The Definitive History of the Surname STABLES in Yorkshire

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William Stables (1740-1825, Barnburgh)

South Yorkshire Line

William was born in 1740, the son of William & Sarah Stables of Barnburgh, and was baptised at St. Peterís Church on February 17th, 1740.

In 1759, at the age of 19, he married Sarah at Darton Parish Church. We know nothing else about Sarah.

William took after his father in that they both lived to be octogenarians and both had very large families. William had 14 children, all of whom were born in Barnburgh. They were as follows:

Joseph Stables (b.1763) [Moved to Newhill Wath]
Hannah Stables (b.1764)
Benjamin Stables (b. 1766)      [Moved to Newhill Wath]
Elizabeth Stables (b. 1768)
William Stables (b. 1770) [Remained in Barnburgh]
Daniel Stables (b.1772) [Moved to Hickleton then Hooton Pagnell]
Sarah Stables (b. 1774)
Isaac Stables (b. 1776) [Remained in Barnburgh]
Mary Stables (b. 1777)
Martha Stables (b. 1777)
Frances Stables (b.1778) [Moved to Darfield]
Jacob Stables (b.1779) He is erroneously attributed to John & Sara in Barnburgh PR. An apparent mistake by the parish clerk.
John Stables (b.1783) [Moved to Darfield]
Michael Stables (b. 1786) [Moved to Tickhill]

Mary and Martha were baptised on the same day, and may have been twins, but it was not uncommon for parents to have several children baptised at the same time in order to save costs.

As you can see from the list above, William & Saraís children dispersed around the surrounding parishes and each went on to found new lines of Stableses in those areas.

Three years after their last child was born, William's father died but, for some reason, William was disinherited in his father's Will. His father left all of his possessions to William's brother, John. Perhaps there had been a family feud or disagreement.

It was about this time that William left Barnburgh, after living there for almost 50 years, and moved to Darfield with his wife, Sara, and their unmarried daughter, Frances. Their son John was already living in Darfield at this time with his wife, Ann Tyas, and their family.

Sarah died in 1818 and, seven years later, in 1825, William died at the age of 87. They were both buried in Darfield churchyard. Their daughter, Frances, died a pauper 3 years later, still unmarried at the age of 50 and with an illegitimate child.

This biography is based on an original written by Victor Stables and included amongst his research notes.

Deed Selling his Uncle Morret's Estate - August 17th, 1767

This is a full transcript of a deed that was registered at Wakefield on August 17th, 1767, when William was 27 years of age.

Morret Stables left his nephews William Stables and Thomas Royston (the younger) an interest in his property in his will. The property passing to Morret's wife, Sarah, until her death or re-marriage.

She was re-married, in March 1767, to William Rogerson of Royston, at which time they would have legally inherited the property. In August of that same year, they sold it to their Uncle, Thomas Royston.

Stables to Royston



17th august 1767
Near ten in the


Indentures of lease and release bearing dates respectively twenty seventh and twenty eighth days of March in the seventh year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland king defender of the faith and so forth and in the year of our lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty seven and made or mentioned to be made between William Stables the younger of Barnborough in the county of York Husbandman and Sarah his wife and Thomas Royston the younger of Great Harwood in the county of Lancaster Carpenter which said William Stables the younger and Thomas Royston the younger are sole devisees of the last will and testament of Morret Stables late of Ardsley in the parish of Darfield and county of York aforesaid Cordwainer deceased of the one part and Thomas Royston the elder of Ardsley aforesaid Schoolmaster of the other part of and concerning all that messuage dwelling house or tenement situate standing and being in Ardsley aforesaid with all outhouses buildings shops yards garths gardens orchards and appurtenances thereunto belonging and appertaining and occupied and enjoyed therewith or accepted reputed deemed taken or known as part parcel or member thereof which said premises are now in the tenure or occupation of William Rogerson or his assigns and was late the estate of the said Morret Stables deceased together with all ways waters water courses commons rights chambers and appurts whatsoever to the said messuage dwelling house or tenement and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining the execution of which said indentures is attested by William Roberts of Doncaster in the county of york gentleman and Mary Hunt of the same place spinster

signed and sealed in the presence of

William Roberts sworn
Mary Hunt

William Stables junior


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