Angela Petyt

History Page



The Petyt family coat of arms Motto states - Qui s'estime Petyt deviendra grand

"He who is called small shall become great"


Please email me at [email protected]


Welcome to my home page.



 My name is Angela Petyt. I live in Lancashire, England.

I have a BA (Hons) degree in History / Language Studies from the University College of Ripon and York St. John, and a qualification in Family & Community History (DA301) from the Open University.



Family History

The PETYT family of Bolton Abbey and Skipton, Yorkshire

William PETYT and Sylvester PETYT - the story of two brothers
and their rise to fame in the late 17th and early 18th centuries

The LINDSAY family of Ackworth, Badsworth and Nostell, Yorkshire

The ROWLANDS family of Anglesey and Llandudno, and the OWENS family of Llanrwst, Wales

The BARNES family of Atherton and Bolton, Lancashire


A Beginners' Guide to Tracing Your Family Tree

More Advanced Sources for Family History

The Origins of Surnames


Local History

Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Bishops' Transcripts for the 'missing' years of
1632, 1633, 1635, 1637, 1662 and 1692

Ackworth, Yorkshire parish register transcriptions

The History of the city of Wakefield Yorkshire

Descriptions of Wakefield in the 18th and 19th centuries from trade directories

Volunteer, Laycock & Albion Yards, Kirkgate, Wakefield: census transcripts 1851-1891

The History of the parish of Sandal Magna Yorkshire

Photographs of Heath village Yorkshire

Medieval Monasteries in Yorkshire Aspects of the Cistercians


 Links A range of useful websites


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