Name: John Hanson
Beginning on page 110 of Old Kent by George Adolphus Hanson:
ANDREW HANSON, whose death is recorded in the List, was b. in Sweden, in
1618, the son of Col. Hanson, of the Swedish Army,
and grandson of John Hanson, of London, was descended from Roger de
Rastrick, who was seated at Rastrick, in the Parish of Halifax, York county,
England, in the year 1251.
ROGER DE RASTRICK, of Rastrick, left three sons, viz., Hugh de Rastrick, of
Linlands, -- Rev. John de Rastrick. and Simon de Rastrick.
HUGH DE RASTRICK, of Linlands, and his wife Agnes were living in 1257, and
had sons, viz., John de Rastrick, and William de Rastrick.
JOHN DE RASTRICK, son of Hugh de Rastrick and Agnes, his wife, left a
JOHN DE RASTRICK, whose eldest son,
HENRY DE RASTRICK, left a son,
JOHN DE RASTRICK, who in the year 1330, assumed the surname of HANSON (a
diminutive of Henry's son) and signed his name, JOHN HANSON, to a deed in
1337. He m. Alice (dau. of Henry de Woodhouse, and granddau. and heiress of
Alexander de Woodhouse by his wife Beatrice, dau. and heiress of Thomas de
Toothill), and had a son, John Hanson.
JOHN HANSON, of Woodhouse, son of John Hanson and Alice de Woodhouse, m.
Cicely de Windebanke, and left a son, John Hanson.
JOHN HANSON, of Woodhouse, son of John Hanson and Cicely de Windebanke, m.
Cicely, dau. of John Ravenshaw, and left a son, John Hanson.
JOHN HANSON, of Woodhouse, son of John Hanson and Cicely Ravenshaw, m.
Catharine, dau. of John Brooke (whose wife was a great-grandehild of Thomas
Beaumont, of Whitely), and left a son, John Hanson.
JOHN HANSON, of Woodhouse, son of John Hanson and Catharine Brooke, m. Agnes
Savile (eldest dau. of John Savile, Esq., of New Hall, by Margery, dau. of
John Gled- hill), and had sons, viz., John Hanson, of Woodhouse, b. 1517, d.
1599,-- Edward Hanson, of Nether Hall, b. 1520, d. Dec. 1601, -- Thomas
Hanson, of Rastrick, and Arthur Hanson.
THOMAS HANSON, of Rastrick, son of John Hanson and Agnes Savile, m. Janet,
dau. of John Gledhill, of Little-even, in Barkisland, and had sons, viz.,
Roger Hanson, -- Thomas Hanson, of Rastrick, -- John Hanson, of London, and
Robert Hanson, of Rastrick.
JOHN HANSON, of London, sou of Thomas Hanson and Janet Gledhill, m. Frances,
dau. of John Prichard, and had sons, viz., John Hanson, -- Thomas Hanson,
and Edward Hanson.
From The Importance of
Being Rastick by George Redmonds, published in Bradford Telegraph and
Argus, 14 July 1977.
Eventually, in the 1370s, a fascinating development took place. Henry de
Rastricke had at least two sons. One retained the family surname, but the
other based his on his father's christian name. A favourite form of Henry
at that time was Han, and so this branch of the family which continued in
Rastrick became known as Hanson. A deed of 1377 records that fact that
"John de Rastrick being dead, John Hanson his cousin and heir paid 5s. for
land in Woodhouse."
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