The Stables Families of Kippax
Stables Family records first appear in Kippax in 1598 when an Elizabeth Stables married William Chamber, a descendent of the Chamber family of Swillington that married into the Stables family there in 1552.
William Stable, the son of Thomas Stable of Astlay, moved to Kippax some time before 1618. You can read his biography here. His son, also called William, was baptised in Kippax and spent his life there. You can read his biography and will here.
The hearth tax records paint an interesting picture of Ann Stable's fortunes after the death of her husband, William Stable (Junior). They obviously had a fairly substantial house at the time of William's death but within a few years she had moved to a much smaller property and then re-married, to Richard Hodgson, whose name replaces hers on subsequent tax assessments.
Hearth Tax Records for Allerton Bywater
3 Jul 1665 or earlier (E179 210/393)
Widd Stable 5
24 Apr 1668 or earlier (E179 210/421)
Ann Stable 1
1670 x 1671 (E179 210/411)
Rich: Hodgson 1
6 Dec 1675 or earlier (E179 210/417)
Ri: Hodgson 1
6 Dec 1675 or earlier (E179 262/13)
Richard Hodgson 1
n.b. Richard Hodgson's name replaces Ann's in exactly the same space in the Hearth Tax records after 1668. They married in 1667.