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John Armitstead M.A. (1764 - 1814)

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Reverend John Armitstead M.A.
Born in Horton In Ribblesdale, Yorkshire,
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 14 Nov 1787 in Betley,, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Husband of — married 1 Jun 1799 in Warton, Lancashire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cranage Hall, Cheshire,
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John Armitstead 1764-1814 was the son of Lawrence Armitstead & his wife Alice Clapham.
Cranage hall was sold in 1814 to the Rev. John Armitstead, incumbent of Goostrey. He had already acquired some land in the Cranage area from his first marriage to Catherine Fenton, daughter and co-heir to John Fenton of Betley in Staffordshire. The estate passed to Lawrence, the only son of John's first wife. At that time the estate comprised Cranage Hall and 165 acres.
Memorial Inscription at St Mary's Sandbach
To the glory of God and in remembrance of JOHN ARMITSTEAD MA Vicar of the parish from AD 1828 to AD 1865. During his incumbency, and mainly through his efforts and influence, this, the mother church, was restored and enlarged, three district churches were erected and endowed at Wheelock, Elworth and Sandbach Heath, the Grammar School was rebuilt, and the National Schools were established, the Almshouses were erected with the noble object of giving help to the deserving poor and shelter to decent old age, and provision was made for the wise expenditure of the income of the Sandbach charity estate. A landowner in this parish caused this monument to be raised here as a memorial of long friendship and as a Record of public worth.
The Children of Revd John Armitstead 1748-1814
By his first wife Catherine Fenton
  1. John Fenton Armitstead 20 August-11 December 1788
  2. Anastasia Armitstead 1789-1835
  3. Lawrence Armitstead 1790-1874
  4. Catherine born Armitstead 1792
  5. Alice Armitstead 1793-1839?
  6. Thomas Fenton Armitstead 1795-1796
  7. Maria Armitstead 1798-1820
By his second wife Mary Simpson
  1. Harriet Armitstead 1800-1878
  2. John Armitstead 1802-1865
  3. Frances Armitstead 1802-1803


Rev. John Armitstead 1764-1814
LDS marriage record for Catherine Fenton to John Armitstead 14 Nov 1787 Betley, Staffordshire, England.
Press cutting - Chester Courant 30 August 1814 - Deaths - Sunday the 21st Inst. aged 50, at Cranage Hall, in this county, the Rev. John Armitstead.

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