Name: Hannah SIGGESWICK
Sex: F 1
Birth: FEB 1750 in Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Christening: 24 FEB 1750 Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Note: FHL 918436
Hutton Rudby: 1750: Hannah daughter of John Siggeswick, householder, was baptised the 24th day of February.
From: A History of the County of York North Riding: Vol 2, 1923, pp 283-90
?Rudby in Cleveland
This parish, covering more than 7,000 acres in the valley of the Leven, contains the townships of Hutton, Rudby-in-Cleveland, Skutterskelfe and Sexhow, and the chapelries of Middleton-upon-Leven and East Rounton. The soil is fertile, consisting of loam on a subsoil of Keuper marls, and about half the total area is under cultivation. Wheat, beans and oats are the chief crops raised. For the most part the land is low and level with only slight undulations.
?Hutton is a large village on the southern bank of the Leven. It was the most important vill in the neighbourhood at the time of the Domesday Survey, but the name Hutton-next-Rudby, or Hutton Rudby, which it has borne since the 13th century, may indicate that the village across the river superseded it in importance. At the beginning of the 19th century, however, the weaving industry was well established at Hutton and the population had accordingly increased. There were still many hand-loom weavers in the village in 1846, and a flax-spinning mill had replaced the old paper-mill. The linen industry was superseded in the middle of the 19th century by the manufacture of sail-cloth, which flourished till the beginning of the present century...
?Rudby lies next to Hutton on the other side of the river, and is reached by a stone bridge of two arches, probably the 'Rudebe brigg,' ... Here, on the banks of the stream, is the church of All Saints, the mother church of a wide district. Near the churchyard is the free school of Hutton Rudby, founded by Charles Bathurst in 1740.
?The church of ALL SAINTS is picturesquely situated in a deep wooded glen on the north bank of the River Leven, and consists of chancel 39 ft. 6 in. by 19 ft. 6 in. with north vestry and organ chamber, nave of four bays 61 ft. 9 in. by 20 ft., south aisle 12 ft. wide, and tower on the south side forming a porch 9 ft. 6 in. square, all these measurements being internal. The site is an ancient one, but no part of the existing structure appears to be older than the early part of the 14th century, to which period the chancel and the three eastern bays of the nave together with the south aisle belong, though altered and rebuilt in parts at a later time. The nave and aisle were extended westward and the tower added in the 15th century... The church of Rudby was in existence at the time of the Domesday Survey; its dedication in honour of All Saints is mentioned in 1480 and 1483.
?In 1904 Benjamin Robert Sidgwick, by will proved at Durham, left £100 to the parish council to be invested and the income applied in the relief of poor persons without distinction of sex, age, or creed in the township of Hutton Rudby...?
Genealogical Gleanings in England
General Robert Sedgwick married in England, Johanna -----. After his death she married the Rev. Thomas Allen, pastor of the Congregational Church in Norwich, England, formerly teacher of the church in Charlestown, Mass., from about 1639 to 1651, when he returned to England, by whom she had no children. General Robert Sedgwick emigrated to this country in 1635, and was one of the most distinguished men of his time. He was one of the earliest settlers of Charlestown, Mass. In 1641, 1645 and 1648 he commanded the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, of which he was a founder, and in 1641, the Castle. He was an officer under, and a friend of, Cromwell, with whom he corresponded, and by whom he was sent in July, 1654, from Boston to Jamaica, after the capture of that Island by the British, with a fleet under his orders with reinforcements for the army under Gen. Venables. He was one of the Commissioners for the Government of Jamaica, and died there on May 24th, 1656, leaving several children. Professor Adam Sedgwick, of Trinity College, Cambridge, England, in a letter written some years before his death, in 1873, says that the clan was settled from very early times among the mountains which form the borders of Lancashire, Yorkshire and Westmoreland; and he believed that every family of the name could trace its descent from ancestors who were settled among these mountains. The name among the country people in the north of England is sometimes pronounced Sigswick, and the oldest spelling of it is Siggeswick?at least so it is written in many of the parish records going back to the reign of Henry VIII. It is good German, and means the Village of Victory, probably designating some place of successful broil where our rude Saxon or Danish ancestors first settled in the country, and drove the old Celtic tribes out of it, or into the remote recesses of the Cambrian Mountains, where many Celtic names are met with to this day. But in the valley where the Sedgwicks are chiefly found, the names are almost exclusively Saxon or Danish. Ours, therefore, was a true Border Clan.
The name Sedgwick was probably a correction given, like many others, through a wish to explain the meaning of a name (Siggeswick), the real import of which was quite forgotten. The word Sedge is not known in the northern dialects of England, and the plant itself does not exist among the Yorkshire valleys. But a branch of the clan settled in the low regions of Lincolnshire, and seem to have first adopted the more modern spelling, and at the same time began to use a bundle of sedge as the family crest. This branch was never numerous, and is now believed to be entirely extinct. Indeed, the Sedgwicks never seem, at least in England, to flourish away from their native mountains. If removed to the low country, they droop and die away in a few generations. A still older crest, and one suited to the history of the race, is an eagle with out-spread wings. Within a comparatively few years, eagles existed among the higher mountains on the border. The arms most commonly borne by the Sedgwicks, and accorded to them by Burke in his Encyclopaedia of Armorial Bearings, are composed of a field or, a cross gules, with five bells of the field, and a lion passant through sedge on a cap of maintenance.?Robert Sedgwick, of New York City.]
Source: Henry F. Waters, Genealogical Gleanings in England, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1969), p. 278.
Father: John SIDGWICK b: ABT 1708 in Of Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Mother: Jane b: ABT 1707 in Of Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Josephus Franciscus Antonius VAY b: APR 1743 in Kosd, Nógrád, Hungary c: 15 APR 1743 in Kosd, Nógrád, Hungary
10 MAR 1778
in Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
- Note: FHL 918436 2
- Note: 2
Joseph Vay and Hannah Sedgewick by Banns March 10th 1778.
- John VAY b: OCT 1778 in Crathorne, Yorkshire, England c: 11 OCT 1778 in Crathorne, Yorkshire, England
- Joseph VAY b: DEC 1782 in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England c: 29 DEC 1782 in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England
- Mary VAY b: JUN 1785 in Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England c: 12 JUN 1785 in Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
- Patience VAY b: 25 OCT 1787 in Crathorne, Yorkshire, England c: 28 OCT 1787 in All Saints, Crathorne, Yorkshire, England
- Type: Web Site
Text: From the files of Venita Roylance
Date: 6 MAY 2012
- Type: Church record
Title: Bishop?s Transcripts
Place: Hutton Rudby, Yorkshire, England
Date: 1598 - 1856
Author: Church of England, Rudby in Cleveland Parish, All Saints
Repository: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Date: 7 MAY 2012