'Micklethwait1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Micklethwait of Ardsley, Micklethwait of Beeston, Micklethwait of Ingbirchworth, Micklethwait of Swine

BLG1886 mentions that "This family, an ancient Saxon one, as its name implies, signifying in that language "a great pasture", has been seated in the neighbourhood of Barnsley, co. York, over a period of six centuries. Their early residence was Micklethwait, in Ingbirchworth, parish of Penistone. In deed of that place their names appear prior to A.D. 1272."
John Micklethwayt
1. John Micklethwayte of Ingbirchworth, Yorkshire (a 1626)
  A. John Micklethwait of Ingbirchworth (bur 23.11.1671)
  m. Elizabeth Sotwell (bur 04.04.1672)
  i. John Micklethwayte of Ingbirchworth (Ingburchworth), 1st of Ardsley (near Barnsley, Yorkshire) (bur 07.05.1697) the first mentioned by FMG
  m1. Catherine Greaves (bur 22.05.1694, dau of William Greaves of Hoalden/Houlden)
  a. Richard Micklethwait of Ingbirchworth (b c1650, d unm bur 09.03.1730)
  b. Benjamin Micklethwait of Ingbirchworth & Ardsley (b 1659, d 23.02.1746, 3rd son?)
  m. (28.08.1694) Anne Milner (bpt 01.01.1666, d 08.02.1732, dau of George Milner of Burton Grange & Rockley Old Hall)
  (1) Richard Micklethwait of Ingbirchworth, Ardsley & Leeds (bpt 08.04.1697, d 07-11.06.1773)
  m. (1725) Anne Wilkinson (b 1703-4, d 23.01.1772, dau of Thomas Wilkinson of Leeds & London)
  (A) Richard Micklethwait of Ardsley (b 1727, d 18.05.1800, 2nd son)
m. (1753) Mary Raywood (b 1730-1, d 29.03.1798, sister of Richard Raywood of Ardsley)
  (i) Richard Micklethwait of Ardsley & New Laiths Grange in Horsforth (near Leeds) (bpt 17.03.1756, d 05.06.1822)
  m1. (1786) Elizabeth Pollard (d 25.05.1805, dau/heir of John Pollard of New Laiths Grange)
  (a) Richard Micklethwait of Ardsley (b 28.08.1792, d unm 18.02.1823)
  (b) John Micklethwait of Ardsley & Thornville (b 21.11.1795, d 07.07.1861) had issue
  m. (18.05.1825) Mary Anne Atkinson (d 08.01.1869, dau of Miles Atkinson of Skipwith Hall)
  (c) Martha Micklethwait (b 24.11.1787, d 03.11.1859)
  m. John Emanuel Nichols of Bramley
  (d) Anna Micklethwait (b 02.03.1794)
  m. (05.02.1814) George Stansfeld of Bradford & New Laiths (d 06.03.1834, son of David of Leeds)
  (e)+ other issue - Edward (bpt 29.07.1797, d 06.09.1797), Mary (b 20.08.1789, d 05.07.1790), Elizabeth (b 28.05.1791, d 07.08.1794), Elizabeth (b 10.12.1798, d 22.12.1816), Mary Ellen (b 06.11.1801)
  m2. Frances Rogerson (widow of Thomas Inglis of Hutton Basset)
  (ii) Benjamin Micklethwait of Sheffield (bpt 12.04.1762, d 20.01.1798, 3rd son)
  m. Mary
  (a) Elizabeth Micklethwait
  m. Richard Kerr
  (iii) Thomas Micklethwait of Leeds & Claxton Grange (bpt 23.10.1766)
  m. Harriet Faber (d 1826, dau of Thomas Faber of Leeds)
  (a)+ issue - Thomas Faber (d infant), William (d infant), Thomas Faber, Mary Anne, Margaret
  (iv) Eleanor Micklethwait (bpt 04.01.1758)
  m. (16.12.1799) Thomas Scaley of Leeds
  (v)+ other issue - John of Shepcote in Ardsley (bpt 28.09.1759), Anne (bpt 07.05.1754, d 26.12.1759), Elizabeth (bpt 16.07.1764, d 18.07.1789), Catherine (bpt 22.02.1770, d 09.08.1786), Mary (bpt 27.04.1722, d unm 13.09.1856), Anne (bpt 08.10.1774, d unm 13.10.1797)
  (B) Anna Micklethwait
  m. (1759) Edmund Lodge, Mayor of Leeds
(C)+ other issue - John (d unm, Mayor of Leeds), William (d 1731), 2 sons, Elizabeth (b 1765-6, d 18.02.1789), Catherine (b c1770, d 08.1786), Ellen, daughter
  (2) John Micklethwait of Ardley Hall (bpt 03.01.1698, dsp 01.10.1753)
  m. (29.10.1728) Jane Prince (d 08.09.1747, dau of John Prince of Woolley, widow of John Mawhood of Ardsley)
  (3) Katherine Micklethwait (bpt 12.09.1695, d 07.02.1778)
  m. (18.04.1722) Samuel Tottie or Totty of Methley
  (4) Anne Micklethwait (bpt 11.06.1700, 09.11.1760)
m. (16.01.1727) Nicholas Stead of Morehall (d 17.04.1748)
  (5) Ruth Micklethwait (bpt 12.06.1702, d 11.05.1774)
  m. (13.08.1731) Thomas Taylor of Barnsley (b c1697, d 01.12.1784)
  (6) Douglas Micklethwait (bpt 24.02.1703, d 26.02.1780)
  m. (20.07.1735) Richard Carr of Birley Edge
  (7) Jane Micklethwait
  m. Thomas Taylor of Barnsley (b c1697, d 01.12.1784)
  (8)+ other issue - Benjamin of Birk House in Ardsley (bpt 21.02.1705, d unm 24.02.1782), William (bpt 11.03.1707, d 17.06.1721), Jonas of Arnot Royd in Ingbirchworth (bpt 29.06.1710, d unm 17.12.1756)
  c. Jonas or John Micklethwait (d unm, 2nd son?)
d. Ruth Micklethwait
  m. (1678) Thomas Brooke of Woodside Dodworth
  e. Margaret Micklethwait
  m. (1678) Jonathan Green
  m2. Jane (b c1636, d 17.09.1782)
  ii. son
  B. Elias Micklethwait (a 1644)
  BLG1952 reports that this Elias "commanded a troop of horse at the battle of Marston Moor, 1644". That contradicts Dugdale & BE1883 which suggest that this was the Elias (d c1630) who was ancestor of Viscount Micklethwait. Provisionally, we show that Elias in the section below.



Sir William Micklethwait of Kimberworth, Yorkshire
(1) BLG1886 identifies Sir William as "ancestor of the extinct Viscounts Micklethwait" (though there was only one such Viscount) and then follows the line of the undermentioned John of Beeston (son of Nathaniel of Maresfield) who is described as 6th in descent from Sir William.
(2) Wholly arbitrarily, we speculate that the line of Nathaniel of Maresfield splits from that of Elias of York at this generation.
1. ?? Micklethwait
  A. ?? Micklethwait
  i. ?? Micklethwait
  a. ?? Micklethwait
  (1) Nathaniel Micklethwait of Maresfield
(A) John Micklethwait of Beeston, Norfolk (b 25.10.1719, d 27.02.1799)
  m. (24.02.1756) Elizabeth Peckham (dau/heir of William Peckham of Iridge in Sussex)
  (i) John Micklethwait of Hillborough, Norfolk (b 1757, dsp)
  m. (03.07.1782) Jane Corthine (dau of Josiah Corthine of Anlaby)
  (ii) Nathaniel Micklethwait of Beeston (b 20.03.1760, d 27.04.1786)
  m. (12.09.1782) Sarah Branthwayt (d 05.03.1793, dau/heir of Miles Branthwayt of Taverham by Mary Sotherton)
  (a) Nathaniel Micklethwait of Taverham Hall, Sheriff of Norfolk (b 25.01.1784, d 07.01.1856) had issue
  m1. (26.01.1804) Maria Waldegrave (d 20.02.1805, dau of George, 4th Earl Waldegrave)
  m2. (1810) Charlotte Rous (d 29.04.1830, dau of John, 1st Earl of Stradbroke)
(b) Sir Sotherton Branthwayt Peckham Micklethwait, Bart (dsp 1853)
  m. (20.07.1809) Anne Hanbury (d 05.04.1866, dau of William Hanbury of Kelmarsh)
  (iii) Jonathan Micklethwait (b 1764)
  m. (1792) Sophia Stracey (dau of Sir Robert Stracey, 1st Bart of Rackheath)
Assuming that Sir William was indeed ancestor of Viscount Micklethwait, the dates suggest that he was probably father or grandfather of the following Elias. Note that both Dugdale & BE1883 show Elias as son of John of Ingbirchworth and brother of the next John of Inbirchworth (with Dugdale adding another brother, Francis of York who dsp). However, as implied above, by the time of BLG1886 & BLG1952 that Elias appears to have been identified as a different Elias from ....
2. Elias Micklethwayt, Mayor of York (d c1630)
  m1. Dorothy Jaques
m2. ?? (widow of _ Arlington)
  Dugdale shows Dorothy Jaques as mother of Elias's children, showing no children by his 2nd marriage. BE1883 reports that Elias had no issue by her, implying that the children were by his 2nd marriage. BE1883 shows Elias as the eldest son. Dugdale shows him as the youngest.
  A. Joseph Micklethwayt of Swine in Holderness, Yorkshire (d 09.1658)
  m. (1621) Anne Levett (dau of Perceval Levett of York)
  i. John Micklethwait of Swine (d 04.1660, of the Inner Temple)
  m. (1653) Barbara Middleton (dau of Thomas (sb Timothy?) Middleton of Stansted Montfitchet)
  a. Joseph Micklethwait of Swine (b c1656)
  m. (1677) Constance Middleton (dau of Sir Thomas Middleton of Stansted Montfitchet)
  (1) Thomas Micklethwait (d 03.1718, MP for Arundel)
(2) Joseph Micklethwait of Swine & Cosham, Viscount Micklethwait of Longford (d unm 16.01.1733/4, MP)
  BE1883 suggests that Joseph was b c1708. Noting that his (elder) brother died in 1718 having been one of the lords of the Treasury, we suspect that TCP (Micklethwaite) is more likely to be correct in suggesting that Joseph was b c1680.
  b. Anne Micklethwayt
  ii. Joseph Micklethwayt (b c1640, a 08.1666)
  iii. Anne Micklethwayt
  m. Thomas Dickinson of Kirby Hall
  iv. Dorothy Micklethwayt
  m. Thomas Stillington of Kelfeild
B. Mark Micklethwayt (rector of Marston)
  i. Anna Micklethwayt possibly fits here
  m. Richard Sykes (bpt 11.10.1628, d 08.02.1669, rector of Spofforth)
  ii.+ other issue - Elias, Mary, Hannah
  C. Elias Micklethwayt of the Inner Temple
  i.+ issue? (dsp by 1666)
  D. Mary Micklethwayt
  m. Samuel Pawson in York
  E. Susan Micklethwayt
  m. Christopher Topham in York
  F. Tabitha Micklethwayt
  m. John Geldart of York (alderman)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : BLG1886 & BLG1952 (Micklethwait of Ardsley), FMG (vol 2, MS310, Micklethwaite)
(2) For lower section : BLG1886 (Micklethwait of Teverham Hall and Iridge Place), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1666, Micklethwayt of Swyne), BE1883 (Micklethwait)
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