'Rawson3'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rawson of Pitsmoor, Rawson of Sheffield, Rawson of Upper Thorpe, Rawson of Walkley

Looking rather like this William Rawson (of Bradford) was ...
William Rawson of Sheffield (will dated 19.03.1549, proved 23.04.1550)
m. Elizabeth
1. John Rawson of Hooper-thorpe or Upper Thorpe (a 06.1594)
  m. _ Hatfield (dau of Henry Hatfield of Whitefield)
  A. Edward Rawson of Upper Thorpe (bur 15.10.1597)
  m. (13.06.1569) Ellen Barber (d before 05.07.1604)
  i. William Rawson of Walkley (bpt 29.10.1574, d before 05.1649)
  m. (09.07.1599) Alice Dale
  a. Edward Rawson of Walkley (b c1600, d 1678) had issue ("many children")
  b. Alice Rawson
m. William Creswick
  c. other issue
  ii. John Rawson of Upper Thorpe (bpt 13.12.1577, a 01.1637)
  m. (06.10.1602) Elizabeth Burroughs (sister of Richard Burroughs of Tinsley)
  a. Edward Rawson of Upper Thorpe (d 1669) had issue ("many children")
  b. Thomas Rawson (bur 12.1681, vicar of Ledsham, rector of Whiston) had "numerous issue"
  c. Margaret Rawson (bpt 24.08.1613)
  m. Robert Stacie of Owlerton Hall (a 1652)
  d. Elizabeth Rawson (bpt 01.11.1618, bur 13.03.1676)
m. (14.10.1635) Malin Sorsbie of Sheffield (bur 08.12.1680)
  B. Anne Rawson
  m. (04.11.1565) John Creswick of Owlerton Hall
  C. Elizabeth Rawson
  m. (11.11.1566) Francis Howsley of Sheffield
  D. Catherine Rawson
  m. (16.07.1570) John Parkin
  E. Margaret Rawson
  m1. Nicholas Saunderson of Sheffield (uncle of Robert Saunderson, Bishop of Lincoln)
  m2. Richard Allen of Liversedge
  F. Joan Rawson
  m1. Lawrence Staniforth of Darnell
  m2. (?) Thomas Shaw
  G. Rose Rawson
  m1. _ Wagstaff
  m2. (11.02.1584) Hugh Scargill of Steelbank
2. James Rawson of Norwood in Brightside-Byerlow (d 01.06.1603)
  A. "several sons, whose posterity continued at Norwood many years"



Hunter refers to his "large Pedigree of Rawson", indicating that the first-mentioned John & Hugh feature therein. We have yet to identify that "large Pedigree" but hope to do so in due course.
John Rawson (a 1665) father of Hugh
1. ?? Rawson of Pitsmoor the first shown by FMG but Hunter suggests that he "cannot doubt that these brothers John and William are the two sons of those names of Hugh Rawson of Norwood named in the will of their grandfather John Rawson 1666".
  A. John Rawson of Pitsmoor (d unm)
B. William Rawson of Sheffield (cutler)
  i. Robert Rawson of Sheffield (baker)
  m. (21.12.1711) Margaret Fox (b 07.05.1683, dau of Stephen Fox)
  a. Robert Rawson of Sheffield (b 26.01.1718)
  m. Esther Maria Mower (dau of (Thomas) Mower of Grindleford Bridge)
  (1) Robert Rawson of Philadelphia Place & Snig Hill (dsp 1835, baker)
  m. Alice White of Brushfield
  (2) James Rawson of Snig Hill, Sheffield (b 1753-4, d 15.09.1823, druggist)
  m. Elizabeth Wright (b 1667-8, d 19.04.1793, dau of James Farewell Wright of Eyam)
  (A)+ issue - James (b 05.1790, d 02.03.1791), Maria of Philadelphia Place
  b. Elizabeth Rawson (b 21.10.1712)
  m. William South of Pond Lane, Sheffield
  c. Margaret Rawson (b 28.06.1714)
  m. John Jervis of Pea Croft, Sheffield
  d.+ other issue - Ruth (d infant), Hannah (d infant), Jane (b 16.02.1722)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'Hallamshire: The History and Topography of the Parish of Sheffield' (Joseph Hunter, 1819, p224)
(2) For lower section (first uploaded to a Temporary page on 07.03.16) : FMG (vol 4, MS537, 'Rawson', p1176)
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