Welcome to Rowntrees of Riseborough on the web
This site aims to bring together a range of material for all those interested in understanding the family history dating back to the early 18th Century. The family can be traced further back (see genealogical table), but research becomes increasingly difficult especially pre civil war.
The family genealogy - Rowntrees of Riseborough - has previously been set out by C. Brightwen Rowntree and Margaret Sessions with the last edition published by William Sessions Ltd in 1996. 2010 saw the transcription of the Rowntrees of Riseborough from printed format to electronic format and is available for family members to view at TribalPages (see link on right). The next stage is to make corrections to the family tree, as despite best intentions, errors find their way into the records over time. There will also be several additions to be made to the tree as much has happened since the last edition of RoR in 1996. If you know of additions or corrections that should be made to the tree then please do not hesitate to email me and I will try to get it updated as soon as possible. Please note, that it is important you provide accurate information. If in doubt about any details then they would be better left out until they can be verified.
On these pages you will find photos and text which appears in the 1996 edition of Rowntrees of Riseborough but is not available on the TribalPages site.
The family is split into sections (A-F) based on the children of William Rowntree (1727-1798). These are laid out in the header of this page, but if you have any uncertainty as to which section you belong, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will point you in the right direction.
I hope you enjoy what you find here.
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Fred Rowntree - Architect
Jordans Village in Buckinghamshire are looking for descendants of Fred Rowntree who designed the village 99 years ago. Jordans, a quaker village, is due to celebrate its Centenary on 15th February 2019 and are currently preparing a number of events for their 100th birthday. They would very much like to trace any living relatives of Fred or his son Douglas Rowntree so that they can invite them to the celebrations.
Please contact Chris Jenkins
Estate Manager & Company Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Mail Stamp
15th March sees the launch of a series of 6 stamps from the Royal Mail commemorating British Humanitarians. A stunning portrait of Joseph Rowntree features on one of the £1.33 stamps.
For further information click here.
The Rowntree Society: Telling the story of the Rowntree family:
their business, their passion for reform, and their legacy
Click here to view the new site.
The Rowntree Family of York