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James Gawkroger, of Sowerby

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Death: Died in Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Place of Burial: Halifax, Yorkshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of James Gawkroger and Genet Fairbanks
Husband of Martha Gawkroger
Father of John Platts Gawkroger; Anna Gawkroger; Mary Prescott; Anna Gawkroger; James Platts Gawkroger and 8 others
Brother of Sara Gawkroger; Adam Gawkroger; Isaac Gawkroger; Judith Gawkroger; Samuel Gawkroger and 3 others

Occupation: Clothier
Managed by: Kyle Dane
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About James Gawkroger alias Platts

James Gawkroger was born on 7 Sep 1578, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. He was christened on 7 Sept 15778 in Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England and died on 6 Oct 1628, Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England

Parents: James Gawkroger b. circa 1558, d. Mar 22, 1592 and Genet Fairbanks b. Apr 26, 1552, d. Dec 2, 1591

Married:

  1. on 5 September 1601 to Martha Ainsworth (b. Jan 26, 1578, d. Dec 10, 1632), Daughter of Robert Hayneworth and Margery Farrer.

name explanation

From http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~villandra/momi/i2404.htm

"The unusual surname Gaukroger derived from a minor locality in Sowerby (Halifaz), probably c.1400, and it is still well established there. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the family ramified, but persisted with the traditional Christian names, and a number of aliases were used, e.g. 1569 John Goukroger alias Plates, Sowerby 1610 Joseph Gawkroger alias Barker, Halifax 1651 John Gawkroger alias Brigge, Sowerby The origin and use of the alias 'Platts' is quite well documented, and it can be seen to derive from property called Platts held by the Gaukrogers from c.1465. Initially this family was said to be 'of Platts,' but from c.1540 they were more usually 'alias Platts.' At that time different branches of the family were acquiring interests in a number of Sowerby properties, some of which were sub-divided and occupied by tenants..It is not yet known just when the family acquired this property, and Platts may have been a by-name over the generations. More probably it came into their possession in the late 1400s and the alias served to identify one branch of the rapidly expanding family. The 'byname' Platts was then inherited along with the property."

"I understand "Gawkroger" means "left-handed Roger" All these above people were Gawkroger Alias Platts, in my understanding; the people who stayed behind eventually used the name Gawkroger alone, while those who came to America chose Platts."

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  1. [641] (Shattuck and associated family lines from a GEDCOM file posted to RootsWeb by Robert Wylie [wyliecoyote1@comcast.net]).
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James Gawkroger alias Platts's Timeline

1574
November 21, 1574
Halifax, Yorkshire, England
November 21, 1574
Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
November 21, 1574
Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
November 21, 1574
Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
November 21, 1574
Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
November 21, 1574
Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
November 21, 1574
Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
November 21, 1574
Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
1578
September 7, 1578
Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire, England
September 7, 1578
Halifax, Sowerby, Yorks, Eng