'Priestley1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Priestley of Birstal Fieldhead, Priestley of Goodgreave, Priestley of Halifax, Priestley of Holdsworth, Priestley of Thorpe, Priestley of Westercroft, Priestley of White Windows

(Henry?) Priestley of Goodgreave in Sowerby in Halifax, Yorkshire (a temp Queen Elizaberth who r. 1558-1603, clothier)
1. Thomas Priestley of Goodgreave (a 09.1630)
  m1/2. Elizabeth Greenwood (sister of Isabel Greenwood)
  A. Joseph Priestley of Goodgreave (d 1643)
  m. Elizabeth Booth (d c1660, dau/coheir of John Booth of Mixenden)
  i. John Priestley of London & Halifax
  m. Hannah Mitchel (dau/coheir of John Mitchel of Halifax by Euphon, m21. John Briggs)
  a. Joseph Priestley of Lincoln's Inn (dsp 19.01.1675)
  m. Jane Rawson of Shipley (heiress)
  b.+ 3 sons (d infant)
  ii. Joseph Priestley of Goodgreave (b 1617, bur 26.12.1689)
  m. Hester Brigg (b 1617-8, bur 15.06.1691, dau of John Brigg of Grindlestone Bank in Ovenden)
  a. John Priestley of York (b 1655-6, d 05.1697, grocer)
  m1. (01.08.1672) Sarah Lister (dau of John Lister of Upper Brear)
  (1)+ issue - Jacques, Israel, Grace, Sarah
  m2. (26.11.1678) Grace Middleborough of The Withers
  b. Joseph Priestley of White Windows (b 1650-1, d 15.01.1734)
  m. (01.02.1675) Mary Morrell (bur 19.01.1724, dau of William Morrell of Beckfoot)
  (1) John Priestley of White Windows (b 18.08.1678, bur 16.01.1765, clothier)
m. (11.08.1715) Mary Wylde (bur 28.06.1750, dau of Israel Wylde of Ball Green in Sowerby)
  (A) John Priestley of White Windows (b 02.1718, d 22.09.1792)
  m. (24.10.1749) Susanna Holroyd (dau of Benjamin Holroyd of Wood Lane Hall)
  (i) Joseph Priestley of White Windows (b 17.08.1750, bur 05.03.1819)
  m. (05.11.1770) Lydia Lea (bur 13.06.1820, dau/heir of John Lea of Haughend by Mary Milne)
  (a) George Priestley of White Windows (b 08.03.1786) had issue
  m. (14.11.1819) Hannah Kikrman (dau/heir of N. Kirkman)
  (b) Henry Priestley of Haugh End (b 06.12.1790, d 22.04.1837, 3rd son) had issue
  m. Mary Page (d 13.06.1855)
  (c) Harriet Priestley (b 20.06.1772)
  m. (20.06.1798) Samuel Salisbury of Manchester
  (d) Caroline Priestley (b 22.02.1774)
  m. Scoes Birch of Failesworth Lodge
(e) Mary Susanna Priestley (b 25.12.1775, d 19.07.1819)
  m. Johnson Atkinson Busfield of Haughend
  (f) Lucy Priestley (b 10.07.1779)
  m. (19.04.1803) Thomas Butler of Thurcroft
  (g) Lea Priestley (b 15.07.1781)
  FMG shows Lea as m. (10.05.1804) William Parker of London but adds a note that shows her as married to the following Henry Lees Edwards, which is supported by the Edwards source. The Parker source names William Parker's wife as Ann, whom we show just below.
  m. (10.05.1804) Henry Lees Edwards of Pye Nest
  (g) Ann Priestley probably of this generation, see just above
  m. William Parker of London
(h)+ other issue - Richard (b 14.06.1778, d 22.02.1796), Charles (b 20.11.1792), John Milne (b 28.12.1793, d 20.03.1802), Edwin (b 18.05.1796, d 1819), Delia (b 23.02.1778, d 14.02.1784)
  (ii) John Priestley of Thorp (b 10.10.1754, d 24.01.1801)
  m. (19.09.1776) Elizabeth Walker (dau of William Walker of Crownest in Hipperholm)
  (a) William Priestley of Lighcliffe & Voston (b 08.10.1779, d 01.04.1866)
  m. Elizabeth Paley (dau of Archdeacon _ Paley)
  (b) John Priestley of Thorpe (bpt 30.07.1784, d 21.07.1858) had issue (2 daughters)
  m. (16.11.1815) Marianne Lloyd (dau of Thomas Lloyd)
  (c) Mary Priestley (d 18.02.1870)
  m. (30.10.1806) William Henry Rawson of Mill House
  (d)+ other issue - Walker of Kebroyd (bpt 30.03.1787, d 01.05.1853), Edward (bpt 16.02.1790, d 27.05.1824)
  (iii) Mary Priestley (d infant)
  (2) Hannah Priestley (b 23.09.1676)
  m1. _ Starkey
  m2. _ Whitaker
  (3) Mary Priestley (b 28.11.1690, d 09.03.1756)
m. (26.11.1717) Christopher Brook
  (4)+ other issue - William (b 06.12.1681, bur 19.10.1690), Joseph (b 18.06.1686, d 06.06.1695), Timothy (b 30.05.1688, dsp), Grace (b 02.07.1693, d 06.02.1695), Sarah, (b 22.01.1684, bur 06.03.1710)
  c.+ other issue (d young) - Israel, Timothy, Hannah ,Sarah
  iii. Thomas Priestley of Holdsworth (bur 1692, clothier)
  m. Mary Whiteley (b c1621, bur 11.11.1690, dau of Michael Whiteley, sister/heir of Joseph)
  a. Joseph Priestley of Westercroft (d Boyne 1690)
  m. (03.10.1681) Mary Best (bur 01.06.1706, dau of Richard Best of Landimore)
  (1) Lydia Priestley
  m. (29.05.1706) Joseph Gargrave
  b. John Priestley in London (a 1695, 6th son)
  (1)+ daughters
  c. Thomas Priestley of Holdsworth (b c1665, d 17.09.1695)
  m. (08.10.1694) Elizabeth Kitching (m2. James Stansfield of Bowood in Sowerby)
  (1) child (b 1695-6, d young)
  d.+ other issue - Benjamin of Leeds then in Maryland, Jeremiah (d before 1695), Eli (d young), Jonathan (d Boyne 1690?)
  iv. Jonathan Priestley of Westercroft (b 1633, d 27.07.1705, youngest child)
m1. Phoebe Hoyle (d 02.03.1675, dau of Richard Hoyle of Howkams in Northowram)
  a. Jonathan Priestley of Winteredge (dsp 17.11.1722)
  m. (15.06.1687) Mary Chadwick of Rochdale (b 1650-1, d 03.07.1709)
  b. Nathaniel Priestley of Ovenden (d 05.09.1728, minister at Halifax)
  m. (11.07.1689) Jane Brearcliffe (d 27.08.1739, dau of John Brearcliffe of Halifax, widow of Samuel Fourness of Ovenden)
  (1) Jonathan Priestley of Winteredge (b 1694-5, d 09.07.1743)
  m1. (29.10.1723) Hannah Milnes (d 25.03.1728, dau of Robert Milnes of Wakefield)
  (A)+ issue - Nathaniel (b 12.10.1725, d 13.02.1730), Hannah (b 25.10.1726, d 04.11.1726)
  m2. (07.05.1730) Martha Reeveley of Leeds
  (C) Jonathan Priestley of Winteredge (b 19.07.1734, d 04.08.1781)
  m. Mary Viper (b 1737-8, d 16.02.1780. "a Dutch lady")
  (i) Sarah Priestley
  m. (26.04.1789) Alexander Gillespie (Captain, son of the Principal of University of St. Andrew's)
(ii)+ other issue - Henry (b c1758, dsp 25.12.1794), Margaret (b c07.1763, d 18.01.1764)
  (2) Nathaniel Priestley (bpt 02.04.1704, 3rd son)
  (A)+ issue (a 1779) - son, daughter
  (3) Elizabeth Priestley
  m. (27.08.1712) John Whitaker (minister at Platt)
  (4) Dorothy Priestley
  m. (01.09.1715) Abraham Rhodes
  (5) Sarah Priestley (bpt 11.02.1697)
m. Robert Milnes of Wakefield
  (6)+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 27.03.1701, d unm 13.05.1722), John (d infant)
  c. John Priestley of Westercroft (b 1667-8, d 09.09.1720)
  m. (10.09.1694) Mary Swift (dau of Abraham Swift of Halifax)
  (1) Nathaniel Priestley of Northowram (b 17.11.1699, d 05.04.1781)
  m. Hannah Holden (dau of Thomas Holden of Halifax by Elizabeth, dau of Josiah Stansfield of Breck by Elizabeth, dau of Matthew Nicholson by Mary Priestley)
  (A) Hannah Priestley (b 19.04.1738, dsp 27.09.1806)
  m. Robert Swaine of Halifax
  (B)+ other issue - John of Halifax (b 06.1734, d 21.07.1800), James (b 30.07.1732, d 06.02.1736), Elizabeth (b 07.07.1731, d unm 18.08.1769)
  (2) Phoebe Priestley (bpt 26.07.1695, d 02.06.1732)
  m. James Huthwaite
  (3) Elizabeth Priestley (bpt 11.12.1702, d 01.1777)
  m. (05.07.1727) James Ingham of Halifax
  (A) Mary Ingham (b 30.04.1728, d unm)
(B) Sarah Ingham (d 10.06.1779)
  m. Joseph Wilkinson
  (4) Sarah Priestley (b 13.12.1712, d 09.1775)
  m. John Daniel of Leeds
  (A) Mary Daniel
m. John Bowling of Leeds
  (B)+ other issue (a 1779) - John (had issue), Elizabeth
  (5)+ other issue (d infant) - Jonathan, Hannah, Mary, Judith, Lydia, Abigail
  d. Abigail Priestley (bpt 08.07.1674)
  m. (27.09/08.10.1694) Thomas Hodgson of Bradford (malster)
  e.+ other issue - Lydia (d young), Elizabeth (bpt 03.06.1672, d infant)
  m2. (29.05.1677) Mary (Mrs Nelson)
  v. Mary Priestley (b c1629, bur 23.11.1689)
m. Matthew Nicholson of Gray Stones in Warley
  vi.+ other issue - child (d unm), child (d unm), Samuel (b c1670, a 1692), Timothy (d young), Benjamin (d young)
  B. John Priestley of London (d(vp?)sp)
  Not sure by which wife were ...
  C.+ other issue - Anthony of Cawood (dsp), Mary (d unm)
  m2/1. Ann Hirst of Greetland (dau of Anthony Hirst by Elizabeth)
  E. Francis Priestley of Bentley Royd in Sowerby (dsp)
  m. Sybill Drake (dau of Gilbert Drake of Halifax, relict of Joshua Witton then Michael Whiteley)
  F. Henry Priestley of Halifax & Priestley Green (b before 1609, youngest son)
  m1. ??
  i.+ issue (d infant)
m2. Ann (widow of _ Dean, niece of Isabel Denton of Halifax)
  i. Thomas Priestley of Halifax (b 1655, d 08.03.1691, apothecary)
  m1. (sp) _ Lister (dau of Samuel Lister of Shibden Hall)
  m2. Alice Green of Hightown
  a. Dorothy Priestley
  m1. (16.05.1695) Samuel Lister of Shibden Hall
  m2. (16.11.1703) Richard Sterne (grandson of the Archbishop of York)
  ii. Francis Priestley of Priestley Green
  m1. Grace Heald (b c1655, d 16.11.1685, dau of Rev. William Heald of Donaghadee in Ireland)
  a. Ann Priestley
  m. (1697) Nathan Sharp (curate of Coley, master of Hipperholm Grammar School)
b.+ other issue - John, Henry, Grace ,Mary
  m2. ??
  f. daughter
  G. Grace Priestley (b 1609, dsp 03.1683)
  m. Joseph Wood of Edge-end by Illingworth
  H.+ other issue (d unm) - Jonathan (clothier), Timothy (sheep-keeper)
2. Mary Priestley
  m. (?) John Broadley (minister at Sowerby)
3. Jane Priestley
  m. _ Bunney (physician) see here?
4. daughter
  m. _ Horsfield of Mansee Hall



Joseph Priestley of Birstall Field-Head (b 1661, d 02.08.1745)
m. Sarah Hayley (b 1660, d 29.12.1728)
1. John Priestley of Birstall Field-Head
  m. (1732) Phoebe Webster (dau/heir of Thomas Webster by Mary Wadsworth)
  The following comes from FMG (vol 1, MS4, Wadsworth - Priestley, Halstead, Busk).
  A. Joseph Priestley (b 26.203.1724)
  m. Ann Pinkney of London
  i.+ issue - John (b 1748), Joseph (b 06.11.1754), Mary (b 24.07.1750, d 1756), Phoebe (b 23.11.1751), Ann (b/d 1752), Pinkney (b 06.11.1755, d young), Mary Ann (b 04.1759)
  B. Thomas Priestley (b 23.11.730, 3rd son)
  m. (12.03.1753) Mary Brookes (dau of John Brookes of Liverpool)
  i.+ issue - Thomas (b 25.03.1758), Anna (b 23.06.1754), Brookes (b 09.02.1756)
  C. Mary Priestley (b 10.11.1722)
  m. (1757) _ Ashworth (minister at Gildersome, brother of Caleb of Daventry)
  i. Phoebe Ashworth
  m. (sp) _ Robinson of Heles Hall (clergyman)
  ii. Dorothy Ashworth
  m. Samuel Wetherell of Gildersome
  D. Sarah Priestley (b 13.11.1725)
  m. (1740) Edward Hitchin of London
  i. Phoebe Hitchin (b c1750, d 1795)
  m. James Newport
  ii.+ other issue - John, Edward, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah
  E. Rachel Priestley (b 07.03.1734, dsp 12.1762)
  m. (1755) Robert Hare Killingley of London (hosier)
  F.+ other issue - John of London (b 11.1727, d unm 1770), William of Birstall Field-Head (d 23.09.1732, a 1770), Phoebe (b 14.07.1729, d 1730), Dorothy (b 07.06.1737, d unm 1752)
2. Jonas Priestley of Birstall Field-Head (b 1700, d 18.02.1779)
  m1. Mary Swift (d 2812.1739, dau/heir of Joseph Swift of Shafton)
  A. Joseph Priestley of Warrington, etc. (b 13.03.1733, d 06.02.1804 in America)
  m. (1762) Mary Wilkinson (dau of Isaac Wilkinson of Wrexham)
  i. Joseph Priestley (a 1820)
  m1. _ Ryland (dau of Samuel Ryland of Birmingham)
  a. Lindsey Priestley (b 1800-1, d 22.06.1822)
  m2. (04.1825) _ Toulmin (dau of Joshua Toulmin, widow of _ Sweet then _ Barton)
  ii. Sarah Priestley
m. William Finch of Heath Forge
  iii.+ other issue - William, Henry (d young)
  B. Joshua Priestley of Leeds (b c1735, d 17.12.1823)
  m. Mary Drake
  i.+ "numerous issue"
  C. Timothy Priestley of London, Manchester, etc.
  m1. Margaret Brodie (dau of William Brodie of Mansfield by Rebecca Fisher)
  i. William Priestley (of Deal?)
  m. Jane Hutton (of Buckingham?)
  m2. ?? (widow of _ Trap)
  D. Martha Priestley (a 1809)
  m. John Crouch of London (d by 1809)
E.+ other issue - James, Mary (d young)
  m2. Hannah Holdsworth of Wakefield (widow of _ Wilson)
  G. Sarah Priestley (a 1809)
  m. _ Sprawsley of Walthamstow
  H.+ other issue - Ann (b c1742, d 08.01.1763), Elizabeth (d infant)
3. Sarah Priestley
  m. (06.10.1725) John Keighley of Heckmonwyke
4. daughter
  m. William Ash of Heckmonwyke
  A. Mary Ash (b 1727-8, d 26.05.1751) probably of this generation
  m. Samuel Staniforth of Sheffield (b 03.08.1725, d 09.1811)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : FMG (vol i, MS36, Priestley)
(2) For lower section : FMG (vol i, MS40, Priestley) with input as reported above
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