Early Origins of the Rookesbay family
Yorkshire at Rokeby, a parish, in the union of Teesdale, wapentake of Gilling-West. "This place belonged to the Rokebys, a Saxon family, who had a fortified mansion here, which was almost wholly destroyed in the incursion made by the Scots after the battle of Bannockburn. The owner of Rokeby having become proprietor of Mortham, in the parish, by marriage with the heiress of the Manfields, built a dwelling there about the beginning of the reign of Edward III." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The Rokebys of Rokeby held that estate uninterruptedly from the era of the Conquest till the fall of Charles I." CITATION[CLOSE]
Over in Warwickshire, the market-town and parish of Rugby was "anciently called Rocheberie, afterwards Rokeby, and in the reign of Elizabeth by its present name, is supposed to have been one of those fortresses which Stephen, expecting Matilda's invasion, permitted his nobles to erect upon their estates." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Rookesbay family
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Rookesbay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Rokeby, Rokesby, Rookesby and others.
Early Notables of the Rookesbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Rookesbay family to Ireland
Some of the Rookesbay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Rookesbay family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Rokeby who arrived in New York State in 1822.
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