The following transcripts are from the Kirkby Laythorpe Bishops transcripts from 1604 through 1629. Some years, such as 1611-12, are regrettably missing. Although it appears from William Dyer’s 1625 apprenticeship enrollment that his father was still alive and living in Kirkby Laythorpe, no record could be found of his death or, for that matter, of any other Dyers after 1610-11.

After the bishops transcripts, I have included a list of Lay Subsidy rolls that include Kirkby Laythorpe. Lay Subsidy rolls are rolls of taxes collected from the wealthier landowners in a parish and thus do not include the poorer folks. Moreover, many landowners sought to evade these taxes, so some otherwise taxable landowners will be missing from the list. A good example is the 1622 subsidy, which notes only seven taxed landowners in Kirkby Laythorpe, when the parish must have had 30 or 40 families, albeit not all significant landowners. It would be interesting to look at other Lay Subsidy years and see if William Dyer is listed. These rolls are available at the British National Archives.

At the end of this file is the 1641 Poll Tax for Kirkby Laythorpe. Thirteen heads of families are listed, no Dyers, and the senior William Dyer may have been dead by this date.

Extracts From Bishops’ Transcripts


John Ridell the sonne of John was Baptized
Ailes Leak the daughter of Wm Leak was Baptized
Wm Tompson was Baptized [no father noted]
Robt Rockford & Jane Rath weare Maryed
John Browne the sonne of Richard was Baptized
Wm Pell the sonne of Wm Pell was Baptized
John Carlell the sonne of Lanclott was Baptized
Robt Colman the sonne of Wm was Baptized
George Gull and An Thorpp weare Maryed
John Leak & Cathren Prestonard?
Wm Melborne was buryed
Thomas Winter the sonne of Steven was Bap.
Francis Bumster the daughter of Richard was Baptized

By me Edw. Bowman minister of Kirkby
Wm Slater, gar[dians] (churchwarden)
James Palmer (churchwarden)



Ann Emenson the daughter of Thomas Emenson
Edward Leake, son of John Leake the elder
Thomas Leake, son of Ambros Leake
John Thorpe. son of Thomas Thorpe the younger
John Burk, son of John Burke
Robert Leake, son of John Leake the younger
George Gull, son of George Gull
Sara Thorpe, daughter of Thomas Thorpe the elder
Margaret Taylor, daughter of Christopher Taylor
John Francis, son of Thomas Francis
Alice Watson, daughter of John Watson
George Slater, son of William Slater


John Gilden and Maryan Francis


Grace Standy the wyfe of Robert Standy
Margaret Emenson the wyfe of Thomas Emenson
Ann Emenson daughter of Thomas Emenson
Ann Banister daughter of Richard Banister
Thomas Leake sonne of Ambros Leake
Margaret Watson was buryed John Watson?
Alice Claye was buryed Alice Clay
Willm Smyth was buryed William Smyth
John Francis the sonne of Thomas Francis

Robert Heblethwait p[ar]son
Thomas Thorpe, junior, churchwarden
Johan Gilden, churchwarden



Ailce Stormidge daughter of Thomas
George Blacke son of Edward
Thomas Leake sone of William
Robert Gull son of George
Aillce Dawson the daughter of Symon Dawson
Willm Leake the sonne of John Leake the yonger
Jane Browne daughter of Richard Browne
Elizabeth Pull the daughter of Willm Pull
Aillce Leake the daughter of Ambrose Leake
Marye Gilden the daughter of Willm
Nicholas Dyer the son of Willm
Robart Dymocke the son of Willm
Elizabeth Frances the daughter of Thomas


Thomas Marleye & Helline Di…
Thomas Rowe & An …
Willm Dymocke & Jane


Jane Browne the daughter of Richard
Aillce Leake the daughter of Ambrose
George Slater the son of Willm
Thomas Dawson the son of Symon

Robertus Heblethwayte rector
Thomas Rowe, churchwarden
Symon Dawson, churchwarden



Marian Leake, daughter of John Leake the elder
Anne Emanson, dau of Thomas Emanson
Christopher Sticke, son of Margaret Sticke
James Rowe, son of Thomas Rowe
Edward Robsone, son of John Robson
Symon Wynter, son of Christopher Wynter
Ann Standinge, daughter of Thomas Standinge
Marie Sawle, daughter of Gorge Sawle


John Robson and Margaret Palmer
John Dawsone and Rachall Hound
James Ffyssick and Margaret Barton


Jane Watson, wife of buried Michael Watson
James Watson, the son of buried Michael Watson
William Leake, buried William Leake
Christopher Sticke, son of Margaret Sticke
George Tompson, buried George Tompson
Jane Taylor of City of Cowell, buried
Habell Starwell, buried Habell Starwell
Thomas Ramen, buried Thomas Ramen
William Slater, buried William Slater
Edward Robson, son of buried John Robson
William Barwell, gent, buried William Barwell

p[er] me Robertus Heblethwayte Rectore ibido
James Palmer, churchwarden
William Slater, churchwarden


Doritey Taylore, daughter of Christopher Taylor
Elizabeth Thorpe, daughter of John Thorp
William Sherwood, son of Richard Sherwood
Margaret Thorp, daughter of Thomas Thorp the younger
Anne Thorp, daughter of Thomas Thorp the elder
Bridget Francis, daughter of Thomas Francis
Cutbord Leake, son of John Leake the younger
Dindy Robson, daughter of John Robson the younger
James Black, the son of Edward Black
Thomas Dymock, son of William Dymock
James Watsone, son of Michaell Watsone
Marie Dawsone, duaghter of Symon Dawsone

William Dawsone and Joane Morley
Henry Carleton and Elizabeth Tomptsone
Lawrence Syngleton and Betteres Leake

John Dawson, son of buried John Dawsone
William Sherwood, son of buried Richard Sherwood
John Benton, a stranger buried
Thomas Leake, cailer buried Thomas Leake
Tompson Dawson, widow buried
John Thorp, son of buried Thomas Thorp the younger
Thomas Hutchinsone, laborer buried Hutchinson
Margaret Sherwood, daughter of buried Richard Sherwood

James Palmer, churchwarden
William Stephens, churchwarden



Bridget Emonson the daughter of Thomas Emonson
An Browne the daughter of Richard Browne
Anthony Row, son of Thomas Rowe
Thomas Coleman, son of William Coleman
Edward Dawson, son of William Dawson
William Leake, son of John Leake
Roger Tompson, son of Cuthbert Tompson
John Singleton, son of Lawrence Singleton
William Dyer the son of William Dyer was baptized the xixth of September
Brydgit Thorp, daughter of John Thorpe
William Standishe, son of Thomas Standishe


John Mason and Elizabeth Whyterar
Thomas Garnell and Joan Robson Robson
Thomas Carr gent and Susana Marshe Carr
Allien Cowlyn and Elizabeth Slater Slater
William Williamson and Ellyn Wrythte


Thomas Emonson, son of buried Thomas Emonson
Roger Tompson, son of buried Cuthbert Tompson
Alice Dawson, wyfe of buried Thomas Dawson
Brydget Winter, wyfe of buried Stephen Winter
Mychell Tompson, buried Michael Tompson
John Buck buried John Buck

Robert Heblethwait p[ar]son
Willian Dyer, churchwarden

William Stephens, churchwarden



Marie Bracklebie the daughter of Edward Bracklebie
George Garwell the sonne of Thomas Garwell
Anne Sherwood the daughter of Richard Sherwood
Cutbert Pell the sonne of Willm Pell
James Borguley the sonne of Henrie Borguley
Anne Tomson the daughter of Cutbert Tomson
Cassander Thorp the daughter of Thomas Thorp
Cassander Leake the daughter of Ambrose Leake
Margrett Dyer the daughter of Willm Dyer was baptized September the tenth
Robert Dawson the sonne of Willm Dawson
Marie Taylor the daughter of Christopher Taylor
Henrie Robson the sonne of John Robson
Bridgett Rowe the daughter of Thomas Rowe
Edward Thorp the sonne of Tho: Thorp
Thomas Gyldeinge the sonne of John Gyldeinge
Edward Blacke the sonne of Edward Blacke


Stephen Winter & Elizabeth Burke
John Stormidge & Elizabeth Gyldine


Cassander Leake infant the daughter of Ambrose Leake
Thomas Stockdale corteier, was buried
Jane Hutchinson widow was buried
Henrie Robson infant the son of John Robson
Richard Browne laborer was buried

Henrie Borguleie Curate
James Palmer churchward.
Lawrence Singleton churchward.





Anne daughter of John Robson
Marie daughter of John Thorp
Henry son of Henry Borguley
Bridgett daughter of Richard Sherwood
Henry sonne of Michaell Watson
Henry sonne of Thomas Roe
Fraunces daughter of John Leake
Cassander daughter of Willm Dawson
John son of Willm Cox
Thomas son of Ambrose Leake
Edward son of Robert Southgate


Samuell Forman & Weseley Northen
Richard Cooke & Bettrice Singleton
John Larken & Mercy Sewell


Marie daughter of John Thorp
Andrew Drake an infant
John Sewan a S[er]vant
Marie Huggin a spinster
Alice daughter of John Dawson the elder

By me Henry Borguley curate
Thomas Dawson his marke
Thomas Leake



Edward the sonne of Thomas Thorp thelder
Thomas Thorp the sonne of Thomas Thorp the yonger
Cassander the daughter of John Leake the yonger
Alice the daughter of John Dawson the yonger
Daniell the sonne of Edward Black
John the sonne of ThomasFrauncis
Bridgett the daughter of Robet Dawson
Thomas the sonne of John White


Henry Williams & Marrian Rogers
John White & Bridgett Burke
Myles Gresswell & Alice Pell
Thomas Andrew & Bridgett Ellinor


Cassander the daughter of Willm Dawson
Thomas the son of Ambrose Leake
Edward Blacke laborer
Margrett Gwen spinster
Robert the son of Willm Collman
Anne the wife of Edward Bracklebie
Christopher Leake laborer
Marie the wife of Willm Gleenens
Thomas the sonne of Thomas Thorpe the yonger
Bridgett the daughter of Robert Dawson
John Leake husband was buried
Cutbert the sonne of Willm Pell
Anne the daughter of John Rydell

p[er] me Henrie Borguley ibido Curate
Thomas Frauncis churchward.
Thomas Thorpe churchward.



Marie the daughter of John Gyldinge
Edward the sonne of John Mason
Thomas the sonne of Willm Dawson
Bridgett the daughter of Symon Dawson
Elizabeth the daughter of Ambrose Leake
Anthony the sonne of John Hobsonne
Robert the sonne of Thomas Hoe
Margrett the daughter of Thomas Garwell
Marie the daughter of Cutbert Tomsonne


Henrie Flower & Vastoy Hunings
Edmund Porter & Suzanna Mason


Willm Steevens son buried
Margrett the daughter of Willm Freeman
Joane the daughter of Robert Dawson
Bridgett the daughter of Symon Dawson

Examin p nos Henrie Borgulie ibidm Cur.
Anthony Nalin churchward
Thomas Frauncis churchward



Thomas Whitaker & Margret Wallice
Thomas Thorp & Elizabeth Meares
Richard Freeman & Marie Stockdale


Marie the daughter of Richard Cooke
Rachell the daughter of Willm Dawsonne
Katherine the daughter of Henrie Borguley
Alice the daughter of Willm Cox
Maryan the daughter of Thomas Thorp sen.
John the sone of John Dawsonne


Joane the daughter of John Rydell
Daniell the sone of Edward Blacke
John the sonne of Richard Browne
Sybbell the wife of John Morrne ?
Christopher Taylor laborer
John the sonne of Robert Dawson
Richard Wilkinson a poore boy
Katherin the daughter of Henry Borguley
John the sonne of Thomas Thorp Jun.
Mabull Torry a poore woman

Henricu Borguleu mr.
Henricu Williams gardian
Jacobu Palmer gardian



… & Elizabeth B…
Willm W … & M…
Willm … & Anne Huddlestone


Richard the sonne of Richard Sherwood
John the sonne of John Marstone
… the sonne of Robert Dawson
… the daughter of Clement Affin
… the daughter of Edward Br…
… the daughter of Thomas …
… the sonne of John Thorp Ju.
… the sonne of Willm Steevens


… the daughter of Willm Freeman
… Cutbert sonne a S[er]vant
… Affin husband was buried
Marie the wife of Richard Forman & two children still borne were buried
Joane the wife of Willm Northen was buried october the xxveth
Willm Steevens was buried
Henrie the sonne of Willm Steevens
Thomas Massone laborer was buried

Henricio Baguleu cur.
Richard Marshall his marke
James Palmer his marke



George the sonne of Willm Whitaker
Bridgett the daughter of Willm Pell
Tho: the sonne of John Dawson
George the sonne of Willm Collman
Willm the son of Willm Cox
Rich. the sonne of John Dawson
Anthony the sonne of Cutberte Tomsonne


Henrie S… & Anne Robinsonne
Rich. …head & Bridget Steevens
Robert Leake & Marie Pilgrim
Stephen Pilgrim & Fran Neale


…ell the wife of John Watson
Eliz daughter of Willm Carlton
Robert Southgate yeoman
Tho: Thorp sen. husband[man]
Willm the son of John Leake

Henricio Borgulie ibio cur.
Rich: [mark] Marhsall
Tho: [mark] Roe



Edw: the son of Tho: ffrauncis
Eliz: the daughter of Edw: Brocklestine
Edw: the son of John
… the daughter of John Thorp
Rich: the son of Tho: Roe


Willm Smith & Eliz: Southgate
Willm Lun & Eliz: Pell
Tho: Carleton & Ellin Darth


Anne Gun single[woman] was buryed
Anne the wife of Michaell Watson
Willm Wyfordale single was bur
Marrie the daughter of Henrie Drury
Edw; the son of Tho: ffrancis
Anne the wyfe of Henry Drury
Robert Oliver buried
Steph: Winter buried
Agnis the wife of Tho: Rawson burd

Exam p[er] nos Henrie Borgulley cur
Cutbert Tomson churchward
Tho: X Roe his mark churchward



Mich: Watson & Bridget Robson
Rich: Bell & Hellen Ellmer
Tho: Rawson & Margaret Stockdoele
Jaemes Noowbee & Joane Thorp
Tho: Bell & Bridget Hydes


Marie the daughter of Willm Cox
ffra. the daughter of Ambrose Leake
Robt the son of Robt Dawson
Symon the son of John Marston
Rich: the son of John Dawson
Willm the son of Henrie Drurie
Rich: the son of John Dawson


ffra: the daughter of Ambroise Leake
Rich: the son of Tho: ffra[ncis]:
Agnis Stockdale wydow

Exam et collat p[er] nos
Henricus Burguleu cur
Cutbert Tomson gar:
Willm Steevens his mark gar:



Thomas the son of Michael Watson
Edward the son of Edw: Brocklestie
Anne the daughter of Rich: Bell
John the son of Willm Thorp
Marie the daughter of Tho: Rawson
John the son of Charles Newton
Marlyn the son of Cutbert Tomson


Beniamin Burrow & Marie Leake
John Morne & Grace Richardson


George the son of Thomas Garwell
Margrett the wife of John Robson
Lettice the wife of Willm Steevens

Exam et Collaae p[er] Henricus Borguley Ibm cur
Cutbertu Tomson gar:
Willm Steevens gar:



Ffrauncis Ireland & Katheron Thorp
George … & Elizabeth …
John Robson & ffrances Thorp
Richard Dalton & Bridgett Huddleston
Allexander Bingham & Katheron …son


Richard the son of John Thorp
Bridgett the daughter of Henry Drurie
Willm the son of John Dawson
Thomas the son of Richard Bell
Marie the daughter of Robert Dawson
Marie the daughter of Alice Thorp a light woman was baptized
John the son of Thomas Rawson


Symon the son of John Mason
James the son of Edward Blacke
Marie the daughter of Robert Dawson
Richard the son of John Rawson
Symon the son of Symon Wynter
Marie the daughter of Symon Dawson
Issabell Cowlin wydow

Exam et Collaae p[er] nos
Henricus Borguley Ibm cur
Cutbert Tomson churchw:
John X Gylding his mark churchw:



Benamin the son of Charles Newton
Edw: the son of Thomas Roe
Hellen the daughter of John Rydell
Elinor the daughter of Willm Mathew
Katherin the daughter of Edw: Bracklestie
Willm the son of Henry Drury


Robert Melburne & Marie Carlill


Marie daughter of Alice Thorp
John son of Thomas Rawson
Elizabeth wife of James Pallmer
Thomas Stormidge

Exam p[er]nos Henricu Burguley
John X Gildinge churchw:
Thomas Leake churchw:



Thomas the son of John Robson Laborer
Thomas the son of William Whittakers Taylor
Thomas the son of William Thorpe Husbandman
Mary the daughter of Robert Leake Husbandman
Susanna the daughter of Cutberd Tompson Yeoman


William Stevens farmer and Anne Gamon Spinster
William Keod (?) Laborer and Anne Thorpe Spinster


William Coolman Laborer
Elizabeth Preistman widdow
Mary the wife of Robert Leake Husbandman
Thomas the sonne of William Whittakers Taylor

p[er] me Anthonu Killingworth Curutu:
Thoma Leake Churchwardens
Robert Leake



Symon the sone of Jhon Quason
Richard the sone of Richard Bell
Marie Gamon the daughter of George
Jhon Parks the sone of Richard
Marie Bell the daughter of Thomas
James the sone of Nicho: Dason
Thomas Brocklstine the sone of Edward
Timothe Newton the sone of Charles


Ales the wif of Thomas [illegible]
Elizabeth Quartiall the wife of Rich:
Jhon Robson

George Gordon Minister

Wedings, no!

Matt M [illegible] mark
Robert X Leake


Elizabeth the daughter of
Briget the daughter of … P…
John the sone of … Watson
Marie the daughter of John Rawson Baptized
Marie the daughter of Nathan: Dawson Baptized

… Anne Watson
… Ffrancis & Elizabeth Slate
John Benson and Anne Stamage
Nicholas … and Anne …

John Dawson Elder was Buried
Briget Houke the wife of Nich: Houke was buried
Timothe Newton the sonne of Charles Newton was buried


George Gordon minister
Cutbert Tompson Churchwarden
Matthew M mark Child Churchwarden



Mary the Daughter of Tho: ffrancis
Robert the sonne of Cutberd Tomson
Ann the Daughter of William Hooker
Hanna the Daughter of Charles Newton
Robert the sonne of Rob: Leake
William the sonne of William Thorpe


Thomas Adesonn of Eaveden and Dorethe Taylor of Kirkby
Robert Browne of New Sleeford parish and Edeth Tomson of Kirkby
William Pickworth of Hale parva & Elizabeth Gamon of Kirkby


Symon the sonne of John Mason
John Gylding
Edward Thorpe
Ann the Daughter of Will: Hooker
Robert the sonne of Rob: Leake

Robert Garland rector ibid.
Cutbert Tomsonne Churchwardens
Thomas Thorpe



Thomas the sone of … Drury
Joseph the sone of John Mason
Richard the sone of Edw: Brocklesby
Ann the daughter of Rob: …
Thomas the sone of Tho: Tomson
Bridget the Daughter of Will: Hooker
William the sone of Will: Dawson
Elizabet the Daughter of Tho: Bell


Edward Balderston of …gloft & Elizabeth Harris of Swinstead
Michaell Gylding & Mary Thorpe both of Kirkby Lathorpe


Mary the Wife of Thomas Thorpe
Robert Rydall
Thomas the sonne of Tho: Tomson

Rob: Garland Rector
Tho: Thorpe Gardians
Tho: ffrancis


Ann the daughter of Rich: Elmore was Baptz Mar: 30
Rob: the sonne of Rob: Leake was Baptz June 22
Tho: the sonne of Rob: Sanderson was Baptz Sep: 18
Ann the daughter of Henry Drury was Baptz Mar 4
Will: the sonne of Tho: Tompson was Baptz Mar: 22


Rob: Sanderson & Bridget Leake were married May 6
John Rogers of Helprington & Elizabeth Rydall June 8

Elizabeth Smyth was Buryed — Apr 12
Ann Elmore Sen was Buryed — May 23
… Dawson was Buryed — July 27
Rob: Tompson was Buryed — Aug
James Prumer (?) was Buryed — Dec

Rob: Garland Rector
Tho: ffrancis Gardians
Henry Drury


Kirkby Laythorpe = about 26 families so far.

Lay Subsidy Rolls that include Kirkby Laythorpe

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/612, rot 1
Date of document: 27 Oct 1598

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/619, rot 6d
Date of document: 28 Sept 1599

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/631, rot 12d
Date of document: 9 Oct 1600

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/644, rot 1d
Date of document: undated but [1 June 1603 or later]

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/648, rot 1d
Date of document: undated but [1 Feb 1605 or later]

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/668, rot 1d
Date of document: undated but [1 May 1607 or later]; ink washed away, need ultra-violet light

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/672
Date of document: undated but [1 May 1610 or later]

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/677, rot 1d
Date of document: undated but [1 Feb 1611 or later]

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/682, rot 1, m2
Date of document: 10 Sept 1610 (Kirkby but no Dyer)

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/688, rot 2
Date of document: undated but [March 1611] (No Kirkby)

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/695, rot 1d
Date of document: 19 March 1622 (Kirkby but no Dyer)

Kirkby Lathorp

Edwa Brocklesby gen in bonis
Henricus Williams
Thomas Dawson
Cutbertus Tompson
Willielmus Hooker
Thomas Leake ?
Ricardus Elmer

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/710, rot 16
Date of document: 29 March 1625

Lay Subsidy Roll E 179/139/719, rot 2
Date of document: 20 Apr 1629

1641 Aswardurn Wapentake Poll Tax Certificate
House of Lords Record Office
London SW1A 0PW
Tel. 0171 219 3074

A true p[ar]ticular of such money as was taxed & raised in Aswardhorne wapentake according to the statute of Pollemonys 30mo Augusti, 1641.

Kirkby Lathorpe

Robert Garland
Mrs Williams
George Neale one of his majties {illegible]rs
William Cox
John Marshall
Tho Leake
Robt Saunderson
Robt Leake
Tho Stafford
Rich Elmer
Anne Rowe
John Cooke
Cutbert Thompson