'Rasby1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Rasby of Rasby (Risby of Risby), Rasby (Risby) of Kirk Smeaton

The article in 'The Genealogist' spells the family name as 'Rasbye' or 'Rasby', though it does show 'Risbye' as an alternative for the first generation. Walker spells the name throughout as 'Risby'. Provisionally, we follow 'The Genealogist' but may review this in due course. However, it does seem that the estate that passed into the Ellerker family was known as 'Risby'. Both sources start with the following John who was possibly living c1100? As with all family records which are not reported in a wide range of proven sources, we suggest that the early generations of this family be viewed with some caution.
John Rasbye of Rasbye or Risbye, Yorkshire
1. John Rasby
  m. _ Lound (dau of Sir Alexander Lound of South Cave)
  A. Richard Rasby (2nd son)
  m. Cecily Cave (dau of Thomas Cave)
  i. Richard Rasby
  m. Elizabeth Ripplingham (dau of Thomas Ripplingham of Ripplingham)
  a. John Rasby
  m. Margaret Leeds (dau of Robert Leeds of Beverley)
  (1) John Rasby (dsp)
  m. Elizabeth Newmarch (dau of Adam Newmarch)
  (2) Adam Rasby
m. Ursula (or Anne) Santon (dau of Thomas Santon of Santon by Anne, dau of Sir John Portington)
  (A) John Rasby of Smeaton
  m. Christian Burton (dau of Sir John (or Richard) Burton of Kinsley)
  (i) Geoffrey Rasby
  m. Beatrice Ward (dau of Sir Simon Ward)
  (a) John (or William) Rasby 'of Risby'
  m. Joan Sawley (dau of John Sawley)
  ((1)) Anne Rasby
m. John Ellear or Ellerker of Risby
  (ii) John Rasby of Kirk Smeaton
  Walker mentions John but does not follow this line.
  m. Anne (or Mary) Everingham (dau of Adam Everingham of Birkin)
  (a) Walter Rasby
  m. Matilda Hartford (dau of John Hartford)
  ((1)) John Rasby (d before 12.11.1446)
  m. Margaret Bamfield (dau of Brian Bamfield)
  ((A)) Brian Rasby - continued below
  m. Agnes Morley (dau of Robert Morley)
  (iii) Mary Rasby
  m. Robert Worsley of Deeping
  (a) Jane Worsley
  m. Thomas Thornholme of Haysthorpe
  (B) Jane Rasby
  m. Robert (or Roger) Amias of Netherton
  (C) Ursula Rasby
  m. Thomas Knight of Gainsborough
  (3) Stephen Rasby of Smeaton (dsp?)
  m. (1274) Catherine Smeaton (dau/heir of Thomas Smeaton of Smeaton)
  (4) Henry Rasby (priest)
  ii. John Rasby
  iii. Margaret Rasby
  m. Thomas Waldby of Waldby
  iv. Jane Rasby
  m. Thomas Cliffe of Cliffe
  B.+ other issue - John (dsp), Henry



Brian Rasby - continued above
m. Agnes Morley (dau of Robert Morley)
1. Thomas Rasby
  m. ?? Urswick (dau of Christopher Urswick)
  A. Christopher Rasby (d 1523)
  i. James Rasby of Kirk Smeton & Thorp Aideland (d 09.12.1554)
  a. James Rasby (b c1543, d 18.06.1578)
m. Muriel Cutler (dau of Richard Cutler)
  (1) Hastings Rasby (b 1571-2, a 1629)
  m. Margaret Wilson (dau of Thomas Wilson of York)
  (A) Christopher Rasby (dvp 31.03.1629, 2nd son)
  m. (26.11.1623) Barbara Saltonstall (dau of Samuel Saltonstall of Huntwick)
  (i) Hastings Rasby (b c09.1624-5, a 03.1675)
  m1. (23.04.1657) Dorothy Rogers (dsp, dau of George Rogers of Netherthorpe)
  m2. Eleanor Elmhirst (a 03.1675, dau of Richard Elmhirst of Elmhirst & Ouzlethwaite)
  (a) Richard Rasby, last of Kirk Smeaton, later in Houndhill then Wakefield (bpt 20.04.1668, apothecary)
  m. (1695) Elizabeth (widow of Richard Meager)
  ((1))+ issue - Millicent (bpt 17.09.1696), Elizabeth (bpt 12.12.1697)
  (b) Anne Rasby (bpt 05.08.1666)
  m. (06.08.1699) Daniel Hoyland
  (c)+ other issue - Ellen (bpt 14.07.1664, bur 02.07.1665), Mary (bpt 24.07.1670), Martha (bpt 22.12.1671)
  (ii) Samuel Rasby
  m. _ Naylor (dau of Christopher Naylor of Wakefield)
  (a) Susannah Rasby
  m. Thomas Casson
  (b)+ other issue - Christopher, Samuel, Elizabeth
  (iii)+ other issue - Christopher (bur 06.05.1677), Walter
  (B)+ other issue - Brian (d young), Elizaebth, Mary/Margaret, Anne
  (2)+ other issue - Margaret, Mary
  b.+ other issue - Anne, Margaret

Main source(s): 'The Genealogist' (vol 1, 1877, 'Pedigree of Rasby', pp92+) with some support from Walker's Yorkshire Pedigrees (1943, Risby of Risby)
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