The Stables Families of Armthorpe & Thorne

The Stables Family has a long association with Armthorpe, as we know that there were a number of generations of the Stables Family living there throughout the 16th and 17th Centuries.

The oldest record we have for Armthorpe is the Will of John Stables of Armthorpe, which was proved in 1559.

Very few early parish records survive for Armthorpe but, in conjunction with some of the later wills  and the Bishops' Transcripts we are able to piece together the Family Trees, as follows.

The Bishops' Transcripts for the Parish of Armthorpe contain many more Stables entries that the actual parish register in the period before 1700. They also reveal that Richard Senior was the churchwarden for Armthorpe from 1625 to 1627 and was very well educated, as the transcripts of the baptisms, marriages and burials for those years, for sending to the Bishop, were done in his own hand, in Latin. In fact, the only sections of the Bishops' Transcripts that were in Latin were signed by him.

His brother, John, took over as churchwarden in 1629, although his transcripts were done in English. There is a 40 year gap in the Bishops' Transcripts during the English Civil War and Cromwellian Interregnum.

We know from the Will of Richard Stables senior that he had a niece called "Catharine West the Elder" and intriguingly, Richard's first wedding took place at Hatfield in 1623 to Anne West. This confirms a connection with the Hatfield Stableses.

Richard senior's Will also reveals that the Armthorpe Stableses were quite wealthy. He was a yeoman, which meant that he owned & farmed his own land. His Will reveals him to have been a very generous man, as he left bequests to both the Church at Armthorpe and the poor of the parish.

It is interesting to note that the Thorne and Doncaster lines of Stableses were both started by children of Francis & Sarah of Armthorpe.

John Stables, b. ? (1565-1575), d.1601 Armthorpe (he had a niece called Catherine West)
+ Elizabeth Wisse (West?), m. 1595 Mexborough
├── John Stables, b. after 1595, d. after 1629 Armthorpe
│   + Bridgett, d. 1636 Armthorpe
   ├── Maria Stables, b. 1627 Armthorpe
   ├── Illegible Stables, b. 1631 Armthorpe
   ├── Elizabeth Stables, b. 1633 Armthorpe
   └── Bridgett Stables, b. 1635 Armthorpe
       + Thomas Bladworth, m. 1670 Thorne

├── Margaret Stables
│   + ? Wright (Thomas Wright, m. 1609 Wath)
└── Richard Stables, b. ? (1600-1610), d. 1636 Armthorpe (Yeoman)
    + Anna West, m. 1623 Hatfield, d. 1627 Armthorpe
   
+ Beatrice Hirst, m. 1630 Armthorpe (re-married to John Littlewood in 1636)
    ├── John Stables, b. after 1630, d. 1666 Armthorpe
   
    ├── Ann Stables, d. 1665
    ├── Francis Stables, b. 1630 Armthorpe, d. 1682 (Taylor)
    │   + Sarah Singleton, m. 1657, d.1682
       ├── Thomas Stables, b. 1658 (Moved to Thorne)
    │   │   + Elizabeth Legrand, m. 1683 Thorne
    │   │   ├── Sarah Stables, b. 1684 Thorne
    │   │   ├── Elizabeth Stables, b. 1686, d. 1695 Thorne
    │   │   ├── Mary Stables, b. 1688, d. 1689 Thorne
    │   │   ├── Ruth Stables, b. 1690, d. 1717 Thorne
    │   │   ├── Susannah Stables, b. 1694, d. 1703 Thorne
    │   │   ├── Thomas Stables, b. 1696 Thorne
    │   │   ├── Francis Stables, b. 1698 Thorne
    │   │   │   + Elizabeth Kidd, m. 1727 Thorne
    │   │   │   └── Sarah Stables, b. 1728 Thorne
    │   │   │       + Thomas Samson, m. 1754 Thorne
    │   │   └── Elizabeth Stables, b. 1702, d. 1703 Thorne
       ├── Richard Stables, b. 1661, d. 1662
       ├── Sarah Stables, b. 1663
       ├── John Stables, b. 1667, d. after 1697 (Moved to Doncaster)
    │   │   + Elizabeth Wilkinson, m. 1694 Doncaster
    │   │   ├── Eliz Stables, b. 1694, d. 1694 Doncaster
   
│   │   ├── Sarah Stables, b. 1695 Doncaster
   
│   │   └── John Stables, b. 1697, d. 1697 Doncaster
       ├── Francis Stables, b. 1670, d. 1672
       └── Richard Stables, b. 1674, d. before 1682
    ├── Richard Stables, b. 1634 Armthorpe
   
   + Elizabeth Bolton, m. 1662, d.1673
    │   ├── John Stables, b. 1663, d. 1667
   
   ├── Richard Stables, b. 1664, d. 1667
   
   ├── William Stables, b. 1666, d. 1667
   
   ├── Thomas Stables, b. 1668
   
   ├── Elizabeth Stables, b. 1671
   
   ├── Francis Stables, d. 1672
   
   + Margaret Harrison, m. 1674
   
   ├── Richard Stables, b. 1675
    │   + Jane
    │   └── Miles Stables, b. 1688 (Carpenter and Yeoman)
    │       + Dorothy
    │       └── May Stables, b. 1717
    └── Elizabeth Stables, b. before 1637
        + John Scholefield, m. 1656

There are a few other records in the Armthorpe Parish Register that I haven't yet been able to place:

Margaret Stables married Robert Peck in 1669.
William Stables buried in 1664.
Jane Stables buried in 1665.

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