Matilda Mary was the third daughter of Sir Joseph Radcliffe
 

Children:

  1. George John
  2. Francis Ronald

He died at Kirklees [9th March 1899] and was buried at Hartshead.

He was buried at Hartshead Church

See Peter Bedford

Armytage, George
[1819-1904] Lived – and died – at Field House, Lightcliffe

Armytage, George Ayscough
[1872-1953] CMG, FSA, DSO.

Son of George John Armytage.

Born at Queen Garden, Kensington [2nd March 1872].

He became 7th Baronet of Kirklees [in Hartshead], Co. York.

He was educated at Harrow.

He joined the King's Royal Rifle Corps and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. He served during World War I and became Brigadier-General in 1916. He was appointed CMG, awarded the DSO and the Croix de Guerre.

An amateur archæologist, he excavated and revealed the foundations of the main buildings of the priory in 1902.

On 12th July 1899, he married Aimée Milbourne-Swinnerton-Pilkington at Knightsbridge, London. Children:

  1. John
  2. Reginald
  3. Barbara Ellen who married [1930] Henry David Makgill-Crichton-Maitland from Stamford

His wife obtained a judicial separation in 1922.

He died at Torquay [15th August 1953].

See Clifton Conservative Club

Armytage, George John
[1842-1918] Son of George Armytage.

Born at Kirklees [26th April 1842].

He became 6th Baronet of Kirklees [in Hartshead], Co. York. He was a civil engineer.

He was Deputy Lieutenant of the county / director and chairman of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway / founder member and president of the Yorkshire Archæological Society / president of the Clifton & Lightcliffe Band / High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1907] / chairman of Halifax Rural District Council / Fellow of the London Society of Antiquaries / one of the founders of the Harleian Society / a member of the board the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company [1879] / vice-chairman of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company [1883] / chairman of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company [1887-1918]

He subscribed £300 to the formation of the Brighouse Town Hall Company [1866].

He was an amateur archæologist, and a keen genealogist and antiquary. Between 1902 and 1905, he excavated the foundations of the main buildings of the priory and the Kirklees Roman fort.

On 11th May 1871, he married (1) Ellen Fawkes.

Children:

  1. George Ayscough
  2. John Hawkesworth
  3. a daughter who married Mr North

Ellen died in 1890.

On 6th April 1893, he married (2) Mary Georgina Littledale at Kensington, London.


Mary Georgina was the daughter of Henry A. Littledale of Bolton Hall, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Edith Beatrice

He died on 12th November 1918 – the day after World War I ended.

He was buried at Hartshead Church

See Clifton Prize Band and Pickle Bridge Line

Armytage, Captain Godfrey
[18??-18??] He was appointed Adjutant of the 6th West Yorkshire Militia [October 1858]

Armytage, Gregory
[15??-16??] Of Netherton.

He married Elizabeth, daughter and co-heiress of John Savile.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth who married Sir Thomas Beaumont
  2. William [d 1613]

Armytage, John
[15??-1573] Son of William Armytage.

Yeoman clothier and exporter at Farnley Tyas.

In 15??, he married Elizabeth Kaye.


Elizabeth came from Lockwood
 

Children:

  1. John

He was murdered on 21st February 1573 following a shipwreck in the Irish Sea.

See Brighouse Corn Mill and Brighouse Low Mills

Armytage, John
[15??-1624] Son of John Armytage. He built the Jacobean front on Kirklees Hall

Armytage, John
[15??-1650] Son of John Armytage.

He became High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1668-1669].

He married Unknown.

Children:

  1. Francis
  2. Elizabeth
  3. John

Armytage, John
[1547-1573] Son of John Armytage.

A yeoman-clothier of Farnley Tyas.

He bought the Kirklees estate from Robert Pilkington in 1564, and started to build the Hall on the site of the old priory.

He became the Sheriff for Yorkshire [1614].

In 15??, he married Margaret Beaumont.

Children:

  1. John
  2. Edward
  3. Gregory [b 1614]
  4. William [d 1624]
  5. Thomas [d 1624]

He died following a shipwreck in the Irish Sea [21st February 1573]

Armytage, John
[1610-1664] Son of Edward Armytage.

Born at Keresforth, Barnsley.

In 16??, he married (1) Mary Whitley.

In 16??, he married (2) Elizabeth Dransfield.

Children:

  1. George

Armytage, Sir John
[1629-1676] Of Kirklees.

Son of Francis Armytage.

Born 15th December 1629.

He became 2nd Baronet of Kirklees [in the parish of Hartshead], Co. York.

In 16??, he married Margaret Thornhill.


Margaret was the daughter of Thomas Thornhill
 

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. John
  3. George
  4. Beatrice
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. child
  11. child
  12. child
  13. child

He is said to have died after twice falling from his horse as he returned home from a drinking party at Nunbrook on the edge of the estate [April 1677]

Armytage, Sir John
[1653-1732] Son of Sir John Armytage.

Born 14th April 1653.

He became 4th Baronet of Kirklees [in the parish of Hartshead], Co. York.

In 1725, he bought Upper Wat Ing, Norland from John Turner of Mirfield.

He died 2nd December 1732.

He bequeathed £100 for

the support and maintenance of a Grammar School in Hartshead-cum-Clifton

See Clifton Free School and Clifton Grammar School

Armytage, John
[17??-18??] He lived at Woodhouse, Rastrick

Armytage, Sir John
[1731-1758] Son of Sir Samuel Armytage.

Born 13th July 1732.

He became 2nd Baronet of Kirklees [in Hartshead], Co. York.

In 1757, he drew up plans to modernise the Kirklees estate and to restore Robin Hood's Grave.

In 1758, he was slain in france whilst in action against the French during the Seven Years War.

In the Cambridge Chronicle of Saturday, 5th February 1762, there was published a poem about Sir John and the Kirklees Estate.

He died 10th September 1758

Armytage, John
[1792-1836] Son of Sir George Armytage.

Born at Kirklees [7th October 1792].

On 2nd October 1818, he married Mary Assheton at Downham, Lancashire. Children:

  1. Henrietta
  2. George

He died on the 24th May 1836 – 3 months before his father – and did not become Baronet of Kirklees. The title passed to his son, George.

He was buried at Hartshead Church

Armytage, John Hawkesworth
[1873-1944] Younger son of Sir George John Armytage.

Born at Cifton [19th May 1873].

In [Q1] 1912, he married Everilda F. Creyke at Goole.

Children:

  1. Walter John
  2. Ellen Elizabeth [b 1915] who married [1945?] Captain H. Duncan Crow from Scotland

He died at Torquay

Armytage, Captain Sir John Lionel
[1901-1983] Elder son of Colonel Sir George Ayscough Armytage.

Born 23rd November 1901. He became 8th Baronet of Kirklees [in Hartshead], Co. York.

He was an active dairy farmer, President of the Shorthorn Society, a member of the Royal Agricultural Society, and a member of the Yorkshire executive of the Country Landowner's Association

In 1976, he became the first titled member of Calderdale Council.

In 1927, he married (1) Evelyn Mary Jessamine Fox.

Children:

  1. Ann
  2. Martin

The marriage was dissolved in 1946.

In November 1949, he married (2) Maria Margarete Tenhaeff.


He had met Maria Margarete when he was working in Germany after the war
 

Children:

  1. Christina Mary

He died 21st June 1983.

After his death, Kirklees Hall and other property was sold, and Lady Armytage moved into a new residence on the site of the old priory garden, with Elizabeth de Stainton's grave in the back garden

Armytage, Sir John Martin
[1933-] Son of Captain Sir John Armytage by his first marriage.

Born 26th February 1933.

He became 9th Baronet of Kirklees [in Hartshead], Co. York.

He is unmarried and the title is expected to pass to his cousin, David George Armytage. He lives in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Armytage, Joseph
[1???-1???] Of Lightcliffe.

Son of William Armitage.

Like other members of the family, he became a card maker

Armytage, Joseph
[1777-1849] He was a card maker in Lightcliffe.

In 1841, he sold Holme House, Lightcliffe to Edward Ripley and Sir Henry William Ripley for £5,000.

He married Mary.

Children:

  1. Edward
  2. Henry
  3. a daughter who married Mr Brotherup
  4. a daughter

Armytage, Madame Beatrice
[1664-1686] Daughter of Sir John Armytage.

She instituted the custom whereby, each year, on St Thomas's Day – 21st December – a number of the poor from Hartshead-cum-Clifton went to Kirklees Hall and received 6d or 1/- [as needs be] or a quantity of wheat [for making frumenty] in return for 2 fresh eggs.

Armytage, Captain Reginald William
[19??-19??] GC, CBE.

Younger son of Brigadier-General Sir George Ayscough Armytage.

In 1928, he married Sylvia Beatrice Staveley.


Sylvia Beatrice was the daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel C. R. Staveley of Pamflete, Holbeton
 

Children:

  1. David George

Armytage, Sir Samuel
[1695-1747] Son of George Armytage.

Born at Kirklees [5th May 1695].

On 4th July 1738, he became

1st Baronet of Kirklees [in Hartshead], Co. York

after the old title

Baronet of Kirklees (in the parish of Hartshead), co. York

had come to an end with the death of Sir Thomas the 6th baronet who died without issue in 1737.

He was High Sheriff of Yorkshire [1739-1740].

Around 1724, he married Anne Griffiths.

Children:

  1. John
  2. George

He is said to have excavated at Robin Hood's Grave but failed to find evidence of interment or disturbance of the natural soil.

He gave money for Mary Bedford's Charity School.

He died 19th August 1747.

He and his wife were buried at Hartshead Church

Armytage, Sir Thomas
[1652-1694] Son of Sir John Armytage.

Born 10th May 1652.

He became 3rd Baronet of Kirklees [in the parish of Hartshead], Co. York.

He spent much of his time at the family's Bramham estates, near Wetherby.

He died without issue. [between 28th February 1694 & 26th May 1694].

He was buried at Hartshead Church

Armytage, Sir Thomas
[1678-1737] Son of Francis Armytage.

Born 31st July 1678.

In 1736, he became 6th Baronet of Kirklees [in the parish of Hartshead], Co. York.

He died [12th October 1737] without any children and the title

Baronetcy of Kirklees (in the parish of Hartshead), co. York

came to an end with his death

Armytage, Walter John
[1913-19??] Son of John Hawkesworth Armytage.

Born at Paddington [Q2 1913].

On 10th July 1947, he married Mrs Daphne Lucas.


Daphne came from Ireland
 

Armytage, William
[15??-15??] One of the first local members of the Armytage family.

He married Katherine Beaumont.


Katherine was the daughter of Henry Beaumont
 

Children:

  1. John

Armytage, William
[17??-18??] He was a card maker of Brighouse / Shelf.

In 1806, he was declared bankrupt.

He married Mary [17??-1787].

Children:

  1. Joseph
  2. George
  3. William

Armytage, William
[17??-18??] Son of William Armitage.

He was a card maker.

He lived at Ash Grove, Clifton.

On 13th December 1821, he married Elizabeth Barber in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of William Barber
 

Children: daughters including

Children:

  1. Lavinia who married [13th January 1852] George Elliott Kent from Mirfield

 

The Armytage family
The family are recorded at Wrigbowls, Lincolnshire in the 12th century.

From the 16th century, the Armytage family were prominent in Clifton and Brighouse, and held considerable amounts of land and property in the district.

From 1564, they lived on the Kirklees Estate.

The family held the Baronetcy of Kirklees, and even though the original line died out in 1737, the baronetcy was re-created and still exists today.

The names John and George were extremely popular in the family and are found in virtually every generation. This can lead to considerable confusion for the unwary.

The members of the family discussed here are those descended from William Armytage.

The family owned much land in and around Brighouse. In 1816, about 100 acres in the centre of the town was sold for development.

Chris Helme writes that


Around 1850, Sir Titus Salt wanted to build a mill, and a model village for the workers, along Armytage Road, Brighouse, but the Armytage family rejected the proposal; Salt then went on to establish Saltaire instead
 

See Hartshead Hall

Armytage surname
A variant of the surname Armitage.

Entries for people with this and similar surnames are shown in a separate Foldout

Nicholas Armytage is recorded in Halifax in 1672.

There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Armytage, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.




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