Our oldest recorded ancestor was John Sigsworth, born before 1615 in England. When I visited Sutton on the Forest in 1998 I only found one Sigsworth headstone in the cemetery that read Robert Sigsworth of Huby Who died on June 1 1871 Aged 64 years Also Catherine wife of the above who died 17th Mar 1878 Aged (could be 68) years. The bottom line reads Edward Sigsworth (no further information). This could be the son of our ancestor John, who was born about 1640 in Oswaldkirk, died at an unknown date at Sutton on the Forest. It is not known if he had a son named Robert.
View a Map of the region in order to get a a visual as to where our ancestors lived and died in Yorkshire County. Of the places you will find throughout our Sigsworth family records, the following applies;
Sutton on the Forest (Kings Land) is about 9 miles north of the center of York. Farlington is about 3 miles northeast of Sutton on the Forest. Easingwold is about 6 miles northwest of Sutton on the Forest, and Langtoft (without the extension with Cottam) is twenty-four miles due east of Sutton on the Forest and six miles north west of Burton Agnes. Burton Agnes is about six miles south west of Bridlington, and is located just one mile south of an old Roman road (Langtoft is one mile north of the same Roman road). Our ancestors lived a in a very small area, almost directly east of the town of Pateley Bridge and the Sigsworth Grange, Crags, and Moor.