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Rennison family

Does anyone have information about William Rennison who owned Hackfall House, Grewelthorpe in 1841.

Following researched by Barbara Bradley. Last update April 2021.

ANN RENNISON. Born C 1843.Grewelthorpe. Dau of William. Farmer.
ANNIE RENNISON. Born 4.12.1871. Bap 20.4.1873 Grewelthorpe. Dau of Thomas Watson [Matson] & Mary. Started Grewelthorpe school 2.1.1877. Living with Sister Jane Womersley in Bolton Lancs. in 1881. In 1891 unmarried, living North View, Ripon with Ed. Ingram. & family.
ARTHUR RENNISON. Born C1873 Kirkby Malzeard. Son of Thomas Matson & Mary.
CARRIE RENNISON. Born C. 1880 Kirkby Malzeard. Dau of Thomas Matson & Mary.
ELIZA JANE RENNISON Born 1843 Grewelthorpe. Died 12 June 1918 Alabama. Dau of William. Married James Madison Williams in 1860.

Eliza Jane Rennison


FRED RENNISON. Born C. 1878 Grewelthorpe. Son of Thomas Matson & Mary. Living K.Malzeard in 1881.
JANE RENNISON. Born C 1841.Grewelthorpe. Dau of William & Mary. Farmer. Visitor of William Coldbeck. in 1861. Unmarried living at Grovedale in Grewelthorpe with Father William in 1871.
Jane married Joseph Womersley. a shoeing smith born Sheffield. Lived Lancs in 1881.
MATSON RENNISON. Born C1845 Grewelthorpe. Son of William & Mary..
THOMAS MATSON RENNISON. Born C. 1845. Grewelthorpe. Son of William. A travelling hawker, green grocer. 1871 living Kirkby Malzeard. Declared bankrupt in 1874. [Northern Echo]
Report in Knaresborough Post Dec. 1869. Thomas Mattison Rennison was fined 10s + 10/6 costs, for travelling on a train without a ticket.


THOMAS RENNISON. Born C 1876 Grewelthorpe. Died 1953. Son of Thomas Matson & Mary. Husband of Jeanie from Scotland. Tom a domestic coachman living St. Helen’s Cottage,Cockermouth, Cumberland.
WILLIAM RENNISON. Born 1798 Bilboro or Streethouses. Died 1876. Farmer. Living Hackfall House 1841. Grovedale 1871. Husband of Mary born C 1826. Widower in 1861
WILLIAM RENNISON. Born 6.6.1871. Bap 3.9.1871 Grewelthorpe. Son of Thomas Watson [Matson] & Mary. Started Grewelthorpe school on 2.1.1877. Left 1879. In 1881 Living Swetton, Laverton with grandparents Jonathan & Elizabeth Peacock. In 1891 u/m living 102 Town St. K.Malzeard. with widowed Mother Mary.