Binks is a very old family name derived from a family who lived by a stable or manger.
First found in Middlesex before the Norman conquest.
Details of the Binks family living in the area in and around Grewelthorpe. Information taken from census returns and parish registers.
Last update Jan 2013.
Thanks to Malcolm Hyman for details of descendants of John Binks. b. 1772 Scruton. He would like to hear from anyone with information about descendants of Thomas Binks. b. 1841 Ilton.
Thanks to Michael Binks who sent the following letter Dec 2012.
My name is Michael Binks I have been researching my family history for some years who were all from around the villages of Well, Snape, Marrick, Pickhill and West Tanfield.
I realise how fortunate I have been with the village of Well as it has great records, however for years I have been stuck with a birth of a William Binks born around 1769 he took over a farm around 1829 from an Edward Binks born around 1735 (relationship not known he not his father, possibly his uncle) I recently found a birth in Finghall which kind of fit in with why I had never been able to find him, in the village the Binks family go back another 3 or 4 generations which is great but I cant help feeling after all this time I have too easily jumped to conclusion to the problem. I came across the Grewelthorpe web site and thought it was great its a credit to everyone who has contributed to it, in the Binks section there is a thanks to Malcolm Hyman for his contributions, I would be grateful if you could pass on my info just on the off chance that he has come across the elusive William Binks. many thanks in anticipation for you help.
Thanks to Annie Wright nee Binks for information re the family of Christopher & Elizabeth Leckonby.
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ALFRED E. BINKS. Born C1884 Son of Jonathan [Blacksmith] & Fanny Woodward.
ALFRED BINKS. Born C. 1890 Wath. Son of Thomas [Postman] & Sarah Ann Tennant.
ANN BINKS [Nee JEFFERSON]. Born C. 1815. Died 8.8.1837 age 22. Married to John b.1809. Tanfield.
ANNIE BINKS. Born C. 1879 Fearby. Dau of Christopher & Elizabeth Leckonby.
ANNE BINKS. Born C. 1800. Dau of John & Hannah Laycock.
ARTHUR BINKS. Born C. 1880 Wath. Son of Thomas [Postman] & Sarah A.Tennant.
CHRISTOPHER BINKS. Born C. 1846. Married to Elizabeth Leckonby. of Fearby. Farmer, Living Swinton with Wathermarsk in 1891.
DAVID BINKS. Lived Hackfall Mount Cottage, Grewelthorpe in 1994.
DINAH BINKS. Born C. 1850 Masham. Died 1912. Dau of John [b.1811] & Mary Hardacre. Married Robert Mallaby.
ELIZABETH BINKS. Born C. 1805. Dau of John & Hannah Laycock.
ELLEN BINKS [NEE ?]. Born C. 1817 Mickley Azerley. Married to William the woodman.
EMILY BINKS. Born C. 1895. Dau of James & Eleanor Nicholson.
ETHEL BINKS. Born C. 1879 Wath. Dau of Thomas [Postman] & Sarah Ann Tennant.
FRED BINKS. Born C. 1882 Wath. Son of Thomas [Postman[ & Sarah Ann Tennant.
GEORGE BINKS. Born C. 1853 Died 1895 Durham. Son of John [b1811] & Mary Hardacre. Married Mary J. King.
GEORGE BINKS. Born c 1882 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Christopher & Elizabeth Leckonby.
HANNAH BINKS [Nee LAYCOCK]. Born pre 1790. Married John Binks at Kirklington on 6.8.1797. Buried 24.3.1821 West Tanfield.
HANNAH BINKS. Born C. 1815. Dau of John & Hannah Laycock.
HANNAH BINKS. Born C. 1832 Tanfield.
HANNAH BINKS. Born C. 1857 Ilton. dau of John [b1811] & Mary Hardacre. Married John Hutchinson. in 1876.
HARRY BINKS. Born C. 1886. Son of Jonathan [Blacksmith] & Fanny Woodward.
JAMES BINKS. Born C. 1860 Ilton. Died 1941. Son of John [b1811] & Mary Hardacre. Married to  Hannah Kipling. of Bishop Thornton. Had 1 son John. Blacksmith in Ilton in 1891. Married  Eleanor Nicholson.
JANE BINKS. Born C. 1807. Dau of John & Hannah Laycock.
JOHN BINKS. Born born 23.3.1772. Bap 5.4.1772 Scruton. Buried 30.5.1854 Masham. Son of Matthew & Mary Harlon. Widower in 1851 with son John [b1811].
JOHN BINKS. Born c. 1802 Buried 4.12.1870 Grewelthorpe. Unmarried. Ag. Labourer.
JOHN BINKS. Bap. 23.4.1809 Tanfield. Buried 29.4.1887.
Healey. Son of John [b.1765] & Hannah Laycock. Married  Ann Jefferson. on 18.4.1835.  On 23.11.1840 married Mary Hardacre. of Masham.
JOHN BINKS. Bap. 24.2.1836 Masham. Son of John & Ann Jefferson.
JOHN BINKS. Born C 1873 Fearby. Buried 31.5.1956 Grewelthorpe. Son of Christopher & Elizabeth Leckonby. servant in Ilton in 1891. Married Mary Ann Thornton. of Keighley. M.I. Farmed Faulgate Nook. Bramley Grewelthorpe.
JOHN BINKS. Born C. 1883 Ilton. Son of James [Blacksmith] & Hannah.
JOHN BINKS. Born C. 1917. Buried 24.2.1981 Grewelthorpe. Son of John & Mary Ann Thornton. M.I. Husband of Lily Binnington. [died 1988] Farmed Faulgate Nook. Bramley Grewelthorpe.
JONATHAN BINKS. Born C. 1855 Ilton. Son of John [b1811] & Mary Hardacre. married Fanny Woodward. Blacksmith in Ilton.
LEDA BINKS. Born C. 1881 Tanfield. Dau of Christopher & Elizabeth Leckonby.
LILY BINKS [NEE ?]. Born C.1924. Buried 18.7.1988 Grewelthorpe. Wife of John.
MARY BINKS. Born C. 1773. Buried 15.12.1847 Grewelthorpe.
MARY BINKS. Born C. 1798. Dau of John & Hannah Laycock.
MARY BINKS [nee ?]. Born C. 1816 Ilton. A grocer. Living Ilton 1891 a widow. had granddaughter Elizabeth Wood [b1873].
This is possibly Mary Hardacre. wife of John. if so she was buried 1.9.1898 Healey.
MARY ANN BINKS. Born C. 1848 Masham. Died Dec. 1909. Dau of John [b.1811] & Mary Hardacre. Married John Wood. of Grewelthorpe.
MARY ANN BINKS [Nee ?]. Born C. 1874. Buried 9.5.1947 Grewelthorpe. M.I. Wife of John of Bramley.
MARY JANE BINKS. Born C. 1885 Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of Christopher & Elizabeth Leckonby.
MARY BINKS. Born C. 1888 Wath. Dau of Thomas [Postman] & Sarah Ann Tennant.
MATTHEW BINKS. Born poss 1748?. Buried 2.4.1824 at St. Andrews Finghall. Husbandman. Married Mary Harlon. on ?.8.1771. Scruton. Mary Buried 7.5.1814 Finghall. Age poss. 72?
MATTHEW BINKS. Born C. 1803. Son of John & Hannah Laycock.
MATTHEW BINKS. Born C. 1843 Masham. Son of John [b1811] & Mary Hardacre.
NICHOLAS BINKS. Buried 1847 Masham. Son of John & Mary Hardacre.
NORMAN BINKS. Born C. 1898. Son of James & Eleanor Nicholson.
SARAH ANN BINKS [nee Tennant]. Born 24 May 1847 Ilton cum Pott. Dau of Sarah. Married Thomas Binks on 1.12.1864. at Healey.
SOPHIA BINKS. Born C. 1874 Wath. Dau of Thomas [Postman] & Sarah Ann Tennant.
THOMAS BINKS. Born 1841 Masham. Poss. Bap. 6.6.1841 Ilton cum Pott. Son of John [b1809] & Mary Hardacre. Married 1.12.1864 to Sarah Ann Tennant. at Healey. Postman, Lived in Wath.
WALTER BINKS. Born C. 1885 Wath. Son of Thomas [Postman] & Sarah Ann Tennant.
WILLIAM BINKS. Born C1805 Grewelthorpe. Buried 21.9.1887 Grewelthorpe. Woodman Married to Ellen.
WILLIAM BINKS. Born C. 1811. Son of John & Hannah Laycock.
WILLIAM BINKS. Bap. 25.7.1837.Masham. Died 31.8.1837.Ilton. Son of John & Ann Jefferson.
WILLIAM BINKS. Born C. 1844 Grewelthorpe. Son of William & Ellen. William was a woodman living in Hackfall Cottage.
WILLIAM BINKS. Born C. 1845 Masham. Son of John [b1811] & Mary Hardacre.