My Great Grandfather was William Sowerby Kidson born in 1870 in Kepwick, Whitby can anyone help

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anonymous, you may want to be a bit more specific about what you want help with.

The 1871 cebsus shows him at home with his parents and paternal grandmother...
KIDSON, John Head M 22 1849 Yorkshire
KIDSON, Eliz Wife F 27 1844 Westmorland
KIDSON, Wm S Son M 0 1871 Yorkshire
KIDSON, Marg Mother F 49 1822 Yorkshire
SALMON, Frances Servant F 16 1855 Yorkshire
WALLACE, Jervase  Servant M 40 1831 Yorkshire
JACKSON, John P Servant M 16 1855 Yorkshire
Piece: 4836 Folio: 33 Page: 1 Registration District: Thirsk
Civil Parish: Kepwick Address: Lime Depot, Kepwick County: Yorkshire
(the image shows him as 3 months old on 2 April 1871 so his birth would have been approx Xmas 1870)
His birth registration was in the last quarter of 1870 so perhaps he was actually a little older than the 3 months recorded on census night...
Name: KIDSON, William Sowerby
Registration district: Thirsk
County: Yorkshire
Year of registration: 1870
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Volume no: 9D
Page no: 382
His parents marriage is in the BMD...
Groom: KIDSON, John
Bride: SOWERBY, Elizabeth
Registration district: Thirsk
County: Yorkshire
Year of registration: 1869
Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun
Volume no: 9D
Page no: 549
The censuses give us clues to the origins of William's parents - see comments below...
by Wombat Allen G2G6 Mach 2 (22.2k points)
Based on the 1851 census it appears that William's father John was himself the son of a farmer in Kepwick...
KIDSON, John    Head    Married    M    49    1802     Farmer        Kepwick, Yorkshire
KIDSON, Margret    Wife    Married    F    30    1821            Melmerby, Yorkshire
KIDSON, William    Son        M    12    1839     Scholar    Kepwick, Yorkshire
KIDSON, Mary Ann  Daughter    F    11    1840     Scholar    Kepwick, Yorkshire
KIDSON, John    Son        M    2    1849            Kepwick, Yorkshire
COULSON, Mary    Servant    Unmarried    F    19    1832     General Servant    N K, N K
BEADLOW, William  Servant  Unmarried    M    30    1821     Plough Man    Redmile, Yorkshire
HUTCHINSON, John  Servant  Unmarried    M    15    1836     Plough Boy    Borrowby, Yorkshire
Piece: 2371    Folio: 472    Page: 10    Registration District: Thirsk    Civil Parish: Kepwick
Address: Furlands House, Kepwick    County: Yorkshire (North riding)

It's harder to be certain about William's mother Elizabeth's origins
(you will need to confirm her father's name from her marriage certificate).

She was probably either born in Windermere as daughter of Luke Sowerby (basketmaker)...

SOWERBY, Luke    Head    Married    M    41    1810    Basket Maker (Master) Employing 2 Man & 1 App    Colton, Lancashire
SOWERBY, Margret  Wife    Married    F    38    1813            Colton, Lancashire
SOWERBY, Elizabeth  Daughter    F    11    1840    Scholar    Windermere, Westmorland
SOWERBY, Agnes    Daughter    F    9    1842    Scholar    Windermere, Westmorland
SOWERBY, John    Son        M    7    1844            Windermere, Westmorland
SOWERBY, Mary    Daughter    F    5    1846            Windermere, Westmorland
SOWERBY, Luke    Son        M    1    1850            Windermere, Westmorland
HARDEY, Robert    Unmarried    M    22    1829    Basket Maker    Heversham, Westmorland
TAYLOR, Thomas    Unmarried    M    22    1829    Basket Maker    Not Known, Westmorland
AIREY, William    Aprentice    M    15    1836    Basket Maker App    Windermere, Westmorland
Piece: 2441    Folio: 179    Page: 22    Registration District: Kendal
Address: High Cleabarrow    County: Westmorland

or ALTERNATIVELY in Warcop as duaghter of a farm labourer...

SOWERBY, William    Head    Married    M    34    1817     Agr Lab    Appleby, Westmorland
SOWERBY, Elizabeth    Wife    Married    F    27    1824            Smardale, Westmorland
SOWERBY, George        Son        M    5    1846            Bleatarn, Westmorland
SOWERBY, Elizabeth    Daughter    F    4    1847            Warcop, Westmorland
SOWERBY, Anthony    Son        M    2    1849            Warcop, Westmorland
Piece: 2439    Folio: 202    Page: 7    Registration District: East Ward
Address: Warcop        County: Westmorland
Thank you for your reply, I was wondering how the 21 Kidsons on here are related to William Kidson as I believe they are has they all come from Thirsk Yorkshire and are probably siblings of his parents and grandparents etc.
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My great grandfather was also William Kidson of a farm very near Whitby. I have a certificate awarded to him, the details are as follows;

WK was examined and passed into the Fourth Standard 18th July 1882.

Signed John B Brodrick, at Sneaton (?) School

My mother was nee Phyllis Clarke, her mother was nee Mary Kidson, daughter of the hated WK.  He disowned her after she became pregnant whilst with the Land Army in Herefordshire. The story was that he owned a number of ploughing engines, that he did contract work with them. if we are talking about the same man, I will gladly send you the certificate, if you would like it. No charge. As a check, WK had a daughter Alice, my great aunt, who lived in York when married.

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