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William Henry Rawson                         1781-1865
William was born on 21 October 1781, the son of John Rawson and Nellie Stansfeld, at Stonyroyd, Yorkshire.
Mary Priestley                                      1781-1870
Mary was born on 31 September 1781, the daughter of John Priestley and Elizabeth Walker, at Thorpe, Yorkshire.
I have identified the following children.
Mary Elizabeth Born 1 Mar 1808   Sowerby  
Ellen Susannah Born 3 Mar 1809   Sowerby Married Rev. Alexander Louis Wellington Bean
Anne Catherine Born 10 Feb 1810   Sowerby Married Rev. James Edward Newell
Caroline Born 13 Apr 1811   Sowerby  
William Henry Born 4 Aug 1812   Sowerby Married Ellen Louisa Empson
John Born 21 Nov 1813   Sowerby Married Elizabeth Marianne Priestley
Emily Frances Born 1 Apr 1815   Sowerby Married William Henry Empson
Henrietta Born 26 Sep 1816   Sowerby  
Arthur Born 17 Sep 1818   Sowerby Married Charlotte Elizabeth Clay
Frederick Edward Born 25 Jul 1821   Sowerby Marrieds Harriet Susannah Priestley

Birth of Parents
William Henry Rawson b: 21 Oct 1781         Stonyroyd, Yorkshire
third son of John Rawson and Nellie Stansfeld

Mary Priestley b: 31 Sep 1781         Thorpe, Yorkshire
daughter of John Priestley and Elizabeth Walker
Marriage
30 Oct 1806
William Henry Rawson
Mary Priestley
Halifax, Yorkshire

Children
Mary Elizabeth Rawson b: 1 Mar 1808  c: 25 May 1808             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
daughter of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House,       Died 28 Apr 1882
Ellen Susannah Rawson b: 3 Mar 1809  c: 29 Jun 1809             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
daughter of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House       Died 10 Jan 1876
Anne Catherine Rawson b: 10 Feb 1810  c: 19 Apr 1810             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
daughter of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House       Died 5 Jan 1880
Caroline Rawson b: 13 Apr 1811  c: 18 Jul 1811             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
daughter of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House       Died 16 May 1891
William Henry Rawson b: 4 Aug 1812  c: 15 Feb 1813             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
son of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House       Died 28 Jul 1892
John Rawson b: 21 Nov 1813  c: 22 Nov 1814             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
son of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House       Died 8 Feb 1899
Emily Frances Rawson b: 1 Apr 1815  c: 22 Sep 1815             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
daughter of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House       Died 26 Oct 1857
Henrietta Rawson b: 26 Sep 1816  c: 5 Aug 1817             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
daughter of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House       Died 13 May 1882
Arthur Rawson b: 17 Sep 1818  c: 5 Sep 1820             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
son of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House       Died 18 May 1891
Frederick Edward Rawson b: 25 Jul 1821  c: 21 Apr 1822             St Peter's, Sowerby, Yorkshire
son of William Henry Rawson and Mary Priestley, Mill House       Died 16 May 1879

1841 Census HO107-1304
7 June 1841 Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire
Mill House     Born in this County?    
William Hy Rawson
Mary
Mary
Ellen
Caroline
Emily
Henrietta
Arthur
Frederick
Plus 5 Servants
Age 55
Age 55
Age 30
Age 30
Age 30
Age 25
Age 25
Age 20
Age 15
Merchant






Ind.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
  21 Oct 1781
31 Sep 1781
1 Mar 1808
3 Mar 1809
13 Apr 1811
1 Apr 1815
26 Sep 1816
17 Sep 1818
25 Jul 1821

1851 Census HO107-1606 31 March 1851 Bromley, Kent
Blackbrook Cottage
James E. Newell
Anne C. (Wife)
William H. Rawson (Visitor)
Age 54
Age 39
Age 68
Vicar of Bromley

Landed Proprietor
Wissenden
Sowerby
Royd Stoney
Buckinghamshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
2 Aug 1796
10 Feb 1810
21 Oct 1781

1851 Census HO107-2300 31 March 1851 Sowerby, Yorkshire
Mill House
Mary Rawson (Wife)
Ellen S.
Henrietta
Plus 7 Servants
Age 69
Age 42
Age 34
Wife of W. H. Rawson Halifax
Halifax
Halifax
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
31 Sep 1781
3 Mar 1809
26 Sep 1816

1861 Census RG9-2392 8 April 1861 Sowerby, Yorkshire
New Haugh End
William Henry Rawson
Mary (Wife)
Mary Elizabeth
Eleanor
Caroline
Henrietta
Plus 6 Servants
Age 79
Age 79
Age 53
Age 52
Age 49
Age 44
Woolen Merchant Halifax
Halifax
Halifax
Halifax
Halifax
Halifax
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
21 Oct 1781
31 Sep 1781
1 Mar 1808
3 Mar 1809
13 Apr 1811
26 Sep 1816

Death
William Henry Rawson Died 5 Jan 1865, Age 83,       The Haugh End, Sowerby, Yorkshire       1865 1Q Halifax 9a 366
Burial: 11 Jan 1865, St. Peter's, Sowerby

The Times, Tuesday, Jan 10, 1865                         DEATHS
  On the 5th inst., at The Haugh End, near Halifax, William Henry Rawson, Esq., aged 83.
WAKEFIELD   5 Apr 1865                         Probate
RAWSON, William Henry, Esq - The Will of William Henry Rawson, late of Haugh End, in Sowerby, in the Parish of Halifax, in the County of York, Esquire, deceased, who died 5 January 1865, at Haugh End, aforesaid, was proved at Wakefield, by the oaths of William Henry Rawson, of Mill House, in Sowerby, aforesaid, Esquire, John Rawson of Brockwell, in Sowerby, aforesaid, Merchant, and Frederick Edward Rawson, of Thorp, in Sowerby, aforesaid, Merchant, the Sons, three of the Executors.   Effects under £200,000,
  Resworn Nov 1865 under £180,000.

Death
Mary (Priestley) Rawson Died 18 Feb 1870, Age 88,       The Haugh End, Sowerby, Yorkshire       1870 1Q Halifax 9a 367
Burial: 23 Feb 1870, St. Peter's, Sowerby

The Times, Monday, Feb 21, 1870                         DEATHS
  On the 18th Feb., at The Haughend, near Halifax, Mary relict of W. H. Rawson. Esq., aged 88.
WAKEFIELD   4 Apr 1870                         Probate
RAWSON, Mary - The Will of Mary Rawson, late of Haugh End, in Sowerby, in the Parish of Halifax, in the County of York, widow, deceased, who died 18 February 1870, at Haugh End, aforesaid, was proved at Wakefield, by the oaths of William Henry Rawson, of Mill House, Sowerby, aforesaid, Esquire, John Rawson of Brockwell, Sowerby, aforesaid, Esquire, the Sons, the Executors.   Effects under £7,000,
  Resworn Aug 1870 under £12,000.

1871 Census RG10-4412 3 April 1871 Sowerby, Yorkshire
Haugh End
Mary E. Rawson (Head) (s)
Caroline (Sister) (s)
Henrietta (Sister) (s)
Harriet Gurnsey (Visiter) (W)
Plus 6 Servants
Age 63
Age 59
Age 54
Age 63
Sowerby
Sowerby
Sowerby
Clapham
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Surrey
1 Mar 1808
13 Apr 1811
26 Sep 1816
abt 1807

1881 Census RG11-4415 4 April 1881 Sowerby in Halifax, Yorkshire
Haugh End
Mary E. Rawson (Head) (s)
Caroline (Sister) (s)
Henrietta (Sister) (s)
Plus 6 Servants
Age 73
Age 69
Age 64
Lady
Lady
Lady
Sowerby, Halifax
Sowerby, Halifax
Sowerby, Halifax
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Yorkshire
1 Mar 1808
13 Apr 1811
26 Sep 1816

Death
Mary Elizabeth Rawson Died 28 Apr 1882, Age 74,       The Haugh End, Sowerby, Yorkshire       1882 2Q Halifax 9a 341
Burial: 2 May 1882, St. Peter's, Sowerby

Death
Henrietta Rawson Died 13 May 1882, Age 65,       The Haugh End, Sowerby, Yorkshire       1882 2Q Halifax 9a 342
Burial: 16 May 1882, St. Peter's, Sowerby

1891 Census RG12-3600 6 April 1891 Sowerby, Yorkshire
Haugh End
Caroline Rawson (Head) (s)
Plus 5 Servants
Age 79 Living on own means Sowerby, Mill House Yorkshire 13 Apr 1811

Death
Caroline Rawson Died 16 May 1891, Age 80,       The Haugh End, Sowerby, Yorkshire       1891 2Q Halifax 9a 510
Burial: 23 Feb 1891, St. Peter's, Sowerby