Dawson family

Surname Dawson.
The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Thomas Daweson, which was dated 1326, in the Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire, during the reign of King Edward 2nd, 1307 – 1327.
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Details of the DAWSON. family living in and around Grewelthorpe. Information taken from census returns, parish registers etc.
Thanks to Patricia Waller for information about the 17th century Dawsons. She would like to have information on Thomas & Elizabeth Hunt. and their family.

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FEMALE DAWSON. Born 18.7.1741. Dau of Charles b.1711.
ANN DAWSON. Married William Chapman both of Ripon Parish on 27/9/1665.
ANN DAWSON. Buried 3.2.1718. Kirkby Malzeard. Lived in Grewelthorpe.
ANN DAWSON [Nee?]. Died 3.9.1748 Kirkby Malzeard. Wife of Thomas.
ANN DAWSON. Born 25.9.1726 Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of Thomas.
ANN DAWSON. Born 1845 Ripon. Dau of Richard & Mary Bonwell.
ANN ELIZA DAWSON. Born C 1850. Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of George & Isabella Bonwell. She was a dressmaker unmarried in 1891.
ANN DAWSON. Born C. 1859 Grewelthorpe. Dau of Richard [Farm Bailiff] & Mary Bonwell. Housekeeper for her Father in 1881 in K.Malzeard. In 1891 Married Elijah Alloway [Holloway]. of Knaresborough.
ANTHONY DAWSON. Buried 8.11.1687 Kirkby Malzeard. Lived Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.]
AUGUSTA DAWSON. Born 1822. Died 1878. Dau of William Dawson esq. of Azerley Hall. Married George Kitchingman of Carlton Husthwaite. 30 March 1846. {Ref. Leeds Mercury 1846} In 1871 they had 7 children. Living at Sowerby.
CATHERINE DAWSON. Bap. 28.6.1673 Ripon. Dau of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Green, Ripon.
CATHERINE ISABELLA DAWSON. Born C 1856 Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of George & Isabella Bonwell. Married in 1876 to Richard Hodgson. of Harrogate.
CHARLES DAWSON. Buried 6.2.1696 Kirkby Malzeard. Lived Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.]
CHARLES DAWSON. Buried 8.12.1696 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Thomas. Lived Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.]
CHARLES DAWSON. Born 7.7.1711. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Hunt.
CHARLES DAWSON. Born 18.7.1736. Son of Charles b.1711.
CHARLES DAWSON. Born C.1841. Died 1903 in Harrogate. Son of Richard & Mary Bonwell. in 1866 he married Margaret Abbey. [b1866]. Charles was a stonemason.
CHRISTIAN DAWSON. Bap. 6.1.1665 Ripon. Dau of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Green, Ripon.
CHRISTOPHER DAWSON. Bap. 14.1.1661 Ripon. Son of John.
CHRISTOPHER DAWSON. Made his will 19.12.1668. He died 1668. Yeoman of Carlsmoor. [Ref. Masham Peculier Wills].
DOROTHY DAWSON. Bap. 2.12.1676 Ripon. Dau of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Green, Ripon.
ELIZABETH DAWSON. Bap. 15.5.1698 Kirkby Malzeard. Twin of Sarah. Dau of Thomas & Elizabeth of Grewelthorpe.
ELIZABETH DAWSON. Died 12.2.1724 Dau of John.
ELLEN DAWSON [nee?] Born C1867 Masham. Married to Richard [or Robert] H. 1893. In 1911 an apartment house keeper in Harrogate.
EMMA JANE DAWSON. Born 1853 Leeds. Dau of George & Isabella Bonwell.
ETHEL DAWSON. Born C1908 East Tanfield. Dau of Frederick & Annie.
EVA ELEANOR DAWSON. Born 6.8.1898 Kirkby Malzeard. Died 1986 Devon. Dau of Richard H. & Ellen. Married in 1920 to Stanhope Augustus Beckham. of Kent.
FRANCIS DAWSON. Buried 11.12.1676 Kirkby Malzeard. Lived Grewelthorpe.
FREDERICK HENRY DAWSON. Born C1876 East Tanfield. Married in C1906 to Annie of Kirkby Malzeard. Living in Well near Bedale with 2 children in 1911.
GEORGE DAWSON. Born 1558 Azerley. Son of Gilbert & Catherine. Married Margaret Conyers.
GEORGE DAWSON. Bap. 25.7.1675. Buried 31.7.1675 Ripon. Son of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Green, Ripon.
GEORGE DAWSON. Married Judith 13.11.1677. Kirkby Malzeard.
GEORGE DAWSON. Buried 15.12.1672 Kirkby Malzeard. Husband of Judith. Lived Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.]
GEORGE DAWSON. Bap. 26.9.1675 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Charles & Anne. of Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg].
GEORGE DAWSON. Born C.1822 Skelton. Son of Charles & Rebecca. Married
[1] Isabella Bonwell. of Kirkby Malzeard in 1848. Married [2] Martha Oram. of Bristol in 1860. He Died in Harrogate in 1889. He was a prominent personality in Harrogate. Alderman George Dawson added materially to the architecture of the town. He built the Post Office buildings, known as Prospect Crescent, Cambridge Crescent, rebuilt the Crown Hotel, the Crown block, and some of the finest residences. A passionate Methodist preacher of the hell-fire school, Dawson himself threw drunks and hecklers from his meetings, and allowed nothing to stand in the way of his plans to beautify Harrogate. On the eve of his Mayoralty in 1889, he died of overwork at his mansion in Victoria Avenue, Vanderbilt Court, where today a plaque records his life and achievements.

George Dawson. 1822-1889.


The grave of George Dawson [1822-1889] in Harrogate.

GEORGE DAWSON. Born C.1849 Died 1891. Son of Richard & Mary Bonwell. In 1868 he married Eleanor Bowman. They had a son Robert. George was a stonemason. Lived K.Malzeard. His wife died Sept 1889 age 42. {ref. York Herald Sept. 1889}
GILBERT DAWSON. Died 28.12.1587 Azerley. Married Catherine Conyers. of Bolton.
GILBERT DAWSON. Made his will 28.9.1644. He lived in Grewelthorpe. [Ref. Masham Peculier Wills]
HARRY DAWSON. Born C1870 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of George & Eleanor.
ISABEL DAWSON [Nee ?]. Died 15.10.1764 Kirkby Malzeard. Wife of Thomas.
ISABEL DAWSON. Born Sept. 1877 Ripon. Started Grewelthorpe school 5.5.1884. left in 1889. In 1891 she was living with her aunt & uncle James & Ann Bulmer in Grewelthorpe.
ISABELLA DAWSON. Born C. 1858 Ripon. Dau of Richard [farm Bailiff] & Mary Bonwell. She was an unemployed dom. servant in 1881 in Kirkby Malzeard. In 1891 she was in service in Harrogate.
JAMES DAWSON. Born C. 1853 Ripon. Son of Richard [Farm Bailiff] & Mary Bonwell. Living Grewelthorpe 1861.
JAMES DAWSON. Born C1880 Kirkby Malzeard. Nephew of Charles Dawson [builder] in Harrogate 1891.
JANE DAWSON. Bap. 12.9.1665 Ripon. Dau of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Green, Ripon.
JANE DAWSON [Nee ?]. Buried 27.8.1692 Kirkby Malzeard. Wife of Richard. Lived Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.]
JANE DAWSON. Born C1859 Masham. Daughter of Ann of Kirkby Malzeard. Married Isaac Dickinson. of Harewood.
JOHN DAWSON. Bap. 20.12.1659. Ripon. Son of John.
JOHN DAWSON. Married Jane Bradwith. Both of Ripon parish on 10/10/1665
JOHN DAWSON. Married Mary Hobdon. both of Ripon Parish on 16/6/1667.
JOHN DAWSON. Died 11.3.1688. Lived at Brimham, Pateley Bridge.
JOHN DAWSON. Bap. 25.2.1705 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Thomas of Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg].
JOHN DAWSON. Born 14.3.1733. Died 14.3.1734. Son of Charles b.1711.
JOHN DAWSON. Born C. 1847 Ripon. A servant carter in 1861 in Grewelthorpe. Son of Richard & Mary Bonwell. Worked for the Ascough family in 1861.
JOHN RICHARD DAWSON. Born 1896 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Richard H & Ellen.
JOHN DEARLOVE DAWSON. Born C1910 East Tanfield. Son of Frederick & Annie.
JUDITH DAWSON [nee ?]. Buried 19.8.1657 Kirkby Malzeard Wife of George. Lived Grewelthorpe.[Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.]
LEONARD DAWSON. Bap. 11.7.1674 Ripon. Son of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Green, Ripon.
LEONARD DAWSON. Married Alice Cookson. Both of Ripon Parish on 7/7/1685.
MARGARET DAWSON. Bap. 30.4.1671 Ripon. Dau. of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Green, Ripon.
MARGARET DAWSON. Of Grewelthorpe married Roger Reynard. of Kirkby Malzeard. on 11.9.1688. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.]
MARY DAWSON. Bap. 19.4.1656 Ripon daughter of Robert of Breckamere Hall.
MARY DAWSON. Bap. 17.8.1667 Ripon. Dau of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Green, Ripon.
MARY DAWSON. Born 23.9.1750 Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of Thomas.
MARY DAWSON [Nee Bonwell]. Born C. 1821 Kirkby Malzeard. Died 1879. Wife of Richard the Farm Bailiff.
MARY DAWSON. Born C. 1851 Ripon. Dau of Richard [Farm Bailiff] & Mary Bonwell. Lived Grewelthorpe 1861.
RICHARD DAWSON. Born C.1656 Grewelthorpe. Son of George & Judith. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.]
RICHARD DAWSON. Made his will in 1628. He was a yeoman of Grewelthorpe. [Ref. Masham Peculier wills].
RICHARD DAWSON. Buried 2.11.1672 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Charles & Anne. Lived Grewelthorpe.[Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg].
RICHARD DAWSON. Buried 30.6.1693 Kirkby Malzeard. Possibly the husband of Jane. Lived Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.] Made his will and it was proved 13.6.1693. Described as a yeoman of Grewelthorpe. [Ref. Masham Peculier Wills].
RICHARD DAWSON. Born C1781 Masham. In 1851 he was a wool comber living with relations Thomas & Jane Hill. in Horton.
RICHARD DAWSON. Born C.1817 Skelton on Ure. Died 1900 in Harrogate. Son of Charles & Rebecca. Living Grewelthorpe 1861/71. Kirkby Malzeard 1881. Husband of Mary Bonwell. of Kirkby Malzeard. [Mary was sister to Isabella who married George Dawson]. Richard was a farm bailiff. He married [2] Jane Pember. in 1887 aged 70. Brother of George the builder.
ROBERT DAWSON. Born C1824 Masham.
ROBERT DAWSON. Born C1862 Masham. Son of Robert. Farmer married to Mary of Pickering.
ROBERT DAWSON. Born C. 1863 Grewelthorpe. Son of Richard [Farm Bailiff] & Mary Bonwell. In 1888 he married Elizabeth Smithson. of Pateley Bridge. he was a stonemason in Harrogate.
ROBERT H.DAWSON. Born 1870. Son of George & Eleanor Bowman. Married Ellen ? of Masham.
SARAH DAWSON. Bap. 27.3.1654 Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of Richard & Jane. of Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg]
SARAH DAWSON. Bap. 15.5.1698. Twin of Elizabeth. Dau of Thomas & Elizabeth of Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Maleard P.Reg].
SARAH DAWSON. Born 29.3.1739. Dau of Charles b.1711.
STEPHEN DAWSON. Bap. 26.12.1658. Son of Robert of Breckamere Hall, Ripon.
THOMAS DAWSON. Married Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Ripon on 27/7/1660.
THOMAS DAWSON. Bap. 13.11.1663 Ripon. Son of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Ripon.
THOMAS DAWSON. Died 26.2.1745.
THOMAS DAWSON. Bap.27.7.1701 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Thomas of Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Mazeard P Reg.]
THOMAS BONWELL DAWSON. Born 23.8.1863 Grewelthorpe. Son of Richard [Farm Bailiff] & Mary Bonwell. Started Grewelthorpe school 22.1.1877 having come from a Dame school. His address was Bramley Grange. In 1899 he married Gertrude Scott. He was a carpenter & House furnisher in Harrogate.
TIMOTHY DAWSON. Born C. 1867 Grewelthorpe. Son of Richard [Farm Bailiff] & Mary Bonwell. In 1881 he was a stable boy in Masham. In 1893 he married Elizabeth Angus. He was builder in Harrogate in 1911.
WILLIAM DAWSON. Bap. 11.9.1654 son of Robert Breckamere Hall.
WILLIAM DAWSON. Bap. 12.6.1670 Ripon. Son of Thomas & Anne Nicholson. of Bondgate Green, Ripon.
WILLIAM DAWSON. Lived Azerley. Married to Margaret who died 19.9.1658.
WILLIAM DAWSON. Married Emily ? Hill. Both of Ripon Parish on 16/1/1678.
WILLIAM DAWSON. Buried 30.10.1653 Kirkby Malzeard. Lived Grewelthorpe. [Ref. K.Malzeard P.Reg.]
WILLIAM DAWSON. Lived Azerley Hall in 1822. [Ref. Baines Directory.] Married to Anne. According to a newspaper report. His wife had a son in Feb 1826. Anne survived Wm and remarried Edward Pullen esq. of Guisborough. Anne died in 1838. [Ref. Leeds Mercury] Feb. 1838.
WILLIAM DAWSON. Born C1844. Ripon. Son of Richard & Mary Bonwell.

Dawsons of Grewelthorpe listed on the Claro Wapentake Hearth Tax list. Lady Day 1672.
CHRISTOPHER DAWSON.
GEORGE DAWSON.
GRACE DAWSON.
RICHARD DAWSON.
CHARLES DAWSON.
Widow DAWSON.