- 1685-1922 (Creation)
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The Romans family were a farming family in Riccall, near Selby, Yorkshire.
In 1804 John Romans, the son of John Romans and his wife Ann Gibson, married Mary Wardell at Riccall. John was described as a farmer at the time of his marriage and in the subsequent baptism records of their children; Marmaduke, born 1804, Frederic Henry, born 1806, Mary Ann, born 1809, and Thomas, born 1815.
John Romans died in 1842 and his eldest son Marmaduke inherited the farm, describing himself in 1851 as the farmer of 26 acres, and the employer of two agricultural labourers. His brother Frederic and sister Mary Ann were still living with him at the family home, unmarried, with Mary Ann working as housekeeper. By 1871 Marmaduke had retired to Riccall Villa.
John and Mary's youngest son Thomas married Mary Ann Wood in 1840 and had at least four children; John, Mary, Frederick Henry, and Robert. Thomas gives his occupation as a farmer of 25 acres in the 1861 census and in 1891 he is living at Dam End Farm in Riccall with his son John, who has taken over the farm, and his unmarried daughter Mary.
Thomas died in 1895, aged 79, and his son John continued to work the farm until at least 1911.
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