Isaac Ryther

(16 August 1672 - )
     Isaac Ryther was born on 16 August 1672 in Northall, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of Francis Ryther and Martha Walker/Walton/Walter. Isaac Ryther was christened on 25 August 1672 in Leeds, Yorkshire.

Isaac Ryther

(before 1830 - )
     Isaac Ryther was born before 1830.
     Isaac Ryther married Sarah Unknown (Ryther) before 1851.

Children of Isaac Ryther and Sarah Unknown (Ryther)

Isabel Ryther

(16 September 1660 - before 16 November 1660)
     Isabel Ryther was born on 16 September 1660 in Timble bridge, Leeds, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of John Ryther and Elizabeth Unknown (Ryther). Isabel Ryther was christened on 23 September 1660 in St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire.
     Isabel died before 16 November 1660 in Leeds, St Peter, YKS. She was buried on 16 November 1660 in St Peter, Leeds.

Isabell Ryther

( - 2 November 1608)
     Isabell Ryther was also known as Ryder in records. She was the daughter of Thomas Ryther.
     Isabell was buried on 2 November 1608 in Haxey, Lincolnshire.

Isabella Ryther

(circa 1380 - after 1469)
     Isabella Ryther was born circa 1380 in Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Sir William Ryther and Sibyl de Aldeburgh.
     Isabella Ryther married John Thwaites.
     Isabella died Stirnet gives 1440 as her death date. after 1469. She was buried after 1469 in Harewood, Yorkshire. Arms at Harewood church - no.1 Thwayts and Ryther. Thwaytes bore arg. three torteaux in a fess, sable between 3 fleur de lis. Ryther borne az, three crescents or.
Harewood was inherited by her brother's grandson Sir Robert Ryther (and his brother Ralph) by tail male as descendant of William & Sybil by gift of Thomas Thwates by way of fine with the King's licence. See Robert's Inquisition 1491.

Isabella Ryther

(6 March 1541/42 - )
     Isabella Ryther was also known as Ryder in records. She was christened on 6 March 1541/42 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. She was the daughter of John Ryther (of Epworth 2) and Agnes Unknown (Ryther).
     On 11 June 1557 Isabella Ryder fil Johis Rydar, godmother to Agnes Theaker at Epworth.

Isabella Ryther

(circa 1435 - )
     Isabella Ryther was also known as Margaret Isabella in records. She was born circa 1435 in Ryther, Yorkshire. Margaret Isabel Ryther, b. 1446, Rither, (daughter of Sir William and Isabella (Gasciogne) Ryther). She was also described as sister of Sir Robert Ryther. She was the daughter of Sir William Ryther and Elizabeth Gascoigne.
     Isabella Ryther married Sir Guy Fairfax, son of Richard Fairfax and Eustachia Carthorpe, in Yorkshire.
     At Westminster. The day after St Martin, 16 Edward IV [12 November 1476].
Parties:     Guy Fairfax, Thomas Normanuyle, knight, William Huse, Miles Willesthorp', William Ryther, Edmund Skerne and John Burton', clerk, querents, and Robert Roos of Laxton', esquire, and Elizabeth, his wife, deforciants.
Property:     The manor of Steton' and 4 messuages, 30 bovates of land, 16 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 4 acres of wood, 300 acres of moor and 3 acres of marsh in Steton'.
Plea of covenant.
Agreement: Robert and Elizabeth have acknowledged the manor and tenements to be the right of Guy, and have remised and quitclaimed them from themselves and the heirs of Robert to Guy, Thomas, William, Miles, William, Edmund and John and the heirs of Guy for ever.
Warranty:     Warranty by Robert and Elizabeth for themselves and the heirs of Elizabeth, against Thomas, abbot of the monastery of the Blessed Mary of Kirkstall, and his successors.
For this:     Guy, Thomas, William, Miles, William, Edmund and John have given them 200 marks of silver.
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     Isabella was buried in Bolton Percy, Yorkshire. She was buried in the quire with her spouse.

Children of Isabella Ryther and Sir Guy Fairfax

James Ryther

(before 1675 - )
     James Ryther was born before 1675 in Yorkshire, England. James was a linen-draper in 1703, York. He was described as James Ryther, linen-draper, the only Ryther freeman listed in York between 1680 and 1986.

James Ryther

(before May 1543 - 30 December 1595 or September 1596)
     James Ryther was born before May 1543 in Canterbury, Kent. He was aged 23 in May 1566, when his mother was declared a lunatic. However he was aged 26.5 in 1558/9. He was nearly 30 when he succeeded his father in 1563. In the 1585 visitation, he stated that he was the son of Wm and Mary. He was the son of William Ryther and Mary Hales.
     James Ryther lived at Northamptonshire. He wrote that he had been brought up in Northamptonshire and it is likely that he would have been attached to one of the gentry or noble families.
     In William Ryther's will dated 5 January 1558/59 in Harewood, Yorkshire, James Ryther was named as heir; His only son James was to be the sole executor & beneficiary.
     On 17 June 1563, four months after his father's death, by bill of the Court of Wards, James was licensed to enter upon his estates and he moved to Harwood. He was an executor of William Ryther's estate on 11 July 1565 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     Mary Ryder, widow, lunatic: Inquisition taken at the Guildhall 9 May 1566, before Richard Champion, knight, mayor & escheator, to enquire as to the lunacy of Mary Ryder, widow, late the wife of William Ryder, esq., who died in co. York, by the oath of Thomas Litton, John Hatton, Henry Sutton, Richard Henman, Stephen Walden, William Smithe, John Noble, Arthur Ravenscroft, Robert Dickenson, Robert Crips, Michael Smythe, Walter Browne, Richard Smyth, Henry Shawe, John Harrison, and Anthony Garret, who say that: Mary Ryder from the last day of June 6 Edw VI [1552] up to the day of taking the inquisition has been a lunatic, and incapable of governing herself or her lands, goods, etc. She does not enjoy lucid intervals, but before the said last day of June she was in her right mind.
The said Mary Ryder has no lands within the city of London to the knowledge of the said jurors. James Ryder is the next heir of the said Mary, and is now aged 23 years and more
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     James Ryther married Elizabeth Atherton, daughter of William Atherton, before 1570. He had 6 children by 1577. There are no marriage records extant at Bardsey 1568-1577.
Between 1571 and 1583 James Ryther purchased property in Harewood, between 1571 and 1583.
     In Hilary Tern 1571/2 James Ryther sold to Anthony Maude & Cecilia his wife.... lands in Dunkeswell..
In 1571/72 James Ryther sold property in Dunkeswick, Yorkshire. Hilary Term, Fine between Anthony Mawde, gent and Cicely his wife, plaintiffs, and James Ryther esq., deforciant, of a messuage, a toft, a barn, a garden, an orchard, 20 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, 30 acres of furze and heath, 20 acres of turbary, 20 acres of moss, and common pasture for all animals, in Dunkeswycke, which Dame Anne Browne, widow, holds for life: to hold after the death of Anne, to Anthony & Cicely and the heirs of Cicely.
In 1574/75 James Ryther purchased property in Harewood, in 1574/75. Hilary Term:|James Ryther & William Plumpton Esqs., plaintiffs, Matthew Redman esq. & William Redman, gent. re 20 messuages and 20 cottages with lands in Harwoodde, Hetherycke, Werdeley and Dunkeswicke, also the moiety of the manor of Harwood.
     Depositions taken 20-22 June 17th Eliz (1575) re Harwood castle and park plus interagatories on behalf of James Ryther complainant against Mathew Redman, Richard Travers, John Pleasington & William Ancland?.
     Bill of Complaint in the Star Chamber of James Ryther and William Plumpton re the purchase of the Redman moiety of Harewood.
     The Queen v. ?: Purchase of the manor and castle of Harwoode, whether the money was lent at usury between James Rither and Willm. Readman: York 19 Eliz (1577).
     Counterpart of an indenture dated 13 May [1577]: 2. Francys Gascoigne of Gawthorpe esq. William Plompton of Plompton esq. James Ryther of Harwood esq. Bryan Palmes of Naburne esq. Richard Gascoigne of Lasyngcrofte esq. Christopher Mather of Seacrofte esq. John Ellys of Bardsey gent. Mathew More of Awstroppe gent. Richard Greene of Whitkirke gent. Henry Norton of Secrofte gent. Thomas Leedes of Leade [?] gent. Robert Oglethorpe of Bardsey gent. Bryan Askwithe of Osgodby gent. Owen Ragesdale of Headley gent. William Oglethorpe of Oglethorpe gent. John Gascoigne of Parlyngton gent. John Laundere of Heyworthe [...] gen Nicholas Scargill of Doncaster gent. William Oglethorpe of Roundhay gent. and Robert Cloughe of Rygton gent.
     Counterpart of an indenture made between 1. John Conyers of London esq. 2. Francys Gascoigne of Gawthorpe esq. William Plompton of Plompton esq. James Ryther of Harwood esq. Bryan Palmes of Naburne esq. Richard Gascoigne of Lasyngcrofte esq. Christopher Mather of Seacrofte esq. John Ellys of Bardsey gent. Mathew More of Awstroppe gent. Richard Greene of Whitkirke gent. Hnery Norton of Secrofte gent. Thomas Leedes of Leade [?] gent. Robert Oglethorpe of Bardsey gent. Bryan Askwithe of Osgodby gent. Owen Ragesdale of Headley gent. William Oglethorpe of Oglethorpe gent. John Gascoigne of Parlyngton gent. John Laundere of Heyworthe gen Nicholas Scargill of Doncaster gent. William Oglethorpe of Roundhay gent. and Robert Cloughe of Rygton gent.
Reciting that Lady Margaret Gascoigne widow of Sir John Gascoigne of Cardington co. Bedford, by deed dated 28 August 16 Eliz [1574] gave to John Russell gent. and John Aylford alias Tailour of Cardington, yeoman, an annuity of £10 issuing out of Thorpestapleton manor, (after her death) payable at the feasts of St. Michael the archangel and the Annunciation (with distress clause), to be paid by them to the Parson and Churchwardens of Whitechurch or Whytkirke to be indifferently distributed by them to the poor of Whitkirk according to their needs. The lands at that time being leased to John Barstowe and Dorothy Scargill widow, the rent could not be levied, but now the reversion of the manor of Thorpestapleton had passed to John Conyers, who was desirous of observing Lady Margater's intention
And reciting that there was reserved and payable for the said manor upon the lease the yearly rent of £42. 15s. 0d.
John Conyers, in full satisfaction of all arrears, granted to (2) the sum of £10 to be paid annually out of the yearly rent of £42. 15s. 0d. to the use of the poor as afordsaid.
Signed and sealed by the feoffees - red wax seals on tags.
     James Ryther, in common with other landowners of the day, was seeking to turn to his own advantage the legislation which favoured the enclosure of waste land. Litigation records show that in the course of 1579-1580 Ryther bought a case relating to common rights against one Robert Hopwood and others before the Star Chamber. Only Ryther's Bill of complaint survives, but Hopwood's name occurs again the next case and the two may be part of a single episode. The second case reputed in August 1580, sparked off by Ryther's enclosing "one parcel of ground lately called the Long Wood and now called the Spring'. In that month Thomas Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, husband of Margaret Gascoigne, heiress to the manor of Gawthorpe which adjoined Harewood, supported by Robert Hopwood and 25 others assembled "in riotous manner" and pulled or cut down Ryther's enclosing hedge and turned their cattle into the place. Ryther brought proceedings, which lasted from June 1581 to September 1582, but the results are unclear.
In 1580/81 James Ryther purchased property in Yorkshire, in 1580/81. Hilary Term 23 Eliz. Plaintiffs: John Manners, esq., James Ryther, esq., Edward Herne, esq. John Woolmer, gent., and Richard Barnard, gent; John Freston, gent, deforciant; re 20 messuages with lands in Altofts, Normanton, Warmefeild, Kirkethorpe, Heath, Sandall, Wakefield, Sharleston, Pountfrett, Fetherston, Acton, Ferryfreston, Brotherton, Knottingley, Ferrybrigge and Madley.
     One of the experts called in an enquiry into Dover Haven in 1581 was James Ryther.
     Thomas Wentworth won a defamation case against James Ryther between Jan & August 1582. James was admitted to Gray's Inn in February 1581/82, London.
     James was a plaintiff in a civil court case in February 1581/82 in London. 1581-2: Bill of complaint in the Star Chamber of James Rither of London, Esq. administrator of the goods and chattels of William Atherton of Harewood, gent, deceased, during the nonage of Robert & John Rither, the plaintiff's sons, executors appointed by William Atherton's will. Atherton in his lifetime delivered to Anthony Mawde of Helthwayhill £100 to be safely kept for Atherton's use, and to be paid to him or his assigns on demand, and by his will gave all his goods, etc. not otherwise bequeathed (and therefore including the £100) to the said Robert & John Rither, and made them executors. John has since died, but Robert is alive and still under 21. The plaintiff, as adminstrator, demanded the £100, but Mawde refused to repay it. The plaintiff, about two years ago, complained before the Council of the North at York, when Mawde appeared, and falsely swore that the £100 was a gift. He asked for a supoena against Mawde for perjury. Mawde demurred, on the ground that the cause of complaint arose before the Council of York, and could therefore be best tried there..
     James Ryther mortgaged property on 8 May 1584. James mortgaged his property to secure a debt to Hugh Hare which led to a long series of disputes and eventually being jailed for debt.
     Of Harewood Castle, Esquire of the Body to Queen Elizabeth, living 1585.
Lord of Harewood 1563. His son Robert was Lord of Harewood 1596 and an inquisition showed him living there in 1595 aged 21.
Jones stated: The last two inhabitants of the Castle were James Rither and his son & heir Robert Ryther. James was born in 1536. He was an Esquire of the Body to Queen Elizabeth, and a warm and attached friend to Lord Burghley, the celebrated statesman. Reproduces letters from Harewood Castle from 1587-1591 respecting the incursions of the Scots, the base ingrossing of corn in at York & Hull, re Mr Bellasis to be Justice of the Peace as too weak for military service, the increases in alehouses in Yorkshire.
He was described by the son of his neighbour Thomas Wentworth: "But his proud overweening condition, albeit he had especial good gifts of nature, brought him to die in the Fleet for debt and his son ... to sell his inheritance...".
     He supplied information about his family to Glover at his Heraldic Visitation in 1585. His son Robert was mentioned as aged 14.      
James Ryther was the Member of Parliament.
b. 1536, o.s. of William Ryther of Canterbury, Kent, and Harewood by Mary, da. of Sir James Hales, l.c.j. common pleas. m. c.1570, Elizabeth, da. and coh. of William Atherton of Harewood, 2s. 5da. suc. fa. 1563.
Offices Held J.P. Yorks. (W. Riding) by 1587, q. 1595.1
Biography
By his own account Ryther was born in Kent and brought up in Northamptonshire. In 1563 he succeeded to the moiety of the manor and castle of Harewood which his father had inherited on the death of a distant cousin, and eventually moved back to Yorkshire. He was descended from Thomas, son of Sir Thomas Ryther (or Ryder) of Ryther in the West Riding, and related through the descendants of Thomas’s brother Sir Ralph to the Constables of Flamborough and the Ashes of Aughton, who in turn were related to the Cliffords, earls of Cumberland, the nominal patrons of the borough of Appleby. That he owed his election directly to his kinship with the 3rd Earl is not unlikely, but he was also known to several members of the Russell family and to Lord Burghley.2
In a short sequence of letters beginning in 1587 when he had lived in Yorkshire for 20 years and was one of its justices of the peace, Ryther described to Burghley the condition of the county and the district around Kendal. York was very badly governed; the poor committed great disorders which might be prevented if gentlemen were forbidden to dismiss their servants; there was too much engrossing of corn; the number of alehouses had increased because the justices’ clerks were making money out of licensing them; the justices were inadequate and too few; and the common people, though courteous and tractable, were attached to custom and not readily disposed to accept the high authority of Parliament; the only northern gentleman worthy of his calling was the Earl of Cumberland; the further north one went, ‘the less the truth’; the borderers sold horses to our ‘back friends’ the Scots; Scottish faults were spreading into England, and so on. In one letter, dated 7 Apr. 1588 but endorsed 7 Apr. 1589, he enjoins Burghley to bear with Christian fortitude the death of the ‘late weak lady’ who had been lent to him by divine providence for longer than human reason could have expected. Though always respectful, these letters from Ryther to Burghley seem to claim a degree of acquaintance bordering on the familiar; they suggest that Burghley had known him for some years, as indeed he would have done if, as has been asserted, Ryther had been an esquire of the body to the Queen as his father had been to Queen Mary.
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A very different picture of Ryther was given by Archbishop Sandys in his report of September 1587 on Yorkshire justices. To the archbishop he was ‘a sour and subtle papist’, who had been put into the commission for that very reason, ‘ready to hinder any matter that shall touch any papist’, ‘a man unprofitable for the commonwealth and full of contention’, dependent on
Sir Thomas Fairfax ‘to make good his evil causes’. To another he was ‘a man profoundly studied in Macchiavelli’. He remained in the commission, but his unpopularity in the county contributed to a curious change in his fortunes. In January 1592 he was petitioning Burghley, ‘his singular good lord and patron’, to secure his release from Newgate, whither he had been sent by order of the court of wards because of a debt to the Queen which he claimed he had paid. It was being said of him that he was ‘a troublesome man’ to the gentlemen of the county, which was untrue, and that ‘I will pay no man his due, a thing far from me’. He was ‘a gentleman not meanly descended, a poor servant to her Majesty’, to whom he had given good service in his county and who had promised to protect him. As for the allegation that he was at variance with the Fairfaxes, the fact was that he was very closely tied to them by blood and friendship. The end of this affair is not known.4
By mid-July 1594 he was a prisoner again, this time in the Fleet. The Countess of Cumberland, writing to an unnamed correspondent, begged him to move Sir Robert Cecil on Ryther’s behalf; she herself had spoken in his favour to the Queen. He was still confined on 17 Dec., when Stanwardine Passy, servant to the keeper of the Gatehouse, reported in French to
Richard Topcliffe that there was ‘no news but a letter from Mr. Ryder in the Fleet’. A later letter, to Archibald Douglas, the Scotch ambassador in England, from ‘you know who’, tells more: ‘Mr. Rydder was loosed out of prison yesternight and is to be troubled with strait watching which hinders all his business’. The writer had given him £80 and had agreed ‘to pleasure’ him with £65 more.5
Ryther died 4 Sept. 1595. Four years after his death his heir was compelled to sell Harewood to pay his debts.
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in 1586 for Appleby, Westmorland.
     James Ryther was mentioned in September 1587 in Harewood, In Sep 1587 the Edwin Sandys, Archbishop of York told Lord Burghley that James Ryther of Harewood, a J.P. was a soure, subtil papist, and brought into commission [of the Peace] in respect thereof. Ready to hinder any matter that shall touch any papist. He dependeth upon Sir Thomas Fairfax [of Denton] to make good his evil causes. Wentworth and Ryther were both considered to be Sir Thomas Fairfax's 'men'. In 1588 James wrote a description of Yorkshire among his letters to Lord Burghley.
     James Rither's complained to Lord Burghley of the great increase of Ale-houses in Yorkshire. Another undated paper outlined Mr James Rither's scheme for a free school and relief of the poor, in the parish & manor of Harwood, Yks.
     James Ryther in Harewood, sent a letter dated 17 July 1588. From Mr Rither, 1588 Ag: ye Scots, to the right honorable, my very good Lord the Lord High Treasure of England: .... My Lord, I was born in Kent, brought up in Northamptonshire, dwell now in Yorkshire and am often conversant with the people of Kendall .... Jame Rither, Harwoood xvij July 1588.
     James Ryther sent a letter dated 4 January 1591. James Rither, in Newgate to Lord Burghley, that he is thrown into that vile prisn for a debt to the Queen that he has already paid.
     On 14 October 1591 he attested: I, James Ryther of Harwood Castell, in the county of York, Esquire, have caused this discent of kindred to be sett downe according to myne owne knowledge and view of writing, with other matters of evidences; also by credible reports of auncient men, to be true, in maner and forme as abovesaid; and that Wiliam Ryther, gentleman, now Sheriff of London, is descended from my auncestor Sr Wm Ryrher, of Ryther, in the county of Yorke, Kt., in maner and forme as is above sett downe. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale, the 14 day of October in the year of our Lord 1591 - by me James Rither. He was imprisoned from Jan 1591/2 in Fleet Prison & Newgate, London. January 4 1591/2: He writes to Lord Burghley "his singular good lord and patron" from Newgate, stating that he has been thrown in there by order of the court of wards for a debt to the Queen which he claimed to have paid. It was being said of him that he was "a troublesome man" to the gentlemen of the county, which was untrue, an that "I will pay no man his due, a thing far from me". He was a gentleman not meanly descended, a poor servant to her Majesty", to whom he had given good service in his county and had promised to protect him. As for the allegation that he was at variants with the Fairfaxes, the fact was that he was very closely tied to them by blood and friendship. The end of this affair is not known. On the 17th of the same month he wrote again begging that his accusers may be brought to justice.
25 June 1592. James Ryther from the Fleet to John Tamworth re sending money.
By mid July 1594 he was a prisoner again, this time in the Fleet. The Countess of Cumberland, writing to an unnamed correspondent, begged him to move Sir Robert Cecil on Ryther's behalf; she herself had spoken in his favour to the Queen. He was still confined on 17 December when Stanwardine Passy, servant to the Keeper of the Gatehouse, reported in French to Richard Topcliffe that there was "no news but a letter from Mr Ryder in the Fleet". A later letter, to Archibald Douglas, the Scotch ambassador in England, from "you know who", tells more: "Mr Rydder was loosed out of prison yesternight and is to be troubled with strait watching which hinders all his business". The writer had given him £80 and had agreed "to pleasure" him with £65 more.
     The Castle was eventually, on 11 April 1593, occupied by Hare's men, but only after a clash between 30 & 40 on either side. Bows and arrows, guns and stones, armour, shot and munition were called into use. One of Ryther's men was killed and John Savile himself was "struck on the breast with an arrow shot out of a bow by a very strong archer to the great peril of the loss of his life". The defence, if it is the right term, was headed by James' son Robert Ryther, supported by a faithful servant Ralphe Conystone. Robert was conspicuous by his violent language, saying that if any durst approach he "would make hold in their flesh and kill them and hang their skins on the hedge".
     Countess of Cumberland to —.
Begging him Lo move Sir Robert Cecil on behalf of Mr. Ryther, a prisoner in the Fleet that “law may be granted him.” Moved her Majesty on the man's behalf when she was at Court upon Sunday was sevennight.—Bedford House, 15 July, 1594
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     James died on 30 December 1595 or September 1596 in London?. James Ryther died the last day of September 38 Elizabeth; Harewood descended to Robert Ryther his son & heir who sold the property to Thomas Wentworth in 1601. Memorial at Harewood?
Four years after his death his heir was compelled to sell Harewood to pay his debts. He was buried on 5 January 1595/96 in the churchyard of St Bride's, Fleet Street, London.
     James Ryther was the subject of an Inquisition Post Mortem held in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 4 September 1596. His son Robert was shown as aged 21 in 38 Eliz (1596) living at Harewood.
     Plaintiffs: Robert Ryther and Ralph Conyston. Defendants: John Savill and Hugh Hare. Respecting a demise by James Ryther deceased, father of plaintiff Robert Ryther, to defendant Hugh Hare, of the manor of Harwood [Harewood], or lands in Harwood [Harewood] and Stockton, Yorkshire..
     The administration of his estate was granted to Robert Ryther on 8 May 1604 at PCC. Jas Rither, St Bride, Fleet St London, to Robert Ryther son.
     Right Hon. Margaret Countess Dowager of Cumberland. v. John Wood: Lands in the manor of Harwood and Stockton, conveyed by Jas. Ryther to Albany Butler, two parts whereof were seized by Crown for recusancy of the latter; granted by Queen Elizabeth to John Dumbwell, and since bought by plaintiff of Albany. James Ryther was mentioned in a deed dated 1606/7. Michaellmas Term. In a memorandum in the Exchequer the fifth year of the now King James [1606/7] that is to say amongst the Records of Michaelmass Terme role in the Exchequer out of the part of the Treasury Remembrancer remaines agmongst other records thereis contained that is to say as follows: York - Memorandum that because John Ryther late cofferer of the late King Edwarde the sixt who dyed as it was reported owed to our soveraign Lord the King the day wherein he dyed in the soum of four hundred & sixty eight pounds tenn shillings, be by himself received from the late court of Augmentations in performance toward the provision charges and expendses of the same house, by virtue of a warrant of the deceased King dated under the seal of the said late King Edward the sixt the seventh day of March in the third year of his regine of severall of his debts and truely which sums afsd are not as yett payed to our said Lord the King as in the Exchequer here appeared by records, Therefore it was commanded to the Sheriff of the county of the said York by the writt of our now said soverainge Lord King James of the said Exchequer dated at Westminster the second day of Jan in the year of his Rainge of England France & Ireland & the fourt of Scotland the thirtieth nine the he should not fail etc. that as will by thie oath of honest & lawfull men etc. who by allways means & measures which by the bietter etc. diligently they inquire in what day and yeare where the said John Ryther dyed or what all his goods & chattels & what value the same John had in his balliwick afsd the day which he dyed & to which or whose hands the same goods & goods & chattesl after the death of the said John came to ... he shall take into the hands of our said Lord the King to the value of the afsd debt, & afterwards hee shall ... that debt soe that he ought to have the moneys before these Barrons from holy Trinitie day in fifteen days for the said our Lord the King now, than there to be payed in the same place ... Timothy Hutton kt, late sheriff of the sd co. sd writt to him in the premisses directed & commanded by the indorsement of the same writt that hee by virtue of that writt to him directed the five & twentieth day of June the afsd yeare tooke into the hands of our sd Lord the King the mannor, messuage, lands and temenements in a certain inquisition annext to the sd writt as it was ordered to the same sheriff & commanded further that the residue of the execution of that writt afsd writ taken at the Castle of York upon Monday the three & twentieth day of June in the year Jas 4 ...
It was found that the said John Ryther was named seized in his demean as of fee of and in the mannor of Harwood with the appurtenances and of & in divers lands & tenements pertaining to the same mannor of the yearly value in all consisted beyond preissalls of fourty pounds wich trul was returned by the said Barrons, Here may be seen and understood, It was agreed amongst the same Barrons that the foresead manor of Harwood with the appurtenances should now remain in the hands of our now said Lord the King till what time etcetera And notwithstanding now that is to say the third day of November in this terme here came a certaine man called Thomas Wentworth gentleman son and heir apparent of William Wentworth Esq possessing the foresaid manor with all its appurtances in his proper person & desires the report of the fsd writt & the retorn of the same as also of the fsd inquisition & they are read to him, the which being read & by him heard & understood the same Thomas demaunds the fsd manor with its appurtenances in the hands of our afsd Lord the King that now is ...
Yet for his plea he says that long before the said John Ryther in the afsd writt named became debtor to our said Lord the King Edward 6 of 468 pounds tenn shillings and nine pence one Henry Ryther was seized in his demeane as of fee tail of and in a moietie of the same mannor of Harwood with the appurtenances as it is contained in the fourth part of the Original of the thirtieth five year of the late King Henry the eight role the thirtieth four & one Richard Redman was likewise seized in his demeans as of the fee of and in another moietie of the same Mannor of Harwood with the appurtuenaces as is contained in a memorandum of the three & thirtieth years of the said late King Henry * in Easter term recorded in the fift role & they set separately there of remained seized Afterwards that is to say the fift day of January in the year of the Raigne of the fsd Henry 8 the five & thirtieth the said Henry Ryther dyed seized of the said moietie of him the said Henry of the said mannor, after whose death the same moietie of the afsd mannor descended to William Ryther as cousin & next heir male of the same Henry Ryther, by virtue of which the same William Ryther entered into the same moietie of the afsd mannor with its appurtenances & was seized there of as in his demean of fee in tailed & the same William soe thereof remeined seized Afterwards that is to say the fift day of February Eliz 5 (1563) the same William Ryther dyed so seized after whose death the same moitie of the afsd mannor descended to one James Ryther as son & heir of the sd William Ryther ... And the fsd Richard Redman as it appeareth in forme afds remaining seized in the other afsd moitie ... Afterwards 29 Jan Hen 8 the 25 the same Richard Redman died soe seized after whose death the same other moietie of the manor descended to one Matthew Redman as son & next heir of Richard. ... Afterwards a certain fine was levied ... between James Ryther & one William Plumton Esq. plaintiffs & the afsd Matthew Redman & one William Redman deforciants (amongst others) of the afsd other moietie of the afsd manor of Harwood ... that Matthew & William Redman should recognise the afsd moietie with the appurtenances to be the right of the said James: as they which the same James & William Plumpton had of the gift of the afsd Matthew & William Redman & their lawful heirs afsd unto James & William Plumton the the heirs of him the same James forever as by the fine afsd (amongst others) doth most pl ... appear, Which fine indeed s... forme afsd ... was had to ... to the use of the afsd James Ryther & William Plumton & their heirs by virtue of which the same James Ryther & Wm Plumton entered into the same other moietie of the afsd manor ... The same William Plumpton aftwds released to the said James Ryther all the state, right, title & interest of the same the same William .... by virtue of which the same James Ryther was sole seized ... Afterwards, 30 Sep Eliz 38 (1596) the same James Ryther dyed soe seized after whose death the fsd manor descend to one Robert Ryther as son & heir of the said James. Who sold the property to Thomas Wentworth in 1601. ... Without this that the said John Ryther cofferer in the time wherein he was debtor to the said late King Edward 6 became or whither ever afterwards was seized in his demeanes
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Children of James Ryther and Elizabeth Atherton

James Ryther

(14 March 1670/71 - before 14 March 1670/71)
     James Ryther was christened on 14 March 1670/71 in Belton, Lincolnshire.
     James died before 14 March 1670/71 in Belton, Lincolnshire. He was buried on 14 March 1670/71 in All Saints, Belton. He was the son of Robert Ryther and Margaret Campion.

James Ryther

(5 July 1657 - )
     James Ryther was christened on 5 July 1657 in St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire. John Ryther of Timble Bridge had a child born 5 July and baptised the same day named James. He was born on 5 July 1657 in Timble bridge, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of John Ryther and Elizabeth Unknown (Ryther).

James Ryther

(6 April 1637 - )
     James Ryther was also known as Ryder in records. He was christened on 6 April 1637 in Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of Thomas Ryther and Grace Smith.

James Ryther

(say 1595 - )
     James Ryther was born say 1595.
     James Ryther married Dorothy Butterfield on 9 August 1618 in Holy Trinity, York, Yorkshire.

Child of James Ryther and Dorothy Butterfield

James Ryther

(3 August 1745 - )
     James Ryther was christened on 3 August 1745 in St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire. He was the son of George Ryther (of Leeds).

James Ryther

(7 September 1550 - )
     James Ryther was christened on 7 September 1550 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was the son of John Ryther.

James Ryther

(April 1619 - )
     James Ryther was christened in April 1619 in Holy Trinity, York, Yorkshire. He was the son of James Ryther and Dorothy Butterfield.

James Ryther

( - circa 1627)
     James died circa 1627 in Soho, Westminster, Middlesex, England.
     His will was proved in 1627 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

James Ryther (son of John of Epworth 2)

(7 September 1550 - )
     James Ryther (son of John of Epworth 2) was christened on 7 September 1550 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. He was the son of John Ryther (of Epworth 2) and Agnes Unknown (Ryther).
     James Ryther (son of John of Epworth 2) married Isabella Wroite on 12 October 1573 in Epworth, Lincolnshire.

Jane Ryther

(30 August 1669 - )
     Jane Ryther was born on 30 August 1669 in Northall, Leeds, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Francis Ryther and Martha Walker/Walton/Walter. Jane Ryther was christened on 5 September 1669 in Leeds, Yorkshire.

Jane Ryther

(5 March 1636/37 - )
     Jane Ryther was also known as Ryder in records. She was christened on 5 March 1636/37 in Leeds, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Ryther and Grace Smith.

Jane Ryther

(19 September 1634 - )
     Jane Ryther was christened on 19 September 1634 in St Denis, York, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of John Ryther (of York).

Jane Ryther

(26 May 1679 - )
     Jane Ryther was christened on 26 May 1679 in Thorner, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of John Ryther and Mary Langdale. Jane Ryther was confirmed as a Roman Catholic in 1687 in Hazlewood or Hazelwood, Yorkshire.

Jane Ryther (Watson)

     Jane Ryther (Watson) was also known as Ryder in records. She was the daughter of William Ryther and (?) Unknown.

Joan Ryther

(24 May 1693 - )
     Joan Ryther was christened on 24 May 1693 in High Pavement Presbyterian church, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. She was the daughter of Rev John Ryther and Sarah Unknown (Gibbs).

Joan Ryther

(20 February 1593/94 - )
     Joan Ryther was christened on 20 February 1593/94 in Heckfield, Hampshire. She was the daughter of Robert Ryther and Joan Nash.

Joan Ryther

(before 1510 - )
     Joan Ryther was born before 1510. She was the daughter of Thomas Ryther and Joan Unknown (Ryther).
     In Thomas Ryther's will dated 21 July 1531 in Epworth, Joan Ryther was named as executrix of the estate; He requested to be buried in the churchyard of St Andrew's Chruch, Epworth and appointed his four children as executors.

Joan Ryther

(21 October 1602 - )
     Joan Ryther was christened on 21 October 1602 in Eversley, Hampshire. There was also an Elizabeth, daughter of Edward baptised there on 21 Feb 1600. She was the daughter of Henry Ryther.

Joan Ryther

(1 November 1635 - )
     Joan Ryther was christened on 1 November 1635 in Bentworth, Hampshire. She was the daughter of Francis Ryther and Elllen Unknown.

Johanna Ryther

(21 October 1566 - )
     Johanna Ryther was also known as Ryder in records. She was christened on 21 October 1566 in Epworth, Lincolnshire. She was the daughter of John Ryther (of Epworth 2).

Johanna or Joan Ryther

(before 1465 - after 1505)
     Johanna or Joan Ryther was born before 1465. She is possibly the Johannae Ryther, Prioress of Appilton, mentioned in the will of Mr John Lathom, canon of Beverley proved 8 Aug 1476. She was the daughter of Sir William Ryther and Eleanor Fitzwilliam.
     In Sir William Ryther's will dated 20 June 1475 in Ryther, Johanna or Joan Ryther was named as heir; 20 June 1475, I lord William Ryther of Ryther, knight... to God & Blessed virgin Mary, to be buried in my parish church of Ryther. I leave to the rector of my church aforesaid for my forgotten and imperfectly paid tithes 20 sh. Item, I leave to the fabric of the cathedral church of blessed Peter, York, 20 sh.
Item. I leave to the brothers of the Order of St Francis in the City of York 20 sh. Item, I leave to the other brothers in the said 6/8 to each of their Houses.
Item, I leave all the cloths and tiles within my lordship of Ryther to the aforesaid church for the building of a belfry.
Item, I leave to Johanna Ryther my daughter, as part of her marriage portion 'le frer hag' with all appurtenances ... to the said Johanna a boat ...
Item I will that my feoffees pay to the afsd Johanna my daughter from the rents of my maner at Cottis, for her marriage honorably made ...
Item, I leave to Robert Ryther my son, knight all the convenient necessaries in the bakehouse, the brewhouse and the maltkiln, etc. a large brass pot and three glasses?, a green hanging of 'tapestre work', two featherbeds, two chests, 1 cloth of twill, two towels of twill, four cloths of linen for the table in the hall, one trotting horse.
I leave to Elionora my wife the third part of all my goods, movable and fixed "tertiam partes" I will that the afsd Elionora have the feoffment and fealty promised by her friends on the day of our wedding. ...
The residue of all my goods not above bequeathed ... to my executors ... as seems best to them...
Executors - John Nevill of Leversage Esq, William Ryther my son, & Sir John Stodfield vicar of Brayton. Guy Farefax supervisor. Witnesses Master Robert Ryther Rector of Ryther, Sir John Bykerton chaplain, Wm Snell & Nicholas Holgate.

     In Maud or Matilda Ryther's will dated 22 December 1505, Johanna or Joan Ryther was named as executrix of the estate; Will of Matilda, wife of Sir John Nevill, Knight - 22 Dec Mdv, I Dame Mald Nevell, late the wife of Sir John Nevill, kt... my body to be buried in the parish church of Bristall within the Trinitie wher upon my lefte hand where my husband lyeth. ... my sons Robert Nevill, John Nevill & George Nevill ... my sister Johanne Ryther ... to be my executors ... No date of probate.
     Johanna died after 1505.