The family of John Vollans (1807 – 1881)

I am very grateful to Andrew Vollans and Patricia Burke for information on this family.


He was baptised 18 June 1807 at Brayton, Yorks, a son of Joseph Vollans and Elizabeth (formerly Hesselgrave). 


He married Mary Harriman 28 September 1833 at Escrick, witnesses Charles Harriman and Thomas Wilkinson. 


1851 Census: 43 Agricultural Labourer at 14 Ryther Village with Mary 42, Charles 6, Thomas 4 and Eliza 2.


1861 Census: 53 Agricultural Labourer in Ryther Cum Ossendyke with Mary 52 and Eliza 12.


1871 Census: 43 (63?) Labourer in Ryther with Mary 62.


In 1881 at Ryther cum Ossendyke, he was aged 73, a general labourer, born at Hambleton, Yorks (not a parish, and probably in the parish of Brayton).  His wife, Mary, was aged 72 and born at Escrick, Yorks.  With them was their grandchild, Emma M. Hallas, aged 8 and born at Ryther.


He died in 1881 (registered in the June quarter 1881 in the Tadcaster district aged 74). 


John and Mary's children were

Sarah Ann, born 1834.  She married Joseph Brittain.

Mary, born 1834, (baptised September 1836 at Cawood) and died 1837.

Eliza, born 1838 and died 1848. (or Elizabeth, baptised 5 August 1838 at Cawood)

Elizabeth, born 1842 (baptised 27 September 1842 at Ryther).  She married George Varey.

Charles, born 1844 (baptised 27 October 1844 at Ryther.  He married Hannah Fletcher (registered in the September quarter 1864 in the Selby district).  He died 1911.  Charles and Hannah's children were

Elizabeth, born 1864.

Thomas, born 1865 and died 1865.

John Thomas, born 1867.  He married Annie Adamson.  He died 1926.

William Henry, born 1876 and died 1956.

Florence, born 1885.  She married Thomas Mills.

Thomas, born 1847 (baptised 10 January 1847 at Ryther). 

In the census of 1881, as Thomas Vollans, he was aged 34, an unmarried farm servant in the household of Francis Gilbertson, at Ryther cum Ossendyke, Yorks.  Thomas gave his birthplace as Ryther.   He died 1900.

Eliza, born 1849 (baptised 9 August 1849 at Ryther).  She married James Hallas in the December quarter 1872 in the Wakefield district).

Eliza and James's child was

Emma M., born about 1872 at Ryther.

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Posted October 2016