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Dave's Ancestors - Ryley Family

The Ryley Family



Generation 1 Nixon and Ryley Family Tree

Rupert Ryley (1737 - 1806)
[husband of Elizabeth Brett]

Generation 2 Nixon and Ryley Family Tree

Children of Rupert and Elizabeth:

Benjamin Ryley
(1775 - 1834) [baptised 15th June 1875, St Peter, Wolverhampton; married to Elizabeth Day (1780 - ) on 21st February 1798 at St Martin, Birmingham]
William Ryley (1776 - )
baptised 31st October 1876, St Peter, Wolverhampton; husband of Mary
Elizabeth Ryley (1778 - )
baptised 29th December 1878, St Peter, Wolverhampton; married John Lewis Donlon on 20th June 1801
Ann Paston Ryley (1782 - )
baptised 12th February 1882, St Peter, Wolverhampton; married Hugh Allan on 2nd June 1800 at St Peter, Wolverhampton
Rupert Ryley (1790 - 1790)
baptised 12th July 1890, buried 27th December 1790, St Peter, Wolverhampton

Generation 3 Nixon and Ryley Family Tree

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth:

Mary Ryley (1801 - )
[Born 22nd August 1801, baptised 4th September 1801, St Peter, Liverpool]
William Ryley (1803 - )
[Born 25th June 1803, baptised 29th June 1803, St Nicholas, Liverpool; married Ann Wainwright on 30th December 1826 at St Philip, Liverpool]
Benjamin Day Ryley (1805 - )
[Born 20th April 1805, baptised 9th April 1806, St Nicholas, Liverpool; married Diana Banham on 2nd March 1841 at Plumstead, Kent]
Elizabeth Ryley (1807 - )
[Born 13th February 1807, baptised 15th March 1807, St Nicholas, Liverpool; Wife of Robert Nixon (1804 - 1890)]
Rupert Ryley (1808 - )
[Born 16th September 1808, baptised 10th January 1809, St Nicholas, Liverpool, married Jane Evans 2nd October 1836 at St George, Everton]
Mary Ann Ryley (1811 - )
[Born 2nd September 1811, baptised 17th September 1811, St Nicholas, Liverpool]
Sarah Ryley (1813 - )
[Baptised 17th February 1813, St Nicholas, Liverpool]
Catherine Ryley (1815 - 1815)
[Baptised 9th April 1815, St Nicholas, Liverpool, buried 24th November 1815, St John, Liverpool]
Martha Ryley (1817 - )
[Baptised 4th May 1817, St John, Liverpool; married John Taylor Stringfellow on 16th October 1843 at St Pauls, Liverpool]
Catherine Ryley (1818 - )
[Baptised 10th January 1818, St Peter, Liverpool; married William Bellis on 12th August 1840 at St Peter, Chester, was widowed and then married Martin Thomas Russell on 15th November 1853 at St Anne, Liverpool]
James Ryley (1818 - )
[Baptised 28th February 1820, St Peter, Liverpool]
George Brett Ryley (1823 - )
[Baptised 21st July 1823, St Peter, Liverpool; married Eunice Green on 27th June 1842 at St Philip, Liverpool]

Generation 4 Nixon and Ryley Family Tree

Children of Elizabeth and Robert:

Robert Benjamin Nixon (1829)
[Baptised 4th March 1829, St Peter, Liverpool]
Elizabeth Ryley Nixon (1831 - )
[Baptised 22nd February 1835, St John the Baptist, Toxteth; wife of William Henry Rigby (1825 - )]
Benjamin Day Nixon (1836 - )
[Baptised 22nd February 1835, St John the Baptist, Toxteth]
Elizabeth Nixon (1836 - )
[Baptised 16th November 1836, St Peter, Liverpool]
Margaret Nixon (1837 - )
[Born 1837, buried (as Margaret Darracott, wife of William Henry Darracott) on 26th August 1869, Toxteth Cemetery]
William Henry Nixon (1839 - 1840)
[Born January 1839 St Peter, Liverpool; Baptised 5th March 1839; Died 18th November 1840; Buried on 24th November 1840, St John, Liverpool]
William Nixon (1841 - 1842)
[Baptised 24th December 1841 St Thomas, Liverpool; Died 9th January 1842; Buried on 21st January 1842, St John, Liverpool]
Susannah Martha Nixon (1842 - )
[Born 18th December 1842; Baptised 18th April 1843]
Sarah Jane Nixon (1845 - )
[Born 1845; Married 1863 to Robert Jones;]
Rupert James Nixon (1848 - )
[Born 1848; Buried 10th February 1852, St John, Liverpool]
William Nixon (1852 - )
[Born ~1852; Married Ellen Sharples Hickson in 1875 at St Cleopas, Toxteth]




Further details of Dave's direct Ryley ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.




Rupert Ryley of Wolverhampton


In Brief:


In more detail:


Birth
Possibly 9th September 1737, his father William Ryley. This is the only baptism I can find in the Wolverhampton area that would seem at all likely, but there is no other proof. It would mean that he was 38 when he married.


Marriage
St Peter, Wolverhampton

Rupert Ryley, of the parish, married Elizabeth Brett, of the parish, spinster, by license on 25th February 1775.
Witnesses were Benjamin Brett and Joseph Meready.

Rupert's children


Benjamin Ryley (1775 - 1834) baptised 15th June 1875, St Peter, Wolverhampton; married to Elizabeth Day (1780 - ) on 21st February 1998 at St Martin, Birmingham
William Ryley (1776 - ) baptised 31st October 1876, St Peter, Wolverhampton; husband of Mary
Elizabeth Ryley (1778 - ) baptised 29th December 1878, St Peter, Wolverhampton; married John Lewis Donlon on 20th June 1801
Ann Paston Ryley (1782 - ) baptised 12th February 1882, St Peter, Wolverhampton; married Hugh Allan on 2nd June 1800 at St Peter, Wolverhampton
Rupert Ryley (1790 - ) baptised 12th July 1890, buried 27th December 1790, St Peter, Wolverhampton

Profession

Rupert was a "cock founder", (a manfacturer of brass fittings for plumbing.) of Bilston Street, Wolverhampton.
{1781 Pearson & Rollason Directory of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Bilston & Willenhall]

Death

Rupert died on 22nd July 1806.
"Died: On Tuesday night last, Mr Rupert Ryley of Wolverhampton, long a respected inhabitant of that town." [Staffordshire Advertiser, 26th July 1806]
He was buried at St Peter, Wolverhampton on 2nd August 1806.

Probate

Administration was granted to Benjamin Ryley, son of Rupert Ryley of Wolverhampton, cock founder, deceased, on 25th August 1806.





Benjamin Ryley (1775 - 1834)


In Brief:


In detail:


Birth and Baptism
Benjamin was born in 1775 and he was baptised on 15th June 1775 at St Peter, Wolverhampton


Marriage
21st February 1798 at St Martin, Birmingham.

Benjamin Ryley, of the parish, married Elizabeth Day, of the parish, spinster, by banns.
Witnesses were Sarah Nicholls and Daniel Darby.

Benjamin and Elizabeth's children
The baptism records allow us to trace Benjamin's movements during the period 1801 to 1823


Mary Ryley (1801 - ) was born on 22nd August 1801 and baptised 4th September 1801 at St Peter, Liverpool
The family were living in School Lane

William Ryley (1803 - ) was born on 25th June 1803 and baptised on 29th June 1803 at St Nicholas, Liverpool
The family were living in Kent Street

Benjamin Ryley (1805 - ) was born on 20th April 1805 and baptised on 9th April 1806 at St Nicholas, Liverpool
The family were living in Pitt Street

Elizabeth Ryley (1807 - ) was born on 13th February 1807 and baptised on 15th March 1807 at St Nicholas, Liverpool
The family were still living in Pitt Street

Rupert Ryley (1808 - ) was born 16th September 1808 and baptised on 10th January 1809 at St Nicholas, Liverpool
The family were living in 'Arguile' Street (presumably Argyle Street)

Mary Ann Ryley (1811 - ) was born on 2nd September 1811 and baptised on 17th September 1811 at St Nicholas, Liverpool
The family were living in Harrington Street

Sarah Ryley (1813 - ) was baptised on 17th February 1813 at St Nicholas, Liverpool
The family were still living in Harrington Street

Catherine Ryley (1815 - 1815) was baptised on 9th April 1815 at St Nicholas, Liverpool. Sadly, she was buried on 24th November 1815 at St John, Liverpool
The family were living in Dwerry House Street

Martha Ryley (1817 - ) was baptised on 4th May 1817 at St John, Liverpool
The family were still living in Dwerry House Street

Catherine Ryley (1818 - ) baptised 10th January 1818 at St Peter, Liverpool
The family were still living in Dwerry House Street

James Ryley (1818 - ) was baptised on 28th February 1820 at St Peter, Liverpool
The family were still living in Dwerry House Street

George Brett Ryley (1823 - ) was baptised on 21st July 1823, St Peter, Liverpool
The family were now living in Parliament Street



Profession

On most documents, Benjamin is simply described as an engineer, but at his daughter Catherine's second marrieage, to Martin Thomas Russell, in 1853, he is described as a civil engineer. He was listed as an engineer at 3 Dwerry House Street in Baines Directory of 1824 and 1825, (which was already out of date since, by 1823, he had moved to Parliament Street, a desirable address in those days).
In an article from the Liverpool Mercury of 10th June 1825 he is listed as one of 24 to form a committee of management for the newly formed Liverpool Mechanics Institute.

Death

Map showing location of Titchfield Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Titchfield Street, Liverpool on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Titchfield Street, Liverpool
Benjamin died in 1834 aged 59.
He was buried on 12th February 1834 at St John, Liverpool.
He was living in Titchfield Street at the time of his death.

Probate 1834

17th April before J Jones Surrogate
Admon of Benjamin Ryley late of Lancaster Civil Engineer deceased was granted unto Elizabeth Ryley Widow his relict. Sworn under £50

Benjamin's wife, Elizabeth, kept her family together after Benjamin's death:


1841 census
Mile End, Liverpool

Map showing location of Mile End, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Mile End, Liverpool on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Mile End, Liverpool
Elizabeth Ryley age 60, Widowed, not born in same county
Rupert Ryley age 25, Engineer J (journeyman?), born Lancashire
James Ryley age 20, Engineer Ap, born Lancashire
George Ryley age 15, Millwright Ap, born Lancashire
Jane Ryley age 25, born Lancashire
Martha Ryley age 20, born Lancashire
Benjamin Ryley age 3, born Lancashire
Elizabeth Ryley age 2, born Lancashire
Mary Ryley age 3 weeks, born Lancashire
also
Ann Foulks age 25, born Lancashire
Samuel Foulks age 4, born Lancashire
Elizabeth Foulks age 1, born Lancashire

Rupert, James, George and Martha were Elizabeth's children. Jane (née Evans) was Rupert's wife.
The children, Benjamin, Elizabeth and Mary belonged to Rupert and Jane who had married in 1836.
I am not sure the Foulks family are related.

Elizabeth died in the first quarter of 1843




Elizabeth Ryley (1807 - 1875?)


In Brief:


In detail:


Birth
13th February 1807

Link to Pitt Street at nls.uk
Link to Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing general location of Pitt Street
From the parish baptism register, Elizabeth's parents were living in Pitt Street, Liverpool

Baptism
15th March 1807 at St Nicholas, Liverpool

Elizabeth's parents are described as Benjamin Ryley, engineer, of Pitt Street and Elizabeth Day, his wife.

Marriage
24th July 1825 St James Church, Toxteth (parish of Walton on the Hill).

Link to St James, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to St James, Toxteth at Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing St James, Toxteth - now St James in the City, Liverpool
Robert Nixon, mariner, a minor, of the parish, married Elizabeth Ryley, spinster, minor, also of the parish.
They were married with consent of the father of said Elizabeth.
Witnesses were S. Dahlgren, William Ryley, Anne Wainwright, Amelia Langton.
[William Ryley was Elizabeth's older brother. He married Anne Wainwright on 30th December 1826]

1841 census
Caffo Place, New Goore Street, Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Caffo Place, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Caffo Place, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Caffo Place, Toxteth Park
(Caffo Place was one of a string of courts off New Gore Street, the southern part of which later became Albert Street and then Darnley Street)
Robert Nixon age 30, mariner, born Lancashire
Elizabeth Nixon age 30, born Lancashire
Robert Benjamin Nixon age 12, born Lancashire
Elizabeth Nixon age 10, born Lancashire
Benjamin Nixon age 8, born Lancashire
Margaret Nixon age 5, born Lancashire
William Nixon age 3, born Lancashire

1851 census
Court 15, No 6, Albert Street (formerly New Gore Street), Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Court 15, No6, Albert Street (formerly New Gore Street), Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Albert Street, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Albert Street, Toxteth Park
Robert Nixon age 45, mariner, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Elizabeth Nixon age 40, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Benjamin Nixon age 15, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Margaret Nixon age 14, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Susannah Nixon age 8, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Sarah Nixon age 6, born Lancashire, Liverpool
William Nixon age 43, Robert's brother, mariner, born Lancashire, Liverpool

1861 census
17 Rice Street, Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Rice Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Rice Street (later Carey Street), Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Rice Street (later Carey Street), Toxteth Park
Robert Nixon age 55, rigger, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Elizabeth Nixon age 50, rigger's wife, born Lancashire, Liverpool
William Nixon age 9, born Lancashire, Liverpool
James McKittrick, age 19, lodger, apprentice boiler maker, born Lancashire, Liverpool

1871 census
1 Abstinence Street, Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Abstinence Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Abstinence Street, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Abstinence Street, Toxteth Park
Robert Nixon age 66, rigger, born Liverpool
Elizabeth Nixon age 61, born Liverpool
Sarah Jones age 26, Robert's daughter, wife of a labourer, born Liverpool
Robert Jones age 27, Robert's son in law, labourer, born Liverpool
Robert Danecott age 16, Robert's grandson, rigger, born Liverpool
Robert Nixon age 20, Robert's grandson, rigger, born Liverpool
John Jones age 12, lodger, born Liverpool

Death
Possibly 1875

An Elizabeth Nixon, of Mann Street, is buried at Toxteth Park cemetery, in the same plot as a Robert Nixon who was buried in 1890 aged 86.
The age given for this Elizabeth Nixon on both the cemetery records and the index of deaths is 52. This would be 16 years too young for 'our' Elizabeth, but I've yet to find an alternative possibility, so further investigation is needed.

Elizabeth's widower, Robert, was at 244 Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park for the 1881 census, living with his daughter Sarah and husband.

Map showing location of Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park
Robert Jones age 35, labourer, born Liverpool
Sarah J Jones age 34, (Robert Nixon's daughter), born Liverpool
Robert Nixon age 82, mariner, born Liverpool
William Moffatt age 25, lodger, Railway Guard, born Wigton, Cumberland