Research on the Ancestors of Rowland Braithwaite (1798-1852)

ANCESTORS & DESCENDANTS OF THE BRAITHWAITE FAMILY, 1400'S TO 2016 is a book that was published in 2016 and is available from the Braithwaite Family Organization.

Braithwaite Family Database

(This genealogical database lists the ancestors and descendants of Rowland Braithwaite, 1798-1852)

Research on the Ancestry of Rowland Braithwaite (1798-1852)

Since 2007, members of the Braithwaite Research Committee (BRC) of the Braithwaite Family Organization of Utah have conducted research into the ancestry and descendants of the Braithwaites of Hawkshead and nearby areas of northern Lancashire. This research work has resulted in the identification and documentation of many related Braithwaite families covering a period of more than 500 years.

Listed below is the direct male ancestry of Rowland Braithwaite (1798-1852) who married Hanna Askew in 1822 in Kendal, Westmorland, England. This list is based on ongoing research, so the individuals and relationships shown herein--especially the early ancestors of Rowland Braithwait of 1642--are subject to change based on future findings and analysis.

Ancestors of Rowland Braithwaite (1798-1852)

Mr. Braythwayte, b.abt.1433, of Brathay, Lancashire, England

Thomas Braythwayte, b.abt.1459, of Brathay, Lancashire, England

Lawrence Braithwait, b.abt.1490, of Brathay, Lancashire, England

Lawrence Braithwait, b.abt.1530, of Hawkshead, Lancashire, England

Lawrence Braithwait, b.abt.1563, of Hawkshead, Lancashire, England

Thomas Braithwait, chr. 6 Aug.1592, Hawkshead, Lancashire, England

Rowland Braithwait, chr. 17 Jul.1642, Hawkshead, Lancashire, England (Quaker; Will)

Rowland Braithwaite, b.abt.1675, of Hawkshead, Lancashire, England

Rowland Brathwayte, chr. 8 Oct.1710, Grasmere, Westmorland, England

Rowland Braithwaite, chr. 22 Oct. 1733, Selside, Westmorland, England

John Braithwaite, b. 10 Apr.1769, Brigsteer, Westmorland, England

Rowland Braithwaite, b.10 Feb.1798, Brigsteer, Westmorland, England

    Married: Hannah Askew (1804-1875) in 1822 in Kendal, Westmorland

    Hannah Askew was a Mormon Pioneer

Relatives of Rowland Braithwaite (1798-1852)

Owner - Gawen Braithwait, 1583-1653, of Ambleside, Westmorland, England

    1st Cousin 7 Times Removed to Rowland Braithwaite

    Owner of the "Old Corn Mill" at Ambleside, Westmorland, England

Poet - Richard Braithwait, 1588-1673, of Burnside Hall, Westmorland, England

    1st Cousin 7 Times Removed to Rowland Braithwaite


Reverend - Reginald Braithwaite, 1738-1809, of Hawkshead, Lancashire, England

    3rd Cousin 2 Times Removed to Rowland Braithwaite

    Minister of Hawkshead Church of England church for 48 years; buried inside the church

General - William Garnett Braithwaite, 1870-1937, of Kendal, Westmorland, England

    7th Cousin 2 Times Removed to Rowland Braithwaite


The Kendal Registers above can be freely viewed below as PDF files:

Kendal, Westmorland, England, Volume 1, 1558-1587

Kendal, Westmorland, England, Volume 2, Baptisms: 1591-1595; Marriages and Burials: 1558-1587; Index to Volumes 1 and 2.

Kendal, Westmorland, England, Volume 3, Baptisms: 1596-1599, 1607-1631; Marriage and Burials: 1591-1599.

Kendal, Westmorland, England, Volume 4, Marriages and Burials: 1606-1631.

Kendal, Westmorland, England, Volumes 3-4 Index