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Willans Rothwell / Hunslet
« on: Monday 02 April 18 17:31 BST (UK) »
Hello dear friends

On the off chance someone can help.....

My 3 x Great Grandfather was John Gothard Willans born 9th July 1802 in Hunslet. Died 1866 Hunslet.

His father was John Willans born 1764/ 1765.

He married Sarah Gothard in St Peters Leeds 17 November 1799.

My problem is who is this John Willans?

I have two most likelys at the moment.....

John Willans whose father is William Willans born 1735 ish

Or

John Willans whose father is Valentine Willans born 1737 ish

I must admit Valentine Willans 1735 seems most likely as I believe John (1765) had a son called Valentine in 1804.

This would seem strong evidence of course if correct but I have also read that Valentine 1737 had another son John in 1774 which would not make sense !!

So its a long shot I know...... but just in case there are thousands of Willans enthusiasts out there.

Many thanks in advance

Peter Schofield

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Re: Willans Rothwell / Hunslet
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 05 April 18 02:18 BST (UK) »
Valentine buried a son, Johan/John in 1770.

Name:   Johan Willans
Event Type:   Burial
Death Date:   abt 1770
Burial Date:   17 Jan 1770
Burial Place:   Rothwell, Holy Trinity, Yorkshire, England
Parish:   Rothwell, Holy Trinity
Father:   Valentine Willans

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Re: Willans Rothwell / Hunslet
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 05 April 18 03:12 BST (UK) »
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His father was John Willans born 1764/ 1765.

How do you know that was his year of birth?

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Re: Willans Rothwell / Hunslet
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 05 April 18 03:42 BST (UK) »
Has this one been considered?

Name:   John Willans
Baptism Age:   0
Birth Date:   28 Aug 1769
Baptism Date:   9 Oct 1769
Baptism Place:   Leeds, St Peter, Yorkshire, England
Father:   John Willans

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Re: Willans Rothwell / Hunslet
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 April 18 20:31 BST (UK) »
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His father was John Willans born 1764/ 1765.

How do you know that was his year of birth?

Hi libby

Thank you very much for your answer and contributions.

You concentrated my mind.

I believe i was incorrect. Or confused.

I Think it must be the one born in 1774.....29 March actually at Goslem.

And the younger John born in 1764 was the one buried in 1770.

There is a page called Willans Homynyms which confused me a little as it said the one born 1764 survived. Which doesnt make sense as it also mentioned the younger brother.

Now i just need to find out how many times he was married :-)

Regards and thanks again Peter Schofield.


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Re: Willans Rothwell / Hunslet
« Reply #5 on: Monday 09 April 18 00:29 BST (UK) »
Valentine Willans, son of Martin,  baptised 24th Feb 1734 at All Saints, Dewsbury

Valentine Willans of Methley married Mary Wilkinson of Rothwell on 6th May 1760, Holy Trinity, Rothwell.  Witnesses: William ???? and Robert Iley.

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Re: Willans Rothwell / Hunslet
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 15 April 18 20:41 BST (UK) »
Valentine Willans, son of Martin,  baptised 24th Feb 1734 at All Saints, Dewsbury

Valentine Willans of Methley married Mary Wilkinson of Rothwell on 6th May 1760, Holy Trinity, Rothwell.  Witnesses: William ???? and Robert Iley.

Thanks very much.

This all looks very correct.

That is very kind of you.