'Rawson1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rawson of Besacle, Rawson of Bradford, Rawson of Fryston, Rawson of Nidd Hall, Rawson of Shipley

Foster identifies the arms of the following family as "Per fesse sable and azure, a castle with four towers, argent".
Robert Rawson of Fryston, Yorkshire
m. Agnes Meres (dau of Thomas Meres)
1. Richard Rawson of Fryston
  m. Cecilie Baildon
  A. James Rawson of Fryston
  m. Mary More (dau of John More of Whitkirk)
  i. Henry Rawson of Fryston
  m. Joan Mallet (dau of William Mallet of Normanton)
a. James Rawson of Fryston
  m. Elizabeth Sandford (dau of Sir Brian Sandford of Thorpe Salvin)
  (1) Avery Rawson of Fryston 'of Besacle'
  m. Jane Holmes (dau of William Holmes of Kirby Overblows)
  (A) James Rawson of Besacle (a 1585)
  m. Elizabeth Jakes of Bristol
  (i)+ issue (a 1585) - Francis (b c1566), Philip, Elizabeth, Christian, Dorothy, Barbara
  (B) Christian Rawson
  m. Francis Ardington of Castley
  (C)+ other issue - John (dsp), Thomas (dsp), Christopher, Francis, Dorothy
  (2) Alice Rawson
  m. _ Turton of Wakefield
  b. Elizabeth Rawson
  m. John Holmes of Tickhill
  c. Katherine Rawson
  m. Thomas or John Twyer of Tickhill



Commoners identifies the arms of the following family as "Per fess sa. and azure, a castle with four towers, arg.". That suggests a close connection with the family shown above. Looking rather like this William Rawson (of Sheffield) was ...
William Rawson of Bradford (will dated 18.03.1549)
1. William Rawson of Shipley
  The following comes mainly from FMG (vol 2, MS217, Lister-Rawson).
  m. Agnes Gascoigne (dau/heir of William Gascoigne of Shipley)
  A. William Rawson of Shipley (dsp)
  m. Barbara Hawksworth (dsp, dau of William Hawksworth of Hawksworth, m2. Ezekiel Taylor of Bradford)
  B. Laurence Rawson of Shipley (3rd son?)
The next few generations are supported by Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1666, Rawson of Shipley).
  m. (1615) Jane Hawksworth (dau of William Hawksworth of Hope (probably not 'of Hawksworth'), m2. William Lister)
  i. William Rawson of Shipley (d 12.1662)
  m. Martha Pollard of Tonge (dau of Richard Pollard, m2. Josh. Drake)
  a. William Rawson of Shipley (b 1640-1, a 1666)
  m. Mary Lister (dau of Thomas Lister of Manningham)
  (1) William Rawson
  (A) William Rawson of Shipley (dsp 1745)
  m. Judith Prescot (m2. Cyril Jackson of Shipley)
  b. Martha Rawson
  m. Richard Ribblesden of Wyke
  c.+ other issue - Thomas (d young), John (a 04.1666), Martha, Sarah, Hellen (a 04.1666)
  ii. Laurence Rawson
  m. Sarah Calbecks (dau of John Calbecks of Halifax)
  iii. John Rawson
  m. Sarah Farrer (dau of William Farrer of Idle)
  iv. Thomas Rawson (d young)
  v. Rose Rawson
  m. Richard Pollard of Tonge (brother of Martha)
  C. Rosamond Rawson
  m. William Garforth of Steeton
  D. daughter
  m. Stephen Paslewe
  E. daughter
  m. Ferd. Brown
  F.+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas Rawson (County Clerk of Yorkshire), Edward
2. Paul Rawson of Bradford (4th son)
  A. ?? Rawson
  i. ?? Rawson
  a. William Rawson of Bolling, near Bradford
m1. Martha Pollard (dau of William Pollard)
  (1) William Rawson of Bradford
  m1. ??
  m2. Grace Rossendale (dau/coheir of Jeremiah Rossendale)
  (A) Jeremiah Rawson of Bradford
  m. (1734) Frances Sterne (dau of Richard Sterne of Elvington, (grand)son of (Richard), Archbishop of York)
  (i)+ issue (d young) - Jeremiah, Frances
  (B)+ other issue
  m3. ??
  (2) Hannah Rawson
  m. William Wainman of Bolling
  (3)+ other issue
  m2. Dorcas Brooke (dau/heir of Timothy Brooke of Brookroyd)
(4) Brooke Rawson
  The following is supported by BLG1886 (Rawson of Nidd Hall and Bradford).
  m. Susanna Bower (dau of Benjamin Bower)
  (A) Benjamin Rawson
  m. Anne Steer (dau of Rev. Charles Steer of Handsworth)
  (i) Benjamin Rawson of Bradford & Nidd Hall (Yorkshire) & Darley Hall (Lancashire) (b 1758)
  m. (1785) Elizabeth Plumbe (d 11.1807, dau/heir of Thomas Plumbe, son of Rev. Thomas of Aughton & Moberley, canon of Windsor)
  (a) Thomas Rawson (3rd son) had issue (1 dau)
  m. (26.07.1824) Frances Penelope Plumbe-Tempest (d 04.05.1825, dau of Col. Plumbe-Tempest of Tong Hall)
  (b) Sarah Rawson
  m. (06.1817) George Guy Carlton-L'Estrange of Moystown (Major General)
  (c) Anne Rawson
  m. (10.03.1817) Thomas Samuel Nicolls (Lt. Colonel, brother of Edward of Swithamley Park)
  (d) Elizabeth Rawson of Nidd Hall & Michaelchurch Court
  (e)+ other issue - Jeremiah, Charles, Benjamin, William, John (d young), Brook (d young), Rachel (d unm), Mary, , Margaret (d young)
  (ii) Anne Rawson
  m. John Cheyne (RN)
  (iii)+ other issue (d unm) - Susannah, Mary
3.+ other issue - Nicholas, Richard, Henry

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5, 'Rawson of Besacle')
(2) For lower section : Commoners (vol 2, 'Rawson of Nidd Hall and Bradford', p47+) with input/support as reported above
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