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"The Notices of the Stables Family"
Supplementary Material Added by T. B. Dunn
SKILBECK FAMILY TREE.
(The following information is taken from a family tree or
chart, prepared by
William Stables, the author of "Notices of the Stables Family,"
It contains later information than that given in the "Notices of
- Matthew Skilbeck, born Dec. 22, 1704, died March 31,
1780, age 75.
He married (wife's maiden name unknown). His wife had
been married to _____ Abbey, and by him had issues Margaret,
_____ Acomb, farmer at Kelfield; Mary, m. _____ Robinson, of
Richard, farmer at Weldrake, near York.
Matthew Skilbeck had issue:
- Elizabeth Skilbeck, born Jan. 25, 1735, died Nov. 12,
1811. married to 3 husbands, all in the parish of Harewood.
- MATTHIAS SKILBECK, born Jan 25, 1735, died Feb. 14,
June 13, 1767 to Jane Tomlinson, who died June 26, 1817,
- Matthew Skilbeck, born May 7, 1768, died Jan 24,
- Thomas Skilbeck, born Jan 12, 1781, died Apr. 14,
- Robert Skilbeck, born July 27, 1776, died in the
1853. He married June 8, 1802 Hannah Tomlinson (born
Dec. 23, 1804, age 22.) and by her had issues Richard,
181 1804, died Jany 5, 1805, and Matthew, born May 3,
1802, died Feb
- Jane Skilbeck, born Feb. 2, 1786, died Jan.9, 1811,
Apr. 23, 1810 to Thos. Acomb. No Issue.
- Mary Skilbeck, born April 19, 1772, died June 4,
April 1, 1793 to William Wilson (died July 3, 1811 aged
and Mary (Skilbeck) Wilson had issue:
Jane Wilson, died in youth
Catherine Wilson, M. Rev, John Arsworth, Wesleyan
William, daid age about 26.
John Wilson, m. Aug. 19, 1817 Margaret Skilbeck, of
Mary Wilson, born 1794, in. Dec.30,1818, Isaac
or Newton, of Sheffield. She married 2ndly, Rev. J.
- John Skilbeck, born Aug. 26, 1774, died Jany, 14,
married (wife's name unknown} and had issue:
Matthias Skilbeck, died age 20.
Jane Skilbeck, died age 5
Thomas Skilbeck, died Nov. 1825.
- RICHARD SKILBECK, born Feb. 20th, 1770, died July
aged 72. Married Nov. 11, 1797 to Sarah Midgley, (born
died Jan. 11, 1821) (for chart of her descent and kin,
following} Richard Skilbeck and Martha his wife had
- Elizabeth skilbeck, born April 9, 1809, died Sept.
age 23, married Jan. 28, 1828 to Richard Dalby Pawson,
and had issues Thomas
Skilbeck Pawson, born June 16, 1829,
- Sarah Skilbeck, born Deer. 22, 1789, married Aug.
23, 1823 to
Thomas Allan, and had issue:
(Skilbeck Family tree, continued)
Matthew Allan, born Sept. 22, 1828, married
Harriett Hill, and
had issue; John Thomas Allan, a second child, an
died young, and thirdly a son Anthony Skilbeck
Richard Thomas Allan, born Dec. 19, 1825,
Sarah Ann Allan, born June 5, 1831 Eleanor
Allan, born March 9, 1836. Mary Elizabeth
Allan, born Aug. 17, 1840.
Robert Skilbeck Allan, born Sept. 7, 1843, died Apr.
Robert (1st) Allan, born July 6, 1834, died Dee. 16,
Robert (2nd) Allan, born March 19, 1838, died Sep.
- Mary Skilbeck, born Nov. 3, 1807, married April 2,
John Midgley, and had issue:
William Midgley, born 1829
John Midgley, born. March 3, 1830, died 1853.
Sarah Midgley, born Oct. 22, 1831,
Mary (1st) Midgley, born April 18, 1834.
Richard Skilbeck Midgley, born Nov. 28, 1835,
David Midgley, born Nov. 19, 1837,
Eliza Midgley, born April 1839.
Alfred (1st) Midgley, born Mar. 18, 1841, died
Martha :Midgley, born June 9, 1844,
Alfred Midgley (2nd) born March 22, 1846,
Mary Midgley (2nd) born July 1847, died Aug. 18,
- Jane (1st) Skilbeck, born Mar. 10, 1801, died Feb.
- Jane (2nd) Skilbeck, born Jan. 11, 1812, died may
- Matthew Skilbeck, born Oct. 25, 1802, died Nov. 30,
- William Skilbeck, born Jan. 11, 1804, died Jan. 21,
- Richard Skilbeck, born Jan. 14, 1806, died Jan. 15,
married May 10, 1836 to Ann Harrison, and had issue:
Mary Ann Skilbeck, born July 15, 1836,
Fanny Skilbeck, born May 29th, 1839,
Jane Elizabeth Skilbeck, born July 26, 1840.
RICHARD SKILBECK, born Sept. 18, 1837.
This is all the information that appears on the chart,
but Mrs. A. A. Drover, nee Annie
Maude Dunn, daughter of Jonathan Dunn Jr (1833-1891) and his
Stables, daughter of William Stables, the author of "Notices
of the Stables
Family" writes me, "My mother married again on Sept. 25,
Skilbeck of Koroit, Victoria, Australia, her cousin. There
of a romance here. Richard wanted to marry her when she was
a ward of my
grandfather at Kirkby Overblow, but he disapproving of
sent Richard off to Australia, where he became well to do,
land there. She died October 5, 1922, and was buried at
Skilbeck died 1924.
- MARTHA SKILBECK, born Jan 23, 1800, married
August 23, 1823
to WILLIAM STABLES, of Kirkby Overblow, the author
of "Notices of the
Stables Family". She died _____. William Stables and
Martha Skilbeck his
wife had issue:
- Matthew Stables, born May 26, 1822, died _____,
first on May 7, 1846 to Sarah Wheelhouse, who died
on Jan. 9, 1852, aged
31. He married, 2ndly, March 26, 1854 Emily Ann
Brown, born June 1829,
Matthew had issue by 2nd wife:
Robert Wheelhouse Stables, born Jan. 6, 1855 died
April 9, 1858.
Sarah Stables, Born Sept. 5, 1858.
Elizabeth Stables, born Aug. 16, 1859.
- Mark Stables, born Oct. 26, 1823, died _____
married Oct. 13,
1849 to Elizabeth Banks, and had issue:
John Banks Stables, born June 25, 1850.
William Skilbeck Stables, born Oct. 9, 1851.
Walter Stables, born Dec. 3, 1852.
Arthur Stables. born Aug. 10, 1856, died Aug. 13,
Hugh Stables, born Oct. 2, 1855.
Sarah Stables, born Oct. 27, 1856.
Anne Mariah Stables, born July 10, 1858.
- Sarah Stables, born Sept. 25, 1825, died _____
Dec. 7, 1848 to Richard R. Snow, and had issue:
Elizabeth Snow, born Dec. 8, 1849. William
Stables Snow, born Feb. 16, 1851, Charles
Moseley Snow, born May 16, 1852,
Francis Hugh Snow, born May 12, 1854, died 1930,
Went to Australia when
about 20 years of age, "made good," Married Flora
had issue three boys, all married, and one daughter
and one granddaughter. Issue:
John Henry Snow, born April 5, 1850,
Sarah Jane Snow, born Mar. 31, 1858,
One added ______________________________
- Edwin Stables, born Feb. 26, 1828, died ____,
wife, Nov. 1, 1854, Elizabeth Cordukes, born June
21, 1831, daughter of
Jonathan Cordukes and his wife Elizabeth Lawson
(first or second wife, I
don't know which. He married also Ann Elizabeth
Dunn, born Nov. 6, 1790,
daughter of John Dunn 11, (born 1739, died 1811).
Cordukes was son of William Cordukes and his wife
_____ Pinder. (See
Cordukes chart.) Edwin Stables married secondly a
Miss Linton, sister of
_____ Linton, who married his brother Alfred
Stables. Edwin Stables and
Elizabeth Cordukes had issue:
Edwin Cordukes Stables, born June 2, 1855,
emigrated to Australia.
Stephen Stables, born ;Mar. 21, 1857, died Aug.
23, 1857. John
Stables, born Sept. 6, 1858, died , emigrated to
Virginia, and married two sisters, Miss Fishers.
He settled near
Hebron Virginia and had issue:
Edwin Stables emigrated to Virginia and settled
- Anne Stables, born Dee, 17, 1830, died _____,
23, 1853 Joseph Cordukes, half-brother of Elizabeth
Cordukes who married
Edwin Stables, above. Joseph Cordukes was son of
Jonathan Cordukes and his
wife, Ann Elizabeth Dunn, (see above). Joseph
Cordukes and Anne Stables had
- Hugh Stables, born Dear. 20, 1833, died Mar. 16,
- Henry Stables, born Sepr. 26, 1827, died Aug.
- Alfred Stables, born Mar. 31, 1835, died ---.
married Jan Linton March, 28, 1861, (she died
The emigrated to America between 1865 and 1872 and
Lunenburg County, Virginia and had issue:
- Elizabeth Stables, born May 29, 1837, died ____.
(Note by T. B. Dunn-- I feel sure that she married
Henry Dresser of
Kelfield. One of these Stables daughters married
him, and Elizabeth
is the only one who could have married him. Henry
Dresser was son of
James Dresser and Jane Peacock. James Dresser was
son of James
Dresser (died at Whenby, Oct. 10, 1855, age 83) and
his wife Jane
Harrison. James Dresser Sr. was son of Christopher
Dorothy Robinson. See chart of the Dresser family in
for Dresser family from about 1620. Henry Dresser
and Ann Maria
Stables had one son, T.H.Dresser, low (1931) living
at the old Dunn
home, "Kelfield Lodge", and he has one son _____.
- An infant, born and died July 10, 1839.
- CHARLOTTE STABLES, born Jany. 28th, 1841, died
Australia Oct. 5, 1922, Married June 12, 1861 to
Jonathan Dunn, Jr.,
of Stillingfleet Farm and "Kelfied Lodge". She
Sept. 25th, 1907 her first cousin, Richard Skilbeck
(see above). No
issue by second marriage.
Jonathan Dunn Jr (1833-1891) and Charlotte Stables
George William Dunn, born 1862, died unmarried in
Australia about 1895.
Charlotte Elizabeth Dunn, born 1863, married Samuel
Bracher. Present address (1931) Oriel Cottage,
Sittingbourne, Kent, England. No issue.
Annie Maude Dunn, born 1865, married to Albart
Present address, 15 Dellcott Close, Welwyn Garden
England. No issue. Mrs, Drover has been very kind in
all the information about the families. It was she
who sent me
the manuscript volume of the "Notices of the Stables
Edward Jonathan Dunn, born 186?, died 1926, married
and had issue; Alfred Edward Dunn, born 1905, and
Eric Harold Dunn, born 1906. A. E. Dunn is in the
Harold Stables Dunn, born 1869, married Louisa
Rossiter, and died
1906. Issue: Harold Reginald Dunn, killed in world
1917, born 1897) and Percy Vincent Dunn, born 1903,
wireless operator on the S. S. Yarraville, Standard
Emily Blanche Dunn, born 1870, died unmarried 1905:
(Skilbeck Family, continued)
- Anne Stables, born Dee. 17, 1830, died, ,
married Aug. 23,
1853 Joseph Cordukes, half brother of Elizabeth
Cordukes who married
Edwin Stables, above. Joseph Cordukes was son of
and wife Ann Elizabeth Dunn, (see above)
Joseph Cordukes and Anne Stables had issue:
Lucy Cordukes, born July 1854
Henry Cordukes, born Sept. 25, 1855. Mrs. A. A.
Drover writes me (1930) "I
have had Nab Cordeaux (as she likes to spell the
name Cordukes) staying
with me last week. She married my cousin Henry
Cordukes, son of the
Sheriff-Hutton Cordukes who married Ann Stables, my
She is an Australian, but is now living with her
brother and his wife at
Lindfield, in Sussex, where they have settled. Her
brother was the
Manager of Railways in China, retiring some six or
seven years ago. Mab has
had a rather tragic life as her husband seemed to
have inherited some of
his father's mental peculiarities and the marriage
was a failure. He
died of T.B. some years ago. Most of my mother's
sisters and several
of her nieces and nephews died of consumption,
inheriting a family
tendency that way. I suppose ignorant of modern
combatting the disease."
Ann Elizabeth Cordukes, born April 10, 1857.
Clara Cordukes, born Aug. 29, 1858.
- Emily Stables, born June 9, 1845, died sometime
prior to 1864, and
doubtless after 1860, when the Skilbeck chart ends.
(Note by T. B. Dunn. My grandmother, nee Mary Jane
Franks was married
to her husband George Dunn (1835-1899) in 1864. She
told me that
she found two pictures in her husbands room, one of
herself, and one
of this Emily Stables, and her husband told her
these were the only
two girls he had ever loved, but his first
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THE ANCESTRY OF SARAH MIDGLEY (1772-1821). wife of
William Midgley (died May 5, 1819) married Martha Walker
(maiden name), who had been previously married to
Jonathan Wright, of
Compson or Compton, and had had issue by first husband
b. Nov, 9, 1766, who married Wm. Margerison. William
Midgley and his wife
Martha (Walker) Wright had issue:
- SARAH MIDGLEY, born Feb. 20, 1770, died July 1,
Nov. 11, 1797 to Richard Skilbeck, born Feb. 20,
July 1, 1842,
- Rebecca Midgley, born Feb. 21, 1776, died Mar.
6, 1835, married to
Alan Beetham (died May 23, 1841, age 79) and had
Mary Ann Beetham, m. Braithwaite, of Stokesley
William Beetham. died 1853.
- Susannah Midgley, born Feb. 25, 1774, married
and had a large family and descendants, all in
- Jonathan Cordukes, a farmer, died Feb. 28, 1792.
Black, died Dec. 19, 1789. Jonathan & Elizabeth had
- William Cordukes, a farmer, married Ann Finder
and had issue:
(37) Hannah, (38) Jonathan, (39) Rachel, and (40)
- Jonathan Cordukes.
- Matthew Cordukes, married Finder. George Dunn's
family tree says that
she was a wholesale grocer of London. Probably it
was her father. No
issue shown on the Dunn or Stables charts.
- Thomas Cordukes, married Preston. Possibly she
was of the family that
later bought, and now owns "Kelfield Lodge." Issue:
(41) Thomas, (42)
Mary Ann Preston, (43) Elizabeth, (44) Upton and
- Richard Cordukes, married Stubbs and had issue:
Elizabeth, (47) Jonathan, (48) Hannah, (49) Richard,
- Ann Cordukes, born April 25, 1758, died March
30, 1829. She
was the second wife of John Dunn, II. (1739-1811) of
Lodge," who first married Ann Pettinger. For a full
all of those see "Notices of the Stables Family" and
family tree and chart.
Hannah Cordukes. The Dunn family
tree does not show that she married.
The Stables chart of the Cordukes family shows that
she married _____ Martin
and seems to indicate that she left issue, but none
Jonathan Cordukes. See following no
Rachel Cordukes married Thomas
Bentley, and had issue, Thomas,
William and Ann, who married William Bellwood.
Ann Cordukes, married Cattle and had
issues Jane, Mary & Ann.
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Mary Ann Preston Cordukes, married
Elizabeth Cordukes, married Revd.
William Carlton, Wesleyan Minister
and had two children, of whom a daughter married
Waddey, Wesleyan Minister, brother of Rev. Sam'l
Sarsh Cordukes, Married __________,
by trade a currier.
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Jonathan Cordukes, like his first
cousin of the same name, also
married Ann Elizabeth Dunn, born Nov. 6, 1790,
daughter of John Dunn
(1739-1811} Issue, one son Jonathan Cordukes, who
Buckle, and had issues George, Ann, and Richard.
Cordukes Family, continued.
Jonathan Cordukes (son of William
Cordukes and Ann Finder) married
twice. (in which order l know not) To Elizabeth
Lawson and had issues
Elizabeth Cordukes, born June 21, 1831, married to
Number (23) in the "Skilbeck Family", and had issues
Stables, born June 2, 1855, emigrated to Australia,
Stephen Stables, born
Mar. 21, 1857, died Aug. 23, 1857, and John Stables,
born Sept. 6, 1858,
died _____ emigrated to Virginia and
settled near Hebron, va, and married twice, to two
M Misses Fisher, and had issue.
Jonathan and Elizabeth (Lawson) Cordukes had issue,
Cordukes, 3rdly, Rachel Cordukes, married Mar. 28,
1861 to Andrew
Brown, 4thly Septimus Cordukes, 5thly Anne Cordukes,
Jonathan Cordukes (son of William Cordukes and Ann
Finder) married also
Ann Elizabeth Dunn, born Nov. 6th, 1790, daughter of
(1739-1811) of "Kelfield Lodge", and had issue. 1st,
Samuel Cordukes, 2ndly Joseph
Cordukes married Anne Stables No (24) in "Skilbeck
Family", daughter of
William Stables, the author of "Notices of the
Stables Family". Joseph
Cordukes and Anne Stables had issue; Lucy Cordukes,
Henry Cordukes, Ann
Elizabeth Cordukes, and Clara Cordukes (for a fuller
discussion see No (24)
in the account of the Skilbeck Family), Jonathan
Cordukes and Ann
Elizabeth Dunn had issue, 3rdly, Ann Elizabeth
Cordukes, who died an
Richard Cordukes, married Jane Drake
and had issues 1st, Richard Charles
Cordukes, 2nd, Ann Jane Cordukes, Henry Cordukes,
Cordukes died at York Dec. 4, 1856, 5th Sarah
Cordukes, 6th, Elizabeth